By Ashik Siddique | May 07, 2013 11:59 PM EDT
A preliminary study on the safety of the labor-inducing drug Pitocin for newborns suggests that artificial oxytocin may have unexpected side effects on babies' short-term health.
By Christine Hsu | Jan 18, 2013 02:34 PM EST
Hugging may be the ultimate antidote in reducing stress, fear and anxiety, according to a new study that found that embracing someone lowers blood pressure, boosts wellbeing and enhances memory performance.
By Amber Moore | Jan 04, 2013 12:07 PM EST
Oxytocin helps women recover from chronic pain after childbirth.
By Makini Brice | Nov 14, 2012 01:18 PM EST
Research suggests that, if David Petraeus had been administered a dose of oxytocin, maybe he would still be the head of the Central Intelligence Agency right now.
By Christine Hsu | Oct 15, 2012 02:29 PM EDT
A spritz of the "love hormone" oxytocin up the nose may help alcoholics beat their drinking problem, according to a new study.
By Christine Hsu | Sep 26, 2012 02:17 PM EDT
Two male researchers have attempted to answer the age-old question: why are men obsessed with women's breasts?
By Nikki Tucker | Sep 07, 2012 04:08 PM EDT
The body's sexual response cycle occurs in four stages: excitement, plateau, orgasm and resolution.