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24 – 30 November 2012

Alma Adler speaks to BBC News about man flu and the UK Flusurvey: “We haven’t found any evidence of ‘man flu’ yet. The biggest risk factor is having children under the age of 18 and for this reason women are more at risk of flu. This year we have…

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17 – 23 November 2012

Alma Adler in the Telegraph for the launch of the UK Flusurvey and the risk of catching flu on your daily commute: “Last year we found no difference in the chance of reporting a flu-like illness in people who took public transport and people who did not. In fact…

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10 – 16 November 2012

Martin McKee speaks to Reuters about calls for a global treaty to stop the lethal trade in fake medicines:  “We hope that this will form the basis for getting some consensus on a definition of counterfeit drugs, which would then be transferable into a legal instrument.” Also covered by more…

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3 – 9 November 2012

Eleanor Riley speaks to Reuters about the latest results of the RTS,S vaccine study: “We’re all a bit frustrated that it has proven so hard to make a malaria vaccine. The question is how much money are the funders willing to keep throwing at it.” Also covered by…

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27 October – 2 November 2012

Kara Hanson in the Irish Journal on research to evaluate the Affordable Medicines Facility for malaria (AMFm): “Tapping into the private sector distribution chain can have a major influence on which antimalarial treatments are available and their price and quality in just a few months.” The Lancet study (and Comment…

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29 September – 26 October 2012

Highlights: 20-26 October 2012

Val Curtis, Jeroen Ensink and Eileen Chappell speak to IRIN about LSHTM work on sanitation and hygiene: “We have a lot of people working on disgust. We have people doing PhDs, writing books on disgust, and why people are disgusted by things. People say, ‘Oh…

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1 September – 28 September 2012

Highlights: 22-28 September 2012

Anne Mills on Voice of America on the fall in funding for maternal and child health: “If that continues into the future, then I certainly think it’s of major concern.  Ultimately that may have an impact in terms of maternal deaths, neo-natal deaths…

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28 July – 31 August 2012

Highlights:  25-31 August 2012

Anna Goodman in the Daily Telegraph on new LSHTM research trying to solve the evolutionary puzzle of why family size falls as societies become richer: “Under natural selection, you would expect organisms to use their resources to produce more genetic descendants, and so increase their…

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30 June – 27 July 2012

Highlights:  21 –27 July 2012

Independent preview of the 2012 Showcase and the archives of Ronald Ross: “In his notebook he made rough drawings of the cells seen under his microscope which for the first time established malaria was transmitted through the blood-sucking bugs rather than coughing or close…

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2 June – 29 June 2012

Highlights:  23 – 29 June 2012

David Heymann explains to the Daily Mail why health officials will be on high alert throughout the London 2012 Olympics: “People are very effective conduits for disease. Bacteria, viruses and parasites can travel while still in the incubation period. This can range from 12 to…

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