Behavior Health News

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10/31/2013
Wag the Dog? Pooches Pay Heed to Tails' Direction

They're anxious in response to left-wagging peers, relaxed when others' tails go right, study finds

10/30/2013
Surprise: Guys and Girls Both Check Out Breasts

But study finds women do it more to compare than stare

10/30/2013
Suicide a Risk for Young Cancer Patients, Study Finds

Teens, young adults should be assessed, monitored after diagnosis, researchers say

10/28/2013
Mondays Might Be Your Best Day to Quit Smoking

Smokers most likely to seek online advice about quitting on the first day of the workweek, study finds

10/28/2013
Too Much Sitting Tied to Higher Risk of Colon Polyps in Men

'Active couch potatoes' who do get some exercise just as vulnerable, study suggests

10/28/2013
Help Your Children Manage Media Use, Experts Urge

Smartphones, social media and TV take up large chunks of most kids' days

10/28/2013
Social Isolation Linked to More Pain After Hip Replacement

Patients lacking social support at higher risk of ongoing pain 2 years after surgery, study found

10/25/2013
Can't Settle on a Menu Selection? Listen to Your Tablemates

Food choices can be influenced by your dining companions, study suggests

10/24/2013
Men May Stroll a Little Slower Down Lovers' Lane

Study found males decreased their speed when walking beside a romantic partner

10/23/2013
Three-Quarters of U.S. Teens Say They Don't Drink

Survey found teens are getting message about dangers of alcohol

10/22/2013
Counseling With HIV Testing May Not Help Prevent Future STDs

Study saw no decrease in infection rate among at-risk recipients given behavior-change advice

10/22/2013
Being Web-Savvy Tied to Better Health in Seniors: Study

Nonusers were less likely to exercise, eat a healthy diet or get colon cancer screening

10/22/2013
Many Kids With Autism on Multiple Medications, Study Finds

Experts say parents should be cautious about their use

10/22/2013
Learning Challenging Skills Tied to Better Memory in Seniors

Taking up an activity such as digital photography appears to give a boost to aging brains

10/19/2013
Doctor's Eye Contact Strengthens Bond With Patient, Study Finds

Study used second-by-second video analysis of office visits

10/18/2013
Stalking Can Take Mental Toll on Victims, Study Confirms

The psychological effects are even more profound for women who were stalked as adults, results show

10/18/2013
4 of 5 Colleges Students Text While Driving: Study

Young men may overestimate their ability to multitask behind the wheel, researchers say

10/18/2013
California Teens Drinking More Sugary Drinks: Report

Daily consumption of soda, sports and energy drinks contributes to obesity crisis, experts warn

10/17/2013
Men With Deep Voices Attract More Women, Study Finds

But these husky-toned males are often viewed as flings, not long-term mates

10/17/2013
Meds That Prevent HIV Infection Don't Spur Risky Behavior: Study

HIV-negative people who know they're protected do not increase their sexual risk-taking, research shows

10/17/2013
U.S. Teens More Vulnerable to Genital Herpes, Study Suggests

They may have lower levels of protective antibodies to the virus than in years past

10/15/2013
Snubbed? Brain Chemicals Might Comfort You

Study finds that opioids are released in times of social distress

10/15/2013
Crystal Meth May Jump-Start Injection Drug Use, Study Says

Researchers focused on street kids in Canada

10/15/2013
Did Recession Lead to Increase in Vasectomies?

Wisconsin researchers found link between economy and procedure rates, but another expert says it's not proof

10/14/2013
Irregular Bedtimes Lead to Behavior Problems in Kids: Study

But, setting a consistent bedtime can get children back on track, researcher says

10/11/2013
Extra Shuteye on Weekends May Not Replace Sleep Lost During Week

Sleep-deprived study volunteers still had poor attention levels even after making up for lost slumber

10/11/2013
Obamacare Should Help Those With Mental Health Issues, Advocates Say

Easier access, coverage for pre-existing conditions among some of the benefits cited

10/10/2013
Elephants Understand Pointing, Research Shows

'Cognitively much more like us than has been realized,' expert says

10/10/2013
Too Much Online Health Info May Worsen Worriers' Anxiety

Unfounded health fears and searching the Web for symptoms might increase stress, study finds

10/9/2013
Early Puberty Tied to Higher Odds of Substance Use in Teens: Survey

Tobacco, marijuana and alcohol use addressed

10/7/2013
Docs Urged to Treat Unhealthy Habits Before Damage Is Done

Target problems like smoking, poor eating and being overweight, heart association says

10/6/2013
Righty? Lefty? Genes' Role Still Unclear

New study suggests DNA only plays a minor part in handedness

10/4/2013
Friend or Lover? Your Voice May Give You Away

Researcher suggests that people can perceive vocal changes that might indicate a partner is cheating

10/3/2013
Literature Lovers May 'Read' Other People Better

Study measured empathy in readers of literary and popular fiction, nonfiction

10/3/2013
Does Your Preschool Child Have ADHD?

Relying on several sources, including teachers, clinicians and yourself, is best way to find out, study says

10/3/2013
Persuasive Power of Eye Contact May Be a Myth, Study Suggests

Gazing into an opponent's baby blues may not win him over to your point of view

10/2/2013
Long Periods of Delirium in ICU May Raise Risk of Mental Impairment

Study found these patients suffered problems similar to those seen with brain injuries, early Alzheimer's

10/2/2013
Skin Cancer Patients Not Avoiding Sun, Study Suggests

Danish researchers looked at exposure after melanoma diagnosis

10/1/2013
Kids With Autism Often Have Trouble Sleeping, Study Shows

From age 2.5 until their teens, children with the disorder tend to wake up frequently during the night

10/1/2013
Stressful Middle Age Tied to Higher Alzheimer's Risk in Women

Swedish study looked at effect of issues such as divorce, job strain over nearly 4 decades

9/30/2013
Aging Brain May Have More Trouble With Financial Decisions: Study

Older people also tend to tolerate less financial risk, research suggests

9/27/2013
Shopping Doesn't Help in Face of Trauma, Researchers Say

Study of people continually faced with rocket attacks found compulsive spending made stress worse

9/27/2013
Teaching Sleep Tips to Parents Seems to Help Kids With Autism

Boosting exercise, limiting caffeine and reducing video games at bedtime are important

9/24/2013
Drinking Locations Factor Into Partner Violence, Study Says

Where alcohol is consumed -- home, party, bar or park -- affects whether man or woman is victimized

9/23/2013
Health Tip: Communicating With Kids

Make sure you have time to listen

9/22/2013
Racism Takes a Toll on Kids' Mental Health, Research Shows

Review found strong links between discrimination and anxiety, low self-esteem in minority teens

9/16/2013
Bullied Kids Often Develop Physical Symptoms, Study Says

Sometimes a stomach ache or headache can be a cry for help

9/15/2013
Does Your Shopping Style Say You're Powerful or Powerless?

Researchers look at how people evaluate prices

9/14/2013
The Real Message Behind Status Handbags?

Women may be saying 'Stay away, he's mine'

9/13/2013
Teens' Antisocial Texts May Foretell Bad Behavior

But teenagers also use texting in positive ways, study finds