From News.au.com By Tamara McLean CHRONIC sleep deprivation is increasingly damaging the male libido and triggering erection problems, a sex researcher has warned at an international sleep conference. The Brazilian sexual health specialist, Professor Monica Andersen, says the increasing pace of the modern world is taking a toll on hours of sleep and is having a direct knock-on impact on sex.
From US Weekly He’s Just Not that Into You star Justin Long certainly is into his costar Drew Barrymore: He made out with her three times in one week! After the new loves were spotted cuddling at a party in L.A. August 25 and kissing three days later during dinner with pals at L.A.’s Pace August 28, the actress, 32, and the actor, 29, partied with Barrymore’s bud Cameron Diaz in Las Vegas on September 2. Tango’s Take
From The Daily Telegraph By Laura Clout Scientists have discovered a potential link between deodorants and breast cancer. High levels of aluminum, which makes up 90 per cent of the anti-perspirant part of most products, were found in the breast tissue of cancer patients who had undergone mastectomies. The element has been linked to the disease by earlier studies. Scientists have previously warned that aluminum could be absorbed through the skin, particularly after the armpits are shaved. Once in the body, it may mimic the hormone estrogen, which is known to be involved in the development and progression of breast cancer. Tango’s Take
From The New York Times By Randi Hutter Epstein, MD Dr. Sarah L. Berga has devoted her career to one of the most hotly debated subjects in the fertility business: getting pregnant without costly drugs. She is one of a handful of physician-scientists exploring how chronic stress may keep some women from ovulating and how relaxation techniques may help. More precisely, these researchers are examining how chronic stress alters brain signals to the hypothalamus, the walnut-size organ that serves as the master of ceremonies overseeing the delicately timed hormonal dance. Or as Dr. Berga puts it, she explores “how the hypothalamus talks to the pituitary that in turns talks to the ovary.” Tango’s Take
From The Daily Telegraph By Ben Farmer The wife of Thierry Henry, the former Arsenal footballer, has been granted a divorce after four years of marriage on the grounds of his behaviour. Thierry Henry announced he was leaving Claire Merry in June, just before his transfer to Barcelona Claire Merry, a model, was granted a decree nisi at the Principal Registry of the High Court's Family Division amid speculation that Henry, 30, could face the biggest ever divorce payout for a footballer. The French international has an estimated fortune of £25 million. There has been speculation that Ms Merry, 27, is asking for a £10 million settlement. Under British law, Henry could be forced to pay out half his wealth. Tango’s Take
From US Weekly Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams have split, Us Weekly can confirm. A source close to the couple tells Us that Heath and Michelle "quietly and amicably split a few weeks ago." "The relationship had been rocky recently. They tried very hard to make it work but finally decided to separate. They just grew apart." The couple, who live in Brooklyn, NY and have a daughter, Mathilda, 23 months, met on the set of Brokeback Mountain in 2004. Tango’s Take
From The Yorkshire Post Women use kissing as a means to assess a relationship and its future while men appear to kiss in a bid to increase the likelihood of having sex, a study has found. Women placed more importance on kissing and were more likely to evaluate their partner's kissing ability on factors such as the smell of their breath and the appearance of their teeth. The study of more than 1,000 students at the New York State University also found fewer women than men were willing to have sex without kissing their partners first. Women also felt that a bad kisser was less attractive. The study, published in Evolutionary Psychology, found men were less discriminating when it came to deciding who to kiss or who to have sex with. Tango’s Take
From Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - An Indiana University researcher is helping confirm what most women know: When given the choice for a mate, men go for good looks. And guys won't be surprised to learn that women are much choosier about partners than they are. Peter M. Todd of IU's cognitive science program and other researchers found that in a speed dating situation, men tended to select nearly every woman above a certain minimum attractiveness threshold. Women's actual choices, like men's, did not reflect their stated preferences, but they made more discriminating choices, the researchers found. Tango’s Take