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September 02, 2015

Men in China Face Increasing Tobacco-Related Cancer Risks

In China, smoking now causes nearly a quarter of all cancers in adult males. The finding comes from a large study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, as part of a Special Issue on Lung Cancer in China.

September 01, 2015

Cirrhosis, Antibodies Increase Risk of Poor Outcome for Autoimmune Hepatitis Patients

New research reports that cirrhosis at first diagnosis and antibodies for the soluble liver antigen/liver pancreas antigen (SLA/LP) are major risk factors for poor short- and long-term outcome in patients with autoimmune hepatitis. Results published in Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, also found that patients diagnosed in childhood were at higher risk of relapse, need of a liver transplant, and reduced life expectancy.

12:00 AM EDT August 31, 2015

Knee and Hip Replacements May Be Bad for the Heart

Contrary to recent reports, Boston-based researchers found that osteoarthritis patients who had total knee or hip joint replacement surgery, known as arthroplasty, were at increased risk of heart attack (myocardial infarction) in the early post-operative period. However, findings published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), indicate that long-term risk of heart attack did not persist, while the risk for venous thromboembolism—blood clot in veins and lungs—remained years after the procedure.

August 27, 2015

The New Rules of Marketing and PR 5e

The New Rules of Marketing and PR 5e is the most updated edition yet of the benchmark guide to marketing and PR by David Meerman Scott, with the latest social media, marketing, and sales trends, tools, and real-world examples of success.

August 27, 2015

The School Leadership Playbook

New Leaders discussing the power of the Transformational Leadership Framework highlighted in The School Leadership Playbook.

August 26, 2015

Wiley and (ISC)²® Partner to Bring New Learning and Training Products and Services to the Information Security Market

Wiley’s Sybex brand to be the exclusive source for official, (ISC)²-approved study guides

August 26, 2015

Experts Stress Need for Sufficient Iodine Nutrition During Pregnancy

New research published in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, a journal of the Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology, found that pregnant women in Sweden had inadequate levels of iodine in their diets. Proper iodine nutrition is necessary for neurological developent of the fetus.

August 25, 2015

Optimal Breastfeeding Practices May Help Save Infants’ Lives

In a new review of all relevant medical research on breastfeeding practices, infants 0 to 5 months of age who were predominantly, partially, or not breastfed had 1.5-, 4.8-, and 14.4-times higher risks of dying, respectively, compared with exclusively breastfed infants

August 25, 2015

Study in Bats and Rodents Offers Insights on How Viruses Spread Across Species

Bats are natural reservoirs of several important emerging viruses, and because cross-species transmission appears to be quite common among bats, it’s important to study bats in a community context rather than concentrating on individual species.

12:00 AM EDT August 24, 2015

Heart Medications that Target Stress May Help Prolong Survival in Women with Ovarian Cancer

A new analysis of patient records indicates that certain drugs taken to improve heart health may also have anti-cancer properties. 

August 18, 2015

NetEase to offer Wiley’s Big Data and Mobile Application certification courses on Cloud Classroom

NetEase to offer Wiley’s Big Data and Mobile Application certification courses on Cloud Classroom
NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES), one of China's leading Internet and online game services providers, is now offering John Wiley & Sons, Inc’s (NYSE:JWA and JWB) Certified Big Data Developer (WCBDD) and Wiley Certified Mobile Application Developer (WCMAD) certification courses under a partnership inked by both companies recently.

August 18, 2015

Discover Your True North By Becoming An Authentic Leader

In his substantive follow-up to True North, DISCOVER YOUR TRUE NORTH: Becoming An Authentic Leader (ISBN: 978-1119082941; Wiley; August 17),Senior Fellow at the Harvard Business School and former Medtronic chairman and CEO Bill George shares what he has learned about authentic leadership over the past decade to address the challenges of today’s generation of leaders.

August 17, 2015

Liver Problems Will Likely Increase in Adults

Liver diseases affect hundreds of millions of people and cause significant illness and death. A new study indicates that liver scarring (or fibrosis), which can ultimately lead to liver failure, is fairly common.

August 17, 2015

Long-Term Brain Changes Persist Years after Drug Abuse and Recovery

It’s known that brain changes are present in drug addicts even when they have been abstinent for a short period of time. Now new research shows that alterations persist in long-term abstinent heroin-depended individuals as well.

August 17, 2015

Oral Contraceptives May Impact Aspects of Arthritis in Women

New research indicates that use of oral contraceptives may provide benefits for women with inflammatory arthritis.

August 17, 2015

The Dynamics of Mercury Toxins in the Oceans’ Food Web

Methylmercury, a toxic form of mercury that is readily absorbed from the gastro-intestinal tract and can cause in a variety of health issues, poses a significant threat to marine animals at the top of the food web. A new study confirms that Artic species of these animals have higher concentrations of methylmercury in their tissues compared with animals lower in the food web; however, it also shows similar trends in selenium, which could help play a protective role against the toxic effects of mercury.

August 17, 2015

To What Extent Are Condoms Responsible for Erection Difficulties

Research indicates that the use of condoms may cause some men to experience erection difficulties. However, in a study of 479 heterosexual men who used condoms and were 18 to 24 years old, those who reported condom-associated erection problems were also more likely to experience more generalized erection difficulties.

August 17, 2015

Weight Levels Dropped in Greek Children During the Economic Crisis

A new study indicates that for a 2.5 year period shortly before and during the early years of the Greek economic crisis, the prevalence of overweight and obesity decreased in Greek schoolchildren. This was accompanied by an increase in the prevalence of normal weight children and a slight increase in the prevalence of underweight children.

August 17, 2015

What Will it Take to Save the Bees?

Studies have unequivocally shown a consistent decline in bee populations over the last decade, and experts are diligently working to find ways to reverse the trend. But is it too late to save our bees, which are responsible for pollinating a staggering 150 different crop plants, and our bee-dependent lifestyle?

12:00 AM EDT August 13, 2015

Depression, Stress, Anxiety and Anger Compound Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in RA Patients

New research reveals that depressive symptoms, stress, anxiety, and anger and lack of social support in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were linked to atherosclerosis—a build-up of fatty deposits in the arteries that contributes to cardiovascular disease. The study published in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), suggests that screening and treatment of psychosocial symptoms may curb the cardiovascular disease burden in RA patients.

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