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First Impressions Count When It Comes to Love, New Study Finds

Desirability and compatibility are key to relationship development from the start, researchers find.

HealthDay Now: How Sex Changes with Age

Mabel Jong is joined by Alexis Bender, an associate professor in the Geriatrics & Gerontology department at Emory University School of Medicine, to discuss how sexual intimacy can change with age.

HealthDay Now: Sex in the Senior Years: Why It’s Healthy

Mabel Jong is joined by Alexis Bender, an assistant professor in the Geriatrics & Gerontology department at Emory University School of Medicine, and Dr. Robin Miller, HealthDay’s medical correspondent, to discuss the importance of maintaining sexual intimacy later in life.

Post Break-Up, Men Face an Increased Risk of Mental Illness, New Study Finds

The end of a romantic relationship often causes, anxiety and depression in men, researchers say.

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10 Nov
Can Sex Trigger an Asthma Attack?

Can Sex Trigger an Asthma Attack?

Much like intense exercise, vigorous sex can trigger an asthma attack in folks with the chronic lung disease, according to new research.

"There is a lack of current literature available on the prevalence of sexual intercourse presenting as exercise-induced asthma," said ...

03 Nov
'First Impression' Factors That Matter When Dating Turns to Love

'First Impression' Factors That Matter When Dating Turns to Love

When it comes to love, first impressions matter.

But what exactly fuels the flames of romance?

It turns out that compatibility and popularity are two of the key factors shaping who people pursue as potential partners, a new speed-dating study suggests.

“Al...

31 Oct
Bad Marriages Put Heart Attack Recovery in Peril

Bad Marriages Put Heart Attack Recovery in Peril

A bad marriage can break your heart -- literally.

Heart attack survivors in a stressful relationship are more likely to have a rocky recovery, a new study reports.

"We found there's an independe...

26 Oct
Who's Got the Strongest Sex Drive, Men or Women?

Who's Got the Strongest Sex Drive, Men or Women?

Perhaps to no one's surprise, new research has determined that men do, in fact, have a much stronger sex drive than women.

After reviewing more than 200 studies, investigators "found that men consistently report a higher sex drive," said study author Julius Frankenbach,...

24 Aug
Vaginal or C-Section, Method of Childbirth Won't Affect a Couple's Sex Life Later

Vaginal or C-Section, Method of Childbirth Won't Affect a Couple's Sex Life Later

Childbirth shouldn't put any dent in your future lovin', regardless of the way your baby was delivered, new research assures.

Sexual enjoyment isn't affected at all by method of delivery in the years following childbirth, according to

25 Jul
Spouse Getting Weight-Loss Surgery? Your Marriage Might Be in Trouble

Spouse Getting Weight-Loss Surgery? Your Marriage Might Be in Trouble

People who have weight loss surgery often see improvements in type 2 diabetes and other diseases, but these surgeries and the lifestyle changes they require can also have spillover effects on other aspects of life, including relationships.

Compared to the general U.S. po...

24 Jun
Smells Like Friendship: Similar Body Odors May Draw Folks Together

Smells Like Friendship: Similar Body Odors May Draw Folks Together

You and your best friend may have your noses to thank in helping bring you together, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that pairs of friends who'd just "clicked" upon meeting tended to smell more alike, compared to random pairs of strangers. What's more, a high-tec...

10 Jun
Singles or Couples: Who Sleeps Better?

Singles or Couples: Who Sleeps Better?

You might think that having the whole bed to yourself would leave you feeling more refreshed in the morning than sleeping with someone who might toss, turn or snore.

Yet, a new st...

19 May
A Lover's Embrace May Calm Women More Than Men

A Lover's Embrace May Calm Women More Than Men

Is an upcoming final exam or big-time job interview stressing you out?

Hug your honey.

That's the takeaway from new research that showed how embracing your significant other can help calm women.

But sorry, guys, the same isn't true for you, according to the ...

25 Apr
Fewer Adults With ADHD Have 'Excellent' Mental Health

Fewer Adults With ADHD Have 'Excellent' Mental Health

Two in five adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder say their mental health is excellent, which is significantly lower than people without the disorder, but still an encouraging finding, according to the authors of a new study.

Their

15 Feb
Sex in the Senior Years: Why It's Key to Overall Health

Sex in the Senior Years: Why It's Key to Overall Health

Lovemaking isn't just for the young - older people gain a lot of satisfaction from amorous relations as well.

But things get complicated as people age, and many folks let this important part of life drift away rather than talk about sexual problems with either their part...

14 Feb
Valentine's Chocolates May Do Your Heart Good - Really

Valentine's Chocolates May Do Your Heart Good - Really

Giving dark chocolate to your sweetheart on Valentine's Day may be a win-win emotionally and physically, an expert suggests.

But it's important to keep any potential health benefits in perspective, noted Lizzy Davis, an assistant professor of nutrition sciences at the Un...

14 Feb
Breakup, Then Breakdown: Men Can Crumble Mentally When Romance Ends

Breakup, Then Breakdown: Men Can Crumble Mentally When Romance Ends

There's some bad news for lovelorn men this Valentine's Day.

A new study has found that men are at an increased risk of mental illness after the breakdown of any romantic relationship. And, it found, stereotypes of masculinity may be partially to blame.

Researchers...

03 Feb
Could the 'Love Hormone' Help Drive Sex Addiction in Men?

Could the 'Love Hormone' Help Drive Sex Addiction in Men?

Men compelled to find myriad new partners and ways to have sex may be driven by high levels of the so-called "love hormone," oxytocin, new research suggests.

Oxytocin, which is produced by the...

02 Feb
Fragile Male Egos Have Many Women 'Faking It' in the Bedroom

Fragile Male Egos Have Many Women 'Faking It' in the Bedroom

A trio of new studies are confirming what millions of women already know: Reacting to your man's insecurities can have you pretending the sexual satisfaction you do not feel.

The more a woman thinks her partner's ego is fragile, the more likely she is to protect those fe...

02 Feb
Many Teens Don't Realize STD Risks From Oral Sex: Poll

Many Teens Don't Realize STD Risks From Oral Sex: Poll

Many American teens and young adults underestimate the risk of sexually transmitted infections from unprotected oral sex, and that's especially true of young men, a new survey shows.

Doctors say oral sex can transmit herpes, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, HIV and human ...

21 Jan
Spit Test: Saliva Alerts Babies to Close Relationships

Spit Test: Saliva Alerts Babies to Close Relationships

Sharing food and smooching are two ways babies can suss out whom they can depend on to take care for them, a new study suggests.

The tell-tale clue common to both is a surprising one: saliva.

"Babies don't know in advance which

14 Jan
Could Face Masks Make You Better-Looking?

Could Face Masks Make You Better-Looking?

Want to look more alluring? Wear a mask.

Really.

That's the takeaway from Welsh researchers who found that masking up may make men look more attract...

11 Jan
Unlucky in Love? It Can Damage Men's Health, Study Finds

Unlucky in Love? It Can Damage Men's Health, Study Finds

Men who are broken-hearted or just unlucky in love could be more likely to have health-damaging inflammation, new research suggests.

Serious breakups and solo living for many years may increase the risk of ill health and death -- but apparently only for men, according t...

23 Nov
Social Media Tied to Higher Risk of Depression

Social Media Tied to Higher Risk of Depression

The latest in a spate of studies investigating links between use of social media and depression suggests the two go hand in hand.

"The relationship between social media and mental health has been the subject of a lot of debate," said Dr. Roy Perlis, lead author of the ne...

14 Jul
Most Romantic Couples Started Out as Friends, Study Finds

Most Romantic Couples Started Out as Friends, Study Finds

Some think that romance begins when two strangers catch each other's eye across a crowded room. Others seek it out by swiping right.

But new research suggests that more than two-thirds of all romantic relationships begin as friendships.

It's a question that Danu An...

13 Jul
Most Marriages Survive a Spouse's Brain Injury

Most Marriages Survive a Spouse's Brain Injury

Marriages can remain stable after something as challenging as a brain injury for one of the spouses, new research indicates.

Though past reports have suggested that divorce rates were high among those who experienced traumatic brain injury (TBI), that was not true for m...

21 Jun
'Blame Pandemic' Best Way to Save Relationships During Lockdown

'Blame Pandemic' Best Way to Save Relationships During Lockdown

Job stress, money problems and other everyday frustrations can undermine relationships, but big challenges like the coronavirus pandemic may actually leave couples happier, a new study reveals.

The reason: They're more likely to be aware that stress is affecting them.

21 Jun
Survey Finds Many Adults Don't Want Kids -- and They're Happy

Survey Finds Many Adults Don't Want Kids -- and They're Happy

Marriage and children may be the norm for most Americans, but a new study shows that many people are choosing to remain child-free -- and they're happy that way.

The study of 1,000 Michigan adults found that one-quarter had opted not to have kids. And, on average, their ...

16 Jun
Looking for Love? Young People's Drinking Goes Up When Dating

Looking for Love? Young People's Drinking Goes Up When Dating

When young adults are seeking a casual dating relationship, drinking is likely to follow, new research suggests.

Meanwhile, those who are already in a serious relationship are likely to drink less.

The study included more than 700 people in the Seattle area, aged 1...

15 Jun
Big Rise in U.S. Teens Identifying As Gay, Bisexual

Big Rise in U.S. Teens Identifying As Gay, Bisexual

More teens in the United States are reporting their sexual identity as gay, lesbian or bisexual, nationwide surveys show.

Between 2015 and 2019, the percentage of 15- to 17-year-olds who said they identified as "non-heterosexual" rose from 8.3% to 11.7%, according to nat...

05 May
New Study Examines Sexuality of People With Autism

New Study Examines Sexuality of People With Autism

Adults with autism report a broad range of sexuality -- being much more likely to identify as asexual, bisexual or homosexual than people without autism, a new study finds.

In a survey of nearly 2,400 adults, researchers found that those with autism were three to nine ti...

07 Apr
Regret That One-Night Stand? It Probably Won't Stop Another, Study Shows

Regret That One-Night Stand? It Probably Won't Stop Another, Study Shows

You might think regret has an upside -- to help you avoid repeating a mistake -- but new research shows it's just not so, especially when it comes to casual sex.

Researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology asked volunteers to fill out a questionna...

12 Feb
Dating on V-Day? Why Some Are Better at a Good First Impression

Dating on V-Day? Why Some Are Better at a Good First Impression

Valentine's Day is Sunday and even amid a pandemic the search for love continues. When dating, will potential suitors think you're a prince or a frog?

That may depend on how genuinely happy you are with yourself and how well you present yourself, new research shows.

11 Jan
For Many Cancer Patients, Diagnosis Brings Psychological 'Silver Lining'

For Many Cancer Patients, Diagnosis Brings Psychological 'Silver Lining'

Could a cancer diagnosis sometimes produce positive life changes? In a new study, many people with colon cancer, even in advanced stages, believed their diagnosis had brought some beneficial effects to their lives.

In surveys of 133 colon cancer patients, researchers fo...

07 Jan
Can You Find True, Lasting Love on Tinder? Study Finds It's Possible

Can You Find True, Lasting Love on Tinder? Study Finds It's Possible

Tinder, Grindrand other dating apps have a reputation for encouraging casual hookups, but a new study suggests app users may be looking for -- and finding -- love in all the right places after all.

Unlike more traditional dating sites such as Match.com and EHarmony, the...

12 Dec
For Cancer Patients, Holiday Season Can Be a Stressful Time

For Cancer Patients, Holiday Season Can Be a Stressful Time

The holiday season can be difficult for people with cancer, especially with the added stress of the COVID-19 pandemic this year.

As they undergo treatment and cope with symptoms and side effects, they may struggle to get any pleasure from the season, according to the Rut...

04 Dec
Study Gauges Mental, Physical Toll of Divorce

Study Gauges Mental, Physical Toll of Divorce

Couples going through a divorce may see their mental well-being deteriorate -- especially if they are having angry exchanges and other conflicts, a new study shows.

The findings are no surprise, experts said. But the study appears to be the first to capture how married p...

14 Oct
Fewer Tiny Newborns in States With More Reproductive Rights: Study

Fewer Tiny Newborns in States With More Reproductive Rights: Study

Greater reproductive rights for women -- such as access to sex education and birth control -- are associated with lower rates of low birth weight babies, a new study finds.

Reproductive rights refer to a woman's right to plan motherhood. This includes use of birth c...

28 Sep
How Important Is Sex as Women Age?

How Important Is Sex as Women Age?

It's often thought that older women lose interest in sex, but many women continue to rate sex as important, a new study finds.

"In contrast to prior literature reporting that the importance of sex decreases as women move through midlife, we found that for a quarter ...

17 Sep
COVID Conflicts Are Putting Big Strains on Relationships

COVID Conflicts Are Putting Big Strains on Relationships

As the coronavirus pandemic wears on, it's clear that not everyone's on the same page when it comes to preventing the risk of infection.

Lots of people wear masks, try to maintain social distancing and avoid large gatherings. But plenty of others forgo a mask or wear...

02 Sep
Cyberbullying Could Rise During Lockdown, But Parents Can Stop It

Cyberbullying Could Rise During Lockdown, But Parents Can Stop It

Cyberbullying is less common among teens who feel loved and supported by their parents, new research shows.

The findings could be especially relevant during the coronavirus pandemic, say a team from New York University.

"With remote learning replacing class...

07 Aug
Will a Cheap Pill Cure Gonorrhea? New Test Can Tell

Will a Cheap Pill Cure Gonorrhea? New Test Can Tell

Researchers say a new test can tell which patients with gonorrhea will benefit from treatment with the antibiotic ciprofloxacin.

The low-cost drug has been out of use amid concern that the bacterium that causes gonorrhea was becoming resistant to it.

In th...

23 Jul
Stalking, Harassment of Partners Common Among Teens

Stalking, Harassment of Partners Common Among Teens

Nearly half of U.S. teens have been stalked or harassed by a partner or done the deed themselves, a new study finds.

"These victimization and perpetration numbers are unacceptably high," said study author Emily Rothman, a professor of community health sciences at Bos...

21 Jul
Many LGBTQ Youth Suffer From Mental Health Woes

Many LGBTQ Youth Suffer From Mental Health Woes

As many as 40% of LGBTQ youth and more than half of transgender and nonbinary youth contemplated taking their life in the past year, according to a new report.

Also, one in three LGBTQ youth said they had been threatened or harmed because of their sexual identit...

14 Jul
Lockdown Led to Less Sex, Lower Use of HIV-Preventing Drugs: Survey

Lockdown Led to Less Sex, Lower Use of HIV-Preventing Drugs: Survey

About one-third of people prescribed drugs to prevent HIV stopped taking the medications when they were forced to stay home due to the coronavirus pandemic, a new survey finds. The reason, they said: They weren't having sex.

Many discontinued the drugs without their ...

26 Jun
Need Better Sleep? Get a Partner

Need Better Sleep? Get a Partner

Happy couples apparently make good bedfellows. New research says that when happy couples sleep together, they tend to have more -- and less disrupted -- rapid eye movement (REM) sleep.

The REM phase of sleep is when you dream, and it's been linked to emotion regulat...

25 Jun
Coronavirus Baby Boom? Survey Says Maybe Not

Coronavirus Baby Boom? Survey Says Maybe Not

Will the stay-at-home orders issued in March and April result in a "coronavirus baby boom," as some have predicted?

Perhaps not, according to a new survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults, conducted by researchers from Indiana University.

Around half of the ...

17 Jun
Loneliness May Make Quitting Smoking Even Tougher

Loneliness May Make Quitting Smoking Even Tougher

Being lonely may make it harder to quit smoking, a new British study suggests.

Using genetic and survey data from hundreds of thousands of people, researchers found that loneliness makes it more likely that someone will smoke. This type of analysis is called Mendeli...

16 Jun
Adult Life Tougher for Teens Who Had Controlling Parents: Study

Adult Life Tougher for Teens Who Had Controlling Parents: Study

Back off, Mom and Dad: Teens who feel their parents are overly controlling may have more difficulty with romantic relationships as adults, a new study suggests.

The study, which followed 184 teens, found that those with domineering parents had a future that was diffe...

12 Jun
More Young Americans Are Going Without Sex

More Young Americans Are Going Without Sex

Sex, and lots of it, has long been the primary preoccupation of young adults, but more of them are now going months and years without any intimate encounters.

New research shows that one of three men between the ages of 18 to 24 have not had any sex during the past y...

11 Jun
Love During Lockdown: Survey Shows How Couples Have Coped

Love During Lockdown: Survey Shows How Couples Have Coped

As U.S. states issued stay-at-home orders in March and April, one of many questions was how couples would fare under lockdown together. Now a new survey offers an initial snapshot: some more arguments, regular declarations of love, and a good dose of same-old, same-old.

...

10 Jun
Loving Partners May Be Key to Breast Cancer Survivors' Health

Loving Partners May Be Key to Breast Cancer Survivors' Health

A little romance may go a long way toward helping breast cancer survivors thrive.

New research showed that a strong romantic relationship wasn't the cure-all, but it was linked to lower psychological stress and lower inflammation, which is a key to staying healthy. <...

10 Jun
A Woman's Egg May Prefer One Man's Sperm Over Another's: Study

A Woman's Egg May Prefer One Man's Sperm Over Another's: Study

People have certain qualities they look for in a mate, and now a new study finds that a woman's eggs may be choosy about sperm, too.

Researchers said the findings offer new insight into human reproduction -- showing that eggs will not accept just any sperm, and actua...

04 May
Cuddling Brings Two Minds Together, MRI Study Reveals

Cuddling Brings Two Minds Together, MRI Study Reveals

Love to cuddle up? It might bring a 'mind meld,' too, new research shows.

People in close physical contact appear to have synchronized brain patterns, a revolutionary new MRI technique has revealed.

A functional MRI scan of two people cuddling under a blank...

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