Behavior Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
5/2/2006
Mom's Mental Health Woes Can Pass to Kids

Research shows higher rates of ADHD, other troubles, in children of ill or abused mothers

5/1/2006
Take Care of Baby Before Conception

New CDC guidelines urge women to boost their health before pregnancy

5/1/2006
More Can Be Done to Help Aggressive Kids

Many pediatricians aren't referring them to organizations that can help, study finds

4/28/2006
Full Social Lives May Protect Against Alzheimer's

Socially active elderly suffered less neurological damage, study found

4/28/2006
Spit Test Spots Child's Stress

Levels of a key enzyme are higher in saliva of anxious kids, researchers say

4/27/2006
Patients More Open to Treatment Side Effects as Disease Progresses

Study finds end-of-life outlook on disability, pain changes over time

4/26/2006
Free Guidebooks Make for Heart-Healthy Reading

Experts at U.S. National Institutes of Health offer exercise, diet tips

4/24/2006
Rap's Lyrics May Help Spur Violence

Research suggests link between music and aggressive behavior in youth

4/24/2006
Researchers Spot Brain's 'Choice Cells'

These neurons assign relative values to actions or things, experts explain

4/20/2006
Hypnosis Might Ease Non-Cardiac Chest Pain

Small British study suggests it alters brain's pain response

4/20/2006
Health Tip: Begin an Exercise Program

Start slowly, and you're more likely to stick with it

4/18/2006
Many Health Care Workers Won't Show Up in Flu Pandemic

Poll results a 'wake-up call' for better preparedness training, experts say

4/17/2006
Mouse Genes Give Clues to Human Alcohol Abuse

Collaboration is looking for pathways that encourage alcoholism

4/17/2006
Chronic Stress May Help Cause Depression

Mouse studies are clarifying the link

4/13/2006
Moderate Drinking Not Safe for All

Older men with specific medical conditions may want to abstain, study suggests

4/13/2006
Feel-Good Tanning May Be Addiction

Ultraviolet rays produce endorphins, study suggests

4/13/2006
Health Tip: Kick the Habit, for Good

Make a plan to quit smoking

4/12/2006
Brain's 'Oops' Center Gives Clues to OCD

It lights up when people worry about making costly mistakes, study finds

4/5/2006
Parkinson's Drugs Linked to Compulsive Behaviors

Heavy gambling, hypersexuality reported in rare cases

4/4/2006
Many Obese Don't See the Problem

They often label themselves normal-weight or slightly overweight, study finds

4/4/2006
Sleepless Americans Need Better Medical Care

Doctors aren't spotting, treating disorders like insomnia, report finds

4/4/2006
Fit Teens May Be Safer Teens

Physical activity helps ward off bad behaviors, study shows

4/3/2006
TV and Video-Game Violence Harms Kids

It boosts aggression while keeping children isolated, studies find

3/31/2006
Alcohol-Branded Merchandise Boosts Teen Drinking

Study raises concern about the impact these products might have

3/29/2006
Brain Produces Growth Hormone

The finding could impact on individuals taking hormone supplements

3/28/2006
Babies' First Words Reflect Their Interests

They speak about what intrigues them, study finds

3/28/2006
Sleep-Deprived Teens Pose Safety Hazard

Half have driven while drowsy, survey finds

3/27/2006
Older Smokers More Likely to Quit for Good

Their rate of relapse is half that of younger puffers

3/27/2006
Energy Drinks and Alcohol Don't Mix

Red Bull won't make drinkers less drunk, study finds

3/26/2006
New Booklet Offers Free Pillow Talk

Guide to getting your zzz's comes in time for Sleep Awareness Week

3/24/2006
Smoking Can Kill In Middle Age

Study shows rise in death rate, but quitting cuts the risk

3/21/2006
Denial, Stigma Delaying Alzheimer's Diagnoses

Late diagnosis impedes access to drugs that could help slow the disease, researchers warn

3/20/2006
Work Trumps Exercise for Many Hispanics

Many get all their physical activity in the home or on the job, study finds

3/20/2006
Diabetics Misguided on 'Healthy' Weight

Two-thirds of obese diabetics call overweight 'ideal' for health, study found

3/16/2006
Doctor Reminders Don't Improve Patient Drug Adherence

Faxes to physicians failed to boost antidepressant use, study found

3/16/2006
Phone Counseling Helps Smokers Quit

Study reaffirms need for quitlines nationwide

3/16/2006
'Smoking Room' at Home Won't Shield Asthmatic Kids

Quit, or smoke outside instead, researchers warn

3/13/2006
Many Treat Asthma Only When Symptoms Appear

But that's a potentially dangerous practice, researchers warn

3/10/2006
Pessimistic View on Aging Could Harm Hearing

Elderly who view poor hearing as part of aging may not seek care, researchers say

3/8/2006
Postpartum Depression Impacts Infant Care

Depressed moms less likely to breast-feed, play with new baby, study finds

3/6/2006
Don't Blame TV for ADHD Symptoms

Research finds kindergarteners exposed to TV no more likely to develop the disorder

3/5/2006
Safer Neighborhoods Are Fitter Neighborhoods

Fear of crime curbs healthy physical activity, study finds

3/4/2006
Omega-3s May Bring On Better Mood

The fish oil nutrient may make people more 'agreeable,' study finds

3/3/2006
Brain Chemistry May Spur Unhealthy Behaviors

Serotonin levels might explain why some people smoke, eat poorly, researchers say

3/3/2006
Combat Stress Boosts Heart Disease Risk

Cardiac dangers continue even decades later, study finds

3/3/2006
Gene May Explain Bulimia-OCD Link

Obsessive-compulsive disorders and eating disorders tend to appear together, researchers note

3/2/2006
Adults Not Likely to Abuse ADHD Drugs, Study Suggests

Delayed-release stimulants like Concerta don't produce typical addictive effects

2/27/2006
Stigma Still Shadows Psychiatric Care

Americans reluctant to use drugs proven to ease mental woes, study finds

2/24/2006
Child Care Needs Keep Poor Addicts From Treatment

The problem is especially tough among the homeless, study finds

2/24/2006
Adult Ecstasy Use Tied to Childhood Depression

The 'club drug' can give sense of connectedness with others, researchers note