Depression More Common in High-Income CountriesA new study in BMC Medicine shows a link between social conditions and depression. Fifteen percent of people in high-income countries are likely to get depression over a lifetime (versus 11 percent in low/middle-income countries). Rates of major depressive episodes (the most severe form of depression) were highest in high-income countries, and were especially high in France, the Netherlands and America. China had the lowest incidence. Across cultures, women were twice as likely to suffer depression, with the loss of a loved one as a major contributor. – Via EurekAlertMore for you: Experience Shapes Mood, Not GeneticsSneaking Veggies Into Children’s Food WorksAll those secret things moms do to get their kids to eat their greens? They work. A study compared meals with snuck-in pureed vegetables to meals without these vegetables. The children ended up eating the same weight in food but nearly doubled their consumption in veges when they were puréed. – Via ScienceDailyMore for you: Sneak Beauty-Boosting Veggies In Your MealsCommunites Can Help Prevent Heart DiseaseInvesting in a healthier community can lower healthcare costs and blood pressure, according to a recent study. For every dollar spent building a trail for families to bike, run or walk, they found a three dollar reduction in medical care costs. Policy suggestions include increased taxes on tobacco and healthier improvements to children’s lunches. – Via EurekAlertMore for you: Heart-Healthy Recipes