1 – 7 June 2013

Daily Mail reports Flusurvey findings presented by Ken Eames and Alma Adler at Cheltenham Science Festival showing that taking public transport does not make you more likely to get ill: “You can completely discount the age old myth that taking public transport leaves you exposed to a whole host of…

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25 – 31 May 2013

Heidi Larson is interviewed on BBC World Service’s Health Check about the Vaccine Confidence project that monitors public confidence in immunisation programmes: “The concerns are very diverse even within countries, which makes it very important that we try and understand before we make assumptions… you have to constantly be…

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18 – 24 May 2013

Bob Carpenter speaks to BBC News online and numerous other publications about a new study looking at the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) among babies that bed share: “The conclusion was that bed sharing is a risk factor even if parents do not smoke, and in the first…

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11 – 17 May 2013

James Logan speaks to BBC News about new research into the manipulation of mosquitoes by the malaria parasite, which makes them more attracted to human odour:  “We think it is giving them a heightened sense of smell. We are hypothesising there is an alteration somewhere in their olfactory system that…

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4 – 10 May 2013

Ruth McNerney joins presenter Shelagh Fogarty on BBC Radio 5 Live (from 19mins) for a special programme on TB: “For ordinary TB  we miss about one third of the cases in the world – many of them will be infectious… you can continue being infectious for a long time. We’re…

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27 April – 3 May 2013

David Cromwell speaks to the Independent about a report carried out by the School and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists showing wide variations in the quality of care for expectant mothers in England: “In the past we have not known which women are receiving the best care and…

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20 – 26 April 2013

Jim McCambridge appears on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Coventry & Warwickshire, BBC Northampton, BBC Cornwall, Radio Forth and UWS radio discussing new research into tactics used by the alcohol industry to influence policy in Scotland:  “Our study showed that the alcohol industry, including both…

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13 – 19 April 2013

Sinead Langan speaks to the Daily Mail about the study into the effectiveness of the shingles vaccine in older patients: “This study shows the effectiveness of the herpes zoster vaccine to prevent shingles and post-herpetic neuralgia in a general population of over 65s. Our findings should be taken into…

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6 – 12 April 2013

6 – 12 April 2013

Mary Cameron appears on BBC World News Global programme discussing the problem of bedbug control, linked to research by US scientists into a new material that could help trap the insects: “It’s always interesting to try and develop new tools, especially those that don’t…

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30 March – 5 April 2013

Bob Aunger and Sally Bloomfield are interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s A Spring Clean Symphony discussing what ‘clean’ means: “I like to think that a lot of our hygiene behaviour should be automatic. It’s associated with the function of keeping us going, both our bodies and our domestic…

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