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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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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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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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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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Books for World Antibiotic Awareness Week

This week (13-19 November) is the WHO’s World Antibiotic Awareness Week. The week seeks to raise awareness of issues around antibiotics, and particularly antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

The School’s multidisciplinary work on AMR, through the Antimicrobial Resistance Centre, is based on five ‘disciplinary pillars’; books for these subjects…

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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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