Behavior Health News

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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

10/6/2014
The Heavier Your Fellow Diners, the More You May Eat

When companion was overweight, people ate more food, less healthy food, researchers found

10/6/2014
Teen 'Sexting' Often Precedes Actual Sex, Study Finds

Researcher says don't throw out the phone, do discuss safe behavior

10/1/2014
Jealous, Moody Women May Face Higher Alzheimer's Risk, Study Says

Chronic stress, neuroticism in midlife linked to doubled odds of dementia, researchers suggest

10/1/2014
Genes May Make Some More Prone to Heart Disease When Under Stress

Lifestyle changes could make big difference for people with a genetic risk, researchers say

10/1/2014
A Little Booze Does Get Men Smiling, Study Confirms

The liquid social lubricant seems to foster 'contagious' grinning among guys

9/30/2014
Recessions May Thwart a Woman's Motherhood Plans Forever: Study

Research found initial impact was most pronounced among women in their 20s, and lasted until they were in their 40s

9/30/2014
When It Comes to Sex Partners, Men Prefer Younger Women: Study

Researchers found women likelier to seek mates around their own age

9/29/2014
ADHD Can Hamper School Performance as Early as 2nd Grade, Study Says

Researchers report problems with reading, math, social skills

9/26/2014
Behavioral Therapy Deemed Best for Social Phobia

But finding a specialist isn't easy, experts say

9/25/2014
Can All Work and No Play Make You Diabetic?

Blue-collar jobs of 55 hours a week or more might raise your risk, study says

9/24/2014
Can Media Multitasking Alter Your Brain?

The more wired you are, the less dense your gray matter, study suggests

9/23/2014
Health Tip: Get Fit With a Buddy

It's easier than going it alone

9/22/2014
Many Parents Use Online Ratings to Pick a Pediatrician, Study Finds

Reliability of the reviews is a concern, experts say

9/20/2014
Cyberbullying Seems to Ramp Up in Middle School

Effective prevention strategies must not be 'one-size-fits-all,' researcher says

9/19/2014
Brain Structure Might Help Predict Risky Behavior

Study finds people with greater volume in one brain region are more likely to take risks involving money

9/18/2014
Mentors May Steer Young People Toward More Rewarding Careers

The result: Greater authority, responsibility likelier early on, study says

9/17/2014
Healthy Lifestyle Changes Linked to Reduced Risk for Dementia

Never too late to take steps to help avoid the memory-robbing disorder, researchers say

9/16/2014
1 in 5 U.S. Men Admits to Violence Against Spouse, Partner

Acts include hitting, kicking, biting, choking, threatening with a weapon, survey finds

9/12/2014
Sunny Skies Tied to Suicide Rates

Austrian researchers find short-term sunshine increases risk, longer-term lowers it

9/12/2014
The Parenting Trap: Coddling Anxious Kids

Trying to protect children from source of anxiety may make things worse, researchers say

9/11/2014
Aggressive People May Process Violence's Impact Differently

Brain scans revealed varying effects of watching hostile actions in the media

9/11/2014
'Fat Shaming' Doesn't Motivate Obese People to Lose Weight: Study

This type of discrimination may actually lead to weight gain, researchers say

9/11/2014
Obese People May Be More Vulnerable to Food Cues

Eating might be less rewarding and more habitual for them, research suggests

9/10/2014
Study: Rare Blood Type May Slightly Raise Dementia Risk

But lifestyle factors play a bigger role, experts say

9/10/2014
Films Featuring Dogs Seem to Boost a Breed's Popularity

Trends can last up to 10 years after a movie is released, researchers report

9/10/2014
Parents' Divorce May Hit Higher-Income Kids Harder

Dramatic changes in lifestyle can lead to behavior problems, study suggests

9/9/2014
Nine of 10 American Kids Eat Too Much Salt: CDC

Almost half of daily intake comes from the 10 foods they eat most

9/8/2014
Sibling Bullies May Leave Lasting Effects

Study links harassment at home to higher levels of depression, anxiety

9/5/2014
Bras Blameless for Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Contrary to media reports, researchers found no evidence wearing them boosted chances of disease

9/4/2014
Smoking Banned in More Than 80 Percent of U.S. Homes: CDC

Researchers cite 'considerable progress' because of changing social norms

9/4/2014
Sit Less, Protect Your DNA and Live Longer?

Finding may help explain why sitting a lot has been linked to poor health

9/3/2014
Many Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients May Skip Meds: Study

This could lead to worsening of symptoms, researchers say

9/3/2014
Personal Reminders Seem to Boost Mammography Rates

Signed letter from family doctor generates greater response, study finds

9/1/2014
Train Your Brain to Choose Fruit Salad Over French Fries

Study found program seemed to make low-cal fare an easy choice for a small group of overweight people

8/29/2014
Health Tip: Exercise While Watching Television

Get off the couch to change the channel

8/28/2014
Parents' Fights May Strain Bonds With Their Kids

On days that mom and dad argue, they treat their children differently, study finds