Behavior Health News

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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'

9/3/2009
Service Dogs Help Traumatized Veterans Heal

These trained canines alert owners to warning signs of PTSD, experts say

9/2/2009
College Students Get More Drunk When Drinks Are Cheap

Bar discounts, special promotions lead to greater alcohol consumption, study shows

8/28/2009
Alcohol Ads on Cable TV Reach Young Audiences

Industry often advertises during shows watched by typical U.S. teens, analysis finds

8/20/2009
Sleep Training Helps Ease Insomnia Tied to Arthritis

Cognitive behavioral therapy reduced pain and awakenings in study

8/17/2009
For Short Kids, No Lack of Self-Esteem

Despite some parents' worries, study finds small stature not a problem

8/16/2009
Mimicking Behavior May Help Form Social Bonds

Subtle imitation can have favorable outcomes, monkey study shows

8/14/2009
Restrictive Diet for Kids May Backfire

Children need to learn self-control to avoid becoming overweight, researchers say

8/13/2009
Good News for Elderly: Happiness Keeps Growing

Older adults learn to limit negative influences, studies show

8/12/2009
When It Comes to Casual Sex, Men Aren't So Picky

Women place greater emphasis on good looks, study finds

8/11/2009
For Macho Men, Doctor Visits Are Less Likely

Not showing pain, weakness can stop them from getting health care, study suggests

8/10/2009
Young Moms Follow Their Mother's Parenting Style

Fathers don't seem swayed by the maternal influence, survey finds

8/9/2009
Mental Activity Seems to Keep the Brain Vital

Rapid memory loss may be delayed by stimulating activities, study finds

8/7/2009
Slide Into Debt Could Bring Wider Waistline

Less activity, 'comfort eating' might spur obesity, German study finds

8/6/2009
Rooks Show Intelligence in Catching the Worm

Experiment shows that these birds can use tools to solve problems

8/4/2009
Elder Abuse, Neglect Make Early Death Far More Likely

Finding illustrates need to report suspected problems, expert says

8/4/2009
Key Factors Define 'Prolonged Grief'

Identification of the disorder will help professionals treat the bereaved, experts say

8/3/2009
Young Kids' Screen Time May Raise Blood Pressure

Watching TV raises risk more than other low-level activities, such as painting, study finds

7/31/2009
After Neuroblastoma, Chronic Problems Often Await

Survivors are found to have more health and social issues years later

7/30/2009
Learning Takes Place When You Get Things Right

Brain cells tune in on success, monkey experiment finds

7/27/2009
Marriage Ends, Health Declines

Study links divorce and widowhood to poorer health

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