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March 31, 2015

Wiley Announces New Open Access Journal: Clinical and Experimental Dental Research

Hoboken, NJ – March 31, 2015 – John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced the launch of a new open access journal spanning the entire breadth of the dentistry field.  Clinical and Experimental Dental Research (CEDR) will publish quality, peer-reviewed articles on all aspects of dentistry and oral surgery, diseases, and medicine. This provides authors with a new platform for rapid publication and dissemination of their research in the dental field.

March 31, 2015

AARP’s Social Security For Dummies®, 2nd Edition

Take the mystery out of Social Security and maximize your benefits when you retire

12:00 AM EDT March 31, 2015

Innovative Strategies Needed to Address the US Transplant Organ Shortage

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.

12:00 AM EDT March 26, 2015

Effect of natural sweetener Xylitol in preventing tooth decay still unproven

New research out today concludes that there is limited evidence to show that xylitol is effective in preventing dental cavities in children and adults.

12:00 AM EDT March 23, 2015

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. 

12:00 AM EDT March 19, 2015

Live Donor Liver Transplantation Found Safe and Effective for Acute Liver Failure

When patients develop acute liver failure, severe complications arise rapidly after the first signs of liver disease, and patients’ health can deteriorate rapidly.

March 18, 2015

Wiley Survey Offers New Insights to Aid Academic Associations

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.

12:00 AM EDT March 17, 2015

Diet Soda Linked to Increases in Belly Fat in Older Adults

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.

March 16, 2015

Available Treatments for Hepatitis C Virus Cost-Effective When Initiated Early

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.

March 16, 2015

Finger Lengths May Indicate Risk of Schizophrenia in Males

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.

March 16, 2015

For Some Kids, Easter Egg Hunts Can Lead to Skin Problems

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.

March 16, 2015

Inflammatory Markers Linked with an Increased Risk of Premature Death in Adults with COPD

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.

March 16, 2015

New Targets for Rabies Prevention and Treatment

Researchers have identified genes that may be involved in determining whether an individual is sensitive or resistant to rabies virus infection.

March 16, 2015

Sufficient Sleep Is Important for Healthy Sexual Desire

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.

March 16, 2015

World Trade Center Workers at Increased Risk of Developing Autoimmune Diseases

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.

12:00 AM EDT March 10, 2015

Hormone Replacement Therapy for postmenopausal women: Does it help or harm your heart?

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.

12:00 AM EDT March 09, 2015

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.

12:00 AM EST March 05, 2015

Antiseptic prevents deaths in newborns

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.

12:00 AM EST March 04, 2015

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.

12:00 AM EST March 03, 2015

Am I normal? Review Analyzes Data on Flaccid and Erect Penis Lengths in Men

A new analysis provides insights on what's considered “normal” for penis length and circumference in men.

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