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Having a Happy Spouse Could Be Good for Your Health

Having a happy spouse may be related to better health, at least among middle-aged and older adults, according to a new study published by the American Psychological Association.

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UTHealth Receives More Than $3 Million to Expand Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program

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Houston Endowment has awarded a three-year, $3 million grant to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health to expand a successful teen pregnancy prevention program that began in the Sunnyside community of Houston.

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Transmedia Storytelling Can Be an Effective Health Intervention

“East Los High,” a pioneering transmedia edutainment program purposely designed to address issues of reproductive and sexual health among teens, is demonstrating the power and potential of leveraging entertainment media for health promotion and social change. Using analytics tracking, a viewer survey and a laboratory experiment, researchers studied the audience reach, engagement, and impact of the Emmy-nominated program’s first season. The results suggest the program’s sexual and reproductive messaging had a strong cognitive, emotional and social influence on its target audience of young Latinos.

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Study Questions Benefits of Testosterone Replacement for Low T

The prescription of testosterone supplementation for cardiovascular health, sexual function, physical function, mood, or cognitive function in men with “low T” is not supported by clinical trials data, conclude researchers who describe a review of more than 200 clinical trials published Sept. 21 in PLOS One.

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Let’s Talk About More Than Sex: Parents in Favor of Expanding Health Education

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Teaching kids about drugs, alcohol and sex appears to be less controversial than ever before but parents want to see health education classes cover more topics.

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Female Sex Hormone May Protect Women From Worst Effects of the Flu

In mouse studies, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have found that progesterone – a female sex hormone contained in most forms of hormone-based birth control – appears to stave off the worst effects of influenza infection and, in an unexpected finding, help damaged lung cells to heal more quickly.

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AMP Study Explores Potency of Antibodies to Combat HIV Infection

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A clinical trial underway – known as the AMP study (for Antibody Meditated Prevention) – will determine whether infusing an experimental antibody (VRC01) into HIV-negative men and transgender individuals who have sex with men, will prevent the acquisition of HIV.

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Scientists Find Stress Negatively Affects Chances of Conception

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UofL epidemiologist Kira Taylor, Ph.D., found that women who reported feeling more stressed during their ovulatory window were approximately 40-percent less likely to conceive during that month than other less stressful months.

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Male Chemistry Primes Females for Reproduction -- but at a Cost

A research team led by a Northwestern University scientist has discovered that male animals, through their invisible chemical “essence,” prime female animals for reproduction but with the unfortunate side effect of also hastening females’ aging process.

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Male Chemistry Primes Females for Reproduction -- but at a Cost

A research team led by a Northwestern University scientist has discovered that male animals, through their invisible chemical “essence,” prime female animals for reproduction but with the unfortunate side effect of also hastening females’ aging process. The females sense the two signals and respond by altering their physiology. These findings in roundworms, which echo those made in mammalian studies, could lead to therapies that delay puberty and prolong fertility in humans as well as combat aging.

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Testing Backlogged Sexual Assault Kits Prevents Future Rapes and Saves Victims and Communities Millions

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Testing backlogged sexual assault kits leads to the imprisonment of more rapists—preventing future sexual assaults and saving would-be victims and communities millions of dollars, according to a new analysis by Case Western Reserve University.

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Study Suggests Sex in Later Years Harmful to Men’s Heart Health, but Not Women’s

Having sex frequently — and enjoying it — puts older men at higher risk for heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems. For older women, however, good sex may actually lower the risk of hypertension.

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New Study Says Problems with Sexual Function Occur After Heart Attack, Disparities Exist Between Men and Women

New research from the University of Chicago investigates what happens to men’s and women’s sexual function and relationships after a heart attack in an effort to help clinicians develop better care guidelines for patients.

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Social Networks Key to Crickets’ Success

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Human relationships and interactions form our social network. Crickets are no different, except their networks are simpler. A U of Guelph researcher found the insects’ social network remains mostly unchanged each year and their social structure is conserved over evolutionary time.

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Fracking Chemicals Exposure May Harm Fertility in Female Mice

Prenatal exposure to chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, may threaten fertility in female mice, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s journal Endocrinology.

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More Than a Few Good Men

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Contrary to traditional expectations of unbalanced sex ratios, places with more men than women do not typically experience higher rates of family and social instability, according to a University of Utah study.

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Aaron Cooper, PhD, Available to Discuss Couple Conflict

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Sub-Saharan Africans Are Satisfied with Their Sex Lives

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People in Africa’s Sub-Sahara region, a relatively undeveloped area, are generally satisfied with their sex lives, with the most common rating — reported by 18 percent of survey respondents — being a perfect “10,” according to Baylor University research to be presented Monday, Aug. 22, at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA).

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Beginning Pornography Use Associated with Increase in Probability of Divorce

Beginning pornography use is associated with a substantial increase in the probability of divorce for married Americans, and this increase is especially large for women, finds a new study.







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