The Latest Journal Articles in Nursing

1Probiotics in reducing the risk of gestational diabetesDiabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, April 17, 2015  Review Article
2Association of coffee drinking with all-cause mortality: A systematic review and meta-analysisPublic Health Nutrition, April 17, 2015  Evidence Based Medicine  Review Article
3Vegetable intake, but not fruit intake, was associated with a reduction in the risk of cancer incidence and mortality in middle-aged Korean menThe Journal of Nutrition, April 17, 2015  Clinical Article
4Plasma vitamin D is associated with fasting insulin and homeostatic model assessment of insulin resistance in young adult males, but not females, of the Jerusalem Perinatal StudyPublic Health Nutrition, April 17, 2015
5Relationship of vitamin D status with lung function and exercise capacity in COPDRespirology, April 17, 2015  Clinical Article
6High-fat diet-related stimulation of sweetness desire is greater in women than in men despite high vegetable intakePublic Health Nutrition, April 17, 2015  Clinical Article
7Calorie restriction and matched weight loss from exercise: independent and additive effects on glucoregulation and the incretin system in overweight women and menDiabetes Care, April 17, 2015  Clinical Article
8Effect of cinacalcet and vitamin D analogs on fibroblast growth factor-23 during the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidismClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, April 17, 2015  Clinical Article
9Correlates of self-reported dietary cruciferous vegetable intake and urinary isothiocyanate from two cohorts in ChinaPublic Health Nutrition, April 17, 2015
10Social capital, tolerance of diversity and adherence to Mediterranean diet: The Rhea Mother-Child Cohort in Crete, GreecePublic Health Nutrition, April 17, 2015  Clinical Article
1Antibiotic resistance risk for coastal water usersUniversity of Exeter Medical School, April 17, 2015
2Researchers observe major hand hygiene problems in operating roomsUniversity of Gothenburg The Sahlgrenska Academy News, April 17, 2015
3USF study of innovative therapy for PTSD expands to military sexual traumaUSF Health News, April 17, 2015
4Impact of domestic violence on women's mental healthUniversite de Montreal News, April 17, 2015
5Only half of chronic cough patients receive a diagnosisEuropean Respiratory Society News, April 17, 2015
6New guidance on contact precautions for hospital visitorsThe Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America News, April 17, 2015
7Gene variant linked to smoking longer, getting lung cancer soonerWashington University School of Medicine in St. Louis News, April 17, 2015
8New research sheds light on how popular probiotic benefits the gutUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine News, April 17, 2015
9Early use of palliative care in cancer improves patients lives, outcomes for caregiversNorris Cotton Cancer Center News, April 17, 2015
10Ovarian cancer: Genetic testing should be accessible to all women with the diseaseMcGill University Health Centre News, April 17, 2015

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