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'Sexting' Common for Those Who Cheat: Study

Research finds these online exchanges are now part of extra-marital mating

Teens Look to Parents as Guide to Healthy Sexual Behaviors

Study found Mom, Dad most often key to developing attitudes, not friends or media

'Hammock' Effect May Help Adults Fall Asleep Faster

Swaying motion promotes brain activity associated with deep slumber, researchers say

Bullying's Scars May Last a Lifetime, Experts Say

For victims, damage to self-esteem can be profound, researcher warns

Are Men Who Flaunt Flashy Cars Not the 'Marrying Kind'?

Conspicuous spending often driven by desire to have flings, researchers say

Dads' Parenting Style Affects Influence as Kids Age: Survey

Setting rules but being open to discussion may work better than being too strict, researchers say

Dad's Good Parenting May Help Daughters Avoid Risky Sex

Quality, not quantity, of time spent with father matters more for girls, study suggests

Fast-Food Outlets Near Schools May Not Be Making Teens Fat

The real issue, experts say, is making kids more knowledgeable about healthy choices

Income Disparities May Be Making Americans Unhappy

Those earning less trust others less and feel worse about themselves, study finds

Many Fathers Struggle to Balance Work, Family: Survey

More than half said they'd consider being a stay-at-home dad if financially feasible

Too Little Sleep in Preschool Years May Predict ADHD

Study suggests link between behavior in kindergarten and sleep loss earlier in life

Young Girls May Lose Sleep Over Pressure to Be Thin

Female friends most likely source of this problem among whites, researchers suggest

Good Sleep Raises Quality of Life, Lowers Depression

Sleeping too little or too much can have adverse effects, study finds

Distracted Driving May Be Rising Despite State Laws

Compiling, comparing legislation might help find best way to curb texting, talking, researchers say

Self-Confidence, Empathy May Make for Better Sex

Study of young American adults suggests a healthy psychological outlook boosts satisfaction

Brain Scan Spots Differences in Tots With ADHD Symptoms

Researchers suggest earlier diagnosis of behavioral disorder could lead to better outcomes for kids

Young Adults Sometimes See Debt as a Positive

Owing money boosts self-esteem, especially among middle and lower classes, study finds

Mothers Play Important Role in Recovery From Mental Illness

Negative family attitudes can harm a patient's self-esteem and quality of life, study finds

Study Ranks Mental Health as Young People's Top Health Problem

More focus needed during developmental years, researchers say

Boys Who Bully May Grow Up to Be Abusive Men

Study suggests but doesn't prove link to adult domestic violence

Eating Dirt Has Long, Maybe Healthy, History

Review of data on 'geophagy' suggests people do it to help ward off germs and parasites

More Risky Behaviors Among Gay, Bisexual High School Students: CDC

U.S. data shows higher rates of substance abuse, suicide attempts compared to straight peers

Too Much Work, Food, Media May Be Hurting Health

Many would do better, physically and mentally, with less, expert says

Having More Toys May Boost Exercise Levels in Kids

Playtime physical activity rises along with number of playthings to choose from, study finds

Kids Who Bully Often Get Poor Sleep

More shut-eye could help reduce aggression and bullying, study suggests

Children With ADHD More Prone to Substance Abuse: Study

They were 1.5 times more likely to smoke, drink, use drugs than unaffected kids

ERs Frequented by Kids With Behavioral Problems: Report

Repeated visits often for non-emergency psychiatric problems, researchers find

Violent Video Games Linked to Increased Aggression

It's the first study to demonstrate cause-and-effect, researchers say

Violence Doesn't Make TV Shows More Enjoyable for Kids

Boys were especially turned off by violent cartoon characters, study finds

Complexities of Autism Extend to Its Treatment

Parents struggle to find blend of therapies for children with mix of behavioral symptoms

Living With a Child With Autism

Child gets range of tailored treatment, and family learns to adapt

Health Tip: Stay Healthy at College

How to manage while living away from home

Capacity for Commitment May Start in Early Childhood

Study found toddlers treated lovingly better at resolving conflicts with romantic partners

A Cultured Man Is a Healthier, Happier Man: Study

Museums, art galleries, ballet may enhance men's well-being even more than women's

U.S. Rates of Autism, ADHD Continue to Rise: Report

Study finds 1 in 6 kids now have a developmental disability, perhaps due to better diagnosis

Teen Abstinence May Not Stop Later Risky Sex

Study of twins finds that genes and environment play important role

Buying Luxury Items on Credit May Be Ego Booster

People more likely to use charge cards, pay more when they feel worthless, study finds

Pssst... Gossip Might Serve a Useful Function

Study suggests it helps brain focus on those people who might pose a threat

Internet Is Playing a Part in Spread of Problem Gambling

Experts say more research needed to understand, battle this complex disorder

Politics May Trump Looks, Personality in Matters of the Heart

Most people marry those with similar political views and social attitudes, study finds

Teaching Kids to Make Healthier Choices May Pay Off

After 4-year program in Michigan middle school, health measures improved, study reports

For Some Women, Knowing About Heart Failure Spurs Worry

Doctors urged to consider patients' coping styles when educating them on disease

Health Tip: Dealing With Anxiety

Suggestions for how to cope

Teen Boys With Autism at Risk of Being Bullied: Study

Their inability to manage stress and emotions raises vulnerability

Breast-Feeding May Help Quell Behavior Problems

British study finds more conduct issues among kids who were formula-fed

Fond Memories of the Past Make for a Happier Present

People who let go of regrets were more satisfied with life, study finds

Burning the Midnight Oil May Lead to Weight Gain

'Night owls' took in an average 248 more calories per day, study found

ADHD With Poor Emotional Control Seems to Run in Families

Half of adults with ADHD may also overreact to everyday situations, study shows

Can 'Doll Therapy' Help Put Dementia Patients at Ease?

Medical center finds that simply holding baby dolls makes some elders happy