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Violent relationship ups mental disorder risk in women | sex and relationships

Violent relationship ups mental disorder risk in women | sex and relationships

Women, please take note. If you are in a violent relationship you may be at an increased risk of suffering from mental disorders, suggests a new study. The study, published in Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders journal, indicates that the unpredictable violence not only causes physical injuries to women ...

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Being bullied at school increases probability of mental health issues | sex and relationships

Being bullied at school increases probability of mental health issues | sex and relationships

Parents, take note. If your child is being bullied in secondary school, it may dramatically increase his/her chances of mental health problems and unemployment later in life, researchers have warned. The study, presented at the Royal Economic Society’s annual conference at the University of Warwick, found that being bullied in ...

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‘Love hormone’ may help treat alcoholism: Study | sex and relationships

‘Love hormone’ may help treat alcoholism: Study | sex and relationships

A nasal spray of ‘love hormone’ oxytocin may help treat alcohol use disorder, according to a study conducted in mice. Oxytocin plays a role in social bonding, sexual reproduction, childbirth, and the period after childbirth.The study, published in the journal PLOS Biology, found that oxytocin blocks enhanced drinking in alcohol-dependent ...

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Testosterone, cortisol linked with aggression behaviour in children: Study | sex and relationships

Testosterone, cortisol linked with aggression behaviour in children: Study | sex and relationships

A recent study, which included 139 eight-year-old children, has concluded that low levels of testosterone and high levels of empathy may explain the low levels of aggressive behaviour in girls. The findings also suggest that low levels of empathy and high levels of cortisol may account for high levels of ...

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Relationship status influences sexual problems and self-efficacy in breast cancer survivors: Study | sex and relationships

Relationship status influences sexual problems and self-efficacy in breast cancer survivors: Study | sex and relationships

Vaginal dryness and painful intercourse are some of the common adverse events of post-breast cancer treatment therapies. These often lead to sexual dissatisfaction and lower quality of life (QOL) among breast cancer survivors. However, recent findings suggest that women who have partners may fare better than those without a partner. ...

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Every 3rd 40-plus Indian suffers from lack of sex drive | sex and relationships

Every 3rd 40-plus Indian suffers from lack of sex drive | sex and relationships

Every third person above 40 years in India suffers from lack of libido due to testosterone deficiency syndrome (TDS), finds a study. The study, conducted on 745 patients by a team of researchers from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, showed most commonly reported symptom by these patients was lack of energy ...

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Psychologists believe smiling can make people feel happier | sex and relationships

Psychologists believe smiling can make people feel happier | sex and relationships

In a new study, psychologists have found that smiling indeed makes people feel happier. The study published in the journal ‘Psychological Bulletin’ looked at nearly 50 years of data testing whether facial expressions can lead people to feel the emotions related to those expressions. “Conventional wisdom tells us that we ...

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If I’ve to leave my child at home, it has to be for a good reason: Gul Panag | sex and relationships

If I’ve to leave my child at home, it has to be for a good reason: Gul Panag | sex and relationships

It was just last year when actor-turned-pilot Gul Panag broke the news that she has welcomed her first child, and now we hear that she has already sprung back into action within four months of becoming a mother. “Gone are the days when actors used to take year-old break after ...

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Men act less interested in sex than they really are | sex and relationships

Men act less interested in sex than they really are | sex and relationships

Men sometimes act way less interested in sex than they really are, perhaps because of the assumption that giving an impression of wanting to have sex with anyone, anytime, is definitely not what most women are looking for, suggests new research. “Men who are overly eager do not come across ...

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89% women face body image issues after reading social media comments: Survey | sex and relationships

89% women face body image issues after reading social media comments: Survey | sex and relationships

Body shaming has taken to extremities, thanks to the liberty and anonymity bestowed to us by technology. If you don’t like someone’s appearance, you are quick to point it out. Find someone gain a few extra, there pops a judgemental message. Too thin or too fat, even if ‘socially-defined’ perfect, ...

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