30 October – 5 November 2017

Joy Lawn and Anna Seale lead the first global study showing the impact of Group B Streptococcus (GBS) infection on pregnant women which estimates it causes 150,000 stillbirths and infant deaths every year, and that an effective vaccine may prevent 231,000 infant and maternal GBS cases. The research…

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23 – 29 October 2017

Sequencing of MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) whenever someone is detected with the strain, and combining this with information on when and where transmission may have occurred, could link cases and detect outbreaks much sooner, reports Sharon Peacock and colleagues in a new study. The study was covered widely including…

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16 – 22 October 2017

A new study led by Steven Cummins which found that a levy of 10p per drink to the price of sugar-sweetened beverages sold in Jamie’s Italian UK restaurants is likely to have contributed to a significant decline in sales, is widely covered by UK and international media. More…

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9 – 15 October 2017

Harry Rutter provides comment to BBC News on a new analysis of global obesity figures, showing that child and teenage obesity levels have risen ten-fold in the last four decades. He said: “This is a huge problem that will get worse. Even skinny people are heavier than they would…

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2 – 8 October 2017

A study led by Ajay Aggarwal that finds surgical cancer units invest heavily in unproven technologies to attract patients was reported by the Daily Mail and The Times (£). Quoted by the Daily Mail, Ajay said: “We have to accept there is a market within the NHS. People are choosing and…

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25 September – 1 October 2017

A review led by Martin McKee that shows Brexit is likely to have far-reaching effects on UK health and the NHS receives wide UK media coverage. Quoted by Buzzfeed News, Martin said: “Although the UK’s desired outcome remains unclear…Brexit in any form poses major risks to almost…

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18 – 24 September 2017

Heidi Larson joins a live panel on BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme discussing the effectiveness of compulsory vaccinations: “Unfortunately there is a lot of misinformation out there, when somebody reports an adverse event, that doesn’t necessarily mean it was caused by the vaccine.”

Heidi also speaks to BBC World…

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11 – 17 September 2017

A study presenting findings from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles, co-led by the School, which finds British women living with a partner are more than twice as likely to lack interest in sex compared to men living with a partner, and that a significant number…

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4 – 10 September 2017

Research led by Mark Petticrew that found the alcohol industry is misrepresenting evidence about the alcohol-related risk of cancer is covered widely by UK and international media. More than 650 outlets report the findings, including: The Guardian, Daily Mail, The Times (£), The Daily Telegraph, The Sun, The Independent Sky…

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14 August – 3 September 2017

The Guardian cover Punam Mangtani’s study which found the BCG vaccine which fights tuberculosis is effective for twice as long as previously thought: “This helps support a vaccine that is not often considered as being as important as some of the other infant vaccines.” The study is also reported…

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