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Damage From Binge-Drinking in Pregnancy Worsens With Age

Children of women 30 or older suffered greater harm from prenatal exposure to alcohol, researchers find

People With Drinking Problems May Turn to Clergy for Help

Nearly 15 percent sought advice from trusted religious leaders, study found

PTSD Peaks at Different Ages in Men, Women

Men most at risk a decade before women, study finds

Risky Behavior, Drug Use Among Some Gay Men Linked to Childhood Abuse

Gay, bisexual men shamed or assaulted as kids more likely to exhibit high-risk behavior, study says

Mom's Alcoholism Especially Tough on Daughter's Mental Health

Study finds that outcomes are worse for daughters of affected women, vs. other parent-child pairings

Consumers Overestimate Ability to Master New Products: Study

Once they realize it's tougher than they thought, many give up, researchers say

Autistic Kids Often Fussier Eaters, but Nutrition OK

Slower, pickier eating can arise in infancy, but growth tends to be unimpaired, study finds

Researchers Use Ecstasy to Treat PTSD

Small study finds the psychedelic drug may help, but safety issues remain

Good Luck Charms Might Just Work

Superstitions may boost confidence, performance, researchers find

Mom's Mental State Influenced Kids' Well-Being After 9/11: Study

Children fared worse when mothers struggled with PTSD, depression, researchers say

Gay Couples Vulnerable to HIV When Monogamy Is Unsure

Survey finds that for 8 percent of couples, one partner believes bond is monogamous, but other does not

Too Many Tots Watching Too Much TV: Study

Oregon study finds 1 in 5 young kids exposed to more than the recommended 2 hours a day

No-Shame Programs May Appeal to Obese

But tactics should emphasize lifestyle change, not weight loss, survey suggests

Mood Disorders Going Undetected in U.S. Children

Without treatment, anxiety and depression can plague kids through adult years, experts warn

Alzheimer's Caregivers' Outlook May Vary by Race, Ethnicity

Whites, blacks and Hispanics report different reactions to death of loved one, study finds

Method of Failed Suicide May Predict Successful Attempt

Those who first try hanging, suffocation tend to eventually kill themselves, research shows

Word Games May Predict Life of Relationship

Partners who linked lover's name with negative words were more likely to split, study found

Health Tip: Dealing With Grief

Suggestions for coping with a major loss

Can Self-Hypnosis Help Tourette Patients Control Tics?

Small study finds benefit for young people, but another expert says the research is too preliminary

Survey Links Puberty to Violent Behavior

U.S.-Australian study finds mid-stage puberty a time for trouble

For Teenage Girls, Competition Cuts Both Ways: Study

But teens of both sexes win when their goal is self-improvement, researchers suggest

Brain Changes in MS May Spur Depression

Scans showed shrinkage in areas related to mood, memory, researchers say

Understanding Back Pain May Improve Management, Study Suggests

Attitudes, beliefs and knowledge appear to influence pain control, study finds

Mental Health Woes Plague 'Cyberbullies' and Their Victims

Harassment of vulnerable teens via cell phone, Web is a growing problem, experts say

Effects of Mom's Favoritism May Last Into Adulthood

Perception of unequal treatment hurts all siblings, researchers say

Prison Games Hint at Psychopathy, Brain Damage: Study

Playing style of diagnosed inmates similar to those with certain type of brain damage, study found

Love in Her Eyes? You're Likely a He-Man, Study Says

Researchers see evolutionary advantage to sizing up a choice mate fast

Errands Tomorrow? Sleep May Help You Remember

Good night's shut-eye helps solidify 'prospective memory,' study finds

Eating Disorders, Addictions Tough to Treat in Teens

What works in adult patients may not help younger people, experts say

Money Can't Buy You Joy

But study says a higher income tends to improve your satisfaction with life

Where Do Pets Go When They Dream?

Lab research indicates that they often replay past experiences

Chronic Pain Often Follows U.S. Soldiers Home: Study

Many return from Iraq, Afghanistan with complex conditions, experts say

What You Touch May Make You a 'Softie' or Play 'Hard Ball'

In experiments, holding hard, heavy objects tied to tougher attitudes, scientists say

For Migraine Sufferers, Stigma Adds to Burden

Many onlookers downplay the pain of those battling recurrent headaches, researchers say

Brand 'Personality' May Affect How Consumers See Themselves

For some, sporting a popular logo improves self-image, research suggests

Scientists Suggest Links Between Personality, Size of Brain Regions

But openness and intellect didn't correspond to any particular brain structure, researchers found

Health Tip: Living With Arthritis Pain

A positive outlook often helps

Study Shows Courage Sparks Certain Parts of Brain

Finding could lead to treatment for fear, researchers say

Chimps Kill Neighbors to Gain New Territory

A decade of observation of one large community finds they take over land after attack

Pro-Eating Disorder Sites Abound on the Internet

Online 'thinspiration' is a mouse click away for vulnerable youth, study finds

Shared Opinions Light Up Brain's 'Reward Center'

Finding your thoughts validated by others brings mental satisfaction, study finds

Playtime with Parents May Shape Gender Roles

Fathers more assertive, moms more helpful when playing with tots, study shows

World Cup Matches Might Boost Your Mental Health

Rooting for your favorite team creates sense of connectedness, research shows

Obesity Can Take Toll on Sex Life

Stigma may lead to fewer sexual encounters, poorer sexual health, study finds

Study Probes Causes of Anger in Returning U.S. Soldiers

PTSD, combat experience and family history can all play roles, study finds

Honesty Helps Young Girls Build Better Relationships

Those inclined to speak their mind had less depression, more self-esteem, researcher found

Biofeedback May Help Combat Stage Fright

Following training, musicians' anxiety decreased and their performance improved, researchers say

Men May Be More Vulnerable to Roller Coaster Ride of Romance

Study found young males felt ups and downs of relationships more deeply than young women

Health Tip: Coping With Stress

Steps toward a less-pressured lifestyle

Preschoolers' Skills Get Boost From Confident Teachers

Emotional support in classroom enhances gains in language, literacy, study finds