Behavior Health News

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4/16/2015
New Synthetic Drug 'Flakka' Triggers Crazed Behaviors

Use of chemical-cousin to 'bath salts' appears to be on the rise, experts say

4/15/2015
Could Taking Acetaminophen Dull Your Happiness?

In study, people showed more muted responses to photos after taking pill best known as Tylenol

4/15/2015
Child's Popularity May Rely on Understanding Others

Researcher suggests sensitivity training for socially isolated kids

4/15/2015
College Kids Text on Dates, in Shower, at Funerals: Survey

Most know it's bad behavior but can't help themselves, research shows

4/14/2015
To Protect Your Aging Brain, Start With Exercise

New report also suggests quitting smoking, managing health conditions and socializing

4/13/2015
Weight-Control Myths Keep Many U.S. Women Smoking

Anti-tobacco efforts should focus on these concerns, researchers say

4/9/2015
Scientists Map DNA of Endangered Mountain Gorillas

Adaptive strategies for survival surprised researchers

4/9/2015
Young Adults Respond to Graphic Cigarette Warnings

Study findings suggest seeing is believing

4/9/2015
Arts, Crafts, Socializing May Buoy the Aging Brain

Those participating in these activities or using computers half as likely to develop mild dementia, study found

4/8/2015
Family Stress Linked to Teen Obesity in Study

Efforts to keep childhood weight in check need to take home environment into account, researcher says

4/6/2015
Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig Beat Other Commercial Diet Plans, Study Finds

However, other programs haven't done long-term, randomized trials

4/6/2015
Older Execs Bring Pluses, Minuses to the Job

Tests employers use found better verbal skills but less ability to reason in older job applicants

4/3/2015
Signs of Anxiety Might Cost You That Job

One giveaway: speaking too slowly, study says

4/3/2015
Easter Doesn't Have to Be a Diet Disaster

Heart group offers tips for a healthier holiday

4/3/2015
Violent Video Games Don't Influence Kids' Behavior: Study

It's the amount of time spent gaming that has a greater impact, researchers contend

4/2/2015
More People Dying of Heart Disease, Stroke Worldwide: Study

Growing, and aging, population behind the trend, and death rate is actually dropping

4/1/2015
All That Googling May Make People Feel Smarter Than They Are

In study, Internet searches seemed to boost users' sense of their own knowledge base

4/1/2015
Night Owls Run Higher Risk of Health Problems, Study Finds

Even with the same amount of sleep as early risers, they were more prone to diabetes, muscle loss

4/1/2015
Serving in Iraq, Afghanistan Not Behind Rising Suicide Rates in Military: Study

Instead, difficulty with returning to civilian life appears to increase risk, experts say

3/30/2015
Processed Foods the Biggest Chunk of Calories in U.S. Groceries: Study

These items tend to have more fat, sugar and salt than unprocessed foods, researchers say

3/28/2015
People May Grow More Trusting With Age, Study Finds

And that could mean more happiness, too, researchers say

3/26/2015
3 Drinks Per Day May Raise Liver Cancer Risk, But Coffee Lowers It

Expert panel looked at data on over 8 million people to come up with risk factors for the disease

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