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Some of the stories featuring University of Southampton staff and students that are making the news. If you see coverage of the University that you think should be included here, please contact the media relations team in Communications and Marketing 023 8059 3212, email

Time for bed

Dr Cathy Hill talks to BBC Panorama about the importance of sleep of children and teenagers.

Air Pollution

The World Health Organisation released a report into air pollution which said Polluted environments kill 1.7 million children each year.

Professor John Holloway was quoted by CNN and Professor Stephen Holgate was quoted by Bloomberg giving reaction to the report.

Dr Matt Loxham was featured in BBC Inside Out and on BBC South Today. He talks about the impact of air pollution in Southampton docks.

Romanian adoptees

University research that followed the mental health of a group of children adopted from Romanian institutions to UK families in the 1990s, showed experiencing severe deprivation and neglect in childhood can have a lasting psychological impact into early adulthood was featured by BBC News online.

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Antibiotics for appendicitis

A study by researchers at the University of Southampton that showed that antibiotics may be an effective treatment for acute non-complicated appendicitis in children, instead of surgery was picked up by the media in outlets such as: The Guardian, The Sun, ITV News online and Nursing Times.

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Obesity plan criticised

Professor Mark Hanson called into question the UK government’s action plan to reduce childhood obesity, in a paper published in the BMJ. Professor Hanson was interviewed by BBC Radio Solent, Wave 105, Heart FM, Talk Radio and Sky News Radio about the paper. The story also appeared in more than 200 regional newspapers.

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World Cancer Day

The campaign to build the new Centre for Cancer Immunology received a major fund raising gift ahead of World Cancer Day. BBC South Today, ITV Meridian and the Daily Echo all featured the story.

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