Behavior Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

1/1/2007
New Year, New Goal to Get Healthy

Experts offer tips on keeping that get-fit resolution

12/31/2006
Motivation Key to Keeping Those 'Get Fit' Resolutions

Real change could involve a mental checklist, experts say

12/30/2006
Resolve to Keep Those New Year's Resolutions

Expert offers three key steps to achieving goals

12/29/2006
Ad Campaigns Help Get Kids Active

Media spots moved youngsters toward healthy exercise, CDC team say

12/28/2006
Race, Gender Influenced Reaction to 9/11

White males were more likely to advocate violent retribution, study found

12/27/2006
TV Misses Mark on Seat Belt, Helmet Use

Prime-time programs under-represent Americans' safety behaviors, study says

12/20/2006
Health Tip: Less Stress for the Holidays

How to stay relaxed and enjoy the season

12/18/2006
Health Tip: Hangover Help

Suggestions for holiday revelers

12/18/2006
Health Tip: Monitor Your Child's TV Watching

Set limits on time, acceptable programs

12/18/2006
Human Sense of Smell Nothing to Sniff At

In open-field tests, volunteers effectively tracked 'scent trails,' researchers say

12/17/2006
Make the Holiday Buffet Your Friend This Season

Smaller portions are key to healthy indulgence, expert says

12/15/2006
Perception of Who's Obese Varies by Race

Overweight blacks much more likely to consider their weight 'average,' study finds

12/15/2006
Kids With High IQs Grow Up to Be Vegetarians

The smarter they are, the more likely they'll shun meat as adults, British researchers contend

12/14/2006
FDA Panel Urges Changes to Antidepressant Labeling

'Black box' warning on suicide risk may be extended beyond children

12/11/2006
Hysteria a Real Neurological Condition: Study

Brain imaging study suggests unexplained ailments have solid causes

12/7/2006
Autism Linked to Brain's 'Fear Center'

Young men with the condition had smaller amygdalas, researchers report

12/7/2006
Teens Who Smoke, Drink Alone at Higher Risk

Solitary use predicts future troubles, study finds

12/1/2006
Diabetes Drug Halts Weight Gain in Kids Taking Antipsychotics

Metformin may allow children to stay healthy mentally and physically, study finds

11/30/2006
Contraception Driving U.S. Decline in Teen Pregnancies

Study finds abstinence is also playing a minor, but important, role

11/29/2006
Smoking May Boost Problem Drinking in Teens

Nicotine could put young brains on track for alcoholism, study suggests

11/28/2006
Video Game Violence Goes Straight to Kids' Heads

Brain scans show games boost emotion, lower self-control

11/28/2006
Cutting Back on Smoking Won't Cut Death Risk

Quitting is the only real route to health, study finds

11/23/2006
Tips to Lighten That Thanksgiving Meal

How to serve the traditional feast without a portion of guilt

11/22/2006
Zinc a Key Player in Neuron Transmissions

Metal works to correct brain's signaling circuitry to spinal cord

11/22/2006
Staying Trim on Turkey Day

Expert offers hosts, guests help on avoiding holiday weight-gain

11/21/2006
Mid-Shift Nap Boosts ER Docs' Performance

40 minutes of shut-eye makes a big difference, study finds

11/20/2006
'Virtual 9/11' Brings Ground Zero Survivors Real Healing

High-tech video simulation a potent weapon against PTSD, experts say

11/19/2006
Using Nicotine Patch Before Quit Date Ups Success

Strategy doubles the odds of staying smoke-free, studies find

11/17/2006
Bad Diet? Urine Test May Tell

It's a quick, cheap way for doctors to assess eating habits, study finds

11/17/2006
Panic Attacks Exacerbate Diabetes Symptoms

Those affected had poorer blood-sugar control, study found

11/16/2006
Smoking Quadruples Kids' Asthma Risk

Even short-term smoking boosts the odds, researchers add

11/13/2006
Pharmacy Program Helps Elderly Take Their Meds

Compliance rates rose from 61 percent to 96 percent, study found

11/10/2006
Paxil Treats 'Compulsive Hoarding'

The condition, linked to OCD, causes people to collect useless objects

11/7/2006
Anabolic Steroids May Boost Crime Rate

But study finds no increase in violent criminality linked to their use

11/6/2006
Most Americans Favor Comprehensive Sex Education

80 percent believe instruction should include abstinence plus other methods

11/6/2006
Kids' Smoking, Drinking Linked to R-Rated Movies

Most parents want to restrict children's viewing but don't succeed, researchers say

11/3/2006
Pleasant Surroundings Boost Walking Habits

Aesthetics and shopping count for more than traffic, crime, study shows

11/3/2006
Regular Exercise Helps Obese Teens' Hearts

But a push from parents is crucial to keeping kids healthy, experts say

11/2/2006
New Test Could Spot Dementia Earlier

7-minute test detects milder signs, developers say

11/2/2006
Big Tobacco's Anti-Smoking Ads Boost Teen Smoking

In study, kids thought cigarettes were less harmful after viewing ads

11/1/2006
Antidepressants Lower Kids' Suicide Risk, New Research Finds

Study runs counter to recent FDA warning on the drugs

11/1/2006
Poor Reading Skills Raise Teen Suicide Risk

Literacy trouble also boosted school dropout rate, study found

10/31/2006
American Blacks Face Comparable Suicide Risk

Study refutes notion that suicide is a largely 'white' problem

10/30/2006
Elephants Recognize Themselves in Mirrors

Pondering their image, they seem to understand the notion of 'self,' researchers say

10/30/2006
Drug-Slang Quiz Helps Parents Help Kids

Use of terms like 'fry stick' or 'schwagg' are clues youngsters are in trouble, experts say

10/28/2006
Turning Back the Clock Creates Drowsy Drivers

Most people take two weeks to adjust to the time change, experts say