Friendship Health News

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11/18/2017
11/8/2017
10/13/2017
Men Often Happier With Their 'Bromance' Than Their Romance

In small study, most felt more comfortable sharing emotions, resolving problems with a male buddy

8/22/2017
Close Friendships in High School Make for Happier Adults

Meanwhile, popular kids may end up with more anxiety later, study suggests

8/11/2017
Parents of Preemies End Up Just Fine: Study

When kids are grown, quality of life is the same as for parents of babies born full-term

8/7/2017
'Loneliness Epidemic' Called a Major Public Health Threat

Social isolation tied to increased risk for premature death, research suggests

8/1/2017
Young Cancer Survivors Struggle to Resume Social Activities

Strains on finances, relationships and life plans take a toll, researchers find

7/10/2017
Most Breast Cancer Patients Have Help Choosing Treatments

Support system can be useful when weighing complex therapy options, study authors say

6/7/2017
Overweight Kids Pay a Heavy Social Price

They tend to have fewer friends, which can lead to depression and other emotional problems, researchers say

6/1/2017
Loneliness May Lead to Sleepless Nights

Study suggests that feeling alone may make one feel less safe, unable to rest

5/19/2017
Women Aren't Better at Reading People's Faces After All

Study found men were just as good at gauging others in social settings

4/27/2017
Science Uncovers a True Meeting of the Minds

When students are engaged in a classroom, their brainwaves sync up, new research finds

4/26/2017
Grieving Friends Often Find Support Online

Study shows social networks help bring solace, healing after loved one dies

4/5/2017
The Highs and Lows of Teens' Instagram Use

For some it leads to closer bonds with friends, for others a greater risk of depression, study found

3/22/2017
Helping Cancer Caregivers Help Themselves

Loved ones must find time to address their own needs in order help others, social workers advise

3/7/2017
Dining Out Can Doom a Diet

Nutrition experts advise planning ahead to stay on track

3/2/2017
Keep an Eye Out for Eating Disorders in Loved Ones

If you suspect someone has a problem, be careful not to shame or criticize, eating disorder expert says

2/20/2017
Staying Socially Active Nourishes the Aging Brain

Researchers suggest making friends of all ages

1/3/2017
Gun Violence May Be 'Contagious,' Study Suggests

Those at highest risk for being shot had most friends who had recently been shot

11/7/2016
Those Low on 'Love Hormone' May Have Less Empathy: Study

Medical conditions can affect ocytocin levels

10/31/2016
Can Facebook Friend Requests Predict Longevity?

Those most sought after as a connection on the social media site tended to live longer, study suggests

10/23/2016
United States Ranks in Top 10 for Empathy

But, study author says social media, parenting practices and bullying may one day lower America's compassion score

10/2/2016
Making Friends 101: What Works for College Freshmen

Emotional skills will help build lasting friendships, whereas narcissism turns people off, study finds

9/27/2016
How Much Video Gaming Is Too Much for Kids?

Benefits seen with 1 hour a day, but behavioral problems rose after 9 hours a week

8/26/2016
Friendships Matter if You Want to Lose Weight

Study found overweight people more likely to shed pounds if they spend time with thin friends

8/22/2016
Family Trumps Friends in Extending Seniors' Lives

People are comfortable expecting more help from relatives, researchers say

8/22/2016
Teen Cyberbullies More Apt to Be Friends Than Strangers

Competition for status, hurt feelings over breakups provoke wave of aggression via texts, Facebook

8/16/2016
Quitting Smoking May Gain You Friends

Most people who give up cigarettes make at least two new pals, research finds

2/16/2016
Young People More Likely to Text While Driving If Friends Do: Study

Safety campaigns should target social influences involved in distracted driving, researcher says

2/15/2016
Helping With Health Care Takes Heavy Toll on Caregivers

Analysis found that family and friends suffered physical, financial and social costs

1/8/2016
Bonding With Others May Be Crucial for Long-Term Health

For young and old, strong social ties as important as diet and exercise, researchers say

12/16/2015
ADHD May Hamper Social Relationships Early in Life

Study finds cycle of rejection by peers, worsening symptoms that may heighten difficulties

10/1/2015
Science Probes Why Beauty Is In Eye of the Beholder

Study of twins offers insight into people's wide-ranging definitions of attractiveness

9/12/2015
Peer Pressure May Have a Silver Lining

Teens with close friends were more likely to be in good health by age 27, study found

8/24/2015
Girls Lose Friends for Having Sex But Boys Don't, Study Shows

Findings among young teens reflect traditional biases about men and women

8/19/2015
Good Moods Infectious Among Teens

Researchers say happy adolescents appear to help others avoid or recover from depression

8/6/2015
Social Life in Youth May Impact Health Decades Later

People who were more outgoing in their 20s had better well-being in their 50s, study found

7/29/2015
Social Life May Be Key to Suicide Prevention for Women

Friendships, activities have protective effect in middle-age, study finds

7/6/2015
Best Friends May Help Poor Kids Succeed

Study found having just one confidant helped teens find ways to cope with problems

6/18/2015
'Friends and Family' OD-Reversal Kits Are Saving Addicts' Lives

Narcan kits have prevented almost 27,000 deaths in two decades, researchers say

6/12/2015
Bragging Can Backfire, Study Shows

Too much self-promotion can offend others, researchers note

6/10/2015
Smiling Can Lead to New Relationships

But, study authors say grin has to be genuine

4/15/2015
Child's Popularity May Rely on Understanding Others

Researcher suggests sensitivity training for socially isolated kids

3/18/2015
Recess: An Essential Part of the School Day

Study shows supervised play boosts teamwork, friendships and positive attitudes

3/3/2015
Kids May Be More Likely to Exercise When Friends Do

Study suggests that activity with peers might benefit overweight children

9/30/2014
Social Support May Be Key to Heart Attack Recovery

Study found younger patients fared worse if they did not have family, friends to help afterwards

6/16/2014
After Death of a Spouse, Friends Might Help More Than Relatives

Family relationships can feel obligatory, not reduce stress, researcher explains

6/6/2014
Sudden Death of Loved One Can Trigger Mental Health Issues

Risk of PTSD was greatest threat after a traumatic loss, researchers report

6/6/2014
Spats, Conflicts Can Raise a Woman's Blood Pressure

But study found negative social interactions didn't affect men, older women

5/29/2014
Having Babies May Be 'Contagious' Among Long-Time Friends

Women tend to get pregnant soon after friends they've known since high school give birth, study finds