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19 December 2019 – 8 January 2020

Anne Mills highlights the progress made in the fight against Ebola in The Guardian’s ‘science stories that made 2019’. Anne said: “We can now treat those infected as well as prevent spread of the disease as a result of large and innovate collaborations that demonstrate how to help develop…

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13-18 December 2019

Heidi Larson speaks to BBC Radio 4 (from 03:40) about the spread of vaccine misinformation online. Heidi said: “The Wakefield paper was published in 1998 – people forget that was the same year Google opened their doors, and that was followed by Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. If that paper had…

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6 – 12 December 2019

Heidi Larson speaks to Reuters, BBC News, the Guardian and The Times about the global surge in measles cases and deaths. Heidi said: “Measles, the most contagious of all vaccine-preventable diseases, is the tip of the iceberg of other vaccine-preventable disease threats and should be a wake-up…

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28 November-5th December 2019

Peter Piot discusses what it will take to tackle the challenges in the next stage of ending the HIV and AIDS epidemic by 2030 in The Conversation’s Pasha podcast. Peter said: “One of the lessons is to listen more carefully to people – what their context is, their circumstances and…

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14-27 November 2019

Harriet Forbes speaks to the Times (£) about her work indicating an increased risk of dementia diagnosis in the months following partner bereavement. Harriet said: “We think simply that it may be that your partner has been covering for you… After their death perhaps you will also be in contact with…

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31 October-13 November

Peter Piot writes in Scientific American about how human innovation shapes global health, highlighting the vital role of frontline workers. Peter said: “Innovation is so much more than the discovery or launching of new therapies, vaccines and/or apps. It is first and foremost about finding better ways of reaching…

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10-30 October 2019

LSHTM’s CRASH-3 trial received widespread global coverage, with the study’s findings that tranexamic acid could reduce deaths from traumatic brain injury featuring in over 600 outlets worldwide, including BBC Radio 4’s Today programme (at 53:30), the Guardian, The Times (£), The Indian Express and News 24…

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3-9 October 2019

LSHTM’s launch of NEST360 is the subject of six BBC interviews, including Newsday and Focus on Africa, and a Telegraph story. Speaking to the Telegraph, Joy Lawn said: “most devices are not built and designed for work in Africa… This approach is exciting because we’re moving beyond the…

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19 September-2 October 2019

LSHTM’s decision to add the names of Florence Nightingale, Alice Ball and Marie Sklodowska-Curie to our Keppel Street frieze – and our video announcing this – appeared on Canadian television, featuring on breakfast show Your Morning.

Jeremy Brown and Ian Douglas’s study suggesting that younger children in the UK…

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12-18 September 2019

Peter Piot describes being part of the team discovering Ebola in 1976 to the Telegraph, and discusses his biggest global health concerns over 40 years later. Peter said: “We obviously did not know there was Ebola in the samples from Zaire. Looking back, probably the most dangerous moments were working…

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