All posts by LSHTM Communications Team

12 – 19 June 2017

Sally Bloomfield provides comment to The Guardian on the potential contamination of children’s soft play areas: “[Ball pits] will become contaminated in the same way as any environment where there is a large number of children will become contaminated” adding that places with ‘millions of germs’ are often just…

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5 – 11 June 2017

Heidi Larson provides comment to CNN on the vaccination challenges in Europe: “I think the main point is that while there is overall good vaccine acceptance in Europe, there are clear trends reflecting more questioning about vaccines.” The article generates coverage in over 50 regional papers across the US.


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27 May – 4 June 2017

Michel Coleman provides comment to BBC News on research into a promising new treatment for ovarian cancer: “The excitement of the investigators is completely understandable, but one should be cautious about interpreting this result as a breakthrough for ovarian cancer patients until data on longer-term outcomes are available.” Michel…

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20 – 26 May 2017

Stephane Hue speaks to BBC One programme The Truth About… HIV (from 13m00s) discussing when and how the virus was first transmitted to humans: “Naturally, we want to know not who that person [first infected with HIV] was, but where did that virus come from. We realised, very early on…

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13 – 19 May 2017

A study co-led by Martin McKee revealing and ranking the quality and accessibility of healthcare around the world is widely covered. The Daily Telegraph quotes Martin: “The gap between what the UK achieves and what it would be expected to, given its level of development, is also wider than…

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6 – 12 May 2017

Jimmy Whitworth is interviewed by ITV News at 10 following the Brazilian government declaring the end of Zika as an emergency: “We remain in many parts of the world rather vulnerable to outbreaks of this sort because the health systems are simply so weak.”

Jimmy also talks to CNN about…

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29 April – 5 May 2017

James Logan speaks to The Times (£) about a recent rise in the number of Lyme disease cases: “The cause is likely to be a number of factors […] there is also an increased awareness of the disease which means that we could just be seeing more of it because it is…

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22 – 28 April 2017

Findings from the WOMAN Trial

New evidence from the WOMAN Trial suggests that the widely available and low-cost drug tranexamic acid could prevent many mothers around the world from bleeding to death from childbirth. In a BBC News article co-lead author Ian Roberts says: “Making sure the treatment…

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8 – 21 April 2017

CBC Canada cover research led by Audrey Bonaventure that found global inequalities in survival from childhood leukaemia have narrowed but still persist. Audrey said: “Most leukaemias in children are treatable, so these inequalities reflect the lack of access in many countries to optimal treatment and early diagnosis.” The study generates…

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1 – 7 April 2017

Reuters cover research led by James Milner that found a moderate change in typical Indian diets could benefit both health and the environment. In the article James says: “In India, the proportion of freshwater available for agricultural production may already be unsustainably high. Modest dietary changes could help meet the…

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