Behavior Health News

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2/17/2014
Bullying May Have Lasting Health Effects on Kids

Study of students in grades 5 through 10 found mental, physical fallout even if harassment stopped

2/17/2014
Kids With ADHD May Benefit From 'Brain Wave' Training in School: Study

But experts agree more research is needed to see if that translates into better classroom performance

2/15/2014
Sea Lion Shows Non-Human Mammals Also Have Rhythm

By working with Ronan, researchers discovered it's not just mimicking birds who can keep the beat

2/14/2014
Want to Rekindle Romance? Try Double Dating

Interaction between couples might help partners value each other more, study suggests

2/14/2014
Indoor Tanning Laws Help Keep Teen Girls Away, Study Finds

In states that had some restrictions in place, use of tanning beds dropped 30 percent

2/12/2014
Quitting Smoking Linked to Better Mental Health in Study

Over 3 years, people who stopped reported drop in mood disorders, alcohol and drug problems

2/10/2014
Sex Is Important to Many Midlife Women

Study finds some challenges with sexual function that can be remedied

2/8/2014
Don't Pressure Preschoolers to Overeat, Experts Say

Filling their own plate may help young kids learn to understand their body's hunger cues

2/6/2014
New Guidelines Aim to Lower Stroke Risk in Women

Pregnancy, childbirth, female hormones can all influence lifelong risk, experts say

2/6/2014
Infants' Response to Talking Faces May Be Clue to Autism

Researchers found 6-month-olds who shifted their gaze away were more likely to develop disorder

2/5/2014
Fatal Car Crashes Involving Pot Use Have Tripled in U.S., Study Finds

Researchers note that increase included men and women, and all age groups

2/5/2014
Shy Kids Might Not Have Difficulty With Language

Study suggests these toddlers understand what they hear as well as more outgoing peers

2/5/2014
Boosting Access to Healthier Grocery Stores Might Not Improve Eating Habits

Study suggests putting stores in poor neighborhoods isn't enough; promotional efforts also needed

2/3/2014
HPV Shot Doesn't Encourage Sexual Activity in Young Girls: Study

Finding should reassure parents about the cervical cancer vaccine, doctors say

2/3/2014
Gay Teen Boys More Likely to Use Muscle-Building Steroids: Survey

They're also reporting heavier use, possibly putting themselves at risk for harmful side effects

2/3/2014
Health Tip: Teens, Take Action to Become Healthier

But don't try to accomplish too much at once

1/31/2014
College Drinking May Aggravate PTSD Symptoms

One leads to the other, creating a vicious cycle, study says

1/31/2014
Alcohol Tied to Domestic Violence on College Campuses

Researchers did not find a link between marijuana use and partner abuse

1/31/2014
A Challenge at Work Might Ease Autism Symptoms in Adults

Finding counters the notion that difficult behaviors are hard to alter in these patients

1/30/2014
Stressed by Work-Life Balance? Just Exercise

Workouts, or even spurts of activity, can keep stress levels down and confidence up, survey results show

1/29/2014
Neanderthal DNA Influences Modern Humans: Study

Seems to play a role in conditions like diabetes, Crohn's disease, as well as behaviors such as smoking, researchers say

1/29/2014
Lower Obesity Rates Due to Better Diets, Not Economy: Study

A decade of urging Americans to embrace healthier food habits appears to be paying off, researchers say

1/27/2014
Kids Bullied During Gym Class May Stop Exercising

Study found drop in activity among students of all weights after being teased about physical ability

1/24/2014
Type 2 Diabetes Is Often a Family Affair

Study suggests if one spouse has the illness, the odds are raised that the other will develop diabetes, too

1/24/2014
Keep Lice Off Your Child's Head

Experts offer advice on how to avoid infestation

1/23/2014
Dogs Unleash Personality Traits on Walks

Group outings reveal characteristics such as trainability and leadership, study says

1/23/2014
Is He the Impatient Type? Check His Eyes

Less patient people change visual focus quickly, study finds

1/22/2014
New Diagnosis Rules Could Lead to Drop in Autism Numbers

Study says stricter definition of the condition means fewer children will meet threshold

1/22/2014
Much More Must Be Done to Lower Smoking Rates, Experts Say

American Lung Association points to legislative inaction by states, stronger push by Big Tobacco

1/21/2014
Too Much Sitting May Raise Heart Failure Risk for Men

Study found even exercise did not compensate for sedentary behavior

1/21/2014
Genes May Be to Blame for Hard-to-Handle Toddlers

But parents can still be successful in changing aggressive behavior, researchers say

1/20/2014
Zest for Life Can Be a Moving Experience

Happier seniors preserved their mobility in greater numbers than their glum peers, study found

1/20/2014
Health Tip: Eat Breakfast

Here's why it's important

1/18/2014
Many Asthma Patients Don't Stick to Treatment Plan, Study Finds

Better communication with their doctors might improve outcomes, researchers say

1/16/2014
Drug Abusers at Risk for Suicidal Thoughts, Survey Finds

Expert says providing support, treatment could help prevent needless deaths in this high-risk group

1/15/2014
Brain Injuries May Raise Risk of Early Death

Researchers find second head injury, suicide and assault are the main causes

1/14/2014
Are Teen Brains Hyper-Wired for Rewards?

Study suggests there may be some logic in their choices after all

1/13/2014
Students Smoke Weed Despite Drug Testing at Schools, Study Finds

Such policies don't seem to work as well as setting clear rules, fostering respect between kids and teachers

1/10/2014
It's Natural for Winners to Strike a Victory Pose, Research Shows

Instinct seems to be behind the urge to physically display dominance when celebrating a win

1/8/2014
Whites More Likely to Undergo Weight-Loss Surgery: Study

Researcher says blacks don't seem to feel obesity affects their quality of life as much as whites do

1/8/2014
Cancer Prevention Guidelines Seem to Pay Off for Older Women

Large study found adherents were less likely to develop or die from disease

1/7/2014
Labeling Food With 'Stop' or 'Go' Colors Might Spur Healthier Diet

Cafeteria items marked green for healthy or red for junk food led to shift in buying habits, study found

1/7/2014
Preemies' 'Excessive' Crying Tied to Risk of Behavior Problems Later

Study found an association, but experts don't know whether treatments would make a difference

1/6/2014
High Praise Might Backfire on Kids With Low Self-Esteem

Inflated compliments may cause some kids to back away from challenges, researchers say

1/6/2014
20 Percent of Seventh Graders Have 'Sexted'

And they were more likely to have engaged in some type of sexual behavior, study says

1/2/2014
Study: Kids With ADHD, Aggression May Benefit From 2nd Med

Modest improvements in violent behavior noted with addition of antipsychotic drug

1/1/2014
Fido Really Can Recognize Your Face

Study tracked dogs' eye movements as they viewed images of familiar people, pooches

12/31/2013
The Best New Year's Resolutions Are Those You Can Keep

Taking small steps may help you reach goals by keeping you from getting discouraged, expert says

12/31/2013
Many Teens Don't Discuss Their Sex Life at Annual Checkup

Doctors are missing opportunities to educate teens about healthy sexual behaviors, researchers say

12/29/2013
Tips to Jump-Start Your New Year's Resolutions

Expert advice on putting weight-loss, healthy-eating and exercise plans in motion