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12:00 AM EDT May 09, 2016

Cancer May Drive Health Problems as People Age

A new study indicates that cancer may have negative impacts on both the physical and mental health of individuals as they age. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study suggests that cancer increases the risk for certain health issues above and beyond normal aging. This is likely due, in part, to decreased physical activity and stress associated with cancer diagnosis and treatment.

May 06, 2016

Surgeries for Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease Have Declined in Recent Years

Researchers have found that the rates of surgical operations for gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) in the United States have fallen rapidly in recent years, from 0.062 percent in 2009 to 0.047 percent in 2013. The numbers of overweight and obese patients having this surgery have increased, however. Also, women are more likely than men to have surgery for GERD.

May 06, 2016

Testosterone Undecanoate Improves Sexual Function in Men with Type 2 Diabetes and Very Low Testosterone

In a recent placebo-controlled study, long acting testosterone undecanoate (an ester of testosterone) improved erectile function, intercourse satisfaction, and sexual desire scores in type 2 diabetic men with severe hypogonadism,  a condition in which the body doesn't produce enough testosterone. Only sexual desire improved significantly with testosterone replacement therapy in those with mild hypogonadism.

May 05, 2016

The Business Blockchain: Promise, Practice, and Application of the Next Internet Technology

In his new book The Business Blockchain with a foreword by Vitalik Buterin, Ethereum’s inventor, long time industry insider William Mougayar charts new territory in advancing our understanding of the blockchain by unpacking its elements like no other before.

May 05, 2016

“Biggest Loser” Study Reveals How Dieting Affects Long-Term Metabolism

While it’s known that metabolism slows when people diet, new research indicates that metabolism remains suppressed even when people regain much of the weight they lost while dieting.

May 05, 2016

Droughts Can Have Detrimental Impacts on Aquatic Invertebrates

At temporary stream sites, researchers found that just three types, or ‘taxa’, of invertebrates remained following a long drought. At sites that experienced shorter dry spells, 24 taxa remained.

May 05, 2016

New Method Helps Diagnose Neurological Disorder that Requires Early Treatment

Researchers have developed a quick and simple method for measuring bile acids in biological fluids that can be used to rapidly diagnosis a severe fat storage disorder that can lead to liver disease in infancy and neurological dysfunction starting in childhood or early adult life.

May 04, 2016

How Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders Discovered the Gold Mine in Sweat

The current economic climate renders traditional “buy and sleep investing” – where you sock away your 401K and don’t touch it again until retirement – completely ineffective. Today, the bottom line is that everybody needs the ability to make smart investing decisions on their own.  However, cutting through the constant clutter, “expert” opinions and fancy models makes learning how, where and why to invest next to impossible for the average investor.

May 04, 2016

Inside the New Economy of Mind and Body

In a modern world filled with anxiety, pressure, and competition, people are spending more time and money than ever before to soothe their minds and tone their bodies, sometimes pushing themselves to the most extreme limits. Even as obesity rates hit an all-time high, the most financially successful among us are collectively spending billions each year on apparel, gear, and entry fees.

May 03, 2016

Election 2016 For Dummies

As the primary season comes to a close and the nominations are about to be locked up, dummies presents ideas and story angles to help demystify the process and prepare for the run-up to November.

May 03, 2016

Wiley Announces Reading Reconsidered, The Next Book by Bestselling Author Doug Lemov

Reading Reconsidered:  A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO RIGOROUS LITERACY INSTRUCTION 

May 03, 2016

Birds of a Different Color: Why Some Birds Have More than One Color Type

In some animals, the same species can occur in two or more color types, or morphs. New research may help solve the mystery of how this can occur despite the pressures of evolution.

May 03, 2016

Current Whale Migration Models Are too Simplified

New research challenges the traditional view that baleen whales (Mysticetes) migrate between high-latitude feeding areas and low-latitude breeding areas

May 03, 2016

Experts Propose Strategy to Save Mammals on the Brink of Extinction

With only three living individuals left on this planet, the northern white rhinoceros could be considered doomed for extinction. But now researchers have proposed a road map for preserving such endangered species through techniques that use stem cells and assisted reproduction technology.

May 03, 2016

Many European Schools Face Barriers to Providing Mental Health Support to Students

In a cross-national study of what European schools are doing to support student mental health and well-being, 47% of surveyed schools indicated that mental health provision is a high/essential priority, but more than half did not implement a school policy regarding mental health.

May 03, 2016

Medical Conditions Are More Common in Women Who Are Sexually Abused

Researchers have found that a variety of conditions are more common in women before and after sexual assault.

May 03, 2016

New Insights on How Oysters Form Shells

Researchers know that several proteins are involved in oyster shell formation, but how expression of these proteins is controlled is not well understood. Now investigators report that they have identified a protein called Pf-POU3F4 that promotes expression of two of these proteins, called Aspein and Prismalin-14.

May 03, 2016

New Research Provides Insights on Seal Species

Conservation and management efforts rely on clear definitions of populations, subspecies, and species. A new study uses digital imaging, state-of-the-art genetic analyses, archives of historical literature, and other methods to resolve the origin and whereabouts of a more than 200 year old grey seal specimen held in the collections of the Natural History Museum of Denmark, and to prove that this was the lost type specimen of the species. These and similar methods may be applied to identify, describe, and study existing, lost, and novel specimens.

May 03, 2016

Newspapers Often Publish False Depictions of Gout

A new analysis reveals that popular newspaper articles depict gout as a self-inflicted condition that is socially embarrassing and the focus of humor.

May 03, 2016

Obesity Rates Are Not Declining in US Youth

A clear and significant increase in obesity continued from 1999 through 2014, according to an analysis of data on United States children and adolescents age 2 to 19 years.

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