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July 04, 2016

Poor Physical Performance May Be an Early Sign of Late-Age Dementia

Poor physical performance was linked with an increased risk of developing dementia in a study of individuals aged 90 and older who were followed for an average of 2.6 years.

July 04, 2016

Socioeconomic Status Influences the Risk and Stage of Penile Cancer

Low educational level, low disposable income, being divorced or never married, and living in a single-person household all increase the risk of advanced stage penile cancer, according to new research. 

July 04, 2016

US Water Initiatives Will Provide New Insights on Hydrology Forecasts

A new article looks at how two recent developments, the Open Water Data Initiative, and the new National Water Center, have created a platform for the open sharing of water data in the United States.

July 04, 2016

Zinc Lozenges Help Most Patients Recover Earlier from the Common Cold

Zinc acetate lozenges may reduce the duration of the common cold by nearly 3 days, according to a recent analysis. 

July 01, 2016

Wiley journals increase Impact Factors in 2015 Journal Citation Reports

John Wiley & Sons, Inc, the world’s leading society publisher, today announced an increase in impact factors across more than half of its indexed titles.  According to the 2015 Journal Citation Reports (JCR), recently released by Thomson Reuters®, 58% of Wiley journals increased their impact factor from 2014 to 2015. Wiley had 1,204 journals indexed (73% of the Wiley portfolio), an increase on the previous year, with 11 Wiley titles receiving their first impact factor in this year’s JCR release. 

July 01, 2016

Understanding Tourists’ Preferences for Nature-Based Experiences May Help with Conservation

Charismatic species—such as felines and primates or whales, sharks, and turtles—are attractive to tourists, and the opportunity of seeing them in the wild motivates tourists to visit protected areas. New research indicates that tourists’ preferences are not restricted to charismatic species, however, and they extend to less charismatic biodiversity, as well as to landscapes. 

June 30, 2016

Certain Occupations Linked to Increased Bladder Cancer Risk

A new analysis of UK workers reveals that certain occupations may increase the risk of bladder cancer.

June 30, 2016

Cervical Cancer Screening among Lesbian and Bisexual Women and Transgender Men

A new study found that certain factors affect cervical cancer screening among lesbian and bisexual women and transgender men. Some of these factors overlap with the general female population, whereas others are specific to the lesbian, bisexual, or queer identity. 

June 29, 2016

Simple Screening Tool Helps Determine COPD Risk

A simple 7-item screening tool can help clinicians identify patients at risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), even if they are not experiencing any symptoms.

June 27, 2016

The End of Accounting and the Path Forward for Investors and Managers

In The End of Accounting and the Path Forward for Investors and Managers, Baruch Lev (NYU Stern) and Feng Gu (SUNY at Buffalo) expose the flaws of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), and propose a new system that Barron’s says “improves transparency of corporate accounting rather than seeking to delude investors.”

June 27, 2016

Certain Red Flags Indicate an Increased Need for Intensive Care among Patients with Asthma

In patients admitted to the hospital for asthma, illicit drug use and low socioeconomic status were linked with an increased risk of requiring admission to the intensive care unit. Not adhering to asthma prevention medication further increased this risk.

12:00 AM EDT June 27, 2016

Many Women with Early Stage Breast Cancer Experience Functional Decline after Initiating Treatment

In a study of older women with newly diagnosed stage I to III breast cancer, approximately one in five lost the ability to complete some of the basic tasks necessary for independent living within one year of initiating treatment. The study also found that a simple survey can help identify which women are at risk of such functional decline. The findings are published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.

June 22, 2016

Wiley ChemPlanner Awarded Best of Show at BIO-IT World Conference & Expo

Wiley ChemPlanner was awarded “Best of Show” for the Research & Clinical Data Management category at the BIO-IT World Conference & Expo 2016. Judged by leading industry experts and BIO-IT World editors, this award distinguishes Wiley ChemPlanner as an exceptional innovation in technologies used by life science professionals today.

June 20, 2016

Childhood-Onset Epilepsy Has Long-Term Effects on Patients’ Health and Social Status

Children and adolescents with epilepsy experience significant long-term socioeconomic consequences and higher personal health care costs. The findings come from a study that followed young epilepsy patients until 30 years of age.

June 20, 2016

Cognitive Reserve May Help Protect Against Delirium

New research suggests that higher late life cognitive reserve—an ability to offset the losses associated with age- and disease-related changes in the brain—may help prevent delirium.

June 20, 2016

Experts Examine the Environmental Impact of Crime

New research indicates that crime committed in 2011 in England and Wales gave rise to more than 4 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalents. 

June 20, 2016

Lizard Tail Adaptations May Reflect Predators’ Color Vision Capabilities

Juveniles of numerous lizard species have a vividly blue-colored tail that likely serves to deflect predator attacks toward the detachable tail rather than the lizard’s body. Now researchers have found that certain differences in blue and UV light reflectance in lizard tails are likely adaptations to predators with different color vision capabilities.

 

June 20, 2016

Low Doses of Common Cancer Drug May Promote Cancer Spread

New research indicates that paclitaxel, which is the most commonly used chemotherapy for breast cancer, suppresses tumors when given at a certain dosage, but at low doses, it actually promotes cancer spread to the liver. 

June 20, 2016

Smoking May Have Negative Effects on Sperm Quality

A recent study found that that sperm of men who smoke has a greater extent of DNA damage than that of non-smokers. 

June 20, 2016

Wild Boars and Wart Hogs May Have an Internal Compass

New research suggests for the first time that wild boars and wart hogs have an internal magnetic compass that helps them orient themselves as they forage for food and inhabit new areas.

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