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January 20, 2015

Mortality-To-Incidence Equation Helps Identify Global Disparities in Cancer Screening and Treatment

Disparities in cancer screening, incidence, treatment, and survival are worsening globally. In a new study on colorectal cancer, researchers found that the mortality-to-incidence ratio (MIR) can help identify whether a country has a higher mortality than might be expected based on cancer incidence. Countries with lower-than-expected MIRs have strong national health systems characterized by formal colorectal cancer screening programs. Conversely, countries with higher-than-expected MIRs are more likely to lack such screening programs.

January 20, 2015

Public Attitude Toward Tiger Farming and Tiger Conservation

The wild tiger Panthera tigris is considered critically endangered, and it faces unprecedented threats, including habitat loss and fragmentation, depletion of prey, and continued illegal poaching for trade of tiger bones for traditional medicine and skins for ornamentation and collection.

January 20, 2015

Regular Exercise May Boost Brain Health in Adults

In the brain, blood flow and cognitive function peak during young adulthood, but a new study of 52 young women found that oxygen availability, which is known to positively relate to brain health and function, is higher in adults who exercise regularly. Women who exercised on a regular basis had higher oxygen availability in the anterior frontal region of the brain and performed best on difficult cognitive tasks.

January 20, 2015

Staff at Psychiatric Hospitals Often Face Threats of Physical Violence

In a survey of 348 workers at a large psychiatric hospital, 99% of the staff reported verbal conflict with patients, and 70% reported being assaulted during the previous 12 months. Verbal conflict with other staff was also high, at 92%.

January 20, 2015

Technique Reveals Age of Planetary Materials

The key to understanding the geologic history of the Solar System is knowing the ages of planetary rocks. Researchers have developed an instrument that is not only capable of dating rocks, but also is composed entirely of technology that can be miniaturized for spaceflight.

 

January 20, 2015

Vegetation Can Help Prevent Soil Erosion Due to Wind

Dust from soil erosion due to wind can affect human health, traffic, and, on a larger scale, climate. Investigators compared different models that quantify how the wind energy spreads over an herbaceous surface using data from the Sahel region of Africa, where estimates of dust emissions remain uncertain. They found that the modeling tools give results in reasonable agreement, indicating that vegetation can decrease the amount of dust emitted from soil erosion by 6% to 26% in mass compared with bare soil.

January 16, 2015

Agricultural Finance: From Crops to Land, Water and Infrastructure

Leading industry expert in commodity derivatives publishes first book to deal comprehensively with the subject of Agricultural Finance

January 16, 2015

Author Stephen Brookfield on his favorite of his own books

Author Stephen Brookfield answers the question, "What is your favorite of your own books?"

January 16, 2015

Getting a Big Data Job For Dummies

Book trailer for Getting a Big Data Job For Dummies

January 15, 2015

30 Minute Reads: The Business skills collection

A new series of ebooks published by Capstone designed to help readers who want to improve their personal effectiveness at work and make life more productive, less painful and more successful.

January 15, 2015

Wiley Announces Project Management 2.0

Get connected and improve outcomes with a more modern approach to project management

January 15, 2015

Wiley Announces Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race

Learn to talk openly, honestly, and effectively about race and why it’s dangerous to stay silent

January 15, 2015

Wiley Announces: Using Evidence of Student Learning to Improve Higher Education

Understand how student learning outcomes assessment enhances student accomplishment and increases institutional effectiveness

12:00 AM EST January 15, 2015

Lower Mortality Rates Among Asian and Hispanic Lupus Patients

A new study by researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts reveals that Asian and Hispanic patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have lower mortality rates compared to Black, White, or Native Americans with the disease. Findings published in Arthritis & Rheumatology,a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), indicate that the risk for death among White patients is much lower than in Black and Native American SLE patients.

January 14, 2015

How to Transform Your Limitations Into Advantages and Why It’s Everyone’s Business

A Beautiful Constraint presenst case studies based on the authors' interviews with high-profile individuals and teams in disciplines as varied as marketing, supply chain, race car engineering, design, agronomy, and education, all of whom had turned apparent constraints into sources of possibility and advantage.

7:00 PM EST January 13, 2015

The Challenges of Providing Obstetric Care during an Ebola Epidemic

Obstetric interventions during an Ebola epidemic are deeply challenging say two new commentaries published today (14 January) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG).

January 13, 2015

Anonymous blogger of The Banker's Umbrella launches new book on dark pools and HFT

Jay Vaananen, a private banker and university lecturer, has revealed himself as the anonymous writer of The Banker’s Umbrella to coincide with the publication of his new book on the divisive subject of dark pools.

January 12, 2015

Dinosaur Derivatives and Other Trades

In Dinosaur Derivatives, Jeremy Josse illustrates how the financial world is alive with possibilities of strange and sometimes wonderful conundrums.

January 12, 2015

Win the Game of Googleopoly

Sean Bradley shows you how to rank higher in search results with Win the Game of Googleopoly, his guide to SEO and content building supremacy.

12:00 AM EST January 12, 2015

Many Cancer Survivors Have Unmet Physical and Mental Needs Related to their Disease and its Treatment

Even decades after being cured, many cancer survivors face physical and mental challenges resulting from their disease and its treatment. That’s the conclusion of a new study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The findings could help clinicians and other experts develop interventions that are tailored to the specific types of problems and concerns that cancer survivors may experience.