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11 – 17 June 2018

A new LSHTM study finds that the global production of popular vegetables and legumes could be significantly reduced through predicted environmental changes. Lead author Pauline Scheelbeek said: “Our study shows that environmental changes such as increased temperature and water scarcity may pose a real threat to global agricultural production, with…

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4 – 10 June 2018

New LSHTM research explores the emotion of disgust, finding six common categories of things people find disgusting and which protect us from disease (poor hygiene, insects carrying disease, risky sexual behaviour, skin conditions – such as lesions or boils, rotting food and people with an atypical appearance). Lead author Val Curtis…

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28 May – 3 June 2018

Our experts in the media on the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC):

Hilary Bower, member of the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team, takes part in a Q&A with Devex on the Team’s deployment to DRC: “We’re really there to support…

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21 – 27 May 2018

Our experts in the media on the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC):

David Heymann takes part in a panel discussion with BBC World Service Radio’s Real Story programme, exploring pandemic preparedness and the Ebola outbreak response in DRC: “Today the paradigm is rapid detection…

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14 – 20 May 2018

A number of LSHTM experts speak to the media on the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC):

Peter Piot was interviewed by BBC World Service Radio’s Newshour programme (from 5m40s) and discusses the latest on efforts to control the outbreak including: “Everything that has to…

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7 – 13 May 2018

Peter Piot provides comment to Scientific American on why Ebola continues to re-emerge in DR Congo following the outbreak of the disease in the country: “Due to its huge swathes of forest, the DRC is a reservoir for the virus, making the country particularly susceptible to outbreaks of Ebola…

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30 April – 6 May 2018

Anton Camacho is quoted by The Daily Telegraph on a new study that suggests the 2018 rainy season in Yemen could trigger another outbreak of cholera in the country. Anton says: “Due to the explosiveness of cholera outbreaks, reactive control strategies are much less likely to succeed due to limited…

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23 – 29 April 2018

New research co-authored by LSHTM finds that taxing sweet snacks could lead to broader reductions in the amount of sugar purchased than similar increases in the price of sugar-sweetened beverages. Richard Smith said: “We know that increasing the price of sugar-sweetened beverages is likely to generate a…

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16 – 22 April 2018

A new LSHTM co-led study finds that children infected with malaria parasites produce a distinctive odour making them more attractive to mosquitoes than uninfected children. James Logan provides comment to NPR: “What we didn’t know was which chemicals in body odour were responsible…the tricky bit is picking…

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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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