Why Irish nurses are ‘kinder’ than some from Eastern Europe when caring for the mentally ill

A leading mental health expert says the nationalities and culture of nurses profoundly affects their attitudes to disturbed patients.

Whereas some nurses in mental health hospitals such as the Irish, consider themselves caring and considerate, those from Lithuania can be seen as more authoritarian when considering their own views while treating those with serious mental health issues.

Experts back world leaders' efforts to tackle ‘21st century plague’ of dementia

Leading academics studying the effects and treatment of those suffering from dementia have welcomed a global initiative to pool efforts to confront the disease.

Dementia is technically a ‘syndrome’ and refers to the impairment of cognitive brain functions, of memory, language, perception and thought, caused by a variety of diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease.

PM hails new deal to fight resistance to antibiotics

Prime Minister David Cameron has applauded a new deal between a spin out firm from St George’s, University of London and an Indian pharmaceutical firm to develop ways to combat resistance to antibiotics.

Helperby Therapeutics, a spin-out company of the UK’s St George’s, University of London has teamed up with Indian firm Cadila to develop ways to tackle the problem of widespread resistance to antibiotics which the World Health Organisation’s director Margaret Chan fears could mean an end to modern medicine as we know it.

New study shows benefits to patients from receiving treatment at hospitals active in research

New study shows benefits to patients from receiving treatment at hospitals that actively carry out research

A widely held assumption that patients benefit from receiving treatment in hospitals active in research has been demonstrated by a new study.

Gibraltar gets its own paramedics

Four members of the ambulance service in Gibraltar have become the territory’s first paramedics after being trained by staff at Kingston University and St George’s, University of London.

Previously, ambulances in Gibraltar were staffed by emergency medical technicians who had less clinical knowledge.