Latest London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Stories

2013-11-14 13:04:52

Lower doses of the antimalarial drug primaquine are as effective as higher doses in reducing malaria transmission.

2013-11-14 11:34:31

Are Northerners really more likely to get flu?

2013-09-13 08:19:19

Evaluation of the effectiveness of a mass vaccination campaign with a new meningitis serogroup A vaccine, PsA-TT, in sub-Saharan Africa found that it had a dramatic impact on cases of serogroup meningitis and on carriage of the disease-causing bacteria in the throat.

2013-08-29 11:27:41

A malaria control method that targets mosquito larvae and pupae as they mature in standing water could be an important supplementary measure in the fight against the disease.

2013-08-01 15:51:02

Improving water quality and hygiene practices may improve the growth of children.

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.

Word of the Day
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.