Behavior Health News

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12/17/2009
Witnesses to Bullying May Suffer Most of All

Students who saw others abused were most likely to report mental distress, study finds

12/17/2009
'Sexting' by Kids Begets Fretting by Parents

More adults need to monitor cell phone use in era of sexually explicit messaging, experts say

12/14/2009
Half of U.S. Kids With Mental Issues Are Getting Help

Depression and anxiety often go unrecognized, experts say

12/14/2009
Many Doctors Unaware of Deadly 'Choking Game'

Dozens of teens have died trying to achieve euphoric state, experts warn

12/13/2009
Hardship in Childhood May Affect Long-Term Health

Age-related diseases stem from adverse events in first decade of life, study suggests

12/12/2009
How to Attack Holiday Stress Head-On

Expert offers tips for coping with common scenarios

12/11/2009
Casual Sex Doesn't Cause Emotional Damage: Study

No additional risk seen for those in uncommitted relationships

12/10/2009
Bad Behavior as a Kid Linked to Early Death in Men

Troubled boys more likely to die or be disabled by midlife, study finds

12/10/2009
When It Comes to Toys, Shop Smart, Shop Safe

Common sense this holiday season can help you avoid gifts that might pose a risk to children

12/9/2009
Memories That Make Your Heart Race Can Be Defanged

Discovery may help people with anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder

12/9/2009
Caffeine Doesn't Sober You Up

Finding suggests alcoholic 'energy' drinks could boost risks from intoxication

12/8/2009
Testosterone Gets Bad Rap: Study

The male sex hormone causes status-seeking behavior, but not aggression, researchers say

12/7/2009
When Parent Is Deployed, Kids Struggle

The longer the absence, the worse children fare, study finds

12/4/2009
Online Identities Likely to Match Reality

Social network profile usually conveys true personality, study finds

12/3/2009
Bullies May Intimidate Siblings, Too

Roles of aggressor, victim often play out at school and home, study finds

12/3/2009
Feeding Birds in Winter Could Speed Evolution of Species

Without need to fly far for food, wing shapes changed rapidly, researchers say

12/1/2009
Loneliness May Be Catching

Study suggests that 'less affirming,' isolating behaviors jump from friend to friend

11/30/2009
Working Intensely Early on May Help Autistic Kids

Language, social skills improve with specially designed program, study finds

11/30/2009
Binge Drinking Not Just a Rite of the Young

Older alcoholics tend to drink heavily more often than younger people, study finds

11/28/2009
Seniors May Need Help Overcoming Holiday Blues

Experts offer tips to help lift spirits, recognize signs of depression

11/27/2009
Drunk Drivers May Respond to Brief Motivational Interview

Repeat offenders were more likely to consider change after 30-minute psychosocial intervention, study finds

11/26/2009
Watching the Nail-Biting Big Game Hurts So Good

Fans get a bigger thrill when on an emotional rollercoaster, study finds

11/25/2009
Holiday Eating Without the Guilt -- or the Pounds

Two experts offer waistline-friendly ways to enjoy festive feasting

11/24/2009
Stifled Anger at Work Doubles Men's Risk for Heart Attack

More open on-the-job interaction might ease the problem, researchers say

11/23/2009
Smoking During Pregnancy, Lead Exposure Raise ADHD Risk in Kids

Study found one more than doubled chances, while both increased risk eightfold

11/22/2009
When Sleep Suffers, So Does Decisiveness

Not being well-rested can be dangerous for those whose jobs require quick reactions, researchers say

11/22/2009
Go Healthy, Not Hungry for Holiday Eating

Planning ahead can help keep eating under control, expert says

11/20/2009
Using Cell Phones, Internet to Battle Eating Disorders

Online and text messages might be more helpful than therapy for some, researchers suggest

11/19/2009
Parental Monitoring Can Curb Teen Marijuana Use

Those who keep an eye on their kids help stave off unwanted behavior, study says

11/17/2009
Obesity Rolling Back Gains in Heart Health

Studies show risk factors rising among children and adults, with many denying they have a problem

11/17/2009
Could Plastics Chemicals 'Feminize' Boys' Play?

Small study suggests a link, but others question a connection

11/17/2009
'Fearless' 3-Year-Olds Might Be Tomorrow's Criminals

20-year study finds adults with records were more likely as tots to not be afraid

11/16/2009
Study Touts Success With 'Female Viagra' Drug

Sexual desire improves in women taking flibanserin, expert says

11/15/2009
'Love Hormone' May Trigger Jealousy, Too

Oxytocin could be inappropriate for use with autism, expert cautions

11/13/2009
Many Kids Feel Threatened in the Classroom

Intimidation often takes place during the school day, survey finds

11/12/2009
What's for Dinner? Brain Chemical Helps People Decide

Study deciphers the role dopamine plays in day-to-day actions

11/12/2009
Progress in Stamping Out Smoking Has Stalled

1 in 5 Americans still smoke, CDC says, and numbers haven't moved in last 5 years

11/12/2009
Boys' Team Sports May Encourage Bad Behavior

Male high school athletes more likely to drink and fight than females, study finds

11/11/2009
Modern Wars, Modern Ills

The conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq are placing unprecedented pressures on today's soldiers, experts say

11/10/2009
Acceptance of Chronic Illness Helps People Move On

Hoping for recovery may actually prevent happiness, researchers say

11/8/2009
Good Posture May Inspire Confidence

Straight-back, chest-out position promotes self-assurance, research finds

11/7/2009
Bad-Behaving Teens May Be Living Up to Expectations

Parents should not assume that all youth will rebel, expert says

11/5/2009
School Violence Drops With Federal Program

Participating districts report safer campuses and communities

11/3/2009
Folate Levels in Pregnancy Tied to ADHD in Offspring

Prenatal nutrition seems to affect child's nervous system, brain growth, researchers say

11/3/2009
Depression May Blur Memory of Aches and Pains

Expert suggests having people write down symptoms as they occur

11/3/2009
Switch to 'Light' Cigarettes Makes Quitting Tougher

Smokers may mistakenly believe they're 'healthier,' researchers say

10/30/2009
Health Tip: Angry?

It helps to figure out why

10/30/2009
Health Tip: Managing Your Emotions

Suggestions to help understand and express your feelings

10/30/2009
When Clocks Change, Body May Need Time to Adjust

Sleep expert offers tips for those thrown off schedule by Daylight Saving Time

10/28/2009
Violence Between Couples May Not Be Spontaneous

Researcher suggests behavior is more calculated than it might seem