Behavior Health News

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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

9/23/2011
Ever Wonder How Doctors Make Referrals?

After expertise, picks may be based on patient word-of-mouth or availability, study finds

9/23/2011
ADHD Symptoms May Add to Burden of Autism

Untreated inattention, hyperactivity further diminish quality of life, researchers say

9/22/2011
Less Play Time = More Troubled Kids, Experts Say

Adult interference may deprive children of needed challenges, not to mention fun

9/20/2011
Cash, Luxury Goods Really Do Get People Salivating: Study

Brain's reward system may prompt folks to drool over more than food, researchers say

9/19/2011
Obese Kids May Face Social, Emotional Woes

Study finds higher risk for 'peer problems' at age 8 and 9

9/19/2011
Recession Tied to Rise in Child Abuse Injuries

Incidence of 'shaken baby syndrome' and other head trauma almost doubled, study found

9/19/2011
Lack of Sleep Hurts Kids' Academic Performance: Study

Primary school children need at least 9 hours of sleep each night, research shows

9/18/2011
Are Sports Obsessions Damaging Your Relationships?

Fans' fixation is a problem when it interferes with real-world obligations, expert explains

9/16/2011
Research Reveals Why Hungry People Get Cranky

Stress, hunger trigger fluctuating levels of the hormone serotonin in the brain, scans show

9/15/2011
Problem Drinking Linked to Brain Damage

It damages very areas critical to quitting drinking, research shows

9/14/2011
Drinking Patterns Affect Heart Health, Mouse Study Finds

A little booze daily is good, but binge drinking causes weight gain, heart disease, research shows

9/14/2011
Quitting Smoking May Improve Personality, Study Suggests

Smoking linked to neuroticism and impulsivity in younger adults, researchers say

9/12/2011
Health Tip: Stay Social as You Grow Older

Relationships are important for healthy aging

9/12/2011
For Many Americans, 9/11 Worries Still Dominate

Concern about family and friends, fear of flying and anxiety top the list, Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds

9/10/2011
Parents' Positive Attitude Can Help Kids Get Homework Done

Let children know they are loved regardless of math, language skills, researchers say

9/9/2011
Talking -- or Not Talking -- Can Give Cancer Patients a Sense of Control

Making decisions about who they wish to communicate with is empowering, study finds

9/9/2011
Children More Likely to Drink & Drive if Parents Drink: Study

Even moderate alcohol consumption by mom or dad influences kids' behavior later, researchers say

9/7/2011
Abusers May Play on Victims' Emotions to Get Charges Dropped

Sympathy, not threats, linked to recanted testimony in many domestic violence cases: study

9/7/2011
Firearm Suicide Methods Vary by Gender: Study

Women less likely to shoot themselves in face or head, researchers find

9/7/2011
Teens, College-Age Youth at High Risk of Suicide, Expert Says

Friends, family should get involved, instill hope, find help for those who appear to be struggling

9/7/2011
Psychic Wounds Last for Those Touched by 9/11

Psychologists expect renewed emotional turmoil as 'anniversary reactions' take hold

9/6/2011
Patient Care Not Affected by Med Student Biases: Study

Many may have unconscious preferences for white and upper-class patients, survey results show

9/6/2011
Rules Help When Talking About Infertility

Men, women may have different ideas about what to share, and with whom

9/5/2011
Boorish Co-Workers Can Damage Your Home Life

Workers who endure incivility at work go home more stressed and distracted, study finds

9/4/2011
Sexist Men, Women May Be a Good Fit: Study

For both sexes, those who seek uncommitted trysts rely on assertive strategy, survey finds

9/3/2011
Making Sure 'Back to School' Doesn't Mean 'Back to Bullying'

Parents can help teach kids to deal with the problem, expert says

9/2/2011
Brain Scans Show Distinct Traits in Kids With Autism: Study

Gray matter is organized differently, researchers find

8/31/2011
Homo Erectus Had an Axe to Grind

Creation of stone tools occurred earlier than previously thought, experts find

8/29/2011
For Women, Active Sex Life May Mean Better Aging

Even into their 80s, sexual satisfaction plays role in 'successful aging,' researchers find

8/29/2011
'Gimme' Kids Often Grow Into 'Gimme' Adults

Four-decade study finds similar responses to temptation in preschool, middle age

8/28/2011
Sweet Sparrow Songs May Actually Be Shouting Matches

Older male birds most likely to engage in aggressive song-sharing bouts, study shows

8/26/2011
Expense May Be Causing Fewer Young Blacks to Smoke

Parental attitudes, religion, poverty also may have spurred drop that began in 1970s, study finds

8/26/2011
Quitting Even Tougher When Smokers Battle Other Addictions

But counseling from doctors on ways to kick cigarettes is key, researchers say

8/24/2011
Teen Drinking, Smoking Higher Among Facebook Users: Survey

Fans of 'suggestive' TV shows also more likely to report using marijuana, alcohol, cigarettes

8/23/2011
Couples Who Don't Fight Much Aren't Likely to Start

Low-conflict marriages tend to stay that way over the long haul

8/22/2011
Study Shows Key Ways Young Adults Can Find, Keep a Job

Those who did best put value in education and focused on a particular career

8/22/2011
Happy Teens Usually Crime-Free Teens, Study Finds

Even a low level of depression seemed to help push adolescents to illegal activity

8/18/2011
Surgeons Need Help Learning How to Deliver Bad News

Most have no formal training in doctor-patient communications, researchers say

8/17/2011
Cartoon Characters Prod Kids to Nag for Unhealthy Foods

Study finds TV ads key element in why young children whine for sugary treats

8/15/2011
For Men, 'Culture of Honor' Can Be Deadly

Mindset spurs risky behaviors and is most prevalent in U.S. South and West, study shows

8/15/2011
Story 'Spoilers' May Boost Enjoyment

Readers seem to prefer books when the introduction gives away the ending, study shows

8/15/2011
Risk of Autism in Siblings Higher Than Thought

Odds especially high for brothers and kids with multiple siblings who are autistic, study finds

8/13/2011
Planning Ahead Can Reduce Back-to-School Stress

Kids who take more than two weeks to adjust may have an underlying issue, expert says

8/11/2011
Prehistoric Water Reptile's Social Life Similar to Dolphins: Study

A fossil 78 million years old confirms plesiosaurs gave birth to live young rather than laying eggs

8/11/2011
Getting Along With Coworkers May Add Years to Your Life

In study, people unhappy at work were more than twice as likely to die over a 20 year period