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While Darwin's theory laid the groundwork, ongoing studies have deepened our understanding of evolution, including how it relates to health. Research funded by the National Institutes of Health has helped answer many questions about evolution, health
Evolution has revolutionized our modern scientific understanding of natural history and how our bodies came to be. Yet evolutionary insights regarding health and disease are not typically emphasized with patients. Medical education focuses on
Jul 03 2012 3 years ago I wrote an article critical of evolutionary medicine as it was presented in a new book. Recently a correspondent asked me if I thought another book, Why We Get Sick: The New Science of Darwinian Medicine , by Randolph M...
Some physicians say the theory of "evolutionary medicine" can help guide the treatment of modern ailments like obesity. Some physicians say the theory of "evolutionary medicine" can help guide the treatment of modern ailments like obesity...Maybe you'
Letters Analyzing Depression (3 Letters) Published: January 23, 2012 To the Editor: Re Depression Defies the Rush to Find an Evolutionary Upside (Essay, Jan. 17): Asking if diseases are or are not adaptations is the most elementary mistake in
If you were reading this blog three or four years ago, Dr. Egnor was a fairly regular target topic of my excretions of not-so-Respectful Insolence . The reason for that was, at the time, I was quite annoyed that a fellow surgeon could so regularly