Study investigates whether pregnant women are willing to go home after an induction

A study conducted by St George’s, University of London is discovering if pregnant women who need inductions will opt to go home after the process has been started in hospital. 

120 women are being recruited across two sites; St George’s Hospital in Tooting, and at the Medway Hospital in Kent. The study randomises low-risk women who have agreed to the process to either a new mechanical method, a trans-cervical balloon catheter; or to a pharmacological method, a Prostaglandin vaginal suppository.

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Local students sought for meningitis B vaccine trial

St George's, University of London is recruiting local school students as part of a major national trial for a meningitis B vaccine.

St George's, alongside St George's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, is the south London site for the ‘Be on the Team' trial, which involves recruitment from local colleges and schools. The study is aiming to recruit a total of 24,000 teenagers nationally over the next two years.

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Experts aim to turn tobacco plant from a killer into healthcare products factory

For centuries tobacco has been used for smoking with serious consequences to human health.

26 February 2018

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Study finds only half of infants with deadly meningitis show traditional signs of the disease

Doctors are sometimes missing cases of babies with the deadly bacterial meningitis as they may assume infants without a fever - a classic sign of the disease - do not have the illness.

 

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Universities team up to teach a new frontier in medical science

Genomics has been touted as the future of medical treatment and it will allow health specialists to create individual treatment plans for patients based on their unique needs.

19 February 2018

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