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  • July 07, 2017
    In a randomized clinical trial of women who were overweight or obese, mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) increased mindfulness and decreased stress compared with health education. In addition, fasting blood sugar levels decreased within the MBSR group, but not within the health education group.In the study, 86 women were randomized to 8 weeks of MBSR or health education, and they were followed for 16 weeks. While MBSR significantly reduced stress and had beneficial effects on blood...
  • July 07, 2017
    Delayed-onset post-traumatic symptoms in the elderly may be misdiagnosed as falling under the umbrella of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD), according to a recent review.The review describes three cases where post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms are experienced by patients suffering with dementia long after the original traumatic event.Considering PTSD in individuals with dementia is important because PTSD is usually associated with working-age adults and is...
  • July 07, 2017
    New research reveals that baits used by hunters have become a substantial portion of black bears’ diets. In northern Wisconsin, over 40% of the diet of harvested animals consisted of bait subsidies.The widespread availability and consumption of these calorically rich baits—often high-sugar foods, such as cookies, donuts, and candies—may be bolstering the bear population density in the region. Thirty states permit hunting black bears, 12 of which allow baiting prior to the opening of...
  • July 07, 2017
    High-achieving, low-income 12- and 13-year-old students report that several protective factors contribute to their academic success despite the presence of adversity: reciprocal peer relationships, teachers who care, family and community assets, and multiple sources of motivation.The study’s findings on how students are able to succeed in school despite adversity can be used to in the design of programs, practices, and services that provide support to students who are failing or at...
  • July 07, 2017
    New research indicates that diversity in cultural values has a negative association with regional economic development within European countries.The findings indicate that a complete analysis of the interaction between culture and the economy should not be limited to an analysis of the prevalence of a selected set of cultural values, but should consider also the extent to which such values are shared by individuals.“Polarized societies in which people disagree on key values are economically...
  • July 06, 2017
    During sepsis, cells are swamped with reactive oxygen species generated in an aberrant response of the immune system to a local infection. If this fatal inflammatory path could be interfered, new treatment schemes could be developed. Now, Korean scientists report in the journal Angewandte Chemie that zirconia-doped ceria nanoparticles act as effective scavengers of these oxygen radicals, promoting a greatly enhanced surviving rate in sepsis model organisms. Sepsis proceeds as a vicious cycle...
  • July 06, 2017
    In a recent study, published in The Oncologist, just under 10% of patients diagnosed with terminal cancer did not know their prognosis and had no interest in finding out. This unwillingness to face a poor prognosis can lead to unnecessary treatments and prevent patients from making appropriate end of life (EOL) plans, causing their remaining time to be more stressful and traumatic that it need be.“Healthcare professionals should appropriately assess patients’ readiness for prognostic...
  • July 06, 2017
    HOBOKEN, NJ—July 6, 2017—John Wiley and Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JWa) (NYSE:JWb) and The Society for Leukocyte Biology (SLB) announced today a publishing partnership for SLB’s flagship scholarly publication, Journal of Leukocyte Biology (JLB). From January 2018, Wiley will assume publishing responsibility for JLB and move the journal to its online platform, Wiley Online Library.For over 60 years, the SLB has been the leading scientific and professional organization in leukocyte biology through its...
  • July 03, 2017
    Flexible, wearable electronics require equally flexible, wearable power sources. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, Chinese scientists have introduced an extraordinarily stretchable and compressible polyelectrolyte which, in combination with carbon nanotube composite paper electrodes, forms a supercapacitor that can be stretched to 1000 percent in length and compressed to 50 percent in thickness with even gaining, not losing capacity. Supercapacitors bridge the gap between batteries, which are...
  • July 03, 2017
    New research indicates that bark beetle outbreaks in forests create several new roosting and foraging possibilities for the protected bat species Barbastella barbastellus.For example, maternity colonies of B. barbastellus were found beneath bark of beetle-killed spruces. Also, hunting activity of B. barbastellus increased with more extensive canopy opening due to bark beetles.The findings have important implications for forest management. The standard management response to natural...