Behavior Health News

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2/23/2007
Alcoholics May Have Trouble Reading Others' Emotions

They often misinterpret facial expressions, study shows

2/22/2007
Practical Skills Training Keeps College Kids Sober

Brief intervention is most effective in reducing problem drinking, study finds

2/22/2007
It Pays to Be Picky in Love

Speed-dating singles who liked everyone were rejected as 'desperate,' study found

2/21/2007
Herpes Treatment Could Help Keep HIV at Bay

Valtrex lowered both viruses in female genital tract, study found

2/21/2007
ADHD Drugs Need Better Warnings on Heart, Psychiatric Risks: FDA

All meds must now come with patient guideline inserts, agency says

2/20/2007
Brain Changes Persist Long After Smokers Quit

Autopsy study finds high levels of addiction-linked enzymes in former smokers' brains

2/20/2007
Stages of Grief Theory Put to the Test

Researchers find the bereaved do go through stages, but not necessarily as expected

2/15/2007
Eating in Large Groups Boosts Food Intake

Study in children finds 'social facilitation' overrides normal appetite

2/13/2007
Study Probes Behaviors Linked to Parkinson's Treatment

Some patients develop gambling or sex addictions, experts note

2/8/2007
More Than Half-Million U.S. Children Autistic: CDC

Early diagnosis and intervention is key to improvement, one expert says

2/7/2007
Marital Conflict Not a Major Culprit in Child's Behavior: Study

But genes passed on by quarreling parents may increase risk of disruptive conduct

2/6/2007
Loneliness Could Boost Alzheimer's Risk

The exact link remains unclear, researchers say

2/1/2007
Binge Eating Tops Other Eating Disorders: Survey

The compulsive behavior is widespread and helps drive obesity epidemic, experts say

1/25/2007
Binge Drinking May Be Biggest Alcohol Threat: Survey

New Mexico study suggests it's a more serious problem than alcoholism

1/24/2007
Some Programs Can Keep Kids From Smoking

Study finds family-based initiatives often work

1/18/2007
Health Tip: Warning Signs of Child Abuse

Including disinterest and sudden behavior changes

1/18/2007
Layoffs Stress Everyone in the Workplace

Even those who aren't let go are at heightened risk for mental illness, study finds

1/17/2007
Partnered Learning Boosts Use of Skin Cancer Self-Exams

It may reinforce the importance of these exams, experts say

1/16/2007
Health Tip: Alleviate Homesickness

Prepare your children before they go away

1/8/2007
Health Tip: When Your Teen Wants to Light Up

Suggestions to help change her mind

1/5/2007
Many Hispanics Shun Help for Alcohol Abuse

Blacks, too, seek care less often than whites, study finds

1/5/2007
Nightmares Linked to Suicide Attempts

Association of sleep disorders not causal, but found to increase risk fivefold, study finds

1/4/2007
Impulsive Behavior Linked to Risk of Alcoholism

Finding could lead to new approaches to help those with drinking problem, researchers say

1/2/2007
Send Summer Camp Homesickness Packing

Tips for parents to help their children enjoy their home away from home

1/1/2007
New Year, New Goal to Get Healthy

Experts offer tips on keeping that get-fit resolution

12/31/2006
Motivation Key to Keeping Those 'Get Fit' Resolutions

Real change could involve a mental checklist, experts say

12/30/2006
Resolve to Keep Those New Year's Resolutions

Expert offers three key steps to achieving goals

12/29/2006
Ad Campaigns Help Get Kids Active

Media spots moved youngsters toward healthy exercise, CDC team say

12/28/2006
Race, Gender Influenced Reaction to 9/11

White males were more likely to advocate violent retribution, study found

12/27/2006
TV Misses Mark on Seat Belt, Helmet Use

Prime-time programs under-represent Americans' safety behaviors, study says

12/20/2006
Health Tip: Less Stress for the Holidays

How to stay relaxed and enjoy the season

12/18/2006
Health Tip: Hangover Help

Suggestions for holiday revelers

12/18/2006
Health Tip: Monitor Your Child's TV Watching

Set limits on time, acceptable programs

12/18/2006
Human Sense of Smell Nothing to Sniff At

In open-field tests, volunteers effectively tracked 'scent trails,' researchers say

12/17/2006
Make the Holiday Buffet Your Friend This Season

Smaller portions are key to healthy indulgence, expert says

12/15/2006
Perception of Who's Obese Varies by Race

Overweight blacks much more likely to consider their weight 'average,' study finds

12/15/2006
Kids With High IQs Grow Up to Be Vegetarians

The smarter they are, the more likely they'll shun meat as adults, British researchers contend

12/14/2006
FDA Panel Urges Changes to Antidepressant Labeling

'Black box' warning on suicide risk may be extended beyond children

12/11/2006
Hysteria a Real Neurological Condition: Study

Brain imaging study suggests unexplained ailments have solid causes

12/7/2006
Autism Linked to Brain's 'Fear Center'

Young men with the condition had smaller amygdalas, researchers report

12/7/2006
Teens Who Smoke, Drink Alone at Higher Risk

Solitary use predicts future troubles, study finds

12/1/2006
Diabetes Drug Halts Weight Gain in Kids Taking Antipsychotics

Metformin may allow children to stay healthy mentally and physically, study finds

11/30/2006
Contraception Driving U.S. Decline in Teen Pregnancies

Study finds abstinence is also playing a minor, but important, role

11/29/2006
Smoking May Boost Problem Drinking in Teens

Nicotine could put young brains on track for alcoholism, study suggests

11/28/2006
Video Game Violence Goes Straight to Kids' Heads

Brain scans show games boost emotion, lower self-control

11/28/2006
Cutting Back on Smoking Won't Cut Death Risk

Quitting is the only real route to health, study finds

11/23/2006
Tips to Lighten That Thanksgiving Meal

How to serve the traditional feast without a portion of guilt

11/22/2006
Zinc a Key Player in Neuron Transmissions

Metal works to correct brain's signaling circuitry to spinal cord

11/22/2006
Staying Trim on Turkey Day

Expert offers hosts, guests help on avoiding holiday weight-gain

11/21/2006
Mid-Shift Nap Boosts ER Docs' Performance

40 minutes of shut-eye makes a big difference, study finds