Media Highlights

A round up of our partnership in the media over the past two weeks.

Tuesday 25 July

Woman cured of chronic urticaria

The Express published an article on a woman’s battle with chronic urticaria (characterised by red, itchy hives) and her subsequent treatment with omalizumab. Dr Chris Rutkowski, Consultant Allergist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, comments on how the drug has helped transform management of the condition within the Trust’s specialist urticaria clinic.

Monday 24 July

Men, Boys & Eating Disorders

Darren Cutinha, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, appeared on Men, Boys & Eating Disorders on BBC Panorama speaking about the increasing incidence of male eating disorders.

Thursday 20 July

Genetics and privacy

Professor Tim Hubbard, Professor of Bioinformatics at King’s College London, is featured on BBC Radio 4’s Inside Science  discussing how genome data will be useful to projects such as Deepmind, an artificial intelligence research company, and explains the importance of maintaining transparency with the public when it comes to storing the information.

One in three cases of dementia could be prevented by targeting nine key risk factors

Martin Prince, Professor of Epidemiological Psychiatry at King’s College London, is cited in a Nursing Times article which refers to new figures indicating a third of dementia cases have the potential to be prevented if brain health is improved throughout life by targeting nine risk factors, including continuing education in early life, reducing hearing loss in mid-life, and reducing smoking in later life.

Monday 17 July

The girl who survived a childhood stroke

The Telegraph ran a story about childhood stroke and new guidelines issued by the Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health (RCPCH). Dr Anne Gordon, Consultant Occupational Therapist in Children’s Neuroscience at Evelina London Children’s Hospital, who worked on the new guidelines, was quoted.

Dramatic sleep conditions

Sleep conditions, including people afflicting physical assaults on their loved ones without knowing it, were featured in the Daily Mail. The story included comments from Dr Guy Leschziner, a Consultant Neurologist and Clinical Lead for the Sleep Disorders Centre at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

Sunday 16 July

Campaigners issue fresh warning over disturbing trend of 'safe stabbings' in London

Mr Duncan Bew, Clinical Director for Trauma and Acute Surgery at King’s College Hospital, is mentioned in an article in the Evening Standard about the trend of ‘safe stabbings’ – when young people knife others in parts of the body that they believe will not cause death. The article refers to a recent comment in which he says the team at King’s College Hospital now ‘sees more people with stab wounds than it does people with appendicitis’.

This was also reported in The Independent.

Friday 14 July

Advanced Therapies Centre

The South London Press covered news that a £30 million world-class Advanced Therapies Centre is to be established by King’s College London at Guy’s Hospital. The Centre will develop cutting-edge experimental treatments with the aim of revolutionising treatments for diseases such as cancer and diabetes.

Natural substance found which could prevent heart attack

The Express published an article on research from King’s College London which has found a naturally occurring substance could prevent the build-up of fatty deposits in the arteries - a process called atherosclerosis - which stops the blood supply.


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