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Good Moms Seem to Help Poor Kids Become Healthy Adults

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

Ever Wonder How Doctors Make Referrals?

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

ADHD Symptoms May Add to Burden of Autism

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

Less Play Time = More Troubled Kids, Experts Say

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

Cash, Luxury Goods Really Do Get People Salivating: Study

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

Obese Kids May Face Social, Emotional Woes

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

Recession Tied to Rise in Child Abuse Injuries

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

Lack of Sleep Hurts Kids' Academic Performance: Study

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

Are Sports Obsessions Damaging Your Relationships?

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

Research Reveals Why Hungry People Get Cranky

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

Problem Drinking Linked to Brain Damage

It damages very areas critical to quitting drinking, research shows

Drinking Patterns Affect Heart Health, Mouse Study Finds

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

Quitting Smoking May Improve Personality, Study Suggests

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

Health Tip: Stay Social as You Grow Older

Relationships are important for healthy aging

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

Parents' Positive Attitude Can Help Kids Get Homework Done

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

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

Children More Likely to Drink & Drive if Parents Drink: Study

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

Abusers May Play on Victims' Emotions to Get Charges Dropped

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

Firearm Suicide Methods Vary by Gender: Study

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

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

Psychic Wounds Last for Those Touched by 9/11

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

Patient Care Not Affected by Med Student Biases: Study

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

Rules Help When Talking About Infertility

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

Boorish Co-Workers Can Damage Your Home Life

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

Sexist Men, Women May Be a Good Fit: Study

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

Making Sure 'Back to School' Doesn't Mean 'Back to Bullying'

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

Brain Scans Show Distinct Traits in Kids With Autism: Study

Gray matter is organized differently, researchers find

Homo Erectus Had an Axe to Grind

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

For Women, Active Sex Life May Mean Better Aging

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

'Gimme' Kids Often Grow Into 'Gimme' Adults

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

Sweet Sparrow Songs May Actually Be Shouting Matches

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

Expense May Be Causing Fewer Young Blacks to Smoke

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

Quitting Even Tougher When Smokers Battle Other Addictions

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

Teen Drinking, Smoking Higher Among Facebook Users: Survey

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

Couples Who Don't Fight Much Aren't Likely to Start

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

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

Happy Teens Usually Crime-Free Teens, Study Finds

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

Surgeons Need Help Learning How to Deliver Bad News

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

Cartoon Characters Prod Kids to Nag for Unhealthy Foods

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

For Men, 'Culture of Honor' Can Be Deadly

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

Story 'Spoilers' May Boost Enjoyment

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

Risk of Autism in Siblings Higher Than Thought

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

Planning Ahead Can Reduce Back-to-School Stress

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

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

Like Those in Humans, Baby Chimps' Forebrains Immature

White matter increases, but not at the same rate as human infants, study finds

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

Personal Feedback May Aid Fitness Progress

Researchers show that daily reinforcement helps adults stick to their exercise goals

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

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