Behavior Health News

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Article Title
4/16/2007
Insomnia Hits 'Night Owls' Harder

They have more symptoms and more anxiety about their sleeplessness, study finds

4/9/2007
Coffee Lovers, Smokers at Lower Parkinson's Risk

Family study supports a link, although reasons behind it remain unclear

4/6/2007
Too Many Americans Shun Needed Mental Health Care

Stigma, lack of insurance keep two-thirds from treatment, study finds

4/5/2007
It's Hip to Live Past 100

Staying active, current may be key to centenarian's success, survey finds

4/3/2007
First U.S. Online Autism Registry Begins

The goal is better research aimed at a cure, experts say

4/3/2007
Baby's Poor Response to Name Might Warn of Autism

It's just one of many findings pointing to better diagnosis, treatment

4/2/2007
Genes May Help Some Quit Smoking

Certain DNA is linked to better results, study finds

3/30/2007
Some People Find Angry Expressions Rewarding

Study finds those with high testosterone levels get enjoyment from provocative teasing

3/29/2007
If Friends Drink and Drive, So May You

Study confirms the power of peers in encouraging DWI

3/29/2007
First-Time DWI Offenders Often Have Multiple Problems

Besides alcohol use, they often abuse drugs, have psychiatric ills, study finds

3/29/2007
Job Performance Can Go Up in Smoke

Smoking employees take more sick leave, perform more poorly, studies find

3/27/2007
Anxiety Rising on U.S. College Campuses

More students seeking help for OCD, PTSD, other woes, survey finds

3/22/2007
Spirituality May Strengthen Recovering Alcoholics' Resolve

Having a 'purpose in life' might keep them from relapse, researchers say

3/20/2007
High Rate of Psychiatric Woes in Children Bereaved by 9/11

Rates of PTSD and other conditions doubled in the years after the attacks, study found

3/19/2007
Video Racing Games Linked to Risky Road Behavior

Study finds higher levels of aggressiveness and potentially dangerous behavior

3/16/2007
Online Tool Can Cut College Drinking

Students quickly learn if their consumption is at abnormal levels, experts say

3/15/2007
Child Sexual Abuse More Likely in Single-Parent Homes

Parent's absence leaves more opportunity for predators, researchers say

3/14/2007
Grocery Lists Don't Guarantee Healthy Choices

Fat, sugary food selections can sneak in unless you check yourself, study finds

3/13/2007
Health Tip: Building Your Child's Self-Esteem

Help her feel good about herself

3/9/2007
'Angry Gene' Could Help Spur Hostility

Women with this DNA more likely to feel, express anger, study finds

3/8/2007
Don't Lose Sleep Over Daylight Savings Time

Adjusting schedule, getting more sunlight make transition easier, experts say

3/2/2007
Mom's Smoking Raises Kids' Adult Heart Risk

And Dad's secondhand smoke can cause long-term trouble, too, study finds

2/28/2007
Too Much TV Bad for Tots' Tummies

Study of 3-year-olds found diets got worse as viewing time rose

2/28/2007
Pilot Study Questions Wisdom of Mandatory Retirement

Crewmen over 60 performed better, not worse, with time, study found

2/27/2007
Mouse Study Sheds Light on Lupus-Linked Depression

An "auto-antibody" may impact brain function, research shows

2/25/2007
More Teens Are Saying, 'Have a Cigar'

They're getting the message about cigarette dangers but not 'stogies', research finds

2/23/2007
Alcoholics May Have Trouble Reading Others' Emotions

They often misinterpret facial expressions, study shows

2/22/2007
Practical Skills Training Keeps College Kids Sober

Brief intervention is most effective in reducing problem drinking, study finds

2/22/2007
It Pays to Be Picky in Love

Speed-dating singles who liked everyone were rejected as 'desperate,' study found

2/21/2007
Herpes Treatment Could Help Keep HIV at Bay

Valtrex lowered both viruses in female genital tract, study found

2/21/2007
ADHD Drugs Need Better Warnings on Heart, Psychiatric Risks: FDA

All meds must now come with patient guideline inserts, agency says

2/20/2007
Brain Changes Persist Long After Smokers Quit

Autopsy study finds high levels of addiction-linked enzymes in former smokers' brains

2/20/2007
Stages of Grief Theory Put to the Test

Researchers find the bereaved do go through stages, but not necessarily as expected

2/15/2007
Eating in Large Groups Boosts Food Intake

Study in children finds 'social facilitation' overrides normal appetite

2/13/2007
Study Probes Behaviors Linked to Parkinson's Treatment

Some patients develop gambling or sex addictions, experts note

2/8/2007
More Than Half-Million U.S. Children Autistic: CDC

Early diagnosis and intervention is key to improvement, one expert says

2/7/2007
Marital Conflict Not a Major Culprit in Child's Behavior: Study

But genes passed on by quarreling parents may increase risk of disruptive conduct

2/6/2007
Loneliness Could Boost Alzheimer's Risk

The exact link remains unclear, researchers say

2/1/2007
Binge Eating Tops Other Eating Disorders: Survey

The compulsive behavior is widespread and helps drive obesity epidemic, experts say

1/25/2007
Binge Drinking May Be Biggest Alcohol Threat: Survey

New Mexico study suggests it's a more serious problem than alcoholism

1/24/2007
Some Programs Can Keep Kids From Smoking

Study finds family-based initiatives often work

1/18/2007
Health Tip: Warning Signs of Child Abuse

Including disinterest and sudden behavior changes

1/18/2007
Layoffs Stress Everyone in the Workplace

Even those who aren't let go are at heightened risk for mental illness, study finds

1/17/2007
Partnered Learning Boosts Use of Skin Cancer Self-Exams

It may reinforce the importance of these exams, experts say

1/16/2007
Health Tip: Alleviate Homesickness

Prepare your children before they go away

1/8/2007
Health Tip: When Your Teen Wants to Light Up

Suggestions to help change her mind

1/5/2007
Many Hispanics Shun Help for Alcohol Abuse

Blacks, too, seek care less often than whites, study finds

1/5/2007
Nightmares Linked to Suicide Attempts

Association of sleep disorders not causal, but found to increase risk fivefold, study finds

1/4/2007
Impulsive Behavior Linked to Risk of Alcoholism

Finding could lead to new approaches to help those with drinking problem, researchers say

1/2/2007
Send Summer Camp Homesickness Packing

Tips for parents to help their children enjoy their home away from home