Behavior Health News

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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

12/27/2011
Poor People May Be Quicker to Be Kind

Study suggests the more affluent face fewer obstacles, slower to recognize suffering of others

12/27/2011
Health Tip: Choose Your Day to Quit Smoking

Suggestions to help you stop

12/26/2011
Health Tip: When Children Break the Rules

Suggestions to encourage better behavior

12/23/2011
Cancer Survivors Should Take Steps to Keep Healthy During Holidays

Avoid stress and try to relax, expert urges

12/22/2011
Chronic School Absenteeism Linked to Mental Health Problems

Children who consistently miss school are more likely to be depressed or anxious, study shows

12/19/2011
Study Suggests Most Would Sacrifice One Life to Save Many

When faced with a life or death moral dilemma, few people fail to choose 'the greater good'

12/19/2011
Discerning Gift-Givers Look for Toys That Offer More Than Fun

Some of the best choices spur imagination and exercise, experts say

12/17/2011
Dentist Gives Advice to Keep Holiday Smiles Bright

Avoid tooth damage and decay caused by wine, sweets and stress by making oral health a priority

12/16/2011
Men Often Misread Women's Sexual Cues: Study

But ignorance might work in favor of males who overestimate their attractiveness

12/14/2011
Alcohol Use Down, Pot Use Up Among U.S. Teens

Drinking at historic lows, but fewer kids seem to think marijuana is dangerous, survey finds

12/13/2011
U.S. Safety Board Urges Nationwide Ban on Drivers' Use of Cellphones

Recent texting-linked tragedy in Missouri points to the need for national approach, board says

12/13/2011
Health Tip: Find Time for You

Help foster a healthier mind and body

12/12/2011
Snakes Make Your Skin Crawl? Study Suggests Why

Frequent python attacks on preliterate tribe explain longstanding fear of snakes

12/12/2011
Too Much Alcohol Linked to Unsafe Sex, Study Confirms

Each drink worsens decision-making, possibly upping HIV risk

12/12/2011
Health Tip: Keep the Sport in Kids' Sports

Make sure focus isn't only on winning

12/9/2011
Behavior Problems May Surface in Preemies by Preschool

These kids might benefit from early targeted help, researchers say

12/8/2011
Rats Can Lend a Helping Paw to Others, Study Finds

They ignored nearby chocolate to help free trapped companions, researchers say

12/7/2011
Chimps Shed Light on How Humans Learned to Share

Their behavior seems to be affected by their environment, research suggests

12/7/2011
Health Tip: Wind Down With Mind-Body Exercises

And enjoy these potential benefits

12/6/2011
Health Tip: Boost Your Brain Power

What seniors can do to help stay sharp

12/5/2011
Teen 'Sexting' Might Be Less Common Than Feared

But emotional, legal fallout can still occur, studies find

12/3/2011
Few Contact Lens Users Follow All Care Guidelines, Study Finds

New strategies needed to improve compliance, researchers say

12/2/2011
Prozac Might Ease Repetitive Behaviors in Some Adults With Autism

Study found 50% saw benefit, while only 8% in placebo group did

12/2/2011
Abusive Boss May Harm Workers' Home Life, Too

But long-term partners, more kids may boost family satisfaction