Monthly Archives: October 2016

The Future of Food Safety: Electronic Monitoring

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
October 18, 2016

Could Amazon product reviews predict outbreaks of food poisoning? Researchers at the University of Washington think so. They’ve developed a data mining algorithm that retroactively identifies contaminated food products based on negative reviews. The team hopes to refine the method to predict future food-safety lapses in real time. That would enable faster recalls and potentially […]

Climate Change a Public Health Issue for Small Islands

By HSealy
October 11, 2016

Earlier this year, leaders and policymakers from nearly 200 countries around the world met in Germany to continue what they promised at the historic COP21 conference — creating a plan that will limit global warming. Climate change isn’t just about the health of the environment — it’s about the health of human beings, too. As […]

Back to School, Back to the Doctor

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
October 7, 2016

It’s that time of year again. Students are shopping for school supplies and fall wardrobes, while parents are breathing sighs of relief as their children board the bus to school. But back-to-school season is also a time for coughs, sneezes, and germs. In all the excitement of the new school year, don’t let your health […]