Behavior Health News

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3/10/2011
Image, Appearance Rank High Among Social Network Users

Study also finds more photo sharing, friending among women than men

3/9/2011
Risk-Glorifying Media Linked to Reckless Behavior

Dangerous driving, substance use in video games, movies may have real-life consequences: analysis

3/9/2011
As Peer Pressure Increases, So Does Brain's Ability to Resist It

Adolescents' brain wiring gears up just as risky behavior approaches, researchers report

3/9/2011
Classroom Environment May Affect Kids' Mental Health

First-graders suffer when teacher support and material resources are lacking, study suggests

3/8/2011
Sleep Deprivation May Encourage Risky Decisions

Late-night gamblers should beware, researchers suggest

3/7/2011
Using Electronics Before Bed May Hamper Sleep

TVs, cell phones, computers appear to be affecting quality slumber time, survey says

3/3/2011
Scary Events Might Also Activate Brain's Reward Center

Mouse study suggests a mechanism for 'thrill-seeking' behavior in humans

3/3/2011
Chimps, Too, May Use Laughter for Social Gain

Finding expands understanding of apes' expressions and interactions, researchers say

3/2/2011
Even Tiny Tots May Develop Mental Health Problems

Apathy, withdrawal, depression affect the very young, too, experts say

2/28/2011
Optimism Is Good for Your Heart

A bright outlook helps heart disease patients live longer, study finds

2/26/2011
'Heroes' Judged Harshly for Bad Behavior, Study Finds

Unlike do-gooders, victims less likely to be blamed for transgressions, researchers say

2/25/2011
Depression May Worsen Over Time in Addiction-Prone Women

Alcoholism, antisocial behavior susceptible to relationship, neighborhood dynamics, study finds

2/25/2011
19th Century Polygamy Meant Fewer Kids Per Wife, Data Shows

Review of Utah records from 1800s sheds light on how such marriages affected population

2/25/2011
College Kids Often Feel Guilty About Texting in Class: Survey

Half feel bad about messaging when it's banned, but two-thirds do it

2/24/2011
People More Likely to Act Morally Than They Imagine

Those able to cheat on a test were less likely to do so than those who said they would given the chance, study finds

2/21/2011
Kids' Callousness Associated With Conduct Problems

Lack of empathy, emotion linked to raised risk of antisocial behavior, research suggests

2/21/2011
Busy Social Life May Stave Off Disability in Elderly

Seniors who participate in activities are better able to continue self-care, study finds

2/18/2011
Study Finds Widespread Trauma in Wake of BP Oil Spill

Discovery indicates need for broader outreach to victims of environmental disasters, expert says

2/18/2011
Health Tip: Take Control of Your Diabetes

Suggestions for how to begin

2/16/2011
'Resilience Gene' May Save Kids in Troubled Families

Children with the gene have fewer arguments, better relationships with their impaired parents, study finds

2/16/2011
'Talk Therapy' Can Alter Brain Activity, Research Shows

Physical changes occur in brains of social anxiety patients receiving psychotherapy

2/16/2011
Health Tip: Your Child May Be Stressed

Here are potential warning signs

2/15/2011
Kids Learn to Work Together Early, Study Finds

3-year-olds have a basic sense of fairness when it comes to sharing, research shows

2/15/2011
Eating Breakfast May Lead Teen Moms to Better Health

Their offspring benefit too, expert says, from a healthier role model

2/14/2011
Playing Hard to Get May Get the Girl, Study Finds

The 'pull of delicious uncertainty' increases attraction, research suggests

2/11/2011
Clues May Reveal When a Person Is Faking Remorse

Study finds telltale signs include emotional swings and hesitation when speaking

2/11/2011
Gift-Giving, for Many Men, Means Avoiding Rejection

Steering clear of risky presents (and sales clerks) is the goal, behavior expert says

2/10/2011
Recession Strengthens Some Marriages: Survey

Effect of financial problems on marital ties depends on commitment, expert says

2/10/2011
Bad Times May Seem Worse If You Expect to Repeat Them

But recollections are less painful if you think the worst is over, researchers say

2/9/2011
Too Little Sleep, Too Often, May Harm Your Heart

Expert describes chronic deprivation as a 'ticking time bomb'

2/9/2011
Gestures May Help the Brain 'See'

Practical application goes from education to art to air traffic control, expert says

2/8/2011
Bullying May Accompany Drive to Be Popular

Kids engage in teasing, aggression as they struggle to make it to the top, study finds

2/7/2011
Brushes With the Law Raise Suicide Risk, Study Shows

Chances increased even if person never spent time in prison

2/7/2011
'Kinship Caregivers' Get Less Help Than Foster Parents: Study

Better services needed to benefit young relatives in their care, researchers say

2/7/2011
Kids' Rising Obesity Rates Due to Bad Habits, Not Genes: Study

Sedentary lifestyles, poor food choices must be addressed to reverse trend, researcher says

2/7/2011
Community Has a Role in Health of Low-Income Kids

Study suggests social connections protect poor teens against smoking, obesity

2/7/2011
Too Many Hours on the Job May Put Teens at Risk

Schoolwork, behavior may suffer when high schoolers work more than 20 hours a week, study says

2/4/2011
Quality of Family Mealtimes May Affect Kids' Asthma

Keeping dinner conversation free from TV, disruptions linked to better health, study found

2/4/2011
U.S. Sees Slowdown in Spending on Mental Health

People who need help still aren't getting it, official says

2/4/2011
Video Suggests Mother Chimps May Grieve Death of an Infant

Study may improve understanding of how other primates respond to mortality, researchers say

2/4/2011
The More Mom Works, the Heavier Her Kids Get: Study

Changes in eating, sleeping habits might explain the trend, researcher says

2/4/2011
Cancer on the Rise in Developing Countries: Report

As economies grow, nations see increasing rates of lifestyle-related diseases, experts say

2/3/2011
How to Survive Super Bowl Excesses

For those who tend to overindulge in food and alcohol, a doctor has a few simple tips

2/2/2011
United States Sees Record Drop in Teen Births From 2007-09

Notable decreases found across all racial and ethnic groups, CDC says

2/2/2011
Adults With Autism May Not Understand Others' Intentions

They tend to judge other people's mistakes harshly, study finds

2/1/2011
Study Examines Reasons Some Black Men Avoid Doctors

Physicians reportedly don't provide practical advice on how to make needed lifestyle changes

2/1/2011
Girls Win When They Play Video Games With Parents: Study

Co-playing age-appropriate games can improve behavior, family connections, findings suggest

1/31/2011
Hands-On Training May Save Workers in Hazardous Jobs

Lectures, brochures less likely to promote safety in the workplace, study finds

1/31/2011
Drowsiness May Decline After Apnea Surgery

Small study finds daytime as well as nighttime improvement

1/31/2011
Why a Woman May Avoid a Mammogram

Pain, embarrassment, lack of time top the list, survey finds