Behavior Health News

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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

12/27/2013
Counselors Give Smokers Best Chance to Quit: Study

Nicotine replacement treatment alone doesn't improve odds of kicking the habit, researchers found

12/26/2013
Facebook Faux Pas: Awkward! Or Maybe Not

Survey found those intent on putting best face forward were likelier to feel bad about online miscues

12/25/2013
Food Safety Counts, Especially During the Holiday Season

Hand washing is key to preventing the spread of foodborne illnesses, expert advises

12/19/2013
Teens Who 'Sext' Don't Dwell on Consequences

Peer pressure seems stronger than parental warnings, study suggests

12/18/2013
Certain Blood Proteins Higher in People Prone to Outbursts of Rage

Study finds link between levels of inflammation and explosive disorder

12/13/2013
Just Imagining Brightness Might Make Your Eyes React

Pupil size changed when people visualized sunny days in study

12/13/2013
Avid Cellphone Use by College Kids Tied to Anxiety, Lower Grades

Study suggests problems may come from sense of obligation to stay connected

12/12/2013
Could a Tiny Worm Help Treat Autism?

Researchers see promise in two novel therapies

12/12/2013
Tough to Predict Profile of Mass Shooter: Report

Many factors converge over time before someone commits such a crime, experts say

12/11/2013
Kids' Social Skills May Suffer When Mothers Drink During Pregnancy

Study suggests effect on children's brains goes beyond intelligence

12/11/2013
Health Tip: Relax During the Holidays

Suggestions to help keep you calmer

12/10/2013
Those With Insurance More Likely to Use Preventive Care: Study

And they're less likely to adopt risky habits like smoking

12/7/2013
Expert Tips for Those Grieving During Holiday Season

Keep in touch with family and friends, but don't overcommit yourself

12/5/2013
Sensory Therapy Might Work for Kids With Autism

Study found it helped children bothered by ordinary noises, feel of toothbrush or shower water on skin

12/5/2013
Why Johnny Can't Sleep

New research on teens says parenting, social ties play bigger role than biology

12/4/2013
Less Physical Activity, More TV for Today's Moms, Study Finds

This generation is less active than mothers in 1960s, researchers say

12/4/2013
OMG, Guys Can Talk Like Valley Girls, Too?

For sure, 'uptalk' is spreading, new study finds

12/4/2013
More Than 6 Percent of U.S. Teens Take Psychiatric Meds: Survey

ADHD, depression most common conditions reported by those on medication

12/2/2013
Brain Scans May Support Venus/Mars Divide Between Sexes

Study analyzed brain 'wiring' of kids, teens and young adults

11/29/2013
Tips for Being a Partner in Your Own Care

Preparation, communication between patient and doctor are key, expert says

11/29/2013
11/28/2013
Giving Thanks Could Be Good for You

Gratitude is more than just a gesture, research says

11/28/2013
Health Tip: Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Regular exercise is a key preventative

11/27/2013
More Wealth May Lead to More Disappointment, Study Finds

Global data indicate there is a limit to how much money can boost life satisfaction

11/27/2013
Brain Researchers Spot Decision-Making Center in Rats

Experiments found when region was shut down, the animals no longer made good choices

11/27/2013
Exercise May Not Stave Off Holiday Weight Gain

Study suggests nothing can replace moderation in the face of high-calorie food and drinks

11/26/2013
Regrets About Sex May Depend on Your Gender

Men tend to bemoan missed sexual episodes, while women lamented one-nighters, study finds

11/26/2013
Health Tip: Limiting Kids' TV Time

Set and enforce rules

11/25/2013
How the 'Love Hormone' Works Its Magic

A whiff of oxytocin lit up reward center in men's brains when they looked at their partner's face

11/25/2013
Smaller Classes May Be Key to High School Friendships

Teens tend to bond in 'elective' courses such as Latin, calculus, woodshop, study finds

11/22/2013
50 Years Later, the Kennedy Assassination Still Haunts a Generation

As children, Baby Boomers absorbed the violence, shock and sense of vulnerability -- and can't forget

11/18/2013
Bedroom TV, Video Games Linked to Less Sleep in Boys With Autism

But whether one causes the other isn't clear

11/18/2013
College Students Feel Pull of Cigarette Ads, Study Finds

A single pro-smoking message can have a week-long effect, researchers say

11/15/2013
Working Moms Spend More Time Parenting Than Dads: Study

But fathers also 'highly involved' with their babies, researchers say

11/15/2013
Many People Ignore, Miss Calorie Counts on Fast-Food Menus: Survey

Of 2,000 customers, 40 percent noticed the information and 10 percent used it

11/15/2013
When, Where Did Dogs Become Man's Best Friend?

Research suggests ancient European hunters first bonded with canines, but debate continues

11/14/2013
Teens Who Are Night Owls May Struggle in School

Study found staying up late translated into lower GPA scores, more emotional problems

11/14/2013
11/13/2013
Magnetic Brain Stimulation Shows Promise Against Eating Disorders

Small study found almost half of those with anorexia, bulimia had symptom relief

11/12/2013
Bullies More Likely to Engage in Risky Sex, Study Finds

Poor coping strategies might apply in both cases, researcher says

11/12/2013
Brain Differences Seen in Social Butterflies

Small study found three regions were larger, more connected than they were in more isolated people

11/11/2013
Teens May Have Less Impulse Control When Faced With Danger

Study authors say this might make them more likely to commit crimes

11/11/2013
Gun Violence in PG-13 Movies Tripled Since 1985, Study Finds

But experts say research can't link exposure to real-life crime among kids

11/8/2013
What Happens When a Child With Autism Refuses Most Foods?

Case report suggests vitamin deficiencies, serious health problems can follow

11/6/2013
Family Meals May Keep Kids, Parents at Healthy Weight

Study found it's best to eat dinner in kitchen or dining room

11/1/2013
Domestic Violence Travels Down Through Generations, Study Finds

Adults whose parents experienced intimate-partner violence often become abusers or victims themselves

10/31/2013
Lots of Texting, Emailing Going On in College Classrooms

Study found students use digital devices during class an average of 11 times a day

10/31/2013
Dark Side of 'Chat Rooms' for Troubled Teens: Talk of Self-Harm

Strong link observed between online forums and suicide risk, study says

10/31/2013
Babies Work Specific Brain Areas to Imitate People

Study mapped their brain response while copying adults playing with toys