Behavior Health News

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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

12/15/2014
Alcohol Before Bedtime Won't Help Your Sleep, Study Finds

Researchers advise against using booze to help get shut-eye

12/13/2014
Constant Email Checks Can Leave You Stressed

People felt less stressed when they checked only three times a day, study finds

12/12/2014
Fear of Police Keeps Many Hispanics From Calling 911, Study Says

Researchers explore barriers to cardiac arrest treatment

12/12/2014
Exercise, Diet May Be Key to Beating a Common Irregular Heartbeat

Atrial fibrillation often hits older people, but study shows getting healthier can curb it

12/12/2014
Heart Attacks Rose in N.J. in Hurricane Sandy's Wake

Jump in residents' stress, physical exertion may have played a role, researchers say

12/12/2014
Mom, Put Down That Smartphone at Dinner

Study finds mothers who are distracted by devices at mealtimes connect less well with kids

12/11/2014
Almost Half of U.S. Kids Suffer Traumatic Stress, Study Shows

Teaching adults in their lives how to heal may be best first step, researchers say

12/11/2014
Almost All U.S. Teens Are Sleep Deprived, Study Finds

Too-early school start times are one big factor, experts say

12/10/2014
Anti-Smoking Campaign Successful and Cost-Effective, CDC Says

Ads featured advice from former smokers

12/10/2014
Fewer Bars and Liquor Stores, Less Domestic Violence: CDC

Regulations limiting local access to alcohol may help curb partner assaults, study suggests

12/9/2014
Boost in Docs' Incomes Comes From More Procedures, Not More Patients

Researchers suggest salary bump should come from more patients, improved care

12/8/2014
Hookah Use May Make Cigarette Habit More Likely in Teens

Researchers found similar trend for young users of a chewing tobacco called snus

12/5/2014
'Mean Boys' Rule in Middle, High School, Study Finds

Males may be more likely than girls to use 'relational aggression'

12/5/2014
Summer Jobs Help Keep Kids Out of Trouble, Study Suggests

And the effect lasts months after employment ends, researchers find

12/5/2014
Most Americans Agree With Right-to-Die Movement

74 percent now believe terminally ill should have choice to end their lives, HealthDay/Harris Poll finds

12/2/2014
Better Diet, Exercise Can Prevent Diabetes in Both Sexes, Study Finds

Taking blood sugar-lowering medications can also help, researchers say

12/2/2014
Humans' Taste for Booze May Go Back Millions of Years

Homo sapiens' ape ancestors long ago developed ability to eat fermented fruit, study suggests

12/1/2014
Infants Remember a Good Time, Study Finds

Positive reinforcement seems to improve memory, researchers say

11/30/2014
Stand-Up Advice for Preventing Back Pain

Healthy habits include good posture

11/28/2014
Best to Be Honest About Your Relationship With Your Boss

It's likely to improve your job performance, researchers say

11/26/2014
Your Dog Really Is Listening to You

Study finds canines process speech in a human-like way

11/25/2014
Early Puberty Linked to Increased Risk of Depression in Teens

Researchers find odds raised in both boys and girls developing sooner than peers

11/25/2014
Teens Given Anxiety, Sleep Meds May Be at Risk for Drug Abuse

Study finds illicit drug use more likely after their prescribed medications run out

11/24/2014
Rx for Better Health Care: Kindness and Compassion

Data suggests that gentler, thoughtful approach helps boost patient outcomes, experts say

11/22/2014
'Tis the Season of Challenges for Those With Food Allergies

Expert gives tips on avoiding problems

11/21/2014
Being the Boss Tied to Depression Risk for Women, But Not Men

Women in powerful positions may be judged harshly, researcher says

11/20/2014
A Bad Marriage Burdens an Aging Heart

Older women in unhappy relationships seem especially vulnerable, researchers say

11/18/2014
Alcoholism Damages Brain's White Matter, Scans Show

Areas tied to decision-making, such as how much to drink, seem most affected, researchers say

11/18/2014
Want to Raise Colon Cancer Screening Rates? Run a Lottery

VA study found 20 percent boost in uptake if patients thought they might also win $50