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U.S. medical scientists say they've discovered increased levels of a natural brain chemical can block weight gain. The researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center found mice with increased levels of the chemical orexin don't gain weight when fed a high-fat diet.
Falling asleep involuntarily during the day poses a very real and dangerous problem, Canadian researchers said.
Lack of sleep is a common complaint but for many, falling asleep involuntarily during the day poses a very real and dangerous problem.
Mice with increased levels of a natural brain chemical don't gain weight when fed a high-fat diet, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found.
Mothers who breastfeed are less likely to neglect their children, said a Baylor College of Medicine researcher in a report that appears online in the journal Pediatrics today.
University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have solved the mystery surrounding a "rogue protein" that plays a role in the release of neurotransmitters and hormones in the brain.
People with autism or other conditions that impact social skills might benefit from new research on hormones. Scientists say the hormone oxytocin can boost the ability of humans to recognize faces.
Having trouble with your marriage? Take a pill! Believe it or not, this could happen, says the researcher who is examining the chemical composition of love.
The potential of the appetite suppressing hormone -- leptin -- may be realized after all, U.S.
Swiss researchers said on Tuesday, that the "love" hormone linked to feelings of sexual pleasure, bonding and maternal care also appears to help us recognize familiar faces.
Labor Induction is a process of giving an artificial start to birth with medical intervention or other methods. When an induction is not performed for emergency or other medical reasons, the method is considered an elective process. The decision to induce labor has increased in recent years due to its convenience or because it easily accommodates busy schedules. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, however, say that labor should only be induced when it is more risky...
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).