Your assignment is to prepare and submit a paper on evolution and origins of disease and darwinian medicine. Darwin’s medicine argues that antibiotics evolve to resist the effectiveness of already existing treatments to the diseases. This, therefore, necessitates an understanding of Darwin’s medicine in the study of medicine and health. Failure by physicians to understand evolutionary medicine causes some diseases deadly (Nesse &George 38). Approaching treatment from an understanding of evolutionary biology minimizes the impact of the deadly losses.
Because of the pathogens that cause diseases to evolve, there is a need to continually conduct research to discover the new treatment in those circumstances. The evolution of these pathogens makes their antibiotics ineffective and cannot be used as a cure (Nesse & George 39). Since microorganisms become resistant to treatment and get riskier because of improper management, accompanied by the idea that most diseases are caused by unrecognized pathogens, medics need to have a clear grip and understanding of evolutionary biology. Moreover, the mutation causes viruses to evolve and become resistant to their current treatment. Human beings are also in constant competition with other organisms making which includes bacteria and viruses that work to enhance their fitness at our expenses (Nesse & George 40). The relationship of human beings and these organisms is parasitic making their improvements deteriorate the health of human beings. Evolutionary biology should thus become mandatory in the study of medicine and biology as this will reduce the risk of deaths caused by resistance from the pathogens. Central to the study of evolutionary medicine is the need to determine the impact of the diseases and traits on reproduction (Nesse & George 41).
Evolutionary explanations can be categorized into evolved defenses, novel environments, conflicts with other organisms, tradeoffs and design flaws. .