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  • April 10, 2017
    HOBOKEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Clay Stobaugh, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JWA) (NYSE:JWB) has been named as a winner of the 2017 Cojones Awards. The awards were presented during the prestigious South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive event, hosted annually in Austin, Texas, to ‘celebrate the boldest modern marketers who have the courage to disrupt the status quo’. SXSW is an event for people to develop their...
  • April 10, 2017
    A new review investigates the effects of avocados on different components of  metabolic syndrome, which is a clustering of risk factors including high blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure, and body mass index. These risk factors lead to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.According to studies reported in the literature, avocados have the most beneficial effects on lipid profiles, with changes to LDL-cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol, triglycerides, total...
  • April 10, 2017
    When researchers searched Facebook for the public accounts of all urologists who graduated from US residency programs in 2015, they found that a substantial proportion of these accounts contained self-authored unprofessional content based on the professionalism guidelines of three physicians’ organizations.Of 281 urologists, 201 (72%) had publicly-identifiable Facebook profiles. Of these, 80 profiles (40%) included unprofessional or potentially-objectionable content, including 27 profiles (13...
  • April 10, 2017
    New research provides an insight into why cervical cancer is less common in certain regions of the world even though they may have limited screening and fewer or no prevention programs. Though the preliminary findings, published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, don’t rule out a cultural explanation or other reasons, they explore how genetic factors may also help explain this trend.Approximately eight out of 10 cervical cancer deaths worldwide...
  • April 10, 2017
    New research reveals that in women, obesity may influence blood tests used to diagnose and monitor rheumatoid arthritis. The findings, which appear in Arthritis Care & Research, indicate that physicians need to take obesity into account when using these tests. Blood tests for C-reactive protein (CRP) and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) can help physicians assess levels of inflammation in the body. The tests may be used for diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis and for determining how well...
  • April 07, 2017
    In a study of nearly 9500 individuals aged 65 and older who did not need help in managing medications or finances, many needed assistance as time went on. Over 10 years, 10.3% of those aged 65 to 69 needed help managing medications and 23.1% needed help managing finances. These rates rose with age, to 38.2% and 69%, respectively, in those over age 85. Women had a higher risk than men, especially with advancing age. Additional factors linked with an increased risk for both outcomes included a...
  • April 07, 2017
    A new study provides reassuring information about the short-term and long-term safety of denosumab, a monoclonal antibody that is used to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis.Adverse events that had been noted in a pivotal clinical trial in women age 60 to 90 years old treated for 3 years showed no tendency to increase after a further 3 years of treatment, the study showed.In addition, women who crossed over from 3 years of placebo to 3 years of denosumab experienced no increase in adverse...
  • April 06, 2017
    Active surveillance—careful monitoring to determine if or when a cancer warrants treatment—is an increasingly prevalent choice for prostate cancer, but it’s unclear if the strategy is appropriate for men with a family history of prostate cancer. A recent analysis of the medical literature concluded that a family history of prostate cancer does not appear to increase a patient’s risk of having more aggressive prostate cancer.In the analysis, six studies found that family history does not appear...
  • April 06, 2017
    A recent study found that women with overactive bladder who received antimuscarinics were 38% more likely to be diagnosed with depressive disorder within the next 3 years than those who did not receive antimuscarinics.Although antimuscarinics can significantly depress bladder contractions and improve symptoms by blocking muscarinic receptors, studies have found that several unwanted side effects frequently occur when patients with overactive bladder receive the drugs.“This population-based...
  • April 05, 2017
    So begins the no-holds-barred exposé on the financial transactions of the world's favourite sport.Despite the global financial crisis, the size of the football transfer market has continued to rise, increasing seven-fold in value the last two decades - more than the FTSE share index.The transfer fees that clubs pay to sign top players now top €4 billion a year but, in Football's Secret Trade, authors Alex Duff and Tariq Panja show how much of the money has been flowing out of the game as a...