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August 21, 2014

China's Super Consumers

With China's Super Consumers: What 1 Billion Customers Want and How to Sell it to Them (WILEY; September 2014; Hardcover & e-book; ISBN  978-1-118-83474-9; $25.00) co-authors Savio Chan and Michael Zakkour explore the birth of consumerism in China, who these super consumers are and put into perspective the rise and success of Chinese companies such as Alibaba.com, JD.com and Dianping.com.  

7:00 PM EDT August 20, 2014

Counselling has limited benefit on young people drinking alcohol

Counselling techniques used to help young people with drinking problems may be of limited benefit, a new study suggests.

August 20, 2014

Tobias E. Carlisle Explores the Principles and Strategies of Deep Value Investing in New Book

Deep Value by Tobias Carlisle is an important resource describes the evolution of the various theories of intrinsic value and activist investment from Benjamin Graham to Warren Buffett to Carl Icahn and beyond.

August 19, 2014

Engaging Students through Social Media

Learn to understand the value of using social media and strategies for implementing it effectively

12:00 AM EDT August 19, 2014

Study Finds Increased Rates of Preventable Deaths in the U.S. Following Common Urologic Procedures

In recent years, a shift from inpatient to outpatient surgery in the U.S. for commonly performed urologic procedures has coincided with increasing deaths following complications that were potentially recognizable or preventable. The finding, which comes from a recent study published in BJU International, indicates the importance of monitoring urologic surgery patients for potential complications.

August 18, 2014

‘Specific Language Impairment’ a Diagnosis of the Past?

The term ‘specific language impairment’, in use since the 1980s, describes children with language impairment who have normal cognition and no identifiable reason for a speech problem. Researchers who analyzed the medical literature say that a recent decision by experts to do away with the term is valid and that while it has been a convenient label for researchers, the current classification is unacceptably arbitrary and provides no real benefits for children and their families.

August 18, 2014

Butterflies' Evolutionary Responses to Warmer Temperatures May Compromise Their Ability to Adapt to Future Climate Change

Members of the brown argus butterfly species that moved north in response to recent climate change have evolved a narrower diet dependent on wild Geranium plants, UK researchers report. However, butterflies that did not move north have more diverse diets, including plants such as Rockrose that are abundant in southern parts of the UK.  

August 18, 2014

Depression and Anxiety Are Common Among Patients with Lung Disease

A new Respirology study reveals that anxiety and depression are common in patients with interstitial lung diseases, with a 31% prevalence of anxiety and a 23% prevalence of depression.

August 18, 2014

Did an Exceptional Iceberg Sink the Titanic?

While the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 is typically blamed on human, design and construction errors, a new Significance paper points to 2 other unfavorable factors outside human control: there were a greater number of icebergs than normal that year, and weather conditions had driven them further south, and earlier in the year, than was usual.

August 18, 2014

Ebola Has Profound Effects on Wildlife Population Dynamics

New research in gorillas that were affected by an Ebola virus outbreak shows that disease can influence reproductive potential, immigration and social dynamics, and it highlights the need to develop complex models that integrate all the different impacts of a disease.

August 18, 2014

Educating College Kids to Be Smart about their Money

Prior financial knowledge—both objective and subjective—in the first year of college may play a role in reducing young adults’ later risky paying behaviors and buying behaviors, according to new research published in the International Journal of Consumer Studies.

August 18, 2014

Efforts Needed to Address Patient Violence Against Nurses and Other Hospital Workers

Nurses are at increased risk of being injured by patient violence, especially when patients have cognitive impairment or demand to leave, according to a new study.

12:00 AM EDT August 18, 2014

High-Intensity Exercise Found Safe and Effective in Long-Term Heart Transplant Recipients

High-intensity exercise can help stable heart transplant patients reach higher levels of exercise capacity, and gain better control of their blood pressure than moderate intensity exercise, investigators report in a new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation.
August 18, 2014

Invasion of the Americas by Mosquito-Borne Virus Likely

While media attention has been focused recently on coronavirus cases in the Arabian peninsula and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, experts note that another threat lies in the spread of Chikungunya fever, an illness that is transmitted by mosquitoes and can cause fever, joint and muscle pain, headaches, and rashes. While it does not often cause death, the symptoms can be severe and disabling, with no treatment available.

August 18, 2014

Marijuana in Children’s Hair: What Does It Tell Us?

A recent Drug Testing and Analysis study has found that most of the cannabinoids detected in hair samples from children come from contaminated hands or surfaces and not from inhalation or secondhand smoke.

August 18, 2014

Ocean warming could drive heavy rain bands toward the poles

In a world warmed by rising atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations, precipitation patterns are going to change because of two factors: one, warmer air can hold more water; and two, changing atmospheric circulation patterns will shift where rain falls.

August 18, 2014

Smoking During Pregnancy May Affect Grandchildren’s Growth

A UK study published in the American Journal of Human Biology has found that smoking during pregnancy has discernible effects on the growth of a woman’s future grandkids.

August 18, 2014

Study Reveals Sex Differences in Experiencing Orgasms

Among single adults in the U.S., women, regardless of sexual orientation, have less predictable, more varied orgasm experiences than do men, new research indicates. The study revealed that men experience orgasm during sexual activity with a familiar partner 85% of the time on average, compared with 63% of the time for women.

August 18, 2014

World’s Vegetated Areas Face Threats from Climate Change

Researchers who analyzed the vulnerability of ecosystems to climate change have found that between 10 and 28% of the world’s terrestrial vegetated area can be considered refugia, depending on whether or not wilderness areas are considered. Refugia are areas of biological diversity where natural environmental conditions remain relatively constant during times of great environmental change.

August 15, 2014

Wiley to Provide Emergency Access to Biomedical Literature to Aid Ebola Outbreak Relief Efforts

John Wiley & Sons will provide free access to biomedical literature in support of the Ebola outbreak relief efforts in West Africa, aiding responders across the affected population .