Archive for 11/2012

24 – 30 November 2012

Alma Adler speaks to BBC News about man flu and the UK Flusurvey: “We haven’t found any evidence of ‘man flu’ yet. The biggest risk factor is having children under the age of 18 and for this reason women are more at risk of flu. This year we have…

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17 – 23 November 2012

Alma Adler in the Telegraph for the launch of the UK Flusurvey and the risk of catching flu on your daily commute: “Last year we found no difference in the chance of reporting a flu-like illness in people who took public transport and people who did not. In fact…

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10 – 16 November 2012

Martin McKee speaks to Reuters about calls for a global treaty to stop the lethal trade in fake medicines:  ”We hope that this will form the basis for getting some consensus on a definition of counterfeit drugs, which would then be transferable into a legal instrument.” Also covered by more…

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3 – 9 November 2012

Eleanor Riley speaks to Reuters about the latest results of the RTS,S vaccine study: “We’re all a bit frustrated that it has proven so hard to make a malaria vaccine. The question is how much money are the funders willing to keep throwing at it.” Also covered by…

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27 October – 2 November 2012

Kara Hanson in the Irish Journal on research to evaluate the Affordable Medicines Facility for malaria (AMFm): “Tapping into the private sector distribution chain can have a major influence on which antimalarial treatments are available and their price and quality in just a few months.” The Lancet study (and Comment…

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