25 September – 1 October 2017

A review led by Martin McKee that shows Brexit is likely to have far-reaching effects on UK health and the NHS receives wide UK media coverage. Quoted by Buzzfeed News, Martin said: “Although the UK’s desired outcome remains unclear…Brexit in any form poses major risks to almost…

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18 – 24 September 2017

Heidi Larson joins a live panel on BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme discussing the effectiveness of compulsory vaccinations: “Unfortunately there is a lot of misinformation out there, when somebody reports an adverse event, that doesn’t necessarily mean it was caused by the vaccine.”

Heidi also speaks to BBC World…

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11 – 17 September 2017

A study presenting findings from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles, co-led by the School, which finds British women living with a partner are more than twice as likely to lack interest in sex compared to men living with a partner, and that a significant number…

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4 – 10 September 2017

Research led by Mark Petticrew that found the alcohol industry is misrepresenting evidence about the alcohol-related risk of cancer is covered widely by UK and international media. More than 650 outlets report the findings, including: The Guardian, Daily Mail, The Times (£), The Daily Telegraph, The Sun, The Independent Sky…

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14 August – 3 September 2017

The Guardian cover Punam Mangtani’s study which found the BCG vaccine which fights tuberculosis is effective for twice as long as previously thought: “This helps support a vaccine that is not often considered as being as important as some of the other infant vaccines.” The study is also reported…

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31 July – 13 August 2017

Research led by Rebecca Baggaley that shows offering HIV testing to people when they register at a new GP surgery in high-prevalence areas is cost-effective and will save lives, is covered widely by UK media. There were over 70 articles including:  BBC News, Sky News, ITV News, The…

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24 – 30 July 2017

Peter Piot is quoted in a CNN article examining the potential impact of proposed US budget cuts on HIV/AIDS. On South Africa, Peter says: “The country has taken the epidemic response into its own hands…it now hosts the largest treatment program in the world financed for the most…

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11 – 23 July 2017

Following Prince Harry’s visit to the School, Peter Piot and Sentebale CEO Catherine Ferrier co-write a blog for the Huffington Post calling for the voices of young people affected by HIV/AIDS to be heard: “The largest ever generation of adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa is at risk…

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3 – 10 July 2017

Prince Harry unites global HIV/AIDS leaders during a visit to the School. His Royal Highness joined Peter Piot and Sentebale Chief Executive Officer Catherine Ferrier, along with other key global health figures, to hear first-hand why youth in the region are failing to test for HIV and access…

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26 June – 2 July 2017

Sian Clarke talks to BBC World Service Newsday (34m50s) about her new research which found a malaria control package delivered by African schools dramatically cuts infection and reduces risk of anaemia in children. “If asymptomatic malaria is left untreated anaemia can often develop. This can cause tiredness and decreased attention…

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