Behavior Health News

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1/18/2016
Could Genetics Be Key to a Nation's Happiness?

People in certain countries more likely to have a gene variant linked to sensory pleasure, study finds

1/15/2016
Teen Weapon Use Varies by Race and Gender: Study

Black and Hispanic students and boys more likely than whites and girls to be involved, data shows

1/14/2016
Doctors' Body Language May Hint at Racial Bias

Researchers say nonverbal cues might spur seriously ill black patients to request more aggressive care

1/14/2016
Stressed Teens May Face Higher Diabetes Risk as Adults: Study

They might be more likely to eat unhealthy foods, smoke, not exercise, researchers say

1/14/2016
Health Warning Labels Might Help Parents Skip the Soda Aisle

Survey suggests warnings of tooth decay, obesity, diabetes could reduce sugary drink sales

1/12/2016
Heavy Waiters, Waitresses May Prompt Bigger Orders: Study

Server's size found to influence dessert and alcohol choices

1/11/2016
Sugary Drinks Tied to Increase in Deep Belly Fat

And that type of fat associated with risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, researchers report

1/9/2016
Are We Programmed to Overeat in Winter?

Packing on body fat was an evolutionary survival strategy, researchers say

1/8/2016
Many Disney-Goers Happy to Skip the Fries

Healthier sides, drinks don't increase the cost of kids' meals, research shows

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

1/8/2016
Illegal Hits Play Big Role in Youth Ice Hockey Concussions: Study

Training kids to follow the rules may reduce odds of these head injuries, experts say

1/7/2016
Influential Students Effective at Bully Prevention, Study Finds

Key may be enlisting kids with wide social networks, not who adults think is 'good,' researcher says

1/7/2016
Same-Sex Intimacy Nearly Three Times More Common for Women: CDC

And more females identify as bisexuals than lesbians, report says

1/7/2016
Mexico's Soda Tax Linked to Reduced Consumption

American Heart Association says measure should improve rates of obesity, diabetes, heart disease

1/7/2016
1/6/2016
Financial Incentives Don't Spur Employee Weight Loss, Study Finds

Workplace wellness programs must get more creative, researchers say

1/5/2016
Millions of Teens Exposed to E-Cigarette Ads: CDC

Unrestricted marketing could upend decades of progress against youth smoking

1/5/2016
People May Eat More of a Food That's Labeled 'Healthy'

Many subconsciously seem to consider it less filling, potentially leading to weight gain, researchers say

12/30/2015
Chronic Drinking Plus Binge Drinking Spurs Rapid Liver Damage in Mouse Study

Researchers say impact is more destructive than previously thought

12/23/2015
Noisy Electronic Toys May Hamper Babies' Verbal Skills

Study found that toddlers talk less when their toys talk, sing, light up more

12/22/2015
Smoke Weed in College and Your Grades May Go to Pot

Study links marijuana use to skipped classes, poorer academic performance

12/17/2015
Parents Keep Too Tight a Leash on Teens' Health Care: Survey

Kids aren't learning to manage their own medical visits, expert says

12/16/2015
Humans Are Masters of High-Quality Sleep

Study found people require half as many hours of slumber as other mammals do

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

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

12/15/2015
Dogs' Sloppy Drinking Style Actually the Model of Efficiency: Study

They precisely bite down to capture water, researchers explain

12/15/2015
Many Pet Owners Happy to Have Fido, Fluffy Share the Bed

In study, more people said pet's presence helped their sleep than hindered it

12/11/2015
Others' Drug, Alcohol Use May Trigger Bad Behavior in Teens

Study participants twice as likely to steal, vandalize, hurt others after witnessing substance use

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