Latest London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Stories
Research led by scientists at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has exploited a revolutionary genetic technique to discover how human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT) drugs target the parasite which causes the disease.
Countries recovering from war are at risk of being left to their own devices in tackling non communicable diseases, leaving an "open door" for exploitation by alcohol, tobacco and food companies.
The link between malaria and salmonella infections has been explained for the first time, opening the way to more effective treatments.
Up to three quarters of elderly people in parts of India have vitamin C deficiency.
"Long, dark nights are with us now that the clocks have gone back, but they may be held at bay in future years after new research led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine suggests that moving the clock forward all year round could be good for health.".
The results of a large-scale community-randomized trial presented at the 42nd World Conference on Lung Health in Lille, France today show that the Zambia-South Africa TB and AIDS Reduction (ZAMSTAR) project reduced the prevalence of tuberculosis by 22%.
New research has found that one in six British mobile phones is contaminated with traces of E. coli bacteria because people all too often go without washing their hands.
According to Dr Ian Roberts, Head of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Injury Control at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, the recent episode ("Big Lies, Small Lies") seriously misrepresents the scientific evidence.
New research has suggested that tranexamic acid has the potential to prevent people dying from head injuries.
Major progress has been made in reducing the burden of infectious diseases in Brazil as part of a "remarkable" success story for health in the South American country.