Behavior Health News

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3/17/2017
'I Don't Know' May Be a Powerful Point of View

People willing to admit that they don't understand everything make better choices, research suggests

3/17/2017
Eating for Two Often Doesn't Translate Into a Healthier Diet

Many pregnant women don't meet national nutritional guidelines, U.S. study finds

3/17/2017
Serious Crash Often a Wake-Up Call for Teen Drivers

They slow down and drive less aggressively after an accident, monitoring finds

3/16/2017
Savvy Marketing Gets Schoolkids to Eat Their Greens

Signs throughout school, on school's website made students 3 times more likely to use the salad bar

3/14/2017
Kids Start Moving Less After Age 7, Study Finds

Activity levels drop off equally among boys and girls, and continue dropping steadily through adolescence

3/11/2017
Your DNA May Determine How You Handle the Time Change

Researcher says genetics play a part in whether you're a night owl, which can make daylight saving a tough transition

3/10/2017
Genes Plus Erratic Sleep May Raise Odds for Obesity

How much shuteye you get could tip the scale if you're predisposed to gain weight, researchers say

3/10/2017
The Secret to a Good Sex Life Is …

Affection: It's the cuddling, whispering secrets afterwards that boost contentedness, study finds

3/9/2017
Downside to Gluten-Free Diets: Diabetes Risk?

People who ate least amount of this protein slightly more likely to develop type 2 disease, study suggests

3/8/2017
'Pokemon Go' Players Add 2,000 Steps a Day

Smartphone game benefits overweight, sedentary people most, researchers report

3/8/2017
Pot + Booze = Skidding College Grades

Study findings suggest parents and universities need to warn of dangers, limit exposure

3/8/2017
Americans With High Blood Pressure Still Eating Too Much Salt

Average sodium intake more than double the recommended daily limit for these patients, study finds

3/7/2017
Could Fruits and Veggies Save Hearts Worldwide?

New analysis finds low consumption linked to more lost years of healthy life

3/7/2017
Poor Diet Tied to Half of U.S. Deaths From Heart Disease, Diabetes

Study explores which foods and nutrients may be helpful or harmful

3/7/2017
Banishing Asthma-Inducing Mice Allergens on the Cheap

Do-it-yourself approach works as well as professional extermination services, study finds

3/7/2017
Have Americans Given Up on Losing Weight?

Study finds more are overweight, obese than 2 decades ago, but fewer are trying to shed pounds

3/6/2017
Can Social Media Sites Leave You Socially Isolated?

More time using apps and sites like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook linked to greater sense of isolation, study suggests

3/3/2017
More Teens Turning Their Backs on Tanning Beds: CDC

Half as many high school students reported indoor tanning in 2015 versus 2009, survey finds

3/2/2017
Could Common Insecticides Be Tied to Behavior Issues in Kids?

Study can't prove cause-and-effect, but children exposed in utero to pyrethroids had more problems

3/2/2017
Bad Diet in Youth Might Raise Risk of Early Breast Cancer

Study found an association, but didn't prove unhealthy foods caused disease

3/2/2017
Some Melanoma Survivors Still Seek Out the Sun

1 in 5 had suffered a sunburn in the past year, study finds

2/28/2017
Who's Top Dog When It Comes to 'Social Intelligence'? Kids or Pets?

Toddlers and pups are near equals, study suggests, with evolution favoring 'survival of the friendliest'

2/27/2017
What Works Best to Help Overweight Folks Eat Healthier?

Researchers still don't know the answer, but say pamphlets couldn't hurt

2/27/2017
Kids Mean Less Shuteye for Mom, While Dad Slumbers On

Study finds big differences in how youngsters affect parents' sleep

2/24/2017
Want to Win an Oscar? Study Shows How to Grab the Gold

One tip: focus on American culture, researchers say

2/23/2017
Is a Drowsy Teen Headed for a Life of Crime?

Study suggests a link, but one child psychiatrist says more factors than sleep may be at play

2/21/2017
Loneliness Often Plagues Black Women at Risk for Heart Disease

Social isolation boosts their chances for cardiovascular trouble, researchers say

2/20/2017
Staying Socially Active Nourishes the Aging Brain

Researchers suggest making friends of all ages

2/20/2017
Kids' OD Risk Rises When Opioids Left Out at Home

Odds of overdose more than double if parent takes powerful narcotic instead of milder pain med, study finds

2/17/2017
Lingering Baby Weight? Don't Blame the Pregnancy

Researchers find weight gain speeds up a year after delivery, suggest motherhood might be the reason why

2/17/2017
'Love Hormone' Helps Dads and Babies Bond

Brain scans show distinct response when fathers gaze at their kids

2/15/2017
Rude, Disrespectful Surgeons May Also Be More Error-Prone: Study

Patients who complained about their doctor had more post-surgical complications, researchers say

2/14/2017
Screen Time and Teen Time

Study found no link between high use of video games/computers and academics, delinquency

2/13/2017
Beware Heart Attack Risk From Shoveling Snow

Canadian study finds cases rose for men after heavy snowfalls

2/10/2017
Driving Skills May Suffer Even After Concussion Symptoms Subside

Erratic swerving showed up in tests taken after young patients thought they had recovered

2/10/2017
Education and Parenting Style

Children exposed to a harsh parenting style may experience educational and peer problems, study finds.

2/10/2017
Do Older Guys Always Prefer Younger Women? Maybe Not

Although they may 'consider' younger mates, they also focus on women their own age, study finds

2/8/2017
Could Night Shifts, Heavy Lifting Impair a Woman's Fertility?

It's possible, but researcher stresses cause-and-effect link not proven

2/6/2017
For Kids, Regular Exercise Seems to Put Depression on the Run

Finding could be significant because it suggests physical activity can be used to boost mental health

2/3/2017
Sleep: The Great Motivator

With adequate rest, you're more likely to stick to your resolutions, neurologist says

1/31/2017
Timing of Your Meals Might Reduce Heart Risks

American Heart Association report suggests eating more earlier in the day may be healthier

1/28/2017
Ways to Stay Active in Winter

Sledding, climbing stairs -- even house-cleaning -- are great pursuits that burn calories, dietary experts say

1/27/2017
If You Can't Stay Off Social Media, Maybe It's in Your Genes

Findings put 'the consumer in the driver's seat,' researcher says

1/27/2017
Slim But Sedentary: Risk of Prediabetes May Rise

4 out of 10 'skinny fat' people had higher blood sugar by middle age, study finds

1/26/2017
Kids With ADHD Make 6.1 Million Doctor Visits a Year in U.S.: CDC

Mental health specialist says study raises more questions than it answers

1/25/2017
Study Explores Electrical Brain Stimulation to Treat Bulimia

Though preliminary, it found symptoms of eating disorder lessened in first 24 hours after treatment

1/23/2017
Exercise Rates Often Decline After Cancer Diagnosis

But researchers say physical activity can improve recovery and survival chances

1/20/2017
Screen Time May Not Be So Bad for Teens After All

Those who spend hours on smartphones, computers, TV can still flourish, develop social skills, study finds

1/18/2017
Incentives May Spur Poor Families to Buy More Fruits, Veggies

Many may not know about program that doubles value of food stamps spent on produce, study finds

1/17/2017
Can HIV Drugs Boost Syphilis Risk?

Meds may raise susceptibility to bacterium that causes the sexually transmitted disease, study suggests