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February 06, 2017

What Are the Best Treatments for Female Genital Mutilation?

A new review provides valuable insights for improving the health care of girls and women living with female genital mutilation. Published on February 6th, which is International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, the article highlights what is currently known and what questions remain on how to address the needs of the millions of women and girls who are currently affected.

February 03, 2017

Study Addresses Extreme Thinness Standards in Fashion Industry

In a recent study, female fashion models reported high levels of pressure to lose weight, which was associated with higher odds of engaging in unhealthy behaviors to control weight. The study is the largest to date to explore disordered eating among professional models, and in particular to examine rates of specific unhealthy weight control behaviors.

February 01, 2017

Risk of Liver Cancer Is Low in Patients with Cirrhosis

Although one of the most serious complications of cirrhosis is liver cancer, or hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), an analysis of health records revealed that the 10-year incidence of HCC in UK patients with cirrhosis is four percent or lower. 

January 31, 2017

American Geophysical Union Announces Extension of its Partnership with Wiley

Partnership builds on AGU’s position as a leader in scientific publishing and enables continued support of robust scholarly research enterprise

January 30, 2017

Nature-Based Sunscreens: Boosting the solar protection factor with rationally designed, nature-inspired sunscreens

The ideal sunscreen should block UVB and UVA radiation while being safe and stable. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, Spanish scientists have introduced a new family of UVA and UVB filters based on natural sunscreen substances found in algae and cyanobacteria. They are highly stable and enhance the effectivity of commercial sunscreens.

12:00 AM EST January 30, 2017

Trials Examine Immune Drug’s Potential to Treat Different Forms of Vasculitis

Two new studies provide valuable insights into the treatment of different types of vasculitis, which are conditions that cause blood vessels to become inflamed. In the studies, which appear in Arthritis & Rheumatology, investigators examine whether a medication that interferes with the activity of certain immune cells may help treat the most common form of vasculitis, as well as one of the rarest forms, both of which affect the large blood vessels.

January 27, 2017

The Fix: How Bankers Lied, Cheated and Colluded to Rig the World's Most Important Number

In the midst of the financial crisis, Tom Hayes and his network of traders and brokers from Wall Street's leading firms set to work engineering the biggest financial conspiracy ever seen, coming together to hatch an audacious plan to rig Libor, the 'world's most important number' and the basis for more than $300 trillion of securities from mortgages to loans to derivatives. Without the persistence of a rag-tag team of investigators from the U.S., they would have got away with it.


January 26, 2017

Building the Internet

For business managers, the biggest question surrounding the Internet of Things is what to do with it. This book examines the way IoT is being used today—and will be used in the future—to help you craft a robust plan for your organization.

January 26, 2017

Fit For Growth

The Fit for Growth approach provides a clear strategy and practical framework for growth-oriented change, with expert guidance on getting it right.

January 26, 2017

Joan Garry's Guide to Nonprofit Leadership: Because Nonprofits Are Messy

Author Joan Garry discusses her new book, Joan Garry's Guide to Nonprofit Leadership: Because Nonprofits Are Messy.

January 25, 2017

Randomized Trial Will Reveal Diabetes Drug’s Effects on Kidney Health

Type 2 diabetes often causes damaging effects to the kidneys, sometimes resulting in the need for dialysis or kidney transplantation. The ongoing CANVAS-R trial is testing whether canagliflozin—a member of a new class of diabetes treatments known as sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors—can slow kidney function decline and provide other benefits to diabetic patients.

12:00 AM EST January 23, 2017

Cervical Cancer Mortality Rates May Be Underestimated

A new analysis reveals that for most women, the risk of dying from cervical cancer is higher than previously thought. Unlike prior estimates that also included women who had undergone a hysterectomy and were therefore no longer at risk, this analysis only included women with a cervix. 

January 23, 2017

Microscopic Submarines for Your Stomach: Micromotors neutralize gastric acid and release drugs depending on pH

Tiny “submarines” that speed independently through the stomach, use gastric acid for fuel (while rapidly neutralizing it), and release their cargo precisely at the desired pH: Though it may sound like science fiction, this is a new method for treating stomach diseases with acid-sensitive drugs introduced by scientists in the journal Angewandte Chemie. The technique is based on proton-driven micromotors with a pH-dependent polymer coating that can be loaded with drugs.

January 20, 2017

As New Administration & Congress Take Office, Geriatrics Experts Highlight Programs, Policies, Principles Essential to Supporting Older Adults

Two new articles in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society address what the new leadership in the White House and continued Republican leadership of both houses of Congress can do to ensure that Americans continue to receive the care they need as they age. 

January 20, 2017

Pre-Operative Liquid Feeding Reduces Complications following Crohn’s Disease Surgery

Despite improvements in medical care, about two-thirds of patients with Crohn’s disease develop complications requiring intestinal surgery at some time, and post-operative healing can be complicated. Clinicians now report that pre-operative optimisation of patients with Crohn’s disease with exclusive enteral nutrition (liquid nutrition formula) is associated with reduced rates of post-operative abscess or intestinal leakage by nine-fold. 

January 18, 2017

Tough Aqua Material for Water Purification: Decontamination of water with a robust and sustainable membrane assembled from two synergistically working components

Water purification processes usually make use of robust membranes for filtering off contaminants while working at high pressures. Can materials employing water as major component be made strong enough to suit such a demanding application? Israeli scientists now report in the journal Angewandte Chemie that a supramolecular aqua material can be utilized as a sustainable membrane for water purification at high pressures.

January 17, 2017

Antimicrobial Sutures Can Prevent Surgical Site Infections and Save Money

New analyses of the published clinical studies indicate that antimicrobial sutures are effective for preventing surgical site infections (SSIs), and they can result in significant cost savings. The results are published in the British Journal of Surgery.

January 17, 2017

Community-Acquired Pneumonia Can Spread Year-Round

New research indicates that community-acquired pneumonia should not be regarded as a seasonal disease, as it occurs throughout all seasons; however, the pathogens that cause the condition are clearly subject to seasonal variations.

January 17, 2017

Dietary Supplement May Carry Both Benefits and Risks Associated with Statins

Red yeast rice (RYR) is contained in dietary supplements that are often used by patients with high cholesterol, and it is often proposed as an alternative therapy in those who experience side effects from statins. A new study found that it is not a good choice for statin-intolerant patients: RYR was linked with muscle and liver injury, which can also occur with statin use. 

January 17, 2017

Experts Seek to Educate Orthopaedic Researchers on the Ethical Use of Animals in Preclinical Studies

Recent initiatives by the Orthopaedic Research Society seek to improve animal research and ensure that it is performed to the highest ethical and scientific standards.