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Graduation Ceremony 2017

Monday, 08 May 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, [...]

Graduation Ceremony 20172017-05-15T13:15:19+01:00

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 [...]

Live streaming2017-04-26T11:25:53+01:00

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 [...]

More than three hours of screen time for children linked to diabetes risk factors, study shows2017-03-16T10:36:51+00:00

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 [...]

Doctors begin new clinical trial treating cancer with 70p malaria drug2017-03-10T11:19:34+00:00

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 [...]

New screening guidelines for athletes’ hearts2017-03-01T07:04:38+00:00

Genetic study identifies a new form of congenital muscular dystrophy

Thursday, 16 February 2017 A new form of congenital muscular dystrophy has been discovered which is caused by mutations in a previously un-linked gene. The study has been published in the American Journal of Human Genetics. The discovery will allow a precise genetic diagnosis for a greater number of children affected by this condition, and [...]

Genetic study identifies a new form of congenital muscular dystrophy2017-02-20T06:54:34+00:00

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 [...]

Pedometers can improve activity levels even when patients use them without support, study shows2017-01-09T13:40:56+00:00

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 [...]

Medical School announces initial results of an ongoing research on Obesity in Cyprus2017-02-21T19:17:44+00:00