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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.

January 21, 2014

13 Evidence-Based Practice Skills to Improve Healthcare Quality

New research in Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing describes a set of new EPB competencies for practicing registered nurses and advanced practice nurses

January 21, 2014

Anti-Swine Flu Vaccination Linked to Increased Risk of Narcolepsy in Young Adults

Swedish study finds Swine Flu vaccine linked to increased risk of narcolepsy in young adults.

January 21, 2014

Rethinking Aging: Older Brains Slower Due to Greater Experience, Rather than Cognitive Decline

Topics in Cognitive Science refutes the idea that age results in cognitive decline

January 21, 2014

Smoking Diseases Linked to Nasal Dyspnea, New Study Reveals

New research in Respirology has explored a possible link between COPD and nasal dyspnea

12:00 AM EST January 17, 2014

Most Women Undergoing Conservative Surgery for Vulvar Cancer Maintain Healthy Body Image and Sex Life

A new study finds that most women who undergo conservative surgery for vulvar cancer experience little to no long-term disruption to sexuality and body image.

12:00 AM EST January 16, 2014

Does taking multiple medicines increase your risk of being admitted to hospital? Yes and No.

Patients with a single illness who take many drugs have an increased risk of being admitted to hospital, but for patients with multiple conditions, taking many medicines is now associated with a near-normal risk of admission. This is the key finding of work published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. Doctors call the situation where people take many drugs ‘polypharmacy’, a state of affairs that is becoming increasingly common in part because we have more elderly people and also a rising number of people are being diagnosed with multiple health conditions.

January 15, 2014

Monitoring Inactive Hepatitis B Patients is Cost-Effective Strategy for Shanghai

A novel study determined that monitoring inactive chronic hepatitis B (HBV) carriers is a cost-effective strategy for China. However, results published in Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, show that increasing treatment, monitoring and adherence to therapy are necessary to achieve significant health benefits at the population level.

7:00 AM EST January 14, 2014

Alcohol consumption is a necessary cause of nearly 80,000 deaths per year in the Americas

A new study published in the scientific journal Addiction by the Pan American Health Organization, a branch of the World Health Organization, has measured the number and pattern of deaths caused by alcohol consumption in 16 North and Latin American countries.  The study reveals that between 2007 and 2009, alcohol was a ‘necessary’ cause of death (i.e., death would not have occurred in the absence of alcohol consumption) in an average of 79,456 cases per year.  Liver disease was the main culprit in most countries.