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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Young Waiting Longer for First Sexual Activity

    March 3, 2011 -- Young men and women may be waiting longer before having their first sexual experiences than they did just a few years ago, a new CDC study indicates. According to a study based on 13,500 interviews with men and women, more than 25% in the 15-24 age range say they have never had any

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  8. ‘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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  9. Why Conflict Resolution Is Easy for Some Couples

    Feb. 24, 2011 -- How well couples move on after an argument is closely tied to how securely attached one or both partners were to their caregivers as an infant, a study suggests. The study is published in the online edition of Psychological Science. To reach their conclusions, researchers at the Uni

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  10. Still Madly in Love? Brain Scans Can Explain

    Jan. 14, 2011 -- Couples can still be intensely in love even after many years of marriage and experience the same types of intense romantic feelings as people who have recently fallen in love. That’s the key conclusion of a new study in which scientists at Stony Brook University used functional magn

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