Behavior Health News

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11/14/2011
Childhood Aggression May Predict Health Woes in Adulthood

But 'likeability' was linked to lower use of health services later on, study says

11/12/2011
Can Facial Flaws Cost You the Job?

Scars, birthmarks may draw interviewer's attention away from conversation, study finds

11/10/2011
Watch Scary Movie, Sell Your Stocks?

Study found people projected fear from film onto financial decisions

11/9/2011
Aggressive Drivers Often Identify With Their Vehicles

Seeing your car as an extension of yourself may raise your risk for accidents, research shows

11/8/2011
Suicide Checklist Spots People at Highest Risk

Every doctor's office visit should include the assessment, researcher says

11/7/2011
People Seem More Likely to Follow Rules They Can't Beat

But if restrictions aren't absolute, rebellion more likely, study finds

11/7/2011
Health Tip: Dealing With a Picky Eater

Suggestions to help ensure that your child gets all necessary nutrients

11/7/2011
Health Tip: How to Keep Anger in Check

Breathe, relax and focus

11/4/2011
Drowsy Driving 'Unacceptable,' But One-Third Do It: Poll

Prevention tips include pulling over for a coffee and a short nap, travel safety experts advise

10/31/2011
Teens With a Deployed Parent May Be More Prone to Violence

Military kids at greater risk of fighting, carrying weapons and joining gangs, study finds

10/28/2011
Experts Design 'Toolkit' to Help Spot Teens With Mental Health Issues

Many adolescents with problems are never diagnosed or treated, they say

10/28/2011
Will Eating Sweets Make You Sweeter?

Researchers find link between food preferences and personality

10/26/2011
Bond With Teacher Can Help Curb Aggression in Kids

Twins study suggests student-teacher relationship counters genetic disposition to bad behavior

10/25/2011
Parental Training May Benefit ADHD Kids Under 6: Report

Researchers find no evidence that meds help these youngsters, but parents' program seems effective

10/24/2011
BPA Exposure in Womb Linked to Behavioral Woes in Girls

Study found they were more likely to be anxious, hyperactive as toddlers

10/21/2011
Some Kids Respond Better to ADHD Drug Than Others

Gene variant may predict which children do better on methylphenidate

10/20/2011
Teen Drivers Prone to 'G-Force' Errors, Researchers Say

Sudden braking, high-speed turns and other common mistakes contribute to higher crash rate

10/20/2011
Music Aimed at Teens Often Promotes Drinking: Study

Lyrics commonly associate alcohol brand names with luxury lifestyle, partying, research shows

10/19/2011
Teens' IQ May Fluctuate Over Time: Study

Changes in test scores were reflected in changes in certain brain areas, scientists say

10/19/2011
More Facebook Friends, More Gray Matter in Brain?

Finding could explain why some people are more social than others, researchers say

10/18/2011
'Screen-Free' Play Best for Toddlers' Brains

Even 'educational' programming is less healthy than independent play, experts say

10/17/2011
Profanity on TV Linked to Foul-Mouthed Kids

But study doesn't confirm 4-letter words in media cause kids to cuss

10/16/2011
Kids Can Be Tougher on Obese Peers

Study found this way especially true if children felt 'problem' traits were others' own fault

10/15/2011
Helping Teens Fend Off Attacks by Cyberbullies

Self-confidence and understanding how the Internet works may help head off problems

10/13/2011
Why Johnny Won't Go to School

Kids plagued by physical complaints on weekdays may have a 'school avoidance' problem

10/13/2011
Couples Can Pay a Price for Materialism

Money often a significant source of conflict for those who have it, study shows

10/10/2011
When Others Dislike You, Your Pain Doesn't Matter

People are more sympathetic to the pain of patients who seem honest or friendly, study shows

10/10/2011
Dull Tasks Tougher on the Entitled

People who feel they're 'owed' special treatment may find the mundane more of a burden, study suggests

10/9/2011
Kids May Develop a Sense of Fairness Earlier Than Thought

Toddlers who are quick to share toys act surprised when food isn't divided equally, study finds

10/8/2011
Even Football Players Say It's OK to Cry, Sometimes

But study finds they draw the line at sobbing

10/7/2011
Community-Wide Effort May Help Tame Troubled Teens

Towns using 'Communities That Care' system saw decrease in vandalism, theft, study finds

10/7/2011
Winning May Take All Your Brain Power

All areas of brain activate when playing games, study finds

10/4/2011
Happy Kids a Product of Genes, Parenting, Study Finds

Positive, supportive home can brighten outlook for children with gloomy dispositions, researchers say

10/3/2011
Facebook Pages May Offer Clues to Underage Drinking

For college students, risks rose as online references to boozing went up, study found

10/3/2011
Early, Intensive Therapy Better for Kids With Autism, Study Finds

Social, communication skills improved more when treatment started at early age

10/2/2011
Why It's Good If You're Easily Embarrassed

Experiments show you're more trustworthy and generous

9/30/2011
Obesity More Likely in 'Night-Owl' Kids

Study shows youngsters who stay up late are more sedentary than early-to-bed types

9/30/2011
Yawning May Help the Brain Chill Out

The purpose of yawning is hotly debated, but new study suggests people yawn to cool the brain

9/30/2011
Doctors Consider Nonverbal Cues in Medical Decisions

Patient's body language, physical appearance and tone of voice affect doctor's decisions, study shows

9/30/2011
Health Tip: Focus on Emotional Health

Suggestions that could make for a happier you

9/29/2011
Modern Shift Work Patterns May Be Less Harmful to Health

Newer schedules may reduce negative effects caused by sleep and hormone disruption: study

9/29/2011
Campus Smoking Bans May Help College Students Quit

Tobacco use, support for smoking dropped even when ban was weakly enforced, study finds

9/29/2011
'Magic Mushroom' Compound Triggered Positive Personality Change in Study

Sixty percent of volunteers became more 'open' -- and stayed that way for more than a year

9/28/2011
Teens With Lots of Friends More Likely to Start Drinking: Study

Limiting the size of kids' social networks, more family bonding may delay alcohol use

9/28/2011
Teen Drinking Most Influenced by Friends of Friends: Study

The pals of your teenager's new love have significant impact, researchers say

9/27/2011
Mixed Results Seen With 'Off-Label' Use of Antipsychotics

Non-FDA-approved use of drugs showed limited benefits and some harm in large review

9/27/2011
Sleepy Teens Prone to Bad Behaviors, Study Finds

About 70% of U.S. high school students sleep less than 8 hours on school nights, research shows

9/27/2011
With Rude Workers, Customers Walk but Don't Talk

One-third of consumers experience frequent employee rudeness, especially in retail and restaurants

9/26/2011
Many Doctors Think Patients Get Over-Treated, Study Says

Malpractice concerns influence many testing decisions, U.S. physicians say

9/24/2011
Good Moms Seem to Help Poor Kids Become Healthy Adults

Having a nurturing mother may protect against health risks associated with poverty, study finds