All posts by LSHTM Communications Team

13 – 19 September 2018

Pauline Paterson joined an expert panel on BBC’s Newsnight, discussing latest figures revealing a fall in proportion of children in England getting the MMR vaccination: “Vaccines are a victim of their own success and if, for example, a parent doesn’t see the disease within a community, they may…

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6 – 12 September 2018

Brendan Wren speaks to BBC News at Ten  (13m 57s in) on post-mortem results showing that a British couple died in Egypt from complications associated with e.coli infection. “It’s very unfortunate but it’s possible if both of them had a contaminated food source and it had…

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30 August – 5 September 2018

Martin McKee provides comment to the Guardian on news that the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has lost contracts assessing medicines for the European Medicines Agency (EMA) as a result of Brexit. Martin said: “The MHRA has benefited enormously from its close links with the EMA. The fracturing…

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23 – 29 August 2018

Heidi Larson provides comment to Newsweek and the Daily Mail on a new study that reveals the extent of misinformation on vaccines spread by ‘bots’ on social media. Speaking to Newsweek, Heidi said: “[The study] should wake up the public to being more critical of the comments they’re reading…

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16 – 22 August 2018

Pauline Paterson provides comment on new World Health Organization figures that show cases of measles in Europe have hit a record high: “With a vaccine preventable disease, one case is one too many, and the numbers of measles cases so far this year is astounding.” Pauline is quoted in more…

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9 – 15 August 2018

Heather Wardle provides comment to The Guardian in an article assessing the growing consensus within the UK gambling industry that there is too much pre-watershed TV advertising: “We know from studies of 11- to 15-year-olds that 2% of children said they started to gamble or increased gambling…

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2 – 8 August 2018

Martin McKee is quoted by BBC News and the Daily Telegraph on new figures from the Office for National Statistics that show increases in UK life expectancy have stalled. He said: “What is in no doubt is the importance that the research needed to explain what we are now seeing…

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26 July – 1 August 2018

Antonio Gasparrini is quoted by The Times (£) on a new study he co-authors that shows without adaptation strategies to mitigate climate change, there could be a dramatic rise in heatwave-related deaths in tropical regions. Antonio says: “Several countries are experiencing deadly heatwaves which, since 2000, are thought to…

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19 – 25 July 2018

AIDS Conference

Peter Piot is quoted by Devex on a new International AIDS Society-The Lancet commission written by a group of 40 international experts that warns the response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic is at risk of ‘dangerous complacency.’ He said: “We need to move away from the ‘end…

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12 – 18 July 2018

Neil Pearce is quoted by BBC News on the announcement of a new study that will examine the possible link between a history of head impacts and neurodegenerative disease in former professional footballers: “We don’t know much about the risks from concussion in football, and we know almost nothing…

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