Tuesday, 29 August 2017 A new 30-minute rapid test for sexually transmitted infections which could mean a dramatic improvement in tackling drug resistant sexual health infections will be available this year. Researchers at St George’s, University of London say the new speedy test will mean that for the first time ever patients with common sexual [...]
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Y-chromosomal analysis of Greek Cypriots reveals a primarily common pre-Ottoman paternal ancestry with Turkish Cypriots
June 22, 2017 Dr Alexandros Heraclides, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Nicosia Medical School is the first author of the recently published research paper on the Y-chromosomal analysis of Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots for detecting genetic similarities between the two communities. The host organisation for the study is [...]
June 15, 2017 The University of Nicosia Medical School and the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCSE) recently signed an extension to their 2012 agreement in which the Medical School became an RCSE regional examination centre. The new agreement was signed in London by Medical School Executive Dean, Professor Andreas Charalambous and RCSE [...]
Friday, 14 October 2016 by Athena Karsera, Cyprus Weekly Creating a strong foundation in primary care is something stakeholders would be wise to keep in mind while creating Cyprus’ long-awaited new National Health Scheme (NHS,) an international expert has suggested. Medical Director for Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Europe and RCGP Representative to the World [...]
Monday, 29 August 2016 The World Organisation of Family Doctors (WONCA) approved on 15 August the Medical School’s application to become an academic member of WONCA. This is a very welcome recognition of the School's activities in education and research. WONCA is the leading global primary care body. It is a not-for-profit organisation, founded in 1972 by 18 [...]
Friday, 26 August 2016 A new study is holding out the possibility of more affordable electrocardiograph screening evaluations for young athletes. Identifying young athletes with potentially serious heart disease is an important focus of the medical community. Electrocardiographic (ECG) screening for cardiac disease can reduce the frequency of sudden cardiac death by nearly 90%. However [...]