Archive for June, 2007

Physician says bone density findings “raise some concern about people taking SSRIs.” OHSU – Two new studies suggest older men and women taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), a class of antidepressants that includes Prozac (fluoxetine), Paxil (paroxetine), and Zoloft (sertraline), are prone to increased bone loss. The SSRI class of antidepressants also includes Celexa […]

University of York – A unique study by researchers at York has confirmed a link between depression and low levels of folate, a vitamin which comes from vegetables. In research published in the July 2007 edition of the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, the York team, led by Dr Simon Gilbody, concluded that there […]

Personalized exercise support program by mail more effective than one-on-one phone counseling. Temple University – As Americans struggle to become more physically active, simple programs that provide feedback and motivation — by mail or phone — can play a crucial role in getting people off to a good start exercising, according to a study in […]

JAMA Journals – A plate and cereal bowl with markers for proper portion sizes appear to help obese patients with diabetes lose weight and decrease their use of glucose-controlling medications, according to a report in the June 25, 2007 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine. Between 1960 and 2000, the proportion of U.S. adults who […]

University of Michigan – Studies show that the incidence of mental illness on college campuses is rising, and a new survey of 2,785 college students indicates that more than half of students with significant symptoms of anxiety or depression do not seek help. This is despite the fact that resources are available at no cost […]

University of Michigan – Fathers have a major impact on the degree of interest their daughters develop in math, according to a long-term University of Michigan study that has traced the sources of the continuing gender gap in math and science performance. “We’ve known for a while now that females do as well as males […]