Media Highlights

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

Thursday 6 September

ADHD missed in girls

Dr Gillian Baird, Professor of Children's Neurodisability at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and chairwoman of the NICE guideline committee, commented in the Telegraph that around cases of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in girls were more likely to be missed, due children presenting with less obviously disruptive behaviour. 

Friday 1 September

Woman urges public to sign organ donor register

The Evening Standard and South London Press reported on news from Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust about a bereaved woman who donated her kidney to save a stranger after her daughter died in need of a transplant.

UK needs to perform thousands more obesity operations, say surgeons

Professor Francesco Rubino, Chair of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Professor of Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences at King’s College London, is quoted in an article in the Guardian which discusses the call for the NHS to offer more bariatric procedures to help people lose weight and prevent associated diseases.

Monday 28 August

Incredible laser operation in the womb saved my twins

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is mentioned in an article in the Daily Mail about a mother who was expecting twins with twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. Bianca McKewan came to King’s College Hospital to have a procedure (fetoscopic laser treatment) to divide the blood vessels in the placenta which joined the twins and ultimately saved their lives.

Sunday 27 August

A neuroscientist explains

Dr Daniel Glaser, Director of the Science Gallery at King’s College London, explains in the Guardian, how mosquitoes find humans to feed from.

There is a drug abuse epidemic across the Western world

Professor John Marsden, Professor of Addiction Psychology at King’s College London, is quoted in the Guardian, discussing the development of a vaccine against heroin addiction.

Saturday 26 August

Pre-eclampsia sufferers 'at higher risk of having stroke 30 years later'

Professor Andrew Shennan, Professor of Obstetrics at King’s College London, commented in the Daily Mail on research which suggests women who suffer a common pregnancy complication are in greater danger of having a stroke, three decades after giving birth.

Friday 25 August

Stopping conflict 'boiling over' at children's hospitals

The Radio 4 Today programme and BBC News online explored whether it was possible to defuse conflict between parents and hospital staff in highly charged situations such as the Charlie Gard cased. The story cited a project being run at Evelina London Children’s Hospital as holding some of the answers and interviewed medical director Dr Sara Hanna from the hospital.

Doctor reveals why he chose medicine

Mike Farquhar, Consultant Paediatrician at Evelina London Children’s Hospital, wrote a piece in the Mirror about how his seriously ill younger sister led him to choose medicine at nine-years-old.

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