Behavior Health News

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4/6/2009
More U.S. Kids Taking Diabetes, Blood Pressure Drugs

Prescriptions rose by more than 15 percent in 3 years, researchers say

4/6/2009
Kids Who Lack Self-Control May Be Prone to Weight Gain

New research finds that need for instant gratification might play a part

4/3/2009
TV Time May Not Be Benign

Behavioral problems, obesity more likely in kids who watch 2 hours-plus a day

4/2/2009
Typical Binge Drinker Is Young White Male

Half of alcohol-linked deaths are tied to bouts of excessive consumption, CDC notes

4/2/2009
Asperger Syndrome Tied to Low Cortisol Levels

Finding could steer caregivers away from situations that would add to anxiety

4/1/2009
The Dark Side of Vegetarianism

For some teens and young adults, it may be concealing eating disorders

3/27/2009
How Much Should Women Drink? It Depends on Who You Ask

College-age females overestimate 'need' to consume alcohol, survey finds

3/27/2009
Families That Eat Together Serve Up Good Dietary Habits

Kids make smarter food choices later on, study finds

3/26/2009
U.S. Asked to Do More for Kids' Mental Health

Report urges new role in coordinating, funding local prevention efforts

3/25/2009
Health Tip: Remember to Take Your Medicine

A list of helpful reminders

3/25/2009
A Child's Sweet Tooth May Be All in the Bones

Study suggests that fast-growing youth have greater fondness for treats

3/24/2009
Study IDs Variations in Black, White Genomes

Differences associated with behavioral traits, susceptibility to certain diseases

3/20/2009
Human Brain Works Between Order and Chaos

Finding could lead to new treatments for cognitive disorders, researchers say

3/19/2009
Trying to Decide? Forget the Facts and Phone a Friend

Others' opinions prove better in predicting satisfaction with a choice, study finds

3/11/2009
Health Tip: The Signs of Hunger

Each time you eat, are you really hungry?

3/10/2009
Shootings Linked to Alcohol-to-Go Outlets, Study Finds

Tighter controls are urged to help reduce urban violence

3/9/2009
Thinking Man's Chimp Shows 1st Animal 'Planning'

Swedish zoo resident would secretly stash rocks, 'missiles' to hurl at visitors for his own amusement, report details.

3/7/2009
In Tough Times, Kids May Find Solace With Grandparents

Benefits extend to youths' behavior as family situations change, study finds

3/5/2009
Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome

Parents who are prepared for infant's crying bouts can maintain better control, studies say

3/4/2009
Media Images of Alcohol Can Drive You to Drink

Scenes in films, TV commercials have measurable impact, study finds

3/3/2009
Impulsive Kindergartners May Turn to Gambling

It's just one of the serious consequences these children are prone to, study suggests

3/3/2009
Smoking, Drinking Should Matter in Movie Ratings, Parent Survey Finds

But, they underestimate potential impact film scenes have on their kids

3/3/2009
2 Hours Glued to TV Doubles Kids' Asthma Risk

Association found in both genders regardless of weight issues, study finds

2/27/2009
Teens From Smoke-Free Homes Carry on Tradition

Youths prefer living quarters without puffers once they move on, study finds

2/27/2009
Take Note: Doodling Can Help Memory

It actually keeps us on track with boring tasks, study suggests

2/27/2009
Girls' Anti-Social Behavior Predictive of Later Depression

Early elementary school interventions could identify those most at risk, study says

2/24/2009
'Degrading' Lyrics Linked to Teen Sex

But music doesn't necessary cause promiscuity, experts stress

2/23/2009
Are Internet-Addicted Kids More Violent?

Taiwanese study says yes, but American experts aren't so sure

2/23/2009
Watching R-Rated Movies Boosts Kids' Smoking Risk

The finding could point to a general parental permissiveness, researchers say

2/20/2009
Gene Variant Tied to Severity of Drinking

Marker could be used to identify those at risk and tailor treatment methods

2/13/2009
Winter's Cold, Summer's Heat Take a Toll

Activity level drops among women at certain times of year, study finds

2/13/2009
Report Urges Broader Effort to Stem Emotional Disorders in Youth

Mental health tab costs U.S. about $247 billion a year, experts say

2/11/2009
'Near-Wins' Boost Desire to Keep Gambling

Brain sees these as special events, even though result is technically a loss

2/5/2009
Color Can Affect How People Think and Act

Avoidance behavior, imagination and more take cues from hues, study finds

2/2/2009
Mental Illness Doesn't Predict Violent Behavior

Even when combined with substance abuse, psychiatric woes rank low as risk factor, study finds

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