Behavior Health News

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8/9/2011
Bad Economic News Taking Toll on Americans' Emotions

Anger, uncertainty come in wake of plunging stock market, but experts say there are ways to cope

8/9/2011
Kids Taught to Wash Hands in School Avoid Sick Days: Study

Training in hand hygiene and disinfection may be a simple, cheap way to reduce infectious illness

8/8/2011
Trying Out New Identities Key to Video Games' Appeal: Study

British research shows avid gamers revel in 'ideal' versions of themselves

8/8/2011
Early Morning Smoking Riskier For Cancer

Those who have a cigarette as soon as they wake may be more addicted than others, researchers say

8/6/2011
Adjusting Routines Before School Starts May Ease Transition to Class

Don't try to change your schedule overnight, expert suggests

8/4/2011
Today's Teens Less Likely to Be Heavy Smokers, Study Finds

About 20% of high schoolers say they smoke, but most don't smoke every day, survey shows

8/3/2011
Obesity Counseling Should Stress Brain, Not Willpower: Study

Telling patients they're overweight because they lack self-control will backfire, researchers say

8/3/2011
Many Kids Now Engage in Media 'Multi-Tasking'

Filling every empty moment, they switch between phones, TV, computers, UK study finds

7/30/2011
Daughters Seem to Influence Mothers' Fashion Sense

When it comes to shopping and style, teens take the lead and moms follow, study finds

7/30/2011
Smartphones Really Are Habit-Forming: Study

You may be 'systematically distracted' from more important things, researcher says

7/29/2011
Concussion Project Finds Disease in Two Autopsied Brains

Canadian researchers aim to boost understanding of how repeated head injuries change brain

7/29/2011
Shootings Spark Interest in Spotting the Violence-Prone

People in crisis may exhibit clear warning signs, experts say

7/27/2011
Only 15% Use Calorie Info at NYC Fast Food Chains: Study

But 3 major chains saw calorie consumption drop after city law required details on menu boards

7/26/2011
Fatty 'Comfort' Foods May Alter Brain's Response to Sadness

Researchers probing the power of these foods track neural changes in scans

7/26/2011
Human Brains Wired to Empathize, Study Finds

But people draw on different regions of the brain, depending on how different they are from someone else

7/22/2011
U.S. Culture Linked to Greater Sunscreen Use Among Latinos

But it has negative influence on U.S. Latinos use of shade, sun-protective clothing, study shows

7/22/2011
Children Fare OK if Mom Works, Study Finds

Kids appear best off when both parents are gainfully employed, U.K. researchers say

7/21/2011
Psychological Distancing May Be Key to Wisdom

People who look at things in a self-centered way less likely to reason wisely, research suggests

7/21/2011
Epidemic of Obesity in U.S. Kids Began in Late '90s

Reasons are unclear, but more media time, longer 'transition' to adulthood might be key, researcher says

7/21/2011
Health Tip: Recognizing Strange Behavior

When it becomes cause for concern

7/20/2011
International Poll Shows Many Fear Alzheimer's as Much as Cancer

Most would see a doctor, but many think brain disease is less deadly, more treatable than it is

7/20/2011
Does Your Personality Dictate Whether You'll Be Overweight?

People who are impulsive, aggressive or risk-takers more likely to weigh more, study contends

7/19/2011
Happy Shoppers More Decisive When Purchasing

Study shows consumers with positive attitudes were also more consistent in their choices

7/18/2011
Sharing Bed With Toddler Won't Harm Development: Study

Practice made no difference in later tests for learning, behavioral issues

7/18/2011
Self-Esteem Levels Vary by Age, Race, Study Finds

And contrary to popular belief, self-esteem in males and females is about the same during teens

7/15/2011
Kids of Moms With History of Depression Seem Less Happy

Those who rarely smile, laugh or hug may be at higher risk of depression, study suggests

7/15/2011
Drinking Alcohol May Prolong, Not Relieve, Stress

Stress can also change how booze makes a person feel and boost the desire for alcohol, study shows

7/15/2011
Dogs Adept at Reading People's Minds

Study found they use that to their advantage when begging for food

7/15/2011
Want to Eat Less? Try a Bigger Fork

Restaurant diners ate less food as the utensil's size grew, researchers say

7/14/2011
Training in Positive Thinking May Help Anxious Teens

Kids who don't see a snub in every ambiguous interaction can better control their moods, study suggests

7/14/2011
Pets Pump You Up, Study Finds

You can credit your dog or cat with improving your well-being and confidence, researchers say

7/13/2011
Low 'Empathy' Response in Brain Might Point to Autism Gene

Siblings of patients have similar reduced brain activity when viewing others' emotions, scans show

7/13/2011
Mobile Sensors Track Health of Elderly in Pilot Test

Small study found the technology useful for monitoring behavior, physical health

7/13/2011
Health Tip: Binge Eating May Lead to Weight Gain

And type 2 diabetes and heart disease, among other complications

7/11/2011
Higher Folic Acid Levels in Teens Tied to Academic Success

Folate levels should be monitored to ensure kids are getting enough, researchers say

7/8/2011
Coping Strategy Depends on Strength of Emotion: Study

Analysis may help conquer low-intensity fear, but distraction used for stronger negative feelings

7/6/2011
Talking to Teens May Help Them Cut Back on Pot Smoking

Two brief conversations about marijuana cut kids' use of the drug by up to 20%, study finds

7/6/2011
Satisfaction With Life Seems Good for the Heart

Happiness in four key areas -- job, family, sex and self -- may protect coronary health, study suggests

7/6/2011
Cuddling May Be Key to Long-Term Happy Relationship

Tenderness, kissing more important to men than women, study finds

7/5/2011
Too Much Sitting May Double Women's Risk of Blood Clots

Researchers report link between life-threatening pulmonary embolism and inactive lifestyle

7/5/2011
Parents' Military Deployment May Harm Kids' Mental Health

Longer service duration raises risk that children will develop stress, behavioral problems, anxiety

7/1/2011
Emotional, Behavioral Issues Affect Many Kids in Foster Care

Identifying such problems may lead to improved care for these children, researchers suggest

7/1/2011
When It Comes to Memory, Practice Seems to Make Perfect

Volunteers retained memory of faces, patterns years after first identifying them, study shows

7/1/2011
Fireworks and Fido Don't Always Mix

Here's how to keep four-legged friends from getting frantic on the Fourth

6/30/2011
Internet Sex Offenders Reveal Some Patterns

Majority bring up sex in first chat with young computer users, study finds

6/30/2011
One-Third of Undergrads Admit Using Phone 'Apps' While Driving

Safety expert calls survey findings astounding

6/30/2011
Motivational Text Messages May Help Smokers Quit

Encouragement and tips to avoid cravings doubled quit rates in study participants

6/29/2011
Genes May Control How Long You Look at Happy Faces

Findings could further understanding of autism, researchers say

6/29/2011
When Americans Think of Regrets, Love Tops List

Over time, missed opportunities outweigh mistakes, study finds

6/28/2011
Preventing Type 2 Diabetes Saves Money: Study

Preventive drug therapy saved money too, but wasn't as effective as lifestyle changes