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Report predicts growth in stroke rates for UK (11/05/2017)
The Burden of Stroke Report by Professor Christopher McKevitt, Professor Charles Wolfe and colleagues, has received coverage including Guardian,  Daily MailTelegraph, Times, Suni, Standard, Sun, ITV1, BBC Radio 4 Today,  BBC Radio Five Live and BBC London 94.9 FM.


Childhood obesity linked to quadrupled risk of developing type 2 diabetes (25/04/2017)
This paper by Dr Ali Abbasi, Professor Martin Gulliford and colleagues, published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society,  has received media coverage including Daily Mail (also this article in Daily Mail), Express, Mirror, Yahoo and Reuters.


Dr Matthias Wienroth took part in a symposium for DNA analysis in forensics at the Bundesministerium der Justiz und für Verbraucherschutz (21/03/2017), and received media coverage in Badische Zeitung and Deutschlandfunk [in German].


New 'budget impact test' unpopular & flawed solution to political problem 23/03/17
The authors of this editorial included Professor Peter Littlejohns and Dr Katharina Kieslich, and it received media coverage including: The Sun and The Times.


An article in Medscape: 'Air pollution linked to higher stroke mortality' (17/11/16) on a recent paper in Stroke by Anita Desikan, Prof Charles Wolfe and colleagues.


A news article in The Lancet 'Child poverty continues to rise in the UK' (20/8/16) quotes Dr Ingrid Wolfe.


An article in Pulse '10 clinical advances GPs should be proud of' (10/8/16) mentions the two below papers on antibiotic prescribing in BJGP and BMJ, by Professor Martin Gulliford, Dr Mark Ashworth and colleagues.


Study on safety of prescribing fewer antibiotics 05/07/2016
This paper by Professor Martin Gulliford, Dr Mark Ashworth and colleagues, published in the BMJ, has received media coverage including: Daily MailExpressNew ScientistBBC London (02:03:14), Pulse and Pharmaceutical Journal. It was also covered by NHS Choices, and international outlets, such as CBC and Herald Sun


Link between weekend hospital staffing and patient deaths represents 'major oversimplification' 11/5/16
This paper by Dr Benjamin Bray, Prof Charles Wolfe, Prof Anthony Rudd and colleagues, published in the The Lancet, received coverage in: PulseThe Times, The Independent, The Telegraph, ITVBuzzfeed and more.


Drug side-effect warnings differ by up to 86% between US and EU, study finds 18/03/2016
This paper by Dr Victoria Cornelius and colleagues, published in BMJ Open, received coverage in The Pharmaceutical Journal and STAT News.


Reduced antibiotic prescribing associated with lower GP satisfaction scores 7/12/15
This paper by Dr Mark Ashworth and colleagues, published in the British Journal of General Practice, received coverage including: BBC homepage, Today programme, The Times (print edition), Guardian (cartoon), Independent, Daily Mail, Pulse, GP online and PharmaTimes.


Lower survival in women with breast cancer and depression 1/12/15
This paper by Dr Elizabeth Davies and colleagues, published in Psycho-Oncology, received coverage including: Independent (print edition), Mirror, Daily Mail and Sun.


Testing for cardiovascular disease risk factors doubles in patients who go to an NHS Health Check 10/9/15
This study by Prof Martin Gulliford and colleagues, published in the Journal of Public Health, received coverage in Pulse.


One in five over-65s drink at unsafe levels 24/8/15
This study by Dr Tony Rao, Dr Mark Ashworth and colleagues, published in BMJ Open, received coverage including: BBC, The Times, Telegraph, Guardian, Independent, Daily Mail, Express, Mirror, The Sun, Metro, Scotsman; broadcast news including Sky news,  ITV news; local BBC radio such as Three Counties Radio; international news including Washington Post, CBS; trade press including Harpers, Nursing Times; NHS Choices.


Low chance of recovering normal body weight 16/7/15
This study by Dr Alison Fildes, Prof Martin Gulliford and colleagues, published in the American Journal of Public Health, received coverage including: BBC, The Times (print edition), Telegraph, Independent, Daily Mail, Sun, ITV; international news such as PBS,; BBC London radio; NHS Choices
Further mentions: Telegraph (8/1/16); The Times (17/11/16).




A new paper by Nisha Hazra, Martin Gulliford and colleagues, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society has  been featured in the media, including: 
Daily Mail: Men who live to 100 healthier than women: Male centenarians found to be less affected by serious illnesses
Telegraph: 100-year-old men are healthier than 100-year-old women
The Times: Survival of fittest means men are the healthier sex at 100.


The high quality data from the South London Stroke Register was cited in a discussion on BBC Radio 4’s Inside Health about controversy surrounding the claimed rising incidence of stroke in younger people – Listen online from 05:42 (09/06/15). The broadcast said that SLSR found that stroke risk has been falling in almost all age groups, but the problem was it wasn’t falling for black people and younger people – although it wasn’t rising either. This stems from a piece by Professor Tony Rudd, Professor of Stroke Medicine in HSCR, on this topic on BBC Radio 4’s More of Less last month – Listen online from 00:51 (17/05/15).


Gastric bypass may save lives over time 
Reuters UK, 6 January 2015
A new study has found that obese patients who had gastric bypass surgery were half as likely to die as those who didn’t have the surgery. Professor Martin Gulliford, was quoted on how there is growing appreciation of the potential of surgery for severe obesity in the UK. He said: 'In the short-term, weight loss surgery procedures may be associated with substantial weight loss and remission of diabetes in up to 60 per cent of patients.'


Exercise: which regimes are worth the pain?
The Guardian online Friday 05 December 2014
Dr Duncan Critchley is quoted in the article.


Hundreds of lives at risk from stroke staff shortage
The Times, 2 December 2014
Professor Tony Rudd, chairman of the Intercollegiate Stroke Working Party and one of the report's authors, said: "Staffing ratios need to be even higher to reduce death rates."


Pulse names Dr Mark Ashworth a 'local GP hero' (August 2014)
King's Senior Clinical Lecturer and GP partner Dr Mark Ashworth is described as 'the epitome of good practice' in a commendation by Pulse in their GP Power List 2014.


Visiting Professor Clare Gerada named in Pulse Power List (August 2014)
King's Visiting Professor Clare Gerada is ranked third in Pulse's GP Power List 2014. She was placed also on the Sunday Times list of the 500 most influential people in the UK this year. 


Centralised stroke care saves more lives, says study
The Guardian (5 August 2014) article cited a research paper titled "Impact of centralising acute stroke services in English metropolitan areas on mortality and length of hospital stay: difference-in-differences analysis", co-authored by Professor Charles Wolfe, and published in The BMJ. The study found that the centralisation of stroke services in London, which involved the controversial closure of five hospital units, saves nearly 100 lives a year. 


The University of Otago New Zealand magazine featured a story about a paper by Dr Jennifer Summers: Risk factors for death from pandemic influenza in 1918-1919: a case-control study. in Journal of Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, May 2014.


Stroke care study reveals healthcare differences
A research paper titled "Socioeconomic deprivation and provision of acute and long-term care after stroke: the South London Stroke Register cohort study" by Ruoling Chen, Christopher McKevitt, Siobhan L Crichton, Anthony G Rudd and Charles D A Wolfe was published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry on 13 April 2014. The paper received media coverage in the Evening Standard, the Nursing Times, Nursing Practice, the Shropshire Star, and Health Canal.

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