Behavior Health News

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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

4/1/2011
FDA Panel Delays Action on Dyes Used in Foods

It calls for more research, but many parents and scientists fear link to ADHD

3/30/2011
FDA Panel Examines Possible Links Between Food Dyes, ADHD

It's the first time the agency has ever seriously looked at the issue, experts say

3/30/2011
Praying for Others Seems to Help Anger Fade

People who are provoked can let their bad mood go by petitioning for the less fortunate, study suggests

3/29/2011
Younger, Poorer People More Prone to Problem Gambling

Researchers say condition is more widespread than many think

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
Many Find Solace in Charlie Sheen Drama, Expert Contends

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