18 – 24 September 2017

Heidi Larson joins a live panel on BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme discussing the effectiveness of compulsory vaccinations: “Unfortunately there is a lot of misinformation out there, when somebody reports an adverse event, that doesn’t necessarily mean it was caused by the vaccine.”

Heidi also speaks to BBC World Service Radio Newshour (from 19m00s) on how delivering multiple vaccines in one injection could affect vaccine uptake.

Heidi Hopkins is interviewed by Science Friday on how rapid diagnostic tests for malaria could be linked to a rise in antibiotic prescriptions: “In a lot of cases, especially when the test was negative, they did get antibiotics…if [healthcare workers] don’t feel like they should give an antimalarial, your alternative in some [rural] cases is an antibiotic.”

Neil Pearce provides comment to Horizon magazine about AsthmaPhenotypes, a project that is attempting to understand the causes of asthma and its increasing prevalence: “Asthma is increasing around the world – and no one really knows why…it’s important to find out not only the different types of asthma, but how these compare in different countries.”

G1 Globo (Brazil) report on a study co-authored by the School that found contracting dengue fever in pregnancy raises the risk of stillbirth or a child dying during pregnancy. The article generates coverage across Brazil, including UOL Notícias.

Congratulations to Priya Morjaria, winner of the Paul Berman Young Leader Award. The news was covered by Optometry Today.

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