Behavior Health News

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8/17/2006
Coping Strategies Help Caregivers Deal With Death

'Complicated grief' can be difficult to handle, researchers say

8/16/2006
More Evidence Chantix Helps Smokers Quit

Two studies show the new drug works over the long term

8/11/2006
'Loner' Kids May Face Adult Heart Woes

Early social isolation can take long-term toll on health, study finds

8/10/2006
Over 3 Percent of U.S. Teens Have Traded Sex for Money, Drugs

Researchers say this statistic may underestimate real prevalence

8/10/2006
Turning to Religion May Ease Medical Crises

Study finds less post-op depression, anxiety in religious patients

8/10/2006
Getting Grownups and Kids on the Same Page

When teens believe parents' reactions fit the circumstances, things go better, study finds

8/10/2006
Fewer Teens Engage in Risky Sexual Behavior

Researchers say safe-sex AIDS messages may be working for some, but not all, children

8/10/2006
Staying Single May Shorten Life Span

U.S. study finds 58 percent increased death rate for singles vs. marrieds

8/9/2006
Transcendental Meditation Lessens Brain's Pain Response

Long-term practitioners had lowered activity in neurological pain centers, study found

8/9/2006
Violent Video Games Numb Players to Real-Life Brutality

Their reactions to horrific scenes were subdued after gaming, study found

8/9/2006
Brain Protein Tied to Anxiety, Problem Drinking

Rats with lower levels of the chemical sought out alcohol, researchers say

8/8/2006
Successful Anti-HIV Program Targets Hispanic Teens

Pilot project focused on abstinence, condom use

8/8/2006
Online Program Targets Eating Disorders in College Women

Innovative intervention called 'Student Bodies' promotes healthy eating, enhanced self-imaging

8/7/2006
Watching Pro Wrestling on TV May Spur Violence Among Teens

Even girls are susceptible to the effect, study says

7/31/2006
TV Watching Lowers Physical Activity: Study

Each hour of viewing was associated with 144 fewer steps taken a day, researchers find

7/28/2006
Patient's Sexuality May Have Impact on Care

More lesbians than gay men say disclosure led to poorer treatment, survey finds

7/26/2006
'Sweet Tooth' Types Drawn to Fruit

Study finding may help keep diets healthy, experts say

7/26/2006
Hectic Days Leave Fleeting Memories

Distractions hinder brain's ability for recall, researchers find

7/25/2006
Bigger Tableware Helps Widen Waistlines

In study, people ate more when using larger spoons, bowls

7/21/2006
Treatment Strategy Helps Ease Unexplained Pain

Drugs, behavior counseling can help, experts say

7/21/2006
Hyperactive Girls Can Often Become Unhealthy Women

Researchers find link between childhood behavior and adult heart woes

7/17/2006
Researchers Map Out Early Steps to Alzheimer's

After memory loss, decision and attention next affected, they say

7/15/2006
Never Say 'D-I-E-T'

Constant dieting can be harmful to your health and even promote obesity, experts say

7/14/2006
Suicidal Americans Missing Out on Care

Many don't seek it in the first place, experts say

7/14/2006
New Therapy Helps Treat Borderline Personality Disorder

It cut suicide rate in half for women with the condition, researchers say

7/13/2006
Living Alone Boosts Heart Risk

Solitary seniors, especially, had much greater odds of heart attack, study found

7/13/2006
Smoking in Pregnancy May Cause Behavioral Troubles in Offspring

Those problems may intensify as child grows older, researchers add

7/13/2006
Women More Prone to 'Stress Eating' Than Men

But anxiety drives all to sugary, fatty foods, study finds

7/11/2006
Drug Abuse Could Be in the Genes

Twins study suggests vulnerability is there regardless of culture

7/10/2006
Apathy Without Depression a Sign of Parkinson's

Finding could help avoid patient misdiagnosis, experts say

7/6/2006
Depressed Teens at Higher Risk for Pregnancy, STDs

They're more likely to forego condoms or contraceptives, study finds

7/6/2006
Many Young Rape Victims Fail to Take HIV-Preventing Drugs

Just 15% took the full regimen as recommended by doctors

7/1/2006
Are Close Friendships Getting Harder to Find?

Fewer Americans have a non-family member to confide in, survey shows

6/30/2006
Women, Men May Start Smoking for Different Reasons

But genetics is probably to blame for difficulties in quitting, study shows

6/30/2006
Even One Strong Drink May Impair Judgment

Study subjects' attention levels fell, despite being below the legal blood-alcohol limit

6/29/2006
Driving While on Cell Phone Worse Than Driving While Drunk

And researchers found no difference between hand-held or hands-free models

6/28/2006
Fair Warning May Ease Nausea

Telling people beforehand they'll feel sick eases symptoms, study finds

6/27/2006
Thrill-Seekers at Higher Alcoholism Risk

And cautious types may be protected against drinking problems, study finds

6/26/2006
Test Could Spot Autism at Birth

Early study suggests placental abnormality may be key

6/23/2006
Many Sleepy Motorists Keep on Driving

Study shows they habitually drive drowsy, despite the danger

6/22/2006
Ticketing Changes Could Raise Seat Belt Use Among Blacks

When laws change, racial differences in buckling up disappear, study finds

6/19/2006
Antidepressants May Boost Sleep Disorder

REM Sleep Behavior Disorder involves violent dreams, often acted out

6/16/2006
Food-Allergic Teens Taking Dangerous Risks

Peer pressure spurs many to neglect medication, try hazardous foods, study finds

6/12/2006
Antidepressants Do Prevent Suicides, Researchers Contend

Study refutes notion that SSRIs such as Prozac boost the risk to users

6/9/2006
Culture Helps Keep Asian-Americans From Quitting Smoking

Study found cigarettes deeply embedded in immigrants' way of life

6/9/2006
Teen Girls Feel Pressure to Have Unwanted Sex

Four out of 10 said they've complied with boyfriends' demands

6/8/2006
Fewer Calories May Mean Longer Life

Just a little less food each day may slow aging, rat study shows

6/8/2006
More U.S. Teens Are Shunning Risky Behaviors

But too many, especially Hispanics, report drug use and suicidal feelings, study finds

6/5/2006
Antipsychotic Drug Prescriptions for Kids Soaring

Six-fold increase called worrisome because research is scant on medicines' effects on children

6/2/2006
Doctors, Patients Take Different View on Tough Medical Choices

But both perspectives are necessary and valuable, study shows