Behavior Health News

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3/29/2011
Parkinson's Drugs Linked to Behavior Problems in Study

Hypersexuality, addictive gambling, binge eating noted with use of dopamine agonists

3/28/2011
Some Women Worry More About Cancer Recurrence Than Others

Identifying traits can lead to better coping and care strategies, expert says

3/27/2011
Hot Days Turn Pitchers Into Hot Heads

Major league pitchers more likely to 'bean' batters in retaliation during sweltering weather, study finds

3/26/2011
Expert Shares Spring Break Safety Tips

Consider the ground rules before your college student takes off

3/25/2011
Gender May Play Role in Psych Symptoms in Kids With Epilepsy

Girls had more emotional problems while boys had more inattention/hyperactivity, study found

3/25/2011
Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Linked to Behavior Problems in Teens

Moms' daily consumption in first trimester associated with tripled risk, study finds

3/25/2011
Animal 'Hoarding' Often Tied to Mental Illness

As many as 250,000 animals a year may suffer unintentional abuse, neglect in U.S., experts say

3/24/2011
Good Manners May Be a Pact to Reduce Physical Effort

Etiquette reflects more than a social code, researchers say

3/23/2011
Are the Religious Prone to Obesity?

Study found regularly attending services was linked to raised risk in middle age

3/22/2011
Study: Reluctance to Speak Up Encourages Medical Errors

Silence among health-care workers regarding shortcuts, incompetence can put patients at risk

3/22/2011
NFL Upsets Could Trigger Domestic Violence

Reports spike in areas where favored team loses, study finds

3/21/2011
Could a Type of Ear Infection Help Make Kids Obese?

Chronic infection with fluid might alter taste, causing children to eat more, study suggests

3/18/2011
Anti-Drug Message May Reach Young Girls, But Not Older Ones

Recent ad campaign seemed to have more impact among 8th-graders than high schoolers, study finds

3/17/2011
Rat Study Sheds Light on How Alcohol Affects Young Brain

Drinking at an early age may have long-lasting repercussions for decision-making, risk-taking

3/17/2011
ADHD's Upside: Greater Creativity?

Focusing issues may actually help those with the disorder think outside the box, researchers say

3/17/2011
Young Adults May Need 'Safety Net'

Many parents provide housing, other assistance to children in their 20s, study finds

3/17/2011
Models' Photos May Spur Mixed Messages About Body Image

Viewing 'ideal' bodies can be deflating but still inspire self-improvement, study says

3/16/2011
Drinking Behavior May Be Tied to Early Alcohol Use

Young kids who drink learn to use alcohol as stress-reliever, expert says

3/16/2011
Parents Can Help Prevent Problem Drinking in College Kids

Outcome best when student's social life is monitored by opposite-gender parent, study finds

3/14/2011
Betting During March Madness May Make the Games Less Fun

Enjoyment gets lost in the wagering, even for those who pick a winner, researcher says

3/13/2011
Don't Let Time Change Disrupt Your Sleep Patterns

Go to bed an hour earlier before switching to daylight saving time this weekend, expert says

3/11/2011
When Someone Is Watching, You're Less Inclined to Do Bad Things

This is because people know they will be judged more harshly if they are seen as perpetrators, study finds

3/11/2011
Text Messages May Help Smokers Kick the Addiction, Small Study Finds

Brain MRIs also provide data for smoking cessation 'texts' tailored to individual's capacity for self-control

3/11/2011
Insecurity in Relationships Binds People to Possessions

Those supported in close relationships don't place as much value on material goods, study finds

3/11/2011
Fans of Winning Teams Linked to Fatal Crashes

Close score may spur aggressive, testosterone-fueled driving, researchers suggest

3/10/2011
Image, Appearance Rank High Among Social Network Users

Study also finds more photo sharing, friending among women than men

3/10/2011
Many Find Solace in Charlie Sheen Drama, Expert Contends

Others worry the TV star is losing to addiction or psychological demons

3/9/2011
Risk-Glorifying Media Linked to Reckless Behavior

Dangerous driving, substance use in video games, movies may have real-life consequences: analysis

3/9/2011
As Peer Pressure Increases, So Does Brain's Ability to Resist It

Adolescents' brain wiring gears up just as risky behavior approaches, researchers report

3/9/2011
Classroom Environment May Affect Kids' Mental Health

First-graders suffer when teacher support and material resources are lacking, study suggests

3/8/2011
Sleep Deprivation May Encourage Risky Decisions

Late-night gamblers should beware, researchers suggest

3/7/2011
Using Electronics Before Bed May Hamper Sleep

TVs, cell phones, computers appear to be affecting quality slumber time, survey says

3/3/2011
Scary Events Might Also Activate Brain's Reward Center

Mouse study suggests a mechanism for 'thrill-seeking' behavior in humans

3/3/2011
Chimps, Too, May Use Laughter for Social Gain

Finding expands understanding of apes' expressions and interactions, researchers say

3/2/2011
Even Tiny Tots May Develop Mental Health Problems

Apathy, withdrawal, depression affect the very young, too, experts say

2/28/2011
Optimism Is Good for Your Heart

A bright outlook helps heart disease patients live longer, study finds

2/26/2011
'Heroes' Judged Harshly for Bad Behavior, Study Finds

Unlike do-gooders, victims less likely to be blamed for transgressions, researchers say

2/25/2011
Depression May Worsen Over Time in Addiction-Prone Women

Alcoholism, antisocial behavior susceptible to relationship, neighborhood dynamics, study finds

2/25/2011
19th Century Polygamy Meant Fewer Kids Per Wife, Data Shows

Review of Utah records from 1800s sheds light on how such marriages affected population

2/25/2011
College Kids Often Feel Guilty About Texting in Class: Survey

Half feel bad about messaging when it's banned, but two-thirds do it

2/24/2011
People More Likely to Act Morally Than They Imagine

Those able to cheat on a test were less likely to do so than those who said they would given the chance, study finds

2/21/2011
Kids' Callousness Associated With Conduct Problems

Lack of empathy, emotion linked to raised risk of antisocial behavior, research suggests

2/21/2011
Busy Social Life May Stave Off Disability in Elderly

Seniors who participate in activities are better able to continue self-care, study finds

2/18/2011
Study Finds Widespread Trauma in Wake of BP Oil Spill

Discovery indicates need for broader outreach to victims of environmental disasters, expert says

2/18/2011
Health Tip: Take Control of Your Diabetes

Suggestions for how to begin

2/16/2011
'Resilience Gene' May Save Kids in Troubled Families

Children with the gene have fewer arguments, better relationships with their impaired parents, study finds

2/16/2011
'Talk Therapy' Can Alter Brain Activity, Research Shows

Physical changes occur in brains of social anxiety patients receiving psychotherapy

2/16/2011
Health Tip: Your Child May Be Stressed

Here are potential warning signs

2/15/2011
Kids Learn to Work Together Early, Study Finds

3-year-olds have a basic sense of fairness when it comes to sharing, research shows

2/15/2011
Eating Breakfast May Lead Teen Moms to Better Health

Their offspring benefit too, expert says, from a healthier role model