Behavior Health News

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Article Title
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

5/27/2009
Too Much Cola Can Cause Muscle Problems

Drop in potassium levels may lead to mild weakness or temporary paralysis, study finds

5/26/2009
Tailored Treatments Effective for Depression Due to Pain

Drug, counseling combo helps patients manage their symptoms, study finds

5/26/2009
Attention Problems in Kindergarten Could Spell Long-Term Academic Trouble

They have bigger impact than issues such as depression, anxiety, study finds

5/22/2009
Binge-Drinking Collegians at High Risk for Injuries

Mix in a thrill-seeking personality, and they're much more likely to be hurt than peers, study says

5/22/2009
To Be More Creative, Try Living Abroad

Adapting to a new culture seems to give people an inventive edge

5/22/2009
Many Black Women Refuse Breast Cancer Treatments

Poverty, fear play roles in skipping lifesaving therapies, researchers say

5/21/2009
Shop 'Til You Drop: You May Feel Better

Survey finds many women use spending sprees to boost emotional well-being in hard times

5/20/2009
Healthier Lifestyle Can Cut COPD Symptoms

Diet, exercise and smoking cessation counseling also proved cost-effective, study finds

5/18/2009
Love Hormone May Ease Discussion of Painful Topics

Study suggests oxytocin may help couples in therapy better deal with conflicts

5/14/2009
Cocaine Spurs Long-Term Change in Brain Chemistry

Study in mice finds drug alters gene activity, points to new methods for treatment

5/12/2009
Internet Program Helps Problem Drinkers

Dutch study finds Web-based self-help site reduces consumption to lower risk levels

5/12/2009
Birds Don't Miss a Beat

Like humans, avian species can feel musical rhythms linked to a shared ability for mimicry

5/11/2009
Health Tip: Prevent Burnout

Suggestions to help ward off stress

5/8/2009
Impulsivity Raises Alcoholism Risk

Mouse study finds those that crave alcohol are more likely to choose quick rewards

5/8/2009
Bullying Seems to Affect Kids Years Later

Study finds psychotic symptoms in preteens who'd been tormented

5/7/2009
Pooches Sometimes Miss the Point

Like 2-year-old kids, dogs understand some but not all gestures, researchers say

5/5/2009
Writing Disorder May Be Common Among Kids

Study finds rate as high as 14.7 percent in one Minnesota city

5/5/2009
Genetics Linked to How Brain 'Frames' Choices

And its response to a positive or negative view could be partly hereditary, study finds

5/4/2009
Viewing Adult-Themed TV Tied to Earlier Sex for Teens

Study suggests they're less likely to separate reality from fiction

5/1/2009
Can't Control Junk Food Cravings? Blame the Brain

Study attributes level of willpower to cerebral differences

5/1/2009
More Educated Choose Healthier Foods, But Pay More

Higher quality diets also associated with higher income levels, study finds