News & features from LAS

Updates to MeSH terms for 2020

The US National Library of Medicine has released the edits for their medical subject headings (MeSH) for 2020. These are used to index articles added to the PubMed and Medline databases, and are also used by other databases including the Cochrane Library. The MeSH terms are updated every year to…

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World Mental Health Day 2019

World Mental Health Day is 10 October 2019. The day provides an opportunity to raise awareness of mental health issues and to advocate against social stigma. World Mental Health Day is organised by the World Federation for Mental Health, and supported this year by the World Health Organization, the International…

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Origins of LSHTM on our 120th birthday

120 years ago today, on 2nd October 1899, the School opened its doors to its first students. LSHTM has been celebrating our 120th anniversary with a number of events, more information is on our LSHTM 120 page on our website.

Here is a short history of how the School was…

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National Fitness Day

National Fitness Day

25th September 2019 is National Fitness Day, where people participate in yoga and pilates classes, treadmill challenges, “plank-offs”, dance-offs and group walks in a spirit of fun and celebration. National Fitness Day seeks to highlight the benefits of being active for individuals, communities and society as a whole…

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Class of 1919

As we welcome new students to the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, it seems appropriate that we reflect on the students who attended 100 years ago, the class of 1919.

The 61st session ran from October to December. 52 students attended the School, of these 46 were men…

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Library inductions

Library Inductions for new students

Welcome to all our new students! We look forward to supporting you in your studies this year.

There is a lot of information for new arrivals to take in during orientation week.  When you have time, come along to the Library when we are open – the staff here will be…

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More artwork at LSHTM

To follow up a recent post on Artwork at LSHTM, we are focusing on some more wonderful pieces of art that are on display in the Keppel Street building.

This weekend (21-22 September) visitors will be able to view these pieces as part of Open House London.

 

Woman…

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Making Sense of Plan S: Funder Open Access Policies from January 2021

Plan S refers to the new open access policy being introduced by a coalition of funders which have come together under the name “Coalition S”. This currently includes the Wellcome Trust, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI, formerly Research Councils UK), European Research Council (ERC) and the Bill & Melinda Gates…

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Plan S Essentials

You may have heard about Plan S from your funders or publishers. Plan S refers to the new open access policy being introduced by a coalition of funders, which currently includes the Wellcome Trust, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI, formerly Research Councils UK), European Research Council (ERC) and the Bill…

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Tis burning

Cystitis – tis a nasty inflammation

When you pee, tis a burning sensation

Please do not desist, to the Chemist forthwith!

But if the pain persists

Despite medical reliefs

To the GP, begone!

Your pee tested, anon

Warrant further investigation

A prescription, henceforth

For antibiotic intervention

Behold!

Tis a urinary tract…

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