Behavior Health News

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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

3/21/2014
For Happy Marriage, His Personality May Be Key

Study looked at health, 'positivity' and other traits in older couples

3/19/2014
Rigid Parenting Style Linked to Obese Kids

Demanding, inflexible approach might foster negative response, study suggests

3/14/2014
Science Probes Secrets of 'Contagious Yawning'

People don't do it because they are empathizing with a yawner, study suggests

3/13/2014
Yes, You Can Catch a Bad Mood on Facebook

Researchers report that emotions spread through online world, just like in real life

3/13/2014
'Five-Second' Food Rule May Be Real, Study Finds

Microbiology professor and students test the theory, find it isn't just a myth

3/12/2014
Autism, ADHD Tied to Gender Concerns in Some Kids: Study

These children may be less inhibited, more likely to say they want to be another gender, researchers suggest

3/10/2014
Kids Who Repeat a Grade Can Become Discipline Problems, Study Says

Schools that had more repeaters had more suspensions, other signs of trouble in student body

3/7/2014
Could More Time on Facebook Help Spur Eating Disorders?

College students who 'untagged' self-photos, cared a lot about 'likes' had more body-image issues in study

3/6/2014
Texting While Walking Often Leads to Injuries: Expert

Distraction causes people to fall down stairs, step into traffic, trauma doctor says

3/6/2014
Kids With ADHD May Face Higher Obesity Risk as Teens

Finnish study also found more physical inactivity in this group

3/5/2014
Do Harder Working Husbands Have Healthier Wives?

His long work hours may boost her health, study suggests

3/5/2014
Moving Out of Poor Neighborhood May Disrupt Boys' Mental Health: Study

However, girls tend to do better with upward mobility, researchers say

3/4/2014
Hangovers Don't Delay the Next Drink, Study Finds

The painful after-effects of too much booze may be seen as just a temporary nuisance, researchers say

3/4/2014
Sexual Harassment Really Is Rampant in Bars, Study Finds

Persistent annoyance of women usually ignored by bar staff, observers report

2/28/2014
What Makes an Aggressive Dog, and How You Can Spot One

Study suggests it's not so much the breed as the gender, training, origin and owner's age

2/28/2014
'Eating for Two' During Pregnancy Could Pack on Too Many Pounds

Small study found those who closely watched weight gain did better

2/26/2014
Teens Who Indoor Tan Often Take Other Health Risks: Survey

CDC study tied practice to binge drinking, drug use and extreme weight control measures

2/22/2014
Students' Health Habits Tied to School Success

Fitness, nutrition, proper sleep and TV restrictions appeared to make a difference in study of city kids

2/21/2014
Family Conflicts Can Impair Child's Brain Development: Study

Early exposure to parental tension is a risk factor for later mental woes, researchers say

2/20/2014
Average Obese Woman Gets Just 1 Hour of Exercise a Year: Study

Obese men don't do much better, breaking a sweat only 3.6 hours annually, researchers say

2/19/2014
Too Much Sitting After 60 May Lead to Disability, Study Says

For each extra sedentary hour per day, researchers found a 50 percent increased risk

2/19/2014
A Judgmental Doctor May Make It Hard to Lose Weight

Finding suggests physicians need to be less negative when counseling overweight patients

2/18/2014
Elephants Comfort Each Other in Distress: Study

Scientists observed them use touch, make soothing sounds for consolation

2/17/2014
Living in Rich Neighborhood May Fuel Materialism

Keeping up with the Joneses hardest on young city dwellers with less money, study finds

2/17/2014
Could Stress Hormones Help Spur Stock Market Crashes?

Small study suggests traders with sustained rise in cortisol levels might avoid taking risks

2/17/2014
Who's a Hunk Depends on Time of the Month

Study found more masculine looks were preferred during ovulation

2/17/2014
Bullying May Have Lasting Health Effects on Kids

Study of students in grades 5 through 10 found mental, physical fallout even if harassment stopped

2/17/2014
Kids With ADHD May Benefit From 'Brain Wave' Training in School: Study

But experts agree more research is needed to see if that translates into better classroom performance

2/15/2014
Sea Lion Shows Non-Human Mammals Also Have Rhythm

By working with Ronan, researchers discovered it's not just mimicking birds who can keep the beat

2/14/2014
Want to Rekindle Romance? Try Double Dating

Interaction between couples might help partners value each other more, study suggests

2/14/2014
Indoor Tanning Laws Help Keep Teen Girls Away, Study Finds

In states that had some restrictions in place, use of tanning beds dropped 30 percent

2/12/2014
Quitting Smoking Linked to Better Mental Health in Study

Over 3 years, people who stopped reported drop in mood disorders, alcohol and drug problems

2/10/2014
Sex Is Important to Many Midlife Women

Study finds some challenges with sexual function that can be remedied

2/8/2014
Don't Pressure Preschoolers to Overeat, Experts Say

Filling their own plate may help young kids learn to understand their body's hunger cues

2/6/2014
New Guidelines Aim to Lower Stroke Risk in Women

Pregnancy, childbirth, female hormones can all influence lifelong risk, experts say

2/6/2014
Infants' Response to Talking Faces May Be Clue to Autism

Researchers found 6-month-olds who shifted their gaze away were more likely to develop disorder

2/5/2014
Fatal Car Crashes Involving Pot Use Have Tripled in U.S., Study Finds

Researchers note that increase included men and women, and all age groups

2/5/2014
Shy Kids Might Not Have Difficulty With Language

Study suggests these toddlers understand what they hear as well as more outgoing peers

2/5/2014
Boosting Access to Healthier Grocery Stores Might Not Improve Eating Habits

Study suggests putting stores in poor neighborhoods isn't enough; promotional efforts also needed

2/3/2014
HPV Shot Doesn't Encourage Sexual Activity in Young Girls: Study

Finding should reassure parents about the cervical cancer vaccine, doctors say

2/3/2014
Gay Teen Boys More Likely to Use Muscle-Building Steroids: Survey

They're also reporting heavier use, possibly putting themselves at risk for harmful side effects

2/3/2014
Health Tip: Teens, Take Action to Become Healthier

But don't try to accomplish too much at once

1/31/2014
College Drinking May Aggravate PTSD Symptoms

One leads to the other, creating a vicious cycle, study says

1/31/2014
Alcohol Tied to Domestic Violence on College Campuses

Researchers did not find a link between marijuana use and partner abuse

1/31/2014
A Challenge at Work Might Ease Autism Symptoms in Adults

Finding counters the notion that difficult behaviors are hard to alter in these patients

1/30/2014
Stressed by Work-Life Balance? Just Exercise

Workouts, or even spurts of activity, can keep stress levels down and confidence up, survey results show

1/29/2014
Neanderthal DNA Influences Modern Humans: Study

Seems to play a role in conditions like diabetes, Crohn's disease, as well as behaviors such as smoking, researchers say

1/29/2014
Lower Obesity Rates Due to Better Diets, Not Economy: Study

A decade of urging Americans to embrace healthier food habits appears to be paying off, researchers say

1/27/2014
Kids Bullied During Gym Class May Stop Exercising

Study found drop in activity among students of all weights after being teased about physical ability