Behavior Health News

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7/15/2011
Dogs Adept at Reading People's Minds

Study found they use that to their advantage when begging for food

7/15/2011
Want to Eat Less? Try a Bigger Fork

Restaurant diners ate less food as the utensil's size grew, researchers say

7/14/2011
Training in Positive Thinking May Help Anxious Teens

Kids who don't see a snub in every ambiguous interaction can better control their moods, study suggests

7/14/2011
Pets Pump You Up, Study Finds

You can credit your dog or cat with improving your well-being and confidence, researchers say

7/13/2011
Low 'Empathy' Response in Brain Might Point to Autism Gene

Siblings of patients have similar reduced brain activity when viewing others' emotions, scans show

7/13/2011
Mobile Sensors Track Health of Elderly in Pilot Test

Small study found the technology useful for monitoring behavior, physical health

7/13/2011
Health Tip: Binge Eating May Lead to Weight Gain

And type 2 diabetes and heart disease, among other complications

7/11/2011
Higher Folic Acid Levels in Teens Tied to Academic Success

Folate levels should be monitored to ensure kids are getting enough, researchers say

7/8/2011
Coping Strategy Depends on Strength of Emotion: Study

Analysis may help conquer low-intensity fear, but distraction used for stronger negative feelings

7/6/2011
Talking to Teens May Help Them Cut Back on Pot Smoking

Two brief conversations about marijuana cut kids' use of the drug by up to 20%, study finds

7/6/2011
Satisfaction With Life Seems Good for the Heart

Happiness in four key areas -- job, family, sex and self -- may protect coronary health, study suggests

7/6/2011
Cuddling May Be Key to Long-Term Happy Relationship

Tenderness, kissing more important to men than women, study finds

7/5/2011
Too Much Sitting May Double Women's Risk of Blood Clots

Researchers report link between life-threatening pulmonary embolism and inactive lifestyle

7/5/2011
Parents' Military Deployment May Harm Kids' Mental Health

Longer service duration raises risk that children will develop stress, behavioral problems, anxiety

7/1/2011
Emotional, Behavioral Issues Affect Many Kids in Foster Care

Identifying such problems may lead to improved care for these children, researchers suggest

7/1/2011
When It Comes to Memory, Practice Seems to Make Perfect

Volunteers retained memory of faces, patterns years after first identifying them, study shows

7/1/2011
Fireworks and Fido Don't Always Mix

Here's how to keep four-legged friends from getting frantic on the Fourth

6/30/2011
Internet Sex Offenders Reveal Some Patterns

Majority bring up sex in first chat with young computer users, study finds

6/30/2011
One-Third of Undergrads Admit Using Phone 'Apps' While Driving

Safety expert calls survey findings astounding

6/30/2011
Motivational Text Messages May Help Smokers Quit

Encouragement and tips to avoid cravings doubled quit rates in study participants

6/29/2011
Genes May Control How Long You Look at Happy Faces

Findings could further understanding of autism, researchers say

6/29/2011
When Americans Think of Regrets, Love Tops List

Over time, missed opportunities outweigh mistakes, study finds

6/28/2011
Preventing Type 2 Diabetes Saves Money: Study

Preventive drug therapy saved money too, but wasn't as effective as lifestyle changes

6/27/2011
Does Ovulation Boost a Woman's 'Gaydar'?

Sexual orientation of a man also more apparent when women want romance, new research contends

6/27/2011
Health Tip: Avoid Unnecessary Eating

Don't use food as a 'pick-me-up'

6/24/2011
'Sexting' Common for Those Who Cheat: Study

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

6/23/2011
Teens Look to Parents as Guide to Healthy Sexual Behaviors

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

6/21/2011
'Hammock' Effect May Help Adults Fall Asleep Faster

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

6/20/2011
Bullying's Scars May Last a Lifetime, Experts Say

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

6/18/2011
Are Men Who Flaunt Flashy Cars Not the 'Marrying Kind'?

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

6/17/2011
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

6/17/2011
Dad's Good Parenting May Help Daughters Avoid Risky Sex

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

6/16/2011
Fast-Food Outlets Near Schools May Not Be Making Teens Fat

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

6/16/2011
Income Disparities May Be Making Americans Unhappy

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

6/15/2011
Many Fathers Struggle to Balance Work, Family: Survey

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

6/14/2011
Too Little Sleep in Preschool Years May Predict ADHD

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

6/14/2011
Young Girls May Lose Sleep Over Pressure to Be Thin

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

6/14/2011
Good Sleep Raises Quality of Life, Lowers Depression

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

6/10/2011
Distracted Driving May Be Rising Despite State Laws

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

6/10/2011
Self-Confidence, Empathy May Make for Better Sex

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

6/10/2011
Brain Scan Spots Differences in Tots With ADHD Symptoms

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

6/9/2011
Young Adults Sometimes See Debt as a Positive

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

6/9/2011
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

6/7/2011
Study Ranks Mental Health as Young People's Top Health Problem

More focus needed during developmental years, researchers say

6/6/2011
Boys Who Bully May Grow Up to Be Abusive Men

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

6/6/2011
Eating Dirt Has Long, Maybe Healthy, History

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

6/6/2011
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

6/6/2011
Too Much Work, Food, Media May Be Hurting Health

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

6/3/2011
Having More Toys May Boost Exercise Levels in Kids

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

6/3/2011
Kids Who Bully Often Get Poor Sleep

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