9 – 15 April 2016

Cathy Zimmerman speaks to The Independent as co-author of new research revealing the severe mental health problems experienced by survivors of human trafficking in the UK: “Trafficking for various forms of exploitation is very diverse. It appears to be somewhat prevalent. I think the public has to give second…

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2 – 8 April 2016

David Heymann speaks to NPR in the US about the danger of ‘parachute researchers’, scientists from wealthy nations who come to collect data when a puzzling disease breaks out in a developing country, and do not share their findings: “If you want really to have a rapid public health response…

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25 March – 1 April 2016

Jimmy Whitworth is a guest on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme as the World Health Organization declares that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is no longer a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (from 02h43m): “I think it’s important for two reasons. One is that it recognises…

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19-24 March 2016

A report by the School and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has found ‘substantial variation’ in practice between maternity units in England, and warns this variation in the care received by women when giving birth is concerning. BBC Online, Guardian, Daily Mail and the Mirror cover the story…

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12-18 March 2016

Ellen Flint’s research which found that walking and cycling to work is linked with lower body fat and BMI in mid-life results in over 300 pieces of coverage including BBC Online: “This study shows that people who do manage to build some level of physical exertion into their…

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5-11 March 2016

Laura Rodrigues appears on BBC Panorama from the Zika frontline in Recife, Brazil, to discuss her studies into microcephaly: “Women who are pregnant and get Zika don’t know if the risk to their babies is 5% or 95%. I think the world has to prepare to live with Zika…

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27 February – 4 March 2016

Jimmy Whitworth speaks to Associated Press about a study by Insitut Pasteur which provides evidence for a link between Zika virus infection and Guillain-Barré Syndrome. Jimmy discusses whether this study reveals any information about a possible link between Zika and microcephaly: “Both Guillain-Barré syndrome and microcephaly are neurological…

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19 – 26 February 2016

Laura Rodrigues is quoted by Reuters about the ongoing work to prove a link between the Zika virus and congenital birth defect microcephaly, including her own research in Brazil: “We will follow them [pregnant women thought to be infected with Zika] to establish what proportion will have a miscarriage or…

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13 – 19 February 2016

Jimmy Whitworth is quoted by BBC News about recent Brazilian research showing that Zika virus has been identified in the amniotic fluid of two pregnant women whose foetuses have been diagnosed with congenital birth defect microcephaly: “This study does strengthen the body of evidence that Zika virus is the cause…

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6 – 12 February 2016

Peter Piot is the guest on BBC Radio 4’s Life Scientific, speaking about his career fighting infectious diseases including Ebola and HIV: “Who would have thought that at the end of the 20th century a new virus would pop up that cumulatively has now infected 80 million people and…

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