Behavior Health News

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8/8/2013
Answers to Yes/No Questions Seen in Pupil Size: Study

Finding might help immobile patients communicate

8/8/2013
Early Discipline Tied to Less Use of Drugs, Alcohol in Teens

A program to help correct disruptive behavior at ages 7 to 9 seemed to make a difference through age 17

8/7/2013
Dolphins Remember for Decades, Study Finds

The unique 'signature' whistle that each dolphin uses appears to be recalled by others, even years later

8/6/2013
Mother's Personality Influences Breast-Feeding Decision, Study Finds

Introverted, anxious moms may need extra support, researcher says

8/5/2013
Economic Recession Tied to 'Harsh' Parenting From Mothers

But study only found effect for those with specific type of gene

8/5/2013
If Parents Ever Smoked, Teens May Be More Likely to Light Up

Study also shows influence of older siblings

8/2/2013
Playing Violent Video Games Linked to Impulsive Behavior

But these same action games were tied to improved visual skills, researchers say

8/2/2013
Teens' IQ Takes a Hit From Fighting, Study Finds

Loss of intelligence more severe for girls, researchers say

8/2/2013
'Retail Therapy' Might Not Be So Bad After All

Are you a one-upper, comfort seeker or 'happy hedonist' shopper?

8/1/2013
Bullied Kids May Have More Legal Woes in Adulthood

They're more apt to be convicted of crimes, do jail time, 14-year study found

7/31/2013
1 in 3 Young Americans Has Suffered Dating Violence: Survey

Problem isn't getting better, expert warns

7/31/2013
Do-Gooders May Be Doing Good Things for Their Genes: Study

Happiness derived from living a purposeful life found to be better for the body than selfish satisfaction

7/30/2013
Siblings of Disabled Kids May Show Emotional Effects

Study found stress, care schedule may squeeze out parental time with brothers, sisters

7/30/2013
'Engaged' Teens More Likely to Stay in School, Study Shows

These kids participate academically, feel connected and are motivated to learn

7/30/2013
Growing Up Poor May Raise Odds for Smoking: Study

Study suggests kids in poor families may have less self-control when it comes to healthy behaviors

7/29/2013
Docs Should Counsel Heart Attack Survivors on Resuming Sex, Experts Say

Too often, worries over the safety of sexual activity are not addressed

7/29/2013
Did Monogamy Arise to Protect Babies From Unrelated Males?

Study suggests that couples began sticking together to help keep infants from being killed

7/25/2013
Health Tip: Mental Status Affects Your Driving

Pull over if you're upset or angry

7/24/2013
Very Preterm Babies May Have Trouble Bonding With Parents

Study authors say parenting problems are not the cause

7/24/2013
Smoking During Pregnancy Tied to Behavior Issues in Kids

But the cause of the association remains unknown, researchers say

7/24/2013
Obese Applicants More Often Denied Entry to Graduate Schools: Study

Applicants of any size fared equally in phone interviews, but bias crept in at face-to-face meetings

7/24/2013
For Seniors, Unhealthy Living May Lead to Disability

Study looked at exercise, smoking, nutrition and other habits

7/23/2013
Study Sees No Link Between Mercury Exposure, Autistic Behavior

The chemical is often found in fish, prompting many pregnant women to avoid the food

7/23/2013
Is 'Sex Addiction' for Real? Study Says Maybe Not

Brain scans failed to prove that highly sexed people have anything more than strong libidos

7/23/2013
Single Men Show Higher Risk of Cancer-Linked Oral HPV

But overall risk is low, and virus usually clears within a year, study found

7/22/2013
Homemade Blowgun Darts Pose Choking Dangers for Teens

Boys found DIY instructions online in 3 emergency cases described in report

7/19/2013
Weight Loss May Help Thwart Diabetes

Overweight study patients who shed pounds through lifestyle changes kept full-blown disease at bay

7/18/2013
Your Smartphone May Be Making You Fat

Heavy use tied to sedentary lifestyle, less fitness in study of college students

7/18/2013
Health Tip: Don't Despair About Your Pregnant Body

Understand that changes are necessary

7/17/2013
States Boosting Efforts Against Distracted Driving: Report

But increased education, law enforcement is stymied by drivers' reluctance to 'put down their phones'

7/15/2013
Kids Mimic Parents' TV Viewing Habits

Study found that the more Mom and Dad watch, the more children turn on the television themselves

7/15/2013
Physical Punishment in Childhood Tied to Health Woes as Adults

Study found higher odds for adult obesity, heart disease, arthritis

7/14/2013
Sweet Tooth May Foretell of Binge Drinking, Brain Scans Show

Preference for alcohol, sugary water both show up in reward center; finding could aid future research

7/12/2013
Turn Down the Danger of Hearing Loss

Expert gives advice on avoiding earbuds, lots of loud noises

7/12/2013
Murderers' Minds Seem to Differ Depending on Type of Crime

Study compared mental illness, substance problems between impulsive and premeditated killers

7/11/2013
Smoking Plus Heavy Drinking May Accelerate Mental Decline

For every 10 years of puffing and boozing, the brain ages the equivalent of 12 years, study says

7/11/2013
Recession May Have Boosted Teens' Social Consciousness

In study, high school seniors were more likely to care about others, environment when economy faltered

7/9/2013
Mother's Immune System Might Play Role in Certain Cases of Autism

'Auto-antibodies' in maternal blood appear tied to particular form of the condition, studies find

7/9/2013
That Bad Boss May Be Toxic to Your Family, Too

Research shows employees bring workplace stress home to spouses, children

7/9/2013
Singing Together Fosters Harmonious Hearts

The melody and structure of song synchronized heart rhythms among choir members, small study finds

7/7/2013
Sleep Tips for Summer Nights

Don't let longer daylight hours disturb your slumber

7/5/2013
Employers May Misjudge Job Applicants Based on Facebook Pages

Online postings about drinking, drugs not a good reason to eliminate applicants, researchers find

7/4/2013
Sleepy Teens Reach for Fast Foods First

Study found those who slept less than 7 hours a night were also less likely to eat fruits, vegetables

7/3/2013
Lifelong Reading, Hobbies Might Help Stave Off Dementia

Stimulating activities may encourage brain to adapt and create 'work-arounds,' study suggests

7/2/2013
Brain Scans Suggest Marijuana May Squelch Motivation

Small study found lower dopamine levels in chronic users

7/1/2013
Marital Spats May Decline as Couples Age

Over time, partners realize their differences won't change, so they try to defuse conflict, study says

6/27/2013
Think You're Stressed? Maybe You Should Have Your Heart Checked

Those who thought pressure was affecting their health twice as likely to suffer heart attack, study says

6/26/2013
Is Your Fido Really a Furry Baby?

Study found dog's bond to owner mirrors child's connection with parent

6/26/2013
Brain Scans Suggest 'Food Addiction' Might Be Real

Certain carbohydrates seemed to activate neurological centers focused on reward, study found

6/25/2013
Many Americans Earn Low Grades for Proper Med Use: Survey

On average, adults over 40 with chronic conditions only score a C, one-third get a D or F