Behavior Health News

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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

11/17/2014
Trust Is Key to Curbing West Africa Ebola Outbreak, Study Finds

Early in epidemic, many in Guinea were skeptical of Red Cross workers' messages regarding the disease

11/17/2014
Many Teens Suffer 'Cyber' Dating Abuse, Study Suggests

Researcher said the participants were part of 'high-risk' population

11/14/2014
Weight Gain Doesn't Have to Be Part of Thanksgiving

Registered dietician offers tips for slimming down your holiday

11/14/2014
Talking to Friend While Driving? May Be Safer When They See the Road, Too

Either sitting beside you or via videophone would be safer than standard cellphone call, study contends

11/13/2014
ADHD Stimulant Drug Abuse Common Among Young Adults: Survey

Reasons for misuse include pressure to succeed at school or work

11/13/2014
Health Tip: Commit to Losing Weight

It's an important decision

11/11/2014
Food Rules for Toddlers May Lead to Healthy Eating Habits

Study found telling 2-year-olds what they can't eat meant they ate better at age 4

11/11/2014
Many Smokers Quick to Accept Plainly Packaged Cigarettes, Study Finds

Research in Australia -- where such packaging is mandated -- shows about half of smokers support it

11/10/2014
Many Docs Fail to Counsel Young Adults With High Blood Pressure

Too few physicians urge lifestyle changes, study finds

11/7/2014
Study Builds Case for Later High School Starting Time

Researchers followed kids, teens as they grew up and found sleeping patterns shifted, shrunk

11/7/2014
A 'Purpose in Life' May Extend Yours

Study found older people who felt life had meaning had better survival

11/6/2014
The Golden Years Don't Glitter for All

Life satisfaction in later years is highest in wealthy, English-speaking countries, study finds

11/5/2014
Want to Be a Leader? Cultivate a Healthy Look

The appearance of fitness trumps a look of intelligence, study says

11/5/2014
ADHD Linked to Expectant Moms' Smog Exposure

Traffic and fossil fuels for heat, electricity biggest factors, study suggests

11/5/2014
The ABCs of Successful Classroom Design

Lighting, temperature can influence student achievement, researchers say

11/5/2014
Research Questions Link Between Media Violence, Violent Behavior

Study compared homicide rates to level of violence in movies, video games over time

11/3/2014
'Purpose in Life' a Boon to Your Health

Study found those who felt their life had meaning were more likely to get screening tests such as colonoscopies, mammograms

11/3/2014
Mom's Words Matter Most to Newborns

Study also finds that parents respond more to sounds of babies who match their gender

11/2/2014
Make the Most of This Weekend's Time Change

Sleep expert offers tips on how to adjust as clocks fall back an hour on Sunday

10/30/2014
4 Steps Could Quell Ebola in West Africa, Researchers Say

Hygienic burial practices are crucial

10/29/2014
Many U.S. Colleges Have Indoor Tanning Salons On, Near Campus: Study

Universities should ban them because of skin cancer risk, researchers say

10/28/2014
Sleep Woes Common Among Troubled Young Children, Study Says

Researchers link psychiatric issues to 'behavioral insomnias of childhood'

10/28/2014
More Clues to Spotting Autism in Siblings of Those With Disorder

20 percent of younger brothers, sisters also diagnosed by age 3, researchers report

10/27/2014
Even Depression May Not Dim Thoughts of Bright Future

But study found optimism could be a double-edged sword among those with the disorder

10/27/2014
More Kids Harmed by Drinking in Pregnancy Than Expected, Study Reports

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders may affect about 5 percent of U.S. children

10/24/2014
Teens Who Dine With Their Families May Be Slimmer Adults

Study found eating meals together once or twice a week was tied to lower risk of becoming overweight

10/24/2014
Multiple Drug Use Raises Infection Risk for 'Swinging' Couples

Researchers cite need for safe sex practices

10/23/2014
'Exposure Therapy' May Relieve Prolonged Grief Disorder

Reliving the death of a loved one can help survivors, researchers say

10/23/2014
Health Tip: Coping With Chronic Pain

Follow a healthy lifestyle

10/22/2014
Discussing Ebola: Children Feel Safe, Calm When Adults Do, Too

Be prepared with appropriate answers for the inevitable questions, experts say

10/21/2014
Ebola Anxiety: A Bigger Threat Now Than the Virus Itself

Mental health experts offer antidotes to what they see as unnecessary worry on some Americans' part

10/17/2014
Dads Face Guilt About Workouts, Just Like Moms Do

Both parents tend to view exercise as a selfish behavior that takes up family time, researcher says

10/17/2014
U.S. Kids Use ADHD Meds More During School Year

Researchers suggest this may be to boost academic achievement

10/16/2014
Obesity and Depression Often Twin Ills, Study Finds

Nature of connection isn't clear, but both conditions can be treated, experts say

10/15/2014
Family Support Tied to Safer Sex for Young Gay Males: Study

Closeness, open discussions with parents may help prevent risky sexual behavior, findings suggest

10/13/2014
Calm, Positive Family Meals May Help Keep Kids Slim

Having both parents present, eating in kitchen also linked to healthier weights, researchers report

10/13/2014
Sleeping on Sofa Can Be Deadly for Babies, Study Finds

Researchers uncover higher risk for SIDS, suffocation

10/10/2014
Today's Teens Can Be Adept Multitaskers, Study Suggests

Some kids do just fine juggling multiple forms of media throughout the day, research shows

10/10/2014
Peers Best at Convincing High-Risk Individuals to Get HIV Test: Study

Study found people referred this way were 2.5 times more likely to be infected

10/9/2014
10/8/2014
Healthy Lifestyle Choices May Cut Women's Stroke Risk

Following 5 healthy habits halved chances of most common kind of brain attack, study suggests

10/8/2014
Schools Key to Reaching Kids With Mental Health Needs, Experts Say

Left untreated, children may suffer long-term damage

10/7/2014
Using Social Media to Manage Your Moods?

Study finds that misery loves company, and vice verse

10/7/2014
As Culture Changed, So Did Melanoma Risk, Study Finds

New fashions led to more revealing clothing -- and tans