Behavior Health News

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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

4/1/2009
The Dark Side of Vegetarianism

For some teens and young adults, it may be concealing eating disorders

3/27/2009
How Much Should Women Drink? It Depends on Who You Ask

College-age females overestimate 'need' to consume alcohol, survey finds

3/27/2009
Families That Eat Together Serve Up Good Dietary Habits

Kids make smarter food choices later on, study finds

3/26/2009
U.S. Asked to Do More for Kids' Mental Health

Report urges new role in coordinating, funding local prevention efforts

3/25/2009
Health Tip: Remember to Take Your Medicine

A list of helpful reminders

3/25/2009
A Child's Sweet Tooth May Be All in the Bones

Study suggests that fast-growing youth have greater fondness for treats

3/24/2009
Study IDs Variations in Black, White Genomes

Differences associated with behavioral traits, susceptibility to certain diseases

3/20/2009
Human Brain Works Between Order and Chaos

Finding could lead to new treatments for cognitive disorders, researchers say

3/19/2009
Trying to Decide? Forget the Facts and Phone a Friend

Others' opinions prove better in predicting satisfaction with a choice, study finds

3/11/2009
Health Tip: The Signs of Hunger

Each time you eat, are you really hungry?

3/10/2009
Shootings Linked to Alcohol-to-Go Outlets, Study Finds

Tighter controls are urged to help reduce urban violence

3/9/2009
Thinking Man's Chimp Shows 1st Animal 'Planning'

Swedish zoo resident would secretly stash rocks, 'missiles' to hurl at visitors for his own amusement, report details.

3/7/2009
In Tough Times, Kids May Find Solace With Grandparents

Benefits extend to youths' behavior as family situations change, study finds

3/5/2009
Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome

Parents who are prepared for infant's crying bouts can maintain better control, studies say

3/4/2009
Media Images of Alcohol Can Drive You to Drink

Scenes in films, TV commercials have measurable impact, study finds

3/3/2009
Impulsive Kindergartners May Turn to Gambling

It's just one of the serious consequences these children are prone to, study suggests

3/3/2009
Smoking, Drinking Should Matter in Movie Ratings, Parent Survey Finds

But, they underestimate potential impact film scenes have on their kids

3/3/2009
2 Hours Glued to TV Doubles Kids' Asthma Risk

Association found in both genders regardless of weight issues, study finds

2/27/2009
Teens From Smoke-Free Homes Carry on Tradition

Youths prefer living quarters without puffers once they move on, study finds

2/27/2009
Take Note: Doodling Can Help Memory

It actually keeps us on track with boring tasks, study suggests

2/27/2009
Girls' Anti-Social Behavior Predictive of Later Depression

Early elementary school interventions could identify those most at risk, study says

2/24/2009
'Degrading' Lyrics Linked to Teen Sex

But music doesn't necessary cause promiscuity, experts stress

2/23/2009
Are Internet-Addicted Kids More Violent?

Taiwanese study says yes, but American experts aren't so sure

2/23/2009
Watching R-Rated Movies Boosts Kids' Smoking Risk

The finding could point to a general parental permissiveness, researchers say

2/20/2009
Gene Variant Tied to Severity of Drinking

Marker could be used to identify those at risk and tailor treatment methods

2/13/2009
Winter's Cold, Summer's Heat Take a Toll

Activity level drops among women at certain times of year, study finds

2/13/2009
Report Urges Broader Effort to Stem Emotional Disorders in Youth

Mental health tab costs U.S. about $247 billion a year, experts say