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    1. Spousal Spats: Bad for the Heart?

      March 3, 2006 -- When husbands and wives argue in a hostile, controlling way, their hearts may not like it. So say researchers at the University of Utah. They studied 150 healthy, married couples, most of whom were in their early 60s. The study covered two key questions: How did the couples fight? W

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    2. Dancing, Body Symmetry: Courtship Aid?

      Dec. 21, 2005 -- Guys, are you good dancers? Your superior moves may indicate greater body symmetry -- a factor in mate selection. "Dancing is believed to be important in the courtship of a variety of species, including humans," writes researcher William M. Brown, PhD, an anthropologist with Rutgers

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    3. Teen Girls, Parents Talk About Sex

      Dec. 14, 2005 -- Most teenaged girls are talking to their parents about sex and birth control, according to a new survey. Researchers surveyed more than 1,500 girls under 18 who visited one of 79 different family planning clinics across the U.S. and found more than half had talked to their parents a

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    4. Is Divorce Always Bad for the Kids?

      Battling parents who stay together for the sake of the children may be doing their kids more harm than good. That is the finding from a Canadian study, which was one of the first to measure the mental health of children both before and after divorce. Children living in very dysfunctional families ac

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    5. Commitment May Be Good for You

      Dec. 7, 2005 -- People in committed relationships are happier than people who aren't, and married people may be the happiest of all. A new study shows people who are married report the highest levels of well-being, regardless of whether they are happily married or not. "Even when controlling for rel

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    6. Unhappy Marriage: Bad for Your Health

      Dec. 5, 2005 - Being in an unhappy marriage may be hard on the body as well as the heart. A new study shows couples that often argue may take longer to heal from simple wounds than those in less hostile relationships. In addition to allowing old physical and mental wounds to fester, researchers say

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    7. Creativity May Boost Sexual Activity

      Nov. 30, 2005 - Creativity may be a boon to sexual activity, according to a new study that could help explain why many famous artists in history were also notorious womanizers. The study showed that professional artists and poets had about twice as many sexual partners as those who don't indulge in

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    8. Feel Attractive, Have Better Sex?

      Nov. 11, 2005 -- Call it the feeling-frumpy-or-fine phenomenon of sex and aging for women. A new study shows that a woman's sex life may be richer if she thinks she's at least as attractive as she was 10 years earlier. But if she thinks her glory days, in terms of attractiveness, are over, some aspe

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    9. His and Her Humor on Different Plane

      Nov. 7, 2005 -- Humor hits men and women differently, new brain research shows. The findings appear in Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences, a serious journal that's not very giggly reading. Two studies in the journal's online edition pair humor with high-tech science. The results may

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    10. Married With Kids: Is Libido Lower for Women?

      Sept. 28, 2005 -- Married women are more likely to have sexual desire problems than either single women or married men, and those with children under the age of 5 are the most likely to report having little interest in sex, a new study shows. Researchers in the U.K. surveyed 11,000 men and women bet

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