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The Dose Makes the Poison -- Or Does It?
News reports frequently include stories about toxic chemicals in our food, water, and environment. But what does it mean to label a substance either "toxic" or "nontoxic"? Toxicity indicates the degree to which a substance is poisonous to biological organisms, including humans. The traditional way to test toxicity is to count how many laboratory organisms die or suffer impaired health when exposed to various concentrations of a substance. However, in recent years this method of estimating the d
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Urban Nomads
China is a country in superlative transition. Media attention focuses primarily on the economic miracle and burgeoning political power, while the interwoven and critically important story of mass human migration remains a postscript. Driven from crumbling countryside economics, 200 million Chinese have moved to the cities, serving as cogs in an engine powering unprecedented growth. Though they are changing every facet of Chinese life, these internal migrants are, by law and practice, second-clas
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A Celebration of the Life of Allen Verhey
A Celebration of the Life of Allen Verhey Event will now be on March 4 at the same hour instead of March 3rd, due to weather.
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9 Adware and spyware
Computer crashes are often the result of viruses, worms or Trojans as unfortunately some internet users want to cause havoc or vandalise your computer. This unit provides a guide to the downsides of living with the Net. Advice on how to deal with these dangers is provided and security issues like spyware and adware are explained. The unit also deals with protecting children online, and provides links to various helpful websites which deal with the problems raised.
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Lecture 3 13-14-Professional Development (COMP1205)
Lecture 3 13-14-Professional Development (COMP1205) - Elena Simperl Keywords:UNSPECIFIED
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Research methodologies for evaluating enterprise education: a tale of a study.
This paper reports on the experience of the researchers in designing and applying a research approach for evaluating a project using a longitudinal design
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Jews from Dunayevtsy who were buried alive at the Demyankovtsy mine (1942)
Josef Kuperman, who was born in Dunayevtsy in 1919 and was living there during the war years, testifies that on May 8, 1942 the local Jews were taken to a collection point and, after a selection was carried out, were taken to the former phosphate mine near Demyankovtsy village, forced to undress, and then buried them alive by the Germans, who blew up the entrance to the mine. Kuperman recounts how he managed to escape but lost the members of his family and many other relatives. http://www.yadva
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The Invisible Cure: Africa, the West and the Fight against AIDS
This lecture is one event in the LSEAIDS series of Public Lectures on HIV/AIDS, Infectious Diseases and Reproductive Health funded by the Department for International Development (DFID).
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Water and Sanitation Needs in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies
Presents a historical overview of the influence of water and sanitation on human health; types of water and sanitation facilities and equipment presently available and particularly suited to refugee populations displaced by war, famine, drought, and economic turmoil; and methodologies for assessing and quantifying water and sanitation needs.
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AIDS: exceptionalism revisited
Dr Piot will review the response to AIDS, now and over the longer term, and examine its relationship with other key health and development issues. Peter Piot is executive director of UNAIDS and under secretary general of the United Nations.
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2.3 Common maths problems and errors in the workplace
You might not realise it, but maths is an essential component of healthcare. In fact, sloppy calculations can have fatal consequences. This unit is a taster of Level 1 course materials for a Foundation Degree in health sciences, and is designed for those contemplating a future in the health services industry.
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Red de Oportunidades: Conditional Cash Transfer Evidence from Panama
This paper estimates the impact of the conditional cash transfer program, Red de Oportunidades, on school enrollment, child labor, and preventive health services participation in Panama. The analysis relies on data from the Living Standards Measurement Survey of 2008. It uses a propensity score matching technique to identify the impact of the program in rural and indigenous areas of the country by replicating the selection criteria followed by the government to identify potential benefici
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14.03 Intermediate Applied Microeconomics (MIT)
This class presents microeconomic theory and applications of consumer and producer behavior and welfare analysis at an intermediate level. In addition to standard competitive models, we study deviations due to externalities, asymmetric information, and imperfect rationality. We apply this material to policy debates including minimum wage regulations, food stamp provision, trade protection, educational credentials, health insurance markets, and Internet shopping.
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LSE Asia Forum - 15:30 - 17:00 (Chinese Translation) - Plenary session: Health care: trust, mistrust
The fifth LSE Asia Forum took place in Beijing on 25-26 March 2010 with the support of the China Institute of International Studies (CIIS). The Forum addressed a wide range of issues of deep interest to policymakers and wider society, under a general theme relating to the recent challenges and changes that have affected the global economy. A key focus of the Forum was on the role of China in tackling the recent challenges, and what lessons can be learnt for the future. 15:30 - 17:00 - Plenary se
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California Department of Public Health and Pandemics: All Hands on Deck!

"California Department of Public Health and Pandemics: All Hands on Deck!"

A Public Health Seminar Delivered By Dr. Mark Horton, Director of California Department of Public Health, on January 25, 2010.


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Public Health Emergencies: The Common Thread
Dr. Fred (Skip) Burkle, MD, MPH is a Senior Fellow with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and a Visiting Scientist at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is a Senior Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington DC, Professor, Department of Community Emergency Health, Monash University Medical School, Melbourne, Australia, Senior Associate Faculty, Department of International Health and the Center for Refugee & Disaster Response, Johns Hopkins
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Lecture 18 - 11/30/2010
Lecture 18
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Telephone tutorial - extra topic: Health
Telephone tutorial - extra topic: Health
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Pivot Animations
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