Heart problems more likely if you grow up in a working class family, says new research

People who grew up in working class families are more likely to suffer heart problems later in life even if their own socioeconomic status changes, says new research.

Men could be spared unnecessary treatment for prostate cancer with new detection method

Researchers are working to find a way to determine how serious prostate cancer is when first diagnosed to avoid unnecessary treatments, which can cause life long side effects and even death.

Multiple STIs could be detected with researchers developing a single 30 minute test

One test that could detect four of the most common sexually transmitted infections in 30 minutes and allow them to be rapidly treated, will be developed by St George’s, University of London and diagnostics company Atlas Genetics.

St George's ranked best in world for research influence

St George’s, University of London, is ranked best in the world when measured for the quality of citations or research influence in the Times Higher World University Rankings 2015-16 which looks at universities’ role in spreading new knowledge and ideas.

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Deaths higher after weekend emergency surgery, says new research

Patients who have emergency surgery on the weekend are 11 per cent more likely to die in the 30 days after the operation, compared to people treated on weekdays, new research has found.

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