General Health

‘Til Sickness Do Us Part: How Illness Affects the Risk of Divorce

Support.Couple1.PeopleIn the classic marriage vow, couples promise to stay together in sickness and in health. But a new study finds that the risk of divorce among older married couples rises when the wife – but not the husband – becomes seriously ill. “We found that women are doubly vulnerable to marital dissolution in the face of illness,” researchers said. “They are more likely to be widowed, and if they are the ones who become ill, they are more likely to get divorced.”

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Source: University of Michigan. “‘Til sickness do us part: How illness affects the risk of divorce.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 1 May 2014.

Exhausted? It’s the Perfect Time to Make Health Decisions

Activity.Choices1From keeping up a daily exercise routine to eating healthy foods and avoiding impulse purchases, self-control is hard work. Ironically, when it comes to making decisions about our bodies, a new study finds we make better health care decisions when we’re feeling tired and run down.

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Source: Journal of Consumer Research, Inc.. “Exhausted? It’s the Perfect Time to Make Health Decisions.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 11 February 2014.