Behavior Health News

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1/12/2011
U.S. Recession Didn't Raise Rates of Child Neglect: Study

Intervention programs may have helped prevent abuse during economic downturn, expert says

1/12/2011
Your Dog May Be Smarter Than You Know

Border collie learned names of more than 1,000 objects, researchers say

1/11/2011
Therapy May Help Cut Incontinence After Prostate Surgery

Bladder control improves among men with at least year-long problem, study finds

1/11/2011
Optimism Could Help Kids Keep Depression at Bay

Teaching them to be upbeat may be a buffer, expert suggests

1/10/2011
Too Much TV May Be Linked to Heart Attack, Death Risk

Excessive leisure-time sitting increases chances of cardiovascular problems, study finds

1/7/2011
Gestures May 'Shape' Thoughts

Study found using hands to describe a task cemented knowledge of it

1/6/2011
1/5/2011
Stress Can Make a Healthy Cat Sick: Study

But stability, affection may help rid pet of chronic vomiting and other symptoms, researchers say

1/3/2011
Healthy Habits in Youth Tied to Better Adult Cholesterol Levels

Poor lifestyle factors such as gaining body fat, smoking linked to high-risk levels, study finds

1/3/2011
Food Diary a Great Tool for Losing Weight, Expert Says

Keep it simple, write down everything you eat and share with a nutritionist, he advises

1/3/2011
Anger at God Common During Times of Crisis, Study Finds

But religious people less likely to blame God for their troubles, research suggests

12/31/2010
Holiday Drinking Raises Death Toll on U.S. Roads, Experts Warn

Traffic fatalities due to impaired driving jump from 28% to 40% over Christmas, New Year's

12/30/2010
Urban Wildlife Adopt Not-so-Healthful Human Diet, Study Finds

Processed foods may contribute to high cholesterol seen in foxes, raccoons

12/29/2010
First Impressions of Attractive People Often Correct: Study

Volunteers accurately judged personalities of good-looking people they just met, researchers say

12/29/2010
Love of Possessions Can Run Deep, Study Shows

Car, gun owners can name objects of affection, buy accessories for them, researchers say

12/29/2010
Health Tip: Playtime Is Important

It helps your child learn and grow

12/28/2010
Older Folks Seem to Gain 'Emotional Intelligence'

People in their 60s more compassionate than adults in their 20s or 40s, research shows

12/28/2010
Many Parents Frown on Kids' Internet Use, Survey Says

They worry about diminished time spent with friends, family

12/28/2010
Dieting Resolution Works Best When Done in Stages: Expert

Setting a goal, visualizing it, then taking small steps boost odds of success

12/27/2010
People Look to Eyes for Signs of Life, Study Finds

Eyes seem to be most important feature in telling real faces from realistic-looking ones

12/21/2010
Young Female Chimps Use Sticks as 'Dolls'

Study finds correlation with human play

12/20/2010
Tanning Beds Still Popular Despite Skin Cancer Risk

1 in 5 women uses the devices; many see spray-on tans as an adjunct, not a substitute, researchers say

12/20/2010
Positive Mood Seems to Boost Creativity

Happy people are better able than sad people to think innovatively, study finds

12/20/2010
Give Yourself the Gift of a Stress-Free Holiday

Take steps to protect your health by keeping it simple this season, expert advises

12/16/2010
Overqualified Workers May Be Less Likely to Quit Jobs

Contrary to stereotype, study suggests they may actually stay longer in non-taxing jobs

12/15/2010
AA May Help Stem Alcohol Abuse in Female Convicts

Study finds that weekly meeting boosts recovery success for 'hazardous' drinkers

12/15/2010
It's True: Money Can't Buy Happiness, Study Finds

Research based on 37 countries finds no link between economic growth and greater life satisfaction

12/15/2010
12/14/2010
Spirituality May Boost Success for Alcoholics Anonymous

Religious aspect plus social, psychological support seems to help beat addiction, study suggests

12/13/2010
Many Brain Tumor Patients Turn to Alternative Therapies

With so many trying homeopathy, supplements as last resort, researchers urge doctors to offer guidance

12/13/2010
Kids Not So Stuck on Sugary Breakfast Cereals, Study Finds

When given a choice and with fruit on hand, most will be happy with low-sugar fare

12/10/2010
More Sex May Help Neurotic Newlyweds

Frequent lovemaking eliminates 'happiness deficit,' study says

12/9/2010
Mental Imagery a New Weight-Loss Tool?

Imagining eating a specific food results in eating less of it, researchers say

12/7/2010
Teens' Poor Health Linked to Fewer Friends

It's unknown which comes first, but sick kids less likely to have big social network at school, study finds

12/7/2010
Friends May Be Key to Churchgoers' Happiness

Spiritual aspects less significant for life satisfaction, survey finds

12/7/2010
Parents' Acceptance May Help Protect Gay Teens

Less likely to turn to substance abuse, suicide as they age if they get support in their youth, study finds

12/6/2010
Many Men Over 75 Still Sexually Active: Study

Almost a third in Australian report had been active in prior year

12/6/2010
Teen Dating Violence is Common, Study Finds

It occurs in almost 1 in 5 couples, and perpetrators also often assault family, friends

12/6/2010
Gay Teens Punished More Harshly Than Straight Peers: Analysis

Research points to double standard in schools, justice system

12/3/2010
Dramatic Decline Seen in AIDS News Coverage

Since 1990, number of newspaper articles about HIV/AIDS has dropped in richer nations

12/3/2010
Good Looks May Help Land the Interview -- for Men

But employers may pass on pretty women, study suggests

11/29/2010
Rate of Eating Disorders in Kids Keeps Rising

Anorexia and bulimia showing up more often in boys, minorities, experts report

11/26/2010
Parents of Bullies Urged to Open Lines of Communication

Kids need to be taught, and reminded often, to treat others with respect, expert says

11/26/2010
Stores Urged to Take Steps to Avoid 'Black Friday' Frenzy

Limited quantities, long lines, coupons spur bad behavior by intense shoppers, researcher says

11/23/2010
Work Teams Who Share Negative Emotions Better at Problem-Solving

But expressing positive emotions better for creative tasks, researchers find

11/23/2010
Children Born 'Late Pre-Term' More Prone to Low IQ

Risk of attention problems at age 6 also rises for those born between 34 and 36 weeks, study finds

11/22/2010
Girls Who Suffer Child Abuse May Abuse Alcohol as Adults

Survey found a strong association between the two, researchers say

11/22/2010
For Teens, Privacy May Trump Health Care

Doctors should respect their concerns about being judged, expert says

11/21/2010
Behavior Disorders Boost Crash Risk for Teen Boys: Study

ADHD drivers face similar risks as epilepsy patients and are urged to take steps to avoid accidents

11/19/2010
Past Abuse Puts Homeless Youth at Risk for Early Sex: Study

They may view sex as a way to get people to like them, researchers suggest