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Jul 31 2013

牙科新聞

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16 - 31 July 2013

香港

 

1. 少刷牙或增患腦退化症機會  [文匯報] 2013-07-31 A11 國際新聞

2. 10年來問題無改善 幼童蛀牙平均2.1  [蘋果日報] 2013-07-31 A13 健康與醫療

3. 近半幼兒有蛀牙多不求醫爛牙人均2.2隻不理恐感染細菌  [星島日報] 2013-07-31 A17 港聞醫健版

4. 近半港幼童有蛀牙 牙醫:忌整晚食奶  [頭條日報] 2013-07-31 P18 親子

5. 人尿幹細胞培植再生牙  [明報] 2013-07-31 A14 中國

6. 牙齒感應器 記錄飲食  [東方日報] 2013-07-30 A28 國際

7. 醫療新知:牙齒越少記憶力越差   [蘋果日報] 2013-07-29 A20 健康與醫

8. 45°乾牙刷 提升潔齒力  [明報] 2013-07-27 D03 副刊 生活科學 李佩雯

9. 解開牙齒消失之謎  [信報財經新聞] 2013-07-25 C02 健康生活 有齒人生 張嘉熙醫生

10. 海鹽去牙漬  [香港經濟日報] 2013-07-20 C07 寫意坊 任瑩在此 李韡

 

 [Source: Wisenews]

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Jul 26 2013

Latest Resources from Migration Informatio​n Source

Spotlight
Limited English Proficient Population of the United States

In 2011, there were 25.3 million Limited English Proficient (LEP) individuals residing in the United States, or roughly 9 percent of the nation’s population ages 5 and older. Although most LEP individuals were foreign born, nearly one-fifth of this population was native born, about three-quarters of whom were children ages 5 to 17. This article provides a demographic and socioeconomic profile of LEP individuals residing in the United States, including the population’s size, geographic distribution, and demographic and socioeconomic characteristics.

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A Portrait of Chinese Traders in Dakar, Senegal

Although many observers point out that China’s dealings in Africa are driven by natural resources, since the mid-2000s Beijing has also shown interest in Senegal, which does not sit on major deposits of oil, gold, diamonds, or timber. This West African nation — a strategic ally for China, a reliable partner in the area of development cooperation, and above all, a promising market for selling made-in-China goods — has a rapidly growing Chinese migrant community. This article explores the growing presence of Chinese traders in Dakar’s Centenaire neighborhood, investigating their backgrounds and motives for migrating. It also discusses how the decision to migrate affects their families, hometowns, and the local community in Dakar.

[Source: Migration Information Source 7/25/2013]
 
 

 

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Jul 26 2013

New publications are available at the Scout Report!

1.    Atlas of Urban Expansion

How have cities grown over time? Answers to this important question are provided in visual form via the Lincoln Land Institute’s Atlas of Urban Expansion. This resource “provides the geographic and quantitative dimensions of urban expansion and its key attributes in cities the world over.” Visitors to the site should start their own exploration by looking at “Making Room for a Planet of Cities,” a policy report that examines how the world has become heavily urbanized over the past few decades. Much of the material within the Atlas can be found in the five sections presented on the left toolbar of this site. They include Section 2: A Representative Sample of 30 Cities, 1800-2000 and Section 3: Urban and National Data. The most incredible section here is Section 5: Google Earth Data for the Universe of 3646 Cities. It is a remarkable look at the accuracy of various maps portraying the world’s primary cities in a variety of settings. Overall, this site is an invaluable resource for planners, demographers, policy folks, and anyone interested in the urban condition.

2.    Harvard Business Review  

As what is arguably one of the most well-known business publications in the world, the Harvard Business Review is a key source of information for policy makers, financiers, government officials, and journalists. While not all of their content is available for free here, their website offers enough free material to make it a valuable online destination. First-time visitors can browse their Must Reads, which are prominently featured on the homepage. These offerings are divided into areas that include Leadership, Strategy, Managing Yourself, and Change Management. Moving along, visitors should also look over the Blogs area containing excellent posts with titles like “Should Barnes & Noble Turn into a Mini-Mall” and “Disengaged Employees? Do Something About it.” There is more free content over at the Audio & Video area where visitors can view high-quality videos on urban sustainability, emerging markets, and the booming business of craft cocktails.

3.    The Sacred Heart Review

A few years ago, an enterprising librarian at the Boston College Libraries noticed a number of dusty folios in the Theology and Ministry Library. As it turned out, these folios contained the Sacred Heart Review, which was published from 1888 to 1916. This newspaper was edited by the Revered John O’Brien, pastor of the Sacred Heart Church in East Cambridge. Most certainly not a church bulletin, this publication was a full-fledged newspaper devoted to local, national, and international news. The true heart of the journal was reporting on events within the Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Boston, as well as greater New England. The articles here include pieces on encyclicals from Pope Benedict XV, the loyalty of German Americans in World War I, and a number of advertisements for local products, including patent medicines and various services. Visitors can search all 1547 issues of the Review, and they are also encouraged to look over each edition for items of interest.

[Source: Scout Report, Volume 19, Number 29, July 19, 2013]

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Jul 19 2013

Cognition, Technology & Work’s First IF - Most Cited Articles Free

Springer has announced that the 2012 Impact Factor for Cognition, Technology and Work - the journal’s first - is 0.659.

Cognition, Technology & Work focuses on contemporary issues of human impacts on modern technology. The combined aspects of theoretically sound approaches and field studies and the reproducibility of the applications by the readers in their everyday research, is a crucial peculiarity of this journal that makes CTW the publication of choice for the research field. The focus is on different application domains, like patient safety, aviation and power plants accident management and vulnerable road users’ effects on driver behaviour.

Read the top cited papers published in 2011 and 2012 from CTW free until 31 August 2013:

 

 

 

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b3008795

 

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Jul 19 2013

First Impact Factor 1,979 for Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health

Springer has announced that the First Impact Factor 2012 for Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health is 1,979. 

Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health spacerillustrates the broad range of work it publishes and which focuses on atmospheric consequences of human activities and their implications for human and ecological health. spacer 

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b4348029

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Jul 17 2013

New Acquisitions Hightlights

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Dental materials at a glance / J. Anthony von Fraunhofer.

D 617.6151 V94 d

Dental Materials at a Glance, 2nd edition, is the latest title in the highly popular At a Glance series, providing a concise and accessible introduction and revision aid. Following the familiar, easy-to-use at a Glance format, each topic is presented as a double-page spread with key facts accompanied by clear diagrams encapsulating essential information.

Systematically organized and succinctly delivered, Dental Materials at a Glance covers:

  • Each major class of dental material and biomaterial
  • Basic chemical and physical properties
  • Clinical handling and application
  • Complications and adverse effects of materials

 

The orthodontic mini-implant clinical handbook / Richard R.J. Cousley.

D 617.644 C86

The Orthodontic Mini-Implant Clinical Handbook is the must-have book for trainee and practicing orthodontists. It provides the essential theoretical and clinical mini-implant information to enable the clinician to easily introduce skeletal anchorage into their practice across a wide variety of common clinical scenarios.

The initial chapters cover general principles with subsequent chapters employing a step-by-step approach to guide the novice through the most common clinical uses for orthodontic mini-implants including: incisor retraction, molar distalisation, transverse and asymmetry corrections, and orthognathic surgery uses.

 

Dentist’s guide to medical conditions, medications, and complications / Kanchan M. Ganda.

D 617.6562 G19

The second edition of Dentist’s Guide to Medical Conditions and Complications continues to provide quick-access, clinical information on the dental treatment of patients with common systemic conditions and medical complications. Expanded in this second edition is information about patient medications. Ideal for general practitioners and students in advanced general dentistry programs, the book outlines protocols for treating patients with common conditions, presents essential drug interaction information, and guides the dental professional through prevention and management of in-office medical emergencies.

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Jul 17 2013

Women on Boards: Policies, Processes, Returns

 “Mining the Metrics of Board Diversity” Report

While numerous organizations have undertaken campaigns to increase the number of women on their boards, it looks like there is more work to be done. In fact, 2012 data shows that although 59% of the 4,100 global companies in our analysis have any women on their boards, just 17% report greater than 20% of their board members are women.

 

Some report highlights include:

  • Technology, Industrials and Non-Cyclical Consumer Goods & Services companies lead in gender-diverse boards by segment.
  • By region, EMEA leads, with companies in the Americas close behind.

 

Don’t miss the chance to get more alpha-generating insights on this critical topic and explore the impact of greater gender diversity on the global economy.

 

Get Complimentary Report >

 

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Jul 16 2013

牙科新聞

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1 - 15 July 2013

香港

 

1. 牙痛慘過大病  [信報財經新聞] 2013-07-11 C02 健康生活 有齒人生 邵致勉醫

2. 成人牙齒可再生﹖  [頭條日報] 2013-07-06 P16 港聞 冷知識你我知!

3. 運動小心傷及牙齒  [信報財經新聞] 2013-07-04 C02 健康生活 有齒人生 邵致勉醫生

4. 中藥材去牙漬 民間偏方  [星島日報] 2013-07-02 E08 健康港 吳韻

 

 [Source: Wisenews]

 

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Jul 16 2013

Dental Research Seminar

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Date: July 22, 2013 (Monday)
Time: 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Venue: Lecture Theatre II, G/F, The Prince Philip Dental Hospital
 
Presenter: Miss Zhang Yan, PhD Candidate (12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.)

Title: Relationship between family members’ oral health behaviours and status

Introduction: Family as a basic societal unit plays an important role in shaping the individual member’s oral health behaviours and status.

Aim: to investigate the relationships of lifestyle factors, oral health behaviours, and oral health status amongst different family members in Hong Kong.

Methods: A cross-sectional survey using a combination of a random household and a purposive sampling was conducted. The study population was 5 to 7-year-old children and their parents in Hong Kong.

Results: 432 families with targeted children, 373 fathers and 424 mothers were recruited. Positive correlations were found between the oral health behaviours and status of fathers and mothers, mothers and children, and fathers and children.

Conclusion: Oral health status are correlated among family members.

 
Presenter: Ms. Jiang Ming, PhD Candidate (1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.)

Title: Prevention of early childhood caries through training in parental toothbrushing and fluoride varnish application

Aim: To investigate the effectiveness of hands-on training in parental toothbrushing, with or without semi-annual applications of fluoride varnish in preventing ECC.

Method: Children aged 8-23 months were randomly allocated to three groups: a control group with one oral health education and two intervention groups, training in parental toothbrushing, with or without application of fluoride varnish. Clinical examination was conducted at baseline and 24-month follow-up.

Result: Out of the 450 children recruited at baseline, 415 children were examined after 24 months. The incidences of ECC in Gp1 to Gp3 were 11.9%, 11.8%, and 17.5%, respectively (p > 0.05). The mean dmfs scores in Gp1 to Gp3 were 0.3, 0.2, and 0.4, respectively (p > 0.05).

Conclusion: Above interventions may not have additional effect on preventing ECC.

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Jul 15 2013

Latest report from Migration Policy Institute

MPI Report Examines Efforts to Reduce International Barriers to Recognition of Engineering Qualifications

A new Migration Policy Institute report, Skills, Professional Regulation, and International Mobility in the Engineering Workforce, examines the hurdles that engineers face in translating their credentials and work experience to other countries.

This report, one in a series examining credential recognition issues, reviews the skills and structure of the engineering workforce, the industry’s professional regulation, and international efforts to forge common standards. It concludes with an assessment of the barriers to international mobility.
An earlier report in this series, Credential Recognition in the United States for Foreign Professionals, examines the US credential recognition process. And within the next few weeks, MPI will publish a report by Lesleyanne Hawthorne of the University of Melbourne profiling emerging global trends in credential recognition.

 

 

[Source: Migration Policy Institute]
 

 

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