Behavior Health News

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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

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'