Behavior Health News

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9/3/2011
Making Sure 'Back to School' Doesn't Mean 'Back to Bullying'

Parents can help teach kids to deal with the problem, expert says

9/2/2011
Brain Scans Show Distinct Traits in Kids With Autism: Study

Gray matter is organized differently, researchers find

8/31/2011
Homo Erectus Had an Axe to Grind

Creation of stone tools occurred earlier than previously thought, experts find

8/29/2011
For Women, Active Sex Life May Mean Better Aging

Even into their 80s, sexual satisfaction plays role in 'successful aging,' researchers find

8/29/2011
'Gimme' Kids Often Grow Into 'Gimme' Adults

Four-decade study finds similar responses to temptation in preschool, middle age

8/28/2011
Sweet Sparrow Songs May Actually Be Shouting Matches

Older male birds most likely to engage in aggressive song-sharing bouts, study shows

8/26/2011
Expense May Be Causing Fewer Young Blacks to Smoke

Parental attitudes, religion, poverty also may have spurred drop that began in 1970s, study finds

8/26/2011
Quitting Even Tougher When Smokers Battle Other Addictions

But counseling from doctors on ways to kick cigarettes is key, researchers say

8/24/2011
Teen Drinking, Smoking Higher Among Facebook Users: Survey

Fans of 'suggestive' TV shows also more likely to report using marijuana, alcohol, cigarettes

8/23/2011
Couples Who Don't Fight Much Aren't Likely to Start

Low-conflict marriages tend to stay that way over the long haul

8/22/2011
Study Shows Key Ways Young Adults Can Find, Keep a Job

Those who did best put value in education and focused on a particular career

8/22/2011
Happy Teens Usually Crime-Free Teens, Study Finds

Even a low level of depression seemed to help push adolescents to illegal activity

8/18/2011
Surgeons Need Help Learning How to Deliver Bad News

Most have no formal training in doctor-patient communications, researchers say

8/17/2011
Cartoon Characters Prod Kids to Nag for Unhealthy Foods

Study finds TV ads key element in why young children whine for sugary treats

8/15/2011
For Men, 'Culture of Honor' Can Be Deadly

Mindset spurs risky behaviors and is most prevalent in U.S. South and West, study shows

8/15/2011
Story 'Spoilers' May Boost Enjoyment

Readers seem to prefer books when the introduction gives away the ending, study shows

8/15/2011
Risk of Autism in Siblings Higher Than Thought

Odds especially high for brothers and kids with multiple siblings who are autistic, study finds

8/13/2011
Planning Ahead Can Reduce Back-to-School Stress

Kids who take more than two weeks to adjust may have an underlying issue, expert says

8/11/2011
Prehistoric Water Reptile's Social Life Similar to Dolphins: Study

A fossil 78 million years old confirms plesiosaurs gave birth to live young rather than laying eggs

8/11/2011
Like Those in Humans, Baby Chimps' Forebrains Immature

White matter increases, but not at the same rate as human infants, study finds

8/11/2011
Getting Along With Coworkers May Add Years to Your Life

In study, people unhappy at work were more than twice as likely to die over a 20 year period

8/10/2011
Personal Feedback May Aid Fitness Progress

Researchers show that daily reinforcement helps adults stick to their exercise goals

8/9/2011
Bad Economic News Taking Toll on Americans' Emotions

Anger, uncertainty come in wake of plunging stock market, but experts say there are ways to cope

8/9/2011
Kids Taught to Wash Hands in School Avoid Sick Days: Study

Training in hand hygiene and disinfection may be a simple, cheap way to reduce infectious illness

8/8/2011
Trying Out New Identities Key to Video Games' Appeal: Study

British research shows avid gamers revel in 'ideal' versions of themselves

8/8/2011
Early Morning Smoking Riskier For Cancer

Those who have a cigarette as soon as they wake may be more addicted than others, researchers say

8/6/2011
Adjusting Routines Before School Starts May Ease Transition to Class

Don't try to change your schedule overnight, expert suggests

8/4/2011
Today's Teens Less Likely to Be Heavy Smokers, Study Finds

About 20% of high schoolers say they smoke, but most don't smoke every day, survey shows

8/3/2011
Obesity Counseling Should Stress Brain, Not Willpower: Study

Telling patients they're overweight because they lack self-control will backfire, researchers say

8/3/2011
Many Kids Now Engage in Media 'Multi-Tasking'

Filling every empty moment, they switch between phones, TV, computers, UK study finds

7/30/2011
Daughters Seem to Influence Mothers' Fashion Sense

When it comes to shopping and style, teens take the lead and moms follow, study finds

7/30/2011
Smartphones Really Are Habit-Forming: Study

You may be 'systematically distracted' from more important things, researcher says

7/29/2011
Concussion Project Finds Disease in Two Autopsied Brains

Canadian researchers aim to boost understanding of how repeated head injuries change brain

7/29/2011
Shootings Spark Interest in Spotting the Violence-Prone

People in crisis may exhibit clear warning signs, experts say

7/27/2011
Only 15% Use Calorie Info at NYC Fast Food Chains: Study

But 3 major chains saw calorie consumption drop after city law required details on menu boards

7/26/2011
Fatty 'Comfort' Foods May Alter Brain's Response to Sadness

Researchers probing the power of these foods track neural changes in scans

7/26/2011
Human Brains Wired to Empathize, Study Finds

But people draw on different regions of the brain, depending on how different they are from someone else

7/22/2011
U.S. Culture Linked to Greater Sunscreen Use Among Latinos

But it has negative influence on U.S. Latinos use of shade, sun-protective clothing, study shows

7/22/2011
Children Fare OK if Mom Works, Study Finds

Kids appear best off when both parents are gainfully employed, U.K. researchers say

7/21/2011
Psychological Distancing May Be Key to Wisdom

People who look at things in a self-centered way less likely to reason wisely, research suggests

7/21/2011
Epidemic of Obesity in U.S. Kids Began in Late '90s

Reasons are unclear, but more media time, longer 'transition' to adulthood might be key, researcher says

7/21/2011
Health Tip: Recognizing Strange Behavior

When it becomes cause for concern

7/20/2011
International Poll Shows Many Fear Alzheimer's as Much as Cancer

Most would see a doctor, but many think brain disease is less deadly, more treatable than it is

7/20/2011
Does Your Personality Dictate Whether You'll Be Overweight?

People who are impulsive, aggressive or risk-takers more likely to weigh more, study contends

7/19/2011
Happy Shoppers More Decisive When Purchasing

Study shows consumers with positive attitudes were also more consistent in their choices

7/18/2011
Sharing Bed With Toddler Won't Harm Development: Study

Practice made no difference in later tests for learning, behavioral issues

7/18/2011
Self-Esteem Levels Vary by Age, Race, Study Finds

And contrary to popular belief, self-esteem in males and females is about the same during teens

7/15/2011
Kids of Moms With History of Depression Seem Less Happy

Those who rarely smile, laugh or hug may be at higher risk of depression, study suggests

7/15/2011
Drinking Alcohol May Prolong, Not Relieve, Stress

Stress can also change how booze makes a person feel and boost the desire for alcohol, study shows

7/15/2011
Dogs Adept at Reading People's Minds

Study found they use that to their advantage when begging for food