17 – 23 November 2012

Alma Adler in the Telegraph for the launch of the UK Flusurvey and the risk of catching flu on your daily commute: “Last year we found no difference in the chance of reporting a flu-like illness in people who took public transport and people who did not. In fact…

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10 – 16 November 2012

Martin McKee speaks to Reuters about calls for a global treaty to stop the lethal trade in fake medicines:  “We hope that this will form the basis for getting some consensus on a definition of counterfeit drugs, which would then be transferable into a legal instrument.” Also covered by more…

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3 – 9 November 2012

Eleanor Riley speaks to Reuters about the latest results of the RTS,S vaccine study: “We’re all a bit frustrated that it has proven so hard to make a malaria vaccine. The question is how much money are the funders willing to keep throwing at it.” Also covered by…

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27 October – 2 November 2012

Kara Hanson in the Irish Journal on research to evaluate the Affordable Medicines Facility for malaria (AMFm): “Tapping into the private sector distribution chain can have a major influence on which antimalarial treatments are available and their price and quality in just a few months.” The Lancet study (and Comment…

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29 September – 26 October 2012

Highlights: 20-26 October 2012

Val Curtis, Jeroen Ensink and Eileen Chappell speak to IRIN about LSHTM work on sanitation and hygiene: “We have a lot of people working on disgust. We have people doing PhDs, writing books on disgust, and why people are disgusted by things. People say, ‘Oh…

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1 September – 28 September 2012

Highlights: 22-28 September 2012

Anne Mills on Voice of America on the fall in funding for maternal and child health: “If that continues into the future, then I certainly think it’s of major concern.  Ultimately that may have an impact in terms of maternal deaths, neo-natal deaths…

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28 July – 31 August 2012

Highlights:  25-31 August 2012

Anna Goodman in the Daily Telegraph on new LSHTM research trying to solve the evolutionary puzzle of why family size falls as societies become richer: “Under natural selection, you would expect organisms to use their resources to produce more genetic descendants, and so increase their…

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30 June – 27 July 2012

Highlights:  21 –27 July 2012

Independent preview of the 2012 Showcase and the archives of Ronald Ross: “In his notebook he made rough drawings of the cells seen under his microscope which for the first time established malaria was transmitted through the blood-sucking bugs rather than coughing or close…

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2 June – 29 June 2012

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…

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28 April – 1 June 2012

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…

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