Cardiac effects of running your first marathon examined in new study

Novice marathon runners will be examined for possible beneficial or harmful cardiac changes by researchers in a new study that hopes to understand the effects of intensive exercise on those not used to it.

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St George’s team wins Prospects Postgraduate Award

A team from St George’s, University of London has won a Prospects Postgraduate Award, which recognises and rewards excellence and innovation in postgraduate education.

More than 150 students, universities and businesses from across the UK entered the awards across eight categories. The Postgraduate Diploma Physician Associate Studies Teaching Team at St George's competed against teams from the University of Glasgow, University of Bradford and Cranfield University to win the title of Best Teaching Team (Science, Technology and Engineering).

Why Irish nurses are ‘kinder’ than some from Eastern Europe when caring for the mentally ill

A leading mental health expert says the nationalities and culture of nurses profoundly affects their attitudes to disturbed patients.

Whereas some nurses in mental health hospitals such as the Irish, consider themselves caring and considerate, those from Lithuania can be seen as more authoritarian when considering their own views while treating those with serious mental health issues.

Experts back world leaders' efforts to tackle ‘21st century plague’ of dementia

Leading academics studying the effects and treatment of those suffering from dementia have welcomed a global initiative to pool efforts to confront the disease.

Dementia is technically a ‘syndrome’ and refers to the impairment of cognitive brain functions, of memory, language, perception and thought, caused by a variety of diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease.

PM hails new deal to fight resistance to antibiotics

Prime Minister David Cameron has applauded a new deal between a spin out firm from St George’s, University of London and an Indian pharmaceutical firm to develop ways to combat resistance to antibiotics.

Helperby Therapeutics, a spin-out company of the UK’s St George’s, University of London has teamed up with Indian firm Cadila to develop ways to tackle the problem of widespread resistance to antibiotics which the World Health Organisation’s director Margaret Chan fears could mean an end to modern medicine as we know it.

New study shows benefits to patients from receiving treatment at hospitals active in research

New study shows benefits to patients from receiving treatment at hospitals that actively carry out research

A widely held assumption that patients benefit from receiving treatment in hospitals active in research has been demonstrated by a new study.

Gibraltar gets its own paramedics

Four members of the ambulance service in Gibraltar have become the territory’s first paramedics after being trained by staff at Kingston University and St George’s, University of London.

Previously, ambulances in Gibraltar were staffed by emergency medical technicians who had less clinical knowledge.

Unnecessary TB deaths to be thing of the past thanks to new mobile drug resistance test device

Thousands of deaths from tuberculosis (or TB), an infectious bacterial disease, could be prevented using a new hand-held device that is being developed to detect potentially fatal drug resistance in less than 15 minutes.

Presently of all infectious diseases, only HIV that causes AIDS kills more people than TB. In 2012, an estimated 8.6 million people globally developed TB and 1.3 million died from the disease.

St George’s welcomes “Securing the future of excellent patient care”

A review into the education and training of medical staff in the UK has been welcomed by St George's University of London.

The ‘Shape of Training’ report looked at the structure of postgraduate medical education and training across the country to ensure that institutions continued to train effective doctors who are fit to practise in the UK, providing high quality and safe care while meeting the needs of patients now and in the future.

Professor Mike Spyer appointed new chair of council

Professor Mike Spyer has been appointed chair of council at St George’s, University of London in succession to Mrs Judith Evans.

Prof Spyer has a long and distinguished career in higher education and in healthcare.

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