Behavior Health News

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12/2/2007
Holidays Don't Have to Leave You Heavier

Smart choices, even chewing gum, can help keep extra pounds at bay, expert says

11/28/2007
FDA Panel Backs Tougher Warning on Asthma Drugs for Kids

Serevent and Advair need specific child warnings on side effects, pediatric panel says; action follows panel's recommendation to toughen label on flu drugs for kids.

11/26/2007
Health Tip: Put Nightmares to Bed

Deal with the cause of your bad dreams

11/22/2007
Competition Affects Your Perception of Your Paycheck

If co-workers make more, mind's reward centers are less enthused, brain scans find

11/22/2007
There's More Than Turkey Behind Holiday Yawns

General sense of relaxation also encourages midday sleepiness, experts say

11/22/2007
Health Tip: Make the Holidays More Meaningful

Suggestions for you and your children

11/21/2007
Aging Isn't About Slowing Down, Experts Say

A new program counters idea that seniors are by nature sedentary

11/18/2007
Talking With Others May Make You Smarter

Time spent socializing raised peoples' test scores, researchers say

11/16/2007
Major U.S. Autism Study Gets Under Way

Trial will track environmental, genetic factors at six sites nationwide

11/16/2007
Early Sexual Activity May Curb Teen Delinquency

'Surprising' results run counter to conventional wisdom, U.S. researchers say

11/16/2007
Diet Drug Rimonabant Tied to Depression, Anxiety

Experts caution against prescribing drug to patients who are already depressed

11/13/2007
U.S. Chlamydia Infections Hit All-Time High

Million-plus cases reported, as gonorrhea, syphilis rates rise for 2nd year in a row, CDC says

11/8/2007
Summer Vacation Undermines School-Based Weight Loss

Eat-healthy programs work, but kids gain back pounds during holidays, study finds

11/7/2007
Spirituality Helps Older Black Women Beat Hypertension

Drawing on their beliefs helped them stick to medication regimen, study finds

11/6/2007
Atkins Diet Can Raise Heart Risks

Other research supports moderate drinking, fasting for cardio health

11/5/2007
TV Violence May Spur Aggression in Boys

Preschoolers who watched such fare more likely to act out at 7, 10, study found

11/2/2007
Web-Based Stress Therapy Shows Promise for Vets

Self-managed care program could be expanded to other groups, study says

10/30/2007
Too Much TV Can Raise Kids' Blood Pressure

It's linked to obesity, which then triggers hypertension, study suggests

10/29/2007
U.S. Docs Taught Little About Wartime Ethics

Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo are bringing these issues to the fore, study authors say

10/26/2007
Hospital Romance May Largely Be Fiction

Life on the ward doesn't match plots of steamy novels, one doctor says

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