Behavior Health News

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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

5/6/2011
Online Gaming With Real-World Friends Is Healthier: Study

Pastime is less isolating when it's a family affair, expert suggests

5/5/2011
Images of Overweight People Can Thwart Diet, Study Finds

Seeing someone with excess pounds may temporarily reduce your commitment to health

5/5/2011
Sex, Coffee May Boost Risk of Brain Aneurysm Rupture: Study

Activities that raise blood pressure appear to be the cause, researcher suggests

5/4/2011
Simple Question Sheds Light on Teens' Hopes, Dreams

Among top three wishes were wealth, material items and world peace, researchers find

5/2/2011
Family Meals Keep Kids Slimmer, Healthier, Study Finds

Eating together also reduces likelihood of eating disorders, researchers say

5/2/2011
Survey Finds Many Young Adults Oblivious to Heart Health

As obesity and other risk factors rise, many believe stroke and heart disease won't affect them

4/29/2011
Powerful Women as Likely to Cheat as Men, Study Finds

People stray because of confidence, not gender, researchers say

4/28/2011
Shared Social Status Boosts Brain Activity, Research Shows

Area tied to 'values' lights up when dealing with those in similar socioeconomic circumstances

4/27/2011
Read a Book, Stay Connected

Beyond escape and education, reading fulfills psychological need, researcher says

4/26/2011
Being 'Housebound' Linked to Alzheimer's in Elderly

But finding may be an effect, rather than a cause, of damaging brain changes, researchers say

4/25/2011
It May Be Possible to Predict Bipolar Mood Swings: Study

Patients who felt they could manage their moods did better than their peers, researchers find

4/25/2011
Some TV Fans 'Distressed' Without Favorite Shows: Study

Researchers say the findings show how important media is in the lives of many

4/25/2011
Bullied Kids Showing Up in School Nurses' Offices

Those with physical complaints for no apparent cause 'may be getting picked on,' research finds

4/22/2011
Pregnant and Stressed May Mean Offspring Who Misbehave

Not the type of stress but the number of incidents has most effect, study finds

4/22/2011
'Empowered' Workers More Productive, Research Shows

Employees with decision-making ability, training, management support seem to have higher morale

4/22/2011
Health Tip: Curb Snoring With Lifestyle Changes

Modify your diet, behavior and sleeping style

4/21/2011
Behavioral Therapy May Reduce Tourette Tics, Symptoms

Adult brain is more flexible than once thought, researchers say

4/21/2011
Babies' Persistent Fussiness Could Mean Behavioral Woes Ahead

Study links problems in infancy to temper tantrums, aggressive actions and more

4/21/2011
Poverty Can Hinder a Child's Cognitive Development, Study Says

Family instability has no impact, researchers report

4/20/2011
Focusing on One Thing May Blind People to the Obvious

Study examines how low working-memory capacity may put drivers at risk when talking on cell phones

4/20/2011
Men and Women May Truly See Things Differently

Experiment affirms common perceptions about decision making

4/19/2011
Genes May Affect Whether People Heed Advice

With certain mutations, suggestions overrule experience, study finds

4/18/2011
Support May Help Curb Suicide Among Gay Youths

Study finds marked benefit from student groups and anti-bullying policies in schools

4/15/2011
Why Someone Else's Gaffe Makes You Cringe

Vicarious embarrassment, a form of empathy, has its roots in brain, researchers say

4/15/2011
Inability to Spot Lies, Sarcasm May Warn of Dementia

Finding could help improve diagnosis, treatment, researchers say

4/15/2011
Early School Start Tied to More Teen Crashes: Study

Other research finds one-hour delay improves teenagers' attentiveness

4/15/2011
Whales Not Just Singing the Same Old Song, Researchers Say

Male humpbacks come up with new tunes that spread across the ocean, evidence shows

4/14/2011
Kids May Mimic How Parents Handle Pain

Study detects familial style of coping, even among adult children

4/14/2011
Good Attitude Critical When Coping With Layoff Trauma

Older managers did better when they didn't feel 'defined' by their former jobs, study found

4/13/2011
Certain Genes Could Add to Alcoholism Risk

Study suggests link to genes that affect impulsivity and addictive behavior

4/13/2011
'Best' Places to Live With Autism All in Major Metro Areas: Survey

Even so, three-fourths of families polled nationwide said they had difficulty accessing needed services

4/13/2011
Hormone Helps You Sniff Out Food, Study Finds

Ghrelin may also play a role in metabolism, body weight, researchers say

4/12/2011
Driver Errors Explain Most Teen Crashes, Experts Say

Inexperience, not reckless driving, causes most collisions, study finds

4/11/2011
'Organic' Label Seems to Make Food Taste Better

Study found that people preferred products they assumed were healthier for them

4/10/2011
Successful Schools May Help Keep Kids Out of Trouble

Students more likely to avoid drugs, booze, fights in schools that perform well academically, study finds

4/8/2011
Good Start to Work Day May Be Key to Productivity

Employee's mood will affect job performance, study finds

4/8/2011
Nearly 20% of Lung Cancer Patients Keep Smoking

Patients, caregivers need strong support, interventions to quit, study finds

4/8/2011
Liberals, Conservatives May Have Different Brain Structures

Researchers find divergence in neurological areas linked to openness, anxiety

4/7/2011
For Young Women, 'Controlling' Partner Often Abusive, Too

Many victims won't admit to violence from boyfriend, spouse, study authors say

4/7/2011
Early Response to Alcohol May Predict Later Drinking Behavior

Heavy use more likely if the brain responds to the substance as a stimulant, study suggests

4/7/2011
Only 1.2% of Alcohol Abusers Know They Need Help: Report

National Alcohol Screening Day spotlights untreated disorders affecting millions of Americans

4/7/2011
'Retail Therapy' Might Really Work

Daily shopping prolonged survival among elders by 27%, say Taiwanese researchers

4/5/2011
U.S. Teen Birth Rate Hits Record Low

But young American women still having babies at rates higher than other developed nations, CDC says

4/4/2011
Could Pop Music Be Linked to Depression?

Preliminary study found those who listened to lots of tunes had raised risk

4/4/2011
Brains of People with Autism Focus More on Visual Skills

This means less activity in areas used for planning and decision making, but the brain adapts, researchers find

4/4/2011
Evidence Weak to Support Many Medications for Autism: Study

Anti-psychotics may help control disruptive behaviors, but side effects called significant