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August 17, 2015

Liver Problems Will Likely Increase in Adults

Liver diseases affect hundreds of millions of people and cause significant illness and death. A new study indicates that liver scarring (or fibrosis), which can ultimately lead to liver failure, is fairly common.

August 17, 2015

Long-Term Brain Changes Persist Years after Drug Abuse and Recovery

It’s known that brain changes are present in drug addicts even when they have been abstinent for a short period of time. Now new research shows that alterations persist in long-term abstinent heroin-depended individuals as well.

August 17, 2015

Oral Contraceptives May Impact Aspects of Arthritis in Women

New research indicates that use of oral contraceptives may provide benefits for women with inflammatory arthritis.

August 17, 2015

To What Extent Are Condoms Responsible for Erection Difficulties

Research indicates that the use of condoms may cause some men to experience erection difficulties. However, in a study of 479 heterosexual men who used condoms and were 18 to 24 years old, those who reported condom-associated erection problems were also more likely to experience more generalized erection difficulties.

August 17, 2015

Weight Levels Dropped in Greek Children During the Economic Crisis

A new study indicates that for a 2.5 year period shortly before and during the early years of the Greek economic crisis, the prevalence of overweight and obesity decreased in Greek schoolchildren. This was accompanied by an increase in the prevalence of normal weight children and a slight increase in the prevalence of underweight children.

12:00 AM EDT August 13, 2015

Depression, Stress, Anxiety and Anger Compound Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in RA Patients

New research reveals that depressive symptoms, stress, anxiety, and anger and lack of social support in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were linked to atherosclerosis—a build-up of fatty deposits in the arteries that contributes to cardiovascular disease. The study published in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), suggests that screening and treatment of psychosocial symptoms may curb the cardiovascular disease burden in RA patients.

12:00 AM EDT August 10, 2015

How Religious and Spiritual Beliefs Relate to Cancer Patients’ Physical, Mental, and Social Well-Being

Research reveals that most individuals with cancer have religious and spiritual beliefs, or derive comfort from religious and spiritual experiences. But what impact does this have on patients’ health?

12:00 AM EDT August 05, 2015

Music Played During Surgeries May Hinder Communication and Impact Patient Safety

Music is currently played in approximately 50% to 70% of surgical operations performed worldwide. In a new study of 20 operations conducted in the UK, repeated requests—for example, for a surgical instrument—were 5 times more likely to occur in surgeries with music than in those without.

August 03, 2015

Unsuccessful Fertility Treatments Not Linked with Clinically Diagnosed Depression in Women

An analysis of data on more than 41,000 Danish women who received assisted reproductive fertility treatment shows that unsuccessful treatment is not linked with an increased risk of clinically diagnosed depression compared with successful treatment.

July 30, 2015

Wiley announces strong performance in 2015 Journal Citation Reports release

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced a strong performance in Thomson Reuters® 2015 Journal Citation Reports (JCR) release.

July 30, 2015

Why Female Physicians Are Paid Less than Men

In a survey of hospital medical physicians across the United States, women made nearly $15,000 less than their male counterparts, with a portion of this disparity explained by female doctors’ tendency to prioritize collegiality and control over personal time, rather than substantial pay

July 27, 2015

Antibiotic resistance in Australia

Better matching between pack size and recommended dosages may help combat antibiotic resistance.

July 27, 2015

Kids bounce their way to injury

More children are being injured in trampoline accidents, despite continuing efforts to improve the equipment’s safety.

12:00 AM EDT July 27, 2015

Many Young Cancer Patients May Have Limited Awareness of Fertility Preservation Options

A new study points to the need for increased awareness of fertility preservation options for young patients with cancer. 

12:00 AM EDT July 24, 2015

Study Identifies Risks Related to Falling in Patients with COPD

In a recent year-long study, 40% of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) experienced falls, with more than 75% of these falling multiple times.

12:00 AM EDT July 22, 2015

Targeting the strain of bacteria that causes ulcers may help prevent stomach cancer

A new review published in the Cochrane Libraryindicates that eradicating Helicobacter pylori bacterium— the main cause of stomach ulcers - with a short course of therapy comprising two commonly used medicines may help to reduce the risk of gastric cancer. 

July 20, 2015

Alcohol Consumption Linked to Lower Disability in Patients with Chronic Pain

In a study of 2239 individuals with chronic widespread pain, the key feature of fibromyalgia, those who regularly consumed alcohol had lower levels of disability than those who never or rarely drank.

July 20, 2015

How Effective is Total Knee Replacement in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis?

In a new study that assessed the effects of total knee replacement in rheumatoid arthritis patients versus osteoarthritis patients, researchers found that the surgery is highly effective in reducing knee pain and also provides benefits in other subjective quality of life indices in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Improvements were not as great as those experienced by osteoarthritis patients, however.

July 20, 2015

What is a Good Looking Penis?

In a new study, women considered the position and shape of the urethral opening to be the least important aspects of a penis’ appearance.

July 14, 2015

In a new Journal of the American Geriatrics study, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients in remission who were randomized to LQG demonstrated marked improvements in their lung function

In a new Journal of the American Geriatrics study, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients in remission who were randomized to LQG demonstrated marked improvements in their lung function, general health, mental health, and quality of life after 6 months compared with patients randomized to a control group.