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Brain Chemical Dopamine May Boost Risk-Taking in Healthy People July 07, 2015

Study findings echo those of Parkinson's patients taking meds to increase dopamine levels

Medical Marijuana Ads May Prompt Pot Use Among Teens July 07, 2015

Study suggests prevention efforts should highlight negative effects drug can have on the brain

Stroke Tied to Long-Term Mental Decline July 07, 2015

Deterioration centers around ability to think, plan, study finds

Hormones May Spur Rash Choices on Stock Exchange July 06, 2015

Study found high levels of testosterone, cortisol linked to traders making riskier financial decisions

Best Friends May Help Poor Kids Succeed July 06, 2015

Study found having just one confidant helped teens find ways to cope with problems

Keeping Fit May Halve Seniors' Heart Failure Risk July 06, 2015

Study suggests health choices still make a difference in old age

Health Tip: Coping With Disaster July 06, 2015

Here's how you might show it

Americans' Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds July 02, 2015

But, due to aging population, actual number of cancer deaths is rising

Beats Common to All Music May Bring People Together June 30, 2015

Study suggests a few basic rhythms underlie music from around the world, pulling groups closer

1 in 3 American Adults Owns a Gun, Survey Finds June 30, 2015

Most are older white men rooted in a social gun culture

'Novice Driver' Car Decals Don't Cut Crash Rates: Study June 30, 2015

Researchers suspect other restrictions for those with learner permits help to reduce accidents

Millennials More Accepting of Working Moms Than Past Generations June 29, 2015

Survey responses reveal growing gender equality in U.S.

Diabetes Rates Fall in Neighborhoods With Healthy Food, Parks and Gyms June 29, 2015

Study suggests making these resources easily accessible, affordable might cut odds of disease

Parents, Stop Hovering: 'Risky' Play May Have Benefits for Kids June 29, 2015

Less free-time supervision helps social development, and children get more exercise, experts say

'Overwhelming' Evidence That Same-Sex Parenting Won't Harm Kids June 26, 2015

Review of thousands of studies on the issue finds broad consensus among experts

Female Bosses May Not Push Pay Parity June 25, 2015

Study found some women did worse financially when working for a female manager

Small Talk Can Boost Business Deals for Men, Study Says June 25, 2015

Women get fewer bonus points from chatting because it's expected of them, researcher suggests

As U.S. Smoking Rate Drops, Smokers More Likely to Quit: Study June 25, 2015

Efforts to discourage the unhealthy habit have made it less acceptable, experts say

Ebola Linked to Rise in Malaria Deaths in Guinea June 24, 2015

West Africans were avoiding clinics for fear of catching the deadly virus, study finds

Order in Which Food Is Eaten May Affect Type 2 Diabetics' Blood Sugar June 23, 2015

Eating protein, vegetables and fat before carbohydrates might help, study says

1 in 5 Teens May Be Bullied on Social Media June 22, 2015

Review found wide variations in prevalence, but victims were often females who were depressed

Poor Health as Teen, Poor Job Prospects Later, Study Suggests June 22, 2015

Chronic mental or physical problems were tied to worse education, employment goals in adult life

Can Too Much Sitting Make You Anxious? June 19, 2015

Review found link between the two, but not cause and effect

Many Parents Who Smoke Expose Kids to Fumes at Home June 18, 2015

4 in every 10 U.S. households with a smoking parent had no 'smoke-free' rules in place, study finds

Too Much 'Feel Good' Brain Chemical May Trigger Social Phobia June 17, 2015

Serotonin finding conflicts with conventional wisdom, researchers say

Health Tip: Dealing With a Disrespectful Child June 16, 2015

Set a good example

Which Candidate? Study Examines the Voter's Brain June 15, 2015

One neurological area seems key to making complex decisions at the ballot box

U.S. Hospitals Seeing More Kids With Self-Inflicted Injuries June 15, 2015

Cutting is the most common problem, followed by firearm injuries

Contagious Yawning Is for the Birds, Scientists Say June 12, 2015

Budgies get added to list of creatures that yawn when they see others do so

Most Physical Activity Helps You Sleep Better June 12, 2015

But housework and child care linked to poorer slumber

Car Crash Risk Doubles for New Users of Sleeping Pills, Study Finds June 11, 2015

Ambien, other sedatives aren't the best treatment for insomnia, experts say

Graphic Warnings May Work Best to Keep Women From Tanning Beds June 11, 2015

In study, labels with pictures of skin cancer's grim toll worked better than printed cautions alone

U.S. Kids Not Drinking Enough Water Each Day June 11, 2015

Under-hydration can pose real health risks for children, study authors say

Underage Drinking Down in Past Decade June 11, 2015

U.S. report finds fewer than one in four teens recently had alcohol

Anti-Rape Program Halved Number of Campus Assaults: Study June 10, 2015

It teaches women self-defense strategies, other coping mechanisms

'Talk Therapy' May Help Persistent Sleeplessness June 08, 2015

Relaxation techniques and sleep education safer than pills, researchers say

Poor Sleep? Eating Less at Night May Make Next Day Easier June 08, 2015

Study found insomniacs who didn't eat after 10 p.m. were more alert

College Kids Don't Understand the HPV Threat June 05, 2015

Survey found more than half didn't get vaccinated, and many were unaware of their risk for infection

Special Diets, Supplements Not Always Helpful for Kids With Autism June 05, 2015

These interventions are often tied to too little, or too much of certain nutrients, study finds

Funny Thing About Humor: It May Be in Your Genes June 05, 2015

Researchers find genetic coding boosts response to emotional stimuli

Study Shows Arthritis' Toll on Work, Social Life June 04, 2015

Joint disease plus other chronic health conditions may keep up to one-third affected out of workplace

Fewer Young Men Fathering Children Outside of Marriage: CDC June 04, 2015

Rate of first-time dads having child out of wedlock fell from 1980s to 2000s, research shows

Bullied Teens at Risk for Later Depression, Study Finds June 03, 2015

Getting picked on at age 13 tied to raised odds of poor mental health at 18, U.K. researchers report

Health Tip: Invest in Your Health June 03, 2015

Care for yourself in mind and body

Chantix Study Finds Little Evidence to Support Suicidal, Criminal Warnings June 03, 2015

But quit-smoking drug may be linked to other adverse effects

Office Workers, On Your Feet! June 02, 2015

Report calls for at least 2 hours a day standing on the job

Health Tip: Factors That May Lead to Weight Gain June 02, 2015

They include access to unhealthy foods

Money-Dependent Spouse May Be More Likely to Cheat June 01, 2015

Threat to their masculinity explains why men might stray, researcher says

Tougher Alcohol Laws for Adults May Also Lower Teen Drinking June 01, 2015

Study found states that limited access for all had lower teen drinking rates

High-Fat Diet May Raise Prostate Cancer Death Risk June 01, 2015

In study, patients who ate typical 'Western' fare had more than twice the odds of dying from the disease

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