All posts by LSHTM Communications Team

9 – 15 August

Krishnan Bhaskaran is interviewed for a feature on Channel 4 News about new School research linking obesity and being overweight with 10 common cancers and over 12,000 cases in the UK each year (feature starts at 47 mins 26 secs): “In total we estimated that for the 10 cancers…

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2 – 8 August

Peter Piot, David Heymann and Jeremy Farrar author an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal (also reproduced on the School’s website) discussing the use of experimental drugs in the current Ebola outbreak and the role of WHO: “African governments should be allowed to make informed decisions about whether…

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26 July – 1 August

Peter Piot speaks to BBC News at Ten on the latest Ebola outbreak in Africa: “It’s very sad that this is happening again, that we haven’t leant the lessons from the past where through very simple measures we can control this epidemic, but I understand it because people…

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19 – 25 July

James Logan is on ITV’s This Morning giving Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford advice for keeping mosquitoes at bay: “You can see there are lots of different products that you can use to repel mosquitoes. But some of them that we’ve got on this side, like gin, which…

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12 – 18 July

Shabbar Jaffar talks to Associated Press about a new UNAIDS report that says that AIDS-related deaths are at their lowest level since peaking almost a decade ago: “We’ve made progress, but the number of people getting infected is still extraordinarily high…[In Africa] They are already working beyond…

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5 – 11 July

Brendan Wren is interviewed on the BBC’s The One Show (at 5m 27s) talking about the growing threat of antibiotic resistance: “We have to be prepared, we know that the incidence of resistance is increasing more and more, now is the time to take action.”

Juan P Casas is…

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28 June – 4 July

Peter Piot appears on CNN discussing the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa: “With this strain of Ebola, you’ve got around a 90% chance of dying. That’s spectacular by any standard – one of the most lethal viruses that exist… You need really close contact to become infected. So…

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21- 27 June

Ailie Robinson is interviewed on London Live to advise people how to avoid insect bites while on holiday: “Some of the diseases you can catch from insect bites, there aren’t really very good drugs to treat them, so it is much easier to use a really good repellent, for…

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14 – 20 June

James Logan takes NPR on a guided tour of the School’s insectaries:  “These rooms are part of the vaults of the building. At one time during [World War II], for example, they were used as shelters.” The piece is broadcast to nearly 50 local public radio stations in the…

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7 – 13 June

Jim McCambridge speaks to The Guardian and BBC Radio 5 Live on his new research showing that five charities in the UK are both active in alcohol policy processes and funded by the alcohol industry: “The fact that the only people left inside the responsibility deal process who are advocating…

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