Behavior Health News

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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

9/21/2012
Making People Sign Forms at the Top May Keep Them Honest

Signing first triggers people's self-awareness, making it harder for them to cheat, study finds

9/19/2012
Flip-Flop? People Can Change Moral Positions and Not Know It

Swedish researchers found individuals unknowingly argue opposing viewpoints

9/19/2012
Drug Shows Promise Against Fragile X Syndrome, Possibly Autism

Scientists say preliminary findings show it might help social withdrawal

9/19/2012
Secondhand Smoke in Pregnancy Seems to Harm Baby, Too

Newborns' brain development shows effects of mothers' exposure to passive smoke, researchers say

9/18/2012
More U.S. Kids Prescribed Off-Label Antipsychotics: Study

Use is particularly high among children with ADHD or conduct disorder, study shows

9/18/2012
Self-Harm Associated With Premature Death in Study

Causes include suicide, accidents and disease, researchers say

9/17/2012
Extra Steps Urged to Cut Alcohol, Drug Use in Military: Report

Institute of Medicine suggests more screening, updated treatments for substance abuse

9/16/2012
At-Home Moms Cook, Shop, Play More With Kids: Study

But working mothers can still take steps to make sure kids eat right, keep active, expert advises

9/15/2012
Do Video Games Promote Reckless Driving in Certain Teens?

Study found young sensation-seekers had more accidents, tickets and unsafe habits behind the wheel

9/14/2012
Quitting Smoking Just as Hard for Teens: Study

Similar negative psychological effects occur in newer, long-time smokers

9/13/2012
Improved Developmental Screening Urged for Hispanic Kids

Many cases of autism missed when parents don't know what signs to look for, researchers say

9/13/2012
Could Facebook Be Making You Fat?

Time spent on social networking sites was time taken away from physical activity, study found

9/12/2012
Lust May Dampen Humans' Sense of Disgust, Study Suggests

Women were less grossed out by 'icky' things when sexually aroused

9/12/2012
Docs' Sensitivity to Patients' Feelings Tied to Good Outcomes

Doctors with high empathy scores have patients with lower rates of serious complications, study shows

9/10/2012
Video Game 'Teams' Tied to Cooperative Behavior in Players

Having a teammate may lead to less negative aggression than playing violent games alone

9/10/2012
Multiple Methods Can Safely Help Babies Get to Sleep, Study Shows

At age 6, no differences seen in attachment, behavior, sleep quality

9/7/2012
Want to Beat Spider Phobia? Talk About It

Study using tarantulas finds labeling emotions while stressed eases anxiety

9/7/2012
Super-Shy Preschoolers Might Struggle Academically

Kids who are highly withdrawn may fall behind in math and reading, study suggests

9/6/2012
Kids Develop Sense of Humor by Age 1, Study Finds

At 6 months, babies watched closely as their parents laughed at absurd events, researchers say

9/4/2012
People More Likely to Guzzle Beer Served in Curved Glasses

Study finds 'beer flutes' make it harder for drinkers to pace themselves

8/31/2012
Turning Off the Tube Linked to Healthier Weight in Teens

Study that limited TV time for a year found that kids, but not adults, gained fewer pounds

8/31/2012
Diners Eat Less When Restaurant Has Soft Lighting, Music

Calorie counts per meal dropped but customers' satisfaction rose, study found

8/31/2012
Keeping Up a Healthy Lifestyle Pays Off in Added Years: Study

Seniors who keep active and don't smoke live an average 5 years longer, researchers say

8/30/2012
Stress, a 'Type A' Personality May Boost Stroke Risk

Experts suggest the anger and hostility of a hard-driven personality could be to blame

8/29/2012
Scientists ID 'Happy' Gene in Women

One version of the 'MAOA' gene may boost levels of feel-good chemicals in brain

8/29/2012
Daily Temper Tantrums Not the Norm for Preschoolers: Study

Fewer than 1 in 10 'melt down' that often; finding helps define when parents should be concerned

8/28/2012
Little Evidence on Value of Treatments for Autism: Report

Whether it's drug therapy or vocational training, more study needed to clarify benefits

8/27/2012
Could Your Genes Influence How You Vote?

DNA might account for some differences between liberal, conservative views, researchers say

8/25/2012
Making Parental Peace With Kids' Homework

Help your child get the most from homework without hassles, hovering

8/23/2012
Sense of Fair Play a Human Trait?

Not so for chimpanzees, study finds

8/23/2012
Modern Technology Adds to Worldwide Obesity Woes: Report

As countries gain information and communication advances, populations pack on pounds, research shows

8/22/2012
Minority Fifth Graders Face Health Obstacles, Study Finds

But with similar schools, family income, disparities declined

8/22/2012
Obesity Biggest Risk Factor for Diabetes Among Poor: Study

Lifestyle changes key to decreasing disease rate among the disadvantaged

8/21/2012
Unhappy Kids Are More Materialistic, Study Finds

Research with children ages 8 to 10 says TV ads play big part in 'spoiling' those who aren't content

8/21/2012
Popular Characters Can Help Kids Eat Healthy Foods Too

Branding tactics used to sell junk food also may be used to promote better nutrition, research shows

8/21/2012
Teens Benefit by Spending More Time With Parents

Encounters with Dad may boost self-worth and social skills the most, research suggests

8/20/2012
Black Belts' Punching Power Linked to Their Brain Structure

Brain scans show how coordinated movements can boost strength of martial arts experts

8/20/2012
College Students Who Binge Drink Say They're Happier

Study found richer, 'high-status' students more likely to overindulge, while others may do so to fit in

8/20/2012
Working Moms Report Better Health Than Those Who Stay Home

Mothers who work full time seem to benefit more than those who work part time, researchers say

8/19/2012
College Freshmen Urged to Keep Excess Pounds Away

Dietitian says even small weight gain raises students' risk for chronic disease

8/17/2012
Teens With ADHD May Need Help Making Transition to College

Experts offer suggestions for students on how to compensate for their disorder

8/16/2012
Older Americans Living Longer, But Becoming More Obese

Government report on seniors also found more working women, higher housing costs

8/16/2012
Kids Who Can Resist Sweets Might Be Slimmer as Adults

Decades-long research shows self-control as tot may mean an obesity-free maturity

8/16/2012
'Yo-Yo' Dieting Won't Harm Long-Term Weight Loss Efforts

Study found no differences among 'weight cyclers' and others as time went on

8/16/2012
Two-Thirds of U.S. Youth Have Had Oral Sex, CDC Reports

Many may believe it's safer than it actually is, expert says

8/13/2012
Snoring Toddlers May Have More Behavior Problems

But breast-feeding helped protect against snoring in youngsters, study found

8/12/2012
Parents Can Adapt, Thrive After 'Empty Nest'

The parent-child relationship evolves, but doesn't end when kids leave for college, expert explains