Behavior Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
8/10/2005
High Anxiety Can Be Deadly

It increases men's suicide risk ninefold, and triples the risk for women

8/10/2005
'Hangover' Gene Holds Clues to Alcoholism

Finding in fruit flies may yield new treatments

8/8/2005
8/2/2005
Health Tip: Helping Teens Who are Shy

How to feel more comfortable around others

7/21/2005
Brain Circuitry May Explain Cocaine Behaviors

Rat study suggests the drug disrupts key pathways

7/17/2005
Pointers to Potty-Training Progress

Step one: make sure the child is ready

7/12/2005
Cell Phone Use Quadruples Car Crash Risk

And it doesn't matter whether drivers use handheld or hands-free models, study finds

7/8/2005
Baby Talk Can Signal Language Delay

By one year, parents should expect full, intelligible words, expert says

7/6/2005
Health Tip: New Mom Returning to Work

Share your feelings with others

7/6/2005
Problem Gamblers Share Addicts' Personality Traits

They score high in impulsivity, risk-taking, experts say

7/5/2005
Health Tip: Recognizing Compulsive Gambling

Signs that it's taking over your life

7/2/2005
Summer No Break From Kids' Asthma Care

Expert suggests ways to combine the fun and the caution

7/1/2005
Drug Effective Against Autism-Linked Aggression

Risperidone improved behavior, interactions with little side effects

6/30/2005
You've Got (Healthy) Mail

Weekly e-reminders helped workers lose weight

6/30/2005
Public Program Helps Cut Kids' TV Time

The hope is that preschoolers will exercise more, lowering obesity rates

6/27/2005
Most U.S. Doctors Religious, Survey Finds

Their attendance at worship outstrips that of general population

6/27/2005
Culture Influences Cancer Care in Japan, U.S.

Study finds differences in doctors' relations with patients and their families

6/24/2005
Scared of the Dentist? You're Not Alone

Survey finds women more fearful than men -- maybe

6/21/2005
Health Tip: Considering Plastic Surgery?

How to know if you're a good candidate

6/20/2005
Little Distress From Alzheimer's Gene Test

In study, even gene carriers said they'd recommend screening to others

6/20/2005
'Frozen in Fear' May Have Ancient Roots

Humans' instinct to stay still protects against predators, experts say

6/16/2005
Lifelong Friends Make Life Longer

Strong bonds may extend life span, study finds

6/14/2005
Soaps, Music Videos Linked to Teens' Body Image

'Glamorous' lifestyles offer kids a warped reality, experts say

6/13/2005
Obesity, Smoking Speed Aging Process

Every puff and added pound makes cells old before their time, study finds

6/9/2005
Shyness May Be in the Genes

Rodent study suggests 'junk DNA' influences behavior

6/6/2005
Mental Illness Affects Many

Report finds psychological trouble will hit most Americans, often beginning in youth

6/6/2005
Making Safety Part of Summer Camp Fun

Experts issue new guidelines to parents, staff

6/5/2005
For Kids, Following the Rules Feels Good

By age 7, most understand the emotional value of behaving well, study finds

6/1/2005
Asthma, Panic Attacks May Be Linked

The finding might lead to better control of both disorders

6/1/2005
Kids Can Be Taught to Eat Right

Nutrition education program yields heart-healthy results

5/31/2005
Health Tip: When Gambling Becomes Addictive

Break the habit, not the bank

5/28/2005
Give Stress a Holiday

Helpful hints for lowering daily anxieties

5/27/2005
Chronic Coughing Takes Emotional Toll

Cough that lasts for years tied to depression, experts say

5/25/2005
International Adoptees At Lower Risk of Behavior Problems

Study shows they fare better than domestically adopted kids

5/23/2005
Journal Editors Call for Clinical Trials Registry

Better public access to trial details will be prerequisite to publication

5/21/2005
U.S. Surgeon General Offers Toddler Health Tips

Monitoring, teaching and praising kids can keep them safe and feeling loved

5/20/2005
Helping Stressed Moms-To-Be Stay Healthy

Tackling tough problems together works best, researchers say

5/20/2005
Some Eating Disorder Web Sites Discourage Recovery: Study

Glorification of this often-fatal disorder is flourishing, researchers find

5/20/2005
Popular Teens Aren't Always Angels

More likely to engage in deviant behaviors like drug use, vandalism, study says

5/15/2005
Pediatricians Add Value to Parenting Classes

Study found good results in helping moms, dads with disruptive toddlers

5/13/2005
Behavior Therapy Cuts Need for ADHD Drug

Same results, at a much lower dose, when children get counseling, study finds

5/12/2005
Health Tip: A Taste of Road Rage?

Peppermint or cinnamon may help calm you down

5/11/2005
Health Tip: Use Medications Safely

Ways to avoid dosing problems and dangerous interactions

5/5/2005
Health Tip: Getting Blood Tests

Suggestions to quell your fears

4/25/2005
Drinking-and-Driving On the Rise Again

Reports of driving while impaired linked to binge drinking

4/24/2005
Golden Slumbers in the Golden Years

Web site helps older Americans get a good night's sleep

4/22/2005
Women, Young People At Highest Sunburn Risk

Behaviors may make these groups more vulnerable to skin cancer

4/22/2005
4/15/2005
College Students Underestimate Their Drinking

Widespread confusion persists as to what constitutes a 'drink,' study finds

4/7/2005
HIV-Infected Parent's Final Illness Toughest on Teens

Death may ease emotional burden, study suggests