Behavior Health News

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2/27/2017
What Works Best to Help Overweight Folks Eat Healthier?

Researchers still don't know the answer, but say pamphlets couldn't hurt

2/27/2017
Kids Mean Less Shuteye for Mom, While Dad Slumbers On

Study finds big differences in how youngsters affect parents' sleep

2/24/2017
Want to Win an Oscar? Study Shows How to Grab the Gold

One tip: focus on American culture, researchers say

2/23/2017
Is a Drowsy Teen Headed for a Life of Crime?

Study suggests a link, but one child psychiatrist says more factors than sleep may be at play

2/21/2017
Loneliness Often Plagues Black Women at Risk for Heart Disease

Social isolation boosts their chances for cardiovascular trouble, researchers say

2/20/2017
Staying Socially Active Nourishes the Aging Brain

Researchers suggest making friends of all ages

2/20/2017
Kids' OD Risk Rises When Opioids Left Out at Home

Odds of overdose more than double if parent takes powerful narcotic instead of milder pain med, study finds

2/17/2017
Lingering Baby Weight? Don't Blame the Pregnancy

Researchers find weight gain speeds up a year after delivery, suggest motherhood might be the reason why

2/17/2017
'Love Hormone' Helps Dads and Babies Bond

Brain scans show distinct response when fathers gaze at their kids

2/15/2017
Rude, Disrespectful Surgeons May Also Be More Error-Prone: Study

Patients who complained about their doctor had more post-surgical complications, researchers say

2/14/2017
Screen Time and Teen Time

Study found no link between high use of video games/computers and academics, delinquency

2/13/2017
Beware Heart Attack Risk From Shoveling Snow

Canadian study finds cases rose for men after heavy snowfalls

2/10/2017
Driving Skills May Suffer Even After Concussion Symptoms Subside

Erratic swerving showed up in tests taken after young patients thought they had recovered

2/10/2017
Education and Parenting Style

Children exposed to a harsh parenting style may experience educational and peer problems, study finds.

2/10/2017
Do Older Guys Always Prefer Younger Women? Maybe Not

Although they may 'consider' younger mates, they also focus on women their own age, study finds

2/8/2017
Could Night Shifts, Heavy Lifting Impair a Woman's Fertility?

It's possible, but researcher stresses cause-and-effect link not proven

2/6/2017
For Kids, Regular Exercise Seems to Put Depression on the Run

Finding could be significant because it suggests physical activity can be used to boost mental health

2/3/2017
Sleep: The Great Motivator

With adequate rest, you're more likely to stick to your resolutions, neurologist says

1/31/2017
Timing of Your Meals Might Reduce Heart Risks

American Heart Association report suggests eating more earlier in the day may be healthier

1/28/2017
Ways to Stay Active in Winter

Sledding, climbing stairs -- even house-cleaning -- are great pursuits that burn calories, dietary experts say

1/27/2017
If You Can't Stay Off Social Media, Maybe It's in Your Genes

Findings put 'the consumer in the driver's seat,' researcher says

1/27/2017
Slim But Sedentary: Risk of Prediabetes May Rise

4 out of 10 'skinny fat' people had higher blood sugar by middle age, study finds

1/26/2017
Kids With ADHD Make 6.1 Million Doctor Visits a Year in U.S.: CDC

Mental health specialist says study raises more questions than it answers

1/25/2017
Study Explores Electrical Brain Stimulation to Treat Bulimia

Though preliminary, it found symptoms of eating disorder lessened in first 24 hours after treatment

1/23/2017
Exercise Rates Often Decline After Cancer Diagnosis

But researchers say physical activity can improve recovery and survival chances

1/20/2017
Screen Time May Not Be So Bad for Teens After All

Those who spend hours on smartphones, computers, TV can still flourish, develop social skills, study finds

1/18/2017
Incentives May Spur Poor Families to Buy More Fruits, Veggies

Many may not know about program that doubles value of food stamps spent on produce, study finds

1/17/2017
Can HIV Drugs Boost Syphilis Risk?

Meds may raise susceptibility to bacterium that causes the sexually transmitted disease, study suggests

1/17/2017
James Bond Has Kicked Butts, But His Co-Stars Haven't

Smoking scenes still appear in nearly every '007' film, study finds

1/13/2017
Watching Others 'Vape' May Trigger Urge to Smoke

Newer e-cigarettes boost same impulses as real cigarettes, researcher says

1/11/2017
The Etiquette of Achoo!

Cover your sneeze to protect those around you, health experts advise

1/3/2017
Gun Violence May Be 'Contagious,' Study Suggests

Those at highest risk for being shot had most friends who had recently been shot

1/2/2017
Health Tip: Set a Health Goal That Lasts

Stick with it all year long

12/30/2016
Did You Know Biting Your Nails Can Make You Sick?

Here are 5 reasons to give up your nervous habit

12/30/2016
Making New Year's Resolutions That Last

Think small, manageable goals -- not sweeping lifestyle changes, psychologists advise

12/29/2016
Melanoma Rates Rise in Some States, Fall in Others

Local sun-safety campaigns may be key to progress against the deadly skin cancer, researchers say

12/29/2016
TV, Tablets, Smartphones and Weight

Too much screen time can lead to weight problems in adolescents, new study finds.

12/28/2016
Men Don't Know About Risks to Fertility, Survey Finds

It's not commonly known that factors such as obesity, laptop use on lap can affect sperm counts

12/27/2016
Does Legalizing Pot Spur Kids to Try It?

In 2 states studied, teens downplayed harms after recreational pot legalized; use increased in 1 state

12/27/2016
Health Tip: Getting Through Diabetes Diagnosis

Channel anger into becoming healthier

12/26/2016
'Emotional Hangover' Is Real and Affects Future Experiences: Study

Emotion-provoking events prime the brain to remember things more effectively, researchers find

12/26/2016
For Better Results From Customer Service, Don't Make It Personal

Study suggests words like 'great' and 'fine' also help

12/20/2016
Teen Violence Can Be Contagious, Study Contends

Preventive programs could help stop copycat behavior, researchers say

12/19/2016
Some Kids' Genes Might Make Food Ads More Tempting

Brain scans showed they had more reaction in 'reward center' when viewing fast-food commercials

12/14/2016
Happiness and Your Health

Enjoying life may help keep those birthdays coming, according to a new study.

12/14/2016
The Happy Get Lucky in Their Older Years

Study of seniors links enjoyment of life to lower risk of death

12/8/2016
Optimism May Propel Women to a Longer Life

Upbeat outlook linked to lower risk of dying from cancer, heart disease and other causes, study says

12/7/2016
For Heart Attack Survivors, a Risk of Suicide?

Study findings underscore importance of depression screening, researcher says

12/6/2016
Cigarettes Aren't Cool, California Teens Say

But kids still don't see nicotine as addictive and may opt for e-cigarettes instead

12/6/2016
Are Catholic Women Less Likely to Breast-Feed?

Study suggests that possibility, review authors say, but more research needed to confirm findings