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Jun 20 2013

Access the latest Health and Social Care Research

  • Key Articles and Books on Sleep
  • The June Theme on the Routledge Health and Social Care Arena is Sleep. Journals and free access articles related to Sleep and Children, Sleep Medicine and Disorders, Sleep and Performance, and Sleep and Health are showcased. You can also browse the latest books. Visit the Arena today to find out more.

  • Virtual Special Issue on ME/CFS
  • You will find recent research on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome from across the journals into this free virtual special issue.

  • Get Free Online Access to Editor’s Choice Articles from Sexual and Relationship Therapy
  • The Editor of Sexual and Relationship Therapy, Dr Alex Iantaffi, provided a selection of high-quality articles for you to read for free online. View the free articles and get access here.

  • Read the inaugural issue from Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine: An Open Access Journal
  • The first editorial from Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine: An Open Access Journal is available to read online. Read ‘The new open access journal on health psychology and behavioral medicine: why do we need it?’ by Editors Xiaoming Li & Frank Doyle here.


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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 13 2013

Handpicked Articles from Child and Adolescent Social Work

Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal focuses on clinical social work practice with children, adolescents, and their families. The coverage addresses current issues in the field of social work drawn from theory, direct practice, research, and social policy. The range of topics includes problems affecting a variety of specific populations, in special settings.

You can download and save these free articles to your computer, iPad or mobile device:

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2290181


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Apr 18 2013

Free topical journal articles from Policy Press

Free journal articles For April:

  1. Persistent poverty and children’s development in the early years of childhood – Policy & Politics
  2. HKUL users can continue to access Policy & Politics.

  3. Evidence, policy and pragmatics: a case study on the development of a national research and data strategy on children’s lives and the role of knowledge exchange – Evidence & Policy
  4. HKUL users can continue to access Evidence & Policy.

  5. Poor and dissatisfied? Income poverty, poverty transitions and life satisfaction in Chile – Journal of Poverty & Social Justice
  6. HKUL users can continue to access Journal of Poverty & Social Justice.

  7. Building better neighbourhoods? Insights into the contributions of local faith-based organisations – Voluntary Sector Review
  8. Still a woman’s job: the division of housework in couples living with dementia – Families, Relationships & Societies

[Source: The Policy Press]


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Oct 05 2012

Latest Resources from Migration Informatio​n Source

  1. Disentangling Immigration and International Development in the United States
  2. Refugees and Asylees in the United States
  3. Strengthening Pre-Departure Orientation Programmes in Indonesia, Nepal and the Philippines
  4. Parenting Behavior, Health, and Cognitive Development Among Children in Black Immigrant Families
  5. Black and Immigrant: Exploring the Effects of Ethnicity and Foreign-Born Status on Infant Health

 [Source: Migration Information Source]


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Oct 05 2012

Latest reports from IssueLab

  1. Boost to SNAP Benefits Protected Young Children’s Health
  2. Children of Immigrants: Healthy Beginnings Derailed by Food Insecurity
  3. Establishing a Venture Philanthropy Organisation in Europe
  4. Federal Programs that Protect Young Children’s Health
  5. LIHEAP Stabilizes Family Housing and Protects Children’s Health
  6. Overcrowding and Frequent Moves Undermine Children’s Health
  7. A Safe, Stable Place to Call Home Supports Young Children’s Health in Arkansas
  8. Strategies for Foundations: When, Why, and How to Use Venture Philanthropy

[Source: IssueLab]


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Nov 02 2011

Most Cited Articles – Journal of Happiness Studies

The peer-reviewed Journal of Happiness Studies is devoted to scientific understanding of subjective well-being. Coverage includes both cognitive evaluations of life such as life-satisfaction, and affective enjoyment of life, such as mood level. In addition to contributions on appraisal of life-as-a-whole, the journal accepts papers on such life domains as job-satisfaction, and such life-aspects as the perceived meaning of life.

Journal of Happiness Studies was accepted by ISI, with an Impact Factor of 2.104 by opening up most cited content until November 30, 2011.

– Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary: 6th place out of 83
– Psychology, Multidisciplinary: 20th place out of 120

Read most cited articles 2008-2009 free now:

You may click here to view the most downloaded articles which are downloaded live and in real-time from Journal of Happiness Studies.

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2337557


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Oct 17 2011

New publications are available at the Scout Report!


This online magazine covers all the typical subjects of a general news magazine, including “Legal Affairs”, “Media” and “Culture”, but with a more academic bent. Visitors who enjoy podcasts will like “Curiouser and Curiouser”, a podcast about the research that is changing the world. Some of the topics visitors will enjoy include “Law of the Jungle: Powerful Men Have More Children”, “Ecosystems Secretly Protect Against Lyme Disease”, and “Greek Economic Collapse: Pulling Europe and U.S. Down?” Those visitors who enjoy blogs are bound to find one they like from the dozen blogs featured on the right side of the homepage, including “European Dispatch”, “Skeptic’s Cafe” and “Moving Pictures”.


[Source: The Scout Report, Volume 17, Number 40, October 7, 2011]


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Feb 01 2011

Latest reports from IssueLab

  1. Haiti’s Fatally Flawed Elections
  2. The Social Security Benefits of Sitting Senators
  3. Unions and Upward Mobility for Asian American and Pacific Islander Workers
  4. Children’s Healthy Mental Development: What State Policymakers Need to Know
    Social Security Works
  5. The Straight Facts on Social Security
  6. Washington’s Working Women
  7. Latino Immigation and the Low-Skill Urban Labor Market in Atlanta
  8. Income, Inequality, and Food Prices: A Critique of Broda, Leibtag, and Weinstein’s “The Role of Prices in Measuring the Poor’s Living Standards”
  9. Chicago Youth Justice Data Project
  10. Status of Girls in Illinois – Full Report
  11. Status of Girls in Illinois Report – Executive Summary
  12. Social Security and the Age of Retirement
  13. Earning Money/Staying Safe: The Links Between Making a Living and Sexual Violence for Refugee Women in Cairo

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Jul 22 2010

WHO Announces New Approaches to HIV Prevention and Treatment among Children

News Release WHO/19


20 JULY 2010 ¦ VIENNA – Efforts worldwide on access to treatment for children with HIV have reached a new milestone, with 355 000 children receiving life-saving HIV treatment at the end of 2009, compared to 276 000 at the end of 2008; but many more lives could be saved if more infants started on medication earlier according to new recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO).


“It is encouraging that more children are getting access to HIV treatment, but we have opportunities to do more to promote healthy lives for infants and children,” says Dr Hiroki Nakatani, Assistant Director-General for HIV, TB, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases at the World Health Organization (WHO). 


Until now, very few children under the age of one year have been started on HIV treatment, partly because the testing needed for this group has not been available in many settings. Expanding that availability of diagnostic testing is still often a critical need and WHO is calling for greater access to infant diagnosis starting at four to six weeks after birth. Without diagnosis followed by prompt initiation of treatment, an estimated one-third of HIV-infected infants will die before their first birthday, and about half will die before reaching two years of age.


“With early diagnosis and prompt treatment, children have far better chances of surviving,” says Dr Gottfried Hirnschall, WHO Director of HIV/AIDS.


While seeking to optimize the timing and approach to HIV treatment in infants and children who have already been infected, WHO has made new recommendations with the objective of reducing and eventually eliminating new HIV infections in children.


Approximately 400 000 infants acquire HIV infection each year as a result of mother-to-child transmission. To reduce this risk WHO recommends that all women with HIV should receive antiretroviral drugs to protect against HIV transmission during pregnancy, delivery or breastfeeding.


“We know what to do. Ending transmission of HIV from mothers to children is entirely achievable and must be a priority,” said Jimmy Kolker, Chief of HIV and AIDS for UNICEF. 


There is good evidence that earlier and more effective treatment can prevent nearly all mother-to-child transmissions.


“Virtual elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV by 2015 is possible,” said Dr Paul De Lay, UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director, Programmes. “Relatively small investments can go a long way in saving mothers and babies.”


The recommendations on infants dovetail with WHO’s new recommendations for women with HIV, which advise earlier treatment for all eligible women, including pregnant mothers.


“The child’s health is inextricably linked with the health of its mother,” Dr Hirnschall says. ”Ensuring HIV-positive mothers have access to treatment for their own health will greatly improve outcomes for their children.”


Breastfeeding, which is essential for child survival has posed an enormous dilemma for mothers living with HIV. Now, WHO says mothers may safely breastfeed provided that they or their infants receive ARV drugs during the breastfeeding period. This has been shown to give infants the best chance to be protected from HIV transmission in settings where breastfeeding is the best option.


New WHO HIV guidelines are available at http://www.who.int/hiv.


For more information, please contact:


In Vienna
Tunga Namjilsuren, Team Leader, HIV/AIDS Communications
Tel: +41 79 203 3176, Email: namjilsurent@who.int

Lothar Mikulla, Media Consultant
Tel: +43 699 16 00 14 15, Email: Lothar.Mikulla@gmx.at


In Geneva
Katya Halil, Communications Officer
Tel: +41 22 791 3461, Email: halilk@who.int


In London
Cathy Bartley, Media Consultant
Tel: +44 208 694 9138 / +44 7958 561 671, Email: cathy.bartley@bartley-robbs.co.uk


All WHO press releases, fact sheets, features and other information on HIV/AIDS can be found on www.who.int/hiv


For media accreditation, please see: www.aids2010.org


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