28 September – 4 October 2013

Ruth McNerney speaks to Associated Press about a new strategy led by WHO to prevent child deaths from tuberculosis, which says that children should be included in trials of new diagnostics and drugs by 2020: “Why should we be waiting another seven years before including children? For a long time…

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21 – 27 September 2013

Helena Legido-Quigley is interviewed on El Intermedio on the La Sexta TV channel in Spain about a campaign launched by Médicos del Mundo calling for a stop to cuts to the Spanish healthcare system and copayment charges on medicines: “Similar cuts imposed two years ago in Greece have…

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14 – 20 September 2013

Val Curtis authors the Big Idea feature in New Scientist magazine, discussing the important role manners play in combating the spread of disease and enabling us to function as a cooperative species, as explored in her new book Don’t Look Don’t Touch: “Far from being an old-fashioned…

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7 – 13 September 2013

James Stuart speaks to IRIN about a new study evaluating a mass vaccination campaign with a new meningitis serogroup A vaccine, PsA-TT, in sub-Saharan Africa. The study found no cases of serogroup A meningococcal meningitis following the vaccination of almost 2 million people, and  incidence of all cases…

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31 August – 6 September 2013

Simon Brooker talks to BBC News online about research showing that Richard III was infected with roundworm: “Where you’ve got a large number of worms combined with poor nutritional intake, the consequences can be quite severe. I expect Richard III’s exposure would have been low compared to the…

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24 -30 August 2013

Lucy Tusting speaks to BBC News about a Cochrane Review led by the School evaluating mosquito larval source management for controlling malaria: “The tremendous progress made in malaria control in the last decade is now threatened by mosquito resistance to the insecticides available for long-lasting insecticide treated nets and…

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17 -23 August 2013

Anna Goodman appears on BBC London discussing her new research that shows car use is declining as cycling and use of public transport increase among commuters in several areas, especially Greater London, with the greatest increase in cycling in Hackney:  “There’s a high and growing proportion of people who…

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10 -16 August 2013

Andrew Bastawrous speaks to the BBC about Peek – the new smartphone tool developed by the School and partners that carries out a full range of ophthalmic tests in even the remotest of settings: “What we hope is that Peek will provide eye care for those who are the poorest of…

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3 – 9 August 2013

James Rudge speaks to BBC News about a study showing the first probable case of human to human transmission of H7N9 avian influenza: “It would be a worry if we start to see longer chains of transmission between people, when one person infects someone else, who in turn infects more…

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27 July – 2 August 2013

Alan Dangour speaks to the Independent about a Cochrane Review by the School which shows that improving water quality and hygiene practices may improve the growth of children: “Providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene is an effective way to reduce the incidence and associated deaths from diseases such as diarrhoea…

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