Top Headlines: UAB study links teen diet, depression, Alabama roads rank 10th best

UAB study links teen diet to symptoms of depression
Teens who consume foods with high levels of sodium and low levels of potassium are more likely to develop symptoms of depression, according to a new UAB study. It suggests that diet is a modifiable risk factor. “Depression among adolescents in the United States has increased by 30 percent over the last decade, and we wanted to know why and how to decrease this number,” said Sylvie Mrug, Ph.D., chair of the UAB Department of Psychology– AL NewsCenter

Alabama takes 10th spot on new ranking of best roads
Tennessee has the best quality roads in the country, helping the Volunteer State to rank as one of the best states in America to drive in, according to a study released today. Tennessee ranked as the second best state for motorists, behind only Iowa, in a new analysis on the roads done by the online personal finance website Alabama took the 10th spot. – Chattanooga TimesFreePress

Summerville to speak Wednesday about Birmingham Bound
Stop into the headquarters of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama headquarters Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. to hear from Britney Summerville, the founder of Birmingham Bound. From serving on the boards of REV Birmingham and Tech Birmingham, to serving as the Vice President of Community Engagement at Shipt, Summerville’s resume is impressive. She’s being hosted by Coffee & Collisions. EDPA is at 1320 1st Ave. S. in Birmingham. – Bham Now

Mazda’s new Skyactiv engine promising but likely delayed
While other manufacturers are downsizing engines and sticking turbos anywhere they’ll fit, Mazda has attempted to go another way. Its Skyactiv-X combines spark-controlled gasoline combustion and compression-ignition diesel tech with a 24-volt mild-hybrid system. While TTAC garnered some face time with a Mazda3 Skyactiv-X prototype and has gone into great detail as to how the new motor works, we also knew it’s entry to the U.S. was probably going to be delayed– TTAC

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