Smoking at trendy hubble-bubble cafes may increase risk of heart disease, say experts

People who smoke shisha regularly could be increasing the threat of heart disease, according to new research.

Shisha smoking, which is also called hookah or hubble-bubble smoking, is a way of smoking tobacco which is sometimes mixed with flavouring, through a bowl using a hose or tube which has become fashionable in Middle Eastern-style cafes.


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Health experts find Physician Associates provide efficient care for patients and can take the pressure off GPs

A study into the impact on the NHS of a new type of health worker who help doctors has shown they can help relieve pressure on general practitioners (GPs).

The Physician Associates (PAs) work to a supervising doctor and see mainly patients requesting same day or urgent appointments in general practice.


Centre to investigate causes of cardiac deaths in young opens

A cardiac research centre which will provide expert opinion and diagnosis about the causes of death in young people throughout the UK, has opened at St George's, University of London.

The Cardiac Centre for Pathology (CCP), funded by the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), was originally opened in 2007 at Royal Brompton Hospital but transferred to St George's this year alongside the charity’s world-renowned Centre of Inherited Cardiovascular Conditions.


St George’s safest medical school in London, according to new rankings

St George’s has been named as the safest medical school in London, according to a new league table of crime figures.

The Complete University Guide said St George’s had the fifth lowest incidence of student-relevant crime out of London universities and was ranked the safest out of London medical schools such as UCL, ranked 23rd place, Imperial College London, ranked 14th and Queen Mary University in 13th place.