All posts by LSHTM Communications Team

21 – 28 August 2015

Erin Lafferty and Gwen Knight write for The Conversation about how maths can help us fight infectious disease: “In our globally connected world, pathogens will continue to emerge or re-emerge and spread. Models allow us to make powerful predictions about future infections using information from the present. This allows…

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8 – 14 August 2015

Chris Drakeley and Ron Behrens are interviewed by the Financial Times about malaria vaccines, and current precautionary measures travellers should take to protect against the disease. Chris Drakeley comments that the EMA’s recent endorsement of the world’s first malaria vaccine is: “a huge fillip to the vaccine community…

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1 – 7 August 2015

Michel Coleman and Sarah Walters lead a study showing that cancer survival in England still lags behind some other high-income countries. Sarah is quoted in the Telegraph: “The way England’s cancer survival has improved shows promise, but it’s vital that more is done to ensure England closes…

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25 – 31 July 2015

Phil Edwards speaks to BBC Radio 4 Today (at 51m50s) about new research on how switching off street lights at night affects car crashes and crime: “There is no evidence for an increase in road traffic casualties or crime with reduction in street lighting at night… Reduction in street lighting…

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18 – 24 July 2015

A flagship study that inspired large-scale deworming programmes has been reanalysed by School researchers, who conclude that educational benefits of deworming may be less than previously thought. Calum Davey speaks to the Guardian about the  impact of the original study: “I can’t speak [on] why it was so…

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11 – 17 July 2015

Research led by Helen Hogan and Nick Black showing the unsuitability of Standard Mortality Ratios as a measure of hospital quality receives over 170 pieces of coverage. Helen is quoted in the Guardian: “A case review of patient notes is really the only way of making a decision about the…

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4 – 10 July 2015

Recent research co-authored by David Baker about the molecular action of an important protein in the malaria parasite is covered by global outlets including ITV News, Daily Mail, Bloomberg, Medical Xpress, Big News Network, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, Health Canal, the Guardian Nigeria and the Hindu: “It is…

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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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