Behavior Health News

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8/21/2014
Kids With Autism Have Extra Brain Connections, Study Says

Too many of these 'synapses' could be a problem, but medicines might someday help prune them away

8/21/2014
Fewer U.S. Teens Using Sunscreen, Study Finds

Warnings about sun exposure and skin cancer aren't getting through, experts say

8/20/2014
Want to Stay Slim? Leave the Car at Home

Driving to work, rather than walking, cycling or public transit, tied to extra pounds in study

8/19/2014
Many With Schizophrenia Say They're Happy: Study

Finding is valuable, researchers say, because coping mechanisms can be taught to others

8/19/2014
Certain Antipsychotic Meds Tied to Kidney Problems in Elderly

'Off-label' use to treat dementia-related behavior may carry significant risks, study finds

8/19/2014
Education Linked to Activity Levels During the Week

College grads exercise more on Saturday, Sunday, while high school dropouts more active on weekdays, study finds

8/19/2014
When Parents Need Care, Daughters Carry the Burden: Study

Brothers often pass on responsibilities to sisters, research contends

8/18/2014
More Children Hit by Cars in September, Experts Say

Drivers and students need to know and follow traffic safety rules

8/18/2014
Co-Workers Take Dim View of Women Who Seek Flex Time: Study

But men who seek time for kids are viewed positively, researchers find

8/17/2014
Ease Kids Into School Sleep Schedules

Making the adjustment 'doesn't just happen overnight,' health expert says

8/15/2014
Robin Williams Had Early Stage Parkinson's Disease, Wife Reveals

Psychiatrist says you can't necessarily link the nerve disease diagnosis with his suicide

8/14/2014
Robin Williams Had Parkinson's Disease, Wife Says

He wasn't ready to share diagnosis publicly before he took his life this week, she revealed

8/14/2014
Popular Southern Fare May Harm Your Kidneys

Study finds fatty, sugary foods raise risk of death linked to organ trouble

8/12/2014
Robin Williams' Death Shines Light on Depression, Substance Abuse

Doctors say there are effective treatments for both disorders that can help many people

8/11/2014
Health Tip: Promoting Social Behavior in Toddlers

Support your child's development

8/8/2014
School Vending-Machine Bans May Not Boost Kids' Nutrition: Study

Comprehensive school policies are needed, researchers say

8/8/2014
Distracted Teen Drivers Often on Cellphone With Parent: Study

Survey also finds that many text mom and dad from behind the wheel

8/8/2014
Health Tip: Being Healthy Parents

Find time to be together

8/7/2014
Eating Out Equals Eating More

Study found dining at fast-food spots, restaurants added 200 calories a day, on average

8/7/2014
Health Tip: Reading Out Loud With Your Child

It helps improve self-esteem

8/5/2014
Hot Cars Can Quickly Prove Deadly for Kids

Expert offers tips on protecting small passengers from heat-related tragedies

8/5/2014
Clues to How Heavy Drinking in Pregnancy Harms Child's Brain

Study may explain why attention, behavior problems persist in kids with fetal alcohol disorders

8/5/2014
Health Tip: Avoiding Parental Burnout

What you can do to deal with stress

8/4/2014
'Love Hormone' Oxytocin May Play Key Role in Kids' Social Skills

While looking for possible link to autism, researchers found hormone affected all kids

8/1/2014
Hit TV Show or Not? Brainwaves May Tell

In study, a few viewers' brain activity corresponded to wider public's reactions to programming

8/1/2014
Women in Military Drink Less Than Civilians, Report Shows

They may be more aware of link between alcohol use, sexual assault, researchers suggest

8/1/2014
Health Tip: Set Rules About TV Time

Be strict about when it's forbidden

7/31/2014
Hairdo Trumps Exercise for Many Black Women, Study Finds

But shift toward lower-maintenance styles may free some up for physical activity

7/30/2014
Make Kids' Weight Loss a Family Affair, Study Suggests

If parent and preschooler are both overweight, tackling it together works best, researchers say

7/30/2014
Gardens a Center of Calm for People With Dementia

Review found some evidence it helped soothe, distract sufferers, but safeguards important

7/30/2014
Could a Blood Test Predict Suicide Risk?

Certain gene-based chemical changes seem to accompany suicidal behavior, study finds

7/29/2014
Dieting at Young Age Often Backfires, Study Says

Researchers find later risk for obesity, alcohol abuse and eating disorders

7/29/2014
Wider Face May Give You an Edge in Negotiations

But it's not an asset in matters requiring compromise, study finds

7/28/2014
Facial Dimensions May Be Key to First Impressions

Findings especially relevant to social media's obsession with 'selfies,' researchers say

7/28/2014
'Fist Bump' May Beat Handshake for Cleanliness

U.K. researchers found it transferred about a tenth of the bacteria that gripping hands did

7/28/2014
Healthy Habits May Help Childhood Cancer Survivors Avoid Chronic Ills

Lifestyle choices influence long-term outcomes, researcher says

7/28/2014
Health Tip: Recognize Signs of Bullying

Such as a sudden desire to avoid school

7/21/2014
Good Schools May Be Good for a Teen's Health, Too

Study found lower-income kids at challenging high schools less likely to engage in risky behaviors

7/18/2014
Many Sexually Active U.S. Teens Not Tested for HIV: CDC

Only 22 percent of those at risk get screened, and researchers think complacency may be why

7/17/2014
Energy Drink 'Cocktails' May Boost Desire to Drink More

Alcohol plus Red Bull-type beverages might lead to binge-drinking, researcher suggests

7/17/2014
Health Tip: Embrace Your Body

Don't expect perfection

7/15/2014
Gays, Lesbians Face Certain Health Challenges, U.S. Report Says

They're more likely to smoke, binge drink, but also more likely to get regular exercise

7/14/2014
Health Tip: Giving Children Chores

Can help boost self-esteem

7/11/2014
Brains of Sex Addicts May Be Wired Like Those of Drug Addicts, Study Finds

Porn triggered activity in brain centers also tied to drug addiction responses, researcher says

7/9/2014
Kids Still Getting Too Much 'Screen Time': CDC

Nearly three-quarters of 12- to 15-year-olds spend 2 or more hours a day watching TV or on computer

7/8/2014
Will You Be Obese? Look at Your Sisters, Brothers

Study found older sibling's obesity was strongest predictor for risk

7/8/2014
Inactivity May Be Main Culprit in Obesity Epidemic: Study

Sharp rise seen in number of Americans who didn't exercise, while calorie intake stayed steady

7/8/2014
Teens Drawn to Heavily Advertised Alcohol Brands: Study

Though ads are in compliance with law, researchers say findings suggest current regulations aren't enough

7/7/2014
'Practice Makes Perfect' Genes May Be Key to Great Musicians

Desire to devote long hours to your music may lie in your DNA, study suggests

7/7/2014
Many Obese Women Face Stigma Every Day, Study Finds

Daily diaries documented snubs, insults and put-downs