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October 20, 2014

Different types of ice propagate waves differently

Surface ice on oceans and lakes can cause major problems, both onshore and offshore. Specifically, surface waves interacting with ice can create hazardous conditions for cargo ships, damage coastal structures, and carry important nutrients away from the shore.

October 20, 2014

Experts Reveal Clues to the Origin of Teeth

How teeth originated continues to be a topic of considerable debate, with some saying that teeth evolved from external skin structures (the outside-in hypothesis) or others saying that they arose entirely independently (the inside-out hypothesis).

October 20, 2014

How Unwanted Pregnancies Affect Relationships

Among women who sought abortions in 2008 to 2010, giving birth temporarily prolonged romantic relationships with their male partners, although most romantic relationships ended soon, whether or not the woman had an abortion. However, giving birth increased the likelihood that the women would maintain nonromantic contact with their partners.

October 20, 2014

Many Siblings of Children with Peanut Allergies Unnecessarily Avoid Peanuts

More than 10% of siblings of children with peanut allergies will avoid peanuts, and siblings born after a child in the family is diagnosed with a peanut allergy may even be presumed to be allergic to peanuts without having a history of an allergic reaction or undergoing clinical testing.

October 20, 2014

Menthol Doesn’t Make Cigarettes Less Unhealthy

Menthol cigarettes are not safer that traditional cigarettes, according to a recent Respirology study. In fact, menthol cigarette smokers may experience more frequent severe exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than non-menthol cigarette smokers.

October 20, 2014

Moving Beyond Carbon Sequestration May Improve the Planet’s Health

Managing carbon flow into the atmosphere has been a central focus of efforts aimed at protecting the planet and addressing climate change. A new European Journal of Soil Science review proposes that we focus less on sequestering carbon to mitigate CO2 buildup and more on using wisely the energy it carries.

12:00 AM EDT October 20, 2014

Mummy Remains Refute Antiquity of Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis is a systemic disease that causes inflammation in the spinal joints and was thought to have affected members of the ancient Egyptian royal families. Now a new study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), refutes that claim, finding instead a degenerative spinal condition called diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) in royal Egyptian mummies from the 18th to early 20th Dynasties.


October 20, 2014

People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities May Have Increased Diabetes Risk

Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities are at increased risk of developing and being hospitalized for diabetes, according to a new study of more than 28,000 Ontarians.

October 20, 2014

Untested Stimulant Found in Many Dietary Supplements

Researchers found that at least a dozen supplements sold by US distributors contain an untested analogue of a stimulant that was recently banned by the US Food and Drug Administration, in dosages from 13 to 120mg per serving.

October 20, 2014

Vitamin D Deficiency Increases Risk of Dementia in Older Adults

Updated international recommendations indicate that vitamin D deficiency increases the risk of cognitive decline and dementia in older adults, but vitamin D levels should not be used as a diagnostic or prognostic marker of Alzheimer’s disease due to lack of specificity and insufficient evidence.

October 20, 2014

What Effect Does Your Shampoo Really Have on Your Hair?

New analytical techniques can show how different hair care products affect the hair, with some leaving isolated deposits behind and others leaving layers of material that wet the hair surface.

October 20, 2014

When Should Online Dating Partners Meet Offline?

The results of a new study suggest that online daters create mental constructs of their potential partners by using online dating profiles to fill-in-the-blanks of who the partner might really be in the offline world—and daters who wait too long to meet in person might find it difficult to accept any discrepancies from their idealized mental construct of their partner.

October 20, 2014

Women with Liver Disease Require Different Care Than Men

Treating women with chronic liver disease requires a unique approach regarding counseling, screening for complications, fertility, and pregnancy, according to a recent review published in Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

October 17, 2014

New Book Helps Advisors and Investors Put Behavioral Finance Theory into Practice

In Personal Benchmark, Widger and Crosby define ways financial advisors can execute a program of embedded behavioral finance that is fueled by what matters most to their clients, and can protect against irrational investor behavior.

October 17, 2014

Stacking the Deck

Charles Schwab CEO David S. Pottruck, provides expert guidance and advice on how to effectively implement breakthrough change in small businesses and large organizations alike. 

October 16, 2014

How Women Can Speak Up, Stand Out, and Succeed

For women at all stages of their career, and for managers and executives committed to supporting and guiding women on their leadership journeys, Taking the Stage is the practical, broad-based solution that will allow women to speak up confidently, gain respect, earn the promotions they deserve, and secure their places at the boardroom table.

October 16, 2014

How to Win Market Leadership in a Fast-Changing World

The future will present more opportunities but narrower windows to capture them. With a wealth of valuable information and practical strategies, The Agility Advantage is essential reading to help any organization adapt and thrive—both today and tomorrow.

12:00 AM EDT October 16, 2014

Have You Heard of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy?

Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is concerning and many—even those with seizure disorders—may not be aware of this condition. New research published in Epilepsia, a journal published by Wiley on behalf of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), reports that 76% of caregivers are more likely to have heard of SUDEP compared with 65% of patients with epilepsy.

October 15, 2014

Wiley invests in Open Access technology for funders and institutions

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. today announced the launch of the Wiley Open Access Account Dashboard, an online tool that simplifies management of open access funds for institutions and funders. The Account Dashboard is now available for all Wiley Open Access Account holders.

October 15, 2014

The End of Copycat China Explores the Rise of Creativity, Innovation, and Individualism in Asia

Shaun Rein’s new book is the business guide to this emerging market, with expert guidance from the inside.