Receding horizons of health: biocultural approaches to public health paradoxes.

@article{Worthman2005RecedingHO,
  title={Receding horizons of health: biocultural approaches to public health paradoxes.},
  author={Carol M Worthman and Brandon A Kohrt},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={61 4},
  pages={
          861-78
        }
}
Worldwide challenges to health reflect a "paradox of success," whereby both the strengths and the weaknesses of current approaches in public health, epidemiology, and biomedicine have determined the nature of the health problems we now face. In detail, we analyze and illustrate five constituent paradoxes that fuel continued health risk even in the face of success, including: (1) unmasking, (2) local biology, (3) socialization, (4) emerging and reemerging disease, and (5) savage inequity. We… CONTINUE READING

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