Behavior Health News

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12/5/2016
Men More Likely to Use Marijuana Than Women, Study Finds

Researchers suggest 2007 recession may have spurred rise in pot use among men with low incomes

12/4/2016
Attempted Suicide Rates in U.S. Remain Unchanged

Men more often resorted to violent means, while women turned to poisoning, drowning, study finds

12/2/2016
24-Hour Shifts Can Play Havoc With the Heart

Small study found lack of sleep affected blood pressure, heart rate in healthy volunteers

12/1/2016
Could White Wine Boost Your Melanoma Risk?

Large study ties a daily glass to a slightly elevated rate of the deadly skin cancer

11/30/2016
Web-Based Help for Insomnia Shows Promise

Interactive program aims to build better sleep habits, researchers say

11/29/2016
Doctors Should Counsel Even Low-Risk Patients on Heart Health

U.S. government panel says advice on healthy eating and physical activity likely benefits all

11/29/2016
Does a Little Daily Drinking Really Help the Heart?

Study found no evidence that moderate intake keeps arteries clear

11/29/2016
Fast-Food Calorie Labeling Not Working, Study Finds

More visible signage could tip scales toward healthier eating

11/25/2016
Rural Appalachia Faces Growing Cancer Crisis, Research Shows

It's the only region in the U.S. that hasn't made big progress in fighting the disease

11/23/2016
U.S. Kids Are Eating Healthier Now, But . . .

Their salt intake has risen and veggies are still shunned, study finds

11/23/2016
Survival Tips for Holiday Road Trips

Staying calm and being prepared can help you reach your destination safely

11/23/2016
1 in 7 Young Teens Is a Stalking Victim: Survey

They're at higher risk of substance abuse and depression, researchers say

11/23/2016
'Enthusiastic' Dads May Mean Less Troubled Kids: Study

A man's enjoyment, confidence in his role as father seemed even more important than time spent

11/21/2016
Teen 'Choking Game' Played Solo Points to Suicide Risks

Kids who tried this game alone were almost 5 times more likely to think of killing themselves, study finds

11/20/2016
Choose the Healthy Foods Options This Holiday Season

Display healthy foods and keep unhealthy ones out of sight, nutritionist advises

11/15/2016
Guidelines May Have Helped Curb ADHD Diagnoses in Preschoolers

Still, too few with disorder receive behavior therapy, child psychologist says

11/14/2016
Fewer American Parents Are Spanking Their Kids

More are relying on timeouts to discipline children, study shows

11/9/2016
Smartphones May Hinder a Good Night's Sleep

Study suggests a link between the devices and troubled slumber

11/4/2016
Balloon-in-a-Pill Helped Obese Patients Lose Weight

Curbing appetite by making patients feel full could jumpstart a weight-loss program, researcher says

11/4/2016
Soft Drink Suppliers Try to Blunt the Blow of Soda Taxes

Distributors absorbed some of the extra cost, researchers say

11/4/2016
Hypochondriacs May Worry Themselves Into Heart Trouble

Anxiety about health can boost the chances for heart disease, study suggests

11/3/2016
Got a Moody Teen? Lack of Sleep May Not Be the Culprit

Rather, adolescents' nocturnal tendencies a mismatch for early school start times, sleep specialist says

11/2/2016
Could Loneliness Be an Early Sign of Alzheimer's?

People with 'biomarkers' for the brain disease were more likely to feel socially detached, study finds

11/1/2016
DNA May Influence Your Reproductive Decisions

Age of first childbirth involves more than just personal choice, study suggests

10/25/2016
Surfing Through Selfies Tied to Low Self-Esteem?

Online survey also found those who checked out posted photos of others a lot had lower life satisfaction

10/25/2016
Medical Marijuana Not a Lure for Kids: Study

Found no change in pot use among children, but that wasn't the case for people older than 25

10/24/2016
Smoking Still Takes Big Toll in U.S. Cancer Deaths

Habit is linked to close to one-third of fatal cancers in people 35 and older, study finds

10/20/2016
Even for Men at High Risk, Healthy Living May Help Prevent Colon Cancer

Many lives could be saved if people avoided alcohol and smoking, ate better and stayed active, researchers report

10/20/2016
Top 3 Mistakes Teen Drivers Make

Parents don't emphasize safety enough, experts say

10/14/2016
Dogs Too Smart to Follow Useless Advice

'They draw the line at copying irrelevant actions,' researcher reports

10/14/2016
Which Generation Has Better Work Ethic?

Study compares baby boomers, Generation X and millennials

10/13/2016
'Doc, This Election's Killing Me!'

More than half of Americans report stress as Clinton, Trump battle for the White House

10/5/2016
Better Job Prospects When Young May Pay Off in Better Health

County-by-county study finds improved physical, mental well-being with career advancement

10/3/2016
Some Doctors Swayed by Political Beliefs

Voting issues may affect advice on abortion, guns, marijuana, study finds

10/3/2016
U.S. Smoking Rates Differ by County, Not Just State

Regional figures can help health officials tailor prevention programs

10/2/2016
Making Friends 101: What Works for College Freshmen

Emotional skills will help build lasting friendships, whereas narcissism turns people off, study finds

9/30/2016
'Entitled' People May Be Pursuing an Unhappy Path

Inflated expectations of what they deserve doom many to disappointment, review of the data shows

9/27/2016
How Much Video Gaming Is Too Much for Kids?

Benefits seen with 1 hour a day, but behavioral problems rose after 9 hours a week

9/25/2016
Healthy Diet as Teen, Less Weight Gain as Adult

Study suggests food choices made at 15 may establish long-term eating habits

9/23/2016
Gardening May Give Kids' Diets a Boost

Those who gardened ate more fruits, veggies by the time they were in college, study shows

9/21/2016
Around the World, Holidays Bring Added Pounds

Findings from Germany, Japan and the United States suggest festive seasons spur overeating

9/16/2016
Overweight Kids Often Shunned, Bullied

School health programs should urge healthy behaviors, acceptance of different body shapes, study shows

9/8/2016
Sugary Drink Warnings Hit Home With Teens

Fewer choose sweetened beverages when labels mention obesity, diabetes, study finds

9/7/2016
TV Booze Ads a Lubricant for Teen Drinking: Study

Those who saw the most commercials downed 200-plus drinks a month, researchers say

9/2/2016
For Pot Smokers, Ambition May Go Up in Smoke

But the effect only happens when people are high and doesn't persist, British researchers contend

8/28/2016
'Good Dog' Usually Does the Trick

Heap on the praise, not the food, study suggests

8/25/2016
Many Teens 'Vaping' for Flavor, Not Nicotine

Study found that only about a fifth of 12th graders who used an e-cigarette used a nicotine substance

8/24/2016
Senior Years May Truly Be Golden for Happiness

Researchers find people get less stressed and are more content as they age

8/23/2016
ADHD More Often Missed in Minority Kids

Study found disparities in diagnosis, treatment rates

8/22/2016
Unhappy at Work in Your 20s, Unhealthy in Your 40s?

How young adults feel about their careers might affect them physically, mentally by middle-age, study finds