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Study published in Value in Health wins Elsevier’s Atlas award

Focusing on finance could jeopardize the long-term survival of our health care systems, according to a study published in Value in Health. The researchers, from Bocconi University, Milan, Italy, urge policy makers to consider social and political sustainability when building


Challenge opens for submissions on June 1, 2015

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, has announced its first Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge. As the world’s population quickly approaches 9 billion, the strain on the planet’s resources is steadily increasing too.



Research And JournalsShiftwork Can Affect Your HealthMay 18, 2015

Workers with nontraditional schedules are burdened by sleep-related health problems and poor metabolic health, according to new report in Sleep Health

Shiftwork is an occupational health risk of growing significance because it is becoming more common and because of its potential influence on health outcomes, possibly increasing health differences between workers of higher vs lower socioeconomic status. A new study from


Editorial in The Journal of Urology® Warns of Impact on Previous Research Results

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) recently announced that it had removed all prostate specific antigen (PSA) data from the SEER (Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results) and SEER-Medicare programs. The PSA data were removed after quality control checks revealed that a


Research in mice suggests molecules could treat cervical, breast, ovarian, and lung cancers

A new family of molecules that kill cancer cells and protect healthy cells could be used to treat a number of different cancers, including cervical, breast, ovarian and lung cancers. Research published in EBioMedicine shows that as well as targeting


New bio-sensing technologies give us cheap, fast and convenient health data

Wearable E-skin that can measure heart rate and blood pressure, and paper diagnostic machines the size of a credit card that can give instant readings on blood and saliva samples are two new bio-sensing technologies presented at Elsevier’s 4th International



Research And JournalsDopamine Signals the Value of Delayed RewardsMay 11, 2015

Reports new study in Biological Psychiatry

Dopamine is the chemical messenger in the brain most closely associated with pleasure and reward. Recent scientific advances now shed light on precise roles for dopamine in the reward process.A new paper published in the current issue of Biological Psychiatry


Local socioeconomic environment can have an effect, according to new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine

Certain regions in the United States are characterized by a higher prevalence of obesity, which suggests that a person’s socioeconomic, physical, and social environments can affect opportunities for healthy behaviors that might prevent excess weight gain. But what happens when


Results clarify why bacterial infections in first trimester may heighten fetus’ vulnerability to drugs and toxins, according to study published in The American Journal of Pathology

An important function of the human placenta is to protect the fetus from detrimental substances in maternal blood, such as glucocorticoids or toxins. Placental membrane-bound transporter proteins, known as multidrug resistance proteins, protect the fetus by returning unwanted materials to


New article in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology urges obstetricians to advocate for change to eliminate health care injustice in access to elective tubal sterilization

Current U.S. health policy requires Medicaid beneficiaries to wait 30 days before tubal sterilization. Ob/gyn experts argue that this violates health care justice as elective tubal sterilization is readily available to women with a private source of payment. Writing in


Industry self-regulation has been largely unsuccessful, according to new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine

Children are exposed to a considerable amount of televised food advertising: more than six ads accounting for about 2:21 minutes per hour during typical programming. Concerns about the role of televised food advertising as a contributor to childhood obesity led


First published articles in NFS Journal now available on ScienceDirect

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the launch of NFS Journal, a new open access journal.The new NFS Journal is published by Elsevier in cooperation with the Society of Nutrition and


Elsevier journal Maturitas, today announced the publication of a position statement by the European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) covering non-hormonal management of menopausal vasomotor symptoms.Hot flashes are a common menopausal symptom. They tend to intensify during the perimenopause and


Shopping based on a list was associated with better diet and lower weight

For residents of areas with limited access to healthy foods, also known as food deserts, multiple barriers exist that amplify the health risks of living in those areas. Likewise, risks for poor diet and being overweight or obese are also


New study in Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior validates use of the Vitamin D Calculator app for tracking intake

Vitamin D is essential for the maintenance of bone health and may be implicated in other chronic diseases, as well as immunity, but adults in Canada are consistently deficient in dietary vitamin D, by nearly 400 international units per day