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Cannabinoids used in sequence with chemotherapy are a more effective treatment for cancer

Thursday, 08 June 2017 New research has confirmed that cannabinoids - the active chemicals in cannabis - are effective in killing leukaemia cells, particularly when used in combination with chemotherapy treatments. Researchers also found that sequential use of an initial dose of chemotherapy first and then cannabinoids significantly improved overall results against the blood [...]

Drug market blamed for problems treating sick children

Thursday, 25 May 2017 Antibiotics used to treat a variety of common bacterial infections are becoming more difficult to access, mostly because the drugs are less profitable for manufacturers to produce and market, say experts. Writing in a commentary in Clinical Microbiology and Infection, researchers including those at St George’s, University of London, say the [...]

IMEX meets in Cyprus

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 The University of Nicosia Medical School recently hosted the bi-annual meeting of the International Medical Educators eXchange programme, IMEX.  IMEX is an initiative between medical schools in Europe and Canada.  The aim is to provide an international orientation on medical education for senior faculty members of the medical schools involved: [...]

University of Nicosia Medical School Graduation Ceremony 2017

The University of Nicosia Medical School celebrated the third graduation of doctors in Cyprus with a ceremony held at the Strovolos Municipal Theatre in Nicosia on 5 May. Attended by parents and guests from across the globe the event saw 81 students graduating from three different medical programmes: the St George’s, University of London Bachelor [...]

Live streaming

The Medical School’s third Graduation Ceremony for the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS St George’s, University of London) and Post Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine (University of Nicosia Medical School) will be broadcast live, thanks to support from the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority (Cyta). The ceremony will take place at the Strovolos Municipal [...]

More than three hours of screen time for children linked to diabetes risk factors, study shows

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 Daily screen time of three or more hours is linked to several risk factors associated with the development of diabetes in children, according to a study by St George’s, University of London. Both adiposity, which describes total body fat, and insulin resistance, which occurs when cells fail to respond to [...]

Doctors begin new clinical trial treating cancer with 70p malaria drug

Friday, 10 March 2017 Experts from St George’s University of London, and St George’s Hospital have joined forces to investigate whether a common and cheap malaria drug can be used also against cancer. The researchers and clinicians raised more than £50,000 through a crowdfunding campaign to fund the second part of their trial into whether [...]

New screening guidelines for athletes’ hearts

Thursday, 23 February 2017 This week new international standards have been published which will help doctors responsible for the cardiovascular care of athletes. Sudden cardiac death is the leading cause of mortality in athletes during sport. The majority of disorders likely to cause cardiac problems can be suggested or identified by ECG (electrocardiogram) testing, but [...]