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5 – 11 April

Nicholas Mays speaks to BBC Radio Ulster, BBC Devon, BBC Radio Shropshire and BBC News Online on the School’s study into the health systems of the four countries of the UK: “There has been a significant improvement in performance, including in Northern Ireland. As regards hospital-acquired infections, the…

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29 March – 4 April 2014

David Heymann is interviewed on BBC World News TV, BBC News at Ten and BBC Newsnight on the latest outbreak of Ebola: ”When humans are infected they then become very sick and many times they die and they transmit it maybe to a family member too, but the family stays…

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22- 28 March 2014

Peter Piot speaks to BBC World Service’s Newshour (45m 28s), BBC World News TV, Reuters, Wall Street Journal and The Independent on the latest outbreak of Ebola in Guinea: “What we’re seeing is a pattern that’s been repeated in nearly every single Ebola outbreak. It started in…

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15 – 21 March 2014

Alma Adler discusses the latest results from Flusurvey with The Express, which suggest that 2.5 hours of vigorous exercise a week can lower the risk of contracting flu: “We already know that ­people who do regular activity have a lower risk of many chronic diseases, such as heart disease…

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8 – 14 March 2014

Menno Bouma speaks to BBC World News Television, Fox News, Scientific American and BBC World Service’s Newshour (report begins at 18m 48s) about his new research providing the first hard evidence of a link between climate change and malaria: “These changes have been predicted over 20 years ago, but…

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1 – 7 March 2014

Vikram Patel is featured on BBC Radio 4’s The Life Scientific discussing his lifelong journey in global mental health research.

Martin McKee is interviewed on Newsnight about whether e-cigarettes are a ‘trojan horse’ for smoking.

Menno Bouma speaks to Reuters, The Independent, The Weather Channel, Irish Times and…

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22 – 28 February 2014

Nick Black discusses hospital death rates on BBC Radio 4’s File on 4: “I don’t think there’s any value in the publication of HMSR [Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratios] and I would go further and say it is a distraction, because it creates the risk of it giving…

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15 – 21 February 2014

Val Curtis, Helena Helmby and James Logan are featured in BBC Four’s ‘Infested! Living with Parasites’. Following the School hosting the BBC’s media launch for the programme, there were numerous pieces of coverage including the Independent and Telegraph.

Anna Goodman talks to LBC Radio, BBC News, Metro, Yahoo…

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8 – 14 February 2014

Charlotte Watts speaks to NBC News  on a new study published in The Lancet revealing that one in 14 women worldwide report non-partner sexual assault: “The U.S. figures are high, but the differences seen between regions may be due to varying levels of underreporting by women. If anything…

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1 – 7 February 2014

Steve Cummins speaks to PBS, Health Magazine and National Journal about his recent study into US obesity initiatives, leading to over 140 pieces of coverage in the local US press and specialist medical outlets: “Though these interventions are plausible and well-meaning, this study suggests that they are only effective…

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