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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

9-15 May 2022 is Mental Health Awareness Week.This year the theme is loneliness. One in four adults feel lonely some or all of the time, and the longer people feel lonely the more they are at risk of mental health problems. The Mental Health Foundation is raising awareness…

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World Malaria Day 2022: Monday 25 April

The theme of World Malaria Day 2022 is: “Harness innovation to reduce the malaria burden and save lives.” The World Health Organization (WHO) believes that no single tool available today will solve the problem and is calling for significant investment and a multi-sector approach.

In 2020 there were an…

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April is Stress Awareness Month

As we enter April and look forward to an Easter break, it is worth noting that this month is Stress Awareness Month.

Stress “can influence our physical and psychological health, or more simply, too much stress can make you ill.” (1)

It is important to recognise when everyday stresses build…

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World Tuberculosis Day. 24 March 2022

World Tuberculosis Day is held on the 24 March each year to raise awareness of the public health impact of this disease. On this date in 1882, Robert Koch announced he had discovered the bacterium that causes TB, which opened a way towards diagnosis and cure.

This year’s theme…

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Statistics and more statistics

Did you know that there have been over 8 million downloads from LSHTM Research Online since its inception in 2011 ! That is a lot of downloading !In January 2022, there were 161,445 downloads alone, compared with 68,690 in January 2021. If we look at download trends over the…

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Observations on Smallpox by the 9th Century Persian Physician Rhazes (865-925) : LSHTM Rare Books Blog series No. 3.

This is the latest in the LSHTM Rare Books Blog, featuring Rhazes (full-name: Muhammad ibn Zakariyā al-Rāzī). Rhazes made notable contributions to many areas of medicine. His manuscripts, carefully preserved down the centuries, were among the first medical books printed in Europe in the 15th century. After translation into Latin Rhazes’s writings became widely disseminated and were to influence the future direction of western medicine.  

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PrePrints added to OvidSP Embase

Good news for those of us needing to find the most up to date information as soon as possible. Records from the two biggest medical and biological preprint servers are now available on OvidSP Embase (scroll down to Embase, click the database name, then click the ‘Access Embase database’ button…

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2022 Updates to MeSH

Every year the indexers at the National Library of Medicine update the MeSH index terms for PubMed/Medline. Full details of the updates can be found at https://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/whatsnew.html. Here are some highlights that may be of interest to LSHTM staff and students, including…

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What’s green and gold and transformative ?

The simple answer is Open Access funding options ! Many of you are probably familiar with the Green and Gold routes to funding your research. If not, here’s a brief reminder. Green is a free route, where you will be able to deposit a version of your manuscript to LSHTM…

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Benefits of Open Access

Are you curious about Open Access and what this all means for your research ? If you are not, well you should be ! There are many numerous benefits for you and LSHTM to publish Open Access, including achieving global exposure for your research, increased citation rates, and building up a bank…

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