HEALTH BEHAVIOR NEWS SERVICE

Health Behavior News Service covers the latest peer-reviewed studies and systematic reviews on the effects of behavior on health, health disparities and patient engagement research. Our goal is to present the facts for readers to understand and use to make informed choices about health and health care.

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Lacking Trust in One's Doctor Affects Health of Emotionally Vulnerable Cancer Patients

July 22, 2014
The physical and mental well-being of people with cancer may be affected by how they feel about their relationship with their physician and by differences in attachment styles, finds a new study from General Hospital Psychiatry.

When It Comes to Health Disparities, Place Matters More Than Race

July 17, 2014
Blacks and Whites living in an integrated, low-income urban area had similar rates of treatment and management of hypertension, or high blood pressure, finds a new study in Ethnicity & Disease.

Asthma Drugs Suppress Growth

July 17, 2014
Corticosteroid drugs that are given by inhalers to children with asthma may suppress their growth, suggests two evidence reviews published in The Cochrane Library.

Cervical Cancer Prevention Program Saves Lives

July 15, 2014
A federal screening program markedly reduced death and illness from cervical cancer in underserved, low-income women but reached just 10 percent of the likely eligible population, finds a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Early Palliative Care Cuts Costs for Critically Ill Patients

July 10, 2014
Palliative care delivered early during hospitalization can help cut costs for critically ill patients, finds a new study in Health Services Research.

Neighborhoods with Healthy Food Options Less Likely to Have Overweight Kids

July 8, 2014
Children with a greater number of healthy food outlets near their homes had a reduced likelihood of being overweight or obese, finds an Australian study published in American Journal of Health Promotion.

Mental Health Wins When Teens Play School Sports

July 1, 2014
Adolescents who play team sports in grades 8 through 12 have less stress and better mental health as young adults, finds new research published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.