Monthly Archives: August 2018

Climate change is putting children’s lives at risk

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
August 27, 2018

Our planet’s youngest members didn’t cause climate change — but they’ll be the ones who suffer most from it. A new study from the journal Pediatrics estimates that kids bear 88 percent of the burden of climate-change related diseases.[1] To save thousands of young lives, it’s critical that the next generation of public health professionals […]

Take care of your skin this summer

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
August 6, 2018

More than 3 million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer every year.[1] That’s more than every other cancer combined.[2] The culprit? Sunshine. The sun is the primary source of ultraviolet rays, which damage skin cells.[3] Roughly 90 percent[4] of skin cancer cases are caused by excessive exposure to UV rays.[5] Even just a few burns […]