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December 16, 2015

Ditch Your Tired New Year’s Resolutions

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 2016.

December 15, 2015

Seal Tagging Improves Ocean Forecasts

Data from animal-borne sensors, including seal tags, can help scientists produce analyses and forecasts of ocean temperature and salinity, according to a UK led study.

December 15, 2015

Treatment Strategy Protects Children who Receive Liver Transplants from Hepatitis B–Infected Donors

Researchers have found that a prophylaxis treatment can prevent new-onset hepatitis B in children who receive liver transplants from donors who were previously infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) but had successfully cleared the virus. The findings are published in Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

December 08, 2015

Wiley Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2016 Results

Wiley today announced the results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2016.

December 07, 2015

The Essential Retirement Guide

In The Essential Retirement GuideFrederick Vettese, Chief Actuary of Morneau Shepell, revisits some of the most fundamental questions of retirement planning and offers some startling insights.

December 07, 2015

The Ways to New: 15 Paths to Disruptive Innovation

The Ways to New explains 15 proven paths to disruption that have driven growth in companies around the world. It is illustrated with case studies from companies such as L'Oréal, Salesforce, Xiaomi, Alibaba, Haier, Airbnb, and Burberry, which are illustrations of the glaring differences between disruptive innovation and stagnation.

December 07, 2015

Acetaminophen Provides No Benefits Against the Flu

Some doctors may recommend that patients with the flu take acetaminophen, or paracetemol, to relieve their symptoms; however, a new randomized clinical trial found no benefits to the over-the-counter medication in terms of fighting the influenza virus or reducing patients’ temperature or other symptoms.

December 07, 2015

Cities Support a Greater Number of Threatened Species than Non-Urban Areas

The earth is facing a catastrophic species extinction crisis. The dominant approach to conservation has been to focus on protecting pristine environments, but new research from Australia demonstrates that on average, urban environments contain disproportionately more threatened protected species in a given area than non-urban environments.

December 07, 2015

Could Hippos Be Meat Eaters?

People often think hippos are herbivores with big smiling faces. Every now and then, reports of a hippo of hunting down prey, eating a carcass, or stealing prey from a crocodile are heard, but they’re typically considered 'aberrant' or 'unusual' behaviour.

December 07, 2015

How Fresh is Your Maple Syrup?

The maple syrup that’s tapped from the tree may not be as fresh as you think it is.

December 07, 2015

Invasive Ants Threaten Native Australian Butterfly

A widespread invasive ant species is posing a significant threat to native Australian butterflies.

December 07, 2015

Migraine Triggers May All Act through a Common Pathway

Migraines can be triggered by a variety of factors, including stress, sleep disruption, noise, odors, and diet. The findings of a new Headache review indicate that many of these factors converge on a common pathway involving oxidative stress.

December 07, 2015

Most Men with Erectile Dysfunction Are Satisfied with Penile Prostheses

Most men who receive penile prostheses are very satisfied with the implants, indicating that the intervention is a valid treatment for erectile dysfunction.

December 07, 2015

Reducing Pain in Patients with Osteoarthritis of the Big Toe

Prefabricated foot orthoses and rocker-sole footwear (in which the sole of the shoe is curved) are effective at reducing peak pressure under the big toe in people with a condition called first metatarsophalangeal joint osteoarthritis, but new research shows that they achieve this through different mechanisms. Also, rocker-sole shoes exhibited lower peak pressure under the lesser toes and midfoot, while orthoses increased peak pressure in these areas

December 07, 2015

Researchers Assess Contaminants in New York City’s Community Gardens

While community gardens provide benefits including urban green space, opportunities for recreation, art expression, social gathering, and improved diets, urban gardening may also increase the opportunity for exposure to common urban soil contaminants such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).

December 07, 2015

Screenbased Activities Can’t Replace Personal Interactions Necessary for Infants’ Development

A new article stresses the importance of direct interactions with family members for infants’ development and finds no scientific evidence for benefits of iPad or DVD programs, which in fact might even cause language delays.

12:00 AM EST December 07, 2015

Study Identifies Characteristics that May Increase a Breast Cancer Survivor’s Risk of Developing Leukemia Following Treatment

A new analysis indicates that certain characteristics may increase a breast cancer survivor’s risk of developing leukemia after undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings are a first step toward finding ways to prevent this serious and potentially life-threatening treatment-related complication.

12:00 AM EST December 03, 2015

Research Provides Insights on How to Improve Face Transplants

Over 30 face transplants have been performed to date, but little is known about the long-term outcomes of recipients. A new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation reveals that faces, when transplanted, change their appearance based on the bone structure of the recipient, and they seem to age at an accelerated rate.

December 03, 2015

Study Aims to Set Priorities for Stillbirth Research

Stillbirth, which in the UK refers to the death of a fetus after 24 weeks of pregnancy, is under-researched compared with other pregnancy outcomes. Also, while many pregnancy conditions result from a single cause, stillbirth could be the endpoint of different pregnancy complications such as fetal growth restriction, congenital anomalies, or infection.

December 01, 2015

SilverCloud Health and Wiley Launch Space from Diabetes Program

 

First online therapeutic solution to tackle the physical and emotional challenges associated with self-managing Type 2 Diabetes