4 – 10 September 2017

Research led by Mark Petticrew that found the alcohol industry is misrepresenting evidence about the alcohol-related risk of cancer is covered widely by UK and international media. More than 650 outlets report the findings, including: The Guardian, Daily Mail, The Times (£), The Daily Telegraph, The Sun, The Independent Sky News, Reuters, The Sydney Morning Herald, New York Post, RT, Voice of America, and via the Press Association to more than 100 UK regional outlets.

Quoted by the Huffington Post, Mark Petticrew said: “Our findings are also a clear reminder of the risks of giving the alcohol industry the responsibility of informing the public about alcohol and health.” Mark was interviewed by Sky News, with features broadcast throughout the day.

Colin Sutherland provides comment to the Daily Mail on news of death of a young girl from cerebral malaria in northern Italy: “There are still anopheline mosquitoes in parts of Italy that can transmit malaria, but these would be unlikely to be found as far north as Trentino.”

Punam Mangtani is quoted by Medical News Today on her recent study which found the BCG vaccine is effective for twice as long as previously thought: “Health officials should consider recommending childhood BCG vaccination where TB risk is high and where infant vaccination has not been given.”

Research published last year on the impact of dietary change on greenhouse gas emissions by Andy Haines and Lukasz Aleksandrowicz is referenced in an editorial by The Guardian.

The School is shortlisted in the Times Higher Education Award’s Research Project of the Year: STEM category.

Current PhD student Priya Morjaria speaks to Study London via the Huffington Post about accessible eye care for every children and how her studies is helping to make this a reality.

Gareth Millward speaks to the Coventry Telegraph about the 1957 polio outbreak in the city ahead of the 60th anniversary event.

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