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  1. Passion Rules in the (Fictional) ER

    Oct. 25, 2007 -- Move over, Grey's Anatomy. An esteemed medical journal is brimming with unbridled passions among fictional doctors. The Lancet's Oct. 27 edition includes an Irish psychiatrist's review of 20 medical romance novels. The psychiatrist is Brendan D. Kelly, MD, MRCPsych, of the adult psy

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  2. Gossip May Override the Facts

    Oct. 15, 2007 -- Gossip may override eyewitness accounts when it comes to telling fact from fiction. A new study shows that people are influenced by gossip about others even when it contradicts what they’ve seen with their own eyes. Researchers say the results show that the power of gossip in influe

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  3. Most Happy With Sex Change Results

    Sept. 26, 2007 -- Most people who undergo male-to-female sex change operations are pleased with the results despite some minor complications, according to the largest study ever of sex change results. Researchers surveyed 222 patients who had sex change operations and found nearly 90% of them were h

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  4. Why You Can't Overlook a Pretty Face

    Sept. 20, 2007 -- Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but the eye finds it really hard to look away from the physically attractive -- and new research shows why that is. It all boils down to your relationship status, suggest Florida State University (FSU) psychology researchers including Jon M

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  5. Daters' Mixed Motivations Debunked

    Sept. 4, 2007 -- New research on love (or at least dating) echoes what William Shakespeare wrote more than 400 years ago in A Midsummer Night's Dream: "Love looks not with the eyes but with the mind." Basically, the researchers found that men and women say they want someone like them. But the realit

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  6. Husbands Do Less Housework

    Aug. 29, 2007 -- It may not come as a shock to most couples, but a new study shows that men, especially married men, do less housework than women. Researchers surveyed 17,000 men and women in 27 countries, including the U.S. The survey shows that men did an average of about nine and a half hours of

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  7. Older Americans Have Active Sex Lives

    Aug. 22, 2007 -- Though half report bothersome sexual problems, sexually active Americans aged 57-85 have sex as often as those aged 18-59. The findings come from a nationally representative sample of 3,005 U.S. residents. They show that sexual intimacy remains an important part of most people's liv

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  8. Breakup Survival May Not Be So Hard

    Aug. 21, 2007 - Surviving a breakup is easier than you think, according to a new study. Breaking up can be hard to do, just as the song suggests. But forget all that other stuff promoted by country music -- moping around for months, devouring tons of chocolate, becoming a hermit and whining that you

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  9. Why People Have Sex: 237 Reasons

    Aug. 1, 2007 -- Why do people have sex? A new study counts the ways and comes up with 237 reasons. The reasons range from the sublime to the scandalous. Some motivations came from the heart. Others came from elsewhere in the anatomy. The leading reason for sex was, "I was attracted to the person," a

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  10. Spouses May Inspire Healthy Lifestyle

    July 11, 2007 -- Spouses may inspire each other to adopt a healthy lifestyle, according to a new study on marriage and health. "We find that when one spouse changes a poor health behavior, the other spouse is likely to change behavior as well," write researchers Tracy Falba, PhD, and Jody Sindelar,

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