Major depression is a problem which remains quickly undiagnosed due to underpresentation and as the symptoms aren’t very specific, stated Dr. Lopez Jove, who is also vice-director of the pathophysiology section at the Latin American Thoracic Association . As a result, it is necessary to think about this disorder in patients with COPD, especially in female patients and patients who encounter significant shortness of breath. Another planned study will help evaluate how treatment of depression affects these sufferers and their standard of living, he said.California’s drought associated with human-caused climate change, claim Stanford scientists The atmospheric conditions associated with the unprecedented drought currently afflicting California are ‘very likely’ linked to human-caused climate change, Stanford scientists say. In a new study, a group led by Stanford environment scientist Noah Diffenbaugh used a novel mix of pc simulations and statistical techniques to show that a persistent region of high atmospheric pressure hovering over the Pacific Ocean that diverted storms away from California was more likely to form in the current presence of modern greenhouse gas concentrations. The research, published on Sept. 29 as a supplement to this month's issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Culture, is among the most comprehensive research to investigate the link between climate modification and California's ongoing drought.