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October 07, 2014

Wiley Authors Awarded 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., is pleased to learn that The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2014 jointly to Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura.

7:00 PM EDT October 06, 2014

What twenty years of research on cannabis use has taught us

In the past 20 years recreational cannabis use has grown tremendously, becoming almost as common as tobacco use among adolescents and young adults, and so has the research evidence.   A major new review in the scientific journal Addiction sets out the latest information on the effects of cannabis use on mental and physical health.

October 06, 2014

Wiley Authors Awarded 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., is pleased to learn that the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 2014 jointly to John O’Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser.

October 06, 2014

Five Dimensions of Quality: A Common Sense Guide to Accreditation and Accountability

Learn to wade through the accreditation process and prepare for a successful review

12:00 AM EDT October 06, 2014

A Vicious Cycle in Osteoarthritis: Sleep Disturbance-Pain-Depression-Disability

New research confirms that sleep disturbances are linked to pain and depression, but not disability, among patients with osteoarthritis (OA). Study results published in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), found that poor sleep increases depression and disability, but does not worsen pain over time.

October 06, 2014

Blood Levels of Vitamin D May Affect Liver Cancer Prognosis

Vitamin D deficiency is linked with advanced stages of liver cancer and may be an indicator of a poor prognosis, according to a study of 200 patients with the disease who were followed for an average of 46 weeks.

October 06, 2014

Drug-Loaded Beads May Help Treat Liver Cancer

A new phase 1 safety trial has demonstrated that idarubicin-loaded beads are well tolerated by patients but are toxic to liver cancer cells. Idarubicin is an anthracycline that is currently used to treat leukemias.

October 06, 2014

Eating White Meat and Fish May Lower Risk of Liver Cancer

Eating lots of white meat (such as poultry) or fish may reduce the risk of developing liver cancer by 31% and 22%, respectively, according to a recent analysis of studies published between 1956 and 2013.

October 06, 2014

Invading Crabs Could Threaten Life in the Antarctic

Life on the Antarctic sea floor is under threat from crabs that could invade the area thanks to favorable conditions as a result of global warming, researchers warn.

October 06, 2014

Milgram at 50: Is It Time for a Rethink?

New research suggests we may have been misinterpreting Stanley Milgram’s famous experiments on obedience. Those experiments, in which ordinary people were convinced to administer seemingly severe electric shocks to their fellow humans—created an uproar when they were first published 50 years ago. Then, and for decades afterwards, they were seen to imply that people do the bidding of those in authority without thinking about the consequences of their acts. Not only did Milgram’s experiments appear to expose an ugly truth about ourselves, they provide a compelling explanation of the seemingly inexplicable: How ordinary Germans could have participated in history’s greatest crime. 

October 06, 2014

Most Liver Cancer Patients Do Not Receive Proper Care

Many US patients with liver cancer—even those with early stage disease that can often be cured—do not receive treatment for their disease, according to an analysis of studies published between 1989 and 2013.

October 06, 2014

Observing the Birkeland currents

When the supersonic solar wind hits the Earth’s magnetic field, a powerful electrical connection occurs with Earth’s field, generating millions of amperes of current that drive the dazzling auroras. These so-called Birkeland currents connect the ionosphere to the magnetosphere and channel solar wind energy to Earth’s uppermost atmosphere. Solar storms release torrential blasts of solar wind that cause much stronger currents and can overload power grids and disrupt communications and navigation.

October 06, 2014

Offspring Can Inherit Traits of Mom’s Previous Mate

Experiments in flies indicate that offspring can inherit an acquired characteristic of their mother's previous mate.

October 06, 2014

Oxycodone May Be More Dangerous than Other Addictive Pain Medication

While all prescription opioids can be abused, oxycodone may be more potent in its ability to promote changes in the brain relevant to addiction.

October 06, 2014

Same-Sex Marriages and Heterosexual Marriages Show Similar Longevity

Among couples with marriage-like commitments, same-sex couples have a similar break-up rate as heterosexual couples, according to a recent study. The study also found that same-sex couples with a marriage-like commitment have stable unions regardless of government recognition.

October 06, 2014

School Connectedness Can Help Bullied Gay and Bisexual Youth

In a study of 951 lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth, those experiencing both cyber and school bullying were most likely to engage in aggressive and suicidal behaviors. However, bullied youth who felt connected to an adult at school were not more likely to report such behaviors.

October 06, 2014

Stigma Can Hinder Access to Health Care for the Poor

In a study of 574 low-income adults, many felt stigmatized when receiving medical care. This stigma was most often the result of interactions with clinicians that felt demeaning, rather than an internalized sense of shame related to receiving public insurance or charity care.

October 06, 2014

There's No Such Thing as a Vaginal Orgasm

G-spot, vaginal, or clitoral orgasms are all incorrect terms, experts say. In a recent Clinical Anatomy review, they argue that like ‘male orgasm’, ‘female orgasm’ is the correct term.

12:00 AM EDT October 01, 2014

Is Australia prepared for Ebola?

Australia needs to be proactive about potential disease outbreaks like Ebola and establish a national centre for disease control.

In an Editorial in the October issue of Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, Allen Cheng from Monash University and Heath Kelly from the Australian National University question Australia’s preparation for public health crises.

September 30, 2014

Mindful Eating For Dummies

Mindful Eating For Dummies helps readers make lasting dietary changes by integrating mindful eating into everyday life.

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