Tag Archives: PUBLIC HEALTH

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 […]

Go to sleep, America. It’ll save your health — and the economy

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
June 26, 2018

Nearly a third of American adults aren’t getting enough sleep. That’s not surprising given the demands of today’s workforce. The increasingly globalized, digitized world requires many employees to be available around the clock across multiple time zones. And plenty of people work day and night shifts. That’s not just bad for health — it’s also […]

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 […]