Behavior Health News

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1/2/2017
Health Tip: Set a Health Goal That Lasts

Stick with it all year long

12/30/2016
Did You Know Biting Your Nails Can Make You Sick?

Here are 5 reasons to give up your nervous habit

12/30/2016
Making New Year's Resolutions That Last

Think small, manageable goals -- not sweeping lifestyle changes, psychologists advise

12/29/2016
Melanoma Rates Rise in Some States, Fall in Others

Local sun-safety campaigns may be key to progress against the deadly skin cancer, researchers say

12/29/2016
TV, Tablets, Smartphones and Weight

Too much screen time can lead to weight problems in adolescents, new study finds.

12/28/2016
Men Don't Know About Risks to Fertility, Survey Finds

It's not commonly known that factors such as obesity, laptop use on lap can affect sperm counts

12/27/2016
Does Legalizing Pot Spur Kids to Try It?

In 2 states studied, teens downplayed harms after recreational pot legalized; use increased in 1 state

12/27/2016
Health Tip: Getting Through Diabetes Diagnosis

Channel anger into becoming healthier

12/26/2016
'Emotional Hangover' Is Real and Affects Future Experiences: Study

Emotion-provoking events prime the brain to remember things more effectively, researchers find

12/26/2016
For Better Results From Customer Service, Don't Make It Personal

Study suggests words like 'great' and 'fine' also help

12/20/2016
Teen Violence Can Be Contagious, Study Contends

Preventive programs could help stop copycat behavior, researchers say

12/19/2016
Some Kids' Genes Might Make Food Ads More Tempting

Brain scans showed they had more reaction in 'reward center' when viewing fast-food commercials

12/14/2016
Happiness and Your Health

Enjoying life may help keep those birthdays coming, according to a new study.

12/14/2016
The Happy Get Lucky in Their Older Years

Study of seniors links enjoyment of life to lower risk of death

12/8/2016
Optimism May Propel Women to a Longer Life

Upbeat outlook linked to lower risk of dying from cancer, heart disease and other causes, study says

12/7/2016
For Heart Attack Survivors, a Risk of Suicide?

Study findings underscore importance of depression screening, researcher says

12/6/2016
Cigarettes Aren't Cool, California Teens Say

But kids still don't see nicotine as addictive and may opt for e-cigarettes instead

12/6/2016
Are Catholic Women Less Likely to Breast-Feed?

Study suggests that possibility, review authors say, but more research needed to confirm findings

12/5/2016
U.S. Doctors Still Over-Prescribing Drugs: Survey

More than 1 in 4 say antibiotics are given when the drugs will likely do no good

12/5/2016
Men More Likely to Use Marijuana Than Women, Study Finds

Researchers suggest 2007 recession may have spurred rise in pot use among men with low incomes

12/5/2016
Just 1 Cigarette a Day Can Be Deadly: Study

Light smokers still faced an increased risk of early death

12/4/2016
Attempted Suicide Rates in U.S. Remain Unchanged

Men more often resorted to violent means, while women turned to poisoning, drowning, study finds

12/2/2016
24-Hour Shifts Can Play Havoc With the Heart

Small study found lack of sleep affected blood pressure, heart rate in healthy volunteers

12/1/2016
Could White Wine Boost Your Melanoma Risk?

Large study ties a daily glass to a slightly elevated rate of the deadly skin cancer

11/30/2016
Web-Based Help for Insomnia Shows Promise

Interactive program aims to build better sleep habits, researchers say

11/29/2016
Doctors Should Counsel Even Low-Risk Patients on Heart Health

U.S. government panel says advice on healthy eating and physical activity likely benefits all

11/29/2016
Does a Little Daily Drinking Really Help the Heart?

Study found no evidence that moderate intake keeps arteries clear

11/29/2016
Fast-Food Calorie Labeling Not Working, Study Finds

More visible signage could tip scales toward healthier eating

11/25/2016
Rural Appalachia Faces Growing Cancer Crisis, Research Shows

It's the only region in the U.S. that hasn't made big progress in fighting the disease

11/23/2016
U.S. Kids Are Eating Healthier Now, But . . .

Their salt intake has risen and veggies are still shunned, study finds

11/23/2016
Survival Tips for Holiday Road Trips

Staying calm and being prepared can help you reach your destination safely

11/23/2016
1 in 7 Young Teens Is a Stalking Victim: Survey

They're at higher risk of substance abuse and depression, researchers say

11/23/2016
'Enthusiastic' Dads May Mean Less Troubled Kids: Study

A man's enjoyment, confidence in his role as father seemed even more important than time spent

11/21/2016
Teen 'Choking Game' Played Solo Points to Suicide Risks

Kids who tried this game alone were almost 5 times more likely to think of killing themselves, study finds

11/20/2016
Choose the Healthy Foods Options This Holiday Season

Display healthy foods and keep unhealthy ones out of sight, nutritionist advises

11/15/2016
Guidelines May Have Helped Curb ADHD Diagnoses in Preschoolers

Still, too few with disorder receive behavior therapy, child psychologist says

11/14/2016
Fewer American Parents Are Spanking Their Kids

More are relying on timeouts to discipline children, study shows

11/9/2016
Smartphones May Hinder a Good Night's Sleep

Study suggests a link between the devices and troubled slumber

11/4/2016
Balloon-in-a-Pill Helped Obese Patients Lose Weight

Curbing appetite by making patients feel full could jumpstart a weight-loss program, researcher says

11/4/2016
Soft Drink Suppliers Try to Blunt the Blow of Soda Taxes

Distributors absorbed some of the extra cost, researchers say

11/4/2016
Hypochondriacs May Worry Themselves Into Heart Trouble

Anxiety about health can boost the chances for heart disease, study suggests

11/3/2016
Got a Moody Teen? Lack of Sleep May Not Be the Culprit

Rather, adolescents' nocturnal tendencies a mismatch for early school start times, sleep specialist says

11/2/2016
Could Loneliness Be an Early Sign of Alzheimer's?

People with 'biomarkers' for the brain disease were more likely to feel socially detached, study finds

11/1/2016
DNA May Influence Your Reproductive Decisions

Age of first childbirth involves more than just personal choice, study suggests

10/25/2016
Surfing Through Selfies Tied to Low Self-Esteem?

Online survey also found those who checked out posted photos of others a lot had lower life satisfaction

10/25/2016
Medical Marijuana Not a Lure for Kids: Study

Found no change in pot use among children, but that wasn't the case for people older than 25

10/24/2016
Smoking Still Takes Big Toll in U.S. Cancer Deaths

Habit is linked to close to one-third of fatal cancers in people 35 and older, study finds

10/20/2016
Even for Men at High Risk, Healthy Living May Help Prevent Colon Cancer

Many lives could be saved if people avoided alcohol and smoking, ate better and stayed active, researchers report

10/20/2016
Top 3 Mistakes Teen Drivers Make

Parents don't emphasize safety enough, experts say

10/14/2016
Dogs Too Smart to Follow Useless Advice

'They draw the line at copying irrelevant actions,' researcher reports