14 – 20 June

James Logan takes NPR on a guided tour of the School’s insectaries:  “These rooms are part of the vaults of the building. At one time during [World War II], for example, they were used as shelters.” The piece is broadcast to nearly 50 local public radio stations in the…

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7 – 13 June

Jim McCambridge speaks to The Guardian and BBC Radio 5 Live on his new research showing that five charities in the UK are both active in alcohol policy processes and funded by the alcohol industry: “The fact that the only people left inside the responsibility deal process who are advocating…

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31 May – 6 June

James Logan speaks to the Daily Mail, BBC News Online, LBC and BBC Radio Scotland (1h19m40s) about the new ‘Bug Off’ campaign and Insect Repellent Awareness Day, which ties in with new research from the School into the safety of DEET: “Our campaign is promoting the use of repellents, and…

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24 – 30 May

Martin McKee discusses the risks of e-cigarettes for BBC News Online: “The health community is completely divided on the subject of whether electronic cigarettes are safer than real cigarettes. While the signatories to this letter are clearly supportive, the World Health Organization, correctly, bases its decisions on the best…

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17 – 23 May

Joy Lawn talks to The Guardian, New York Times, Al Jazeera, AFP, Thomson Reuters Foundation and the Inter Press Service about her new research showing that 5.5 million newborns die each year without being recorded: “In most countries stillbirths do not get birth or death certificates, which contributes to…

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10 -16 May

Tony Barnett speaks to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme (42m 14s) about the threat of pandemics: “Let’s remember that we’re still living through the longest wave epidemic that we’ve seen, indeed pandemic, which has been going on for 30 or 40 years – the HIV/AIDS pandemic…

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3 – 9 May

Nick Thomson on BBC One’s Bang Goes The Theory takes a look at live images of cholera bacteria  in the School’s microscopy labs: “This is a liquid culture of cholera. They look pretty innocuous, but believe me, this is the bacteria that’s responsible for considerable misery and…

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26 April – 2 May

Branwen Hennig and Andrew Prentice talk to BBC News about their new study revealing how a mother’s diet before pregnancy can permanently affect her child’s DNA: “Our results have shown that maternal nutrition pre-conception and in early pregnancy is important and may have implications for health outcomes…

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12 – 25 April

David Heymann is interviewed by CNN on the latest Ebola outbreak.

David Heymann also discusses new cases of MERS in Saudi Arabia for Washington Post, Bloomberg, and Business Week: “Whenever there’s an emerging infection from the animal kingdom into humans, it’s a cause for alarm. These are random…

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5 – 11 April

Nicholas Mays speaks to BBC Radio Ulster, BBC Devon, BBC Radio Shropshire and BBC News Online on the School’s study into the health systems of the four countries of the UK: “There has been a significant improvement in performance, including in Northern Ireland. As regards hospital-acquired infections, the…

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