Behavior Health News

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12/9/2015
CDC: Too Few Schools Teach Prevention of HIV, STDs, Pregnancy

Fewer than half of high schools, one-fifth of middle schools cover all 16 recommended topics, agency says

12/9/2015
Is Brain Wiring to Blame for Some Teens' Bad Behavior?

Aggressive or antisocial young people may have less gray matter in key regions, study says

12/8/2015
Most Teens' Physical Activity Occurs at School

But they aren't getting enough exercise and need more avenues for active recreation, experts say

12/4/2015
Sense of Purpose in Life May Boost Longevity, Heart Health

Those who felt useful to others were 20 percent less likely to die during study period

12/3/2015
Could There Be a 'Quit-Smoking' Gene?

Study suggests willpower isn't the only player

12/2/2015
Too Much TV While Younger May Hamper Middle-Aged Brain

Low levels of physical activity also tied to decreased mental function later in life, study finds

12/1/2015
Cracking Knuckles Sets Off 'Fireworks' on Ultrasound

Bright flash shows up as gas bubble forms in joints, researchers report

12/1/2015
Crave Coffee Too Much? Talk Therapy May Help

Caffeine intake dropped more than 75 percent after just one hour-long session, study found

11/30/2015
Human Brains Aren't Distinctly Male or Female, Study Says

Instead, researchers find 'mosaic' of masculine, feminine traits

11/30/2015
Doctor-Patient Relationship May Suffer When Technology Takes Over: Study

Care was not rated as high when clinician focused too much on computer screen while in exam room

11/30/2015
Teens More Cautious About Sex When Parents Set Rules, Study Finds

Kids tend to delay sex if Mom and Dad keep an eye on what they're doing, who they're with

11/27/2015
Health Tip: Keeping Anger in Check

Learn to maintain your cool

11/24/2015
Women Starting to Match Men's Drinking Habits, Study Finds

Men still consume more alcohol, but gap is narrowing

11/23/2015
Hiding Tobacco Displays in Stores Might Lower Kids' Smoking Rates

Teens less likely to buy cigarettes when promotions aren't visible, study shows

11/20/2015
Kids Who Take ADHD Meds More Likely to Be Bullied, Study Finds

Odds rose even higher if child sold or gave away the drugs

11/20/2015
Health Tip: End Nail Biting

Suggestions to help you kick the habit

11/19/2015
Do Men 'Eat to Impress' When a Woman's Around?

Guys ate 93 percent more pizza from an Italian buffet when a female was at the table, study found

11/19/2015
When Do Kids Learn 'Fairness'? Culture May Matter, Study Finds

Experiment sheds light on how children in different countries react to being given more than their peers

11/19/2015
Wives Worry, Husbands Get Frustrated When Problems Arise

Over the long term, men report higher levels of emotional support, less marital strain than women

11/18/2015
Sleep Cycle Changes May Affect Your Health

Routine schedule, whether workday or not, might cut odds of diabetes, heart disease, study suggests

11/18/2015
Tips on Making the 'Great American Smokeout' Work for You

Start by smoking on a schedule, not at whim, expert says

11/18/2015
Once-a-Week Sex Makes for Happy Couples: Study

More than that doesn't add to connubial bliss, research shows

11/17/2015
Why Heart Failure Patients Often Get Too Little Exercise

Lack of social support, finances can get in the way of recommended activity, study says

11/17/2015
Gene Mutation May Be Tied to Drunken Recklessness

Finnish study suggests some people are genetically at risk of impulsiveness, even when sober

11/17/2015
Here's Your Chance to Stop Smoking

Join the Great American Smokeout Nov. 19

11/10/2015
Use of E-Cigarettes, Hookahs Rising Among Hispanics, Study Says

Appealing flavors, easy access cited by smokers

11/9/2015
'Cash for Lower Cholesterol' Program Works With Doc-Patient Teams

Cooperation is key to program's success, but benefits were modest, study finds

11/6/2015
Gratitude May Be Key to Wedded Bliss

How you feel about your marriage hinges on whether you feel appreciated by your spouse, study finds

11/6/2015
Could Brain Stimulation Be a Way to Weight Loss?

Small study suggests promise, but one expert finds the idea 'alarming'

11/2/2015
Better Diets May Be Extending Americans' Lives

Study suggests people are eating better, living longer, though there's still room for lots of improvement

11/2/2015
Teens Do Listen to Parents' Advice About Sex: Study

Discussions may help kids delay sexual activity, and use condoms or other birth control

10/30/2015
Kids Meals, Toys and TV Ads Add Up to Frequent Fast Food: Study

Restaurant chains that advertise on children's networks exert strong pull on 3- to 7-year-olds

10/29/2015
Group Singalongs Could Be a Quick Icebreaker

Researchers looked at bonding of adult-ed students

10/29/2015
Too Much TV Linked to Leading Causes of Death

Study found the more time spent in front of the tube, the greater the risk

10/28/2015
Despite Advances, Type 2 Diabetics Still Face Elevated Death Risk: Study

That's why it's imperative to eat right, control blood pressure and cholesterol, quit smoking, doctors say

10/27/2015
Oxytocin 'Love Hormone' Nasal Spray Shows Promise in Kids With Autism

Small Australian trial suggests it could boost social skills; larger U.S. trials are planned, expert says

10/27/2015
Secret to Staying Slim May Be as Close as Your Fruit Bowl

Women who keep produce on their kitchen counters weigh about 13 pounds less than those who don't, study finds

10/23/2015
Paintball, BB Guns Can Severely Injure Kids, Study Finds

Serious eye injuries, organ damage can occur, researchers warn

10/23/2015
Health Tip: Plan for a Healthier Lifestyle

Take a series of small steps

10/22/2015
ADHD May Have Different Effects on Brains of Boys and Girls

Study findings might explain different behaviors seen in genders, experts say

10/21/2015
Being Mindful May Guard Against Belly Fat

Study found awareness of thoughts and feelings was linked to lower risk for obesity

10/16/2015
Positive Outlook May Help Heart Disease Patients Heal

Study found optimists more likely to take meds, exercise and eat healthy

10/15/2015
Relax, Parents, Your Teen's Moodiness Should Subside, Study Finds

Early adolescence is stormiest period, Dutch researchers say

10/14/2015
Study Questions Findings That Prolonged Sitting Is Unhealthy

But researchers say promoting physical activity should remain a public health priority

10/14/2015
Health Tip: Help College Kids Have Healthy Ambition

Results are the only things that matter

10/13/2015
Many Cancer Survivors Eat Poorly, Study Finds

Doctors often overlook dietary advice, experts say

10/12/2015
Kids With Mental Ills Often Treated Solely by Primary Care Doctors

Shortage of child psychiatrists helps explain findings, expert says

10/9/2015
Frequent School Changes Linked to Poorer Performance

For low-income kids, moving every year may hurt math skills, behavior, study suggests

10/8/2015
Research May Help Spot Soldiers at Risk for Workplace Violence

Scientists say they can help predict which personnel may need intensive intervention

10/7/2015
Sun Exposure in Teen Years May Delay Onset of MS: Study

But researchers only found a connection, not cause-and-effect link