Author Archives: LSHTM Communications Team

8 – 21 April 2017

CBC Canada cover research led by Audrey Bonaventure that found global inequalities in survival from childhood leukaemia have narrowed but still persist. Audrey said: “Most leukaemias in children are treatable, so these inequalities reflect the lack of access in many … Continue reading

1 – 7 April 2017

Reuters cover research led by James Milner that found a moderate change in typical Indian diets could benefit both health and the environment. In the article James says: “In India, the proportion of freshwater available for agricultural production may already … Continue reading

Visualising the slow march to a chronic disease apocalypse

By Edmond Ng, Senior Statistical Analyst, and Sarah Curran, Programme Manager, Global Burden of Disease Independent Advisory Committee, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine People living in 35 industrialised countries can look forward to longer lives, a recent Lancet study suggests. … Continue reading

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25 – 31 March 2017

Neil Pearce provides comment on a study linking workplace exposure to electromagnetic fields, with a higher risk of ALS, the motor neurone disease: “Several previous studies have found that electrical workers are at increased risk of ALS. We don’t know … Continue reading

18 – 24 March 2017

Peter Piot is interviewed by Times Higher Education for a feature reflecting on the higher education and research-led response to the 2014 Ebola epidemic: “I’d heard that some US universities had banned their staff from going to West Africa… I … Continue reading

TB superbugs need special attention – why do we continue to turn a blind eye?

By David Moore, Professor of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine “It is quite possible that we will see a drug-resistant tuberculosis epidemic of unprecedented global scale.” The view of Dr David … Continue reading

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11 – 17 March 2017

Karl Blanchet provides comment to Reuters on a new study that shows more needs to be done to protect Syrian healthcare workers as medical services become targets of war: “Syria is just the tip of the iceberg. In Afghanistan and … Continue reading

4 – 10 March 2017

Elisa Roma provides comment to Reuters about the benefits of toilets filled with tiger worms. They take up less space than pit latrines, need to be emptied less often and can turn waste into fertiliser. In order for them to … Continue reading

Solving the next global pandemic

By Ngozi Erondu, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine In his latest annual letter, Bill Gates warned of the imminent threat of a deadly pandemic to the global community. Yet, while his message also lauds the accomplishments of vaccine coverage, … Continue reading

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25 February – 3 March 2017

Reuters cover a study that is the first compelling evidence that a drug used to combat malaria during pregnancy reduces adverse birth outcomes attributable to curable STIs. Lead author Matthew Chico is quoted: “Sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine is a cheap ‘double protection’ drug … Continue reading

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