Behavior Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
2/2/2009
You Own It, You'll Eat It

Expired or slightly 'off' food? If it's in your fridge, chances are you'll try it, experts say

1/30/2009
Regular Church Attendance May Lower Suicide Risk

'Spirituality' has little effect, but active practice plays a role, study suggests

1/30/2009
Those Who Feel Rejected Direct Hostility Toward Others

Social exclusion linked to aggression found in school shootings, other tragedies

1/30/2009
Adult Fast-Food Diets Tied to Too Much TV as Teen

Hours of ads for greasy, sugary fare may be to blame, researchers say

1/28/2009
In the World of Germs, Man Bites Dog

Study finds owners had more multiple drug-resistant strains than their pets

1/26/2009
Terror Fears Tougher on Minorities, Disabled

'Vulnerable' people tend to overestimate the dangers, study finds

1/26/2009
Cell Phones, Traffic a Deadly Combo for Kids

They're more likely to be hit crossing intersections, study shows

1/26/2009
Hallucinations Are Rare Side Effects of ADHD Medications

Visual or tactile sensations of bugs an uncommon, but possible, reaction, study finds

1/19/2009
Low-Cost Strategies to Maintain Health in Hard Times

Staying fit doesn't have to break the bank, experts say

1/16/2009
Game, Not Gore, Keeps Video Players Playing

Deeper satisfaction trumps violent content among gamers, study finds

1/16/2009
A Much-Needed Hero for Troubled Times

Pilot's action in landing jet in NYC waters and saving lives should inspire those dealing with their own struggles, experts say

1/14/2009
Serotonin Transporter Gene Tied to Social Anxiety

Finding in monkeys could yield model for studying autism, schizophrenia, team says

1/14/2009
Brain May Be Wired for Social Conformity

Study says 'error-monitoring' signals keep us from being too different from others

1/12/2009
Photos of Smokers Trigger Brain Reaction in Those Trying to Quit

Imaging study shows why cigarettes are so hard to abandon

1/9/2009
Parents Not Best Barometer of Kid's Eating, Exercise Habits

Survey found mismatch between perception, reality

1/8/2009
Many Turn Blind Eye to Racism

They're not quick to condemn hurtful comments, study suggests

1/7/2009
Health Tip: Help Stop Thumbsucking

Before it affects your child's teeth

1/7/2009
Family History of Aneurysm Raises Stroke Risk for Smokers

They're 6 times likely to suffer bleeding stroke, study finds

1/6/2009
Brains of Bulimia Patients Wired Differently

Study found regions related to impulse control were less active

12/30/2008
Health Tip: Tempering Your Temper

Suggestions on how to calm down when you get angry

12/26/2008
Statins Help Prevent Delirium After Heart Surgery

Cholesterol-lowering meds seem to shield against troublesome complication, study finds

12/25/2008
Honey Bees on Cocaine 'Dance' When Food Is Found

Research backs theory that insects' brain reward system activates pleasure centers

12/23/2008
Health Tip: Preparing Your Child For Therapy

Suggestions for how to reassure your youngster

12/18/2008
Depression, Anxiety Hinder Quality of Life After Stroke

Rehab efforts should focus on coping styles to boost outcomes, study says

12/17/2008
Alzheimer's Drugs Also Treat Behavioral, Psych Problems

Therapy effective at same dosage used to improve cognitive impairment, study says

12/16/2008
Brain Adjusts to Cope With Life's Upsets

Study finds older women show less reaction to upsetting images

12/10/2008
Obesity is a Family Affair

Skipped meals, too much TV time end up harming kids, study finds

12/9/2008
Money May Lure People to Lose Weight

But study found some pounds return after incentives end

12/9/2008
Fewer HIV-Infected Americans Passing the Virus On

Transmission rates have fallen 88% since 1984, study finds

12/5/2008
To Sleep, Perchance to Remember

Study links shut-eye to improved learning skills

12/5/2008
Being Happy Affects Even Those You Don't Know

Innovative research tracking people over a 20-year period suggests your smile goes farther than you think

12/4/2008
Binge Drinking Clogs Arteries With Plaque

Immune cells stick inside blood vessels causing inflammation, blockage, study finds

12/3/2008
School-Based Program Can Change Kids' Lives

A Seattle project was linked to better education, mental health 15 years later

12/3/2008
'Self-Embedding' a Troubling Trend Among Teens

Patients typically wound themselves, then place objects in the wound, researchers say

12/2/2008
Car Cell Phone Use More Hazardous Than Chat With Passengers

Fellow occupants can help keep driving safe, research shows

11/27/2008
Keeping a Healthy Holiday Balance

Simple ways to enjoy the feast without overdoing it

11/21/2008
Getting Tough on Bullying

Kids, parents and schools need to work together to stop abusive behavior, experts say

11/19/2008
Not All Smiles Are Created Equal

Study finds people struggling with rejection can spot a phony grin

11/17/2008
Study Singles Out Beachgoers' Skin Cancer Risk

The most vulnerable use the least sunscreen, have greatest desire to tan

11/14/2008
Lung Cancer Patients Get Blamed for Their Disease

Survey finds nearly two-thirds of Americans believe so, even though most victims don't smoke at diagnosis

11/13/2008
Pelvic Inflammation Puts Girls at Risk for Repeat STIs

Behavioral counseling needs to go beyond merely urging safe sex practices, study says

11/13/2008
Booze Taxes Lower Alcohol-Linked Deaths

Alaska's alcohol tax increases tied to a drop in cirrhosis, cancer, study found

11/12/2008
Most Single Adults Not Using Condoms

British study finds less than half of people in 30s, 40s use them when with a new partner

11/4/2008
Extended Therapy Helps Drug-Addicted Teens

Use of detoxification medications produces noticeable results, study says

11/3/2008
Kids With Parent in War Zone Face Behavior Risks

Children 3 and older more prone to act out than those without deployed kin

11/3/2008
Many Unlicensed Teen Drivers Put Safety Last

Driving drunk, skipping seatbelts more common for adolescents illegally at the wheel, study finds

10/29/2008
Less Exposure to Violent Media Makes Youths Less Aggressive

Study found they were less likely to bully others, get into fights

10/29/2008
Breast-Fed Baby May Mean Better Behaved Child

Psychological woes less likely compared to bottle-fed kids, study found

10/29/2008
Scientists Identify Brain's 'Hate Circuit'

And same 2 areas also activated by romantic love, study finds

10/28/2008
Color Red Makes Men Amorous

And study finds they're, well, clueless about its impact on them