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  1. Sexual Orientation: Does Your Nose Know?

    May 10, 2005 -- Forget the perfume. Your body odor may already be sending powerful signals to potential partners. New research suggests that preferences for certain body odors may provide valuable clues about a person's gender and sexual orientation. The study showed that homosexual men and lesbian

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  2. Controversy Over Emergency Contraception Drug

    April 8, 2005 -- The FDA has made slow progress as it considers a decision to allow an "emergency" contraception drug called Plan B to be sold over the counter. But things may speed up if two U.S. Senators have their way. The senators say they will block confirmation of President Bush's nominee to h

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  3. 1 in 5 Young Teens Report Having Tried Oral Sex

    April 4, 2005 -- Nearly a third of 14-year-olds plan oral sex within six months -- and nearly 20% say they've already tried oral sex, a California survey shows. The survey is not a national sample. The data, while carefully collected, comes from 580 ninth-grade boys and girls at two California schoo

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  4. Why We Have Sex

    March 30, 2005 -- Take away the sweet talk and lust, and sex comes down to survival of the fittest, a new British study shows. How did the researchers figure that out? They didn't ask this year's so-called sexiest man or woman alive. No surveys were done on modern mating habits; no calls were made t

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  5. Recipe for Happiness in Marriage

    March 22, 2005 -- The old saying about marriage that "what's good for the goose is good for the gander" is getting some scientific support. Cultivating your own happiness could make your spouse happier, too. "A married man is significantly more satisfied with his life when his wife becomes more sati

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  6. Want Romance? Oysters May Really Work

    March 16, 2005 -- Oysters' reputation as an aphrodisiac is legendary, but now researchers say they may have found scientific evidence to back up those claims. A team of American and Italian researchers has found evidence that at least four varieties of bivalve mollusks -- a seafood category that inc

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  7. Urine Smell May Have 'Manly' Attraction

    Feb. 22, 2005 -- Is there such a thing as a uniquely male smell that attracts females? Yes, and it's not for sale at the cologne counter. In fact, it would probably be a dud in the scent industry. Not many men would want to wear it, especially since it would only beckon ladies of the rodent variety.

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  8. Opposites Attract, but Do They Marry?

    Feb. 14, 2005 -- Opposites may attract, but a new study casts doubt on the old saying and suggests that like minds have a much better chance of getting married and living happily ever after. Researchers found newlywed couples were much more similar in terms of attitudes and values than they were dif

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  9. Secret Relationships Falter Fast

    Feb. 11, 2005 -- Don't believe the hype about secret relationships. They're better suited to soap operas, not real life. "While romantic secrecy may appear to be mysterious and exciting, it may also interfere with the quality and closeness of an ongoing romance," write Craig Foster, PhD, and W. Keit

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  10. Making Music Switches Off Stress

    Feb. 8, 2005 -- Playing with a music machine turns off the body's stress machine, researchers say. Some 300 years ago, British dramatist William Congreve noted music has charms to soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks, or to bend a knotted oak. Now researchers have put the first of these three cla

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