Behavior Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

10/25/2006
College Students Unaware of Hepatitis C Risks

Behaviors such as sharing jewelry, getting tattoos not even discussed by doctors

10/24/2006
Behavioral Problems Common in Mentally Retarded Children

Support programs are needed, Australian researchers say

10/24/2006
Anxiety Disorders Tied to Physical Illness

Panic disorders, phobias can help spur arthritis and other ills, study finds

10/23/2006
Daily Drink or Two Cuts Healthy Men's Heart Attack Risk

Moderate drinking benefits more than high-risk individuals, study suggests

10/23/2006
Lung Tests Can Help Smokers Quit

Especially when they're backed up by phone counseling, study finds

10/23/2006
Poor Pill-Taking Habits Tough to Change

Cutting the number of pills needed per day had little impact, study found

10/19/2006
Could Personality Influence Cancer Risk?

Rat study finds timid rodents tend to fare worse

10/19/2006
Sleepless Children at Higher Obesity Risk

Less exercise, plus hormonal changes, could be to blame, researcher says

10/19/2006
Suicide Risk Doubles After Cancer Diagnosis

Actual numbers are still small, study finds, with men at highest risk

10/18/2006
Could 'Female' Hormone Affect Male Aggression?

Mouse study suggests estrogen may do so, especially on shorter winter days

10/17/2006
Genes May Pass Down Smiles, Frowns

Facial expressions stay similar within families, even for blind, research shows

10/16/2006
Animal Study Links Teen Aggression With Prozac

It may help explain why some children become agitated, even suicidal, on the drug

10/10/2006
Genes May Dictate Response to Stress

One gene type fosters depression while another boosts resilience, scientists say

10/6/2006
'Real Man' Stereotypes Keep Depressed Men From Treatment

Older males have an 8-fold higher suicide risk than women, experts note

10/6/2006
Car Safety Improvements May Not Be Working

Airbags and antilock brakes only make driver less cautious, study suggests

10/6/2006
Behavioral Therapy Gets Sleepless Seniors Snoozing

More than 70 percent benefited from just two sessions, researchers say

10/5/2006
Exercise Alone Won't Prevent Childhood Obesity

British study suggests diet and other changes are needed, too

10/5/2006
Behavior Therapy Eases Kids' Sleep Woes

New review of the data shows these interventions work

10/5/2006
Study Spots the Brain's Selfishness 'Off-Switch'

A small piece of the cortex opts for fairness first

10/4/2006
ADHD Raises Kids' Health Costs Even Before Diagnosis

Study also finds race-based differences in ADHD spending