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12:00 AM EDT March 19, 2014

Circumference and Subclinical Atherosclerosis in Retired NFL Players

New research in Clinical Cardiology studies the relationship between neck circumference, metabolic syndrome and subclinical atherosclerosis in retired National Football League Players. 1023 retired NFL players voluntarily participated in health screening exams conducted between September 2007 and November 2009.

March 18, 2014

Some truth to the ‘potent pot myth’

New research from The Netherlands shows that people who smoke high-potency cannabis end up getting higher doses of the active ingredient (THC). Although they reduce the amount they puff and inhale to compensate for the higher strength, they still take in more THC than smokers of lower potency cannabis.

March 17, 2014

Are Nurses Blurring Professional and Personal Lines on Facebook?

Until now, little research has been done to explore the professional and personal habits of Registered Nurses (RN) on social networking sites. In a study done in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, nurses from Italy and the UK had their social media patterns analyzed. Findings show that Registered Nurses may be using social networking sites in ways that challenge the ethical boundaries of the profession.

March 17, 2014

Eat More, Die Young: Why Eating a Diet Very Low In Nutrients Can Extend Lifespan

 A new evolutionary theory in BioEssays claims that consuming a diet very low in nutrients can extend lifespan in laboratory animals, a finding which could hold clues to promoting healthier ageing in humans.

 

March 17, 2014

Entrepreneurial Survival: Study Explores How Local Initiatives Emerge During Natural Disasters

New research in the Journal of Management Studies investigates these under-studied groups, using Australian bushfires to discover the role these local ventures

March 13, 2014

Standardized Evaluation Consent Forms for Living Liver Donors Needed

New research reveals that 57% of liver transplant centers use living donor evaluation consent forms that include all the elements required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and 78% of centers addressed two-third or more of the items recommended by the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network (OPTN). The study published in Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society, reviewed the living donor evaluation consent forms from 26 of the 37 transplant centers that evaluate living liver donors in the U.S.

12:00 AM EDT March 12, 2014

Liver Transplant May Arrest Neurological Damage in a Rare and Progressive Form of Autism

A patient with a rare metabolic disease that causes liver failure and autistic behavior experienced significant improvements in both her physical and mental health after receiving a liver transplant, according to a new case report published in the American Journal of Transplantation. The report’s findings suggest an unexpected link between metabolic conditions and some forms of autism, and they point to the importance of a healthy liver for normal brain function.

12:00 AM EDT March 11, 2014

Glucosamine Fails to Prevent Deterioration of Knee Cartilage, Decrease Pain

A short-term study found that oral glucosamine supplementation is not associated with a lessening of knee cartilage deterioration among individuals with chronic knee pain. Findings published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) journal, indicate that glucosamine does not decrease pain or improve knee bone marrow lesions—more commonly known as bone bruises and thought to be a source of pain in those with osteoarthritis (OA).

12:00 AM EDT March 11, 2014

Randomized Clinical Trial Identifies Women Most Likely to Benefit from Vaginal Mesh Surgery

Certain women with vaginal prolapse are most likely to benefit from undergoing vaginal mesh surgery, a technique that has become controversial and is the focus of numerous lawsuits. The findings, which are published early online in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, provide valuable information regarding who should and should not be considered candidates for the surgery.

March 10, 2014

Diets High in Animal Protein May Help Prevent Functional Decline in Elderly Individuals

A diet high in protein, particularly animal protein, may help elderly individuals maintain a higher level of physical, psychological, and social function according to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

12:00 AM EDT March 10, 2014

Targeted Drug May Prolong Survival of Patients with Cervical Cancer

A new clinical study has found that erlotinib, a targeted antitumor agent, has promising potential to improve treatment for cervical cancer. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the results indicate that larger trials are warranted to determine whether the drug should become part of standard therapy for women with the disease.

March 07, 2014

Wiley Announces New Open Access Journal: Nursing Open

Wiley today announced the launch of Nursing Open as part of the Wiley Open Access publishing program

12:00 AM EST March 03, 2014

Herbal Cannabis Not Recommended for Rheumatology Patients

Patients with rheumatic conditions are in need of symptom relief and some are turning to herbal cannabis as a treatment option. However, the effectiveness and safety of medical marijuana to treat symptoms of rheumatic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or fibromyalgia is not supported by medical evidence.

March 03, 2014

Hungry for ‘Likes’: Anxiety over Facebook Photos Linked to Eating Disorders

Regular use of Facebook linked to increase in weight anxiety, reports the International Journal of Eating Disorders

March 03, 2014

Study Reveals the Households Pollutants That May Lead to Middle Aged Asthma

Respirology reveals that middle aged men could reduce their risk of asthma by reducing exposure to mold and tobacco smoke

March 03, 2014

Women More Sensitive to Effects of Sleeping Pills Than Men, Study Suggests

 The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology shows that sleeping drug Zolpidem, has a greater impact on female patients, even if they have taken the same dosage as men.

12:00 AM EST February 25, 2014

Centers Used Solely for Recovering Organs from Deceased Donors May Improve Efficiency and Costs of Transplantation

Free-standing organ recovery centers could markedly improve efficiency and reduce costs associated with deceased organ donation, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation. The study’s findings have major implications for cost containment and national policies related to organ transplantation.

February 25, 2014

Glycerol Phenylbutyrate Reduces Hepatic Encephalopathy Events and Ammonia Levels Compared to Placebo in a Phase 2 Trial

Phase 2 trial results published in the March issue of Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, suggests the potential for Glycerol Phenylbutyrate (GPB) to reduce hepatic encephalopathy episodes in patients with cirrhosis, with a safety profile similar to placebo.

12:00 AM EST February 24, 2014

Secondary Thyroid Cancer More Deadly than Primary Malignancy in Young Individuals

A new analysis has found that adolescents and young adults who develop thyroid cancer as a secondary cancer have a significantly greater risk of dying than those with primary thyroid cancer. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings stress the importance of screening young cancer survivors to detect early signs of a potentially life-threatening thyroid malignancy.

February 19, 2014

The “Anywhere Article” Launched Across Wiley Online Library

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., has announced the launch of its next generation enhanced HTML article, the “Anywhere Article”, which puts readability, interaction, and portability at the heart of the user experience. The Anywhere Article launched across Wiley Online Library today.