Saturday, 28 December 2013

Bentham EBook Review: Rural Lifestyles, Community Well-Being and Social Change: Lessons from Country Australia for Global Citizens

Bentham Science Publisher has a huge collection of e-books; covering all the major areas of science, medical, humanities, natural science, and information technology. Prompt solutions regarding publications are provided to the authors by Bentham Science. These eBooks are easily uploaded with the help of incredible internet facility.

This edited e-book is a collection of articles that explores ‘rural realities’ of country life in Australia for global audiences interested in rurality, health and well-being. By transcending disciplinary-specific boundaries, this multi-disciplinary book not only presents contemporary challenges, but also equips readers with evidence-based knowledge to improve resilience in communities and individuals facing key issues such as aging, depression, disability, environmental degradation, limited service delivery and social isolation. Utilizing a variety of social science research methods, each chapter will enhance readers’ insights about rural amenities, geography, identity, culture, health and governance which impact wellbeing and lifestyle satisfaction. Collectively, this book exposes readers to ideas from a dynamic range of experts in the humanities, social and natural sciences to encourage a holistic approach to developing solutions for a complex social world.

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Depression; Its Symptoms and Causes

The mind works in mysterious ways. Many must have heard it but a few understand it completely. Depression is one of the medical illnesses which involve the brain. Depression is not only the feeling of ‘blue’, it is a constant feeling of sadness and a lack of interest in everyday life.
Depression can lead to emotional and physical issues. The symptoms of depression vary from person to person. Most common symptoms are
·         A constant feeling of sadness, anxiety and emptiness.
·         Individuals feel restless and hopeless.
·         Fatigue sets in and the energy level decreases gradually.
·         Insomnia.
·         And many more.
Depression can be triggered by genetic, environmental, biochemical or psychological factors. Most specialists say that depression cannot be cured, or the patients’ condition cannot improve. But the patients of depression can be made better by ‘talk therapy’ and ‘antidepressants’. According to the National Institutes of Health, a significant percentage of people with depressive illness never seek medical help. This is unfortunate, because the vast majority, even those with very severe symptoms, can improve with treatment.

Bentham Science Publishers is one of the leading journals in the STM industry. It has journals and eBooks pertaining to topics from science, medicine, technology and the like. Neurobiology of Mood Disorders is a monograph is a collection of selected articles on the subject of mood disorders such as depression and schizophrenia. It is divided into 3 sections: 1) Research methods in psychopharmacology - which highlights some established experimental techniques to study mood disorders in human and relevant animal models, 2) Pathophysiology of mood disorders – which explains the physiological and pharmacological mechanisms responsible for mood disorders and 3) New strategies for the treatment of mood disorders – a concluding section that provides recent examples on the beneficial effects of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions in the relief of mood disorders. 

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Asthma A Chronic Lung Disease:

Asthma is a long lasting disease of lungs affecting millions of people around the globe. According to the National Heart, Lungs and Blood Institute, in United States alone, asthma afflicts more than 25 million people.
An asthma patient frequently suffers from coughing, chest congestion and difficulty in breathing. Asthma, though it affects people of different ages, though it has its roots in childhood. It stresses the airways, compressing the muscles around that area. The swollen and constricted airways thus make inhaling substances difficult as they permit less oxygen into the lungs. Moreover, cells producing mucus in those tightened tubes will worsen the situation even further.
Smoke, pollen and dust are elements that trigger asthma. There are various medications available for treating asthma, but no medicine can completely wipe out the disease. In other words, asthma has no cure.
On a more positive note, most asthma patients today are able to control the disease and lead normal and productive lives by managing it on a daily basis. In cold weather especially2, a patient needs to take regular preventive medication as prescribed by their health care provider. It is also important to keep your reliever inhaler on you all the time, and take a puff or two of it before stepping out in the cold. It is essential to cover the mouth and nose areas with a clean, fresh scarf which will help to warm up the air before you inhale it. If you also intend to exercise, it is advisable you warm up for 10-15 minutes first and use the inhaler before starting.
Asthma is a chronic ailment affecting a person throughout his or her life, but it should in no way keep you from leading an active and happy life.

You can also refer to Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews and Anti-Inflammatory & Anti-Allergy Agents in Medicinal Chemistry for further information on respiratory diseases, allergies and relevant developments in their cure

Saturday, 21 December 2013

New Journals by Bentham Science Journals

Bentham Science Publishers publish research articles and reviews in all major fields of science, technology, medicine and business studies.
Bentham Science has 31 high impact factor journals to their credit, which are indexed by outstanding abstracting agencies like Scopus, Medline, PubsHub, Journal Citation Reports and EMBASE etc. Out of the 300 Bentham eBooks published to date, 260 are indexed by Scopus.
With new fields always appearing, Bentham Science frequently introduces new journals in order to serve the interests in emerging academic themes. The upcoming new titles from BSP in 2014 range from novel topics such as green chemistry and microwave chemistry to biochemical engineering and technology transfer and entrepreneurship. For a full list of BSP 2014 titles, please log on to, where you can access each journal’s aims and scope, its editorial board, instructions for manuscript submission and other important information.

Bentham Science is a professional publisher of scientific research literature since 25 years. They follow extensive peer review in order to maintain the quality standards of around 20,000 articles they publish in a year. BSP is committed to innovative solutions to cater to the publishing needs of scientists, researchers, librarians and academic and professional institutions. For more information, please visit their website  

Thursday, 19 December 2013

What is Menopause?

Menopause is a condition in women which is defined as an absence of menstrual cycle for almost a 12 months’ time period. The menopausal shift begins with varying period cycle span and finally ends with the last menstrual period.
The menopause transition period is often referred as, Peri-Menopause which means, ‘time around menopause’. Although it is not a medical term but it defines certain characteristics of the menopausal transition period in layman terms. Furthermore, the term which defines the time after menopause is ‘Post-menopausal’.
When a woman reaches to its menopause, it means that the woman’s ovaries stop functioning. A pair of ovaries present in women is a reproductive gland which is placed in the pelvis, each on both side of the uterus. The function of an ovary is to produce eggs and hormones like estrogen. Throughout the monthly period, an egg is released from an ovary and it travels to the uterus with the help of a Fallopian tube. This is why, after menopause, the women is no longer fertile or is able to reproduce or get pregnant.
Just like puberty, menopause is a part of life. It is not a disease or an illness. However, there are certain side effects that appear in women after their menopause. These complications include; Hot flashes, night sweats, disturbed sleep patterns, mood swings, hair loss and in severe cases, the women can potentially suffer from Cardiovascular diseases, Osteoporosis, Urinary incontinence, Overweight/obesity, Breast cancer and depression.
To get rid of these conditions, you can do plenty of exercise, try to be calm and reduce the level of stress, avoid spicy food, alcohol or even smoking and set a target of sleeping.
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Wednesday, 18 December 2013


Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is one of the common hormonal diseases in women. There are numerous signs and symptoms of this disease such as excessive hair growth throughout the body, high level of blood pressure, obesity, excessive uttering and uncontrolled insulin.
In mature women, unnecessary weight gain will be indication of the probable cause of developing Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
The exact cause of PCO is still unknown. The complications will become worse if not diagnosed and treated at an initial stage. This will result into the development of heart diseases and diabetes. It is a transferrable disease and it can transfer from one generation to the next generation.
This disease can be treated with the help of medicines if diagnosed at an early stage. If the disease is not detected at the initial stage, it can be resolved through surgeries and various alternative treatments.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013


According to Merriam-Webster, Skin Grafting is defined as A piece of skin that is surgically removed from a donor area to replace skin in a defective or denuded area (as one that has been burned).” (
Skin Grating is a procedure of removal and transplantation of healthy skin from one area of the body to another. The tissue which is transplanted is said to be a skin graft. If someone`s skin is damaged badly, then he or she can be treated with the help of skin grafting.
There are two major types of skin grafting. One of them is thin layer skin graft. In this type, a thin layer of skin is taken away from the healthiest part of the human body. The other one is the full thickness skin graft which is more risky as it totally depends upon the condition whether the skin is suitable for the body or not.
There are various risk factors involved in skin grafting surgery. Some of them include nerve damage, bleeding, infection, loss of grafted skin etc.
Most of these surgeries are successful but it is not guaranteed that the patients who have gone through this surgery are completely recovered and they will not face any problems after the surgery. Sometimes they require the re-grafting of the skin. The grafting should be regularly monitored for good circulation.
Bentham Science Journal “Recent Patents on Biotechnology” publishes review and research articles, and guest edited thematic issues on recent patents in the field of biotechnology. The journal is essential reading for all researchers involved in all fields of biotechnology. The journal is indexed in Scopus, EMBASE, Medline / Pub Med. For further details about this Bentham Journal, please visit:

Saturday, 14 December 2013

The Importance of Vitamins in our Daily Life:

Vitamins are an indispensible element of a human life; they play an important role in the health, functionality and development of a human body. There are various types of vitamins along with their diversified benefits such as growth of hair, blood formation, nails prevention, diseases and skin prevention.
When talk about vitamins; Vitamin A is beneficial for the functionality of tissues, development of bones, also it improves the vision of a human eye. Moreover, the usage of vitamin A can be helpful in prevention various types of respiratory diseases.
However, the deficiency of vitamin A can cause joint pain, decreased visibility and dry eyes. One can get over with the deficiency of vitamin A by eating vitamin A rich diet that includes, fish, fruits, liver, vegetables, butter and cheese.
Another vitamin which is known as Vitamin B1 or Thiamine helps in controlling the human nervous system. It plays a vital part in the digestion of sugar and other fats. The deficiency of this vitamin can lead a person to total memory loss, concentration, depression and Beriberi, a disease. People can eat food which is rich with Vitamin B1 such as, bread, almonds, milk and olives to get rid of this shortage.
Vitamin B2 widely known as Riboflavin is helps in the proper growth of a human body. It maintains your nails, hair and healthy skin. Due to its deficiency people can come across conditions like; sore throat, various skin problems and anemia. People can get rich amount of Vitamin B2 trough numerous green vegetables, cheese, milk and fish.
Vitamin C which is generally known as Ascorbic Acid plays a vital part in the growth, repairing of tissue cells and blood vessels. It also helps in the healing process of wound and various transmittable diseases. Lemon, Kiwi and Strawberry are highly rich in Vitamin C.
Vitamin D which is a big concern now days plays a vital role in the development and maintenance of bones, joints, teeth and protection of nervous system. The deficiency of this vitamin can lead to the destruction of cells; anemia and muscle problems. Fish Liver Oil, Salmon, Tuna, Egg Yolk are good source of Vitamin D.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Latest eBook of Bentham Science Publishers- Advanced Numerical Methods for Complex Environmental Models: Needs and Availability:

Bentham Science Publishers is a reputable name in the STM publishing industry. It serves Scholars, Doctors, Scientists, researchers and other professionals in the fields of, Pharmaceutical, Biomedical, Engineering, Medical, Medicine, Technology, Computer and Social Sciences. Moreover, they have a wide range eBooks and Journals which features the current information and researches in the fields. 
Here is the review of one of the eBook of Bentham Science Publishers- Advanced Numerical Methods for Complex Environmental Models: Needs and Availability: ‘High air pollution levels pose a significant threat to plants, animals and human beings. Efforts by researchers are directed towards keeping air pollution levels below well defined ‘critical‘ levels in order to maintain a sustainable atmosphere and environmental system. The application of advanced mathematical models is important for researchers to achieve this goal as efficiently as possible.

Mathematical models can be used to predict answers to many important questions about the environment. However, their application will be successful only when several theoretical and practical obstacles are efficiently removed. A successfully applicable mathematical model needs to enable researchers to

• Mathematically describe all important physical and chemical processes.

• Apply fast and sufficiently accurate numerical methods.

• Ensure that the model runs efficiently on modern high speed computers. 

• Use high quality input data, both meteorological data and emission inventories, in the runs.

• Verify the model results by comparing them with reliable measurements taken in different parts of the spatial domain of the model. 

• Carry out long series of sensitivity experiments to check the response of the model to changes of different key parameters.

• Visualize and animate the output results in order to make them easily understandable even to non-specialists.

This monograph thoroughly describes mathematical methods useful for various situations in environmental modeling - including finite difference methods, splitting methods, parallel computation, etc. - and provides a framework for resolving problems posed in relation to the points listed above. Chapters are written by well-known specialists making this book a handy reference for researchers, university teachers and students working and studying in the areas of air pollution, meteorology, applied mathematics and computer science. 
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Tuesday, 10 December 2013

A Possible Cure for Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) or Sickle Cell Anemia (SCA) is a hereditary blood disorder, in which the red blood cells transform into a ‘sickle’ shape. It disrupts the natural circulation of blood. This mutation of the red blood cells can be extremely dangerous for the patients. Not only it can make the patient anemic, it can also reduce the life expectancy. SCD is hereditary. In simpler words, the cell change their shape from ‘disc like’ to ‘sickle’ shape when the DNA of a new born baby send signal to transform the hemoglobin (the Oxygen carrying component of the red blood cells) from ‘fetal’ to ‘adult’.
Recent studies in the discipline of Hematology (the study of blood), have proved that the chances of an individual getting SCD can be reduced. According to the research, the researchers used a specialized tool, a genetically engineered zinc finger (ZF) protein, which they custom-designed to latch onto a specific DNA site carrying the code for fetal hemoglobin. They attached the ZF to another protein that forced a chromatin loop to form. The loop then activated gene expression that produced embryonic hemoglobin in blood-forming cells from adult mice.
The researchers had the same result when they experimented on human blood. Now the team of researchers will continue investigations aimed at moving their research toward clinical application.
Bentham Science Publishers is one of the leading STM publishers in the industry. It has more than 116 online and print journals, 150 plus Open Access journals, and related print/online book series. One of the numerous eBooks is, Immunology of Pregnancy 2013, which is a complete compendium of gynecological immunology, spanning from fecundation to delivery.

[This article is based on the news: ‘Flipping a Gene Switch Reactivates Fetal Hemoglobin, May Reverse Sickle Cell Disease’ by] 

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Neurological And Cardiovascular Disorders Have A Connection

Heart attacks are known to be caused by depression, stress, unhealthy lifestyle and eating habits, a typical accusation for heart patients. One in four deaths in the world is caused to heart failure. Researchers are always in search of finding ways in medicine and research to help humanity. 
Research has concluded that Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is caused by plaque built-up in the arteries.  People who have mental disorder are at a risk of developing CHD.
The factors causing heart attack has increased three-fold because of various mental disorders. Mental maladies like Schizophrenia, Bipolar, depression, personality disorders and many more, increase the percentage of having a heart attack.

Bentham Science Publishers is one of the leading STM publishers in the world. It has a wealth of online journals and eBooks, that answers questions in the fields of pharmaceutical, biomedical, medical, and engineering, technology, computer and social sciences. One of the subscription based journals isCardiovascular & Hematological Agents in Medicinal Chemistry, each issue contains a series of timely in-depth reviews, original research articles and drug clinical trial studies written by leaders in the field covering a range of current topics in Cardiovascular & Hematological medicinal chemistry.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013


The brain wiring of the men and women differ from each other in many ways and they have different methods of thinking.
The human brain comprises of four parts and each part performs different actions. The back of the brain handles cognitive skills, whereas the front lobe deals in action. The right side emphasizes on perceptive thinking and the left part plays an important role of logical thinking.

The research studies have shown that male brain has a much more active frontal lobe than women as the women`s brain react strongly to emotions and analytical processes.
Men and women are wired differently when it comes to reacting to pain as well. This study also shows that women are more capable of handling painful situations as compared to men. They require double dosage of painkiller than men, mainly because the part of the brain which reacts to pain is under developed in women and reacts slowly to painkillers. On the other hand, men’s brain is highly receptive, so reacts faster to anti-pain medicine. Similarly, this suggests why women are more sympathetic during stressful times, while men’s brain reacts with lack of sympathy.
Bentham Science Publishers is a recognized name in the STM industry, having journals and eBooks on various genres including; natural science, information technology, medicine etc. Bentham Science Publishers has an impact factor journal named “Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering” which can help researchers for further investigation on the subject.

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Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Hay Fever

The “Recent Patents on Inflammation & Allergy Drug Discovery” A Bentham Science Publishers’ journal publishes and research review articles, and guest edited thematic issues on recent patents in the field of inflammation and allergy drug discovery. This Bentham Journal is a useful guide for all researchers involved in inflammation and allergy drug design and discovery. For more information, you can check
Hay Fever- also known as allergic rhinitis is a kind of fever that appears as an outcome of exposure to dander particles, pollens of various plants and dust. Hay fever virus; attack those individuals who are sensitive to these particles.
The main symptoms of hay fever are similar to cold and sinus pressures, itching, obstruction, middle ear effusion, eyelid swelling, sneezing and nasal congestion. People get hit by hay fever commonly during spring and haying season. However, people can get affected by this fever throughout the year. The diagnosis can be done through simple skin tests.

A range of medications are available for the cure of hay fever, for instance; antihistamines, immunotherapy, nasal corticosteroids, decongestants, sterile saline, rising of nasal passages and etc. 

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Bentham Science eBook: Tuberculosis Treatment: The Search for New Drugs:

Bentham Science Publisher has a huge collection of e-books; covering all the major areas of science, medical, humanities, natural science, and information technology. Prompt solutions regarding publications are provided to the authors by Bentham Science. These eBooks are easily uploaded with the help of incredible internet facility.
Despite the high impact on human health caused by Tuberculosis (TB) infections worldwide, nearly 45 years have passed since a novel drug was introduced for its treatment. As MDR-TB and XDR-TB cases appear globally new strategies and drugs are desperately needed to address this problem. Tuberculosis Treatment: The Search for New Drugs covers a wide range of topics about TB drug discovery.
The e-book begins with historical information about Tuberculosis discovery and treatment and explores modern treatment strategies, formulations (synthetic and natural) and class of compounds. The extraction of important drugs from various sources is also covered in separate chapters along with information about promising drugs undergoing clinical testing. The e-book is a useful reference for readers interested in learning about the array of pharmaceuticals discovered and used to combat Mycobacterium tuberculosis infections.
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