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Why does dishing with a girlfriend do wonders for a woman's mood?
Improving the environment in which rats are reared can significantly strengthen the physiological process of wound healing, according to a report in the online, open-access, peer-reviewed journal PLoS ONE. Researchers from the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Shriners Burns Hospital found that giving rats living in isolation the opportunity to build nests led to faster and more complete healing of burn injuries than was seen in...
Swiss researchers say the so called love hormone -- oxytocin -- eases conflict stress. The study, published in Biological Psychiatry, evaluated how real-time behavior in couples was affected by exposure to either oxytocin or a placebo. The researchers recruited adult couples who received oxytocin or placebo intranasally -- within the nose.
Relationships are difficult and most of us probably think at some point that communicating positively with our partner when discussing stressful issues, like home finances, is an impossible task.
Researchers have found that kissing unleashes chemicals that ease stress hormones in both sexes and encourages bonding in men, though not so much in women
According to Bianca Acevedo, a New York neuroscientist, love is in the head and not the heart.
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 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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