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Sep 23 2013

Read online articles from Springer

Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health provides a platform for scholars, experts and practitioners within and outside the Asian regions to share gambling research, prevention and intervention experiences, and to promote critical discussion on gambling policy and gambling related public health issues.

 

The journal aims to facilitate international debates on gambling expansion and liberalization, benefits and costs of legalized gambling, the impact of gambling technologies, responsible gambling policies and initiatives, prevention and intervention of problem gambling; document updated empirical studies on vulnerable groups, etiology, resiliency and prevalence estimates of excessive gambling, gambling in the financial markets, treatment efficacy of various therapies, and evaluation on awareness and preventive programs in different Asian communities; encourage gamblers and family members to share their experience in treatment and recovery.

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Click here to find more articles online, including the latest article collection “Impacts of problem gambling on families and significant others“.

 

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b5055501

 

 

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Jun 14 2013

Best of the Scout Report for 2013

  • Better Data, Better Health
  • There has been extended discussion about the ways in which better data can improve public health problems such as obesity, rising health care costs, and other areas of concern. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is intimately concerned with the possible applications of “big data”, and this site offers some fine commentary and reporting on this situation. A good place to start is the Q&A with RWJF Chief Technology and Information Officer Steve Downs. “Better Data = Better Health: Stories from the Field” looks at the applications of mobile health applications, GPS sensors in the service of tracking asthma symptoms, and much more. The footer of the site includes sections analyzing how data is transforming the overall health of communities. There are data sets, reports, rankings and access to publicly available reports that include information on the quality of care delivery, patient outcomes, and patient feedback on physicians, hospitals, and cost.

  • Frontline: Digital Nation
  • How is technology changing our lives? It’s a very difficult question to answer, but this engaging program from Frontline takes first steps into this brave new digital world. This website covers various topics such as Family/Children, Foreign Affairs/Defense, Government/Elections/Politics, Race/Multicultural and so on. On a note that appears on the site’s homepage, Rachel Dretzin (the producer) remarks that “Digital Nation is an effort to define this new space and to put some walls around it.” On the homepage, visitors can watch the entire 90-minute program and also view special segments such as Living Faster, Relationships, Waging War, and Virtual Worlds. The Virtual Worlds area is particularly compelling, as it looks at how virtual reality is being used to treat the post-traumatic stress disorder experienced by soldiers.

    [Source: Scout Report]

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May 16 2013

Free topical journal articles from Policy Press

Free topical journal articles of the month of May are:

[Source: The Policy Press]

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May 08 2013

Handpicked Articles from Race and Social Problems

Race and Social Problems provides an international and multidisciplinary forum for issues germane to race and its enduring relationship to psychological, socioeconomic, political, and cultural problems. The journal publishes original empirical studies, reviews of past research, theoretical studies, and invited essays that advance the understanding of the complexities of race and its relationship to social problems. Coverage includes anthropology, communications, criminology, economics, history, law, political science, psychology, public health, social work, and sociology.

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HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b4288839

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Apr 05 2013

Access to Free Journal Articles about Public Health

Get Free Online Access to Selected Content from the Highly-Cited Public Health Journals
A number of our Public Health journals are listed in the Thomson Reuters Social Sciences Citation Index®. To celebrate the high-quality content featured in these journals we are giving you free* online access to a selection of highly-cited and top downloaded content. Register for 20 free articles here.

Free Articles from the Gerontology Collection
Routledge is currently offering free online access to about 20 articles from our diverse journals collection in Gerontology. For access, go to: www.tandf.co.uk/journals/access/GSA2012.pdf

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Apr 02 2013

Read top cited papers from Demography

Demography presents the highest quality original research of scholars in a broad range of disciplines, including anthropology, biology, economics, geography, history, psychology, public health, sociology, and statistics. The journal encompasses a wide variety of methodological approaches to population research. Its geographic focus is global, with articles addressing demographic matters from around the planet. Its temporal scope is broad, as represented by research that explores demographic phenomena spanning the ages from the past to the present, and reaching toward the future.

2011 Impact Factor: 1.931

Top cited papers from Demography:

You may click here to view the most downloaded articles which are downloaded live and in real-time Demography.

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b1391568

[Source: SpringerLink]

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Sep 28 2012

Free Highly Cited Papers from Demography

Demography presents the highest quality original research of scholars in a broad range of disciplines, including anthropology, biology, economics, geography, history, psychology, public health, sociology, and statistics. The journal encompasses a wide variety of methodological approaches to population research. Its geographic focus is global, with articles addressing demographic matters from around the planet. Its temporal scope is broad, as represented by research that explores demographic phenomena spanning the ages from past to present, and reaching toward the future.

2011 Impact Factor: 1.931

These recent articles have been highly cited and are available to read for free until September 30th, 2012:

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b1391568

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Sep 07 2012

Latest reports from IssueLab

  1. Evaluating Social Innovation
  2. Foundations for knowledge
  3. Funding for Inclusion: Women and Girls in the Equation
  4. Grantees’ Limited Engagement with Foundations’ Social Media
  5. Keeping the Promise of Opportunity: Redesigning Financial Aid to Support Post-Secondary Completion Among Low-Income Young Adults
  6. Philanthropy and a better society
  7. Private Enterprise for Public Health: Opportunities for Business to Improve Women’s and Children’s Health
[Source: IssueLab]

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Nov 24 2011

Translational Behavioral Medicine: Practice, Policy, Research

Translational Behavioral Medicine: Practice, Policy, Research

(TBM) is an official journal of the Society of Behavioral Medicine and new in 2011. This international peer-reviewed journal offers continuous, online-first publication. Its mission is to engage, inform, and catalyze dialogue between the research, practice, and policy communities about behavioral medicine. It aims to bring actionable science to practitioners and to prompt debate on policy issues that surround implementing the evidence. TBM’s vision is to lead the translation of behavioral science findings to improve patient and population outcomes.

You may click here to read the most downloaded articles for free from Translational Behavioral Medicine .

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Nov 24 2011

Psychology Headlines Around the World from Socialpsychology.org

  1. Global campaign to decriminalise homosexuality to kick off in Belize court
  2. Psychological Responses To Racism Similar To Trauma Symptoms, Study Finds
  3. Training in ‘Concrete Thinking’ Can Be Self-Help Treatment for Depression, Study Suggests
  4. Transcendental Meditation Effective Antidote To Record Stress Levels In School Students
  5. Being Transgender Is Still Widely Misunderstood
  6. The Brain Acts Fast To Reappraise Angry Faces
  7. Association Between Illegal Drug Use And Abnormal Weight In Teens
  8. Symptoms Of Chronic Widespread Pain Improved By Talking Therapy Over The Phone
  9. New Study Shows Body Focus Affects How Both Men And Women See Others
  10. Facial Disfigurements Negatively Impact Job Applicants
  11. CNN study: Schoolyard bullies not just preying on the weak
  12. Illusory Memories Can Have Salutary Effects

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