- For women taking the Pill, the effects of oxytocin, the body's natural “love hormone,” may be blunted.
- A mouse study reveals how oxytocin interacts with marijuana-like chemicals to increase "pleasurable socialization," which may lead to a new social strategy for children with autism.
- In a new UCLA study, mice modified to mimic autism were treated with oxytocin, which restored normal social behavior.
- Orgasms’ increase of oxytocin levels leads couples to engage in pillow talk after sex.
- Gene mutation in oxytocin receptor tied to facial recognition ability in autistic children.
- Oxytocin, the love hormone, may encourage men to stay monogamous by renewing attraction to their partner.
- The "love hormone," which is associated with trust and bonding may help patients believe their physicians more when undergoing pain treatment, even if the treatment is a placebo.
Oxytocin Helps Ease Social Rejection, Suggesting Therapeutic Treatment For Depression And Bipolar DisorderStudy participants exposed to the hormone oxytocin were better able to brush off rudeness and regain trust in others. Could this be the next treatment for depression and bipolar disorder?
- 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.
- 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.
- Oxytocin helps women recover from chronic pain after childbirth.
- 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.