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January 07, 2016

Future Brain: The 12 keys to create your high-performance brain

In Future Brain, Dr Jenny Brockis reveals how professionals can expand their brain’s capability to think well under stress, focus effectively to get more out of their day, and prepare themselves for future challenges.

7:00 PM EST January 06, 2016

New research shows that exercise to improve skill and coordination can help reduce lower back pain

A new Cochrane Review published today shows that targeting exercises to muscles that support and control the spine offers another strategy to reduce pain and disability caused by lower back pain.

January 06, 2016

Factors in the Blood During Dieting May Have Anti-Diabetes Properties

Factors in the blood from calorie-restricted rats can modify energy-producing mitochondria within the insulin-producing cells that regulate blood sugar levels, new research shows. This has a positive impact on glucose-stimulated insulin secretion and protects cells from fatty acid and glucose toxicity.

January 05, 2016

Antidepressant Drug Linked with Increased Risk of Birth Defects when Taken in Early Pregnancy

Using paroxetine—a medication prescribed to treat conditions including depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder—during the first trimester of pregnancy may increase newborns’ risk of congenital malformations and cardiac malformations. That’s the conclusion of a recent analysis published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

January 04, 2016

Engaged Ownership: A Guide for Owners of Family Businesses

Engaged Ownership: A Guide for Owners of Family Businesses is the definitive owner’s guide to strengthening ownership of the family enterprise, providing practical advice and time-tested processes for family business owners and their advisors.

January 04, 2016

Wiley Announces Influencer Marketing For Dummies®

Influencer marketing relies on building strong relationships with customers. In Influencer Marketing For Dummies, readers will discover how to build superior customer service and experience, make strong interactions with customers, and encourage organic and authentic sharing about their brand.

January 04, 2016

Challenges to Conserving Freshwater Mussels in Europe

New research looks at the status of the 16 currently recognized freshwater mussel species in Europe, finding that information is unevenly distributed with considerable differences in data quality and quantity among countries and species.

January 04, 2016

Diseases Bring Millions of Elderly to Emergency Departments Each Year

Investigators estimate that during 2012, there were more than 3.1 million emergency department visits for infectious diseases among elderly US adults.

January 04, 2016

New Guide Highlights the Properties of Diverse Drug Targets

The new Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2015/2016 provides a valuable and unique overview of the key properties of more than 1,700 human drug targets, focusing on those exploited currently in the clinic or with future therapeutic potential.

January 04, 2016

Prostate Surgery Patients May Have Unrealistic Expectations Concerning their Recovery

Patients who have undergone radical prostatectomy often have largely unrealistic expectations with regard to their postoperative sexual function, new research shows.

January 04, 2016

US Emergency Departments Face Serious Drug Shortages

A new study reveals that drug shortages affecting emergency care have skyrocketed in the United States in recent years. While the prevalence of such shortages fell from 2002 to 2007; the number of shortages sharply increased by 373% (from 26 to 123) from 2008 to 2014.

January 04, 2016

Virgin Births May Be Common among Snakes

A new review provides intriguing insights on parthenogenesis, or virgin birth, in snakes.

12:00 AM EST December 23, 2015

Asthma in Many Adolescents Is not an Allergic Disease

New research indicates that asthma in many adolescents is not likely to involve inflammation of the airways and therefore should not be considered an allergic disease.

December 23, 2015

How to Assess the Effectiveness of Activity Trackers for Improving Health

The rise of wearable activity trackers, such as Fitbit, Fuelband, and Jawbone, has generated a lot of public excitement as well as interest from researchers who are enthused about the opportunities these devices may provide to monitor activity and help people lead healthier lives.

December 21, 2015

Author and Attorney Jeffrey L. Condon's Comprehensive Book, '"The Living Trust Advisor", is Now Available in a 2nd Edition with New Financial and Legal Guidance

Creating an effective living trust requires more than just printing out a “one-size-fits-all” draft and checking off a few boxes. In his new book "The Living Trust Advisor: Everything You (and Your Financial Planner) Need to Know about Your Living Trust, 2nd Edition", the author expertly guides readers and their financial planners through the process of making, living with, and maintaining a living trust.

December 21, 2015

Age of First Sexual Intercourse May Impact Teens’ Risk of Acquiring Sexually Transmitted Infections

A new study shows that earlier initiation of sexual intercourse increases the odds of experiencing sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Also, if the age at the time of first sexual intercourse is during or near to an adolescent’s sexual maturation period, the likelihood of experiencing STIs increases.

December 21, 2015

Children with Epilepsy Are at Increased Risk of Dying Early

While epilepsy and migraines in children and adolescents are closely related neurologic disorders, youth with epilepsy face a significantly higher risk of dying prematurely.

December 21, 2015

Common Insecticide May Not Harm Bumble Bees

Investigators have found no effect of an insecticide called thiamethoxam on bumble bees that forage on flowering winter oilseed rape. Using realistic field conditions, the researchers treated seeds of oilseed rape with the insecticide and then grew the seeds into flowers. They established similar conditions with seeds not treated with thiamethoxam, and they placed bumble colonies adjacent to the fields.

December 21, 2015

Heart Disease and Related Risk Factors May Increase the Risk of Early Death in Patients with Dementia

Diabetes, smoking, coronary heart disease, and congestive heart failure may increase the risk of premature death for hospitalized individuals and nursing home residents with dementia. Men with dementia were also more likely to experience early death compared with their female counterparts.

December 21, 2015

Maximizing Sea Life’s Ability to Reduce Atmospheric Carbon May Help Combat Climate Change

New research on West Antarctic seabed life reveals that the remote region of the South Orkney Islands is a carbon sink hotspot. The findings suggest that this recently designated (and world’s first) entirely high seas marine protected area may be a powerful natural ally in combating rising CO2 as sea ice melts.