The London Underground is a crowded and closed environment with frequent visitors – this type of environment can act as a hot-spot for spreading disease. In this Q&A, Dr Lara Goscé discusses her recent study published in Environmental Health, which suggests a link between public transport use and infectious diseases transmission.
Monthly Archives: December 2018
The European Headache Federation (EHF) and European Medicines Agency (EMA) have published their latest clinical recommendation on valproate use for migraine prophylaxis in women of childbearing age in The Journal of Headache and Pain. We have invited Dr Anna Andreou, director of headache research at the Headache Centre, King’s College London and The Journal of Headache and Pain’s advisory board member to explain the challenges in preventive treatment of migraine, and why valproate should be used with caution in women of childbearing age.
This year the American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting took place in San Diego. The event brought more than 12,000 health professionals together, from across the U.S and the rest of world, to discuss issues related to this year’s theme ‘Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now’. In this interview, Professor Guohua Li the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Injury Epidemiology, discusses his time at the conference and his personal highlights.
New research published in Respiratory Research examined microbiota in lung, stomach and fecal samples of critically ill patients, finding reduced microbial diversity to reflect high illness severity and an association with mortality. Here to talk about this and other findings of their study are two of the authors, Daphnée Lamarche and Dr. Jennie Johnstone.