Monthly Archives: November 2016

The Fight Against Diabetes Starts With Awareness

By StGeorgesUniversity
November 22, 2016

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, a time to stay informed about a disease that affects 29 million people in the United States, and hundreds of millions more across the globe.[1][2] Awareness is especially important to dealing with this epidemic, as approximately one third of those suffering from diabetes don’t know they have the disease.[3] “Diabetes” […]

Zika Virus Highlights the Need for International Health Programs

By Calum Macpherson, Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Director of Research at St. George's University
November 21, 2016

Zika is spreading fast. The virus, which is spread primarily by mosquitoes, has no known cure or treatment. It can cause fever, conjunctivitis, and headaches, among other things. Pregnant women with the virus can give birth to babies with underdeveloped brains. So far, 48 countries and territories in the Caribbean and the Americas have reported […]