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December 15, 2014

Female Sexual Arousal: Facilitating Pleasure and Reproduction

Despite numerous studies, publications, and commentaries on human female sexual arousal and orgasm, there is still so much to study and understand about women’s sexual pleasure.

December 15, 2014

How Blood Parasites Colonize and Persist in Small Island Bird Populations

A new study highlights the complex factors at play for parasites that infect animal populations residing on small islands. The findings are important for understanding colonization and extinction as drivers of island biogeography.

December 15, 2014

How Trap-Flowers Attract and Deceive Pollinating Food Thieves

Researchers have discovered a new pollination system that involves food-thieving flies as pollinators. These flies feed on insect secretions, available when a spider, a praying mantis, or other predatory arthropods feed on insects. The plant mimics compounds released from freshly killed insects to deceive flies that are in search of food.

December 15, 2014

How to Treat Ebola During Pregnancy

A pregnant woman in Africa who has contracted Ebola is likely to suffer with a spontaneous abortion, pregnancy-related hemorrhage, or the death of her newborn. Although the risk of caring for a pregnant woman with Ebola in the United States may be rare, the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) has published a practice brief in its Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing to guide nursing care for pregnant women and newborns.

December 15, 2014

Mobility Disabilities Can Contribute to Complications During Pregnancy

A new study indicates that women with mobility disabilities often experience problems during pregnancy related to their functional impairments.

December 15, 2014

Rekindling Marriage after Combat Deployment

A new study offers strategies for rekindling marriage after a spouse returns home from combat with post-traumatic stress symptoms present in one or both of the spouses.

December 15, 2014

Review Highlights Ways to Prevent and Manage Jaw Bone Disease

A review of more than a decade's worth of research on osteonecrosis of the jaw--when the bone in the jaw is exposed and begins to starve from a lack of blood--points to an increased risk for patients taking certain drugs for osteoporosis, anticancer drugs or glucocorticoids, those undergoing dental surgery, and people with poor oral hygiene, chronic inflammation, diabetes, or ill-fitting dentures.

12:00 AM EST December 15, 2014

Simple Steps Can Safeguard Against Ebola Transmission through Organ Donation

While serious infections can be transmitted from donated organs, the risk of passing Ebola virus disease from an organ donor to a recipient is extremely small.

December 11, 2014

Leading Nursing Journal Publishes Protocols for Managing Obstetric Emergencies

Maternal mortality, or the death of a woman during pregnancy, at birth, or soon after birth, has been on the rise in the United States since the 1990s. Data suggest that over 50% of these deaths are preventable. One prevention strategy is the development and implementation of written protocols for obstetric emergency situations.

 

12:00 AM EST December 11, 2014

Nighttime Gout Attack Risk More Than Two Times Higher than in the Daytime

Novel research reveals that the risk of acute gout attacks is more than two times higher during the night or early morning hours than it is in the daytime. The study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), confirms that nocturnal attacks persist even among those who did not consume alcohol and had a low amount of purine intake during the 24 hours prior to the gout attack.

December 10, 2014

Study finds link between government healthcare spending and maternal mortality rates across the EU

Reductions in government healthcare spending in the European Union (EU) are associated with increased maternal mortality rates, suggests a new paper published today (10 December) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG). However, if skilled birth attendants are in place, the association disappears, highlighting the potential importance of maternal care, finds the research.

December 09, 2014

Wiley Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Results

Wiley today announced the following results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2015.

December 09, 2014

Ditch Your Tired New Year’s Resolutions—and Make 2015 Your Best Year Yet with One Word

If you’re among the 88 percent of Americans who fail to achieve their New Year’s resolutions each year, authors Dan Britton, Jimmy Page, and Jon Gordon offer a simpler alternative with a much higher success rate: Choose One Word for 2015.

December 09, 2014

How to start a new business venture in 2015 with just $100

 

Are you thinking about starting your own business in 2015? Being your own boss could be the ticket out of your boring 9-to-5 job and the key to achieving a healthy work-life balance in the New Year, if only you had the capital to get started, right?

 

December 09, 2014

More Medications, Limited Literacy Reduces Adherence to Treatment Regimen by Liver Transplant Patients

A novel study found that liver transplant recipients with less understanding of treatment information and improper use of medications may be more likely to have trouble following the prescribed regimen. According to the study published in Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society, the patients’ non-adherence is linked to adverse clinical outcomes, such as organ rejection or graft loss.

December 08, 2014

Blended

Authors Michael Horn and Heather Staker discuss their book, Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools. 

December 08, 2014

MarketWatch Columnist Jennifer Openshaw Educates Financial Advisors on Proven Social Media Strategies in New Book!

The Socially Savvy Advisor: Compliant Social Media for the Financial Industry is the complete guide to creating an effective social media strategy without breaking the big rules. Written by an industry specialist Jennifer Openshaw, alongside Stuart Fross, Fidelity International's former general counsel, and Amy McIlwain, president of Financial Social Media, this book merges marketing basics with FINRA and SEC guidelines to help readers create an effective social media campaign specifically for the finance and investing world.

December 08, 2014

Animal research sheds light on harmful mood disorders in new mothers

In the days shortly after giving birth, most mothers experience a period of increased calmness and decreased stress responses, but around 20% of mothers experience anxiety. Some women may become depressed, and around one in a thousand can develop psychosis. The latest evidence indicates that these distressing responses to motherhood are still poorly understood, but that animal research could provide valuable clues to their causes.

12:00 AM EST December 08, 2014

Correcting Metabolic Abnormalities May Help Lessen Urinary Problems

Metabolic syndrome is linked with an increased frequency and severity of lower urinary tract symptoms, but weight loss surgery may lessen these symptoms. The findings, which come from two studies published in BJU International, indicate that urinary problems may be added to the list of issues that can improve with efforts that address altered metabolism.

12:00 AM EST December 08, 2014

Most Elderly Women with Early Stage Breast Cancer Receive a Treatment that May Not Be as Effective

A new analysis has found that while clinical trial data support omitting radiation treatments in elderly women with early stage breast cancer, nearly two-thirds of these women continue to receive it.

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