Behavior Health News

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9/13/2013
9/12/2013
Strong Verbal Skills in Childhood May Raise Drinking Risk, Study Suggests

These expressive kids scored higher in 'sensation-seeking,' researchers found

9/12/2013
Righty or Lefty? It's Largely Genetic, Study Suggests

Work with developing embryos provides new information

9/12/2013
Positive Attitude Linked to Longer Life in Heart Patients

Keeping physically active may boost survival in those with a negative outlook, study suggests

9/11/2013
'Love Hormone' May Affect Social Connections

Study shows oxytocin alters brain activity in mice; findings support ongoing trials in people with autism

9/11/2013
Lying in Virtual World Can Be Spotted, Study Finds

Researchers found slower, shorter responses in electronic messaging were clues to deception

9/11/2013
Young People May Respond Better to Upbeat Health Messages

Campaigns focusing on dangers, risks might not work when you feel invincible, study suggests

9/10/2013
Changes in Household Routines Help Reduce Kids' Obesity: Study

Parents who limited kids' TV time, increased sleep time saw less excess weight gain in children

9/6/2013
Short Sleep on Work Nights Common: Poll

International survey highlights how culture may influence sleep habits

9/6/2013
Making Music May Encourage Teamwork in Kids

Study showed preschoolers in music groups were more cooperative and helpful

9/5/2013
Impulsive Food Purchases Tied to Too Little Sleep, Study Finds

People may buy more food, higher-calorie items when deprived of shuteye

9/5/2013
Friends' Online Photos May Sway Teens' Behavior

Pictures of peers smoking or drinking might encourage others in social network to do the same, study says

9/4/2013
Screaming, Cursing at Your Misbehaving Teen May Backfire

Study found verbal abuse promoted more disobedience and conflict

9/2/2013
Boys Have Higher Death Rates From Many Causes, Study Shows

Finds their risk is greater than girls; experts say many factors may be involved

9/2/2013
8/30/2013
Back-to-School Tips May Help Ease Sensory Overload in Kids

Students with 'sensory processing disorder' often struggle with adapting to change

8/30/2013
For Teens, Favorite Tunes May Impair Driving

On-road study found they drove more safely with calmer music chosen by others

8/30/2013
Mellow Music May Help Stave Off Road Rage

The sooner you tune in, the better, study finds

8/30/2013
In Showdowns Between Sexes, Male Ego Bruises Easily

When wives or girlfriends succeed, men's self-esteem sags, study contends

8/29/2013
Anxiety Linked to a Need for More Personal Space

Anxious people perceive threats as closer than others do, and may react defensively, study suggests

8/29/2013
Middle-Aged Health Behavior a Matter of Degrees

When medical conditions arose, study found college-educated people were more apt to change their lifestyles

8/28/2013
Humans Hardwired to Feel Others' Pain, Study Finds

This ability is likely an evolutionary adaptation, researcher says

8/27/2013
Want to Spend Less? Shop in High Heels, Study Says

When consumers were focused on physical balance, they tended to show restraint with purchases

8/27/2013
Simple Strategies Aren't Always Enough for Bedwetting

In tougher cases, alarms or medications may be the answer, experts say

8/27/2013
What Is 'Play' to a Child With Autism?

Motion preferred to arts and crafts or pretending, study finds

8/26/2013
U.S. Schools Show Progress in Healthy Behaviors, CDC Says

Report highlights good news: better nutrition, more physical activity and tobacco bans

8/26/2013
Worse Outcomes Seen When Patients Leave Hospital Against Medical Advice

Large study found more readmissions, higher death rates

8/26/2013
More Links Seen Between Autism, ADHD

Study found 1 in 5 kids with attention disorder also had autistic-type traits

8/23/2013
Some Video Games May Boost Brain's Flexibility, Study Finds

Real-time strategy games hone ability to think on the fly, says researcher

8/22/2013
Kidney Disease Patients Can Benefit From Exercise: Study

Program created specifically for people with multiple health issues was safe, boosted fitness

8/21/2013
Nicotine Addiction Level May Predict Weight Gain in Ex-Smokers

On average, people in study put on less than 3 pounds in 3 months after quitting

8/21/2013
Brain-Damaged Athletes May Show Mood or Thinking Impairments First

Study adds to understanding of chronic traumatic encephalopathy

8/21/2013
Genetic Risks for Eating Disorders, Alcoholism May Be Connected

Twin study found ties between alcohol dependence and binge eating or purging

8/20/2013
How Toddlers' TV Time Can Hurt Kindergarten Success

Weaker skills seen in kids who watch more than 2 hours daily, study says

8/20/2013
Childhood Bullying Scars Can Last Into Adulthood

Higher risk of illness, work and social problems seen in long-term study

8/20/2013
Lead Exposure Tied to Early Risk of School Suspension

Kids' attention levels and behavior may be affected, study suggests

8/19/2013
Epilepsy Drug Warnings May Slip Through Cracks

1 in 5 neurologists unaware of updated safety risks identified by FDA, survey finds

8/19/2013
Heart Failure Survival May Get a Boost From Doctor's Visit

Follow-up care within a month of hospital discharge linked to better patient outcomes

8/17/2013
Messy Office a Fertile Ground for Creative Mind: Study

Neat desk tied to positive behaviors, but untidy workspace may encourage thinking 'outside the box'

8/16/2013
Kindergartners' Soda Intake Linked to Aggression in Study

Nearly half of urban 5-year-olds consume soft drinks every day, their mothers say

8/15/2013
One Exercise Session Won't Bring a Good Night's Sleep

Study found there is no quick fix for insomnia when it comes to working out

8/15/2013
Study Challenges Theory About Left Brain/Right Brain Behavior

MRI scans don't indicate that one hemisphere dominates or affects personality

8/14/2013
Could Facebook Habit Make You Less Happy?

Life satisfaction dropped as use increased among young adults, study found

8/13/2013
'Hookup' Culture on College Campuses Not All That New

Attitudes about sex haven't changed much in past two decades, surveys show

8/13/2013
Many Risk Factors for Early Dementia Can Show Up in Teens

Alcohol abuse topped the list in large study of Swedish men

8/13/2013
Health Tip: When Your Child Is Scared of the Dark

Offer assurance that he or she is safe

8/12/2013
ADHD + Texting = Double Trouble for Teen Drivers, Study Finds

One proposed solution: technology that cuts off cellphone when engine is on

8/12/2013
Obesity Risk Factors May Vary for Boys, Girls

Playing team sports, even drinking milk affected kids differently in study

8/9/2013
Cigarette Taxes Deter Heavy Drinking, Study Suggests

Smoking increases risk for problematic drinking, researcher notes

8/9/2013
Young Homeless People With Friends at Lower Risk for STDs: Study

Those with same-gender friends in stable housing reported safer sex habits