Behavior Health News

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6/24/2011
'Sexting' Common for Those Who Cheat: Study

Research finds these online exchanges are now part of extra-marital mating

6/23/2011
Teens Look to Parents as Guide to Healthy Sexual Behaviors

Study found Mom, Dad most often key to developing attitudes, not friends or media

6/21/2011
'Hammock' Effect May Help Adults Fall Asleep Faster

Swaying motion promotes brain activity associated with deep slumber, researchers say

6/20/2011
Bullying's Scars May Last a Lifetime, Experts Say

For victims, damage to self-esteem can be profound, researcher warns

6/18/2011
Are Men Who Flaunt Flashy Cars Not the 'Marrying Kind'?

Conspicuous spending often driven by desire to have flings, researchers say

6/17/2011
Dads' Parenting Style Affects Influence as Kids Age: Survey

Setting rules but being open to discussion may work better than being too strict, researchers say

6/17/2011
Dad's Good Parenting May Help Daughters Avoid Risky Sex

Quality, not quantity, of time spent with father matters more for girls, study suggests

6/16/2011
Fast-Food Outlets Near Schools May Not Be Making Teens Fat

The real issue, experts say, is making kids more knowledgeable about healthy choices

6/16/2011
Income Disparities May Be Making Americans Unhappy

Those earning less trust others less and feel worse about themselves, study finds

6/15/2011
Many Fathers Struggle to Balance Work, Family: Survey

More than half said they'd consider being a stay-at-home dad if financially feasible

6/14/2011
Too Little Sleep in Preschool Years May Predict ADHD

Study suggests link between behavior in kindergarten and sleep loss earlier in life

6/14/2011
Young Girls May Lose Sleep Over Pressure to Be Thin

Female friends most likely source of this problem among whites, researchers suggest

6/14/2011
Good Sleep Raises Quality of Life, Lowers Depression

Sleeping too little or too much can have adverse effects, study finds

6/10/2011
Distracted Driving May Be Rising Despite State Laws

Compiling, comparing legislation might help find best way to curb texting, talking, researchers say

6/10/2011
Self-Confidence, Empathy May Make for Better Sex

Study of young American adults suggests a healthy psychological outlook boosts satisfaction

6/10/2011
Brain Scan Spots Differences in Tots With ADHD Symptoms

Researchers suggest earlier diagnosis of behavioral disorder could lead to better outcomes for kids

6/9/2011
Young Adults Sometimes See Debt as a Positive

Owing money boosts self-esteem, especially among middle and lower classes, study finds

6/9/2011
Mothers Play Important Role in Recovery From Mental Illness

Negative family attitudes can harm a patient's self-esteem and quality of life, study finds

6/7/2011
Study Ranks Mental Health as Young People's Top Health Problem

More focus needed during developmental years, researchers say

6/6/2011
Boys Who Bully May Grow Up to Be Abusive Men

Study suggests but doesn't prove link to adult domestic violence

6/6/2011
Eating Dirt Has Long, Maybe Healthy, History

Review of data on 'geophagy' suggests people do it to help ward off germs and parasites

6/6/2011
More Risky Behaviors Among Gay, Bisexual High School Students: CDC

U.S. data shows higher rates of substance abuse, suicide attempts compared to straight peers

6/6/2011
Too Much Work, Food, Media May Be Hurting Health

Many would do better, physically and mentally, with less, expert says

6/3/2011
Having More Toys May Boost Exercise Levels in Kids

Playtime physical activity rises along with number of playthings to choose from, study finds

6/3/2011
Kids Who Bully Often Get Poor Sleep

More shut-eye could help reduce aggression and bullying, study suggests

6/1/2011
Children With ADHD More Prone to Substance Abuse: Study

They were 1.5 times more likely to smoke, drink, use drugs than unaffected kids

6/1/2011
ERs Frequented by Kids With Behavioral Problems: Report

Repeated visits often for non-emergency psychiatric problems, researchers find

5/31/2011
Violent Video Games Linked to Increased Aggression

It's the first study to demonstrate cause-and-effect, researchers say

5/27/2011
Violence Doesn't Make TV Shows More Enjoyable for Kids

Boys were especially turned off by violent cartoon characters, study finds

5/27/2011
Complexities of Autism Extend to Its Treatment

Parents struggle to find blend of therapies for children with mix of behavioral symptoms

5/27/2011
Living With a Child With Autism

Child gets range of tailored treatment, and family learns to adapt

5/27/2011
Health Tip: Stay Healthy at College

How to manage while living away from home

5/25/2011
Capacity for Commitment May Start in Early Childhood

Study found toddlers treated lovingly better at resolving conflicts with romantic partners

5/24/2011
A Cultured Man Is a Healthier, Happier Man: Study

Museums, art galleries, ballet may enhance men's well-being even more than women's

5/23/2011
U.S. Rates of Autism, ADHD Continue to Rise: Report

Study finds 1 in 6 kids now have a developmental disability, perhaps due to better diagnosis

5/20/2011
Teen Abstinence May Not Stop Later Risky Sex

Study of twins finds that genes and environment play important role

5/19/2011
Buying Luxury Items on Credit May Be Ego Booster

People more likely to use charge cards, pay more when they feel worthless, study finds

5/19/2011
Pssst... Gossip Might Serve a Useful Function

Study suggests it helps brain focus on those people who might pose a threat

5/19/2011
Internet Is Playing a Part in Spread of Problem Gambling

Experts say more research needed to understand, battle this complex disorder

5/18/2011
Politics May Trump Looks, Personality in Matters of the Heart

Most people marry those with similar political views and social attitudes, study finds

5/13/2011
Teaching Kids to Make Healthier Choices May Pay Off

After 4-year program in Michigan middle school, health measures improved, study reports

5/13/2011
For Some Women, Knowing About Heart Failure Spurs Worry

Doctors urged to consider patients' coping styles when educating them on disease

5/13/2011
Health Tip: Dealing With Anxiety

Suggestions for how to cope

5/11/2011
Teen Boys With Autism at Risk of Being Bullied: Study

Their inability to manage stress and emotions raises vulnerability

5/10/2011
Breast-Feeding May Help Quell Behavior Problems

British study finds more conduct issues among kids who were formula-fed

5/10/2011
Fond Memories of the Past Make for a Happier Present

People who let go of regrets were more satisfied with life, study finds

5/9/2011
Burning the Midnight Oil May Lead to Weight Gain

'Night owls' took in an average 248 more calories per day, study found

5/9/2011
ADHD With Poor Emotional Control Seems to Run in Families

Half of adults with ADHD may also overreact to everyday situations, study shows

5/9/2011
5/6/2011
Can 'Doll Therapy' Help Put Dementia Patients at Ease?

Medical center finds that simply holding baby dolls makes some elders happy