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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16 – 22 May 2015

Antonio Gasparrini’s study about hot and cold weather deaths receives more than 360 pieces of global coverage, including the Guardian, the Independent, the Telegraph, the Daily Mail, Huffington Post Canada, the Weather Network, the China Post, Africa News Network, CBS Radio Network (interview), the Local and ABC News: “It…

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9 – 15 May 2015

Peter Piot is interviewed on BBC World Service Newshour after Liberia is declared Ebola free: “This is a major milestone. However, it doesn’t mean it’s absolutely over, because as we’ve seen in Liberia in at least one case, sexual transmission can still occur. It will be important…

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2 – 8 May 2015

Simon Brooker speaks to BBC News about a smartphone which has been used to automatically detect wriggling parasites in blood samples: “I think it’s one of the most fundamental advances in neglected tropical diseases in a long time. In the 21st Century we are using 20th Century technology to…

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25 April – 1 May 2015

Jo Lines speaks to Reuters about malaria control efforts and the race to beat insecticide resistance: “If that resistance goes on getting worse then we will get to the point where our treated nets aren’t really working much better than untreated nets… We can’t keep replacing insecticides every…

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