Behavior Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
6/29/2012
Gay or Straight, Parents Too Tired for Sex, Study Suggests

Dads in same-sex relationships may face similar intimacy issues as heterosexual couples with kids

6/28/2012
Health Tip: Help Cool a Temper Tantrum

Offer praise when the child calms down

6/27/2012
Fossilized Teeth Hold Clues to Early Human Species' Diet

2 million years ago, Au. sediba was still munching on tree bark rather than grasses, researchers say

6/27/2012
Pictures of Fatty, Sugary Foods May Spur Cravings

Stimulating brain's reward areas might cause overeating, researchers say

6/25/2012
Screen All Adults for Obesity: U.S. Panel

New guidelines focus on lifestyle counseling, not medication

6/25/2012
Employment Key to Helping Veterans Adjust to Life Back Home

In study, money worries raised risk for violent behavior more than PTSD

6/22/2012
Tracking Love, Lust in the Brain

Specific but related areas activated by love and sexual desire, researcher says

6/22/2012
Active, Outdoor Teens Are Happier Teens: Study

And those who spend more time indoors in front of screens are more likely to feel lonely, shy

6/22/2012
Health Tip: Are Your Child's Tantrums Dangerous?

Signs you should talk to a pediatrician

6/21/2012
Travel and Other Adventures Can Boost Happiness

As long as you do it for the right reasons and not to impress others, study says

6/20/2012
Few Migraine Sufferers Referred for Behavioral Treatments

Researchers say relaxation training, other non-drug therapies can help some patients with headaches

6/20/2012
Indoor Tanners Rationalize Risky Behavior, Study Finds

'Everything causes cancer these days,' said many students who use the devices

6/20/2012
6/19/2012
Health of Americans a Mixed Bag: CDC Report

More are exercising and not smoking, but obesity, diabetes rates still increasing

6/16/2012
More People Stay 'Connected' on Vacation Via Web: Study

Today's travelers use smartphones, other personal electronic devices instead of postcards, payphones

6/15/2012
Parents' Fighting May Have Long-Lasting Effect on Kids

But if conflict is handled constructively, children's sense of security stays intact, research suggests

6/15/2012
'Sexting' Common Among Teens: Survey

Many are not aware of the legal, social consequences, researchers found

6/15/2012
Dad's Love Can Be Crucial for Happy Childhood, Study Confirms

For many kids, rejection by father can be even more devastating than by mother

6/15/2012
Unsafe Sex Common When Partner Cheats: Study

But condom use increases in 'open' relationships

6/13/2012
Bonobo Genome Sheds Light on Their Links to Chimps, Humans

Species is the last of the great apes to undergo gene mapping

6/13/2012
Raucous Music May Tap Into Your Inner Animal

Researchers say discordant tunes evoke cries of distress

6/12/2012
Sleep Apnea in Teens Linked to Social, Behavioral Woes

Kids with sleep apnea had higher rates of attention and hyperactivity problems, study finds

6/11/2012
Young Cancer Survivors Often Face Long-Term Health Problems

More smoking, obesity, chronic illness, poor mental health seen in these young adults, CDC says

6/11/2012
Self-Harm Showing Up in Elementary Schools: Study

Children as young as 7 injured themselves in a variety of ways

6/7/2012
Depressed Teens Who Respond to Treatment Less Likely to Abuse Drugs

Improvement within 12 weeks is a positive sign, study finds

6/5/2012
Therapy Done Over the Phone May Help Depressed Patients

Study found early drop-out rate significantly lower than during in-person treatment

5/30/2012
Once-Obese Women Still Face Stigma, Study Finds

'Fat bias' may linger even after weight loss

5/29/2012
Surly People Tend to Like Fierce Dogs, Study Shows

Younger, more disagreeable folks seem to prefer breeds that are typically seen as aggressive

5/29/2012
Optimism, Laughter May Bring Long Life

Study found centenarians were often extroverts who embraced the world

5/29/2012
Cash, Coaching May Boost Healthy Living

Study finds that simple changes, reinforced by incentives, can reap rewards

5/28/2012
5/25/2012
Can You Hear Me Now?

Rock concerts may put teens' hearing at risk, study says

5/25/2012
Combo Therapy May Help Ease 'Ringing in the Ears'

Tinnitus can be frustrating for patients, hard to treat, researchers say

5/24/2012
Autism Often Not Diagnosed Until Age 5 or Older: U.S. Report

But earlier interventions make a big difference, experts say

5/21/2012
U.S. Teens Heading for Heart Trouble: Study

High 'bad' cholesterol, pre-diabetes or diabetes affect almost one-quarter of teens

5/18/2012
Gene Tests May Not Drive Patients to More Medical Care

Knowing personal risks for certain diseases doesn't seem to spur health care overuse, study finds

5/17/2012
Parents Often Lose Sleep Over Child's Epilepsy, Study Finds

Many sleep in the same room or bed as their child because of worries about nighttime seizures

5/16/2012
Developmental Woes Common in Siblings of Children With Autism

Some show subtle developmental delays, study finds

5/14/2012
Health Tip: Tame Your Food Cravings

Wait 20 minutes, since cravings usually are short-lived

5/11/2012
Sooner Is Better for Controlling Obese Kids' Weight: Study

Behavioral therapy more effective in youngsters than teens, Swedish research suggests

5/11/2012
Women Exposed to Violence Might Have More Risky Sex

Those experiencing multiple types of violence had more partners, more unprotected sex, study found

5/8/2012
Friends' Parents Can Sway Teens' Odds for Drinking, Smoking

'Good' parenting helps kids steer clear of risky behaviors, researchers say

5/8/2012
That Long Commute May Be Harming Your Health

Study found that as drives got longer, waistlines expanded and fitness levels dropped

5/7/2012
For Healthier Eating, Keep Fruits, Veggies Within Reach

Study involving college students found proximity mattered

5/7/2012
Aim Skin Cancer Warnings at the Young, Too, Experts Say

To get message across, doctors should focus on sun's damage to looks, not health, panel advises

5/4/2012
Positive Thinking, Persistence Pay Off in Job Search: Study

Staying focused on finding employment is most important factor, researchers say

5/3/2012
Overly Long Pregnancies Linked to Behavioral Problems in Toddlers

Post-term pregnancies are those that last 42 weeks

5/2/2012
Clues to 'Slacker' Behavior Found in Brain, Study Says

Levels of the chemical dopamine in key regions of the brain may influence motivation

5/1/2012
Women More Likely to Survive Melanoma Than Men: Study

Analysis found female patients had a 30% survival advantage

4/30/2012
Teen Impulsiveness Has Different Sources in ADHD, Substance Use

Imaging study finds brain networks causing behavior aren't the same