Behavior Health News

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5/19/2010
An Autistic Child Doesn't Mean Parents Will Divorce

Study debunks conventional wisdom about couples split by condition-related stress

5/19/2010
Eliminating Wheat, Milk From Diet Doesn't Help Autistic Kids

Researchers found it didn't change behavior, sleep or digestion

5/19/2010
Meaningful Conversations Boost Kids' Language Skills

Give-and-take discussions help them gain skills needed for school success, study shows

5/19/2010
Alcohol Companies Use New Media to Lure Young Drinkers: Report

Spirits industry says it's committed to responsible online advertising

5/17/2010
Pesticides on Produce Tied to ADHD in Children

Organophosphates may alter chemistry of developing brain, researchers say

5/13/2010
Interruptions Make Doctors Lose Track of Tasks

Distractions could have big impact on patient safety, researchers say

5/12/2010
The 'Reality' of Sex Addiction Stirs Debate

Mental health experts disagree whether behavior describes a true addict

5/10/2010
Parkinson's Drugs Tied to Compulsive Behaviors

Impulse control disorders noted in patients include gambling and binge eating

5/6/2010
Needle-Sharing by Sex Workers Tied to Spread of Syphilis

Study near U.S.-Mexico border also cites risk of HIV

5/6/2010
Near-Wins May Trigger Problem Gamblers

Scans detect intense brain response in certain folks at slot machines

5/6/2010
When Your Mind Wanders, You Blink More

The body reflects what's happening in the brain, research suggests

5/5/2010
Heavier Birth Weight Tied to Later Conduct Troubles

Twins study found bigger newborn more likely to misbehave at ages 3 and 4

5/3/2010
Involved Parents Less Likely to Raise Bullies

Knowing your children's friends and good communication are key, study finds

4/30/2010
Why Spouses of Dialysis Patients Get Kidney Disease Too

Similar health habits may be to blame, study finds

4/28/2010
Typical Male Behavior Comes From Estrogen, Too

Both male and female hormones play role in making men masculine, research shows

4/26/2010
Chocolate a Sweet Pick-Me-Up for the Depressed

Consumption rises alongside levels of depression, study finds

4/26/2010
Laughter Can Stimulate a Dull Appetite

Finding could help the elderly or sick who lose interest in food, researchers say

4/26/2010
Watching R-Rated Movies May Lead to Early Alcohol Use

Adult content changes kids' personalities, one expert says

4/21/2010
Levels of Self-Esteem May Fluctuate Over Time

As people age, changing roles affect how they feel about themselves, research shows

4/19/2010
Tanning Bed Use Might Become Addictive

Many hard-core tanners met typical addiction criteria, study found

4/19/2010
Genetics, Psychology May Trigger ADHD

Gene variant and sense of family discord implicated in new study

4/16/2010
Even 9-Month-Olds Choose 'Gender-Specific' Toys

Study found boys went for cars and trucks, while girls chose doll, teddy bear

4/15/2010
Brain Area That May Delay Need for Gratification Found

Vividly imagining the future helped people wait for rewards, study finds

4/15/2010
Friends, Not Grandkids, Key to Happy Retirement

Strong social network bodes well for golden years, study finds

4/13/2010
Kids With Rare Condition Lack Racial Prejudice

Children with Williams syndrome have no social fear and appear open, friendly to all, researchers say

4/12/2010
Many With Serious Eating Disorders Could Go Undiagnosed

Too-rigid guidelines miss urgent cases of anorexia, bulimia, researchers say

4/12/2010
Spanking May Make a Child More Aggressive

Corporal punishment at 3 linked to behavior changes at age 5, study suggests

4/10/2010
Shyness May Be Rooted in Brain Processing

Scans show sensitive and non-sensitive folks process input differently

4/9/2010
Motivational Incentives Help Kids With ADHD

Combining behavioral approach with medication boosts performance, study finds

4/9/2010
Nicotine Withdrawal Can Complicate Hospital Care

More attention should be paid to prevention and treatment, expert says

4/7/2010
Casual Sex Increasing in U.S.

Behavior may increase need for protection from sexually transmitted diseases

4/5/2010
Brain Glitch May Raise Some Girls' Odds of Depression

Study finds neural deficit in processing rewards and pleasure

4/3/2010
Working Wives Still Expected to Do It All, Study Finds

Women whose husbands work 60 hours or more a week often quit their own jobs, researchers say

4/2/2010
Short-Term Gains Get in the Way of Good Decisions

Holding out for long-term benefits is difficult, study finds

4/2/2010
Calling a Food 'Healthy' May Make You Hungrier

If you feel forced to eat salad now, you may raid the fridge later, study finds

4/2/2010
Those Who Enjoy Life More Likely to Be Happy at Work

The secret to job satisfaction is an overall sense of well-being, research suggests

4/2/2010
Seeing Letter 'F' May Lower Test Scores

Conversely, viewing an 'A' beforehand upped students' grades, study found

3/31/2010
Parent in Recovery Room Tied to Behavior in Day Surgery Kids

No immediate benefit found, but positive results seen two weeks after, research shows

3/31/2010
Powerful People Often Too Optimistic About Task Time

Many underestimate how long it takes to get things done, research shows

3/31/2010
For Vast Majority, Driving and Cell Phones Don't Mix

Only small percentage, dubbed 'supertaskers,' can do both safely, study finds

3/29/2010
Blood Gives Clues to 'Executive Thinking' Problems

High levels of C-reactive protein may affect decision-making and self-control

3/29/2010
Scientists Tweak Subjects' Brains to Alter Their Moral Choices

Experiment helps show how and where these decisions are made

3/29/2010
Junk Food 'Addiction' May Be Real

In study of rats, the more fattening foods they ate, the more they wanted

3/26/2010
ADHD Symptoms Often Subside Within a Year

Children should be rechecked annually to prevent unneeded treatment, researchers say

3/26/2010
Big Smiles, Longer Lives?

Folks with widest grins in photos outlived others, suggesting happiness extends life

3/26/2010
Heavy Daily Drinking Linked to Worse Health

But moderate alcohol use tied to better lifestyle habits, study finds

3/25/2010
Chronic Disease Linked to Less Internet Usage

Healthy people more likely to gather information online, survey finds

3/25/2010
Teens Take Risks Just for Kicks

They may ignore safety for the thrill of a 'lucky' escape, experts say

3/24/2010
Brain's 'Moral Outrage' Center Pinpointed

People with damage to a neural center for emotions don't get angry at would-be criminals, study finds

3/23/2010
Weight Counseling Plus Drug Helps Women Quit Smoking

When shedding pounds is an issue, combo treatment found to boost success