Your Spouse’s Friends May Influence Your BP

It is recognized that an individual's own social relationships influences  their longevity.  Researchers studied the social network quality of 94 couples free of hypertension, heart disease, or psychological disorders. After adjustments, a greater number of supportive social ties was associated with lower blood pressure, and a larger number of aversive relationships were associated with higher blood pressure…

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Love Can Reduce Feelings of Pain

Researchers investigating pain responses found that when women are able to view a picture of their partner, as opposed to photos of an object or a stranger, they experienced a lower perception of pain. The longer the women had been in the loving relationship, the stronger the brain activity where they sensed feelings of safety --…

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