Behavior Health News

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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

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