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Latest London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Stories

2011-03-25 11:21:01

A study published today provides a new perspective on the Great Depression of the 1930s.

2011-03-24 14:21:18

Current rules requiring researchers to obtain consent for patients to take part in clinical trials in emergency situations are causing life-threatening delays to treatment.

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2011-03-18 07:55:00

Despite what has been dubbed an obesity epidemic, life expectancy throughout Europe is on the rise, according to researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

2011-02-02 01:21:16

Two separate studies – carried out in Burkina Faso and Mali– have found that combining intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in children (IPTc) with insecticide-treated bednets (ITNs) can substantially reduce the incidence of severe malaria.

2010-09-17 13:40:56

Health experts will today call for a greater prioritization and targeting of aid to save the lives of mothers, newborns, and children in poor countries.

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2010-08-11 11:25:00

Colder weather caused by global climate change could lead to more heart attacks than ever before, according to a new study published Tuesday in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).

2010-04-21 14:40:45

The largest ever trial of fish oil supplements has found no evidence that they offer benefits for cognitive function in older people.

2010-04-19 13:41:34

Scientists investigating ovale malaria, a form of the disease thought to be caused by a single species of parasite, have confirmed that the parasite is actually two similar but distinct species which do not reproduce with each other.

2010-01-19 17:53:05

Recruiters from the British Regular Army visit London's poorest schools most often, new research from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine shows.

2009-12-11 14:22:09

20 mph traffic speed zones reduce casualties by 41.9% with the greatest reduction in child casualties.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.