Behavior Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
10/6/2008
Health Tip: Boost Your Energy

Work smarter and slower

10/2/2008
Drinking Before 15 Boosts Risk of Later Alcohol Abuse

Study suggests delaying imbibing as late as possible, until 18 or older, is best

9/29/2008
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Best for Traumatized Youths

But study also finds too many clinicians still using unproven treatments

9/28/2008
Older Problem Gamblers Face Increased Suicide Risk

Over-55 bettors more likely to ask casinos to bar them, fearing self harm if they can't stop

9/26/2008
3M Injected Drug Users Worldwide Could Be HIV-Positive

In some countries, prevalence of infection may be as high as 40%, study suggests

9/25/2008
'Fear of Losing' Key Emotion in Economic Decisions

Brain imaging reveals why some people can't resist paying too much at auctions

9/23/2008
Health Tip: Satisfying Food Cravings

Allow yourself a little to prevent eating a lot

9/19/2008
Boys as Socially Aggressive as Girls: Study

Indirect hostility by spreading rumors, gossiping, excluding others, a guy thing as well

9/19/2008
Parental Involvement in School Has Its Limits

Overprotective moms and dads need to learn when to let go, expert says

9/18/2008
Parenting Plays Key Role in Infant's Response to Stress

While genes affect physiological development, mom's behavior changes effect, study says

9/18/2008
Girls From Poorer Areas More Likely to Have Sex Earlier

Partners are usually older boys with conduct problems, study says

9/11/2008
HIV Infection Rate for Young Black Men 'Alarming:' CDC

Prevention efforts must be targeted to racial and ethnic groups, agency says

9/11/2008
Bullying Top Concern of Parents With Overweight Child

They view intimidation as even greater problem than obesity itself, study says

9/11/2008
9/11's Psychological Scars Slowly Healing

7 years later, a 'natural recovery' is taking place, experts say

9/10/2008
9/4/2008
Neighborhood Alcohol Outlets Tied to Kids' Injury Risk

Parental supervision undermined in 'disordered' areas where liquor is sold, study says

9/2/2008
Extremely Preemie Babies Prone to Behavior Woes Later On

Children born at or before 25 weeks were 4 times more likely to have problems at age 6, study found

8/28/2008
Older Caregivers Prone to Worse Sleep Patterns

Overnight stays with person with dementia led to daytime tiredness, symptoms of depression

8/27/2008
Study Links Spanking to Physical Abuse

Those who paddled were 3 times likelier to use harsher punishments

8/27/2008
Mistaken Beliefs About Cancer Abound

Global survey says many inflate environmental risks, downplay behaviors that count

8/22/2008
Home Smoking Ban Keeps Teens From Lighting Up

But parental behavior remains strong influence on kids' attitudes, study says

8/21/2008
Underaged, Inebriated Easily Get Drinks at Stadiums

Vendors working the stands most likely to illegally sell alcohol, study finds

8/21/2008
Undecided Voters Not So Undecided After All

Study finds unconscious preferences can predict final outcome

8/18/2008
Antidepressant Use Tied to Poorer Driving

But experts aren't sure if the pills, or underlying depression, are to blame

8/15/2008
Money Matters

Studies suggest why some people save while others spend

8/11/2008
Married Folks Still the Healthiest

But long-time bachelors are making gains, study finds

8/6/2008
Brain Slow to Judge Fast-Moving Objects Head-On

It builds a statistical model based on what is, in fact, a very unhurried world, study says

8/5/2008
Nurturing Parents Can Cut Risk of Aggression in Girls

Teens who mature early without positive feedback more likely to choose bullying behavior

8/4/2008
Many Kids Under 15 Watch Violent Movies

In some cases, parents encourage the habit, U.S. survey shows

7/24/2008
Pet Doors Opening at Assisted Living Centers

The health benefits of an animal's companionship can be significant, experts say

7/23/2008
Family Meals Can Help Teen Girls Avoid Drugs, Alcohol

But the study didn't find a similar effect on boys

7/19/2008
Access Is Key to Kids' Decision to Smoke

Smoking friends or stores selling cigarettes make the habit more likely, study finds

7/17/2008
Genetics, Social Factors Tied to Male Delinquency

Family, friends, school impact expression of certain molecular variants, study says

7/17/2008
Brain Scans Show Heightened Risk for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Found less activity in region that curbs habitual thinking, researchers say

7/17/2008
Health Tip: Staying Emotionally Healthy

Suggestions to maintain a sound mind

7/15/2008
Background TV Distracts Kids From Play

It may interfere with the development of attention skills, study suggests

7/10/2008
A Young Life Lost to Prescription Drug Abuse

Harrison Neal, 17, is one of a growing list of victims from this addiction, experts say

7/10/2008
7/9/2008
Do Underweight Newborns Make for Shy Adults?

New research suggests a potential connection

7/7/2008
ADHD Might Raise Kids' Obesity Risk

Parents should be aware of small risk for those not on meds, expert says

7/4/2008
7/3/2008
Medication Reduces Violence in Some Schizophrenics

Treating psychosis alone may not end risk; older drugs as good as newer ones, study finds

7/1/2008
Genes Get Out the Vote

Your DNA may be pushing you to cast a ballot, study suggests

6/30/2008
Health Tip: Keep Calm During Pregnancy

Ways to tame mood swings

6/30/2008
Genetics, Environment Shape Sexual Behavior

There's likely no one key reason for a particular orientation, research shows

6/27/2008
Staying Social May Keep Dementia at Bay

Study in older women found friends, family helped minds stay sharp

6/24/2008
Young Pop Star's Emphysema Startles Experts

But Amy Winehouse's reported diagnosis is a reminder of the damage drugs or cigarettes can do to lungs, they say

6/23/2008
Health Tip: Make Exercise a Daily Habit

How to stick to your schedule

6/20/2008
Prescribed Meds Still Best Treatment for Alcoholism

Study comparing drug, behavioral therapies found medications cut withdrawal, urge to drink

6/4/2008
Cell Phone Study Suggests People Are Losing Their Wanderlust

Many spend most of their time going to a few key locations, such as work and home