A new study shows that the happiest couples only have sex once a week. The study, published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, was based on surveys covering over 30,000 Americans over a span of four decades, claimed to be the first to go against the prevailing belief that more sex equals more happiness.
The use of internal body thermometers is far more accurate that than of external, according to a new study from researchers at the Peter Lougheed Center in Calgary, Canada. For the study the researchers collected data from 8,600 patients of varying ages. They found that rectal and bladder thermometers are significantly more accurate than their counterparts used in the armpit or forehead.
Death rates among middle-aged whites are on the rise, a new study says. The study, published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which analyzed data from CDC and other sources, including other countries, found that that mortality rate among whites ages 45 to 54 had increased by a half-percent a year from 381.5 per 100,000 in 1999 to 415.4 in 2013.
People who work in stressful jobs are at an increased chance of stroke, according to a new study. The new study, published in Neurology, was based on studies that included nearly 140,000 participants. Researchers found an overall 22 percent higher stroke risk among those in high-strain jobs versus low-strain occupations. In some cases, the risk was elevated by up to 58 percent.
Beginning physical therapy at the early stages of a back injury may not help prevent extended back pain, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Utah. For the study the researchers followed 200 patients reporting recent-onset low back pain. The patients were split into two groups, either having physical therapy or taking no treatment.