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One Troubled Adult Child a Drag on Parents' Mental Health

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

Spanking Remains Common, Studies Show

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

Many Parents Fret Over Time Kids Spend on Phones, Computers

Survey sponsors urge parents to use media to communicate with teens

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

For College Freshmen, Leaving Home May Bring Mixed Emotions

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

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

Narcissistic Men Typically Direct Their Rage at Straight Women

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

Substance Abuse Rates Low in Hispanic Americans: U.S. Report

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

Number of Obese Adults Keeps Rising, CDC Says

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

Women More Attracted When Men Wear Red: Study

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

Addictive Internet Use Tied to Depression in Teens

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

Hand Gestures Seem to Give Politicians' True Feelings Away

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

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

When Others Drink, Your Genes May Lead You to Join Them

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

Health Tip: Does Your Child Have a Behavior Disorder?

When behavior goes beyond typical mischief or rebellion

Health Tip: Dealing With Separation Anxiety

Help ease your youngster's fear

Level of Parent-Child Conflict Seems to Differ Among Nations

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

Americans Seem More Prone to Depression Than Russians

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

Meditation Appears to Boost Attention Span

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

'Get Moving' Can Be Vital Advice for Seniors

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

Consumers Overestimate Ability to Master New Products: Study

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

Autistic Kids Often Fussier Eaters, but Nutrition OK

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

Good Luck Charms Might Just Work

Superstitions may boost confidence, performance, researchers find

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

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

Health Tip: Take Steps Toward a Healthier Lifestyle

Don't try to do everything at once

Method of Failed Suicide May Predict Successful Attempt

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

Can Self-Hypnosis Help Tourette Patients Control Tics?

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

Lifestyle Interventions Needed to Stay Heart-Healthy

American Heart Association outlines strategies in a new scientific statement

Survey Links Puberty to Violent Behavior

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

'Expecting the Unexpected' Doesn't Always Work, Study Suggests

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

For Teenage Girls, Competition Cuts Both Ways: Study

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

Decline in U.S. Teen Smoking Rate Stalls

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

Mental Health Woes Plague 'Cyberbullies' and Their Victims

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

Later School Start Times May Foster Better Students

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

Prison Games Hint at Psychopathy, Brain Damage: Study

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

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

Researchers see evolutionary advantage to sizing up a choice mate fast

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

Eating Disorders, Addictions Tough to Treat in Teens

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

Health Tip: Dealing With Picky Eaters

Suggestions to get them to eat

School-Based Efforts May Help Curb Obesity in High-Risk Kids

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

Your Intellect Might Be Reflected in Your Body Symmetry

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

What You Touch May Make You a 'Softie' or Play 'Hard Ball'

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

Health Tip: Living With Arthritis Pain

A positive outlook often helps

Warm But Watchful Parents Can Keep Kids From Heavy Drinking

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

Study Shows Courage Sparks Certain Parts of Brain

Finding could lead to treatment for fear, researchers say

Religious Teens Seem Less Prone to Alcohol Abuse

But piety only trumps genetic tendencies until early adulthood, study finds

Chimps Kill Neighbors to Gain New Territory

A decade of observation of one large community finds they take over land after attack

People May Skip Soft Drinks Rather Than Pay More

When cost increased, consumption dropped, study found

Pro-Eating Disorder Sites Abound on the Internet

Online 'thinspiration' is a mouse click away for vulnerable youth, study finds