Behavior Health News

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10/25/2007
Worm Study Points to Sexuality's Origins

Scientists tweaked genes to switch the wrigglers' orientation

10/25/2007
Brain Region Tied to Amphetamine Addiction

When the insula was switched off, rats lost the craving, scientists say

10/25/2007
Brain's 'Reward Chemical' May Help Spur Obesity

Fewer dopamine receptors on cells could prompt overeating, study suggests

10/24/2007
Smoking Dulls Taste for Sweets

The effect deepens over time, researchers add

10/24/2007
Body's Clock Never Adjusts to Daylight Saving Time

You can't fool Mother Nature, experts say

10/22/2007
Blood Test Catches Secret Smokers

Levels of carbon monoxide a giveaway, researcher says

10/22/2007
Sleepless Nights Make for Grumpier Brains

Mind's emotion centers less controlled when weary, MRI study shows

10/22/2007
Emotional State Doesn't Affect Cancer Survival

Researchers found no difference between upbeat, less positive patients

10/20/2007
Fall Time Change Could Be Boon for Sleep

Take advantage of that extra hour of snooze-time, experts say

10/18/2007
Value of Most Post-Traumatic Stress Treatments 'Uncertain'

VA-sponsored study could influence care of returning U.S. veterans

10/18/2007
Vulnerability to Stress Linked to Brain Molecule

Study with mice reveals heightened activity of neurotransmitter dopamine

10/17/2007
Genes Might Help Drive Overeating

DNA-based brain chemical changes mean more food is needed, study suggests

10/13/2007
Morphine Painkillers Won't Impair Driving

Study found no difference in motorists' reaction times

10/11/2007
Chronic Illness Often a Taboo Subject: Survey

Just a third of U.S. adults feel comfortable discussing it

10/9/2007
Intervening in Preschool Years Can Prevent Juvenile Delinquency

Sessions alter at-risk kids' stress responses, study suggests

10/3/2007
Alzheimer's Drug Won't Ease Patients' Agitation

But Aricept may help stave off cognitive decline, researchers say

10/2/2007
Doctors' Groups Offer ADHD Guide for Parents

It's designed to provide accurate information on common childhood condition

10/1/2007
First Puff Can Turn Kids Into Smokers: Study

Research suggests that, for some, addiction grabs hold quickly

10/1/2007
Kids' TV Viewing Tied to Behavioral Problems

But the 'off' switch may reverse the chance of trouble down the road, study says

9/28/2007
Older Brothers Might Spur Kids' Aggression

Their presence seems to have that effect, study found

9/27/2007
Genes Might Predispose Antidepressant Users to Suicidal Thoughts

Someday, DNA tests might spot those most at risk, experts say

9/26/2007
Kids' Vaccine Ingredient Not Likely Linked to Neurological Problems

CDC study finds no clear association between thimerosal, mental woes

9/24/2007
Doctors Often Fail to Spot Suicidal Patients

Actresses posing as depressed, distraught were seldom questioned, study found

9/21/2007
Restroom Study Finds Hand Washing on the Decline

Men much less like to clean up than women, U.S. researchers note

9/21/2007
Teenage Drinking Can Spell Lasting Trouble

The earlier kids abuse alcohol, the more likely it is to persist, experts say

9/21/2007
ADHD Drugs Help Boost Children's Grades

Study finds better reading, less absenteeism with long-term treatment

9/20/2007
Brain Defect Helps Drive Fragile X Syndrome

The condition is leading cause of inherited mental retardation

9/17/2007
Cancer Care Might Impair Driving

Head-and-neck cancer patients displayed more weaving, slower brake times

9/13/2007
Number of Partners Doesn't Explain Gay HIV Rate

Gay, straight men equally prone to unprotected sex, research shows

9/13/2007
Health Tip: Once Baby Makes Three

How you and your partner can stay healthy and happy

9/12/2007
Family Dinners Shape Healthier Eating Habits

Routine helps teens make better food choices as adults, study finds

9/11/2007
The ABCs of Getting Your Zzzzs

Experts offer simple steps to smooth your snooze

9/10/2007
Antidepressant as Good as Antipsychotics for Dementia

Study finds fewer side effects for Alzheimer's patients prone to hallucinations, delusions

9/6/2007
Toddler Study Proves Humans Outsmart Apes

In 'social learning,' at least, preschoolers excelled

9/6/2007
Food Additives Could Fuel Hyperactivity in Kids

Study makes first link between colorings, preservatives and behavioral woes

9/6/2007
Women's Beauty, Men's Wealth Key to Romance: Study

Speed-dating data suggests old criteria still hold sway

9/5/2007
Parents' PTSD May Boost Stress in Offspring

Adult children of affected Holocaust survivors showed hormonal changes, study found

9/4/2007
Excessive TV Spurs Attention Trouble in Kids

But the new study is at odds with much of the previous research, experts say

9/4/2007
Parents' Worries Hamper Kids' Asthma Treatment

Moms and dads withhold drugs because of side effect concerns, study finds

9/1/2007
Teens' Cell Talk at Night Can Be Tiring

Kids who gab after bedtime pay the price down the road, European researchers say

8/28/2007
Drinking Often Spurs Move to Poorer Neighborhoods

Alcoholism a common trigger for downward social mobility, study confirms

8/24/2007
Obese Children Miss More School Days

Teasing, health woes may contribute, researchers say

8/24/2007
Monkey Moms Use Baby Talk, Too

They turn to certain sounds to attract, coax infants, study finds

8/23/2007
Scientists Spot Brain's 'Free Will' Center

It helps people refrain from actions good and bad, experts say

8/23/2007
Battle Continues Over Vietnam PTSD Numbers

Each estimate has its boosters, critics, new articles show

8/22/2007
Many Older Americans Have Active Sex Lives

'Landmark' study finds only modest declines, right up through the 80s

8/22/2007
Gene May Help Spur Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Mice with the mutation exhibited fearful, repetitive behaviors, researchers say

8/22/2007
Study Probes Roots of Fearful Memories

Neurochemical sears traumatic moments into the brain, study suggests

8/17/2007
Time to Set Kids' Back-to-School Sleep Clocks

Adjusting schedule now avoids trouble in September, experts say

8/16/2007
Diet Still Important to Patients on Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs

They don't see medications as a license to eat fatty foods, study finds