Behavior Health News

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3/1/2012
City Birds Sing Differently Than Their Country Cousins

Buildings, open spaces affect pitch of tweets, research shows

3/1/2012
Health Tip: Appreciate Your Body Image While Pregnant

Suggestions to help you prepare for the changes

2/29/2012
Job Loss Fears Sow Unhappiness in Work, Family Life

Blue-collar workers take unemployment worries the hardest, research finds

2/28/2012
Poor Patients Less Likely to Sue Doctors, Analysis Shows

Stereotypes can have negative impact on physician-patient relationship, researchers say

2/27/2012
Are the Rich Really Different From You and Me?

They're likelier to cut you off on the road, be dishonest during negotiations, study claims

2/26/2012
Video Games, Impulsivity Seem to Go Hand-in-Hand

Attention problems and more time spent gaming occur in both directions, study suggests

2/24/2012
Brain Calls the Shots on Which Hand Holds Cellphone

Righties, lefties tend to use different ears when talking on the phone, study finds

2/24/2012
Phobia Makes Spiders Appear Larger Than They Are: Study

Warped perception of size of feared objects may foster avoidance

2/23/2012
Second-Chance Romance Might Not Bring Happiness

Ex-partners should stay that way, new study suggests

2/21/2012
Booze in Movies May Fuel Teenage Drinking

Watching films featuring alcohol seems to lead to drinking, then binge-drinking in kids, study finds

2/17/2012
Parents' Strict Rules Could Curb Kids' Drinking

Researchers say this is the first study to look at how tight parental control helps teens avoid booze

2/15/2012
Psychotherapy May Ease Hot Flashes After Breast Cancer

'Talk therapy' cut symptoms by 52 percent in small British study

2/13/2012
Concerns Over Kids' Shut-Eye an Age-Old Problem

Review finds that even 100 years ago, adults said that 'new' technology kept youngsters awake

2/12/2012
Best Friend Benefits Child's Mind, Body, Study Finds

Stress hormone rises, self-worth drops in the absence of a buddy, researchers say

2/8/2012
When Prodded, Restaurant Diners Often Opt for Smaller Portions

Study found power of suggestion worked, even when smaller meal was not discounted

2/6/2012
College Degree Lowers Marriage Odds for Those From Disadvantaged Backgrounds

Education can bridge the income gap, but not social or cultural differences, study says

2/6/2012
More Americans Seeking Love Online: Study

Dating websites offer romance, but 'science' behind claims is called sketchy

2/3/2012
Smaller Plate Won't Help Your Diet, Research Shows

People eat until full regardless of the dinnerware, researcher says

2/3/2012
Health Tip: Teach Your Toddler Good Behavior

Suggestions for disciplining your little one

2/2/2012
'People Pleasers' More Prone to Overeating: Study

They often yield to pressure to indulge more in social situations, researchers say

2/1/2012
Too Much Testosterone Linked to Inflated Ego: Study

Female volunteers less apt to cooperate after taking the hormone supplement

1/31/2012
For Kids, Laughter Really May Be the Best Medicine

Scans show that humor activates parts of the brain linked to resilience, well-being in children

1/30/2012
Even Strangers Can Make You Feel Left Out

Eye contact conveys a sense of belonging -- or not, researchers say

1/30/2012
Nurturing Moms May Help Their Child's Brain Develop

Study found toddlers with loving mothers had more growth in key brain area

1/27/2012
Discrimination Seems to Harm Health Regardless of Race

Unfair treatment that is race-based linked to reports of poor health in both blacks and whites

1/27/2012
Students Report Playing Dangerous 'Choking Game'

One in seven at a Texas university tried it, survey finds

1/27/2012
Positive Reinforcement May Help Patients Take Their Meds

Upbeat thoughts plus education boosted adherence among blacks with high blood pressure, study found

1/27/2012
People May Lie More When Texting: Study

Researchers suggest it's easier to deceive than when in person or during video chat

1/26/2012
Brain Activity May Help Predict Autism Before Age 1: Study

Differences in responses to eye contact detected in brains of at-risk infants as early as 6 months

1/26/2012
Too Many Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Inactive, Study Finds

Experts say exercise helps keep joints flexible, maintains function

1/23/2012
Narcissism Especially Bad for Men's Health, Study Says

Traits such as entitlement, exploitativeness may raise levels of stress hormone

1/23/2012
Parents May Hold Key to Treating Kids' Obesity

Heart association identifies successful strategies for helping children to achieve weight loss

1/23/2012
Study Shows How Stress Triggers Immune System

Conflict fires up molecules related to inflammation, researchers report

1/23/2012
Alcohol OK in Housing for Formerly Homeless, Study Says

Heavy drinkers actually cut back on booze over two years, researchers found

1/19/2012
Alcohol OK in Housing for Formerly Homeless, Study Says

Heavy drinkers actually cut back on booze over two years, researchers found

1/19/2012
Poorer Folks May Find It Harder to Quit Smoking

Financial and social status seems to affect treatment success, study finds

1/19/2012
Health Tip: Set an Exercise Schedule

To help adhere to your fitness routine

1/19/2012
1/18/2012
Gossiping Might Be Good for You

Telling others when you see someone behaving badly makes you feel better, study suggests

1/15/2012
Do Men Flash Cash to Find a Mate?

Guys may subconsciously flaunt wealth in situations where males outnumber females, study suggests

1/14/2012
Deaf 'Signers' Quick to Interpret Body Language: Study

Hearing-impaired show skill in detecting others' subtle gestures

1/13/2012
Experts Urge Public Action to Aid Cancer Prevention

Cancer society's new guidelines for diet and exercise stress community support

1/13/2012
Bored Workers Often Turn to Chocolate, Booze, Study Finds

These unhealthy treats are common ways of dealing with office ennui, research shows

1/12/2012
Little Known About How Autism Affects Teen Drivers: Researchers

Communication and motor skill impairments may influence driving skills, experts say

1/11/2012
Alcohol Targets Brain 'Reward Centers' in Heavy Drinkers

Study highlights changes that make drinkers more likely to gain pleasure from booze

1/11/2012
Health Tip: When Your Child Cries at Night

Suggestions for what to do

1/5/2012
Health Tip: When Aggressive Behavior Signals a Problem

Requiring a call to the pediatrician

1/4/2012
Study Reveals Who's More Prone to Be a 'Mean Drunk'

Lack of regard for future consequences is key, researchers say

1/4/2012
Need Help? Seek Out the Humble

They're more likely to offer assistance without being pressured, research shows

1/1/2012
Persistence Is Key to Losing Weight and Keeping It Off

Mastering any new skill, including eating right and exercising, takes practice, expert says