Behavior Health News

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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

8/9/2013
Outgoing Young People Become Happier Seniors: Survey

But shy people not doomed to a miserable life, researcher stresses

8/9/2013
Soda Tax Won't Curb Obesity, Study Contends

Consumers will buy other fattening foods that cost less, researchers say

8/8/2013
Many Docs Wrongly Prescribe Powerful Antibiotics: Study

Using these drugs incorrectly, such as for viruses, adds to problem of drug-resistant bacteria

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