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October 21, 2013

Students Using Fake ID to Buy Alcohol More Likely to Develop Disorders

From: Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

October 21, 2013

Study Assesses Prevalence of PTSD in U.S. Following Redefinition

From: Journal of Traumatic Stress

October 18, 2013

Maternal and Infant Patient Safety Explored in Journal of Leading Nursing Association

A new series of articles can be used to expand the current knowledge about patient safety in perinatal settings with a special emphasis on insights from nurses. This latest In Focus series, Patient Safety and Quality of Care, appears in the September/October 2013 issue of the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN), published by the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN). The authors of the articles in the series investigate informed decision making during maternity care, underwater birth, emergency room triage for pregnant women, and communication of healthcare providers during treatment.

October 17, 2013

Celebrating the Work of the 2013 Nobel Laureates

Wiley congratulates the winners of all the 2013 Nobel Prizes and is pleased to learn that ten laureates have published work in Wiley titles.

October 17, 2013

Diabete Meal Planning & Nutrition For Dummies

Author Toby Smithson discusses her new book Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition For Dummies.

12:00 AM EDT October 15, 2013

1 in 10 Women Drink a Little Alcohol While Pregnant

Researchers in Norway found that negative affectivity is linked to light alcohol use and binge drinking during pregnancy. Results published in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, a journal of the Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology, show 16% of women had light alcohol use in the first trimester and 10% in the second trimester. Binge drinking occurred in 12% of women during their first trimester and 0.5% in the second trimester.

October 15, 2013

Alcohol-related violence: Is “glassing” the big issue?

Contrary to public perception, “glassing” incidents, particularly at licensed venues, constitute a relatively small proportion of all alcohol-related violence.

12:00 AM EDT October 14, 2013

Adolescents’ Weight and Socioeconomic Status May Affect Their Risk of Developing Esophageal and Gastric Cancer Later in Life

Overweight adolescents were twice as likely as their normal weight peers to later develop esophageal cancer in a recent study from Israel. The study, which is published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, also found that lower socioeconomic status as well as immigration from higher risk countries were important determinants of gastric cancer.

12:00 AM EDT October 14, 2013

Muscles and Meth: Drug Analog Identified in ‘Craze’ Workout Supplement

An international team of scientists have identified potentially dangerous amounts of methamphetamine analog in the workout supplement Craze, a product widely sold across the U.S. and online. The study, published in Drug Testing and Analysis, was prompted by a spate of failed athletic drug tests. The results reveal the presence of methamphetamine analog N,α-DEPEA, which has not been safely tested for human consumption, in three samples.

October 08, 2013

Generation Gap in Authors' Open Access Views and Experience, Reveals Wiley Survey

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced the results of its 2013 author survey on open access, with over eight thousand respondents from across Wiley’s journal portfolio. The survey is a follow up to Wiley’s 2012 open access author survey and is the second such survey conducted by Wiley. This year new sections were added including research funding and article licenses.

October 07, 2013

Wiley Congratulates Winners of 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Wiley is pleased to learn that the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 2013 to James E. Rothman, Randy W. Schekman, and Thomas C. Südhof.

October 07, 2013

Wiley and The Cochrane Collaboration Launch Cochrane Learning

The Cochrane Collaboration and John Wiley & Sons, Inc., (NYSE:JWa, JWb), the publisher of The Cochrane Library and Wiley Health Learning activities, today announced that they have extended their partnership by launching a new health professional development resource called Cochrane Learning

12:00 AM EDT October 03, 2013

Updated Systemic Sclerosis Criteria Improve Disease Classification

New classification criteria for systemic sclerosis have just been published and are more sensitive than the 1980 criteria, enabling earlier identification and treatment of this disabling autoimmune disease. The 2013 criteria, developed by a joint committee commissioned by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR), are published in the ACR journal, Arthritis & Rheumatism.

October 02, 2013

Alcoholism Treatment Before, After Liver Transplantation Reduces Relapse

New research reports that liver transplant recipients who receive substance abuse treatment before and after transplantation have much lower alcohol relapse rates than those untreated or only treated prior to transplantation. A second study determines that continued alcohol abuse following liver transplantation decreases graft survival, further highlighting the importance of preventing alcohol relapse. Both studies are published in Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society.

October 02, 2013

Australia’s antibiotic crisis

Resistance to antibiotics is fast evolving into a global public health crisis. Professor Chris Del Mar from Bond University said increased resistance may mean that many routine infections could not be treated with antibiotics. Major surgery, organ transplantation and cancer chemotherapy could potentially become out of safe reach.

October 02, 2013

Measles vaccination hits the spot

A more mobile work force is increasing the risk of measles outbreaks. Paul Burgess from NT Centre for Disease Control, and colleagues, used a case study of ‘fly-in fly-out’ workers on an offshore industrial vessel to highlight how easy it is for measles to spread over large distances, both domestically and internationally.

October 01, 2013

Doctors’ Network Increases Adverse Drug Reaction Reports

From: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology

October 01, 2013

Four Years’ Adalimumab Therapy Maintains Clinical Remission in Crohn’s Disease

From: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics

September 26, 2013

Study Reveals Differences in Post-Operative Complications Across Race, Ethnicity, and Sex in Older Patients

Older black and Hispanic patients have a greater risk than white patients of developing complications following surgery, a difference that can be explained by a patients' gender and pre-existing medical conditions. These findings, which are published today in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS), indicate that efforts to carefully evaluate risk factors prior to surgery need more attention, particularly for older minority patients.