Behavior Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

2/21/2006
Westernization Driving Up South Korean Breast Cancer Rate

Reseachers believe high-fat diets and other factors are behind the trend

2/19/2006
Leisure Brings Little Relief to Busy Moms

Study finds that, unlike men, they still feel pressured

2/16/2006
Cautious Personality Might Boost Parkinson's Risk

Straight-laced types may have higher odds for the disease, study suggests

2/14/2006
Taking Generic Form of Drug Boosts Regimen Adherence

Cheaper alternatives help keep patients using medicines as directed, study finds

2/10/2006
Many Men Drive to ER During Heart Attack

One in 14 do so, researchers say, even though ambulance is the better option

2/10/2006
Exercise Goes to the Dogs

Canine friends get humans up and walking more often, study finds

2/10/2006
Parents' Fighting Has Long-Term Impact on Kids

Studies show they don't 'get used to it' with time

2/10/2006
Sleepless Nights May Mean Days Off Work

Insomniacs have much higher rates of absenteeism, study finds

2/10/2006
Intimate Kissing Boosts Meningitis Risk in Teens

Study says vaccination can prevent the potentially fatal disease

2/9/2006
Till Your Snoring Do Us Part

Nighttime noise puts a strain on marriage, ongoing study reveals

2/8/2006
Poor Mood May Mean Missed Check-ups

Depressed elderly patients often forego important tests, experts say

2/6/2006
Parents' Views on Violence Guide Child's Behavior

Those who spank or support 'fighting back' often raise kids who fight, study found

2/6/2006
Can't Focus? Aging Brain May Be to Blame

By middle age, neurological 'daydream' centers gain more control, researchers find

2/4/2006
Simple Steps Help Sleepless Women Slumber

Coffee, cigarettes and a meal before bedtime are all no-nos, experts warn

2/3/2006
Easing Depression Won't Improve Diabetes Care

Boosting mental health may be just first step toward better self-care, study finds

2/3/2006
Red Alert Might Really Be Blue

Blue light kept shift workers awake and on their toes, study found

2/1/2006
Combo Drug Therapy Won't Improve Schizophrenia Care

Widespread practice of using two drugs provides no added benefit, researchers say

2/1/2006
Nicotine Patch Before Quitting Doubles Success Rate

Practice may be safer than thought, researchers add

1/30/2006
Fatalism, Ignorance Keep Many From Needed Cancer Checks

And too many doctors are failing to recommend screening, survey finds

1/28/2006
Taking Your Temperature? Lay Off the Snacking

Food and drink beforehand can skew the results, new study finds

1/27/2006
Innovative Therapy Helps Seniors Fight Depression

Joint effort from a number of specialists brings lasting results, study finds

1/27/2006
More Smokers Successfully Quit On a Whim

Spontaneous decision might beat planning, study finds

1/26/2006
Half of U.S. Workers Face On-the-Job Violence

And the abuse usually comes from customers or clients, survey finds

1/24/2006
Research Shows How Alcohol May Affect the Body

Three growth factor compounds are key to the link, experts say

1/20/2006
Gene Could Hold Key to Schizophrenia

Mice without it developed a schizophrenic-like illness, researchers say

1/19/2006
Owl Finding a Hoot for Brain Researchers

The birds link up sight with sound, just as humans do, researchers say

1/18/2006
Age is Just a Number, Survey Finds

Nine out of 10 Americans over 60 say they're 'aging successfully'

1/17/2006
Belly Laughs Make Hearts Happy

Mirth gives big boost to cardiac blood flow, study finds

1/16/2006
When Quitting Smoking is a Family Affair

New program targets the smoking relatives of lung cancer patients

1/13/2006
Taste Gene Could Encourage Alcoholism

A desensitization to bitter flavors could up drinking rates, reearchers say