Behavior Health News

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1/31/2011
Boyfriend More Forgiving When Her Affair Is With a Woman

But study finds girlfriends more likely to forgive cheating with a woman than with a man

1/31/2011
Odds of Quitting Smoking May Be Clear on Scans

Activity in front part of brain can predict behavior, researchers say

1/28/2011
Psychopaths' Lack of Empathy Mimics Brain Injury: Research

Treatment for frontal lobe damage may also help those with personality disorder

1/27/2011
Kids Fed Unhealthy Foods Learn to Prefer Them

U.S. preschoolers able to recognize fast-food, cola brand images, study found

1/27/2011
Loving Your Bedroom May Be Key to Good Sleep

An extra hour each night makes the difference, survey suggests

1/26/2011
Fear of Scary Things May Be Learned

Experiments reveal that kids pick up fears quickly and early

1/25/2011
Changing Parental Behavior May Help Obese Kids Lose Weight

Young children of parents who took classes in nutrition, exercise kept weight off for 2 years

1/25/2011
Stress-Reduction Therapy May Help Heart Disease Patients

Reducing anxiety cuts heart attacks, deaths and other cardiovascular events, research suggests

1/24/2011
Pen Mightier Than Keyboard for Making Imprint on Brain

The act of handwriting activates brain regions that help boost recall, researchers find

1/24/2011
Close Relationships Sometimes Mask Poor Communication

People may think loved ones understand them better than they actually do, research shows

1/24/2011
Brief Behavioral Counseling May Help Seniors Sleep

Insomnia improved for most after four sessions, study finds

1/24/2011
Self-Control Could Turn Kids Into Successful Adults

Children who display persistence, patience at age 3 become healthier, wealthier, study finds

1/23/2011
How to Get Smart About Weight Loss

Dietitian suggests realistic goals and tracking progress as starting points

1/21/2011
Apology May Leave You Feeling Unsatisfied, Study Finds

Researchers explore the value of 'I'm sorry' for those who've been wronged

1/21/2011
Childhood Last Name Predicts Whether You Buy Early, Late: Study

Memories of always being last in line spur 'late alphabet consumers' to buy early

1/20/2011
Emotions May Sidetrack Use of Safety Devices

Consumers often overreact when learning of a product's potential risks, researchers find

1/20/2011
Parents' Divorce May Contribute to Suicidal Thoughts Years Later

For men, other childhood stressors increase risk even more, study finds

1/18/2011
Smoking Scenes in Movies Light Up Smokers' Brains

MRI scans show that seeing cigarettes on-screen activates response to cravings

1/18/2011
Predeployment Mental Health Screening May Help Troops

Study found fewer problems among U.S. Army soldiers evaluated before leaving for Iraq

1/17/2011
Your Genes Help You Choose Your Friends, Study Says

Biology drives people to find others with similar or complementary traits

1/17/2011
Big Breakfast May Not Lead to Fewer Daily Calories

Large morning meal doesn't deter people from chowing down later, researchers say

1/17/2011
Friends a Big Influence on Grades in Middle School: Study

'Pro-social' crowd does better, especially when avoiding troublemakers, findings show

1/14/2011
To Nab That Job, Check Your Posture

Experiments find more abstract thinking, willingness to take action in people with 'expansive' posture

1/14/2011
Brain Scans Show Married Love Can Last

Imaging finds brains of longtime passionate couples light up just like newly in-love pairs

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