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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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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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Bibliotherapy

From the 30 Oct – 5 November there will be a Bibliotherapy display in the Library’s Reading Room, under the watchful eyes of Sir Richard Doll. Bibliotherapy is an expressive therapy which uses reading to support good mental health.

From time to time, the Student Advice & Counselling Service select…

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The Open Access Team’s Virtual Bookshelf

To showcase the wide array of Open Access books freely available online, and in the spirit of International Open Access Week, LSHTM’s team in the Library have put together, in true Waterstone’s style, a shelf each of their favourite selections of Open Access books and materials. These are…

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Books for World Sight Day

Last Thursday marked the 18th annual World Sight Day, with ‘Make Vision Count’ as its call to action. The event is organised by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, that works ‘to lead international efforts in blindness prevention activities’, and has strong links with the School’s International…

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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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Dan Brown is in the Library!

Along with Forsyth, Mankell, Sting :-) and a few of your favourite fiction and other genre authors.
Why not pop over to our Bookswap area in the Library foyer and have a gander?
Take any book labelled “Bookswap” for as long as you want.
You can even donate any excess fiction…

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