Behavior Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

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