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College Degree Lowers Marriage Odds for Those From Disadvantaged Backgrounds

Education can bridge the income gap, but not social or cultural differences, study says

More Americans Seeking Love Online: Study

Dating websites offer romance, but 'science' behind claims is called sketchy

Smaller Plate Won't Help Your Diet, Research Shows

People eat until full regardless of the dinnerware, researcher says

Health Tip: Teach Your Toddler Good Behavior

Suggestions for disciplining your little one

'People Pleasers' More Prone to Overeating: Study

They often yield to pressure to indulge more in social situations, researchers say

Too Much Testosterone Linked to Inflated Ego: Study

Female volunteers less apt to cooperate after taking the hormone supplement

For Kids, Laughter Really May Be the Best Medicine

Scans show that humor activates parts of the brain linked to resilience, well-being in children

Even Strangers Can Make You Feel Left Out

Eye contact conveys a sense of belonging -- or not, researchers say

Nurturing Moms May Help Their Child's Brain Develop

Study found toddlers with loving mothers had more growth in key brain area

Discrimination Seems to Harm Health Regardless of Race

Unfair treatment that is race-based linked to reports of poor health in both blacks and whites

Students Report Playing Dangerous 'Choking Game'

One in seven at a Texas university tried it, survey finds

Positive Reinforcement May Help Patients Take Their Meds

Upbeat thoughts plus education boosted adherence among blacks with high blood pressure, study found

People May Lie More When Texting: Study

Researchers suggest it's easier to deceive than when in person or during video chat

Brain Activity May Help Predict Autism Before Age 1: Study

Differences in responses to eye contact detected in brains of at-risk infants as early as 6 months

Too Many Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Inactive, Study Finds

Experts say exercise helps keep joints flexible, maintains function

Narcissism Especially Bad for Men's Health, Study Says

Traits such as entitlement, exploitativeness may raise levels of stress hormone

Parents May Hold Key to Treating Kids' Obesity

Heart association identifies successful strategies for helping children to achieve weight loss

Study Shows How Stress Triggers Immune System

Conflict fires up molecules related to inflammation, researchers report

Alcohol OK in Housing for Formerly Homeless, Study Says

Heavy drinkers actually cut back on booze over two years, researchers found

Alcohol OK in Housing for Formerly Homeless, Study Says

Heavy drinkers actually cut back on booze over two years, researchers found

Poorer Folks May Find It Harder to Quit Smoking

Financial and social status seems to affect treatment success, study finds

Health Tip: Set an Exercise Schedule

To help adhere to your fitness routine

Gossiping Might Be Good for You

Telling others when you see someone behaving badly makes you feel better, study suggests

Do Men Flash Cash to Find a Mate?

Guys may subconsciously flaunt wealth in situations where males outnumber females, study suggests

Deaf 'Signers' Quick to Interpret Body Language: Study

Hearing-impaired show skill in detecting others' subtle gestures

Experts Urge Public Action to Aid Cancer Prevention

Cancer society's new guidelines for diet and exercise stress community support

Bored Workers Often Turn to Chocolate, Booze, Study Finds

These unhealthy treats are common ways of dealing with office ennui, research shows

Little Known About How Autism Affects Teen Drivers: Researchers

Communication and motor skill impairments may influence driving skills, experts say

Alcohol Targets Brain 'Reward Centers' in Heavy Drinkers

Study highlights changes that make drinkers more likely to gain pleasure from booze

Health Tip: When Your Child Cries at Night

Suggestions for what to do

Health Tip: When Aggressive Behavior Signals a Problem

Requiring a call to the pediatrician

Study Reveals Who's More Prone to Be a 'Mean Drunk'

Lack of regard for future consequences is key, researchers say

Need Help? Seek Out the Humble

They're more likely to offer assistance without being pressured, research shows

Persistence Is Key to Losing Weight and Keeping It Off

Mastering any new skill, including eating right and exercising, takes practice, expert says

Poor People May Be Quicker to Be Kind

Study suggests the more affluent face fewer obstacles, slower to recognize suffering of others

Health Tip: Choose Your Day to Quit Smoking

Suggestions to help you stop

Health Tip: When Children Break the Rules

Suggestions to encourage better behavior

Cancer Survivors Should Take Steps to Keep Healthy During Holidays

Avoid stress and try to relax, expert urges

Chronic School Absenteeism Linked to Mental Health Problems

Children who consistently miss school are more likely to be depressed or anxious, study shows

Study Suggests Most Would Sacrifice One Life to Save Many

When faced with a life or death moral dilemma, few people fail to choose 'the greater good'

Discerning Gift-Givers Look for Toys That Offer More Than Fun

Some of the best choices spur imagination and exercise, experts say

Dentist Gives Advice to Keep Holiday Smiles Bright

Avoid tooth damage and decay caused by wine, sweets and stress by making oral health a priority

Men Often Misread Women's Sexual Cues: Study

But ignorance might work in favor of males who overestimate their attractiveness

Alcohol Use Down, Pot Use Up Among U.S. Teens

Drinking at historic lows, but fewer kids seem to think marijuana is dangerous, survey finds

U.S. Safety Board Urges Nationwide Ban on Drivers' Use of Cellphones

Recent texting-linked tragedy in Missouri points to the need for national approach, board says

Health Tip: Find Time for You

Help foster a healthier mind and body

Snakes Make Your Skin Crawl? Study Suggests Why

Frequent python attacks on preliterate tribe explain longstanding fear of snakes

Too Much Alcohol Linked to Unsafe Sex, Study Confirms

Each drink worsens decision-making, possibly upping HIV risk

Health Tip: Keep the Sport in Kids' Sports

Make sure focus isn't only on winning