Behavior Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

10/22/2008
Eating Fast Until Full Triples Overweight Risk

Availability of cheap foods, larger portions changes dining behavior, Japanese study says

10/20/2008
Secondhand Smoke Worse for Children

Kids at higher risk, since they breathe in more air by weight than adults, study says

10/16/2008
Overeating? Blame Your Genes

Certain DNA may cause people to eat more to get the same pleasure from food

10/10/2008
Gene Variation Found in Boys With Delinquent Peers

High-risk homes with disengaged moms defined pattern, but not for young girls, study finds

10/9/2008
Health Tip: Prepare Your Child for a New Baby

Adjusting to a new brother or sister

10/6/2008
Health Tip: Boost Your Energy

Work smarter and slower

10/2/2008
Drinking Before 15 Boosts Risk of Later Alcohol Abuse

Study suggests delaying imbibing as late as possible, until 18 or older, is best

9/29/2008
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Best for Traumatized Youths

But study also finds too many clinicians still using unproven treatments

9/28/2008
Older Problem Gamblers Face Increased Suicide Risk

Over-55 bettors more likely to ask casinos to bar them, fearing self harm if they can't stop

9/26/2008
3M Injected Drug Users Worldwide Could Be HIV-Positive

In some countries, prevalence of infection may be as high as 40%, study suggests

9/25/2008
'Fear of Losing' Key Emotion in Economic Decisions

Brain imaging reveals why some people can't resist paying too much at auctions

9/23/2008
Health Tip: Satisfying Food Cravings

Allow yourself a little to prevent eating a lot

9/19/2008
Boys as Socially Aggressive as Girls: Study

Indirect hostility by spreading rumors, gossiping, excluding others, a guy thing as well

9/19/2008
Parental Involvement in School Has Its Limits

Overprotective moms and dads need to learn when to let go, expert says

9/18/2008
Parenting Plays Key Role in Infant's Response to Stress

While genes affect physiological development, mom's behavior changes effect, study says

9/18/2008
Girls From Poorer Areas More Likely to Have Sex Earlier

Partners are usually older boys with conduct problems, study says

9/11/2008
HIV Infection Rate for Young Black Men 'Alarming:' CDC

Prevention efforts must be targeted to racial and ethnic groups, agency says

9/11/2008
Bullying Top Concern of Parents With Overweight Child

They view intimidation as even greater problem than obesity itself, study says

9/11/2008
9/11's Psychological Scars Slowly Healing

7 years later, a 'natural recovery' is taking place, experts say

9/10/2008
9/4/2008
Neighborhood Alcohol Outlets Tied to Kids' Injury Risk

Parental supervision undermined in 'disordered' areas where liquor is sold, study says

9/2/2008
Extremely Preemie Babies Prone to Behavior Woes Later On

Children born at or before 25 weeks were 4 times more likely to have problems at age 6, study found

8/28/2008
Older Caregivers Prone to Worse Sleep Patterns

Overnight stays with person with dementia led to daytime tiredness, symptoms of depression

8/27/2008
Study Links Spanking to Physical Abuse

Those who paddled were 3 times likelier to use harsher punishments

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