Behavior Health News

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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

2/3/2015
Electronic Devices May Disrupt Teen Sleep, Study Reports

Kids using computers and phones take longer to drift off at night

1/29/2015
Arizona Officials Say Nearly 1,000 People May Have Been Exposed to Measles

Latest infection tally on outbreak that originated in California now stands at 95

1/29/2015
Binge-Watching TV May Be Sign of Depression, Loneliness

Researchers say hours and hours of viewing often isn't just harmless fun

1/29/2015
1/29/2015
Liberals, Independents Win Life Span Sweepstakes, Study Claims

But researchers can't pinpoint why they outlived Republicans, Democrats over 30 years

1/28/2015
Study Underscores Power of Placebo Effect

Parkinson's patients given fake drugs fared better on 'more expensive' medication

1/28/2015
U.S. Measles Outbreak Now Numbers 87 Cases

Officials say most patients hadn't been vaccinated against the disease

1/28/2015
Some Kids With Autism Show Improvement by Age 6: Study

20 percent experienced gains in daily functioning, 11 percent had less severe symptoms, researchers say

1/27/2015
Seniors May Keep Falls a Secret

But doctors often able to identify cause of fall and help to prevent another

1/27/2015
Daily Drinking May Raise Risk of Liver Cirrhosis, Study Warns

Everyday habits appear to matter more than lifetime consumption, research suggests

1/26/2015
Menu Calorie Counts May Mean Less Fattening Meals for Kids

Study suggests certain calorie information might also prompt parents to encourage more exercise

1/26/2015
Reducing Work-Family Conflict May Improve Sleep

When managers and employees got more support in workplace, everyone got more rest, study says

1/26/2015
Troubled Boys, Girls Have Sex Earlier, Study Finds

Disruptive behavior at age 5 was predictive in boys, age 10 for girls

1/26/2015
78 People Now Infected in U.S. Measles Outbreak

Most patients hadn't been vaccinated against the disease, officials say

1/23/2015
With Healthy Foods, Taste Matters, Researchers Say

Study finds that people ignored nutritional information if they thought yogurt didn't taste good

1/22/2015
California Measles Outbreak Shows How Quickly Disease Can Resurface in U.S.

More parents refusing to have their kids vaccinated against highly contagious illness, experts note

1/21/2015
Dealing With a Hostile Boss

Retaliation makes some workers feel less like victims, study finds

1/19/2015
TV Alcohol Ads Tied to Problem Drinking for Teens, Study Finds

Researchers saw correlation between the commercials and drinking initiation, binge drinking

1/19/2015
Vaccine Opponents Often Cluster in Communities

California study found certain areas have high numbers of parents who forgo immunizing kids

1/16/2015
Music Resonates Across Cultures, Study Suggests

People from different societies respond to melodies, even unfamiliar ones

1/16/2015
Life Satisfaction Linked to Bone Health in Older Women

Good spirits may be as important as lifestyle habits, researchers say

1/16/2015
Scientists Spot Gene Linked to Tanning 'Addiction'

Understanding biology behind dependence important because of rising skin cancer rates, expert says

1/15/2015
When Women Think Men Prefer Bigger Gals, They're Happier With Their Weight

Study found a link between men's reported views on female bodies and a woman's own body image

1/15/2015
1/14/2015
ADHD Drug Might Help Treat Binge-Eating Disorder, Study Suggests

But therapy is preferable to medication, one expert says

1/14/2015
Work Hard, Party Harder?

Study finds link between long hours on the job and excess alcohol consumption

1/13/2015
Straight Men More Prone to Jealousy Over Sexual Infidelity: Study

But emotional infidelity more upsetting to straight women, researchers add

1/13/2015
An Optimistic Outlook May Be Good for Your Heart

Study of more than 5,100 adults found a strong correlation between the two

1/12/2015
Happy Childhood May Be Good for Your Heart

Study found those in safe, secure families were more likely to practice healthy habits

1/12/2015
Autism Signs May Be Missed in Short Checkups

Typical behaviors often exceed atypical ones and mislead clinicians in brief assessments, study finds

1/9/2015
Depo-Provera Linked to Higher HIV Risk, Researchers Find

Whether 'birth control shot' increases risk or if risk is from less condom use isn't clear, expert says

1/8/2015
Does He Post a Lot of 'Selfies'? He Might Be a Narcissist

Guys who spent lots of time editing self-portraits also ranked high in self-interest, study found

1/8/2015
Alcohol Taxes Up, Binge Drinking Down?

Study finds lower rates in states with higher tariffs

1/8/2015
Petty 'Crimes' Sometimes Tied to Dementia

Thefts, traffic violations may be first signs of mental decline, researchers say

1/8/2015
Health Tip: Is It Grief or Depression?

How to determine the difference

1/7/2015
Despite Resolutions, Food Bills Go Up After New Year's

Consumers seem to stick with calorie-rich favorites from the holiday season, research shows

1/7/2015
Bullies and Their Victims May Be at Higher Risk of Suicide

Study found highest odds for suicide in bullied people who were also bullies themselves

1/7/2015
Health Tip: Don't Give up on Healthy Habits

Suggestions to stick with them

1/6/2015
Less Booze, More Veggies Might Lower Odds for Some Cancers

Study supports recent expert guidelines on an anti-cancer lifestyle

1/5/2015
Overweight Teens Who Lose Weight for Health More Likely to Succeed: Study

Parents can help by modeling healthy behavior and providing healthier meals

1/5/2015
Can Pets Help Boost Social Skills for Kids With Autism?

Study finds slight evidence that family pets boost social skills in children with the disorder

1/2/2015
12/30/2014
Parent's Suicide Attempt Makes Child's Much More Likely: Study

Suicidal behavior appears to run in families, with certain conditions putting kids at higher risk

12/30/2014
How to Avoid a Smoking Relapse Over the Holidays

Expect temptation and have a plan to fight it, experts say

12/23/2014
Smartphones May Charge Up Your Thumbs

Study finds boost in brain signals from fingertips in people who use touch screens

12/22/2014
Concussion Laws Helping Student-Athletes, Study Finds

Researchers believe raising public awareness made a big difference, too

12/22/2014
Americans Buying Fewer Sugary, Pre-Packaged Desserts

Manufacturers of these products have made little progress making these treats healthier, study finds

12/17/2014
College Students Say 'Curiosity' Leads Them to Fake Pot

Preventive measures should target younger kids, survey suggests

12/16/2014
Work Steals Valuable Sleep Time, Study Finds

Flexible start times, less late-night TV would help solve America's problem, experts say