Endocrine Today (6/18, Schaffer) reports, “A cohort of adults with primary hyperparathyroidism and depression experienced an improvement in both somatic and cognitive depressive symptoms after undergoing successful parathyroidectomy,” researchers concluded after analyzing “data from 88 patients with primary hyperparathyroidism undergoing parathyroidectomy (cases; mean age, 65 years; 85.2% women) and 85 patients with benign, nontoxic thyroid disease undergoing thyroid surgery (controls; mean age, 54 years; 80% women), prospectively recruited between June 2008 and June 2009.” The findings were published online in the journal Clinical Endocrinology.(SOURCE: APA Headlines)