Author Archives: Cathy Goodin

World Breastfeeding Week 1-7 August 2018

World Breastfeeding Week occurs every year from 1-7 August. This year the World Health Organisation and UNICEF are promoting the importance of breastfeeding within a baby’s first hour of life, providing the newborn with an instant hit of colostrum – … Continue reading

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Today is the United Nations’ International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Since 1987 the UN has used June 26th to highlight the work done by individuals, communities and organisations towards creating a society free from drug abuse. At … Continue reading

Books on Clinical Trials

May 20th was International Clinical Trials Day. The very first clinical trial occurred back in 1747 when naval surgeon-mate James Lind determined that scurvy could be successfully reversed by eating citrus fruit. Nowadays the randomized clinical trial is regarded as … Continue reading

Books on women and health

To commemorate International Women’s Day (March 8th) here are a few books from the LSHTM Library collection focussing on women’s health and women’s rights. Women and health by Marlene B. Goldman and Maureen C. Hatch (Academic Press, 2000). Library classmark: … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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, … Continue reading

Feeling alert?

As my colleague Chris said in this blog a couple of weeks ago, we are in the process of cataloguing 3000 pamphlets that were locked away in a vault for many years. Here’s one: “On Being Tired”, by a Scottish … Continue reading

Bank Holiday Monday – library open 11:00-5:00

On Bank Holiday Monday (August 31st) the Library will be open to LSHTM staff and students from 11:00am to 5:00pm. The Library will re-open as usual at 8:30am on Tuesday 1st September.  

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