Behavior Health News

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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
Low-Income Mothers May Overfeed Their Infants

Depression, being single also linked to tendency to add cereal to baby bottle, which promotes obesity

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

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

4/30/2012
Cellphones, Texting Put Teen Drivers in Danger, Studies Show

One study -- using car simulators -- indicates phone use hazardous no matter where it's held

4/29/2012
Study Recommends Putting Your Left Face Forward

This half of the face is more expressive, making it more attractive, researchers say

4/27/2012
Animals More Interesting to Kids Than Toys, Study Shows

Children even prefer spiders and snakes over inanimate objects, researchers say

4/27/2012
Bullied Children at Greater Risk for Self-Harm, Study Finds

Family history or maltreatment further increase likelihood of injuring oneself

4/26/2012
Analytical Thinkers Seem to Be Less Religious, Study Suggests

But coaxing participants to think analytically had only a subtle impact on religious belief

4/26/2012
College Kids Often Use Cell Phones While Driving: Study

Students seem to have 'misplaced confidence' in their ability to multitask, researcher says

4/26/2012
Battling the Bullying of an Autistic Child

Parents feel their child's pain, frustration, and need to seek out help and support services

4/26/2012
Warnings on Cigarette Packs May Keep Ex-Smokers From Relapse

International study finds that deterrent images, messages help those who say they matter

4/25/2012
Experimental Drug Eases Autistic Behaviors in Mice

Whether it would work on humans is still unknown, researchers say

4/24/2012
Many First-Graders Shun Overweight, Obese Kids

In survey, most preferred to play with slimmer classmates, study finds

4/24/2012
Impulsive Tots at Risk for Gambling Problems Later: Study

Self-control in preschool years may improve life outcomes in adulthood

4/23/2012
Cyberbullying May Call for New Prevention Tactics

Existing anti-bully programs won't get through to online aggressors, researcher says

4/23/2012
'Publication Bias' Casts Doubt on Value of Antidepressants for Autism

Studies showing ineffectiveness less likely to get published, new study finds

4/23/2012
Health Tip: Overcoming Obstacles to Exercise

Make sure your goals are realistic

4/20/2012
Talking to Yourself Could Have Mental Benefits

People who name objects as they look for them seem to find them faster, study suggests

4/19/2012
'No Regrets' Outlook May Make for Sunnier Old Age

Study suggests letting go of missed opportunities is linked to healthy mental aging

4/18/2012
When Does Boxing-Related Head Trauma Become Too Much?

Study suggests there is a point at which lasting brain damage can set in

4/18/2012
Anxiety Linked to Smarts in Brain Study

Tendency to worry may have evolved along with intelligence in humans, researchers say

4/16/2012
Tattoos, Piercings Tied to Heavier Drinking in French Study

But an expert warns against stereotyping people with body art

4/16/2012
Young Risk-Takers Drawn to Dangerous 'Choking Game'

Study finds 6% of Oregon eighth graders admitted trying it, two-thirds had played more than once

4/13/2012
Single 'Boomers' Struggling as They Age: Study

Never-married men, widows appear to be the least well-off

4/12/2012
Politics May Get in the Way of Empathy, Research Shows

Study participants were less likely to feel for people who held different beliefs

4/12/2012
Even Toddlers Succumb to Peer Pressure, Study Says

2-year-olds -- like chimps -- follow the majority

4/11/2012
Some Folks Just Can't Help Being Nice, Study Suggests

Kindness may be in your genetic makeup, researchers say

4/10/2012
Online Tool Could Diagnose Autism Quickly, Developers Say

Simple questionnaire and short video could help patients get treatment sooner, research suggests

4/9/2012
Feeling 'Trapped,' Obligated Raises Odds of Job Burnout: Study

Lack of options at work can be emotionally draining, researchers say

4/6/2012
Resolutions Revisited

Experts offer advice on what to do if you're backsliding on those New Year's vows

4/4/2012
Narcissists Often Ace Job Interviews, Study Finds

That's because they can comfortably sell themselves to convince the interviewers, researchers report

4/4/2012
Health Tip: Stop Toddler Tantrums Before They Start

Suggestions to avoid a maddening meltdown