8 – 14 January 2018

Peter Piot and Heidi Larson write an article for WIRED on how fake news and distrust of science could lead to global epidemics. They write: “Vaccines are one of the most important scientific inventions of all time…Yet these vital public-health tools are under threat from growing public mistrust…

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1 – 7 January 2018

Steven Cummins is quoted by Reuters on a study linking smaller waistlines and lower BMI to living near physical activity facilities: “It is likely that communities without the neighbourhood resources needed to encourage a healthy lifestyle put their residents at a higher risk of obesity.” The article generates coverage in…

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18 – 31 December 2017

A new study that finds providing internet-based testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) could increase the number of people being tested including among high-risk groups is widely reported by UK media. Quoted by The Independent, Caroline Free said: “Sexual health clinics play an important role in community health…

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11 – 17 December 2017

Kate Mason is quoted by the Daily Mail on a new School-led study that finds living near to physical activity facilities is linked to smaller waistlines, lower BMI and lower body fat percentage. Kate explained: “Urbanisation is recognised as a key driver of obesity, and certain features of neighbourhoods…

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In the news – media highlights 2017

The School’s research and expertise have been making headlines around the world this year, covering everything from Ebola vaccines to young people’s sexual practices, and malaria treatment failure to a royal visit. Here is a selection of some of our top stories from 2017. Read more

4 – 10 December 2017

Peter Piot is featured in NHK World’ Direct Talk discussing why planning ahead is vital to combat future epidemics. The interview covers Peter’s work leading research into HIV/AIDS as founding Executive Director of UNAIDS to co-discovering the Ebola virus in 1976: “A big question is are we…

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27 November – 3 December 2017

New World Health Organization research shows that 1 in 10 medical products circulating in low and middle-income countries is either falsified or substandard. The WHO estimates use an LSHTM model to address the question of the health and economic impact of sub-standard and falsified antimalarials. The findings were…

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20 – 26 November 2017

A study using data from the National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles is widely reported. It finds that sexually active young people today are taking part in a wider range of sexual practices with opposite-sex partners compared to 20 years ago. Quoted by the Daily Mirror, Kaye Wellings…

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6 – 19 November 2017

A new School-led study that demonstrates major bleeds must be treated with tranexamic acid quickly is reported by The Guardian. Ian Roberts says: “Responding quickly can be the difference between life and death and that means patients must be treated urgently at the scene of injury or as soon…

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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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