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  1. Break-Up Rates Similar for Gay, Straight Couples

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When gays and lesbians have access to government-sanctioned marriage, or engage in highly committed "marriage-like" unions, their rates of break-up are the same as those of heterosexuals, a new study finds. The study was relea

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  2. Brains of Sex Addicts

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In people with sex addiction, pornography affects the brain in ways that are similar to that seen in drug addicts as they consume drugs, a new study finds. "There are clear differences in brain activity between patients wh

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  3. Are You Tweeting Your Marriage Away?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Forget about the Twitter wars that break out regularly between outspoken celebrities or loudmouth pundits -- too much Twitter can be bad for your own relationship, a new study suggests. High amounts of Twitter use can

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  4. Marriage Pays Health Dividends -- for Him

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Guys, a loving spouse may save your life, U.S. health officials say. But living with a significant other doesn't appear to confer the same health benefits as marriage. Single and married men are more likely to see a doc

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  5. Saying 'I Do' Because of Similar DNA?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Married couples typically have a lot in common, and researchers now say that may extend to their genes. Spouses tend to be more genetically similar than two people chosen off the street at random, according to a new study

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  6. Can Doing the Dishes Save a Young Marriage?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, May 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Newlywed couples who have similar expectations for dividing household chores are more likely to have longer-lasting marriages, a new study suggests. University of Illinois researchers looked at 220 heterosexual newlywed c

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  7. Women: 'In Sickness & In Health' Not in the Cards?

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The marital vows to stay true "in sickness and in health" seem to apply more to wives than husbands when one of the spouses becomes seriously ill, according to novel new research. Social scientists found that the risk of

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  8. Don't Bother 'Faking It' in the Bedroom

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- "Was it good for you, too?" can be such a loaded question. Now a new study says you can't fool your sex partner by faking satisfaction. The study also found that women and men are equally able to determine their partner

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  9. Marriage Does Help the Heart, Study Finds

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Marriage is good for the heart, yet another study has found. Married partners don't just have a lower risk of heart problems, the researchers said. They also have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease affecting the leg

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  10. For Happy Marriage, His Personality May Be Key

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term unions tend to stay happy if the husband has an agreeable personality and is in good health, according to a new study. Whether a wife is agreeable and in good health, however, doesn't play as big a role in pre

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