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November 06, 2014

Handbook of Anti-Money Laundering

This new handbook details the latest global regulations on money laundering and provides practical advice and guidelines on how to implement them.

November 06, 2014

Hepatitis A Hospitalization Rate Declines in U.S.

New research reports that the rate of hospitalization due to hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection has significantly declined in the U.S. from 2002 to 2011. Findings published in Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, show that older patients and those with chronic liver disease are most likely to be hospitalized for HAV. Vaccination of adults with chronic liver disease may prevent infection with hepatitis A and the need for hospitalization.

7:00 PM EST November 05, 2014

COCHRANE NEWS: Antibiotics: On-the-spot tests reduce unnecessary prescriptions

Fast, on-the-spot tests for bacterial infections may help to reduce excessive antibiotic use. A systematic review published in The Cochrane Library, found that when doctors tested for the presence of bacterial infections they prescribed fewer antibiotics.

November 04, 2014

Author Joshua Waldman and DirectEmployers to Conduct Live Job Seeker Event on Facebook’s Social Jobs Partnership

Live Job Seeker Event on Facebook’s Social Jobs Partnership

November 03, 2014

Wiley & Safari’s PubFactory Announce Strategic Partnership

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and Safari today announced a strategic partnership that will deliver the next generation in digital reference platforms for students, faculty and librarians.

November 03, 2014

Are There as Many Rats as People in New York City?

Urban legend states that New York City has as many rats as people: roughly 8 million; but a new analysis suggests there are nowhere near as many.

November 03, 2014

Breastfeeding: Shame If You Do, Shame if You Don’t

A new study of 63 women with varied infant feeding experiences reveals that breastfeeding mothers may feel shame if they breastfeed in public due to exposure, while those who do not breastfeed may experience shame through ‘failing’ to give their infant the ‘best start.’

November 03, 2014

Drinking and Poor Academics Affect the Future of Children with Behavioral Disorders

Childhood behavioral conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and conduct disorder are linked with an increased risk of being convicted of a felony later in life, with heavy drinking and educational failure contributing to this link.

November 03, 2014

Ebola May Be Deadlier and More Widespread than We Think

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has grown exponentially since May, indicating inadequate global response. A new analysis indicates that the outbreak’s fatality rate is over 70%—rather than 50% as previously claimed by the World Health Organization—and that the total number of affected individuals could exceed 1 million by early next year.

November 03, 2014

Environmental Toxins May Be Hurting North American Eagles

New research indicates that bald and golden eagles in North America may be exposed to dangerously high levels of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), which are chemicals used in the production of a wide variety of textiles, plastics, and electronics.

November 03, 2014

Framework May Help Improve Use of Social Media During Disasters

A new analysis illustrates the robust ways that social media can be employed to inform and improve disaster operations, and it provides a framework that could help standardize and organize disaster social media uses.

November 03, 2014

Many Future Health Professionals Drink too much Alcohol

A new study found that 43% of nursing students indulge in hazardous alcohol consumption, with 14.9% of men and 18.7% of women meeting criteria for hazardous drinkers.

November 03, 2014

New Research Explores Scent Communication in Polar Bears

New research indicates that scent associated with polar bear paws conveys information that may affect the animals’ social and reproductive behavior. This chemical form of communication was likely shaped by the environmental constraints of Arctic sea ice.

November 03, 2014

New Technique May Help Assess How Plastic Pollution Impacts Wildlife

By swabbing oil from a gland located at the end of a seabird’s tail and analyzing the sample with gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, researchers have developed a way to measure wildlife’s exposure to plastics.

November 03, 2014

Parents’ Work Schedules May Impact Family Members’ Sleep

In a recent US study of 1,815 disadvantaged mothers and their children, mothers who worked more than 35 hours per week were more likely to experience insufficient sleep compared with mothers who worked fewer hours, while children were more likely to experience insufficient sleep when their mothers worked between 20 and 40 hours.

November 03, 2014

Populations of Common Birds Across Europe Are Declining

Across Europe, the population of common birds has declined rapidly over the last 30 years, while some of the less abundant species are stable or increasing in number.

12:00 AM EST November 03, 2014

Preterm, Low Birth-Weight Babies May Need New Hips in Adulthood

Researchers from Australia report that low birth weight and preterm birth are linked to increased risk for osteoarthritis (OA)-related hip replacements in adulthood.  Findings published in the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) journal, Arthritis Care & Research, indicate that low birth weight and pre-term babies were not at greater risk of knee arthroplasty due to OA as adults.  

November 03, 2014

Research in the Identity of Agricultural Pests Has Broad Implications

A global research effort has resolved a major biosecurity issue by determining that four of the world’s most destructive agricultural pests are one and the same.

October 31, 2014

TraderMind: Get a Mindful Edge in the Markets

Written by trader performance and psychology coach Steve Ward, this book provides a practical guide for traders, helping them to harness mindfulness techniques to take their trading performance to new levels.

October 30, 2014

Celebrating the Work of the 2014 Nobel Laureates

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., would like to congratulate all of the 2014 Nobel laureates and is proud to have published work by nine of the laureates. To celebrate their achievements Wiley has made a selection of content from the 2014 winners free to access until the end of the year.