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9 – 15 October 2017

Harry Rutter provides comment to BBC News on a new analysis of global obesity figures, showing that child and teenage obesity levels have risen ten-fold in the last four decades. He said: “This is a huge problem that will get worse. Even skinny people are heavier than they would…

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2 – 8 October 2017

A study led by Ajay Aggarwal that finds surgical cancer units invest heavily in unproven technologies to attract patients was reported by the Daily Mail and The Times (£). Quoted by the Daily Mail, Ajay said: “We have to accept there is a market within the NHS. People are choosing and…

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25 September – 1 October 2017

A review led by Martin McKee that shows Brexit is likely to have far-reaching effects on UK health and the NHS receives wide UK media coverage. Quoted by Buzzfeed News, Martin said: “Although the UK’s desired outcome remains unclear…Brexit in any form poses major risks to almost…

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18 – 24 September 2017

Heidi Larson joins a live panel on BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme discussing the effectiveness of compulsory vaccinations: “Unfortunately there is a lot of misinformation out there, when somebody reports an adverse event, that doesn’t necessarily mean it was caused by the vaccine.”

Heidi also speaks to BBC World…

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11 – 17 September 2017

A study presenting findings from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles, co-led by the School, which finds British women living with a partner are more than twice as likely to lack interest in sex compared to men living with a partner, and that a significant number…

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4 – 10 September 2017

Research led by Mark Petticrew that found the alcohol industry is misrepresenting evidence about the alcohol-related risk of cancer is covered widely by UK and international media. More than 650 outlets report the findings, including: The Guardian, Daily Mail, The Times (£), The Daily Telegraph, The Sun, The Independent Sky…

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14 August – 3 September 2017

The Guardian cover Punam Mangtani’s study which found the BCG vaccine which fights tuberculosis is effective for twice as long as previously thought: “This helps support a vaccine that is not often considered as being as important as some of the other infant vaccines.” The study is also reported…

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31 July – 13 August 2017

Research led by Rebecca Baggaley that shows offering HIV testing to people when they register at a new GP surgery in high-prevalence areas is cost-effective and will save lives, is covered widely by UK media. There were over 70 articles including:  BBC News, Sky News, ITV News, The…

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24 – 30 July 2017

Peter Piot is quoted in a CNN article examining the potential impact of proposed US budget cuts on HIV/AIDS. On South Africa, Peter says: “The country has taken the epidemic response into its own hands…it now hosts the largest treatment program in the world financed for the most…

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11 – 23 July 2017

Following Prince Harry’s visit to the School, Peter Piot and Sentebale CEO Catherine Ferrier co-write a blog for the Huffington Post calling for the voices of young people affected by HIV/AIDS to be heard: “The largest ever generation of adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa is at risk…

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