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Aug 31 2011

Open access e-book collection on Central Asia in selected digital archives

The results reflect that a good collection of open access e-books is available on Central Asia, and some titles date back to the nineteenth century. The collection includes both “made digital” and “born digital” items. The results further depict that most of these e-books were published in developed countries like the USA and the UK. These books mostly deal with political science (especially international relations), sociology and economics, and are mostly published by national and international organisations like the US Strategic Research Institute (SRI), Human Rights Watch (HRW), the World Bank (WB), and the World Health Organization (WHO).   [Source:  Article by Fayaz Ahmad Loan, (2011) in Collection Building, Vol. 30 Iss: 3, pp.126 - 130]

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Aug 31 2011

牙科新聞

Published by Dental Library under Dentistry
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16 – 31 August 2011

香港

 

1. 倒及牙嚴損口齒 矯形非貪靚  [星島日報] 2011-08-31 E08 健康港 Chris

2. 懷孕應避免脫牙箍牙  [明報] 2011-08-31 E04 Happy PaMa 懷孕QA 梁翠薇

3. 咬手指損齒壞健康  [新報] 2011-08-29 C08 名筆薈 醫醫筆寫 陳曉萼

4. 口腔生「飛滋」  [香港商報] 2011-08-28 A08 健康生活 中醫小百科

5. 牙痛並非全因上火4症狀應及時就醫  [香港商報] 2011-08-28 A09 養生之道

6. 治療倒「及」牙()  [都市日報] 2011-08-25 P40 健康 健康口腔

7. 醫知健:擦拭嬰兒牙肉防蛀牙  [太陽報] 2011-08-20 A15 港聞

8. 治療倒「及」牙 ()  [都市日報] 2011-08-18 P32 健康 健康口腔

 

[Source: Wisenews]

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Aug 31 2011

Psychology Headlines Around the World from Socialpsychology.org

  1. Illinois college becomes first to ask undergrads if they’re gay
  2. Census: More same-sex couples in more places
  3. Last of the pink-triangle wearers survived deadly Nazi homophobia
  4. Anti-aging Techniques Not Yet Viewed As Acceptable According To U Of T Research
  5. The Cost of Mental Health in Europe
  6. Being Right Is Not Enough For Four-Year-Olds
  7. East-West Differences In Romantic Love
  8. Mass Media Messages And Fat-Stigma   

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Aug 31 2011

Latest articles published in Foreign Policy

  1. All Points Bulletin: Qaddafis on the Loose
  2. Chasing the Story
  3. The Cowboy Abroad
  4. AgitProps
  5. Hotels for Hacks
  6. Bunker Mentality
  7. Think Again: Nonviolent Resistance

 

[Source: Foreign Policy, 23rd - 25th August 2011]

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Aug 30 2011

Latest reports from IssueLab

Perceptions of Family Violence: Are Companion Animals in the Picture?

Contributing organization(s): Animals and Society Institute. Service and education organizations such as the ASPCA claim a connection between family violence against children and companion animals, but to what extent does the general public share this perception? Sixty-three undergraduates rated their certainty about perceiving family violence using 60 pictures witrh differing potential targets of family violence. Participants showed stronger certainty when the target was a child than when the…

 

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Aug 30 2011

Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volumes 2 - New Content

Alexandra Street Press has recently added an additional 30 hours of video to

Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume II.

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF NEW CONTENT in Volume II

  1. Family Therapy — the Jay Haley Video Collection

     

  2. Art Therapy and Dance Therapy from Expressive Media

     

  3. Additional UK-based Content from University of Wales, Newport

     

  4. Microtraining titles

     

  5. Aquarius titles including:

 

HKUL users can access the database via http://library.hku.hk/record=b4190633

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Aug 29 2011

eBooks and Interlibrary Loan? Short-term lease is a better option.

“Michael Levine-Clark, Collections Librarian at the University of Denver has written an editorial for Collaborative Librarianship.  His editorial, Whither ILL? Wither ILL: The Changing Nature of Resource Sharing for E-Books suggests that Interlibrary Loan is a wonderful way to share print books among libraries.  However, in a digital world Michael believes that a short-term leases system, which is more economical than ILL, is a better solution.”

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Aug 29 2011

Sustainable Development Headlines From Global Issues

  1. sustainable Development Must Start With People
  2. North America: Keystone XL: A Pipeline to Europe?
  3. China May Not Be Long-Term Engine Of Latin American Growth
  4. Brazil Revs Up South-South Cooperation
  5. Economy-Zimbabwe: Good Policies Make for Good Business
  6. Development Ngos Face ‘existential Challenge’
  7. Cuba: Petrochemical Complex Poses Major Environmental Challenge
  8. Nepal: Improved Wood Stoves Save Health, Environment
  9. Water Crisis Offers Chance For Unity Over Strife
  10. Swaziland: Irrigation Waters the Hopes of a New Village

 

[Source: Global Issues News Headlines, 26th July - 24th August, 2011 ]

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Aug 29 2011

Climate Change Headlines from UNFCCC

  1. UN Report: Population Growth to Cause Water Crunch
  2. Climate talks in Durban a must for Kenya
  3. Business needs stronger voice in global climate negotiations − De Boer
  4. Climate Conversations - ‘Unholy brew’ of climate change threatens security
  5. Obama administration encounters opposition to international climate agenda
  6. CO2 caps not enough to save China CDM: Point Carbon
  7. Carbon Offsets Near Record Low, Worst Performing Commodity
  8. Piloting REDD safeguards principles
  9. UN tool for measuring energy use and emissions may become industry standard
  10. SA should register possible CDM projects before 2012 deadline

 

[Source: UNFCCC, 26th July - 25th August, 2011]

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Aug 25 2011

Dental Research Seminar

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Date: August 31, 2011 (Wednesday)
Time: 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Venue: Lecture Theatre II, G/F, The Prince Philip Dental Hospital

 

Presenter: Dr. Lee Chun Kei, PhD Candidate (12:45 to 1:15)

Title: Dental anomalies in the primary dentition

Abstract: The objectives of this study were to determine the prevalence of dental anomalies in the primary dentition of a southern Chinese child population, and to investigate the relationship between the presence of a talon cusp, missing or supernumerary tooth in the primary dentition and the number of the permanent successor teeth. A total of 1333 children, aged from 2 years 11 months to 5 years 5 months were included in the prevalence study. The commonest dental anomaly found was double tooth, followed by missing tooth. Both talon cusp and a supernumerary tooth occurred rarely. Children with talon cusp on primary maxillary lateral incisors, missing mandibular incisors and supernumerary

 
Presenter: Dr. Loo Kwok Ying, PhD candidate (1:15 to 1:45)

Title: A private clinic - based dental service programme for kindergarten children in Hong Kong

Abstract: The aim of this study was to find out the effects of providing a private practice based dental service programme to the kindergarten children in Hong Kong. In the clinical trial, a total of 245 children attending Grade 1 in nine kindergartens participated. Baseline information of the children was collected and they were randomly allocated into the test or control group. Children in the test group were offered free dental services at regular intervals based on their caries risk in 3 private dental clinics. Evaluation took place after 24 months through conducting clinical examinations and a parental questionnaire. It was found that the service was effective in preventing new dental caries and in reducing the amount of untreated caries. However, it had little effective in improving the oral health related behaviours and oral hygiene status of the children. Consumer satisfaction by the parents and children was very high.

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