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Fish Oil Prevents Asthma


A surprising benefit of fish oil… next

Fish Oil Use During Pregnancy Linked To Lower Asthma Risk In Kids

Denise Grady writing for the New York Times reported that research indicated “women who took fish oil during the last three months of pregnancy significantly” reduced the likelihood “that their children would develop asthma.” The findings were published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Comment: dietary fish oil has multiple benefits and this is another one.

Depression in Medical Students


Depression… it’s already starting in young doctors

Many Medical Students Appear To Struggle With Depression, Research Reveals

Liz Kowalczyk writing in the Boston Globe reported that future physicians appear to “suffer depression, or depressive symptoms, at higher rates than the general population,” a meta-analysis involving “nearly 200 smaller studies from 47 countries” suggests.  In fact, about “27 percent” of medical students appear to suffer from “depression in medical school,” the research revealed.  The findings were published in the Journal of the American Medication Association.

Comment: I have news for these students… medical practice today can be even more depressing.

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