Behavior Health News

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3/24/2015
Malpractice Fears Spurring Most ER Docs to Order Unnecessary Tests

Study found 97 percent said they had patients undergo procedures that weren't medically needed

3/24/2015
School Dismissal a Dangerous Time for Kids Getting Hit By Cars

Study authors and expert say better supervision, less smartphone use might cut the risk

3/20/2015
Parents' Attitude May Be Key to Pre-Game Jitters in Kids

Anxieties over performance transmit easily from parent to child, study suggests

3/20/2015
Many Acne Patients Don't Take Their Meds, Survey Shows

Cost, forgetfulness, skin improvement were reasons cited for lapses

3/19/2015
A Sense of Purpose May Benefit Your Brain

Study finds seniors with a positive mental state less likely to have cerebral tissue damage

3/19/2015
Study Finds Racial Differences in Choices for Breast Cancer Care

Blacks, Hispanics more likely to be guided by referrals, health plan limits

3/18/2015
3/18/2015
Good Sleep Is Key to Good Sex

Women who got more rest had greater desire the next day, study found

3/18/2015
Recess: An Essential Part of the School Day

Study shows supervised play boosts teamwork, friendships and positive attitudes

3/17/2015
Could Loneliness Shorten a Life?

Study says feeling this way raised risk of early death by 26 percent

3/17/2015
Workplace Suicides on the Rise, Study Finds

Police officers, firefighters at high risk, and rates are 15 times greater for men than women

3/16/2015
E-Cigarette Ads Linked to Tobacco Cravings

Effect was seen in study of current and former smokers

3/16/2015
Health Tip: Balance Work and Home Life

And feel less stressed at home

3/13/2015
How to Get a Man to Open His Wallet for Charity

Remind him that needy causes may affect his personal interests, researchers suggest

3/13/2015
E-Cigarette Use in College Tied to Other Risky Behaviors

Study sees link to smoking tobacco, marijuana and drinking alcohol

3/12/2015
Are Liberals Happier Than Conservatives?

New study suggests that may be true, but it all depends on how you define and measure happiness, researchers say

3/11/2015
Speaking Skills Key to Getting Hired, Study Finds

Pitch for job was more convincing when evaluators heard it than when they read it

3/11/2015
Some Emotions May Spur Urge to Pick or Pull at Skin, Hair, Nails

Study finds boredom, frustration, impatience fuel repetitive, body-focused behaviors in certain people

3/10/2015
The More the Merrier ... and the Drunker?

Number of people drinking together influences consumption, study says

3/10/2015
Divorce May Mean Kids Down More Soft Drinks

Study found children whose parents had split or were separated consumed more sugary beverages

3/10/2015
The Lower His IQ, the More a Young Guy Drinks?

Heavy drinking and lesser intelligence linked in Swedish study

3/9/2015
Aggressive Boys Stronger Than Other Teens, Study Says

Link is likely based in evolution, researchers theorize

3/9/2015
Overindulgent Parents May Breed Narcissistic Children

Kids who were told they were better than others came to believe it, researchers report

3/9/2015
Physically Tough Jobs May Harm a Man's Fertility: Study

Other factors that seemed to have an effect were high blood pressure, taking many medications

3/5/2015
Easing Depression May Boost Heart Health, Study Finds

People with moderate to severe depression saw improved circulatory outcomes with antidepressants

3/5/2015
Study: Men Are the Narcissists of the Species

That may help explain the lack of women in leadership roles, researchers contend

3/5/2015
Teen Suicides by Hanging on the Rise Across U.S.

CDC urges doctors, others to look for warning signs

3/4/2015
14 Percent of Toddlers May Be Drinking Coffee

Boston survey also found that 2.5 percent of 1-year-olds get a java jolt

3/4/2015
Health Tip: Conquering Exercise Saboteurs

Don't use stress as an excuse

3/2/2015
Doctors Often Yield to Parents' Requests to Delay Kids' Vaccines

But most believe it puts children at risk, study finds

2/27/2015
Study Links Recession to Spike in Suicides Among Middle-Aged

Big jump in rates seen during 2007-2010, when U.S. economy was lagging

2/26/2015
Good Supermarkets in Poor Areas May Not Prompt Better Eating

Study found no change in availability of healthy foods for children in low-income homes

2/26/2015
Could a Bad Night's Sleep Make You Eat More Fatty Food?

Study suggests it might, raising the risk for potential weight gain

2/24/2015
After Blowing Their Stack, a Heart Attack

Explosive anger increased risk 8-fold, study found

2/23/2015
Most HIV Infections Come From Undiagnosed or Untreated People: Study

Findings suggest there's a long way to go in containing spread of the disease

2/23/2015
Health Tip: Talking in Your Sleep

Here are some potential triggers

2/20/2015
Hungry in the Department Store? Your Spending May Rise

Study finds ravenous people tend to purchase more nonfood items

2/20/2015
YouTube Videos of Drunkenness Don't Show Alcohol's Harms

Study authors say their finding offers an opportunity to educate youth on dangers of drinking

2/18/2015
Preschoolers May Not Need Naps, Review Reports

Enforcing naps after children naturally outgrow them leads to less sleep overall

2/16/2015
Graphic Images on Cigarette Labels Affect Smokers' Brains: Study

Emotional pictures more memorable and reduce urge to smoke, researchers say

2/16/2015
'Mindfulness' May Help Ease Sleep Problems for Seniors

Small study found meditation improved sleep scores more than lessons on sleep habits

2/14/2015
When It Comes to Singing, Practice Makes Perfect

Like an instrument, your voice can get better, music expert notes

2/13/2015
'Play' May Be More Stressful for Kids With Autism: Study

Brain scans also reveal apparent lack of social recognition during video play, researchers say

2/13/2015
What's in a Name? Perhaps a Mate, Study of Online Dating Suggests

It can be as important as an attractive photo, researchers say

2/12/2015
Cancer Patients Rarely Request Unneeded Tests, Treatments: Study

Doctors' claims that this is fueling increasing health costs unwarranted, expert says

2/12/2015
Smile! Your Dog Is Watching

Canines can discern difference between happy and angry expressions, study contends

2/11/2015
Health Benefits of Moderate Drinking Overblown: Report

Not all factors considered in previous studies, researchers say

2/9/2015
Energy Drinks Tied to Inattention, Hyper Behavior in Middle Schoolers: Study

Kids shouldn't drink sugary, caffeinated beverages, researchers conclude

2/9/2015
HPV Vaccination Does Not Appear to Boost Risky Teen Sex, Study Shows

After its introduction, increase in STD rates was same in vaccinated, unvaccinated girls

2/3/2015
Workers May Be Afraid to Discuss Job-Related Asthma

People seem to be worried about how disease might affect their employment, income, experts say