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7:00 PM EST November 24, 2015

Researchers urge caution in prescribing commonly used drug to treat ADHD

Authors of new Cochrane Review remain uncertain about effect of widely used medicine on ADHD symptoms, despite large amount of research. Some evidence of increased sleeplessness and loss of appetite leads researchers to encourage more caution in use of methylphenidate.

November 24, 2015

Wiley's Alexis Walker Award honors pioneering research into coparenting among lesbian, gay, and heterosexual couples

John Wiley and Sons, Inc., is delighted to announce the winners of the 2015 Alexis Walker Award for the best paper in the field of family studies published in 2013 & 2014.

November 24, 2015

Cataract Surgery Lessens Patients’ Dizziness

Older people with visual impairment can report feeling dizzy and falling. A new study found that after routine cataract surgery, the improved vision led to patients experiencing significantly less dizziness, although they did not experience fewer falls.

November 23, 2015

EY Tax Guide 2016 Now Available

With new chapters of information on tax preparation, the EY Tax Guide 2016 is now available online and in bookstores nationwide to guide taxpayers through the tax filing season. New to the 31stedition are important updates on tax law changes, particularly two chapters related to premium tax credits (PTCs) and tangible property regulations, and how they affect people.

12:00 AM EST November 23, 2015

City-Wide Effort Boosts NYC’s Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates and Eliminates Racial Disparities in Screening

A concerted effort to increase colorectal cancer screening rates led to a dramatic increase in NYC screening colonoscopy rates among average-risk men and women and eliminated racial/ethnic disparities in screening. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the program may serve as a foundation for other communities to boost cancer screening rates.

November 23, 2015

Review Examines the Extent of Antimicrobial Resistance in Bacteria from Horses

Bacterial resistance to antimicrobial agents is a significant problem for both human and veterinary medicine, but little research has been done on the prevalence or mechanisms of resistance in horses and other companion animals, and how such resistance might impact human health.

12:00 AM EST November 20, 2015

Artificial Pancreas Therapy Performs Well in Pilot Study

Researchers are reporting a breakthrough toward developing an artificial pancreas as a treatment for diabetes and other conditions by combining mechanical artificial pancreas technology with transplantation of islet cells, which produce insulin.

12:00 AM EST November 19, 2015

High Levels of Physical Activity May Worsen Asthma Control in Young Females

Among 526 adolescents and young adults who were asked about their exercise habits, those with asthma tended to report more physical activity than those without asthma. Compared with moderate physical activity, high physical activity levels were linked with poorer asthma control in females, but not in males.

November 16, 2015

Wiley announces appointment of Worcester Polytechnic Institute President Laurie A. Leshin to its Board of Directors

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., (NYSE: JWa, JWb) today announced the appointment of Laurie A. Leshin, Ph.D., President of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), to its Board of Directors.

November 16, 2015

Flowers that Point to the Sky May Attract More Moth Pollinators

Plants that have flowers that point towards the sky may be better at attracting moth pollinators than plants that have ‘shy’ flowers that point sideways.

November 16, 2015

Fossil Discovery Shows that Three Previously Recognized Species Are In Fact Just One

On an expedition in Scotland, researchers recently discovered the fossilized remains of a mouse-sized mammal dating back around 170 million years to the Middle Jurassic. The fossil represents a lower jaw belonging to a species of 'stem therian' mammal called Palaeoxonodon that was previously known solely from isolated teeth.

November 16, 2015

Gene Variant May Increase Risk of Liver Disease in Obese Youth

Researchers have found that a genetic variant is linked with an increased risk of fatty liver disease in obese youth; however, children with the variant tend to have lower total and LDL cholesterol levels.

November 16, 2015

How New Technologies Will Impact the Engineering of Biological Systems

A new Biotechnology and Bioengineering viewpoint article provides insights on how rapid advancements in DNA reading and writing technologies will impact how researchers go about engineering biological systems, which include processes that occur within and around cells.

November 16, 2015

Insights into the Evolution of Praying Mantis Camouflage

New research reveals that two different evolutionary shifts toward camouflage investment occurred in the charismatic horned praying mantises. The most recent shift in increased accumulation of numerous cryptic features occurred only after the re-evolution of important leg lobes that help disguise the appearance of the mantis from predators.

November 16, 2015

Long-Term Effects of Common Pesticides on Aquatic Species

New research indicates that commonly-used insecticide mixtures continue to impact aquatic invertebrate species over multiple weeks, even when the chemicals are no longer detectable in water.

November 16, 2015

Parents misjudge their own children’s weight

Many parents misjudge their children’s weight status and, as a result, are not actively trying to help them achieve a healthy weight.

November 16, 2015

The Presence of Female Executives May Have a Negative Impact on Other Women Aspiring to Senior Leadership

After analyzing 20 years of data on the S&P 1,500 firms, researchers have proposed a theory that women in top management face an implicit quota, whereby a firm’s leadership makes an effort to have a small number of women on the top management team but makes less effort to have, or even resists having, larger numbers of women.

November 12, 2015

Living Liver Donors Satisfied with Donation Process Says Study

A study of living liver donors found donors were highly satisfied with the donation process. Findings published in Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, indicate most donors would donate again, independent of any complications from transplantation.

7:00 PM EST November 11, 2015

Doctors and patients making decisions together could reduce the number of antibiotics prescribed for acute respiratory infections

A new Cochrane Review published today shows that when doctors and patients are encouraged to discuss the need for prescribing antibiotics for acute respiratory infections jointly, fewer are prescribed. This may be useful in the fight against antibiotic resistance.

November 11, 2015

Wiley Celebrates the 2015 Nobel Prize Laureates

John Wiley & Sons Inc., would like to congratulate the laureates honored with the 2015 Nobel Prize. Seven of these laureates have had their work published in Wiley’s medical, economics, chemistry and physics journals and books.