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12:00 AM EDT September 28, 2015

Media Coverage of Celebrity’s Mastectomy Has Improved Public Awareness of Reconstructive Breast Surgery Options

A new study found improved public awareness about reconstructive breast surgery options following Angelina Jolie’s decision to undergo a double mastectomy and subsequent reconstruction.

September 24, 2015

Wiley Launches Journal to Help Solve World Challenges

John Wiley and Sons, Inc., today announced the launch of Global Challenges, a new open access journal devoted to creating a global community to address major challenges the world faces. Global challenges such as climate change, energy scarcity, health and nutrition security, pandemic disease, and access to sufficient water resources are a priority for every government and critical for their citizens. Addressing such challenges in a sustainable manner requires strategic research investments, international collaboration, collective resources and knowledge exchange between diverse communities.

September 24, 2015

Expanded Education for Women in Malawi Does Not Lead to Later Childbearing

The age at first birth in Malawi has remained constant from 1992 to 2010, despite expanded access to education for girls. Social demographer Monica Grant explores this finding in a new Population and Development Review paper, noting that it does not imply that women would have been better off in the absence of recent education policies.

September 21, 2015

AARP’s Medicare For Dummies®, 2nd Edition Helps Readers Get the Most out of Medicare and Avoid Costly Pitfalls

Make your way through the Medicare maze with help from the experts at AARP and For Dummies

September 21, 2015

Childhood Epilepsy Not Linked with Later Psychiatric Disorders

For decades, experts have been studying potential links between childhood epilepsy and various behavioral and psychiatric conditions and some have hypothesized that that they are part of a larger spectrum of brain disorders with shared mechanisms.

September 21, 2015

Chronic Diseases May Increase Risk of Dementia

In a new study of older adults, having multiple chronic conditions was linked with an increased risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia.

September 21, 2015

Deforestation Can Have Devastating Impacts on Frog Populations

Increasingly, forests in Borneo, the world’s third largest island, are being converted to plantations, which poses considerable threats to amphibians. If this continues unabated, almost three-quarters of the current forest is expected to disappear by 2100.

September 21, 2015

How Different Types of Nurses Impact the Health of Patients with Diabetes

More than 28,000 nurses in the UK can prescribe the same medicines as doctors provided that it is in their level of experience and competence. A new study looks at whether there is added value of having nurse prescribers, compared with nurses without prescribing capability, care for people with diabetes in primary care practices.

September 21, 2015

Many Babies in Clinical Trials Experience Unnecessary Pain

A recent review found that most newborns that are included in control groups during clinical trials concerning minor painful procedures are denied analgesia, despite international guidelines stating that babies should be prevented from experiencing any avoidable pain.

September 21, 2015

Many Diabetics Don't Know They Have Serious Liver Disease

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common chronic liver disease in the Western world.?NAFLD is a frequent finding in patients with type 2 diabetes, but the exact prevalence of NAFLD, as well as whether patients with diabetes should be screened for it, remain uncertain.

1:00 PM EDT September 14, 2015

Larger-sized portions, packages and tableware lead to higher consumption of food and drink, Cochrane review finds

A new review has produced the most conclusive evidence to date that people consume more food or non-alcoholic drinks when offered larger sized portions or when they use larger items of tableware.

12:00 AM EDT September 14, 2015

Social Factors May Impact Young Leukemia Patients’ Survival

A new study reveals that insurance status, marital status, and county-level income may affect the chances of survival in young patients with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). 

September 09, 2015

How Genetic Testing Can Improve Care for Children with Epilepsy

The steps involved in evaluating and diagnosing patients with epilepsy are complicated. In a new and extensive literature review of available information, experts provide insights on the valuable role of genetic testing in the diagnosis and care of pediatric epilepsy.

September 08, 2015

Arthritis May Be a Major Driver of Poverty

Developing arthritis increases the risk of falling into poverty, especially for women, new research shows.

September 08, 2015

Experts Examine Ways to Address Anemia and Blood Loss in Surgery Patients

Anemia is common, and in surgical patients can increase various risks associated with operations. While blood transfusion can be a lifesaver for patients in these situations, it may not be always be appropriate and can even increase risks.

September 08, 2015

Exposure to Wildfire Smoke Linked to Increased ER Visits for Asthma

Researchers who analyzed data from the 2006-2007 wildfires in Australia found that exposure to wildfire smoke was linked to increased visits to hospital emergency departments for asthma.

September 08, 2015

Flu Vaccine Reduces Hospitalizations and Deaths among Nursing Home Residents

When the influenza vaccine is well matched to the prevailing strains of flu in a given season, patients in nursing homes are significantly less likely to be hospitalized or to die of pneumonia and other influenza related causes. The finding comes from a study of more than 1 million Medicare fee-for-service long-stay nursing home residents.

September 08, 2015

Infant Learning: Is More Really Better?

Many parents and caregivers believe that multi-sensory stimulation during infancy promotes developmental growth and learning, but researchers who conducted eye movement experiments on preverbal infants show that this is not always true.

September 08, 2015

Many Childhood Brain Tumor Survivors Experience Seizures

New research reveals that seizures are frequent in childhood brain tumor survivors.

September 08, 2015

Study Identifies Psychological Traits Associated with Homophobia

A new study that investigated the potential of certain psychological traits for predisposing heterosexuals to have negative attitudes towards homosexual people found that psychoticism and immature defense mechanisms may be important risk factors for homophobia.