Claire Surrey
Claire Surrey is a healthcare brand and social media strategist writing about the intersection of health, mass media and culture. She received an MSc in Health, Population and Society from the London School of Economics in 2013 and currently lives in New York City.

Entries by Claire Surrey

Sex and the Over-Fifties

(26) Comments | Posted 25 February 2013 | (23:00)

The number of people over 50 living with HIV in the UK has sky-rocketed in the past decade from 3,644 in 2002 to 16,549 in 2011. More than 80% of British, Canadian and American adults between 50 and 90 are sexually active. With the risk of pregnancy sharply...

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Warm and Fuzzy Healing: Animal-Assisted Therapy in Hospitals and Communities

(0) Comments | Posted 13 January 2013 | (21:13)

The students of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut resumed classes on January 3, less than a month after the massacre that killed 20 of their fellow students and six staff members. At the newly refurbished school in a neighbouring town, administrators prepared for the students' return with stuffed toys,...

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That's a Wrap: Condoms, STIs and HBO's Girls

(1) Comments | Posted 13 December 2012 | (23:00)

Season one of HBO's raunchy and incisive TV series Girls wraps on Sky Atlantic this Monday. Produced by and starring 26 year-old Lena Dunham, Girls frankly examines twenty-something female friendships, body image, sex and--to borrow an oft-quoted line from its second episode--the "stuff that gets up around the sides of...

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William, Kate and Women's Health in Celebrity Media

(0) Comments | Posted 4 December 2012 | (23:00)

Monday's announcement that the royal couple is expecting their first child was quickly dampened by reports of the Duchess of Cambridge's hospitalisation for hyperemesis gravidarum, or acute morning sickness.

Although Victorian novelist Charlotte Brontë is rumoured to have died from hyperemesis gravidarum in 1855, the condition - which affects...

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