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February 18, 2014

Rethinking the Big Sleep: New Research Explains How General Anesthesia Works

New research in BioEssays explores underlying neurological mechanics behind general anesthetic

February 13, 2014

Wiley to Publish Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria

Wiley announce a new partnership with Bergey’s Manual Trust, which will see Wiley publish Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria

12:00 AM EST February 13, 2014

Could Restless Sleep Cause Widespread Pain in Older Folks?

Researchers in the U.K. report that non-restorative sleep is the strongest, independent predictor of widespread pain onset among adults over the age of 50. 

February 13, 2014

Muscle Loss Ups Mortality and Sepsis Risk in Liver Transplant Candidates

Japanese researchers have determined that sarcopenia—a loss of skeletal muscle mass—increases risk of sepsis and mortality risk in patients undergoing live donor liver transplantation. Findings published in Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society, suggest that post-transplant sepsis was reduced in candidates with sarcopenia who received early nutritional support with a feeding tube, known as enteral nutrition.

February 11, 2014

Elderly obese have higher risk of falling

Older obese individuals have an increased risk of falling and most believe nothing can be done to prevent it.

This is the finding from a study published in the February issue of Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health.

February 11, 2014

It costs to eat healthy and sustainably

A healthy and sustainable diet is out of reach for people on a low income.

This is the finding of a study published in the February issue of Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health.

12:00 AM EST February 10, 2014

Smoking Linked with Increased Risk of Most Common Type of Breast Cancer

Young women who smoke and have been smoking a pack a day for a decade or more have a significantly increased risk of developing the most common type of breast cancer. That is the finding of an analysis published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The study indicates that an increased risk of breast cancer may be another health risk incurred by young women who smoke.

12:00 AM EST February 06, 2014

Early Treatment with AED Reduces Duration of Febrile Seizures

Children who receive earlier treatment with antiepileptic drugs experience a reduction in the duration of their seizures, reports Epilepsia

February 06, 2014

Intervention in First 1000 Days Vital to Fulfilling Childhood Potential

Freely Available Special Issue published in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

February 05, 2014

The 13th Annual Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences Awarded for Advancements in Oxygen Sensing Systems

The Wiley Foundation, part of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. today announced the winners of the 13th annual Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences.

12:00 AM EST February 04, 2014

New Assessment Tool Designed to Improve Care Provided at Hospitals

A new assessment tool published today in the Journal of Hospital Medicine can help hospital medicine groups across the country improve their patient care

February 03, 2014

Walk-in access to high quality academic research available in UK public libraries

Students, independent researchers and small businesses can now access many of the world’s best academic papers across science, technology, medicine and other disciplines through their local libraries. This is the result of a unique collaboration between librarians and publishers, who have made their journal content available for free to UK libraries under a new initiative, Access to Research.

February 03, 2014

Economic Crisis Has Made Europeans and Americans Less Likely to Visit the Doctor

Research in Social Science Quarterly suggests the recession has made North Americans and Europeans more reluctant to seek out medical care.

February 03, 2014

Smokers Lack Motivation, Feel More Tired and Are Less Physically Active than Non-Smokers, New Study Reveals

Respirology finds smokers are less physically active, lacking in motivation and are more likely to suffer symptoms of anxiety and depression.

February 03, 2014

Supplements That Can Breach the Brain's Protective Barrier Advance Alzheimer's Treatment

Journal of Internal Medicine reveals that omega-3 fatty acids are able to cross this blood-brain barrier

February 03, 2014

U.K. Insulin Use Trebles in Twenty Years as Diabetes Rates Increase

Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism has found that insulin use has trebled across the population in the last twenty years.

February 03, 2014

Who Owns the Bones? Should Bodies in Museum Exhibits be Returned Home?

Clinical Anatomy explores the argument that curators should return bodies to their native communities for burial

12:00 AM EST January 30, 2014

Having a Baby after Fertility Issues Improves Couples Chances of Staying Together

New reseach reveals that women who have a child after experiencing fertility problems are more likely to remain with their partner following infertility evaluations. Findings in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, a journal published by Wiley on behalf of the Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology, indicate that after 12 years of follow-up, nearly 27% of women were no longer living with the partner, which they had at the time of fertility evaluation, if they did not have a child.

12:00 AM EST January 27, 2014

Music Therapy Has Positive Effects on Young Cancer Patients’ Coping Skills, Social Integration, and Family Environment

A new study has found that adolescents and young adults undergoing cancer treatment gain coping skills and resilience-related outcomes when they participate in a therapeutic music process that includes writing song lyrics and producing videos.

January 23, 2014

Morbidity Higher in Obese Liver Transplant Recipients with Diabetes, Survival Not Impacted

Researchers from New Zealand report that morbidity following liver transplant is highest among obese patients with diabetes, but these risk factors do not influence post-transplant survival. According to the study published in Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society, body mass index (BMI) is effective for assessing obesity in liver transplant patients.