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Prostate Cancer Screening Not Beneficial

In a study conducted by the United States Preventive Services Task Force, testing in nearly 77,000 men ages 55 to 74, found that the commonly used prostate cancer screening P.S.A. blood test did not save lives. The conclusion is a follow-up to a 2009 study and has been published The Journal of the National Cancer…

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Added by hitched on January 11, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

For Women, Sexual Satisfaction Increases with Age

According to a new report in The American Journal of Medicine, a study of 806 women who are part of ongoing, 40-year research project, found that sexual satisfaction increased as the women aged even though sexual frequency decreased. The mean age of the participants in the study were 67, 63% were postmenopausal. Women…

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Added by hitched on January 10, 2012 at 10:56am — No Comments

Live Happy, Live Longer—35% Longer!

A new British study of 3,853 participants ages 52-79 was conducted in a single day asking how happy people were using a rating scale from 1 ("not at all") to 4 ("extremely"). Five years later the researchers looked at who was still alive and kicking. What they found was those who reported being happiest had a 35% reduced risk of dying… Continue

Added by hitched on October 31, 2011 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Mo' Money Mo' Marriage Problems

A new study of 1,700 married couples across the U.S. conducted by BYU found that those who placed more focus on money and possessions had less happiness and marital stability than those couples who didn't. Interestingly, couples who were more financially stable were the ones who argued about finances more and also coveted… Continue

Added by hitched on October 14, 2011 at 12:36pm — 1 Comment

5 Ways the iPhone 4S and iOS 5 Can Improve Your Marriage

With the roaring conversation around the new iPhone 4S, we thought we'd highlight five ways you can use the new iPhone and the new operating system to help improve your marriage.

 

1. Use the new Cards app to snap a picture of you and your spouse and send your husband or wife a personalized card expressing your…

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Added by hitched on October 5, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

Study Reveals Divorced & Widowed Women Have More Hair Loss

Two new studies being presented at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reveal several predictors of female hair loss. Of course genetics play a role, but other outside factors are also shown to contribute to hair loss. One of the studies examined 84 female identical twins and found that the number one predictor of hair loss was their marital…

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Added by hitched on September 26, 2011 at 2:02pm — 2 Comments

Sexual Performance for Post-Prostate Cancer Patients Varies

A new study that appeared in the American Medical Association from researchers out of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston found that the chances of losing sexual function after prostate cancer treatment varied widely. Some of factors that could help determine where a man would fall on the spectrum were weight,…

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Added by hitched on September 22, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Moderate Drinking for Middle-Aged Women Linked to Healthier Old Age

Talk about your perfect weekend news report. Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health studied the medical records of 13,894 nurses who were middle-aged in the… Continue

Added by hitched on September 16, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Testosterone Drops Dramatically for Dads After Baby Arrives

A new study out of Northwestern University showed that testosterone levels for men who had become fathers dropped between 26 percent and 34 percent. The study followed 624 young men in the Philippines for over 4.5 years, some were married and others had long-term relationships with girlfriends. The drop in testosterone… Continue

Added by hitched on September 13, 2011 at 9:18pm — No Comments

No Link That Breast-Feeding Prevents Eczema

When you're talking about the benefits of breast-feeding, the studies pile to the clouds. In a new study, researchers in Britain gathered data on more than 50,000 children ages 8 to 12 in 21 countries. The researchers assessed the prevalence and severity of eczema with skin examinations of the children, family medical histories and questionnaires about past symptoms. The study… Continue

Added by hitched on September 6, 2011 at 10:25am — No Comments

Dogs Can Sniff Lung Cancer

We already knew dogs are man's best friend, but they might also be our resident doctor. Ok, that's a bit of a stretch. However, in a German study, trained sniffer dogs identified 71 out of 100 samples with lung cancer, as well as 372 out of 400 cancer-free samples. According to the study, the dogs are able to identify volatile…

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Added by hitched on August 25, 2011 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Happy Marriage is Good for the Heart, Literally

A new study of 225 people who underwent coronary bypass surgery from 1987 to 1990 found that married people are more than twice as likely as single people to be alive 15 years after coronary bypass surgery. The research was published in the journal Health Psychology and was co-authored by Harry T. Reis, a professor of psychology at the… Continue

Added by hitched on August 22, 2011 at 1:36pm — 1 Comment

Babies Benefit from Fish Oil

During pregnancy, we already know that a mother's diet can have an impact on their pregnancy. According to a Time magazine briefing, the babies of pregnant women who consumed fish oil during pregnancy were healthier than those who did not. For the study, researchers randomly gave 1,000…

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Added by hitched on August 17, 2011 at 9:04am — No Comments

Federal Health Department Approves Free Birth Control & More

Under President Barack Obama's health care law a slew of new coverages were ruled on and approved earlier this week by the Federal Health Department, including the coverage of birth control by health insurance companies without copay. Birth control is just one element of preventive care coverage for women. Also to be… Continue

Added by hitched on August 4, 2011 at 9:17am — No Comments

Just 10-15 Minutes of Daily Physical Activity Reaps Health Benefits

It's time to drop the excuses for why you can't exercise. The American College of Sports Medicine has updated their exercise guidelines (the first time since 1998) and found that just 10-15 minutes will deliver health benefits. This is lower than the recommended of 150 hours per week, but the researchers found that even just a…

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Added by hitched on August 1, 2011 at 5:14pm — No Comments

Men Concerned About Sexual Performance More Likely to Cheat

A new study from the University of Guelph and researchers from Indiana University looked at how demographics, interpersonal factors and sexual personality affect infidelity. What they found was that men with sexual performance anxiety are more likely to cheat on their partners. Also, men who are risk-takers or easily sexually aroused are also more likely to wander. When it comes to women,…

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Added by hitched on July 26, 2011 at 4:54pm — No Comments

Men Concerned About Sexual Performance More Likely to Cheat

A new study from the University of Guelph and researchers from Indiana University looked at how demographics, interpersonal factors and sexual personality affect infidelity. What they found was that men with sexual performance anxiety are more likely to cheat on their partners. Also, men who are risk-takers or easily sexually aroused are also more likely to wander. When it comes to women,…

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Added by hitched on July 26, 2011 at 4:54pm — No Comments

C-Section Births At An All-Time High

A new study conducted in 19 states between 2002 and 2009 found that cesarean deliveries jumped from 27 percent of births in the United States to 34 percent. The report comes from HealthGrades, a source for physician information and hospital quality outcomes. In trying to understand why the rate of c-section births have…

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Added by hitched on July 22, 2011 at 3:26pm — No Comments

When Wives Are Thinner Than Husbands Marriages are Happier

New research from the University of Tennessee looked surveyed 169 newlywed couples 35 years and younger for over four years. The researchers found that both husbands and wives were happier when the wife had a lower body-mass index (BMI) than the husband. BMI is a standard used to measure body…

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Added by hitched on July 19, 2011 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Men Who Cuddle Are 3 Times More Likely to be Happy in Relationships

Is your husband a snuggle bug? If so, there's a better chance that he's a happy camper. Researchers at Indiana University surveyed over 1,000 couples living in Japan, Brazil, Spain, Germany and the United States and found that men who frequently kissed or cuddled with their partner were three times more likely to be happy in their… Continue

Added by hitched on July 14, 2011 at 11:19am — No Comments

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Episode 569: Substituting Our Summer Vacations

How can we work through the cancelations of our vacations and get the mental and physical vacation we need during Covid-19?





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