Behavior Health News

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8/28/2017
Slow and Steady Wins the Weight-Loss Race

Study found fluctuations in pounds shed over a year of dieting predicted poorer results

8/25/2017
Are Her Chocolate Cravings a Product of the Culture?

These premenstrual urges seem far more common among U.S. women than others, study suggests

8/25/2017
Cookies, Apples or Yogurt? Not Always a Simple Choice for Kids

Snack preferences drive buying decisions, but brands and allowance also play a part, researchers say

8/24/2017
After Heart Attack, Just 1 in 3 Go for Rehab: CDC

Recommended outpatient treatment reduces risk of recurrence

8/22/2017
He Complains She Shops Too Much -- And Marriage Suffers

Study finds one spouse's views on the other's spending can bring conflict that undermines relationship

8/21/2017
Kids' Cases of High Blood Pressure May Rise Under New Guidelines

Simplified tables from American Academy of Pediatrics likely to raise detection rates

8/21/2017
Sitting Could Be Big Health Risk for Frail Folks

Being sedentary not linked to early death in people who are generally healthy, study finds

8/18/2017
'Weekend Warriors' Tend to Wear White Collars

Desk jobs keep them seated all week, but they catch up on exercise on Saturday and Sunday, study finds

8/18/2017
Binge-Watching TV and Your Health

Binge-watching TV may be a risk factor for poor sleep, study finds

8/16/2017
Pricey Wines Can Trick Your Brain

Are you responding to cost rather than quality?

8/15/2017
Could Big Lifestyle Changes Be Key to Managing Type 2 Diabetes?

Study finds lower blood sugar, reduced need for medication

8/15/2017
Givers Really Are Happier Than Takers

Even small acts of generosity trigger a brain boost, study finds

8/14/2017
Maybe That's Why It's Called Work

Tough schedules, hard physical labor and stress in the workplace are widespread, survey finds

8/13/2017
Calming Those Back-to-School Jitters

Child development expert offers advice on how to ease anxiety as classes start

8/11/2017
The Positive Side of Water-Cooler Gossip

How chatter can promote a better work ethic

8/11/2017
Therapy for Kids With Autism Pays Off for Moms, Dads

Study found when parents become therapy partners, they become less depressed, learn to keep emotions in check

8/9/2017
Is Ancient Bone Evidence of Cannibalistic Rite?

Engravings appear rich in symbolic connotations, British researcher says

8/8/2017
Low Blood Sugar in Newborns Tied to Brain Problems Later

These babies 2 to 3 times more apt to struggle with planning, memory, attention at age 4, study finds

8/8/2017
Instagram Photos May Offer Snapshot of Mental Health

Social media posts seem to give clues to presence of depression, researchers say

8/8/2017
Can Video Game Playing Cost You Gray Matter?

Style of playing action games could impact your brain, researchers suggest

8/4/2017
Picky Eater? It Might Just Be Your Child's Personality

Temperament determines which kids will resist new foods, study suggests

8/3/2017
Doctors Who 'Fat-Shame' Patients Can Cause Real Harm

Many patients respond by avoiding needed care, psychologists warn

7/31/2017
Stress of Flying Doesn't Dim Abilities of Search-and-Rescue Dogs

Though their bodies reacted, their performance wasn't affected, study showed

7/28/2017
Exercise Not Making Dent in Most Seniors' Down Time

Study found it only cut the amount of sedentary time by 12 minutes each day

7/27/2017
Hearing Loss Rates Holding Steady for U.S. Teens: Study

Vaccine that prevents ear infections may have counterbalanced surge in headphone use, expert says

7/26/2017
Can Suicide Tries Spread Among Soldiers?

Increased risk seen within Army unit if another member had tried to take own life in previous year

7/25/2017
Walking the Dog, All the Way to Better Health

Even in bad weather, seniors get about 30 minutes of daily activity by taking care of their pet

7/24/2017
Treating ADHD May Help Curb Later Drinking, Drug Problems

For people with the disorder, meds like Ritalin linked to lower rates of alcohol, drug abuse, study finds

7/17/2017
Not All Plant Foods Are Equal

Analysis found that only healthy fruits, vegetables and grains guarded against heart disease

7/14/2017
Timing Is Everything With Heart Attacks

These crises tend to be more frequent on certain days, seasons, study finds

7/14/2017
Working Too Much Might Tip Heart Into Irregular Rhythm

Study shows a link between on-the-job hours and atrial fibrillation, but couldn't prove cause-and-effect

7/13/2017
Genes May Explain Why Kids With Autism Avoid Eye Contact

More research could shed light on how these genetic pathways work

7/12/2017
Better Diet, Longer Life?

A large study suggests you're never too old to benefit from a commitment to eating healthier

7/11/2017
Docs Should Counsel Even Healthy People on Diet, Exercise, Experts Say

Influential panel urges doctors to talk to low-risk adults about lifestyle

7/11/2017
Do Moms Who Smoke in Pregnancy Raise Their Odds for a Troubled Teen?

Study found link between smoking and antisocial, criminal behavior in offspring

7/6/2017
Many Parts of the World Lack Soap for Hand-Washing

Areas with lowest rates are in Africa, research shows

7/6/2017
Getting Over Guilt

How to let go of past transgressions

7/5/2017
'Simple 7' Steps Can Help Improve Blood Pressure in Blacks

Adherence to the American Heart Association guidelines may help prevent stroke, study finds

6/30/2017
Why People With Autism Avoid Eye Contact

Direct gaze stresses part of the brain tied to social behavior; the study finding might improve therapies

6/29/2017
More Americans Are Walking for Exercise

It's an easy, inexpensive way to get moving and reap the health benefits, experts say

6/28/2017
Community Intervention May Aid Fight Against Childhood Obesity

Harvard study finds small successes in two Massachusetts-based programs

6/16/2017
Helmets for Motorcyclists a No Brainer: Study

Skull and facial injuries much more likely without head protection

6/16/2017
Give Dad the Gift of Health on Father's Day

Exercise with him, let him get some extra sleep, men's health expert says

6/15/2017
When Parents Focus on Smartphones, Kids' Misbehaving Can Rise

Little ones can feel snubbed by the devices and consequently act out, study suggests

6/13/2017
Women More Likely to Remember Plus-Size Models

It pays to use more realistic body types, small study suggests

6/12/2017
Could Your Breakfast Cloud Your Judgment?

Responses to unfair financial offer differed after high-carb versus high-protein meal, study found

6/12/2017
Teens With ADHD Face a Higher Crash Risk

Study found they were 36 percent more likely to get in an accident than other adolescents

6/1/2017
MS-Related Brain Changes May Affect Social Skills

Study might explain why some multiple sclerosis patients stop understanding what others are feeling

5/31/2017
Communication Problems Not at Root of Tantrums in Kids With Autism

Study shows outbursts occur just as frequently among children without speech, language troubles

5/30/2017
Can a 70-Year-Old Have the Arteries of a 20-Year-Old?

It's possible, but hard work in today's 'Western' culture, study finds