Behavior Health News

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8/16/2010
Web Connection Raises Chances of Romance

Study found having Internet access helps those having tough time finding a mate

8/16/2010
Being an Only Child Won't Harm Social Skills: Study

Kids without siblings just as popular as others, U.S. research shows

8/15/2010
How Teen Sex Affects Education

In romantic relationships it's academically harmless but less so in casual pairings, study finds

8/13/2010
Culture a Big Influence on Suicidal Behavior: Expert

Efforts at prevention should take societal patterns into account, research suggests

8/13/2010
Anger Focuses Attention on Rewards, Not Threats: Study

How a person's emotions motivate them seems to influence behavior, researchers say

8/12/2010
Bond With Dad May Play Role in Whether Men 'Stress Out'

Daily annoyances more apt to irk those who didn't get along with father, researchers say

8/12/2010
One Troubled Adult Child a Drag on Parents' Mental Health

And other children's successes don't outweigh the negative, study finds

8/12/2010
Spanking Remains Common, Studies Show

Nearly 80% of preschool children are still disciplined this way, U.S. researchers estimate

8/10/2010
Many Parents Fret Over Time Kids Spend on Phones, Computers

Survey sponsors urge parents to use media to communicate with teens

8/10/2010
Competing For a Mate May Shorten Men's Lives, Study Suggests

Growing up in environments where males outnumber females linked to 3 months less life span

8/8/2010
For College Freshmen, Leaving Home May Bring Mixed Emotions

University offers helpful advice to ease transition for students and their parents

8/6/2010
Ethicists Charge Doctor With Trying to Prevent Homosexuality in the Womb

But Dr. Maria New and supporters say she's helping children avoid a rare congenital disorder

8/6/2010
Narcissistic Men Typically Direct Their Rage at Straight Women

Self-centered, entitled men see women as gold diggers, teases, experts claim

8/4/2010
Substance Abuse Rates Low in Hispanic Americans: U.S. Report

Alcohol, drug use lower among this group overall than the national average, study found

8/3/2010
Number of Obese Adults Keeps Rising, CDC Says

Overall obesity level now close to 27%, and minorities are hit hardest, report finds

8/3/2010
Women More Attracted When Men Wear Red: Study

It's the color of power, status, researchers say

8/2/2010
Addictive Internet Use Tied to Depression in Teens

Even healthy ones can run into trouble with too much use, researchers say

8/2/2010
Hand Gestures Seem to Give Politicians' True Feelings Away

Motions used while speaking may reveal what the person is really thinking, research shows

7/31/2010
Seasonal Changes Can Put Teens' Sleep/Wake Cycles Off Track

Longer daylight hours in spring spur hormonal changes linked to late bedtimes, less sleep, study finds

7/30/2010
When Others Drink, Your Genes May Lead You to Join Them

Specific DNA seems to trigger response to social drinking cues, study finds

7/30/2010
Health Tip: Does Your Child Have a Behavior Disorder?

When behavior goes beyond typical mischief or rebellion

7/29/2010
Health Tip: Dealing With Separation Anxiety

Help ease your youngster's fear

7/28/2010
Level of Parent-Child Conflict Seems to Differ Among Nations

Study finds higher rates of disharmony in U.S. families

7/26/2010
Americans Seem More Prone to Depression Than Russians

'Negative' cultural tendency may insulate people against distress, research indicates

7/21/2010
Meditation Appears to Boost Attention Span

Ability to make fine visual distinctions, sustain focus improved in study participants

7/20/2010
'Get Moving' Can Be Vital Advice for Seniors

For those who start and stick with physical activity, benefits abound, experts say

7/20/2010
Consumers Overestimate Ability to Master New Products: Study

Once they realize it's tougher than they thought, many give up, researchers say

7/19/2010
Autistic Kids Often Fussier Eaters, but Nutrition OK

Slower, pickier eating can arise in infancy, but growth tends to be unimpaired, study finds

7/16/2010
Good Luck Charms Might Just Work

Superstitions may boost confidence, performance, researchers find

7/15/2010
Gay Couples Vulnerable to HIV When Monogamy Is Unsure

Survey finds that for 8 percent of couples, one partner believes bond is monogamous, but other does not

7/15/2010
Too Many Tots Watching Too Much TV: Study

Oregon study finds 1 in 5 young kids exposed to more than the recommended 2 hours a day

7/14/2010
Health Tip: Take Steps Toward a Healthier Lifestyle

Don't try to do everything at once

7/14/2010
Method of Failed Suicide May Predict Successful Attempt

Those who first try hanging, suffocation tend to eventually kill themselves, research shows

7/13/2010
Can Self-Hypnosis Help Tourette Patients Control Tics?

Small study finds benefit for young people, but another expert says the research is too preliminary

7/12/2010
Lifestyle Interventions Needed to Stay Heart-Healthy

American Heart Association outlines strategies in a new scientific statement

7/12/2010
Survey Links Puberty to Violent Behavior

U.S.-Australian study finds mid-stage puberty a time for trouble

7/12/2010
'Expecting the Unexpected' Doesn't Always Work, Study Suggests

People primed to see one novel occurrence can still miss others, researchers find

7/9/2010
For Teenage Girls, Competition Cuts Both Ways: Study

But teens of both sexes win when their goal is self-improvement, researchers suggest

7/8/2010
Decline in U.S. Teen Smoking Rate Stalls

Goal of reducing rate to 16 percent by 2010 won't be met, CDC says

7/6/2010
Mental Health Woes Plague 'Cyberbullies' and Their Victims

Harassment of vulnerable teens via cell phone, Web is a growing problem, experts say

7/6/2010
Later School Start Times May Foster Better Students

High school pushed back start of day by 30 minutes, with good results

7/2/2010
Prison Games Hint at Psychopathy, Brain Damage: Study

Playing style of diagnosed inmates similar to those with certain type of brain damage, study found

7/2/2010
Love in Her Eyes? You're Likely a He-Man, Study Says

Researchers see evolutionary advantage to sizing up a choice mate fast

7/1/2010
Older Folks Watch More TV, Get Less Out of It

Those over 65 devote three times more of their waking hours to TV than younger people, study finds

7/1/2010
Eating Disorders, Addictions Tough to Treat in Teens

What works in adult patients may not help younger people, experts say

6/28/2010
Health Tip: Dealing With Picky Eaters

Suggestions to get them to eat

6/28/2010
School-Based Efforts May Help Curb Obesity in High-Risk Kids

But results for student population as a whole are less clear, researchers say

6/25/2010
Your Intellect Might Be Reflected in Your Body Symmetry

People with equal measurements on right, left sides tend to be smarter, analysis suggests

6/25/2010
What You Touch May Make You a 'Softie' or Play 'Hard Ball'

In experiments, holding hard, heavy objects tied to tougher attitudes, scientists say

6/24/2010
Warm But Watchful Parents Can Keep Kids From Heavy Drinking

Parenting style has a lot to do with whether bad habits form, survey finds