Behavior Health News

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6/23/2010
Study Shows Courage Sparks Certain Parts of Brain

Finding could lead to treatment for fear, researchers say

6/22/2010
Religious Teens Seem Less Prone to Alcohol Abuse

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

6/21/2010
Chimps Kill Neighbors to Gain New Territory

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

6/18/2010
People May Skip Soft Drinks Rather Than Pay More

When cost increased, consumption dropped, study found

6/17/2010
Pro-Eating Disorder Sites Abound on the Internet

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

6/17/2010
Rats Appear to Be Born With a Sense of Direction

Building blocks for a navigational system noted in pup brains at birth, researchers say

6/17/2010
Shared Opinions Light Up Brain's 'Reward Center'

Finding your thoughts validated by others brings mental satisfaction, study finds

6/17/2010
Botox May Temporarily Paralyze Emotions, Too

Facial expressions provide sensory feedback to the brain that influences feelings, research shows

6/11/2010
Honesty Helps Young Girls Build Better Relationships

Those inclined to speak their mind had less depression, more self-esteem, researcher found

6/11/2010
Health Tip: Coping With Stress

Steps toward a less-pressured lifestyle

6/11/2010
Preschoolers' Skills Get Boost From Confident Teachers

Emotional support in classroom enhances gains in language, literacy, study finds

6/9/2010
More School Friends May = Better Grades

Teens whose pals are mostly from school have higher GPAs, study finds

6/8/2010
Childhood Adversity May Affect Pregnancy Later in Life

Study links family issues and neglect to premature births and small babies

6/7/2010
Genetics Linked to Gambling Problems in Both Genders

More research needed to find specific genes, study authors say

6/7/2010
Consistent Bedtime May Give Kids Developmental Boost

Preschoolers should routinely get at least 11 hours each night, experts say

6/2/2010
Clean House Linked to Better Fitness

People who take care of their home tend to get more exercise, research finds

6/2/2010
Coffee's Jolt Just an Illusion?

Study finds regular drinkers need it simply to return to normal state of alertness

6/2/2010
Lifestyle Doesn't Influence Genetic Risks in Breast Cancer

No evidence that known gene mutations interact with environmental factors, researchers say

5/28/2010
Today's College Students More Likely to Lack Empathy

'Generation Me' tends to be self-centered, competitive, U.S. research shows

5/26/2010
Showing Gratitude for Partner's Generosity Strengthens Bonds

Solid romantic relationships built on mutual appreciation, researchers say

5/25/2010
Rare Disorder Has People Convinced They Smell Bad

Sufferers often isolate themselves, consider suicide, study finds

5/25/2010
Washington, D.C., Tops List of Healthiest U.S. Cities

Residents walk more, eat better, have more access to parks than other urbanites

5/25/2010
5/25/2010
Testosterone May Make Women Less Trusting

Finding could help in understanding the brain's role in trust

5/24/2010
Like Humans, Chimps Ape Their Betters

Given a choice, they'll copy actions of higher-status members of the group, study found

5/21/2010
Communication Program Didn't Improve Autism Symptoms

But it did enhance parent-child interaction, study found

5/19/2010
An Autistic Child Doesn't Mean Parents Will Divorce

Study debunks conventional wisdom about couples split by condition-related stress

5/19/2010
Eliminating Wheat, Milk From Diet Doesn't Help Autistic Kids

Researchers found it didn't change behavior, sleep or digestion

5/19/2010
Meaningful Conversations Boost Kids' Language Skills

Give-and-take discussions help them gain skills needed for school success, study shows

5/19/2010
Alcohol Companies Use New Media to Lure Young Drinkers: Report

Spirits industry says it's committed to responsible online advertising

5/17/2010
Pesticides on Produce Tied to ADHD in Children

Organophosphates may alter chemistry of developing brain, researchers say

5/13/2010
Interruptions Make Doctors Lose Track of Tasks

Distractions could have big impact on patient safety, researchers say

5/12/2010
The 'Reality' of Sex Addiction Stirs Debate

Mental health experts disagree whether behavior describes a true addict

5/10/2010
Parkinson's Drugs Tied to Compulsive Behaviors

Impulse control disorders noted in patients include gambling and binge eating

5/6/2010
Needle-Sharing by Sex Workers Tied to Spread of Syphilis

Study near U.S.-Mexico border also cites risk of HIV

5/6/2010
Near-Wins May Trigger Problem Gamblers

Scans detect intense brain response in certain folks at slot machines

5/6/2010
When Your Mind Wanders, You Blink More

The body reflects what's happening in the brain, research suggests

5/5/2010
Heavier Birth Weight Tied to Later Conduct Troubles

Twins study found bigger newborn more likely to misbehave at ages 3 and 4

5/3/2010
Involved Parents Less Likely to Raise Bullies

Knowing your children's friends and good communication are key, study finds

4/30/2010
Why Spouses of Dialysis Patients Get Kidney Disease Too

Similar health habits may be to blame, study finds

4/28/2010
Typical Male Behavior Comes From Estrogen, Too

Both male and female hormones play role in making men masculine, research shows

4/26/2010
Chocolate a Sweet Pick-Me-Up for the Depressed

Consumption rises alongside levels of depression, study finds

4/26/2010
Laughter Can Stimulate a Dull Appetite

Finding could help the elderly or sick who lose interest in food, researchers say

4/26/2010
Watching R-Rated Movies May Lead to Early Alcohol Use

Adult content changes kids' personalities, one expert says

4/21/2010
Levels of Self-Esteem May Fluctuate Over Time

As people age, changing roles affect how they feel about themselves, research shows

4/19/2010
Tanning Bed Use Might Become Addictive

Many hard-core tanners met typical addiction criteria, study found

4/19/2010
Genetics, Psychology May Trigger ADHD

Gene variant and sense of family discord implicated in new study

4/16/2010
Even 9-Month-Olds Choose 'Gender-Specific' Toys

Study found boys went for cars and trucks, while girls chose doll, teddy bear

4/15/2010
Brain Area That May Delay Need for Gratification Found

Vividly imagining the future helped people wait for rewards, study finds

4/15/2010
Friends, Not Grandkids, Key to Happy Retirement

Strong social network bodes well for golden years, study finds