Behavior Health News

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12/15/2010
It's True: Money Can't Buy Happiness, Study Finds

Research based on 37 countries finds no link between economic growth and greater life satisfaction

12/15/2010
12/14/2010
Spirituality May Boost Success for Alcoholics Anonymous

Religious aspect plus social, psychological support seems to help beat addiction, study suggests

12/13/2010
Many Brain Tumor Patients Turn to Alternative Therapies

With so many trying homeopathy, supplements as last resort, researchers urge doctors to offer guidance

12/13/2010
Kids Not So Stuck on Sugary Breakfast Cereals, Study Finds

When given a choice and with fruit on hand, most will be happy with low-sugar fare

12/10/2010
More Sex May Help Neurotic Newlyweds

Frequent lovemaking eliminates 'happiness deficit,' study says

12/9/2010
Mental Imagery a New Weight-Loss Tool?

Imagining eating a specific food results in eating less of it, researchers say

12/7/2010
Teens' Poor Health Linked to Fewer Friends

It's unknown which comes first, but sick kids less likely to have big social network at school, study finds

12/7/2010
Friends May Be Key to Churchgoers' Happiness

Spiritual aspects less significant for life satisfaction, survey finds

12/7/2010
Parents' Acceptance May Help Protect Gay Teens

Less likely to turn to substance abuse, suicide as they age if they get support in their youth, study finds

12/6/2010
Many Men Over 75 Still Sexually Active: Study

Almost a third in Australian report had been active in prior year

12/6/2010
Teen Dating Violence is Common, Study Finds

It occurs in almost 1 in 5 couples, and perpetrators also often assault family, friends

12/6/2010
Gay Teens Punished More Harshly Than Straight Peers: Analysis

Research points to double standard in schools, justice system

12/3/2010
Dramatic Decline Seen in AIDS News Coverage

Since 1990, number of newspaper articles about HIV/AIDS has dropped in richer nations

12/3/2010
Good Looks May Help Land the Interview -- for Men

But employers may pass on pretty women, study suggests

11/29/2010
Rate of Eating Disorders in Kids Keeps Rising

Anorexia and bulimia showing up more often in boys, minorities, experts report

11/26/2010
Parents of Bullies Urged to Open Lines of Communication

Kids need to be taught, and reminded often, to treat others with respect, expert says

11/26/2010
Stores Urged to Take Steps to Avoid 'Black Friday' Frenzy

Limited quantities, long lines, coupons spur bad behavior by intense shoppers, researcher says

11/23/2010
Work Teams Who Share Negative Emotions Better at Problem-Solving

But expressing positive emotions better for creative tasks, researchers find

11/23/2010
Children Born 'Late Pre-Term' More Prone to Low IQ

Risk of attention problems at age 6 also rises for those born between 34 and 36 weeks, study finds

11/22/2010
Girls Who Suffer Child Abuse May Abuse Alcohol as Adults

Survey found a strong association between the two, researchers say

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