Behavior Health News

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3/13/2011
Don't Let Time Change Disrupt Your Sleep Patterns

Go to bed an hour earlier before switching to daylight saving time this weekend, expert says

3/11/2011
When Someone Is Watching, You're Less Inclined to Do Bad Things

This is because people know they will be judged more harshly if they are seen as perpetrators, study finds

3/11/2011
Text Messages May Help Smokers Kick the Addiction, Small Study Finds

Brain MRIs also provide data for smoking cessation 'texts' tailored to individual's capacity for self-control

3/11/2011
Insecurity in Relationships Binds People to Possessions

Those supported in close relationships don't place as much value on material goods, study finds

3/11/2011
Fans of Winning Teams Linked to Fatal Crashes

Close score may spur aggressive, testosterone-fueled driving, researchers suggest

3/10/2011
Image, Appearance Rank High Among Social Network Users

Study also finds more photo sharing, friending among women than men

3/10/2011
Many Find Solace in Charlie Sheen Drama, Expert Contends

Others worry the TV star is losing to addiction or psychological demons

3/9/2011
Risk-Glorifying Media Linked to Reckless Behavior

Dangerous driving, substance use in video games, movies may have real-life consequences: analysis

3/9/2011
As Peer Pressure Increases, So Does Brain's Ability to Resist It

Adolescents' brain wiring gears up just as risky behavior approaches, researchers report

3/9/2011
Classroom Environment May Affect Kids' Mental Health

First-graders suffer when teacher support and material resources are lacking, study suggests

3/8/2011
Sleep Deprivation May Encourage Risky Decisions

Late-night gamblers should beware, researchers suggest

3/7/2011
Using Electronics Before Bed May Hamper Sleep

TVs, cell phones, computers appear to be affecting quality slumber time, survey says

3/3/2011
Scary Events Might Also Activate Brain's Reward Center

Mouse study suggests a mechanism for 'thrill-seeking' behavior in humans

3/3/2011
Chimps, Too, May Use Laughter for Social Gain

Finding expands understanding of apes' expressions and interactions, researchers say

3/2/2011
Even Tiny Tots May Develop Mental Health Problems

Apathy, withdrawal, depression affect the very young, too, experts say

2/28/2011
Optimism Is Good for Your Heart

A bright outlook helps heart disease patients live longer, study finds

2/26/2011
'Heroes' Judged Harshly for Bad Behavior, Study Finds

Unlike do-gooders, victims less likely to be blamed for transgressions, researchers say

2/25/2011
Depression May Worsen Over Time in Addiction-Prone Women

Alcoholism, antisocial behavior susceptible to relationship, neighborhood dynamics, study finds

2/25/2011
19th Century Polygamy Meant Fewer Kids Per Wife, Data Shows

Review of Utah records from 1800s sheds light on how such marriages affected population

2/25/2011
College Kids Often Feel Guilty About Texting in Class: Survey

Half feel bad about messaging when it's banned, but two-thirds do it

2/24/2011
People More Likely to Act Morally Than They Imagine

Those able to cheat on a test were less likely to do so than those who said they would given the chance, study finds

2/21/2011
Kids' Callousness Associated With Conduct Problems

Lack of empathy, emotion linked to raised risk of antisocial behavior, research suggests

2/21/2011
Busy Social Life May Stave Off Disability in Elderly

Seniors who participate in activities are better able to continue self-care, study finds

2/18/2011
Study Finds Widespread Trauma in Wake of BP Oil Spill

Discovery indicates need for broader outreach to victims of environmental disasters, expert says

2/18/2011
Health Tip: Take Control of Your Diabetes

Suggestions for how to begin

2/16/2011
'Resilience Gene' May Save Kids in Troubled Families

Children with the gene have fewer arguments, better relationships with their impaired parents, study finds

2/16/2011
'Talk Therapy' Can Alter Brain Activity, Research Shows

Physical changes occur in brains of social anxiety patients receiving psychotherapy

2/16/2011
Health Tip: Your Child May Be Stressed

Here are potential warning signs

2/15/2011
Kids Learn to Work Together Early, Study Finds

3-year-olds have a basic sense of fairness when it comes to sharing, research shows

2/15/2011
Eating Breakfast May Lead Teen Moms to Better Health

Their offspring benefit too, expert says, from a healthier role model

2/14/2011
Playing Hard to Get May Get the Girl, Study Finds

The 'pull of delicious uncertainty' increases attraction, research suggests

2/11/2011
Clues May Reveal When a Person Is Faking Remorse

Study finds telltale signs include emotional swings and hesitation when speaking

2/11/2011
Gift-Giving, for Many Men, Means Avoiding Rejection

Steering clear of risky presents (and sales clerks) is the goal, behavior expert says

2/10/2011
Recession Strengthens Some Marriages: Survey

Effect of financial problems on marital ties depends on commitment, expert says

2/10/2011
Bad Times May Seem Worse If You Expect to Repeat Them

But recollections are less painful if you think the worst is over, researchers say

2/9/2011
Too Little Sleep, Too Often, May Harm Your Heart

Expert describes chronic deprivation as a 'ticking time bomb'

2/9/2011
Gestures May Help the Brain 'See'

Practical application goes from education to art to air traffic control, expert says

2/8/2011
Bullying May Accompany Drive to Be Popular

Kids engage in teasing, aggression as they struggle to make it to the top, study finds

2/7/2011
Brushes With the Law Raise Suicide Risk, Study Shows

Chances increased even if person never spent time in prison

2/7/2011
'Kinship Caregivers' Get Less Help Than Foster Parents: Study

Better services needed to benefit young relatives in their care, researchers say

2/7/2011
Kids' Rising Obesity Rates Due to Bad Habits, Not Genes: Study

Sedentary lifestyles, poor food choices must be addressed to reverse trend, researcher says

2/7/2011
Community Has a Role in Health of Low-Income Kids

Study suggests social connections protect poor teens against smoking, obesity

2/7/2011
Too Many Hours on the Job May Put Teens at Risk

Schoolwork, behavior may suffer when high schoolers work more than 20 hours a week, study says

2/4/2011
Quality of Family Mealtimes May Affect Kids' Asthma

Keeping dinner conversation free from TV, disruptions linked to better health, study found

2/4/2011
U.S. Sees Slowdown in Spending on Mental Health

People who need help still aren't getting it, official says

2/4/2011
Video Suggests Mother Chimps May Grieve Death of an Infant

Study may improve understanding of how other primates respond to mortality, researchers say

2/4/2011
The More Mom Works, the Heavier Her Kids Get: Study

Changes in eating, sleeping habits might explain the trend, researcher says

2/4/2011
Cancer on the Rise in Developing Countries: Report

As economies grow, nations see increasing rates of lifestyle-related diseases, experts say

2/3/2011
How to Survive Super Bowl Excesses

For those who tend to overindulge in food and alcohol, a doctor has a few simple tips

2/2/2011
United States Sees Record Drop in Teen Births From 2007-09

Notable decreases found across all racial and ethnic groups, CDC says