Global review finds consumption of children’s antibiotics varies widely from country to country

Researchers carrying out the first global review of the sales of antibiotics for children found that consumption varies widely from country to country with little correlation between countries’ wealth and the types of antibiotics.

Researchers looked at the sales of antibiotics formulated for children in 70 high- and middle-income countries.


Poor diabetes control can lead to increased risk of serious infections, study shows

A new study has shown that diabetes patients with the poorest control of their blood sugars face the highest risks of hospitalisation and death due to infections.

The study, conducted by researchers at St George’s, University of London, analysed the electronic GP and hospital records of more than 85,000 English adults aged 40 to 89 years with a diabetes diagnosis and a measurement of glycated haemoglobin, or long-term blood sugar, which is a marker of diabetes control. The researchers compared diabetes patients with poor control to those with good control, and to people without diabetes.


Research trial aims to reduce major cause of birth disabilities

Researchers are beginning recruitment in a trial to see if changing pregnant women’s hygiene habits could reduce the risks of a major cause of childhood disabilities.

Cytomegalovirus, or CMV, is the most common congenital infection in the UK, affecting around 1000 babies every year. If babies are infected while in the womb it can result in serious health problems, such as cerebral palsy, developmental delay and hearing loss.


A medical applicants’ guide to Clearing and Adjustment

Medicine is one of the most competitive university courses to apply for. At St George’s, University of London alone, we received 10 applications for every place on our undergraduate medical degree last year. So, it’s no surprise that many applicants with the potential to be great doctors don’t get a place straight away. We’ve put together some options for you if you applied to medicine but aren’t holding a place.

Whether you didn’t receive any offers or you’ve received your A Level results and it’s not the news you’d hoped for, you don’t have to give up your ambitions. You have plenty of choices, even if you still have your heart set on a career in medicine.

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Results Day 2018: Top 10 Clearing Tips

You’ve received your A Level grades and it’s not the results you had hoped for. You may be feeling overwhelmed and emotional, but don’t panic, you still have options. Clearing gives you a second chance to find your perfect university place.

Every year thousands of students find university places through UCAS Clearing. Last year on results day, our Clearing and Adjustment hotlines received 3,500 telephone calls before midday alone. Students found places on courses including medicine, physiotherapy, paramedic sciences and biomedical sciences.Our Student Recruitment team have put together some top tips to help you navigate Clearing.

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