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Love and commitment can make sex physically more satisfying for many women

Love and commitment can make sex physically more satisfying for many women

Love and commitment can make sex physically more satisfying for many women, according to a Penn State Abington sociologist. [More]
Workers who survived the Great Recession are accustomed to stressful environments

Workers who survived the Great Recession are accustomed to stressful environments

The Great Recession of 2007-2009 had little direct effect on the health of workers who survived the waves of job cuts that took place during that period, according to a new University of Akron study. [More]
New study highlights the need for evidence-based sexual and reproductive health education

New study highlights the need for evidence-based sexual and reproductive health education

A new national survey reveals that the political divide among red-versus-blue states does not support the hypothesis that knowledge about abortion and health is shaped by the state in which one lives. [More]
Flexible work arrangement may exacerbate discrimination based on parental status, gender

Flexible work arrangement may exacerbate discrimination based on parental status, gender

While some suggest that flexible work arrangements have the potential to reduce workplace inequality, a new study finds these arrangements may exacerbate discrimination based on parental status and gender. [More]
People's educational attainment influences level of physical activity

People's educational attainment influences level of physical activity

People's educational attainment influences their level of physical activity both during the week and on weekends, according to a study whose authors include two University of Kansas researchers. [More]

Research highlights influence of neighborhoods on older Mexican-American men's problem drinking

LSU Sociology Professor Samuel Stroope is the lead author of a new study, "Neighborhood Ethnic Composition and Problem Drinking among Older Mexican American Men," that will appear in the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. [More]
Over 40% of older adults experienced less financial strain during the recession period

Over 40% of older adults experienced less financial strain during the recession period

The "Great Recession" may have put a dent in many older adults' pocketbooks, but a new study, which will be presented at the 109th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, finds that more than 40 percent reported a decrease in "financial strain" between 2006 and 2010. [More]

Study shows how people's attitudes differ based on sexual orientation

An Indiana University study found that how "in love" a romantic couple appears to be is interpreted differently based on the couple's sexual orientation, affecting what formal and informal rights people think that couple deserves. [More]
Efforts to prevent prescription drug misuse among adults need to consider peers, not peer pressure

Efforts to prevent prescription drug misuse among adults need to consider peers, not peer pressure

Current efforts to prevent prescription drug misuse among young adults need to consider peers - but not peer pressure - according to a Purdue University study. [More]

Federal law enacted to combat use of "club drugs" fails to reduce drugs' popularity

A federal law enacted to combat the use of "club drugs" such as Ecstasy - and today's variation known as Molly - has failed to reduce the drugs' popularity and, instead, has further endangered users by hampering the use of measures to protect them. [More]
Women seek hormonal treatments for menopausal symptoms from anti-aging clinicians

Women seek hormonal treatments for menopausal symptoms from anti-aging clinicians

Feeling that conventional doctors did not take their suffering seriously, women instead sought out hormonal treatments for menopausal symptoms from anti-aging clinicians, according to a Case Western Reserve University study that investigated the appeal of anti-aging medicine. [More]
Researchers examine mental health conditions of "super mom" and "super dad“

Researchers examine mental health conditions of "super mom" and "super dad“

Mental health experts in the past three decades have emphasized the dangers of post-partum depression for mothers, but a University of Kansas researcher says expanding awareness of several other perinatal mental health conditions is important for all new parents, including fathers. [More]

Middle-aged women seek extra-marital affairs, not divorce

When middle-aged women seek extra-marital affairs, they are looking for more romantic passion, which includes sex - and don't want to divorce their husbands, suggests new research to be presented at the 109th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. [More]

Risky situations increase anxiety for women but not for men

Risky situations increase anxiety for women but not for men, leading women to perform worse under these circumstances, finds a study to be presented at the 109th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. [More]
Parental incarceration can be more detrimental to child's well-being than divorce or death of a parent

Parental incarceration can be more detrimental to child's well-being than divorce or death of a parent

With more than 2 million people behind bars, the U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world. This mass incarceration has serious implications for not only the inmates, but their children, finds a new University of California-Irvine study. [More]

Some working parents experience more psychological strain than others

Some working parents are carrying more psychological baggage than others - and the reason has nothing to do with demands on their time and energy. [More]

Prayer to ease symptoms of anxiety-related disorders does not have same effect for everybody

Whether the problem is health, enemies, poverty or difficulty with aging, "Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there," suggested the late gospel musician Charles A. Tindley. But when it comes to easing symptoms of anxiety-related disorders, prayer doesn't have the same effect for everybody, according to a Baylor University researcher. [More]

Scientists receive £500,000 to investigate global food fraud

Scientists at Queen's University Belfast have received £500,000 to investigate global food fraud and help prevent criminal activity within the industry. [More]
Children of immigrants are 3 times as likely to have lower levels of physical activity

Children of immigrants are 3 times as likely to have lower levels of physical activity

Immigrant children from all racial and ethnic backgrounds are more likely to be sedentary than U.S.-born white children, according to a new study by sociologists at Rice University. [More]
Diet rich in soy may help feminine hearts, but timing matters

Diet rich in soy may help feminine hearts, but timing matters

A diet rich in soy may help feminine hearts, but timing matters, finds a new study published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society. [More]