Behavior Health News

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6/16/2012
More People Stay 'Connected' on Vacation Via Web: Study

Today's travelers use smartphones, other personal electronic devices instead of postcards, payphones

6/15/2012
Parents' Fighting May Have Long-Lasting Effect on Kids

But if conflict is handled constructively, children's sense of security stays intact, research suggests

6/15/2012
'Sexting' Common Among Teens: Survey

Many are not aware of the legal, social consequences, researchers found

6/15/2012
Dad's Love Can Be Crucial for Happy Childhood, Study Confirms

For many kids, rejection by father can be even more devastating than by mother

6/15/2012
Unsafe Sex Common When Partner Cheats: Study

But condom use increases in 'open' relationships

6/13/2012
Bonobo Genome Sheds Light on Their Links to Chimps, Humans

Species is the last of the great apes to undergo gene mapping

6/13/2012
Raucous Music May Tap Into Your Inner Animal

Researchers say discordant tunes evoke cries of distress

6/12/2012
Sleep Apnea in Teens Linked to Social, Behavioral Woes

Kids with sleep apnea had higher rates of attention and hyperactivity problems, study finds

6/11/2012
Young Cancer Survivors Often Face Long-Term Health Problems

More smoking, obesity, chronic illness, poor mental health seen in these young adults, CDC says

6/11/2012
Self-Harm Showing Up in Elementary Schools: Study

Children as young as 7 injured themselves in a variety of ways

6/7/2012
Depressed Teens Who Respond to Treatment Less Likely to Abuse Drugs

Improvement within 12 weeks is a positive sign, study finds

6/5/2012
Therapy Done Over the Phone May Help Depressed Patients

Study found early drop-out rate significantly lower than during in-person treatment

5/30/2012
Once-Obese Women Still Face Stigma, Study Finds

'Fat bias' may linger even after weight loss

5/29/2012
Surly People Tend to Like Fierce Dogs, Study Shows

Younger, more disagreeable folks seem to prefer breeds that are typically seen as aggressive

5/29/2012
Optimism, Laughter May Bring Long Life

Study found centenarians were often extroverts who embraced the world

5/29/2012
Cash, Coaching May Boost Healthy Living

Study finds that simple changes, reinforced by incentives, can reap rewards

5/28/2012
5/25/2012
Can You Hear Me Now?

Rock concerts may put teens' hearing at risk, study says

5/25/2012
Combo Therapy May Help Ease 'Ringing in the Ears'

Tinnitus can be frustrating for patients, hard to treat, researchers say

5/24/2012
Autism Often Not Diagnosed Until Age 5 or Older: U.S. Report

But earlier interventions make a big difference, experts say

5/21/2012
U.S. Teens Heading for Heart Trouble: Study

High 'bad' cholesterol, pre-diabetes or diabetes affect almost one-quarter of teens

5/18/2012
Gene Tests May Not Drive Patients to More Medical Care

Knowing personal risks for certain diseases doesn't seem to spur health care overuse, study finds

5/17/2012
Parents Often Lose Sleep Over Child's Epilepsy, Study Finds

Many sleep in the same room or bed as their child because of worries about nighttime seizures

5/16/2012
Developmental Woes Common in Siblings of Children With Autism

Some show subtle developmental delays, study finds

5/14/2012
Health Tip: Tame Your Food Cravings

Wait 20 minutes, since cravings usually are short-lived

5/11/2012
Sooner Is Better for Controlling Obese Kids' Weight: Study

Behavioral therapy more effective in youngsters than teens, Swedish research suggests

5/11/2012
Women Exposed to Violence Might Have More Risky Sex

Those experiencing multiple types of violence had more partners, more unprotected sex, study found

5/8/2012
Friends' Parents Can Sway Teens' Odds for Drinking, Smoking

'Good' parenting helps kids steer clear of risky behaviors, researchers say

5/8/2012
That Long Commute May Be Harming Your Health

Study found that as drives got longer, waistlines expanded and fitness levels dropped

5/7/2012
For Healthier Eating, Keep Fruits, Veggies Within Reach

Study involving college students found proximity mattered

5/7/2012
Aim Skin Cancer Warnings at the Young, Too, Experts Say

To get message across, doctors should focus on sun's damage to looks, not health, panel advises

5/4/2012
Positive Thinking, Persistence Pay Off in Job Search: Study

Staying focused on finding employment is most important factor, researchers say

5/3/2012
Overly Long Pregnancies Linked to Behavioral Problems in Toddlers

Post-term pregnancies are those that last 42 weeks

5/2/2012
Clues to 'Slacker' Behavior Found in Brain, Study Says

Levels of the chemical dopamine in key regions of the brain may influence motivation

5/1/2012
Women More Likely to Survive Melanoma Than Men: Study

Analysis found female patients had a 30% survival advantage

4/30/2012
Low-Income Mothers May Overfeed Their Infants

Depression, being single also linked to tendency to add cereal to baby bottle, which promotes obesity

4/30/2012
Teen Impulsiveness Has Different Sources in ADHD, Substance Use

Imaging study finds brain networks causing behavior aren't the same

4/30/2012
Cellphones, Texting Put Teen Drivers in Danger, Studies Show

One study -- using car simulators -- indicates phone use hazardous no matter where it's held

4/29/2012
Study Recommends Putting Your Left Face Forward

This half of the face is more expressive, making it more attractive, researchers say

4/27/2012
Animals More Interesting to Kids Than Toys, Study Shows

Children even prefer spiders and snakes over inanimate objects, researchers say

4/27/2012
Bullied Children at Greater Risk for Self-Harm, Study Finds

Family history or maltreatment further increase likelihood of injuring oneself

4/26/2012
Analytical Thinkers Seem to Be Less Religious, Study Suggests

But coaxing participants to think analytically had only a subtle impact on religious belief

4/26/2012
College Kids Often Use Cell Phones While Driving: Study

Students seem to have 'misplaced confidence' in their ability to multitask, researcher says

4/26/2012
Battling the Bullying of an Autistic Child

Parents feel their child's pain, frustration, and need to seek out help and support services

4/26/2012
Warnings on Cigarette Packs May Keep Ex-Smokers From Relapse

International study finds that deterrent images, messages help those who say they matter

4/25/2012
Experimental Drug Eases Autistic Behaviors in Mice

Whether it would work on humans is still unknown, researchers say

4/24/2012
Many First-Graders Shun Overweight, Obese Kids

In survey, most preferred to play with slimmer classmates, study finds

4/24/2012
Impulsive Tots at Risk for Gambling Problems Later: Study

Self-control in preschool years may improve life outcomes in adulthood

4/23/2012
Cyberbullying May Call for New Prevention Tactics

Existing anti-bully programs won't get through to online aggressors, researcher says

4/23/2012
'Publication Bias' Casts Doubt on Value of Antidepressants for Autism

Studies showing ineffectiveness less likely to get published, new study finds