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Oxytocin promotes avoidance of unfamiliar situations after negative social interactions

Oxytocin promotes avoidance of unfamiliar situations after negative social interactions

Breastfeeding linked to lower risk of endometriosis

Breastfeeding linked to lower risk of endometriosis

Genes that regulate oxytocin linked to sociality of young individuals

Genes that regulate oxytocin linked to sociality of young individuals

SLUCare obstetricians examine novel device to treat postpartum hemorrhage

SLUCare obstetricians examine novel device to treat postpartum hemorrhage

Frequent sex linked to higher cognitive function in seniors

Frequent sex linked to higher cognitive function in seniors

New study receives £1.8m NIHR funding to find effective treatment for bleeding after childbirth

New study receives £1.8m NIHR funding to find effective treatment for bleeding after childbirth

Activating bitter taste receptors can stop unwanted contractions that occur during preterm labor

Activating bitter taste receptors can stop unwanted contractions that occur during preterm labor

Oxytocin treatment may help overcome drug addiction, study suggests

Oxytocin treatment may help overcome drug addiction, study suggests

Intranasal oxytocin can influence how individuals with autism perceive emotion in others

Intranasal oxytocin can influence how individuals with autism perceive emotion in others

Researchers study connection between oxytocin and investment in couple relationships

Researchers study connection between oxytocin and investment in couple relationships

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