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Nov 30 2010

牙科新聞

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16–30 November 2010

香港

 

1. 牙科輔助工作需求增 多元專業進修盡展所長  [新報] 2010-11-29 C07 娛樂消閒 自我增值 邱禮

2. 損神耗嚼力 磨牙傷身心  [頭條日報] 2010-11-29 P38 港聞

3. 牙線令牙疏?  [明報] 2010-11-29 D06 健康 原來如齒

4. 偷走牙石  [香港經濟日報] 2010-11-25 C08 醫健營 智慧牙醫 吳子傑 牙科醫生

5. 港大引入3D齒雕 一小時製牙套  [星島日報] 2010-11-19 F02 星島教育

6. 氟化物 ()  [都市日報] 2010-11-18 P31 健康 健康口腔

7. 敏感牙齒年輕化 嚴重至脫落  [星島日報] 2010-11-17 E08 健康港

8. 有牙的嬰兒  [am730] 2010-11-17 M28 健康 醫ZONE 鄭碧純

9. 懷孕婦女 暫停牙科檢查?  [am730] 2010-11-17 M28 健康 醫理 香港港安醫

 

 [Source: Wisenews]

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Nov 26 2010

Open Public hEalth November is Here!

November 2010 is OPEN… Routledge is giving you access to all current and back content from its Public Health and Social Care journals!
For complete access to the over 100 key publications in Social Work, Public Health, Social Welfare, Health Promotion and Communication, HIV/AIDS Research, Substance Use and much more, click here.

HKUL users may continue to access the journals within our library subscriptions.

Special Issues:
Journal of Social Work Practice – Special Issue on Personalisation
Read the latest research on Personalisation including the following articles:

View the Special Issue table of contents.

Journal of Community Practice
Official Journal of ACOSA Association for Community Organization & Social Administration

Smith College Studies in Social Work

Smith College Studies in Social Work is entering its 81st volume year of publishing clinical social work research applicable to everyday practice.

Calls for Papers:

Practice: Social Work in Action
HIV/AIDS and Social Work Practice
Submissions are invited for a special issue of Practice: Social Work in Action. This special issue is an attempt at critically capturing and showcasing social work’s contribution to the care and management of HIV/AIDS across the world.
Deadline for Submission of Abstracts – 30 November 2010

Read the call for papers.

Social Work Education
Disability Studies and Social Work Education
The development of personalized and self-directed support for disabled people alongside the implementation of direct payments and personal budgets has generated considerable discussion and debate about the future role of social work with disabled people. This special issue of Social Work Education is premised on the view that professionals have a continued role to play in working with disabled people, but that the context for their work and the nature of their relationship has and will continue to change.
Deadline for Expressions of Interest – 1 April 2011
Read the call for papers.

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Nov 26 2010

Join the debate with The Review of Philosophy and Psychology

The Review of Philosophy and Psychology offers both a critical and foundational contribution to the current debate in cognitive science.
The quarterly journal, launched in 2010, hosts targeted discussions in the format of thematic issues.

HKU Library users have continued access to the journal via https://library.hku.hk/record=b4392048.

Issues already online – read free through November:

Most downloaded articles:

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Nov 26 2010

Multimedia archive at IDEAS

LSE IDEAS is a centre founded in 2008 for the study of international affairs, diplomacy and grand strategy. Its mission is to use LSE’s vast intellectual resources to help train skilled and open-minded leaders and to study international affairs through world-class scholarship and engagement with practitioners and decision-makers. As its name implies, IDEAS aims at understanding how today’s world came into being and how it may be changed.

LSE IDEAS currently does research on the international affairs of East and Southeast Asia, the Balkans, the Middle East, Latin America, Africa, as well as on transatlantic relations and on the history of the Cold War. The centre organizes numerous public lectures and interviews, some of which can be found at its multimedia archive.

Recent events at LSE IDEAS include:

  1. What next for Morocco?
    Tuesday, 23rd November 2010, 6:30pm, COL.B212
    Speakers: Dr Claire Spencer
    Discussant: Jamal Chouaibi
    Chair: Dr Sue Onslow
  2. Today Morocco finds itself at the intersection of several key issues in the region, prompting several key questions. Will the kingdom continue to deepen its relationship with the European Union and the United States, despite increased domestic opposition? What is the future of Morocco’s role in Western Sahara, which continues to provoke controversy? Moreover, the kingdom continues to face criticism for the limited power of its elected parliament, alleged press censorship and human rights concerns. Can we expect any departure from this in the future?

    Claire Spencer| is head of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House. She specialises on North Africa, notably Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, the Middle East and EU relations with MENA.

    Jamal Chouaibi| is Minister-Counsellor at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in London.

    Sue Onslow| is Co-Head of the Africa International Affairs programme at
    LSE IDEAS and and Administrator for the Executive Masters programme ‘International Strategy and Diplomacy’. She is also currently a guest lecturer in the International History Department at the LSE, and on the Editorial Board of the Cold War History journal.

  3. The Third World’s War
  4. Wednesday, 24th November 2010, 6:30pm, Old Theatre
    Speaker: Professor Niall Ferguson
    Chair: Professor Michael Cox

    Although never a “hot” war between the superpowers, the Cold War was waged partly through a series of proxy wars in Third World countries from Guatemala to Korea to Vietnam. Although a great deal of attention has been devoted to a select number of U.S. interventions in the Third World, there is an urgent need to see the “Third World’s War” in perspective, showing how successful the Soviet Union was in pursuing a strategy of fomenting revolution and how consistently successive U.S. administrations behaved in response.

    Niall Ferguson| is Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs at LSE IDEAS for 2010-2011.

    Michael Cox| is Co-Director of LSE IDEAS and Professor of International Relations at LSE.

  5. After Hiroshima: The United States, Race and Nuclear Weapons in Asia, 1945-1965
  6. Thursday, 25th November 2010, 6:30pm, COL.B212
    Speaker: Professor Matthew Jones
    Chair: Dr Arne Hofmann

    Professor Jones will examine how the legacies of the atomic bombing of Japan in 1945, the subsequent record of US nuclear testing in the Pacific, and the projected use of nuclear weapons against China, generated tensions in the relations between the United States and various Asian states and societies. One area of discord that will be featured is how, during an era marked by racial segregation and discrimination in the United States, the atomic bomb was often pictured as a ‘white man’s weapon’ which Western states were callously prepared to use against Asians, and how such perceptions came to influence the views of American policymakers on the consequences of any further nuclear use in the region.

    Matthew Jones is Chair in American Foreign Relations at the University of Nottingham, and an associate of the CWSP.

    Arne Hofmann| is the Head of the CWSP, and Masters Tutor in the International History Department at LSE.

Click here for other upcoming events.

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Nov 25 2010

Add Your Research to PolicyArchive by Year’s End—Free

Since the launch of PolicyArchive in June 2008, the collection of policy-related research has expanded to over 30,000 documents from nearly 900 recognized contributors. It goals for expanding the archive to over 40,000 documents in the next few months.

You can upload your research into Policy Archive, it is simple, and free!
1. Visit https://www.policyarchive.org, login,
2. Click “Upload Research” and follow the prompts.

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Nov 25 2010

New publications are available at the Scout Report!

  1. The Rising Burden of Government Debt [Flash Player]
  2. The Brookings Institution sponsors a wide range of work on the global economy, and this recent paper and analysis by Eswar Prasad and Mengjie Ding looks at the rising burden of government debt across the world. Released in November 2010, the piece uses international financial data and national GDP figures to look at the increase in government indebtedness from 2007 to 2010. During this period, the ratio of world debt to world GDP rose from 44 percent to 59 percent, and it is estimated that this ratio will reach 65 percent in 2015. So-called “advanced economies” (AEs) account for the bulk of the increase in global public debt since the start of this recent economic crisis and downturn…

  3. Cultural Shock [pdf]
  4. The Demos organization in London is a think-tank that produces compelling reports on everything from public space to government spending. This report from October 2010 is by Samuel Jones, and he explores the relationship between the British government and culture and sport. His basic question is: “Why should the state get involved in culture, and if it should, how?” The 154-page report is divided into sections such as “Society and the cultural realm”, “Taking the cultural pulse of a nation”, and “Evidence of Potential”. It’s an interesting read, and the paper argues that “cultural policy must focus on the equitable distribution of individuals’ cultural capabilities, indicating that this will require thinking anew about what form the structures take, and how they are run.”

  5. NPR: The Picture Show
  6. National Public Radio’s “The Picture Show” photo blog is a great way to avoid culling through the thousands of less interesting and engaging photographs on the web. With a dedicated team of professionals, this blog brings together different posts that profile various sets of photographs that cover 19th century war in Afghanistan, visual memories of WWII, unpublished photographs of JFK’s presidential campaign, and abandoned buildings on the islands in Boston Harbor. Visitors can search through previous posts, use social media features to share the photo features with friends, and also sign up to receive new materials via their RSS feed. There’s quite a nice mix of material here, and visitors can also comment on the photos and recommend the collection to friends and others.

  7. London Lives
  8. “London Lives: Crime, Poverty and Social Policy in the Metropolis” is a project with the goal of “assessing the role of plebeians in the evolution of social practices in the modern metropolis.” In other words, the website aims to make accessible the records of non-elite individuals in order to show how those users of particular social institutions—charities, the penal system, and others—shaped their development. Visitors can choose “Browse Documents” to see the types of documents available, such as “Parish Archives”, “Criminal Records”, and “Coroners’ Records”. The “City of London Coroners” records from the 1780s include an inquest into a suspicious death, with no less than a dozen interviews with people who knew the man who died, and one of whom attested to him being “a little touched in the head”. The “Additional Datasets” link contains 16 other datasets, including one of boys recruited to serve at sea for the Marine Society.

[Source: The Scout Report, Volume 16, Number 45, November 12, 2010]

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Nov 25 2010

Markle FACCT Research Collection in PolicyArchive

PolicyArchive has launched a new Markle Foundation FACCT Collection which contains research from the Foundation for Accountability (FACCT), a former national non-profit organization that advocated an accountable health care system in which consumers play an active role in shaping the delivery of care. This research is available at https://markle.policyarchive.org.

The Markle Foundation supported and collaborated with FACCT on health care quality and consumer outreach initiatives. By selecting PolicyArchive to house the FACCT legacy documents, the foundation continues its commitment to ensure that FACCT’s key health care policy and research documents remain accessible to a broad research community that can benefit from its collection.

The FACCT studies can be found in PolicyArchive’s larger Markle Foundation Special Collection. This special collection concentrates on research relating to the intersection of privacy and information exchange within the policymaking landscape. Covering topics as far-ranging as health, education and national security, its documents concentrate on the use of networked information that address key public policy issues and needs.

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Nov 22 2010

World Governments Show Unity Against Tobacco Industry and Agree to New Tobacco-control Measures

20 November 2010 | PUNTA DEL ESTE, URUGUAY – Parties to the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) unanimously adopted a number of decisions this week strengthening tobacco-control efforts worldwide.

 

The fourth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP4) comes as a number of countries are facing growing pressure from the tobacco industry.

 

In response, Parties to the Convention adopted a Declaration proposed by the host country, Uruguay, reaffirming their strong commitment to prioritize health measures and to exchange information on the industry’s activities which attempt to interfere with the implementation of public health policies.

 

The Uruguay meeting reviewed the progress in implementation of the Convention and adopted new guidelines that provide further direction to Parties on how to implement several of treaty’s provisions.

 

The Conference decided that:

  • flavoring ingredients that increase attractiveness of tobacco products should be regulated in order to reduce the number of new smokers, especially among youth;
  • smoking cessation services should be integrated into national health systems to make them more available for increasing number of smokers who wish to quit; and
  • parties should establish an infrastructure and build capacity to support education, communication and training, thereby raising public awareness and promoting social change;

 

The report on price and taxation policy of tobacco products was discussed and delegations agreed to establish a working group tasked with further work and possibly preparing the guidelines for implementation.

 

The work on economically sustainable alternatives to tobacco growing will be extended in order to find appropriate policy options and recommendations.

 

The delegations also decided that negotiations on a protocol to combat illicit trade in tobacco products should continue with the aim of completion in 2012.

 

In addition, Parties adopted decisions engaging cooperation with international organizations and bodies in promoting treaty implementation and strengthening assistance to developing countries to meet their obligation under the Convention.

 

The Conference of the Parties also decided to harmonize the data collection initiatives in the area of tobacco control and to synchronize the cycle of Parties’ implementation reports to the biennial cycle of the sessions of the COP.

 

Other areas where further work is mandated include:

 

  • control and prevention of smokeless tobacco products and “electronic cigarettes”;
  • liability with regard to the health effects of tobacco consumption; and
  • cross-border advertisement.

 

The Conference is the governing body of the WHO FCTC and, as of November 2010, is comprised of 171 Parties to the Convention. The WHO FCTC is the first international treaty negotiated under the auspices of WHO and provides a new legal dimension for international health cooperation.

 

Media contacts:

Tarik Jasarevic   + 41 797 472756 jasarevict@who.int

 

All documentation of the meeting can be found at :
https://www.who.int/fctc/cop/fourth_session_cop/en/index.html

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Nov 22 2010

“Experiential Learning of Ecology & Biodiversity: East Africa” – Exhibition

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Date:                     Nov 22 to Dec 27, 2010

Venue:                 Main Library Foyer, HKU

2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity of the United Nations. The exhibit will showcase the African experience of the School of Biological Sciences, HKU with colorful pictures of wild animals, the great migration and nature conservation. Post-trip reflections of the students and a selection of books are also presented to help raise the awareness of nature conservation and the importance of biodiversity.

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Nov 22 2010

Dental Research Seminar

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Date: November 29, 2010 (Monday)
Time: 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Venue: Lecture Theatre II, G/F, The Prince Philip Dental Hospital

 

 

Presenter: Dr. Liu Pei, PhD Candidate, Dental Public Health

 

 

Title: Endodontic Treatment Outcomes: Patient-based Assessments

Abstract: Endodontic disease is a common oral condition and the treatment outcomes are generally assessed by clinical parameters. There is little information on patients’ perceptions of endodontic treatment. This study is an investigation of the impact of endodontic disease on quality of life (QoL) and the change in QoL after non-surgical endodontic treatment. The performances of general health-related QoL measure, oral health-related QoL measure and oral disease-specific measure including validity, reliability, sensitivity and responsiveness were reported respectively. 

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