Behavior Health News

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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

3/7/2013
Short-Term Exercise Might Boost Young People's Self-Control

Study findings, if confirmed, may have relevance for treating ADHD, autism

3/6/2013
Disabled Workers Often Face Abuse: Study

Ill treatment includes violence, humiliation and intimidation, researchers find

3/5/2013
'Warm Glow' From Spending on Others Is Universal, Study Finds

Generosity bolsters long-term human survival, researcher says

3/5/2013
Motherhood May Spur Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior in Some

Symptoms usually temporary, half of the women studied reported improvements after 6 months

3/4/2013
Heart-Healthy Habits in Childhood May Prevent Future Disease

Keys are better food choices, more physical activity and no secondhand smoke, doctor says

2/28/2013
One in Five U.S. Smokers Has Tried an 'E-Cigarette'

CDC says public health effect of device remains to be seen

2/28/2013
Eating Out Can Hurt Heart Health, Expert Warns

One tip for restaurant-goers: avoid menu items that are fried, battered, creamy or cheesy

2/28/2013
Too Much Sitting Could Court Diabetes, Study Finds

There was an effect on blood sugar, other factors even when exercise was factored in

2/27/2013
U.S. Teen Birth Rates Highest in Rural Areas, Research Shows

Major cities had biggest decline in teen childbearing over the last 2 decades

2/26/2013
Can Therapy Dogs Help Kids With Autism?

Reports show promise, but more research is needed before recommendations are made

2/26/2013
'Worried Well' Often Ignore Negative Test Results: Study

Many of these patients suffer from hypochondria, and continue to have symptoms of imagined disease

2/25/2013
Teen Pregnancy-Prevention Program Works, Study Says

Youth development is an essential component

2/25/2013
Pediatricians Say No to Expulsions, Suspensions at Schools

'Zero-tolerance' policies don't have the desired effect, American Academy of Pediatrics says

2/25/2013
Scientists Pinpoint How Deep Brain Stimulation Eases OCD

MRI scans showed it normalized activity in areas of brain related to reward

2/22/2013
'Smarter Lunchroom' May Lead to Healthier Choices

Attractive positioning of fruits and veggies influences what kids eat, researchers find

2/21/2013
Climate Change Could Affect Monarch Butterfly's Migration, Study Says

Cold temperatures trigger the migration patterns, research shows

2/21/2013
Too Much Sitting Linked to Chronic Health Problems

Risks for diabetes, cancer and heart disease all seem to rise with more time spent seated, study finds

2/21/2013
U.S. Kids Consuming Fewer Calories, Report Finds

Experts credit healthier fare at schools, information campaigns for the turnaround

2/21/2013
Fast Food Makes Up 11 Percent of Calories in U.S. Diet: CDC

But, that's a drop from 2003-2006, researchers note

2/18/2013
Switching Kids Away From Violent TV May Lower Aggression

Two studies suggest television can have a profound impact on children's behavior

2/15/2013
Drinking Can Derail Women's Efforts to Quit Smoking

Rather than easing stress of kicking the habit, study finds alcohol heightens urge to relapse

2/15/2013
Lasting Wedded Bliss May Lead to Better Health

Adults in stable marriages report less illness, more happiness than single peers

2/15/2013
Psychiatric Meds in Water Supply May Alter Fish Behavior

Swedish study finds perch acting more boldly when exposed to trace amounts of Oxezepam

2/15/2013
Doggone It! Your Dog Has You Pegged

Canines in study chose to 'steal' treats in darkness, where humans can't see, U.K. researchers report

2/14/2013
Closeness Isn't Always Key to Romantic Bliss

Finding the level of emotional intimacy that's right for both partners is most important, study finds

2/13/2013
Bosses Who Bully Poison the Workplace

Study found even co-workers of targeted employees were affected by abusive management style

2/13/2013
Do Teens With Happy Home Life Have Happier Marriages?

Positive early family experiences may influence relationship satisfaction in adulthood, study says

2/13/2013
'Hovering' Moms May Take Fun Out of Play

Preschoolers in study played most cheerfully when mothers were warm but non-interfering

2/13/2013
'Cyberbullying' as Harmful as Physical Threats, Study Finds

Online activity must be considered when creating policies to combat bullying, researchers say

2/13/2013
Most Prefer That Men 'Pop the Question,' Survey Finds

Traditional views on marriage emerge in small on-campus study

2/13/2013
Valentine's Day a Show of Wealth for Single Men?

Unmarried guys spend the most, signaling their fitness as mates, expert says

2/12/2013
Facebook Users Take 'Unfriending' Seriously, Survey Finds

And talking about it makes matters even worse

2/11/2013
Poor Nutrition Can Bite Into Your Sleep, Experts Say

People with most varied diets are also best-rested, study finds

2/11/2013
Economy May Have Lasting Effect on Young People's Outlook

Satisfaction rises with age, but growing up in tough times lowers well-being overall, study suggests

2/8/2013
Infants' Inattentiveness Might Signal Later Autism, Study Says

Signs of social impairment may be evident early, research suggests

2/8/2013
People Seem More Accepting of Food Addiction Than Other Vices

But obese people are less likely to be given a pass on their eating habit, research shows

2/8/2013
Day Care May Not Raise Behavior Woes in Kids After All

Large study from Norway contradicts earlier research from U.S., whose systems differ in many ways

2/7/2013
Maternal Depression, Violence at Home May Raise Child's ADHD Risk

Study found kids who were exposed to one or both before the age of 3 were more likely to be diagnosed by 6

2/7/2013
For Restaurants, Healthier Menus May Mean Healthier Bottom Line

Increasing lower-calorie choices improves sales growth and traffic, study says

2/5/2013
Drinking Imbalance Could Put Marriage on the Rocks

When one spouse imbibes and one doesn't, odds of divorce go up, study finds