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For College Students, 'Hookup Sex' More Intimate Than Thought

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TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 – Intimacy plays a larger role in casual sex among college students than previously thought, a new U.S. study reports. Researchers analyzed the results of an online survey that asked several hundred students at a university in the Northeast about their romantic relationships and casual sex. As expected, affectionate and intimate activities – such as cuddling, spending the ...

Are You Married to Bickering?

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MONDAY, Dec. 3, 2018 – If you bicker a lot with your spouse, it could be because you're running low on energy. Low energy translates to less self-control and a greater chance of aggression. The good news: A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that a steady blood glucose level can translate into fewer fights with your spouse. People in general have a ...

Gay 'Conversion Therapy' Often Begins at Home, With Devastating Consequences

Posted 15 Nov 2018 by

THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2018 – The new movie "Boy Erased"-- about a gay teen's ordeal when forced to attend a "conversion therapy" program – is shining a spotlight on a treatment deemed bogus and harmful by most experts. And new research shows the key role parents often play in efforts to change an LGBT child's sexual orientation. The first-of-its-kind study, which surveyed white and Latino young ...

How Your Mother's Love Life May Affect Your Own

Posted 13 Nov 2018 by

TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 – Like mother, like child? Your mother's romantic history may influence how many partners you have, a new study claims. "Our results suggest that mothers may have certain characteristics that make them more or less desirable on the marriage market, and better or worse at relationships," said study lead author Claire Kamp Dush, an associate professor of human sciences and ...

Baby Boom or Baby Bust? What Nation-by-Nation Population Trends Reveal

Posted 13 Nov 2018 by

TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 – Birth rates are booming in 104 countries, but declining in 91 others, a new research reveals. The world's population has risen 197 percent since 1950, from 2.6 billion to 7.6 billion in 2017. Between 2007 and 2017, it grew by 87.2 million people a year, compared with 81.5 million a year from 1997 to 2007. In 1950, wealthy countries accounted for 24 percent of the global ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Janssen Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall for One Lot of Ortho-Novum 1/35 and Two Lots of Ortho-Novum 7/7/7 Due to Incorrect Veridate Dispenser Instructions

Posted 3 Nov 2018 by

The Ortho-Novum® product itself remains safe and effective for use with the appropriate dispenser instructionsTITUSVILLE, NJ – November 2, 2018 – Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall of one lot of Ortho-Novum® 1/35 (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol) Tablets and two lots of Ortho-Novum® 7/7/7 (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol) Tablets to the pharmacy level. The patient info ...

'Panic Parenting' Fear Drives Many Women to Freeze Eggs

Posted 2 Nov 2018 by

FRIDAY, Nov. 2, 2018 – Trying to avoid "panic parenting" is the reason why many single women freeze their eggs for non-medical reasons, a small new study suggests. Panic parenting refers to having a relationship just to have a baby. "Whilst the number of women freezing their eggs remains small, many more are now considering this option as a way of extending the window of time they have to pursue ...

Dad's Age May Play Role in Pregnancy Outcomes

Posted 1 Nov 2018 by

THURSDAY, Nov. 1, 2018 – More men are delaying fatherhood, and new research suggests that might raise the risk of both birth complications and infant health problems. When new fathers are aged 45 or older, there's an increased chance of preterm birth, infant seizures and even gestational diabetes in the mother, the study found. "When you think about fertility, don't forget the father. Having a ...

Take at Least a Year Between Pregnancies: Study

Posted 1 Nov 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 – Women should wait a year or more between having babies, to reduce health risks to themselves and their infants, researchers report. "Our study found increased risks to both mother and infant when pregnancies are closely spaced, including for women older than 35," said lead author Laura Schummers, a postdoctoral fellow in the department of family practice at the ...

Many Teens Are 'Sextortion' Targets

Posted 30 Oct 2018 by

MONDAY, Oct. 29, 2018 – Parents of teens can add "sextortion" to the list of things to worry about, because a new study shows that 5 percent of teenagers are targets of this cybercrime. Another 3 percent of teens have likely done it to others, the study authors added. Sextortion is threatening to share sexually explicit photos without consent if a person doesn't agree to certain demands, such as ...

Vaginal Ring That Targets Pregnancy, HIV Seems Safe: Study

Posted 26 Oct 2018 by

FRIDAY, Oct. 26, 2018 – An experimental vaginal ring meant to prevent pregnancy and HIV looks safe, according to an early stage study. The dual-purpose ring releases the antiretroviral drug dapivirine and the contraceptive hormone levonorgestrel, said researchers led by Dr. Sharon Achilles, of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. "We are very encouraged by our findings in this ...

When Love Goes Wrong, Why Some Stay

Posted 25 Oct 2018 by

THURSDAY, Oct. 25, 2018 – In a finding that might come as a surprise, a new study suggests that people may stay in unfulfilling relationships because they feel they're doing their partner a favor. People trying to decide whether to end a relationship consider not only themselves but also how important the relationship is to their partner, according to the researchers. "The more dependent people ...

U.S. Birth Rates Continue to Drop as Age of New Moms Rises

Posted 17 Oct 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 – American women are having fewer children, and they're having them later in life, a new government report shows. "Overall, we saw continuing decreasing trends in total fertility," said report author Danielle Ely, a health statistician at the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), which is part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Jennifer ...

FDA Approves Liletta (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) 52 mg to Prevent Pregnancy for up to Five Years

Posted 17 Oct 2018 by

DUBLIN and SAN FRANCISCO October 16, 2018 – Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN), a leading global pharmaceutical company, and Medicines360, a global nonprofit women’s health pharmaceutical company with a mission of expanding access to quality medicines, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Medicines360’s Supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) to extend the duration of use of ...

Health Tip: Protecting Yourself From Sexual Assault

Posted 11 Oct 2018 by

-- No one can prevent all instances of sexual assault. But the U.S. Office on Women's Health says there are things you can do to stay safer. Here are the agency's suggestions: Get to know someone well before spending time alone with him or her. Go to events with friends, and leave together. Meet a first date or new friend in a public place. Listen to your instincts and leave immediately if you ...

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