Number of deaths from meningitis due to plummet after new medical advice

Experts aim to halve the number of deaths from a type of meningitis by changing drug treatment as a result of a new medical study.

15 March 2018

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Early Career Researchers: Christopher Carroll

In Early Career Researchers - a series of interviews that lift the lid on the Early Career Researcher community at St George’s, University of London – researchers talk about out their ambitions, motivations and about their research.

14 March 2018

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Most sudden infant death cases are not caused by genetic heart mutations, say experts

Investigators looked at hundreds of cases of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) - unexplained deaths of an infant less than one year old in the UK and United States and found that mutations that cause heart disease, account for less than five percent of the deaths.

13 March 2018

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Using pedometers in a short term walking programme boosts long-term activity

Experts have found that people who use pedometers to count their steps as part of a 12-week walking programme, can have a healthier, more active lifestyle three to four years later.

13 March 2018

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Healthcare Sciences Week: Clinical Physiology uncovered

Healthcare Sciences Week (9-18 March) celebrates the work of healthcare science professionals and highlights the difference they make to patients’ lives. But what, exactly, is a healthcare scientist? Penny Murphy, who leads the Clinical Physiology Programme at St George’s, University of London explains.

“What many people may not realise is that ‘healthcare’ in this context refers to the teams of scientists who work within the NHS in academically demanding scientific roles. Some are based in a laboratory analysing patient samples and diagnosing conditions. Others work with the technology that underpins patient care, either developing new medical technology or ensuring existing equipment is functioning well. Many work directly with patients.

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