Author Archives: LSHTM Communications Team

19 – 25 June 2017

James Logan is interviewed by Scientific American on a new study that will use twins to find clues about the genetic basis of mosquito attraction: “We hope this study will give us more insights into the mechanisms that help change … Continue reading

12 – 18 June 2017

Sally Bloomfield provides comment to The Guardian on the potential contamination of children’s soft play areas: “[Ball pits] will become contaminated in the same way as any environment where there is a large number of children will become contaminated” adding … Continue reading

5 – 11 June 2017

Heidi Larson provides comment to CNN on the vaccination challenges in Europe: “I think the main point is that while there is overall good vaccine acceptance in Europe, there are clear trends reflecting more questioning about vaccines.” The article generates … Continue reading

27 May – 4 June 2017

Michel Coleman provides comment to BBC News on research into a promising new treatment for ovarian cancer: “The excitement of the investigators is completely understandable, but one should be cautious about interpreting this result as a breakthrough for ovarian cancer … Continue reading

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20 – 26 May 2017

Stephane Hue speaks to BBC One programme The Truth About… HIV (from 13m00s) discussing when and how the virus was first transmitted to humans: “Naturally, we want to know not who that person [first infected with HIV] was, but where … Continue reading

13 – 19 May 2017

A study co-led by Martin McKee revealing and ranking the quality and accessibility of healthcare around the world is widely covered. The Daily Telegraph quotes Martin: “The gap between what the UK achieves and what it would be expected to, … Continue reading

6 – 12 May 2017

Jimmy Whitworth is interviewed by ITV News at 10 following the Brazilian government declaring the end of Zika as an emergency: “We remain in many parts of the world rather vulnerable to outbreaks of this sort because the health systems … Continue reading

29 April – 5 May 2017

James Logan speaks to The Times (£) about a recent rise in the number of Lyme disease cases: “The cause is likely to be a number of factors […] there is also an increased awareness of the disease which means … Continue reading

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Meningitis: Africa needs to join forces (again) to secure a lower cost vaccine

By Ngozi Erondu, Assistant Professor in Health Information at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Meningitis is an infectious and life-threatening bacterial disease that infects and inflames the brain and spinal cord. It’s a disease that the world has been … Continue reading

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22 – 28 April 2017

Findings from the WOMAN Trial New evidence from the WOMAN Trial suggests that the widely available and low-cost drug tranexamic acid could prevent many mothers around the world from bleeding to death from childbirth. In a BBC News article co-lead … Continue reading