Behavior Health News

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12/19/2011
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'

12/19/2011
Discerning Gift-Givers Look for Toys That Offer More Than Fun

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

12/17/2011
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

12/16/2011
Men Often Misread Women's Sexual Cues: Study

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

12/14/2011
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

12/13/2011
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

12/13/2011
Health Tip: Find Time for You

Help foster a healthier mind and body

12/12/2011
Snakes Make Your Skin Crawl? Study Suggests Why

Frequent python attacks on preliterate tribe explain longstanding fear of snakes

12/12/2011
Too Much Alcohol Linked to Unsafe Sex, Study Confirms

Each drink worsens decision-making, possibly upping HIV risk

12/12/2011
Health Tip: Keep the Sport in Kids' Sports

Make sure focus isn't only on winning

12/9/2011
Behavior Problems May Surface in Preemies by Preschool

These kids might benefit from early targeted help, researchers say

12/8/2011
Rats Can Lend a Helping Paw to Others, Study Finds

They ignored nearby chocolate to help free trapped companions, researchers say

12/7/2011
Chimps Shed Light on How Humans Learned to Share

Their behavior seems to be affected by their environment, research suggests

12/7/2011
Health Tip: Wind Down With Mind-Body Exercises

And enjoy these potential benefits

12/6/2011
Health Tip: Boost Your Brain Power

What seniors can do to help stay sharp

12/5/2011
Teen 'Sexting' Might Be Less Common Than Feared

But emotional, legal fallout can still occur, studies find

12/3/2011
Few Contact Lens Users Follow All Care Guidelines, Study Finds

New strategies needed to improve compliance, researchers say

12/2/2011
Prozac Might Ease Repetitive Behaviors in Some Adults With Autism

Study found 50% saw benefit, while only 8% in placebo group did

12/2/2011
Abusive Boss May Harm Workers' Home Life, Too

But long-term partners, more kids may boost family satisfaction

12/1/2011
Optimism May Help Female Undergrads With Their Grades

But positive thinking seems to backfire for male students, study says

12/1/2011
Circle of Friends Key to Adopting Healthy Habits: Study

When people of similar age, sex, size buddied up online, they made gains, researchers say

11/30/2011
Most U.S. Drivers Engage in 'Distracting' Behaviors: Poll

Cellphone talk, texting, even applying makeup: Most know it's dangerous, but many do it anyway

11/30/2011
Health Tip: Help Your Child Prepare for a Sibling

Suggestions to ease the transition

11/29/2011
Scans Reveal Differences in Psychopathic Brains

Findings could explain their anti-social tendencies, researchers say

11/29/2011
Mid-Morning Snacks May Thwart Diets

Women who ate between breakfast and lunch lost less, study found

11/28/2011
Patches, Counseling, Persistence Can Help Smokers Quit

'Keep working at it' could be key to success, studies suggest

11/25/2011
How to Extend Holiday Cheer

Schedule events all year to preserve the sense of fun and excitement, expert suggests

11/24/2011
Black Friday Is About More Than Bargains, Expert Says

For many, the big shopping day can be a psychological adventure, expert advises

11/23/2011
Little Social Life for Autistic Teens, Researchers Say

About half never get called by friends or get invited out, study finds

11/23/2011
Some Holiday Traditions Have Health Consequences: Expert

Curbing calories and alcohol intake can help prevent season-related heart attacks, strokes

11/23/2011
Health Tip: The Food-Mood Connection

What you eat can affect your state of mind

11/22/2011
Study Looks at Nude Images' Effect on the Brain

Human mind more readily processes photos of naked vs. clothed people

11/21/2011
Siblings Deeply Affected By Child's Cancer Death

Many kids reported feeling more mature, compassionate

11/18/2011
U.S. Voters May Prefer Low-Pitched Male Voice

People perceive sense of leadership, dominance, researchers say

11/18/2011
Young Chimps Play Much Like Children Do

Finding could shed light on human behavior, scientists say

11/18/2011
People May Lie More Often in Emails, Instant Messages

Study of college students found most truthful talks were face-to-face

11/17/2011
Antisocial Personalities May Find Social Niche in Gangs

Gang members seek a place to 'fit in' with others like themselves, study says

11/15/2011
Higher Legal Drinking Age May Mean Safer Lives for Women

Study found lower suicide, homicide risk when drinking age was 21

11/15/2011
Does a Gene Make People Seem Kinder?

Specific DNA might alter personality, or ways of expressing feelings, small study suggests

11/15/2011
Smart Kids More Likely to Try Illicit Drugs as Young Adults

High IQ at age 5 or 10 linked to raised risk of illegal drug use by age 30, study finds

11/15/2011
11/14/2011
Childhood Aggression May Predict Health Woes in Adulthood

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

11/12/2011
Can Facial Flaws Cost You the Job?

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

11/10/2011
Watch Scary Movie, Sell Your Stocks?

Study found people projected fear from film onto financial decisions

11/9/2011
Aggressive Drivers Often Identify With Their Vehicles

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

11/8/2011
Suicide Checklist Spots People at Highest Risk

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

11/7/2011
People Seem More Likely to Follow Rules They Can't Beat

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

11/7/2011
Health Tip: Dealing With a Picky Eater

Suggestions to help ensure that your child gets all necessary nutrients

11/7/2011
Health Tip: How to Keep Anger in Check

Breathe, relax and focus

11/4/2011
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