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New human research suggests the chemical oxytocin â€” dubbed the "cuddle hormone" because of its importance in bonding between romantic partners and mothers and children â€” also influences feelings of well-being and sensitivity to advertising.
Motherhood may actually cause the brain to grow, not turn it into mush, as some have claimed.
A new study suggests that a nasal spray containing oxytocin could cure shyness.
Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that the naturally-occurring hormone oxytocin selectively improves social cognitive abilities for less socially proficient individuals, but has little effect on those who are more socially proficient.
A new test could help predict which women will have a natural birth or will need a Caesarean section.
The hormone oxytocin has come under intensive study in light of emerging evidence that its release contributes to the social bonding that occurs between lovers, friends, and colleagues.
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Cytokine PharmaSciences, Inc. today announced the completion of a Phase II study of the misoprostol vaginal insert (MVI), a proprietary, controlled-release and retrievable polymer chip containing prostaglandin E(1) (PGE1).
SEATTLE, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- A new, homeopathic treatment for autism, Respen-A, improves symptoms of autism associated with communication, speech, emotion and bonding, according to the researcher who created Respen-A, Elaine DeLack, RN.
"Reach out and touch someone" â€” good advertising slogan, or evolutionary imperative? How about both?
The neuropeptide oxytocin makes it easier to feel for other people.
The hypothalamus is an organ that serves as an important link, along the hypothalamic-hypophyseal axis, between the nervous system and the endocrine system. It is located within the cranial cavity, in the cerebrum, right below the thalamus. It also forms the floor of the third ventricle in the brain. It contains neural pathways, blood vessels, glial cells, and secretory cells—all of which work together to control things like body temperature, hunger, thirst, sleep, and hormonal and...
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