Ideas tagged with epidemiology

Tuesday/Thursday shutdowns as a reduced economic impact alternative for epidemic control

Total isolation and quarantine are being deployed in citiesaffected by the COVID-19 infection. These measures, while effective, have devastating socio-economic consequences. An alternative method which could achieve a major reduction in the infection's basic reproduction rate but with less econo...

By Neil Stacey

Human oral microbiome crisis at the end of 18th c.?

Scholars have recently shown a clear increase in the frequency of caries and tooth loss for humans after the end of the 18th c. [1] For the authors, changes in nutrition (more sugar) and dental health (possibly higher frequency of tooth extraction) could be the underlying factors which led to th...

By Philippe Charlier

Epidemiology of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries among patients in a tertiary care public hospital.

Musculoskeletal disorders are a major cause of morbidity, influence health and quality of life and impose an enormous burden on our healthcare system. Injury is now a leading cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Injuries on roads, at home and in work place have progressively increase...

By Dr Mohit Kumar Patralekh