Behavior Health News

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

Suggestions to avoid a maddening meltdown

4/2/2012
Why Stress Might Make You Sick

New research suggests long-term anxiety is linked to inflammation

4/2/2012
Personal Gene Mapping Has Limits, Study Says

Commercial genome scans no substitute for healthy lifestyle, medical check-ups

3/30/2012
For Better Mouse Studies, Let Them Nest

Allowing mice to be more comfortable could improve outcomes, researchers say

3/30/2012
Dating Violence Common by 7th Grade: Survey

More than one-third report psychological abuse, 15 percent cite physical abuse

3/26/2012
Does Chocolate Help You Stay Slim?

Study links regular consumption with slightly leaner size, but more research needed

3/26/2012
Too Much Sitting Can Kill You, Study Suggests

Eight hours or more a day raises risk, even if you exercise, researchers find

3/23/2012
Health Tip: Managing Weight Gain

Suggestions to help keep your weight in check

3/22/2012
Adults Seem to Have Most Impact on Teens' School Success

Study found influence of peers not as strong as parents, teachers

3/22/2012
Breathing Smog in Pregnancy Linked to Child's Behavior Problems

Study found with moms' higher exposure, kids were likelier to have anxiety, depression at age 6

3/21/2012
Foods' Aromas Might Help You Lose Weight

Stronger smells led to smaller bites, research found

3/20/2012
Physician Misconduct Showing Up on the Internet: Survey

New poll of medical boards reports online professional violations by doctors

3/20/2012
Many Americans Ambivalent Over Laws Aimed at Healthy Living

Poll finds most accept rules for safety, smoking, eating, but also worry about a 'nanny state'

3/16/2012
Half of Stroke Victims Don't Call 911, Research Shows

Public needs more education about telling symptoms, experts say

3/16/2012
Menopause May Cost Women Sick Days

Those with more bothersome symptoms are less productive at work, study finds

3/16/2012
Health Tip: Make 'Tummy Time' Fun

Suggestions to help improve playtime

3/15/2012
Deeper Voices Win Over Voters, Study Finds

It may not be what candidates say, but how they sound when they say it that matters

3/15/2012
Could Trans Fats Make You Cranky?

The more of the unhealthy dietary fat people ate, the greater their irritability, aggression, study shows

3/14/2012
Doctors Likely to Preach What They Practice

Those with healthy behaviors more inclined to recommend patients make lifestyle changes: study

3/14/2012
Watching Movie Stars Light Up May Spur Kids to Smoke

Kids who saw more tobacco use on film from ages 9 to 14 tended to become regular smokers

3/13/2012
Race, Location Big Factors in American Diets

Study finds 5 major patterns of food consumption based on environment, background

3/12/2012
Lost Hour of Sleep Over Weekend May Put Heart at Risk Monday

Expert warns of 10% increase in heart attack risk among those who don't prepare for lost sleep

3/9/2012
Kids Who Bully May Be More Likely to Smoke, Drink

Bullying behavior more common in middle school, substance use greater in high school, study finds

3/7/2012
Health Tip: Skip TV and Get Active

Here are healthier suggestions

3/5/2012
Drinking Scenes in Movies May Spur Teens to Do the Same

Kids who had seen more films featuring alcohol were more likely to binge on booze, study finds

3/5/2012
Snoring Tots May Develop Behavioral Issues Later

Study found those who had worst sleep problems seemed most at risk

3/2/2012
Bullying May Raise Risk of Suicidal Thoughts: Study

Both victims, bullies more likely to consider taking own life by age 11

3/2/2012
Twitter Adding to Stigma of Epilepsy, Study Says

'Tweets' mentioning seizures often include jokes about serious neurological disorder

3/2/2012
Health Tip: Help Your Child Develop a Healthy Approach to Eating

And help prevent extreme concerns about weight

3/2/2012
'Parent Training' May Help Kids With Autism Behave Better

Teaching mom, dad to manage problem behaviors can improve overall functioning, study shows

3/1/2012
City Birds Sing Differently Than Their Country Cousins

Buildings, open spaces affect pitch of tweets, research shows

3/1/2012
Health Tip: Appreciate Your Body Image While Pregnant

Suggestions to help you prepare for the changes

2/29/2012
Job Loss Fears Sow Unhappiness in Work, Family Life

Blue-collar workers take unemployment worries the hardest, research finds

2/28/2012
Poor Patients Less Likely to Sue Doctors, Analysis Shows

Stereotypes can have negative impact on physician-patient relationship, researchers say

2/27/2012
Are the Rich Really Different From You and Me?

They're likelier to cut you off on the road, be dishonest during negotiations, study claims

2/26/2012
Video Games, Impulsivity Seem to Go Hand-in-Hand

Attention problems and more time spent gaming occur in both directions, study suggests

2/24/2012
Brain Calls the Shots on Which Hand Holds Cellphone

Righties, lefties tend to use different ears when talking on the phone, study finds

2/24/2012
Phobia Makes Spiders Appear Larger Than They Are: Study

Warped perception of size of feared objects may foster avoidance

2/23/2012
Second-Chance Romance Might Not Bring Happiness

Ex-partners should stay that way, new study suggests

2/21/2012
Booze in Movies May Fuel Teenage Drinking

Watching films featuring alcohol seems to lead to drinking, then binge-drinking in kids, study finds

2/17/2012
Parents' Strict Rules Could Curb Kids' Drinking

Researchers say this is the first study to look at how tight parental control helps teens avoid booze

2/15/2012
Psychotherapy May Ease Hot Flashes After Breast Cancer

'Talk therapy' cut symptoms by 52 percent in small British study

2/13/2012
Concerns Over Kids' Shut-Eye an Age-Old Problem

Review finds that even 100 years ago, adults said that 'new' technology kept youngsters awake

2/12/2012
Best Friend Benefits Child's Mind, Body, Study Finds

Stress hormone rises, self-worth drops in the absence of a buddy, researchers say

2/8/2012
When Prodded, Restaurant Diners Often Opt for Smaller Portions

Study found power of suggestion worked, even when smaller meal was not discounted

2/6/2012
College Degree Lowers Marriage Odds for Those From Disadvantaged Backgrounds

Education can bridge the income gap, but not social or cultural differences, study says

2/6/2012
More Americans Seeking Love Online: Study

Dating websites offer romance, but 'science' behind claims is called sketchy

2/3/2012
Smaller Plate Won't Help Your Diet, Research Shows

People eat until full regardless of the dinnerware, researcher says

2/3/2012
Health Tip: Teach Your Toddler Good Behavior

Suggestions for disciplining your little one

2/2/2012
'People Pleasers' More Prone to Overeating: Study

They often yield to pressure to indulge more in social situations, researchers say