31 January – 6 February 2019

Pauline Paterson is interviewed for Al Jazeera’s The Stream about whether ‘anti-vaxxers’ are risking both their and other people’s health. Pauline said: “Vaccine concerns vary by country, by time, by vaccine and by population. It’s really key to understand the reasons why people are not vaccinating…

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24 – 30 January 2019

Brendan Wren speaks to BBC Breakfast about antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and how a new five-year action plan from the UK government to control AMR might work. Brendan said: “Many different bacteria are now resistant to many of the antibiotics we use to treat them and the situation is getting…

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17 – 23 January 2019

Alan Dangour provides expert comment on the new EAT-Lancet Commission which sets out the first scientific targets for healthy diets from sustainable food productions systems. Alan said: “The healthy diet would require significant shifts to existing dietary habits in most countries, including the UK, such as large reductions in…

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10 – 16 January 2019

New LSHTM-led research, looking at readiness for first sex among young people, finds that many were not ready for first sexual activity and lose their virginity under circumstances that are incompatible with positive sexual health. Melissa Palmer said: “Examining the circumstances around first heterosexual intercourse is important for planning…

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03 – 09 January 2019

Peter Piot writes an article for Wired on why harnessing machine learning to improve health is a major ambition in the healthcare industry, and the potential for using it to manage health on a global scale. Peter says: “Artificial intelligence can democratise patient power and people’s ability to manage…

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13 December 2018 – 02 January 2019

John Edmunds speaks to ITV news about Ebola as part of a wider piece on how a trial vaccine is being used in the current outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. John said: “It has a wild animal reservoir, probably bats although we don’t know that for sure…

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In the news – media highlights 2018

School research and expert comment have been making headlines around the world in 2018. Here’s some of our top stories from the year.

CONCORD-3

In January the Cancer Survival Group published CONCORD-3 in The Lancet; the largest and most up-to-date study of population-based cancer…

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06 – 12 December 2018

New LSHTM–led research finds that sex workers who experience repressive policing, including arrest and imprisonment, are three times more likely to go on to experience sexual and physical violence and twice as likely to have HIV and/or other STIs. Co-author Pippa Grenfell said: “Decriminalisation of sex work…

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29 November – 05 December 2018

Cathy Zimmerman speaks to The Guardian about a new UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health. Cathy was senior author on the report, which was developed over two years and led by 20 leading experts from 12 countries. Cathy said: ““Governments around the world are well aware that their economies…

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22 – 28 November 2018

New LSHTM research published in the Lancet finds that an approach called restorative practice, could help tackle bullying, improve mental health and lower rates of regular smoking and drinking alcohol in secondary school. Restorative practice involves bringing together pupils involved in bullying, conflict or misbehaviour, encouraging them to appreciate the…

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