Behavior Health News

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2/8/2016
Do the Seasons Affect How We Think?

Small European study finds evidence of seasonal changes in memory, attention

2/8/2016
Brain Cells in Mice May Reveal Clues to Your Sighs

Researchers pinpoint the neurons behind this vital reflex function

2/5/2016
Do More 'Selfies' Mean More Relationship Woes?

Survey of Instagram users suggests sharing these photos online may make romantic partners jealous

2/5/2016
Texting After Dark May Harm Teens' Sleep, Grades

Disruptive effects of 'blue light' on sleep are intensified in the dark, researchers say

2/4/2016
ADHD Tied to Obesity Risk for Girls, Study Contends

Impulsiveness, eating disorders may help explain possible link, researcher says

2/3/2016
Sitting for Hours May Raise Your Type 2 Diabetes Risk

The risk remains even if you exercise, researchers contend

2/2/2016
Health Tip: Help Your Child Kick a Bad Habit

Suggestions to change unwanted behavior

2/2/2016
Stress-Prone Teen Males May Be at Risk of High Blood Pressure Later

Study suggests young men who had most trouble coping were at greater risk of hypertension in middle age

1/30/2016
Dogs Read Faces Much Like Humans Do, Study Finds

But they react differently to threatening expressions, depending on whether it's a human or another dog

1/29/2016
Boys Victims of Dating Violence, Too

Survey of 'at risk' teens finds males as likely as females to suffer abuse

1/27/2016
Too Much Social Media Could Mess Up Your Sleep, Study Finds

The more time young adults spent online, the tougher it was to be well-rested, researchers say

1/27/2016
1/26/2016
People Gamble More When They Think Things Are 'Going Their Way'

Unexpected sunny days, sports team wins tied to more lottery spending, study finds

1/26/2016
Some College Kids Spend a Fifth of Class Time on Digital Devices

Survey finds many are texting, emailing or checking social media

1/25/2016
Free Nicotine Patches by Mail May Help Smokers Quit

Intervention helped boost success rates a bit, even when counseling wasn't included, study found

1/23/2016
Healthy-Eating Tots Still Like Junk Food

Obesity prevention efforts may need to do more than encourage kids to eat fruits and veggies, experts say

1/22/2016
'Standing Desks' in Classrooms May Kickstart Kids' Activity

Staying upright might also lead to improved behavior, research suggests

1/20/2016
Race Not Tied to Threat of Second Stroke, Study Finds

Controlling traditional risk factors after first stroke may help black patients prevent another

1/20/2016
Breast Concerns May Sideline Many Teen Girls From Sports

Survey finds about half of British high school girls forgo activities

1/19/2016
Doctors Choose Less Aggressive Care at End of Life, Studies Reveal

Findings suggest they understand limits of modern medicine better than the patients they treat do

1/19/2016
Health Tip: Evaluating Your Environment

Does it promote a healthy lifestyle?

1/18/2016
Teens' IQ Drop Can't Be Blamed Solely on Pot: Study

Family issues, emotional turmoil likely at play as well, experts say

1/18/2016
Candy-Flavored E-Cigarette Ads Appeal to Young: Study

Though research did not show that kids became more interested in tobacco, experts still worry

1/18/2016
Could Genetics Be Key to a Nation's Happiness?

People in certain countries more likely to have a gene variant linked to sensory pleasure, study finds

1/15/2016
Teen Weapon Use Varies by Race and Gender: Study

Black and Hispanic students and boys more likely than whites and girls to be involved, data shows

1/14/2016
Doctors' Body Language May Hint at Racial Bias

Researchers say nonverbal cues might spur seriously ill black patients to request more aggressive care

1/14/2016
Stressed Teens May Face Higher Diabetes Risk as Adults: Study

They might be more likely to eat unhealthy foods, smoke, not exercise, researchers say

1/14/2016
Health Warning Labels Might Help Parents Skip the Soda Aisle

Survey suggests warnings of tooth decay, obesity, diabetes could reduce sugary drink sales

1/12/2016
Heavy Waiters, Waitresses May Prompt Bigger Orders: Study

Server's size found to influence dessert and alcohol choices

1/11/2016
Sugary Drinks Tied to Increase in Deep Belly Fat

And that type of fat associated with risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, researchers report

1/9/2016
Are We Programmed to Overeat in Winter?

Packing on body fat was an evolutionary survival strategy, researchers say

1/8/2016
Many Disney-Goers Happy to Skip the Fries

Healthier sides, drinks don't increase the cost of kids' meals, research shows

1/8/2016
Bonding With Others May Be Crucial for Long-Term Health

For young and old, strong social ties as important as diet and exercise, researchers say

1/8/2016
Illegal Hits Play Big Role in Youth Ice Hockey Concussions: Study

Training kids to follow the rules may reduce odds of these head injuries, experts say

1/7/2016
Influential Students Effective at Bully Prevention, Study Finds

Key may be enlisting kids with wide social networks, not who adults think is 'good,' researcher says

1/7/2016
Same-Sex Intimacy Nearly Three Times More Common for Women: CDC

And more females identify as bisexuals than lesbians, report says

1/7/2016
Mexico's Soda Tax Linked to Reduced Consumption

American Heart Association says measure should improve rates of obesity, diabetes, heart disease

1/7/2016
1/6/2016
Financial Incentives Don't Spur Employee Weight Loss, Study Finds

Workplace wellness programs must get more creative, researchers say

1/5/2016
Millions of Teens Exposed to E-Cigarette Ads: CDC

Unrestricted marketing could upend decades of progress against youth smoking

1/5/2016
People May Eat More of a Food That's Labeled 'Healthy'

Many subconsciously seem to consider it less filling, potentially leading to weight gain, researchers say

12/30/2015
Chronic Drinking Plus Binge Drinking Spurs Rapid Liver Damage in Mouse Study

Researchers say impact is more destructive than previously thought

12/23/2015
Noisy Electronic Toys May Hamper Babies' Verbal Skills

Study found that toddlers talk less when their toys talk, sing, light up more

12/22/2015
Smoke Weed in College and Your Grades May Go to Pot

Study links marijuana use to skipped classes, poorer academic performance

12/17/2015
Parents Keep Too Tight a Leash on Teens' Health Care: Survey

Kids aren't learning to manage their own medical visits, expert says

12/16/2015
Humans Are Masters of High-Quality Sleep

Study found people require half as many hours of slumber as other mammals do

12/16/2015
ADHD May Hamper Social Relationships Early in Life

Study finds cycle of rejection by peers, worsening symptoms that may heighten difficulties

12/15/2015
Dogs' Sloppy Drinking Style Actually the Model of Efficiency: Study

They precisely bite down to capture water, researchers explain

12/15/2015
Many Pet Owners Happy to Have Fido, Fluffy Share the Bed

In study, more people said pet's presence helped their sleep than hindered it

12/11/2015
Others' Drug, Alcohol Use May Trigger Bad Behavior in Teens

Study participants twice as likely to steal, vandalize, hurt others after witnessing substance use