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World Sickle Cell Day

To coincide with World Sickle Cell Day (19 June) the Library currently has a display of books in the Reading Room on sickle cell disease (SCD) and other blood diseases. SCD affects millions of people worldwide and is a lifelong condition that can be fatal. SCD mainly affects people of…

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Public Health Ethics

Public health involves interactions with a variety of professionals each with overlapping values and goals. In comparison to bioethics or medical ethics, which has a strong grounding in the discourse of the individual or autonomous directives, public health ethics has a distinctive characteristic of having a population wide perspective. In…

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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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International Happiness Day, 20th March 2018!

Today, Tuesday 20th March 2018, is UN International Day of Happiness. Adopted by unanimous decision by UN members in June 2012 and first observed around the world the following year, the event is celebrated in 193 UN member states and was created by UN Special Advisor, Jayme Illien.

The objective…

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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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Reports : snapshots in time

The reports series collection contains some very useful items, especially if you are looking for historical, geographical, statistical / epidemiological information.

Reports series are typically health statistics and census data produced by governmental and non-governmental organizations on a regular basis – e.g. weekly, monthly, annually, every 10 years. The name…

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Books for International Migrants Day

This Monday, 18 December, marks the 17th annual International Migrants Day. This day was initiated by the General Council of the United Nations, with events being lead by i am a migrant. This platform allows anyone with experience of migration to submit their story, to provide “an honest insight into…

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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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World AIDS Day 2017

This Friday (1st December) is World AIDS Day, an opportunity for everyone to unite in the fight against HIV.  The day seeks to end isolation, stigma, and HIV transmission.

More information on World AIDS Day is available here and by following the Twitter hashtag #LetsEndIt

The Library has an extensive…

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Rural hygiene – snapshot from the collections

 

There are a number of works on rural health in our collections, including general works from dating the late 19th century when the public health movement gathered momentum.

The examples I have chosen below are on the open shelves in the gallery. Please ask library staff for directions if…

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