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Sep 25 2014

MedDRA Web-Based Browser Scheduled Downtime

Due to required server maintenance, the MedDRA Web-Based Browser will not be available from Saturday, 27 Sep 2014 10pm to Sunday, 28 Sep 2014 6am; and Saturday, 4 Oct 2014 from 1pm to 11pm.

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Sep 22 2014

Psychology Headlines Around the World from Socialpsychology.org

1. First Blood Test to Diagnose Depression in Adults

2. Size at Birth Affects Risk of Adolescent Mental Health Disorders

3. Black Graduates Leave College with More Debt

4. Could Brain Injuries Be Behind NFL Domestic Violence?

5. 1 in 5 U.S. Men Admits to Violence Against Partner

6. Meditation Could Help Relieve Migraines

7. Autoimmune Diseases Tied to Eating Disorders

8. Sleeping 7-8 Hours a Night Linked to Taking Fewer Sick Days

Source: http://www.legacy.socialpsychology.org/

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Sep 18 2014

Latest Resources from Migration Information Source

Spotlight

Canadian Immigrants in the United States

Between 1960 and 2012 the Canadian share of the U.S. foreign-born population declined from 10 percent to 2 percent, while the actual number of Canadian immigrants has remained remarkably steady. Using the most up-to-date statistics, this Spotlight examines the Canadian immigrant population by size, age, location, college education, and more.

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Central American Migrants and “La Bestia”: The Route, Dangers, and Government Responses

Central American migrants have long hopped freight trains known as “La Bestia,” or the beast, to get through Mexico en route to the United States. While Mexico has been accused of turning a blind eye to this traffic, U.S. outcry over the surge of unaccompanied child migrants has drawn new attention to the use of the trains. This article highlights the journey aboard the trains, the dangers faced by migrants, and responses by the Mexican government and others.

[Source: Migration Information Source September 16, 2014]

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Sep 17 2014

Scheduled System Maintenance on Wisenews

A system maintenance for Wisenews / Wisers Service Platforms has been scheduled on Saturday, 27 Sep 2014 from 18:00 to 23:15 (Hong Kong Time GMT+8). During this period, all services will be temporarily unavailable.

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Sep 15 2014

New publications are available at the Scout Report!

Geography: Maps, Country Information, Quizzes

In 1984 the National Council for Geographic Education and the Association of American Geographers defined five themes of geography. What themes? Location, Place, Human-Environment Interaction, Movement, and Region. This site from About.com, with its attractive layout and accessible articles, makes clear just how fascinating and complex the field of geography really is. Start with the newsfeed, The Latest in Geography, to get a handle on what’s breaking now in terms of research and writing. Then move on to Geography Categories, where you can explore Maps, Country Information, Physical Geography, and more. A Free email newsletter is also available, allowing readers to effortlessly connect with essential articles, such as “What will happen if Scots vote to become independent in September?”

[Source: Scout Report, Volume 20, Number 35, September 12, 2014]

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Sep 08 2014

Temporary Suspension of China INFOBANK and Soshoo Online Database Service

China INFOBANK (中國資訊行) and Soshoo Online Database Service may be temporarily suspended owing to emergency problems of the network system in the Beijing Data centre. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

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Sep 08 2014

New publications are available at the Scout Report!

Journal of Psychology and Psychotherapy

Academic psychologists publish good, empirical research all the time. But unless you belong to a large university database, it’s almost impossible to access. The Journal of Psychology and Psychotherapy, a peer-reviewed medical journal, seeks to address this problem by making research on mental health accessible to the general public on its free, open access website. Viewers can read the journal’s mission statement on the homepage before browsing Most Viewed Articles, Current Issue, Past Issues, and Special Issues. Keyword searches are easy and the results will offer related search suggestions based on journal name or even famous authors in the subject. The journal is available in both English and French.

[Source: Scout Report, Volume 20, Number 34, September 5, 2014]

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Sep 08 2014

Psychology Headlines Around the World from Socialpsychology.org

1. Weight Loss May Not Improve Mood, Study Finds

2. Australian Women Must Work an Extra 64 Days to Equal Mens’ Pay

3. It’s Good to Talk: China Opens Up to Psychotherapy

4. The Key Role of Social Support in Personal Thriving

5. Playing Music May Boost Academic Achievement, Say Researchers

6. Brain Scans Show How People Can Learn to Like Healthy Foods

7. Electric Current May Boost Memory in People with Cognitive Disorders

8. Mindfulness Training Helps the Memory Impaired and Caregivers

Source: http://www.legacy.socialpsychology.org/

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Sep 02 2014

Latest Resources from Migration Information Source

Spotlight
Vietnamese Immigrants in the United States
The once-tiny population of Vietnamese immigrants in the United States has grown to become the country’s sixth largest foreign-born group in the span of several decades, with the first wave beginning at the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. This data profile examines the Vietnamese immigrant population by size, recency of arrival, top states and cities of settlement, college education, sending of remittances, and much more.

Policy Beat
The Stalemate over Unaccompanied Minors Holds Far-Reaching Implications for Broader U.S. Immigration Debates
When Congress returns from recess in September, lawmakers will need to pick up where they left off on approving an emergency spending bill to address unaccompanied migrant children at the border. This article previews upcoming battles in Congress and analyzes how the recent border crisis is changing the broader immigration debate in the United States.

[Source: Migration Information Source August 25, 2014]

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Aug 14 2014

New publications are available at the Scout Report!

World War One: The British Library

The British Library has gone above and beyond with this multimedia collection of materials related to World War One. Offered as a form of scholarly rumination and educational resource, the site examines key themes in the history of the Great War, along with 50 newly commissioned historical articles, teachers’ notes, and much more. First-time visitors might look over the Explore area to find manuscripts, illustrations, letters, maps, and other items contributed by several dozen European institutions. The Teaching Resources includes 40 different items that cover topics such as aerial warfare, propaganda, and bombing raids. The Articles section is a masterstroke and it covers the lives of soldiers, civilians, and colonial troops.

Chicago Fed Blogs

The Chicago Federal Reserve has distilled some of its more academic works into this series of informative musings. The Community Development & Policy Studies (CDPS) blog brings together commentaries from staff members as well as guest commentators. CDPS is actually a division of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago that helps support the System’s economic growth objectives by promoting community development. On the blog, visitors can look over meditations on recent conferences dealing with city revitalization in the Rustbelt, along with musings on home ownership, urban infrastructure projects, and much more. Visitors can search through all of the posts or also navigate to a story of interest via the word cloud.

From Confinement to College: Video Oral Histories of Japanese American Students in World War II

This remarkable collection brings together video oral histories of Japanese Americans students during World War II. Created by a team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, these interviews document the impact that students’ wartime experiences had on their college years as well as the rest of their lives. All told, there are eighteen oral histories here and visitors can learn about the lives of Gordon Sato, Frank Inami, and Rose Yamaguchi, among others. Visitors may especially be interested in learning about the students’ time in the relocation centers and internment camps scattered around the United States. All told, it’s a moving and thoughtful collection that will be enjoyed by anyone with an interest in American history.

[Source: Scout Report, Volume 20, Number 30, August 8, 2014]

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