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Different states of whiplash

Dr Mary Wyatt

Epidemiological studies show that whiplash rates vary enormously between jurisdictions. Why?

Epidemiology is the study of health across large groups of people, i.e. the health of populations. It sounds a dry area and doesn't get a lot of attention, but it's a rich source of information and a fertile starting ground for many areas of research. For example, there have been low levels of asthma in most of Africa compared to the industrialised world. This is changing as industrialisation occurs. There’s much to l...

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