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CiteScore? releases 2016 annual values and updates

(Elsevier) Elsevier, a global information analytics company specializing in science and health, today releases CiteScore 2016 annual values and a number of improvements to its set of simple, reproducible serial metrics that cover all journals, book series, conference proceedings and trade publications in Scopus.

Elsevier adds ClinicalKey to Research4Life access program for developing countries

(Elsevier) Elsevier, the information analytics company specializing in science and health, will add ClinicalKey to its global research and health resources available through Research4Life starting in June 2017. The expansion of the Research4Life...Show More Summary

New nationwide study indicates patients are often prescribed potentially futile drugs in their final

(Elsevier Health Sciences) Older adults often receive drugs of questionable benefit during their last months of life, according to the first study conducted on the burden of end-of-life medications across an entire population. The authors...Show More Summary

Wasted nutrients: The result of widespread food waste

(Elsevier Health Sciences) Food waste in America is estimated that around 1,217 calories per person per day are squandered. A new study looks beyond the caloric value of food waste and focuses on the nutritional value of the food we throw away. Show More Summary

Tamoxifen protects against obesity-related metabolic disorders

(Elsevier Health Sciences) Tamoxifen is the gold standard for endocrine treatment of estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer. Tamoxifen is also known to have metabolic effects. A new study in The American Journal of Pathology reports...Show More Summary

Garden-enhanced intervention improved BMI and nutrition knowledge of California students

(Elsevier Health Sciences) The factors that affect rates of childhood obesity are complex. Because schools can act as a focal point for engaging students, families, educators, administrators, and community members, researchers implemented...Show More Summary

Caution: Energy drinks put individuals with genetic heart condition at risk

(Elsevier Health Sciences) Scientists in Australia have now assessed the risk of cardiac events following consumption of energy drinks in patients diagnosed with congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS) that can cause rapid, irregular heartbeat that can lead to sudden death. Show More Summary

Optimizing Health IT Investments: The Key to Optimizing Care

Editor’s Note: Dr. John Danaher is the President of Education at Elsevier, an information analytics company that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance. Prior to joining Elsevier, John was President of the Schools of Health Sciences and Nursing at Kaplan University. Show More Summary

Death rate higher in women than men after discharge from emergency departments for heart arrhythmias

(Elsevier Health Sciences) Atrial fibrillation and flutter (also known as AFF) is associated with serious health problems and is a significant contributor to death rates. Investigators have identified differences in outcomes for male and female patients who presented with AFF to emergency departments in Alberta, Canada and were then discharged. Show More Summary

Women should continue cervical cancer screening as they approach age 65

(Elsevier Health Sciences) While current guidelines indicate that cervical cancer screening can be stopped for average risk patients after age 65, many women lack the appropriate amount of screening history to accurately assess their risk. Show More Summary

Personalized psychiatry matches therapy to specific patients with depression

(Elsevier Health Sciences) Selecting the antidepressant that will be most effective for a specific patient suffering from depression can be a 'try and try again' process. Examining new personalized and precision psychiatry approaches,...Show More Summary

Food insecurity can affect your mental health

(Elsevier Health Sciences) Food insecurity (FI) affects nearly 795 million people worldwide. Although a complex phenomenon encompassing food availability, affordability, utilization, and even the social norms that define acceptable ways to acquire food, FI can affect people's health beyond its impact on nutrition. Show More Summary

A quarter of nursing home residents are colonized with drug-resistant bacteria

(Elsevier Health Sciences) The significant presence of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB), such as E. coli, among nursing home residents demonstrates the need for heightened infection control prevention and controlShow More Summary

Animal testing essential to medical progress but protocols could be improved

(Elsevier Health Sciences) The use of animals in biomedical research has long been the focus of campaigns by animal rights activists. Two leading scientists writing in the European Journal of Internal Medicine give their expert view of the importance of animal testing to medical progress and present ways it could be further improved to yield more useful clinical results.

Researchers explore personalized pharmacotherapy to treat panic attacks

(Elsevier Health Sciences) Although drug therapy is the accepted first-line treatment for panic disorders (PDs), 17% to 64% of patients do not respond adequately and continue to exhibit one of the most common symptoms of PD, the panic attack (PA). Show More Summary

Elsevier announces the launch of Personalized Medicine in Psychiatry

(Elsevier) Elsevier, the information analytics company specializing in science and health, today announced the launch of Personalized Medicine in Psychiatry, a new journal dedicated to advancing basic, clinical and therapeutic knowledge of personalized medicine in psychiatry.

Discrimination contributes to pediatric asthma rates in African American and Latino youth

(Elsevier Health Sciences) In a new study published in CHEST, investigators found that African American children who reported experiencing discrimination had almost twice the probability of having asthma than their peers who did not experience/report discrimination. Show More Summary

Elsevier selected to publish Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia

(Elsevier) Elsevier, the information analytics company specializing in science and health, today announced that it will be the new publisher of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia beginning in the spring of 2017.

New blood test offers potential for faster, targeted treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer

(Elsevier Health Sciences) Identification of a specific genetic mutation in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) helps clinicians select the best treatment option. Potential NSCLC patients usually undergo invasive tissue biopsy, which may often be unnecessary and delays treatment. Show More Summary

A potential cure for metastatic prostate cancer? Treatment combination shows early promise

(Elsevier Health Sciences) In the past, all forms of metastatic prostate cancer have been considered incurable. In recent years, the FDA has approved six drugs for men with metastatic disease, all of which can increase survival. In a...Show More Summary

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