In this month’s newsletter, we are featuring an excerpt from Introduction to Clinical Research. Author Tetyana Vasylyeva has compiled a book to help health professionals who are just starting to do clinical research. Although written for medical students, the information is useful to anyone planning to conduct clinical research. The book provides practical, comprehensive, and contemporary approaches to clinical research.
Dec. 20, 2012 – ScienceDaily reports on an on-going Danish study following the growth of children. Researchers are finding that breastfed children follow a different growth pattern than non-breastfed children. They attribute the difference to breastfeeding lowering the levels of the growth hormones IGF-1 and insulin in the blood, leading to slightly slower growth. This study is part of the SKOT project to increase knowledge of what Danish children eat from birth to their transition to solids. The researchers found that the more the children breastfeed, the lower the hormone levels of the growth hormones.
A successful book proposal sells the writer’s ideas, talent, and qualifications to the publisher. The idea of writing a book proposal can be a little intimidating, especially if you are an unpublished author. Publishers want experienced authors with proven track records, right? Of course they do. However, publishers also want to “discover” fresh, new writers. Publishers are looking for interesting books from talented writers, who are passionate about communicating their ideas and expertise to their readers.
If you have written a book, have a book in progress, or have a strong desire to write a book on a topic you are passionate about, you have all the tools necessary to write a compelling book proposal.
In a nutshell, the publisher wants to know what your idea is, why you are qualified to present it, and why it will appeal to the publisher’s audience.
National Wear Red Day is February 3, 2012. This is a day when women, men, companies, and organizations come together to increase awareness of women’s no. 1 killer – heart disease. The American Heart Association has developed a website with Wear Red Day resources. For more information, click here.
Breastfeeding has received immense attention in the medical community and increasing interest in the field of psychology and social work. The majority of research demonstrates that breastfeeding is essential for normal physiological development, while paying only minimal attention to the contribution of nursing to psychological development. This book fills in the gap by providing important insight into the development of relationships and interactions in breastfeeding families.
Most of us assume that our government or some international agency is monitoring the quality of infant formula. Government agencies sometimes raise alarms when a batch of formula is seriously contaminated, but they are not monitoring the product to make sure the product helps to make your children as healthy as possible.
Manufacturers keep coming up with newer and more expensive versions of infant formula, but no one really knows how they will affect your children's health. And no one
is monitoring this!
No one compares the healthcare costs linked to different methods of feeding.