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Jun 26 2014

Access the latest Health & Social Care research from Routledge

Please click here to read a selection of over 70 free articles on health and mental health promotion.

Free Access to Articles on Mobile use in Health and Behavioral Sciences

Free access to a collection of research which looks at ways in which mobile devices have been used as research tools, in treatment and in interventions.

 

Free Online Access to Articles on Gender and Sexual Violence

Please click here to read key themes in Sexuality & Sexual Health article collection for June.

 

Open Access Content from Behavioral Medicine
In the Open Access article, “A Mixed-Methods Pilot Study of the Acceptability and Effectiveness of a Brief Meditation and Mindfulness Intervention for People with Diabetes and Coronary Heart Disease” published in Behavioral Medicine, researchers examine how meditation and mindfulness can benefit people with long-term conditions. Supplemental material is available here.

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b1967070.

 

A Century of Knowledge – Free to View in June!

Almost 2,000 recently-digitised books are free to view during June! These titles span a century of research.

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Jun 25 2014

New Acquisitions Hightlights

Published by Dental Library under Dentistry
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Clinician’s guide to the diagnosis and management of tooth sensitivity / Sahar Taha, Brian H. Clarkson, editors.

D 617.6634 C64

Tooth sensitivity, or dentin hypersensitivity, has a high prevalence among the general population and is a very common cause of visits to the dentist. This concise, easy-to-read guide provides the clinician with the most important information required for the correct diagnosis and effective management of dentin hypersensitivity. After discussion of theories regarding the underlying mechanisms, predisposing medical and dental conditions are reviewed. The route to an accurate diagnosis, based on determination of the precise cause, is then explained. A range of potential treatment approaches and their applications are discussed, including dentin blocking agents, nerve desensitization, restorative approaches and periodontal surgery. Preventive, at-home and in-office treatment modalities are all described and future treatments are also considered. Helpful flowcharts are included that will facilitate decision making.

 

Ear, nose and throat, and head and neck surgery: an illustrated colour text / Ram S. Dhillon, Charles A. East.

D 617.51059 D53

 

A textbook in the Illustrated Colour Text series on ENT, aimed at medical students and junior doctors.

·  Concise presentation of ENT in the attractive ICT format - clear line diagrams, colour photos of clinical conditions, summary boxes etc.

·  Covers a topic which is important in primary care - medical students and junior doctors are motivated to buy a book in this area.

·  Basic anatomy and physiology is reviewed - useful revision for students in clinical years.

·  Comprehensive coverage of both presenting symptoms and specific diseases, with more detail on the commoner conditions.

·  Clear description of examination and investigation techniques.

 

Oral health survey 2011 / produced and published by Department of Health, Hong Kong.

D 617.601 O63 h11

 

The Department of Health conducted the second territory-wide Oral Health Survey in 2011, 10 years after the first survey in 2001, to monitor the oral health conditions as well as the oral health behaviours of the community.

Similar to the survey 10 years earlier, the Oral Health Survey 2011 was conducted in line with the survey methodology of the World Health Organization, and four key index ages and age groups were selected, i.e. 5, 12, 35 to 44, and 65 and above. Functionally dependent older persons requiring additional support in their daily activities, i.e. users aged 65 and above of the Social Welfare Department long-term care (LTC) services, were also included. In this survey, nearly 8000 people were evaluated through clinical examinations and specially designed questionnaires.

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Jun 25 2014

BioOne Website Scheduled Maintenance June 28, 2014

BioOne website will be undergoing maintenance starting June 28, 2014. Scheduled downtime will begin at 9:30 a.m. and may last up to 4 hours. During this time content and services on bioone.org will be unavailable.

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Jun 25 2014

Latest Resources from Migration Information Source

Feature

A Forgotten Crisis: Displacement in the Central African Republic

The humanitarian crisis unfolding in the Central African Republic (CAR) has received scant world attention, even as more than 20 percent of the population of 4.25 million has been displaced as a result of deadly sectarian violence. This article examines the causes of the violence, the international community response, and the impacts of large-scale displacement within the country and beyond its borders.

 

Policy Beat
Dramatic Surge in the Arrival of Unaccompanied Children Has Deep Roots and No Simple Solutions

The phenomenon of unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, typically after an arduous and often dangerous journey through Central America and Mexico, has reached a crisis proportion, with a 90 percent spike in arrivals from last year and predictions of future increases ahead.

 

[Source: Migration Information Source June 23, 2014]  

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Jun 25 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:

Users can also subscribe to RSS feeds to receive the latest updates.

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Jun 24 2014

Taylor & Francis Online unavailable Saturday 28th June 9:30-11:30

Taylor & Francis Online will be unavailable during Saturday 28th June 09:30-11:30 due to scheduled database maintenance by their partner, Atypon.

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Jun 23 2014

New publications are available at the Scout Report!

Prosperity at a Crossroads: Targeting Drivers of Economic Growth for Greater Kansas City
A big question for many cities is “What’s next?” Can they count on growth in the medical sector or in higher education? Examining the environs around Kansas City, this thoughtful report from the Brookings Institution brings together some research on economic performance. The report was authored by a team of policy experts, including Amy Liu and Chad Shearer, and was released in June 2014. Visitors can read the executive summary on the site or may wish to simply look over the basic findings, which are front and center on this page. Some of the observations indicate the greater Kansas City area is confronting global and political forces that “require renewed attention on the core drivers of economic growth and prosperity.”

 

The United States and the Two Koreas, Part II: 1969-2010
How might one characterize the relationship between the Koreas and the United States over the past forty years or so? Well, to quote a popular social networking site, “It’s complicated.” This electronic briefing book from the National Security Archive at George Washington University brings together a wide range of declassified documents that provide insight into the political and security challenges on the peninsula under Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, and George H.W. Bush. The nineteen items here include a report with a near-verbatim account of meetings between U.S. and North Korean military officers and the detailed “Guide to Working and Living in Nyongbyon, DPRK” that addresses some of the practical challenges associated with travel, living and working in North Korea.

 

[Source: Scout Report, Volume 20, Number 23, June 20, 2014]

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Jun 23 2014

Access the Social Work Research from Routledge

Indigenous Populations: Health & Social Care

Please click here to find out free online access to 50 key articles on health, social care, and social work issues relative to the Native American Indian population, and indigenous populations in Hawaii, Canada, and Australia/Asia Pacific regions.

 

Free Virtual Issue of Ethics & Social Welfare: Editors’ Selection from the First Seven Years

This virtual issue of Ethics & Social Welfare contains papers selected to represent the variety and content of the journal over the past few years since it began in 2005. There are papers from academics working in New Zealand, UK, Australia, and the USA, with practice papers from the UK and the Middle East. The topics covered include moral philosophy, social work research methods, social work practice and social policy.

Read this virtual special issue looking back over seven volumes of Ethics & Social Welfare for free online until 31 July 2014.

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Jun 19 2014

Psychology Headlines Around the World from Socialpsychology.org

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

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Jun 18 2014

New Acquisitions Hightlights

Published by Dental Library under Dentistry
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Medical terminology : a living language / Bonnie F. Fremgen, Suzanne S. Frucht.

D 610.14 F86 

Using a consistent, logical, and step-by-step approach, MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY: A LIVING LANGUAGE, 5/e introduces students to the anatomy and physiology of body systems and the corresponding medical terms related to them. For each body system, broad coverage of anatomy, physiology, pathology, diagnostic procedures, treatment procedures, and pharmacology is provided. The author emphasizes both terms built from Latin and Greek word parts, and modern English terms, helping students develop a full working word part vocabulary they can use to interpret any new term. This edition contains many new terms, and has been reorganized for more efficient learning.

  

Bell’s oral and facial pain / Jeffrey P. Okeson.

D 617.667 O41

Pain, especially chronic pain, is a major health care problem, a fact that has precipitated a recent dramatic expansion in pain-related research efforts. This revised edition of Dr Welden Bell’s classic text has been updated to incorporate the latest findings from these studies, including advanced understanding of the neurophysiology and central processing of pain and the resulting changes to diagnostic, classification, and treatment guidelines.

 

How to deliver a TED talk : secrets of the world’s most inspiring presentations / Jeremey Donovan.

D 658.452 D68

 How to Deliver a TED Talk provides more than 100 invaluable tips–everything from opening with an explicit statement of audience benefits to framing your idea as an action-outcome response to a question worth asking. Whether you’re presenting to an audience of 1 or 1,000, this book is an indispensable resource for any public speaker.

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