Highlights: 23 – 29 June 2012
David Heymann explains to the Daily Mail why health officials will be on high alert throughout the London 2012 Olympics: “People are very effective conduits for disease. Bacteria, viruses and parasites can travel while still in the incubation period. This can range from 12 to…
Highlights: 26 May – 1 June 2012
Ron Behrens speaks to Metro In Focus about rabies: “The symptoms really are unhelpful because once you have them, it’s a terminal illness.” Also interviewed on BBC Health Check and quoted in Independent, Evening Standard, Mirror, Scotsman and Huffington Post.
Heidi Larson in…
Highlights: 21 – 27 Apr 2012
Shah Ebrahim, Neil Pearce and Peter Piot in BMJ on the launch of the Centre for Global NCDs: “Those of us who profess different disciplines relevant to non-communicable diseases globally will be able to interact, write papers together, develop teaching programmes together and do…
Highlights: 24 – 30 Mar 2012
Chris Whitty’s malaria study in the Mirror: “Older age is strongly associated with mortality… Travellers to the Gambia, a popular destination for winter sun, were at particular risk.” Also covered by BootsWebMD and over 30 outlets globally.
Joy Townsend on BBC Radio 4 You…
Highlights: 18 – 24 Feb 2012
Comments by Peter Piot in The New York Times in a feature on the new executive director of UNAIDS Michel Sidibé: “You can’t say ‘no’ to Michel, I was at a conference in Ethiopia in December, and for the first time, I felt I…
Highlights: 21 – 27 Jan 2012
New research in Nature by David Horn sheds new light on how sleeping sickness drugs work and raises hope for the development of better treatment: “If we knew how the drugs work, we could perhaps design better ones… this new understanding of how these medications…