Behavior Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
10/7/2015
Bedtime Texting May Be Hazardous to Teens' Health

Researcher suggests placing limits on technology use

10/6/2015
Grades May Sink for Girls Who Are Compulsive Texters

But similar link with poor school performance wasn't seen for boys

10/5/2015
Parents Can Take Steps to Help Make Homework Less Stressful

Establish a routine and review assignment directions when kids come home, expert advises

10/5/2015
Making Sense of the Email Avalanche

Researchers examine who responds to whom, how quickly, when and why

10/5/2015
Short Bursts of Intense Exercise Seems Good for Teen Hearts: Study

High-power workouts improved blood vessel function, researchers say

10/5/2015
State Anti-Bullying Laws May Lead to Fewer Bullied Kids

But laws alone won't prevent the behavior among children and teens, experts say

10/2/2015
For Teens, Late Bedtime May Lead to Weight Gain

But study doesn't prove night owls are doomed to extra pounds

10/2/2015
Health Tip: Teach Kids About Gratitude

It can lead to a change in attitude

10/1/2015
Secondhand Smoke Linked to Behavior Issues in Kids

Risk is greatest among children exposed both in the womb and at a young age, study suggests

10/1/2015
Sender Often Focus of Mobile Tweets, Study Says

Social media posts from stationary devices appear less egocentric

9/25/2015
Former Problem Drinkers Find It Tricky to Navigate Social Settings: Study

Some make excuses for avoiding alcohol, while others are open about their history

9/23/2015
Researchers Pinpoint Brain Region That Manages Multistep Tasks

Brain injury, diseases can easily disrupt this area that helps control behavior, study finds

9/23/2015
Fidgeting Might Be Good for Your Health

Having the jitters may undercut some of the negative effects of prolonged sitting, British study contends

9/22/2015
Drug May Calm Agitation in Alzheimer's Patients

It's a combination of cough suppressant and heart medication, and experts don't yet know why it may work

9/22/2015
Could a Texting App Help Your Heart?

Patients who got reminders on healthy living saw improvements in cholesterol, blood pressure, weight

9/21/2015
Distractions Make Alcohol Even More Dangerous for Drivers

Risk of poor road control doubled after one drink if driver's focus was disturbed, study found

9/19/2015
Kicking the Nail-Biting Habit

Keep nails short, use bitter nail polish and squeeze a stress ball instead, dermatologist suggests

9/18/2015
Teens Copy Parents' Smoking: Study

If mom smokes, daughters are almost four times as likely to get hooked on cigarettes

9/18/2015
Workday Breaks Help Employees Reboot, Researchers Say

Brief time away from work seems to improve energy and well-being

9/17/2015
Heavy Drinking Linked to Greater Risk for Alcohol-Related Cancers

Researchers say it's a risk factor for death and disability that can be controlled

9/16/2015
Heating, Cooking Are Top Contributors to Air-Pollution Deaths Worldwide

Agriculture also accounts for significant proportion, study says

9/15/2015
E-Pillboxes Improve Medication Adherence, Study Finds

Text messaging alone was as ineffective as no reminders at all among TB patients

9/14/2015
Jumbo Portions Lead to Overeating, Study Confirms

Researchers recommend curbs on size, availability of fattening foods

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

9/11/2015
Diet Sodas May Not Help You Lose Weight, Study Contends

People who drank low-calorie soft drinks tended to eat more foods high in sugar, salt and fat

9/11/2015
Money Doesn't Buy 'Tweeners' Self-Esteem

Study finds purchases of 'cool' things, nice clothing may actually increase bad feelings

9/11/2015
California Right-to-Die Measure Could Soon Become Law

If approved, it would let doctors prescribe life-ending drugs to patients expected to die within 6 months

9/9/2015
Very High-Calorie Diets Show How Overeating May Lead to Diabetes

In study, men consumed 6,000 calories daily for a week, with unhealthy results showing up within days

9/9/2015
Could Young Men's Low Heart Rate Predict Violent Crime?

Researchers find a link but not cause-and-effect relationship

9/9/2015
9/8/2015
Think Genes Drive Obesity? You May Eat Less Healthy

In study, people who thought DNA dictated their body weight had worse diets and exercised less

9/8/2015
Trying E-Cigarettes May Lead to Smoking, Study Suggests

Surveys of teens, young adults detect correlation

9/4/2015
Psychopaths May Not Yawn Along With You

Not responding to this normally 'contagious' cue might signal a lack of empathy, researchers suggest

9/4/2015
Go Ahead and Cry, You'll Feel Better

Release of emotions appears to lift mood later, study says

9/4/2015
Autism Behaviors May Differ in Boys and Girls

Study also found gender differences in brains of children with the disorder

9/3/2015
Mentally Ill Inmates Prone to Violence After Release: Study

Researchers also see trouble for those with substance-abuse problems; call for social support plus psychiatric care

9/3/2015
Light From Smartphones, Tablets May Lower Sleep Hormone in Kids

Finding suggests use of electronic devices before bedtime could delay slumber

8/31/2015
Impulsive, Agitated Behaviors May Be Warning Signs for Suicide

New study of more than 2,800 people with depression might give clearer clues to state of mind, experts say

8/28/2015
How Parents Add to Math Anxiety

Voicing concerns, helping with homework may increase child's fear, study finds

8/28/2015
Settling the Back-to-School Jitters

Mental health expert says some kids get anxious about returning to the classroom, but parents can help

8/27/2015
Summer Is High Time for College Kids Trying Illegal Substances

But illicit painkiller use tends to begin in winter, study finds

8/25/2015
Men Who Feel Less Masculine May Be More Violent, Study Finds

Those not concerned about meeting 'male ideals' were least likely to assault others

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

8/24/2015
Sex Lives Best When Couples Share Child Care Duties, Survey Shows

Relationship suffered when one partner took on all parenting responsibilities

8/23/2015
Back-to-School Tips for Healthy Teeth

Dental hygiene, good diet and regular checkups make for pearly whites, expert says

8/21/2015
Main Dishes May Fall Flat After Stellar Appetizers

Want your entree to stand out? Use mediocre ingredients in your starter course, study suggests

8/21/2015
Single and Happy? Your View on Relationships May Be Key

For those who avoid drama, the single life may be more satisfying than having a partner, study suggests

8/20/2015
Most Contact Lens Wearers Take Chances With Their Eyes: CDC

Old cases, contaminated solution and sleeping in lenses boost infection risk

8/20/2015
Workaholics May Face Higher Stroke Risk: Study

Lack of exercise, stress and higher drinking rates could be to blame, researchers say

8/18/2015
Video Games Linked to Aggression, Psychologists' Group Says

But link to actual violence is unclear, and other factors may be at play, APA task force says