News tagged with oxytocin
UNC researchers are launching a 5-year study aimed at understanding the role of oxytocin in postpartum depression and bonding between mothers and babies.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 10, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
Despite efforts to reduce intervention rates during labour, vaginal births without medical intervention are becoming increasingly rare in Australia and overseas: nearly one in three women in Australian now ...
Health Apr 24, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
In a study to be presented on February 14 at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting, in San Francisco, California, researchers will present data showing racial and ethnic disparities ...
Obstetrics & gynaecology Feb 11, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—It's hard to quibble with the speed and convenience of connecting through texts and instant messages, but scientists say that today's ubiquitous online social communication may not confer the ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 31, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Hugging someone can help reduce stress, fear and anxiety, has a lowering effect on blood pressure, promotes wellbeing and improves memory performance. These positive effects are caused by the secretion of ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 18, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Chronic pain from childbirth is rare and biologic changes after a woman gives birth may prevent the development of pain after birth, according to two new studies.
Medical research Jan 03, 2013 | 4 / 5 (2) | 1 |
Research brings together evidence about the potential for misoprostol to prevent bleeding after home births in low resource countries.
Obstetrics & gynaecology Dec 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Following the birth of a child, new mothers may have an altered perception of stresses around them, showing less interest in threats unrelated to the baby. This change to the neuroendocrine ...
Neuroscience Dec 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A large body of research has focused on the ability of oxytocin to facilitate social bonding in both marital and parenting relationships in human females. A new laboratory study, led by Dr. Ruth Feldman from Bar-Ilan University ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Men in committed relationships choose to keep a greater distance between themselves and an unknown woman they find attractive when given the hormone oxytocin, according to new research in the November 14 issue of The Journal of ...
Neuroscience Nov 13, 2012 | 3.8 / 5 (9) | 0 |
New research led by researchers at North Carolina State University shows that exposure to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) early in life results in high levels of anxiety by causing significant gene expression changes in a ...
Medical research Sep 07, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- In other contexts, oxytocin is already well-known as the bliss hormone. The hormone is secreted upon stimulation by touch and is known to result in a feeling of calm and physical ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 30, 2012 | 4.2 / 5 (6) | 3 |
A reproductive hormone helps regulate food intake and energy metabolism without causing adverse effects, a new animal study finds. The results will be presented Monday at The Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston.
Overweight and Obesity Jun 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The hormone oxytocin - often referred to as the "trust" hormone or "love hormone" for its role in stimulating emotional responses - plays an important role in Williams syndrome (WS), according to a study published June 12, ...
Neuroscience Jun 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Hormones, Elvis, and human emotion: Shedding light on what makes people feel and act the way they do
The velvety voice of Elvis Presley still makes hearts flutterand in a new study with people who have the rare genetic disorder Williams syndrome, one of the King's classics is among a group of songs that helped to cast ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jun 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 2 |
Oxytocin (pronounced /ˌɒksɨˈtoʊsɪn/) is a mammalian hormone that also acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain.
It is best known for its roles in female reproduction: it is released in large amounts after distension of the cervix and vagina during labor, and after stimulation of the nipples, facilitating birth and breastfeeding, respectively. Recent studies have begun to investigate oxytocin's role in various behaviors, including orgasm, social recognition, pair bonding, anxiety, trust, love, and maternal behaviors.
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