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November 10, 2014

Mothers and Babies Benefitf rom Skin-to-Skin Contact after Cesarean Birth

Research during the past 30 years has found many benefits of skin-to-skin contact between mothers and newborns immediately after birth, particularly with aiding breastfeeding. However, in some hospitals, skin-to-skin contact following cesarean birth is not implemented, due to practices around the surgery. A recent Quality Improvement (QI) project demonstrated that women’s birth experiences were improved by implementing skin-to-skin contact after cesarean surgery.

12:00 AM EST November 10, 2014

Physicians Play a Critical Role in Ensuring Bladder Cancer Patients Understand the Link between Smoking and Their Disease

When bladder cancer patients are well-informed by their physicians, they acknowledge that tobacco use was likely the cause of their disease.

November 07, 2014

Marin Katusa Explores How the Global Energy Trade Slipped from America's Grasp

In The Colder War, analyst Marin Katusa makes the case that Putin is exploiting Russia’s new role as the world’s leading energy supplier (the country exports more oil than the UAE, Kuwait and Iraq combined; has world’s largest natural gas reserves; and is the top uranium exporter) to strong-arm governments and reassert its global importance.

November 07, 2014

The Monetary System: Analysis and New Approaches to Regulation

A Groundbreaking Work that Paves the Way for a New, Pro-active Financial System

November 06, 2014

Author Launches ‘Buy a Book, Help a Hero’ Campaign for Veterans Day 2014

Jeff Wolf, founder and president of Wolf Management Consultants, LLC, today announced the release of his new book, Seven Disciplines of a Leader (Wiley & Sons) and will donate 100 percent of proceeds to benefit three military-focused non-profit organizations including Warrior Foundation–Freedom Station, Blue Star Families, and Building Homes for Heroes.

November 06, 2014

Handbook of Anti-Money Laundering

This new handbook details the latest global regulations on money laundering and provides practical advice and guidelines on how to implement them.

November 06, 2014

Hepatitis A Hospitalization Rate Declines in U.S.

New research reports that the rate of hospitalization due to hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection has significantly declined in the U.S. from 2002 to 2011. Findings published in Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, show that older patients and those with chronic liver disease are most likely to be hospitalized for HAV. Vaccination of adults with chronic liver disease may prevent infection with hepatitis A and the need for hospitalization.

7:00 PM EST November 05, 2014

COCHRANE NEWS: Antibiotics: On-the-spot tests reduce unnecessary prescriptions

Fast, on-the-spot tests for bacterial infections may help to reduce excessive antibiotic use. A systematic review published in The Cochrane Library, found that when doctors tested for the presence of bacterial infections they prescribed fewer antibiotics.

November 04, 2014

Author Joshua Waldman and DirectEmployers to Conduct Live Job Seeker Event on Facebook’s Social Jobs Partnership

Live Job Seeker Event on Facebook’s Social Jobs Partnership

November 03, 2014

Wiley & Safari’s PubFactory Announce Strategic Partnership

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and Safari today announced a strategic partnership that will deliver the next generation in digital reference platforms for students, faculty and librarians.

November 03, 2014

Are There as Many Rats as People in New York City?

Urban legend states that New York City has as many rats as people: roughly 8 million; but a new analysis suggests there are nowhere near as many.

November 03, 2014

Breastfeeding: Shame If You Do, Shame if You Don’t

A new study of 63 women with varied infant feeding experiences reveals that breastfeeding mothers may feel shame if they breastfeed in public due to exposure, while those who do not breastfeed may experience shame through ‘failing’ to give their infant the ‘best start.’

November 03, 2014

Drinking and Poor Academics Affect the Future of Children with Behavioral Disorders

Childhood behavioral conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and conduct disorder are linked with an increased risk of being convicted of a felony later in life, with heavy drinking and educational failure contributing to this link.

November 03, 2014

Ebola May Be Deadlier and More Widespread than We Think

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has grown exponentially since May, indicating inadequate global response. A new analysis indicates that the outbreak’s fatality rate is over 70%—rather than 50% as previously claimed by the World Health Organization—and that the total number of affected individuals could exceed 1 million by early next year.

November 03, 2014

Environmental Toxins May Be Hurting North American Eagles

New research indicates that bald and golden eagles in North America may be exposed to dangerously high levels of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), which are chemicals used in the production of a wide variety of textiles, plastics, and electronics.

November 03, 2014

Framework May Help Improve Use of Social Media During Disasters

A new analysis illustrates the robust ways that social media can be employed to inform and improve disaster operations, and it provides a framework that could help standardize and organize disaster social media uses.

November 03, 2014

Many Future Health Professionals Drink too much Alcohol

A new study found that 43% of nursing students indulge in hazardous alcohol consumption, with 14.9% of men and 18.7% of women meeting criteria for hazardous drinkers.

November 03, 2014

New Research Explores Scent Communication in Polar Bears

New research indicates that scent associated with polar bear paws conveys information that may affect the animals’ social and reproductive behavior. This chemical form of communication was likely shaped by the environmental constraints of Arctic sea ice.

November 03, 2014

New Technique May Help Assess How Plastic Pollution Impacts Wildlife

By swabbing oil from a gland located at the end of a seabird’s tail and analyzing the sample with gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, researchers have developed a way to measure wildlife’s exposure to plastics.

November 03, 2014

Parents’ Work Schedules May Impact Family Members’ Sleep

In a recent US study of 1,815 disadvantaged mothers and their children, mothers who worked more than 35 hours per week were more likely to experience insufficient sleep compared with mothers who worked fewer hours, while children were more likely to experience insufficient sleep when their mothers worked between 20 and 40 hours.

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