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2014-06-23 16:24:10

77% of lesbian women are confident with a flat pack compared to 58% of heterosexual men NEW YORK, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- According to YouGov's LGBT Omnibus research results LGBT responders find the media overly represented by beautiful, rich people. Four in ten (40%) heterosexual Americans think there are too many gay men and lesbian women (34%) in the media. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140623/120546 As well as comparing attitudes to media representation,...

Rhesus Monkey Infants Express Sociability While On Oxytocin: Study
2014-04-29 13:47:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Involved in child birth and the production of breast milk, oxytocin is a hormone produced in the pituitary gland. A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has found that this hormone also promotes social behavior in infant rhesus monkeys, or macaques. While the hormone has been shown to promote a number of social behaviors in adults before, the recent study has shown this effect in primate infants of...

2014-03-27 23:22:09

New policy brief from The Fenway Institute analyzes state efforts to gather sexual orientation data on Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Surveys, including Southern and Plains/Mountain states. Fenway recommends all 50 states ask these questions every year. Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 The Fenway Institute today issued “a call to action” to state health departments, urging them to ask questions about sexual orientation on their Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System...

Through The Stomach Is The Way To A Chimpanzee's Heart
2014-01-16 13:38:29

Max Planck Institute Chimpanzees who share their food with others have higher levels of the hormone oxytocin in their urine The ability to form long-term cooperative relationships between unrelated individuals is one of the main reasons for human’s extraordinary biological success, yet little is known about its evolution and mechanisms. The hormone oxytocin, however, plays a role in it. Researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany,...

Oxytocin Makes Men More Attracted To Their Partners
2013-11-26 07:20:07

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A biological mechanism has been discovered that could explain the attraction between loving couples. Researchers at the Bonn University Medical Center found that if oxytocin is administered to men and if they are shown pictures of their partner, the bonding hormone stimulates the reward center in the brain, increasing the attractiveness of the partner, and strengthening monogamy. Among mammals, monogamy is not very widespread; humans...

2013-10-02 12:03:36

Oxytocin - often referred to as the 'love hormone' because of its ability to promote mother-infant attachment and romantic bonding in adults - could also make us more accepting of other people, as found in new research carried out by Neuropsychoanalysis Foundation research grantee Valentina Colonnello Ph.D. and published online in Psychoneuroendocrinology. Together with Dr. Markus Heinrichs from the Department of Psychology at the University of Freiburg in Germany, Dr. Colonnello found...

2013-08-28 23:21:13

2nd annual event in San Francisco examines what’s driving human nature. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 Leading scientists and cultural anthropologists will come together on Saturday, September 28 in a conversation on “Love & Sex” addressing the forces driving our love addictions, serial monogamy, clandestine adultery and enduring romantic happiness at Being Human 2013 in San Francisco. The second annual gathering will explore what it means to be human in the 21st...

Oxytocin Social Anxiety
2013-07-23 08:56:15

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research indicates the love hormone oxytocin may have a dark side. Oxytocin is commonly thought of as the warm and fuzzy hormone that promotes feelings of love. It is currently even undergoing tests for use as an anti-anxiety drug. However, researchers at Northwestern Medicine have discovered oxytocin can intensify and cause emotional pain. It appears oxytocin may be responsible for negative social situations, such as...

Oxytocin Helps Reach Out Times Of Stress
2013-06-26 08:35:41

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online When faced with the pain of social rejection, many people try to hide from the situation to soothe their wounded pride. However, scientists have recently shown this may not be the most helpful strategy. According to researchers at Concordia University, reaching out to others after a stressful event instead of secluding oneself boosts levels of the hormone oxytocin which helps against feelings of rejection. Oxytocin has been...

2013-06-25 23:21:15

BeingHuman.org hosts Leading Anthropologists to Ponder Why We are Hooked on Love & the Future of the Human Heart San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 BeingHuman.org announces that Being Human 2013 will feature a fascinating segment exploring the biology of love, the evolution of sexuality, and how we choose our mates. Presented on Saturday, September 28, 2013 in San Francisco’s magnificent Nourse Theater, the "Love & Sex" segment will feature some of the world’s...


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