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October 03, 2016

Physical Activity May Help Preserve Lung Function in Individuals with Asthma

In a study of adults with asthma, active individuals had slightly less lung function decline than inactive individuals. 

October 03, 2016

Serious Liver-Related Condition on the Rise in the U.S.

A new analysis reveals that cirrhosis and acute on chronic liver failure (ACLF, a deterioration of liver function in patients with cirrhosis that results in the failure of one or more organs) represent a substantial and increasing health and economic burden in the United States.

October 03, 2016

Should Video Monitors Be Used to Detect Night-time Seizures in Patients with Epilepsy?

Following a sudden death at a residential care unit, the Dutch Health and Care Inspectorate advised to intensify the use of video monitoring at the unit. Researchers now report that such video monitoring can help detect seizures at night, but the costs are high.

 

September 28, 2016

Some Herbal and Dietary Supplements Can Be Toxic to the Liver

A new review based on a research symposium sponsored by the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease and the National Institutes of Health highlights the potentially damaging effects of herbal and dietary supplements (HDSs) on the liver.

September 27, 2016

American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine selects Wiley to publish the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine

John Wiley and Sons, Inc announced today that it has been selected by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) to assume publication of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine (JUM) effective with its January 2017 issue. 

September 27, 2016

Bioethicists Challenge Doctors’ Right to Refuse Care

In a recent article, the Editors-in-Chief of two leading ethics journals stress that there should be better protections for patients from doctors’ personal values as well as more severe restrictions on the right of clinicians to conscientious objection, particularly in relation to assisted dying. 

September 21, 2016

Rare Genetic Condition May Provide Insights on Parkinson’s and other Late-Onset Diseases

A new article suggests that an enzyme deficiency seen in the lysosomal storage disorder Krabbe’s disease may point to new and contributing mechanisms underlying certain late-onset neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease.

 

September 20, 2016

Plant Diversity Alleviates the Effects of Flooding on Crops

In grasslands, growing plants in higher diversity fields may help alleviate the negative impacts of flooding. This finding may extend to how we grow important food crops. 

September 19, 2016

Ranku Acquired by Wiley

Seattle, WA-September 15, 2016-Ranku, a recruitment technology and predictive analytics software company for higher education, announced today that it has been acquired by John Wiley & Sons (NYSE: JWa and JWb), a global provider of knowledge and learning solutions that improves outcomes in research, professional practice, and education.

September 19, 2016

Abaloparatide Benefits a Wide Range of Postmenopausal Women with Osteoporosis

A recent analysis of results from a randomized controlled clinical trial indicates that abaloparatide-SC, a novel therapy for osteoporosis, provides consistent protection against bone fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis regardless of their baseline bone density, age, and previous history of fracture. 

September 19, 2016

Binge-Eating Disorder Linked to Other Health Conditions

Binge-eating disorder (BED) was linked with a broad range of other illnesses in a recent study, with the strongest associations related to the endocrine and circulatory systems. 

September 19, 2016

Cooking Fuels Contribute to Childhood Pneumonia in Developing Countries

Solid fuels used for cooking are the prevailing source of indoor pollution in developing countries. Now a worldwide ecological assessment has found that rates of pneumonia among young children in different countries are linked with the use of solid fuels. 

September 19, 2016

Diet and Exercise May Improve Physical Function and Quality of Life in Older Obese Adults

A recent review and analysis of published studies since 2005 found low-to-moderate evidence that dietary and exercise interventions can improve physical function and quality of life in older adults with obesity.

September 19, 2016

Experience with Vehicles Does Not Help Birds Avoid Collisions

Researchers suspected that experience with passing vehicles may cause birds to adjust their avoidance responses—specifically, to increase their flight initiation distances—to keep from being hit. Instead, though, they recently found that inexperienced birds have longer flight initiation distances in response to oncoming vehicles than birds that have repeatedly observed passing, fast-moving vehicles.

September 19, 2016

Film and Television Often Provide Misleading Information on Brain Death

Neurologists who examined how brain death and organ donation are portrayed in film and television found that only a small fraction of productions provide the public with a complete and accurate understanding of brain death. In addition, most productions do not provide professional discussions about organ donation.

September 19, 2016

Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Accident

A new article provides an overview of the impacts of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Station accident in Japan in 2011 and subsequent remediation measures, comparing similarities and differences with the lessons learned from the 1986 Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant accident in Ukraine.

September 19, 2016

People with Epilepsy Face Increased Risks of Discrimination and Other Negative Life Events

In a recent analysis, people with epilepsy were seven-fold more likely to have reported experiencing discrimination due to health problems than the general population. This risk was greater than other chronic health problems such as diabetes, asthma and migraines. 

September 19, 2016

Research Provides New Insights on the Impact of Wild Birds’ Social Networks

New research looks into how social networks among wild great tits, as they forage in flocks during the winter, carry over into shaping the set locations at which the birds breed and raise their young during the spring.

 

September 19, 2016

Stem Cell–Based Screening Methods May Predict Heart-Related Side Effects of Drugs

Coaxing stem cells from patients to become heart cells may help clinicians personalize drug treatments and prevent heart-related toxicity. A new review looks at the potential of this strategy, noting that these so-called human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes may be used in screening methods to determine which patients are at risk of experiencing heart-damaging effects of chemotherapy agents and other drugs.

September 19, 2016

Study Estimates ADHD Symptom Persistence into Adulthood

Sixty percent of children with ADHD in a recent study demonstrated persistence of symptoms into their mid-20’s, and 41 percent had both symptoms and impairment as young adults.