Health Behavior News Service

Trusting their doctor helps people manage diabetes

For people with diabetes, a good relationship with a physician is key to sticking to a treatment plan that can help avoid serious complications. New research in the American Journal of Health Behavior, howeve ...

Sep 27, 2013
popularity 5 / 5 (1) | comments 0

Exercise benefits people with asthma

Appropriate exercise programs can provide valuable benefits to people with asthma, helping to reduce the severity of attacks or prevent them entirely, finds a new evidence review in The Cochrane Library. The re ...

Sep 25, 2013
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Kids get more exercise in smart growth neighborhoods

Children who live in "smart growth" neighborhoods—developments that are designed to increase walkability and have more parks and green space areas—get 46 percent more moderate or vigorous physical activity ...

Sep 10, 2013
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Bedwetting treatments offer help

Bedwetting affects up to 20 percent of five year olds—the age when most children have learned bladder control—and can result in an array of stressful and embarrassing social, emotional and psychological ...

Aug 21, 2013
popularity 5 / 5 (1) | comments 0

High lifetime costs for type 2 diabetes

A person with type 2 diabetes may spend an average of nearly $85,500 to treat the disease and its complications over his or her lifetime, reports a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The ea ...

Aug 09, 2013
popularity 5 / 5 (2) | comments 0

Cancer survivors not receiving preventive care

While cancer survivors require follow-up care to prevent a recurrence of their cancer and to watch for after effects of treatment, they also need the same preventive check-ups suggested for all people.

Aug 07, 2013
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Significant others can influence extreme dieting

Women who are frequently encouraged by their significant others to lose weight are more likely to resort to unhealthy measures to do so, according to new research in the American Journal of Health Promotion.

Jul 25, 2013
popularity not rated yet | comments 0 | with audio podcast