Rise in Divorces and Affairs in China

Posted On: January 4, 2010

China has seen a rise in divorces and extramarital affairs. Beijing Haidian District Court registered more than 2,700 divorce cases, from January to October. Three fifths of these couples have a university education, a decent job and income. More than half of them are divorcing because of marital infidelity, and about 70 percent of the […]

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Sex Involves Body, Mind, Soul and Spirit

Posted On: January 3, 2010

Sex is a matter of both the mind and the body, so doctors need to see sexual issues as ‘multidisciplinary’. Dr John Dean, president of the International Society for Sexual Medicine, who spoke at the 12th Biennial Meeting of the Asia Pacific Society for Sexual Medicine, said sexual medicine is a fairly new discipline. But […]

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China Billionaires Matchmake in Different Ways

Posted On: December 28, 2009

It was the most expensive matchmaking party ever held in Beijing. There were 21 single billionaires, 22 single women and an admission fee of 100,000 yuan (S$20,570). Love has a price. But this much? That is the central question of a heated debate taking place among Chinese netizens on whether these moneyed romantics have gone […]

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News: Sex and Facebook

Posted On: December 25, 2009

US Facebook Sex-scam Man Guilty A US teenager, Anthony Stancl, 19, from Wisconsin, who blackmailed fellow students at his secondary school into having sex after using their Facebook images has been convicted. Prosecutors said he tricked boys into sending naked images of themselves, and then blackmailed the boys for sex. Stancl faces up to 50 […]

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Study: Men Watch Porn, and it is not bad for them

Posted On: December 4, 2009

After a two-year study Montreal University is maintaining that all men watch pornographic videos but it does not impact on their sexual habits or their relationships with women. The majority watches X-rated movies to satisfy a “fringe fantasy,” according to his research, and it would be unfair to extrapolate from that that it leads to […]

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HIV Travel Ban Lifted By President Obama

Posted On: November 2, 2009

President Barack Obama said Friday the U.S. will overturn a 22-year-old travel and immigration ban against people with HIV early next year. The U.S. has been among a dozen countries that bar entry to travelers with visas or anyone seeking a green card based on their HIV status.

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Unsafe Abortions kill 70,000 Annually

Posted On: October 20, 2009

Increased contraceptive use has led to fewer abortions worldwide, but deaths from unsafe abortion remain a severe problem, killing 70,000 women a year, a research institute reported Tuesday in a major global survey. More than half the deaths, about 38,000, are in sub-Saharan Africa, which was singled out as the region with by far the […]

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Breast Tenderness may be a Warning Sign

Posted On: October 17, 2009

Women whose breasts became tender after taking hormone replacement therapy had nearly twice the risk of developing breast cancer than women whose breasts did not become tender on the drugs, U.S. researchers said on Monday. The team analyzed data on the more than 16,000 women who took estrogen-plus-progestin as part of the widely publicized Women’s […]

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Battered Women’s Ills Go Beyond Bruises

Posted On: October 16, 2009

Women abused by their romantic partners are more likely to suffer from a long list of medical maladies than other women, a new study shows. Abused women were also nearly six times more likely to abuse substances and more than three times more likely to have been diagnosed with depression and sexually transmitted diseases. The […]

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Men who Marry Clever Women Live Longer

Posted On: October 13, 2009

A study of 1.5 million people found a woman’s level of education was more important than a man’s when it came to the chance of him living a long life. The authors suggested that better-educated women may be more aware of healthy diets and medical treatments, thereby influencing their partner’s lifespan. This makes sense. Haven’t […]

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Spare the rod? Smarter kid?

Posted On: October 8, 2009

Parents who spare the rod just might end up with smarter kids. Two new studies suggest that children who are spanked have lower IQs than children who aren’t, regardless of where they live. In one study, researchers analyzed the intelligence scores of roughly 1,500 children in the U.S. who took part in the National Longitudinal […]

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AIDS vaccine cuts infection risk for first time

Posted On: September 27, 2009

An experimental AIDS vaccine has for the first time cut the risk of infection in a “breakthrough” in the quarter-century battle against the deadly epidemic. The vaccine is believed to reduce the risk of being infected by almost a third, after the world’s largest clinical vaccine trial of more than 16,000 volunteers was carried out […]

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