Behavior Health News

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9/27/2006
Genes Play Role in Hair-Pulling Disorder

Specific mutations may encourage trichotillomania, researchers say

9/27/2006
Many Americans Fed Up With Fad Diets

Survey suggests specialized regimens are falling out of favor

9/22/2006
Weight Concerns Spur Women to Smoke Again After Pregnancy

Finding helps explain high postpartum relapse rate, experts say

9/16/2006
Tanning Still in Style With U.S. Teens

Messages about skin cancer are having little impact, survey shows

9/15/2006
Nurses Struggling to Balance Work, Family

Report warns of the potential for burnout and low recruitment

9/14/2006
Support Shields Kids from Racist Slurs

Family, friends act as buffer against discrimination, study shows

9/13/2006
Hormone Injection May Ease Post-Traumatic Stress

Corticosterone could help banish bad memories, mouse study shows

9/8/2006
U.S. Medical Students Endure Daily Harrassment

Mental abuse by higher-ups ingrained in doctors' training, study finds

9/5/2006
Baby Fat Predicts Obesity in Pre-Teens

Overweight youngsters usually become overweight adolescents, study finds

9/2/2006
Experts Offer Tips to Healthy Exercise

Just 30 minutes a day helps you stay strong, they say

9/1/2006
Tots Have Trouble Anticipating Future Needs

They base decisions on how they're feeling now, study finds

8/31/2006
Anger Tough on the Lungs

Over time, it can speed respiratory decline, researchers say

8/30/2006
Nun Study Counters Notion of 'God Spot' in Brain

Mystical experience relies on numerous neurological areas, research suggests

8/29/2006
Long-Term Sobriety Heals Alcoholics' Brains

Most neurological function returns to normal, research shows

8/28/2006
Italian Drinking Level Puts Babies at Risk

Rate of fetal alcohol syndrome is much higher than expected, study finds

8/25/2006
Bad Habits May Run in the Family

Kids of smokers, drinkers especially prone to these behaviors, study finds

8/24/2006
Fatherhood May Alter the Brain

Monkey study showed neurological changes linked to learning

8/23/2006
D.C. Sniper Attacks Left Some With PTSD

Study found 7 percent of area residents at risk for PTSD

8/23/2006
Teens Neglect Condom Use in 'Serious' Relationships

Young people underestimate STD risk from steady partners, researchers say

8/22/2006
U.S. Herpes Cases on the Decline

10-year drop was sharpest among teens, researchers say

8/22/2006
High-Cal, Low-Fiber Diets Driving Kids to Obesity

One expert blames this regimen for epidemic of overweight

8/20/2006
Back-to-School Means Adjusting Kids' 'Sleep Clocks'

Tips on keeping youngsters well-rested as fall term begins

8/18/2006
Childhood Cancer Survivors at Raised Risk for Suicide

One in eight adults had considered ending their lives, study found

8/18/2006
Flossing a Quick Fix for Gum Disease, Bad Breath

Twins' study shows big results in just 2 weeks

8/17/2006
Coping Strategies Help Caregivers Deal With Death

'Complicated grief' can be difficult to handle, researchers say

8/16/2006
More Evidence Chantix Helps Smokers Quit

Two studies show the new drug works over the long term

8/11/2006
'Loner' Kids May Face Adult Heart Woes

Early social isolation can take long-term toll on health, study finds

8/10/2006
Over 3 Percent of U.S. Teens Have Traded Sex for Money, Drugs

Researchers say this statistic may underestimate real prevalence

8/10/2006
Turning to Religion May Ease Medical Crises

Study finds less post-op depression, anxiety in religious patients

8/10/2006
Getting Grownups and Kids on the Same Page

When teens believe parents' reactions fit the circumstances, things go better, study finds

8/10/2006
Fewer Teens Engage in Risky Sexual Behavior

Researchers say safe-sex AIDS messages may be working for some, but not all, children

8/10/2006
Staying Single May Shorten Life Span

U.S. study finds 58 percent increased death rate for singles vs. marrieds

8/9/2006
Transcendental Meditation Lessens Brain's Pain Response

Long-term practitioners had lowered activity in neurological pain centers, study found

8/9/2006
Violent Video Games Numb Players to Real-Life Brutality

Their reactions to horrific scenes were subdued after gaming, study found

8/9/2006
Brain Protein Tied to Anxiety, Problem Drinking

Rats with lower levels of the chemical sought out alcohol, researchers say

8/8/2006
Successful Anti-HIV Program Targets Hispanic Teens

Pilot project focused on abstinence, condom use

8/8/2006
Online Program Targets Eating Disorders in College Women

Innovative intervention called 'Student Bodies' promotes healthy eating, enhanced self-imaging

8/7/2006
Watching Pro Wrestling on TV May Spur Violence Among Teens

Even girls are susceptible to the effect, study says

7/31/2006
TV Watching Lowers Physical Activity: Study

Each hour of viewing was associated with 144 fewer steps taken a day, researchers find

7/28/2006
Patient's Sexuality May Have Impact on Care

More lesbians than gay men say disclosure led to poorer treatment, survey finds

7/26/2006
'Sweet Tooth' Types Drawn to Fruit

Study finding may help keep diets healthy, experts say

7/26/2006
Hectic Days Leave Fleeting Memories

Distractions hinder brain's ability for recall, researchers find

7/25/2006
Bigger Tableware Helps Widen Waistlines

In study, people ate more when using larger spoons, bowls

7/21/2006
Treatment Strategy Helps Ease Unexplained Pain

Drugs, behavior counseling can help, experts say

7/21/2006
Hyperactive Girls Can Often Become Unhealthy Women

Researchers find link between childhood behavior and adult heart woes

7/17/2006
Researchers Map Out Early Steps to Alzheimer's

After memory loss, decision and attention next affected, they say

7/15/2006
Never Say 'D-I-E-T'

Constant dieting can be harmful to your health and even promote obesity, experts say

7/14/2006
Suicidal Americans Missing Out on Care

Many don't seek it in the first place, experts say

7/14/2006
New Therapy Helps Treat Borderline Personality Disorder

It cut suicide rate in half for women with the condition, researchers say

7/13/2006
Living Alone Boosts Heart Risk

Solitary seniors, especially, had much greater odds of heart attack, study found