Behavior Health News

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7/28/2014
Health Tip: Recognize Signs of Bullying

Such as a sudden desire to avoid school

7/21/2014
Good Schools May Be Good for a Teen's Health, Too

Study found lower-income kids at challenging high schools less likely to engage in risky behaviors

7/18/2014
Many Sexually Active U.S. Teens Not Tested for HIV: CDC

Only 22 percent of those at risk get screened, and researchers think complacency may be why

7/17/2014
Energy Drink 'Cocktails' May Boost Desire to Drink More

Alcohol plus Red Bull-type beverages might lead to binge-drinking, researcher suggests

7/17/2014
Health Tip: Embrace Your Body

Don't expect perfection

7/15/2014
Gays, Lesbians Face Certain Health Challenges, U.S. Report Says

They're more likely to smoke, binge drink, but also more likely to get regular exercise

7/14/2014
Health Tip: Giving Children Chores

Can help boost self-esteem

7/11/2014
Brains of Sex Addicts May Be Wired Like Those of Drug Addicts, Study Finds

Porn triggered activity in brain centers also tied to drug addiction responses, researcher says

7/9/2014
Kids Still Getting Too Much 'Screen Time': CDC

Nearly three-quarters of 12- to 15-year-olds spend 2 or more hours a day watching TV or on computer

7/8/2014
Will You Be Obese? Look at Your Sisters, Brothers

Study found older sibling's obesity was strongest predictor for risk

7/8/2014
Inactivity May Be Main Culprit in Obesity Epidemic: Study

Sharp rise seen in number of Americans who didn't exercise, while calorie intake stayed steady

7/8/2014
Teens Drawn to Heavily Advertised Alcohol Brands: Study

Though ads are in compliance with law, researchers say findings suggest current regulations aren't enough

7/7/2014
'Practice Makes Perfect' Genes May Be Key to Great Musicians

Desire to devote long hours to your music may lie in your DNA, study suggests

7/7/2014
Many Obese Women Face Stigma Every Day, Study Finds

Daily diaries documented snubs, insults and put-downs

7/3/2014
Many Don't Want to Be Alone With Their Thoughts

Some people even preferred mild electric shocks to being in a quiet room by themselves, study finds

7/3/2014
Change Bad Habits Early, Save Your Heart Later

Young adults who adopt healthier lifestyle can cut their heart disease risk, researchers say

7/2/2014
6/27/2014
6/26/2014
Get Tougher on Texting While Driving, Americans Say

Poll finds support for stricter enforcement, harsher penalties

6/25/2014
Neanderthal Poop Yields Clues to Early Man's Diet

Analysis of ancient fecal matter suggests more plants were eaten than previously thought

6/25/2014
Is All That TV Killing You?

Study suggests more than 3 hours daily doubles chance of early death, but one expert questions the connection

6/25/2014
Adults With Asperger Syndrome May Have Higher Suicide Risk

British study found people with this form of autism often think of suicide, especially if depressed

6/23/2014
Web-Based Program May Help Beginner Drivers

A new spin on behind-the-wheel education improves teen safety, study says

6/23/2014
Lifetime of Learning Might Thwart Dementia, Study Suggests

Even taking up intellectual pursuits in mid-life appears to aid the brain

6/20/2014
Grades Dive With Internet Use During Class Time, Study Finds

This type of multitasking challenges even the smartest college students

6/20/2014
No Sign That ADHD Meds Raise Suicide Risk: Study

'Rigorous' Swedish research compared behavior when patients were on or off the stimulant drugs

6/20/2014
A Defining Act for Fathers and Sons

25 years later, that game of catch in 'Field of Dreams' still resonates for many, and experts explain why

6/20/2014
Health Tip: Teach Children About Responsibility

Make sure your expectations are understood

6/19/2014
Teen 'Sexting' Has a Double Standard, Study Shows

Girls are judged if they do, judged if they don't in small survey

6/19/2014
Mouse Study Supports Notion of 'Tanning Addiction'

'Feel-good' hormones respond to daily UV light exposure, researchers find

6/18/2014
Docs Uncomfortable Judging Patients' Competency to Carry Guns

Many don't feel qualified to make those decisions, study finds

6/17/2014
Summer's The Perfect Time for Healthy Eating

Select foods found in nature -- veggies, fruits, nuts and water, expert suggests

6/16/2014
Older Breast Cancer Patients Do Follow Drug Therapy: Study

7-year review finds adherence to recommendations for preventing cancer return

6/16/2014
Study Ties Too Much Sitting to Risks for Certain Cancers

Those with the most chair time had worse odds for colon, endometrial cancers, researchers suggest

6/13/2014
Underage Binge Drinkers Grab the Hard Stuff, Survey Finds

Only about one-third of teen booze binges involves beer

6/13/2014
Standing During Meetings May Get Creative Juices Flowing

Study found teams that met in rooms without chairs shared more ideas

6/12/2014
Less Smoking, Sex and Fighting Among U.S. High School Kids: CDC

But rates for other unhealthy behaviors, such as texting while driving, are up, agency says

6/12/2014
Cool Teens, Uncool Future?

Status-seeking behaviors of adolescence don't translate well to adult world, study suggests

6/12/2014
When School's Out, Weight Can Pile On

For certain kids, summer vacation adds unwanted pounds, review finds

6/9/2014
Did Violence Shape Evolution of the Human Face?

New research suggests that hands became big enough to form fists at same time as facial structure changed

6/7/2014
It's Better to Prevent a Sunburn Than to Treat One, Dermatologist Says

Sunscreen, shade and covering up can help protect against skin damage in the short- and long-term

6/5/2014
Kids' Obesity Risk Rises With Parents' Divorce: Study

Stress, unhealthy coping strategies may be to blame, experts say

6/4/2014
Health Tip: If You Aren't Hungry, Don't Eat

Avoid eating out of boredom

6/3/2014
Among New Smokers, Teen Boys More Likely to Quit Than Girls: Study

Being scared by cigarette warnings, playing team sports also increased chances of kicking the habit

6/2/2014
1 of 8 U.S. Kids Mistreated Before Age 18, Study Finds

Risk highest early in life, with 2 percent of children having a confirmed report by 1st birthday, researchers say

5/29/2014
Having Babies May Be 'Contagious' Among Long-Time Friends

Women tend to get pregnant soon after friends they've known since high school give birth, study finds

5/27/2014
When Teachers Are Depressed, Preschoolers May 'Act Out' More

Study points to a link, highlighting the importance of educators' mental health

5/27/2014
Your Income Might Influence Your Risk for Certain Cancers

Lifestyle-related disease, such as lung cancer, is more common among the poor, researchers find

5/23/2014
Guard Your Good Vision, Experts Say

FDA offers tips on how to protect your eyes from dangers that could harm your sight

5/23/2014
Fit Kids Have Better Body-Fat Distribution, Study Finds

Active children show fewer signs of future heart disease