Behavior Health News

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7/11/2007
Kids Living Near School Rarely Walk There: Study

It's a missed opportunity for fitness, researchers say

7/10/2007
Neighborhood Booze Ads May Boost Kids' Drinking

Teens were more prone to try alcohol in these environments, study found

7/9/2007
Dementia Gene Mutation Identified

It limited production of protein affecting language and behavior, researchers find

7/6/2007
Smoking May Impede Alcoholism Recovery

Nonsmokers did better as they attempted to stop drinking, study found

7/5/2007
Science Quiets Myth of 'Chatterbox' Females

Study finds men, women use same quantity of words each day

7/5/2007
Black, White Women Differ on Dieting

Body image worries a stronger motivator for whites, study finds

7/3/2007
A Bite of Chocolate a Day May Keep Blood Pressure at Bay

Limited amounts of dark chocolate lower blood pressure, German researchers report

7/3/2007
Video Games Cut Into Teens' Reading, Studying

Another study finds use of violent 'Mature'-rated games is common

7/3/2007
Counseling Boosts Weight-Loss Program Success

Frequent meetings, cutting calories helps, study finds

7/3/2007
Epilepsy May Raise Suicide Risk

Danish study finds it triples the odds, with women most strongly affected

7/2/2007
ATVs Not the Only Off-Road Danger to Kids

Go-carts, scooters, other vehicles are leading cause of harm, study shows

7/2/2007
Suicide Attempts Fall After Depression Treatment Begins

Finding suggests drugs' benefits for depressed people outweigh any potential for harm

6/28/2007
Smokers Toxic to Bar, Restaurant Workers

Urine tests show how quickly carcinogen levels can rise

6/27/2007
Sharpening Your Wits Could Outwit Alzheimer's

Elderly who enjoy games, reading are much less likely to get the disease, study suggests

6/26/2007
Health Tip: Stop Your Child From Biting

Suggestions to break the habit

6/22/2007
Candy Cigarettes May Lead to the Real Thing

Adult smokers much more likely to have played with them as kids, study finds

6/15/2007
Overworked Medical Interns a Danger to Patients

Study finds mistakes rise as shifts pass the 24-hour mark

6/15/2007
Problem Drinking Kills Almost Half of Russia's Young Adult Men

Study puts death toll at 43% of males aged 25 to 54

6/15/2007
Health Tip: Dealing With Temper Tantrums

How to avoid emotional outbursts

6/15/2007
Meth Use Among U.S. Youth Higher Than Expected

Almost 3% of college-age Americans have tried the drug, new study finds

6/14/2007
Elderly Sleep Woes Linked to Increased Suicide Risk

Association held even when depression was not a factor, study found

6/14/2007
Drunkenness Comes Faster After Gastric Surgery

Oprah show revelations sparked a study into the phenomenon

6/14/2007
Single, Free, But Not So Healthy?

Married life often means longer life, especially for men, studies find

6/13/2007
Sleeping on Weekends Hurts Kids' Grades

It creates a 'jet lag-like' scenario for Monday morning, experts say

6/13/2007
Docs Should Tackle Patients' Problem Behaviors All at Once: Study

Issues like smoking, bad diets were better overcome that way, researchers say

6/11/2007
Handshakes, Sensitivity Boost Doctor-Patient Rapport

Most patients want a relaxed, personal relationship with physician, study finds

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