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  1. Testosterone May Drop When Men Become Dads

    Sept. 12, 2011 -- Testosterone levels drop when men become fathers, and they are lowest for the most devoted dads, new research shows. While earlier studies had also shown that fathers have lower testosterone levels than men of the same age without children, it has not been clear if men with low tes

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  2. Marriage and Divorce Trigger Weight Gain

    Aug. 22, 2011 -- Marriage and divorce may trigger weight gain in men and women for very different reasons. A new study shows marriage often prompts weight gain in women, while divorce is often the time when men pile on the pounds. This weight gain is not as frequent in younger people, but researcher

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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