Behavior Health News

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11/22/2010
For Teens, Privacy May Trump Health Care

Doctors should respect their concerns about being judged, expert says

11/21/2010
Behavior Disorders Boost Crash Risk for Teen Boys: Study

ADHD drivers face similar risks as epilepsy patients and are urged to take steps to avoid accidents

11/19/2010
Past Abuse Puts Homeless Youth at Risk for Early Sex: Study

They may view sex as a way to get people to like them, researchers suggest

11/18/2010
Mental Illness Hit 1 in 5 U.S. Adults in Past Year

Emotional troubles often tied to substance abuse, survey finds

11/16/2010
For Teen Boys, Heavy Drinking & Impulsivity May Be Vicious Circle

Early use of alcohol could weaken impulse control, leading to more boozing, study suggests

11/15/2010
Video Games Not Harmful to Most Teens: Study

But a minority of 'problem gamers' may embrace unhealthy ways, research suggests

11/12/2010
Gene Variation Linked to Altruism

People with this DNA twice as likely to donate to charity as those without it, researchers found

11/12/2010
Sight of Meat Puts People at Ease, Study Suggests

Finding surprised researchers who expected a more aggressive response

11/11/2010
Women Veterans Less Likely Than Male Peers to Abuse Drugs, Alcohol

But rates of prescription drug abuse are similar, survey finds

11/11/2010
Many Kids Skipping Meals, Snacking Instead

U.S. survey finds they typically miss breakfast or dinner but get lunch at school

11/10/2010
ADHD Rates Soar in U.S. Kids: Study

Better diagnosis and screening may play a role in increase, researchers say

11/10/2010
Activity Level Seems to Decline Throughout College Years

Students need to make time for exercise to avoid becoming sedentary, gaining weight, expert says

11/10/2010
Childhood Abuse Linked to Diabetes Risk in Adult Women

Stress of physical, sexual abuse may lead to weight gain, insulin resistance, study author suggests

11/9/2010
Scientists Use Tarantulas to Explore Human Fear

MRIs showed that videos of the spiders activated many different parts of the brain

11/9/2010
Teens Waiting Longer for Sex, But Still Taking Risks: Analysis

Early sex ed may teach kids to take precautions against disease, researcher suggests

11/8/2010
Fewer U.S. Docs Accepting Perks From Industry: Survey

But nearly 84% still report some relationship with companies, results show

11/5/2010
Psychopaths May Lack Understanding of Social Contracts: Study

Normal notions of cheating, precautions seem to elude them, study finds

11/4/2010
Good Conversation Can Boost Brain Power, Study Finds

Thinking skills seem to improve with friendly chats, but not from competitive discussions

11/3/2010
Could Anger Make People Want Things More?

Items subliminally tied to the emotion held more allure, researchers found

11/2/2010
Socializing Tied to Sleep Deprivation in Extroverts

Whether a person is outgoing or not may affect their need for zzz's, study finds

11/1/2010
Study Finds Teens' Late Night Media Use Comes at a Price

Tied to learning problems, anxiety, depression, mood swings

11/1/2010
Health Tip: Running Errands With Your Kids

Suggestions to help make it easier

10/31/2010
Good Attitude Boosts Health As Much As Formal Education

Meaningful relationships, sense of purpose linked to lower disease risk in people with less schooling

10/29/2010
Chronic Constipation Appears to Be Increasing Among Kids

Lack of enough water, fiber and exercise may be partly to blame, researchers suggest

10/29/2010
Is It Time to Ditch the Daylight Saving Time Switch?

Expert says dropping the 'fall back, spring ahead' policy would increase daylight hours, promote health

10/28/2010
Brain's Error-Detection System Demystified

Researchers identify two autonomous feedback loops in 'typo' study

10/28/2010
U.S. Preschoolers Getting Too Much Screen Time: Study

Combined hours between home and day care often exceed recommended 2-hour daily limit

10/27/2010
Future Seems to Be Viewed More Harshly Than Past

People tend to be rational about past events but have strong emotions for predicted events, study finds

10/27/2010
Parent-Only Programs Can Help Obese Kids Lose Weight: Study

Compared with groups including children, adult-only sessions had equal success, researchers found

10/27/2010
Women Urged to Reclaim Their Life After Breast Cancer

Tackling the fear of recurrence is a top priority, expert says

10/25/2010
Teens, Parents Often Lie About Illicit Drug Use

Doctors can't rely on self-reporting for truth about cocaine, opiates, study finds

10/21/2010
People Less Likely to Buy Junk Food When Paying Cash

Credit, debit cards seem to encourage impulsive shopping for unhealthy items, study finds

10/20/2010
Fatalistic Attitudes May Keep Hispanic Women From Cancer Tests

Notion that health 'is in God's hands' could help explain low screening rates, study suggests

10/20/2010
Some Adversity in Life Seems to Help Build Resilience

People who grappled with a moderate amount of adversity in their lifetime reported greater well-being: survey

10/19/2010
Study Confirms It: Booze Impairs Decision-Making

Slower reaction times, more errors were linked to higher consumption

10/15/2010
Brain Scans May Help Identify Bipolar, ADHD Kids: Study

Accurate diagnosis could lead to more targeted treatments, researchers say

10/14/2010
Sexually Aggressive Men May Forget a Woman's Cues

But average Joes clearly remember signs of interest, rejection, study finds

10/14/2010
Meditation Soothes MS Patients

Study finds mindfulness training is helpful in easing depression, anxiety

10/14/2010
Rescued Chilean Miners in Good Health

'I think I had extraordinary luck. I was with God and with the devil. And I reached out for God,' one miner said

10/13/2010
Rescued Chilean Miners Seem in Good Shape: Reports

Psychological problems may overshadow physical ones, experts say

10/13/2010
U.S. Hispanics Outlive General Population: CDC

Experts can't pinpoint one single cause but say lifestyle may help

10/13/2010
Screen Time May Consume Nearly 1/3 of Day for U.S. Kids

Child experts issue updated policy statement on use of electronic media for entertainment

10/13/2010
When It Comes to Math, Females Are as Smart as Males

Study of nearly 1.3 million students finds no difference in abilities

10/13/2010
Siblings of Autistic Children May Also Have Subtle Traits

Around 20 percent of siblings affected by language delays and other problems, study finds

10/12/2010
Three Healthy Habits Cut Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Exercise, healthy weight, moderate alcohol benefit even women with a family history, experts say

10/11/2010
Pessimistic Pooches May Be Prone to Separation Anxiety

Dogs that could see the sunnier side of life behaved better when left alone, researchers say

10/11/2010
Could Excess Computer, TV Time Harm Kids Psychologically?

Study suggests a link, but cause-and-effect relationship unclear, experts say

10/7/2010
Mother's Stress, Interference May Worsen Child's Asthma

Kids under 7 affected by mom's emotions, but older kids react to being overprotected, study finds

10/7/2010
Urging Exercise at Faith-Based Meetings May Boost Activity

Intervention combining religion and fitness had good results among older black women

10/6/2010
More Americans Drinking More Alcohol

Among women, whites more likely than Hispanics, blacks to down 5 or more drinks a day, study finds