Behavior Health News

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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

6/25/2013
Cellphone 'Distracted Walking' Sending Pedestrians to the ER

Talking, texting users aren't looking out for dangers, study finds

6/21/2013
Quicker Infant Growth Tied to Higher IQ Later

But difference in scores was fairly small in study of full-term babies

6/21/2013
Mind Over Diet?

Study suggests people's beliefs about causes of obesity influence their eating habits, weight

6/21/2013
Oregon Woman Tans Her Way to a Melanoma Diagnosis

She now blogs about her experience and how she has learned to accept her natural skin color

6/20/2013
Music Doesn't Hurt Driving Performance, Study Suggests

Tunes on CD, radio might even boost focus in some situations, researcher says

6/20/2013
Women Fret More Over Weight Gain in College

Guys seem okay with the extra pounds, study finds

6/19/2013
Scientists Use Brain Scans to 'Read' People's Emotions

Aided by a computer, researchers say they can identify how people are feeling

6/19/2013
Character Counts When It Comes to Organ, Blood Donations

Patients prefer getting both from people with personality, behavior traits similar to their own, study finds

6/17/2013
Junk Food Ads May Help Drive Obesity in Hispanic Kids, Study Suggests

Many of the more than 4,200 TV pitches children view each year highlight fatty, sugary fare

6/17/2013
Kids With Autism May Find Human Voice Unpleasant

MRI shows weaker connection to brain's reward center in those who have high-functioning autism

6/17/2013
Sibling Bullying Can Lead to Depression, Anxiety in Victims

Study says it may be as damaging as abuse from peers

6/14/2013
Canine Research Sheds Light on OCD in Humans

Scientists found same areas of brain were changed in dogs and people with compulsive disorder

6/14/2013
Volunteering May Be Good for the Heart in More Ways Than One

Time spent helping others linked to lower blood pressure in older adults, study finds

6/13/2013
Did Men's Yen for Younger Women Cause Menopause?

Study found bias may have sidelined older women sexually, prompted changes that led to infertility

6/13/2013
'Domestic' Dads Often Face Scorn at Work, Study Finds

When men or women step outside traditional gender roles, some colleagues react badly, research shows

6/13/2013
Old Bones Give Clues to Leprosy's Demise in Europe

Genetic examination of medieval strains points to social isolation of victims as reason disease died out

6/13/2013
Dads Who Bond With Kids Help Keep Marriage Strong

Sharing housework also key, study found, as is open communication with spouse

6/12/2013
Even 'Hands-Free' Devices Unsafe While Driving: Report

They cause mental distraction that can lead to crashes, experts warn

6/11/2013
College Kids Trend Toward Twitter, Adults Favor Facebook

Whatever the vehicle, it reflects growing signs of self-absorbed behavior, study says

6/10/2013
Designated Drivers Often Drink Themselves, Study Finds

While most abstained, 35 percent had alcohol in bloodstreams and some were legally drunk

6/7/2013
6/7/2013
Sleepy Men Might See Sexual Come-Ons Where None Exist

Study of 60 college students didn't find similar effect in women

6/6/2013
Pedometers Can Keep You Moving

Research shows they're a low-cost motivator for sitting less, particularly for those with desk jobs

6/6/2013
Autism, ADHD Often Occur Together, Research Shows

Study finds nearly one-third of kids with autism also have problems with attention and hyperactivity

6/4/2013
Minorities Harmed Most By Fast-Food Outlets Near School: Study

Effects on weight, exercise seem to be magnified for black, Hispanic teens, research suggests

6/4/2013
Summer Deadliest Time of Year for Teen Drivers

Crashes often linked to distracted driving

6/4/2013
Young Parents Don't Stress Over Kids' Media Use: Survey

First generation to have lots of exposure to technology not as worried about its effects, researchers report

6/3/2013
Infant Care May Help Explain Race-Linked Obesity Gap

Black, Hispanic infants in study had solid foods sooner, more sugary drinks, less sleep

6/3/2013
Obama Calls for National Debate on Mental Health

End the stigma, he urges at special White House conference

5/31/2013
Men in Red: Higher Testosterone Levels, Study Finds

Athletes choose the color to show dominance and aggression, research suggests

5/31/2013
Childhood Abuse Tied to Food Addiction in Women: Study

Tendency to overeat is nearly doubled for those victimized as kids

5/31/2013
For Kids With Autism, a Day at the Races With NASCAR

Annual event helps young speedway fans enjoy the sport in a safe, conducive environment

5/31/2013
Smaller Isn't Always Sexier for the Female Foot

Study finds big preference for large-footed women in Indonesian tribe, and elsewhere

5/30/2013
Sunless Tanners Still a Tough Sell, Survey Finds

Despite health risks associated with tanning, many young women still prefer the real thing

5/29/2013
Apes Get Emotional When Choices Don't Pan Out

Primates pouted and threw tantrums in study

5/28/2013
A Strong Marriage Can Shield Kids From Dad's Depression: Study

Supportive spouse seems to improve a depressed father's relationship with his children

5/25/2013
Seniors More Likely to Crash When Driving With Pet: Study

Accident risk doubled for those who always drove with their animal in the car

5/24/2013
Parents Underestimate Influence Over Teens' Substance Abuse: Survey

1 in 5 thought child wouldn't listen to advice on the issue, but research suggests otherwise

5/24/2013
Storm Chasers: Born to Be Wild?

Experts explain what motivates some to flirt with Mother Nature's wrath while most run for cover

5/23/2013
Too Few Kids Use Fast-Food Calorie Info, Study Finds

Girls and obese children are likelier to take advantage of this knowledge

5/21/2013
Removing Tonsils Helps Kids With Sleep Apnea, Study Finds

Better slumber improved daytime energy and behavior, but not memory, learning, researchers say

5/21/2013
Bed-Sharing Raises SIDS Risk Fivefold, Study Finds

Number of cases would drop dramatically if parents did not sleep with their babies, researchers noted

5/21/2013
Americans Still Making Unhealthy Choices: CDC

High rates of obesity, heavy drinking, smoking and inactivity reported, but most people getting enough sleep

5/17/2013
College Women More Prone to Problem Drinking Than Men: Study

Alcohol affects them differently, so safe limits are lower for women

5/17/2013
Teen Bullies May Turn to Crime as Adults

Long-term study followed working-class British males

5/17/2013
Gay Actors Convincing in Heterosexual Roles

Knowledge of performer's sexual orientation may not affect viewer perceptions, study finds

5/16/2013
Anti-Gay Bullying Tied to Teen Depression, Suicide

Suicidal thoughts more likely for kids victimized over sexual orientation, research finds