I heaved a huge sigh of relief as I clicked on “finish and submit”. I had just completed my end of term assessment in Biostatistics, the last of a string of seemingly never-ending formative assessments we had been bombarded with … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: December 2013
By Joy Townsend Smoking is the cause of roughly one in seven deaths in Europe. The recent study by David Levy et al. shows that half a million people die prematurely each year from smoking in Russia alone – where … Continue reading
The Young Scientists Programme has enjoyed a successful year, hosting 33 state secondary school students for work experience at the School throughout 2013. The Programme has recently secured funding until 2018, allowing the School to continue providing the inspiration and … Continue reading
Alma Adler speaks to the Daily Express about the preliminary findings from this year’s Flusurvey, which show the UK is reporting half the number of cases as this time last year: “Flu levels are still very low but where there … Continue reading
Thanks to all who contributed to making our Cmmidstmas lunch such fun, and to everyone who has added to the modelling merriment over the past year. Particularly these two.
There’s a nice piece about the Flusurvey, featuring Alma & Ken (with artwork by Gwen) in the latest edition of International Innovation (pages 29-31). Citizen-science-tastic.
On the back of the publication of a landmark report on mental health at the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), Lord Nigel Crisp, former Chief Executive of the National Health Services, yesterday addressed the House of Lords to ask … Continue reading
By Shelley Lees HIV is the leading cause of death amongst women of reproductive age worldwide. In sub-Saharan Africa, the HIV epidemic is disproportionally affecting women – they make up 60% of those living with HIV in the region. These … Continue reading
Local authorities have been given renewed responsibility for public health as part of the government’s 2012 health and social care reforms. While this is a welcome move, there are as yet few resources to help local authority officers and teams … Continue reading
Fresh off the press is a new book by a London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine expert on changing attitudes to drugs, tobacco and alcohol, and their regulation. ‘Demons: Our Changing Attitudes to Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drugs’ (Oxford University … Continue reading