2 – 8 March 2013

Peter Piot speaks to BBC Newsnight  and the Daily Mail about the case of a Mississippi baby born with HIV who appears to now be free of the virus following very early treatment with antiretroviral drugs: “This is exciting news because it provides a proof of concept, that it is…

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23 February – 1 March 2013

Sarah Walters talks to BBC News online about a new study highlighting lower rates of late-stage breast cancer survival in the UK and Denmark, in comparison to other high-income countries: “The roll-out of national mammography screening will be expected to improve overall survival in Denmark. In the…

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16 – 22 February 2013

James Logan and Nina Stanczyk are interviewed on  BBC News online,  BBC News Channel, BBC Radio 4 You and Yours, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio Scotland, ABC Australia and Voice of Russia about new research showing mosquitoes exposed to DEET once are less repelled by it a few hours…

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9 – 15 February 2013

Val Curtis speaks to BBC Radio London, BBC News channel and BBC London TV about health issues associated with spitting in the street, linked to the introduction of fines being by a London Council: “Once upon a time it would have been a danger… when tuberculosis was rife… but it…

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2 – 8 February 2013

Paul Fine co-authors a comment in the Lancet about trial results that show the failure of a new TB vaccine to protect infants against the disease: “Although the trial raised no concerns about safety, the absence of any detectable efficacy presents the tuberculosis vaccine community with a serious challenge…

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26 January – 1 February 2013

Laura Rodrigues in the Guardian on why the School has one of the highest rates of women in professorial roles in the UK: “I believe there’s a snowball effect… The more the junior female staff and students see female scientists directing courses, leading seminars, being in positions of responsibility…

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19 – 25 January 2013

BBC News ask John Cairns for comments on a new European Commission-funded study testing the quality-adjusted life years (QALY) method used by NICE to assess the value of new drug treatments in England and Wales: “QALYs are certainly not perfect and we should be looking for better ways…

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12 – 18 January 2013

Heidi Larson writes in New Scientist about how a global treaty on mercury pollution will do more harm than good if it bans a vital medical preservative: “A number of developing countries have expressed concern over thiomersal’s proposed ban. Public health experts around the world, including the WHO, have…

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4 – 11 January 2013

Heidi Larson speaks to the Lancet about the problems behind the measles outbreak in Pakistan: “What we’ve seen with the surge in measles in Pakistan in the last year is really a reflection of a system breakdown. There was a devolution of the Ministry of Health to the provincial…

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29 December 2012 – 4 January 2013

Matt Yeo and Mark Rowland on BBC Nature’s Weirdest Events discussing kissing bugs, chagas disease and how to get botfly out of your body. (At 46m and 56m)

Nick Black speaks to the Press Association about the controversial Health and Social Care Act coming into force: “On April 1st…

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