Tag Archives: PUBLIC HEALTH

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 […]

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 […]

The Power of Water in Fighting Obesity

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
December 22, 2017

Over two in three Americans are overweight or obese.[1] That’s dangerous. Obesity is linked to over half of cancers among women and nearly a quarter among men.[2] Obesity also causes a host of other devastating diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and depression.[3] Sugary and low-nutrition beverages are a major reason for this epidemic. Swapping these […]