13 – 19 May 2017

A study co-led by Martin McKee revealing and ranking the quality and accessibility of healthcare around the world is widely covered. The Daily Telegraph quotes Martin: “The gap between what the UK achieves and what it would be expected to, given its level of development, is also wider than…

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6 – 12 May 2017

Jimmy Whitworth is interviewed by ITV News at 10 following the Brazilian government declaring the end of Zika as an emergency: “We remain in many parts of the world rather vulnerable to outbreaks of this sort because the health systems are simply so weak.”

Jimmy also talks to CNN about…

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29 April – 5 May 2017

James Logan speaks to The Times (£) about a recent rise in the number of Lyme disease cases: “The cause is likely to be a number of factors […] there is also an increased awareness of the disease which means that we could just be seeing more of it because it is…

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22 – 28 April 2017

Findings from the WOMAN Trial

New evidence from the WOMAN Trial suggests that the widely available and low-cost drug tranexamic acid could prevent many mothers around the world from bleeding to death from childbirth. In a BBC News article co-lead author Ian Roberts says: “Making sure the treatment…

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8 – 21 April 2017

CBC Canada cover research led by Audrey Bonaventure that found global inequalities in survival from childhood leukaemia have narrowed but still persist. Audrey said: “Most leukaemias in children are treatable, so these inequalities reflect the lack of access in many countries to optimal treatment and early diagnosis.” The study generates…

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1 – 7 April 2017

Reuters cover research led by James Milner that found a moderate change in typical Indian diets could benefit both health and the environment. In the article James says: “In India, the proportion of freshwater available for agricultural production may already be unsustainably high. Modest dietary changes could help meet the…

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25 – 31 March 2017

Neil Pearce provides comment on a study linking workplace exposure to electromagnetic fields, with a higher risk of ALS, the motor neurone disease: “Several previous studies have found that electrical workers are at increased risk of ALS. We don’t know why the risk is higher, but the two most…

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18 – 24 March 2017

Peter Piot is interviewed by Times Higher Education for a feature reflecting on the higher education and research-led response to the 2014 Ebola epidemic: “I’d heard that some US universities had banned their staff from going to West Africa… I said, I’m going to do exactly the…

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11 – 17 March 2017

Karl Blanchet provides comment to Reuters on a new study that shows more needs to be done to protect Syrian healthcare workers as medical services become targets of war: “Syria is just the tip of the iceberg. In Afghanistan and Yemen today, international humanitarian organizations …report attacks on health facilities…

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4 – 10 March 2017

Elisa Roma provides comment to Reuters about the benefits of toilets filled with tiger worms. They take up less space than pit latrines, need to be emptied less often and can turn waste into fertiliser. In order for them to be a success, Elisa says: “There needs to be a…

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