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May 19, 2014

Does a Rose-Tinted Portrayal of Past Nursing Legitimatise Health Policies?

Journal of Advanced Nursing explores how health coverage in the British media often compares nurses with an idealized ‘golden age’ a comparison which can distort public perception and serve to legitimize retrograde government policies.

May 19, 2014

Does birth control impact women's choice of sexual partners?

Birth control is used worldwide by more than 60 million women. Since its introduction, it has changed certain aspects of women’s lives including family roles, gender roles and social life. New research in The Journal of Sexual Medicine found a link between birth control and women’s preferences for psychophysical traits in a sexual mate

May 19, 2014

Reform and Redirection: National Nursing Body Looks to the Future of Nursing Research

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) has recently launched the NINR Innovative Questions (IQ) Initiative, an effort to address emerging health needs by engaging the scientific community and the public in shaping the future of nursing science.

May 19, 2014

Teens who participate in sports show lower levels of hazardous drinking

New research in Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health aims to find the relationship between participation in organized sports and an increase in hazardous drinking. Unlike previous research, the study focused on an underrepresented group – young offenders – adolescents who were either excluded from school or involved with the justice system.

7:00 PM EDT May 14, 2014

Zinc Supplementation Boosts Immune System in Children, Cochrane Review Finds

Zinc supplements reduce diarrhoea and other infections in malnourished children, and may prevent death, according to a new study published in The Cochrane Library. The study is the first Cochrane systematic review to focus on zinc as a means to prevent childhood death, including deaths caused by diarrhoea, one of the biggest killers of under-fives.

12:00 AM EDT May 12, 2014

Current Guidelines Underestimate US Cervical Cancer Incidence and Older Women’s Risk of Developing the Disease

Rates of cervical cancer in American women may be higher than previously thought, and the disease may arise most often at an age when adequately screened women are advised to stop getting screened. The findings come from a new study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The results should be taken into consideration when the national guidelines for cervical cancer screening are reviewed.

May 08, 2014

Urine Test Best Detects Alcohol Use in Liver Transplant Candidates, Recipients

Researchers from Italy confirm that urinary ethyl glucuronide (uEtG) accurately detects alcohol consumption in liver transplant candidates and recipients. The study published in Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society, suggests that a combination of uEtG and the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test for alcohol consumption (AUDIT-c) are best in alerting doctors to alcohol consumption by patients undergoing evaluation for liver transplantation or who have received liver transplants.

May 07, 2014

New study examines premature menopause and effects on later life cognition

Premature menopause is associated with long-term negative effects on cognitive function, suggests a new study published today (7 May) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG).

May 06, 2014

Avoiding Sunlight May Increase Risk of Skin Cancer in Northern Europeans, Study Shows

Women who avoid sun exposure are at an increased risk of skin melanomas, with a two-fold increased mortality rate compared to those with the highest sun exposures.

May 06, 2014

Can the ‘Kaleidoscope Model’ Offer Personalized Care for Diabetes Patients?

Research in Diabetic Medicine explores the ‘Kaleidoscope model’ of care, which offers an individualized approach to healthcare delivery

May 06, 2014

Do University Students Gain Weight as They Approach Graduation?

U.S. University students either do not gain weight or do not maintain gained weight throughout their college years, supporting the theory that overweight school leavers entering university remain at that level.

May 06, 2014

Snacking Contributes to Fatty Liver and Abdominal Obesity

Researchers from The Netherlands found that snacking on high-fat and high-sugar foods was independently associated with abdominal fat and fatty liver (hepatic steatosis).   According to the study published in Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, hypercaloric diet with frequent meals increases intrahepatic triglyceride content (IHTG) and fat around the waist, but increasing meal size did not. 

12:00 AM EDT May 05, 2014

Low Testosterone Levels May Indicate Worsening of Disease for Men with Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

For men with low-risk prostate cancer, low levels of testosterone may indicate a worsening of their disease.

May 01, 2014

Wiley Launches First Open Access Journal to Support Pre-Clinical Systematic Reviews

Evidence Based Preclinical Medicine Helpdesk Guides Researchers Through Review Process

12:00 AM EDT April 29, 2014

Managing Surgical Patients Who are Taking New Drugs that Prevent Blood Clots

New oral anticoagulant drugs that treat and prevent clots offer a much-needed alternative to warfarin, which has been used for more than 6 decades and has serious shortcomings. A new article published in BJS (British Journal of Surgery) gives an overview of the major clinical trials and recommendations related to these new agents.

7:00 PM EDT April 28, 2014

Stem Cell Therapies Look Promising For Heart Disease

Stem cell therapies work as a complement to standard treatments, potentially cutting the number of deaths after a year, suggests evidence from the latest Cochrane review: Stem cell therapy for chronic ischaemic heart disease and congestive heart failure. Taking stem cells from a patient’s bone marrow and injecting them into their damaged heart may be an effective way to treat heart disease.

12:00 AM EDT April 28, 2014

Receiving Chemotherapy after a Breast Cancer Diagnosis May Affect a Patient’s Long-Term Employment

A new study has found that loss of paid employment after a diagnosis of early-stage breast cancer may be common and potentially related to the type of treatment patients received.

12:00 AM EDT April 28, 2014

Studies Offer Insight on How to Improve Kidney and Liver Transplantation

The quality of kidney and liver donations is fundamentally important for the longevity of transplants and the health of recipients.

April 23, 2014

Understanding Common Health Concerns for Older Women

Leading Nursing Journal Examines Health Conditions Women Experience While Aging, Including Osteoporosis, Menopause-Related Issues, and Adverse Medication Reactions

April 22, 2014

Adrenal Fatigue For Dummies

Expert advice to take the mystery out of treating and living with adrenal fatigue