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May 31 2010


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14 – 31 May 2010



1. 每日刷牙少於兩次 心臟病風險增七成  [明報] 2010-05-29 B16 MP+

2. 牙刷勁多菌月換免招腸胃炎  [蘋果日報] 2010-05-29 E05 36E

3. 衞署診所剝錯老婦牙  [東方日報] 2010-05-28 A18 港聞

4. 港大牙科治療中心開幕  [成報] 2010-05-28 A12 港聞

5. 港大添新儀器 植牙僅需一日  [大公報] 2010-05-28 A05 要聞

6. 港大牙醫學院「尋」內地尖子  [大公報] 2010-05-28 A05 要聞

7. 蛀牙症狀及後果  [都市日報] 2010-05-27 P32 健康 健康口腔

8. 裂唇和裂顎 ([am730] 2010-05-26 M22 健康 醫ZONE 鄭碧

9. 牙齒矯正5大之謎 [香港經濟日報] 2010-05-20 C08健康

10.  SUN特搜:洗牙整容價廉多港人捧場 [太陽報] 2010-05-18 A18 港聞

11.  0歲起清潔口腔 愛上刷牙 [明報] 2010-05-17 D05, Happy Pa Ma

12.  政府擬與牙醫團體商合作$2000萬助萬名長者醫牙 [蘋果日報] 2010-05-16 A12 港聞

13.  治理牙周病有助降血糖 [成報] 2010-05-14 B10 醫健


[Source: Wisenews]



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May 31 2010

WHO Calls for Protection of Women and Girls from Tobacco Use

News Release WHO/13
28 MAY 2010 | GENEVA – In observance of World No Tobacco Day 2010, the World Health Organization (WHO) is urging global action to protect women and girls against the sickness and suffering caused by tobacco use.
“The trends in some countries are extremely worrisome,” said WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan. “Tobacco use is neither liberating nor glamorous. It is addictive and deadly.”
This year’s campaign theme, Gender and tobacco with an emphasis on marketing to women, focuses on the harmful effects of tobacco marketing towards women and girls. It also highlights the need for governments to ban all tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship and to eliminate tobacco smoke in all public and work places as provided in the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.


Although many more men use tobacco than women (women make up only about 20% of the world’s smokers), there is evidence that the epidemic of tobacco use among girls is increasing in some countries and regions.


In half of the 151 countries recently surveyed for trends in tobacco use among young people, approximately as many girls used tobacco as boys. More girls used tobacco than boys in some of the countries, including Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Cook Islands, Croatia, Czech Republic, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria and Uruguay.


Women are a major target for the tobacco industry in its effort to recruit new users to replace those who will quit or die prematurely from tobacco-related diseases. The leading preventable cause of death, tobacco use kills more than five million people every year, about 1.5 million of whom are women.


“We know that tobacco advertising increasingly targets girls,” said WHO Assistant Director-General for Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health Dr Ala Alwan. “This campaign calls attention to the tobacco industry’s attempts to market its deadly products by associating tobacco use with beauty and liberation.”


Often the threat to women is less from their being enticed to smoke or chew tobacco than from their being exposed to the smoke of others, particularly men. Worldwide, of the approximately 430,000 adult deaths caused per year by second-hand smoke, about 64% are among women. Pregnant women, as well as their babies, are also vulnerable to the harms of second-hand smoke.


“By enforcing the WHO Framework Convention, governments can reduce the toll of fatal and crippling heart attacks, strokes, cancers and respiratory diseases that have become increasingly prevalent among women,” says Dr Douglas Bettcher, Director of WHO’s Tobacco Free Initiative.


WHO calls on governments and the public to demand a ban on all forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship; to support implementation and strong enforcement of legislation to provide 100% protection from tobacco smoke in all public and work places; and to take global action to advocate for women’s freedom from tobacco.


The international launch of World No Tobacco Day 2010 will take place on 31 May in Tokyo, Japan. The launch will begin at 10:00 a.m. (Tokyo time) with a press conference at the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.


A symposium about the theme of World No Tobacco Day 2010 will begin at 2:30 p.m. (Tokyo time) at the National Cancer Centre, which is an official WHO Collaborating Centre. A new WHO monograph, “Women, Tobacco and the Tobacco Epidemic”, will be presented there.


Related links:

World No Tobacco Day 2010: www.who.int/tobacco

WHO Gender, Women and Health department: www.who.int/gender

WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: www.who.int/fctc


For more information contact:


Timothy A. O’LEARY, Communications Officer, Tobacco Free Initiative, WHO, Geneva
Telephone: +41 22 791 5539, Mobile: +41 79 516 5601, E-mail: olearyt@who.int


Monika GEHNER, Technical Officer, Gender, Women and Health, WHO, Geneva
Telephone: +41 22 791 3941, Mobile: +41 77 458 0320, E-mail: gehnerm@who.int


Dr Adepeju Aderemi OLUKOYA, Medical Officer, Gender, Women and Health, WHO, Geneva
Telephone: +41 22 791 3306, Mobile: +41 79 217 3489, E-mail: olukoyaa@who.int


Dr Armando PERUGA, Programme Manager, Tobacco Free Initiative, WHO, Geneva
Telephone: +41 22 791 1496, Mobile: +41 79 249 3504, E-mail: perugaa@who.int


Menno VAN HILTEN, External Relations Officer, Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health, WHO, Geneva
Telephone: +41 22 791 2675, Mobile: +41 79 457 0929, E-mail: vanhiltenm@who.int


All WHO information can be found at : www.who.int







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May 31 2010

Database Update – Ovid SP 3.0

OvidSP 3.0 – a new platform for OvidSP has been launched with following enhancements:-


  • New Work Productivity Tools
    New search filters, a “widget” approach to results management, and numerous new citation management options, and more.
  • My Workspace
    Create work projects and organize all of your research materials—individual articles, search strategies, images, and more—into a dedicated area.
  • Ovid Toolbar
    This downloadable tool lets you quickly and easily save critical research material to My Workspace while you’re working outside OvidSP or Nursing@Ovid. Ideal for Ovid Universal Search too!
  • Additional Interface Display Enhancements
    A new main search page design for more effective search and browse navigation, “drag-and-drop” customization features, consolidation of features and pages, and more.


Migration to the new platform will be effective on 1st July, 2010.


Please click to view the demo.


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May 28 2010

SAGE outstanding reference books

SAGE Reference Online which contains authoritative, award-winning, international and interdisciplinary handbooks across the social sciences. These collections increase the content on SAGE Reference Online to 200 reference works in many disciplines including Communication, Psychology, Business, Sociology, Education and more.

Below are titles that have received an award or starred review:

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May 28 2010

Past public lectures available online

Already bored with the semester break? There are past public lectures of some universities available online, open to the public:

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May 28 2010

New Exhibit@Medical Library – Alexandre Yersin and the Discovery of the Plague Bacillus in Hong Kong

Exhibit of “Alexandre Yersin and the discovery of the plague bacillus in Hong Kong” is now on display at the Medical Library.  Highlight of the exhibit includes a miniature reproduction of Dr Alexandre Yersin’s hut in Hong Kong where he discovered the plague bacillus.


The 1894 plague epidemic in Hong Kong lasted for over twenty-five years and claimed the lives of 20,489 people.  Alexandre Yersin (1863-1943) was born in Switzerland and trained as a medical doctor in France and Germany. By 1890, he had completed his studies and had established himself working under Emile Roux at the Institut Pasteur, founded by Louis Pasteur.  Dr Yersin arrived Hong Kong on 15th June, 1894.  Working in a hastily-constructed straw hut near the hospital, he identified the plague bacillus on 23rd June.  It was subsequently named Yersinia pestis in his honour.  Dr Yersin went on to develop an anti-plague serum in Paris based on his discovery, later establishing serum production at the Institut Pasteur in Nha Trang, Vietnam.  Dr Yersin’s work secured Hong Kong a role in medical history.






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May 28 2010

Wiley Online Library Goes Live In July

Wiley Online Library will completely replace Wiley InterScience when it goes live over the weekend of July 24th  More information about the period of ‘downtime’ during the transition will be available nearer the time. 


Wiley Online Library will deliver integrated access to over 4 million articles from 1500 journals, 8000 books, and hundreds of reference works, laboratory protocols and databases from John Wiley & Sons and key imprints including Wiley-Blackwell, Wiley-VCH and Jossey-Bass.  The service is built on the latest web technology and will feature a brand new user interface designed with extensive user input, including several rounds of reviews with library customers.


More information, including online demos, answers to Frequently Asked Questions, and regular updates is available on: www.wileyonlinelibrary.com/info


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May 28 2010

Book highlights in sociology via Springer

Book Highlights in Sociology:

Handbooks and Reference Works:

For more books in the Social Sciences, please click here.

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May 28 2010

Most Downloaded Articles in Psychological Research

The following were among the 10 most downloaded articles during 2009, published in the highly cited journal Psychological Research (Impact factor: 1.754 (2008)).

Psychological Research publishes articles that contribute to a basic understanding of human perception, attention, memory and action.

Enjoy FREE access to these articles until the end of June: 

 Related Books:

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May 26 2010

Reducing the Harmful Use of Alcohol Improves Health and Communities

News Release WHA/01


21 MAY 2010 | GENEVA – For the first time, delegations from all 193 Member States of World Health Organization (WHO) reached consensus at the World Health Assembly on a resolution to confront the harmful use of alcohol — which contributes to poor health globally, can devastate families and damage the structure of communities.


Every year, the harmful use of alcohol kills 2.5 million people, including 320,000 young people between 15 and 29 years of age. It is the eighth leading risk factor for deaths globally, and harmful use of alcohol was responsible for almost 4% of all deaths in the world, according to the estimates for 2004.


In addition to the resolution, a global strategy developed by WHO in close collaboration with Member States provides a portfolio of policy options and interventions for implementation at national level with the goal to reduce the harmful use of alcohol worldwide. The resolution endorses the strategy and urges countries to complement and support national responses to public health problems caused by the harmful use of alcohol.


Ten recommended target areas for policy options include health services’ responses, community action, pricing policies and reducing the public health impact of illicit alcohol and informally produced alcohol. WHO was also requested to support countries in implementing the strategy and monitor progress at global, regional and national levels.


“The resolution and the strategy set priority areas for global action, provide guidance to countries and give a strong mandate to WHO to strengthen action at all levels on reducing harmful use of alcohol.” says WHO Assistant Director-General Dr Ala Alwan.”


Harmful drinking is also a major avoidable risk factor for noncommunicable diseases, in particular cardiovascular diseases, cirrhosis of the liver and various cancers. It is also associated with various infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS and TB, as well as road traffic accidents, violence and suicides.


Successful implementation of the strategy will require concerted action by countries, effective global governance and appropriate engagement of all relevant stakeholders. To this end, WHO will also encourage that the strategies to reduce the harmful use of alcohol are included as an integral part of work on global development and in related investment decisions.


The strategy can be found at: https://apps.who.int/gb/ebwha/pdf_files/WHA63/A63_13-en.pdf


For more information contact:


Dr Shekhar Saxena
Director, Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health
Telephone: +41 22 791 3625
Mobile phone: +41 79 308 9865
E-mail: saxenas@who.int


Dr Vladimir Poznyak
Coordinator, Management of Substance Abuse
Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health
Telephone: +41 22 791 3625
Mobile phone: +41 79 367 6213
E-mail: poznyakv@who.int


Mr Menno van Hilten
External Relations Officer
Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health
Telephone: +41 22 791 2675
Mobile phone: +41 79 457 0929
E-mail: vanhiltenm@who.int


All WHO information can be found at www.who.int

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