Roundup: That breakup isn't as bad as you think it is

Plus, gestational diabetes, Katie Couric biographies, and more.

Published August 29, 2007 12:00AM (EDT)

In other news, the Boston Globe reports that Duke just named a woman, Dr. Nancy C. Andrews, as head of its medical school. Andrews is not only the first female dean of Duke's medical school, but the only female dean among the top 10 United States medical schools, as ranked by the U.S. News & World Report.

You might not normally think of Uganda as a front line in the abortion debate, but according to Women's eNews, there's an increasingly active pro-choice movement underfoot.

Time reports that a new study has been published indicating that a mother's blood sugar during pregnancy might have an effect on her newborn's chances of becoming obese. This connection has been proven before, but apparently this is the first study that shows that if you treat your diabetes and keep your blood sugars under control, your infants' risk of obesity decreases -- in other words, the risk is controllable.

The Washington Post has a scathing review of Edward Klein's new unauthorized biography of Katie Couric, including the accusation that Klein cannot handle ambitious women. (As the review puts it, "Klein has made a second career of leaving knuckle prints on famous women." Ouch.)

Lastly, HealthDay News reports that breaking up is actually not as emotionally devastating as most people would imagine. I'm sure that'll come as a relief to anyone currently nursing a heartache.

By Catherine Price

Catherine Price is an award-winning journalist and author of Vitamania: How Vitamins Revolutionized the Way We Think About Food. Her written and multimedia work has appeared in publications including The Best American Science Writing, The New York Times, Popular Science, O: The Oprah Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post Magazine, Salon, Slate, Men’s Journal, Mother Jones, PARADE, Health Magazine, and Outside. Price lives in Philadelphia.

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