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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Is There a 'Gay Gene'?

    Jan. 28, 2005 - The genes a man gets from his mother and father may play an important role in determining whether he is gay or not, according to a new study likely to reignite the "gay gene" debate. Researchers say it's the first time the entire human genetic makeup has been scanned in search of pos

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  4. Sex Talk Changing With the Times

    Jan. 7, 2005 -- The way we talk about sex and sexual issues has changed dramatically in the past 15 years, a new study shows. But researchers say men and women still don't seem to see eye to eye when it comes to sensitive sexual subjects, such as rape and orgasm. The study shows that the term "rape"

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  5. Sex Talk Changing With the Times

    Jan. 7, 2005 -- The way we talk about sex and sexual issues has changed dramatically in the past 15 years, a new study shows. But researchers say men and women still don't seem to see eye to eye when it comes to sensitive sexual subjects, such as rape and orgasm. The study shows that the term "rape"

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  6. 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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  7. Romantic Breakups Change a Woman's Brain

    Dec. 30, 2004 -- When a romantic relationship ends, the emotional backlash for women can trigger brain changes visible on MRI scans, new research shows. This new window into women's grief sheds light on the connection between normal sadness, grief, and depression, writes lead researcher Arif Najib,

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  8. Men Want Subordinate Women

    Dec. 15, 2004 -- Men prefer subordinate women for relationships, suggests new research in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior. The study was conducted by a woman and a man: Stephanie Brown of the University of Michigan and Brian Lewis of the University of California, Los Angeles. Brown and Lewi

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  9. Sex in Menopause City

    Nov. 19, 2004 -- Here's the disturbing fact you probably already know: As a woman ages and hormone levels drop, so too can her enjoyment of -- and oftentimes desire for -- sex. Here's the good news: Though saying goodbye to hormones and sex may happen in the same breath, the latest research indicate

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  10. New Warning for Depo-Provera Users

    Nov. 18, 2004 -- The FDA is adding a "black box" warning to Depo-Provera stating that prolonged use of the injectable contraceptive may result in the loss of bone density. The black box warning is the strongest warning the FDA issues on drugs. Loss of bone density weakens the bones and increases the

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