Health Behavior News Service

The Health Behavior News Service, (HBNS) has been in existence since 1999. It is a project of the Center for the Advancement of Health. The goal of HBNS is to provide the media and the public with the latest evidenced based scientific research for the purpose of making an informed decision about their health care. The service is funded by the Annenberg Foundation and the Kellogg Foundation. HBNS publishes health news on the Web, The Prepared Patient and the subscription is free.

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Antibacterial agent boosts toothpaste effectiveness

Regular use of fluoride toothpaste containing triclosan, an antibacterial agent, and a copolymer, which helps prevent the triclosan from being washed away by saliva, reduces plaque, gingivitis, and bleeding gums and slightly ...

Jan 10, 2014
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Teen concussions increase risk for depression

Teens with a history of concussions are more than three times as likely to suffer from depression as teens who have never had a concussion, finds a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

Jan 10, 2014
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Better benefits help Medicaid recipients quit smoking

People on Medicaid in the U.S. are 68 percent more likely to smoke than the general population. New research in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine suggests that expanded smoking cessation benefits offered under the ...

Mar 07, 2014
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Contradictory nutrition news creates consumer confusion

Exposure to conflicting news about the health benefits of certain foods, vitamins and supplements often results in confusion and backlash against nutrition recommendations, finds a recent study in the Journal of Health Communication: ...

Jan 29, 2014
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