17 – 23 September 2016

Anne Mills is interviewed by Sky News (top video, 00m59s) following Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s pledge of $3bn to cure, prevent or manage all disease. She said: “I think it’s an excellent idea that there may be some sort of whole systems approaches. I think medical science is…

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10 – 16 September 2016

The Washington Post cover research co-authored by Laura Rodrigues that confirms a link between the Zika virus and the birth defect microcephaly. She said: “The early findings from this case control study are the missing pieces in the jigsaw in terms of proving the link.” There is widespread coverage…

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3 – 9 September 2016

Following a WHO Emergency Committee Zika meeting, chair of the panel David Heymann announces that the virus still constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern: “Though we know much more about Zika after the first seven months, there’s still an urgent need to continue sustained and global research…

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27 August – 2 September 2016

Oliver Brady is interviewed live by BBC Radio 4 Today (from 02h42m08s) about his new modelling study looking at countries at greatest risk of Zika: “Similar viruses such as dengue have spread, not just through the Americas but throughout Asia and now increasingly Africa and we see Zika going on…

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20 – 26 August 2016

James Logan is interviewed by The Daily Telegraph for a feature on mosquitoes, why we get bitten, and the best methods to protect from bites. “We’ve tested [eating] garlic, [taking] vitamin B and [eating] Marmite and none of them worked. People also talk about alcohol but the only evidence…

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13 – 19 August 2016

Kaye Wellings and Adam Kucharski appear on this week’s BBC Radio 4’s More or Less.  Kaye discusses teenage pregnancy and the portrayal of young women in the media: “U18 births fell faster in England than they had in other European countries. They fell most in the areas where…

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6 – 12 August 2016

Laura Rodrigues and Jimmy Whitworth speak to The Guardian about a study that links the Zika virus to arthrogryposis, a severe joint problem. The research also suggests that the virus can be linked to a range of problems that may not yet be apparent. 

Laura Rodrigues: “I think this is…

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30 July – 5 August 2016

Coverage on sexual problems among young people:

School research which has revealed that one in ten young men and one in eight young women in Britain who are sexually active have experienced a distressing sexual problem is covered by The Independent. The study was led by Kirstin Mitchell, who is…

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23 – 29 July 2016

Zika in the news:

Jimmy Whitworth comments on a study that found up to 1.65 million pregnant women could catch Zika. Jimmy Whitworth said: “Over 1,700 affected babies have been born in Brazil so far, and the numbers are going to continue to increase in the months ahead…

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16 – 22 July 2016

From the International Aids Conference 2016 in Durban, South Africa (18-22 July):

The Daily Mail report on Prince Harry’s speech in which he acknowledges the work of leaders in the fight against HIV, including Peter Piot: “But thanks to the work of leaders in the fight against HIV…

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