Love, Sex, and Relationship Health News

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3/11/2011
Think You Have a Perfect Partner? That's a Good Sign

Study shows those who are idealistic about their spouses are happier in marriage

3/11/2011
Insecurity in Relationships Binds People to Possessions

Those supported in close relationships don't place as much value on material goods, study finds

3/3/2011
More Young People Delay Sex, Try Oral Sex First, CDC Says

U.S. report also finds same-sex encounters more common for women than men

2/16/2011
Sexual Issues Often Unaddressed in Women Who Survive Cancer

Doctors discuss sex with prostate cancer survivors, but not women who have cancer, researchers say

2/14/2011
Playing Hard to Get May Get the Girl, Study Finds

The 'pull of delicious uncertainty' increases attraction, research suggests

2/10/2011
Recession Strengthens Some Marriages: Survey

Effect of financial problems on marital ties depends on commitment, expert says

1/31/2011
Boyfriend More Forgiving When Her Affair Is With a Woman

But study finds girlfriends more likely to forgive cheating with a woman than with a man

1/20/2011
Young Couples Often Disagree About Monogamy, Study Finds

Taking vows, having kids doesn't seem to make a difference, findings show

1/20/2011
Parents' Divorce May Contribute to Suicidal Thoughts Years Later

For men, other childhood stressors increase risk even more, study finds

1/17/2011
Your Genes Help You Choose Your Friends, Study Says

Biology drives people to find others with similar or complementary traits

1/14/2011
Brain Scans Show Married Love Can Last

Imaging finds brains of longtime passionate couples light up just like newly in-love pairs

1/12/2011
Matching Language, True Love?

Similar speaking styles spark romance, research finds

1/6/2011
Women's Tears Tell Men to Back Off

Study finds they dampen sexual desire, lower testosterone levels

12/29/2010
Delaying Sex Might Strengthen Marriage

Study finds waiting on intimacy linked to better communication, stability

12/27/2010
Size of Key Brain Region Linked to Size of Your Social Network

Study found that the amygdala, involved with emotions, may predict number, richness of relationships

12/23/2010
Maybe Scrooge Couldn't Help Being Hard-Hearted

The affluent have harder time reading the emotions of others, study contends

12/23/2010
Demanding Relatives May Raise Heart Risks in Middle Age

Worrisome partners, children linked to increased reports of angina symptoms, study finds

12/17/2010
Holidays With Clan Ideal for Investigating Family Health History

Your doctor can use your detailed notes to see whether you need certain evaluations

12/17/2010
Coping When Tough Economic Times Taint Holiday Cheer

Experts suggest ways to prepare your family for lowered expectations

12/15/2010
It's True: Money Can't Buy Happiness, Study Finds

Research based on 37 countries finds no link between economic growth and greater life satisfaction

12/10/2010
More Sex May Help Neurotic Newlyweds

Frequent lovemaking eliminates 'happiness deficit,' study says

12/6/2010
Teen Dating Violence is Common, Study Finds

It occurs in almost 1 in 5 couples, and perpetrators also often assault family, friends

12/6/2010
Gay Teens Punished More Harshly Than Straight Peers: Analysis

Research points to double standard in schools, justice system

12/3/2010
Dramatic Decline Seen in AIDS News Coverage

Since 1990, number of newspaper articles about HIV/AIDS has dropped in richer nations

12/3/2010
Infidelity Might Be in the Genes

Study found dopamine receptor variant plays major role in sexual behavior

12/2/2010
Worldwide HIV-Prevention Services Lacking, Survey Finds

For most gay men, access to free condoms and lubricant, testing, counseling still limited or unavailable

12/2/2010
Spread Cheer, Not Germs, at Holiday Gatherings

Expert suggests keeping some distance while making merry with family and friends

11/19/2010
Did Ex-Girlfriend's Facebook Page Trigger Man's Asthma?

Italian doctors say every time jilted beau logged on, breathing troubles began

11/15/2010
When Romance and Allergies Don't Mix

Reaction-spurring allergens can linger for hours in a partner's mouth, experts note

11/11/2010
Family Members Caring for Veterans Sacrifice Their Own Health, Jobs

Study urges friends, relatives, neighbors to offer caregivers urgently needed respite care

11/9/2010
Teens Waiting Longer for Sex, But Still Taking Risks: Analysis

Early sex ed may teach kids to take precautions against disease, researcher suggests

11/1/2010
For Many Teens, Oral Sex Leads to Riskier Activity

Most move on to vaginal intercourse within six months, study finds

10/31/2010
Good Attitude Boosts Health As Much As Formal Education

Meaningful relationships, sense of purpose linked to lower disease risk in people with less schooling

10/29/2010
Good Marriages May Help Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

But troubled unions don't provide same benefits, study finds

10/15/2010
Survey Reveals Alzheimer's Caregivers' Top Concerns

Expert urges loved ones to discuss patient's disease progression during regular doctor visits

10/14/2010
Sexually Aggressive Men May Forget a Woman's Cues

But average Joes clearly remember signs of interest, rejection, study finds

10/14/2010
Romantic Love: Nature's Painkiller?

In study of lovesick undergrads, it seemed to squelch pain as much as being distracted

10/5/2010
Her Anatomy Speaks Volumes to Men: Study

For a fling, guys eye bodies; for commitment, faces, researchers say

10/4/2010
Heartbreak Puts Brakes on Heart

Social rejection causes the heart rate to slow down temporarily, researchers find

9/30/2010
Family, Friends Seem Best at Spotting Early Dementia

Study finds quick survey of those closest to the person more accurate than doctor's screening

9/23/2010
Sexual Problems May Arise After Breast Cancer

Two years after diagnosis, 70 percent of women report decreased desire, less lovemaking

9/10/2010
Male Partners May Be Key Influence on Birth Control Use

Young women twice as likely to use contraception if their mate strongly favors its use, study finds

9/3/2010
Life's Key Moments Occur Within Relationships, Study Finds

Personal highs, lows less important than events shared with others, researchers say

8/31/2010
Casual Sex Can Lead to Long-Term Relationships: Study

It depends mostly on whether couple is open to a serious relationship, study shows

8/27/2010
Older Diabetes Patients Still Sexually Active, Study Finds

But many have unaddressed sexual problems that may impair their quality of life, expert says

8/16/2010
Web Connection Raises Chances of Romance

Study found having Internet access helps those having tough time finding a mate

8/15/2010
How Teen Sex Affects Education

In romantic relationships it's academically harmless but less so in casual pairings, study finds

8/10/2010
Transplant Patients Can Benefit From Loved Ones' Care

Caregiving by those with emotional connection lessens anxiety, depression after surgery, study found

8/6/2010
Narcissistic Men Typically Direct Their Rage at Straight Women

Self-centered, entitled men see women as gold diggers, teases, experts claim

8/3/2010
Women More Attracted When Men Wear Red: Study

It's the color of power, status, researchers say