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  1. Good Body Image Goes Hand in Hand With Happier Relationship

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Women who are happy with their bodies are better able to maintain a happy relationship, a new study finds. The researchers' survey also found that women who are satisfied with their current relationship tend to be fine

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  2. Scans May Support Venus/Mars Divide Between Sexes

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- While not every woman is intuitive or every man handy with tools, neurological scans of young males and females suggest that -- on average -- their brains really do develop differently. The research comes with a caveat: It

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  3. Gut Feelings Best Predictors of Marital Bliss?

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 28 (HealthDay News) -- If you are in the midst of planning the perfect wedding to the partner of your dreams and you suddenly get a bad feeling in your gut, new research on newlyweds suggests you would be wise to heed that instinct. "The conscious

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  4. How the 'Love Hormone' Works Its Magic

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists, and women everywhere, have long wondered exactly what keeps a man from straying with a stranger. From a biological perspective, at least, cheating is easy to understand. The more sexual partners a man has, the

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  5. Women Less Likely to Have Orgasm During Casual Sex?

    Women are less likely to have orgasms during casual sex than when they're in committed relationships, according to new research. One study of 600 college students found that women were twice as likely to reach orgasm from intercourse or oral sex in serious relationships, compared to hookups. The fin

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  6. Romance Can Sour When Only One Partner Slims Down

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) A romantic relationship can change when one partner slims down, and not always in a good way, new research suggests. "Losing weight can affect your relationship negatively," said Lynsey Romo, an assistant professor of communicatio

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  7. Men May Stroll a Little Slower Down Lovers' Lane

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Love may not only be blind and make the heart beat faster, it might also make a man's feet move more slowly, a new study finds. Men only slowed their walking speed when they were ambling with a female romantic partner -- not w

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  8. When a Kiss Is More Than Just a Kiss

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 11 (HealthDay News) -- "A kiss is just a kiss," the old song goes, but not according to a new study that finds kissing helps people assess potential partners and, once in a relationship, keep them around. The study included more than 900 adults who to

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  9. Having More Siblings Might Lower Your Divorce Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- The more brothers and sisters you have, the less likely you are to get divorced, a new study contends. Each sibling that a person has -- up to seven -- reduces the likelihood of divorce by 2 percent. The findings come from an a

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  10. Urging Your Partner to Diet May Backfire

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Urging a partner to diet may seem like a supportive thing to do, but a new study finds it can trigger unhealthy habits such as fasting and taking diet pills -- measures that can then lead to severe eating disorders. Both wome

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