The Changing Era of Diseases
  • Author : Yun-Chul Hong
  • Release Date : 22 January 2019
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Genre : Science
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 13 : 9780128165812

Download or read book entitled The Changing Era of Diseases written by Yun-Chul Hong and published by Academic Press online. This book was released on 22 January 2019 with total pages 212. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Changing Era of Diseases not only explores how to end humanity’s suffering from illness, but also attempts to explain the challenging problems that may arise from the control of future disease. It provides a novel perspective on how to understand the changing patterns of disease, disease development, and defense from an evolutionary point-of-view in an effort to ally the life sciences and historical approaches. Topics cover the origin of disease, its pandemic infectious manifestation, chronic and late chronic diseases, strategies of the human body to fight diseases, methods of ending diseases, and future medical systems are featured. The book is a valuable source for researchers interested in systematic approaches to disease and students who are interested in understanding the evolution of diseases and how we have succeeded in fighting them. Presents the concept of disease by demonstrating the transition of disease, from hunter-gatherers, to chronic diseases in the modern society Demonstrates how the concept of mechanistic causality does not allow us to properly understand chronic diseases Discusses the role that science and technology play in prolonging human life spans – and how that will lead to new healthcare challenges in the future