Monthly Archives: October 2019

10-30 October 2019

LSHTM’s CRASH-3 trial received widespread global coverage, with the study’s findings that tranexamic acid could reduce deaths from traumatic brain injury featuring in over 600 outlets worldwide, including BBC Radio 4’s Today programme (at 53:30), the Guardian, The Times (£), The Indian … Continue reading

Reading Week Walks: Make time for regular study breaks and explore London on foot

One of the best ways to explore London and its surroundings is on foot. Since reading week is coming up for our Master’s students, we’ve put together some of our favourite walking routes for exploring London. From urban strolls to … Continue reading

SUPPLEMENT LAUNCH: Transforming health systems financing in Lower Mekong: making sure the poor are not left behind

By Augustine Asante, Ir Por, Bart Jacobs and Virginia Wiseman Universal health coverage (UHC) appears to be on everybody’s agenda these days, especially low- and middle- income countries (LIMCs). But achieving UHC goes beyond having it on one’s agenda; it … Continue reading

Can sexuality education can help prevent partner violence?

Today’s blog is very topical because LSHTM doctoral researcher and DEPTH member Shelly Makleff has been attending the SVRI Forum  2019 in Cape Town this week to present a co-produced project by LSHTM, IPPF/WHR and Mexfam that highlights the potential … Continue reading

Healthy Collaborations? A history of public health campaigns, comics and consumerism

Healthy collaborations? Recently the supermarket chain Sainsbury’s launched the ‘Heroes’ campaign, offering collectable cards as a give-away alongside specific purchases which were associated (albeit tenuously) with health and wellbeing behaviours: ‘getting active’ ‘teaming up’ ‘being smart’ and ‘doing good’. Although … Continue reading

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Updates to MeSH terms for 2020

The US National Library of Medicine has released the edits for their medical subject headings (MeSH) for 2020. These are used to index articles added to the PubMed and Medline databases, and are also used by other databases including the … Continue reading

Alumni Innovators: Jillian Kowalchuk: Founder and CEO at Safe & the City, Ltd

“I decided to study at LSHTM because of its world-renowned history, the impact it has had as a university and the exceptional alumni. I knew I wanted to do this for not only my career but also for my personal … Continue reading