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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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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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A pause for menopause

(Meno)Pause for thought

Embrace this time of life, ladies
Embrace it with fear, trepidation, elation
Embrace it anyway cos it ain’t going away.
Embrace it cos it’s coming your way.

Here are some stuff about it.
Enjoy.

Articles:
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Nelson, H (2008) “Menopause…

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World Health Day. Sunday 7th April 2019.

When I first arrived at the School, the World Health Organization (WHO)  theme “Health for all by the year 2000” was highly topical, with an emphasis on access to primary health care.

We are now into the nineteenth year of the new century, and one which has seen its fair…

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Water for all

Water for all – World Water Day 2019

World Water Day, 22nd March, focuses on the billions of people living without safe water and asks why marginalised groups are overlooked when water is essential for everyone.

The theme for this year’s UN campaign is “Leaving no one behind”.

Books about water in LSHTM Library are shelved around…

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World Mental Health Day

10 October 2018 is World Mental Health Day (WMHD).  WMHD seeks to promote global mental health education, increase awareness of mental health issues, and advocate against stigma.  The Day also enables those involved in mental health to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to ensure…

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On-demand access to eBooks

The Library is currently providing access to thousands of eBooks from ProQuest, using a ‘demand driven acquisition’ (DDA) model. Subjects covered include health, economics, nursing, pharmacy, biology, botany, zoology, social sciences, and many more.  Readers can run a search as usual in Discover, and if you click on one of…

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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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