Evolutionary Thinking in Medicine: From Research to Policy and Practice [1 ed.] 9783319297163, 9783319297149, 2016931844

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Evolutionary Thinking in Medicine: From Research to Policy and Practice [1 ed.]
 9783319297163, 9783319297149, 2016931844

Table of contents :
1 Applying Evolutionary Thinking in Medicine:​ An Introduction
Gillian R. Bentley

Part I Obstetrics

2 “Foetal–Maternal Conflicts” and Adverse Outcomes in Human Pregnancies
Jimmy Espinoza

3 Obstructed Labour:​ The Classic Obstetric Dilemma and Beyond
Emma Pomeroy, Jonathan C. K. Wells and Jay T. Stock

4 Bottle Feeding:​ The Impact on Post-partum Depression, Birth Spacing and Autism
Gordon G. GallupJr., Kristina N. Spaulding and Fatima Aboul-Seoud

Part II Paediatrics

5 Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Charlotte K. Russell, Lane E. Volpe and Helen L. Ball

6 The Developmental Origins of Health and Disease:​ Adaptation Reconsidered
Ian J. Rickard

7 Is Calculus Relevant to Survival?​ Managing the Evolutionary Novelty of Modern Education
P. Douglas SellersII, Karin Machluf and David F. Bjorklund

Part III Nutrition

8 Binge Eating, Disinhibition and Obesity
Stanley Ulijaszek and Eleanor Bryant

9 Evolutionary Aspects of the Dietary Omega-6/​Omega-3 Fatty Acid Ratio:​ Medical Implications
Artemis P. Simopoulos

Part IV Cardiology

10 Evolutionary Paradigms in Cardiology:​ The Case of Chronic Heart Failure
Bernard Swynghedauw

11 Evolutionary Imprints on Cardiovascular Physiology and Pathophysiology
Robert S. Danziger

Part V Oncology

12 Darwinian Strategies to Avoid the Evolution of Drug Resistance During Cancer Treatment
John W. Pepper

13 Why Chemotherapy Does Not Work:​ Cancer Genome Evolution and the Illusion of Oncogene Addiction
Aleksei Stepanenko and Vadym Kavsan

14 Evolution, Infection, and Cancer
Paul W. Ewald and Holly A. Swain Ewald

Part VI Immunology

15 Microbes, Parasites and Immune Diseases
Gabriele Sorci, Emanuel Guivier, Cédric Lippens and Bruno Faivre

16 Evolutionary Principles and Host Defense
Neil Greenspan

17 Helminth Immunoregulation​ and Multiple Sclerosis Treatment
Jorge Correale

Part VII Geriatrics

18 Inflammaging and Its Role in Ageing and Age-Related Diseases
Claudio Franceschi, Zelda Alice Franceschi, Paolo Garagnani and Cristina Giuliani

19 Dementias of the Alzheimer Type:​ Views Through the Lens of Evolutionary Biology Suggest Amyloid-Driven Brain Aging Is Balanced Against Host Defense
Caleb E. Finch and George M. Martin

Part VIII Psychology and Psychiatry

20 The Evolutionary Etiologies of Autism Spectrum and Psychotic Affective Spectrum Disorders
Bernard J. Crespi

21 Why Are Humans Vulnerable to Alzheimer’s Disease?​
Daniel J. Glass and Steven E. Arnold

22 Evolutionary Approaches to Depression:​ Prospects and Limitations
Somogy Varga

23 The Ups and Downs of Placebos
Pete C. Trimmer and Alasdair I. Houston


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