Behavior Health News

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

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

10/14/2016
Which Generation Has Better Work Ethic?

Study compares baby boomers, Generation X and millennials

10/13/2016
'Doc, This Election's Killing Me!'

More than half of Americans report stress as Clinton, Trump battle for the White House

10/5/2016
Better Job Prospects When Young May Pay Off in Better Health

County-by-county study finds improved physical, mental well-being with career advancement

10/3/2016
Some Doctors Swayed by Political Beliefs

Voting issues may affect advice on abortion, guns, marijuana, study finds

10/3/2016
U.S. Smoking Rates Differ by County, Not Just State

Regional figures can help health officials tailor prevention programs

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

9/30/2016
'Entitled' People May Be Pursuing an Unhappy Path

Inflated expectations of what they deserve doom many to disappointment, review of the data shows

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

9/25/2016
Healthy Diet as Teen, Less Weight Gain as Adult

Study suggests food choices made at 15 may establish long-term eating habits

9/23/2016
Gardening May Give Kids' Diets a Boost

Those who gardened ate more fruits, veggies by the time they were in college, study shows

9/21/2016
Around the World, Holidays Bring Added Pounds

Findings from Germany, Japan and the United States suggest festive seasons spur overeating

9/16/2016
Overweight Kids Often Shunned, Bullied

School health programs should urge healthy behaviors, acceptance of different body shapes, study shows

9/8/2016
Sugary Drink Warnings Hit Home With Teens

Fewer choose sweetened beverages when labels mention obesity, diabetes, study finds

9/7/2016
TV Booze Ads a Lubricant for Teen Drinking: Study

Those who saw the most commercials downed 200-plus drinks a month, researchers say

9/2/2016
For Pot Smokers, Ambition May Go Up in Smoke

But the effect only happens when people are high and doesn't persist, British researchers contend

8/28/2016
'Good Dog' Usually Does the Trick

Heap on the praise, not the food, study suggests

8/25/2016
Many Teens 'Vaping' for Flavor, Not Nicotine

Study found that only about a fifth of 12th graders who used an e-cigarette used a nicotine substance

8/24/2016
Senior Years May Truly Be Golden for Happiness

Researchers find people get less stressed and are more content as they age

8/23/2016
ADHD More Often Missed in Minority Kids

Study found disparities in diagnosis, treatment rates

8/22/2016
Unhappy at Work in Your 20s, Unhealthy in Your 40s?

How young adults feel about their careers might affect them physically, mentally by middle-age, study finds

8/22/2016
TV Ratings for Parents Let Violence, Drinking Slip Through

Industry guidelines often misleading, study finds

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

8/19/2016
Does Your Child Need Eyeglasses?

Kids' eye problems often go undetected. Here's what to look for

8/16/2016
U.S. College Kids Drink More, Smoke Less Than Others Their Age

Full-time students aged 18 to 22 also have higher rates of binge-drinking, survey finds

8/15/2016
This Key Neighborhood Factor May Help Smokers Quit

Study found that the farther a person had to walk to buy cigarettes, the more likely they were to quit

8/9/2016
Fidget Your Way to a Healthier Heart

Tapping toes, other movement when sitting for long periods may help benefit blood vessels, study suggests

8/8/2016
Why Teens Choose E-Cigarettes

Kids who continue vaping cite 2 key reasons, study finds

8/5/2016
Timing of Autism Diagnosis Tied to Choice of Treatment

Kids diagnosed before age 4 more likely to receive behavior therapy shown to improve outcomes, study says

8/5/2016
Think Before You Sext: 1 in 4 Shares What You Send

Erotic images and messages a popular way to flirt, but don't expect them to stay private, study finds

8/2/2016
Ban on Indoor Tanning by Minors Not Working: Study

Tanning salon use showed little change after 2013 ban, and rose among N.J. high school boys

7/30/2016
Summer Days Shouldn't Be Lazy for Kids

Physical education expert says children should stay active during school vacation

7/25/2016
Women May Be More Resilient to Effects of Alzheimer's Genes

Physical, mental fitness and socializing also seemed to help higher-risk group, research shows

7/25/2016
Could New 'Talk Therapy' Cut Cost of Treating Depression?

Behavioral activation would be more accessible than currently recommended treatment, researchers say

7/20/2016
Why Kicking the Opioid Habit Can Be So Tough

Withdrawal, and the fear of chronic pain's return, keep some people dependent for years, addiction experts say

7/18/2016
'Cool' Factor Often Spurs Teens to Try E-Cigarettes

They're not using these products to try to stop smoking, researchers say

7/13/2016
Can Trauma Trigger Violent Crime in Mentally Ill?

Short-term risk was heightened in healthy people, but was higher in those with psychosis, study contends

7/13/2016
Cash Rewards Won't Change Outcomes for HIV-Infected Drug Addicts: Study

Trial offered 'financial incentives' for healthy behavior change, with little effect, researchers say

7/13/2016
Epilepsy May Triple ADHD Risk, Danish Study Finds

It also found possible link between fever-related seizures and the behavioral disorder in kids

7/7/2016
U.S. Teens Less Sweet on Soft Drinks

Survey finds consumption dropped one-third in just 2 years, and more are drinking water

7/6/2016
Health Tip: Self-Manage Chronic Illness

Take responsibility for your health

7/5/2016
Modern Lifestyle Primary Culprit for Obesity Epidemic: Study

Even people with lower genetic risk were affected as decades passed

7/5/2016
Savvy Marketing Gets School Kids to Snap Up Veggies

Using cartoon characters that resembled vegetables doubled, tripled how many students ate fresh produce

7/1/2016
Family Key to Helping Teens Avoid Obesity

Good relationship with parents, especially between fathers and sons, fosters healthy habits, study finds

6/30/2016
Jobs With the Highest Suicide Rates

Farmers, fishermen and foresters have more than 5 times the average odds, CDC says

6/23/2016
Health Risks of Too Much Overtime

Women who put in long hours at work at increased risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes, new study finds.

6/22/2016
Behavior Woes Hamper Boys More Than Girls in School: Study

They were more likely to be held back, punished, although they also were more likely to have issues

6/21/2016
'Love Hormone' Gene May Be Key to Social Life

Early research ties low levels of oxytocin-linked DNA to relationship quality

6/14/2016
Shouting? The 'Silent Treatment'? How Spouses Argue Linked to Physical Ills

Study suggests couples' disagreements may spur problems like back pain, heart trouble

6/13/2016
Clashes at Nursing Homes Not Uncommon

20 percent of residents affected over 1-month period, study found