Behavior Health News

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8/31/2012
Turning Off the Tube Linked to Healthier Weight in Teens

Study that limited TV time for a year found that kids, but not adults, gained fewer pounds

8/31/2012
Diners Eat Less When Restaurant Has Soft Lighting, Music

Calorie counts per meal dropped but customers' satisfaction rose, study found

8/31/2012
Keeping Up a Healthy Lifestyle Pays Off in Added Years: Study

Seniors who keep active and don't smoke live an average 5 years longer, researchers say

8/30/2012
Stress, a 'Type A' Personality May Boost Stroke Risk

Experts suggest the anger and hostility of a hard-driven personality could be to blame

8/29/2012
Scientists ID 'Happy' Gene in Women

One version of the 'MAOA' gene may boost levels of feel-good chemicals in brain

8/29/2012
Daily Temper Tantrums Not the Norm for Preschoolers: Study

Fewer than 1 in 10 'melt down' that often; finding helps define when parents should be concerned

8/28/2012
Little Evidence on Value of Treatments for Autism: Report

Whether it's drug therapy or vocational training, more study needed to clarify benefits

8/27/2012
Could Your Genes Influence How You Vote?

DNA might account for some differences between liberal, conservative views, researchers say

8/25/2012
Making Parental Peace With Kids' Homework

Help your child get the most from homework without hassles, hovering

8/23/2012
Sense of Fair Play a Human Trait?

Not so for chimpanzees, study finds

8/23/2012
Modern Technology Adds to Worldwide Obesity Woes: Report

As countries gain information and communication advances, populations pack on pounds, research shows

8/22/2012
Minority Fifth Graders Face Health Obstacles, Study Finds

But with similar schools, family income, disparities declined

8/22/2012
Obesity Biggest Risk Factor for Diabetes Among Poor: Study

Lifestyle changes key to decreasing disease rate among the disadvantaged

8/21/2012
Unhappy Kids Are More Materialistic, Study Finds

Research with children ages 8 to 10 says TV ads play big part in 'spoiling' those who aren't content

8/21/2012
Popular Characters Can Help Kids Eat Healthy Foods Too

Branding tactics used to sell junk food also may be used to promote better nutrition, research shows

8/21/2012
Teens Benefit by Spending More Time With Parents

Encounters with Dad may boost self-worth and social skills the most, research suggests

8/20/2012
Black Belts' Punching Power Linked to Their Brain Structure

Brain scans show how coordinated movements can boost strength of martial arts experts

8/20/2012
College Students Who Binge Drink Say They're Happier

Study found richer, 'high-status' students more likely to overindulge, while others may do so to fit in

8/20/2012
Working Moms Report Better Health Than Those Who Stay Home

Mothers who work full time seem to benefit more than those who work part time, researchers say

8/19/2012
College Freshmen Urged to Keep Excess Pounds Away

Dietitian says even small weight gain raises students' risk for chronic disease

8/17/2012
Teens With ADHD May Need Help Making Transition to College

Experts offer suggestions for students on how to compensate for their disorder

8/16/2012
Older Americans Living Longer, But Becoming More Obese

Government report on seniors also found more working women, higher housing costs

8/16/2012
Kids Who Can Resist Sweets Might Be Slimmer as Adults

Decades-long research shows self-control as tot may mean an obesity-free maturity

8/16/2012
'Yo-Yo' Dieting Won't Harm Long-Term Weight Loss Efforts

Study found no differences among 'weight cyclers' and others as time went on

8/16/2012
Two-Thirds of U.S. Youth Have Had Oral Sex, CDC Reports

Many may believe it's safer than it actually is, expert says

8/13/2012
Snoring Toddlers May Have More Behavior Problems

But breast-feeding helped protect against snoring in youngsters, study found

8/12/2012
Parents Can Adapt, Thrive After 'Empty Nest'

The parent-child relationship evolves, but doesn't end when kids leave for college, expert explains

8/10/2012
Pay Attention in Preschool, Graduate From College: Study

Certain social, behavioral skills at young age key to later academic success, researchers found

8/10/2012
The 'Nocebo' Effect: If You Think You'll Get Sick, You Will

Study author suggests doctors give patients less info on potential drug side effects, but is that ethical?

8/10/2012
Childhood Friendships May Be Key to Adult Happiness

Quality of relationships has more effect than intelligence or academic record, study finds

8/9/2012
Male Diners Tip Better When Waitress Wears Red: Study

Men gave up to 26% more to waitresses in red, but color didn't effect female customers, researchers say

8/9/2012
Birds' Songs Reflect Changing Weather Patterns: Study

Extreme differences in precipitation trigger more complex warbles, study shows

8/8/2012
Fainting Might Run in Families, Twin Study Finds

Multiple genes and environmental factors influence the phenomenon, researchers say

8/7/2012
Playfulness May Be Nature's Way of Helping Romance Bloom: Study

Trait could signal nonaggression in men, youth and fertility in women, researchers say

8/7/2012
Parents Spank, Slap Kids in Public More Often Than Thought

And fathers are more likely than people think to use a gentle approach, study found

8/7/2012
More Kids Taking Antipsychotics for ADHD: Study

Unapproved uses of these powerful drugs need further investigation, experts say

8/6/2012
Tourette Patients Benefit From Behavioral Therapy: Study

Adults with condition learned to better prevent, manage symptoms like tics

8/6/2012
Brain Scans of 'Hoarders' Show Unique Abnormalities

Researchers say finding shows behavior is different from other obsessive-compulsive disorders

8/6/2012
Eyes May Be Key to Spotting Who's Straight, Gay

Study suggests pupil dilation points to sexual orientation when viewing erotic imagery

8/6/2012
Violent TV Shows Keep Young Kids Awake: Study

Preschoolers who stuck to nonviolent fare just before bed were much more likely to sleep well

8/6/2012
Living Without Lies Might Make You Healthier

Study found those who fibbed less had fewer headaches, less anxiety

8/6/2012
Grateful Teens May Have Less Risk for Depression, Other Problems

Parents, teachers can help kids learn to identify good things in their lives, study says

8/3/2012
Sleepiness Hampers Job Performance, Study Confirms

Effects get worse over time and can affect vision-oriented tasks, even in folks who don't feel tired

8/3/2012
Allergies May Plague Renters More Than Homeowners

Those who rent less likely to take steps to reduce indoor allergy triggers, study finds

8/2/2012
Modest Weight Loss Can Reap Prolonged Health Benefits

Study found reduced diabetes risk, even if weight returned

8/2/2012
Musicians' Brains Might Have an Edge on Aging

Study found seniors with musical training outperformed others on thinking, memory tests

8/1/2012
Pets May Help Kids With Autism Develop Social Skills

Study found if animal came into home after child was born, communication improved

8/1/2012
Many Americans in Denial Over Weight Gain: Study

While average adult weight rose in 2008-2009, most surveyed thought they'd dropped pounds

8/1/2012
Workers With Paid Sick Days Healthier, More Productive: Study

In U.S., only 40 million private-sector employees had access to paid leave in 2010, research shows

7/31/2012
Smile! It Might Lower Your Stress Level, Study Shows

People placed in anxious situations felt better with grins in place