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January 19, 2016

Frailty May Increase Complication Risk Following Urologic Surgery

For patients undergoing urologic surgery, frailty may increase their risk of experiencing complications after surgery.

January 19, 2016

Socio-economic Status May Impact Care of Children with Epilepsy

Socio-economic status may influence the use of health resources among children with epilepsy, even in a universal health insurance system.

January 19, 2016

Task Force Provides Guidance on Use of Osteoporosis Drugs

A new report by a Task force of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research provides guidance on the use of bisphosphonates, which are the most commonly used medications for osteoporosis.

January 19, 2016

Too Much Sugar During Adolescence May Alter Brain’s Reward Circuits

A new study in rats may provide significant insights into the long-term impacts of over-consumption of sugary foods during adolescence.

January 19, 2016

When Older Adults Stop Driving, They May Experience Health Declines

In older adults, declining health is a major reason they stop driving. But when they stop driving, what impact does this have on their subsequent health and well-being?

12:00 AM EST January 11, 2016

What's in Store for Survivors of Childhood Cancers that Affect Vision?

Little is known about the long-term health of survivors of childhood cancers that affect vision, but two new studies provide valuable insights that could impact patient care and follow-up. The findings are published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.

7:00 PM EST January 06, 2016

New research shows that exercise to improve skill and coordination can help reduce lower back pain

A new Cochrane Review published today shows that targeting exercises to muscles that support and control the spine offers another strategy to reduce pain and disability caused by lower back pain.

January 06, 2016

Factors in the Blood During Dieting May Have Anti-Diabetes Properties

Factors in the blood from calorie-restricted rats can modify energy-producing mitochondria within the insulin-producing cells that regulate blood sugar levels, new research shows. This has a positive impact on glucose-stimulated insulin secretion and protects cells from fatty acid and glucose toxicity.

January 05, 2016

Antidepressant Drug Linked with Increased Risk of Birth Defects when Taken in Early Pregnancy

Using paroxetine—a medication prescribed to treat conditions including depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder—during the first trimester of pregnancy may increase newborns’ risk of congenital malformations and cardiac malformations. That’s the conclusion of a recent analysis published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

January 04, 2016

Diseases Bring Millions of Elderly to Emergency Departments Each Year

Investigators estimate that during 2012, there were more than 3.1 million emergency department visits for infectious diseases among elderly US adults.

January 04, 2016

New Guide Highlights the Properties of Diverse Drug Targets

The new Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2015/2016 provides a valuable and unique overview of the key properties of more than 1,700 human drug targets, focusing on those exploited currently in the clinic or with future therapeutic potential.

January 04, 2016

Prostate Surgery Patients May Have Unrealistic Expectations Concerning their Recovery

Patients who have undergone radical prostatectomy often have largely unrealistic expectations with regard to their postoperative sexual function, new research shows.

January 04, 2016

US Emergency Departments Face Serious Drug Shortages

A new study reveals that drug shortages affecting emergency care have skyrocketed in the United States in recent years. While the prevalence of such shortages fell from 2002 to 2007; the number of shortages sharply increased by 373% (from 26 to 123) from 2008 to 2014.

12:00 AM EST December 23, 2015

Asthma in Many Adolescents Is not an Allergic Disease

New research indicates that asthma in many adolescents is not likely to involve inflammation of the airways and therefore should not be considered an allergic disease.

December 21, 2015

Age of First Sexual Intercourse May Impact Teens’ Risk of Acquiring Sexually Transmitted Infections

A new study shows that earlier initiation of sexual intercourse increases the odds of experiencing sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Also, if the age at the time of first sexual intercourse is during or near to an adolescent’s sexual maturation period, the likelihood of experiencing STIs increases.

December 21, 2015

Children with Epilepsy Are at Increased Risk of Dying Early

While epilepsy and migraines in children and adolescents are closely related neurologic disorders, youth with epilepsy face a significantly higher risk of dying prematurely.

December 21, 2015

Heart Disease and Related Risk Factors May Increase the Risk of Early Death in Patients with Dementia

Diabetes, smoking, coronary heart disease, and congestive heart failure may increase the risk of premature death for hospitalized individuals and nursing home residents with dementia. Men with dementia were also more likely to experience early death compared with their female counterparts.

12:00 AM EST December 21, 2015

Study Finds that More than One-Third of Patients with Metastatic Cancer Continue to Work Symptoms

A new analysis indicates that many patients continue working after being diagnosed with metastatic cancer, but a heavy burden of symptoms may prevent them from doing so. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study illustrates the need to treat difficult symptoms so that patients can maintain their employment.

December 21, 2015

Surgical Treatment Restores Penis Length

A new study shows that a surgical treatment can be effective for treating Peyronie’s disease, a disorder that leads to scarring and shortening of the penis.

December 17, 2015

Wiley Collaborates with the University of Michigan for New Open Access Journal: Learning Health Systems

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., announced the launch of Learning Health Systems (LHS), a new open access journal published in collaboration with the University of Michigan.