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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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31 May – 6 June

James Logan speaks to the Daily Mail, BBC News Online, LBC and BBC Radio Scotland (1h19m40s) about the new ‘Bug Off’ campaign and Insect Repellent Awareness Day, which ties in with new research from the School into the safety of DEET: “Our campaign is promoting the use of repellents, and…

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24 – 30 May

Martin McKee discusses the risks of e-cigarettes for BBC News Online: “The health community is completely divided on the subject of whether electronic cigarettes are safer than real cigarettes. While the signatories to this letter are clearly supportive, the World Health Organization, correctly, bases its decisions on the best…

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17 – 23 May

Joy Lawn talks to The Guardian, New York Times, Al Jazeera, AFP, Thomson Reuters Foundation and the Inter Press Service about her new research showing that 5.5 million newborns die each year without being recorded: “In most countries stillbirths do not get birth or death certificates, which contributes to…

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