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Aug 20 2014

New additions for social sciences at HKU Libraries

Every Wednesday, the new titles for the current week are put on New Book Display, G/F, Main Library.

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Aug 15 2014

牙科新聞

Published by Dental Library under Dentistry
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1 – 15 August 2014

香港

 

1. 牙膏氟量偏高攝取過多或致癌 五樣本超標三款含「三氯生」  [星島日報] 2014-08-15 A12

2. 牙膏使用量1粒豆大已夠  [蘋果日報] 2014-08-15 A08

3. 港大App 教小朋友刷牙  [明報] 2014-08-13 A14 Emily

4. 高露潔Total牙膏 成份被指損心臟  [蘋果日報] 2014-08-13 A02

5. 完美刷牙: 45度角橫向刷  [成報] 2014-08-12 A09 醫健 醫學新

6. 假牙護理不當 隨時真牙不保  [香港經濟日報] 2014-08-07 C09 醫健營 醫健營張意

7. 護齒要及時  [信報財經新聞] 2014-08-07 C02 健康生活 有齒人生 羅若望牙科醫

8. 斷食減肥法可致口臭  [新報] 2014-08-06 A08

9. 月薪創新高 過萬無人吼 牙醫助護鬧人手荒  [頭條日報] 2014-08-01 P65港聞 社會故事

 

[Source: Wisenews]

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Aug 14 2014

New Acquisitions Hightlights

Published by Dental Library under Dentistry
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High-strength ceramics : interdisciplinary perspectives / edited by Jonathan L. Ferencz, Nelson R.F.A. Silva and José Manuel Navarro.

D 617.6151 H63

 

 

Advances in materials science and digital technologies have revolutionized the field of ceramic-based restorative and implant dentistry. Forward-thinking clinicians and dental technicians must negotiate this rapidly changing landscape to determine which materials and technologies are validated by laboratory and clinical evidence, have the potential to improve patient outcomes, and are practical for clinical application. To provide insight into these issues, the editors of this book have assembled the talents of the various stakeholders in this field. International authorities from a variety of disciplines have come together to share expertise from the biomaterials, industry, clinical, and laboratory perspectives. The result is a comprehensive reference on all-ceramic technology that combines thoughtful analysis of the state of the science with practical clinical advice for dentists and laboratory technicians alike. This book will provide readers with the tools to judge the research presented in the literature and incorporate best practices and advances in materials and technology into their armamentarium in a way that will benefit their patients.

 

 

Minor oral surgery in dental practice/ by John G Meechan … [et al.].

D 617.6 M66

 

This book describes those minor oral surgical procedures that can be performed under local anaesthesia with or without sedation in the general practice settings. In addition to describing the surgical techniques, the assessment of surgical patient, the appropriate use of drugs and the management of complication and emergencies are discussed.

 

Best of fives for dentistry / Douglas Hammond.

D 617.602 H22

 

The latest edition of this popular title is an ideal revision companion for dental students of all levels, providing accurate and up-to-date questions designed to build confidence for exam success. Featuring over 370 questions and answers to ensure thorough exam preparation. Updated to include new material, reflecting recent exam changes. Useful hints and tips featured throughout to improve BOF exam technique. Questions are grouped by subject allowing students to focus on weaker areas of their knowledge. Efficient and user-friendly layout with answers directly overleaf to maximise revision time.

 

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Aug 14 2014

Dental Research Seminar

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Date: August 21, 2014 (Thursday)
Time: 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Venue: Lecture Theatre II, G/F, The Prince Philip Dental Hospital

Presenter: Dr. Yeung Wai Kan Andy, MPhil Candidate (12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.)
Abstract: The perception of taste has been investigated by neuroimaging studies with the use of various liquid delivery systems. However, existing systems compatible with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) have limitations including limited tongue coverage and discontinuous liquid delivery. The aim of this study is to develop a delivery system which can deliver multiple solutions to a major portion of the dorsal and lateral surfaces of the tongue with a stable and continuous flow and a user-friendly interface. Results from a pilot study will also be shown to demonstrate the ability to detect brain activations triggered by taste stimuli.

Title: Development of a taste liquid delivery system for functional magnetic resonance imaging

 

Presenter: Miss Wu Lingli, MPhil Candidate (1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.)

Title: Motivational Interviewing and Interactive Risk Assessment in Changing Adolescents’ Oral Health Behaviours: Process Evaluation and Randomized Controlled Trial

Abstract: The prevention of common oral diseases highly depends on one’s adoption of healthy behaviors. Conventional (oral health) education (CE) often fails to elicit sustainable changes in oral health behaviors. In this study, motivational interviewing (MI) and interactive risk assessment (RA) will be introduced for changing adolescents’ oral health behaviors. Through a randomized controlled trial, the effectiveness of three intervention schemes (CE, MI, and MI + RA) in enhancing adolescents’ oral health self-efficacy, improving their oral health habits (diet and oral hygiene), and preventing dental caries will be compared. Through process evaluations, the feasibility, acceptance, and quality of delivery of the respective interventions will be determined, whereas process factors that affect the effectiveness of the interventions will be identified. This study will involve 450 adolescents recruited from 15 secondary schools. Data will be collected at baseline and after 6, 12, and 24 months.

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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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Aug 13 2014

Psychology Headlines Around the World from Socialpsychology.org

1. Is Musical Talent Rooted in Genes?

2. Losing Weight Won’t Always Make You Happy, Researchers Say

3. Risk-Glorifying Video Games Tied to Smoking, Delinquency

4. Midlife High Blood Pressure Linked to Later-Life Mental Decline

5. Intelligence As We Age Linked to Spotting Things Quickly

6. Teen Insomnia Linked with Depression, Anxiety

7. Dyscalculia Linked to Difficulties in Reading and Spelling

8. Scientists Discover Why Some Thrive on Less Sleep Than Others

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

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Aug 13 2014

New additions for social sciences at HKU Libraries

Every Wednesday, the new titles for the current week are put on New Book Display, G/F, Main Library.

Click on the links below to find the new additions for social sciences for the current week and the past three weeks:

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Aug 12 2014

Read Highly Cited Articles in Economics, Springer

The much anticipated 2013 impact factors have been released. Please click here to see the list of journals by IF ranking.

Read Influential Articles in Economics:

[Source: Springer http://www.springer.com/ ]

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Aug 12 2014

Read Highly Cited Articles in Environmental Sciences, Springer

The much anticipated 2013 impact factors have been released. Please click here to see the list of journals by IF ranking.

Read Influential Articles in Environmental Sciences:

[Source: Springer http://www.springer.com/ ]

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Aug 11 2014

Read Highly Cited Articles in Social Sciences, Springer

The much anticipated 2013 impact factors have been released. Please click here to see the list of journals by IF ranking.

Read Influential Articles in Social Sciences:

Read free for the next four weeks.

[Source: Springer http://www.springer.com/ ]

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