Behavior Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
12/14/2005
Female U.S. Hispanic Immigrants at Raised Risk for Problem Drinking

Cultural norms and added stress may boost alcohol consumption, study finds

12/9/2005
Fear Response, Personality Share Same Space in the Brain

Finding could explain why the more courageous are often more outgoing, too

12/9/2005
Parents Can Sway Teens' Attitudes on Drugs

Tolerance for illicit drugs by parents raises kids' risks, study finds

12/8/2005
Brain Scans Track Human Game Strategies

High-tech imaging allowed researchers to predict who'd win and lose

12/8/2005
Violent Video Games May Desensitize Users

Study found players had little reaction to unsettling images

12/7/2005
'Good Samaritan Effect' Rises With Level of Threat

Bystanders more likely to intervene in violent situations, study finds

12/1/2005
Expert Disputes 'Healthy Drinking' Theory

There's no real proof moderate drinking protects heart, scientist says

11/30/2005
Creative Spark Fuels Active Sex Life

Artists, writers are busier in the bedroom than others, study finds

11/28/2005
Too Many Cancer Patients Continue to Smoke

Study finds not enough is being done to help the newly diagnosed quit

11/28/2005
Hospital Noise Levels On the Rise

Loud environments stress patients and staff, researchers say

11/24/2005
A Kernel of Truth About Portion Sizes

Study finds even stale popcorn was appealing in larger batches

11/24/2005
Hectic Holidays Bring Health Hazards

Here's some trouble to look out for -- and ways to avoid it

11/21/2005
Many Distrust AIDS Vaccine Trials

Minorities, especially, say they wouldn't volunteer for these studies

11/21/2005
Early Neglect Can Hinder Child's Relationships

Orphan study suggests trouble with bonding even years later

11/18/2005
Stress Hinders Thinking, But a Drug Might Help

The blood pressure medicine propranolol eases anxiety-linked confusion, study found

11/18/2005
Study Puts a New Face on Autism

Brain center for processing facial information reacts similarly in autistics, non-autistics

11/17/2005
Third of Cancers Caused by Modifiable Risk Factors

Tobacco, alcohol and lack of exercise are culprits in Western nations, survey finds

11/17/2005
Scientists Face the Fear Gene

Discovery could lead to treatments for anxiety disorders, experts say

11/15/2005
Sweet Tooth Takes Bite Out of Stress

Rat study suggests sugary foods can lower anxiety

11/11/2005
High Nighttime Blood Pressure May Mean Low Daytime Performance

Finding supports the use of 24-hour blood pressure monitoring, experts say

11/11/2005
School Bullying Stresses Perpetrators and Victims

Study finds harassment takes its toll on all involved

11/11/2005
Nerve Damage May Spur 'Sick Worker Syndrome'

Repetitive strain caused mice to abandon former tasks, researchers say

11/11/2005
Anger May Be Healthier Than Fear

Stress-linked hostility easier on the body than becoming anxious, study suggests

11/9/2005
Ritalin May Ease Autism-Linked Hyperactivity

Researchers stress findings are preliminary

11/9/2005
Gene May Spur ADHD Antisocial Behaviors

Mutation might also be tied to problems stemming from low birth weight, researchers say

11/9/2005
Anxiety Disorders Boost Suicide Threat

First such study found they could triple the risk

11/7/2005
Ravenous Rodents Give Dieting Clues

Rat studies suggest stress plus tempting treats triggers binge-eating

11/3/2005
Snuff Use Not a Good Route to Quitting Smoking

Switching to smokeless tobacco products carries its own risks, researchers warn

10/31/2005
Path to the Truth May Lead to the Stomach

Measuring GI activity might improve lie detection accuracy, prodigy's study suggests

10/31/2005
Mom's IBS Can Affect Child's Care

They're often overprotective of children's gastro complaints, study finds

10/24/2005
Don't Work Your Heart Out

Stressful jobs and unfair bosses can raise cardiac risks, study finds

10/17/2005
Americans Look for Health on the Menu

Survey finds nutrition plays increasing role in dining-out choices

10/13/2005
AA Plus Counseling Helps Beat Alcoholism

Study finds the two together work best to prevent relapse

10/13/2005
No Link Between Family Alcoholism, Child's First Drink

Kids who try alcohol early do so for other reasons, study finds

10/6/2005
The 'Typical' American Doesn't Exist

National stereotypes are almost always wrong, global survey finds

10/6/2005
Mental Illness Behind Self-Harm Often Undiagnosed

ER staffs aren't picking up on underlying causes in young patients, study finds

10/5/2005
Brain Proteins May Raise Alcoholism Risk

In rat study, two compounds boosted booze-craving behaviors

10/5/2005
Drug Helps Teens Kick Opiate Abuse

Three-quarters treated with buprenorphine stuck with therapy, study found

10/4/2005
Majority of Americans Becoming Overweight or Obese

Thirty-year survey showed nine out of 10 men packed on excess pounds

10/3/2005
Docs Must Talk to Patients About Secondhand Smoke

More Americans are threatened by 'passive' than active smoking, experts point out

10/3/2005
TV Time Disrupts Tots' Sleep

New study supports guidelines limiting young children's tube time

10/3/2005
More American Kids Eating Deep-Fried Fast Foods

Numbers doubled in just three years, one study found

9/29/2005
Music Keeps Heartbeat Humming

Slower rhythms produce the most relaxing health effects, study finds

9/29/2005
Married Women Report More Sexual Woes Than Singles

But new U.K. survey finds the opposite is true for men

9/28/2005
College Students Overestimate Peers' Drinking

These misperceptions boost on-campus alcohol abuse, study finds

9/27/2005
Scientists Close in on the 'Daredevil' Gene

A single gene may help drive tendency to risky behaviors

9/26/2005
When Red Sox Are Hot, ER Visits Cool

Sick or injured fans put troubles on hold to watch the game, study suggests

9/23/2005
Experts Define Traits Driving Eating Disorders

Perfectionism, anxiety and age at first period are all key, they say

9/22/2005
Caregivers in Unsafe Areas at Risk for Poor Blood Sugar Control

Stress, plus lack of exercise may contribute, researchers say

9/21/2005
I'd Shake Your Hand, But ...

... new public restroom study shows Americans aren't washing up like they should