Behavior Health News

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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

10/5/2010
Americans Trailing World in Steps-Per-Day

U.S. adults walk about half the distance of Swiss, Australians, study finds

10/5/2010
Her Anatomy Speaks Volumes to Men: Study

For a fling, guys eye bodies; for commitment, faces, researchers say

10/4/2010
Drunkenness Up Among Eastern European Teens: Study

But during same time period, declines were noted among kids in the West, researchers say

10/4/2010
Anorexic Teens May Gain From Whole-Family Treatment

Instead of blaming parents, these experts involve them in recovery process

10/4/2010
Variety Spices Up Americans' Sex Lives, Survey Says

Responses also suggest teens more careful about sex than many adults believe

9/30/2010
Monkey See, Monkey Do Understand

Rhesus display self-awareness when spotting themselves in a mirror, new research shows

9/30/2010
Family, Friends Seem Best at Spotting Early Dementia

Study finds quick survey of those closest to the person more accurate than doctor's screening

9/30/2010
Health Tip: Taming a Toddler's Tantrum

Help prevent frustration

9/30/2010
Gene Disorder Linked to ADHD

Finding bolsters idea that condition has biological basis

9/28/2010
Nursing Home Workers At Risk for Assault: Study

Musculoskeletal pain among staff may often be related to violence in the workplace

9/28/2010
Poor Health Habits Linked to Subpar Work Performance

Employees who smoke, don't exercise or eat right take more time off, are less productive, study finds

9/28/2010
Team Sports Pep Up Middle-School Kids

Those who participate say they feel better mentally and physically, researchers find

9/27/2010
Better Screening Urged for Self-Injury in Teens

Not all kids who intentionally cut or burn themselves meet 'classic profile,' expert says

9/23/2010
Sexual Problems May Arise After Breast Cancer

Two years after diagnosis, 70 percent of women report decreased desire, less lovemaking

9/23/2010
Booze Tax Hikes May Reduce Alcohol-Related Problems

Higher costs have even greater impact than drinking prevention programs, analysis finds

9/23/2010
Texting Taking a Deadly Toll on Roads

Cell phone use sends distracted driving fatalities soaring, U.S. report finds

9/23/2010
Experimental Leukemia Drug Proves a Slam Dunk

Former basketball player, Ray Johnston, beating long odds with his rock band in Dallas

9/21/2010
Cyber Bully Victims Often More Depressed Than Aggressors

U.S. study contradicts previous research on traditional forms of bullying

9/18/2010
Most Americans Don't Get Daily Exercise

Only 5% reported vigorous physical activity within preceding 24-hour period, researchers found

9/17/2010
Discrimination Can Hurt Teens, Body and Soul

Study finds minority kids especially vulnerable, with effects both physical and mental

9/16/2010
Multitasking Either Makes or Breaks Job Satisfaction: Study

New tool aims to help employers determine if worker will suffer burnout, researcher says

9/16/2010
Feeling Introspective? Your Brain Structure May Be Key

Those good at 'thinking about thinking' have more gray matter in certain area of the brain, scans show

9/15/2010
Smoke-Free Laws May Help Kids Breathe Easier

Scottish study showed 18 percent annual decline in childhood asthma hospitalizations

9/15/2010
Autistic Children Don't Seem to Yawn 'Contagiously'

Study suggests this behavior may signal a lack of recognition of others' feelings

9/15/2010
Good Preschools May Prevent Problem Behaviors Later

Low-income tots who had high-quality child care were less aggressive at ages 7 to 11, study found

9/14/2010
Notions of Personal 'Sacrifice' Help Docs Take Gifts From Industry

Study suggests drug/device companies can play to physicians' need for 'appreciation'

9/14/2010
Action-Packed Video Games May Be Good for You After All

Decision-making improves with frequent shoot-'em-up play, study finds

9/13/2010
Hand Washing Habit Finally Catching On: U.S. Study

Hygiene has improved since 2007, but most still don't wash after coughing, sneezing

9/13/2010
Two New Programs Aim to Prevent, Treat Childhood Obesity

U.S. National Institutes of Health investing $72 million in effort to curb growing problem

9/13/2010
Health Tip: Help Kids Do Their Homework

What role a parent should play

9/10/2010
Heavy Drinking Part of Social Acceptance for Young: Study

This process needs to be considered when creating anti-drinking campaigns, researcher says

9/10/2010
Male Partners May Be Key Influence on Birth Control Use

Young women twice as likely to use contraception if their mate strongly favors its use, study finds

9/6/2010
Health Tip: Quit Thumb Sucking

Encourage your child to stop

9/3/2010
Infants May Display Subtle Autism Signs at 6 Months: Study

Infrequent gazing at others without prompting may be a tip-off, researchers say

9/2/2010
Proximity Affects Influence of Online 'Health Buddies'

Study finds long-distance friends less likely to sway behavior than close-knit social networks

9/2/2010
Seniors Get Boost From Bad News About the Young

Study found older people preferred negative stories about younger folks

8/29/2010
New College Students Urged to Confront Their Social Anxiety

Understanding fears is the first step in conquering them, expert advises

8/27/2010
Alcoholics Overestimate Their Ability to Recall Things: Study

They may believe their memory is as good as non-alcoholics, but tests show otherwise

8/26/2010
Bird Flu Detection Takes a Novel Turn

Mice trained to zero in on infected duck feces in USDA experiment

8/26/2010
Does Hope Have a Dark Side?

Some see yearning for a cure for a chronic illness as counterproductive

8/25/2010
U.S. Child Abuse Cases Falling, Despite Recession

Worsening economy has not led to higher incidence between 2007-08, researchers say

8/23/2010
Parents Who Clash More Likely to Spank Kids

Corporal punishment of 3-years-old twice as likely in these homes, study says

8/21/2010
Parenting 101: How to Let Go as Your Child Heads Off to College

Keep in touch, but give them independence and privacy, expert recommends

8/20/2010
Judging When Alcohol's Effects Wear Off Not Easy, Study Finds

Driving skills still impaired after drinkers think they're sober, research shows

8/20/2010
Financial Incentives May Speed Radiology Test Results

Program that rewarded fast report turnaround cut delays, researchers found

8/20/2010
Health Tip: When Baby Throws a Tantrum

Here are possible triggers

8/19/2010
Teen Survey Finds Gangs, Drugs Common in U.S. Schools

Over one-quarter of respondents say both problems infect their school environment

8/19/2010
Kids Seem More Likely to Reject Those Whose Eyes Cross

Study suggests children over 6 with misaligned eye may be at social disadvantage

8/18/2010
Palliative Care May Boost Mood, Survival

Lung cancer patients had better quality of life, longer survival, study finds