All posts by LSHTM Communications Team

18 – 24 October

Anna Goodman appears on BBC Breakfast and BBC Radio Scotland (at 15:10) discussing her research into the link between Daylight Saving Time and children’s activity levels: “Introducing additional daylight savings measures would affect each and every child in the country, every day of the year, giving it a…

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4 – 10 October

The School’s experts are mentioned in almost 1,500 pieces of Ebola media coverage this week:

John Edmunds is quoted by Bloomberg on proposals for randomised control trials for Ebola vaccines: “Everybody would prefer a randomized controlled trial from a scientific point of view. But there are enormous ethical…

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27 September – 3 October

John Edmunds speaks to Channel 4 News on the potential numbers of Ebola cases: “If you to envisage it, it’s too horrible to think about. This is a disease where the case fatality rate is something like 70%. Thousands, tens of thousands of cases or even more. A case…

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20 – 26 September

Peter Piot, David Heymann  and Chris Whitty speak at an Ebola press conference organised by the Science Media Centre. Peter Piot is quoted by Bloomberg and the Associated Press on the need for a vaccine: “It may be that without a vaccine, we may not be able to stop this…

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13 – 19 September

Philip James’s study which argues that sugars in the diet should make up no more than 3% of total energy intake to reduce tooth decay is covered by BBC News online, The Times, Daily Mail, Daily Express, Women’s Health and Time Magazine. He is quoted in The Telegraph…

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6 – 12 September

Peter Piot talks to BBC’s Horizon programme (at 11m) on his early work into the source of the original Ebola outbreak in Zaire in 1976: “What we found was that this was a hospital with no doctor. The nuns and local nurses were running it, frankly in a heroic…

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30 Aug – 5 Sept

Simon Brooker joins an expert panel for BBC World Service In the Balance to discuss raising funds for neglected tropical diseases, in light of the attention now being given to the Ebola virus: “Many NTDs take a long time to develop to get to that severe stage. These diseases occur…

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23 – 29 August

David Mabey talks to Channel 4 News about ZMapp as a possible treatment for Ebola (from 2 mins 15 secs): “ZMapp was given to the two American Missionaries who have now recovered. Whether that was the reason they recovered we’re not sure because the only previous case of Ebola…

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16 – 22 August

Ellen Flint on BBC Good Evening Wales discussing her new study which shows active commuters have a lower BMI (from 24 mins 30 secs): “We found that those who walked, cycled or used public transport had a lower BMI and also a lower percentage of body fat than their car…

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9 – 15 August

Krishnan Bhaskaran is interviewed for a feature on Channel 4 News about new School research linking obesity and being overweight with 10 common cancers and over 12,000 cases in the UK each year (feature starts at 47 mins 26 secs): “In total we estimated that for the 10 cancers…

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