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Sleep, hunger and metabolism are closely related, but scientists are still struggling to understand how they interact.
Community health officers (health workers who are not trained midwives) can safely give injections of the drug oxytocin to prevent severe bleeding after delivery (postpartum hemorrhage) when attending home births in rural areas of Ghana.
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.
Researchers at the Stanford University have shown that oxytocin, the so-called “love hormone,” is involved in a wider range of social interactions than previously understood, findings that may have implications for neurological disorders such as autism.
New insight into the mechanism by which the brain uses chemical messengers may lead to a better understanding of memory preservation.
New research indicates the love hormone oxytocin may have a dark side, as researchers have found the 'love hormone' can intensify and cause emotional pain.
During the last decade, our understanding of this hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadal axis has quickly expanded.
According to researchers, reaching out to others after a stressful event instead of secluding oneself boosts levels of the hormone oxytocin which helps against feelings of rejection.
The chemical release of feel-good hormones when someone performs an act of kindness and how it then goes on to promote that individual’s own physical and mental health were explained by BioGirl
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...
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.