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December 19, 2014

A Beautiful Constraint

A Beautiful Constraint calls for a more widespread capability for constraint-driven problem solving and provides the practical and actionable framework to achieve that.

7:00 PM EST December 18, 2014

New review examines latest evidence on using hormone replacement therapy for treating menopausal symptoms

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is the most effective treatment for menopausal symptoms, in particular for younger women at the onset of the menopause, suggests a new review published today (19 December) in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG).

12:00 AM EST December 18, 2014

Laparoscopic Surgery for Bladder Cancer Leads to Good Long-Term Cancer Control

Long-term survival rates following laparoscopic surgery for bladder cancer are comparable to those of open surgery, according to a study published in BJU International.

December 18, 2014

What Can Be Done to Prevent Hepatitis C Patients from Being Lost in the Healthcare System?

A new study shows that many patients infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) are lost during different stages of health care to manage the disease. This real-life’ view of the HCV patient care continuum in a major U.S. urban area is published in Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, and highlights the importance of generating awareness among clinicians and at-risk groups about appropriate HCV testing, referral, support and care.

December 17, 2014

Wiley and Jisc Announce New Open Access Agreement

John Wiley and Sons, Inc., today announce a pilot agreement, brokered by Jisc, for articles published on an open access basis, which will enable greater support for universities during the transition to open access.

12:00 AM EST December 17, 2014

NEW evidence shows Electronic Cigarettes facilitate smoking cessation

Do electronic cigarettes help smokers to quit? Yes, but….

New Cochrane review finds emerging evidence that smokers who use electronic cigarettes can stop or reduce their smoking.

7:00 PM EST December 16, 2014

BJOG release: New study outlines research priorities to improve the care of women with FGM

Further evidence on how to improve the care of women living with Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is urgently needed, suggests a new study, published today (17December) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG).

December 16, 2014

Jeffrey Gitomer Revises his Classic, The Sales Bible

Since publication, The Sales Bible has helped tens of thousands of salespeople all over the world reach their potential and close the big deal. Gitomer gives sales professionals the right answers to the toughest questions, including a new chapter on social media.

December 15, 2014

A Jesuit Shakespeare?

Shakespeare's religious beliefs are the subject of an ongoing scholarly debate. In 1616, the year Shakespeare died, the Jesuit press at the College of St. Omer—then in the Spanish Flanders but now in France—published an edition of poems by the Jesuit martyr Robert Southwell in which the preface, ‘The Author to his loving Cousin,’ was altered to read, ‘To my worthy good cousin Maister W.S.’ from ‘Your loving cousin, R.S.’ Scholars are now wondering whether the recipient of the poems was William Shakespeare.

December 15, 2014

Christmas Cracker Pulling: How to Send Everyone Home a Winner

According to experts’ statistical analyses, if you’re expecting 10 guests for dinner on Christmas day, 15 crackers—those festive cardboard tubes filled with a one-size-fits-no-one paper hat, a small toy, and a groan-inducing joke—should be enough to send everyone home happy. The experts came to their estimation by simulating 10,000 parties, with guest numbers ranging from 2 to 50. Their results are published in Significance.

December 15, 2014

Do Crows Have an Impact on the Population of their Prey?

They steal, raid nests, and keep the company of witches, but the unpopular crow may not be as big a menace as people think. A new Ibis study has found that crows—along with their avian cousins the magpie and the raven—have surprisingly little impact on the abundance of other bird species.

December 15, 2014

Even Expectant Dads Experience Prenatal Hormone Changes

Researchers recently completed one of the most extensive investigations to date of prenatal hormones in first-time expectant couples. Women showed large prenatal increases in salivary testosterone, cortisol, estradiol, and progesterone, while men showed significant prenatal declines in testosterone and estradiol, but no detectable changes in cortisol or progesterone.

December 15, 2014

Evidence of Viking/Norse Metalworking in Arctic Canada

A small stone container found by archaeologists a half-century ago has now been recognized as further evidence of a Viking or Medieval Norse presence in Arctic Canada during the centuries around 1000 A.D.

December 15, 2014

Female Sexual Arousal: Facilitating Pleasure and Reproduction

Despite numerous studies, publications, and commentaries on human female sexual arousal and orgasm, there is still so much to study and understand about women’s sexual pleasure.

December 15, 2014

How Blood Parasites Colonize and Persist in Small Island Bird Populations

A new study highlights the complex factors at play for parasites that infect animal populations residing on small islands. The findings are important for understanding colonization and extinction as drivers of island biogeography.

December 15, 2014

How Trap-Flowers Attract and Deceive Pollinating Food Thieves

Researchers have discovered a new pollination system that involves food-thieving flies as pollinators. These flies feed on insect secretions, available when a spider, a praying mantis, or other predatory arthropods feed on insects. The plant mimics compounds released from freshly killed insects to deceive flies that are in search of food.

December 15, 2014

How to Treat Ebola During Pregnancy

A pregnant woman in Africa who has contracted Ebola is likely to suffer with a spontaneous abortion, pregnancy-related hemorrhage, or the death of her newborn. Although the risk of caring for a pregnant woman with Ebola in the United States may be rare, the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) has published a practice brief in its Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing to guide nursing care for pregnant women and newborns.

December 15, 2014

Mobility Disabilities Can Contribute to Complications During Pregnancy

A new study indicates that women with mobility disabilities often experience problems during pregnancy related to their functional impairments.

December 15, 2014

Rekindling Marriage after Combat Deployment

A new study offers strategies for rekindling marriage after a spouse returns home from combat with post-traumatic stress symptoms present in one or both of the spouses.

December 15, 2014

Review Highlights Ways to Prevent and Manage Jaw Bone Disease

A review of more than a decade's worth of research on osteonecrosis of the jaw--when the bone in the jaw is exposed and begins to starve from a lack of blood--points to an increased risk for patients taking certain drugs for osteoporosis, anticancer drugs or glucocorticoids, those undergoing dental surgery, and people with poor oral hygiene, chronic inflammation, diabetes, or ill-fitting dentures.

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