Volume 7 Issue 186
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 5-Jul-2005 
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Antidepressants may lower risk of recurrent heart attack in depressed heart attack patients

In depressed patients who have experienced a heart attack, use of antidepressants, especially selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), was associated with a reduced risk of death and recurrent heart attack, according to an article in the July issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. more  

A TV in the bedroom is associated with lower standardized test scores among third grade students

In a study of third graders, children with a television in their bedrooms had lower scores on standardized tests while children with access to a home computer had higher scores, researchers report in the July issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. more

Young children who watch less TV more likely to finish college

Children who watch the most television during childhood and adolescence may be less likely to finish school or go on to earn a university degree, according to a study in the July issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. more  

Soybean protein may lower blood pressure, new study finds

A new 12-week study of 302 adults with high-normal or mildly elevated blood pressure found that those who ate special cookies containing 40 grams of soybean protein had significantly larger decreases in pressure levels compared to those who ate similar cookies made of complex wheat carbohydrate. more

Snoring now, hyperactive later? 

Several years ago, University of Michigan researchers published some of the strongest evidence yet that children who snore when they sleep are far more likely to have attention and hyperactivity problems than their non-snoring peers. more

Urgent measures needed to tackle HIV epidemic in Moscow  

HIV infection rates in vulnerable groups in Moscow could be between 30–120 times higher than those found in the general Russian Federation population, concludes a Research Letter in this week’s issue of The Lancet. US researchers found high rates of HIV infection and sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) in homeless adults, juvenile detainees, and remand detainees, especially women. more

Mammography use exceeds national goals but some groups still lagging

Mammography use by women over 40 is on the rise and already exceeds the target set by the government-led Healthy People 2010 initiative, according to a new study that also shows, for the first time, that breast cancer screening rises with age. more

 

Among depressed patients who have experienced a heart attack, use of antidepressants is associated with a reduced risk of death and recurrent heart attack.