Behavior Health News

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10/31/2012
Boys More Prone to OTC Drug Abuse Than Girls, Study Suggests

Survey of Cincinnati teens shows 10 percent use over-the-counter meds, like cough syrup, to get high

10/31/2012
Poor Reading Skills Linked to Teen Pregnancy Risk

Preteen girls with below-average literacy twice as likely to give birth in teen years, study finds

10/31/2012
Play-Focused Program Might Help Kids With Autism

Success of intensive interactive therapy highlights value of early intervention, researchers report

10/30/2012
Flirting Works as Negotiation Tactic for Women: Study

It's not unprofessional if it remains playful and friendly, researcher says

10/30/2012
Gene May Be Tied to Both Smoking and ADHD, Study Suggests

More research needed to determine if there are actual shared genetic risks, researchers say

10/30/2012
Autism Tough to Spot Before 6 Months of Age, Study Suggests

Signs didn't typically emerge until later, and early diagnosis didn't mean case was more severe

10/26/2012
Is 'Sex Addiction' Real? Some Experts Say So

Proposed criteria focus on behaviors so uncontrolled they are causing real harm

10/24/2012
Exercise Boosts School Performance for Kids With ADHD: Study

20-minute activity sessions helped them focus on classwork

10/23/2012
Powerful People Tend Not to Return Smiles, Study Says

They're less inclined to mimic others' expressions, researchers contend

10/23/2012
10-Minute 'Tension Tamer' at Bedtime May Help You Sleep: Study

Nightly routine uses positive mental imagery, slow deep breathing

10/19/2012
Kids With Autism Find It Hard to Describe Poor Behavior, Study Finds

Scans showed less brain activity in areas involved with language when these kids saw others being bad

10/19/2012
Texas-Mexico Border Violence May Harm Kids' Mental Health

Behavior problems reflect continuing crime in Mexico, study shows

10/19/2012
'Plugged-In' Teens Vulnerable in Traffic: Study

Research shows they're more likely to be hit by cars while using electronic devices

10/19/2012
Health Tip: Is Your Child a Biter?

These actions may help curb the practice

10/18/2012
Caring Parents Less Likely to Raise a Bully, Study Finds

Encouraging academics, positive communication are key

10/18/2012
Some With Alzheimer's Better Off Staying on Antipsychotics: Study

Agitation, aggression more likely to return in those who stopped taking Risperdal, research shows

10/18/2012
Dad's Advice Could Be Key to Teens' Sexual Activity

More communication may translate to less sex, review suggests

10/18/2012
Depression Brings Worries About Discrimination, Study Finds

This may keep many people from seeking needed treatment, researchers note

10/17/2012
More Evidence Linking Creativity, Mental Illness

Are new approaches needed to safeguard benefits of psychiatric disorders?

10/17/2012
Brain Scans Suggest Downside to Skipping Breakfast

Small study found fasting prompts people to seek out high-calorie foods

10/16/2012
Many Older Heart Attack Survivors Don't Stick With Meds

That could spell trouble for their future health, study says

10/16/2012
More Testosterone, Less Deceit?

Men with higher levels of the hormone cheated less in a game of chance, study found

10/15/2012
Kids Who Sleep a Bit Longer Behave Better in School, Study Finds

Extra half-hour a night made a difference in alertness, attention

10/14/2012
Avoid Scary Calorie Counts This Halloween

Steer clear of sweet temptations or choose mini treats over fun-size, expert suggests

10/12/2012
'Believing' Propels Cancer Survivors to Exercise, Study Finds

Experts suggest developing an activity schedule, signing a 'contract' with a supportive friend

10/12/2012
Pre-Test Jitters Might Boost Scores: Study

A little anxiety seemed to help kids with good working memory, research found

10/11/2012
Service That Speeds Up Breast Cancer Diagnosis Pays Off: Study

Assistance from so-called 'patient navigators' may improve odds for survival, researchers say

10/11/2012
Social Media Could Boost Condom Use, Study Suggests

Facebook community made strides by focusing on prevention of sexually transmitted diseases

10/10/2012
Pinball Analogy May Help Grief-Stricken Move Forward

Knowing that mourning takes an unpredictable course provides a sense of relief, researcher says

10/10/2012
In Terms of Drinking, the Rich Are Different, Study Says

Certain groups in poor neighborhoods are more likely to become problem drinkers, researchers find

10/10/2012
Science Reveals Secrets of Hypnosis

MRIs show differences in brains of people who could or couldn't be put into a trance

10/10/2012
Does Neighborhood Income Affect Teens' Mental Health?

Leaving extreme poverty may benefit healthy adolescent girls, but not boys, researchers say

10/9/2012
Patients Gain When Hospitals Work Together on Infection Control

Study found benefits when nearby facilities cooperate to control spread of MRSA

10/9/2012
Importance of Family Meals Questioned

Study finds shared breakfasts, dinners have no effect on kids' academics, behavior

10/9/2012
'Mouth Feel' Makes Wine Go Well With Meat, Study Finds

Research suggests that 'balancing' opposite tastes makes food more palatable

10/8/2012
Prenatal Mercury Exposure Tied to ADHD Symptoms in Kids

But mothers' fish consumption during pregnancy shows protective effect, researchers find

10/8/2012
Mouse Study Sheds New Light on How Memories Are Stored

Part of the brain keeps working through sleep and anesthesia to process information

10/8/2012
Health Tip: At Risk for High Cholesterol?

Risk factors include obesity

10/4/2012
BPA Exposure Impacts Pregnant Women's Thyroids, Study Suggests

Widely used chemical linked to lower levels of hormone in newborn boys, but not girls

10/3/2012
Missing Data May Skew Clinical Trials

Expert panel recommends steps to prevent or account for incomplete information

10/2/2012
Poor Sleep in Teen Years Linked to Heart Risks in Adulthood

But association seen in study doesn't prove that sleep problems cause cardiovascular disease

10/1/2012
Psychiatric Disorders Often Persist in Juvenile Offenders

Alcohol, drug use common even 5 years after kids left detention center, researchers found

10/1/2012
Teens Don't Really Like Taking Risks, Study Finds

But they're more comfortable with uncertain outcomes than adults are, researchers say

9/30/2012
Mailed Kits May Prompt Parents to Protect Kids From Sun

Low-cost mailers led to greater use of 'sun-protective' clothing, hats and shade, study finds

9/27/2012
Poor Sense of Smell Linked to Personality Disorder

The sensory impairment is caused by dysfunction in the front part of the brain, researchers say

9/27/2012
TV for Kids Filled With Social Bullying, Study Finds

But it's unknown if popular shows influence behavior

9/26/2012
Doctors' Intuition May Be Key to Spotting Infections in Kids

Physicians should pay attention to their 'gut feeling' to detect serious illness in children

9/25/2012
Can Facebook Prolong Post-Breakup Pain?

Those who 'stalk' their ex electronically show more longing, less personal growth, study says

9/22/2012
Positive Outlook Boosts Likelihood of Healthier Lifestyle

Better diet, fitness reported among those who feel in control of their destiny

9/21/2012
Adults See Some Teen Bullying as Less Serious: Survey

But isolating peers or spreading rumors can have real consequences, expert says