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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 […]

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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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MOOCs Are Growing More Popular. Here’s How to Make Them Better.

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
April 12, 2018

Last year, 81 million people signed up for a Massive Online Open Course.[1] It’s easy to see why these online classes are so popular. Most are free and open to anyone. So they’re a cheap and flexible way for students and professionals to gain new skills and advance their careers.[2] But nearly nine in ten […]

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