Study shows new drugs can increase the function of good cholesterol particles but may not be enough to reduce heart attacks

Researchers have found a new class of drugs can improve the ability of particles in the blood which can increase so-called ‘good’ cholesterol’s ability to clear away fat from blood vessel walls.


New study shows patients with a deadly condition more likely to die in hospital in the UK than in the USA

Researchers have found that patients in the USA who suffer from a ruptured aortic aneurysm which is a catastrophic bleeding from a diseased weakening of the body’s largest artery are 13 per cent less likely to die than those in the UK.


Royal opening of medical training centre for international students

The Princess Royal today opened an international student centre at St George’s, University of London.


New research proves you can die of a broken heart

Experts studying the impact of bereavement on people’s health have found that the chances of a heart or stroke attack doubles after a partner’s death.


New BBC Radio 4 programmes ask who decides to amputate a diseased foot? – Doctor or patient?

This is just one of the dilemmas examined by a medical ethics expert in a fascinating afternoon of BBC Radio 4 programmes, beginning with a drama and concluding with a discussion of the issues raised.