Public Release: 12-Aug-2008
Maternal and Child Health Journal
Public health clinic study links ‘Americanization’ and depression
A study of 439 US and Mexican-born Latinas seeking pregnancy and postpartum services at public health clinics in San Antonio uncovered elevated levels of depression among the more “Americanized” women, report researchers from the University of Texas School of Public Health and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in the most recent online issue of the Maternal and Child Health Journal.
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
“The sample for this study was a low-income population,” Davila said. “Our conclusions may or may not be different for women in other socioeconomic status (SES) groups. Hence, more research needs to be conducted among Latinas from differing SES groups, including research focusing on the role of social support and cultural values/beliefs related to childbirth and pregnancy among Latinas.”

Public Release: 12-Aug-2008
Quarterly Journal of Economics
Changes in work force, not pay, narrowing the gender wage gap
Are working women treated more fairly in today’s labor market than they were 30 years ago? Absolutely not, according to groundbreaking new research by Brown University economist Yona Rubinstein and Casey Mulligan of the University of Chicago. Disputing decades of economic literature, the economists show that the apparent narrowing of the wage gap between working men and women is actually due to the type of women who are now working — not how much they’re being paid.
National Science Foundation, Sloan Foundation

Public Release: 12-Aug-2008
Geophysical Research Letters
AGU journal highlights — Aug. 12, 2008
In this issue: Fast rise of scorching days predicted; Northeast US lake yields 1000-year hurricane record; Australian marine climate zones shift south; A new approach to hydrological prediction; Gauging a volcanic gas in the stratosphere; and Ice melt speeds mountain temperature rise.

Public Release: 12-Aug-2008
Journal of Neuroscience
‘Erasing’ drug-associated memories may stop drug addiction relapses
“Erasing” drug-associated memories may prevent recovering drug abusers from relapsing, researchers at the University of Cambridge have discovered. The team, led by Professor Barry Everitt, was able to reduce drug-seeking behaviours in rats by blocking a brain chemical receptor important to learning and memory during the recall of drug-associated memories. Their research, which was funded by the Medical Research Council, was reported in the Aug. 13 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience.
Medical Research Council

Public Release: 12-Aug-2008
Journal of Virology
Rare case explains why some infected with HIV remain symptom free without antiretroviral drugs
AIDS experts at Johns Hopkins say they have compelling evidence that some people with HIV who for years and even decades show extremely low levels of the virus in their blood never progress to full-blown AIDS and remain symptom free even without treatment, probably do so because of the strength of their immune systems, not any defects in the strain of HIV that infected them in the first place.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases


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