The changing face of disease : implications for society / edited by N. Mascie-Taylor, J. Peters and S. McGarvey.

Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, 2004.
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Disease is an ever-present threat faced by all human societies. Today, this concept has become an influential area of study known as the global burden of disease, which encompasses contemporary health concerns such as the economic costs of disease, the societal impact of illness in developing nations, and infectious diseases resulting from lifestyle exposures. Before we can ease this global burden, it is essential to establish an accurate view of the current status of human health and disease around the world.Addressing key areas that reflect our understanding of disease, The Changing
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  • Book Cover; Title; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; List of contributors; Introduction; Historical aspects; Emerging disease in the third epidemiological transition; Life history perspectives on human disease; The evolution, transmission and geographic spread of infectious diseases in human populations: questions and models; Current challenges; Genetic epidemiology of parasitic diseases; Urban pollution, disease and the health of children; Protecting pregnant women from malaria; Interdisciplinary research on Schistosoma japonicum; Unravelling gene
  • environment interactions in type 2 diabetesInvestigating the 'hidden' epidemic: sexual behaviour and representations of HIV/AIDS amongst business people and medical personnel in five Central and Eastern European nations; The evolution of disease and the devolution of health care for American Indians; The public's health: the changing role of public health; Human behaviour and the changing pattern of disease; Index
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  • 56551506
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  • 10.1201/9780203300183
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