Behavior Health News

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8/27/2008
Mistaken Beliefs About Cancer Abound

Global survey says many inflate environmental risks, downplay behaviors that count

8/22/2008
Home Smoking Ban Keeps Teens From Lighting Up

But parental behavior remains strong influence on kids' attitudes, study says

8/21/2008
Underaged, Inebriated Easily Get Drinks at Stadiums

Vendors working the stands most likely to illegally sell alcohol, study finds

8/21/2008
Undecided Voters Not So Undecided After All

Study finds unconscious preferences can predict final outcome

8/18/2008
Antidepressant Use Tied to Poorer Driving

But experts aren't sure if the pills, or underlying depression, are to blame

8/15/2008
Money Matters

Studies suggest why some people save while others spend

8/11/2008
Married Folks Still the Healthiest

But long-time bachelors are making gains, study finds

8/6/2008
Brain Slow to Judge Fast-Moving Objects Head-On

It builds a statistical model based on what is, in fact, a very unhurried world, study says

8/5/2008
Nurturing Parents Can Cut Risk of Aggression in Girls

Teens who mature early without positive feedback more likely to choose bullying behavior

8/4/2008
Many Kids Under 15 Watch Violent Movies

In some cases, parents encourage the habit, U.S. survey shows

7/24/2008
Pet Doors Opening at Assisted Living Centers

The health benefits of an animal's companionship can be significant, experts say

7/23/2008
Family Meals Can Help Teen Girls Avoid Drugs, Alcohol

But the study didn't find a similar effect on boys

7/19/2008
Access Is Key to Kids' Decision to Smoke

Smoking friends or stores selling cigarettes make the habit more likely, study finds

7/17/2008
Genetics, Social Factors Tied to Male Delinquency

Family, friends, school impact expression of certain molecular variants, study says

7/17/2008
Brain Scans Show Heightened Risk for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Found less activity in region that curbs habitual thinking, researchers say

7/17/2008
Health Tip: Staying Emotionally Healthy

Suggestions to maintain a sound mind

7/15/2008
Background TV Distracts Kids From Play

It may interfere with the development of attention skills, study suggests

7/10/2008
A Young Life Lost to Prescription Drug Abuse

Harrison Neal, 17, is one of a growing list of victims from this addiction, experts say

7/10/2008
7/9/2008
Do Underweight Newborns Make for Shy Adults?

New research suggests a potential connection

7/7/2008
ADHD Might Raise Kids' Obesity Risk

Parents should be aware of small risk for those not on meds, expert says

7/4/2008
7/3/2008
Medication Reduces Violence in Some Schizophrenics

Treating psychosis alone may not end risk; older drugs as good as newer ones, study finds

7/1/2008
Genes Get Out the Vote

Your DNA may be pushing you to cast a ballot, study suggests

6/30/2008
Health Tip: Keep Calm During Pregnancy

Ways to tame mood swings

6/30/2008
Genetics, Environment Shape Sexual Behavior

There's likely no one key reason for a particular orientation, research shows

6/27/2008
Staying Social May Keep Dementia at Bay

Study in older women found friends, family helped minds stay sharp

6/24/2008
Young Pop Star's Emphysema Startles Experts

But Amy Winehouse's reported diagnosis is a reminder of the damage drugs or cigarettes can do to lungs, they say

6/23/2008
Health Tip: Make Exercise a Daily Habit

How to stick to your schedule

6/20/2008
Prescribed Meds Still Best Treatment for Alcoholism

Study comparing drug, behavioral therapies found medications cut withdrawal, urge to drink

6/4/2008
Cell Phone Study Suggests People Are Losing Their Wanderlust

Many spend most of their time going to a few key locations, such as work and home

5/28/2008
Adults With ADHD Lose 3 Weeks Worth of Work Annually

Inability to concentrate leads to excess days off, poor-quality output, study finds

5/27/2008
Health Tip: Get Your Child Back to Bed

Sleeping with you isn't a good idea

5/20/2008
Teen Blood Donors More Prone to Complications

Fainting, bruising could keep this important donor pool from giving again, experts warn

5/12/2008
Problem Gambling Common Among Young Adults

U.S. survey estimates 750,000, mostly males, are hooked

5/8/2008
Computer Program Helps Drug Abusers Stay Clean

Software training supplements counseling, could also treat other psychiatric disorders

5/6/2008
Many Teen Drivers Don't Think They're Inexperienced

But a lack of experience can be deadly, say authors of a new survey

5/5/2008
Adopted Children at Slightly Higher Mental Health Risk

But the vast majority of adoptees are 'doing fine,' researcher says

5/1/2008
Exercise, Counseling Benefits Depressed Heart Failure Patients

Aerobic workouts, counseling therapy boosted physical ability, lessened melancholy

4/22/2008
4/8/2008
Health Tip: Taming a Temper Tantrum

Suggestions to calm your child

3/24/2008
Sex Ed Can Help Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Study also suggests it won't boost sexual activity among youth

3/20/2008
Give and Be Happy

In study, people felt better dispersing gifts than buying things for themselves

3/20/2008
Monkey Brain Gives Clues to Human Interaction

Neurological responses to sexual, social cues may mimic those of people, scientists say

3/6/2008
Health Tip: Putting Your Child to Bed

Improve the child's chances for a good night's sleep

3/4/2008
Health Tip: Appreciate Your Body During Pregnancy

Maintain a healthy body image, positive outlook

2/26/2008
Teen Aggression May Really Be a State of Mind

Study finds biological differences in brains of combative kids

2/25/2008
Many Patients Fail to Take Drugs After Heart Attack

One in five prescriptions were never filled after hospital discharge, study found

2/19/2008
Health Tip: Timeouts for Toddlers

Safely teach your child right from wrong

2/15/2008
Unlike Fine Wine, Crabby People Don't Age Well

Seniors who reported more interpersonal conflicts had more health problems, study found