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  1. Marital Satisfaction Plays Role in Heart Bypass Survival

    Aug. 22, 2011 -- People who are married and who undergo heart bypass surgery are more than twice as likely as their unmarried counterparts to be alive after 15 years, a new study indicates. University of Rochester researchers tracked 225 people who had undergone bypass surgery between 1987 and 1990,

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  2. Marital Conflict May Not Ease Over Time

    Aug. 18, 2011 -- If you argue a lot now with your spouse, chances are you'll still be arguing the same amount next year, and the next, and the next, new research shows. While common sense might suggest that people work out their differences over time, and that marital conflict declines, the new stud

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  3. What Do Men Want? Turns Out It's Cuddling

    July 7, 2011 -- Who says real men don't like to cuddle? In a study that refutes gender stereotypes, researchers looking at couples in long-term relationships have found that men value cuddling and caressing as important for their relationship happiness more than women do. For women, sexual functioni

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  4. Size Counts When It Comes to Sex

    July 7, 2011 -- Being very thin or fat appears to increase the odds that a man will experience some kind of sexual difficulty, but the same may not be true for women, a new study shows. The study, a survey of more than 5,500 adults in Denmark, finds some surprising and complicated associations betwe

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  5. When Wives Don't Sleep, Marriage Suffers

    June 13, 2011 (Minneapolis) -- When couples fight, sleep often suffers. Now a new study shows that the reverse may also be true. Not sleeping well, it seems, can make for a rockier relationship. The study, which was presented at the SLEEP 2011 conference in Minneapolis, found that wives who have tro

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  6. Gossip May Have a Protective Role

    May 19, 2011 -- Gossip can be juicy, delicious, mean, entertaining, destructive -- or all of the above. However it's described, gossip does have a purpose, according to new research. ''We think it is a protective-type role," says researcher Eliza Bliss-Moreau, PhD, post-doctoral fellow in psychiatry

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  7. Cancer Diagnosis Rates Differ for Gays, Heterosexuals

    May 9, 2011 -- A new study sheds light on the differences in cancer prevalence and survival rates in gay, lesbian, and bisexual populations compared with heterosexuals. It found that gay men had nearly twice the odds of being diagnosed with cancer as heterosexual males. In women there was no signifi

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  8. Keeping Your Marriage Strong -- Even With Kids

    Ah, the joys of raising children: The pitter-patter of little feet, the tiny plump hands slipped into yours, the first day of school...and the bitter arguments with your spouse over who gets to go to the gym after work tonight. While children are wonderful, there's no question that their arrival can

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  9. Pain, Social Rejection Have Similar Effect on Brain

    March 28, 2011 -- Rejection really does hurt. That’s the message of a new study that suggests physical pain and the pain of rejection may “hurt” in the same way. Researchers found that physical pain and intense emotional pain, such as feelings of rejection after a bad breakup of a relationship, acti

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  10. ‘Idealizing’ Your Spouse Makes an Ideal Marriage

    March 3, 2011 -- Love is blind, and that may be a good thing. According to a new study, people who idealized their partners when they got married -- and saw primarily only their good qualities -- were more likely to still be happy with their mate three years later. The study, published in Psychologi

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