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Brain genes influence our eating habits, study finds

Brain genes influence our eating habits, study finds

Study shows how brain genes influence food intake and dietary preferences

Study shows how brain genes influence food intake and dietary preferences

'Love hormone' could hold key to treating drug addicts, say experts

'Love hormone' could hold key to treating drug addicts, say experts

Oxytocin system may be key target for developing medications to treat opioid addiction

Oxytocin system may be key target for developing medications to treat opioid addiction

First-in-human study shows positive results for new medicine that could reduce maternal deaths

First-in-human study shows positive results for new medicine that could reduce maternal deaths

Volunteering linked to better employment and health outcomes

Volunteering linked to better employment and health outcomes

Maintaining healthy sex life could boost job satisfaction and engagement at work, study finds

Maintaining healthy sex life could boost job satisfaction and engagement at work, study finds

Brain scans reveal link between oxytocin and paternal caregiving in fathers

Brain scans reveal link between oxytocin and paternal caregiving in fathers

‘Love hormone’ from insects could be used as drug lead to prevent uterine contractility in preterm labour

‘Love hormone’ from insects could be used as drug lead to prevent uterine contractility in preterm labour

Mount Sinai study characterizes genetically modified rat model of autism and intellectual disability

Mount Sinai study characterizes genetically modified rat model of autism and intellectual disability

Oxytocin levels affect synchronization in leader/follower relationship

Oxytocin levels affect synchronization in leader/follower relationship

New Penn research shows optimal available method for inducing labor in pregnant women

New Penn research shows optimal available method for inducing labor in pregnant women

BIDMC researchers discover neural circuitry that plays role in promoting satiety

BIDMC researchers discover neural circuitry that plays role in promoting satiety

Content of ‘love hormone’ in blood plasma 100 times higher than previously thought

Content of ‘love hormone’ in blood plasma 100 times higher than previously thought

People with reduced oxytocin levels perform worse on empathy tasks, new research shows

People with reduced oxytocin levels perform worse on empathy tasks, new research shows

Women more likely to convert from laughing gas to epidural for pain relief during labor

Women more likely to convert from laughing gas to epidural for pain relief during labor

New research shows oxytocin may increase sense of spirituality

New research shows oxytocin may increase sense of spirituality

Tendency to feel lonely linked partially to genetic traits

Tendency to feel lonely linked partially to genetic traits

Yale scientists provide new insights into evolutionary origin of female orgasm

Yale scientists provide new insights into evolutionary origin of female orgasm

Researchers investigate role of OXTR gene in binge eating

Researchers investigate role of OXTR gene in binge eating