11 – 17 April 2015

Vikram Patel is named among the TIME100 – TIME Magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Dr Barbara Van Dahlen, a psychologist and the founder of Give an Hour, a network of volunteer mental-health professionals, writes in the list: “It is hard to imagine…

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3 – 10 April 2015

Stuart Pocock is quoted on the front pages of the Guardian and Telegraph commenting on his new research with Oxon Epidemiology suggesting that middle-aged people who are underweight are at higher risk of dementia: “Our results suggest that doctors, public health scientists, and policymakers need to rethink how to…

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28 March – 2 April 2015

Sanjay Kinra speaks to the BBC Radio 4 Today Programme (from 39mins) about new his new research showing that parents of obese children may not be able to recognise that their child is overweight unless they are at very extreme levels of obesity: “As a society we’re getting more…

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21 – 27 March 2015

More than 180 news sites including Globe and Mail and CBC cover the announcement that Peter Piot has received the prestigious Canada Gairdner Global Health Award for “his co-discovery of the Ebola virus, his many contributions to HIV/AIDS research and his extraordinary leadership in the global response to…

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14 – 20 March 2015

Kaye Wellings appears on BBC Radio 4’s Moral Maze (at 25m) to discuss the issues and evidence around what children should be taught about sex at school: “If we just present a picture of disaster, doom and disease we’re just going to turn young people off… what sex…

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7 – 13 March 2015

Martin McKee appears on BBC Radio 4’s Inside Health (from 50 seconds) , ahead of the parliamentary vote on the introduction of standardised cigarette packaging: “We now have a wealth of evidence from Australia [where standardised packaging has been introduced] which completely confounds what the tobacco industry had claimed, so…

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28 February – 6 March 2015

Peter Piot co-authors a piece for The Guardian with president of the International Rescue Committee, David Miliband, about the need to involve local communities in responding to epidemics from the outset: “It’s now time to apply these lessons to the challenges of 2015 and beyond. That means turning…

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21 – 27 February 2015

David Conway comments in the Daily Mirror on research which has detected resistance to the malaria drug artemisinin on the Myanmar-India border: “It’s hugely worrying, both for people in southeast Asia and the rest of the world. Should these [drugs] fail today, there’s nothing waiting in the…

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14 – 20 February 2015

Cathy Zimmerman speaks to Thomson Reuters Foundation about a new study led by the School, which interviewed over 1,000 trafficked men, women and children in Southeast Asia, to find out the about health implications of trafficking: “It makes it very clear that trafficking is not just about sex work…

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7 – 13 February 2015

Sanjay Kinra speaks to BBC World Service’s Health Check (from 18mins 30 secs) about what impact the growing obesity crisis will have on our increasing average life expectancy: “As the rates of obesity are going up, it causes lots of other health conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes…

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