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Hispanic drug use rises in US culture

...e to dominant American society their substance use behavior appears to mimic that of whites, the culture they are acculturating to. The research also showed that acculturated Hispanics were almost twice as likely as non-acculturated Hispanics to report current binge drinking and more than three times as lik...

Some women benefit more from exercise when emphasis is on health, not appearance

...udy co-author and an assistant professor of health behavior and health promotion at Ohio State University. Women in the study reported that they enjoyed a step-aerobics class more when the instructor focused on the health-related aspects of the workout, telling them how exercise will make them more fit. T...

AASM to school-bound: Sleep is the right ingredient for academic success

...ate and disruptive sleep can lead to problems with behavior and mood along with difficulty with cognition. R...head preparing for school by modifying all of your behavior to the expected start school time and the new bedtime. Dr. Downey suggests that if teens adjust th...

Study says normal but out-of-control enzyme may be culprit that signals some cells to become cancer

...in uncontrolled growth--cancer--or some other cell behavior are made. It was thought that some form of an enzyme called MEK, which belongs to the family of signaling enzymes, was the culprit. But to cause cancer, an enzyme or other agent is expected to be active all the time, like a light with no off switch...

W.M. Keck Foundation announces 2007 class of Distinguished Young Scholars in medical research

...he potential to develop approaches to analyze cell behavior and structure in living embryos. The Foundations Board of Directors has unanimously approved the recommendations made by the Scientific Advisory Committee. ...

UGA study explains why anti-smoking ads backfire or succeed

... have the greatest impact on smoking attitudes and behavior when adolescents think that their peers are listening to those messages, Paek said. And that makes sense because people are more likely to listen to what their close peers say rather than what the media says. Evidence that anti-smoking ads have the...

New study examines effectiveness of tailored health messages

...h behavior, are more effective in promoting health behavior change for avoidance-oriented people, or those who avoid negative outcomes. Conversely, gain-framed messages, which communicate the benefits of engaging in a particular health behavior, are more effective for approach-oriented people, or those who ar...

Threats to hope -- Desperation affects reasoning about product information

...logy, has received scant attention in the consumer behavior literature, write the authors. Weight loss products, alternative medicines, and dietary supplements, are examples of product categories for which reduced confidence may be relevant and for which this illusion of control may be highly prevalent....

How to market diet pills: Prescription and over-the-counter pills may increase unhealthy behavior

...of supplements are that they require supplementary behavior in order to work. People appear to choose supplements almost as a matter of faith rather than science, Bolton says. They perceive these products as natural and figure they cant hurt. And our research suggests that they dont -- at least in terms of...

Sleep-related breathing disorder common among aggressive, bullying schoolchildren

WESTCHESTER, Ill. Aggressive behavior and bullying, common among schoolchildren, are likely to have multiple causes, one of which may be an undiagnosed sleep-related breathing disorder (SRBD), according to a research abstract that will be presented Wednesday at SLEEP 2007, the 21st Annua...

Late weekend sleep among teens may lead to poor academic performance

...s stay up late and sleep in over the weekend, this behavior resets their daily clock to a later time," said Crowley. "This resetting can push back the brain's cue to be awake on Monday morning for school. As a result, teens may feel worse and have poor performance in school at the beginning of the week. Es...

Poor sleep hygiene in children associated with behavioral problems

...sociated with both internalizing and externalizing behavior problems, specifically those associated with ADHD ...sation can be inferred, an overlap between daytime behavior problems, poor sleep hygiene, and potentially problematic bedtime behaviors in snoring children may ...

Sleep Slide-Rule improves children's understanding of the importance of sleep

...ut little about the importance of a health-related behavior that takes up one-third or more of our childrens lives, namely, sleep." Dr. Lushington notes that "doing" is a good way for children to learn, and that the Sleep Slide-Rule makes physical the inter-relationship between bedtime, sleep need and wa...

Conference to investigate basis of parental behavior

...including humans, experience postpartum changes in behavior and emotional state, as well as similar maladaptive responsesand yet so little is known about the underlying mechanisms that cause them, said Robert S. Bridges, Ph.D., professor and head of the Section of Reproductive Biology at the Cummings School a...

Borderline personality disorder shows improvements with intensive psychotherapy

...of one year. The treatments included dialectical behavior therapy, supportive psychotherapy, and TFP, a spec...in symptoms. The study also included dialectical behavior therapy (or DBT), which is a cognitively based therapy. Supportive therapy also has its roots in psy...

MU researchers find mechanisms that may unlock answers to Alzheimer's disease

... areas of the brain that control memory, judgment, behavior and intelligence. The disease was first discovered more than 100 years ago by a German physician, Dr. Alois Alzheimer, when he diagnosed a patient who died of a dementia-type illness at age 55. ...

Old memory traces in brain may trigger chronic pain

...D-Cycloserine, which has been used to treat phobic behavior over the past decade. In animal studies, D-Cycloserine appeared to significantly diminish the emotional suffering from pain as well as reduce the sensitivity of the formerly injured site. It also controlled nerve pain resulting from chemotherapy...

Antipsychotic drugs increase risk of death in older people with dementia

...ase in risk of death when used to treat disruptive behavior of older adults with dementia. The study suggests that both newer atypical antipsychotics and older conventional antipsychotics are associated with increased mortality. The highest risk appears to involve use of the older conventional drugs. An...

AMPAKINE compounds a new potential treatment for respiratory depression

...ctions may be, in part, responsible for memory and behavior problems in Alzheimer's disease, neurological disorders, and even aging. Research data suggests that ampakine molecules may improve neurotransmitter deficiencies implicated in schizophrenia, Huntington’s disease, fragile X syndrome, and Rhett's syndr...

Nursing home placement associated with accelerated cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease

...t with clinical reports of increased confusion and behavior problems in those with dementia during acute hospitalization or trips away from home. Patients who had prior adult day care services may be better able to adjust to the unfamiliar environment. "The findings suggest that the transition from the comm...

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