Volume 7 Issue 147
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 27-May-2005 
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Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Association between depression severity and poor glycemic control among Hispanics with diabetes

In a study of more than 200 Hispanics with diabetes, researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and College of Physicians and Surgeons found a significant association between depression severity and poor glycemic control (PGC). The findings also confirm that less than one-half of the diabetes patients with moderate or severe depression received mental health treatment in the previous year. more  

Research shows women's weight gain brings loss of income, job prestige

An increase in a woman's body mass results in a decrease in her family income and a decline in her occupational prestige, according to research conducted by New York University sociologist Dalton Conley and Rebecca Glauber, an NYU graduate student. The study was sponsored by the Cambridge, MA-based National Bureau of Economic Research. more

Depression is common in patients after heart attack, new Johns Hopkins study shows

Researchers at Johns Hopkins' Evidenced-Based Practice Center have found that one in five patients hospitalized for heart attack experiences a major depression. According to the Hopkins cardiologists who conducted the study, these depressed patients are 50 percent more likely than other heart attack patients to need hospital care for a heart problem again within a year and three times as likely to die from a future attack or other heart-related conditions. more  

Preliminary data suggest that soda and sweet drinks are the main source of calories in American diet

Tufts researchers recently reported that while the leading source of calories in the average American diet used to be from white bread, that may have changed. Now, according to preliminary research conducted by scientists at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Americans are drinking these calories instead. The research was presented in abstract form at the Experimental Biology Conference in April of this year and a more comprehensive paper is being developed. more

Exposure to gun violence boosts odds of teens acting violently  

Exposure to gun violence makes adolescents twice as likely to perpetrate serious violence in the next two years, according to a University of Michigan researcher. more

Violence may be viewed as infectious disease 

In a study designed to isolate the root causes of violent behavior, Harvard Medical School researchers found that young teens who witnessed gun violence were more than twice as likely as non-witnesses to commit violent crime themselves in the following years. The study will appear in the May 27 issue of Science. more

Researchers discover how insulin allows entry of glucose into cells

Researchers from the National Institutes of Health have discovered the critical sequence of events by which insulin stimulates the entry of glucose into fat cells. more


Increased weight means a decreased paycheck -- but only for women.