Teenagers need better reproductive health education to tackle parenthood fears


Nearly half of teenagers are worried about having children and many lack knowledge about their reproductive health, find two new studies by UCL researchers.

Love is more complex than '5 love languages,' says expert


Newswise imageThe '5 Love Languages' popularized by Gary Chapman often get brought up when discussing relationships, but this Valentine's Day one Virginia Tech psychologist suggests taking a different approach to fostering and nurturing high-quality, loving relationships. To understand Louis Hickman's perspective, it's important to also understand the love languages.

Fibroblasts in the penis are more important for erectile function than previously thought


Regular erections could be important for maintaining erectile function, according to a new study on mice published in Science by researchers at Karolinska Institutet.

Sexually transmitted infections among older adults pose a global public health challenge


Newswise imagePeople around the world live longer than ever before. The number of people above the age of 60 will almost double by 2050, according to WHO.

Researchers Uncover Differences in How Sex Hormones and Chromosomes Influence Allergic Reaction


My love language is peer-reviewed research


From the Five Love Languages to the concept of "Happy Wife, Happy Life," popular culture is riddled with ideas of how sex and relationships are supposed to work, but does the science back these ideas up? According to Faculty of Health Assistant Professor and Research Chair in Relationships and Sexuality Amy Muise, the answer is frequently no.

Jealousy - we understand our own sex best


We may not always fully understand why our partners get jealous, and women and men often get jealous for completely different reasons.

Experts Comment on Aiming for a Romantic Relationship at Any Stage of Life


Valentine's Day is right around the corner and love is in the air. Will Cupid's arrow target true love, or will it miss the mark? Cherub or not, experts at the University of New Hampshire share valuable insights into what it takes to build a healthy romantic relationship, in person or online, at any age.

Looking for love? Try finding purpose as well


The world of online dating can be overwhelming with the dizzying array of options for attracting a partner but new research from Washington University in St. Louis shows that those looking for love may have more success if they also seek a sense of purpose in life.

Our winter of discontent: Get the latest news on the flu in the Influenza channel


The latest research and expertise on the flue can be found in the Influenza channel on Newswise.

Couples: Caring for oneself can lead to happier relationships - on both sides


Being more forgiving of your own shortcomings in a romantic relationship can lead to happier couples.

Mount Sinai Doctor Available for Comment on Research Advances in Reproductive Health and Fertility


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Don't wait for an emergency to get the latest emergency medicine news


Find the latest research and features on emergency medicine in the Emergency Medicine channel on Newswise.

Few older adults use direct-to-consumer health services; many who do don't tell their regular provider


Only a small percentage of older Americans have jumped on the rising trend of getting health care services and prescriptions directly from an online-only company, rather than seeing their usual health care providers in person or via telehealth, a new poll finds.

5 Relationship Myths Debunked by Binghamton University Psychologist


A lot of what people believe about relationships isn't really backed up by science. With Valentine's Day approaching, here are some of the biggest myths about intimate relationships debunked by Matt Johnson, professor of psychology at Binghamton University, State University of New York; and author of "Great Myths of Intimate Relationships: Dating, Sex, and Marriage."

Starting a family with the help of science: The latest research in Fertility


Find the latest research and features on fertility in the Fertility News Source on Newswise.

'Tis the season to get vaccinated: How to stay healthy through the holidays


With virus cases rising and the holidays nigh, three expert from University of Michigan Health give their top 12 tips for avoiding or reducing the impact of COVID-19, flu, RSV, pneumonia and whooping cough in adults and kids.

Is age linked to the picture of the perfect partner?


How do women picture the partner of their dreams? And how does this vary between women based on their age? A team of researchers led by the University of Gottingen investigated the complex relationships between age and preferences for a partner in a large, international sample of single women.

New research identifies several warning signs that could predict intimate partner violence


Intimate partner violence is widespread and can have severe physical and psychological health repercussions, but there is a shortage of research on reliable predictors of abuse before it occurs. New research, published in Social Psychological and Personality Science, identifies several warning signs that preceded and predicted intimate partner violence.

Looking for unique stories about the winter holidays? Check out the Winter Holidays channel


It's the moooost wonderful time...of the year! Are you looking for new story ideas that are focused on the winter holiday season? Perhaps you're working on a story on on managing stress and anxiety? Perhaps you're working on a story on seasonal affective disorder? Or perhaps your editor asked you to write a story on tracking Santa? Look no further. Check out the Winter Holidays channel.