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Facial Recognition Influenced By Oxytocin Receptor Gene
2013-12-24 04:23:09

The same gene that influences bonding between mothers and their infant children, as well as the attachment between partners in a monogamous relationship, could also be involved in the ability to remember faces.

2013-12-10 23:01:40

The parents of a child born severely brain-injured at the military hospital at Fort Hood, TX, have settled their lawsuit against the U.S.

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

Researchers at the Bonne 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.

2013-11-04 14:18:31

Metformin may reduce food intake and body weight, but the anorexigenic effects of metformin are still poorly understood.

2013-10-30 10:35:36

Despite their efforts, many morbidly obese people continue to consume too much food (hyperphagia) compared to their reserves and their needs.

Hunger Hormone Prevents PTSD
2013-10-16 10:41:24

MIT researchers say drugs created to suppress appetite may also be effective in PTSD. At the heart of the research is ghrelin, the “hunger hormone.”

Scientists Discover Key Function In Molecule That Regulates Sleep, Metabolism And Hunger
2013-10-03 12:00:57

Sleep, hunger and metabolism are closely related, but scientists are still struggling to understand how they interact.

2013-10-02 12:05:01

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.

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.

'Love Hormone' Oxytocin May Help Autistic Children Experience Reward
2013-09-12 07:36:37

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.


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2011-04-28 17:02:45

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...

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Word of the Day
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.