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12:00 AM EST January 09, 2014

Does ObamaCare Cause Psychological Distress among U.S. Adults?

Stress & Health explores the psychological relationship between patients and health insurance coverage

January 09, 2014

Novel Potential Approach to Prevent Infection in Patients with Liver Failure

Findings published in the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases journal, Hepatology, indicate that infection, the commonest cause of mortality in patients with acute liver failure (ALF), may be decreased by inhibiting the activity of a protein found in saliva called SLPI (secretory leukocyte protease inhibitor). New research has found that this protein, produced by the body in response to injury, plays a vital role in patients with ALF.

January 07, 2014

How the Great Recession is Still Leading to Alcohol Problems for Middle-Aged America

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research explores the ongoing impact of the Great Recession

January 07, 2014

MRSA Drug Dosage Calculations Found to be Inaccurate for Children Over 10

Drug dosages to tackle the MRSA 'superbug' may be inaccurate under current guidelines, reports the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology

January 07, 2014

New Global Stroke Repository Offers Regional Comparative Statistics

The International Journal of Stroke reports on the efforts of an international team to launch a common repository housing the latest published information on the impact of strokes worldwide.

January 07, 2014

The Infectious Dead: Morticians at Risk from TB Survives in Human Remains for 36 Days

Clinical Anatomy reveals how MTB pathogens can survive within the host up to 36 days after death.

12:05 AM EST December 23, 2013

Breast Cancer Patients Experience Fewer Side Effects from Anticancer Drug When Receiving Either Real or Sham Acupuncture

A new analysis has found that both real and sham acupuncture treatments may help alleviate side effects of drugs commonly used to treat
breast cancer. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the  American Cancer Society, the findings may help clinicians improve care for cancer patients.

12:00 AM EST December 23, 2013

Higher Mortality in Postmenopausal Women with RA and Anti-CCP Antibodies

New research shows mortality rates are two times higher in postmenopausal women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) antibodies. Findings published in the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) journal Arthritis & Rheumatism, soon to be called Arthritis & Rheumatology, indicate the higher mortality rates persisted after adjusting for age, positive rheumatoid factor, positive antinuclear antibodies (ANA) and disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD) use.

December 20, 2013

Beating Sugar Addiction For Dummies

Beating Sugar Addiction For Dummies

12:00 AM EST December 20, 2013

Exposure to modified images of female genitalia changes women’s perceptions of what is considered normal and desirable, suggests study

Women’s perceptions of what is considered normal and desirable female genitalia may be influenced by exposure to modified images, suggests a new study published today (20 December) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

December 20, 2013

Want to stop smoking? See a specialist!

Smokers in England who want to stop smoking are three times more likely to succeed if they see a trained advisor than if they try by themselves, according to a new study published online today in the medical journal Addiction. Worryingly, just buying nicotine patches, gum or other licensed nicotine products from a shop does not seem to improve the chances of quitting.

December 17, 2013

Radiation Therapy to Treat Uterine Cancer Linked with Increased Risk of Bladder Cancer Later in Life

Radiation therapy used to treat uterine cancer may increase a patient’s risk of developing bladder cancer. That is the conclusion of a recent study published in BJU International.

December 16, 2013

New Classification System to Improve Scheduling of Emergency Surgery Highlighted in Special BJS (British Journal of Surgery) Issue

Researchers in Finland have implemented a classification system for emergency operations that allows for a fair and efficient way to manage a large volume of such surgery.

12:05 AM EST December 12, 2013

Study Results Inform Discussions Regarding US Policy on Lung Transplantation in Children

A new analysis has found no evidence that children aged 6 to 11 years seeking a deceased donor lung transplant are disadvantaged in the current US lung allocation system.

12:00 AM EST December 12, 2013

Beating the Poppy Seed Defense: New Test Can Distinguish Heroin Use from Seed Ingestion

Research in Drug Testing and Analysis explores a new test which may present a solution to the ‘poppy seed defense.’

12:05 AM EST December 09, 2013

Inflammation in Prostate Biopsies May Indicate Reduced Prostate Cancer Risk

Signs of inflammation in a man’s prostate biopsy may indicate he has a reduced risk of subsequently being diagnosed with prostate cancer in a future biopsy. That’s the conclusion of a new study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.

December 09, 2013

Transferable Peer Review Pilot Launched For Wiley Neuroscience Journals

Wiley announces the trial of an enhanced system of peer review, which will allow for the transfer of reviewer comments between journals

December 09, 2013

Antivirals for HCV Improve Kidney and Cardiovascular Diseases in Diabetic Patients

Researchers from Taiwan reveal that antiviral therapy for hepatitis C virus (HCV) improves kidney and cardiovascular outcomes for patients with diabetes. Results of the study published in Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, show that incidences of kidney disease, stroke, and heart attack were lower in patients treated with pegylated interferon and ribavirin compared to HCV patients not treated with antivirals or diabetic patients not infected with the virus.

December 05, 2013

Promising Care: How We Can Rescue Health Care by Improving It

Promising Care collects 16 speeches given over a period of 10 years by Donald Berwick, an internationally acclaimed champion of health care improvement.

7:00 PM EST December 03, 2013

Exercise Beneficial for Dementia

Exercise may benefit older people with dementia by improving their cognitive functioning and ability to carry out everyday activities, according to a new systematic review published in The Cochrane Library. However, the authors of the review did not see any clear effect of exercise on depression in older people with dementia and say that more evidence is needed to understand how exercise could reduce the burden on family caregivers and health systems.