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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 [...]

St George’s leads the first study into the safety of e-cigarettes

St George's leads the first study to closely follow toxicity markers in smokers who replace tobacco for e-cigarettes. Researchers at St George’s, University of London, in collaboration with Public Health England, are looking at markers of toxicity and addiction when heavy cigarette smokers switch from traditional cigarettes to e-cigarettes. Although e-cigarette aerosol does not contain many [...]

Cyprus at a glance

A member of the European Union since 2004, Cyprus has an excellent quality of life, enjoying 330 days of sunshine a year. The combination of a multicultural population, modern infrastructure, low cost of living, rich history and a beautiful natural environment makes it an ideal place to study medicine. This video was produced by the [...]

Pedometers can improve activity levels even when patients use them without support, study shows

Tuesday, 09 January 2017 Researchers have shown that people can improve their physical activity by just using a pedometer, a handbook and an exercise diary and don’t need to rely on one-to-one support. The PACE-UP clinical trial, led by Dr Tess Harris of St George’s, University of London and funded by the National Institute for [...]

Medical School announces initial results of an ongoing research on Obesity in Cyprus

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 Initial results of an ongoing research project on Obesity by the Medical School were recently presented at a Cyprus University of Technology conference in Limassol.  Dr Alexandros Heraclides, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, who presented the results on behalf of the research team*, stated that: ‘Obesity is a major public health problem [...]