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Study Shows How Troubled Marriage, Depression History Promote Obesity

The double-whammy of marital hostility and a history of depression can increase the risk for obesity in adults by altering how the body processes high-fat foods, according to new research.

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The New ‘Double Disadvantage’

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In the United States, your nationality has some effect on your likelihood to be employed--but being married matters more. For women, it matters a lot more.

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Sexting in Teens Linked to More Sexual Activity, Low Self-Esteem

Relatively few teens say they have engaged in sexting, but those who do may put themselves at sexual risk, finds a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

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UH Case Medical Center's Lisa Perriera, MD, Available to Talk About New AAP Guidelines for Birth Control and Teens

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Is Spooning Really The Best Position For Men With Back Pain?

A study using motion capture technology provides new information on the spinal strain produced by various sexual positions—suggesting that one position commonly recommended for all men with low back pain is not actually the best choice, reports a study in the journal Spine. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

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Your Parents Were Right: New Research Shows Importance of Saying Thank You

Saying thank you has been among the commonest of cultural civilities for centuries. Now new research offers the first evidence that expressions of gratitude go beyond mere etiquette and provide real social benefit.

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Report Outlines ‘Must-Have’ Sexual Health Services for Men

Compared with women, American men have worse access to reproductive and sexual health care, research shows, a disparity fueled in part by the lack of standard clinical guidelines on the types and timing of exams, tests and treatments that should be offered to all men of reproductive age. Now a report, developed jointly by Johns Hopkins experts and the federally funded Male Training Center for Family Planning and Reproductive Health, aims to fill that need.

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Study Links Skipping School, Failing Tests to More Sex, Less Condom Use in Teenage Girls

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Skipping school, failing tests and engaging in risky sexual behavior linked in study of teenage girls

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Sexual Risk Behaviors of Hispanic Youth Vary by Language, Place of Birth

A new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health finds that the sexual risk behaviors of young Hispanic people living in the U.S. vary considerably with their degree of acculturation.

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