Behavior Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

11/28/2005
Hospital Noise Levels On the Rise

Loud environments stress patients and staff, researchers say

11/24/2005
A Kernel of Truth About Portion Sizes

Study finds even stale popcorn was appealing in larger batches

11/24/2005
Hectic Holidays Bring Health Hazards

Here's some trouble to look out for -- and ways to avoid it

11/21/2005
Many Distrust AIDS Vaccine Trials

Minorities, especially, say they wouldn't volunteer for these studies

11/21/2005
Early Neglect Can Hinder Child's Relationships

Orphan study suggests trouble with bonding even years later

11/18/2005
Stress Hinders Thinking, But a Drug Might Help

The blood pressure medicine propranolol eases anxiety-linked confusion, study found

11/18/2005
Study Puts a New Face on Autism

Brain center for processing facial information reacts similarly in autistics, non-autistics

11/17/2005
Third of Cancers Caused by Modifiable Risk Factors

Tobacco, alcohol and lack of exercise are culprits in Western nations, survey finds

11/17/2005
Scientists Face the Fear Gene

Discovery could lead to treatments for anxiety disorders, experts say

11/15/2005
Sweet Tooth Takes Bite Out of Stress

Rat study suggests sugary foods can lower anxiety

11/11/2005
High Nighttime Blood Pressure May Mean Low Daytime Performance

Finding supports the use of 24-hour blood pressure monitoring, experts say

11/11/2005
School Bullying Stresses Perpetrators and Victims

Study finds harassment takes its toll on all involved

11/11/2005
Nerve Damage May Spur 'Sick Worker Syndrome'

Repetitive strain caused mice to abandon former tasks, researchers say

11/11/2005
Anger May Be Healthier Than Fear

Stress-linked hostility easier on the body than becoming anxious, study suggests

11/9/2005
Ritalin May Ease Autism-Linked Hyperactivity

Researchers stress findings are preliminary

11/9/2005
Gene May Spur ADHD Antisocial Behaviors

Mutation might also be tied to problems stemming from low birth weight, researchers say

11/9/2005
Anxiety Disorders Boost Suicide Threat

First such study found they could triple the risk

11/7/2005
Ravenous Rodents Give Dieting Clues

Rat studies suggest stress plus tempting treats triggers binge-eating

11/3/2005
Snuff Use Not a Good Route to Quitting Smoking

Switching to smokeless tobacco products carries its own risks, researchers warn

10/31/2005
Path to the Truth May Lead to the Stomach

Measuring GI activity might improve lie detection accuracy, prodigy's study suggests

10/31/2005
Mom's IBS Can Affect Child's Care

They're often overprotective of children's gastro complaints, study finds