Media highlights

Friday 27 June 2019

Consuming a diet rich in oily fish and dark chocolate - with moderate amounts of red wine - in your forties and fifties could significantly slow or even prevent the development of Alzheimer's disease in later life, a King's College London study has found. Coverage in the i.

Wednesday 26 June 2019

The Evening Standard reported that 12-year-old gymnast and dancer Jessica Horley needs a hip replacement and will be unable to compete again after contracting miliary tuberculosis. She spent five months at Evelina London Children’s Hospital receiving specialist treatment and her dad is now raising money for the hospital by taking on Guy’s Urban Challenge.

Wednesday 26 June 2019

France closed schools because of the heatwave moving across Europe, with temperatures above 40 degrees. Dr Alexander Kumar, Physiology and Psychology at King’s College London commented for BBC News, BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service.

Sunday 23 June 2019

The government must declare a public health crisis over the rising number of opioid-related deaths, one of the world's leading experts has warned. Professor Sir John Strang, Addictions at King’s College London, demanded urgent action to halt the surge in deaths. Professor Strang later used a comment piece in The Times to address the issue.

Saturday 22 June 2019

An inspirational schoolboy has taken part in a ground-breaking trial at Evelina London Children’s Hospital which has helped him to grow and complete a triathlon. The story of Sam Short, nine, who has achondroplasia (commonly known as dwarfism) was covered by ITV London, BBC News online, BBC London and The Sun.

Friday 21 June 2019

King’s College Hospital has become the first hospital in the UK to use the newly approved CAR T (chimeric antigen receptor T-cell) therapy to treat adult patients with lymphoma. Coverage included BBC Breakfast, Today - BBC Radio 4, BBC News online, The Times, The Sun, Daily Mail, Channel 5 News and Chronicle Live.

Wednesday 19 June 2019

Parkinson’s disease could be detected in the brain more than a decade before symptoms emerge, King’s College London scientists have discovered, raising hopes that early treatment could prevent the condition ever taking hold. Professor Marios Politis, Head of Neurodegeneration Imaging Group, and Heather Wilson, Research Associate, commented. The Times, Daily Telegraph, Guardian, i, Sun, Daily Mirror, Daily Mail, BBC, ITVYahoo, The Conversation, France 24, AFP, Hindu, reported.