Behavior Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

1/13/2006
1/13/2006
Not Music to Your Ears

Cranked-up iPods could bring hearing loss, experts warn

1/12/2006
Agile Ant Could Be Teacher's Pet

Study suggests that, like humans, they learn from each other

1/10/2006
Science Probes the Awakening Brain

The mind stays sluggish in the first 10 minutes after sleep ends, research finds

1/9/2006
Health Tip: When Your Child Becomes Aggressive

Talk about what's bothering him

1/4/2006
Health Tip: Children May Refuse To Eat

It's often a fear of new foods

12/27/2005
Antidepressants May Spur Brain Cell Growth

Rat study offers new mechanism by which SSRIs like Paxil, Zoloft, may work

12/26/2005
Anti-Smoking Vaccine Shows Promise

NicVax helped smokers quit, even when they had little intention to do so

12/25/2005
Make Peace With Stress This Season

Experts offer simple tips for banishing chronic anxiety

12/23/2005
Hold on to Health During the Holidays

If jingle bells jangle nerves and send you snacking, simple tips can help

12/23/2005
Study Finds Hangover 'Cures' Aren't

The researchers' sober advice: drink moderately

12/22/2005
Not-So-Friendly Skies Harming Flight Attendants' Health

Sexual harassment from passengers affects a worker's well-being, study finds

12/22/2005
Give Yourself a Good Night's Sleep This Season

Experts offer six important reasons why slumber is essential

12/22/2005
Marijuana Munchies Hold Weight-Loss Clues

New insights on need to feed that comes with pot smoking

12/22/2005
Smoking May Make Psoriasis Worse

People with the disorder also tend to be obese, researchers report

12/19/2005
Attitude Is Everything in Old Age

A sunny outlook trumps physical health in keeping folks independent, study finds

12/18/2005
When the Holidays Bring On the Blues

It's a sad season for many elderly, but friends and family can help

12/17/2005
Fight Off That Freshman Flab

Research shows college kids can beat back weight gain

12/15/2005
Researchers Close in on Alcoholism Genes

Study locates smokers' drinking-linked DNA on chromosome 4

12/15/2005
Fruit Sugars Might Speed Obesity

They may interfere with insulin to increase weight gain, experts say

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