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12:00 AM EST November 14, 2013

Study Shows Surgeons Are Often Profoundly and Emotionally Affected By Surgical Complications

Many surgeons are seriously affected on an emotional level by major surgical complications, and they often feel that institutional support is inadequate. Those are among the conclusions of a small study published recently in the BJS.

7:00 PM EST November 11, 2013

Addict Nation: What Europe Must Learn from the U.S. Painkiller Epidemic

From: Anaesthesia

November 11, 2013

Could Deceased Heart Attack Victims Expand Donor Pool?

Researchers from the U.K. suggest that using organs from donors after circulatory death (DCD) who also suffered a previous cardiac arrest out of the hospital environment could expand the pool of available livers for transplant.

12:00 AM EST November 11, 2013

Young Breast Cancer Patients with Poorer Financial Status May Experience Delays in Seeking Care

Researchers who sought to determine why breast cancers are more deadly in young women found that only a minority of young women experience long delays between the time they detect a breast abnormality and the time they receive a diagnosis, but delays in seeking care are more common in women with fewer financial resources. The findings are published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.

November 06, 2013

Wiley’s Inaugural Alexis Walker Award Honors Family Studies Research

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., is pleased to announce that the 2013 Alexis Walker Award will be presented to Professor Linda M. Burton and Professor Ingrid Arnet Connidis. The biannual award, which honors original scholarship in family studies, will be presented by the National Council on Family Relations on 6 November in San Antonio.

November 05, 2013

Calcium and Vitamin D Improve Bone Density in Patients Taking Antiepileptic Drugs

A recent prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial reports that calcium and vitamin D supplementation improves bone density in a group of male veterans with epilepsy who were treated chronically with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). The results published in Epilepsia, a journal of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), suggest that risedronate, a bisphosphonate, may help to prevent new vertebral fractures when taken with calcium and vitamin D supplementation.

12:00 AM EST November 05, 2013

Pleasure and Pain Brain Signals Disrupted in Fibromyalgia Patients

New research indicates that a disruption of brain signals for reward and punishment contributes to increased pain sensitivity, known as hyperalgesia, in fibromyalgia patients. Results published in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology, suggest that this altered brain processing might contribute to widespread pain and lack of response to opioid therapy in patients with fibromyalgia.

November 04, 2013

Anatomy of a Cannibal: New Research Analyzes Ancient French Neanderthals

From: American Journal of Physical Anthropology

November 04, 2013

Pork & Talk: How to Measure the Psychological Impact of China’s Progress

From: American Journal of Human Biology

November 04, 2013

Study Assesses Work–Life Balance By Gender and Nationality

From: Applied Psychology

November 04, 2013

US Earthquake Monitors Detect Missing Japanese Aftershocks

From: Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth

October 30, 2013

Better Use of Lighting in Hospital Rooms May Improve Patients' Health

A new study suggests that changing the lighting patterns in hospital rooms so that they’re more aligned with normal sleep-wake cycles could help patients feel better with less fatigue and pain. Published early online in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, the findings point to a simple and inexpensive way to potentially improve patient care.

October 29, 2013

Wiley and EMBO Announce Expanded Partnership

All Four EMBO Research Journals to Publish With Wiley From 2014

October 29, 2013

Estrogen Protects Women with NASH from Severe Liver Fibrosis

New research suggests that estrogen protects women with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) from severe liver fibrosis. According to the study published online in Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, men are at higher risk of more severe fibrosis compared to women prior to menopause, but liver fibrosis severity is similar in men and post-menopausal women.

12:00 AM EDT October 28, 2013

Headaches in Lupus Patients Not Linked to Disease Activity Study Says

Headache is common among patients with system lupus erythematosus according to new research published in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). The study found that 18% of lupus patients experienced headache at the onset of their disease with that number increasing to 58% after 10 years. While headaches were linked to a lower health-related quality of life, these episodes resolved over time independent of treatment specific to lupus and were not associated with disease activity or specific lupus autoantibodies.

12:00 AM EDT October 28, 2013

Measuring Segments of Genetic Material May Help Predict and Monitor Recurrence after Thyroid Cancer Surgery

A new analysis has found that the presence of short segments of genetic material (known as microRNA) within papillary thyroid cancer tumors suggests a likelihood of recurrence after patients undergo surgery. The study, which is published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, also found that elevated blood levels of the genetic material after surgery may indicate a higher possibility of recurrence after thyroidectomy.

October 28, 2013

Regular cocaine and cannabis use may trigger addictive behaviours

New cocaine and cannabis research reveals that regular cannabis users have increased levels of impulsive behaviour. It had previously been argued that this increased impulsivity after cannabis administration was only experienced by occasional users, but that regular users were no longer affected in this way. Published in the British Journal of Pharmacology, the results provide evidence for how drug use may trigger addictive behaviours.

October 28, 2013

Tell-Tale Toes Point to Oldest-Known Fossil Bird Tracks From Australia

Fossilized footprints are oldest known bird tracks in Australia, reports Palaeontology