Behavior Health News

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12/26/2012
Lifestyle Affects Outcome of Peripheral Artery Procedure: Study

Taking aspirin, statins and not smoking helps people with blocked leg arteries avoid complications

12/26/2012
Health Tip: Calming a Fussy Baby

Swaddle the infant with a large, lightweight blanket

12/26/2012
Health Tip: Think Before You Eat

Are you really hungry?

12/21/2012
Mass Murders: Why Us? Why the U.S.?

From gun availability to a lack of therapists, experts say many factors contribute to the spate of killings

12/20/2012
Family Meals Encourage Kids to Eat More Veggies, Fruit: Study

Researchers also found that children mimic parents' healthy eating habits

12/19/2012
12/18/2012
Is the Mental Health System Failing Troubled Kids?

Spotting, managing young people like the Conn. gunman is difficult and will take more resources, experts say

12/17/2012
Asperger's, Autism Not Linked to Violence: Experts

Some media reports on man behind Connecticut shooting suggest that he had this mild form of autism

12/13/2012
2-Year Period After Parent's Suicide Try Most Risky for Children: Study

Mother's admission to psychiatric hospital also linked to high teen suicide risk, especially for daughters

12/12/2012
Want to Sound Like a Leader? Speak Like a Man, Study Contends

Findings hold even for stereotypical female posts, researchers say

12/11/2012
Primary Care Doctors Meet Needs of Diabetics, Study Says

These physicians routinely discuss lifestyle changes, adjust drug dosages

12/11/2012
Common Heart Drug Might Dampen Some Autism Symptoms

Study found benefit most pronounced in those with milder forms of developmental disorder

12/10/2012
Germ in Cat Feces May Affect Human Brain, Behavior: Study

'Kitty litter' parasite seems to trigger immune reaction linked to mental health problems in people

12/10/2012
ADHD Can Cause Lifelong Problems, Study Finds

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder that persists into adulthood may affect physical and mental health

12/8/2012
Give Your Heart the Gift of a Stress-Free Holiday

Learn how to handle emotional, financial and physical pressures of the season, cardiologist suggests

12/6/2012
Teen Fighting Declines in U.S., Europe

Of 30 countries, 19 showed a drop in kids with frequent altercations at school

12/5/2012
Smoking Might Make Hangovers Worse

But small study of college students doesn't prove a connection

12/4/2012
Can Excessive Cellphone Use Become an Addiction?

New study suggests potential harm, but one expert says jury is still out on the issue

12/4/2012
Young Surgeons May Be Easily Distracted

Working through interruptions 'is something you learn how to deal with,' researcher says

12/4/2012
Heavy Smokers Cut Back the Most When Cigarette Taxes Rise: Study

People with 2-pack-a-day habit cut back 35 percent compared with 15 percent for pack-a-day smokers

12/3/2012
U.S. Kids Might Not Be Over-Medicated After All

Study found 14% of teens with conditions like ADHD are treated with psychiatric drugs

11/30/2012
Rats May Also Feel 'Placebo Effect,' Study Suggests

Animals that expected pain relief got it from an injection of salt water, researchers say

11/30/2012
Mental Illness Affects 1 in 5 U.S. Adults, Survey Finds

The rate is twice as high among people aged 18 to 25 than among those over 50, report indicates

11/29/2012
Teen Behavior Problems, Not Depression, Tied to Lower Grades

Study also linked delinquency, substance use to lesser education degrees

11/27/2012
U.S. Kids Getting Enough Sleep After All: Survey

Amounts reported for infants, children, teens in line with CDC recommendations

11/26/2012
Parents' Fear of Dentist May Get Passed On to Kids

Fathers seem to play the greatest role in how their children feel about dental visits, study finds

11/26/2012
Reading, Games May Help Aging Brains Stay Sharp

MRI scans reveal better white matter structure in brains of seniors who enjoy mental activities

11/24/2012
Healthy Neurotic? Being Conscientious May Help

Study found people with both personality traits had lower levels of inflammation

11/21/2012
Continued Use of ADHD Drugs May Reduce Criminal Behavior, Study Says

Arrests were lower when people with disorder took their medication, Swedish research found

11/20/2012
Smokers, Nonsmokers Alike Urged to Learn About Lung Cancer

Knowing symptoms, early detection could cut rates of this deadly disease, expert suggests

11/19/2012
Middle Age Can Be a Bummer for Great Apes, Too

Midlife crisis seems to have a basis in evolution, not modern human lifestyles, research suggests

11/19/2012
Unemployed at Higher Risk for Heart Attack?

Multiple job losses are as harmful as smoking and chronic disease, study finds

11/19/2012
Happier Childhoods Tied to More Wealth as Adults: Study

Cause-and-effect link isn't proven, but it's possible sunnier folk get promoted more, experts say

11/19/2012
Muscle-Building Teens May Go to Extremes, Study Finds

Desire for toned physique sometimes leads to harmful behaviors, research shows

11/17/2012
Kick Off the Holiday Season With a Healthier Thanksgiving

Staying active, eating breakfast and controlling portions can curb holiday calories

11/16/2012
Cartoons May Ease Anxiety for Kids Facing Surgery

Study also found bringing a favorite toy from home can help

11/15/2012
Old Money Gets Spent More Quickly, Study Finds

When given new and worn bills to shop with, people tended to hold on to the crisp, clean ones longer

11/15/2012
Scientists Track Activity in Rappers' Brains

MRIs show areas allowing free expression light up, while other regions quiet down

11/14/2012
Study Reveals Gender Gap in Spotting Depression

People, especially males, more likely to identify poor mental health in women than in men

11/14/2012
Kids' Generosity May Depend on Who's Watching: Study

By age 5, children motivated much like adults

11/12/2012
Early Exposure to Stress at Home Affects Girls' Brains, Study Says

The result may be more anxiety in females than males, research suggests

11/12/2012
Genital Injuries Common But Preventable, Researchers Say

Men more often hurt, with younger males tending to get injured on bikes, older males slipping in the tub

11/12/2012
Many Smokers Light Up With Kids in Car: Study

Smoke-free campaigns should target parent drivers, researchers say

11/11/2012
Don't Turn to Holiday Food as a Way to Deal With Stress: Expert

Instead of eating, cope with problems by taking a walk, calling a friend or reading a book

11/9/2012
Good Feelings About Ex-Employer May Boost Self-Esteem in Jobless

The increased confidence, in turn, might assist workers in their job search, researchers said

11/9/2012
Another Study Links 'Sexting' to Sexual Activity in Teens

But Dutch researchers find those at risk are in the minority

11/8/2012
Impulsive College Women at Risk of Drinking Problems: Study

Female students who act rashly when distressed may turn to alcohol to change emotional state

11/8/2012
Alcoholism Linked to Poor Sense of Empathy, Irony in Men

Study suggests difficulty with complex forms of verbal communication may be tied to alcohol abuse

11/8/2012
Too Much Sitting Linked to Fat Buildup Around the Heart

And exercise didn't seem to lessen the effect, new study shows

11/7/2012
Parents' Social Anxiety May Raise Kids' Risk for Anxiety Disorder

Parental behaviors linked to risk include a lack of affection and too much criticism, study shows