Love, Sex, and Relationship Health News

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1/28/2013
'Sex With an Ex' Common Among Teens, Young Adults

About half of young couples reunite after a breakup, and half of those have sex, researchers say

1/24/2013
In Speed-Dating Study, Testosterone Rises in Both Sexes as Love Ignites

But attraction must be mutual to boost hormone

1/21/2013
Loneliness May Take a Physical Toll

Feelings of social isolation linked to poorer immunity, more inflammation in study patients

1/21/2013
Tired Couples May Take Each Other For Granted

Less gratitude seen among those with sleep problems, researchers say

1/16/2013
Height Is Key When Coupling Up, Study Finds

Tall woman, much shorter man happens less frequently than previously thought

12/13/2012
Legal Unions, Including Marriage, Boost Mental Health for Gay People: Study

Research suggests that everyone benefits from being in a legally recognized relationship

12/4/2012
College Students: 25 Is Perfect Age for Marriage

But surveyed parents said kids should stay single longer

11/16/2012
Speed-Dating Lights Up Key Brain Areas

MRI study found one region is activated by looks, another by compatibility

11/15/2012
Strong Social Support Seems to Boost Breast Cancer Survival

Quality, not just quantity, of personal relationships linked to better outcomes, researchers say

11/13/2012
Could Hormone Spray Help Men Stay, Not Stray?

Those exposed to nasal oxytocin avoided attractive, unknown women, study says

11/2/2012
Couples' Sexual Relationships Can Suffer During IVF, Study Finds

Technical focus on getting pregnant may interfere with pleasure, romance

10/11/2012
Social Media Could Boost Condom Use, Study Suggests

Facebook community made strides by focusing on prevention of sexually transmitted diseases

9/25/2012
Can Facebook Prolong Post-Breakup Pain?

Those who 'stalk' their ex electronically show more longing, less personal growth, study says

9/22/2012
Bride's Wedding Jitters May Forecast Stormy Marriage

Women hesitant to marry have much higher rate of divorce, study finds

9/17/2012
'Sexting' May Go Hand-in-Hand With Unprotected Sex Among Teens

Study found association with other forms of sexual risk-taking among high school students

9/12/2012
Lust May Dampen Humans' Sense of Disgust, Study Suggests

Women were less grossed out by 'icky' things when sexually aroused

9/11/2012
Supportive Spouse May Extend Cancer Survival

Single men had worst post-treatment longevity, study found

8/31/2012
More Baby Boomers Opting to Cohabit, Not Marry

The partnerships are also long-lasting, researchers find

8/16/2012
Male Birth Control Drug Shows Promise in Mice

Nonhormonal method avoids side effects, researchers say

8/14/2012
Couples Therapy May Help Combat PTSD

Study finds reduction in symptoms, greater relationship satisfaction

8/9/2012
Stressed-Out Men May Prefer Heavier Women

Study suggests evolution could explain why males are programmed this way

7/31/2012
Love Knows No Gender Difference

Small study of married couples found both sexes openly affectionate

7/12/2012
Money Woes Weaken the Institution of Marriage: Study

Poverty, alcohol and drugs -- not lack of values -- affect whether people get married or divorced

6/22/2012
Tracking Love, Lust in the Brain

Specific but related areas activated by love and sexual desire, researcher says

6/15/2012
Unsafe Sex Common When Partner Cheats: Study

But condom use increases in 'open' relationships

6/14/2012
Health Tip: Focus on a Healthy Family

Strive for a balance of physical and emotional health

6/13/2012
Sleep Apnea Treatment Might Boost Men's Sex Lives

Mask-and-hose device increases energy, erections, study finds

5/29/2012
Taking Anti-HIV Meds Prior to Exposure May Help Prevent Infection

Research review backs giving antiretrovirals to people at high risk of contracting AIDS-causing virus

5/21/2012
COPD Can Put a Damper on Sex Life

Breathlessness also affects mood and well-being, small study says

5/11/2012
Sex After Heart Attack? Doc's OK May Be Key

However, study found that most patients don't discuss topic with a physician

5/2/2012
Who's the Dad? First-Trimester Blood Test May Tell

New, noninvasive method safer than current ones, developer says

4/23/2012
Wife's Breast Cancer Can Hurt Husband's Health Too: Study

Effect on caregivers can last years, researcher says

4/19/2012
Online Dating Scams Can Take Emotional, Financial Toll

British researchers believe 'romantic' fraud often goes unreported

4/15/2012
Study Probes How Sad Movies Make Viewers Happy

Tearjerkers prompt people to think about loved ones, boosting mood, researchers say

4/13/2012
Single 'Boomers' Struggling as They Age: Study

Never-married men, widows appear to be the least well-off

4/13/2012
Gay Adults Rejected by Parents Have Worse Health, Study Finds

Massachusetts survey found most lesbians, gays, bisexuals received emotional support from parents

3/23/2012
Patient Sexual History Key to Good Ob-Gyn Care

Yet doctors often fail to bring up women's sexual concerns, study finds

3/22/2012
Fewer Americans Tying the Knot, Survey Shows

Government report also finds people waiting longer to marry

3/12/2012
Married Heart Surgery Patients Live Longer

Single patients' odds of dying are twice as high over five years, study says

2/29/2012
Job Loss Fears Sow Unhappiness in Work, Family Life

Blue-collar workers take unemployment worries the hardest, research finds

2/23/2012
Second-Chance Romance Might Not Bring Happiness

Ex-partners should stay that way, new study suggests

2/16/2012
Online Medieval Fantasy Games -- Threat to Marital Bliss?

Study finds gaming 'widows' unhappy, but couples who play together see it as a plus

2/14/2012
Lost Love Often the Biggest Source of Regret, Study Shows

Work choices had less impact in study than love gone wrong

2/10/2012
Many Gay Men Would Support 'Home HIV Test': Study

Not yet approved for public use, it picks up AIDS virus in later stages of infection

2/6/2012
College Degree Lowers Marriage Odds for Those From Disadvantaged Backgrounds

Education can bridge the income gap, but not social or cultural differences, study says

2/6/2012
More Americans Seeking Love Online: Study

Dating websites offer romance, but 'science' behind claims is called sketchy

1/23/2012
Living Together May Be Mentally Healthier Than Marriage: Study

Once the honeymoon's over, wedded couples grow less happy and social, research claims

1/13/2012
Work-Life Balance Tougher for Couples With Similar Jobs

They work longer hours, are more committed to their jobs than others, study finds

1/9/2012
Grief Is a Real Heartbreaker, Study Finds

Stress, anxiety may increase heart attack risk in the weeks after a loved one's death

1/3/2012
Women's Sexual Satisfaction Often Rises With Age: Study

Desire not main motivation for women sexually active in their 60s, 70s and 80s