Behavior Health News

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2/16/2010
Volunteering Can Bring Rewards Even in the Workplace

Giving your time may fulfill needs not met in your regular job, German research shows

2/15/2010
'Bonding' Hormone Might Help Some With Autism

High-functioning patients grasped interpersonal cues better after oxytocin treatment

2/13/2010
Witnessing Uplifting Behavior May Spur Good Deeds

Compassion appeared to be contagious in experiment using volunteers

2/12/2010
Gay Men's Evolutionary Role May Be to Help Protect Young Kin

Supporting nieces and nephews one way to perpetuate family genes, study suggests

2/12/2010
Wedding Band Makes Jealousy a Bigger Threat

Study found distrust much more damaging in marriage than in other relationships

2/12/2010
Want to Find Love? Be Giving

Study suggests helping others boosts attractiveness

2/11/2010
Low IQ May Up Heart Disease Risk

Reason for link unknown, but unhealthy lifestyle could be a factor, researchers suggest

2/10/2010
Physical Changes in Brain Linked to Altered Spirituality

Mind-body connection noted after surgical removal of tumors, study found

2/8/2010
3 Home Habits Help Youngsters Stay Slim

Eating together, limiting TV and getting enough sleep cut risk of obesity, study finds

2/5/2010
Kids Born Early in Year More Likely to Be Athletes?

Size advantage in school translates to success on playing field, author says

2/5/2010
Dopamine Levels in Brain May Determine Social Status

Having more of it linked to greater social support, researchers say

2/5/2010
Depression in Pregnancy May Lead to Antisocial Teens

To break unhealthy cycle, some moms-to-be may need special support, researchers say

2/3/2010
When Counseling Costs, Response Dwindles

Not just patients but doctors, too, lose interest, study finds

2/3/2010
Internet Addicts More Prone to Depression

It's unclear which comes first, study says

2/2/2010
Lead Exposure May Contribute to ADHD

Two studies report higher levels in kids with symptoms

2/1/2010
As Kids Age, Secondary Schools Offer Less Support

Elementary schools better with behavioral, emotional issues, survey found

2/1/2010
Loving Foster Homes Improve Kids' Attention, Impulsivity

A stable environment also helps behavior, researchers find

1/31/2010
Laugh and the World Understands

Certain emotional expressions, like amusement, are universal, study finds

1/29/2010
Men Likely to Research a Purchase, Not Ask for Advice

Women quicker to gather opinions from others, survey finds

1/29/2010
Tune Up Your Health

Scientists zero in on why listening to music seems so beneficial

1/29/2010
Bees Can Be Trained to Recognize Face-Like Patterns

Research may advance development of facial recognition systems, study authors suggest

1/28/2010
Personal History Linked to Feelings of Betrayal

Past relationships may play a role in what triggers jealousy in men and women, study finds

1/28/2010
Your Body Moves Through Time With Your Mind

Posture seems to reflect thoughts of past or future, study finds

1/27/2010
One 'Type A' Trait May Actually Lower Work Stress

Unlike aggression and drive, leadership enhances sense of reward, researchers find

1/26/2010
Young Smokers May Be More Apt to Try Pot

Behavioral problems are less indicative of future marijuana use, study finds

1/23/2010
Self-Image Linked to Activity in Frontal Lobe of Brain

People with high self-regard use brain area less, MRI scans show

1/20/2010
Brain Scans Reveal Video Gamers' Secrets

Certain regions of striatum were larger in best players, study found

1/19/2010
Complex Weight-Loss Plans Erode Dieters' Resolve

Simpler regimens less apt to lead to failure, study finds

1/19/2010
Compulsive Dogs Yield Clues to Human OCD, Autism

Repetitive flank-sucking in Dobermans and hand-washing in humans could share similar DNA, researchers say

1/18/2010
Self-Control Just Might Be Contagious

People you spend time with affect your behavior, for good or bad, research finds

1/17/2010
Why We Keep Looking and Looking for Lost Items

Understanding this response has practical application, expert says

1/16/2010
Novice Poker Players Don't Know When to Walk Away

Analysis finds luck usually runs out for those who don't understand risk

1/14/2010
1 in 4 U.S. Teen Girls Involved in Violent Behavior

6 percent say they intended to cause harm, survey finds

1/13/2010
Cutting Parkinson's Drug Dose Linked to Withdrawal Effects

Decreased use of dopamine agonists can lead to difficult symptoms in patients, study finds

1/13/2010
A Good Night's Slumber Won't Reverse Chronic Sleep Loss

Deficits in functioning persist for those who frequently get too little shut-eye, study finds

1/11/2010
Antipsychotics Still Widely Used in U.S. Nursing Homes

Off-label use to control behavior seems to be part of the 'culture' at some centers, one study finds

1/11/2010
Confidence Helps Boost Teenage Girls' Math Skills

Females perform at same level as males when given right tools, role models, researcher says

1/10/2010
Power Really May Lead to Moral Hypocrisy

As people reach the top, they become more critical of others, less critical of themselves, study finds

1/9/2010
Psychotherapy May Help Teen Girls Avoid Obesity

Focusing on interpersonal relationships stems weight gain, study finds

1/7/2010
When Smokers Call Quit Lines, Positive Approach May Be Best

Stressing health benefits over consequences might get more to kick the habit, study finds

1/5/2010
Nurse Visitations May Improve Girls' Future Behavior

Those visited in infancy or even pregnancy were less likely to get arrested by 19

12/31/2009
Volunteering May Keep Elderly Stronger

Finding debunks myth that condition is unavoidable, expert says

12/30/2009
Exaggerating a Threat to Weight Goals May Help Self-Control

Overestimating calorie count helps dieters fight temptation, study finds

12/30/2009
For Kids, All Activity May Not Be Equal

Learning movement skills is key but often overlooked in zest for sports, experts say

12/28/2009
Top Reasons Those 'Get Fit' Resolutions Don't Stick

Study points to self-consciousness as biggest factor standing in people's way

12/25/2009
Don't Invite Holiday Stress Into Your Home

Toned-down expectations may lead to more joy, less anxiety, experts say

12/23/2009
Health Tip: Feeling Grief

Many symptoms are typical

12/22/2009
Aspirin During Pregnancy May Help Preemies

Study finds slightly fewer behavioral issues among children whose moms took low doses

12/21/2009
Facial Symmetry May Be Best Beauty Secret

Average ratio of features seems to be the key to physical attractiveness, study finds

12/21/2009
Texting While Driving Raises Crash Risk Sixfold

While drivers message, distance between cars shrinks and reaction times grow, study finds