Behavior Health News

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3/22/2013
Sports Gamblers Wrongly Bet on Their Sense of Control: Study

Experience, knowledge of basketball won't help their 'March Madness' record, researcher says

3/22/2013
Ranting on Websites May Just Make You Angrier

Studies link Internet venting to short-term relaxation, long-term frustration

3/21/2013
Mental Illness May Not Impede Healthy Weight Loss, Study Says

Overweight patients on a 'lifestyle changes' program improved exercise, nutrition, shed more pounds

3/21/2013
Acting Out Dreams During Sleep May Signal Dementia

Small study connects REM sleep behavior disorder with 'Lewy bodies' in brain

3/21/2013
3/20/2013
Woman's Tea Addiction Led to Loss of Teeth, Bone Problems

Extreme levels of fluoride from daily consumption of a concentrated brew caused pain, brittle teeth

3/20/2013
Having Older Grandfather May Raise Child's Autism Risk: Study

Men who became dads at age 50 or older had higher odds for a grandchild with the disorder

3/20/2013
Meth in Pregnancy May Blunt Child's Reaction to Stress: Study

Combination of methamphetamine, troubled home environment muted toddlers' responses

3/20/2013
One in 50 School-Aged Children in U.S. Has Autism: CDC

Significant increase in the prevalence of the condition over the past five years, researchers say

3/19/2013
Joint Replacement May Reinvigorate Sex Life

Study shows unsung benefit of the surgery may be the ability to enjoy all aspects of life more

3/19/2013
Black Children Less Likely to Get Antibiotics: Study

Experts suspect the difference may stem from over-treatment in white children

3/18/2013
Patients' Health Care Costs Unaffected by Doctors' Sex: Study

Findings counter previous research that suggested female physicians had lower patient death rates, costs

3/18/2013
Consumers View Foods With Green Labeling as Healthier: Study

Those more focused on good nutrition were most swayed, researchers say

3/18/2013
Parents' Worries About HPV Vaccine on the Rise: Study

Doctors puzzled by the growing safety concerns, because shot guards against virus that can cause cervical cancer

3/15/2013
Avoiding Scary Situations May Leave Kids More Anxious: Study

Study author says counseling may help youngsters face issues head-on

3/15/2013
Phones, Texting May Be as Dangerous as Alcohol for Drivers

Small study found distracted driving performance similar to being legally drunk

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