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A new analysis has found that, among patients with cancer, rates of health insurance coverage vary by patient demographics and by cancer type.
The Wiley Foundation, part of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. today announced the 14th annual Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences will be awarded to Evelyn M. Witkin and Stephen Elledge for their studies of the DNA damage response.
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As the United States faces transplant waiting lists that continue to grow longer over time, there is increasing debate about the proper way to incentivize living donations. Transplant professionals are trying to find ways to eliminate any financial disincentives without crossing the line to paying for organs.
New research out today concludes that there is limited evidence to show that xylitol is effective in preventing dental cavities in children and adults.
Stress Management Techniques Improve Long-Term Mood and Quality of Life in Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer
A new study shows that providing women with skills to manage stress early in their breast cancer treatment can improve their mood and quality of life many years later.
When patients develop acute liver failure, severe complications arise rapidly after the first signs of liver disease, and patients’ health can deteriorate rapidly.
Hoboken, NEW JERSEY- March 18, 2015 — Results from a survey of researchers and research-based professionals by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.— the world’s largest society publisher with more than 900 society partnerships — reveal the most valued benefits offered to members by scholarly societies.
A new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society shows that increasing diet soda intake is directly linked to greater abdominal obesity in adults 65 years of age and older. Findings raise concerns about the safety of chronic diet soda consumption, which may increase belly fat and contribute to greater risk of metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular diseases.
New treatments for hepatitis C virus (HCV) may be highly effective but are associated with substantial costs that may compel clinicians and patients to consider delaying treatment. However, a new study shows that immediate treatment of HCV-infected patients with moderate or advanced liver scarring is cost-effective. Immediate treatment of patients with minimal or no scarring can be cost-effective as well, particularly when lower treatment costs are assumed.
Research suggests that the ratio of the lengths of the index finger and the ring finger in males may be predictive of a variety of disorders related to disturbed hormonal balance. When the index finger is shorter than the ring finger, this results in a small 2D:4D ratio, pointing to a high exposure to testosterone in the uterus.
Some children and adults are allergic to nickel and develop rashes when they come in contact with it. They also may react to foods—including peanuts, chocolate, oats, and processed American cheese—that contain a significant amount of nickel.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is characterized by a state of inflammation. A new Respirology study has identified certain inflammatory markers that can be used to predict which patients are at the highest risk of dying prematurely.
Researchers have identified genes that may be involved in determining whether an individual is sensitive or resistant to rabies virus infection.
In a study of 171 women, those who obtained more sleep on a given night experienced greater sexual desire the next day. Reflecting sleep's impact on sexual desire, each additional hour of sleep increased the likelihood of sexual activity with a partner by 14%. Sleep was also important for genital arousal, such that women who slept longer on average experienced fewer problems with vaginal arousal than women who obtained less sleep.
A new study has found a strong link between prolonged work at the World Trade Center (WTC) site following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and the development of various autoimmune diseases including arthritis and lupus.
New evidence published today in the Cochrane Library shows that hormone replacement therapy does not protect post-menopausal women against cardiovascular disease, and may even cause an increased risk of stroke.
Breast Cancer Risk May Be Increased in Women Who Have First-Degree Relatives with a History of Prostate Cancer
Having a family history of prostate cancer among first-degree relatives may increase a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer.
A low-cost antiseptic used to cleanse the cord after birth could help reduce infant death rates in developing countries by 12%, a systematic review published in The Cochrane Library suggests.
New analysis of spider venom reveals seven promising compounds with the potential to relieve chronic pain
New research shows that seven compounds of the countless found in spider venom block a key step in the body’s ability to pass pain signals to the brain.
A new analysis provides insights on what's considered “normal” for penis length and circumference in men.
A new study published today by the scientific journal Addiction shows that alcohol consumption of individuals appears to increase with the number of friends in their drinking group.
In a study of 2,609 patients from a pediatric intensive care unit in a children’s hospital in Spain, investigators found that more boys than girls were admitted (57.5% vs. 42.5%) but death rates were higher in girls (4.9% vs. 3.3%).