Behavior Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

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