Behavior Health News

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5/23/2014
New Campaign Seeks to Help Sleep-Deprived Americans

'Sleep Well, Be Well' hopes to boost the nation's health by stressing the necessity of restful nights

5/22/2014
Cheaper Food May Be Fueling U.S. Obesity Epidemic

Americans spend just one-tenth of disposable income on food, an historic low, study finds

5/21/2014
In Elections, Thin May Help Bring the Win

Study finds voters often shun more rotund candidates

5/20/2014
Scientists Find More Genes Tied to Alcoholism Risk

But effect may be too small to prompt better treatments, expert says

5/20/2014
Diet, Lifestyle Affect Prostate Cancer Risk, Studies Find

Eating high-fiber carbs, drinking less milk, avoiding diabetes and heart risk factors may help cut risk

5/20/2014
Foreclosures Tied to Higher Suicide Risk in Study

Research shows a spike in such deaths during the housing crisis of the 'Great Recession'

5/20/2014
Health Tip: Controlling Anger

Dwell on solutions, not problems

5/19/2014
Jury Still Out on Whether Doctors Should Screen for Suicide Risk

However, physicians should look for depression in their patients, governmental task force notes

5/18/2014
Tweens Who Play Sports Less Likely to Smoke: Study

And non-school clubs may help reduce risk of drinking, researchers find

5/16/2014
People With High Blood Pressure Often Have a 'Salt Tooth'

Small new study suggests that some may have an unhealthy preference for saltier food

5/16/2014
Health Tip: Help Your Child Give Up Thumb Sucking

Suggestions to help break the habit

5/15/2014
Another Downside to Obesity for Teens: Fewer Friends

Study found rejection by normal-weight peers was common

5/14/2014
Time Outdoors May Help Kids Connect With Nature

Small study found that children who often played outside had a greater sense of spirituality

5/14/2014
Adults With Autism at Risk for Many Health Problems: Study

Research shows rates of mental, physical problems higher in these patients than among other adults

5/14/2014
Early Repetitive Behaviors May Signal Autism Risk

Research in siblings of children with autism may give parents a way to spot signs of the disorder earlier

5/14/2014
Study Probes Why Kids With Autism Are Oversensitive to Touch, Noise

New brain imaging study shows certain regions are hyperactive to sensory stimuli

5/13/2014
Almost 1 in 20 Young Teens Binge Drinks, Canadian Study Finds

4 percent of 12- to 14-year-olds say they've downed more than 5 drinks in a sitting over past year

5/12/2014
Adult Health Better for Bullies Than Their Victims: Study

Surprising findings come from long-term tracking of kids' blood tests

5/12/2014
Foreclosures May Raise Neighbors' Blood Pressure

The more properties nearby that were foreclosed on by lenders, the higher the blood pressure, study finds

5/12/2014
Smoking More Likely Among Teens Whose Parents Light Up

Quitting early in child's life helps reduce risk, researchers say

5/12/2014
Drug Therapy May Lower Odds That Kids With ADHD Will Smoke

Children with the disorder typically have higher smoking rates, experts note

5/10/2014
Can Doing the Dishes Save a Young Marriage?

Newlyweds who share expectations about household chores will have happier unions, researchers say

5/9/2014
Most People Have Unwanted Thoughts, International Study Finds

Difference for people with OCD is how they react, experts say

5/9/2014
Frequent Arguments Might Be the Death of You

Social stress seems to increase the risk for an early demise

5/9/2014
5/8/2014
Brain Activity Changes in Pregnant Women, Study Finds

Boost in activity in brain region that reads faces may prepare mom to bond with baby, researcher suggests

5/8/2014
Is Your Brain Overheating? Try Yawning

Study offers up new theory on why people yawn

5/7/2014
Little Cigars Liked by Teens Are Still 'Candy-Flavored Tobacco': Report

Researchers found some of the cigars, which are unregulated by FDA, had more chemical flavoring than candy or Kool-Aid

5/6/2014
Could Energy Drinks Be Wrong Choice for Some Teens?

Unhealthy behaviors may be more common in those who consume the beverages, research suggests

5/2/2014
Women Viewed as Equal To or Better Than Men as Leaders

Some suggest it's time for businesses to switch to a more feminine management style

5/2/2014
News Coverage of Teen Suicides May Have Ripple Effect

Study finds possible link between prominent stories and copy-cat deaths

4/30/2014
Traumatic Brain Injury Common Among Homeless Men

In small Canadian study, 70 percent of such injuries occurred during childhood or teen years

4/29/2014
Altruism May Help Shield Teens From Depression: Study

Researchers monitored area of the brain tied to rewards, pleasure

4/29/2014
Calling Young Girls 'Fat' May Increase Their Teen-Obesity Risk

Stigma alone could spur overeating, study authors say

4/28/2014
Higher Doses of Antidepressants Linked to Suicidal Behavior in Young Patients: Study

They were twice as likely to try to hurt themselves if they were prescribed more than recommended dose

4/28/2014
Lab Mice Stressed Out By Men, But Not Women, Study Finds

And that could sway scientific findings generally, researchers say

4/28/2014
Gastro Woes More Common in Kids With Autism: Review

Their risk for digestive problems is 4 times higher than in typically developing peers, researchers found

4/25/2014
ADHD Drug Ritalin Boosted Self-Control in Tests

Researchers think manipulating brain chemicals might help people stick to a diet or boring tasks

4/25/2014
FDA Advisers: Ban Use of Behavior-Modifying 'Shock Devices'

The controversial tools are used on emotionally disabled kids at a Mass. facility

4/24/2014
Bullying Rates Drop Among American Teens: Study

Surveys taken over 10-year period showed roughly half as many kids were instigators

4/24/2014
FDA Reconsiders Behavior-Modifying 'Shock Devices'

Agency meets Thursday to discuss outlawing tools used on emotionally disabled kids

4/24/2014
1 in 13 U.S. Schoolkids Takes Psych Meds: Report

More than half of parents said the drugs are helpful

4/22/2014
Mental Illness Not a Driving Force Behind Crime: Study

Few crimes committed by mentally ill patients were directly linked to symptoms, researcher notes

4/21/2014
Guys, Don't Bother Trying to Sound Sexy

Study says this is something only women can accomplish

4/18/2014
Extroverts Happier Regardless of Culture, Study Finds

Researchers compared college students in five nations

4/18/2014
How to Make 'Low-Cal' Menu Options More Palatable

Study authors recommend not grouping these dishes together

4/18/2014
Scientists Probe What Makes People Get Their Groove On

Offbeat rhythms of funk, hip-hip, R and B work best to get listeners on the dance floor, study finds

4/18/2014
Happy Couples Nestle Together at Night, Survey Finds

Respondents were unhappier with relationship as sleeping distance grew

4/17/2014
Creative Pursuits Might Boost Your Job Performance

Study finds association between self-expression, improved problem-solving skills

4/17/2014
Health Tip: Avoid Emotional Driving

Suggestions to stay calm and focused