The health benefits of forgiving

Tamara El-Rahi | 01 February 2016
Forgiving may be hard but research says it’s worth it.

Better sleep for the wedded

Nicole M. King | 08 May 2015
Yup – marital status impacts sleep quality.

More marriage, more healthy habits

Nicole M. King | 05 January 2015
Getting hitched is a strategy for healthier living.

Problems of the heart

Nicole M. King | 15 December 2014
Marriage and its heart attack prevention qualities.

Premature death linked to divorce

Nicole M. King | 12 August 2014
Which makes the worst states for divorce good for your health.

Divorce is bad for your health

Nicole M. King | 07 October 2013
Divorced adults have an increased risk of early mortality compared to their married counterparts.

A marriage for life keeps the doctor away

Nicole M. King | 18 September 2013
Turns out that lifelong marriage delays the onset of disease.

Dangerous daycare?

Nicole M. King | 09 September 2013
Children in daycare are more susceptible to contracting infection.

Breastfeeding reaps cardiac benefits for mums

Nicole M. King | 12 August 2013
Breastfeeding is beneficial for mums as well as their babies.

Marriage may benefit women more than men

Carolyn Moynihan | 28 August 2012
Men benefit more from marriage than women do. Have you heard statements like that before?

Bitterness makes you sick

Carolyn Moynihan | 06 September 2011
When I was growing up people often vented their anger over some recurring annoyance by expostulating, “I’m sick to death of …” The saying seems to have faded from use but the link between anger and sickness is receiving more and more attention.

Couch potatoes dicing with death, study shows

Carolyn Moynihan | 21 June 2011
There’s more on the pernicious effects of prolonged television watching in the news. An analysis of eight separates studies on the link between TV watching and diabetes and heart disease should scare couch potatoes off their sofas -- but will it?

Smile and live longer

Carolyn Moynihan | 13 August 2009
Can pessimists learn to be optimists? If so, they could lengthen theirlives, an American study shows. Research on nearly 100,000 women foundthat pessimists had higher blood pressure and cholesterol; but evenwith those risks, optimists fared better than their cynical sisters.

Family Edge looks at news and trends affecting the family in the light of human dignity. Our focus is the inspiring, creative, humorous, annoying, ridiculous, and dangerous ideas in the evening news. Send tips and brainwaves to the editor, Tamara Rajakariar, at tamara.rajakariar@

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