Evolutionary Thinking in Medicine

From Research to Policy and Practice

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ISBN: 978-3-319-29714-9 (Print) 978-3-319-29716-3 (Online)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv

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    Pages 1-16

    Applying Evolutionary Thinking in Medicine: An Introduction

  3. Obstetrics

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      Pages 17-17

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      Pages 19-32

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

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      Pages 33-45

      Obstructed Labour: The Classic Obstetric Dilemma and Beyond

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      Pages 47-57

      Bottle Feeding: The Impact on Post-partum Depression, Birth Spacing and Autism

  4. Paediatrics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 59-59

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      Pages 61-74

      Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

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      Pages 75-88

      The Developmental Origins of Health and Disease: Adaptation Reconsidered

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      Pages 89-102

      Is Calculus Relevant to Survival? Managing the Evolutionary Novelty of Modern Education

  5. Nutrition

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 103-103

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      Pages 105-117

      Binge Eating, Disinhibition and Obesity

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      Pages 119-134

      Evolutionary Aspects of the Dietary Omega-6/Omega-3 Fatty Acid Ratio: Medical Implications

  6. Cardiology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 135-135

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      Pages 137-153

      Evolutionary Paradigms in Cardiology: The Case of Chronic Heart Failure

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      Pages 155-163

      Evolutionary Imprints on Cardiovascular Physiology and Pathophysiology

  7. Oncology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 165-165

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      Pages 167-175

      Darwinian Strategies to Avoid the Evolution of Drug Resistance During Cancer Treatment

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      Pages 177-190

      Why Chemotherapy Does Not Work: Cancer Genome Evolution and the Illusion of Oncogene Addiction

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      Pages 191-207

      Evolution, Infection, and Cancer

  8. Immunology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 209-209

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      Pages 211-223

      Microbes, Parasites and Immune Diseases

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      Pages 225-239

      Evolutionary Principles and Host Defense

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      Pages 241-256

      Helminth Immunoregulation and Multiple Sclerosis Treatment

  9. Geriatrics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 257-257

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      Pages 259-275

      Inflammaging and Its Role in Ageing and Age-Related Diseases

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      Pages 277-295

      Dementias of the Alzheimer Type: Views Through the Lens of Evolutionary Biology Suggest Amyloid-Driven Brain Aging Is Balanced Against Host Defense

  10. Psychology and Psychiatry

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 297-297

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      Pages 299-327

      The Evolutionary Etiologies of Autism Spectrum and Psychotic Affective Spectrum Disorders

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