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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25 February – 3 March 2017

Reuters cover a study that is the first compelling evidence that a drug used to combat malaria during pregnancy reduces adverse birth outcomes attributable to curable STIs. Lead author Matthew Chico is quoted: “Sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine is a cheap ‘double protection’ drug – 20 U.S. cents per dose. For that bargain…

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18 – 24 February 2017

The Guardian cover research co-authored by Harparkash Kaur that involved the development of a new device that can distinguish perfectly between life-saving malaria drugs and deadly counterfeits.

The Daily Telegraph quotes Martin McKee following his appearance at the Health Select Committee on how Brexit will affect UK health…

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11 – 17 February 2017

A School-led study that found approximately 30,000 deaths in England & Wales in 2015 could be linked to failures in the health and social care system, is widely covered by the UK print, broadcast and online media. The Daily Telegraph ran the story on its front page, quoting…

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4 – 10 February 2017

Will Nutland is interviewed by the New Scientist about HIV-prevention PrEP and the use of condoms while taking the drug: “People are being cautious but we should apply that caution equally across all forms of prevention – instead of seeing condoms as the holy grail.” Will also discusses PrEP in…

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