Category Archives: Public Health

To Quell Canada’s Doctor Shortage, Look Overseas

By Sandra Banner
May 19, 2018

Patients in British Columbia will need more patience in the coming years. They already face long wait times for medical care due to a severe doctor shortage. Those wait times will soon lengthen. That’s because four in ten physicians are at or approaching the average retirement age, according to a new study published in the […]

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Zoonotic Diseases Are Becoming More Dangerous. SGU Has the Solution.

By Calum Macpherson, Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Director of Research at St. George's University
May 10, 2018

The World Health Organization just identified a mysterious new disease that could emerge over the next year — and pose a huge threat to human health. Referred to as ‘Disease X’, the pathogen will likely be transmitted from animals.[1] That’s not surprising. Many of the world’s most dangerous diseases come from animals. Successfully defeating such […]

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Alternative Smoking? Not as Safe as It Seems.

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
May 1, 2018

E-cigarette companies tout their products as a tool to help people quit smoking. They’re misleading people. New research shows that e-cigs are a gateway drug to traditional tobacco products, not a safe tool to wean people off tobacco. A University of Pittsburgh study reveals that folks aged 18 to 30 who vaped were four times […]

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