Behavior Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

10/27/2009
Depression Often Goes Untreated in Working Moms

Health insurance, employee assistance could help mothers get treatment, researchers say

10/23/2009
Cocaine Use in Pregnancy Linked to Impulsivity in Sons

Monkey research finds that mother's drug use affects male offspring's behavior

10/23/2009
Chimps Show Signs of Culture

Animals conform to behavior dictated by society in which they live, researchers say

10/22/2009
Less Sensitivity to Hormone May Play Role in Autism

Treatment with oxytocin might improve social interaction, researchers say

10/20/2009
The Brain Comes Alive With the Sounds of Music

Study delves into why harmonic sounds are therapeutic for people with neurological disorders

10/19/2009
Childhood ADHD Linked to Criminal Behavior in Adults

More study needed to see if medical treatment cuts rates of illegal activities, researchers say

10/19/2009
Video Games Can Play Havoc With Kids' Joints

The younger the child, the more likely the pain, says research led by an 11-year-old

10/16/2009
Smoking Keeps Its Grip on Urban Poor

Misconceptions, marketing are boosting rates to double the national average, researchers say

10/14/2009
If You Want Help From a Chimp, You'll Have to Ask

Animal research sheds light on the evolution of altruism

10/13/2009
Baby Names Prone to Boom-and-Bust Cycles

Parents today favor choices that have recently risen in popularity, study finds

10/12/2009
A Little Cash Buys a Lot of Calories at the Corner Store

Kids are purchasing cheap junk food on way to and from school, survey finds

10/7/2009
Study Upends Comfort-Food Theory

Researcher says people more open to change during stressful periods

9/26/2009
Teachers May Be Swayed by Child's Reputation

Opinions about parents affect how kids are perceived at school, researchers find

9/25/2009
Spanking May Lower Kids' IQs

Experts believe corporal punishment can affect psychological well-being

9/22/2009
Could Swine Flu Panic Be Worse Than Outbreak Itself?

With infections typically causing only mild illness, experts point to exaggerated fears as the real threat

9/21/2009
Many Teens Circumvent Tanning Bed Laws

Though operators largely follow the rules, the laws are too lax, study shows

9/18/2009
Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style

Back-to-school season can be a tough adjustment for the family dog

9/16/2009
Less TV Brings More Parent-Child Interaction

Communication drops by 20% when 'the tube' is on, researchers find

9/15/2009
Early Spankings Make for Aggressive Toddlers, Study Shows

Kids spanked at age 1 also had worse performance on cognitive tests at age 3

9/13/2009
Most Parents Worried About Bullying in U.S. High Schools

Safety, security are concerns for two-thirds with children in secondary school, survey finds

9/4/2009
Non-Drinkers More Likely to Be Anxious, Depressed

Teetotalers may experience social exclusion, have health problems, study suggests

9/3/2009
Rewards Are Key to Cooperation

Positive interaction beats punishment when trying to reach a goal, researchers say

9/3/2009
Nightly Snacking May Speed Weight Gain

Mice fed high-fat diets got fatter if fed during their normal 'sleep time'

9/3/2009
Service Dogs Help Traumatized Veterans Heal

These trained canines alert owners to warning signs of PTSD, experts say

9/2/2009
College Students Get More Drunk When Drinks Are Cheap

Bar discounts, special promotions lead to greater alcohol consumption, study shows

8/28/2009
Alcohol Ads on Cable TV Reach Young Audiences

Industry often advertises during shows watched by typical U.S. teens, analysis finds

8/20/2009
Sleep Training Helps Ease Insomnia Tied to Arthritis

Cognitive behavioral therapy reduced pain and awakenings in study

8/17/2009
For Short Kids, No Lack of Self-Esteem

Despite some parents' worries, study finds small stature not a problem

8/16/2009
Mimicking Behavior May Help Form Social Bonds

Subtle imitation can have favorable outcomes, monkey study shows

8/14/2009
Restrictive Diet for Kids May Backfire

Children need to learn self-control to avoid becoming overweight, researchers say

8/13/2009
Good News for Elderly: Happiness Keeps Growing

Older adults learn to limit negative influences, studies show

8/12/2009
When It Comes to Casual Sex, Men Aren't So Picky

Women place greater emphasis on good looks, study finds

8/11/2009
For Macho Men, Doctor Visits Are Less Likely

Not showing pain, weakness can stop them from getting health care, study suggests

8/10/2009
Young Moms Follow Their Mother's Parenting Style

Fathers don't seem swayed by the maternal influence, survey finds

8/9/2009
Mental Activity Seems to Keep the Brain Vital

Rapid memory loss may be delayed by stimulating activities, study finds

8/7/2009
Slide Into Debt Could Bring Wider Waistline

Less activity, 'comfort eating' might spur obesity, German study finds

8/6/2009
Rooks Show Intelligence in Catching the Worm

Experiment shows that these birds can use tools to solve problems

8/4/2009
Elder Abuse, Neglect Make Early Death Far More Likely

Finding illustrates need to report suspected problems, expert says

8/4/2009
Key Factors Define 'Prolonged Grief'

Identification of the disorder will help professionals treat the bereaved, experts say

8/3/2009
Young Kids' Screen Time May Raise Blood Pressure

Watching TV raises risk more than other low-level activities, such as painting, study finds

7/31/2009
After Neuroblastoma, Chronic Problems Often Await

Survivors are found to have more health and social issues years later

7/30/2009
Learning Takes Place When You Get Things Right

Brain cells tune in on success, monkey experiment finds

7/27/2009
Marriage Ends, Health Declines

Study links divorce and widowhood to poorer health