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August 02, 2016

Wiley Announces Publication of The Innovation Formula: The 14 Science-Based Keys for Creating a Culture Where Innovation Thrives

A practical guide to innovation strategies based on fact, not feeling

August 02, 2016

Experts assess changes to breast cancer screening recommendations

A new article discusses the evidentiary support for the recent changes made by the American Cancer Society in its recommendations for breast cancer screening. In addition to modifying the suggested ages for annual and biannual mammography, the new recommendations also focus on patient preference in decision making.

August 02, 2016

Social media helps diagnose parasitic disease in teen travelers

A new report details how physicians and patients used social media to help diagnose cutaneous leishmaniasis in a group of teens who traveled on a youth adventure trip to Israel. Their posts quickly brought the cluster to the attention of the teens and their parents, leading to prompt recognition of the cause of their skin lesions and appropriate treatment.

August 01, 2016

Antioxidant therapies may help in the fight against neurodegenerative diseases

A new review examines the potential of antioxidant approaches for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and multiple sclerosis.

 

August 01, 2016

Brazil faces major challenges in liver transplantation

A recent analysis indicates that more than 1700 liver transplantations are performed annually in Brazil. While Brazil performs more liver transplant surgeries than anywhere else in Latin America and is third worldwide in absolute terms, the country averages only 5 to 10 liver transplants per million population due to its increasing population and inadequate donor organ supply.

August 01, 2016

Chondroitin sulfate + glucosamine sulfate may provide no benefits for patients with knee osteoarthritis

Chondroitin sulfate (CS) plus glucosamine sulfate (GS) was no better than placebo for reducing pain and function impairment in a multicenter, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study of 164 patients with knee osteoarthritis.

August 01, 2016

Combat exposure may jeopardize the behavioral health of women in the military

In a recent study, combat exposure among Army enlisted women was associated with an increased likelihood of developing behavioral health problems post-deployment, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and at-risk drinking. 

August 01, 2016

HPV vaccine found safe in girls and women with autoimmune diseases

In a recent study of girls and women diagnosed with at least one autoimmune disease, vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) did not increase the risk of developing another autoimmune disease. In fact, being vaccinated was associated with a slightly reduced risk compared with not being vaccinated.

August 01, 2016

Heating the exterior of suitcases may decrease the spread of bed bugs through luggage

New research indicates that brief heat treatment is a promising way to decrease the spread of bed bugs being transported on the outer surface of luggage.

August 01, 2016

Lessons learned from “The Biggest Loser” study

Much media attention was given to a recent Obesity study that found that metabolism remained suppressed even when participants in “The Biggest Loser” television series regained much of the weight they lost while dieting. A new editorial looks at the results of this study, along with results from another recent Obesity study that examined weight gain and loss.

August 01, 2016

Many physicians still prescribe controversial drug combination

Safety concerns of the concomitant use of clopidogrel with the proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) omeprazole or esomeprazole were published in May 2009 and February 2010 by European regulatory agencies. After the last publication, there was an observed drop in dispensing these medicines in the Netherlands: 11.9 percent decreases for omeprazole and esomeprazole, versus an increase of 16.0 percent for other PPIs. Still 22.6 percent of patients started on omeprazole and esomeprazole in February 2010, placing them at risk for cardiovascular events.

August 01, 2016

Model may help explain why women experience orgasms

Why females have orgasm has puzzled biologists, anthropologists, and philosophers for over 2000 years. While male orgasm has a clear reproductive function, as it is coupled to sperm transfer, no such function has been identified for female orgasm.

August 01, 2016

New lipid-lowering drugs help patients reduce LDL cholesterol

A recent analysis indicates that adding new therapies called anti-PCSK9 antibodies to other lipid-lowering treatments can help patients lower their LDL cholesterol levels.

August 01, 2016

Study examines different types of surgery for kidney cancer

For completely endophytic kidney tumors, which grow inward, both open partial nephrectomy (OPN) and robotic partial nephrectomy (RPN) led to excellent patient outcomes in a recent study.

August 01, 2016

Study finds no link between sleep apnea and joint pain

Consistent with previous reports, poor sleep quality was linked with joint pain in a recent Arthritis Care & Research study of the general population, but the study found no association between obstructive sleep apnea and pain or daytime sleepiness. This lack of association between pain and sleep apnea is surprising given the established link between pain and poor sleep quality.

 

July 29, 2016

Build Your Reputation: Grow Your Personal Brand For Career and Business Success

Build Your Reputation helps readers promote, position and personally brand themselves so they become known by the right people for the right reasons with all the right results.

July 29, 2016

Simple Thinking: How to remove complexity from life and work

Simple Thinking is a straight forward guide to personal success that helps people strip back life’s complexities and focus on what they want to achieve.

July 28, 2016

From Motivational Guru Tony Gaskins, a New Book on How to Achieve Your Goals, and Build Your Dream Life

COMING IN NOVEMBER 2016:

The Dream Chaser, a forthcoming new book that helps readers build their vision, work with purpose, and live the life of their dreams.

July 28, 2016

New Rare Species of Whale Identified

Researchers have identified a new rare species of beaked whale with a range in the remote North Pacific Ocean. 

7:00 PM EDT July 27, 2016

A Sage Discovery: Plant-Derived Compounds Have Potent Anti-Inflammatory Effects

New research reveals that two specific plant-derived compounds may be effective for fighting inflammation and pain. The findings are published in the British Journal of Pharmacology.

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