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26-Mar-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Men with erectile dysfunction may face higher risk of death
Endocrine Society

Men with erectile dysfunction have a higher risk of death, regardless of their testosterone levels, suggests a study accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and publication in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

Released: 24-Mar-2020 10:15 AM EDT
More men more problems? Not necessarily, FSU study finds
Florida State University

Men are more prone to competitive risk taking and violent behavior, so what happens when the number of men is greater than the number of women in a population?  According to research by Florida State University Professor of Psychology Jon Maner, the answers might not be what you expect.

Released: 20-Mar-2020 3:40 PM EDT
Social Media While Social Distancing: A How-To Guide
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

With calls from elected and health officials to self-isolate to prevent the spread of coronavirus, more and more people are turning to social media as their primary means of entertainment and connection with friends and the outside world. But can too much social media while social distancing take a toll on your mental and even physical health? We checked in with Natalie Pennington -- a UNLV communication studies professor who researches the benefits and harms of social media -- to get her take on the best ways to make your online experience work for you.

Released: 19-Mar-2020 12:00 PM EDT
Feeling obligated can impact relationships during social distancing
Michigan State University

In a time where many are practicing social distancing from the outside world, people are relying on their immediate social circles more than usual. Does a sense of obligation -- from checking on parents to running an errand for an elderly neighbor -- benefit or harm a relationship? A Michigan State University study found the sweet spot between keeping people together and dooming a relationship.

Newswise: A prescription for the pain of rejection: Acetaminophen and forgiveness
Released: 13-Feb-2020 6:40 PM EST
A prescription for the pain of rejection: Acetaminophen and forgiveness
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

The emotional distress that often accompanies a breakup is called social pain, and it may cause sadness, depression and loneliness, as well as actual physical pain, research has shown. A study, published recently in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine may have found an antidote – forgiveness combined with acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol.

Released: 13-Feb-2020 10:45 AM EST
Kisspeptin hormone injection can boost brain activity associated with attraction
Imperial College London

The researchers behind the early-stage work, published in JCI Insight, are exploring whether kisspeptin can ultimately be used to treat men with common psychosexual disorders - sexual problems which are psychological in origin such as low libido.

Released: 13-Feb-2020 8:55 AM EST
Romance, Scent, and Sleep: The Stuff that Dreams Are Made Of
Association for Psychological Science

Forget counting sheep. If you really want a good night’s sleep, all you may need is your romantic partner’s favorite T-shirt wrapped around your pillow.

Newswise: Many Teens are Victims of Digital Dating Abuse; Boys Get the Brunt of It
Released: 12-Feb-2020 8:30 AM EST
Many Teens are Victims of Digital Dating Abuse; Boys Get the Brunt of It
Florida Atlantic University

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, but there is nothing romantic about new research illuminating how teen dating abuse is manifesting online. A study of U.S. middle and high school students showed that 28.1 percent had been the victim of at least one form of digital dating abuse. More than one-third had been the victim of traditional dating abuse (offline). Boys in heterosexual relationships experienced all forms of digital dating abuse more than girls and were even more likely to experience physical aggression.

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