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September 08, 2014

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon?

 

The secrets behind China's extraordinary educational system – good, bad and ugly

 

September 08, 2014

Wiley and Glassdoor Collaborate to Create Employer Branding For Dummies

New e-book helps marketers, recruiters and HR professionals develop a compelling employer brand

September 08, 2014

World’s Top Business Leaders Offer Their Insights on Uniting People, Profits and Planet for Lasting Profitability and Success in New Book

The Breakthrough Challenge: 10 Ways to Connect Today's Profits With Tomorrow's Bottom Line (WILEY; July 2014; Hardcover & eBook; ISBN978-1-118-53969-9; $28.00) by John Elkington and Jochen Zeitz is based on the pioneer work of The B TEAM, a global nonprofit initiative redefining business as a driving force for social, environmental and economic benefit.

12:00 AM EDT September 08, 2014

Many Patients in Cancer Centers May Not Experience a Dignified Death

A new study that surveyed physicians and nurses in hospitals within cancer centers in Germany suggests that many patients there do not experience a dignified death. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates the need for cancer centers to invest more in palliative care services, adequate rooms for dying patients, staff training in end-of-life care, and advance-care-planning standards.

September 04, 2014

The Naked CEO: The truth you need to build a big life

The Naked CEO: The truth you need to build a big life 

12:01 AM EDT September 03, 2014

Unplanned Births Out-of-Hospital Increases Risk of Infant Mortality

New research reveals that unplanned births out-of-hospital in Norway are associated with higher infant mortality. The findings published in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, a journal of the Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology, indicate that young women who have given birth at least once before (multiparous) and those living in remote areas are more likely to have unplanned deliveries, which may increase the risk of death in newborns.

September 03, 2014

Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography to Publish with Wiley

John Wiley and Sons Inc. announced today its selection by the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) to publish their highly regarded portfolio of journals focused on marine and inland water systems.

September 03, 2014

Message Not Received

Most companies are full of bad communication -- but they can get better.

September 03, 2014

Liver Injury Caused by Herbals, Dietary Supplements Rises in Study Population

New research shows that liver injury caused by herbals and dietary supplements increased from 7% to 20% in a U.S. study group over a ten-year period. According to the study published in Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, liver injury caused by non-bodybuilding supplements is most severe, occurring more often in middle-aged women and more frequently resulting in death or the need for transplantation than liver injury from bodybuilding supplements or conventional medications.

 

September 02, 2014

Wiley First Quarter 2015 Conference Call Schedule Tuesday, September 9, 2014 10 a.m. EDT

Wiley will release its first quarter results prior to market open on Tuesday, September 9, 2014.  The Company has scheduled a conference call beginning at 10 a.m. EDT that day to discuss the results. 

September 02, 2014

Adventures in Minecraft

Written especially for 11 to 15 year olds, this book in the 'Adentures in...' series explores the world of Minecraft programming. 

September 02, 2014

Harvard Professors Release Guide to Help Civic Leaders Leverage Data for Responsive Governance

The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance provides a compelling model for the future of more effective local government; part of the Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center’s Data-Smart City Solutions initiative.

September 02, 2014

A Handsome Face Could Mean Lower Semen Quality

Contrary to what one might expect, facial masculinity was negatively associated with semen quality in a recent Journal of Evolutionary Biology study. As increased levels of testosterone have been demonstrated to impair sperm production, this finding may indicate a trade-off between investments in secondary sexual signaling (i.e. facial masculinity) and fertility.

September 02, 2014

Aging Gracefully: Diving Seabirds Shed Light on Declines with Age

Scientists who studied long-lived diving birds, which represent valuable models to examine aging in the wild, found that blood oxygen stores, resting metabolism and thyroid hormone levels all declined with age, although diving performance did not. Apparently, physiological changes do occur with age in long-lived species, but they may have no detectable effect on behavioral performance.

September 02, 2014

Coming or Going? How Scottish Independence Could Affect Migration

In light of the upcoming referendum on whether Scotland should be an independent country, researchers present a set of predictions of the possible effects on internal and international migration.

September 02, 2014

Console Games and Climate Change - Researchers Reveal Carbon Emissions of PlayStation®3 Game Distribution

It’s not always true that digital distribution of media will have lower carbon emissions than distribution by physical means, at least when file sizes are large. That’s the conclusion of a study published in Yale’s Journal of Industrial Ecology that looked at the carbon footprint of games for consoles such as PlayStation®3.

September 02, 2014

Could Poor Stomach Absorption of Drugs Reduce Autism Medications’ Effectiveness?

Recent research has revealed that many children and adults with autism experience gastrointestinal symptoms and that such symptoms can impact the absorption and availability of medications.

September 02, 2014

Media Coverage of a Celebrity Suicide Can Cause a Large-Scale Copycat Effect

Researchers who analyzed media coverage of the suicide of a national actress in South Korea and its impact on subsequent suicides found that the number of suicide-related articles surged around 80 times in the week after a suicide compared with the week prior.

September 02, 2014

Muslim Headscarf May Buffer Against Negative Body Image Among Women

Researchers have found that British Muslim women who wear a hijab generally have more positive body image, are less reliant on media messages about beauty ideals, and place less importance on appearance than those who do not wear a hijab. These effects appear to be driven by use of a hijab specifically, rather than religiosity.

September 02, 2014

New Name for Symptoms Associated with Menopause

Experts who reviewed the terminology associated with genitourinary tract symptoms related to menopause—currently referred to as vulvovaginal atrophy—have agreed that the term genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) is a medically more accurate, all-encompassing, and a more publicly acceptable term. Their thoughts are published in a recent Journal of Sexual Medicine article.