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July 18, 2016

Soy-based protein boosts hunger hormone and stimulates appetite

Researchers have discovered a protein that stimulates secretion of ghrelin, an appetite-stimulating hormone produced in the stomach. When fed to mice, the protein, called soy-ghretropin, increased blood levels of ghrelin and boosted their appetite. 

July 18, 2016

Study reveals new link between periodontal and cerebrovascular diseases

A new study has revealed a relationship between chronic periodontitis and lacunar infarct, two common diseases in the elderly. Chronic periodontitis is an inflammatory disease of the gums, whereas lacunar infarct is a type of cerebral small vessel disease that can lead to a stroke.

July 12, 2016

International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics to publish with Wiley

John Wiley and Sons Inc. announced today that it has been selected by the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) as its publishing partner for its distinguished publication, the International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics (IJGO). This agreement, commencing in January 2017, will see the Journal move to the Wiley Online Library platform.

July 07, 2016

Children who watch lots of TV may have poor bone health later in life

Consistently watching high levels of television during childhood and adolescence were linked with lower peak bone mass at age 20 years in a recent study.


July 05, 2016

Study Examines Trends Related to Osteoporotic Fractures in England and Wales

In 2005, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in England and Wales provided new guidance on the use of anti-osteoporosis therapies for the prevention of additional fractures in patients who had experienced osteoporotic fractures, which was followed by market authorization of a generic form of alendronic acid. 

July 04, 2016

Complete Clearance of Hepatitis B Is Rare – Especially in Women and People of Asian Descent

Researchers at several different US sites have found that less than one-third of 1% of patients infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) get rid of the virus per year, and overall, only 1.2% of patients finally get rid of it. 

July 04, 2016

Many Malaysian Children with Epilepsy Are Vitamin D Deficient

Long-term use of antiepileptic drugs is a significant risk factor for vitamin D deficiency in children with epilepsy. A new Epilepsia study found that despite living in the tropics, a high proportion of Malaysian children with epilepsy are at risk of vitamin D deficiency. 

July 04, 2016

Poor Physical Performance May Be an Early Sign of Late-Age Dementia

Poor physical performance was linked with an increased risk of developing dementia in a study of individuals aged 90 and older who were followed for an average of 2.6 years.

July 04, 2016

Socioeconomic Status Influences the Risk and Stage of Penile Cancer

Low educational level, low disposable income, being divorced or never married, and living in a single-person household all increase the risk of advanced stage penile cancer, according to new research. 

July 04, 2016

US Water Initiatives Will Provide New Insights on Hydrology Forecasts

A new article looks at how two recent developments, the Open Water Data Initiative, and the new National Water Center, have created a platform for the open sharing of water data in the United States.

July 04, 2016

Zinc Lozenges Help Most Patients Recover Earlier from the Common Cold

Zinc acetate lozenges may reduce the duration of the common cold by nearly 3 days, according to a recent analysis. 

July 01, 2016

Wiley journals increase Impact Factors in 2015 Journal Citation Reports

John Wiley & Sons, Inc, the world’s leading society publisher, today announced an increase in impact factors across more than half of its indexed titles.  According to the 2015 Journal Citation Reports (JCR), recently released by Thomson Reuters®, 58% of Wiley journals increased their impact factor from 2014 to 2015. Wiley had 1,204 journals indexed (73% of the Wiley portfolio), an increase on the previous year, with 11 Wiley titles receiving their first impact factor in this year’s JCR release. 

July 01, 2016

Understanding Tourists’ Preferences for Nature-Based Experiences May Help with Conservation

Charismatic species—such as felines and primates or whales, sharks, and turtles—are attractive to tourists, and the opportunity of seeing them in the wild motivates tourists to visit protected areas. New research indicates that tourists’ preferences are not restricted to charismatic species, however, and they extend to less charismatic biodiversity, as well as to landscapes. 

June 30, 2016

Certain Occupations Linked to Increased Bladder Cancer Risk

A new analysis of UK workers reveals that certain occupations may increase the risk of bladder cancer.

June 30, 2016

Cervical Cancer Screening among Lesbian and Bisexual Women and Transgender Men

A new study found that certain factors affect cervical cancer screening among lesbian and bisexual women and transgender men. Some of these factors overlap with the general female population, whereas others are specific to the lesbian, bisexual, or queer identity. 

June 29, 2016

Simple Screening Tool Helps Determine COPD Risk

A simple 7-item screening tool can help clinicians identify patients at risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), even if they are not experiencing any symptoms.

June 27, 2016

Certain Red Flags Indicate an Increased Need for Intensive Care among Patients with Asthma

In patients admitted to the hospital for asthma, illicit drug use and low socioeconomic status were linked with an increased risk of requiring admission to the intensive care unit. Not adhering to asthma prevention medication further increased this risk.

June 20, 2016

Childhood-Onset Epilepsy Has Long-Term Effects on Patients’ Health and Social Status

Children and adolescents with epilepsy experience significant long-term socioeconomic consequences and higher personal health care costs. The findings come from a study that followed young epilepsy patients until 30 years of age.

June 20, 2016

Cognitive Reserve May Help Protect Against Delirium

New research suggests that higher late life cognitive reserve—an ability to offset the losses associated with age- and disease-related changes in the brain—may help prevent delirium.

June 20, 2016

Experts Examine the Environmental Impact of Crime

New research indicates that crime committed in 2011 in England and Wales gave rise to more than 4 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalents.