Society and its health impact

Major changes in social structure lead to changes in the nature of human disease — that’s an axiom in epidemiology. 

The nomadic existence, for example, predisposed people to the elements and to injury; agrarianism to zoonotic diseases; and urbanisation to the spread of pestilence-related ailments. 

In recent times, lifestyle and the modern environment driving lifestyle have become the dominant aetiology.

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