Behavior Health News

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6/20/2014
Grades Dive With Internet Use During Class Time, Study Finds

This type of multitasking challenges even the smartest college students

6/20/2014
No Sign That ADHD Meds Raise Suicide Risk: Study

'Rigorous' Swedish research compared behavior when patients were on or off the stimulant drugs

6/20/2014
A Defining Act for Fathers and Sons

25 years later, that game of catch in 'Field of Dreams' still resonates for many, and experts explain why

6/20/2014
Health Tip: Teach Children About Responsibility

Make sure your expectations are understood

6/19/2014
Teen 'Sexting' Has a Double Standard, Study Shows

Girls are judged if they do, judged if they don't in small survey

6/19/2014
Mouse Study Supports Notion of 'Tanning Addiction'

'Feel-good' hormones respond to daily UV light exposure, researchers find

6/18/2014
Docs Uncomfortable Judging Patients' Competency to Carry Guns

Many don't feel qualified to make those decisions, study finds

6/17/2014
Summer's The Perfect Time for Healthy Eating

Select foods found in nature -- veggies, fruits, nuts and water, expert suggests

6/16/2014
Older Breast Cancer Patients Do Follow Drug Therapy: Study

7-year review finds adherence to recommendations for preventing cancer return

6/16/2014
Study Ties Too Much Sitting to Risks for Certain Cancers

Those with the most chair time had worse odds for colon, endometrial cancers, researchers suggest

6/13/2014
Underage Binge Drinkers Grab the Hard Stuff, Survey Finds

Only about one-third of teen booze binges involves beer

6/13/2014
Standing During Meetings May Get Creative Juices Flowing

Study found teams that met in rooms without chairs shared more ideas

6/12/2014
Less Smoking, Sex and Fighting Among U.S. High School Kids: CDC

But rates for other unhealthy behaviors, such as texting while driving, are up, agency says

6/12/2014
Cool Teens, Uncool Future?

Status-seeking behaviors of adolescence don't translate well to adult world, study suggests

6/12/2014
When School's Out, Weight Can Pile On

For certain kids, summer vacation adds unwanted pounds, review finds

6/9/2014
Did Violence Shape Evolution of the Human Face?

New research suggests that hands became big enough to form fists at same time as facial structure changed

6/7/2014
It's Better to Prevent a Sunburn Than to Treat One, Dermatologist Says

Sunscreen, shade and covering up can help protect against skin damage in the short- and long-term

6/5/2014
Kids' Obesity Risk Rises With Parents' Divorce: Study

Stress, unhealthy coping strategies may be to blame, experts say

6/4/2014
Health Tip: If You Aren't Hungry, Don't Eat

Avoid eating out of boredom

6/3/2014
Among New Smokers, Teen Boys More Likely to Quit Than Girls: Study

Being scared by cigarette warnings, playing team sports also increased chances of kicking the habit

6/2/2014
1 of 8 U.S. Kids Mistreated Before Age 18, Study Finds

Risk highest early in life, with 2 percent of children having a confirmed report by 1st birthday, researchers say

5/29/2014
Having Babies May Be 'Contagious' Among Long-Time Friends

Women tend to get pregnant soon after friends they've known since high school give birth, study finds

5/27/2014
When Teachers Are Depressed, Preschoolers May 'Act Out' More

Study points to a link, highlighting the importance of educators' mental health

5/27/2014
Your Income Might Influence Your Risk for Certain Cancers

Lifestyle-related disease, such as lung cancer, is more common among the poor, researchers find

5/23/2014
Guard Your Good Vision, Experts Say

FDA offers tips on how to protect your eyes from dangers that could harm your sight

5/23/2014
Fit Kids Have Better Body-Fat Distribution, Study Finds

Active children show fewer signs of future heart disease

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