Behavior Health News

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4/9/2013
Brain Surgery Eases Compulsive Eating in 10-Year-Old Girl

Benign tumor was causing premature puberty and obesity linked to overeating, doctors say

4/8/2013
Kids With Autism May Be Less Likely to Imitate 'Silly' Behavior

In study, they tended to only copy necessary actions by adults when completing tasks

4/5/2013
'Wake-Up' Cigarette May Raise Risk for Lung, Mouth Cancers

Highest levels of cancer-linked substance found in blood of those who light up first thing in morning

4/5/2013
College Sports Could Raise Players' Risk for Depression, Study Finds

Compared with former college athletes, those still in school had doubled odds, possibly due to stress, researchers say

4/4/2013
Despite Big Progress, Many Kids Have High Lead Levels in Blood

Mineral has been linked to learning and behavioral problems, CDC says

4/4/2013
Fewer U.S. Teens Dying in Teen-Driver Crashes

Risky rider behavior and passenger fatalities have lessened, but texting and speeding remain deadly habits, report says

4/3/2013
Lifestyle Might Curb Loss of Height That Comes With Age

Education, urban living helped keep older adults walking tall, Chinese data shows

4/3/2013
Most Doctors Don't Help Lung Cancer Patients Quit Smoking: Survey

Many say they don't feel prepared to offer effective assistance

4/3/2013
Melanoma Rates Rising in U.S. Children

Deadly skin cancer still rare in kids, but long-term study found 2 percent yearly increase among whites

4/1/2013
Many U.S. Teens Have Poor Health Habits

Bad diet, lack of exercise raise odds for later heart disease, experts warn

4/1/2013
Consensual Sex Typically Doesn't Begin Before Teen Years, Study Finds

Surveys find sexual intercourse, pregnancy more common at 14 and older

4/1/2013
Parent-Focused Classes May Help Tots at Risk for ADHD

Programs try to promote positive relationship between parent and child

4/1/2013
Parents Will Push for Medication, Even If Doc Says Not Needed

Survey dealt with hypothetical diagnosis of digestive disorder in young child

3/31/2013
Kids of Better-Educated Parents Have Healthier Diets: Study

European research compared nutritional choices such as fruits and veggies, sugary drinks

3/29/2013
Pre-College Parental Chat May Reduce Freshman Drinking

Study found discussion influenced how students handle alcohol choices, peer pressure

3/28/2013
Cutting Out Mealtime Distractions May Help Manage Weight

Slowing down, focusing on food could keep you from overeating later, study contends

3/28/2013
Frequent Moves Take Toll on Poor Kids, Study Suggests

Fallout anticipated from U.S. housing crisis, researcher says

3/28/2013
True Fame Endures, Study Finds

But overnight headline makers will soon be forgotten, researchers say

3/26/2013
Too Much TV May Make Kids Antisocial, Study Suggests

Spending hours in front of the tube at age 5 linked to bad behavior at age 7, researchers say

3/25/2013
Parents' Divorce May Up Kids' Odds for Smoking as Adults

Study authors suggest habit might be 'coping mechanism' for some

3/25/2013
Isolation, Loneliness May Raise Death Risk for Elderly

Study found lack of social contact a bigger predictor of early death than just feeling alone

3/25/2013
Certain Lifestyle Factors Linked to Arthritis in Study Patients

Screening for smoking, obesity and diabetes may help identify those at greater risk for rheumatoid arthritis

3/25/2013
Family Meals Nourish Teens' Mental Health: Study

Dinners with parents may improve behavior and well-being, study finds

3/25/2013
Desire to Succeed Linked to Better Grades in College

One personality trait, conscientiousness, may boost academic achievements, analysis finds

3/22/2013
Sports Gamblers Wrongly Bet on Their Sense of Control: Study

Experience, knowledge of basketball won't help their 'March Madness' record, researcher says

3/22/2013
Ranting on Websites May Just Make You Angrier

Studies link Internet venting to short-term relaxation, long-term frustration

3/21/2013
Mental Illness May Not Impede Healthy Weight Loss, Study Says

Overweight patients on a 'lifestyle changes' program improved exercise, nutrition, shed more pounds

3/21/2013
Acting Out Dreams During Sleep May Signal Dementia

Small study connects REM sleep behavior disorder with 'Lewy bodies' in brain

3/21/2013
3/20/2013
Woman's Tea Addiction Led to Loss of Teeth, Bone Problems

Extreme levels of fluoride from daily consumption of a concentrated brew caused pain, brittle teeth

3/20/2013
Having Older Grandfather May Raise Child's Autism Risk: Study

Men who became dads at age 50 or older had higher odds for a grandchild with the disorder

3/20/2013
Meth in Pregnancy May Blunt Child's Reaction to Stress: Study

Combination of methamphetamine, troubled home environment muted toddlers' responses

3/20/2013
One in 50 School-Aged Children in U.S. Has Autism: CDC

Significant increase in the prevalence of the condition over the past five years, researchers say

3/19/2013
Joint Replacement May Reinvigorate Sex Life

Study shows unsung benefit of the surgery may be the ability to enjoy all aspects of life more

3/19/2013
Black Children Less Likely to Get Antibiotics: Study

Experts suspect the difference may stem from over-treatment in white children

3/18/2013
Patients' Health Care Costs Unaffected by Doctors' Sex: Study

Findings counter previous research that suggested female physicians had lower patient death rates, costs

3/18/2013
Consumers View Foods With Green Labeling as Healthier: Study

Those more focused on good nutrition were most swayed, researchers say

3/18/2013
Parents' Worries About HPV Vaccine on the Rise: Study

Doctors puzzled by the growing safety concerns, because shot guards against virus that can cause cervical cancer

3/15/2013
Avoiding Scary Situations May Leave Kids More Anxious: Study

Study author says counseling may help youngsters face issues head-on

3/15/2013
Phones, Texting May Be as Dangerous as Alcohol for Drivers

Small study found distracted driving performance similar to being legally drunk

3/15/2013
Night Shift Linked to Raised Risk of Ovarian Cancer

But study didn't prove cause-and-effect relationship

3/15/2013
Incoherent Text Messages May Signal Stroke, Doctors Say

Case study describes man whose only clear symptom was not realizing his messages were garbled

3/13/2013
Hate Other People's Cellphone Calls? You're Not Alone

Study found working people were more distracted by one-sided versus two-sided conversations

3/13/2013
Many Teens Afraid to Intervene in Sexual Assault, Survey Finds

National effort launched to raise awareness, encourage involvement

3/13/2013
Sports Help Dads, Daughters Bond, Study Says

Many shared activities can help cement relationship, researchers find

3/11/2013
Facebook 'Likes' Leave a Personal Trail, Study Warns

Individual beliefs and even intelligence can be gathered by others, raising privacy concerns, researchers report

3/10/2013
Tips on Coping With Daylight Saving Time

Tweaking sleeping, eating, drinking and online habits all can help, experts advise

3/8/2013
Does Chewing Gum Give Your Brain an Edge?

In small study, people who were chewing had better recall of numbers

3/8/2013
'Violent Behavior' Occurs in Many Adult Sleepwalkers, Study Finds

Those with disorder risk injury, fatigue and other health problems, researchers report

3/7/2013
Cash Incentives, Penalties May Spur People to Shed More Pounds

Study found those who won or lost $20 depending on weight-loss success stuck with the program