Behavior Health News

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6/21/2016
'Love Hormone' Gene May Be Key to Social Life

Early research ties low levels of oxytocin-linked DNA to relationship quality

6/14/2016
Shouting? The 'Silent Treatment'? How Spouses Argue Linked to Physical Ills

Study suggests couples' disagreements may spur problems like back pain, heart trouble

6/13/2016
Clashes at Nursing Homes Not Uncommon

20 percent of residents affected over 1-month period, study found

6/13/2016
E-Cigarettes a Gateway to Smoking for Teens: Study

2 out of 5 who vaped went on to traditional cigarettes, small U.S. review finds

6/7/2016
Cutting Back on Wine? Try a Smaller Glass

Even when same amount was served per glass, people drank more overall if glasses were bigger, study found

6/7/2016
Text vs. Photo Warnings About Smoking

Gruesome photos of the health consequences of smoking help people quit, new study finds

6/6/2016
Gruesome Cigarette Pack Images Seem to Help Some People Quit

Many smokers can't shake the haunting FDA-proposed visuals, study finds

6/6/2016
Pop Stars Often Hawk Unhealthy Foods to Kids: Study

Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake and others endorse sugary, less healthy fare, researchers say

6/5/2016
For Refugee Children, Support Breeds Success

Study sees 'potential to perform just as well as their peers'

5/30/2016
Lifestyle May Be Key to Improving ADHD in Kids

Healthier habits related to exercise and diet could help many with the disorder, researcher says

5/26/2016
Healthy Living May Offset Genetic Breast Cancer Risk

Lifestyle may matter even more when your DNA is working against you, research shows

5/20/2016
Frat Brothers Keep Chugging Despite Anti-Booze Efforts

What works for other college students doesn't work for those in Greek organizations, study finds

5/19/2016
States With More Gun Owners Have More Gun-Related Suicides: Study

But only association was found, not cause-and-effect

5/19/2016
Healthy Living Could Drastically Cut Cancer Deaths

4 key lifestyle factors include: weight, exercise, no smoking and skipping alcohol, study says

5/17/2016
Keep Busy! Stay Sharp!

Study suggests a full schedule may enhance your mental prowess

5/17/2016
Middle Schoolers Exposed to Alcohol Ads Every Day: Study

Researchers say billboards, signs and TV ads may encourage under-age drinking

5/13/2016
Facebook's Lure the Same for Young and Old

Seniors like to connect with family and friends, too, study finds

5/13/2016
What Works -- And Doesn't -- to Manage Your Tot's Screen Time

Key points: setting regular schedules for media use, and stopping when it feels 'natural,' researchers say

5/9/2016
Child Obesity Rates Drop in Canada

Researchers say kids are still heavy, and public health officials can't become complacent

5/9/2016
Swaddling May Increase Chances of SIDS

Study found wrapping blanket tightly around sleeping baby raised risk by almost 60 percent

5/6/2016
HIV Decline Falls Short of U.S. 5-Year Goal

But some progress seen in reducing new infections, transmission

5/6/2016
Harsh Parenting May Harm a Child's Physical Health

Problems might last into early adulthood, study suggests

5/4/2016
Fatty Foods, Drowsy Days

Study found men who preferred fat-filled fare were more likely to be habitually sleepy

5/2/2016
Desperate for Shut-Eye?

Physicians' group recommends cognitive behavioral therapy before drugs for insomnia

5/2/2016
Bullying Can Turn Victims Into Bullies

Greater risk for aggressive behavior when both cyberbullying and in-person taunting took place, study found

5/2/2016
'Wandering' a Hazard for More Than a Third of Kids With Autism

In study, many were unaware they might be in danger, couldn't distinguish strangers from people they knew

4/29/2016
Many Manly Men Avoid Needed Health Care

Gender stereotypes can have dangerous consequences, research suggests

4/27/2016
Mindfulness Therapy May Help Ease Recurrent Depression

Review of 9 studies suggests it helps patients better cope with troubling thoughts and emotions

4/22/2016
Most Americans Turn to Prayer for Healing, Survey Finds

Nearly 9 out of 10 have asked for divine intervention for someone else

4/22/2016
FDA Proposes Ban on 'Shock' Device Used to Curb Self-Harm

The therapy carries too many risks that updated labeling can't eliminate, the agency says

4/22/2016
U.S. Suicide Rate Up 24 Percent Since 1999: CDC

Rates climbed the most among middle-aged men and girls aged 10 to 14

4/21/2016
Nagging Your Kids About Weight Might Backfire

Children added pounds if parents thought they were heavy, research suggests

4/20/2016
Talk Therapy May Help Depressed Teens Who Shun Antidepressants

Cognitive behavioral therapy can help boost mood without drugs, experts say

4/19/2016
More Evidence Gay Parents Raise Well-Adjusted Kids

Latest study found no differences in general health, mental health or learning abilities

4/18/2016
Have Scientists Found 'Virginity Genes'?

Study suggests link between timing of first sex, first baby and DNA

4/18/2016
Many U.S. Adults Think Kids' Health Is Worse Today

They also think children have higher stress levels, less family time, poorer coping skills and personal friendships, survey finds

4/17/2016
Pair Gamblers Anonymous With Other Treatments for Best Results

Popular 12-step program for problem gamblers may not address related needs, research suggests

4/15/2016
Depression More Common in Kids Who Join Gangs, Study Finds

And mental health problems, such as suicidal thoughts, seemed to worsen after they joined

4/15/2016
The Keys to an Effective Apology

Researchers cite 6 main elements, including regret and responsibility

4/13/2016
Does Exercise Help or Hinder Your Diet?

Research shows a workout dulls the appetite, at least temporarily

4/13/2016
Even Light Hookah Use May Cause Airway Problems

Scientists found lung cell abnormalities in those who smoke from the pipes occasionally

4/7/2016
Sleepy Teens Are Risk-Taking Teens

Sleep deprivation leads to unsafe behaviors, CDC researchers say

4/6/2016
The Health Risks Posed by Mindless Munching

Being more aware of your food might help improve cholesterol and blood sugar levels, study suggests

4/4/2016
Loose Bristles From Grill-Cleaning Brushes May Pose Dangers

Study found they can stick to food and cause mouth, throat and stomach injuries

4/4/2016
Gender and Healthcare

Why are men less likely to go to the doctor?

4/1/2016
Right Neighborhood May Mean 90 Extra Minutes of Exercise a Week

10-nation study shows those in activity-friendly urban areas walk a lot more

4/1/2016
A New Health Perk for Coffee Drinkers?

The brew, in any form, might cut colon cancer risk; the more you drink, the lower the risk, study suggests

3/31/2016
The 'Not Face' Needs No Translation

Across cultures and languages, the negative look remains the same, researchers find

3/31/2016
U.S. Autism Rate Unchanged at 1 in 68 Kids: CDC

It's not yet clear if the rate will stabilize over the long-term, experts say

3/31/2016
Evening Snacking Might Raise Odds for Breast Cancer's Return

Women who fasted less than 13 hours had 36 percent higher risk of cancer recurrence, researchers say