Behavior Health News

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4/20/2011
Focusing on One Thing May Blind People to the Obvious

Study examines how low working-memory capacity may put drivers at risk when talking on cell phones

4/20/2011
Men and Women May Truly See Things Differently

Experiment affirms common perceptions about decision making

4/19/2011
Genes May Affect Whether People Heed Advice

With certain mutations, suggestions overrule experience, study finds

4/18/2011
Support May Help Curb Suicide Among Gay Youths

Study finds marked benefit from student groups and anti-bullying policies in schools

4/15/2011
Why Someone Else's Gaffe Makes You Cringe

Vicarious embarrassment, a form of empathy, has its roots in brain, researchers say

4/15/2011
Inability to Spot Lies, Sarcasm May Warn of Dementia

Finding could help improve diagnosis, treatment, researchers say

4/15/2011
Early School Start Tied to More Teen Crashes: Study

Other research finds one-hour delay improves teenagers' attentiveness

4/15/2011
Whales Not Just Singing the Same Old Song, Researchers Say

Male humpbacks come up with new tunes that spread across the ocean, evidence shows

4/14/2011
Kids May Mimic How Parents Handle Pain

Study detects familial style of coping, even among adult children

4/14/2011
Good Attitude Critical When Coping With Layoff Trauma

Older managers did better when they didn't feel 'defined' by their former jobs, study found

4/13/2011
Certain Genes Could Add to Alcoholism Risk

Study suggests link to genes that affect impulsivity and addictive behavior

4/13/2011
'Best' Places to Live With Autism All in Major Metro Areas: Survey

Even so, three-fourths of families polled nationwide said they had difficulty accessing needed services

4/13/2011
Hormone Helps You Sniff Out Food, Study Finds

Ghrelin may also play a role in metabolism, body weight, researchers say

4/12/2011
Driver Errors Explain Most Teen Crashes, Experts Say

Inexperience, not reckless driving, causes most collisions, study finds

4/11/2011
'Organic' Label Seems to Make Food Taste Better

Study found that people preferred products they assumed were healthier for them

4/10/2011
Successful Schools May Help Keep Kids Out of Trouble

Students more likely to avoid drugs, booze, fights in schools that perform well academically, study finds

4/8/2011
Good Start to Work Day May Be Key to Productivity

Employee's mood will affect job performance, study finds

4/8/2011
Nearly 20% of Lung Cancer Patients Keep Smoking

Patients, caregivers need strong support, interventions to quit, study finds

4/8/2011
Liberals, Conservatives May Have Different Brain Structures

Researchers find divergence in neurological areas linked to openness, anxiety

4/7/2011
For Young Women, 'Controlling' Partner Often Abusive, Too

Many victims won't admit to violence from boyfriend, spouse, study authors say

4/7/2011
Early Response to Alcohol May Predict Later Drinking Behavior

Heavy use more likely if the brain responds to the substance as a stimulant, study suggests

4/7/2011
Only 1.2% of Alcohol Abusers Know They Need Help: Report

National Alcohol Screening Day spotlights untreated disorders affecting millions of Americans

4/7/2011
'Retail Therapy' Might Really Work

Daily shopping prolonged survival among elders by 27%, say Taiwanese researchers

4/5/2011
U.S. Teen Birth Rate Hits Record Low

But young American women still having babies at rates higher than other developed nations, CDC says

4/4/2011
Could Pop Music Be Linked to Depression?

Preliminary study found those who listened to lots of tunes had raised risk

4/4/2011
Brains of People with Autism Focus More on Visual Skills

This means less activity in areas used for planning and decision making, but the brain adapts, researchers find

4/4/2011
Evidence Weak to Support Many Medications for Autism: Study

Anti-psychotics may help control disruptive behaviors, but side effects called significant

4/1/2011
FDA Panel Delays Action on Dyes Used in Foods

It calls for more research, but many parents and scientists fear link to ADHD

3/30/2011
FDA Panel Examines Possible Links Between Food Dyes, ADHD

It's the first time the agency has ever seriously looked at the issue, experts say

3/30/2011
Praying for Others Seems to Help Anger Fade

People who are provoked can let their bad mood go by petitioning for the less fortunate, study suggests

3/29/2011
Younger, Poorer People More Prone to Problem Gambling

Researchers say condition is more widespread than many think

3/29/2011
Parkinson's Drugs Linked to Behavior Problems in Study

Hypersexuality, addictive gambling, binge eating noted with use of dopamine agonists

3/28/2011
Some Women Worry More About Cancer Recurrence Than Others

Identifying traits can lead to better coping and care strategies, expert says

3/27/2011
Hot Days Turn Pitchers Into Hot Heads

Major league pitchers more likely to 'bean' batters in retaliation during sweltering weather, study finds

3/26/2011
Expert Shares Spring Break Safety Tips

Consider the ground rules before your college student takes off

3/25/2011
Gender May Play Role in Psych Symptoms in Kids With Epilepsy

Girls had more emotional problems while boys had more inattention/hyperactivity, study found

3/25/2011
Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Linked to Behavior Problems in Teens

Moms' daily consumption in first trimester associated with tripled risk, study finds

3/25/2011
Animal 'Hoarding' Often Tied to Mental Illness

As many as 250,000 animals a year may suffer unintentional abuse, neglect in U.S., experts say

3/24/2011
Good Manners May Be a Pact to Reduce Physical Effort

Etiquette reflects more than a social code, researchers say

3/23/2011
Are the Religious Prone to Obesity?

Study found regularly attending services was linked to raised risk in middle age

3/22/2011
Study: Reluctance to Speak Up Encourages Medical Errors

Silence among health-care workers regarding shortcuts, incompetence can put patients at risk

3/22/2011
NFL Upsets Could Trigger Domestic Violence

Reports spike in areas where favored team loses, study finds

3/21/2011
Could a Type of Ear Infection Help Make Kids Obese?

Chronic infection with fluid might alter taste, causing children to eat more, study suggests

3/18/2011
Anti-Drug Message May Reach Young Girls, But Not Older Ones

Recent ad campaign seemed to have more impact among 8th-graders than high schoolers, study finds

3/17/2011
Rat Study Sheds Light on How Alcohol Affects Young Brain

Drinking at an early age may have long-lasting repercussions for decision-making, risk-taking

3/17/2011
ADHD's Upside: Greater Creativity?

Focusing issues may actually help those with the disorder think outside the box, researchers say

3/17/2011
Young Adults May Need 'Safety Net'

Many parents provide housing, other assistance to children in their 20s, study finds

3/17/2011
Models' Photos May Spur Mixed Messages About Body Image

Viewing 'ideal' bodies can be deflating but still inspire self-improvement, study says

3/16/2011
Drinking Behavior May Be Tied to Early Alcohol Use

Young kids who drink learn to use alcohol as stress-reliever, expert says

3/16/2011
Parents Can Help Prevent Problem Drinking in College Kids

Outcome best when student's social life is monitored by opposite-gender parent, study finds