Behavior Health News

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10/24/2006
Anxiety Disorders Tied to Physical Illness

Panic disorders, phobias can help spur arthritis and other ills, study finds

10/23/2006
Daily Drink or Two Cuts Healthy Men's Heart Attack Risk

Moderate drinking benefits more than high-risk individuals, study suggests

10/23/2006
Lung Tests Can Help Smokers Quit

Especially when they're backed up by phone counseling, study finds

10/23/2006
Poor Pill-Taking Habits Tough to Change

Cutting the number of pills needed per day had little impact, study found

10/19/2006
Could Personality Influence Cancer Risk?

Rat study finds timid rodents tend to fare worse

10/19/2006
Sleepless Children at Higher Obesity Risk

Less exercise, plus hormonal changes, could be to blame, researcher says

10/19/2006
Suicide Risk Doubles After Cancer Diagnosis

Actual numbers are still small, study finds, with men at highest risk

10/18/2006
Could 'Female' Hormone Affect Male Aggression?

Mouse study suggests estrogen may do so, especially on shorter winter days

10/17/2006
Genes May Pass Down Smiles, Frowns

Facial expressions stay similar within families, even for blind, research shows

10/16/2006
Animal Study Links Teen Aggression With Prozac

It may help explain why some children become agitated, even suicidal, on the drug

10/10/2006
Genes May Dictate Response to Stress

One gene type fosters depression while another boosts resilience, scientists say

10/6/2006
'Real Man' Stereotypes Keep Depressed Men From Treatment

Older males have an 8-fold higher suicide risk than women, experts note

10/6/2006
Car Safety Improvements May Not Be Working

Airbags and antilock brakes only make driver less cautious, study suggests

10/6/2006
Behavioral Therapy Gets Sleepless Seniors Snoozing

More than 70 percent benefited from just two sessions, researchers say

10/5/2006
Exercise Alone Won't Prevent Childhood Obesity

British study suggests diet and other changes are needed, too

10/5/2006
Behavior Therapy Eases Kids' Sleep Woes

New review of the data shows these interventions work

10/5/2006
Study Spots the Brain's Selfishness 'Off-Switch'

A small piece of the cortex opts for fairness first

10/4/2006
ADHD Raises Kids' Health Costs Even Before Diagnosis

Study also finds race-based differences in ADHD spending

10/4/2006
Experts Offering Free Mental Health Screenings Oct. 5

Onset of fall is prime time for seasonal affective disorder (SAD), they note

10/3/2006
Appetite-Fighting Molecule May Fight Obesity

Early study in mice shows it cut weight gain in half

10/2/2006
TV Hurts Kids' School Performance: Study

Other research suggests TV food ads boost kids' obesity risk

9/28/2006
Married Parents Show Better Mental Health

Study found higher rates of depression, violence among unmarried couples

9/28/2006
Higher Education Boosts Knee, Hip Replacement Rate

Better-educated patients more willing to try the surgery, study finds

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