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    1. Scans May Support Venus/Mars Divide Between Sexes

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- While not every woman is intuitive or every man handy with tools, neurological scans of young males and females suggest that -- on average -- their brains really do develop differently. The research comes with a caveat: It

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    2. Gut Feelings Best Predictors of Marital Bliss?

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 28 (HealthDay News) -- If you are in the midst of planning the perfect wedding to the partner of your dreams and you suddenly get a bad feeling in your gut, new research on newlyweds suggests you would be wise to heed that instinct. "The conscious

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    3. How the 'Love Hormone' Works Its Magic

      By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists, and women everywhere, have long wondered exactly what keeps a man from straying with a stranger. From a biological perspective, at least, cheating is easy to understand. The more sexual partners a man has, the

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    4. Women Less Likely to Have Orgasm During Casual Sex?

      Women are less likely to have orgasms during casual sex than when they're in committed relationships, according to new research. One study of 600 college students found that women were twice as likely to reach orgasm from intercourse or oral sex in serious relationships, compared to hookups. The fin

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    5. Romance Can Sour When Only One Partner Slims Down

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) A romantic relationship can change when one partner slims down, and not always in a good way, new research suggests. "Losing weight can affect your relationship negatively," said Lynsey Romo, an assistant professor of communicatio

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    6. Men May Stroll a Little Slower Down Lovers' Lane

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Love may not only be blind and make the heart beat faster, it might also make a man's feet move more slowly, a new study finds. Men only slowed their walking speed when they were ambling with a female romantic partner -- not w

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    7. 10 Surprising Health Benefits of Sex

      Sex not only feels good. It can also be good for you. Here’s what a healthy sex life can do for you. “Sexually active people take fewer sick days,” says Yvonne K. Fulbright, PhD a sexual health expert. People who have sex have higher levels of what defends your body against germs, viruses, and other

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    8. When a Kiss Is More Than Just a Kiss

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 11 (HealthDay News) -- "A kiss is just a kiss," the old song goes, but not according to a new study that finds kissing helps people assess potential partners and, once in a relationship, keep them around. The study included more than 900 adults who to

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    9. A Woman's Guide to Reviving Sex Drive

      Know that old song, "Where Did Our Love Go?" Many women in their 40s, 50s, and 60s are asking, "Where did our sex go?" Loss of desire is common among women in the years before and after menopause. Desire problems peak between ages 35 to 64. Hormones don't deserve all the blame, though. The causes of

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    10. How to Rekindle the Spark in Your Relationship

      The honeymoon may be over, but that doesn’t have to mean the end of romance. Go on, break out of your relationship rut, reconnect with your partner, and fire up the passion that brought you together in the first place. Remember those fabulous qualities you noticed in your partner when you started da

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