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Breastfeeding Week

World Breastfeeding Week 1-7 August 2018

World Breastfeeding Week occurs every year from 1-7 August. This year the World Health Organisation and UNICEF are promoting the importance of breastfeeding within a baby’s first hour of life, providing the newborn with an instant hit of colostrum – also known as their ‘first vaccine’.

In light of…

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Drug-free library zone sign - Washington DC. Attribution: Photo YourSapce

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Today is the United Nations’ International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Since 1987 the UN has used June 26th to highlight the work done by individuals, communities and organisations towards creating a society free from drug abuse.

At LSHTM, books about addiction and stimulant, sedative and narcotic drugs…

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Clinical trials books

Books on Clinical Trials

May 20th was International Clinical Trials Day. The very first clinical trial occurred back in 1747 when naval surgeon-mate James Lind determined that scurvy could be successfully reversed by eating citrus fruit. Nowadays the randomized clinical trial is regarded as fundamental to evidence-based medicine.

At LSHTM library, most…

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LSHTM books on women's health

Books on women and health

To commemorate International Women’s Day (March 8th) here are a few books from the LSHTM Library collection focussing on women’s health and women’s rights.

Women and health by Marlene B. Goldman and Maureen C. Hatch (Academic Press, 2000).

Library classmark: SOE.W 2000

A comprehensive work with…

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Flu vaccination

Had your flu shot?

In the USA, the first week of December is National Influenza Vaccination Week. With flu activity highest between December and February, the Week publicises the benefits of getting a flu shot in terms of reducing the risk of individuals getting sick themselves or of infecting those around them.

Although today…

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BookSwap in the Library entrance area

De-stressing with books

National Stress Awareness Day (the first Wednesday in November) encourages us to think about our mental well-being and how we manage the pressures in our lives.

Mind, the mental health charity, offers advice for anyone looking to get better control of their stress levels.

But LSHTM Library & Archives…

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Books on aspects of stress

National Stress Awareness Day

November 1st 2017 was National Stress Awareness Day.  The Library has books on managing stress, on the effects of stress upon human health,  and on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  You’ll find them shelved near the main Reading Room doors with Barnard classification FD to FE.

Managing stress

“Insights into…

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LSHTM mental health books

Books for World Mental Health Day

October 10th is World Mental Health Day.   LSHTM Library has items on mental health classified at UJ – currently shelved in the front left corner of the Barnard Room.

Some books from the collection:

Global Mental Health : Principles and Practice, edited by Vikram Patel, Harry Minas, Alex Cohen, Martin J. Prince…

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Energy and fatigue

Feeling alert?

As my colleague Chris said in this blog a couple of weeks ago, we are in the process of cataloguing 3000 pamphlets that were locked away in a vault for many years.

Here’s one: “On Being Tired”, by a Scottish physician named Sir Thomas Lauder Brunton, published in 1909…

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Bank Holiday Monday – library open 11:00-5:00

On Bank Holiday Monday (August 31st) the Library will be open to LSHTM staff and students from 11:00am to 5:00pm.

The Library will re-open as usual at 8:30am on Tuesday 1st September.

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