World Cancer Day, 4th February 2020, seeks to raise awareness of the need for governments to take action against cancer.
The WHO states that low and middle-income countries will see a surge in new cases over coming years, as public health resources in these countries have long been directed…
25th September 2019 is National Fitness Day, where people participate in yoga and pilates classes, treadmill challenges, “plank-offs”, dance-offs and group walks in a spirit of fun and celebration. National Fitness Day seeks to highlight the benefits of being active for individuals, communities and society as a whole…
World Water Day, 22nd March, focuses on the billions of people living without safe water and asks why marginalised groups are overlooked when water is essential for everyone.
The theme for this year’s UN campaign is “Leaving no one behind”.
Books about water in LSHTM Library are shelved around…
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 – also known as their ‘first vaccine’.
In light of…
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 LSHTM, books about addiction and stimulant, sedative and narcotic drugs…
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 fundamental to evidence-based medicine.
At LSHTM library, most…
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: SOE.W 2000
A comprehensive work with…
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 sick themselves or of infecting those around them.
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 stress levels.
But LSHTM Library & Archives…
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.