9 – 15 April 2018

Natacha Protopopoff and Mark Rowland are quoted by Reuters on a new LSHTM-led study that demonstrates a new class of bed net could significantly reduce malaria infection in children by neutralising mosquitos’ ability to resist pyrethoid insecticide. Natacha said: “It’s imperative we try and remain one step ahead of insecticide resistance which threatens to reverse the great gains made in combating malaria.”
The study is also reported by News-Medical. The Reuters article generates coverage in outlets across the world including: Daily Mail, AllAfrica, The Japan Times, Kaiser Family Foundation (US), The Times of India, The Hindustan Times and The Indian Express (all India).

Mark Rowland is also interviewed by a range of broadcast media including BBC World Service Radio’s Newsday programme (from 31m25s), BBC World TV’s Impact programme, and TRT World (Turkey).

David Heymann writes for the Daily Telegraph on how the recently introduced sugar tax could be a turning point in the UK’s approach to public health: “Legislation and regulation cannot protect against all health threats – but they help create an environment that facilitates protection of individuals.”

Mark Petticrew is quoted by Mother Jones Magazine on research that indicates the alcohol industry misleading the public about alcohol-related cancer risk. Mark said: “The female consumer is seen as part of the alcohol market that needs to be marketed to more. The female drinker is the last person [the industry] want to be a fully informed consumer.”

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