September 4, 2013

At 30%, Now Equal to Women’s

1 New Definition Boosts Male Depression Rate

Heretofore, studies have found that women are diagnosed with depression at twice the rate men are, by 20 percent to 10 percent, but those findings were based on a few symptoms of depression which women tend to experience more often, such as crying or sleeplessness. When University of Michigan researchers questioned this gender disparity and included such behaviors as anger, aggression. substance abuse or risk-taking as symptoms of depression, the data show that approximately 30 percent of both sexes suffer depression at some point. The study, based on 3,310 women and 2,382 men, has been questioned by some who feel that gender differences for depression, as for autism, ADHD and eating disorders, are real, but supporters suggest that more depressed men will now seek help.

More at Usatoday.com | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Exercise, the Magic Drug for Depression

Tags: Depression, Depression in Men, Rates of Depression by Gender, Symptoms of Depression

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But Not All Fruits Are Equal

2 Fruits Reduce the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

While eating fruit is an important part of a healthy diet, not all fruits are created equal. Some are better than others when it comes to lowering the risk for Type 2 diabetes, say researchers who tracked diet and disease in more than 185,000 people over a 12-year period. After controlling for health and behavioral factors, researchers found that strawberries, oranges, peaches, plums and apricots had no significant effect on the risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. However, blueberries, grapes, apples and grapefruit significantly lowered the risk. The findings: eating 1 to 3 servings a month decreased risk by about 11% and eating 5 servings/month lowered risk by 26%. Substituting fruit juice for whole fruits significantly raised the risk for developing the disease, researchers found.

More at Nytimes.com | Posted 4 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Green Veggies May Reduce Type 2 Diabetes

Tags: Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Fruit and Type 2 Diabetes

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Cat, Mayor for 16 Years

3 Alaskan Mayor, Stubbs the Cat, Mauled by Dog

Stubbs has occupied the mayor's office at Talkeetna, Alaska for 16 years, and he's not about to let a dog mauling get in his way. Although Mayor Stubbs was brutally mauled by a dog, he's breathing on his own for the first time since the weekend attack. Mayor Stubbs suffered a 5-inch gash on his side, a fractured sternum and a punctured lung. He experienced a rise to fame after the manager of the general store found him hanging out in a box full of other kittens. The town's people decided that the kitten would do a better job as mayor than the human candidates. Stubbs won as a write-in candidate, and has done a great job leading the town's 800 humans. Talkeetna is a historical district about 100 miles from Anchorage. The mayoral post is largely symbolic, making it perfect for a feline.

More at CNN | Posted 4 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Retired Dog Fight Pitbull on Viagra

Tags: Stubbs Alaskan Town Mayor, Stubbs Mauled Dog, Dog Mauling

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