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20 – 26 August 2016

James Logan is interviewed by The Daily Telegraph for a feature on mosquitoes, why we get bitten, and the best methods to protect from bites. “We’ve tested [eating] garlic, [taking] vitamin B and [eating] Marmite and none of them worked. People also talk about alcohol but the only evidence…

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13 – 19 August 2016

Kaye Wellings and Adam Kucharski appear on this week’s BBC Radio 4’s More or Less.  Kaye discusses teenage pregnancy and the portrayal of young women in the media: “U18 births fell faster in England than they had in other European countries. They fell most in the areas where…

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6 – 12 August 2016

Laura Rodrigues and Jimmy Whitworth speak to The Guardian about a study that links the Zika virus to arthrogryposis, a severe joint problem. The research also suggests that the virus can be linked to a range of problems that may not yet be apparent. 

Laura Rodrigues: “I think this is…

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30 July – 5 August 2016

Coverage on sexual problems among young people:

School research which has revealed that one in ten young men and one in eight young women in Britain who are sexually active have experienced a distressing sexual problem is covered by The Independent. The study was led by Kirstin Mitchell, who is…

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23 – 29 July 2016

Zika in the news:

Jimmy Whitworth comments on a study that found up to 1.65 million pregnant women could catch Zika. Jimmy Whitworth said: “Over 1,700 affected babies have been born in Brazil so far, and the numbers are going to continue to increase in the months ahead…

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16 – 22 July 2016

From the International Aids Conference 2016 in Durban, South Africa (18-22 July):

The Daily Mail report on Prince Harry’s speech in which he acknowledges the work of leaders in the fight against HIV, including Peter Piot: “But thanks to the work of leaders in the fight against HIV…

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9 – 15 July 2016

Peter Piot spoke to Channel 4 News on the impact of Brexit on UK science: “I think now is a time to see how we can make the best of it and making sure world class science is preserved. That requires openness because there are very few sectors in society…

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2 – 8 July 2016

Judith Green appears on an episode of “The Why Factor” on BBC World Service (from 14m35s). The programme titled “Why Do We Love the Bicycle?” featured her research on the consensus hierarchy of transport modes in London. She said: “There is almost a guilt now about driving in London. There…

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25 June – 1 July 2016

The Daily Mail front page leads with School research that found a period of intense debate about statins was followed by a substantial rise in the proportion of people in the UK stopping taking the drug. The study found that an estimated 200,000 people stopped taking the pills as…

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18 – 24 June 2016

The Huffington Post UK report on the National Gay Men’s Sex Survey conducted by the School. Lead researcher Ford Hickson said: “Half of the men we surveyed didn’t know that doctors in the UK recommend they test for HIV at least once a year.” The story is also…

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