Latest London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Stories

WHO Reports Violence Against Women A Global Epidemic
2013-06-21 08:01:21

A World Health Organization report released this week states that more than a third of all women around the world are victims of physical or sexual violence.

2013-05-17 10:51:00

A new, highly sensitive blood test that quickly detects even the lowest levels of malaria parasites in the body could make a dramatic difference in efforts to tackle the disease in the UK and across the world.

2013-04-18 12:30:18

The European Commission needs to make some key innovations in its science funding program if Europe is to enjoy the full benefits of the €70 billion to be spent on science research as part of the Horizon 2020 program kicking off in 2014.

2013-04-17 15:01:06

Incomplete diagnostic investigation and failure to get the best treatment are the most likely reasons why survival for bowel cancer patients is lower in the UK than in other comparable countries.

2013-03-06 10:38:36

Support services for people living with HIV will benefit from better information about prosecutions for the sexual transmission of HIV.

2013-02-28 14:25:41

Starch-based intravenous (IV) fluids used by the NHS to treat seriously ill patients are causing unnecessary deaths.

2013-01-28 19:51:18

The number of people in England adding salt to food at the table fell by more than a quarter in the five years following a national campaign.

2012-09-12 14:14:19

Researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine have created a comic influenced by the Japanese manga style to help busy medical staff who treat patients suffering from bleeding.

2012-06-06 21:41:00

Giving young children medicine once a month during the rainy season to protect them against malaria could prevent tens of thousands of deaths each year in some areas of Africa.

Word of the Day
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".