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12:00 AM EDT May 21, 2014

More maternal mental health surveillance is needed, suggests new study

Maternal depression is more common at four years following childbirth than at any other time in the first 12 months after childbirth, and there needs to be a greater focus on maternal mental health, suggests a new study published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

May 20, 2014

E-Cigarettes Can Help Smokers to Quit, New Research Shows

People attempting to quit smoking without professional help are approximately 60% more likely to report succeeding if they use e-cigarettes.

May 19, 2014

11 Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery, and a Boardroom

By simply shifting focus away from short-term goals and financial gain toward more effectively serving the people on their teams, leaders can create conditions for superior long-term results while simultaneously making the world a better place. In his new book, Matt Tenney, shares lessons to help leaders achieve higher levels of lasting success while also living a more fulfilling life.  

May 19, 2014

On the Rocketship charter schools

Richard Whitmire describes how Rocketship Schools developed.

May 19, 2014

The Carpenter Reveals Why the Simple Act of Caring is the Most Powerful Business Strategy of All

Bestselling author Jon Gordon returns with his most inspiring book yet  filled with powerful lessons and the greatest success strategies.

May 19, 2014

Can Popularist Far-Right Keep Europe’s Conservative Parries Out of Office?

Political Studies analyses how and why Conservative Party members defect to UKIP

May 19, 2014

Citizen Scientists Map the Flyways of North American Birds

New research in the Journal of Biogeography uses citizen science to explore America's flyways

May 19, 2014

Different Types of El Niño Have Different Effects on Global Temperature

Geophysical Research Letters reports that some types of El Niño could explain recent decade-scale slowdowns in global warming.

May 19, 2014

Does a Rose-Tinted Portrayal of Past Nursing Legitimatise Health Policies?

Journal of Advanced Nursing explores how health coverage in the British media often compares nurses with an idealized ‘golden age’ a comparison which can distort public perception and serve to legitimize retrograde government policies.

May 19, 2014

Does birth control impact women's choice of sexual partners?

Birth control is used worldwide by more than 60 million women. Since its introduction, it has changed certain aspects of women’s lives including family roles, gender roles and social life. New research in The Journal of Sexual Medicine found a link between birth control and women’s preferences for psychophysical traits in a sexual mate

May 19, 2014

Reform and Redirection: National Nursing Body Looks to the Future of Nursing Research

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) has recently launched the NINR Innovative Questions (IQ) Initiative, an effort to address emerging health needs by engaging the scientific community and the public in shaping the future of nursing science.

May 19, 2014

Teens who participate in sports show lower levels of hazardous drinking

New research in Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health aims to find the relationship between participation in organized sports and an increase in hazardous drinking. Unlike previous research, the study focused on an underrepresented group – young offenders – adolescents who were either excluded from school or involved with the justice system.

May 15, 2014

Great Leadership Equals Great Decision-Making

In PIVOT POINTS, expert Julia Tang Peters identifies the five pivotal decisions every leader must make, pinpointing decision-making styles that can advance or stall careers and organizations



7:00 PM EDT May 14, 2014

Zinc Supplementation Boosts Immune System in Children, Cochrane Review Finds

Zinc supplements reduce diarrhoea and other infections in malnourished children, and may prevent death, according to a new study published in The Cochrane Library. The study is the first Cochrane systematic review to focus on zinc as a means to prevent childhood death, including deaths caused by diarrhoea, one of the biggest killers of under-fives.

May 13, 2014

New Study Indicates Loss of West Antarctic Glaciers Appears Unstoppable

Geophysical Research Letters finds a rapidly melting section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet appears to be in an irreversible state of decline, with nothing to stop the glaciers in this area from melting into the sea.


May 12, 2014

Dr. D. Michael Lindsay Explores The Fundamental Traits that Carried 550 CEOs, Government Leaders, and Executives to the Top in New Book

A View from the Top brings readers inside the corridors of power and relates the personal stories and powerful findings from the decade-long Platinum Study of 550 elite Americans.

May 12, 2014

Seven Principles of Business Transformation Through Functional Integration

Connected By Design explains how functional integration drove the transformation of market-leading companies as diverse as Nike, General Motors, McCormick & Co., and Activision to establish authentic brand relationships with their customers, enter new categories, and develop new sources of income.

12:00 AM EDT May 12, 2014

Current Guidelines Underestimate US Cervical Cancer Incidence and Older Women’s Risk of Developing the Disease

Rates of cervical cancer in American women may be higher than previously thought, and the disease may arise most often at an age when adequately screened women are advised to stop getting screened. The findings come from a new study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The results should be taken into consideration when the national guidelines for cervical cancer screening are reviewed.

May 08, 2014

Wiley Announces Breaking Banks — Reports from Front Line of Financial Services Disruption

Interviews with leading experts who are involved in the reform and disruption of the retail financial services industry to reveal the new core competencies that make business tick

May 08, 2014

Urine Test Best Detects Alcohol Use in Liver Transplant Candidates, Recipients

Researchers from Italy confirm that urinary ethyl glucuronide (uEtG) accurately detects alcohol consumption in liver transplant candidates and recipients. The study published in Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society, suggests that a combination of uEtG and the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test for alcohol consumption (AUDIT-c) are best in alerting doctors to alcohol consumption by patients undergoing evaluation for liver transplantation or who have received liver transplants.