Love, Sex, and Relationship Health News

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10/15/2014
Family Support Tied to Safer Sex for Young Gay Males: Study

Closeness, open discussions with parents may help prevent risky sexual behavior, findings suggest

10/6/2014
Marriage Break-Up Rates Similar for Gay, Straight Couples: Study

Research tracked U.S. national data on marriage and 'marriage-like' unions from 2009-12

9/19/2014
Family Squabbles Can Derail Recovery From Cancer Surgery

Study finds infection, other complications more likely for patients with difficult lives

9/10/2014
Positions Are Key When Sex Causes Back Pain

New study says 'spooning' isn't ideal for all men with aching backs

7/24/2014
Teenage Boys Want Intimacy, Not Just Sex, Survey Finds

Small study revealed most younger males more interested in closeness, trust with a girl

7/15/2014
Gays, Lesbians Face Certain Health Challenges, U.S. Report Says

They're more likely to smoke, binge drink, but also more likely to get regular exercise

7/10/2014
Are You Tweeting Your Marriage Away?

Study says too much time spent on social media can create friction in relationships

7/8/2014
1 in 6 Teens Treated in ER Has History of Dating Violence: Study

Both males and females affected; risk goes up with drug and alcohol abuse, researchers say

6/26/2014
After Stroke, Spouse May Also Need Care

If couple disagrees about recovery rate, partner can become depressed, study finds

6/26/2014
Daughters Drink More Than Their Moms Did -- in Australia, at Least

It's possible findings would apply to U.S., experts say

6/11/2014
Marriage, But Not Cohabitation, Pays Health Dividends -- for Him

Commitment to lifelong relationship appears to be key, study says

5/19/2014
Saying 'I Do' Because of Similar DNA?

Married couples tend to have genetic traits in common, study states

5/10/2014
Can Doing the Dishes Save a Young Marriage?

Newlyweds who share expectations about household chores will have happier unions, researchers say

5/9/2014
Frequent Arguments Might Be the Death of You

Social stress seems to increase the risk for an early demise

5/8/2014
A Fake Laugh Fools Few

Slight changes in breathing give away phony laughs, researcher finds

4/29/2014
HPV-Linked Oral Cancers May Not Be 'Contagious'

Kissing doesn't seem to raise rate of viral infection between committed partners, study finds

4/22/2014
Spouse's Sunny Outlook May Be Good for Your Health

Physical well-being seems to get a boost from having an optimistic partner, study finds

4/21/2014
Guys, Don't Bother Trying to Sound Sexy

Study says this is something only women can accomplish

4/18/2014
Happy Couples Nestle Together at Night, Survey Finds

Respondents were unhappier with relationship as sleeping distance grew

4/14/2014
Feed a Spouse, Starve an Argument?

Study using voodoo dolls suggests irritable partners should grab a snack before speaking

4/14/2014
Pelvic Exercises May Help His Sex Life

Premature ejaculation significantly improved after 12-week regimen, study finds

4/10/2014
Don't Bother 'Faking It' in the Bedroom

Study says partners can gauge each other's sexual satisfaction

3/28/2014
Many Young Males Report Unwanted Sex

Female acquaintance was the aggressor in majority of cases, U.S. study finds

3/13/2014
HIV Transmission Between Women Rare, But Possible: CDC

Case report shows uninfected woman was infected with the virus by her female partner

2/17/2014
Who's a Hunk Depends on Time of the Month

Study found more masculine looks were preferred during ovulation

2/14/2014
Want to Rekindle Romance? Try Double Dating

Interaction between couples might help partners value each other more, study suggests

2/14/2014
Sizing Up a Guy by the Width of His Face

Broad facial structure appeals to women -- but only for short-term romances, study finds

2/14/2014
Supportive Mate a Good Match for Your Heart

Small study of couples found helpfulness seems associated with lower levels of calcium build-up in arteries

2/14/2014
For a Sugar-Free Valentine's Day...

Here are some alternative gifts for a loved one with diabetes

2/11/2014
Women Do Prefer Taller Guys, Study Finds

Difference in height makes women feel protected and safe, researchers say

1/31/2014
Abused Women Vulnerable to Unsafe Sex Practices

Request for condom can often be met with violent reaction, study says

1/30/2014
Baby May Help Keep Couples With Fertility Problems Together

Higher risk of breakup seen after infertility treatment fails, Danish study finds

12/23/2013
Experts Lay Out Options for Menopause Symptoms

Evidence grows that antidepressants can help, new guidelines say

12/19/2013
Teens Who 'Sext' Don't Dwell on Consequences

Peer pressure seems stronger than parental warnings, study suggests

12/12/2013
Exercise Might Lift Libido in Women on Antidepressants

Regular workouts seem to counter the sexual dysfunction that is a side effect of these drugs

12/9/2013
Kids Who See Movie Violence Also See Smoking, Drinking, Sex: Study

But it's not clear what this means for young viewers

12/7/2013
Expert Tips for Those Grieving During Holiday Season

Keep in touch with family and friends, but don't overcommit yourself

12/6/2013
Good Body Image Goes Hand in Hand With Happier Relationship

Survey finds that women who diet are less satisfied with themselves

12/3/2013
Male Birth Control Shows Promise in Mice

Preliminary results suggest effects are safe, reversible

12/2/2013
Brain Scans May Support Venus/Mars Divide Between Sexes

Study analyzed brain 'wiring' of kids, teens and young adults

11/29/2013
Heavy Drinking Can Dry Up a Marriage If One Spouse Abstains

But divorce rate no higher when both overindulge, study finds

11/28/2013
Gut Feelings Might Be Best Predictors of Marital Bliss

Study found newlyweds' semi-conscious attitudes determined future bliss more than conscious thoughts

11/28/2013
Giving Thanks Could Be Good for You

Gratitude is more than just a gesture, research says

11/26/2013
Talking Openly With Partner Linked to HIV Testing in Teens

Education about how AIDS virus is transmitted may not be enough to spur testing, study suggests

11/25/2013
How the 'Love Hormone' Works Its Magic

A whiff of oxytocin lit up reward center in men's brains when they looked at their partner's face

11/15/2013
Bone Doctors May Miss Signs of Domestic Abuse, Survey Finds

Most orthopedic surgeons not trained to recognize broken bones caused by intimate-partner violence

11/12/2013
Bullies More Likely to Engage in Risky Sex, Study Finds

Poor coping strategies might apply in both cases, researcher says

11/12/2013
Divorce May Raise Risk of Accidental Death

Rates of preventable deaths, such as in a fire, twice as high for divorced people, study finds

11/11/2013
Earlier Onset of Periods May Not Mean Earlier Sex

Girls who start menstruating before age 12 no more sexual than later bloomers, study finds

11/6/2013
Calm After a Marital Storm? Look to the Wife, Study Suggests

Happiness more common in couples in which the wife cools off quicker after arguments, researchers say