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  1. Pill Users Choose 'Wrong' Sex Partners

    Aug. 12, 2008 -- A woman is sexually attracted to men who smell like a good genetic match, but birth control pills make her desire the "wrong" men, a U.K. study shows. Who is the right man? Studies suggest women are attracted to men whose genetic makeup differs from their own. Having a genetically d

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  2. Married vs. Single: Health Gap Narrows

    Aug. 11, 2008 -- Getting married doesn't improve one's health as much as it used to, according to a new study. Married people have historically reported better health than their never-married peers. It has generally been accepted that marriage provides social, psychological, and financial resources

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  3. Overworking Affects Spouses Differently

    Aug. 1, 2008 -- Long work hours can take a toll on a marriage, and a new report shows that grueling work schedules affect husbands' careers and wives careers differently. The key finding: When husbands work 50 hours per week or more, their wives are more likely to quit their own jobs, especially if

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  4. Relationship Violence Common in College

    July 8, 2008 -- More than four in 10 college students have been the victim of relationship violence by a partner, friend, or acquaintance, according to a new study. "All forms of relationship violence are prevalent among male and female college students; almost half of the students had experienced r

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  5. Sex After 70 Getting Better

    July 8, 2008 -- Satisfying sex lives among people aged 70 and older are now more common, Swedish researchers report. They studied four groups of men and women aged 70 and older in Gothenburg, Sweden. Nurses or doctors interviewed one group of participants in the early 1970s, a second group in the mi

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  6. Facebook Benefits Extroverts Most

    June 25, 2008 -- People who are more socially isolated in real life tend to be more isolated in the virtual world of social networking web sites like Facebook, new research suggests. Facebook users in the study who reported feeling anxiety and fear in their face-to-face relationships spent more time

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  7. Survey Debunks Myths About Teen Sex

    May 21, 2008 -- A new government survey detailing sexual activities among America's adolescents dispels the notion that teens often substitute oral sex for intercourse. "There is a widespread belief that teens engage in nonvaginal forms of sex, especially oral sex, as a way to be sexually active whi

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  8. Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Loses Steam

    April 23, 2008 -- Health and medical groups on Wednesday called for federal "abstinence-only" sex education funding to be scrapped, saying the programs have not helped lower teens' rates of pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases. The calls come as Democrats in Congress consider trying to suspend

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  9. Sex Therapists Gauge Ideal Time for Sex

    April 3, 2008 -- A new survey aims to set the record straight about how long heterosexual intercourse should last. The verdict: 3 to 13 minutes, with 3-7 minutes deemed "acceptable" and 7 to 13 minutes dubbed "desirable." Thirty-four sex therapists in the U.S. and Canada completed the survey. They h

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  10. Intimate Violence Hurts Health

    Feb. 7, 2008 -- In America, one in four women and one in nine men suffers physical or emotional violence at the hands of an intimate partner. This harms their long-term health, the CDC reports. The new data come from the largest-ever survey of intimate-partner violence -- a range of behaviors that i

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