St George’s rises into the Top 200 best universities in the world

October 2 2014For the first time St George’s, University of London, has been ranked as one of the top 200 universities in the world in a new authoritative survey by the Times Higher Education magazine.

In the World University Rankings 2014-2015, St George’s has been placed at 196th globally. Last year the University was placed in the 201- 225 bracket without an individual placing. It focuses on truly global institutions with both influence in leading research and outstanding teaching.

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Eating breakfast daily may help to prevent early development of diabetes risk in children

Children who eat breakfast daily have a lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes than those who skip it or only eat it occasionally, says new research.

They also found that among children eating breakfast, those who eat a high-fibre breakfast cereal also have lower type 2 diabetes risk profiles, indicated by blood samples revealing insulin resistance, compared to children who eat a breakfast with a lower fibre content.

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Loss of sensation in the feet of diabetes patients linked to cardiovascular disease, say researchers

Experts have discovered that loss of sensation in the feet, a result of diabetes, may be a predictor of cardiovascular events such as heart attack and strokes.

Diabetes, which affects 3.7million people in the UK, can cause damage to a person’s blood vessels and nerves, especially if their blood sugar is poorly controlled, leading to poor circulation and loss of sensation in the feet, known as peripheral neuropathy.

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100 years on - The part ethics played for army doctors in World War One

Ethics expert Carwyn Hooper asks: should doctors act differently in wartime?

His article has been published on the current affairs website The Conversation which aims to bring expert academic opinions to a wider audience.The full article A century on, do civilian and military medical ethics differ? can be read here

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St George’s comes third in UK for graduate starting salaries in poll

Graduate salaries from students at St George’s, University of London are third in the UK, according to data from a leading consumer magazine.

The information comes from Which? in a ranking of the UK universities whose students earn the most money on average six months after graduation - part of the annual Destination of Leavers of Higher Education (DLHE) survey.

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