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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Government Issues New RU-486 Warnings

    Nov. 16, 2004 -- The FDA has strengthened warning labels for the controversial abortion pill Mifeprex, better known as RU-486, following an August report of a 22-year-old woman who died after taking the drug. The agency released new alerts warning doctors and patients of a risk of severe bacterial i

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  7. Misconception: Oral Sex Can't Spread Syphilis

    Oct. 21, 2004 -- People falsely believe that unprotected oral sex is safe, according to a new study. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report shows that a substantial proportion of syphilis cases occurred through unprotected oral sex. The CDC recommends that people should use condoms du

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  8. Unhappy Marriage Reflects Spouse's Depression

    Oct. 11, 2004 -- When one spouse suffers from depression, both will have an unhappy marriage, new research shows. There is a growing body of research indicating that mental health and unhappy marriages are closely entwined, writes lead researcher Mark A. Whisman, PhD, with the University of Colorado

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  9. Breast Chemical: Sexual Desire Secret?

    Oct. 8, 2004 -- Breastfeeding mothers and their babies produce a chemical that can boost other women's sexual desire, new research shows. It's a natural phenomenon found in animals -- the production of chemicals called pheromones that regulate all sorts of reproductive behaviors and processes in oth

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  10. Sex Toys More Common in Women in Relationships

    Oct. 7, 2004 - Nearly half of adult women currently use sex toys or have tried them in the past, research shows. And women in relationships are even more likely to use them. The report comes from Chicago's Berman Center. Directed by sex therapist Laura Berman, LCSW, PhD, the center focuses on women'

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