25 – 31 January 2014

Martin McKee is interviewed on ITV News about the ban on sales of e-cigarettes to under-18s: “I welcome the ban… but only as a first step. The real danger is that this is exploited by the tobacco industry to say that e-cigarettes are for adults only and…

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18 – 24 January 2014

Heidi Larson is interviewed by Arise News TV on the latest Pakistan bomb blast targeting polio health workers and how the area remains a priority for vaccinations: “We’re so close, we can’t drop the ball now…Now there are only really a handful [of polio cases], but we…

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11 – 17 January 2014

Liam Smeeth speaks to Sky News, The Telegraph, Evening Standard and Pulse on new proposals for the NHS to gather and share patient data: “This sort of information is not just important for running an effective health service, it is absolutely necessary…We need these sort of data to develop…

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4 – 10 January 2014

Ruth McNerney is featured on BBC One London’s Inside Out programme (from 2m14s) in a report on tackling drug-resistant tuberculosis in London: “We’re starting to see a problem in the UK and in London because there’s a limited number of beds. So to have a TB…

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21 December 2013 – 3 January 2014

Alan Dangour talks to BBC News online about a report by the Overseas Development Institute showing that the number of overweight and obese adults in the developing world has almost quadrupled to around one billion: “We need to act urgently to deal with the scandal of millions of cases of…

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14 – 20 December 2013

Alma Adler speaks to the Daily Express about the preliminary findings from this year’s Flusurvey, which show the UK is reporting half the number of cases as this time last year: “Flu levels are still very low but where there are flu cases, we’re seeing most of them…

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7 – 13 December 2013

Peter Piot is interviewed in the Guardian about dementia, which he believes is the next global pandemic, to coincide with the G8 summit on the issue being held in London: “We’re on a very bad trajectory … one of the achievements of civilisation, society and technology is that we live…

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30 November – 6 December 2013

Vikram Patel is interviewed in Wired Magazine about how to deal with the high burden of mental illness in low and middle income countries:  “Most of the ­people who make decisions about global health are in the US and Western Europe. There, the mental health care sys­tem is dominated…

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23 – 29 November 2013

Kaye Wellings speaks to BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme (from 1h 34m) about the findings from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal), co-led by the School and published in a special Lancet series, which reveal how sexual attitudes and behaviours in Britain have changed…

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In the news – media highlights 2013

It’s been a bumper year for media coverage at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. These are the top 10 highlights from 2013.

March: John Snow bicentenary

The School celebrated the bicentenary of the birth of medical detective John Snow – who traced the source of a deadly…

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