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March 10, 2014

Diets High in Animal Protein May Help Prevent Functional Decline in Elderly Individuals

A diet high in protein, particularly animal protein, may help elderly individuals maintain a higher level of physical, psychological, and social function according to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

12:00 AM EDT March 10, 2014

Targeted Drug May Prolong Survival of Patients with Cervical Cancer

A new clinical study has found that erlotinib, a targeted antitumor agent, has promising potential to improve treatment for cervical cancer. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the results indicate that larger trials are warranted to determine whether the drug should become part of standard therapy for women with the disease.

March 07, 2014

Wiley Announces New Open Access Journal: Nursing Open

Wiley today announced the launch of Nursing Open as part of the Wiley Open Access publishing program

12:00 AM EST March 03, 2014

Herbal Cannabis Not Recommended for Rheumatology Patients

Patients with rheumatic conditions are in need of symptom relief and some are turning to herbal cannabis as a treatment option. However, the effectiveness and safety of medical marijuana to treat symptoms of rheumatic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or fibromyalgia is not supported by medical evidence.

March 03, 2014

Hungry for ‘Likes’: Anxiety over Facebook Photos Linked to Eating Disorders

Regular use of Facebook linked to increase in weight anxiety, reports the International Journal of Eating Disorders

March 03, 2014

Study Reveals the Households Pollutants That May Lead to Middle Aged Asthma

Respirology reveals that middle aged men could reduce their risk of asthma by reducing exposure to mold and tobacco smoke

March 03, 2014

Women More Sensitive to Effects of Sleeping Pills Than Men, Study Suggests

 The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology shows that sleeping drug Zolpidem, has a greater impact on female patients, even if they have taken the same dosage as men.

12:00 AM EST February 25, 2014

Centers Used Solely for Recovering Organs from Deceased Donors May Improve Efficiency and Costs of Transplantation

Free-standing organ recovery centers could markedly improve efficiency and reduce costs associated with deceased organ donation, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation. The study’s findings have major implications for cost containment and national policies related to organ transplantation.

February 25, 2014

Glycerol Phenylbutyrate Reduces Hepatic Encephalopathy Events and Ammonia Levels Compared to Placebo in a Phase 2 Trial

Phase 2 trial results published in the March issue of Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, suggests the potential for Glycerol Phenylbutyrate (GPB) to reduce hepatic encephalopathy episodes in patients with cirrhosis, with a safety profile similar to placebo.

12:00 AM EST February 24, 2014

Secondary Thyroid Cancer More Deadly than Primary Malignancy in Young Individuals

A new analysis has found that adolescents and young adults who develop thyroid cancer as a secondary cancer have a significantly greater risk of dying than those with primary thyroid cancer. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings stress the importance of screening young cancer survivors to detect early signs of a potentially life-threatening thyroid malignancy.

February 19, 2014

The “Anywhere Article” Launched Across Wiley Online Library

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., has announced the launch of its next generation enhanced HTML article, the “Anywhere Article”, which puts readability, interaction, and portability at the heart of the user experience. The Anywhere Article launched across Wiley Online Library today.

12:00 AM EST February 18, 2014

“It Takes A Village”—Community-Based Methods for Improving Maternal and Newborn Health

Journal Special Issue Highlights The Maternal and Newborn Health in Ethiopia Partnership

February 18, 2014

Beauty & Bacteria: Slim, Attractive Men Have Less Nasal Bacteria than Heavy Men

The American Journal of Human Biology reveals a link between Body Mass Index (BMI) and the amount of bacteria colonizing noses

February 18, 2014

Daily Walk of Just 3km Can Reduce Risk of Hospitalization for Respiratory Problems

Respirology reports that suffers of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can reduce their risk of being hospitalized with severe attacks, by maintaining an exercise regime of walking between three to six kilometers a day.

February 18, 2014

Malnutrition Decreases Effectiveness of HIV Treatment in Pregnant African Women

New study in The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology explores the impact food insecurity may have on HIV treatment in pregnant women.

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.