Behavior Health News

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5/8/2014
Brain Activity Changes in Pregnant Women, Study Finds

Boost in activity in brain region that reads faces may prepare mom to bond with baby, researcher suggests

5/8/2014
Is Your Brain Overheating? Try Yawning

Study offers up new theory on why people yawn

5/7/2014
Little Cigars Liked by Teens Are Still 'Candy-Flavored Tobacco': Report

Researchers found some of the cigars, which are unregulated by FDA, had more chemical flavoring than candy or Kool-Aid

5/6/2014
Could Energy Drinks Be Wrong Choice for Some Teens?

Unhealthy behaviors may be more common in those who consume the beverages, research suggests

5/2/2014
Women Viewed as Equal To or Better Than Men as Leaders

Some suggest it's time for businesses to switch to a more feminine management style

5/2/2014
News Coverage of Teen Suicides May Have Ripple Effect

Study finds possible link between prominent stories and copy-cat deaths

4/30/2014
Traumatic Brain Injury Common Among Homeless Men

In small Canadian study, 70 percent of such injuries occurred during childhood or teen years

4/29/2014
Altruism May Help Shield Teens From Depression: Study

Researchers monitored area of the brain tied to rewards, pleasure

4/29/2014
Calling Young Girls 'Fat' May Increase Their Teen-Obesity Risk

Stigma alone could spur overeating, study authors say

4/28/2014
Higher Doses of Antidepressants Linked to Suicidal Behavior in Young Patients: Study

They were twice as likely to try to hurt themselves if they were prescribed more than recommended dose

4/28/2014
Lab Mice Stressed Out By Men, But Not Women, Study Finds

And that could sway scientific findings generally, researchers say

4/28/2014
Gastro Woes More Common in Kids With Autism: Review

Their risk for digestive problems is 4 times higher than in typically developing peers, researchers found

4/25/2014
ADHD Drug Ritalin Boosted Self-Control in Tests

Researchers think manipulating brain chemicals might help people stick to a diet or boring tasks

4/25/2014
FDA Advisers: Ban Use of Behavior-Modifying 'Shock Devices'

The controversial tools are used on emotionally disabled kids at a Mass. facility

4/24/2014
Bullying Rates Drop Among American Teens: Study

Surveys taken over 10-year period showed roughly half as many kids were instigators

4/24/2014
FDA Reconsiders Behavior-Modifying 'Shock Devices'

Agency meets Thursday to discuss outlawing tools used on emotionally disabled kids

4/24/2014
1 in 13 U.S. Schoolkids Takes Psych Meds: Report

More than half of parents said the drugs are helpful

4/22/2014
Mental Illness Not a Driving Force Behind Crime: Study

Few crimes committed by mentally ill patients were directly linked to symptoms, researcher notes

4/21/2014
Guys, Don't Bother Trying to Sound Sexy

Study says this is something only women can accomplish

4/18/2014
Extroverts Happier Regardless of Culture, Study Finds

Researchers compared college students in five nations

4/18/2014
How to Make 'Low-Cal' Menu Options More Palatable

Study authors recommend not grouping these dishes together

4/18/2014
Scientists Probe What Makes People Get Their Groove On

Offbeat rhythms of funk, hip-hip, R and B work best to get listeners on the dance floor, study finds

4/18/2014
Happy Couples Nestle Together at Night, Survey Finds

Respondents were unhappier with relationship as sleeping distance grew

4/17/2014
Creative Pursuits Might Boost Your Job Performance

Study finds association between self-expression, improved problem-solving skills

4/17/2014
Health Tip: Avoid Emotional Driving

Suggestions to stay calm and focused

4/16/2014
Chimps Prefer Firm 'Mattress'

Like humans, they're highly selective about where they sleep, researcher says

4/16/2014
Key Brain 'Networks' May Differ in Autism, Study Suggests

Neural systems tied to gauging social cues appear 'over-connected' in children with the disorder

4/11/2014
Teens' Indoor Tanning May Be Linked to Unhealthy Dieting

Poor body image behind both behaviors, expert says

4/10/2014
A Doctor's 'People Skills' Affects Patients' Health

Comfortable relationship can be as beneficial as statins for heart problems, study finds

4/10/2014
Does Facebook Make Women Feel Bad About Their Bodies?

Study found more time on the social networking site was tied to greater likelihood of negative self-image

4/10/2014
Don't Bother 'Faking It' in the Bedroom

Study says partners can gauge each other's sexual satisfaction

4/9/2014
Hearing Loss Might Make Elderly Feel More Isolated

Study found those who had trouble hearing became more socially withdrawn than others their age

4/9/2014
Naps Enhance Learning for Young Children, Study Says

Preschoolers, infants performed better on language experiments after brief sleep

4/4/2014
Few Good Resources on Self-Harm Exist Online, Study Finds

Misleading information could affect treatment decisions, researchers say

4/4/2014
Teens' Screen Time May Affect Their Bone Health: Study

Researchers in Norway found contrasting bone density results in boys, girls

4/4/2014
4/2/2014
Hands-Free Cellphones Don't Make Driving Safer, Review Shows

But survey found 80 percent of drivers think they are less dangerous than hand-held versions

4/2/2014
For Greater Happiness, Spend Your Money on 'Life Experiences': Study

Researchers found people put more money on material goods, but emotional payoff is lower

4/1/2014
Parental Messages That Stress No Alcohol Do Get Through, Survey Finds

92 percent of teens who said parents opposed underage drinking weren't drinkers, MADD says

3/28/2014
Many Young Males Report Unwanted Sex

Female acquaintance was the aggressor in majority of cases, U.S. study finds

3/28/2014
Many Kids May Have High Cholesterol, Regardless of Weight

Abnormal levels seen in 1 of 3 children, possibly raising future heart disease risk, researcher says

3/27/2014
U.S. Autism Estimates Rise by 30 Percent for Kids

Researchers say increase could be due to better diagnosis of the developmental disorder

3/27/2014
Cholesterol Levels Spike During Winter Months, Study Finds

Tendency to eat more, exercise less when it's cold and snowy outside may explain trend

3/27/2014
'Grazing' Appears No Better for Weight Loss Than Standard Meals

Daily calories, not how often you eat, are what matter, study finds

3/26/2014
Medical Marijuana's Legalization Doesn't Raise Crime Rates: Study

Nationwide data helps inform debate as restrictions on pot use continue to ease, researchers say

3/26/2014
Goats Aren't Dummies

Study finds they can learn complex tasks, remember them for a long time

3/25/2014
Can Exercise and an Occasional Drink Boost Eye Health?

More research needed to show whether lifestyle directly affects vision loss, study author says

3/25/2014
Spanking Triggers Vicious Cycle, Study Finds

Unruly kids more likely to be spanked, but doing so leads to more misbehavior, researcher says

3/24/2014
When Moms Get Active, Kids Follow

Study of 4-year-olds suggests mothers help by spurring activity, taking part and being role models

3/21/2014
Doctors Often Comply When Patients Ask for Advertised Drugs: Study

More research needed on possible influence of 'Ask Your Doctor' ads, study authors say