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  • What to Know About Online Dating Sites
    (20-Apr-2017)
    Always proceed with caution when looking for love in cyberspace

  • These 5 Life Skills Can Boost Your Odds of Well-Being
    (10-Apr-2017)
    People with these traits more likely to be healthier, less lonely and more financially stable, study finds

  • The Highs and Lows of Teens' Instagram Use
    (05-Apr-2017)
    For some it leads to closer bonds with friends, for others a greater risk of depression, study found

  • Helping Cancer Caregivers Help Themselves
    (22-Mar-2017)
    Loved ones must find time to address their own needs in order help others, social workers advise

  • Suicide Often Leaves Mental, Physical Woes in Surviving Spouse
    (22-Mar-2017)
    Rates of PTSD and depression are higher, but so too are liver problems and back pain, study finds

  • The Secret to a Good Sex Life Is …
    (10-Mar-2017)
    Affection: It's the cuddling, whispering secrets afterwards that boost contentedness, study finds

  • Dining Out Can Doom a Diet
    (07-Mar-2017)
    Nutrition experts advise planning ahead to stay on track

  • More Sleep Time, Less Play Time in America's Bedrooms
    (07-Mar-2017)
    Biggest drop in sexual activity seen for those married or living together, survey finds

  • Your Sex Life May Work Wonders for Your Work Life
    (06-Mar-2017)
    Employees in better mood the next day, leading to more work engagement and job satisfaction, study contends

  • Keep an Eye Out for Eating Disorders in Loved Ones
    (02-Mar-2017)
    If you suspect someone has a problem, be careful not to shame or criticize, eating disorder expert says

  • Keep an Eye Out for Eating Disorders in Loved Ones
    (02-Mar-2017)
    If you suspect someone has a problem, be careful not to shame or criticize, eating disorder expert says

  • Spoiler Alert! Most People Don't Want to Know the Future
    (22-Feb-2017)
    Part of the concern: worry over pending unpleasant events, study found

  • After Wives Suffer Stroke, Husbands Adapt to Caregiving Role
    (21-Feb-2017)
    Small study reveals men's day-to-day successes and struggles in caring for disabled spouse

  • Staying Socially Active Nourishes the Aging Brain
    (20-Feb-2017)
    Researchers suggest making friends of all ages

  • Staying Socially Active Nourishes the Aging Brain
    (20-Feb-2017)
    Researchers suggest making friends of all ages

  • 'Love Hormone' Helps Dads and Babies Bond
    (17-Feb-2017)
    Brain scans show distinct response when fathers gaze at their kids

  • The Best Place to Find Your Valentine
    (14-Feb-2017)
    Mississippi, Utah and Wisconsin top list of best states for lovers, survey finds

  • Some Partners Need Extra Loving This Valentine's Day
    (14-Feb-2017)
    If your loved one is depressed or stressed, offer some 'invisible support,' researcher suggests

  • The Motherlode of 'Mother Love' Chemicals
    (13-Feb-2017)
    Moms secrete more dopamine when watching their own babies, study finds

  • Do Older Guys Always Prefer Younger Women? Maybe Not
    (10-Feb-2017)
    Although they may 'consider' younger mates, they also focus on women their own age, study finds

  • Divorce May Shrink an Older Woman's Waistline…
    (09-Feb-2017)
    … while marriage may widen it, study suggests

  • Most Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancers Enjoy Good Sexual Health
    (06-Feb-2017)
    Study finds especially toxic treatments were tied to later issues, but most rated sex lives as positive

  • Sleepovers With Dad Can Be a Win-Win After Divorce
    (03-Feb-2017)
    Overnights in infancy and toddlerhood predicted better relationships years later, study finds

  • Obese Couples May Take Longer to Conceive
    (03-Feb-2017)
    His weight appears to affect pregnancy success, too, study finds

  • Better Sleep Could Mean Better Sex for Older Women
    (01-Feb-2017)
    Study found links between too little shuteye and less sexual satisfaction, especially around menopause

  • Unlocking the Secrets of the Love Hormone Kisspeptin
    (24-Jan-2017)
    Injections of the substance might boost sexual and romantic feelings, researchers say

  • When Loved One Has Breast Cancer, Partner Suffers, Too
    (23-Jan-2017)
    Anxiety is common even several years later, study finds

  • Do Genes Steer You to a Partner With Similar Schooling?
    (09-Jan-2017)
    British study finds connections more likely when 'educational' DNA is shared

  • Gun Violence May Be 'Contagious,' Study Suggests
    (03-Jan-2017)
    Those at highest risk for being shot had most friends who had recently been shot

  • A Lengthy, Stable Marriage May Boost Stroke Survival
    (14-Dec-2016)
    Lifelong singles fared the worst, study finds

  • Loneliness May Sabotage Breast Cancer Survival: Study
    (12-Dec-2016)
    Weak social ties linked to higher risk of recurrence, early death, researchers report

  • Pubic Grooming Tied to Higher STD Rates
    (06-Dec-2016)
    Study finds unexpected risk comes from baring all

  • Pediatricians Can Help When Parents Divorce: Report
    (28-Nov-2016)
    More than 1 million kids a year affected in the U.S., and doctors can ease the transition, group says

  • Pediatricians Can Help When Parents Divorce: Report
    (28-Nov-2016)
    More than 1 million kids a year affected in the U.S., and doctors can ease the transition, group says

  • A Benefit of Back Pain Surgery: Better Sex
    (22-Nov-2016)
    Operation often leads to more comfortable lovemaking, study finds

  • Sexism Could Harm Men's Health: Study
    (21-Nov-2016)
    Playboy attitudes and power over women linked to higher risk of mental health woes

  • Those Low on 'Love Hormone' May Have Less Empathy: Study
    (07-Nov-2016)
    Medical conditions can affect ocytocin levels

  • Menopause and a Decline in Intimacy
    (02-Nov-2016)
    Researchers identify timing, but it can vary by race and ethnicity

  • Can Facebook Friend Requests Predict Longevity?
    (31-Oct-2016)
    Those most sought after as a connection on the social media site tended to live longer, study suggests

  • United States Ranks in Top 10 for Empathy
    (23-Oct-2016)
    But, study author says social media, parenting practices and bullying may one day lower America's compassion score

  • Nurturing Childhood May Pay Off Decades Later
    (17-Oct-2016)
    Strong marriages in their 80s linked to earlier positive family experiences

  • Study Questions the No-Sex-Before-Big-Game Advice
    (07-Oct-2016)
    Researchers find no proof that it hurts athletic performance, and it may even help

  • For Many Women, Sex Gets Better at Midlife
    (05-Oct-2016)
    Doctors discuss how you and your partner can achieve greater satisfaction

  • Making Friends 101: What Works for College Freshmen
    (02-Oct-2016)
    Emotional skills will help build lasting friendships, whereas narcissism turns people off, study finds

  • A Happy Spouse May Keep You Healthy
    (28-Sep-2016)
    Your husband or wife can encourage good lifestyle habits, researchers say

  • How Much Video Gaming Is Too Much for Kids?
    (27-Sep-2016)
    Benefits seen with 1 hour a day, but behavioral problems rose after 9 hours a week

  • Surprise! Beer Makes You Happier, Friendlier
    (20-Sep-2016)
    Study found this was especially true for women and the socially inhibited

  • Shedding Light on Low Male Libido
    (20-Sep-2016)
    In small study, half-hour of bright light each morning boosted testosterone levels, sexual satisfaction

  • Could Good Sex Be Bad for an Older Man's Heart?
    (06-Sep-2016)
    Once a week or more may take toll, study finds, but at least one cardiologist questions the findings

  • Sex Suffers for Younger Adults After Heart Attack
    (31-Aug-2016)
    Lack of interest a complaint of many women and men, study finds

  • Friendships Matter if You Want to Lose Weight
    (26-Aug-2016)
    Study found overweight people more likely to shed pounds if they spend time with thin friends

  • Couples At Risk During 'Divorce Season'
    (22-Aug-2016)
    Marriages often break up after winter and summer holidays, research reveals

  • Teen Cyberbullies More Apt to Be Friends Than Strangers
    (22-Aug-2016)
    Competition for status, hurt feelings over breakups provoke wave of aggression via texts, Facebook

  • Family Trumps Friends in Extending Seniors' Lives
    (22-Aug-2016)
    People are comfortable expecting more help from relatives, researchers say

  • Teen Cyberbullies More Apt to Be Friends Than Strangers
    (22-Aug-2016)
    Competition for status, hurt feelings over breakups provoke wave of aggression via texts, Facebook

  • Who Drinks More -- Couples or Singles?
    (18-Aug-2016)
    New study focuses on twins

  • Quitting Smoking May Gain You Friends
    (16-Aug-2016)
    Most people who give up cigarettes make at least two new pals, research finds

  • Study Finds Links Between Chronic Pain, Depression in Couples
    (16-Aug-2016)
    Findings could lead to better diagnostic tests and treatments, researchers say

  • Think Before You Sext: 1 in 4 Shares What You Send
    (05-Aug-2016)
    Erotic images and messages a popular way to flirt, but don't expect them to stay private, study finds

  • Are Tinder Users Tender About Their Looks?
    (04-Aug-2016)
    Some users of the dating app tended to have lower self-esteem, poorer body image, study suggests

  • Study Dashes Millennials' Reputation as Hookup Generation
    (02-Aug-2016)
    Only people born in the 1920s reported having less sex between the ages of 20 and 24

  • Are Unemployed Husbands Fueling Divorce Rates?
    (28-Jul-2016)
    Finding challenges common belief that women entering workforce in greater numbers was to blame

  • How Safe Is Condomless Sex When Partner With HIV Takes Meds?
    (12-Jul-2016)
    Study suggests transmission risk is low if infected person adheres to treatment

  • Why Some Bisexuals Won't 'Come Out'
    (24-Jun-2016)
    Interviews reveal common theme

  • 'Love Hormone' Gene May Be Key to Social Life
    (21-Jun-2016)
    Early research ties low levels of oxytocin-linked DNA to relationship quality

  • Shouting? The 'Silent Treatment'? How Spouses Argue Linked to Physical Ills
    (14-Jun-2016)
    Study suggests couples' disagreements may spur problems like back pain, heart trouble

  • Teen Smoking Down, E-Cigarette Use Up
    (09-Jun-2016)
    CDC survey finds adolescents hear some health messages, but not all

  • Does a Deep Voice Draw Women?
    (06-May-2016)
    Study suggests a booming baritone is meant more to intimidate male rivals

  • Anatomy May Be Key to Female Orgasm
    (21-Apr-2016)
    Location of clitoris appears to make all the difference, researchers say

  • Have Scientists Found 'Virginity Genes'?
    (18-Apr-2016)
    Study suggests link between timing of first sex, first baby and DNA

  • Women's Sex Lives Get a Boost After Non-Surgical Fibroid Treatment
    (04-Apr-2016)
    Doctors say women need to know about this less-invasive option, although it's not suitable for all

  • Want a 2nd Date? 'Welcoming' Body Language May Be Key
    (28-Mar-2016)
    Open arms and stretched torso appeal to the opposite sex when speed dating or looking online, study contends

  • Heavy Pot Use Tied to Social, Money Troubles in Mid-Life
    (23-Mar-2016)
    But one marijuana advocate believes people who already have problems may often turn to the drug

  • More Young Americans Support Gay Adoption: Survey
    (17-Mar-2016)
    But tolerance still varies between teens and 40-somethings

  • 'Female Libido' Pill May Not Be Worth It: Researchers
    (29-Feb-2016)
    Addyi carries host of serious side effects without delivering much more sexual satisfaction, review suggests

  • Young People More Likely to Text While Driving If Friends Do: Study
    (16-Feb-2016)
    Safety campaigns should target social influences involved in distracted driving, researcher says

  • Helping With Health Care Takes Heavy Toll on Caregivers
    (15-Feb-2016)
    Analysis found that family and friends suffered physical, financial and social costs

  • Teen Dating Violence Is Target of New CDC Program
    (15-Feb-2016)
    Twenty percent of girls, 10 percent of boys say they have been victimized by a dating partner, agency says

  • A Valentine's Kiss Is Just a Kiss -- Or Is It?
    (14-Feb-2016)
    Study finds people's heads turn in different directions, depending on who's receiving the sign of affection

  • Impotence Not an Inevitable Part of Aging
    (11-Feb-2016)
    Experts advise men to check with a doctor to rule out diseases or medications that may cause the problem

  • Surviving Spouse Still Influenced By the Other
    (05-Feb-2016)
    Quality of life remains the same even after one partner dies, researchers report

  • Do More 'Selfies' Mean More Relationship Woes?
    (05-Feb-2016)
    Survey of Instagram users suggests sharing these photos online may make romantic partners jealous

  • 'Til Weight Loss Do Us Part?
    (29-Jan-2016)
    Spouses should be consulted before obesity surgery, researchers suggest

  • Boys Victims of Dating Violence, Too
    (29-Jan-2016)
    Survey of 'at risk' teens finds males as likely as females to suffer abuse

  • Male Sexual Enhancement Supplements Often Ineffective, Possibly Harmful: Study
    (13-Jan-2016)
    Many contain potentially risky ingredient found in drugs like Viagra, researchers add

  • Bonding With Others May Be Crucial for Long-Term Health
    (08-Jan-2016)
    For young and old, strong social ties as important as diet and exercise, researchers say

  • Bonding With Others May Be Crucial for Long-Term Health
    (08-Jan-2016)
    For young and old, strong social ties as important as diet and exercise, researchers say

  • Same-Sex Intimacy Nearly Three Times More Common for Women: CDC
    (07-Jan-2016)
    And more females identify as bisexuals than lesbians, report says

  • ADHD May Hamper Social Relationships Early in Life
    (16-Dec-2015)
    Study finds cycle of rejection by peers, worsening symptoms that may heighten difficulties

  • Living Together, Marriage Give Equal Boost to Women's Mental Health: Study
    (07-Dec-2015)
    But when it comes to first-time commitments, men's well-being hinges on tying the knot, research shows

  • Wives Worry, Husbands Get Frustrated When Problems Arise
    (19-Nov-2015)
    Over the long term, men report higher levels of emotional support, less marital strain than women

  • Once-a-Week Sex Makes for Happy Couples: Study
    (18-Nov-2015)
    More than that doesn't add to connubial bliss, research shows

  • Vitamin D Deficiency Might Be Tied to Erectile Dysfunction
    (13-Nov-2015)
    Men with low levels of 'sunshine vitamin' more likely to be impotent, study suggests

  • Gratitude May Be Key to Wedded Bliss
    (06-Nov-2015)
    How you feel about your marriage hinges on whether you feel appreciated by your spouse, study finds

  • Marriage May Aid Recovery From Heart Surgery, Study Finds
    (28-Oct-2015)
    Greater risk of dying or disability seen among divorced, separated, widowed

  • Ebola Persists for Extended Period in Survivors' Semen: Study
    (14-Oct-2015)
    Research suggests virus can hide for up to 9 months, and men can pass the virus to female partners

  • Scientists Get Closer to Genetics of Homosexuality in Men
    (08-Oct-2015)
    Researchers able to make accurate predictions 70 percent of time in study of twins

  • Science Probes Why Beauty Is In Eye of the Beholder
    (01-Oct-2015)
    Study of twins offers insight into people's wide-ranging definitions of attractiveness

  • Science Probes Why Beauty Is In Eye of the Beholder
    (01-Oct-2015)
    Study of twins offers insight into people's wide-ranging definitions of attractiveness

  • Less Sleep May Mean Less Sex After Menopause
    (30-Sep-2015)
    Women who reported insomnia were less sexually active, study finds

  • Could Your Cellphone Be Harming Your Love Life?
    (30-Sep-2015)
    Partners don't like it if you take calls or send texts when you're spending time together, survey shows

  • Peer Pressure May Have a Silver Lining
    (12-Sep-2015)
    Teens with close friends were more likely to be in good health by age 27, study found

  • Forgiveness May Boost Older Women's Moods
    (08-Sep-2015)
    But when apology is unrequited, older men are at greater risk of depression

  • Girls Lose Friends for Having Sex But Boys Don't, Study Shows
    (24-Aug-2015)
    Findings among young teens reflect traditional biases about men and women

  • Girls Lose Friends for Having Sex But Boys Don't, Study Shows
    (24-Aug-2015)
    Findings among young teens reflect traditional biases about men and women

  • Sex Lives Best When Couples Share Child Care Duties, Survey Shows
    (24-Aug-2015)
    Relationship suffered when one partner took on all parenting responsibilities

  • Single and Happy? Your View on Relationships May Be Key
    (21-Aug-2015)
    For those who avoid drama, the single life may be more satisfying than having a partner, study suggests

  • Good Moods Infectious Among Teens
    (19-Aug-2015)
    Researchers say happy adolescents appear to help others avoid or recover from depression

  • FDA Could Approve First Female Libido Pill Soon
    (17-Aug-2015)
    But flibanserin's safety and effectiveness still being debated

  • How to Mend a Broken Heart? Your Gender May Matter
    (14-Aug-2015)
    Men don't process experience or seek support to cope with end of relationships, experts say

  • Many U.S. Adults Sext, and It May Even Help Some Relationships
    (10-Aug-2015)
    Survey found three-quarters do so in context of a committed couple

  • Parents' Happiness Key to How Big Families Grow
    (07-Aug-2015)
    Study finds couples are less likely to have second child if their emotional well-being declines

  • Social Life in Youth May Impact Health Decades Later
    (06-Aug-2015)
    People who were more outgoing in their 20s had better well-being in their 50s, study found

  • Social Life in Youth May Impact Health Decades Later
    (06-Aug-2015)
    People who were more outgoing in their 20s had better well-being in their 50s, study found

  • Social Life May Be Key to Suicide Prevention for Women
    (29-Jul-2015)
    Friendships, activities have protective effect in middle-age, study finds

  • Social Life May Be Key to Suicide Prevention for Women
    (29-Jul-2015)
    Friendships, activities have protective effect in middle-age, study finds

  • Jealousy Can Drive Some to Problem Drinking, Study Suggests
    (28-Jul-2015)
    Researchers say findings could help identify people at risk for alcholism

  • Many Young Cancer Patients Unaware of Fertility Preservation Options
    (27-Jul-2015)
    Almost 1 in 3 weren't told cancer treatment might affect ability to have a baby later

  • Americans Becoming More Accepting of Gays, Lesbians, Study Finds
    (27-Jul-2015)
    More people are genuinely changing attitudes, and not just bowing to cultural pressures

  • Early Birth Linked to Introversion, Neuroticism in Adult Life
    (27-Jul-2015)
    Study found people who were very premature at birth were more likely to be socially withdrawn

  • Celiac Disease in Family May Up Your Risk for Related Disorders
    (10-Jul-2015)
    Close relatives, including spouses, had higher odds for type 1 diabetes, lupus, sarcoidosis, study finds

  • Best Friends May Help Poor Kids Succeed
    (06-Jul-2015)
    Study found having just one confidant helped teens find ways to cope with problems

  • Attraction Can Grow With Time Spent Together
    (06-Jul-2015)
    Couples who were friends first often find beauty's in the eye of the beholder, study says

  • Women's Faces Are Redder During Ovulation, Study Says
    (30-Jun-2015)
    But these subtle changes aren't detectable to the human eye

  • Millennials More Accepting of Working Moms Than Past Generations
    (29-Jun-2015)
    Survey responses reveal growing gender equality in U.S.

  • Supreme Court's Nod to Gay Marriage a Psychological Boost to Couples: Experts
    (26-Jun-2015)
    5-4 decision should help bring acceptance, respect for these committed relationships

  • Same-Sex Marriage Offers Couples Psychological Benefits, Experts Say
    (25-Jun-2015)
    Supreme Court decision to support it would also boost well-being of couples, according to social scientists

  • 'Friends and Family' OD-Reversal Kits Are Saving Addicts' Lives
    (18-Jun-2015)
    Narcan kits have prevented almost 27,000 deaths in two decades, researchers say

  • Heart Rate Changes Linked to Sexual Problems in Women
    (18-Jun-2015)
    Preliminary finding could lead to easier way to diagnose dysfunction, expert says

  • Weight-Loss Surgery Can Bring Couples Closer, Small Study Finds
    (17-Jun-2015)
    If both partners view procedure as a joint effort, they feel greater intimacy afterward

  • Bragging Can Backfire, Study Shows
    (12-Jun-2015)
    Too much self-promotion can offend others, researchers note

  • Smiling Can Lead to New Relationships
    (10-Jun-2015)
    But, study authors say grin has to be genuine

  • Smiling Can Lead to New Relationships
    (10-Jun-2015)
    But, study authors say grin has to be genuine

  • Fewer Young Men Fathering Children Outside of Marriage: CDC
    (04-Jun-2015)
    Rate of first-time dads having child out of wedlock fell from 1980s to 2000s, research shows

  • Money-Dependent Spouse May Be More Likely to Cheat
    (01-Jun-2015)
    Threat to their masculinity explains why men might stray, researcher says

  • Oxytocin, Alcohol Seem to Work on Brain in Similar Ways
    (20-May-2015)
    So-called 'love hormone' may one day help treat some psychiatric disorders, researchers say

  • Glamour Shots on Dating Sites Draw More Prospects: Study
    (08-May-2015)
    Even though men found women in flattering photos less trustworthy, they still wanted to date them

  • Think More Sex Will Make You Happier? Think Again
    (08-May-2015)
    Study of straight married couples found no emotional boost with more activity in the bedroom

  • For Gay Children, Bullying Begins Early, Happens Often: Study
    (06-May-2015)
    LGBT students experience higher levels of peer harassment as early as fifth grade

  • Millennials More Tolerant, Less Promiscuous Than Their Parents
    (06-May-2015)
    Study details Americans' changing views on sexual behavior over last four decades

  • Divorce May Increase Psychosomatic Symptoms in Teens: Study
    (28-Apr-2015)
    Fewest health-related problems occurred in adolescents with two parents living in same home

  • Divorce May Increase Psychosomatic Symptoms in Teens: Study
    (28-Apr-2015)
    Fewest health-related problems occurred in adolescents with two parents living in same home

  • Child's Popularity May Rely on Understanding Others
    (15-Apr-2015)
    Researcher suggests sensitivity training for socially isolated kids

  • Study Ties Divorce to Higher Chance of Heart Attack
    (14-Apr-2015)
    Remarriage, at least for women, did not lower risk

  • Family Stress May Figure in Soldiers' Suicide Risk
    (10-Apr-2015)
    Findings suggest need to support those at home, expert says

  • Exercise Might Help His Sex Life
    (23-Mar-2015)
    Men who get the most physical activity report more erections, orgasms, study says

  • Evolution May Explain Why a Curvy Bottom Drives Men Wild
    (23-Mar-2015)
    Hourglass figure likely conveyed a survival advantage, researchers say

  • Recess: An Essential Part of the School Day
    (18-Mar-2015)
    Study shows supervised play boosts teamwork, friendships and positive attitudes

  • Good Sleep Is Key to Good Sex
    (18-Mar-2015)
    Women who got more rest had greater desire the next day, study found

  • Restraining Order Often Costly for Women
    (13-Mar-2015)
    Lost earnings the first year can exceed $1,000, study finds

  • Divorce May Mean Kids Down More Soft Drinks
    (10-Mar-2015)
    Study found children whose parents had split or were separated consumed more sugary beverages

  • When One Spouse Exercises, the Other May Start, Too
    (06-Mar-2015)
    'Harness the power of the couple' to enhance health, researcher says

  • Kids May Be More Likely to Exercise When Friends Do
    (03-Mar-2015)
    Study suggests that activity with peers might benefit overweight children

  • 1 in 5 U.S. Teen Girls Physically or Sexually Abused While Dating
    (02-Mar-2015)
    National survey finds one in 10 teen boys also experiences dating violence

  • Doctors Less Likely to Divorce, Study Finds
    (19-Feb-2015)
    But women physicians 1.5 times more likely to have split from their spouses than male counterparts

  • Golden Anniversaries May Bring an Added Special Glow
    (16-Feb-2015)
    Study sees slight uptick in sexual activity for couples married 50 years or more

  • How to Survive Valentine's Day Without Romance
    (13-Feb-2015)
    Expert offers tips to those who don't have a partner or spouse

  • What's in a Name? Perhaps a Mate, Study of Online Dating Suggests
    (13-Feb-2015)
    It can be as important as an attractive photo, researchers say

  • Coming Out at School Better for LGBT Youth, Study Finds
    (11-Feb-2015)
    Disclosure of sexual orientation leads to better self-esteem, less depression, researchers say

  • Loved Ones Caring for Brain-Injured Veterans May Face Health Risks
    (09-Feb-2015)
    Study found high levels of substance linked to inflammation in caregivers who felt anger, blame

  • Sexual Pain Common After Childbirth, Study Finds
    (05-Feb-2015)
    C-section and certain assisted vaginal births linked to more long-term problems

  • Troubled Boys, Girls Have Sex Earlier, Study Finds
    (26-Jan-2015)
    Disruptive behavior at age 5 was predictive in boys, age 10 for girls

  • Could Premature Birth Affect Adult Relationships, Self-Esteem?
    (26-Jan-2015)
    Young people who were born preemies start having sex later than their peers, study finds

  • Keep Allergies in Mind When Planning Valentine's Day
    (23-Jan-2015)
    Expert offers allergen-avoiding advice for buying gifts and planning a night out

  • Straight Men More Prone to Jealousy Over Sexual Infidelity: Study
    (13-Jan-2015)
    But emotional infidelity more upsetting to straight women, researchers add

  • Doctors Aren't Discussing Sex With Heart Attack Survivors
    (15-Dec-2014)
    Study of younger patients finds they often get misinformation

  • Every Kiss Begins With 80 Million Germs
    (17-Nov-2014)
    Couples share millions of microbes every second they smooch, researchers report

  • Many Teens Suffer 'Cyber' Dating Abuse, Study Suggests
    (17-Nov-2014)
    Researcher said the participants were part of 'high-risk' population

  • Multiple Drug Use Raises Infection Risk for 'Swinging' Couples
    (24-Oct-2014)
    Researchers cite need for safe sex practices

  • Sleep Apnea Gear Doesn't Squelch Sex Life, Study Says
    (22-Oct-2014)
    Patients who get treatment are as satisfied with lovemaking as those who don't

  • Teen Girls May Face Greater Risk of Depression
    (15-Oct-2014)
    Relationship-related stress contributes to higher rates, researchers say

  • Family Support Tied to Safer Sex for Young Gay Males: Study
    (15-Oct-2014)
    Closeness, open discussions with parents may help prevent risky sexual behavior, findings suggest

  • Marriage Break-Up Rates Similar for Gay, Straight Couples: Study
    (06-Oct-2014)
    Research tracked U.S. national data on marriage and 'marriage-like' unions from 2009-12

  • Marriage Break-Up Rates Similar for Gay, Straight Couples: Study
    (06-Oct-2014)
    Research tracked U.S. national data on marriage and 'marriage-like' unions from 2009-12

  • Social Support May Be Key to Heart Attack Recovery
    (30-Sep-2014)
    Study found younger patients fared worse if they did not have family, friends to help afterwards

  • Nature Walks With Others May Keep Depression at Bay
    (25-Sep-2014)
    Study found they lowered stress levels, lifted spirits after illness, job loss, divorce, death of loved one

  • Family Squabbles Can Derail Recovery From Cancer Surgery
    (19-Sep-2014)
    Study finds infection, other complications more likely for patients with difficult lives

  • Positions Are Key When Sex Causes Back Pain
    (10-Sep-2014)
    New study says 'spooning' isn't ideal for all men with aching backs

  • Teenage Boys Want Intimacy, Not Just Sex, Survey Finds
    (24-Jul-2014)
    Small study revealed most younger males more interested in closeness, trust with a girl

  • Gays, Lesbians Face Certain Health Challenges, U.S. Report Says
    (15-Jul-2014)
    They're more likely to smoke, binge drink, but also more likely to get regular exercise

  • Are You Tweeting Your Marriage Away?
    (10-Jul-2014)
    Study says too much time spent on social media can create friction in relationships

  • 1 in 6 Teens Treated in ER Has History of Dating Violence: Study
    (08-Jul-2014)
    Both males and females affected; risk goes up with drug and alcohol abuse, researchers say

  • After Stroke, Spouse May Also Need Care
    (26-Jun-2014)
    If couple disagrees about recovery rate, partner can become depressed, study finds

  • Daughters Drink More Than Their Moms Did -- in Australia, at Least
    (26-Jun-2014)
    It's possible findings would apply to U.S., experts say

  • After Death of a Spouse, Friends Might Help More Than Relatives
    (16-Jun-2014)
    Family relationships can feel obligatory, not reduce stress, researcher explains

  • Marriage, But Not Cohabitation, Pays Health Dividends -- for Him
    (11-Jun-2014)
    Commitment to lifelong relationship appears to be key, study says

  • Sudden Death of Loved One Can Trigger Mental Health Issues
    (06-Jun-2014)
    Risk of PTSD was greatest threat after a traumatic loss, researchers report

  • Spats, Conflicts Can Raise a Woman's Blood Pressure
    (06-Jun-2014)
    But study found negative social interactions didn't affect men, older women

  • Kids' Obesity Risk Rises With Parents' Divorce: Study
    (05-Jun-2014)
    Stress, unhealthy coping strategies may be to blame, experts say

  • Having Babies May Be 'Contagious' Among Long-Time Friends
    (29-May-2014)
    Women tend to get pregnant soon after friends they've known since high school give birth, study finds

  • Saying 'I Do' Because of Similar DNA?
    (19-May-2014)
    Married couples tend to have genetic traits in common, study states

  • Can Doing the Dishes Save a Young Marriage?
    (10-May-2014)
    Newlyweds who share expectations about household chores will have happier unions, researchers say

  • Frequent Arguments Might Be the Death of You
    (09-May-2014)
    Social stress seems to increase the risk for an early demise

  • A Fake Laugh Fools Few
    (08-May-2014)
    Slight changes in breathing give away phony laughs, researcher finds

  • Kids With ADHD May Also Suffer Family Troubles
    (06-May-2014)
    Study found they were more likely to come from homes affected by poverty, divorce, substance abuse

  • 'In Sickness and In Health' Isn't in the Cards for Many Women
    (01-May-2014)
    When wife is seriously ill, half of marriages end in divorce, study finds

  • HPV-Linked Oral Cancers May Not Be 'Contagious'
    (29-Apr-2014)
    Kissing doesn't seem to raise rate of viral infection between committed partners, study finds

  • Spouse's Sunny Outlook May Be Good for Your Health
    (22-Apr-2014)
    Physical well-being seems to get a boost from having an optimistic partner, study finds

  • Guys, Don't Bother Trying to Sound Sexy
    (21-Apr-2014)
    Study says this is something only women can accomplish

  • Happy Couples Nestle Together at Night, Survey Finds
    (18-Apr-2014)
    Respondents were unhappier with relationship as sleeping distance grew

  • Family Dog Can Help Kids With Autism
    (15-Apr-2014)
    The bond between child and pet can also be a 'bridge' to interaction with others, study suggests

  • Pelvic Exercises May Help His Sex Life
    (14-Apr-2014)
    Premature ejaculation significantly improved after 12-week regimen, study finds

  • Feed a Spouse, Starve an Argument?
    (14-Apr-2014)
    Study using voodoo dolls suggests irritable partners should grab a snack before speaking

  • Don't Bother 'Faking It' in the Bedroom
    (10-Apr-2014)
    Study says partners can gauge each other's sexual satisfaction

  • Many Young Males Report Unwanted Sex
    (28-Mar-2014)
    Female acquaintance was the aggressor in majority of cases, U.S. study finds

  • HIV Transmission Between Women Rare, But Possible: CDC
    (13-Mar-2014)
    Case report shows uninfected woman was infected with the virus by her female partner

  • Who's a Hunk Depends on Time of the Month
    (17-Feb-2014)
    Study found more masculine looks were preferred during ovulation

  • Want to Rekindle Romance? Try Double Dating
    (14-Feb-2014)
    Interaction between couples might help partners value each other more, study suggests

  • Sizing Up a Guy by the Width of His Face
    (14-Feb-2014)
    Broad facial structure appeals to women -- but only for short-term romances, study finds

  • Supportive Mate a Good Match for Your Heart
    (14-Feb-2014)
    Small study of couples found helpfulness seems associated with lower levels of calcium build-up in arteries

  • For a Sugar-Free Valentine's Day...
    (14-Feb-2014)
    Here are some alternative gifts for a loved one with diabetes

  • Want to Rekindle Romance? Try Double Dating
    (14-Feb-2014)
    Interaction between couples might help partners value each other more, study suggests

  • Women Do Prefer Taller Guys, Study Finds
    (11-Feb-2014)
    Difference in height makes women feel protected and safe, researchers say

  • Abused Women Vulnerable to Unsafe Sex Practices
    (31-Jan-2014)
    Request for condom can often be met with violent reaction, study says

  • Baby May Help Keep Couples With Fertility Problems Together
    (30-Jan-2014)
    Higher risk of breakup seen after infertility treatment fails, Danish study finds

  • Acquaintances in Social Networks May Find Themselves 'Replaced'
    (07-Jan-2014)
    Study finds people tend to keep up with small group of friends, family

  • Experts Lay Out Options for Menopause Symptoms
    (23-Dec-2013)
    Evidence grows that antidepressants can help, new guidelines say

  • Teens Who 'Sext' Don't Dwell on Consequences
    (19-Dec-2013)
    Peer pressure seems stronger than parental warnings, study suggests

  • Avid Cellphone Use by College Kids Tied to Anxiety, Lower Grades
    (13-Dec-2013)
    Study suggests problems may come from sense of obligation to stay connected

  • Exercise Might Lift Libido in Women on Antidepressants
    (12-Dec-2013)
    Regular workouts seem to counter the sexual dysfunction that is a side effect of these drugs

  • Kids Who See Movie Violence Also See Smoking, Drinking, Sex: Study
    (09-Dec-2013)
    But it's not clear what this means for young viewers

  • Expert Tips for Those Grieving During Holiday Season
    (07-Dec-2013)
    Keep in touch with family and friends, but don't overcommit yourself

  • Expert Tips for Those Grieving During Holiday Season
    (07-Dec-2013)
    Keep in touch with family and friends, but don't overcommit yourself

  • Good Body Image Goes Hand in Hand With Happier Relationship
    (06-Dec-2013)
    Survey finds that women who diet are less satisfied with themselves

  • Why Johnny Can't Sleep
    (05-Dec-2013)
    New research on teens says parenting, social ties play bigger role than biology

  • Male Birth Control Shows Promise in Mice
    (03-Dec-2013)
    Preliminary results suggest effects are safe, reversible

  • Brain Scans May Support Venus/Mars Divide Between Sexes
    (02-Dec-2013)
    Study analyzed brain 'wiring' of kids, teens and young adults

  • Heavy Drinking Can Dry Up a Marriage If One Spouse Abstains
    (29-Nov-2013)
    But divorce rate no higher when both overindulge, study finds

  • Giving Thanks Could Be Good for You
    (28-Nov-2013)
    Gratitude is more than just a gesture, research says

  • Gut Feelings Might Be Best Predictors of Marital Bliss
    (28-Nov-2013)
    Study found newlyweds' semi-conscious attitudes determined future bliss more than conscious thoughts

  • Talking Openly With Partner Linked to HIV Testing in Teens
    (26-Nov-2013)
    Education about how AIDS virus is transmitted may not be enough to spur testing, study suggests

  • Smaller Classes May Be Key to High School Friendships
    (25-Nov-2013)
    Teens tend to bond in 'elective' courses such as Latin, calculus, woodshop, study finds

  • How the 'Love Hormone' Works Its Magic
    (25-Nov-2013)
    A whiff of oxytocin lit up reward center in men's brains when they looked at their partner's face

  • Bone Doctors May Miss Signs of Domestic Abuse, Survey Finds
    (15-Nov-2013)
    Most orthopedic surgeons not trained to recognize broken bones caused by intimate-partner violence

  • Divorce May Raise Risk of Accidental Death
    (12-Nov-2013)
    Rates of preventable deaths, such as in a fire, twice as high for divorced people, study finds

  • Divorce May Raise Risk of Accidental Death
    (12-Nov-2013)
    Rates of preventable deaths, such as in a fire, twice as high for divorced people, study finds

  • Bullies More Likely to Engage in Risky Sex, Study Finds
    (12-Nov-2013)
    Poor coping strategies might apply in both cases, researcher says

  • Earlier Onset of Periods May Not Mean Earlier Sex
    (11-Nov-2013)
    Girls who start menstruating before age 12 no more sexual than later bloomers, study finds

  • Talking to Partners About STDs Often Awkward: Survey
    (06-Nov-2013)
    But conversations about sexual histories and protection are important for couples, experts say

  • Calm After a Marital Storm? Look to the Wife, Study Suggests
    (06-Nov-2013)
    Happiness more common in couples in which the wife cools off quicker after arguments, researchers say

  • Is Texting Helping or Hurting Your Relationship?
    (05-Nov-2013)
    Young women text to connect; guys text to distance themselves, study author says

  • Fewer Pounds May Lead to Better Sex, Researchers Say
    (04-Nov-2013)
    Women who had weight-loss surgery reported improved sexual satisfaction, study finds

  • Romance Can Sour When Only One Partner Slims Down
    (01-Nov-2013)
    Study of couples probes the 'dark side' of weight loss

  • Surprise: Guys and Girls Both Check Out Breasts
    (30-Oct-2013)
    But study finds women do it more to compare than stare

  • Social Isolation Linked to More Pain After Hip Replacement
    (28-Oct-2013)
    Patients lacking social support at higher risk of ongoing pain 2 years after surgery, study found

  • Men May Stroll a Little Slower Down Lovers' Lane
    (24-Oct-2013)
    Study found males decreased their speed when walking beside a romantic partner

  • Men With Deep Voices Attract More Women, Study Finds
    (17-Oct-2013)
    But these husky-toned males are often viewed as flings, not long-term mates

  • Could Your Genes Help Bring You Wedded Bliss?
    (14-Oct-2013)
    A particular genetic variation may make it harder to weather marital turbulence, study suggests

  • When a Kiss Is More Than Just a Kiss
    (11-Oct-2013)
    Study suggests it may help you size up potential long-term mates

  • Friend or Lover? Your Voice May Give You Away
    (04-Oct-2013)
    Researcher suggests that people can perceive vocal changes that might indicate a partner is cheating

  • Friend or Lover? Your Voice May Give You Away
    (04-Oct-2013)
    Researcher suggests that people can perceive vocal changes that might indicate a partner is cheating

  • Friends, Family Often the Suppliers in Underage Drinking, Smoking: Survey
    (24-Sep-2013)
    Other sources include grocery stores, gas stations and bars

  • Loved Ones Stay Attuned to Spouse's Emotions, Study Says
    (14-Sep-2013)
    But reading facial expressions may become more difficult with age

  • The Real Message Behind Status Handbags?
    (14-Sep-2013)
    Women may be saying 'Stay away, he's mine'

  • 'Love Hormone' May Affect Social Connections
    (11-Sep-2013)
    Study shows oxytocin alters brain activity in mice; findings support ongoing trials in people with autism

  • For Uninfected Partner, Antiretroviral Drugs May Shield Against HIV
    (10-Sep-2013)
    Study of heterosexual couples in Uganda suggests strict adherence to meds is key

  • Friends' Online Photos May Sway Teens' Behavior
    (05-Sep-2013)
    Pictures of peers smoking or drinking might encourage others in social network to do the same, study says

  • Childhood Bullying Scars Can Last Into Adulthood
    (20-Aug-2013)
    Higher risk of illness, work and social problems seen in long-term study

  • Could Facebook Habit Make You Less Happy?
    (14-Aug-2013)
    Life satisfaction dropped as use increased among young adults, study found

  • Having More Siblings Might Lower Your Divorce Risk
    (13-Aug-2013)
    Past experience with family dynamics may help you navigate marriage, study authors theorize

  • Marriage Beyond Reach of Many Working-Class Americans: Study
    (13-Aug-2013)
    Research suggests insecurity about jobs, finances and future is driving drop in wedded couples

  • Marriage Beyond Reach of Many Working-Class Americans: Study
    (13-Aug-2013)
    Research suggests insecurity about jobs, finances and future is driving drop in wedded couples

  • Men's Share of Housework May Depend on Career Choice
    (13-Aug-2013)
    Study found those in traditionally male jobs tend to help out less at home

  • Cultural 'Myths' Could Shape Pregnant Women's Expectations
    (10-Aug-2013)
    Study found media, friends influence concerns about symptoms like morning sickness

  • Young Homeless People With Friends at Lower Risk for STDs: Study
    (09-Aug-2013)
    Those with same-gender friends in stable housing reported safer sex habits

  • Urging Your Partner to Diet May Backfire
    (08-Aug-2013)
    Response could be unhealthy, such as fasting, taking diet pills or binge eating, study finds

  • Risky Gambling Tied to Social Isolation
    (01-Aug-2013)
    People who feel excluded tend to be more reckless with their finances, study finds

  • New Dads' Interest in Sex Often Drops After Childbirth: Study
    (01-Aug-2013)
    They're also stressed and tired, survey finds

  • 1 in 3 Young Americans Has Suffered Dating Violence: Survey
    (31-Jul-2013)
    Problem isn't getting better, expert warns

  • Did Monogamy Arise to Protect Babies From Unrelated Males?
    (29-Jul-2013)
    Study suggests that couples began sticking together to help keep infants from being killed

  • Long-Distance Relationship May Strengthen Couple's Bond
    (19-Jul-2013)
    People idealize far-away partners, feel more intimacy, study found

  • Divorce in Early Childhood May Harm Adult Ties With Parents: Study
    (16-Jul-2013)
    If split happened when kids were young, they were less likely to feel secure later, particularly with fathers

  • Divorce in Early Childhood May Harm Adult Ties With Parents: Study
    (16-Jul-2013)
    If split happened when kids were young, they were less likely to feel secure later, particularly with fathers

  • Marital Spats May Decline as Couples Age
    (01-Jul-2013)
    Over time, partners realize their differences won't change, so they try to defuse conflict, study says

  • Stepdads Must Navigate Tricky Waters
    (16-Jun-2013)
    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
    (13-Jun-2013)
    Sharing housework also key, study found, as is open communication with spouse

  • Sleepy Men Might See Sexual Come-Ons Where None Exist
    (07-Jun-2013)
    Study of 60 college students didn't find similar effect in women

  • Anxiety Often Plagues Cancer Survivors and Their Loved Ones
    (04-Jun-2013)
    Partners even more likely than survivors to experience fear and worry over long term, study finds

  • Marriages Forged on the Internet May Last Longer
    (03-Jun-2013)
    Study found couples who met online were slightly more likely to stay together

  • In Dating Game, Narcissists Get the Girl
    (30-May-2013)
    Self-admiring men attract mates more easily, study finds

  • Victory Boosts Testosterone Levels, But Not Among Friends
    (28-May-2013)
    Male hormone rises only in competition with strangers or rivals, study found

  • A Strong Marriage Can Shield Kids From Dad's Depression: Study
    (28-May-2013)
    Supportive spouse seems to improve a depressed father's relationship with his children

  • Student Suicide May Spur Similar Thoughts in Teens
    (21-May-2013)
    'Suicide contagion' occurs even among those who didn't know victim, study found

  • Rich 'Cougar,' 'Sugar Daddy' Stereotypes Might Not Mirror Reality
    (13-May-2013)
    Instead, couples with big age gaps tend to be poorer, study finds

  • When Teen Dating Turns Abusive and Violent
    (10-May-2013)
    Parents urged to watch for signs of behavior that affects 1 in 10 children

  • Same-Sex Relationships Pose Abuse Risks, Too
    (10-May-2013)
    N.Y. woman recounts verbal and physical violence with first female partner

  • Socializing May Ease Pain of Breast Cancer
    (09-May-2013)
    Study found that women with the largest support networks reported best quality of life

  • Low-Dose 'Pill' Linked to Pain During Orgasm, Study Finds
    (03-May-2013)
    Women on low-estrogen formulations report more pain overall, and during sex

  • Sex Lives Often an Overlooked Casualty of Traumatic Brain Injury
    (29-Apr-2013)
    Researchers say a more holistic approach to therapy would help patients and families

  • Your Voice Carries Sexual Cues, Study Finds
    (29-Apr-2013)
    Women prefer deep voices, men attracted to high-pitched, breathy tones

  • Kids' Smoking Influences May Change Over Time
    (28-Apr-2013)
    Friends' cigarette use a bigger factor in middle school than in high school, research shows

  • Porn Use Has Small Effect on Sexual Behavior, Study Finds
    (25-Apr-2013)
    Many other factors contribute to young people having risky sex, experts say

  • People Happier When They Get More Sex Than Their Friends: Study
    (18-Apr-2013)
    Those who got less action than their peers tended to be less happy, researchers say

  • Helping Children Make Sense of the Senseless
    (17-Apr-2013)
    Tragedies like the Boston bombings require a loving, shared response, experts say

  • Parents Who Veto Vaccinations Often Seek Like-Minded Opinions
    (15-Apr-2013)
    Study suggests friends, family may be important sources of advice

  • Most People Don't Confuse Romantic Comedies With Reality
    (12-Apr-2013)
    Young adults in study didn't base relationship expectations on these movies

  • Can Penis Size Sway Women's Choice of Mate?
    (08-Apr-2013)
    Shown images of naked mannequins, females tended to favor better-endowed candidates, study found

  • Doctors' Spouses, Partners Say They're Satisfied
    (04-Apr-2013)
    Survey found most would choose same relationship given chance

  • More U.S. Couples Living Together Instead of Marrying, CDC Finds
    (04-Apr-2013)
    And more women getting pregnant while cohabiting

  • Men Biologically Programmed to Steer Clear of Friends' Wives
    (26-Mar-2013)
    Study finds testosterone levels drop, reducing adultery urge

  • Parents' Divorce May Up Kids' Odds for Smoking as Adults
    (25-Mar-2013)
    Study authors suggest habit might be 'coping mechanism' for some

  • Child Health Experts Come Out in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage
    (21-Mar-2013)
    Kids benefit from having stable home, two loving parents, regardless of sexual orientation, AAP says

  • Sports Help Dads, Daughters Bond, Study Says
    (13-Mar-2013)
    Many shared activities can help cement relationship, researchers find

  • Gay Men Who Marry Now Living Longer, Study Says
    (12-Mar-2013)
    Better HIV/AIDS treatment accounts for improved longevity, researchers note

  • Health Benefits of Marriage Mostly Apply to Those Already Healthy
    (08-Mar-2013)
    When sickness arrives, married aren't at lower death risk than unmarried people, study says

  • Are Trusting Friendships Easier Between Straight Women, Gay Men?
    (28-Feb-2013)
    Study suggests lack of hidden agenda allows exchange of honest relationship advice

  • Are Trusting Friendships Easier Between Straight Women, Gay Men?
    (28-Feb-2013)
    Study suggests lack of hidden agenda allows exchange of honest relationship advice

  • Relationship Worries Can Make You Sick
    (22-Feb-2013)
    Chronic fretting linked to rise in stress hormones, lowered immune response in study

  • Five Keys to Keep Your Valentine's Heart
    (14-Feb-2013)
    Being there for your partner every day more important than gifts or flowers, study finds

  • Closeness Isn't Always Key to Romantic Bliss
    (14-Feb-2013)
    Finding the level of emotional intimacy that's right for both partners is most important, study finds

  • Teens' Friends Can Influence Their School Performance
    (13-Feb-2013)
    Study shows students whose buddies have better GPAs more likely to improve their own test scores

  • Most Prefer That Men 'Pop the Question,' Survey Finds
    (13-Feb-2013)
    Traditional views on marriage emerge in small on-campus study

  • Do Teens With Happy Home Life Have Happier Marriages?
    (13-Feb-2013)
    Positive early family experiences may influence relationship satisfaction in adulthood, study says

  • Valentine's Day a Show of Wealth for Single Men?
    (13-Feb-2013)
    Unmarried guys spend the most, signaling their fitness as mates, expert says

  • If Wife Earns More, Husband's Sexual Performance May Suffer: Study
    (11-Feb-2013)
    Men in this situation were slightly more likely to be prescribed impotence drugs, researchers found

  • Who Says the Sexes Are Planets Apart?
    (08-Feb-2013)
    New study states forget the Mars-Venus divide; the thinking of men and women tend to overlap

  • Girls' Peers, Not Media, May Exert Most Pressure to Be Thin
    (04-Feb-2013)
    Study looked at unhappiness with body image, feelings of inferiority

  • Sunshine Might Help Love Bloom, Study Suggests
    (31-Jan-2013)
    French women seemed more responsive to flirting on bright days than on cloudy ones

  • Good 'First-Time' Sex May Set Stage for Future Enjoyment
    (29-Jan-2013)
    Whether loss of virginity was a positive experience or not linked to later sexual satisfaction, study finds

  • 'Coming Out' Can Bring Health Benefits, Study Says
    (29-Jan-2013)
    Openness about sexual orientation may reduce stress for lesbians, gays and bisexuals

  • 'Sex With an Ex' Common Among Teens, Young Adults
    (28-Jan-2013)
    About half of young couples reunite after a breakup, and half of those have sex, researchers say

  • In Speed-Dating Study, Testosterone Rises in Both Sexes as Love Ignites
    (24-Jan-2013)
    But attraction must be mutual to boost hormone

  • Tired Couples May Take Each Other For Granted
    (21-Jan-2013)
    Less gratitude seen among those with sleep problems, researchers say

  • Loneliness May Take a Physical Toll
    (21-Jan-2013)
    Feelings of social isolation linked to poorer immunity, more inflammation in study patients

  • Height Is Key When Coupling Up, Study Finds
    (16-Jan-2013)
    Tall woman, much shorter man happens less frequently than previously thought

  • Legal Unions, Including Marriage, Boost Mental Health for Gay People: Study
    (13-Dec-2012)
    Research suggests that everyone benefits from being in a legally recognized relationship

  • College Students: 25 Is Perfect Age for Marriage
    (04-Dec-2012)
    But surveyed parents said kids should stay single longer

  • Divorce Puts Women at Risk of Losing Health Insurance, Study Finds
    (16-Nov-2012)
    Many who were dependent on husbands' plans find it hard to pay for coverage on their own

  • Speed-Dating Lights Up Key Brain Areas
    (16-Nov-2012)
    MRI study found one region is activated by looks, another by compatibility

  • Strong Social Support Seems to Boost Breast Cancer Survival
    (15-Nov-2012)
    Quality, not just quantity, of personal relationships linked to better outcomes, researchers say

  • Strong Social Support Seems to Boost Breast Cancer Survival
    (15-Nov-2012)
    Quality, not just quantity, of personal relationships linked to better outcomes, researchers say

  • Could Hormone Spray Help Men Stay, Not Stray?
    (13-Nov-2012)
    Those exposed to nasal oxytocin avoided attractive, unknown women, study says

  • Couples' Sexual Relationships Can Suffer During IVF, Study Finds
    (02-Nov-2012)
    Technical focus on getting pregnant may interfere with pleasure, romance

  • Some Boys With ADHD May Struggle as Adults
    (15-Oct-2012)
    Study found 20% more likely to have trouble with schooling, relationships or jobs

  • Social Media Could Boost Condom Use, Study Suggests
    (11-Oct-2012)
    Facebook community made strides by focusing on prevention of sexually transmitted diseases

  • Teens Want Voice in End-of-Life Decisions
    (09-Oct-2012)
    New guide helps seriously ill teens and young adults talk about their needs

  • Can Parents' Divorce Boost Son's Risk for Stroke?
    (26-Sep-2012)
    Researchers suspect stress hormone may play a role

  • Can Facebook Prolong Post-Breakup Pain?
    (25-Sep-2012)
    Those who 'stalk' their ex electronically show more longing, less personal growth, study says

  • Bride's Wedding Jitters May Forecast Stormy Marriage
    (22-Sep-2012)
    Women hesitant to marry have much higher rate of divorce, study finds

  • Bride's Wedding Jitters May Forecast Stormy Marriage
    (22-Sep-2012)
    Women hesitant to marry have much higher rate of divorce, study finds

  • 'Sexting' May Go Hand-in-Hand With Unprotected Sex Among Teens
    (17-Sep-2012)
    Study found association with other forms of sexual risk-taking among high school students

  • Lust May Dampen Humans' Sense of Disgust, Study Suggests
    (12-Sep-2012)
    Women were less grossed out by 'icky' things when sexually aroused

  • Supportive Spouse May Extend Cancer Survival
    (11-Sep-2012)
    Single men had worst post-treatment longevity, study found

  • Smokers Are Still High School's 'Cool Kids,' Study Finds
    (06-Sep-2012)
    Power of peer approval outweighs decades of public health education among teens

  • More Baby Boomers Opting to Cohabit, Not Marry
    (31-Aug-2012)
    The partnerships are also long-lasting, researchers find

  • More Friends, Greater Well-Being at Midlife?
    (23-Aug-2012)
    Many friends help men and women, family contacts help men, study found

  • Tying the Knot Ups Women's Drinking Rate, Lowers Mens'
    (20-Aug-2012)
    Study also found that men were more likely to hit the bottle after divorce

  • Health, Social Life Improve After Weight-Loss Surgery: Study
    (20-Aug-2012)
    Patients sought better condition, self-esteem, activity levels

  • Male Birth Control Drug Shows Promise in Mice
    (16-Aug-2012)
    Nonhormonal method avoids side effects, researchers say

  • Couples Therapy May Help Combat PTSD
    (14-Aug-2012)
    Study finds reduction in symptoms, greater relationship satisfaction

  • Stressed-Out Men May Prefer Heavier Women
    (09-Aug-2012)
    Study suggests evolution could explain why males are programmed this way

  • Grateful Teens May Have Less Risk for Depression, Other Problems
    (06-Aug-2012)
    Parents, teachers can help kids learn to identify good things in their lives, study says

  • Love Knows No Gender Difference
    (31-Jul-2012)
    Small study of married couples found both sexes openly affectionate

  • Alcohol Is a Social Lubricant, Study Confirms
    (30-Jul-2012)
    Moderate boozing encourages 'true smiles' and group engagement

  • Money Woes Weaken the Institution of Marriage: Study
    (12-Jul-2012)
    Poverty, alcohol and drugs -- not lack of values -- affect whether people get married or divorced

  • Money Woes Weaken the Institution of Marriage: Study
    (12-Jul-2012)
    Poverty, alcohol and drugs -- not lack of values -- affect whether people get married or divorced

  • Employment Key to Helping Veterans Adjust to Life Back Home
    (25-Jun-2012)
    In study, money worries raised risk for violent behavior more than PTSD

  • Money Really Can't Buy Happiness, Study Finds
    (22-Jun-2012)
    Happiness tied to respect, influence, not wealth

  • Tracking Love, Lust in the Brain
    (22-Jun-2012)
    Specific but related areas activated by love and sexual desire, researcher says

  • Teen Drinkers May Feel Like Social Outcasts: Study
    (19-Jun-2012)
    Those who abuse alcohol also have worse academic performance

  • Unsafe Sex Common When Partner Cheats: Study
    (15-Jun-2012)
    But condom use increases in 'open' relationships

  • Health Tip: Focus on a Healthy Family
    (14-Jun-2012)
    Strive for a balance of physical and emotional health

  • Sleep Apnea Treatment Might Boost Men's Sex Lives
    (13-Jun-2012)
    Mask-and-hose device increases energy, erections, study finds

  • Taking Anti-HIV Meds Prior to Exposure May Help Prevent Infection
    (29-May-2012)
    Research review backs giving antiretrovirals to people at high risk of contracting AIDS-causing virus

  • Key to More Active, Slimmer Kids: Friends
    (28-May-2012)
    Small study found they adjust physical activity based on their social network

  • COPD Can Put a Damper on Sex Life
    (21-May-2012)
    Breathlessness also affects mood and well-being, small study says

  • Military Marriages Stay Strong in Face of Challenges: Study
    (18-May-2012)
    U.S. service members no more likely to divorce than civilians, researchers say

  • Sex After Heart Attack? Doc's OK May Be Key
    (11-May-2012)
    However, study found that most patients don't discuss topic with a physician

  • Who's the Dad? First-Trimester Blood Test May Tell
    (02-May-2012)
    New, noninvasive method safer than current ones, developer says

  • Wife's Breast Cancer Can Hurt Husband's Health Too: Study
    (23-Apr-2012)
    Effect on caregivers can last years, researcher says

  • Online Dating Scams Can Take Emotional, Financial Toll
    (19-Apr-2012)
    British researchers believe 'romantic' fraud often goes unreported

  • Study Probes How Sad Movies Make Viewers Happy
    (14-Apr-2012)
    Tearjerkers prompt people to think about loved ones, boosting mood, researchers say

  • Single 'Boomers' Struggling as They Age: Study
    (13-Apr-2012)
    Never-married men, widows appear to be the least well-off

  • Single 'Boomers' Struggling as They Age: Study
    (13-Apr-2012)
    Never-married men, widows appear to be the least well-off

  • Gay Adults Rejected by Parents Have Worse Health, Study Finds
    (13-Apr-2012)
    Massachusetts survey found most lesbians, gays, bisexuals received emotional support from parents

  • Parents of Kids With Cancer No More Likely to Break Up
    (12-Apr-2012)
    Danish study found stress of coping with disease did not raise chances of separation

  • Being Ignored Feels Just as Bad Online
    (09-Apr-2012)
    Whether on social networking sites or face-to-face, exclusion stings, researchers report

  • Living Alone Linked to Greater Risk of Depression: Study
    (23-Mar-2012)
    Other factors such as low income and education may also play a role

  • Patient Sexual History Key to Good Ob-Gyn Care
    (23-Mar-2012)
    Yet doctors often fail to bring up women's sexual concerns, study finds

  • Adults Seem to Have Most Impact on Teens' School Success
    (22-Mar-2012)
    Study found influence of peers not as strong as parents, teachers

  • Fewer Americans Tying the Knot, Survey Shows
    (22-Mar-2012)
    Government report also finds people waiting longer to marry

  • Married Heart Surgery Patients Live Longer
    (12-Mar-2012)
    Single patients' odds of dying are twice as high over five years, study says

  • Job Loss Fears Sow Unhappiness in Work, Family Life
    (29-Feb-2012)
    Blue-collar workers take unemployment worries the hardest, research finds

  • Second-Chance Romance Might Not Bring Happiness
    (23-Feb-2012)
    Ex-partners should stay that way, new study suggests

  • Online Medieval Fantasy Games -- Threat to Marital Bliss?
    (16-Feb-2012)
    Study finds gaming 'widows' unhappy, but couples who play together see it as a plus

  • Lost Love Often the Biggest Source of Regret, Study Shows
    (14-Feb-2012)
    Work choices had less impact in study than love gone wrong

  • Handling Divorce May Be Easier Later in Life
    (13-Feb-2012)
    Study found those who split at younger ages reported more health problems

  • Many Gay Men Would Support 'Home HIV Test': Study
    (10-Feb-2012)
    Not yet approved for public use, it picks up AIDS virus in later stages of infection

  • Depressed Kids May Be Targets for Bullying, Study Suggests
    (08-Feb-2012)
    New research challenges notion that bullying leads to mental health woes

  • Facebook Might Be Tough on Users With Low Self-Esteem
    (07-Feb-2012)
    Inundating friends with negative life details makes 'poster' less likeable, study finds

  • College Degree Lowers Marriage Odds for Those From Disadvantaged Backgrounds
    (06-Feb-2012)
    Education can bridge the income gap, but not social or cultural differences, study says

  • More Americans Seeking Love Online: Study
    (06-Feb-2012)
    Dating websites offer romance, but 'science' behind claims is called sketchy

  • Living Together May Be Mentally Healthier Than Marriage: Study
    (23-Jan-2012)
    Once the honeymoon's over, wedded couples grow less happy and social, research claims

  • Living Together May Be Mentally Healthier Than Marriage: Study
    (23-Jan-2012)
    Once the honeymoon's over, wedded couples grow less happy and social, research claims

  • Work-Life Balance Tougher for Couples With Similar Jobs
    (13-Jan-2012)
    They work longer hours, are more committed to their jobs than others, study finds

  • Grief Is a Real Heartbreaker, Study Finds
    (09-Jan-2012)
    Stress, anxiety may increase heart attack risk in the weeks after a loved one's death

  • Need Help? Seek Out the Humble
    (04-Jan-2012)
    They're more likely to offer assistance without being pressured, research shows

  • Women's Sexual Satisfaction Often Rises With Age: Study
    (03-Jan-2012)
    Desire not main motivation for women sexually active in their 60s, 70s and 80s

  • For Some Couples, Binge Drinking Is Routine
    (30-Dec-2011)
    Study found heavy drinking by one partner predicted it in the other

  • In High-Tech Age, the Good Old Letter Still Holds Sway
    (28-Dec-2011)
    Soldiers found lasting comfort, solace and a shield against PTSD from such personal notes

  • A Visit Can Bring Holiday Cheer to Hospitalized Patients
    (25-Dec-2011)
    Time with family, friends is the best gift, expert says

  • Fears of Divorce May Be Keeping Many Young Couples From Marriage: Study
    (23-Dec-2011)
    Two-thirds of cohabitating couples said they worried about fallout from a legal split

  • Fears of Divorce May Be Keeping Many Young Couples From Marriage: Study
    (23-Dec-2011)
    Two-thirds of cohabitating couples said they worried about fallout from a legal split

  • Widowers Who Stay Single Might Face More Mental Health Woes
    (21-Dec-2011)
    But it's unclear why some men find new relationships and others don't, researchers say

  • Hormone Might Ease Menopause, Boost Women's Sex Life: Study
    (20-Dec-2011)
    But trial of DHEA's effects was small and much more research is needed, expert says

  • Folks Flock to Facebook for Kindred Spirits
    (19-Dec-2011)
    Study finds people tend to 'friend' those with similar tastes, interests

  • Spouse's Reaction May Affect Pain Management
    (16-Dec-2011)
    Husbands appear more sensitive than wives, study says

  • Men Often Misread Women's Sexual Cues: Study
    (16-Dec-2011)
    But ignorance might work in favor of males who overestimate their attractiveness

  • Health Tip: Is Your Relationship Healthy?
    (07-Dec-2011)
    Possible warning signs of a bad relationship

  • Circle of Friends Key to Adopting Healthy Habits: Study
    (01-Dec-2011)
    When people of similar age, sex, size buddied up online, they made gains, researchers say

  • Girls Feel Sadder Than Boys When Friends Let Them Down
    (29-Nov-2011)
    Pre-teen girls may hold friends to a higher standard than boys do, study suggests

  • Little Social Life for Autistic Teens, Researchers Say
    (23-Nov-2011)
    About half never get called by friends or get invited out, study finds

  • Shock Fear May Curb Sex for People With Heart Devices
    (14-Nov-2011)
    Anxiety that cardio defibrillator will fire at wrong time inhibits sexual activity, study finds

  • More Facebook Friends, More Gray Matter in Brain?
    (19-Oct-2011)
    Finding could explain why some people are more social than others, researchers say

  • Wanted: Spouse With Car, Stocks, Bonds
    (14-Oct-2011)
    Americans with financial assets and a good education are more likely to get married, study finds

  • Couples Can Pay a Price for Materialism
    (13-Oct-2011)
    Money often a significant source of conflict for those who have it, study shows

  • Teens With Lots of Friends More Likely to Start Drinking: Study
    (28-Sep-2011)
    Limiting the size of kids' social networks, more family bonding may delay alcohol use

  • Couples Counseling Boosts Sex Lives After Prostate Cancer
    (26-Sep-2011)
    Both face-to-face and Internet counseling improved erectile dysfunction, love lives, study found

  • 'Self-Compassion' Can Help Divorced People Heal
    (25-Sep-2011)
    Kindness to oneself, recognition of shared humanity promote resilience, study suggests

  • 'Self-Compassion' Can Help Divorced People Heal
    (25-Sep-2011)
    Kindness to oneself, recognition of shared humanity promote resilience, study suggests

  • People Tend to Choose Friends Just Like Themselves
    (23-Sep-2011)
    They seek out like-minded individuals because the interaction is smoother, researchers say

  • A Woman's Voice Doesn't Give Away Ovulation Status
    (23-Sep-2011)
    Mating clues are 'leaked,' not broadcast, study suggests

  • Could Divorce Trigger Hair Loss in Women?
    (21-Sep-2011)
    Study shows it's the next strongest predictor of thinning locks after genetics

  • Are Sports Obsessions Damaging Your Relationships?
    (18-Sep-2011)
    Fans' fixation is a problem when it interferes with real-world obligations, expert explains

  • Rules Help When Talking About Infertility
    (06-Sep-2011)
    Men, women may have different ideas about what to share, and with whom

  • Sexist Men, Women May Be a Good Fit: Study
    (04-Sep-2011)
    For both sexes, those who seek uncommitted trysts rely on assertive strategy, survey finds

  • Some Kids Seem to Cope Better With Bullying
    (02-Sep-2011)
    Those who deny it happened or who are worried about popularity struggle more, study finds

  • Women Married Before Age 18 at Higher Risk of Mental Woes: Study
    (30-Aug-2011)
    Research sees slight rise in rate of these problems, but can't confirm early marriage as cause

  • For Women, Active Sex Life May Mean Better Aging
    (29-Aug-2011)
    Even into their 80s, sexual satisfaction plays role in 'successful aging,' researchers find

  • Service Members Twice as Likely to Have Affairs: Study
    (26-Aug-2011)
    But it's not clear if serving in the military played a role in infidelity

  • Service Members Twice as Likely to Have Affairs: Study
    (26-Aug-2011)
    But it's not clear if serving in the military played a role in infidelity

  • Marriage May Do a Heart Good for Bypass Surgery
    (22-Aug-2011)
    Study finds post-op survival rises for those in committed relationships

  • Overweight Women Believe Loved Ones Judge Them More Harshly Than They Do
    (18-Aug-2011)
    Obesity carries health risks, but the stigma associated with it also causes suffering, researchers say

  • Survey Suggests 'Sexting' Rampant in College
    (21-Jul-2011)
    More than half have gotten sexual images on their phones, researcher says

  • Satisfaction With Life Seems Good for the Heart
    (06-Jul-2011)
    Happiness in four key areas -- job, family, sex and self -- may protect coronary health, study suggests

  • Cuddling May Be Key to Long-Term Happy Relationship
    (06-Jul-2011)
    Tenderness, kissing more important to men than women, study finds

  • When Americans Think of Regrets, Love Tops List
    (29-Jun-2011)
    Over time, missed opportunities outweigh mistakes, study finds

  • Are Men Who Flaunt Flashy Cars Not the 'Marrying Kind'?
    (18-Jun-2011)
    Conspicuous spending often driven by desire to have flings, researchers say

  • Young Girls May Lose Sleep Over Pressure to Be Thin
    (14-Jun-2011)
    Female friends most likely source of this problem among whites, researchers suggest

  • For Gay Men, Serious Relationships Still Harbor Risks for HIV
    (07-Jun-2011)
    Odds of transmitting the virus are 6 times that of men engaging in more casual sex, study finds

  • Divorce Can Hurt Kids' Math Scores, Friendships
    (02-Jun-2011)
    Study finds children who fall behind in these areas may not catch up for years

  • Long Commutes Tough on Couples' Relationships
    (01-Jun-2011)
    Risk of separation 40% higher for those with a long trip back and forth to work, Swedish study finds

  • Long Commutes Tough on Couples' Relationships
    (01-Jun-2011)
    Risk of separation 40% higher for those with a long trip back and forth to work, Swedish study finds

  • Capacity for Commitment May Start in Early Childhood
    (25-May-2011)
    Study found toddlers treated lovingly better at resolving conflicts with romantic partners

  • A Cultured Man Is a Healthier, Happier Man: Study
    (24-May-2011)
    Museums, art galleries, ballet may enhance men's well-being even more than women's

  • Politics May Trump Looks, Personality in Matters of the Heart
    (18-May-2011)
    Most people marry those with similar political views and social attitudes, study finds

  • Online Gaming With Real-World Friends Is Healthier: Study
    (06-May-2011)
    Pastime is less isolating when it's a family affair, expert suggests

  • Socializing May Keep Elderly Minds Sharp
    (04-May-2011)
    Those who mingled the most showed the least cognitive decline, researchers report

  • Most Cancer Survivors Would Sacrifice Healthy Breast Again: Study
    (29-Apr-2011)
    20 years after double mastectomy, 97% say they would make same decision

  • Powerful Women as Likely to Cheat as Men, Study Finds
    (29-Apr-2011)
    People stray because of confidence, not gender, researchers say

  • Pushing Healthy Lifestyle Cuts Risk of Chronic Disease for Blacks: Study
    (25-Apr-2011)
    Healthy behaviors reduced diabetes, heart disease in couples with one HIV-infected partner

  • Male Victims of Domestic Abuse May Show Signs of PTSD
    (12-Apr-2011)
    Female partners can cause psychological trauma to the men they abuse, researchers say

  • Amount of HIV in Genital Fluid Linked to Transmission
    (06-Apr-2011)
    Findings shed light on virus' spread and may advance prevention efforts, researchers say

  • Romantic Rejection May Hurt Just Like Physical Pain
    (28-Mar-2011)
    Study finds your brain reacts similarly to both kinds of trauma

  • Think You Have a Perfect Partner? That's a Good Sign
    (11-Mar-2011)
    Study shows those who are idealistic about their spouses are happier in marriage

  • Insecurity in Relationships Binds People to Possessions
    (11-Mar-2011)
    Those supported in close relationships don't place as much value on material goods, study finds

  • More Young People Delay Sex, Try Oral Sex First, CDC Says
    (03-Mar-2011)
    U.S. report also finds same-sex encounters more common for women than men

  • Sexual Issues Often Unaddressed in Women Who Survive Cancer
    (16-Feb-2011)
    Doctors discuss sex with prostate cancer survivors, but not women who have cancer, researchers say

  • Playing Hard to Get May Get the Girl, Study Finds
    (14-Feb-2011)
    The 'pull of delicious uncertainty' increases attraction, research suggests

  • Recession Strengthens Some Marriages: Survey
    (10-Feb-2011)
    Effect of financial problems on marital ties depends on commitment, expert says

  • Boyfriend More Forgiving When Her Affair Is With a Woman
    (31-Jan-2011)
    But study finds girlfriends more likely to forgive cheating with a woman than with a man

  • Close Relationships Sometimes Mask Poor Communication
    (24-Jan-2011)
    People may think loved ones understand them better than they actually do, research shows

  • Young Couples Often Disagree About Monogamy, Study Finds
    (20-Jan-2011)
    Taking vows, having kids doesn't seem to make a difference, findings show

  • Parents' Divorce May Contribute to Suicidal Thoughts Years Later
    (20-Jan-2011)
    For men, other childhood stressors increase risk even more, study finds

  • Problem Drinkers Marry Later, Break Up Sooner: Study
    (18-Jan-2011)
    Alcohol dependence a strong negative factor in relationships, researchers say

  • Friends a Big Influence on Grades in Middle School: Study
    (17-Jan-2011)
    'Pro-social' crowd does better, especially when avoiding troublemakers, findings show

  • Your Genes Help You Choose Your Friends, Study Says
    (17-Jan-2011)
    Biology drives people to find others with similar or complementary traits

  • Your Genes Help You Choose Your Friends, Study Says
    (17-Jan-2011)
    Biology drives people to find others with similar or complementary traits

  • Overweight Young Adults Often Have Overweight Friends, Sweethearts
    (14-Jan-2011)
    But those who have friends trying to lose weight also more likely to try to shed pounds, researchers say

  • Brain Scans Show Married Love Can Last
    (14-Jan-2011)
    Imaging finds brains of longtime passionate couples light up just like newly in-love pairs

  • Matching Language, True Love?
    (12-Jan-2011)
    Similar speaking styles spark romance, research finds

  • Women's Tears Tell Men to Back Off
    (06-Jan-2011)
    Study finds they dampen sexual desire, lower testosterone levels

  • Delaying Sex Might Strengthen Marriage
    (29-Dec-2010)
    Study finds waiting on intimacy linked to better communication, stability

  • Size of Key Brain Region Linked to Size of Your Social Network
    (27-Dec-2010)
    Study found that the amygdala, involved with emotions, may predict number, richness of relationships

  • Size of Key Brain Region Linked to Size of Your Social Network
    (27-Dec-2010)
    Study found that the amygdala, involved with emotions, may predict number, richness of relationships

  • Demanding Relatives May Raise Heart Risks in Middle Age
    (23-Dec-2010)
    Worrisome partners, children linked to increased reports of angina symptoms, study finds

  • Maybe Scrooge Couldn't Help Being Hard-Hearted
    (23-Dec-2010)
    The affluent have harder time reading the emotions of others, study contends

  • Coping When Tough Economic Times Taint Holiday Cheer
    (17-Dec-2010)
    Experts suggest ways to prepare your family for lowered expectations

  • Coping When Tough Economic Times Taint Holiday Cheer
    (17-Dec-2010)
    Experts suggest ways to prepare your family for lowered expectations

  • Holidays With Clan Ideal for Investigating Family Health History
    (17-Dec-2010)
    Your doctor can use your detailed notes to see whether you need certain evaluations

  • It's True: Money Can't Buy Happiness, Study Finds
    (15-Dec-2010)
    Research based on 37 countries finds no link between economic growth and greater life satisfaction

  • It's True: Money Can't Buy Happiness, Study Finds
    (15-Dec-2010)
    Research based on 37 countries finds no link between economic growth and greater life satisfaction

  • More Sex May Help Neurotic Newlyweds
    (10-Dec-2010)
    Frequent lovemaking eliminates 'happiness deficit,' study says

  • Marital Status May Affect Kidney Transplant Decision
    (08-Dec-2010)
    Married or divorced adults have an edge over widowers, study finds

  • Imitation the Quickest Way to Grasp a Foreign Accent
    (08-Dec-2010)
    Study found copying speech of speaker boosted comprehension

  • Teens' Poor Health Linked to Fewer Friends
    (07-Dec-2010)
    It's unknown which comes first, but sick kids less likely to have big social network at school, study finds

  • Gay Teens Punished More Harshly Than Straight Peers: Analysis
    (06-Dec-2010)
    Research points to double standard in schools, justice system

  • Teen Dating Violence is Common, Study Finds
    (06-Dec-2010)
    It occurs in almost 1 in 5 couples, and perpetrators also often assault family, friends

  • Dramatic Decline Seen in AIDS News Coverage
    (03-Dec-2010)
    Since 1990, number of newspaper articles about HIV/AIDS has dropped in richer nations

  • Infidelity Might Be in the Genes
    (03-Dec-2010)
    Study found dopamine receptor variant plays major role in sexual behavior

  • Spread Cheer, Not Germs, at Holiday Gatherings
    (02-Dec-2010)
    Expert suggests keeping some distance while making merry with family and friends

  • Spread Cheer, Not Germs, at Holiday Gatherings
    (02-Dec-2010)
    Expert suggests keeping some distance while making merry with family and friends

  • Worldwide HIV-Prevention Services Lacking, Survey Finds
    (02-Dec-2010)
    For most gay men, access to free condoms and lubricant, testing, counseling still limited or unavailable

  • Children of Divorce Face Twice the Lifetime Risk of Stroke: Study
    (22-Nov-2010)
    But researchers stress that causal link not certain

  • Did Ex-Girlfriend's Facebook Page Trigger Man's Asthma?
    (19-Nov-2010)
    Italian doctors say every time jilted beau logged on, breathing troubles began

  • When Romance and Allergies Don't Mix
    (15-Nov-2010)
    Reaction-spurring allergens can linger for hours in a partner's mouth, experts note

  • Family Members Caring for Veterans Sacrifice Their Own Health, Jobs
    (11-Nov-2010)
    Study urges friends, relatives, neighbors to offer caregivers urgently needed respite care

  • Teens Waiting Longer for Sex, But Still Taking Risks: Analysis
    (09-Nov-2010)
    Early sex ed may teach kids to take precautions against disease, researcher suggests

  • Good Conversation Can Boost Brain Power, Study Finds
    (04-Nov-2010)
    Thinking skills seem to improve with friendly chats, but not from competitive discussions

  • For Many Teens, Oral Sex Leads to Riskier Activity
    (01-Nov-2010)
    Most move on to vaginal intercourse within six months, study finds

  • Good Attitude Boosts Health As Much As Formal Education
    (31-Oct-2010)
    Meaningful relationships, sense of purpose linked to lower disease risk in people with less schooling

  • Good Marriages May Help Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
    (29-Oct-2010)
    But troubled unions don't provide same benefits, study finds

  • Survey Reveals Alzheimer's Caregivers' Top Concerns
    (15-Oct-2010)
    Expert urges loved ones to discuss patient's disease progression during regular doctor visits

  • Sexually Aggressive Men May Forget a Woman's Cues
    (14-Oct-2010)
    But average Joes clearly remember signs of interest, rejection, study finds

  • Romantic Love: Nature's Painkiller?
    (14-Oct-2010)
    In study of lovesick undergrads, it seemed to squelch pain as much as being distracted

  • Her Anatomy Speaks Volumes to Men: Study
    (05-Oct-2010)
    For a fling, guys eye bodies; for commitment, faces, researchers say

  • Heartbreak Puts Brakes on Heart
    (04-Oct-2010)
    Social rejection causes the heart rate to slow down temporarily, researchers find

  • Family, Friends Seem Best at Spotting Early Dementia
    (30-Sep-2010)
    Study finds quick survey of those closest to the person more accurate than doctor's screening

  • Family, Friends Seem Best at Spotting Early Dementia
    (30-Sep-2010)
    Study finds quick survey of those closest to the person more accurate than doctor's screening

  • Sexual Problems May Arise After Breast Cancer
    (23-Sep-2010)
    Two years after diagnosis, 70 percent of women report decreased desire, less lovemaking

  • Heavy Drinking Part of Social Acceptance for Young: Study
    (10-Sep-2010)
    This process needs to be considered when creating anti-drinking campaigns, researcher says

  • Male Partners May Be Key Influence on Birth Control Use
    (10-Sep-2010)
    Young women twice as likely to use contraception if their mate strongly favors its use, study finds

  • Life's Key Moments Occur Within Relationships, Study Finds
    (03-Sep-2010)
    Personal highs, lows less important than events shared with others, researchers say

  • Life's Key Moments Occur Within Relationships, Study Finds
    (03-Sep-2010)
    Personal highs, lows less important than events shared with others, researchers say

  • Proximity Affects Influence of Online 'Health Buddies'
    (02-Sep-2010)
    Study finds long-distance friends less likely to sway behavior than close-knit social networks

  • Casual Sex Can Lead to Long-Term Relationships: Study
    (31-Aug-2010)
    It depends mostly on whether couple is open to a serious relationship, study shows

  • Friends Don't Let Friends Have Risky Sex After Drinking
    (30-Aug-2010)
    College students say they use communication strategies to ensure safety of female friends

  • Older Diabetes Patients Still Sexually Active, Study Finds
    (27-Aug-2010)
    But many have unaddressed sexual problems that may impair their quality of life, expert says

  • Web Connection Raises Chances of Romance
    (16-Aug-2010)
    Study found having Internet access helps those having tough time finding a mate

  • How Teen Sex Affects Education
    (15-Aug-2010)
    In romantic relationships it's academically harmless but less so in casual pairings, study finds

  • Transplant Patients Can Benefit From Loved Ones' Care
    (10-Aug-2010)
    Caregiving by those with emotional connection lessens anxiety, depression after surgery, study found

  • Narcissistic Men Typically Direct Their Rage at Straight Women
    (06-Aug-2010)
    Self-centered, entitled men see women as gold diggers, teases, experts claim

  • Women More Attracted When Men Wear Red: Study
    (03-Aug-2010)
    It's the color of power, status, researchers say

  • For Some Female Birds, Infidelity Boosts Offspring's Survival
    (28-Jul-2010)
    Seychelles warblers pair up for life, but females often go elsewhere to sire their young, research shows

  • Close Ties With Others Might Lengthen Life, Review Finds
    (27-Jul-2010)
    Strong support system seems to have significant health benefits, researchers say

  • Mom's Affection Helps Babies Grow Into Less Stressed Adults
    (27-Jul-2010)
    Study finds link between maternal attention, child's mental state decades later

  • Close Ties With Others Might Lengthen Life, Review Finds
    (27-Jul-2010)
    Strong support system seems to have significant health benefits, researchers say

  • Word Games May Predict Life of Relationship
    (13-Jul-2010)
    Partners who linked lover's name with negative words were more likely to split, study found

  • For Teenage Girls, Competition Cuts Both Ways: Study
    (09-Jul-2010)
    But teens of both sexes win when their goal is self-improvement, researchers suggest

  • Brain Hard-Wired to Resist Romantic Rejection, Study Suggests
    (09-Jul-2010)
    MRIs show that photo of beloved stimulates brain regions involved in motivation, reward and addiction

  • Love in Her Eyes? You're Likely a He-Man, Study Says
    (02-Jul-2010)
    Researchers see evolutionary advantage to sizing up a choice mate fast

  • Money Can't Buy You Joy
    (01-Jul-2010)
    But study says a higher income tends to improve your satisfaction with life

  • Warm But Watchful Parents Can Keep Kids From Heavy Drinking
    (24-Jun-2010)
    Parenting style has a lot to do with whether bad habits form, survey finds

  • On Father's Day, Give Dad Gift of Health
    (18-Jun-2010)
    Staying healthy is part of being a good dad, expert suggests

  • Honesty Helps Young Girls Build Better Relationships
    (11-Jun-2010)
    Those inclined to speak their mind had less depression, more self-esteem, researcher found

  • Family Caregivers Share Experiences of Dying Patients
    (11-Jun-2010)
    Carers need support throughout illness, not just during end-stage and bereavement, study finds

  • Men May Be More Vulnerable to Roller Coaster Ride of Romance
    (11-Jun-2010)
    Study found young males felt ups and downs of relationships more deeply than young women

  • Dating Preferences Often Determined by Strangers
    (08-Jun-2010)
    Study found attraction was higher if others viewed person as attractive

  • Donor-Assisted Conception Sparks Disclosure Dilemmas
    (03-Jun-2010)
    Tell kids 'early and often,' some suggest, but others say it's not always that simple

  • Romance May Steer Young Adults Away From Booze, Pot
    (03-Jun-2010)
    Couples less likely than singles to abuse substances after high school, study finds

  • Anti-HIV Drugs May Help Prevent Spread of Virus
    (27-May-2010)
    Nearly all partners in study remained uninfected, but 'safe sex' still urged, experts say

  • Showing Gratitude for Partner's Generosity Strengthens Bonds
    (26-May-2010)
    Solid romantic relationships built on mutual appreciation, researchers say

  • Female-to-Male HIV Transmission Risk Doubles During Pregnancy
    (24-May-2010)
    More research is needed to explore reasons why, study authors say

  • An Autistic Child Doesn't Mean Parents Will Divorce
    (19-May-2010)
    Study debunks conventional wisdom about couples split by condition-related stress

  • Confiding Eases Older Men's Stress Over Sexual Problems
    (19-May-2010)
    Unlike women, men found solace in talks with partners and friends, researchers found

  • Relationships May Influence Surgical Residents' Career Plans
    (18-May-2010)
    Single, childless residents more likely to specialize, survey finds

  • Most Military Couples Satisfied With Their Relationships
    (14-May-2010)
    Greater distress felt by soldiers whose families did not follow them to the base, study found

  • A Woman's Touch Encourages Financial Risk-Taking
    (14-May-2010)
    The same contact from a man had no effect, researchers found

  • The 'Reality' of Sex Addiction Stirs Debate
    (12-May-2010)
    Mental health experts disagree whether behavior describes a true addict

  • Inbreeding Possible Factor in Deaths of Darwin's Children
    (05-May-2010)
    Three died young and another three could not have children of their own, researchers say

  • Why Spouses of Dialysis Patients Get Kidney Disease Too
    (30-Apr-2010)
    Similar health habits may be to blame, study finds

  • Being 'Blinded By Jealousy' Can Be Real
    (15-Apr-2010)
    Women had trouble seeing when green-eyed monster took over, study found

  • Study Explores Possibility of a Female Viagra
    (14-Apr-2010)
    Research in animals may lead to treatment for women with sexual disorder

  • Even As Memory Fades, Emotions Linger
    (13-Apr-2010)
    Finding underscores the need to treat Alzheimer's patients with dignity and respect, researchers say

  • A Simple 'Thank You' Brings Rewards to All
    (11-Apr-2010)
    Expressing gratitude benefits both you and the person being thanked, study finds

  • A Simple 'Thank You' Brings Rewards to All
    (11-Apr-2010)
    Expressing gratitude benefits both you and the person being thanked, study finds

  • Casual Sex Increasing in U.S.
    (07-Apr-2010)
    Behavior may increase need for protection from sexually transmitted diseases

  • For Many Couples, Toll of Miscarriage Lingers
    (05-Apr-2010)
    Study finds relationships often founder after failed pregnancy

  • Working Wives Still Expected to Do It All, Study Finds
    (03-Apr-2010)
    Women whose husbands work 60 hours or more a week often quit their own jobs, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Talking to Your Child About Divorce
    (02-Apr-2010)
    Suggestions for how to break the news

  • Massage Fosters Healing in Bereaved Relatives
    (29-Mar-2010)
    Release of relaxation hormones has positive effects, researchers say

  • With Infertility May Come Sexual Dysfunction
    (19-Mar-2010)
    Stress could be a root cause, expert suggests

  • Online Dating as Honest as Real Life
    (11-Mar-2010)
    When fibs are told, men and women do so about equally, researchers say

  • Can You Talk Your Way to Happy?
    (05-Mar-2010)
    Meaningful conversations more fulfilling than small talk, researchers find

  • Screen Time May Take a Toll on Kids' Relationships
    (02-Mar-2010)
    More hours spent in front of TV, computer linked to less bonding with peers, parents, researchers say

  • Parents' Divorce Doesn't Harm College-Age Kids
    (24-Feb-2010)
    Study found those students as happy as others

  • Parents' Divorce Doesn't Harm College-Age Kids
    (24-Feb-2010)
    Study found those students as happy as others

  • Office Romance OK With Most Folks
    (14-Feb-2010)
    But don't let love interfere with your work, researchers say

  • Gay Men's Evolutionary Role May Be to Help Protect Young Kin
    (12-Feb-2010)
    Supporting nieces and nephews one way to perpetuate family genes, study suggests

  • Wedding Band Makes Jealousy a Bigger Threat
    (12-Feb-2010)
    Study found distrust much more damaging in marriage than in other relationships

  • Want to Find Love? Be Giving
    (12-Feb-2010)
    Study suggests helping others boosts attractiveness

  • Personal History Linked to Feelings of Betrayal
    (28-Jan-2010)
    Past relationships may play a role in what triggers jealousy in men and women, study finds

  • Women's Natural Scent Most Attractive to Men
    (18-Jan-2010)
    Male hormonal response strongest during female ovulation, study finds

  • Self-Control Just Might Be Contagious
    (18-Jan-2010)
    People you spend time with affect your behavior, for good or bad, research finds

  • Don't Invite Holiday Stress Into Your Home
    (25-Dec-2009)
    Toned-down expectations may lead to more joy, less anxiety, experts say

  • Hoping for a Happy Family Holiday? Here's How
    (19-Dec-2009)
    Efforts to understand others can help maintain peace, expert suggests

  • Casual Sex Doesn't Cause Emotional Damage: Study
    (11-Dec-2009)
    No additional risk seen for those in uncommitted relationships

  • Sex Talk Taking Place After the Fact
    (07-Dec-2009)
    Parents, children need to discuss sexual matters sooner, researchers say

  • Never Married, Over 40, Well-Adjusted
    (06-Dec-2009)
    Research debunks the 'something's wrong with being single' myth

  • Loving Relationships May Help Block Pain
    (26-Nov-2009)
    Simply seeing a loved one's photo helps people endure distress, study finds

  • Spray May Delay Ejaculation
    (19-Nov-2009)
    Using five minutes before intercourse significantly postponed orgasm, study finds

  • Stroke Puts Stress on Spousal Relationship
    (10-Nov-2009)
    Patient/caregiver roles often take the place of a partnership, researchers say

  • Violence Between Couples May Not Be Spontaneous
    (28-Oct-2009)
    Researcher suggests behavior is more calculated than it might seem

  • Guidelines Urge Use of Erectile Dysfunction Drugs
    (22-Oct-2009)
    Which product to prescribe depends on patient preferences, experts say

  • Hairstylists Often Privy to Older Clients' Health Issues
    (04-Oct-2009)
    Some see chance to steer them towards local elder services, report suggests

  • Sexual Satisfaction May Lead to Greater Well-Being in Women
    (30-Sep-2009)
    But frequency of activity cannot be considered a reliable indicator, researchers say

  • Habits May Keep Couples Together or Tear Them Apart
    (23-Sep-2009)
    If one partner smokes, drinks more than the other, marriage may suffer, study finds

  • Tired, Stressed Docs Make More Mistakes, Study Finds
    (22-Sep-2009)
    Experts urge changes throughout medicine to reduce fatigue and distress

  • Genetics Linked to Early Sexual Activity in Kids
    (18-Sep-2009)
    Impulsive traits may be passed down from parents, research shows

  • Allergies Dampen Sex Lives
    (10-Sep-2009)
    Study finds 83 percent of people with allergic rhinitis say it kills the mood

  • Single Parents May Do as Well as Two: Study
    (05-Sep-2009)
    Family stability may be more crucial than dual parents for child's success

  • Non-Drinkers More Likely to Be Anxious, Depressed
    (04-Sep-2009)
    Teetotalers may experience social exclusion, have health problems, study suggests

  • Gender Gap Exists for Giving, Too
    (27-Aug-2009)
    Women more likely than men to help people outside their cultural background, study finds

  • Marital Separation May Hurt Cancer Survival
    (24-Aug-2009)
    Married and never-married did the best a decade later, study shows

  • Mimicking Behavior May Help Form Social Bonds
    (16-Aug-2009)
    Subtle imitation can have favorable outcomes, monkey study shows

  • Gays, Bisexuals Seek More Psych Services
    (14-Aug-2009)
    Discrimination may be one reason why, researchers say

  • Young Moms Follow Their Mother's Parenting Style
    (10-Aug-2009)
    Fathers don't seem swayed by the maternal influence, survey finds

  • Autism May Hinder Ability to Read Body Language
    (05-Aug-2009)
    Trouble seems to lie in visual processing, researchers say

  • Key Factors Define 'Prolonged Grief'
    (04-Aug-2009)
    Identification of the disorder will help professionals treat the bereaved, experts say

  • Savoring Happy Moments Helps Build Emotional Strength
    (10-Jul-2009)
    Cultivating positive emotions can help ward off stress and depression, study says

  • Living Alone Increases Odds of Developing Dementia
    (02-Jul-2009)
    Losing a partner through divorce or death in middle age may triple the risk, study shows

  • Maybe Men Aren't So Picky After All
    (29-Jun-2009)
    Women can be just as selective when choosing mates, study finds

  • HIV Testing Day Set for Saturday in U.S.
    (26-Jun-2009)
    Assessment helps people protect themselves and their partners, organizers say

  • Women's Sexual Health Issues Hit Home
    (25-Jun-2009)
    U.S. survey finds two-thirds have had sex-related stress, anxiety

  • Music Had Charms to Soothe Prehistoric Man
    (24-Jun-2009)
    Flute find suggests early ancestors more culturally sophisticated than thought

  • Couples in Good Relationships Sleep Better
    (10-Jun-2009)
    'Don't go to bed angry' may be age-old advice, but it's true, study says

  • Looking for Mr. Right?
    (28-May-2009)
    For your health, pick a mate who is conscientious and, perhaps, neurotic

  • Looks, Money, Fame Don't Bring Happiness
    (22-May-2009)
    Study finds reaching more intrinsic goals is what leads to well-being

  • Being a 'People Person' May Be All in Your Head
    (20-May-2009)
    Brain areas processing sweet tastes, sexual stimuli may also key personality disorders

  • Parents Influence Sex Decisions, Hispanic Teens Say
    (19-May-2009)
    Survey findings may spark new pregnancy prevention tactics

  • Love Hormone May Ease Discussion of Painful Topics
    (18-May-2009)
    Study suggests oxytocin may help couples in therapy better deal with conflicts

  • Family Ties May Help Prevent Teen Suicide
    (16-Apr-2009)
    Bonds with parents, more than peers, are key, study finds

  • E-Communication Might Be Outpacing Emotion
    (14-Apr-2009)
    Experiences that evoke compassion take longer to develop, study finds

  • Male Infertility Treatment Boosts Sperm Count
    (06-Apr-2009)
    Small Egyptian study uses hormone-antioxidant combo to improve odds of conception

  • Romantic Love Can Last
    (25-Mar-2009)
    Study disputes notion that passion can't be part of long-term relationships

  • Family History Plays Key Role in Blood Clot Risk
    (23-Mar-2009)
    Study finds odds more than doubled, especially if kin was diagnosed at young age

  • In Tough Times, Kids May Find Solace With Grandparents
    (07-Mar-2009)
    Benefits extend to youths' behavior as family situations change, study finds

  • In Tough Times, Kids May Find Solace With Grandparents
    (07-Mar-2009)
    Benefits extend to youths' behavior as family situations change, study finds

  • Doc-Patient Relationship May Be Key to Quality
    (04-Mar-2009)
    Level of 'connectedness' could help explain disparities in care, experts suggest

  • Chocolate for Your Valentine a Healthy Idea
    (13-Feb-2009)
    Expert says the dark kind protects against cancer, along with being sweet

  • Men, the Obvious Sex
    (13-Feb-2009)
    Their attraction to potential partners is easier to read than women's, speed-dating study finds

  • Empathy Might Be in the Genes
    (11-Feb-2009)
    Mouse study suggests DNA affects how able someone is to have compassion for others

  • Experiences Bring More Joy Than Possessions Do
    (09-Feb-2009)
    Buying an outing, like going to the beach, boosts well-being, study suggests

  • Those Who Feel Rejected Direct Hostility Toward Others
    (30-Jan-2009)
    Social exclusion linked to aggression found in school shootings, other tragedies

  • Popular or Not? Your Genes May Help Decide
    (26-Jan-2009)
    Twins study suggests that sociability, shyness might be hidden in DNA

  • Take the Holiday to the Hospital
    (23-Dec-2008)
    Sharing a favorite ritual might ease a friend or family member's stay

  • Marital Distress May Affect Breast Cancer Recovery
    (18-Dec-2008)
    Outcome appears to be related to quality of marriage relationship

  • HIV Can Penetrate a Woman's Healthy Genital Skin
    (16-Dec-2008)
    Study finds virus can reach immune cells in just 4 hours

  • Single Men Less Likely to Get Prostate Screens
    (08-Dec-2008)
    This held true even for men with a family history of the disease, researchers say

  • Avoiding a Holiday Season of Discontent
    (06-Dec-2008)
    Stress is everywhere, but learning what relaxes you can help, expert says

  • Not All Smiles Are Created Equal
    (19-Nov-2008)
    Study finds people struggling with rejection can spot a phony grin

  • Child-Care Relationships Tied to Kids' Stress Levels
    (19-Nov-2008)
    At school or home, they can raise long-term health risks, studies say

  • Most Single Adults Not Using Condoms
    (12-Nov-2008)
    British study finds less than half of people in 30s, 40s use them when with a new partner

  • Scientists Identify Brain's 'Hate Circuit'
    (29-Oct-2008)
    And same 2 areas also activated by romantic love, study finds

  • Color Red Makes Men Amorous
    (28-Oct-2008)
    And study finds they're, well, clueless about its impact on them

  • Warm Hands Warm Your Heart
    (23-Oct-2008)
    Environment shapes thoughts, feelings and actions, researchers say

  • Brain Chemical Could Spur Lovesickness
    (15-Oct-2008)
    A monogamous rodent could shed light on romantic loss

  • HIV Outbreak Began Decades Earlier Than Thought
    (01-Oct-2008)
    Rise of cities, risky behavior in west central Africa between 1884 and 1924 at root, study says

  • Active Social Life May Reduce Men's Alzheimer's Risk
    (26-Sep-2008)
    Home, family, club activities appear to enhance creation of new brain cells, study finds

  • Family History Key Player in Brain Cancer Risk
    (22-Sep-2008)
    Having immediate relatives with tumors boosts one's risk for same, study says

  • Boys as Socially Aggressive as Girls: Study
    (19-Sep-2008)
    Indirect hostility by spreading rumors, gossiping, excluding others, a guy thing as well

  • Social Exclusion May Literally Leave People Frozen Out
    (19-Sep-2008)
    Findings hint frosty reception from others could generate physical feelings of coldness

  • Girls From Poorer Areas More Likely to Have Sex Earlier
    (18-Sep-2008)
    Partners are usually older boys with conduct problems, study says

  • Job Loss Has Long-Term Impact on Social Lives
    (09-Sep-2008)
    Those displaced more likely to withdraw from clubs, but older workers fare better, study finds

  • Walking Styles a Quick Cue to Gender
    (08-Sep-2008)
    Looking at joint movements alone, people could spot males vs. females, study found

  • 'Bonding Gene' Could Help Men Stay Married
    (02-Sep-2008)
    One form of DNA linked to marital bliss, the other to discord, study found

  • Abstinence-Only Programs Fall Short of Teens' Needs
    (21-Aug-2008)
    It means different things to youngsters, so sex ed should be added to lineup, study says

  • Face Transplants Show Promising Results
    (21-Aug-2008)
    2 cases demonstrate efficacy of surgery, but tissue rejection must be monitored, reports say

  • Healthy Sex Life Can Extend Into 80s
    (13-Aug-2008)
    But past STDs, med use and relationship issues can derail intimacy, study says

  • Men and Women Calculate Cost of Affairs
    (13-Aug-2008)
    New research reports both biological and economic benefits are weighed

  • Nurturing Parents Can Cut Risk of Aggression in Girls
    (05-Aug-2008)
    Teens who mature early without positive feedback more likely to choose bullying behavior

  • Children in Blended Families Still Close to Biological Mothers
    (04-Aug-2008)
    Family situation shapes parental involvement less than thought, study finds

  • Centenarians Offer Long-Life Secrets
    (01-Aug-2008)
    Many 100-year-olds embrace modern technology to stay young, survey finds

  • Being Single in Midlife Could Raise Risk for Dementia Later
    (31-Jul-2008)
    But worrying about things could be protective, a second study suggests

  • Suckling Infant Triggers 'Trust' Hormone in Moms
    (18-Jul-2008)
    Breast-feeding releases oxytocin, involved in bonding, release of milk in humans, animals

  • Genetics, Social Factors Tied to Male Delinquency
    (17-Jul-2008)
    Family, friends, school impact expression of certain molecular variants, study says

  • Empathy Is 'Hard-Wired' in Children's Brains
    (16-Jul-2008)
    Scans show young naturally prone to relate to pain in others, study says

  • Workshop Helps Parents, Kids Talk About Sex
    (11-Jul-2008)
    Lunch break dialogues drew both together to discuss attitudes, health issues

  • Health Tip: Keep Teen Conflicts Under Control
    (10-Jul-2008)
    Stay calm, and work it out

  • Seniors Having More Sex Than Ever
    (09-Jul-2008)
    Study finds big jump in number of those over 70 who are intimate and enjoying it

  • Genetics, Environment Shape Sexual Behavior
    (30-Jun-2008)
    There's likely no one key reason for a particular orientation, research shows

  • Start Packing for Great American Backyard Campout
    (27-Jun-2008)
    National Wildlife Federation says turn off TVs, computers, venture into nature

  • Sense of Adventure Rests in Primitive Brain Region
    (25-Jun-2008)
    But dopamine reward system may also play role in less desirable addictions, expert says

  • Pursuit of Females Dates Way, Way Back
    (13-Jun-2008)
    Skeletal findings suggest men fighting over women took place even in prehistoric times.

  • For Women, a Happy Marriage Means Sweet Dreams
    (09-Jun-2008)
    Those in troubled unions report more sleep problems, study finds

  • Smokers Quit in Droves, Not Isolation
    (21-May-2008)
    Healthy behavior has cascade effect, but trend marginalizes those who keep smoking

  • Vulnerability to Shingles May Hinge on Family
    (21-May-2008)
    Most adults carry the virus but those with affected relatives at higher risk

  • Low-Income Moms Rarely Speak to Infants During TV/Video Time
    (05-May-2008)
    What they're watching impacts frequency of verbal interactions, study finds

  • Adopted Children at Slightly Higher Mental Health Risk
    (05-May-2008)
    But the vast majority of adoptees are 'doing fine,' researcher says

  • High Self-Esteem May Mask Defensiveness
    (30-Apr-2008)
    If personal feelings are 'fragile,' it's no better than having a poor view of one's self

  • Social Status Plays Role in Brain's Control of Health
    (24-Apr-2008)
    Imaging shows where you are in pecking order affects performance, motivation

  • Money, Praise Similarly Activate Brain's Reward Center
    (24-Apr-2008)
    Imaging shows striatum lights up, offering neural explanation for everyday behaviors

  • Seniors No Strangers to Happiness
    (22-Apr-2008)
    Older Americans are quite satisfied, while Baby Boomers are the least content, survey shows

  • Testosterone Spray Improves Sexual Satisfaction in Women
    (14-Apr-2008)
    Placebo did same, so expert says treat problems with conventional therapy

  • When a Mind Begins to Disappear: A Young Family's Journey to the Dark Side
    (11-Apr-2008)
    'I thought Alzheimer's, I thought gray hair,' says Chicago father of 3 who has early-onset version of disease.

  • Postmenopausal Women's Sexual Dissatisfaction Not Linked to Heart Troubles
    (10-Apr-2008)
    Study did see modest tie between displeasure, peripheral artery disease

  • Faces May Provide Clues to Sexual Attitudes
    (09-Apr-2008)
    But men shouldn't presume relationship is wanted based on appearance alone, researchers add

  • 15 Million Americans Suffer From Social Anxiety Disorder
    (09-Apr-2008)
    Condition keeps them from having friends and mates, survey shows

  • Mother-Child Bond Affects Quality of Conflict Resolution
    (03-Apr-2008)
    Security determined outcome of 'terrible 2s' battles but not frequency, study suggests

  • Social Problems in Youth Contribute to Anxiety, Depression
    (26-Mar-2008)
    Those accepted early on by friends grow up healthier than those rejected, study says

  • When It Comes to a Mate, Beauty Can't Be Beat
    (14-Feb-2008)
    New research finds that both men and women place a premium on looks

  • Mutual Resentment in Marriage Can Be Deadly
    (08-Feb-2008)
    Study finds spouses die sooner in unions where anger is suppressed

  • Same-Sex Couples Just as Committed as Heterosexual Counterparts
    (22-Jan-2008)
    Two studies reveal few differences based on sexual orientation

  • School Social Standing Linked to Teen Girls' Weight Gain
    (08-Jan-2008)
    Those who self-reported low esteem most likely to add pounds over 2-year span, study finds

  • Love in the World of Alzheimer's
    (10-Dec-2007)
    New relationships for those with little memory leave spouses, children facing their own altered reality, experts say

  • Mourning Death of Loved One Raises Your Risk of Dying
    (07-Dec-2007)
    First month after loss is most vulnerable time, review shows

  • Divorce Isn't Eco-Friendly
    (03-Dec-2007)
    As more couples split, there are more households and more drain on resources, study suggests

  • Divorce Isn't Eco-Friendly
    (03-Dec-2007)
    As more couples split, there are more households and more drain on resources, study suggests

  • Hospital Romance May Largely Be Fiction
    (26-Oct-2007)
    Life on the ward doesn't match plots of steamy novels, one doctor says

  • Health Tip: Speak With Your Teen About Dating Safety
    (09-Oct-2007)
    Some basic suggestions

  • Women's Beauty, Men's Wealth Key to Romance: Study
    (06-Sep-2007)
    Speed-dating data suggests old criteria still hold sway

  • Breaking Up Is Not So Hard to Do
    (28-Aug-2007)
    The emotional distress is not as bad as predicted, college researchers find

  • Many Older Americans Have Active Sex Lives
    (22-Aug-2007)
    'Landmark' study finds only modest declines, right up through the 80s

  • Family, More Than Genes, Helps Drive Divorce
    (20-Jul-2007)
    Parents' experience often replicated in grown offspring, study finds

  • Patients With Early Parkinson's Exhibit Sleepiness, Hallucinations
    (11-Jul-2007)
    Gender, age, overall health key factors identifying those at risk, study finds

  • Science Quiets Myth of 'Chatterbox' Females
    (05-Jul-2007)
    Study finds men, women use same quantity of words each day

  • Girls Who Like Dad Favor Partners Who Look Like Him
    (17-Jun-2007)
    Study adds to evidence that mate selection is active process rooted in childhood

  • Single, Free, But Not So Healthy?
    (14-Jun-2007)
    Married life often means longer life, especially for men, studies find

  • Female Seabirds Trade in Old Mates for New Models
    (13-Jun-2007)
    Study found when males look ragged after few seasons of mating, they're dumped

  • Marriage of Great Benefit to the Depressed
    (04-Jun-2007)
    It provides a big boost to their emotional health, study finds

  • Couples Often Share Risk for Problem Drinking
    (17-May-2007)
    Study finds 'like marries like,' although alcohol abuse isn't inevitable

  • Intimate Partner Abuse Affects Broad Spectrum of Ages
    (05-Mar-2007)
    Study finds 4% of women aged 65 and older reported mistreatment within past 5 years

  • It Pays to Be Picky in Love
    (22-Feb-2007)
    Speed-dating singles who liked everyone were rejected as 'desperate,' study found

  • A Valentine to the Lovelorn
    (12-Feb-2007)
    Romance experts offer tips to make sure next year's holiday is sweeter, sexier

  • 4 in 10 Kids See Adult Material Online: Study
    (05-Feb-2007)
    Online filters can delay exposure, experts say

  • Lizard Love a Truly Singular Sensation
    (20-Dec-2006)
    Female Komodo dragons don't need males to reproduce, researchers find

  • Women Still Chief Household Organizers: U.K. Study
    (13-Dec-2006)
    Findings suggest health promotions should target them and not men

  • Married Parents Show Better Mental Health
    (28-Sep-2006)
    Study found higher rates of depression, violence among unmarried couples

  • Pheromones Point to Sexual Orientation
    (09-May-2006)
    Lesbians respond differently than heterosexual women, researchers find

  • Sexual Equality May Bring Better Sex
    (19-Apr-2006)
    Satisfaction in the bedroom is lower in male-dominated societies, study finds

  • Loneliness Boosts Blood Pressure in Older Adults
    (28-Mar-2006)
    It may equal obesity as a risk factor for hypertension, researchers say

  • Study Looks at All the Lonely People
    (19-Mar-2006)
    Over a third of adults -- especially 40-somethings -- feel alone, research reveals

  • Hard Marriages Can Harden Arteries
    (03-Mar-2006)
    Study finds hostility, controlling behaviors can affect heart health

  • Love for Others May Bring Rewards
    (14-Feb-2006)
    Caring for less fortunate goes hand-in-hand with strong romantic relationships, survey finds

  • Valentine's Day Not for Lovers Only
    (13-Feb-2006)
    It's a good time to show affection toward children, experts advise

  • Till Your Snoring Do Us Part
    (09-Feb-2006)
    Nighttime noise puts a strain on marriage, ongoing study reveals

  • Designer Genes: Women May Stray When Ovulation Peaks
    (09-Jan-2006)
    Study suggests infidelity could be part of evolutionary call for desirable mates

  • Emotional Pain of Divorce Lingers Long After Split
    (22-Dec-2005)
    Study finds levels of happiness don't return to what's reported before breakup

  • Emotional Pain of Divorce Lingers Long After Split
    (22-Dec-2005)
    Study finds levels of happiness don't return to what's reported before breakup

  • Marital Squabbles Can Harm Your Health
    (05-Dec-2005)
    Conflict-related stress damages wound-healing ability, study finds

  • Hormone Linked to Aggression in Mice
    (19-Oct-2005)
    Research might yield insights into treatment for autism, experts say

  • Married Women Report More Sexual Woes Than Singles
    (29-Sep-2005)
    But new U.K. survey finds the opposite is true for men

  • When Job Ups Blood Pressure, Spouse Can Help
    (25-Sep-2005)
    Loving support helps beat stress-linked hypertension, study finds

  • Health Tip: The Impact of Divorce on Your Children
    (25-Aug-2005)
    Don't involve them in parental disputes

  • Health Tip: The Impact of Divorce on Your Children
    (25-Aug-2005)
    Don't involve them in parental disputes

  • Many Dads Unknowingly Raising Others' Kids
    (11-Aug-2005)
    Increase in paternity testing reveals 1 in 25 men raising children not their own, study says

  • Stopping STDs in Their Tracks
    (03-Aug-2005)
    Giving infected people antibiotics for their partners cut rate of re-transmission

  • My Genes Love Your Genes
    (29-Jul-2005)
    Common DNA may bring unrelated individuals together, study suggests

  • Social Support May Aid Women with Ovarian Cancer
    (13-JUN-2005)
    Relationships linked to lower levels of a telltale protein, study finds

  • Love Is the Drug...
    (10-JUN-2005)
    Passion is born in the brain's addiction center, study finds

  • Complicated Grief Complicated to Treat
    (31-MAY-2005)
    New therapy that combines depression and PTSD techniques works, study finds

  • Lust Strikes Both Genders Daily
    (28-MAY-2005)
    Men and women have frequent thoughts of sexual desire, survey finds

  • Loving Partners Help Men Battle Prostate Cancer
    (23-MAY-2005)
    Relationships enhance patient's quality of life, study finds

  • Men's Social Status Linked to Heart Disease
    (01-MAY-2005)
    Researchers find isolation can affect inflammation marker

  • Sizing Up That 'Look of Love'
    (21-APR-2005)
    A stranger's gaze may mean a lot, a new study says

  • Science Discovers Where Trust Begins
    (31-MAR-2005)
    Hint: It may have something to do with love

  • Oysters May Be an Aphrodisiac After All
    (16-MAR-2005)
    But one expert says their power in the bedroom not proven yet

  • Health Tip: Deal With Grief
    (17-FEB-2005)
    So healing can begin

  • I Love You, You're Just Like Me
    (14-FEB-2005)
    Shared traits help couples celebrate Valentine's Day for life, study finds

  • Love Your Teeth This Valentine's Day
    (13-FEB-2005)
    Kiss tooth trouble goodbye with these expert tips

  • Crickets Help Explain Attractive Mating
    (26-JAN-2005)
    Researchers study why females fall for good looks

  • Morning-After Pill Doesn't Alter Sexual Behavior
    (04-JAN-2005)
    Infections, pregnancies, rate of use same without prescription

  • Chocolate: A Boon for the Libido and the Heart
    (26-DEC-2004)
    Research suggests it packs some surprising health benefits

  • Ill Loved Ones Deserve Special Care During Holidays
    (21-DEC-2004)
    Listening to their needs, wants may be best gift you can give them

  • Study Refutes Notion That Death Takes a Holiday
    (21-DEC-2004)
    No spike or drop in cancer deaths seen around Christmas or birthdays

  • 'Tis the Season to De-Stress
    (20-DEC-2004)
    Holidays can bring jangled nerves or jingle bells, experts say

  • Do Hungry Guys Prefer Heftier Gals?
    (17-DEC-2004)
    Study suggests men's tastes change before, after meals

  • Study Looks at Link Between Alcohol, Spouse Abuse
    (15-DEC-2004)
    Violence can continue years after drinking subsides, research says

  • FDA Panel Votes Against Testosterone Patch for Women
    (02-DEC-2004)
    Says there's not enough safety data to support approving treatment for those with diminished sex drives

  • Obesity a Major Obstacle to Good Sex Life
    (19-NOV-2004)
    Extra weight depletes desire, performance, study finds

  • Social Support Systems Help Abused Children
    (15-NOV-2004)
    A stable environment protects against depression, study says

  • Unsafe Sex Common Among Those With HIV
    (05-NOV-2004)
    Study finds 23% of patients still engage in the practice

  • CDC: Chlamydia Testing Disappointingly Low
    (28-OCT-2004)
    Most sexually active women not tested for the sexually transmitted disease

  • 'We're Done' Can be Predicted Before 'I Do'
    (19-AUG-2004)
    Sensitivity, support foretell marital success; negativity, sarcasm its failure

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