Behavior Health News

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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

10/11/2012
Social Media Could Boost Condom Use, Study Suggests

Facebook community made strides by focusing on prevention of sexually transmitted diseases

10/10/2012
Pinball Analogy May Help Grief-Stricken Move Forward

Knowing that mourning takes an unpredictable course provides a sense of relief, researcher says

10/10/2012
In Terms of Drinking, the Rich Are Different, Study Says

Certain groups in poor neighborhoods are more likely to become problem drinkers, researchers find

10/10/2012
Science Reveals Secrets of Hypnosis

MRIs show differences in brains of people who could or couldn't be put into a trance

10/10/2012
Does Neighborhood Income Affect Teens' Mental Health?

Leaving extreme poverty may benefit healthy adolescent girls, but not boys, researchers say

10/9/2012
Patients Gain When Hospitals Work Together on Infection Control

Study found benefits when nearby facilities cooperate to control spread of MRSA

10/9/2012
Importance of Family Meals Questioned

Study finds shared breakfasts, dinners have no effect on kids' academics, behavior

10/9/2012
'Mouth Feel' Makes Wine Go Well With Meat, Study Finds

Research suggests that 'balancing' opposite tastes makes food more palatable

10/8/2012
Prenatal Mercury Exposure Tied to ADHD Symptoms in Kids

But mothers' fish consumption during pregnancy shows protective effect, researchers find

10/8/2012
Mouse Study Sheds New Light on How Memories Are Stored

Part of the brain keeps working through sleep and anesthesia to process information

10/8/2012
Health Tip: At Risk for High Cholesterol?

Risk factors include obesity

10/4/2012
BPA Exposure Impacts Pregnant Women's Thyroids, Study Suggests

Widely used chemical linked to lower levels of hormone in newborn boys, but not girls

10/3/2012
Missing Data May Skew Clinical Trials

Expert panel recommends steps to prevent or account for incomplete information

10/2/2012
Poor Sleep in Teen Years Linked to Heart Risks in Adulthood

But association seen in study doesn't prove that sleep problems cause cardiovascular disease

10/1/2012
Psychiatric Disorders Often Persist in Juvenile Offenders

Alcohol, drug use common even 5 years after kids left detention center, researchers found

10/1/2012
Teens Don't Really Like Taking Risks, Study Finds

But they're more comfortable with uncertain outcomes than adults are, researchers say

9/30/2012
Mailed Kits May Prompt Parents to Protect Kids From Sun

Low-cost mailers led to greater use of 'sun-protective' clothing, hats and shade, study finds

9/27/2012
Poor Sense of Smell Linked to Personality Disorder

The sensory impairment is caused by dysfunction in the front part of the brain, researchers say

9/27/2012
TV for Kids Filled With Social Bullying, Study Finds

But it's unknown if popular shows influence behavior

9/26/2012
Doctors' Intuition May Be Key to Spotting Infections in Kids

Physicians should pay attention to their 'gut feeling' to detect serious illness in children

9/25/2012
Can Facebook Prolong Post-Breakup Pain?

Those who 'stalk' their ex electronically show more longing, less personal growth, study says

9/22/2012
Positive Outlook Boosts Likelihood of Healthier Lifestyle

Better diet, fitness reported among those who feel in control of their destiny

9/21/2012
Adults See Some Teen Bullying as Less Serious: Survey

But isolating peers or spreading rumors can have real consequences, expert says

9/21/2012
Making People Sign Forms at the Top May Keep Them Honest

Signing first triggers people's self-awareness, making it harder for them to cheat, study finds

9/19/2012
Flip-Flop? People Can Change Moral Positions and Not Know It

Swedish researchers found individuals unknowingly argue opposing viewpoints

9/19/2012
Drug Shows Promise Against Fragile X Syndrome, Possibly Autism

Scientists say preliminary findings show it might help social withdrawal

9/19/2012
Secondhand Smoke in Pregnancy Seems to Harm Baby, Too

Newborns' brain development shows effects of mothers' exposure to passive smoke, researchers say

9/18/2012
More U.S. Kids Prescribed Off-Label Antipsychotics: Study

Use is particularly high among children with ADHD or conduct disorder, study shows

9/18/2012
Self-Harm Associated With Premature Death in Study

Causes include suicide, accidents and disease, researchers say

9/17/2012
Extra Steps Urged to Cut Alcohol, Drug Use in Military: Report

Institute of Medicine suggests more screening, updated treatments for substance abuse

9/16/2012
At-Home Moms Cook, Shop, Play More With Kids: Study

But working mothers can still take steps to make sure kids eat right, keep active, expert advises

9/15/2012
Do Video Games Promote Reckless Driving in Certain Teens?

Study found young sensation-seekers had more accidents, tickets and unsafe habits behind the wheel

9/14/2012
Quitting Smoking Just as Hard for Teens: Study

Similar negative psychological effects occur in newer, long-time smokers

9/13/2012
Improved Developmental Screening Urged for Hispanic Kids

Many cases of autism missed when parents don't know what signs to look for, researchers say