All posts by LSHTM Communications Team

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…

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26 March – 8 April 2018

Laura Cornelsen is interviewed by BBC Radio 5 Live’s Wake up to Money programme about the implementation of a Sugar Tax, and how effective this type of tax can be. Laura said: “We need to think about whether people will switch to other types of beverages or food that…

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19 – 25 March 2018

Charlotte Warren-Gash speaks to the Daily Mail on a new LSHTM-led study that found people suffering from flu or pneumonia aged over 40  could be at increased risk of heart attack or stroke in the days after infection. Charlotte said: “As people age, having more than one medical…

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12 – 18 March 2018

An editorial by Lucinda Hiam and University of Oxford’s Danny Dorling is reported widely by UK media. Based on latest mortality statistics from the Office for National Statistics, they state that the government is failing to investigate a clear pattern of rising death rates in England & Wales. Lucinda…

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5 – 11 March 2018

Hilary Bower is interviewed by BBC World Service Radio’s Newsday programme on the current outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria. Hilary is a member of the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UKPHRST) and said: “The cases are falling at this stage, which we would expect as this is…

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26 February – 4 March 2018

Heidi Larson writes for the Financial Times about how governments must regain social trust to eradicate measles and restore confidence in vaccines. The piece marks twenty years since the publication of Andrew Wakefield’s faulty research into the MMR vaccine. Heidi says: “The long cherished dream of eliminating measles is…

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19 – 25 February 2018

Karl Blanchet speaks to BBC Newsday about the humanitarian situation in Ghouta. Karl says: “The persistent attacks and bombings on civilians in Eastern Ghouta are shocking and horrific. The International Humanitarian Law, specifically created to protect civilians, has been blatantly and deliberately flouted again and again. The Syrian situation is…

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12 – 18 February 2018

Anne Mills is quoted by Times Higher Education on fostering collaboration with Commonwealth countries ‘pointing to attempts by funders such as the Wellcome Trust to shift towards a model whereby money is managed within Africa rather than through a “top down” approach.’

The Brussels Times (Belgium) report on the European…

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5 – 11 February 2018

Will Stone writes for Thomson Reuters on a new study that identified malaria patients who produced antibodies able to prevent the spread of malaria: “A transmission-blocking vaccine, combined with effective drugs, mosquito-control, and a vaccine like RTS’S, could prevent its spread and bring eradication of this deadly…

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29 January – 4 February 2018

A new LSHTM study finds that although there have been global improvements in cancer survival, there are still wide and persistent disparities between countries, particularly for some childhood cancers. CONCORD-3, the latest in a series of reports from the Cancer Survival Group, is the largest study of population-based…

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