Being married can lower your risk of heart attacks and stroke

Unmarried people were also 43 per cent more likely to die from heart disease and 55 per cent more likely to die from strokes, researchers report in the journal Heart

Being married can lower your risk of heart attacks and strokePeople who are married may be less likely to develop cardiovascular disease or die from a heart attack or stroke than individuals who aren’t, a research review suggests. Researchers examined data from 34 previous studies involving more than two million people. Overall, they found that compared to married people, adults who were divorced, widowed or […]

Why is it hard to leave a relationship? Psychology explains ‘Sunk Cost’ of love

It may be love that brought you together, but it's time and money that really keep marriages going

Why is it hard to leave a relationship? Psychology explains ‘Sunk Cost’ of loveRelationships are hard to stay in, but often even harder to leave. Sometimes, even the worst relationships can be difficult to end, and there may be a psychological reason behind this commitment to failure. According to a recent study, our reluctance to leave a relationship that isn’t working may be due to the ‘sunk cost […]

Unmarried adults are at a higher risk of dying from heart disease

The findings showed that compared to married patients, being unmarried was associated with 24 per cent higher risk of death from any cause and 45 per cent higher risk of death from cardiovascular disease. And specifically, the risk of heart attack was 40 percent higher for those who were never married, the study said

Unmarried adults are at a higher risk of dying from heart diseaseIn a new paper published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, he and his team remark that while there is good evidence to suggest that divorced people are more likely to die prematurely, it is not clear whether marital status makes a difference to cardiovascular outcomes in people with heart disease. They also […]

Weight-loss surgery can have drastic effects on interpersonal relationships

Swedish researchers found that compared to people who didn’t have so-called bariatric surgery, those who did were more likely to become separated or divorced, if they were married, and more likely to get into a new relationship or get married, if they had been single

Weight-loss surgery can have drastic effects on interpersonal relationshipsThe effects of weight-loss surgery extend beyond just losing pounds or kilos, co-author Per-Arne Svensson of Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg have said. Svensson’s team looked at data from two large studies of people who did or did not have weight-loss operations. Seventy to 75% of participants were women. The first study compared 1,958 […]

A bad marriage can harm a woman’s heart

A study led by a Michigan State University sociologist has found that older couples in bad marriages, especially wives, have a higher risk for heart disease than those who are happily wed

A bad marriage can harm a woman’s heartThe study, funded by the National Institute of Aging, was recently published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior and sought to examine whether marital quality is related to risk of heart disease. It also looked at whether gender or age influenced the relationship between marriage and heart health. Michigan State’s Hui Liu and […]

Being married can protect you against dementia

Research has shown that people with spouses tend to be healthier than those without them. This may explain part of the findings, say the researchers: Married couples may motivate each other to exercise, eat healthfully, maintain social ties and smoke and drink less - all things that are associated with a lower risk for dementia

Being married can protect you against dementiaBeing married could help stave off dementia, a new study has suggested. Levels of social interaction could explain the finding, experts have said, after the research showed that people who are single or widowed are more likely to develop the disease. Experts conducted an analysis of 15 studies which held data on dementia and marital […]

HIV: NGO’s campaign to find a suitable match

People suffering from HIV or AIDS find it difficult to search for a suitable match. Mumbai District AIDS Control Society is tirelessly working for the same. The part of this network of people living with HIV has organised a campaign. This is the 11th year of the organisation. Till now, many men and women with HIV have found a suitable match

HIV: NGO’s campaign to find a suitable matchThe fear of contracting the disease combined with negative feelings, people have contributed towards the stigma that is associated with HIV/ AIDS. What makes it worse is the social taboo that is associated with the disease often forcing patients to keep the disease hidden from others. But, these patients also need support and care. So, […]

Following your ex on social media can break your marriage

Do you follow your ex on social media? Or often like or comment on his posts on Social media? Well! Your behaviour can wreck your relationship. A week ago, an Australian psychiatrist, Dr Martin Graff, introduced a psychiatric term known as ‘micro-cheating’ which includes seemingly trivial actions by an individual which may lead to serious consequences in relationships. My Medical Mantra tries to decode its presence in Indian marriages

Following your ex on social media can break your marriageMicro-cheating has been getting some serious buzz across the usual suspects. When Sapna Sharma’s husband, Sudhir (both names have been changed) got her to Human Touch clinic in Mulund, it was basically for her regression-like behaviour. Every time they argued, she would begin to behave abnormally or child-like. On repeated counselling, Dr Karia came across a […]

Planning to get married? Here’s a do-list for couples

On Monday, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma tied the knot in a private ceremony in Milan, Italy. Virat and Anushka have redefined their relationship and are giving us some major relationship goals. So, maybe you're pursuing premarital counseling right now, or maybe it's the last thing on your mind. Either way, you already know there are a few touchy issues engaged couples are ‘supposed’ to talk about before making it official. We asked the experts about the do-list for marriage

Planning to get married? Here’s a do-list for couplesMarriage is as big as a milestone. However, most people enter into this lifelong union without adequate knowledge of their partner’s health status. And become disappointed and frustrated with marriage because of medical conditions that could have been identified and tackled before this lifelong commitment. Here are the must dos which every bride and groom […]

World AIDS Day: Why premarital HIV test is still a taboo

While the government is still doing its best to spread awareness on HIV/AIDS, it is also our responsibility to be vigilant about the disease. But, neither do matrimonial sites nor does the family set-up encourages young people to bring up this issue in front of their partner before they get marriage

World AIDS Day: Why premarital HIV test is still a tabooA woman life can shatter in a moment when they realised that they have tested positive for HIV post marriage. They are even more devastated, when they realise that they have contracted the life-threatening virus from their husband, but there is little they can do. While these cases are not unusual, youngsters from Pune who […]