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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.

12:00 AM EDT September 24, 2013

Recommendations Guide Physicians in Treatment of Systemic Juvenile Arthritis

In the U.S., there are nearly 300,000 children with juvenile arthritis and other rheumatic illnesses according to estimates from the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). For pediatric patients with systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), effective treatment for this disabling disease is imperative. New treatment recommendations that guide physicians caring for children with systemic JIA are now published in the ACR journals, Arthritis & Rheumatism and Arthritis Care & Research.

8:00 PM EDT September 23, 2013

Partner Violence Linked to Specific Drinking Environments

Researchers have long known that violence toward spouses and partners increases with the frequency and volume of drinking.  A study published today in the scientific journal Addiction shows that the context in which drinking occurs also appears to play a role in violence against partners, with male violence being linked to drinking away from home and female violence being linked to drinking at home.

12:00 AM EDT September 23, 2013

Clinical Trial Strives to Provide Optimal Care During High-Risk Pregnancies with Smaller Than Normal Babies

Researchers are conducting a clinical trial to help determine the best timing of delivery in preterm pregnancies complicated by poor fetal growth. Preliminary results from the trial, which are published early online in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, demonstrate better than expected health outcomes in this high-risk group of fetuses.

12:00 AM EDT September 23, 2013

Functional Disability High Among Newly Diagnosed Older Breast Cancer Patients, Especially African-Americans

Many older women with newly diagnosed breast cancer have difficulty accomplishing daily tasks, and African-Americans seem to be disproportionately affected. Those are the findings of a new study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The study’s results suggest that many breast cancer patients could benefit from receiving therapy to improve their physical function.

12:00 AM EDT September 18, 2013

Pregnant women with high or low BMI are at higher risk of maternal complications, hospital admissions and increased health service costs, suggests new study

Pregnant women with a body mass index (BMI) that is too high or too low are more likely to have maternal complications, require additional hospital care and incur higher medical costs, according to a new study published today (18 September) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

September 16, 2013

Older Binge Drinkers Experience Fewer Hangovers, Study Finds

From: Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research

September 16, 2013

Professionals Who Treat Eating Disorders are Not Immune to Weight Prejudice

From: International Journal of Eating Disorders

September 13, 2013

2013 Unorthodox Prize goes to Evidence Aid

Disasters affect millions of people and cost billions of dollars, but people affected and those trying to help them don’t always have good access to the best information on what they might do. Evidence Aid will change this. It has just been awarded the 2013 Unorthodox Prize, for an extraordinary and innovative approach to improving the lives of the world’s most disadvantaged people.

September 12, 2013

Women Have Higher Rate of Spontaneous Clearance of Hepatitis C Virus

A study of patients infected with acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection found that women had higher rates of spontaneous viral clearance—undetectable levels of the virus without initiating drug therapy. Findings published in Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, indicate that the gene IL28B (rs12979860) and HCV genotype 1 are also independent predictors of spontaneous HCV clearance.

7:00 PM EDT September 11, 2013

Exercise for Depression: Some Benefits but Better Trials Are Needed

Exercise may benefit people suffering from depression, according to an updated systematic review published in The Cochrane Library. The authors of the review found evidence to suggest that exercise reduces symptoms of depression, although they say more high quality trials are needed/

September 11, 2013

Patients and Carers Granted Access to Over 300 Wiley Journals

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., has announced it will join patientACCESS, a new program which offers low-cost access to medical and scientific research articles to patients and their caregivers.

September 09, 2013

Asia’s Leading Oncology Journal Cancer Science Adopts Open Access

that Cancer Science has become the first Japanese journal of its size to transition to open access, by joining the Wiley Open Access publishing program

12:00 AM EDT September 09, 2013

Is Bigger Really Better When it Comes to Size of Labor Wards?

New research reveals that large labor wards—those handling 3,000 to 3,999 deliveries annually—have better overall approval rates compared to small, intermediate or very large obstetric units. The study, appearing in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, a journal published by Wiley on behalf of the Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology, suggests that greater access to in-house obstetricians and auxiliary specialists contributes to the lower obstetric injury claims from patients at large labor wards in Denmark.