Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) April 20, 2012
ScienceIndex.com is a Web 2.0 health sciences social network established in 1998 to index the very latest news, headlines, references and resources from science journals, books and websites worldwide. The site covers news in all fields of biology, business, chemistry, engineering, geography, health, mathematics and society. In the field of Health Sciences, the site has now included the two new categories Audiology and Dentistry. While the Audiology category covers hearing, and hearing defects and their treatment, the Dentistry category covers the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of teeth diseases.
ScienceIndex.com’s Health Sciences Category covers the effects of disease and medical treatment on the overall condition of organisms. Its eighteen subsections include Audiology, Dentistry, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Healthcare, Immunology, Medicine, Neurology, Nutrition, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Psychiatry, Psychology, Radiology, Rheumatology, and Surgery. Users can receive alerts if new content has been posted in this category by subscribing to ScienceIndex.com’s Health Sciences RSS feed.
ScienceIndex.com’s Audiology category covers hearing, and hearing defects and their treatment. It currently contains 53 articles partly derived from four scientific journals. The latest articles in this category are also available through a Audiology Sciences RSS feed. One of the latest additions investigates the phonological awareness skills of a group of deaf adolescents and how these skills correlated with decoding skills (single word and non-word reading) and receptive vocabulary. The association between word reading and phonological awareness in the participants was reduced but remained significant, but the association between non-word reading and phonological awareness became non-significant. They had developed good grapheme-phoneme knowledge in spite of relatively weak phonological awareness skills. Another recently published article in this category demonstrates that young deaf children form and test hypotheses about early print in the early stages of developing spoken language. The author’s data revealed that these children had internalized print concepts but this knowledge could easily be overlooked.
ScienceIndex.com’s Dentistry category covers the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of teeth diseases. It currently contains nearly 6,000 articles partly derived from almost 50 scientific journals. The latest articles in this category are also available through a Dentistry Sciences RSS feed. One recently included article in this category describes the adaptation of the Edentulous Ridge Expansion (E.R.E.) technique for failed implant removal. The authors describe the E.R.E. technique for the removal of failed implants in detail and also report a clinical case. They conclude that the E.R.E. technique may be successfully applied for the removal of failed implants, and the immediate or delayed reinstallation of new implants. Another recently published article examines dental caries experience among New Zealand adolescents and determines the nature of caries-associated differences in oral-health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) among adolescents. The authors’ results indicate that caries experience increased over three years and that this age group is caries-active. Dental caries affects adolescents’ OHRQoL, although not as strongly as expected.
ScienceIndex.com currently contains over 1.45 million stories distributed among 75 categories. 75,962 users monitor nearly 8,400 journals covering the broad spectrum of sciences. They share circa 2,500 new articles every day. Since new science content is discovered in real-time, the delay between original publication and appearance at ScienceIndex.com is no more than two days. ScienceIndex.com provides an advanced search feature which suggests up to ten closely related articles for a search and also for a selected story. Other features include a “Life Traffic Feed”, a “Top Content” sidebar, Google Translate functionality, and RSS feeds for every category. ScienceIndex.com also maintains the new Twitter account @ScienceIndex_.