Marriage Health News

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Death of Partner Boosts Risk for Heart Attack, Stroke, Study Says

The first month is crucial, but then the threat diminishes, researchers say

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

Women Do Prefer Taller Guys, Study Finds

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

Good Marriages Might Be Good for More Than a Man's Heart

Study found men who got hitched had stronger bones, but only if they tied the knot in their mid-20s or later

Type 2 Diabetes Is Often a Family Affair

Study suggests if one spouse has the illness, the odds are raised that the other will develop diabetes, too

Heavy Drinking Can Dry Up a Marriage If One Spouse Abstains

But divorce rate no higher when both overindulge, study finds

Gut Feelings Might Be Best Predictors of Marital Bliss

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

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

Working Moms Spend More Time Parenting Than Dads: Study

But fathers also 'highly involved' with their babies, researchers say

Divorce May Raise Risk of Accidental Death

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

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

When a Kiss Is More Than Just a Kiss

Study suggests it may help you size up potential long-term mates

Married People May Be Likelier to Survive Cancer: Study

Social support could be powerful medicine, researchers say

Same-Sex Couples' Kids Less Likely to Have Private Health Insurance: Study

Better coverage found in states that recognize gay unions

Loved Ones Stay Attuned to Spouse's Emotions, Study Says

But reading facial expressions may become more difficult with age

Spouse's Voice Easier to Tune In, Tune Out: Study

But middle-aged adults are better able to ignore the familiar voice of their spouse when asked to, researchers report

Glass of Wine a Day May Ward Off Depression, Study Suggests

But, moderate drinking might also just be sign of normal social life, researchers add

Partner's Chronic Pain Can Interfere With Your Sleep

Study looked at couples in which one member had knee osteoarthritis

Marriage Beyond Reach of Many Working-Class Americans: Study

Research suggests insecurity about jobs, finances and future is driving drop in wedded couples

Men's Share of Housework May Depend on Career Choice

Study found those in traditionally male jobs tend to help out less at home

Divorce in Early Childhood May Harm Adult Ties With Parents: Study

If split happened when kids were young, they were less likely to feel secure later, particularly with fathers

Birth Defect Risk Doubles in Children Born to Cousins: Study

Risk is also doubled for offspring of women over age 34, U.K. researchers report

2 Supreme Court Rulings Bolster Gay Marriages

Research, though not accepted universally, says same-sex unions can be boon to health

Stepdads Must Navigate Tricky Waters

Study shows talking through issues, having shared parenting style help the new family survive the journey

Dads Who Bond With Kids Help Keep Marriage Strong

Sharing housework also key, study found, as is open communication with spouse

Anxiety Often Plagues Cancer Survivors and Their Loved Ones

Partners even more likely than survivors to experience fear and worry over long term, study finds

Marriages Forged on the Internet May Last Longer

Study found couples who met online were slightly more likely to stay together

A Strong Marriage Can Shield Kids From Dad's Depression: Study

Supportive spouse seems to improve a depressed father's relationship with his children

Rich 'Cougar,' 'Sugar Daddy' Stereotypes Might Not Mirror Reality

Instead, couples with big age gaps tend to be poorer, study finds

Doctors' Spouses, Partners Say They're Satisfied

Survey found most would choose same relationship given chance

More U.S. Couples Living Together Instead of Marrying, CDC Finds

And more women getting pregnant while cohabiting

Men Biologically Programmed to Steer Clear of Friends' Wives

Study finds testosterone levels drop, reducing adultery urge

Child Health Experts Come Out in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage

Kids benefit from having stable home, two loving parents, regardless of sexual orientation, AAP says

Gay Men Who Marry Now Living Longer, Study Says

Better HIV/AIDS treatment accounts for improved longevity, researchers note

Health Benefits of Marriage Mostly Apply to Those Already Healthy

When sickness arrives, married aren't at lower death risk than unmarried people, study says

Relationship Worries Can Make You Sick

Chronic fretting linked to rise in stress hormones, lowered immune response in study

Lasting Wedded Bliss May Lead to Better Health

Adults in stable marriages report less illness, more happiness than single peers

Do Teens With Happy Home Life Have Happier Marriages?

Positive early family experiences may influence relationship satisfaction in adulthood, study says

Most Prefer That Men 'Pop the Question,' Survey Finds

Traditional views on marriage emerge in small on-campus study

Valentine's Day a Show of Wealth for Single Men?

Unmarried guys spend the most, signaling their fitness as mates, expert says

Self-Esteem, Optimism Help When Caring for Spouse After Stroke

In early weeks home from hospital, families often deal with depression, study says

Drinking Imbalance Could Put Marriage on the Rocks

When one spouse imbibes and one doesn't, odds of divorce go up, study finds

Marriage May Cut Heart Attack Risk for Both Spouses

Finding lends support for vow to take 'in sickness and in health'

For Married Men, Does More Housework Mean Less Sex?

Study suggests it's not a sure path from kitchen to bedroom

Happy in Marriage, Heavier on the Scale?

Study found satisfied newlyweds gained more weight than less satisfied ones

Tired Couples May Take Each Other For Granted

Less gratitude seen among those with sleep problems, researchers say

Being 'Boss' at Home May Undermine Women's Ambition at Work: Study

Research suggests that taking charge of a household might curb desire for power in the office

Marriage Might Lengthen Life

Study found those who did not have a spouse in their 40s were more than twice as likely to die early

Married Women More Likely to Have Positive Pregnancies: Study

They were less likely to suffer domestic violence, substance abuse, depression than other moms-to-be

Nearly 50 Million Couples Worldwide Report Infertility

Study found little change in global rates between 1990 and 2010