How to maximise your child’s potential?

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Author:Ann Buchanan

It was the distinguished UK psychiatrist, Professor Sir Michael Rutter, who first promoted the idea that there were risk and protective factors within the wider ecological framework of the child which profoundly influenced the child’s development.   Although there are many ‘risk’  factors that can lead to poor child outcomes, there are also ‘protective factors’ that can mitigate the risks and promote resilience. Continue reading

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PLASTIC SURGEONS APPLY BRUCE LEE’S PHILOSOPHICAL CONCEPTS IN SURGERY

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Author:Lee Seng Khoo

Philosopher, martial artist and renaissance man – Bruce Lee continues to influence generations after his passing. Although better known for kung fu flicks that captivated audience and motivated young men to take up martial arts around the world; less is known about Bruce Lee’s philosophy. Influenced heavily by both Western and Eastern concepts- Bruce Lee presented an amalgation of lateral thinking and innovation in his martial art of Jeet Kune Do. Continue reading

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Overlooking the harmful effects of drinking socially during the working hours

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Author:Elizabeth Espindola Halpern

There is a tendency to assign responsibility for the act of drinking alcohol to the drinkers. The common sense leads many people and even professionals to blame them for their frequent relapses, misuses, and abuses. Modern society expects that alcoholics resist the temptation to have another sip and remain sober, overcoming the magnetism of the beverages that surround them. Continue reading

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New report asks why Canadian jurisdictions under fund mental health despite significant social and economic costs

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Author: Steve Lurie

(Monday, August 18, 2014) – In spite of ongoing concerns about the staggering social and economic costs of mental illness, funding in Canada and Ontario pales in comparison to other global jurisdictions, according to a new report authored by a Toronto mental health expert.

In Why Can’t Canada Spend More on Mental Health, author and longtime mental health advocate Steve Lurie, Continue reading

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Collaboration of many professional and amteur astronomers revealed a 3-D shape of an asteroid

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Author:Isao Satō
Asteroids are very small celestial bodies and invisible with naked eyes
beyond seveal hundreds million kilometers from the earth between the orbits
of Mars and Jupiter.
So it is difficult to study its size, shape, composition and other properties.But occasionally, an asteroid passes in front of a star on the way in the sky.On that time, the star is disappeared for several seconds hidden by the astero id.

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Mapping Potential Infiltration Patterns Using Digital Elevation Model

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Author(s) :Haris Hasan Khan, Arina Khan, P. D. Sreedevi, Shakeel Ahmed

This study attempts to simulate the spatial heterogeneity of infiltration in a drainage basin using digital elevation models. Infiltration capacity is one of the controlling factors in the formation of stream channels. Channel formation is also a function of the slope and the contributing area. Natural stream channels, if properly graded and Continue reading

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The Ionic Composition of Nasal Fluid and Its Function

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Author: William Burke

The aim of the experiments reported here was to increase our understanding of the function of the nasal fluid. It is generally accepted that the nasal fluid assists in the humidification of the inspired air. It also assists in the capture of inspired particles such as pollen, preventing them getting lodged in the lungs. It is also known to contain antibacterial substances which keep the nose, nasopharynx Continue reading

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Adaptive Cascade Generalized Predictive Control

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Author(s):Tao Geng, Jin Zhao

General block diagram of cascade control

Cascade control is one of the most popular structures for process control as it is a special architecture for dealing with disturbances. However, the drawbacks of cascade control are obvious that primary controller and secondary controller should be tuned together, which influences each other. In this paper, a new Adaptive Cascade Generalized Predictive Controller (ACGPC) is introduced. ACGPC is a method issued from GPC and the inner and outer controllers of a cascade system are replaced by one cascade generalized predictive controller, where both loops model are updated by Recursive Least Squares method. Compared with existing methods, the new method is simpler and yet more effective. It can be directly integrated into commercially available industrial auto-tuning systems. Some examples are given to illustrate the effectiveness and robustness of the proposed method.

Source:

Journal: International Journal of Intelligence Science
DOI: 10.4236/ijis.2014.43009 (PDF)
Paper Id: 48263 (metadata)

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Rationale for Treatment of Common Cold and Flu with Multi-Ingredient Combination Products for Multi-Symptom Relief in Adults

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Author(s) : Ron Eccles, Ingo Fietze, Uwe-Bernd Rose

This up-to-date overview will look at the rationale for the recommendation of combination products for multi-symptom relief of common cold and flu. Common cold and flu are defined by their multi-symptom nature with data showing a variety of symptoms reported simultaneously each day over the first six days of illness. Multi-ingredient combination products for multi-symptom relief are formulated to safely, simply, and simultaneously treat multiple symptoms when used as directed. Continue reading

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Call For Papers-Special Issue on Malnutrition

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Food and Nutrition Sciences
Food and Nutrition Sciences

This special issue on “Malnutrition” will be focusing on the latest development in food and nutrition sciences. Malnutrition, caused by an improper or insufficient diet, includes two aspects of nutritional deficiencies or lack and over nutrition. The WHO has reported hunger and related malnutrition as the greatest threat to the world’s public health. The goal of this special issue is to provide a platform for scientists and academicians all over the world to promote, share, and discuss various new issues and developments in this area of malnutrition.

In this special issue, we invite front-line researchers and authors to submit original research and review articles that explore malnutrition. Continue reading

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