Monthly Archives: December 2013

Why are women at higher risk of HIV than men in sub-Saharan Africa?

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

ANNOUNCEMENT: King’s Fund release a resource for local authorities on ‘improving public health’

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

ANNOUNCEMENT: National evaluation of Big Lottery-funded initiative: The ‘Big Local’

Lancaster University announces national evaluation of Big Lottery-funded initiative – does ‘Big Local’ have big health impact? A Lancaster University Professor will head up a research team examining if giving people greater control over their lives and community can positively … Continue reading

The Zombie Apocalypse!

Don’t panic, the zombies aren’t here yet, just a great way to get year 7 students interested in infection biology! University College School in Hampstead ran a themed science week for year 7 (11-12 year olds) entitled, ‘Zombie Apocalypse’. Professor John … Continue reading

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