Laguna Niguel, California (NAPSI) - Pondering six important points can help you answer the question “Are you depressed” about yourself or someone you care about.

Las Vegas, Nevada - There's no concern that water will dilute the digestive juices or interfere with digestion. In fact, drinking water during or after a meal actually aids digestion.

Rochester, Minnesota - The endometrium is the layer of cells that make up the lining of your uterus. It is not uncommon for small lesions to form within that lining. When that happens, the lesion may trigger abnormal uterine bleeding similar to the kind you are experiencing. In some cases, lesions in the endometrium can signal a larger problem, such as cancer. But in many situations, they are not cancerous and pose no serious health risks.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - About 240,000 of the 4 million women who give birth every year in theUnited States develop diabetes during their pregnancy, a condition known as gestational diabetes but it can be prevented. Gestational diabetes usually has no symptoms but can cause negative health effects for the mother and her child. Fortunately, proper screening and treatment can reduce the risk of these health effects for both mom and baby.

Jacksonville, Florida - When people find out - usually from a diagnostic scan looking at something else - that they have a lesion in their pancreas that could morph into pancreatic cancer, they can panic. They insist on having frequent CT scans and biopsies to monitor the lesion, or they ask for surgery. Physicians also don’t know if these abnormalities are dangerous, so the patients end up in surgery having part of their pancreas removed. Often the lesion is nothing to worry about.

Washington, DC - An over-the-counter drug indicated to treat allergy symptoms limited hepatitis C virus activity in infected mice, according to a National Institutes of Health study. The results suggest that the drug, chlorcyclizine HCl (CCZ), potentially could be used to treat the virus in people. Results were published April 8 in Science Translational Medicine.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - Here’s food for thought: Diet choices you make every day affect not only your own health but that of the planet.

Austin, Texas - Three faculty members at The University of Texas at Austin’s School of Information have received a grant from the Andrew Mellon Foundation to develop and field test a digital infrastructure for preserving and managing the historical public records from the Central Lunatic Asylum for Colored Insane in Petersburg, Virginia.

Carson City, Nevada (NAPSI) - A healthier environment for yourself—and others—may be in your hands...if, that is, your hands are on a keyboard signing up for an online community of diverse individuals and organizations united to improve the health of all Americans. “Heart disease and stroke are leading causes of death and disability in theUnited States, and the state of health in many multicultural communities, especially among African Americans and Latinos, is lagging behind the rest of the nation,” says Clyde Yancy, M.D. and American Heart Association/American Stroke Association volunteer.

Las Vegas, Nevada - It's not a dinner table topic of conversation and the word itself may elicit a teenage giggle, but constipation is very common and can cause severe discomfort and abdominal pain. Constipation affects about 15 percent of the population and is more common among people over age 65.