Evolutionary Medicine / Edition 1

Evolutionary Medicine / Edition 1

by Wenda R. Trevathan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195103556

ISBN-13: 9780195103557

Pub. Date: 01/28/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Human biology reflects our long history as hunter-gatherers. For example, to cope with a variable food supply, we evolved the ability to consume extra calories and store them efficiently as fat. Now that most humans five very differently, this adaptation is often a disadvantage. Evolutionary medicine, an exciting new multidisciplinary field, looks at such conflicts…  See more details below

Overview

Human biology reflects our long history as hunter-gatherers. For example, to cope with a variable food supply, we evolved the ability to consume extra calories and store them efficiently as fat. Now that most humans five very differently, this adaptation is often a disadvantage. Evolutionary medicine, an exciting new multidisciplinary field, looks at such conflicts between our biological traits and contemporary culture. It provides deep insights into a wide range of aspects of human health and biology, from childhood asthma and infant crying to breast cancer, aging, and menopause. The approach is uncovering both causes and treatments and wilt be an essential aspect of medical research well into the next century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195103557
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: Historical Overview, Michael H. Day
Contributors
Introduction
1. Is Neonatal Jaundice a Disease or an Adaptive Process?, John Brett and Susan Niermeyer
2. Infant Crying Behavior and Colic: An Interpretation in Evolutionary Perspective, Ronald G. Barr
3. Evolutionary Pediatrics and Implications for SIDS, James McKenna, Sarah Mosko, and Chris Richard
4. Otitis Media: An Evolutionary Perspective, Hal J. Daniel III
5. The Evolutionary Ecology of Childhood Asthma, A. Magdalena Hurtado, I. Arenas de Hurtado, Robert Sapien, and Kim Hill
6. Evolutionary Perspectives on the Onset of Puberty, Carol M. Worthman
7. Incest Avoidance: Clinical Implications of the Evolutionary Perspective, Mark T. Erickson
8. Evolutionary Obstetrics, Wenda R. Trevathan
9. Darwinian Medicine and the Emergence of Allergy, Kathleen C. Barnes, George J. Armelagos, and Steven C. Morreale
10. Using Evolution as a Tool for Controlling Infectious Diseases, Paul W. Ewald
11. Evolutionary Control of HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Viruses, Paul W. Ewald
12. Paleolithic Nutrition Revisited, S. Boyd Eaton, S. B. Eaton III, and Melvin J. Konner
13. Human Evolution, Low Back Pain, and Dual-Level Control, Robert Anderson
14. What Darwinian Medicine Offers Psychiatry, Randolph Nesse
15. Evolution, Substance Abuse, and Addiction, E. O. Smith
16. Menopause in Evolutionary Perspective, Lynnette E. Leidy
17. Breast Cancer in Evolutionary Context, S. Boyd Eaton and S. Boyd Eaton III
18. Evolutionary Perspectives on Chronic Degenerative Diseases, Linda M. Gerber and Douglas E. Crews

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