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Why Couples Engage In Pillow Talk After Sex

By | Fri, 12/27/2013 - 12:22

Orgasms’ increase of oxytocin levels leads couples to engage in pillow talk after sex.

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Autism Ability To Remember Faces Tied To Oxytocin ‘Love’ Gene

By | Mon, 12/23/2013 - 15:00

Gene mutation in oxytocin receptor tied to facial recognition ability in autistic children.

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Love Hormone May Help Men Stay Monogamous

By | Wed, 11/27/2013 - 18:09

Oxytocin, the love hormone, may encourage men to stay monogamous by renewing attraction to their partner.

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'Love Hormone' Might Enhance Placebo Effect

By | Wed, 10/23/2013 - 18:46

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 May Help With Social Rejection

Oxytocin Helps Ease Social Rejection, Suggesting Therapeutic Treatment For Depression And Bipolar Disorder

By | Tue, 06/25/2013 - 13:57

Study 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?

Pitocin Adverse Side Effects on Newborn Baby

Pitocin May Have Adverse Effects On Newborn Babies

By | Tue, 05/07/2013 - 23:59

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.

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Free Hugs All Around? How Hugging Can Cut Blood Pressure, Boost Wellbeing and Enhance Memory

By | Fri, 01/18/2013 - 14:34

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.

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Oxytocin Helps Women Recover From Pain After Delivery

By | Fri, 01/04/2013 - 12:07

Oxytocin helps women recover from chronic pain after childbirth.

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‘Love Hormone’ Promotes Monogamy in Men

By | Wed, 11/14/2012 - 13:18

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.

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"Love Drug" Found to Prevent Alcoholics From Relapsing

By | Mon, 10/15/2012 - 14:29

A spritz of the "love hormone" oxytocin up the nose may help alcoholics beat their drinking problem, according to a new study.

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Male Researchers Reveal the Real Reason Why Men Love Breasts

By | Wed, 09/26/2012 - 14:17

Two male researchers have attempted to answer the age-old question: why are men obsessed with women's breasts?

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The Science of Orgasms

By | Fri, 09/07/2012 - 16:08

The body's sexual response cycle occurs in four stages: excitement, plateau, orgasm and resolution.