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September 29, 2015

CrossKnowledge Partners with Junior Achievement USA to Support Future Entrepreneurs

Junior Achievement USA® and CrossKnowledge—the distance learning brand of John Wiley and Sons, Inc.—today announced a joint partnership that will bring digital learning solutions to thousands of students and educators. As part of the agreement, CrossKnowledge has donated the use of its Learning Management System (LMS) to Junior Achievement USA (JA) for the next five years (starting in 2016) through the CrossKnowledge Foundation. This in-kind contribution is one of the largest of its kind in the history of JA.

September 28, 2015

Family Trusts: A Guide for Beneficiaries, Trustees, Trust Protectors, and Trust Creators

Family Trusts provides a hands-on primer aimed at fostering positive relationships and structuring trusts for the wide variety of unique situations and people involved. This is a practical, step-by-step guide for anyone who wants to develop independent beneficiaries rather than "trust-fund babies."

12:00 AM EDT September 28, 2015

Media Coverage of Celebrity’s Mastectomy Has Improved Public Awareness of Reconstructive Breast Surgery Options

A new study found improved public awareness about reconstructive breast surgery options following Angelina Jolie’s decision to undergo a double mastectomy and subsequent reconstruction.

September 24, 2015

Wiley Launches Journal to Help Solve World Challenges

John Wiley and Sons, Inc., today announced the launch of Global Challenges, a new open access journal devoted to creating a global community to address major challenges the world faces. Global challenges such as climate change, energy scarcity, health and nutrition security, pandemic disease, and access to sufficient water resources are a priority for every government and critical for their citizens. Addressing such challenges in a sustainable manner requires strategic research investments, international collaboration, collective resources and knowledge exchange between diverse communities.

September 24, 2015

Expanded Education for Women in Malawi Does Not Lead to Later Childbearing

The age at first birth in Malawi has remained constant from 1992 to 2010, despite expanded access to education for girls. Social demographer Monica Grant explores this finding in a new Population and Development Review paper, noting that it does not imply that women would have been better off in the absence of recent education policies.

12:00 AM EDT September 24, 2015

Researchers Find Ticks Linked with Lyme Disease in South London Parks

Visitors to 2 popular parks in South London are at risk of coming into contact with ticks that can transmit Lyme disease to humans, according to a new study in Medical and Veterinary Entomology.

September 22, 2015

Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association Announces Key Changes to its Level I Curriculum

Changes to the Alternative Investments: CAIA Level I, Third Edition include a major focus on the rapidly growing liquid alternatives category, a deeper dive into natural resources as part of the section on real assets, and a new chapter incorporating developments in structured products and fixed income. 

September 21, 2015

AARP’s Medicare For Dummies®, 2nd Edition Helps Readers Get the Most out of Medicare and Avoid Costly Pitfalls

Make your way through the Medicare maze with help from the experts at AARP and For Dummies

September 21, 2015

NFL coach Mike Smith and Bestselling Author Jon Gordon Explore How to Build a Winning Team in Business, Sports, and Life in New Book

You Win in the Locker Room First draws on the extraordinary experiences of Coach Mike Smith and Jon Gordon—consultant to numerous college and professional teams—to explore the seven powerful principles that any business, school, organization, or sports team can adopt to revitalize their organization.

September 21, 2015

Wiley Announces: Tap, Click, READ

Rethink Reading for a Digital Age: Human-Powered and Tech-Assisted  

September 21, 2015

Childhood Epilepsy Not Linked with Later Psychiatric Disorders

For decades, experts have been studying potential links between childhood epilepsy and various behavioral and psychiatric conditions and some have hypothesized that that they are part of a larger spectrum of brain disorders with shared mechanisms.

September 21, 2015

Chronic Diseases May Increase Risk of Dementia

In a new study of older adults, having multiple chronic conditions was linked with an increased risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia.

September 21, 2015

Deforestation Can Have Devastating Impacts on Frog Populations

Increasingly, forests in Borneo, the world’s third largest island, are being converted to plantations, which poses considerable threats to amphibians. If this continues unabated, almost three-quarters of the current forest is expected to disappear by 2100.

September 21, 2015

Experts Offer Perspectives on Cheating in Mutually Beneficial Relationships

Mutualism, when two species both benefit from their relationship with each other, is important for the survival of many organisms. There is ongoing debate regarding the importance of cheating in such relationships, with many believing that cheating is both widespread and highly threatening to the evolutionary persistence of mutualism.

September 21, 2015

How Different Types of Nurses Impact the Health of Patients with Diabetes

More than 28,000 nurses in the UK can prescribe the same medicines as doctors provided that it is in their level of experience and competence. A new study looks at whether there is added value of having nurse prescribers, compared with nurses without prescribing capability, care for people with diabetes in primary care practices.

September 21, 2015

How Mercury Contamination Affects Reptiles in the Amazon Basin

Mercury contamination in water and on land is of worldwide concern due to its toxic effects on ecosystems and human health. Mercury toxicity is of particular concern to reptiles because they are currently experiencing population declines. Also, reptiles are ideal indicators of mercury contamination in aquatic environments because they are long lived and occupy diverse habitats.


September 21, 2015

Many Babies in Clinical Trials Experience Unnecessary Pain

A recent review found that most newborns that are included in control groups during clinical trials concerning minor painful procedures are denied analgesia, despite international guidelines stating that babies should be prevented from experiencing any avoidable pain.

September 21, 2015

Many Diabetics Don't Know They Have Serious Liver Disease

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common chronic liver disease in the Western world.?NAFLD is a frequent finding in patients with type 2 diabetes, but the exact prevalence of NAFLD, as well as whether patients with diabetes should be screened for it, remain uncertain.

September 16, 2015

Wiley and AARP Release Getting the Job You Want After 50 For Dummies

Learn everything you need to know about searching for a career after 50

1:00 PM EDT September 14, 2015

Larger-sized portions, packages and tableware lead to higher consumption of food and drink, Cochrane review finds

A new review has produced the most conclusive evidence to date that people consume more food or non-alcoholic drinks when offered larger sized portions or when they use larger items of tableware.