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12:00 AM EDT July 22, 2015

Targeting the strain of bacteria that causes ulcers may help prevent stomach cancer

A new review published in the Cochrane Libraryindicates that eradicating Helicobacter pylori bacterium— the main cause of stomach ulcers - with a short course of therapy comprising two commonly used medicines may help to reduce the risk of gastric cancer. 

July 20, 2015

Alcohol Consumption Linked to Lower Disability in Patients with Chronic Pain

In a study of 2239 individuals with chronic widespread pain, the key feature of fibromyalgia, those who regularly consumed alcohol had lower levels of disability than those who never or rarely drank.

July 20, 2015

How Effective is Total Knee Replacement in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis?

In a new study that assessed the effects of total knee replacement in rheumatoid arthritis patients versus osteoarthritis patients, researchers found that the surgery is highly effective in reducing knee pain and also provides benefits in other subjective quality of life indices in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Improvements were not as great as those experienced by osteoarthritis patients, however.

July 20, 2015

What is a Good Looking Penis?

In a new study, women considered the position and shape of the urethral opening to be the least important aspects of a penis’ appearance.

July 14, 2015

In a new Journal of the American Geriatrics study, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients in remission who were randomized to LQG demonstrated marked improvements in their lung function

In a new Journal of the American Geriatrics study, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients in remission who were randomized to LQG demonstrated marked improvements in their lung function, general health, mental health, and quality of life after 6 months compared with patients randomized to a control group.

12:00 AM EDT July 13, 2015

Cancer Survivors May Face Unique Challenges When Trying to Adopt

A new study has found that cancer survivors’ options for adoption may be limited by adoption agencies’ policies.

July 09, 2015

New Recommendations Addresses the Diagnosis and Management of Testosterone Deficiency

An expert panel convened by the International Society for Sexual Medicine has developed a detailed “Process of Care” for the diagnosis and management of testosterone deficiency in men.

July 09, 2015

Researchers Identify Gene Responsible for Some Cases of Male Infertility

In about one-sixth of the cases of male infertility, men do not make any measurable levels of sperm, a condition called azoospermia. New research led by University of Pennsylvania scientists suggests that mutations in an X chromosome gene called TEX11 are responsible for about 1 percent of azoospermia cases.

July 06, 2015

ADHD Medications Linked to Cardiac Problems in Children with Hereditary Heart Disease

Long QT syndrome (LQTS), a rare hereditary heart condition, can lead to life-threatening arrhythmias, or fast heartbeat irregularities. New research indicates that children with LQTS who take medications for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at increased risk of experiencing heart-related problems—especially syncope, or the loss of consciousness.

 

July 06, 2015

Five-Year Study Sheds Light on Hospice Care in Assisted Living Facilities versus In-home Hospice Care

Researchers have found several key differences among people who receive hospice care—which maintains or improves the quality of life for someone whose condition is unlikely to be cured—in assisted-living facilities (ALFs) compared with people who receive hospice care at home.

July 06, 2015

Illicit Drug Use May Affect Sexual Function in Men

In a study of 1159 males who illicitly used amphetamines, half of participants said drug use had no impact on their sexual functions, while the other half reported impacts such as reduced erectile rigidity and sexual satisfaction, enhanced orgasmic intensity, and delayed ejaculation.

July 06, 2015

Non-Invasive Technique May Help Detect Skin and Other Cancers

Researchers have developed a non-invasive technique that allows clinicians to accurately detect various forms of skin cancer.

July 06, 2015

Societal Challenges and New Treatments for Ebola Virus Disease

 In a new Journal of Internal Medicine review, Dr. Ali Mirazimi of the Karolinska Institutet considers why the latest outbreak occurred

July 06, 2015

What’s the Best Walking Aid for Patients with COPD?

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have investigated the impact of different walking aids on patients with chronic obstructive disease (COPD).

July 06, 2015

Why the Skin Wrinkles More on Certain Parts of the Face

Differences in the number of oil-secreting glands in the skin may help explain why wrinkles are shallower in the forehead than in the outer eye area, suggests new research conducted on cadavers.

July 02, 2015

Wiley and the British Society for Nanomedicine partner on a new open access journal

John Wiley and Sons, Inc., and the British Society for Nanomedicine announced today the launch of a new open access publication, the Journal of Interdisciplinary Nanomedicine.

12:00 AM EDT July 01, 2015

New health evidence gives women informed choice in the stress urinary incontinence surgery debate

A new Cochrane systematic review published today of surgery for stress urinary incontinence makes an important contribution to an ongoing debate and will help women to make more informed choices about treatment. Inserting a ‘mid-urethral sling’, a type of tape, to support the muscles of the bladder by either the groin or abdomen results in similar cure rates.

June 30, 2015

Wiley partnership with figshare enables data sharing

Hoboken, NJ – June 30, 2015 – John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa and JWb), today announced their partnership with London- based data repository organization, Figshare. To support authors who wish to openly share their data, Wiley have embarked on this partnership with Figshare to integrate data sharing within existing journal workflows and article publication.

June 25, 2015

AASLD Updates Guidance for Use of Hepatitis C Drugs

The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), in partnership with the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and in collaboration with the International Antiviral Society-USA (IAS-USA), created online Recommendations for Testing, Managing, and Treating Hepatitis C in 2014 to aid practitioners treating patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). Now an update to the Guidance, with a summary of recommendations regarding treatment with direct-acting antiviral drugs, is published in the AASLD journal, Hepatology.

June 23, 2015

Smoking May Impact Survival after a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Researchers have found that smoking may increase the risk of dying early in premenopausal women with breast cancer.

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