Thumbsucking? Nail biting? These are tough habits to break. How can you get a child to give up a bad habit? Answers on how to break a bad habit from Good Morning America Parenting Contributor Ann Pleshette Murphy.
AFP (June 3, 2013) Hong Kong was dubbed the ketamine capital of the world with a cheap and abundant supply of the addictive drug flooding across the border from mainland China. But now the city is fighting back and ... watch video
AFP (July 27, 2015) Dark red patches of betel nut, a mild stimulant common throughout Asia, splatter the streets of Myanmar where the habit is especially popular, much to the dismay of doctors who say the legions of ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Jan. 23, 2015) A Boston start-up is developing a wristband they say will help users break bad habits by jolting them with an electric shock. Ben Gruber reports.
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Sep. 8, 2015 Breaking a nail is one thing. Breaking a nail-biting habit is another, say dermatologists. Nail biting typically begins in childhood and can continue through adulthood, and the side effects can be ... read more
July 9, 2015 Developing any habit starts with a routine. The trick is making exercise a habit that is hard to break. A new study shows that may be easier to accomplish by focusing on cues that make going to the ... read more