Behavior Health News

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7/27/2009
With Autism, Diet Restrictions May Do More Harm Than Good

Study finds no increase in gastrointestinal problems in kids with the disorder

7/20/2009
Perception May Affect Drinking by College Students

What they think peers are doing seems to matter, expert surmise

7/16/2009
7/15/2009
U.S. Students' Academic Interests Tend to Wane in Middle School

Chinese teens more likely to keep education a priority, research finds

7/13/2009
A Curse or Two Might Quell the Pain

Study finds that swearing may increase tolerance to sudden hurts

7/12/2009
How to De-Stress a Recession-Riddled Life

Simple strategies should help in staying calm and moving on

7/10/2009
Savoring Happy Moments Helps Build Emotional Strength

Cultivating positive emotions can help ward off stress and depression, study says

7/6/2009
For OCD, Not Helping Might Be Best

Well-meaning assistance may do more harm than good, experts say

7/2/2009
Study Casts Doubt on Low IQ's Role in Early Death

Adjustments for behavior dampen the negative effect, study finds

7/1/2009
Shared Race, Social Group Seem to Help People Relate

Brain imaging study sheds light on empathic response

7/1/2009
Anti-Smoking Drugs Get FDA 'Black-Box' Warning

Reports link Chantix and Zyban to risk of psychiatric side effects, including suicidal thoughts

7/1/2009
TV Ads Trigger Mindless Eating

Kids watching food commercials consumed 45 percent more snacks, study shows

7/1/2009
Your Surroundings Mirror Your Beliefs

People find safety in those who think the same way, research contends

6/30/2009
Sad Dads May Lead to Crying Infants

More factors should be considered than depression among moms, experts say

6/29/2009
Maybe Men Aren't So Picky After All

Women can be just as selective when choosing mates, study finds

6/29/2009
Cyber Bullying Affects One in 10 Students

But researchers find supportive parents help keep abusive behaviors at bay

6/29/2009
6/29/2009
15 Percent of U.S. Teens Think They'll Die Young

Link between risky behavior and pessimistic outlook surprises experts

6/28/2009
Constipation May Lead to Other Problems

Hemorrhoids, incontinence and more can result, research shows

6/28/2009
The Psychology of Celebrity Worship

Since antiquity, people have been fascinated with larger-than-life characters like Michael Jackson, experts say

6/26/2009
Messages Heard Better in the Right Ear

Noisy nightclub experiments show a bias against left-side listening

6/26/2009
Grab a Tool and Change Your Brain

In the mind's eye, an arm or hand changes shape, study finds

6/26/2009
Alcohol-Related Ills Increasing Worldwide

One in 25 deaths is drinking-related, study finds

6/24/2009
Stay Upbeat, Active to Keep the Mind Young

The brain may slow with aging, but good habits can help you cope, experts say

6/24/2009
Women More Likely Than Men to Reject Unattractive Babies

Study casts doubt on notion of moms' unconditional love

6/23/2009
Schizophrenia Linked to Higher Risk of Dying From Cancer

Study finds lung and breast cancer rates especially elevated

6/22/2009
Social Activity Keeps Elders Young, Agile

Seniors who don't socialize regularly risk losing motor function, researchers say

6/22/2009
Health Tip: Preparing Your Child for a Medical Test

Explain as much as possible in advance

6/19/2009
Program Helps 1st Graders Stay Safe Long-Term

It cut odds for substance abuse, violence by the time they reached 5th grade

6/18/2009
Surging Internet Use Cutting Into Family Time

Rise of Facebook, Twitter coincides with 30% drop in hours spent together, report finds

6/17/2009
Boys May Feel a Genetic Pull Toward Gangs

Presence of a 'warrior gene' variant ups violence inclination, study finds

6/16/2009
Lifestyle May Counter Blood Pressure Genes

Smoking, drinking and more can override what you're born with, study finds

6/16/2009
Have a Purpose in Life? You Might Live Longer

Longevity joins physical, psychological health as potential benefits

6/15/2009
At U.S. Colleges, Binge Drinking Is on the Rise

Efforts similar to campaign against smoking are needed, expert suggests

6/12/2009
Personality May Not Predict Parkinson's

Finding questions theory that certain traits hint at disease development

6/12/2009
Kids With Eye Condition at Risk for Poor Mental Health

Cause of association remains unclear, however, researchers say

6/12/2009
Health Tip: Soothing Separation Anxiety

Suggestions to help your child

6/10/2009
As Sleep Improves, Grades Seem to Go Up

Math scores show benefit when teens are efficient sleepers, study finds

6/9/2009
Early Bedtime May Help Stave Off Teen Depression

Extra sleep quells suicidal thoughts as well, study finds

6/4/2009
When Parents Fight, Children Often End Up With Scars

Witnessing violent relationship may lead to poor mental health, researchers say

6/4/2009
Sedatives Increase Suicide Risk Among Elderly

Doctors should carefully screen older patients before prescribing, researcher says

6/4/2009
Apes Love a Good Laugh, Too

Tickled chimps, orangutans show signs of human-like mirth, researchers say

6/4/2009
Girls and Math: Blame the Culture, Not Ability

Raise the bar and watch females succeed, researcher says

6/4/2009
Stranger's Cell Phone Ring May Thwart Your Thinking

30 seconds of ringtone linked to 25% drop in test scores, study found

6/3/2009
Health Tip: Laughter is Good for You

It can help combat stress

6/1/2009
Frequent Household Moves Raise Kids' Suicide Risk

More mobile families may be more stressed, researchers say

5/29/2009
Biologists Question Animal Brain Size Theory

Social behavior hypothesis contradicted in research paper

5/29/2009
Teens Likely to Trade Team Sports for Individual Exercise

Vigorous activity is less likely than walking or running as kids age, researchers say

5/28/2009
Brain Scans Show Differences in Cocaine Addicts

Regions affected when thinking about drugs could be targets for treatments, researchers say

5/28/2009
Technology, Caffeine Keeping Teens Awake

Many routinely get just 3 to 5 hours sleep per night, study shows