Behavior Health News

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7/13/2006
Smoking in Pregnancy May Cause Behavioral Troubles in Offspring

Those problems may intensify as child grows older, researchers add

7/13/2006
Women More Prone to 'Stress Eating' Than Men

But anxiety drives all to sugary, fatty foods, study finds

7/11/2006
Drug Abuse Could Be in the Genes

Twins study suggests vulnerability is there regardless of culture

7/10/2006
Apathy Without Depression a Sign of Parkinson's

Finding could help avoid patient misdiagnosis, experts say

7/6/2006
Depressed Teens at Higher Risk for Pregnancy, STDs

They're more likely to forego condoms or contraceptives, study finds

7/6/2006
Many Young Rape Victims Fail to Take HIV-Preventing Drugs

Just 15% took the full regimen as recommended by doctors

7/1/2006
Are Close Friendships Getting Harder to Find?

Fewer Americans have a non-family member to confide in, survey shows

6/30/2006
Women, Men May Start Smoking for Different Reasons

But genetics is probably to blame for difficulties in quitting, study shows

6/30/2006
Even One Strong Drink May Impair Judgment

Study subjects' attention levels fell, despite being below the legal blood-alcohol limit

6/29/2006
Driving While on Cell Phone Worse Than Driving While Drunk

And researchers found no difference between hand-held or hands-free models

6/28/2006
Fair Warning May Ease Nausea

Telling people beforehand they'll feel sick eases symptoms, study finds

6/27/2006
Thrill-Seekers at Higher Alcoholism Risk

And cautious types may be protected against drinking problems, study finds

6/26/2006
Test Could Spot Autism at Birth

Early study suggests placental abnormality may be key

6/23/2006
Many Sleepy Motorists Keep on Driving

Study shows they habitually drive drowsy, despite the danger

6/22/2006
Ticketing Changes Could Raise Seat Belt Use Among Blacks

When laws change, racial differences in buckling up disappear, study finds

6/19/2006
Antidepressants May Boost Sleep Disorder

REM Sleep Behavior Disorder involves violent dreams, often acted out

6/16/2006
Food-Allergic Teens Taking Dangerous Risks

Peer pressure spurs many to neglect medication, try hazardous foods, study finds

6/12/2006
Antidepressants Do Prevent Suicides, Researchers Contend

Study refutes notion that SSRIs such as Prozac boost the risk to users

6/9/2006
Culture Helps Keep Asian-Americans From Quitting Smoking

Study found cigarettes deeply embedded in immigrants' way of life

6/9/2006
Teen Girls Feel Pressure to Have Unwanted Sex

Four out of 10 said they've complied with boyfriends' demands

6/8/2006
Fewer Calories May Mean Longer Life

Just a little less food each day may slow aging, rat study shows

6/8/2006
More U.S. Teens Are Shunning Risky Behaviors

But too many, especially Hispanics, report drug use and suicidal feelings, study finds

6/5/2006
Antipsychotic Drug Prescriptions for Kids Soaring

Six-fold increase called worrisome because research is scant on medicines' effects on children

6/2/2006
Doctors, Patients Take Different View on Tough Medical Choices

But both perspectives are necessary and valuable, study shows

6/2/2006
Laws Banning Tobacco Sales to Minors Don't Work

Data shows kids still get cigarettes in other ways

6/1/2006
Words as Powerful as Sticks and Stones

Childhood verbal abuse linked with depression and anxiety

6/1/2006
Drug Use a Factor in Two-Thirds of Sexual Assaults

'Date-rape' drugs play role in about 5% of cases, study finds

5/31/2006
Education Linked to Better Fathers: Study

U.S. data shows trend between education and time spent with kids

5/31/2006
Be On Guard Against Dog Bites

Experts offer tips that could prevent serious injury

5/31/2006
Domestic Violence Takes Heavy Toll on Women

Its effects are widespread and long-lasting, study finds

5/30/2006
Ritalin May Keep Mental Distraction at Bay

Rat study may point to ADHD drug's underlying mechanism

5/30/2006
Scientists Probe Secrets of Kids' TV

Characters that make eye contact with toddlers help them learn, study finds

5/29/2006
Not Enough Men Getting the Message on Sunscreen

Most magazine ads are geared toward women, study finds

5/26/2006
People Shun Help for Illnesses They View as 'Untreatable'

Study finds they're less likely to get tested for cancer, AIDS

5/26/2006
Child-Care Workers Won't Replace Mom

In British-German study, kids bonded more firmly to mothers

5/26/2006
Lower Income May Mean Higher Stress

Study shows anxiety, other woes rise as paychecks get smaller

5/26/2006
Daily Drinking Cuts Heart Disease Risk for Men

Benefit of moderate drinking doesn't extend to women, study suggests

5/22/2006
Diet Drink Mixers May Make You Drunker

Low-cal choices boost blood-alcohol level, study finds

5/22/2006
Most Americans Unaware of Fat-Cancer Connection

And many underestimate their own weight, experts say

5/20/2006
Frat, Sorority Members at High Alcohol-Linked Injury Risk

They're five times more likely to suffer serious falls than other students, study finds

5/16/2006
'Supermoms' Tend to Be Slimmer

Study finds working mothers keep the weight off better than stay-at-home moms

5/15/2006
Many Poorer New Yorkers Suffered Post-9/11 PTSD

Most saw their general physician for help with post-traumatic stress disorder, study found

5/14/2006
Bullying Keeps Overweight Kids From Exercise

It's an overlooked barrier to helping children get healthier, study finds

5/12/2006
Number of Obese, Smoking Americans Tops 9 Million

Blacks most at risk for this unhealthy combination, study finds

5/12/2006
Many U.S. Pediatricians Fail to Screen for Autism

Study found that just 8 percent regularly did so

5/4/2006
Parents Hold the Key to Child's Healthy Weight

High self-esteem and healthy eating habits keep obesity away, experts say

5/4/2006
Gene Could Play Key Role in Autism

Mice without the PTEN gene exhibited autistic behaviors, study found

5/3/2006
Some HIV-Positive People Choose Sexual Abstinence

Study found up to 18 percent remain celibate

5/3/2006
Teens Often Recant 'Virginity Pledges'

Are these vows effective? New study suggests it's hard to tell

5/3/2006
Neurologic Problems May Boost PTSD Risk

Vietnam vet twins study gives insight into cause of post-traumatic stress disorder