All posts by LSHTM Communications Team

16 – 22 May 2015

Antonio Gasparrini’s study about hot and cold weather deaths receives more than 360 pieces of global coverage, including the Guardian, the Independent, the Telegraph, the Daily Mail, Huffington Post Canada, the Weather Network, the China Post, Africa News Network, CBS Radio Network (interview), the Local and ABC News: “It…

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9 – 15 May 2015

Peter Piot is interviewed on BBC World Service Newshour after Liberia is declared Ebola free: “This is a major milestone. However, it doesn’t mean it’s absolutely over, because as we’ve seen in Liberia in at least one case, sexual transmission can still occur. It will be important…

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2 – 8 May 2015

Simon Brooker speaks to BBC News about a smartphone which has been used to automatically detect wriggling parasites in blood samples: “I think it’s one of the most fundamental advances in neglected tropical diseases in a long time. In the 21st Century we are using 20th Century technology to…

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25 April – 1 May 2015

Jo Lines speaks to Reuters about malaria control efforts and the race to beat insecticide resistance: “If that resistance goes on getting worse then we will get to the point where our treated nets aren’t really working much better than untreated nets… We can’t keep replacing insecticides every…

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18 – 24 April 2015

James Logan on the front page of the Telegraph discussing his new study carried out on twins which reveals that the likelihood of getting bitten by mosquitoes could be down to our genes: “By investigating the genetic mechanism behind attractiveness to biting insects such as mosquitoes we can move closer…

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11 – 17 April 2015

Vikram Patel is named among the TIME100 – TIME Magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Dr Barbara Van Dahlen, a psychologist and the founder of Give an Hour, a network of volunteer mental-health professionals, writes in the list: “It is hard to imagine…

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3 – 10 April 2015

Stuart Pocock is quoted on the front pages of the Guardian and Telegraph commenting on his new research with Oxon Epidemiology suggesting that middle-aged people who are underweight are at higher risk of dementia: “Our results suggest that doctors, public health scientists, and policymakers need to rethink how to…

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28 March – 2 April 2015

Sanjay Kinra speaks to the BBC Radio 4 Today Programme (from 39mins) about new his new research showing that parents of obese children may not be able to recognise that their child is overweight unless they are at very extreme levels of obesity: “As a society we’re getting more…

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21 – 27 March 2015

More than 180 news sites including Globe and Mail and CBC cover the announcement that Peter Piot has received the prestigious Canada Gairdner Global Health Award for “his co-discovery of the Ebola virus, his many contributions to HIV/AIDS research and his extraordinary leadership in the global response to…

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14 – 20 March 2015

Kaye Wellings appears on BBC Radio 4’s Moral Maze (at 25m) to discuss the issues and evidence around what children should be taught about sex at school: “If we just present a picture of disaster, doom and disease we’re just going to turn young people off… what sex…

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