Behavior Health News

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6/11/2007
Diabetes Cuts 8 Years Off Life

It boosts heart disease risk as well, new research shows

6/1/2007
Sex While Asleep Not Just Dreamed Up

People who engage in 'sleepsex' are unaware of their actions, sleep-disorder experts report

5/31/2007
Test Puts Attention on the Easily Distracted

It could be useful for employers seeking highly focused workers, expert says

5/31/2007
Health Tip: Leaving Your Child Home Alone

How to know when she's old enough

5/25/2007
Al Unser Jr. Is Putting the Brakes on Alcoholism

Speedway champ kept addiction secret for years, but now hopes his story can help others

5/24/2007
Drinking While Pregnant Boosts Preemie Birth Risk

It's a big risk factor for extremely early deliveries, study finds

5/24/2007
FDA Should Regulate Tobacco: Report

U.S. Institute of Medicine panel calls for tough new policies against smoking

5/22/2007
Indoor Smoking Bans Kick Carcinogens to the Curb

They're creating unhealthy 'smoke zones' on sidewalks, study finds

5/20/2007
Sleep Apnea Boosts Car Crash Risk

Many sufferers may not realize they are drowsy drivers, researchers say

5/20/2007
Many With High Blood Pressure Shun Heart-Healthy Diet

More people might comply if nutritious foods were cheaper, one expert says

5/18/2007
Mental Development Similar Among Boys, Girls

U.S. study is first major examination of typical changes through childhood

5/17/2007
Couples Often Share Risk for Problem Drinking

Study finds 'like marries like,' although alcohol abuse isn't inevitable

5/17/2007
Friends Are Key to Teens' Views on Sex

Young Americans also seek out like-minded companions, study finds

5/16/2007
Emotions, Fears Cloud Notions of Cancer Risk

A better grasp of the facts leads to smarter health choices, experts say

5/9/2007
It's What You Eat, Not How, That Counts

Eating slowly in smaller portions may not curb overeating, study finds

5/7/2007
Teen TV Buffs Prone to Learning Problems

The time could be better spent reading and doing homework, study suggests

5/7/2007
U.S. Kids Have Watched Stars Smoking Billions of Times

Brad Pitt, Lord of the Rings lead offenders, study finds

5/7/2007
TV Use Pervasive Among Tiniest Tots

Almost two-thirds of kids under 2 watch TV daily, study finds

5/4/2007
Eating Disorders Often Overlooked in Boys

They don't share the warning signs of young girls, studies find

5/4/2007
Autistic Kids Have Difficulties Learning Words

They find it hard to focus on, distinguish new words, brain study finds

5/3/2007
Autistic Toddlers Easily Study Photos of Faces

Finding is surprising, since most will avoid real-life eye contact

4/30/2007
Mentally Ill Kids Face Widespread Stigma

Most Americans also believe children are overmedicated, survey finds

4/28/2007
Despite Dentists' Urging, Many Don't Take Proper Care of Teeth

Even 'behavior management techniques' can't get people to brush and floss the right way

4/27/2007
Depression May Be Early Sign of Parkinson's Disease

Too often, doctors may blame mood change on impact of diagnosis, experts say

4/26/2007
Study Probes Parkinson Drugs' Effect on Motivation

Agents that act on dopamine may trigger compulsion, apathy

4/20/2007
Traffic Accidents Take Deadly Toll on Teens

In the U.S., more than 5,000 teens die in crashes each year, experts say

4/19/2007
Heavy Drinking in College May Harm Heart

But moderate amounts of alcohol could be healthy, study shows

4/17/2007
Antidepressants Help More Kids Than They Harm

Largest review of its kind finds benefits outweighing risks

4/16/2007
Insomnia Hits 'Night Owls' Harder

They have more symptoms and more anxiety about their sleeplessness, study finds

4/9/2007
Coffee Lovers, Smokers at Lower Parkinson's Risk

Family study supports a link, although reasons behind it remain unclear

4/6/2007
Too Many Americans Shun Needed Mental Health Care

Stigma, lack of insurance keep two-thirds from treatment, study finds

4/5/2007
It's Hip to Live Past 100

Staying active, current may be key to centenarian's success, survey finds

4/3/2007
First U.S. Online Autism Registry Begins

The goal is better research aimed at a cure, experts say

4/3/2007
Baby's Poor Response to Name Might Warn of Autism

It's just one of many findings pointing to better diagnosis, treatment

4/2/2007
Genes May Help Some Quit Smoking

Certain DNA is linked to better results, study finds

3/30/2007
Some People Find Angry Expressions Rewarding

Study finds those with high testosterone levels get enjoyment from provocative teasing

3/29/2007
If Friends Drink and Drive, So May You

Study confirms the power of peers in encouraging DWI

3/29/2007
First-Time DWI Offenders Often Have Multiple Problems

Besides alcohol use, they often abuse drugs, have psychiatric ills, study finds

3/29/2007
Job Performance Can Go Up in Smoke

Smoking employees take more sick leave, perform more poorly, studies find

3/27/2007
Anxiety Rising on U.S. College Campuses

More students seeking help for OCD, PTSD, other woes, survey finds

3/22/2007
Spirituality May Strengthen Recovering Alcoholics' Resolve

Having a 'purpose in life' might keep them from relapse, researchers say

3/20/2007
High Rate of Psychiatric Woes in Children Bereaved by 9/11

Rates of PTSD and other conditions doubled in the years after the attacks, study found

3/19/2007
Video Racing Games Linked to Risky Road Behavior

Study finds higher levels of aggressiveness and potentially dangerous behavior

3/16/2007
Online Tool Can Cut College Drinking

Students quickly learn if their consumption is at abnormal levels, experts say

3/15/2007
Child Sexual Abuse More Likely in Single-Parent Homes

Parent's absence leaves more opportunity for predators, researchers say

3/14/2007
Grocery Lists Don't Guarantee Healthy Choices

Fat, sugary food selections can sneak in unless you check yourself, study finds

3/13/2007
Health Tip: Building Your Child's Self-Esteem

Help her feel good about herself

3/9/2007
'Angry Gene' Could Help Spur Hostility

Women with this DNA more likely to feel, express anger, study finds

3/8/2007
Don't Lose Sleep Over Daylight Savings Time

Adjusting schedule, getting more sunlight make transition easier, experts say

3/2/2007
Mom's Smoking Raises Kids' Adult Heart Risk

And Dad's secondhand smoke can cause long-term trouble, too, study finds