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September 09, 2013

Asia’s Leading Oncology Journal Cancer Science Adopts Open Access

that Cancer Science has become the first Japanese journal of its size to transition to open access, by joining the Wiley Open Access publishing program

12:00 AM EDT September 09, 2013

Is Bigger Really Better When it Comes to Size of Labor Wards?

New research reveals that large labor wards—those handling 3,000 to 3,999 deliveries annually—have better overall approval rates compared to small, intermediate or very large obstetric units. The study, appearing in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, a journal published by Wiley on behalf of the Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology, suggests that greater access to in-house obstetricians and auxiliary specialists contributes to the lower obstetric injury claims from patients at large labor wards in Denmark.

12:00 AM EDT September 09, 2013

Study Uncovers Value of Mammogram Screening For Younger Women

A new analysis has found that most deaths from breast cancer occur in younger women who do not receive regular mammograms. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates that regular screening before age 50 should be encouraged.

12:00 AM EDT September 06, 2013

Good asthma control during pregnancy is vital says new review

Good asthma management during pregnancy is vital during pregnancy as poor asthma control can have adverse effects on maternal and fetal outcomes, says a new review published today (06 September) in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG).

7:00 PM EDT September 05, 2013

Risk to Consumers From Fungal Toxins in Shellfish Should be Monitored

 protect consumers, screening shellfish for fungal toxins is important, reports Letters in Applied Microbiology

September 05, 2013

Sleep Deprivation Increases Food Purchasing the Next Day

People who were deprived of one night’s sleep purchased more calories and grams of food in a mock supermarket on the following day in a new study published in the journal Obesity, the official journal of The Obesity Society. Sleep deprivation also led to increased blood levels of ghrelin, a hormone that increases hunger, on the following morning; however, there was no correlation between individual ghrelin levels and food purchasing, suggesting that other mechanisms—such as impulsive decision making—may be more responsible for increased purchasing.

12:05 AM EDT September 03, 2013

Researchers Develop Specific Tests to Identify Cancer Biomarkers in Dermatomyositis

Researchers from major universities in the U.S. have developed specific tests to identify cancer biomarkers in patients with dermatomyositis—a systemic inflammatory disease associated with increased risk of malignancy. According to study findings published in the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) journal, Arthritis & Rheumatism, the assays detect antibodies against anti-transcriptional intermediary factor-1 (TIF-1g) and nuclear matrix protein NXP-2.

September 02, 2013

Exclusive Interview: Nate Silver’s Statistical Standards for Journalists

StatisticsViews gains an exclusive interview with political pundit and celebrity statistician Nate Silver

September 02, 2013

Carried in the Wind: How Future North Atlantic Atmospheric Shifts Will Impact European Health

Geophysical Research Letters reports on the health impacts of the North Atlantic Oscillation

September 02, 2013

Competent or Comedians: Do Male Nurses on T.V Reinforce Stereotypes?

Journal of Advanced Nursing explores the contradictory stereotypes of T.V's male nurses

September 02, 2013

In the Right Ball Park: Do We Prefer our Pundits to be Confident or Accurate?

Significance asks if audiences prefer overconfident or accurate pundits 

September 02, 2013

Intimate Parasites and a Parental Arms Race: Did Retroviruses Drive Placental Evolution

Join the Live and Interactive Debate Hosted by BioEssays

September 02, 2013

Native Americans at Increased Risk of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

The Journal of Traumatic Stress reveals how Native American populations have an above average tendancy for PTSD

September 02, 2013

New Breathing Device Can Deliver Oxygen While Cutting the Risk of Airborne Infection

Anaesthesia reports on a new breathing device which cuts down on infectious diseases

September 02, 2013

Sanctuary! How Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries Can Save the Snow Leopard

Conservation Biology reports how Buddhist monasteries can save the snow leopard

September 02, 2013

Satellites Reveal Seasonal and Decadal Changes to Global Sea Levels

Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans explores the decadal change of global ocean levels

September 02, 2013

The ‘Obama Generation’ Holds the Most Liberal Racial Attitudes in American History

Political Psychologyreveals how the 'Obama generation' has the most liberal attitudes to race

12:00 AM EDT August 26, 2013

New Screening Strategy May Catch Ovarian Cancer at Early Stages

A new screening strategy for ovarian cancer appears to be highly specific for detecting the disease before it becomes lethal. The strategy is described in a study published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. If verified in an ongoing clinical trial, it could potentially help save the lives of thousands of women each year in the United States alone.

12:00 AM EDT August 22, 2013

Breast is Best: Good Bacteria Arrive From Mum’s Gut via Breast Milk

Scientists have discovered that important ‘good’ bacteria arrive in babies’ digestive systems from their mother’s gut via breast milk.

7:00 PM EDT August 20, 2013

Women Who Receive Midwife Care Throughout Their Pregnancy and Birth Have Better Outcomes

Maternity care that involves a midwife as the main care provider leads to better outcomes for most women, according to a systematic review published in The Cochrane Library. Researchers found that women who received continued care throughout pregnancy and birth from a small group of midwives were less likely to give birth pre-term and required fewer interventions during labour and birth than when their care was shared between different obstetricians, GPs and midwives.