Monthly Archives: April 2013

H7N9: The Current Influenza

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
April 17, 2013

Of all the letters in the alphabet, the two that have no doubt kept the interest of the health care fraternity and indeed is much ado about something are the letters H and N. In meaning, they stand for the names Hemagglutinin (H) and Neuraminidase (N) respectively. Both H and N are two proteins found […]

Longevity and Health

By Hina Budhwani, MPH
April 8, 2013

It comes as no surprise to anyone that an average lifespan has been steadily increasing across the globe. Extraordinary public health efforts made in disease prevention along with advanced medical care both play a pivotal role in awarding people the benefit of living longer lives. As a result, people are living well into their 80s, […]