Behavior Health News

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8/10/2012
Pay Attention in Preschool, Graduate From College: Study

Certain social, behavioral skills at young age key to later academic success, researchers found

8/10/2012
The 'Nocebo' Effect: If You Think You'll Get Sick, You Will

Study author suggests doctors give patients less info on potential drug side effects, but is that ethical?

8/10/2012
Childhood Friendships May Be Key to Adult Happiness

Quality of relationships has more effect than intelligence or academic record, study finds

8/9/2012
Male Diners Tip Better When Waitress Wears Red: Study

Men gave up to 26% more to waitresses in red, but color didn't effect female customers, researchers say

8/9/2012
Birds' Songs Reflect Changing Weather Patterns: Study

Extreme differences in precipitation trigger more complex warbles, study shows

8/8/2012
Fainting Might Run in Families, Twin Study Finds

Multiple genes and environmental factors influence the phenomenon, researchers say

8/7/2012
Playfulness May Be Nature's Way of Helping Romance Bloom: Study

Trait could signal nonaggression in men, youth and fertility in women, researchers say

8/7/2012
Parents Spank, Slap Kids in Public More Often Than Thought

And fathers are more likely than people think to use a gentle approach, study found

8/7/2012
More Kids Taking Antipsychotics for ADHD: Study

Unapproved uses of these powerful drugs need further investigation, experts say

8/6/2012
Tourette Patients Benefit From Behavioral Therapy: Study

Adults with condition learned to better prevent, manage symptoms like tics

8/6/2012
Brain Scans of 'Hoarders' Show Unique Abnormalities

Researchers say finding shows behavior is different from other obsessive-compulsive disorders

8/6/2012
Eyes May Be Key to Spotting Who's Straight, Gay

Study suggests pupil dilation points to sexual orientation when viewing erotic imagery

8/6/2012
Violent TV Shows Keep Young Kids Awake: Study

Preschoolers who stuck to nonviolent fare just before bed were much more likely to sleep well

8/6/2012
Living Without Lies Might Make You Healthier

Study found those who fibbed less had fewer headaches, less anxiety

8/6/2012
Grateful Teens May Have Less Risk for Depression, Other Problems

Parents, teachers can help kids learn to identify good things in their lives, study says

8/3/2012
Sleepiness Hampers Job Performance, Study Confirms

Effects get worse over time and can affect vision-oriented tasks, even in folks who don't feel tired

8/3/2012
Allergies May Plague Renters More Than Homeowners

Those who rent less likely to take steps to reduce indoor allergy triggers, study finds

8/2/2012
Modest Weight Loss Can Reap Prolonged Health Benefits

Study found reduced diabetes risk, even if weight returned

8/2/2012
Musicians' Brains Might Have an Edge on Aging

Study found seniors with musical training outperformed others on thinking, memory tests

8/1/2012
Pets May Help Kids With Autism Develop Social Skills

Study found if animal came into home after child was born, communication improved

8/1/2012
Many Americans in Denial Over Weight Gain: Study

While average adult weight rose in 2008-2009, most surveyed thought they'd dropped pounds

8/1/2012
Workers With Paid Sick Days Healthier, More Productive: Study

In U.S., only 40 million private-sector employees had access to paid leave in 2010, research shows

7/31/2012
Menstrual Cycles May Affect Women's Shopping Patterns

Study found they were more likely to buy clothes, focus on their appearance on fertile days

7/31/2012
Rising Cigarette Prices May Be Incentive to Quit

Doctor offers tips for those who are ready to kick the habit

7/31/2012
Smile! It Might Lower Your Stress Level, Study Shows

People placed in anxious situations felt better with grins in place

7/30/2012
Booze, Energy Drinks, Casual Sex Combo Common in College: Study

Researcher suspects caffeinated cocktails play a role in campus 'hook-up culture'

7/30/2012
Mental Abuse of Kids Leaves Lifelong Scars

Frequent put-downs, tirades, threats may constitute psychological maltreatment

7/27/2012
What's That Symptom? Experts Warn of Self-Diagnosis Via the Web

Many people prone to leap to worst-case conclusions when investigating own ailments, study finds

7/26/2012
Body Language of Triumph Will Be on Display at Olympics

At the moment of victory, athletes raise their arms and grimace or yell, study shows

7/25/2012
Untreated Heartburn May Raise Risk for Esophageal Cancer, Study Says

Obesity, poor diet contribute to acid reflux, which is sometimes linked to the deadly disease

7/24/2012
Child Abuse Linked to Higher Odds for Cancer as Adult

Tumor risk rose with the frequency, intensity of childhood trauma, study found

7/24/2012
Physical Ailments Take Toll on Mental Health: Study

People with severe or chronic illness have much higher odds of needing psychiatric care

7/24/2012
Black Teens in Public Housing Twice As Likely to Smoke: Study

Smoking prevention programs should target young children in these communities, researchers say

7/23/2012
'Toe-Walking' More Common in Kids With Mental Woes: Study

Many healthy children also adopt this stance, which can lead to posture problems, experts say

7/20/2012
Many Americans Not Prepared for Disasters: Poll

Nearly half of adults surveyed do not have emergency supplies, researchers find

7/19/2012
Kids' Sexual Behavior Influenced by Movie Scenes: Study

Watching films with sexual content at 12 to 14 linked to risky 'sensation-seeking' personality

7/16/2012
Preschool TV Habits Linked to 4th-Grade Waist Size, Fitness

Youngsters who watched more TV had bigger bellies, lower muscular fitness levels, study finds

7/12/2012
Heavier Friends Might Widen Your Waistline: Study

Research with high school students suggests overweight pals influence weight gain

7/12/2012
Caffeine in Pregnancy Won't Harm Offspring: Study

But too much of the stimulant might still be dangerous, other experts say

7/10/2012
Aging Boomers' Mental Health Woes Will Swamp Health System: Report

U.S. not equipped to handle growing number of seniors with mental health, substance use issues, researchers say

7/9/2012
U.S. High Schools Lax in Preventing Dating Abuse: Study

Counselors say they lack training in prevention, assistance

7/6/2012
Dogs May Mourn as Deeply as Humans Do

Experts say many canines exhibit clear signs of grief when their owner or animal housemate dies

7/6/2012
Health Tip: If Your Child Has a Nightmare

Comfort her and help her feel safe

7/4/2012
Health Tip: Encouraging a Picky Eater

Offer a variety of foods

7/3/2012
Special-Ed Students at Greater Risk of Bullying, Being Bullied: Study

Students with visible disabilities are victimized most often, researchers say

7/2/2012
More Than 1 in 4 Teens Have 'Sexted': Study

Houston-area survey finds more than half have been asked to send naked photos of themselves

7/2/2012
Dangerous Rage May Be Common Among U.S. Teens

Condition called intermittent explosive disorder is underdiagnosed, undertreated, experts say

7/2/2012
No Health Risk When Jehovah's Witnesses Refuse Blood: Study

Heart-surgery survival similar between 'Witnesses' and transfused patients

7/2/2012
Spanking Batters Kids' Mental Health: Study

Physical punishment linked to mental health disorders, substance abuse in adulthood

7/2/2012
Chronic Pain May Depend on Emotional Reaction to Injury

More activity between certain brain regions seems to be linked to lingering problems, research says