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October 19, 2015

Boosting Levels of a Key Growth Factor May Help Prevent Cardiovascular Disease

New research indicates that low levels of a growth factor called stem cell factor (SCF)—which is thought to be important for blood vessel repair—are linked with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

October 19, 2015

Gout Risk High in Patients with Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea may increase the risk of developing gout, a new study shows.

October 19, 2015

Hearing Aids May Help Keep Hearing-Impaired Older Adults Mentally Sharp

Hearing loss is linked with accelerated cognitive decline in older adults, but the use of hearing aids may help safeguard seniors’ memory and thinking skills.

October 19, 2015

High-Fat Diet May Cause Changes in the Brain that Lead to Anxiety and Depression

A new study in mice reveals that increased body weight and high blood sugar as a result of consuming a high-fat diet may cause anxiety and depressive symptoms and measurable changes in the brain.

October 19, 2015

How Wind Might Impact Birds’ Migration Routes

For centuries, scientists have been working to unravel the many mysteries of bird migration, studying where birds go, how they find their way, and how much of the information they need is inherited and how much is learned.

October 19, 2015

Low Quality of Life and Depression May Contribute to Erectile Dysfunction in Men with Sleep Apnea

Burdens related to poor sleep may put men with sleep apnea at increased risk of erectile dysfunction.

October 19, 2015

Studies Address Psychological and Behavioral Aspects of Cancer Care

A special issue of Psycho-Oncology highlights the behavioral aspects of cancer care, which involves care provided by clinicians including psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, and social workers.

October 19, 2015

Study Examines the Effects of Childhood Trauma on Later Sexual Well-Being

Among 96 former Swiss indentured child laborers, 22 individuals showed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and 53 reported having experienced childhood trauma. Men reported a significantly higher prevalence of both sexual concerns and dysfunctional sexual behavior compared with women.

October 19, 2015

Wind Turbines May Reduce Breeding Success of White-Tailed Eagles

While renewable energy sources such as wind power will play an increasingly important role in climate change mitigation, new research reveals that the breeding success of species such as the white-tailed eagle can be significantly reduced by wind power generation on a large scale, possibly due to collision mortality.

October 14, 2015

Wiley and ASME Announce Co-Branding Agreement

Global publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the premier society for mechanical engineers, announced today an agreement to develop and publish a co-branded imprint of mechanical engineering books.

October 14, 2015

New Book Redefines Innovation: The Innovative Mindset Imparts Set of Behaviors That Can Transform How We Act

When the curtain goes up, improvisational comedy actors step into their roles as master innovators, working without a script. For the past 15 years, John Sweeney and Elena Imaretska have shared those razor-sharp improv-based behaviors and skills with hundreds of top companies, demonstrating to everyone from CEOs to interns how living in the mindset of discovery can ignite a culture of innovation.

October 14, 2015

Persuade: Using the seven drivers of motivation to master influence and persuasion

An expert in influence and persuasion, Hesketh’s new book Persuade draws on scientific studies to explain the psychological drivers that motivate people. Through this, he offers readers valuable insights to help them increase their motivation, improve their relationships, negotiate more effectively, get people to like them and ultimately get their own way more often.

October 14, 2015

The Dilemma of Screening for Prostate Cancer

Primary care providers are put in a difficult position when screening their male patients for prostate cancer—some guidelines suggest that testing the general population lacks evidence whereas others state that it is appropriate in certain patients. Now a new perspective piece offers some guidance on when to screen patients and how to involve them in decisions about screening and treatment.

12:00 AM EDT October 13, 2015

Cancer Survivors Often Have Poor Diets, Which Can Affect their Long-Term Health

While most cancer survivors in the United States are motivated to seek information about food choices and dietary changes to improve their health, a new study comparing their dietary patterns to federal guidelines indicates that they often fall short. 

12:00 AM EDT October 12, 2015

Trends in Travel Over 5 Decades: We’re Traveling Farther But Not More Often

The most striking trend of the past half-century is that individuals are travelling further but not more often. The total number of trips people make on average in a year has remained fairly stable since 1965, as has the time we spend travelling, but the distance we travel has almost doubled over the same period.

October 07, 2015

Envestnet's Jay Hummel Offers Professionals Advice on Succession Planning in New Book

Written to outline the considerations and strategies that lead to a better future for businesses, the book shares the insight of both company founders and successors, including 27 executives from the financial-services, accounting and legal industries, including Fidelity's head of the RIA segment, Bob Oros, Pershing Advisor Solutions Chief Executive Officer Mark Tibergien, Schwab's head of Advisor Services, Executive Vice President, Bernie Clark and Envestnet's President Bill Crager.

October 06, 2015

Critical Selling

Critical Selling is a dynamic and powerful guide for transforming your sales approach and outperforming your competition.

October 06, 2015

Fanatical Prospecting

Fanatical Prospecting by Jeb Blount is filled with the high-powered strategies, techniques, and tools you need to fill your pipeline with high quality opportunities.

October 06, 2015

It's Not Rocket Science

It's Not Rocket Science by Dave Anderson is the common sense guide to putting away flavor-of-the-month toys and getting down to the business of mastering the art of execution.

October 06, 2015

Leading Across New Borders

CAN’T NOT DO provides the tools and answers to convert positive intention into positive action, not only with compelling narratives of people who have done it, but by distilling the core lessons learned by successful social change leaders to become more effective. Through foundational questions, personal evaluations, and concrete instruction, Shoemaker shares the necessary wisdom to achieve real progress.