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13 – 19 September

Philip James’s study which argues that sugars in the diet should make up no more than 3% of total energy intake to reduce tooth decay is covered by BBC News online, The Times, Daily Mail, Daily Express, Women’s Health and Time Magazine. He is quoted in The Telegraph…

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6 – 12 September

Peter Piot talks to BBC’s Horizon programme (at 11m) on his early work into the source of the original Ebola outbreak in Zaire in 1976: “What we found was that this was a hospital with no doctor. The nuns and local nurses were running it, frankly in a heroic…

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30 Aug – 5 Sept

Simon Brooker joins an expert panel for BBC World Service In the Balance to discuss raising funds for neglected tropical diseases, in light of the attention now being given to the Ebola virus: “Many NTDs take a long time to develop to get to that severe stage. These diseases occur…

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23 – 29 August

David Mabey talks to Channel 4 News about ZMapp as a possible treatment for Ebola (from 2 mins 15 secs): “ZMapp was given to the two American Missionaries who have now recovered. Whether that was the reason they recovered we’re not sure because the only previous case of Ebola…

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16 – 22 August

Ellen Flint on BBC Good Evening Wales discussing her new study which shows active commuters have a lower BMI (from 24 mins 30 secs): “We found that those who walked, cycled or used public transport had a lower BMI and also a lower percentage of body fat than their car…

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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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