Injections intended to treat lower back pain may only work temporarily, according to a new study. The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, involved the review of 30 studies involving radiculopathy and eight trials involving spinal stenosis and observed that within weeks of receiving epidural corticosteroid treatment, pain subsided and function was restored by a fractional amount.
One-third of young Americans, ages 18-29, say that they are not completely heterosexual, according to new research. The research, conducted by YouGov, asked participants to place themselves on the Kinsey Scale, which plots individuals on a range of sexual dispositions from exclusively heterosexual at 0 through to exclusively homosexual at 6.
Single people can be just as happy as those in relationships, according to a new study. The study, published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, analyzed over 4,000 New Zealand adults who were surveyed twice, one year apart. One-fifth were single at both time points, and the rest were married, living with someone, or dating.
Couples who split care of their children enjoy better sex lives, according to a new study. The study of 487 families, presented at a meeting of the American Sociological Association, showed that parents who split childcare duties evenly reported greater satisfaction, both sexually and emotionally. The conclusions were drawn from a study called the 2006 Marital and Relationship Study.
A new study says that "sexting," sending or receiving explicit content via smartphones, can increase romantic satisfaction in relationships. The study, presented at the American Psychological Association's annual convention, surveyed 870 participants from the U.S. in the age group 18 to 82 to assess sexting behaviors, sexting motives and relationship and sexual satisfaction.
The use of less-than-perfect vaccines, or "leaky" vaccines, can lead to evolution of more deadly versions of a virus, researchers have confirmed. The findings, which appeared in the journal PLoS Biology, featured scientific experiments with the herpes virus such as the one that causes Marek's disease in poultry, show that some vaccines could allow more-virulent versions of a virus to survive.
A new study shows that men gain an average of nearly five pounds after having kids. The study, published in the American Journal of Men's Health, finds that new dads gain an average of about 4.4 pounds after having kids. The study kept track of weight changes among more than 10,000 men over 20 years. In comparison, the average man of the same height without kids actually lost 1.4 pounds.