Behavior Health News

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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

3/29/2016
How to Tell If Your Teen Has a Mental Health Problem

1 in 5 kids develop a serious problem but many go years without treatment, psychiatrist says

3/25/2016
Caffeine Intake -- Even Dad's -- Linked to Miscarriage, Study Says

Behaviors prior to conception influence pregnancy loss

3/24/2016
Could Lots of Time Spent on Social Media Be Tied to Depression?

Study did not prove cause-and-effect, and researchers say more investigation is needed

3/23/2016
Heavy Pot Use Tied to Social, Money Troubles in Mid-Life

But one marijuana advocate believes people who already have problems may often turn to the drug

3/22/2016
Scientists Debunk 'Dumb Blonde' Myth

People with lighter locks have IQs equal to -- and sometimes higher than -- those with dark or red hair

3/18/2016
Many Men Have Body Image Issues, Too

Study finds appearance, weight, muscle tone often affect how guys feel about themselves

3/18/2016
Psychological Disorders Affect 1 in 7 U.S. Kids Under 9: CDC

Parents' mental health, lack of medical care contribute to disabilities, researchers say

3/17/2016
Will a Sit-Stand Desk Make You Healthier?

Study finds no evidence of that so far

3/17/2016
School Breakfast Programs Vital, Even if Some Kids Also Eat at Home

Skipping the morning meal was tied to higher weight in study of middle schoolers

3/17/2016
More Young Americans Support Gay Adoption: Survey

But tolerance still varies between teens and 40-somethings

3/16/2016
Genetic Tests May Not Change People's Unhealthy Ways

But DNA results could help spot at-risk individuals for screening and treatment, study authors say

3/15/2016
'Difficult' Patients Tend to Get Worse Care, Studies Find

In fictional scenarios, doctors were distracted by bad behaviors during diagnosis, made more errors

3/15/2016
Could Too Much Cellphone Time Signal Anxiety, Depression?

Some college students use their mobile device as a 'security blanket,' study says

3/11/2016
Doctor's Empathy Boosts Patient Satisfaction

Study finds wait time, appointment length secondary

3/10/2016
The High Price of Untreated Insomnia

Not getting medications, therapies for condition costs about $100 billion a year, researchers report

3/8/2016
Six Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Colon Cancer

Diet, weight and physical activity play a significant role, expert says

3/8/2016
Women in Cardiac Arrest May Be Less Likely to Receive Help

Doctors and the public still think of heart problems as a man's disease, researcher says

3/6/2016
Candidates With More 'Mature' Faces May Get Older People's Votes

But politicians who look competent appeal to all ages, researchers say

3/4/2016
Consistent Self-Weighing Might Give Your Diet a Boost

Study suggests routinely checking weight enhanced dieters' confidence to resist food temptations

3/4/2016
Optimistic Outlook May Boost Hispanics' Heart Health

A 'can-do' point of view might help people stick to plans for healthy living, researchers say

3/4/2016
Sedentary Behavior and Body Composition

Sitting too much, but only on the weekends, may increase body fat, new study finds

3/3/2016
Lazy Weekends May Boost Body Fat, Study Shows

But spending all week at a desk job did not show same link