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12:00 AM EDT August 11, 2014

One in Six Lupus Patients Readmitted to Hospital within 30 days of Discharge

A new study reveals that one in six patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of being discharged. Results published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), show that black and Hispanic SLE patients were more likely to be readmitted than white patients. Readmissions among patients insured by Medicare or Medicaid were also more likely compared to patients covered by private insurance.

12:00 AM EDT August 11, 2014

U.S. Lung Cancer Rates Vary by Subtype, Sex, Race/Ethnicity, and Age

A new analysis confirms that US lung cancer rates are declining overall, but it also uncovers previously unrecognized trends related to cancer subtype, sex, race/ethnicity, and age.

12:00 AM EDT August 06, 2014

Healthy diet set early in life

Promoting a healthy diet from infancy is important to prevent childhood obesity and the onset of chronic disease.
This is the finding from a study published in the latest issue of Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health.

12:00 AM EDT August 06, 2014

Nutrition an issue for Indigenous Australians

Nutrition has not been given enough priority in national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health policy in recent years.
This is the finding from a study published in the latest issue of Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health.

August 05, 2014

You Can Do This: Hope and Help for New Teachers

Reignite your passion for teaching while discovering ways to cope with the profession’s challenges

August 04, 2014

The 5 Mistakes Every Investor Makes And How to Avoid Them

The 5 Mistakes Every Investor Makes offers investors an accessible guide that can dramatically improve investment performance, reduce stress, substantially increase the probability of achieving investment goals, and even improve quality of life.

 

August 04, 2014

Animalistic Descriptions of Violent Crimes Increase Punishment of Perpetrators

Describing criminals and criminal activities with animal metaphors leads to more retaliation against perpetrators by inducing the perception that they’re likely to continue engaging in violence, a new Aggressive Behavior study suggests.

August 04, 2014

How should flood risk assessments be done in a changing climate?

Growing consensus on climate and land use change means that it is reasonable to assume, at the very least, that flood levels in a region may change. Then why, ask Rosner et al. in a new study, do the dominant risk assessment techniques used to decide whether to build new flood protection infrastructure nearly always start with an assumption of “no trend” in flood behavior?

August 04, 2014

Humane Strategy Reduces Shark Attacks

A simple and humane technique may be an effective strategy to reduce human encounters with sharks without harming populations of threatened shark species.

August 04, 2014

Inadequately Managed Allergies Cause Significant Economic Burden in Europe

New research indicates that avoidable indirect costs per patient insufficiently treated for allergy equal 2,405.00 Euros per year due to absence from work and reduced working capacity. On the other hand, appropriate therapy is available at an average cost of 125 Euros per patient annually, which represents only 5% of the cost of untreated disease.

August 04, 2014

Maternal Singing During Skin-to-Skin Contact Benefits Both Preterm Infants and Their Mothers

A mother who sings to her preterm infant while providing ‘kangaroo care,’ or holding with direct skin-to-skin contact, may see improvements in both her child’s and her own health. The finding comes from an Acta Paediatrica study of 86 mother-infant pairs in a neonatal intensive care unit in Meir Hospital in Israel.

August 04, 2014

Media Exposure and Sympathetic Nervous System Reactivity Predict PTSD Symptoms in Adolescents

In a Depression and Anxiety study that surveyed youth following the terrorist attack at the 2013 Boston marathon, adolescents with lower levels of sympathetic reactivity (the flight or fight response) before the attack developed posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms only following high exposure to media coverage of the attack. Adolescents with high levels of sympathetic reactivity developed higher levels of PTSD symptoms regardless of how much media coverage they saw.

August 04, 2014

Most Gay and Bisexual Men in the United States Have Used Lubricants During Sexual Activity

More than 90% of gay and bisexual men in the United States have used lubricants to enhance a wide range of sexual activities, including but not limited to anal intercourse, researchers report in a Journal of Sexual Medicine study.

August 04, 2014

Patients with Hypoventilation May Need Supplemental Oxygen On-Board Flights

Severely overweight people who suffer from hypoventilation can have abnormally low levels of oxygen (hypoxaemia) in their blood during air travel as a result of reduced atmospheric pressure in the cabin of aircrafts.

August 04, 2014

Study Assesses Shark Attacks on Atlantic Spotted Dolphins Near The Bahamas

A Marine Mammal Science analysis on failed shark attacks on the approximately 120 Atlantic spotted dolphins that are residents of the waters near Bimini, The Bahamas, has found that a total of 14 dolphins (15% of 92 cataloged animals) showed some sign of shark attack, and a further 15 (16%) exhibited scars that could not conclusively be classified as shark induced or not.

August 04, 2014

Study Examines Viewers’ Role in American Death Penalty Films

Over the course of the last 100 years or more, many scenes of execution in American film have offered intimate knowledge of executions, giving viewers a privileged ‘backstage’ gaze of an execution not available outside film, the chance to see what executioners see, and a chance to understand the condemned’s experience as he awaits death.

August 04, 2014

Study Provides Insights on Whale Shark Populations and Evidence for their Historic Rise and Recent Decline

In the largest study on the genetics of whale sharks conducted to date, researchers found that the world’s biggest fish likely exist in 2 distinct populations with minimal connectivity between the Indo-Pacific and the Atlantic Ocean. The findings suggest that mixing of whale sharks between the Indian and Atlantic was and is rare.

August 04, 2014

Very Early Treatment May Be Key to Combatting Inherited Metabolic Disorder

A European Journal of Neuroscience study suggests that it is critical to treat lysosomal storage disorders early, before symptoms arise. These genetic disorders, which are caused by the malfunction of enzymes that normally degrade various substances within cells, lead to numerous ailments including neurological problems.

July 29, 2014

101 Ways to Save Money on Your Tax - Legally! 2014-2015

101 Ways to Save Money on Your Tax - Legally! 2014-2015

July 29, 2014

Above the Line: How to Create a Company Culture That Engages Employees, Delights Customers And Delivers Results

Above the Line: How to Create a Company Culture That Engages Employees, Delights Customers And Delivers Results