Behavior Health News

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1/17/2013
Health Tip: Curb Late-Night Snacking

Be honest about why you have the urge

1/16/2013
Top Road Rage Triggers: Cutting In, Weaving

Anger involved in nearly half of all collisions, researchers say

1/14/2013
Chimpanzees, Like Humans, Seem to Have Sense of Fairness

Study pitted chimps against children in 'Ultimatum Game'

1/14/2013
Twitter May Help Those Trying to Lose Weight

Adding 'tweets' to a weight-loss program encouraged success among participants, study finds

1/14/2013
30 Percent of U.S. Teen Girls Meet Up With Online Strangers

Study found that abused or neglected girls were more likely to do so

1/11/2013
Depressed Stroke Survivors May Face Higher Early Death Risk

Researchers recommend assessing stroke patients for mood problems

1/11/2013
Research Reveals Which Learning Methods Get an 'A'

Flash cards, pre-test quizzing work best, highlighting and rereading don't make the grade

1/10/2013
Texts, Other Distractions Tied to Errors at Work

In certain jobs, these distractions can have disastrous results, study says

1/10/2013
Survey Refutes 'Loner' Stereotype of Video Gamers

Many play to boost their social lives, research suggests

1/10/2013
Brown Eyes Beat Blue Ones for 'Trustworthiness': Study

Features associated with having brown eyes, such as a round face, seem to signal reliability

1/10/2013
Boredom at Work Can Spur Creativity, Studies Find

More research needed to see if that creativity is channeled toward job or not, study author notes

1/9/2013
Most Teens Support Tough Smoking Bans: Survey

North Carolina study finds even those who smoke favor restrictions in homes, public places

1/8/2013
Binge Drinking Common Among U.S. Women, Girls: CDC

This is a serious, but unrecognized public health problem, agency says

1/7/2013
Let Babies 'Cry It Out,' Study Suggests

Resist the urge to immediately respond to your infant's nighttime awakenings, researchers say

1/7/2013
Mental Health of Dads-to-Be May Influence Toddler's Behavior

During pregnancy appointments, ask about father's state of mind, experts say

1/4/2013
Doctor-Patient Communication Key to Sticking With Meds

Study found that physicians who listen better gain their patients' trust

1/3/2013
Move Over, Mean Girls

Acts of kindness improve self-esteem, popularity of tweens, study finds

1/3/2013
People Underestimate How Much They Might Change in the Future

No matter the age, folks thought they were already the person they'd remain for rest of their lives, study finds

1/3/2013
Health Tip: Dealing With Grief

Suggestions to help you cope with loss

1/3/2013
1/2/2013
People May Skip Generic Pills if Color Differs From Brand-Name Drug

Study found patients on anti-seizure meds were less likely to refill such prescriptions

1/1/2013
Economic Conditions at Birth Linked to Behavior in Teen Years

Being born during a time of chronic unemployment may boost odds of juvenile delinquency, study says

12/30/2012
Lifestyle Changes Key to Weight Loss in New Year

Small steps can help people finally achieve that elusive resolution, expert says

12/28/2012
Chronic Worry Linked to Higher Risk of PTSD

People who had anxiety before a traumatic event were more likely to develop stress disorder afterward

12/27/2012
Tips on Coping With Grief During Holidays

Some comfort can be found for the recently bereaved, expert says

12/26/2012
College-Bound Girls May Feel Pressure to 'Speak Properly'

Study found they were more likely to drop their 'local' accent

12/26/2012
Overweight Teens Report High Rates of Bullying, Teasing

Survey also found that parents, teachers were sometimes perpetrators

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