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A Husband's Housework May Bring Bedroom Benefits

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TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 – Husbands who are less than satisfied with their sex lives might want to fire up the vacuum. Why? New research suggests that when partners in a marriage feel the division of housework is fair, sexual satisfaction improves for both. "Feelings of unfairness in housework and other aspects of your marriage can be corrosive to the relationship," said study co-author Anne ...

Male Birth Control Pill Shows Early Promise

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MONDAY, March 19, 2018 – An attempt to develop a safe and effective "male pill" is making headway, according to preliminary results of a small study. In a four-week trial of men under 50, an experimental hormone-based birth control pill was found to be "well-tolerated." And participants' testosterone levels dropped significantly along with two hormones essential for sperm production, the U.S. ...

One Key Factor Raises Gay and Lesbian Teens' Suicide Risk

Posted 27 Feb 2018 by

TUESDAY, Feb. 27, 2018 – Teens who are gay or lesbian but engage in heterosexual sex are at higher risk of a suicide attempt, new research suggests. "These findings are a wakeup call," said lead investigator Francis Annor of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. "We need to learn more about why teens who engage in sexual activity ...

15 Percent of Teens Say They've Sexted

Posted 26 Feb 2018 by

MONDAY, Feb. 26, 2018 – About 15 percent of teenagers say they've shared a sexually explicit image or video of themselves over the internet or via phone messaging, researchers say. And nearly twice as many – about 27 percent – said they've received a "sext," either from the original sender or from someone passing it along, according to a review of 39 prior studies. Sexting between teenagers is ...

Does Your Valentine Have a Roving Eye? Watch Out

Posted 14 Feb 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 – Just in time for Valentine's Day, new research suggests one behavior can predict how strong a couple's bond might be. The study of newlywed couples found that if either partner spent too much time looking at attractive members of the opposite sex, their marriage was prone to trouble down the road. A research team from Florida State University tracked marital outcomes ...

Cancer-Causing HPV Can Hide in the Throat

Posted 7 Feb 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7, 2018 – Human papilloma virus (HPV) could be lurking in your throat. It's known that strains of the virus can cause cervical cancer. And the virus can also cause certain forms of head and neck cancer, according to researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York. Testing can detect HPV before it leads to cervical cancer. However, that's not the case for ...

Fewer Americans Are Getting Herpes

Posted 7 Feb 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7, 2018 – Herpes infection rates are dropping among young Americans, and safer sex practices may be one reason why. Roughly 12 percent of adults were infected with genital herpes (HSV-2) in 2015-2016, down from 18 percent in 1999-2000, a new government report found. The same promising trend was seen with HSV-1, a form of herpes that causes sores around the mouth and lips, ...

Good New for Parents: Teens Are Delaying Having Sex

Posted 5 Jan 2018 by

THURSDAY, Jan. 4, 2018 – Fewer U.S. teens are sexually active these days, as many wait until later in high school to try sex for the first time, a new report reveals. The proportion of high school students who've ever had sex decreased to 41 percent in 2015, continuing a downward trend from 47 percent in 2005 and 53 percent in 1995, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...

Feeling Sexually Harassed? You're Not Alone

Posted 15 Dec 2017 by

THURSDAY, Dec. 14, 2017 – Before the #MeToo movement and the fall of numerous powerful men accused of sexual harassment, researchers surveyed thousands of women and found the problem to be widespread. The poll, conducted last winter by Harvard researchers, found those women most likely to report sexual harassment were young and college-educated. Among women 18 to 29 years old, 60 percent said ...

Health Tip: Talk to Your Child About Sexting

Posted 1 Dec 2017 by

-- "Sexting" refers to sending a text message with pictures that are inappropriate, especially involving nudity. According to a recent survey by the American Academy of Pediatrics, about 20 percent of teen boys and girls have acknowledged sending such messages. The AAP suggests how to talk about sexting with your child: Discuss the issue with your child, even if you haven't heard about an ...

U.S.-Funded HIV Prevention Effort Reaps Rewards in Uganda

Posted 30 Nov 2017 by

THURSDAY, Nov. 30, 2017 – A program that includes male circumcision and antiviral drug treatment led to a sharp drop in HIV infection rates in a high-risk region of Uganda, researchers report. Their study of a U.S.-funded HIV prevention program in the rural Rakai District on the shore of Lake Victoria followed 34,000 people. The program provides a number of free services, including anti-HIV ...

Does Sex Really Trigger Cardiac Arrest?

Posted 12 Nov 2017 by

SUNDAY, Nov. 12, 2017 – It's a common Hollywood trope – an older guy is having enthusiastic sex with a gal half his age when he suddenly flops over dead. But in real life, sexual activity very rarely causes cardiac arrest, a new study reassuringly reports. Sex was linked to only 34 out of more than 4,500 cardiac arrests that occurred in the Portland, Ore., metropolitan area between 2002 and ...

Oral Sex Plus Smoking a Cancer Danger for Men

Posted 20 Oct 2017 by

FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 – Smoking and oral sex may be a deadly combo that raises a man's risk for head and neck cancer, a new study suggests. The key factor is transmission of oral strains of the cancer-linked human papillomavirus (HPV), which can be passed through oral sex. In fact, men who smoke and have five or more partners with whom they've had oral sex – in this study, that typically meant ...

Vaginal Bacteria Tied to Heightened Chlamydia Risk

Posted 28 Sep 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2017 – Certain bacteria found in the vagina may increase a woman's risk for the sexually transmitted disease chlamydia. That's the finding from a new observational study in the Netherlands. Researchers examined the composition of vagina bacteria in 122 healthy young women between the ages of 16 and 29, using vaginal swabs collected when they did not have chlamydia. A year ...

STDs Hit All-Time High in U.S.

Posted 26 Sep 2017 by

TUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2017 – New cases of sexually transmitted diseases in the United States reached an all-time high in 2016, federal health officials reported Tuesday. There were 1.6 million cases of chlamydia, 470,000 cases of gonorrhea and 28,000 of syphilis reported that year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced in its annual report on STDs. And the diseases are on ...

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