Behavior Health News

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4/16/2014
Key Brain 'Networks' May Differ in Autism, Study Suggests

Neural systems tied to gauging social cues appear 'over-connected' in children with the disorder

4/11/2014
Teens' Indoor Tanning May Be Linked to Unhealthy Dieting

Poor body image behind both behaviors, expert says

4/10/2014
A Doctor's 'People Skills' Affects Patients' Health

Comfortable relationship can be as beneficial as statins for heart problems, study finds

4/10/2014
Does Facebook Make Women Feel Bad About Their Bodies?

Study found more time on the social networking site was tied to greater likelihood of negative self-image

4/10/2014
Don't Bother 'Faking It' in the Bedroom

Study says partners can gauge each other's sexual satisfaction

4/9/2014
Hearing Loss Might Make Elderly Feel More Isolated

Study found those who had trouble hearing became more socially withdrawn than others their age

4/9/2014
Naps Enhance Learning for Young Children, Study Says

Preschoolers, infants performed better on language experiments after brief sleep

4/4/2014
Few Good Resources on Self-Harm Exist Online, Study Finds

Misleading information could affect treatment decisions, researchers say

4/4/2014
Teens' Screen Time May Affect Their Bone Health: Study

Researchers in Norway found contrasting bone density results in boys, girls

4/4/2014
4/2/2014
Hands-Free Cellphones Don't Make Driving Safer, Review Shows

But survey found 80 percent of drivers think they are less dangerous than hand-held versions

4/2/2014
For Greater Happiness, Spend Your Money on 'Life Experiences': Study

Researchers found people put more money on material goods, but emotional payoff is lower

4/1/2014
Parental Messages That Stress No Alcohol Do Get Through, Survey Finds

92 percent of teens who said parents opposed underage drinking weren't drinkers, MADD says

3/28/2014
Many Young Males Report Unwanted Sex

Female acquaintance was the aggressor in majority of cases, U.S. study finds

3/28/2014
Many Kids May Have High Cholesterol, Regardless of Weight

Abnormal levels seen in 1 of 3 children, possibly raising future heart disease risk, researcher says

3/27/2014
U.S. Autism Estimates Rise by 30 Percent for Kids

Researchers say increase could be due to better diagnosis of the developmental disorder

3/27/2014
Cholesterol Levels Spike During Winter Months, Study Finds

Tendency to eat more, exercise less when it's cold and snowy outside may explain trend

3/27/2014
'Grazing' Appears No Better for Weight Loss Than Standard Meals

Daily calories, not how often you eat, are what matter, study finds

3/26/2014
Medical Marijuana's Legalization Doesn't Raise Crime Rates: Study

Nationwide data helps inform debate as restrictions on pot use continue to ease, researchers say

3/26/2014
Goats Aren't Dummies

Study finds they can learn complex tasks, remember them for a long time

3/25/2014
Can Exercise and an Occasional Drink Boost Eye Health?

More research needed to show whether lifestyle directly affects vision loss, study author says

3/25/2014
Spanking Triggers Vicious Cycle, Study Finds

Unruly kids more likely to be spanked, but doing so leads to more misbehavior, researcher says

3/24/2014
When Moms Get Active, Kids Follow

Study of 4-year-olds suggests mothers help by spurring activity, taking part and being role models

3/21/2014
Doctors Often Comply When Patients Ask for Advertised Drugs: Study

More research needed on possible influence of 'Ask Your Doctor' ads, study authors say

3/21/2014
For Happy Marriage, His Personality May Be Key

Study looked at health, 'positivity' and other traits in older couples

3/19/2014
Rigid Parenting Style Linked to Obese Kids

Demanding, inflexible approach might foster negative response, study suggests

3/14/2014
Science Probes Secrets of 'Contagious Yawning'

People don't do it because they are empathizing with a yawner, study suggests

3/13/2014
Yes, You Can Catch a Bad Mood on Facebook

Researchers report that emotions spread through online world, just like in real life

3/13/2014
'Five-Second' Food Rule May Be Real, Study Finds

Microbiology professor and students test the theory, find it isn't just a myth

3/12/2014
Autism, ADHD Tied to Gender Concerns in Some Kids: Study

These children may be less inhibited, more likely to say they want to be another gender, researchers suggest

3/10/2014
Kids Who Repeat a Grade Can Become Discipline Problems, Study Says

Schools that had more repeaters had more suspensions, other signs of trouble in student body

3/7/2014
Could More Time on Facebook Help Spur Eating Disorders?

College students who 'untagged' self-photos, cared a lot about 'likes' had more body-image issues in study

3/6/2014
Texting While Walking Often Leads to Injuries: Expert

Distraction causes people to fall down stairs, step into traffic, trauma doctor says

3/6/2014
Kids With ADHD May Face Higher Obesity Risk as Teens

Finnish study also found more physical inactivity in this group

3/5/2014
Do Harder Working Husbands Have Healthier Wives?

His long work hours may boost her health, study suggests

3/5/2014
Moving Out of Poor Neighborhood May Disrupt Boys' Mental Health: Study

However, girls tend to do better with upward mobility, researchers say

3/4/2014
Hangovers Don't Delay the Next Drink, Study Finds

The painful after-effects of too much booze may be seen as just a temporary nuisance, researchers say

3/4/2014
Sexual Harassment Really Is Rampant in Bars, Study Finds

Persistent annoyance of women usually ignored by bar staff, observers report

2/28/2014
What Makes an Aggressive Dog, and How You Can Spot One

Study suggests it's not so much the breed as the gender, training, origin and owner's age

2/28/2014
'Eating for Two' During Pregnancy Could Pack on Too Many Pounds

Small study found those who closely watched weight gain did better

2/26/2014
Teens Who Indoor Tan Often Take Other Health Risks: Survey

CDC study tied practice to binge drinking, drug use and extreme weight control measures

2/22/2014
Students' Health Habits Tied to School Success

Fitness, nutrition, proper sleep and TV restrictions appeared to make a difference in study of city kids

2/21/2014
Family Conflicts Can Impair Child's Brain Development: Study

Early exposure to parental tension is a risk factor for later mental woes, researchers say

2/20/2014
Average Obese Woman Gets Just 1 Hour of Exercise a Year: Study

Obese men don't do much better, breaking a sweat only 3.6 hours annually, researchers say

2/19/2014
Too Much Sitting After 60 May Lead to Disability, Study Says

For each extra sedentary hour per day, researchers found a 50 percent increased risk

2/19/2014
A Judgmental Doctor May Make It Hard to Lose Weight

Finding suggests physicians need to be less negative when counseling overweight patients

2/18/2014
Elephants Comfort Each Other in Distress: Study

Scientists observed them use touch, make soothing sounds for consolation

2/17/2014
Living in Rich Neighborhood May Fuel Materialism

Keeping up with the Joneses hardest on young city dwellers with less money, study finds

2/17/2014
Could Stress Hormones Help Spur Stock Market Crashes?

Small study suggests traders with sustained rise in cortisol levels might avoid taking risks

2/17/2014
Who's a Hunk Depends on Time of the Month

Study found more masculine looks were preferred during ovulation