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Divorce More Likely When Wives Get Sick

March 5th, 2015
Divorce is six percent more likely when the wife becomes seriously ill, compared to marriages in which the wife remains healthy, according to a new study by Iowa State University researchers. When a husband becomes ill, however, there is no increase in divorce ...

Study Finds Men More Narcissistic than Women

March 5th, 2015
An analyses of over three decades of data on 475,000 individuals suggests that men, on average, believe they are entitled to preferential treatment. University of Buffalo School of Management researchers examined 31 years of narcissism research and found that men consistently scored higher in ...

Online Support Can Help Spouses of Alcoholics

March 4th, 2015
Women married to men with alcohol abuse problems can face a host of barriers that prevent them from obtaining necessary support. A new program, developed by researchers at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA), helps these women receive Internet-based, interactive support program. Approximately ...

Female Veteran Heart Patients Tend to Be Younger, Obese, More Depressed

March 2nd, 2015
Female veterans who have gone through the Veterans Administration (VA) system to receive cardiac catheterization tend to be younger, more obese, more depressed and more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than their male counterparts, according to a new study ...

Aggressive Boys Tend to Develop into Physically Stronger Teens

February 28th, 2015
Boys who are aggressive tend to develop into physically stronger teens than boys who are not aggressive, according to a new study published in the journal Psychological Science. “This work was motivated by a long-standing controversy over the relationship between physical development and ...

Adults Prefer Partners with Playful Personalities

February 26th, 2015
Although we cherish playful personalities among children, new research suggest we value the same lightheartedness among the individual we chose to be our partner. Playful adults are fond of wordplay, like improvising, approach a challenge cheerfully, take pleasure in unusual things, deal with ...

Preteens Who Experiment May Have Different Brain Processes

February 22nd, 2015
Preteens who experiment or explore new things may have brain processes that work differently, according to a new study. "The beginning of adolescence is associated with seeking new experiences and increasing exploratory behaviors, but little research has been done to measure that increase ...

Lower IQ Linked to Heavier Drinking in Young Men

February 21st, 2015
A new study has found that a lower IQ is clearly associated with greater and riskier drinking among young men. However, researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, note that the men’s poor performance on the IQ test may also be linked ...

How We Cope With Illness Depends on Personality and Gender

February 20th, 2015
A new study has found that gender and personality matter in how people cope with physical and mental illness. The study, by researchers at Washington State University and the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, found that men are less affected by ...

In Men, Smaller Finger Length Ratio Linked to Kindness Toward Women

February 20th, 2015
Men with a smaller index (pointer) finger to ring finger ratio tend to be kinder toward women; this nicer behavior stems from being exposed to lower levels of male hormones, particularly testosterone, in the womb, according to a new study by researchers ...
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