Media highlights

29 August

A new study from King’s has found that people who drank red wine had an increased gut microbiota diversity (a sign of gut health) compared to non-red wine drinkers as well as an association with lower levels of obesity and 'bad' cholesterol. Coverage includes The Daily Mail, Independent, BBC News, The Sun, Evening Standard, Metro, Express, and Times.

23 August

King’s Health Partners Executive Director Prof Sir Robert Lechler writes for the Financial Times on the future of organ transplants and overcoming rejections by the patient.

17 August

Patients experiencing chest pain could be given a new fingerprick, allowing them to know within 15 minutes whether or not a heart attack had occurred. The Daily Mail reports that scientists at King’s College London are now developing a portable device – similar to a blood glucose machine – so the test can be used in ambulances.

Ministers are to scrap 'one-size-fits-all' NHS health MOTs for the middle aged and replace them with finely tailored medical checks reports The Daily Mail. A recent study by King’s College London found the NHS Health Check can help patients.