Researchers to investigate how new physician associates help patients in hospitals

A new study will determine whether new physician associates (PAs), who are increasing being used in the NHS, have a positive impact on the treatment of patients as part of the medical team and have a future role helping fill gaps in healthcare provision.


Dangerous swelling in babies linked to mutated gene

Scientists have discovered a new gene mutation that causes potentially fatal swelling in unborn and newborn babies. Identifying the gene is the first step toward a future diagnostic test and targeted treatment for this condition.


New system to detect patients’ antibiotic resistance to take just 30 mins

A new device being developed by medical experts will transform the time it takes to detect antibiotic resistance in patients from several days to just half an hour.


Experts warn the Ebola epidemic could return with a vengeance unless lessons about medical trials are learnt

Health experts have warned that a greater flexibility must be brought to medical trials to combat diseases like Ebola to avoid facing another nightmare outbreak.


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.