December 26, 2012

Evidently So Is Student Hunger

1 Food Banks for College Students on the Rise

Combine a feeble economy, a tradition of student activism, and a growing number of collegians who are maxed out on student loans already, and one result is the campus food pantry, a concept wherein donated food is supplied to students who might go without otherwise. According to pantry organizers, at least twenty major colleges have active student pantries, among them the Universities of Arkansas, Missouri and Mississippi, as well as Auburn, Oregon State, Georgia, Iowa State, Central Florida and West Virginia. Many more reportedly are considering joining this trend, which may reflect an underestimated level of student hunger nationwide. Nutritional quality depends on what is donated, and the pantries' clientele includes grad students, university staff and even some faculty.

More at News.yahoo.com | Posted 5 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Schools Taking Steps to Fight Hunger

Tags: Student Hunger, Hunger on Campus, Student Food Banks, Student Food Pantries, The Tiger Food Pantry, Undernourished Students, Student Dining, Campus Food Banks

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Unlocking Depression Mysteries

2 C-Reactive Protein Linked to Depression

Having elevated levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) has been associated with an increased risk for psychological distress and depression. CRP is a marker of inflammatory disease, and researchers say that additional study is needed to learn more about the association between elevated CRP levels and increased risk for psychological distress and depression. The study, published in Archives of General Psychiatry, used data from the general population of adults in Denmark. Researchers say that the current results support the initiation of intervention studies to find out whether putting anti-inflammatory drugs in antidepressants may help treat depression.

More at EurekAlert | Posted 5 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Dads with Postpartum Depression

Tags: Archives of General Psychiatry, C-Reactive Protein, CRP, Depression Risk Factors, Depression Studies, Blood Test Depression, Elevated Plasma Levels CRP

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