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School Lunches Offer Better Average Nutrition than Packed Lunches

School lunches offer better average nutrition than packed lunches
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Philadelphia, PA, November 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Approximately 60% of the more than 50 million public elementary and secondary education students obtain a substantial portion of their daily calories from school lunches. The 2012–2013 National School Lunch Program (NSLP) nutritional standards govern what those students eat; for those who bring packed lunches, there are no nutritional standards, however. With that in mind, researchers from Virginia Tech compared school lunches with packed lunches and found that school lunches have greater nutritional quality.

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Ten Tips Guidance Article

New article in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry provides an overview of ten practical, evidence-based tips to provide holistic support to individuals with ASD
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Washington D.C., November 4, 2014 /3BL Media/ – A Clinical Perspectives article published in the November 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry proposes a tool to empower stakeholders, guide caregivers, and provide a rationale for advocates, when considering the systems of support offered to people with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Elsevier Announces the Launch of Open Access Journal: EBioMedicine

EBioMedicine brings together worlds of basic research and clinical science in a new, open access journal with Cell Press and The Lancet editorial influence
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Amsterdam, November 4, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. Two of its leading brands, Cell Press and The Lancet, have now joined forces to launch a new open access journal, EBioMedicine.

New Optimal Screening Threshold for Gestational Diabetes in Twin Pregnancies

Ideal 1-hour 50-g glucose challenge test cutoff ≥135 mg/dL, say researchers in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Philadelphia, PA, November 3, 2014  /3BL Media/ -  A common complication, gestational diabetes affects approximately 6-7% of pregnant women. Currently, screening is done in two steps to help identify patients most at risk; however, the suggested levels for additional testing were based on singleton pregnancy data. Now investigators have analyzed data from twin pregnancies and have determined that the optimal first step cutoff for additional screening appears to be a blood sugar level equal to or greater than 135 mg/dL for women carrying twins.

Governments Should Take an Active Lead in Creating Healthy Food Environments to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease, Say Cardiovascular Care Experts

In a policy statement published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, fifteen health organizations support a call for action to increase access to affordable healthy foods to improve cardiovascular health
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PHILADELPHIA, October 29, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Canadian health organizations are calling upon governments to take a leadership role in creating healthy food environments. They say that implementing strategies that facilitate access to affordable healthy foods and beverages in places where Canadians work, live, and play could play a key role in preventing diet-related disease and health risk such as obesity and hypertension, and ultimately improve cardiovascular health, This call for action is published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology.

Elsevier Announces the Winners of the 2014 Tetrahedron Prize

Professors Barry Trost, Stanford University, USA and Professor Jiro Tsuji,Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, receive 2014 Tetrahedron Prize for their outstanding contributions to Organic Chemistry
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Amsterdam, October 29, 2014 – Elsevier and the Executive Board of Editors of the Tetrahedron journal series are pleased to announce that the 2014 Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic & Biomedicinal Chemistry has been awarded to Professor Barry Trost, Stanford University, USA and  Jiro Tsuji, Honorary professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. They jointly receive the award for their outstanding contributions to organic chemistry.

Aortic Valve Replacement Appears Safe, Effective in Very Elderly Patients

New study published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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Chicago, October 29, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Aortic valve replacement (AVR) can safely be used to treat severe aortic stenosis in patients age 90 years and older and is associated with a low risk of operative stroke and mortality, according to a study in the November 2014 issue of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

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Aortic Valve Replacement Appears Safe, Effective in Very Elderly Patients

New study published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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Chicago, October 29, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Aortic valve replacement (AVR) can safely be used to treat severe aortic stenosis in patients age 90 years and older and is associated with a low risk of operative stroke and mortality, according to a study in the November 2014 issue of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

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Ghrelin Stimulates an Appetite for Drinking Alcohol

Reports new study in Biological Psychiatry
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Philadelphia, PA, October 29, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Ghrelin is a hormone released by the stomach and it stimulates appetite and food intake. Alcohol is commonly viewed as a psychoactive substance that primarily affects brain function, but it is also a highly caloric food.

This knowledge, combined with findings from animal studies, led researchers to the hypothesis that ghrelin has the potential to stimulate alcohol craving.

Elsevier Announces Conference: Agriculture and Climate Change – Adapting Crops to Increased Uncertainty

Agriculture and Climate Change – Adapting Crops to Increased Uncertainty, to take place 15-17 February 2015 in the Netherlands
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Amsterdam, October 28, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and solutions, announces the conference: Agriculture and Climate Change – Adapting Crops to Increased Uncertainty. It will take place 15-17 February 2015 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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