Behavior Health News

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11/19/2012
Middle Age Can Be a Bummer for Great Apes, Too

Midlife crisis seems to have a basis in evolution, not modern human lifestyles, research suggests

11/19/2012
Unemployed at Higher Risk for Heart Attack?

Multiple job losses are as harmful as smoking and chronic disease, study finds

11/19/2012
Happier Childhoods Tied to More Wealth as Adults: Study

Cause-and-effect link isn't proven, but it's possible sunnier folk get promoted more, experts say

11/19/2012
Muscle-Building Teens May Go to Extremes, Study Finds

Desire for toned physique sometimes leads to harmful behaviors, research shows

11/17/2012
Kick Off the Holiday Season With a Healthier Thanksgiving

Staying active, eating breakfast and controlling portions can curb holiday calories

11/16/2012
Cartoons May Ease Anxiety for Kids Facing Surgery

Study also found bringing a favorite toy from home can help

11/15/2012
Old Money Gets Spent More Quickly, Study Finds

When given new and worn bills to shop with, people tended to hold on to the crisp, clean ones longer

11/15/2012
Scientists Track Activity in Rappers' Brains

MRIs show areas allowing free expression light up, while other regions quiet down

11/14/2012
Study Reveals Gender Gap in Spotting Depression

People, especially males, more likely to identify poor mental health in women than in men

11/14/2012
Kids' Generosity May Depend on Who's Watching: Study

By age 5, children motivated much like adults

11/12/2012
Early Exposure to Stress at Home Affects Girls' Brains, Study Says

The result may be more anxiety in females than males, research suggests

11/12/2012
Genital Injuries Common But Preventable, Researchers Say

Men more often hurt, with younger males tending to get injured on bikes, older males slipping in the tub

11/12/2012
Many Smokers Light Up With Kids in Car: Study

Smoke-free campaigns should target parent drivers, researchers say

11/11/2012
Don't Turn to Holiday Food as a Way to Deal With Stress: Expert

Instead of eating, cope with problems by taking a walk, calling a friend or reading a book

11/9/2012
Good Feelings About Ex-Employer May Boost Self-Esteem in Jobless

The increased confidence, in turn, might assist workers in their job search, researchers said

11/9/2012
Another Study Links 'Sexting' to Sexual Activity in Teens

But Dutch researchers find those at risk are in the minority

11/8/2012
Impulsive College Women at Risk of Drinking Problems: Study

Female students who act rashly when distressed may turn to alcohol to change emotional state

11/8/2012
Alcoholism Linked to Poor Sense of Empathy, Irony in Men

Study suggests difficulty with complex forms of verbal communication may be tied to alcohol abuse

11/8/2012
Too Much Sitting Linked to Fat Buildup Around the Heart

And exercise didn't seem to lessen the effect, new study shows

11/7/2012
Parents' Social Anxiety May Raise Kids' Risk for Anxiety Disorder

Parental behaviors linked to risk include a lack of affection and too much criticism, study shows

11/5/2012
Multivitamins Won't Help Men Ward Off Heart Disease: Study

Major trial with more than 11 years of follow-up shows no benefit for heart attack, stroke

11/2/2012
Handshakes Matter for First Impressions, Brain Study Confirms

An effective grip is firm, confident, friendly

11/2/2012
Summer Babies Less Likely to Be CEOs, Study Contends

Children born in June, July don't seem to do as well in corporate ranks

10/31/2012
Boys More Prone to OTC Drug Abuse Than Girls, Study Suggests

Survey of Cincinnati teens shows 10 percent use over-the-counter meds, like cough syrup, to get high

10/31/2012
Poor Reading Skills Linked to Teen Pregnancy Risk

Preteen girls with below-average literacy twice as likely to give birth in teen years, study finds

10/31/2012
Play-Focused Program Might Help Kids With Autism

Success of intensive interactive therapy highlights value of early intervention, researchers report

10/30/2012
Flirting Works as Negotiation Tactic for Women: Study

It's not unprofessional if it remains playful and friendly, researcher says

10/30/2012
Gene May Be Tied to Both Smoking and ADHD, Study Suggests

More research needed to determine if there are actual shared genetic risks, researchers say

10/30/2012
Autism Tough to Spot Before 6 Months of Age, Study Suggests

Signs didn't typically emerge until later, and early diagnosis didn't mean case was more severe

10/26/2012
Is 'Sex Addiction' Real? Some Experts Say So

Proposed criteria focus on behaviors so uncontrolled they are causing real harm

10/24/2012
Exercise Boosts School Performance for Kids With ADHD: Study

20-minute activity sessions helped them focus on classwork

10/23/2012
Powerful People Tend Not to Return Smiles, Study Says

They're less inclined to mimic others' expressions, researchers contend

10/23/2012
10-Minute 'Tension Tamer' at Bedtime May Help You Sleep: Study

Nightly routine uses positive mental imagery, slow deep breathing

10/19/2012
Kids With Autism Find It Hard to Describe Poor Behavior, Study Finds

Scans showed less brain activity in areas involved with language when these kids saw others being bad

10/19/2012
Texas-Mexico Border Violence May Harm Kids' Mental Health

Behavior problems reflect continuing crime in Mexico, study shows

10/19/2012
'Plugged-In' Teens Vulnerable in Traffic: Study

Research shows they're more likely to be hit by cars while using electronic devices

10/19/2012
Health Tip: Is Your Child a Biter?

These actions may help curb the practice

10/18/2012
Caring Parents Less Likely to Raise a Bully, Study Finds

Encouraging academics, positive communication are key

10/18/2012
Some With Alzheimer's Better Off Staying on Antipsychotics: Study

Agitation, aggression more likely to return in those who stopped taking Risperdal, research shows

10/18/2012
Dad's Advice Could Be Key to Teens' Sexual Activity

More communication may translate to less sex, review suggests

10/18/2012
Depression Brings Worries About Discrimination, Study Finds

This may keep many people from seeking needed treatment, researchers note

10/17/2012
More Evidence Linking Creativity, Mental Illness

Are new approaches needed to safeguard benefits of psychiatric disorders?

10/17/2012
Brain Scans Suggest Downside to Skipping Breakfast

Small study found fasting prompts people to seek out high-calorie foods

10/16/2012
Many Older Heart Attack Survivors Don't Stick With Meds

That could spell trouble for their future health, study says

10/16/2012
More Testosterone, Less Deceit?

Men with higher levels of the hormone cheated less in a game of chance, study found

10/15/2012
Kids Who Sleep a Bit Longer Behave Better in School, Study Finds

Extra half-hour a night made a difference in alertness, attention

10/14/2012
Avoid Scary Calorie Counts This Halloween

Steer clear of sweet temptations or choose mini treats over fun-size, expert suggests

10/12/2012
'Believing' Propels Cancer Survivors to Exercise, Study Finds

Experts suggest developing an activity schedule, signing a 'contract' with a supportive friend

10/12/2012
Pre-Test Jitters Might Boost Scores: Study

A little anxiety seemed to help kids with good working memory, research found

10/11/2012
Service That Speeds Up Breast Cancer Diagnosis Pays Off: Study

Assistance from so-called 'patient navigators' may improve odds for survival, researchers say