Behavior Health News

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5/27/2009
Too Much Cola Can Cause Muscle Problems

Drop in potassium levels may lead to mild weakness or temporary paralysis, study finds

5/26/2009
Tailored Treatments Effective for Depression Due to Pain

Drug, counseling combo helps patients manage their symptoms, study finds

5/26/2009
Attention Problems in Kindergarten Could Spell Long-Term Academic Trouble

They have bigger impact than issues such as depression, anxiety, study finds

5/22/2009
Binge-Drinking Collegians at High Risk for Injuries

Mix in a thrill-seeking personality, and they're much more likely to be hurt than peers, study says

5/22/2009
To Be More Creative, Try Living Abroad

Adapting to a new culture seems to give people an inventive edge

5/22/2009
Many Black Women Refuse Breast Cancer Treatments

Poverty, fear play roles in skipping lifesaving therapies, researchers say

5/21/2009
Shop 'Til You Drop: You May Feel Better

Survey finds many women use spending sprees to boost emotional well-being in hard times

5/20/2009
Healthier Lifestyle Can Cut COPD Symptoms

Diet, exercise and smoking cessation counseling also proved cost-effective, study finds

5/18/2009
Love Hormone May Ease Discussion of Painful Topics

Study suggests oxytocin may help couples in therapy better deal with conflicts

5/14/2009
Cocaine Spurs Long-Term Change in Brain Chemistry

Study in mice finds drug alters gene activity, points to new methods for treatment

5/12/2009
Internet Program Helps Problem Drinkers

Dutch study finds Web-based self-help site reduces consumption to lower risk levels

5/12/2009
Birds Don't Miss a Beat

Like humans, avian species can feel musical rhythms linked to a shared ability for mimicry

5/11/2009
Health Tip: Prevent Burnout

Suggestions to help ward off stress

5/8/2009
Impulsivity Raises Alcoholism Risk

Mouse study finds those that crave alcohol are more likely to choose quick rewards

5/8/2009
Bullying Seems to Affect Kids Years Later

Study finds psychotic symptoms in preteens who'd been tormented

5/7/2009
Pooches Sometimes Miss the Point

Like 2-year-old kids, dogs understand some but not all gestures, researchers say

5/5/2009
Writing Disorder May Be Common Among Kids

Study finds rate as high as 14.7 percent in one Minnesota city

5/5/2009
Genetics Linked to How Brain 'Frames' Choices

And its response to a positive or negative view could be partly hereditary, study finds

5/4/2009
Viewing Adult-Themed TV Tied to Earlier Sex for Teens

Study suggests they're less likely to separate reality from fiction

5/1/2009
Can't Control Junk Food Cravings? Blame the Brain

Study attributes level of willpower to cerebral differences

5/1/2009
More Educated Choose Healthier Foods, But Pay More

Higher quality diets also associated with higher income levels, study finds

4/30/2009
Millions of Kids Live With Substance-Abusing Parents

Expert says situation causes mental, physical problems in offspring

4/30/2009
4/24/2009
Nicotine May Squelch Feelings of Anger

When provoked, people wearing patches respond more calmly, study finds

4/24/2009
Work Strife Stresses the Heart

The link seems certain but solutions less so, experts say

4/20/2009
Almost 1 in 10 Young Video Game Users 'Addicted'

Study finds pathological behavior can cause children real problems

4/20/2009
Outgoing Nature Could Get You to 100

Sunnier, non-neurotic types may live longer, study suggests

4/20/2009
Gum Chewing May Cut Craving for Snacks

Study suggests that sugarless brands can help control appetite and weight

4/17/2009
Death Certificates Incomplete for Suicide Victims

Failing to list mental disorders makes prevention more difficult, study finds

4/16/2009
Family Ties May Help Prevent Teen Suicide

Bonds with parents, more than peers, are key, study finds

4/15/2009
Epilepsy Drug Impairs Baby's Intelligence

When taken during pregnancy, valproate lowers IQ, study finds

4/15/2009
Sleep May Be Cause, Not Consequence, of Cancer Issues

Researchers suggest treating insomnia as a way to address pain

4/15/2009
Deployment Takes Toll on Military Moms and Teens

Their children are prone to risky behaviors, study finds

4/15/2009
Soothing Songs Please the Heart

Particularly when patients pick the tunes, study suggests

4/14/2009
Former Inmates at Increased Risk for High Blood Pressure

And they're more likely to lack treatment for it years after freedom, study finds

4/14/2009
E-Communication Might Be Outpacing Emotion

Experiences that evoke compassion take longer to develop, study finds

4/11/2009
Safety Tips That Will Earn Barbecuers a 'Well Done'

Putting common sense on menu is best way to avoid grill burns and accidents, experts say

4/10/2009
Stressed Health Care Workers Battle 'Compassion Fatigue'

It's an emotional detachment that can have an impact on patients, experts say

4/10/2009
Study Challenges Link Between Panic Attacks, PTSD

Findings suggest many factors contribute to stress disorder, not just fear during trauma

4/10/2009
Parkinson's Drugs Can Trigger Unhealthy Behaviors

But lower doses of dopamine agonists appear to curb compulsive acting out, study says

4/10/2009
Health Tip: Warning Signs of Mental Illness

When you should consider seeing a psychiatrist

4/9/2009
As Work Stress Rises, So May Depression

But whether jobs trigger psychological woes or vice versa is unclear, expert says

4/8/2009
Pot-Smoking Drivers Tied to Range of Road Accidents

Study finds third of these risk-takers had been in 1 or more crashes in previous 3 years

4/8/2009
Doctors Urged to Get Aggressive to Help Smokers

Multiple approaches are found to boost success of people trying to quit

4/6/2009
Early Psychiatric Issues May Predict Suicide in Boys

Study finds a 'pathway of persistence' throughout life

4/6/2009
More U.S. Kids Taking Diabetes, Blood Pressure Drugs

Prescriptions rose by more than 15 percent in 3 years, researchers say

4/6/2009
Kids Who Lack Self-Control May Be Prone to Weight Gain

New research finds that need for instant gratification might play a part

4/3/2009
TV Time May Not Be Benign

Behavioral problems, obesity more likely in kids who watch 2 hours-plus a day

4/2/2009
Typical Binge Drinker Is Young White Male

Half of alcohol-linked deaths are tied to bouts of excessive consumption, CDC notes

4/2/2009
Asperger Syndrome Tied to Low Cortisol Levels

Finding could steer caregivers away from situations that would add to anxiety