London School Of Hygiene And Tropical Medicine Audio News - Lshtm Podcast

Sinopsis

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and media podcasting company Audio Medica are proud to present the launch of Audio News, a new series of podcasts focusing on key areas of global health policy.

Episodios

  • Organic Foods: No Evidence Of Nutritional Benefit

    Organic Foods: No Evidence Of Nutritional Benefit

    31/07/2009 Duración: 06min

    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Audio News: Organic Foods: No Evidence Of Nutritional Benefit Researchers from London have found no evidence that the nutritional content of organically produced foods is any better than in conventionally farmed products. Alan Dangour of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine told Peter Goodwin about their findings just published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

  • Murder And Suicide: Study Finds Link With Economic Crises, Unemployment

    Murder And Suicide: Study Finds Link With Economic Crises, Unemployment

    23/07/2009 Duración: 08min

    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Audio News: Murder And Suicide: Study Finds Link With Economic Crises, Unemployment David Stuckler of Oxford University and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine tells Peter Goodwin about the findings of his study, just published in the Lancet, showing that increasing economic stresses and loss of employment across a wide range of countries in Europe has increased rates of suicide and murder, while reducing deaths from road traffic accidents, during the last 30 years. One of the study's co-authors, Martin McKee, from the London School, explains what may be causing this and how government policies can reduce the impact of economic crises.

  • Avoid Death And Disease In The Home!

    Avoid Death And Disease In The Home!

    23/07/2009 Duración: 04min

    Our homes are full of potential ways of getting ill, or even dying—according to a report published by the International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene. Peter Goodwin hears from one of the authors, Sally Bloomfield of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, how all of us—especially together with our families and in our homes—need better advice on how to avoid hazards of infections that surround us.

  • WHO-lead Report Urges Health Systems Priorities For Global Health Initiatives

    WHO-lead Report Urges Health Systems Priorities For Global Health Initiatives

    26/06/2009 Duración: 06min

    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Audio News: WHO-lead Report Urges Health Systems Priorities For Global Health Initiatives The global health initiatives set up in the last decade to fight killer diseases like AIDS, TB and Malaria are not investing enough in efforts made locally in countries around the world to deliver health through effective health systems. That's the upshot of a report published in the Lancet led by the World Health Organization which criticizes the otherwise high-achieving programmes like the Global Fund, The President's Emergency Plan, and the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization. One of the authors, Peter Godfrey-Faussett, talked with Peter Goodwin after speaking at a symposium on this held to discuss the Lancet report at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

  • WASHINGTON—International Global Health Conference Identifies Priorities For Poor Communities Gates Award Endorses London School Of Hygiene And Tropical Medicine

    WASHINGTON—International Global Health Conference Identifies Priorities For Poor Communities; Gates Award Endorses London School Of Hygiene And Tropical Medicine

    05/06/2009 Duración: 12min

    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Audio News: June 4th 2009 WASHINGTON—International Global Health Conference Identifies Priorities For Poor Communities; Gates Award Endorses London School Of Hygiene And Tropical Medicine The poorest members of the global community—not necessarily geographically defined—are those who need to be targeted in healthcare development rather than countries labelled as "developing". Peter Goodwin hears the views of Hans Rosling of the Karonlinska Institute during the Annual International Conference on Global Health held in Washington DC. He also talks with the outgoing president of the Global Health Council (which hosts the conference), Nils Daulaire, with the London School of Hygiene's Director, Andy Haines, and alumni, James Hospedales, Ariella Bock, Cherie Carter and Khizer Husain about the relevance of their education in their work in global health all over the world, and about the significance of the Gates Award to the London School's Distance Learning programm

  • H1N1 Influenza: Be Flexible, warns United Nations Representive For Pandemic Preparedness

    H1N1 Influenza: "Be Flexible," warns United Nations Representive For Pandemic Preparedness

    04/06/2009 Duración: 11min

    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Audio News: H1N1 Influenza: "Be Flexible," warns United Nations Representive For Pandemic Preparedness The preparations being made for a possible pandemic of the new H1N1 influenza were explained recently in London by the Secretary General's Representative, Dr David Nabarro, during the inaugural lecture for the journal: Health Policy and Planning held at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He told Peter Goodwin more about pandemic preparedness.

  • Million Dollar Global Health Award For London School Of Hygiene And Tropical Medicine

    Million Dollar Global Health Award For London School Of Hygiene And Tropical Medicine

    27/05/2009 Duración: 15min

    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Audio News: Million Dollar Global Health Award For London School Of Hygiene And Tropical Medicine Sharon Huttly, Dean of Studies of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and the School's Director, Andy Haines tell Peter Goodwin about their plans for expanding "distance learning" following news that they've received the prestigious Gates Award For Global Health for outstanding achievements over a sustained period of time particularly in resource-poor settings. One of the 2,500 students currently enrolled from 120 countries, David Githanga, a consultant paediatric cardiologist in Nairobi, explains how his studies can feed directly into government plans for improving public health.

  • Home Diagnosis And Treatment: Not Always Best For Malaria In Africa

    Home Diagnosis And Treatment: Not Always Best For Malaria In Africa

    14/05/2009 Duración: 07min

    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Audio News: Home Diagnosis And Treatment: Not Always Best For Malaria In Africa Peter Goodwin talks with Sarah Staedke of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, who's based in Kampala, Uganda, about her new research findings that giving parents and carers supplies of anti-malaria medicines at home to treat feverish children didn't have much impact on malaria in an urban setting and could have some risks.

  • H1N1 Influenza Pandemic: How Good Are Existing Preparations?

    H1N1 Influenza Pandemic: How Good Are Existing Preparations?

    14/05/2009 Duración: 07min

    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Audio News: H1N1 Influenza Pandemic: How Good Are Existing Preparations? Peter Goodwin asks Sandra Mounier-Jack, expert in Health Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, if the preparations taking place all over the world in the face of the threat from "swine 'flu" are sufficient to protect us; and what further advice she has to offer coming out of her research on the preparedness of countries all over the world to face a possible wave of influenza.

  • Audio News LSHTM March 2009

    Audio News LSHTM March 2009

    30/03/2009 Duración: 21min

    AUDIO NEWS LSHTM March 24th, 2009 In this edition of Audio News…… AIDS expert, writer, and epidemiologist Elizabeth Pisani recently returned to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine—where she trained and did research for her MSc and PhD to tell Peter Goodwin about her new book: The Wisdom of Whores, which delivers home truths about the 'business of AIDS' which could—potentially—prevent millions of people from dying. Andrew Prentice discusses the 'experiment of Nature' being harnessed by his group in a research effort spearheaded by his colleague Branwen Hennig in The Gambia where seasonal variations in the availability of crops create altering nutritional environments for mothers around the time of conception. The scientist are hoping to reveal effects that maternal diet can have on gene expression, and how this in turn could affect the future health of newly-conceived babies. Adam Fletcher tells Audio News about 'detached' youth programmes to help avoid problems with drugs and alcohol among

  • Audio News LSHTM February 2009

    Audio News LSHTM February 2009

    06/02/2009 Duración: 42min

    Peter Goodwin and Sarah Maxwell take part in the discussions held in London on the controversial role of the corporate sector in tackling the looming threat to global health of obesity around the world. They also hear how drastic economic changes in the former Soviet Union have caused an increase in mortality—largely driven by alcohol; about the unexpected down-side free trade can have in worsening health—rather than improving it—in some situations; about the health benefits to the world of the new American president, and how good national health can boost the economy just as the other way around. Controversies in Global Health—What role should the corporate sector play in tackling the global obesity pandemic? Philip James, Director, International Obesity Task Force Derek Yach, Director, Pepsico Global Health Policy Andy Haines, Director, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Patti Rundall, Policy Director, Baby Milk Action, Cambridge Drastic Economic Changes Increase Mortality Martin McKee, Direct

  • Big Fall in Malaria in The Gambia: Eradication in Sight? High Birth Weight Increases Breast Cancer Risk Eat Fruit And Vegetables To Protect Your Vision!

    Big Fall in Malaria in The Gambia: Eradication in Sight? High Birth Weight Increases Breast Cancer Risk; Eat Fruit And Vegetables To Protect Your Vision!

    06/02/2009 Duración: 17min

    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Audio News November 5th, 2008 Big Fall in Malaria in The Gambia: Eradication in Sight? High Birth Weight Increases Breast Cancer Risk; Eat Fruit And Vegetables To Protect Your Vision! Brian Greenwood and David Conway tell Peter Goodwin how the incidence of malaria has fallen dramatically in The Gambia following the use of simple interventions such as insecticide-treated bed nets, and resistance-free drugs. The question now being asked is: Can malaria be eradicated? Isobel dos Santos Silva explains how birth-weight affects your risk of developing breast cancer later in life; Astrid Fletcher describes the way anti-oxidants from fruit and vegetables in a normal diet (as reported in the EUREYE study conducted in seven centres in Europe from Bergen in Norway to Alicante in Spain) may be protecting our eyes against macular degeneration and possible blindness caused by strong sunlight.

  • Health For All 30 Years After Alma Ata? Mental Health And War

    Health For All 30 Years After Alma Ata? Mental Health And War

    06/02/2009 Duración: 30min

    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Audio News October 1st, 2008 Health For All 30 Years After Alma Ata? Mental Health And War Reporting from: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Symposia: The Future of Primary Health Care: Alma Ata 30 Years On September 11-12, 2008 Mental Health in Fragile States September 8-9, 2008 Two important symposia have been held in London to discuss healthcare issues posing significant dilemmas to world leaders in the 21st Century. "The Future of Primary Health Care" was attended by public health experts from around the Globe to assess the best options for improving primary health care in the future. It was held on the 30th anniversary of the Alma Ata Declaration made in 1977 which was intended as a blueprint for health provision and identified primary health care as the means through which the global goal of "Health for All" could be achieved. The second meeting, on "Mental Health in Fragile States", was held to raise the profile of mental health care i

  • Global Handwashing Day! | Sex and Health | More Prisoners: More TB | How to Survive Cancer

    Global Handwashing Day! | Sex and Health | More Prisoners: More TB | How to Survive Cancer

    06/02/2009 Duración: 29min

    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Audio News October 15th, 2008 Global Handwashing Day! Sex and Health More Prisoners: More TB How to Survive Cancer Global Handwashing Day is October 15th, 2008: an opportunity to remind everybody that millions of lives, especially children's lives, can be saved by avoiding diarrhoea and other diseases spread when mothers, fathers, family members and friends fail to wash their hands with both soap and water. Derek Thorne hears from Val Curtis and Robert Aunger at the London School who are spearheading initiatives all over the world to reduce this loss of life by persuading people to get into the habit of washing their hands after using the toilet. PPeter Goodwin learns from Kaye Wellings of the School about the latest phase of her massive study of sexual attitudes, behaviour and health which for the first time are looking at over 60s, and also at positive, as well as negative sexual health outcomes. Also: Martin McKee talks about the way TB has spread in the

  • BRITISH ASSOCIATION SPECIAL EDITION

    BRITISH ASSOCIATION SPECIAL EDITION

    06/02/2009 Duración: 23min

    LSHTM Audio News: September10th, 2008 BRITISH ASSOCIATION SPECIAL EDITION Peter Goodwin hears from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine experts speaking at the annual science festival of the British Association for the Advancement of Science held in Liverpool, September 6-10, 2008, and from recent scientific publications on: the health impact of global warming, a tropical virus reaching temperate zones, inequalities in cancer outcomes, how eating oily fish can save your eyesight, and free internet publishing scientific journals. INTERVIEWS: Astrid Fletcher: Eating Oily Fish Protects Your Eyesight Jo Lines: Chikungunya Virus Danger Beyond The Tropics Sari Kovats: Global Warming's Heatwave Health Hazard Colin Sutherland: Open Access Publishing: Fair Play For Scientists Michel Coleman: Cancer Survival: Big International Differences

  • LSHTM Audio News - August 2008

    LSHTM Audio News - August 2008

    06/02/2009 Duración: 30min

    Derek Thorne and Peter Goodwin talk with Bayard Roberts, Siân Clarke, Sandy Cairncross, Claire Bertschinger and Virginia Berridge of The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine about: - depression and post traumatic stress disorder in war-torn northern Uganda and the lessons to be drawn from a research project there; - the unexpected additional value of using malaria drugs at regular intervals among school children in Kenya; - the key role of sanitation in preventing infant deaths all over the world and what is being done to improve it; - the life and work of the nurse who inspired Band Aid and Live Aid, as she receives an honorary doctorate; - the “marketing” of health to the British public, as illustrated by the way attitudes to smoking have changed over the years.

  • British National Health Service is 60!

    British National Health Service is 60!

    06/02/2009 Duración: 18min

    LSHTM Audio News British National Health Service is 60! July 5th, 2008 is the 60th birthday of the British National Health Service. Peter Goodwin talks to four experts at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to find out how it achieved the almost universal approval it enjoys in the UK, while asking what the future holds in store.

  • Obesity, Car Travel, Climate Change: Linked?

    Obesity, Car Travel, Climate Change: Linked?

    10/06/2008

    Peter Goodwin questions Phil Edwards of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine about "competition between stomachs and petrol tanks" discussed in a letter he and his colleague Ian Roberts have written to the medical magazine: The Lancet.

  • Blind For Blindness: Preventing Childhood Blindness

    Blind For Blindness: Preventing Childhood Blindness

    27/05/2008

    Hessom Razavi, Puneet Sayal, Claire Gilbert, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Eye doctor Hessom Razavi volunteered to go about his usual studies at the London School blindfold for 24 hours to give publicity to the need to prevent childhood blindness all over the world, especially in developing countries. The “Blind For Blindness” initiative was taken as part of the “Vision 2020″ project at the London School, with the help of Goodenough College, London.

  • Tropical Health Research: London Scientist Honored

    Tropical Health Research: London Scientist Honored

    28/04/2008

    Brian Greenwood has won the Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize for his numerous achievements in tropical disease research. He talked with Derek Thorne about his work, including the pivotal research proving that bed nets can help prevent malaria.

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