Behavior Health News

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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

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