Marriage Health News

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2/24/2014
Death of Partner Boosts Risk for Heart Attack, Stroke, Study Says

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

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

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

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

1/27/2014
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

1/24/2014
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

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

11/25/2013
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
Working Moms Spend More Time Parenting Than Dads: Study

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

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

11/6/2013
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

10/11/2013
When a Kiss Is More Than Just a Kiss

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

9/24/2013
Married People May Be Likelier to Survive Cancer: Study

Social support could be powerful medicine, researchers say

9/16/2013
Same-Sex Couples' Kids Less Likely to Have Private Health Insurance: Study

Better coverage found in states that recognize gay unions

9/14/2013
Loved Ones Stay Attuned to Spouse's Emotions, Study Says

But reading facial expressions may become more difficult with age

8/31/2013
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

8/30/2013
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

8/15/2013
Partner's Chronic Pain Can Interfere With Your Sleep

Study looked at couples in which one member had knee osteoarthritis

8/13/2013
Marriage Beyond Reach of Many Working-Class Americans: Study

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

8/13/2013
Men's Share of Housework May Depend on Career Choice

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

7/16/2013
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

7/4/2013
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

6/26/2013
2 Supreme Court Rulings Bolster Gay Marriages

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

6/16/2013
Stepdads Must Navigate Tricky Waters

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

6/13/2013
Dads Who Bond With Kids Help Keep Marriage Strong

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

6/4/2013
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

6/3/2013
Marriages Forged on the Internet May Last Longer

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

5/28/2013
A Strong Marriage Can Shield Kids From Dad's Depression: Study

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

5/13/2013
Rich 'Cougar,' 'Sugar Daddy' Stereotypes Might Not Mirror Reality

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

4/4/2013
Doctors' Spouses, Partners Say They're Satisfied

Survey found most would choose same relationship given chance

4/4/2013
More U.S. Couples Living Together Instead of Marrying, CDC Finds

And more women getting pregnant while cohabiting

3/26/2013
Men Biologically Programmed to Steer Clear of Friends' Wives

Study finds testosterone levels drop, reducing adultery urge

3/21/2013
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

3/12/2013
Gay Men Who Marry Now Living Longer, Study Says

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

3/8/2013
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

2/22/2013
Relationship Worries Can Make You Sick

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

2/15/2013
Lasting Wedded Bliss May Lead to Better Health

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

2/13/2013
Do Teens With Happy Home Life Have Happier Marriages?

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

2/13/2013
Most Prefer That Men 'Pop the Question,' Survey Finds

Traditional views on marriage emerge in small on-campus study

2/13/2013
Valentine's Day a Show of Wealth for Single Men?

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

2/7/2013
Self-Esteem, Optimism Help When Caring for Spouse After Stroke

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

2/5/2013
Drinking Imbalance Could Put Marriage on the Rocks

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

1/31/2013
Marriage May Cut Heart Attack Risk for Both Spouses

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

1/30/2013
For Married Men, Does More Housework Mean Less Sex?

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

1/22/2013
Happy in Marriage, Heavier on the Scale?

Study found satisfied newlyweds gained more weight than less satisfied ones

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

Less gratitude seen among those with sleep problems, researchers say

1/18/2013
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

1/11/2013
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

1/3/2013
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

12/21/2012
Nearly 50 Million Couples Worldwide Report Infertility

Study found little change in global rates between 1990 and 2010