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February 18, 2015

Poor Care for Blacks, Hispanics with End-stage Renal Disease from Lupus Nephritis

A new study found that Black and Hispanic patients are less likely than Whites to receive proper care prior to diagnosis with end-stage renal disease due to lupus nephritis, especially in terms of vascular access placement.

February 18, 2015

Proactive Labour Induction Can Improve Perinatal Outcomes, Suggests New Danish Study

A proactive labour induction practice once women are full term can improve perinatal outcomes suggests a new Danish study.

February 18, 2015

The Growing Evidence on Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Products

The scientific journal Addiction has today published a collection of peer-reviewed research papers and commentaries that bring together key parts of the evidence base for standardised packaging of tobacco products from 2008 to 2015.

February 17, 2015

The 14th Annual Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences Awarded for DNA Damage Response

The Wiley Foundation, part of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. today announced the 14th annual Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences will be awarded to Evelyn M. Witkin and Stephen Elledge for their studies of the DNA damage response.

February 17, 2015

Wiley Integrates ReadCube’s Connect across Wiley Online Library Platform

John Wiley & Sons Inc., announced today the launch of ReadCube Connect on Wiley Online Library.

February 17, 2015

Are You a Gamer? Study Explores Personal and Social Indicators of Gamer Identity

More and more people are playing digital games, but why do only some of them consider themselves ‘gamers’?

February 17, 2015

How Social Media Can Help and Hurt Companies During Product Recalls

Companies are starting to embrace social media as a viable disclosure channel for product recalls, with the goal of limiting and repairing damage to the firms’ reputation. Using a sample of 405 consumer product recalls between 2000 and 2012, researchers found that corporate social media, in general, lessens negative price reactions to product recall announcements. However, as social media evolved from less to more interactive channels, firms have lost complete control over the content appearing on their corporate social media, and the benefits of social media have lessened.

February 17, 2015

Surrogate Mothers’ Interests May Be Compromised in Indian Fertility Clinics

In fertility clinics and agencies in Delhi, India, none of the 14 surrogate mothers in a recent study were able to explain the risks involved in embryo transfer and fetal reduction. Also, the majority of doctors took unilateral decisions about embryo transfer and fetal reduction, and commissioning parents were usually only indirectly involved.

February 17, 2015

Tracking the Effects of Global Change on the Future of Earth’s Biodiversity

Biodiversity, or the variety of life found in a particular habitat, responds to changing environmental forces such as habitat destruction or climate change, but the responses may not be noticeable until long after the forces first exerted their effects.

February 17, 2015

Urbanization May Affect the Initiation of Thunderstorms

A study that assessed the impact of urban land use on the initiation of thunderstorms from 1997 to 2013 in the humid subtropical region of the southeast United States found that so-called isolated convective initiation events occur more often over the urban area of Atlanta compared with its surrounding rural counterparts. The findings confirm that human-induced changes in land cover in tropical environments lead to more thunderstorm initiation events.

February 12, 2015

Wiley Announces: Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: A Guide for Students, 2nd Edition

Explore the connection between emotional intelligence and effective leadership

February 11, 2015

Interpretation and Application of UK GAAP

Interpretation and Application of UK GAAP is the only comprehensive guide to applying UK GAAP at all levels for accounting periods commencing on or after 1 January 2015. 

February 10, 2015

The Wallet Allocation Rule - Winning the Battle for Share

The Wallet Allocation Rule is a revolutionary, definitive guide for winning the battle for share of customers' hearts, minds, and wallets.

12:00 AM EST February 10, 2015

U.S. Sees Declining Use of Available Donor Hearts for Transplantation, Despite a Growing Waiting List

Increasing numbers of people in the United States are developing heart failure, which leads to death within five years in approximately half of patients.

12:00 AM EST February 09, 2015

Awkward Positions, Distractions and Fatigue May Trigger Low Back Pain

New research reveals the physical and psychosocial factors that significantly increase the risk of low back pain onset. In fact results published in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), show that being engaged in manual tasks involving awkward positions will increase the risk of low back pain by eight times. Those who are distracted during activities or fatigued also significantly increase their risk of acute low back pain.

12:00 AM EST February 09, 2015

Study Identifies Clinical Signs Suggestive of Impending Death in Patients with Advanced Cancer

While the diagnosis of an impending death is always sad, it can be important for patients, families, and clinicians as they make decisions related to hospital discharge, hospice referral, and treatments.

February 05, 2015

Rise in Maternal Opiate Use Exposes Infants to Withdrawal Symptoms, Birth Defects and Other Health Issues

Substance use during pregnancy is associated with birth defects, low birth weight, premature birth, seizures and neurobehavioral or cognitive defects.

February 05, 2015

Taking Immunosuppressives, Anti-Cancer Drugs May Reactivate Hepatitis B

Individuals previously infected with the hepatitis B virus (HBV) who receive chemotherapy or immunosuppressive treatment may be at risk of reactivating the disease according to a summary of report from the Emerging Trends Conference, “Reactivation of Hepatitis B,” and published in Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. Reactivation of HBV can be fatal and the study authors suggest routine screening of HBV in all patients prior to the start of treatment with immunosuppressives or anti-cancer drugs.

February 04, 2015

Three Leading Wiley Journals Become Open Access

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced the transition of three journals to the Wiley Open Access publishing program, bringing the total number of Wiley’s open access titles to 47.

February 04, 2015

Learn How to Capitalize On the New Luxury Trend

New book offers information-packed resource for growing sector in luxury market