Through Sickness and in Health

When one spouse cares for the other

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(HealthDayNews) -- Many studies have shown that women are generally more nurturing and more caring than men.

But this Duke University Medical Center study may throw you for a loop: When it comes to taking care of an ailing spouse, men's hearts are more into it.

As reported in the Journal of Aging and Health, researchers studied 118 couples in which one spouse was responsible for caring for the other, and they found that women had negative feelings about their sick husbands. By contrast, men were less likely to resent their wives for being ill.

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