All posts by Paula Fentiman

LSHTM Media Manager

Tranexamic acid manga offers comic relief for medics

As a new study on the use of tranexamic acid to treat trauma patients for bleeding is published in the BMJ, the researchers have produced a comic designed to be useful to emergency teams.

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Read all about it – Human Library for World Mosquito Day

"I can read you like a book!" - that's what you might have said if you attended the Human Library, held by the Malaria Centre at the School to celebrate Mosquito Day. Mosquito Day - on 20 August - commemorates the date in 1897 when Sir Ronald Ross made the connection between malaria parasites and the Anopheles mosquito. Read more

£4.3 million award puts health records at the heart of research

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine will play a key role in a new e-health research Centre of Excellence being established in London following an award of £4.3 million. Read more

New research on avoiding unnecessary blood transfusion

Staff from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine played a key role in a new Cochrane Special Collection, ‘Avoiding unnecessary blood transfusion’, which was published on the Cochrane Library today. Read more

Smart homes created for scientific study

Volunteers are needed for a new study by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine which will use homes as mini laboratories. Read more

Award for text message research which helps smokers quit

Research led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine which uses text messages to help smokers quit has won a national award. Since being published in The Lancet, the “txt2stop” study, which has been proven to double quit rates, has been rolled out as a service across England and has now been named the 2011 Royal College of General Practitioners and Novartis Research Paper of the Year. Read more

New evidence on measuring kidney function

Chronic kidney disease affects one in 10 of the adult population in the UK. Kidney disease causes hypertension, contributes to heart attacks and strokes, and is a marker for progression to dialysis. Read more

Rewarding our diverse talent

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has just awarded two new Fellowships, jointly funded by the Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund (WT ISSF) and the School, to Sam Alsford, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases (ITD), who works on Trypanosome molecular biology and to Mary DeSilvaFaculty of Epidemiology and Population Health (EPH), who works on global mental health. Read more

NHS reform: understanding the evidence base

CardiogramThe UK government's plans to reform the National Health Service are at the heart of a new political storm. Health Secretary Andrew Lansley claims the Health and Social Care Bill, currently undergoing amendment in the House of Lords, will increase private-sector competition for NHS funding and reduce bureaucracy. He has the backing of the Prime Minister, but is facing growing opposition both in Westminster and from the health professions. More than 130,000 people have signed an online petition calling for the Bill to be dropped, the Royal Colleges are critical, and even influential voices within the Conservative party have called it an electoral liability. Read more

Uncovering the myths and evidence around Olympics and trafficking

Misguided fear that sex trafficking will increase during the London Olympics could leave vulnerable women without access to health services and at risk of harm, according to experts who gathered at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine for a debate on the issue. Read more