Love, Sex, and Relationship Health News

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12/30/2011
For Some Couples, Binge Drinking Is Routine

Study found heavy drinking by one partner predicted it in the other

12/28/2011
In High-Tech Age, the Good Old Letter Still Holds Sway

Soldiers found lasting comfort, solace and a shield against PTSD from such personal notes

12/23/2011
Fears of Divorce May Be Keeping Many Young Couples From Marriage: Study

Two-thirds of cohabitating couples said they worried about fallout from a legal split

12/21/2011
Widowers Who Stay Single Might Face More Mental Health Woes

But it's unclear why some men find new relationships and others don't, researchers say

12/20/2011
Hormone Might Ease Menopause, Boost Women's Sex Life: Study

But trial of DHEA's effects was small and much more research is needed, expert says

12/16/2011
Spouse's Reaction May Affect Pain Management

Husbands appear more sensitive than wives, study says

12/16/2011
Men Often Misread Women's Sexual Cues: Study

But ignorance might work in favor of males who overestimate their attractiveness

12/7/2011
Health Tip: Is Your Relationship Healthy?

Possible warning signs of a bad relationship

11/29/2011
Girls Feel Sadder Than Boys When Friends Let Them Down

Pre-teen girls may hold friends to a higher standard than boys do, study suggests

11/14/2011
Shock Fear May Curb Sex for People With Heart Devices

Anxiety that cardio defibrillator will fire at wrong time inhibits sexual activity, study finds

10/14/2011
Wanted: Spouse With Car, Stocks, Bonds

Americans with financial assets and a good education are more likely to get married, study finds

10/13/2011
Couples Can Pay a Price for Materialism

Money often a significant source of conflict for those who have it, study shows

9/26/2011
Couples Counseling Boosts Sex Lives After Prostate Cancer

Both face-to-face and Internet counseling improved erectile dysfunction, love lives, study found

9/25/2011
'Self-Compassion' Can Help Divorced People Heal

Kindness to oneself, recognition of shared humanity promote resilience, study suggests

9/23/2011
A Woman's Voice Doesn't Give Away Ovulation Status

Mating clues are 'leaked,' not broadcast, study suggests

9/18/2011
Are Sports Obsessions Damaging Your Relationships?

Fans' fixation is a problem when it interferes with real-world obligations, expert explains

9/6/2011
Rules Help When Talking About Infertility

Men, women may have different ideas about what to share, and with whom

9/4/2011
Sexist Men, Women May Be a Good Fit: Study

For both sexes, those who seek uncommitted trysts rely on assertive strategy, survey finds

8/30/2011
Women Married Before Age 18 at Higher Risk of Mental Woes: Study

Research sees slight rise in rate of these problems, but can't confirm early marriage as cause

8/29/2011
For Women, Active Sex Life May Mean Better Aging

Even into their 80s, sexual satisfaction plays role in 'successful aging,' researchers find

8/26/2011
Service Members Twice as Likely to Have Affairs: Study

But it's not clear if serving in the military played a role in infidelity

8/22/2011
Marriage May Do a Heart Good for Bypass Surgery

Study finds post-op survival rises for those in committed relationships

8/18/2011
Overweight Women Believe Loved Ones Judge Them More Harshly Than They Do

Obesity carries health risks, but the stigma associated with it also causes suffering, researchers say

7/21/2011
Survey Suggests 'Sexting' Rampant in College

More than half have gotten sexual images on their phones, researcher says

7/6/2011
Satisfaction With Life Seems Good for the Heart

Happiness in four key areas -- job, family, sex and self -- may protect coronary health, study suggests

7/6/2011
Cuddling May Be Key to Long-Term Happy Relationship

Tenderness, kissing more important to men than women, study finds

6/29/2011
When Americans Think of Regrets, Love Tops List

Over time, missed opportunities outweigh mistakes, study finds

6/18/2011
Are Men Who Flaunt Flashy Cars Not the 'Marrying Kind'?

Conspicuous spending often driven by desire to have flings, researchers say

6/7/2011
For Gay Men, Serious Relationships Still Harbor Risks for HIV

Odds of transmitting the virus are 6 times that of men engaging in more casual sex, study finds

6/1/2011
Long Commutes Tough on Couples' Relationships

Risk of separation 40% higher for those with a long trip back and forth to work, Swedish study finds

5/25/2011
Capacity for Commitment May Start in Early Childhood

Study found toddlers treated lovingly better at resolving conflicts with romantic partners

5/18/2011
Politics May Trump Looks, Personality in Matters of the Heart

Most people marry those with similar political views and social attitudes, study finds

5/4/2011
Socializing May Keep Elderly Minds Sharp

Those who mingled the most showed the least cognitive decline, researchers report

4/29/2011
Most Cancer Survivors Would Sacrifice Healthy Breast Again: Study

20 years after double mastectomy, 97% say they would make same decision

4/29/2011
Powerful Women as Likely to Cheat as Men, Study Finds

People stray because of confidence, not gender, researchers say

4/25/2011
Pushing Healthy Lifestyle Cuts Risk of Chronic Disease for Blacks: Study

Healthy behaviors reduced diabetes, heart disease in couples with one HIV-infected partner

4/12/2011
Male Victims of Domestic Abuse May Show Signs of PTSD

Female partners can cause psychological trauma to the men they abuse, researchers say

4/6/2011
Amount of HIV in Genital Fluid Linked to Transmission

Findings shed light on virus' spread and may advance prevention efforts, researchers say

3/28/2011
Romantic Rejection May Hurt Just Like Physical Pain

Study finds your brain reacts similarly to both kinds of trauma

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