All posts by LSHTM Communications Team

06 – 12 June 2019

New LSHTM-led research finds that more than six billion people are at risk of dengue fever by 2080. African countries, particularly in the Sahel region and southern part of the continent, face a substantial increase in risk of dengue fever over the next 65 years. Lead author Oliver Brady…

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30 May – 5 June 2019

Colin Sutherland spoke to ITV news about new research from the University of Maryland and Burkina Faso which found that a fungus – genetically enhanced to produce spider toxin – can rapidly kill huge numbers of the mosquitoes that spread malaria. Colin said: “This approach could be a really good public health…

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23 – 29 May 2019

Shelley Lees and Mark Marchant co-author a letter published in The Guardian, about the importance of community involvement in tackling Ebola. The authors say a trusting relationship between responders and community members makes a vital difference to whether the response is effective.  

Rosalind Miller speaks to Forbes about the…

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16 – 22 May 2019

New LSHTM-led research finds that 1 in 7 babies worldwide are born with a low birthweight. The figures are the first estimates of their kind and indicate that national governments are doing too little to reduce low birthweight. Senior author Joy Lawn said: “These first ever national and global…

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09 – 15 May 2019

Heather Wardle co-authors a paper for the BMJ on public health harms caused by gambling. The paper calls for a compulsory levy on the gambling industry to address the harms caused. Heather said: “Gambling harms have been vastly underestimated. It is placing major burdens on resources, relationships and health…

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02 – 08 May 2019

New LSHTM-led Natsal research published in the BMJ finds that there has been a general decline in sexual frequency in Britain between 2001 and 2012, with the biggest falls seen among over 25s and married or cohabiting couples. The research looks at three successive waves of Natsal and involved…

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25 April – 01 May 2019

Gates Notes publish a feature recognising Peter Piot and the work of the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST). As part of the feature, Gates Notes interview Peter, along with members of the UK-PHRST including Dan Bausch, Katie Carmichael, Olivier Le Polain and Ben Gannon. “In just…

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18 – 24 April 2019

Brian Greenwood provides expert comment to Reuters on the world’s first ever malaria vaccine, after final trial data showed that it offered partial protection for up to four years. Brian said: “Given that there were an estimated 198 million malaria cases in 2013, this level of efficacy potentially translates…

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11 – 17 April 2019

Stefan Flasche is quoted in The Telegraph on news that the UK is to become the first country in the world to cut the dosage for pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, from three to two. The recommendation was made by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, after research published in the…

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04 – 10 April 2019

Heidi Larson writes an opinion piece for Devex Global Views entitled ‘It’s time to rebuild public confidence in vaccines’. Heidi says in the piece, “New champions are needed who can communicate the importance of immunization at a human and emotional level. Teachers, educational toy companies, social networks, and the…

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