21 – 27 May 2016

Kaye Wellings speaks to Sky News about her research showing how the Government’s teenage pregnancy strategy has successfully reduced the number of teen pregnancies in the UK. Heart Radio and multiple regional radio stations, including LBC News, also feature the study: “The teenage pregnancy strategy aimed to change attitudes towards pregnancy in young people – the Department of Health joined forces with the Department of Education to make sure that sex education improved, and also contraceptive services.” The story is covered by The Mirror, Daily Mail, Newsweek (US) and Boots Web MD.

Astrid Fletcher’s research showing that women cooking with biomass fuels are more likely to have cataracts is covered by the Times of India: “Our study provides the strongest evidence yet of an association with adult lifetime exposure to biomass fuels and cataracts.” Further coverage in more than 60 Indian outlets including Indian Express, Hindustan Times, The Hindu and LiveMint.

Brendan Wren speaks to CNN about the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance, after the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance release their final report: “We shouldn’t panic, but the front line of clinicians at hospitals are shocked at how quickly this [antimicrobial resistance] has arisen in recent years… The more of us working on these kinds of projects gives us multiple opportunities. If we can use less antibiotics and look for alternatives, then hopefully we can keep the problem in check.”

Peter Piot features in a Humanosphere podcast about global health and his life’s work dedicated to fighting infectious diseases: “Nobody has all the solutions and we need a new approach to particularly providing health care, but also not putting all the resources in health care, making sure there is healthy living.”

Vikram Patel is quoted in The Indian Express as the debate about alcohol bans in India grows: “Prohibition of substances which give pleasure to people does not work.” The story is covered by outlets including Times of India and Khaleej Times.

Ailie Robinson speaks to SciDev.net about a new breath test for malaria which is undergoing field trials: “A field-based diagnostic tool that only detects active infection would be really useful in helping to detect asymptomatic individuals with low-level infection. Additionally, this technique would be totally non-invasive, which is clearly preferable — all current methods rely on a blood sample.”

Martin McKee is quoted in The Independent about the dangers to the NHS of Britain leaving Europe: “Our NHS is stronger in Europe, while leaving would be a leap in the dark that would put it at risk.”

The School is mentioned in The Independent as a partner in new research investigating whether dogs could detect malaria.

The School is mentioned in a Daily Telegraph article about ongoing concerns regarding the safety of e-cigarettes.

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