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Jun 30 2010

Over 210 Doody’s Core Titles Now Available from ebrary!

Ebrary is now offering e-book versions of more than 210 Doody’s Core Titles, representing some of the important publications in the health sciences.

 

Spanning a wide range of medical specialties, ebrary’s growing selection features premium e-books from Wiley (Blackwell), F.A. Davis, Guilford Press, Humana, Informa Healthcare, McGraw-Hill, Oxford University Press, Springer Publishing Company, Springer Verlag, Taylor & Francis (CRC Press, Marcel Dekker), and other leading publishers.

 

Some sample titles include the following:

 

  • Clinical Guide to Sunscreens and Photoprotection
    by Henry H. Lim and Zoe Diana Draelos (Informa Healthcare, 2008)
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  • Quality Caring in Nursing
    by Joanne Duffy (Springer Publishing, 2008)
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  • Pharmacotherapy Handbook (7th Edition),
    by Barbara G. Wells, Joseph T. DiPiro, and Gary R. Matzke (McGraw-Hill, 2008)
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  • Handbook of Nutrition in the Aged,
    by Ronald R. Watson and Alyssa Wittore (CRC Press, 2008)
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  • Ethnic Dermatology: Clinical Problems and Pigmented Skin (2nd Edition),
    by Clive B. Archer (Informa Healthcare, 2008)
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  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Adolescents with PTSD Therapist Guide,
    by Edna B. Foa, Kelly R. Chrestman, and Eva Gilboa-Schechtman (Oxford University Press USA, 2008)
    » Preview title
     

To preview the entire selection of Doody’s Core Titles, please visit https://site.ebrary.com/lib/doodystitles.

 

Preview all Ebrary’s e-books at https://librarytitles.ebrary.com.

 

Please contact Medical Librarian  for further enquiries.

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Jun 30 2010

牙科新聞

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16 – 30 June 2010

香港

 

1. 亂用抗敏牙膏超錯!  [明報] 2010-06-30 D05 健康 何慧凝

2. 病人神經受損索償 牙醫用舊X光片植牙  [明報] 2010-06-25 A32 港聞

3. 含醋刷牙黑變白  [蘋果日報] 2010-06-25 E10 KnowBody

4. 銀河系VS牙根管  [香港經濟日報] 2010-06-24 C08 健康 ——智慧牙醫吳子傑牙科醫

5. 矯正牙齒不齊問題減風險 咬傷舌頭可致癌變  [am730] 2010-06-23 M28 健康

6. 箍牙殘留食物易生飛滋  [星島日報] 2010-06-22 A31

7. 生飛滋」謬誤 「熱氣」非主因 壓力大唔夠瞓易口腔潰瘍  [大公報] 2010-06-22 A19

8. 單邊牙齒咀嚼食物竟致頸椎牙骹錯位  [頭條日報] 2010-06-21 P18

9. 壞牙之謎:大力刷牙?  [香港經濟日報] 2010-06-21 C04 健康 健康 梁慧

10.  電子病歷革新睇牙更方便  [東方日報] 2010-06-19 A12 港聞

11.  植牙釘損病人神經線 資深牙醫遭紀律聆訊  [新報] 2010-06-18 A03 港聞

12.  多餐.常食.易蛀  [香港經濟日報] 2010-06-17 C08 健康——智慧牙醫吳子傑牙科醫

 

 [Source: Wisenews]

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Jun 30 2010

New Multimedia Resources on AccessMedicine this Month!

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Highlights of updates on New Multimedia Resources in the June 2010 issue of AccessMedicine Newsletter:-

 

Click here to see more multimedia resources on AccessMedicine

Click here to see the full June 2010 newsletter.
 
AccessMedicine is a repository of medical knowledge from internal medicine, cardiology, genetics, pharmacy, diagnosis and management, basic sciences, patient care, and more. Continuously expanding. The two libraries, namely clinical library and Lange educational library contain the latest editions of selected medical titles.

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Jun 30 2010

WHO Launches Global Network of Age-friendly Cities

News Release WHO/16

 

29 JUNE 2010 | GENEVA – The World Health Organization (WHO) today launches the Global Network of Age-friendly Cities as part of a broader response to the rapid ageing of populations. Populations in almost every corner of the world are growing older. The greatest changes are occurring in less-developed countries. By 2050, it is estimated that 80% of the expected 2 billion people aged 60 years or over will live in low or middle income countries. The Network aims to help cities create urban environments that allow older people to remain active and healthy participants in society.

 

While the response to population ageing has often focussed on the implications for governments of increasing demand for pensions and health care, WHO tries to place more emphasis on the positive contributions older people make to society. “Older people are a vital, and often overlooked, resource for families and for society.” said Dr John Beard. Director of the Department of Ageing and Life Course at WHO ” Their contribution will only be fully realised if they maintain their health and if the barriers that prevent them engaging in family and community life are broken down”.

 

The WHO Age-friendly Cities initiative began in 2006 by identifying the key elements of the urban environment that support active and healthy ageing. Research from 33 cities, confirmed the importance for older people of access to public transport, outdoor spaces and buildings, as well as the need for appropriate housing, community support and health services. But it also highlighted the need to foster the connections that allow older people to be active participants in society, to overcome ageism and to provide greater opportunities for civic participation and employment.

 

The Global Network builds on these principles but takes them a significant step further by requiring participating cities to commence an ongoing process of assessment and implementation. Network members are committed to taking active steps to creating a better environment for their older residents.

 

Since invitations to join the Network were sent out last December, WHO has been swamped by responses. Many individual cities, both large and small have formally applied to join the Network. WHO has also established formal agreements with the French government, the Irish Ageing Well Network and the Slovenian Network of Age-friendly Cities to develop affiliated national programmes. The China National Committee on Ageing has also indicated interest in developing a national programme, and 5 Canadian Provinces are running complementary initiatives.

 

New York City is the first city to join the network. Today, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg with be presented with the first certificate of membership.

 

For more information, please contact:

 

WHO Communications office: +41 22 791 2222; E-mail: mediainquiries@who.int

 

Dr John Beard, Director, Department of Ageing and Life Course, WHO, Geneva,
Telephone: +41 22 791 3404; Mobile: +41 79 517 3672; E-mail: beardj@who.int

 

More information on ageing could be found at: https://www.who.int/topics/ageing/en/

 

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

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Jun 30 2010

Update to Ethnographic Video Online June 2010

Ethnographic Video Online is a collection of films, interviews, raw footage, field notes, study guides and other materials designed for the study of human culture and behavior, covering every region of the world and features the work of many of the influential documentary filmmakers of the 20th century. A wide variety of thematic areas are included, such as language and culture, social stratification and status, kinship and families, religion, and magic.

Ethnographic Video Online has been updated with an additional 53 videos.

New videos include:

  • Being Innu, from Sheshatshiu, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Diary from Rivesaltes 1941-1942, from Rivesaltes, Languedoc-Roussillon
  • Festa, from Madeira Islands, Portugal
  • Fit Surroundings, from Japan
  • Friends, Fools, Family: Rouch’s Collaborators in Niger
  • The Girl’s Celebration, from Mato Grosso, Brazil
  • Her Name Came on Arrows: A Kinship Interview with the Baruya of New Guinea
  • Herdsmen, from Xinjiang, China
  • Play, Jankunú Play – The Garifuna Wanaragua Ritual of Belize
  • Taking Pictures, from Papua New Guinea
  • Tarahumara: Festival of The Easter Moon, from Norogachic, Chihuahua
  • Yankee in Kamchatka – Wilderness Adventure in Siberia
  • Yanomamo Shorts: A Man and His Wife Weave a Hammock Venezuela

As of this update, there are 346 videos, equalling 226 hours in Ethnographic Video Online. There will be 1,000 videos and more than more than 750 hours at completion.

Click here for access.

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Jun 30 2010

Popular articles published in “Sex Roles”

Sex Roles is an interdisciplinary journal offering a feminist perspective. Original research and review articles illuminate the underlying processes and consequences of gender role socialization, gendered perceptions and behaviors, and gender stereotypes.
   
 
Original research published in the interdisciplinary journal, Sex Roles, often finds its way to the international press.

The following are 5 recent, fascinating research articles you may have read about in, for example, the New York Times!

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Jun 29 2010

Philadelphia Museum of Art: Audio Tours

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Going to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and wandering around can be a great experience. But what if there were also some audio podcasts to enhance this experience? This site provides visitors access to short podcasts that can be used while in the museum, or just while sitting in front of one’s computer screen. The podcasts are organized into thematic categories that include “Arms and Armor”, “Modern and Contemporary Art”, and “Constantine Tapestries”. Many of the podcasts include digitized images of the object in question, along with information about its provenance and country of origin. It’s easy to see how an assemblage of these podcasts could be organized for use by an art history class or someone who’s just developing an interest about a certain aspect of art.

Please click here to access.

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Jun 29 2010

MIT OpenCourseWare: Ethics

This OpenCourseWare offering from MIT begins fittingly, with an architectural detail of Libra the Scales from the Autun Cathedral in France. This course was originally taught in the fall of 2009 by Professor Julia
Markovits, and the course is a seminar on “classic and contemporary work on central topics in ethics.” Some of the questions addressed by these materials include “What makes our actions right or wrong?” and “What is virtue?” Visitors to the site will find the course syllabus, readings, lecture notes, and some assignments. The lecture notes include sessions on moral explanations, moral judgments, and utilitarianism. Also, visitors can look over the reading lists and offer their own feedback on the course.

Please click here to access.

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Jun 29 2010

RIHA Journal: Journal of the International Association of Research Institutes in the History of Art

RIHA Journal features outstanding research articles in the history of art that offer significant contributions to current scholarship.

The journal is edited by the Directors of the member institutes of RIHA, the International Association of Research Institutes in the History of Art. A joint project of 27 institutes in 18 countries, the journal
provides an excellent medium for fostering international discourse among scholars.

RIHA Journal seeks to reflect the manifold dimensions of the discipline and is open to the whole range of art historical topics and approaches. It offers articles in either English, French, German, Italian, or Spanish – both original contributions and translations of recent articles previously published in other languages. There are no periodical issues but articles appear continuously, one by one.

Content freely accessible online. Please click here to access.

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Jun 29 2010

Leonardo da Vinci and the Art of Sculpture

The website from the Getty Museum accompanies the exhibition “Leonardo da Vinci and the Art of Sculpture: Inspiration and Invention”, organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, and on display in Los Angeles until June 20th, 2010. The website features a slide show with images of 11 works of art, some by Leonardo and some by other artists, including older artists who influenced Leonardo and his followers. An image of Donatello’s Bearded Prophet, 1418-20, is accompanied by audio discussing Donatello’s impact on Leonardo, while the last three slides examine the master/pupil relationship between Leonardo and a younger artist, Giovanni Francesco Rustici, 1475-1554. Visitors to the site can also listen to an introduction to the exhibition that lays out its overall intent from co-curator Julian Brooks.

Please click here to access.

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