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Oxytocin is a small but potent nine-amino acid hormone secreted within the brain, from the hypothalamus.
Skin-to-skin contact may promote attachment between parents and preterm infants

Skin-to-skin contact may promote attachment between parents and preterm infants

Kent State professor receives grant to study role of oxytocin in the developing brain

Kent State professor receives grant to study role of oxytocin in the developing brain

New compound promotes social interaction in laboratory mice with autism

New compound promotes social interaction in laboratory mice with autism

Ecstasy drug makes octopuses more social

Ecstasy drug makes octopuses more social

New QUT study sheds light on factors promoting and inhibiting 'normal' birth

New QUT study sheds light on factors promoting and inhibiting 'normal' birth

Researchers demonstrate role of oxytocin in cooperative decisions or conversations

Researchers demonstrate role of oxytocin in cooperative decisions or conversations

New heat stable version of Carbetocin to prevent hemorrhage after birth

New heat stable version of Carbetocin to prevent hemorrhage after birth

$2.3 million NIH grant to support new project on oxytocin neurons and social behavior

$2.3 million NIH grant to support new project on oxytocin neurons and social behavior

Studies offer leads for new approaches to treat neurological problems

Studies offer leads for new approaches to treat neurological problems

Reduced risk of heart disease for mothers who breastfeed

Reduced risk of heart disease for mothers who breastfeed

Study reveals cardiovascular health benefits of breastfeeding for some women

Study reveals cardiovascular health benefits of breastfeeding for some women

Oxytocin nasal spray strengthens mothers' brain responses to pictures of infant and adult faces

Oxytocin nasal spray strengthens mothers' brain responses to pictures of infant and adult faces

MSD and Ferring Pharmaceuticals Complete Largest Ever Clinical Trial in Postpartum Haemorrhage

MSD and Ferring Pharmaceuticals Complete Largest Ever Clinical Trial in Postpartum Haemorrhage

Breastfeeding for longer protects mothers from hypertension, finds study

Breastfeeding for longer protects mothers from hypertension, finds study

Breastfeeding linked to lower risk of hypertension

Breastfeeding linked to lower risk of hypertension

Low-cost drug could prevent postpartum hemorrhage after vaginal delivery

Low-cost drug could prevent postpartum hemorrhage after vaginal delivery

Study reveals lack of access to essential medicines in India

Study reveals lack of access to essential medicines in India

"Baby brain" a real clinical entity finds study

"Baby brain" a real clinical entity finds study

UQ researchers create new and improved version of ‘love hormone’

UQ researchers create new and improved version of ‘love hormone’

New oxytocin chemical sensor could be first step towards early diagnosis of autism

New oxytocin chemical sensor could be first step towards early diagnosis of autism