Behavior Health News

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8/13/2007
Marriage-Minded Women Focus on Men's Faces

Macho looks are less appealing than softer features, study finds

8/13/2007
U.S. Culture Boosts Hispanic Immigrants' Substance Abuse Risk

Rates of illegal drug use rose 13-fold after 'acculturation,' study found

8/10/2007
Unhealthy, Alone, Many Older People 'Self-Neglect'

Getting them social services can be a real challenge, experts say

8/9/2007
Friendship May Lie in the Genes

DNA-guided temperament helps decide whom people are drawn to, study suggests

8/9/2007
Cosmetic Surgery TV Shows Get Viewers Pondering

Reality fare spurs interest in nips, tucks, other procedures, study finds

8/8/2007
Mars' Sleep Cycle Study May Help Earthlings

Scientists show the human body clock can be tweaked

8/8/2007
Low-Cal Sweets Might Still Make Kids Obese

Taste is a cue to overeat, research suggests

8/7/2007
Beer the Booze of Choice for Binge Drinkers

This type of consumption often leads to injury, death, CDC experts warn

8/6/2007
Brain Studies Show ADHD Is Real Disease

Condition appears linked to dopamine function, experts say

8/2/2007
Orangutans Make Their Point With 'Charades'

They use gestures, focusing on those that work best, scientists say

7/31/2007
Religion Not Always a Motivator for Doctors Who Care for Poor

And psychiatrists are most likely to work with the underserved, survey finds

7/30/2007
Smoking During Pregnancy Boosts Baby's Blood Pressure

And that rise might continue until later in life, experts say

7/26/2007
Myths About Cancer Risk Abound

Misconceptions linger around smoking, cell phones, other factors, Cancer Society survey finds

7/25/2007
Family, Friends May 'Spread' Obesity

Social norms encourage people to become overweight, study suggests

7/23/2007
Better Grasp of Health Info May Boost Life Span

But a quarter of older adults have 'poor health literacy,' U.S. study finds

7/23/2007
Gene May Help Spur Premenstrual Depression

Finding could explain why some women are more vulnerable to the condition

7/20/2007
Distraction Can Defuse Drunken Violence

Study suggests it's a useful ploy against bar brawls, other trouble

7/20/2007
Studies Track Treatment Outcomes for Kids With ADHD

Meds plus behavior therapy work best, but symptoms can return

7/20/2007
Family, More Than Genes, Helps Drive Divorce

Parents' experience often replicated in grown offspring, study finds

7/19/2007
Scientists Unlock Secrets of the 'Placebo Effect'

A key brain center releases reward-linked chemical, study finds

7/19/2007
Many Brain Cells Seek, to Help You Find

Study probes the way the mind tracks objects of interest

7/17/2007
Tonsillectomy Shouldn't Dull Taste: Study

Researchers found little effect, although post-op pain might impair sensation

7/15/2007
Move Just a Little, Live Longer

You don't have to run marathons to get healthy, experts say

7/13/2007
Fantasy Gaming Gives Insight Into Learning

'Fake' baseball play may spur love of the real thing, study finds

7/12/2007
Health Tip: Dealing With Loss

Healthy ways to face your emotions

7/11/2007
Kids Living Near School Rarely Walk There: Study

It's a missed opportunity for fitness, researchers say

7/10/2007
Neighborhood Booze Ads May Boost Kids' Drinking

Teens were more prone to try alcohol in these environments, study found

7/9/2007
Dementia Gene Mutation Identified

It limited production of protein affecting language and behavior, researchers find

7/6/2007
Smoking May Impede Alcoholism Recovery

Nonsmokers did better as they attempted to stop drinking, study found

7/5/2007
Science Quiets Myth of 'Chatterbox' Females

Study finds men, women use same quantity of words each day

7/5/2007
Black, White Women Differ on Dieting

Body image worries a stronger motivator for whites, study finds

7/3/2007
A Bite of Chocolate a Day May Keep Blood Pressure at Bay

Limited amounts of dark chocolate lower blood pressure, German researchers report

7/3/2007
Video Games Cut Into Teens' Reading, Studying

Another study finds use of violent 'Mature'-rated games is common

7/3/2007
Counseling Boosts Weight-Loss Program Success

Frequent meetings, cutting calories helps, study finds

7/3/2007
Epilepsy May Raise Suicide Risk

Danish study finds it triples the odds, with women most strongly affected

7/2/2007
ATVs Not the Only Off-Road Danger to Kids

Go-carts, scooters, other vehicles are leading cause of harm, study shows

7/2/2007
Suicide Attempts Fall After Depression Treatment Begins

Finding suggests drugs' benefits for depressed people outweigh any potential for harm

6/28/2007
Smokers Toxic to Bar, Restaurant Workers

Urine tests show how quickly carcinogen levels can rise

6/27/2007
Sharpening Your Wits Could Outwit Alzheimer's

Elderly who enjoy games, reading are much less likely to get the disease, study suggests

6/26/2007
Health Tip: Stop Your Child From Biting

Suggestions to break the habit

6/22/2007
Candy Cigarettes May Lead to the Real Thing

Adult smokers much more likely to have played with them as kids, study finds

6/15/2007
Overworked Medical Interns a Danger to Patients

Study finds mistakes rise as shifts pass the 24-hour mark

6/15/2007
Problem Drinking Kills Almost Half of Russia's Young Adult Men

Study puts death toll at 43% of males aged 25 to 54

6/15/2007
Health Tip: Dealing With Temper Tantrums

How to avoid emotional outbursts

6/15/2007
Meth Use Among U.S. Youth Higher Than Expected

Almost 3% of college-age Americans have tried the drug, new study finds

6/14/2007
Elderly Sleep Woes Linked to Increased Suicide Risk

Association held even when depression was not a factor, study found

6/14/2007
Drunkenness Comes Faster After Gastric Surgery

Oprah show revelations sparked a study into the phenomenon

6/14/2007
Single, Free, But Not So Healthy?

Married life often means longer life, especially for men, studies find

6/13/2007
Sleeping on Weekends Hurts Kids' Grades

It creates a 'jet lag-like' scenario for Monday morning, experts say

6/13/2007
Docs Should Tackle Patients' Problem Behaviors All at Once: Study

Issues like smoking, bad diets were better overcome that way, researchers say