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What really makes you sick? Rethinking causality and good health in Soweto, South Africa through syndemics

Syndemics explain why and how social and medical conditions collide in people and populations. Our research across contexts suggests that patients experience medical diagnosis in relation to their social contexts and that non-medical factors can influence quality of life more than medical ones.
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Dec 23, 2021