Top stories in health and medicine, June 13, 2013

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1. BPA Level Tied to Higher Weight in Girls. In girls ages 9 to 12, a higher urine concentration of the plastic component bisphenol-A (BPA) was more likely to put them in the 90th percentile on weight charts.

2. Brain Imaging May Guide Depression Tx. Responses to psychotherapy versus antidepressant drugs differed according to levels of glucose metabolism in the brains of depressed patients, suggesting a potential biomarker for selecting initial treatments for depression.

3. Seniors Can Walk Off After-Meal Glucose Spikes. Short, moderately strenuous walks in the morning and after meals can improve 24-hour glycemic control in older and otherwise inactive adults.

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