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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30 January – 5 February 2016

Peter Piot speaks to BBC Radio 4’s Today about Zika virus ahead of the World Health Organization (WHO) emergency committee meeting (from 02h14m): “WHO clearly dropped the ball responding to the Ebola crisis, it took about five months to declare Ebola in West Africa a public health emergency. By…

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23 – 29 January 2016

Laura Rodrigues speaks to BBC Six O’Clock News about the ongoing Zika virus outbreak, as the WHO calls a meeting to discuss whether the virus should be treated as a global emergency (from 03m40s): “We need to know the risk. If a woman has Zika, is the risk of…

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16 – 22 January 2016

Joy Lawn leads a major Ending Preventable Stillbirths series published this week in The Lancet: the story is covered around the globe by more than 750 online and print publications, and across major broadcast outlets worldwide.

Joy speaks to BBC World News TV: “Even here in the UK where we…

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9 – 15 January 2016

Narat Punyacharoensin is quoted in The Independent as lead author of new research showing that giving Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) medicine to healthy men who have sex with men could help to prevent thousands of new cases of HIV in the UK each year: “Current prevention efforts in the UK…

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19 December 2015 – 8 January 2016

Ian Douglas speaks to The Times (paywalled) about his research showing that weight loss surgery lowers risk of heart attack and stroke: “People having weight-loss surgery were 70 per cent less likely to have a heart attack, and those with type 2 diabetes were nine times more likely to…

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12 ­-18 December 2015

Caroline Minassian speaks to New York Times Well blog about a new School study showing that patients face an increased risk of heart attack and stroke after shingles: “We’ve highlighted when patients with shingles may be most susceptible to vascular events, so this could potentially help prevent these events…

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5 – 11 December 2015

Brendan Wren is quoted in The Telegraph, in an article about the possibility that antimicrobial resistant bacteria may be transferred to humans from improperly cooked meat:  “Unfortunately a lot of our food, particularly meat products can be contaminated with bacteria which are increasingly more resistant to antibiotics. Raw food products…

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In the news – media highlights 2015

The School has been making headlines around the world again this year. Here are a few of our top stories from 2015. Montage of 2015 media coverage Read more

29 November – 4 December 2015

Adam Bourne is a guest on a Huffpost Live discussion about the issues facing gay men who take part in chemsex: “We shouldn’t make the assumption that ‘chems’ are causing unprotected sex, some people make those decisions anyway – drugs are helping them to have more sex, or different types…

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