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Oxytocin is a small but potent nine-amino acid hormone secreted within the brain, from the hypothalamus.
Why does dishing with a girlfriend do wonders for a woman's mood?

Why does dishing with a girlfriend do wonders for a woman's mood?

Researchers investigate the effects of oxytocin on human couple interactions

Researchers investigate the effects of oxytocin on human couple interactions

Ecstasy may help suffers of post-traumatic stres

Ecstasy may help suffers of post-traumatic stres

Stanford/Packard researchers recruit children for study of the biology of autism

Stanford/Packard researchers recruit children for study of the biology of autism

Breastfed babies less likely to be neglected

Breastfed babies less likely to be neglected

Protein that regulates hormones critical to women's health found in pituitary

Protein that regulates hormones critical to women's health found in pituitary

Oxytocin hormone helps people recognize familiar faces

Oxytocin hormone helps people recognize familiar faces

Hormone Oxytocin calms arguing couples

Hormone Oxytocin calms arguing couples

New insight into the events that prime the uterine muscles for contraction

New insight into the events that prime the uterine muscles for contraction

Natural birth better for bonding baby and mother

Natural birth better for bonding baby and mother

Natural childbirth makes mothers more responsive to own baby-cry

Natural childbirth makes mothers more responsive to own baby-cry

Oxytocin hormone plays role in social bonding and maternal behaviors

Oxytocin hormone plays role in social bonding and maternal behaviors

Oxytocin may inhibit social phobia

Oxytocin may inhibit social phobia

Suckling infants trigger surges of trust hormone in mothers' brains

Suckling infants trigger surges of trust hormone in mothers' brains

Many pregnant women do not feel well informed by their gynaecologist

Many pregnant women do not feel well informed by their gynaecologist

Cord traction removal of placenta safer than hand method after Caesareans

Cord traction removal of placenta safer than hand method after Caesareans

New insights into the neural circuitry of trust

New insights into the neural circuitry of trust

Breastfeeding may protect women from rheumatoid arthritis

Breastfeeding may protect women from rheumatoid arthritis

Intensive training for medical staff in Latin American hospitals reduces serious complication of pregnancy

Intensive training for medical staff in Latin American hospitals reduces serious complication of pregnancy

Oxytocin hormone promotes bonding

Oxytocin hormone promotes bonding