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12:00 AM EDT April 03, 2014

Transplant Drugs May Help Wipe Out Persistent HIV Infections

New research suggests that drugs commonly used to prevent organ rejection after transplantation may also be helpful for combating HIV.

April 02, 2014

Wiley Acquires Profiles International

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, professional practice, and education, announced today that it has acquired Profiles International, a provider of employment assessment and talent management solutions, for $51 million in cash.

April 02, 2014

Managing the Matrix

Managing the Matrix helps readers identify the skills needed to succeed in a complex matrix organization, providing them with the knowledge, skills and attitude to enable them to thrive in the workplace.

April 02, 2014

Coffee Consumption Reduces Mortality Risk from Liver Cirrhosis

New research reveals that consuming two or more cups of coffee each day reduces the risk of death from liver cirrhosis by 66%, specifically cirrhosis caused by non-viral hepatitis. Findings in Hepatology, a journal published by Wiley on behalf of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, show that tea, fruit juice, and soft drink consumption are not linked to cirrhosis mortality risk. As with previous studies heavy alcohol use was found to increase risk of death from cirrhosis.

April 02, 2014

Gastro outbreaks hit elderly hardest

Frail elderly people living in residential care facilities are at increased risk of severe illness or death from outbreaks of viral gastroenteritis.

This is the finding from a study led by Craig Davis from Department of Health Queensland, published in the April issue of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health.

April 02, 2014

Unplanned pregnancy remains high among young Australian women

Despite high rates of contraceptive use, unwanted pregnancies resulting in terminations remain high among young women.

In an article in the April issue of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, Danielle Mazza from Monash University, and colleagues, examine the paradox of high rates of contraceptive use, over the counter availability of emergency contraception and unplanned pregnancy.

April 01, 2014

Designing for the Third Age

Designing For The Third Age: Architecture Redefined for a Generation of ‘Active Agers’ reflects on the challenges facing most industrialised nations as people aged sixty-five and older continue to constitute an increasing proportion of the population. This book offers innovative responses to these problems on a practical and speculative level.

April 01, 2014

Elevate: The Three Disciplines Of Advanced Strategic Thinking

Horwath, CEO of Strategic Thinking Institute, helps business people at all levels understand what strategy is and how to think strategically in order to profitably grow their business.

April 01, 2014

Low Sodium Levels Pre-Transplant Does Not Affect Liver Transplant Recipient Survival

Researchers report that low levels of sodium, known as hyponatremia, prior to transplantation does not increase the risk of death following liver transplant.  Full findings are published in Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society.

March 28, 2014

Decoding the New Consumer Mind: How and Why We Shop and Buy

Yarrow offersinsights about the new motivations and behaviors of today’s shoppers and takes marketers where they need to be today - into the deeply psychological and often unconscious relationships that people have with products, retailers, marketing communications and brands.

12:00 AM EDT March 27, 2014

Faster Genetic Testing Method Will Likely Transform Care for Many Patients With Breast Cancer

Faster and cheaper DNA sequencing techniques will likely improve care for patients with breast cancer but also create challenges for clinicians as they counsel patients on their treatment options. Those are among the conclusions of a study published recently in the BJS (British Journal of Surgery). The findings provide insights into how genetic advances will soon be affecting patient care.

March 26, 2014

Charity and Philanthropy For Dummies

For those who want to make a difference but don't know where to start, Charity and Philanthropy For Dummies is a friendly and practical guide to undertaking a range of charitable activities.

March 26, 2014

Code Halos: How the Digital Lives of People, Things, and Organizations are Changing the Rules of Business

Code Halos show seasoned executives, entrepreneurs, students, line-of-business owners, and technology leaders how to master the new rules of the Code Halo economy.

March 26, 2014

Confessions of a Successful CIO Explores How the Best CIOs Tackle Their Toughest Business Challenges

New book by Dan Roberts and Brian P. Watson chronicles nine real-world case studies to help readers learn directly from the failures and triumphs of industry-leading CIOs

March 26, 2014

What the world needs is a better thinking toolbox.

Written by critical thinking trainer and coach Michael Kallet, CEO and founder of HeadScratchers, this book presents a pragmatic set of tools to apply critical thinking techniques to everyday business issues.  

12:00 AM EDT March 26, 2014

Certain Genetic Variants May Put Bladder Cancer Patients at Increased Risk of Cancer Recurrence

In the Western world, bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men and the eighth most common in women, with many patients experiencing recurrence after treatment. A new study published in BJU International indicates that inheriting certain DNA sequences can affect a patient’s prognosis. The findings may help physicians identify sub-groups of bladder cancer patients who should receive intensive treatment and monitoring.

March 25, 2014

Java® Programming Interviews Exposed

Java Programming Interviews Exposed is a great resource to help programmers concerned about interviewing and will help them prepare for their next opportunity. It will also be of interest to companies that are looking to hire Java programmers.

12:00 AM EDT March 25, 2014

Recreational drug users who switch from ecstasy to mephedrone don’t understand the dangers

Contrary to popular belief among recreational drug users, mephedrone has several important differences when compared with MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy. These differences mean that mephedrone could leave a user with acute withdrawal symptoms and indicate that it may have a higher potential for developing dependence than MDMA according to a study published in British Journal of Pharmacology.

March 24, 2014

How to Live Well on $25,000 a Year

In The International Living Guide to Retiring Overseas on a Budget, readers will learn countless true stories about people who have successfully relocated to places where their retirement money goes farther.

March 24, 2014

National Healthcare Valuation Experts Hail New Book

This two volume, authoritative text provides a timely and robust treatment of the healthcare valuation process in an era of dynamic healthcare reform.

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