Family Dog Can Help Kids With Autism

April 15, 2014

TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Children with autism may find the “unconditional” love of the family dog a real help, a small new study finds.
Researchers at the University of Missouri interviewed 70 parents of children with autism. The investigators found that nearly two-thirds owned dogs, and that 94 percent of those parents said [...]


Don’t Have Relationship Talks When You’re Hungry, Researchers Say

April 15, 2014

Is your spouse biting your head off at the end of a long day? It may be hunger more than anger that’s fueling the bad mood, according to a new study that used voodoo dolls and air horns to test spousal aggression.


Indoor Tanning in Teens May Be Linked to Disordered Eating

April 14, 2014

Teens who use indoor tanning may also try to control their weight through unhealthy methods, such as taking diet pills and vomiting, researchers say.


Don’t Bother ‘Faking It:’ Your Partner Can Probably Tell

April 11, 2014

“Was it good for you, too?” can be such a loaded question. Now a new study says you can’t fool your sex partner by faking satisfaction.
The study also found that women and men are equally able to determine their partners’ levels of sexual satisfaction.


Does Facebook Make Women Feel Bad About Their Bodies?

April 11, 2014

Too much time on Facebook may take a toll on a young woman’s sense of self-esteem, particularly how she feels about her body, a new study suggests.


Civilians in War Zones Also Suffer Mental Health Problems: Study

April 10, 2014

THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Mental health problems are common among civilians who work for the U.S. military in war zones, a new study finds.
There are a large number of civilians who provide support services in war zones. For example, the U.S. Army had more than 6,000 civilian workers in Iraq and [...]


A Doctor’s ‘People Skills’ Affects Patients’ Health

April 10, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A doctor’s “bedside manner” seems to have a real effect on patients’ health, a new research review suggests.
The review, of 13 clinical trials, found that when doctors were given training to hone their people skills, patients typically fared better in their efforts to lose weight, [...]


Social Skills a Casualty of Childhood Head Injury, Study Suggests

April 10, 2014

THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Serious head injuries may be linked to children’s lack of ability to interact with others, a new study indicates.
Researchers looked at a group of children who had suffered a traumatic brain injury three years earlier, most often in car crashes.
Those with lingering damage in the brain’s frontal lobes [...]


Hearing Loss Might Make Elderly Feel More Isolated

April 9, 2014

WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Many elderly people tend to be less outgoing the older they get, but those with hearing loss may become even more socially isolated, according to a new study.
Researchers in Sweden cautioned that hearing loss could affect older people’s well-being. Therefore, diagnosing hearing loss and treating the condition with [...]


Men With Eating Disorders Often Ignore Symptoms Because It’s a ‘Female Problem’

April 9, 2014

The widely held belief that only women experience eating disorders delays men with these conditions from getting treatment, a new British study says.



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