A round up of our partnership in the media over the past two weeks.
Thursday 10 August
Pioneering type 1 diabetes therapy safe
Prof Mark Peakman, from King's College London spoke to BBC News about The first trial of a pioneering therapy, at the National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centre at Guy's and St Thomas' to retrain the immune system and slow the advance of type 1 diabetes has shown it is safe.
Thursday 3 August
'Trainspotting generation' most at risk of drug death
The Daily Telegraph ran an article citing data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) which suggested the ‘Trainspotting generation’ in their 40s are now most at risk of death from drugs. Professor Sir John Strang, Professor of Addictions at King’s College London and Co-Lead of the King’s Health Partners Addictions Clinical Academic Group, is quoted raising concerns about the effectiveness of addiction treatment.
Professor Peter Braude, Head of the Department of Women's Health at King’s College London, commented in the Times on the news that genetic engineers have eradicated disease-carrying DNA from human embryos. The Independent, Daily Mail, Daily Express, Deccan Chronicle also reported his comments.
Monday 31 July
15 signs you need to see a therapist
A study from King’s College London and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust which showed that cognitive behavioural therapy improved the long-term recovery of people suffering from psychosis, was quoted in an article about the benefits of therapy in The Sun. This was also reported in the Daily Mail.
Sunday 30 July
Tobacco firms 'engineer prices' to thwart taxes on smoking
The Observer published an article, based on research from King’s College London, about big tobacco companies manipulating the prices of cigarettes to undermine government attempts to deter people from smoking. This was also reported in: Sun, Daily Star, and Science Daily.
Friday 28 July
New Treatment to be trialled for Hepatitis C
The South London Press picked up on a press release issued by King’s College Hospital about a new treatment for Hepatitis C. Dr Kosh Argarwal, Consultant Liver Specialist at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, was quoted in the article, talking about the advances in hepatitis treatment and the importance of early detection.
Wednesday 26 July
We need a sleep revolution
The importance of sleep for many public service workers was the subject of a Guardian Careers article. The story includes comments from Michael Farquhar, a Consultant in Sleep Medicine at Evelina London Children’s Hospital, about the need for a cultural shift in our attitudes to sleep.