25 – 31 July 2015

Phil Edwards makes two appearances on the BBC Breakfast sofa to discuss new research which found switching off street lights at night does not increase car crashes and crime. Phil also appears on BBC Look East, Sky News TV and ITV News.  He speaks to radio outlets including BBC Radio…

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18 – 24 July 2015

A flagship study that inspired large-scale deworming programmes has been reanalysed by School researchers, who conclude that educational benefits of deworming may be less than previously thought. Calum Davey speaks to the Guardian about the  impact of the original study: “I can’t speak [on] why it was so…

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11 – 17 July 2015

Research led by Helen Hogan and Nick Black showing the unsuitability of Standard Mortality Ratios as a measure of hospital quality receives over 170 pieces of coverage. Helen is quoted in the Guardian: “A case review of patient notes is really the only way of making a decision about the…

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4 – 10 July 2015

Recent research co-authored by David Baker about the molecular action of an important protein in the malaria parasite is covered by global outlets including ITV News, Daily Mail, Bloomberg, Medical Xpress, Big News Network, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, Health Canal, the Guardian Nigeria and the Hindu: “It is…

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27 June – 3 July 2015

The Times speak to Alan Dangour about research showing that vitamin B12 supplements do not benefit nervous system or brain function in older people with moderate deficiency: “B12 is important for brain and nerve function, and we know that if things are not working as normal then, especially later in…

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20-26 June 2015

Peter Piot co-authors the key UNAIDS and Lancet Commission report: “Defeating AIDS – Advancing Global Health”, which warns that world efforts to fight HIV/AIDS must drastically increase to prevent a resurging epidemic. This has generated more than 100 items of global media coverage to date, including interview in the…

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13 – 19 June 2015

Research involving the School on the effects of marriage and divorce on health is discussed on BBC Radio 5 Live (from 49m15s) and ITV’s Loose Women (from 04m04s). The study appears globally in outlets including the Independent, the Telegraph, the Guardian, Belfast Telegraph, New Zealand Herald, New Indian Express…

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6 – 12 June 2015

BBC World Service and SABC Radio speak to Lucy Tusting about her research showing that housing is a major risk factor in malaria transmission: “We found that people living in well-built, modern housing with few entry points to mosquitoes were 47% less likely to be infected with malaria… There…

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30 May – 5 June 2015

Vikram Patel talks to NPR about addressing suicide rates among young women, following the realisation that suicide is now the biggest killer in girls aged 15-19: “Irrespective of the variations between nations, there are universal strategies which will work in all societies, such as means restriction and improving access…

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23 – 29 May 2015

The Peek (portable eye examination kit) app is shown to have equal accuracy to traditional eye-testing charts in a study led by Andrew Bastawrous, who spoke to BBC Radio 4 (from 06m43s): “The main reason for most people not getting an eye treatment is simply that they don’t…

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