All posts by LSHTM Communications Team

22 – 28 November

Andrew Bastawrous, co-founder of PEEK, is quoted on BBC Scotland as the crowdfunding campaign for the portable eye examination kit begins: “With Peek we are hoping to increase the access to eye care to the millions of people who are blind and shouldn’t be. There are so many…

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15 – 21 November

Joy Lawn speaks to The Guardian on World Prematurity Day, about new research showing that complications associated with preterm birth are now the leading cause of death for children under five: “This marks a turning of the tide, a transition from infections to neonatal conditions, especially those related to premature…

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8 – 14 November

After the first UK advert depicting the use of e-cigarettes airs, Martin McKee appears on the BBC News Channel and BBC World TV expressing his opposition to the decision: “It promotes exactly the same imaging that we’re used to seeing in the old days with the tobacco industry…

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1 – 7 November

Ebola coverage:

Sebastian Funk speaks to Associated Press about the Ebola epidemic: “It’s difficult to tell if we are reaching a turning point or if there will be a doomsday scenario. I could see it going either way at the moment.” Leads to more than 370 pieces of global…

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25 – 31 October

Ebola media coverage:

Peter Piot visits Hong Kong and Tokyo, where he discusses the risk of Ebola cases in Asia. In a Science Magazine interview he says: “There are thousands of Chinese workers in Africa now. It is not impossible that one of them will [become infected with Ebola and…

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18 – 24 October

Anna Goodman appears on BBC Breakfast, BBC World Service 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…

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11 – 17 October 2014

Ebola coverage:

Peter Piot and David Heymann on BBC Newsnight (at 11:40) Peter Piot also cited in the Economist, Washington Post,  Wall Street Journal, CNN , The Guardian, The Times of India,the Buenos Aires Herald, SciDev.net and Vice News, among others, and quoted in The Lancet, The Guardian…

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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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