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  1. Gay Men Who Marry Now Living Longer, Study Says

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 12 (HealthDay News) -- The death rate among Danish men in same-sex partnerships has dropped significantly since the 1990s, but the death rate among women in same-sex unions is increasing, a new study finds. In 1989, Denmark became the first country

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  2. Relationship Worries Can Make You Sick

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Feeling insecure and frequently anxious about your romantic relationship can actually harm your health, new research contends. The feelings may boost levels of a stress hormone and lower your immune system, according to Ohio S

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  3. Five Keys to Keep Your Valentine's Heart

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- If you're hoping that a bouquet of flowers or a heart-shaped box of chocolates might give your relationship a boost this Valentine's Day, you might be disappointed. A new study suggests that a good relationship depends

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  4. Who Says the Sexes Are Planets Apart?

    By Amanda Gardner HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Men are from Mars, and Women are from Venus? Maybe not. It's a pop psychology theory that has permeated modern culture, but a new study debunks the premise that men and women are irrevocably different in every way. "A lot of p

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  5. Get Married, Cut Heart Attack Risk?

    THURSDAY, Jan. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Marriage appears to reduce the risk of heart attacks for both men and women, according to researchers in Finland. Other studies have shown that being single or living alone increases the risk for developing and dying from heart disease. Many of these studies, ho

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  6. For Husbands, Does More Housework Mean Less Sex?

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- If you're one of those husbands who thinks taking over some of your wife's household chores will translate into having sex more often, maybe you should think again. A new study suggests the opposite may be true. Married men who spend more time doing what many c

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  7. Sex in the Senior Years

    During the last two decades, several studies have left little doubt that seniors have sex well into their 60s, 70s, and beyond. But what quantitative studies don't always show is what senior sex is like -- including its pleasures and problems. Take the case of a couple I counseled recently. Both wer

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  8. It’s True: Frequent Sex is Healthy Sex

    Q: My husband says we should have sex even if we don’t feel like it because it’s "use it or lose it." Is there any truth to this? A: Although male sexuality is very different from female sexuality, it turns out that for both sexes "use it or lose it" is indeed TRUE. On average, men get three to five

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  9. Fight Fairly and Keep the Peace in Your Relationship

    Becky Robbins says she and her husband, Neil -- married for eight years -- rarely fight. That doesn't mean that there isn't conflict. It's just that she screams "kind of like the queen in Alice in Wonderland," uttering phrases reminiscent of "off with their heads." Neil responds like most guys in ma

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  10. 7 Ways to Keep Your Relationship Strong Despite a Chronic Illness

    Having a chronic illness such as diabetes, arthritis, or multiple sclerosis can take a toll on even the best relationship. The partner who's sick may not feel the way he or she did before the illness. And the person who's not sick may not know how to handle the changes. The strain may push both peop

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