Behavior Health News

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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

12/20/2009
Be Careful What You Wish For This Holiday Season

Gifts rarely as useful as expected, expert says

12/19/2009
Hoping for a Happy Family Holiday? Here's How

Efforts to understand others can help maintain peace, expert suggests

12/18/2009
Brain Imaging Sheds Light on Social Woes Related to Autism

Atyical response to self-relevant thoughts may help explain interpersonal problems

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