Behavior Health News

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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

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