Behavior Health News

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Article Title
9/13/2010
Health Tip: Help Kids Do Their Homework

What role a parent should play

9/10/2010
Heavy Drinking Part of Social Acceptance for Young: Study

This process needs to be considered when creating anti-drinking campaigns, researcher says

9/10/2010
Male Partners May Be Key Influence on Birth Control Use

Young women twice as likely to use contraception if their mate strongly favors its use, study finds

9/6/2010
Health Tip: Quit Thumb Sucking

Encourage your child to stop

9/3/2010
Infants May Display Subtle Autism Signs at 6 Months: Study

Infrequent gazing at others without prompting may be a tip-off, researchers say

9/2/2010
Proximity Affects Influence of Online 'Health Buddies'

Study finds long-distance friends less likely to sway behavior than close-knit social networks

9/2/2010
Seniors Get Boost From Bad News About the Young

Study found older people preferred negative stories about younger folks

8/29/2010
New College Students Urged to Confront Their Social Anxiety

Understanding fears is the first step in conquering them, expert advises

8/27/2010
Alcoholics Overestimate Their Ability to Recall Things: Study

They may believe their memory is as good as non-alcoholics, but tests show otherwise

8/26/2010
Bird Flu Detection Takes a Novel Turn

Mice trained to zero in on infected duck feces in USDA experiment

8/26/2010
Does Hope Have a Dark Side?

Some see yearning for a cure for a chronic illness as counterproductive

8/25/2010
U.S. Child Abuse Cases Falling, Despite Recession

Worsening economy has not led to higher incidence between 2007-08, researchers say

8/23/2010
Parents Who Clash More Likely to Spank Kids

Corporal punishment of 3-years-old twice as likely in these homes, study says

8/21/2010
Parenting 101: How to Let Go as Your Child Heads Off to College

Keep in touch, but give them independence and privacy, expert recommends

8/20/2010
Judging When Alcohol's Effects Wear Off Not Easy, Study Finds

Driving skills still impaired after drinkers think they're sober, research shows

8/20/2010
Financial Incentives May Speed Radiology Test Results

Program that rewarded fast report turnaround cut delays, researchers found

8/20/2010
Health Tip: When Baby Throws a Tantrum

Here are possible triggers

8/19/2010
Teen Survey Finds Gangs, Drugs Common in U.S. Schools

Over one-quarter of respondents say both problems infect their school environment

8/19/2010
Kids Seem More Likely to Reject Those Whose Eyes Cross

Study suggests children over 6 with misaligned eye may be at social disadvantage

8/18/2010
Palliative Care May Boost Mood, Survival

Lung cancer patients had better quality of life, longer survival, study finds

8/18/2010
Stressful Social Situations May Be Physically Harmful in Some

If immune system reacts with inflammation, repeated stress can lead to chronic disease, study finds

8/17/2010
Many Depressed People Have Mild, Brief Episodes of Mania

Researchers say these individuals might be at raised risk for bipolar disorder

8/16/2010
Hostile, Competitive Types May Be Harming Their Hearts

Italian study finds personality linked to a thickening of neck artery wall

8/16/2010
Web Connection Raises Chances of Romance

Study found having Internet access helps those having tough time finding a mate

8/16/2010
Being an Only Child Won't Harm Social Skills: Study

Kids without siblings just as popular as others, U.S. research shows

8/15/2010
How Teen Sex Affects Education

In romantic relationships it's academically harmless but less so in casual pairings, study finds

8/13/2010
Culture a Big Influence on Suicidal Behavior: Expert

Efforts at prevention should take societal patterns into account, research suggests

8/13/2010
Anger Focuses Attention on Rewards, Not Threats: Study

How a person's emotions motivate them seems to influence behavior, researchers say

8/12/2010
Bond With Dad May Play Role in Whether Men 'Stress Out'

Daily annoyances more apt to irk those who didn't get along with father, researchers say

8/12/2010
One Troubled Adult Child a Drag on Parents' Mental Health

And other children's successes don't outweigh the negative, study finds

8/12/2010
Spanking Remains Common, Studies Show

Nearly 80% of preschool children are still disciplined this way, U.S. researchers estimate

8/10/2010
Many Parents Fret Over Time Kids Spend on Phones, Computers

Survey sponsors urge parents to use media to communicate with teens

8/10/2010
Competing For a Mate May Shorten Men's Lives, Study Suggests

Growing up in environments where males outnumber females linked to 3 months less life span

8/8/2010
For College Freshmen, Leaving Home May Bring Mixed Emotions

University offers helpful advice to ease transition for students and their parents

8/6/2010
Ethicists Charge Doctor With Trying to Prevent Homosexuality in the Womb

But Dr. Maria New and supporters say she's helping children avoid a rare congenital disorder

8/6/2010
Narcissistic Men Typically Direct Their Rage at Straight Women

Self-centered, entitled men see women as gold diggers, teases, experts claim

8/4/2010
Substance Abuse Rates Low in Hispanic Americans: U.S. Report

Alcohol, drug use lower among this group overall than the national average, study found

8/3/2010
Number of Obese Adults Keeps Rising, CDC Says

Overall obesity level now close to 27%, and minorities are hit hardest, report finds

8/3/2010
Women More Attracted When Men Wear Red: Study

It's the color of power, status, researchers say

8/2/2010
Addictive Internet Use Tied to Depression in Teens

Even healthy ones can run into trouble with too much use, researchers say

8/2/2010
Hand Gestures Seem to Give Politicians' True Feelings Away

Motions used while speaking may reveal what the person is really thinking, research shows

7/31/2010
Seasonal Changes Can Put Teens' Sleep/Wake Cycles Off Track

Longer daylight hours in spring spur hormonal changes linked to late bedtimes, less sleep, study finds

7/30/2010
When Others Drink, Your Genes May Lead You to Join Them

Specific DNA seems to trigger response to social drinking cues, study finds

7/30/2010
Health Tip: Does Your Child Have a Behavior Disorder?

When behavior goes beyond typical mischief or rebellion

7/29/2010
Health Tip: Dealing With Separation Anxiety

Help ease your youngster's fear

7/28/2010
Level of Parent-Child Conflict Seems to Differ Among Nations

Study finds higher rates of disharmony in U.S. families

7/26/2010
Americans Seem More Prone to Depression Than Russians

'Negative' cultural tendency may insulate people against distress, research indicates

7/21/2010
Meditation Appears to Boost Attention Span

Ability to make fine visual distinctions, sustain focus improved in study participants

7/20/2010
'Get Moving' Can Be Vital Advice for Seniors

For those who start and stick with physical activity, benefits abound, experts say

7/20/2010
Consumers Overestimate Ability to Master New Products: Study

Once they realize it's tougher than they thought, many give up, researchers say