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Childhood Aggression May Predict Health Woes in Adulthood

But 'likeability' was linked to lower use of health services later on, study says

Can Facial Flaws Cost You the Job?

Scars, birthmarks may draw interviewer's attention away from conversation, study finds

Watch Scary Movie, Sell Your Stocks?

Study found people projected fear from film onto financial decisions

Aggressive Drivers Often Identify With Their Vehicles

Seeing your car as an extension of yourself may raise your risk for accidents, research shows

Suicide Checklist Spots People at Highest Risk

Every doctor's office visit should include the assessment, researcher says

People Seem More Likely to Follow Rules They Can't Beat

But if restrictions aren't absolute, rebellion more likely, study finds

Health Tip: Dealing With a Picky Eater

Suggestions to help ensure that your child gets all necessary nutrients

Health Tip: How to Keep Anger in Check

Breathe, relax and focus

Drowsy Driving 'Unacceptable,' But One-Third Do It: Poll

Prevention tips include pulling over for a coffee and a short nap, travel safety experts advise

Teens With a Deployed Parent May Be More Prone to Violence

Military kids at greater risk of fighting, carrying weapons and joining gangs, study finds

Experts Design 'Toolkit' to Help Spot Teens With Mental Health Issues

Many adolescents with problems are never diagnosed or treated, they say

Will Eating Sweets Make You Sweeter?

Researchers find link between food preferences and personality

Bond With Teacher Can Help Curb Aggression in Kids

Twins study suggests student-teacher relationship counters genetic disposition to bad behavior

Parental Training May Benefit ADHD Kids Under 6: Report

Researchers find no evidence that meds help these youngsters, but parents' program seems effective

BPA Exposure in Womb Linked to Behavioral Woes in Girls

Study found they were more likely to be anxious, hyperactive as toddlers

Some Kids Respond Better to ADHD Drug Than Others

Gene variant may predict which children do better on methylphenidate

Teen Drivers Prone to 'G-Force' Errors, Researchers Say

Sudden braking, high-speed turns and other common mistakes contribute to higher crash rate

Music Aimed at Teens Often Promotes Drinking: Study

Lyrics commonly associate alcohol brand names with luxury lifestyle, partying, research shows

Teens' IQ May Fluctuate Over Time: Study

Changes in test scores were reflected in changes in certain brain areas, scientists say

More Facebook Friends, More Gray Matter in Brain?

Finding could explain why some people are more social than others, researchers say

'Screen-Free' Play Best for Toddlers' Brains

Even 'educational' programming is less healthy than independent play, experts say

Profanity on TV Linked to Foul-Mouthed Kids

But study doesn't confirm 4-letter words in media cause kids to cuss

Kids Can Be Tougher on Obese Peers

Study found this way especially true if children felt 'problem' traits were others' own fault

Helping Teens Fend Off Attacks by Cyberbullies

Self-confidence and understanding how the Internet works may help head off problems

Why Johnny Won't Go to School

Kids plagued by physical complaints on weekdays may have a 'school avoidance' problem

Couples Can Pay a Price for Materialism

Money often a significant source of conflict for those who have it, study shows

When Others Dislike You, Your Pain Doesn't Matter

People are more sympathetic to the pain of patients who seem honest or friendly, study shows

Dull Tasks Tougher on the Entitled

People who feel they're 'owed' special treatment may find the mundane more of a burden, study suggests

Kids May Develop a Sense of Fairness Earlier Than Thought

Toddlers who are quick to share toys act surprised when food isn't divided equally, study finds

Even Football Players Say It's OK to Cry, Sometimes

But study finds they draw the line at sobbing

Community-Wide Effort May Help Tame Troubled Teens

Towns using 'Communities That Care' system saw decrease in vandalism, theft, study finds

Winning May Take All Your Brain Power

All areas of brain activate when playing games, study finds

Happy Kids a Product of Genes, Parenting, Study Finds

Positive, supportive home can brighten outlook for children with gloomy dispositions, researchers say

Facebook Pages May Offer Clues to Underage Drinking

For college students, risks rose as online references to boozing went up, study found

Early, Intensive Therapy Better for Kids With Autism, Study Finds

Social, communication skills improved more when treatment started at early age

Why It's Good If You're Easily Embarrassed

Experiments show you're more trustworthy and generous

Obesity More Likely in 'Night-Owl' Kids

Study shows youngsters who stay up late are more sedentary than early-to-bed types

Yawning May Help the Brain Chill Out

The purpose of yawning is hotly debated, but new study suggests people yawn to cool the brain

Doctors Consider Nonverbal Cues in Medical Decisions

Patient's body language, physical appearance and tone of voice affect doctor's decisions, study shows

Health Tip: Focus on Emotional Health

Suggestions that could make for a happier you

Modern Shift Work Patterns May Be Less Harmful to Health

Newer schedules may reduce negative effects caused by sleep and hormone disruption: study

Campus Smoking Bans May Help College Students Quit

Tobacco use, support for smoking dropped even when ban was weakly enforced, study finds

'Magic Mushroom' Compound Triggered Positive Personality Change in Study

Sixty percent of volunteers became more 'open' -- and stayed that way for more than a year

Teens With Lots of Friends More Likely to Start Drinking: Study

Limiting the size of kids' social networks, more family bonding may delay alcohol use

Teen Drinking Most Influenced by Friends of Friends: Study

The pals of your teenager's new love have significant impact, researchers say

Mixed Results Seen With 'Off-Label' Use of Antipsychotics

Non-FDA-approved use of drugs showed limited benefits and some harm in large review

Sleepy Teens Prone to Bad Behaviors, Study Finds

About 70% of U.S. high school students sleep less than 8 hours on school nights, research shows

With Rude Workers, Customers Walk but Don't Talk

One-third of consumers experience frequent employee rudeness, especially in retail and restaurants

Many Doctors Think Patients Get Over-Treated, Study Says

Malpractice concerns influence many testing decisions, U.S. physicians say