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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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5 – 11 July 2018

NHS at 70

Dina Balabanova joins BBC World Service Radio’s Health Check programme discussing the 70th birthday of the NHS and how it has influenced other health systems around the world.

Martin Gorsky is interviewed on BBC Radio Ulster’s Talkback programme (from 00h07m50s) reflecting on the creation of…

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25 June – 4 July 2018

Peter Piot and Michael Marks provide comment to WIRED on the control of the Ebola outbreak in DRC and the work of the LSHTM Open Research Kits (ORK) team in supporting vaccinations. Michael, co-academic lead of LSHTM ORK said: “Our tools are there to support and enhance data collection…

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18 – 24 June 2018

Karl Blanchet writes for Thomson Reuters Foundation on why migrant policies in EU countries must change: “We cannot stand here & watch people dying simply because their life is an embarrassment to our politicians.”

Data from the LSHTM Cancer Survival Group, published by Pancreatic Cancer UK, which shows cancer survival…

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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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