Psychology & Psychiatry

True love acts as a painkiller: study

(Medical Xpress) -- A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science reveals that true love acts on areas of the brain responsible for pain and safety and works to minimize pain levels.

Neuroscience

Steady relationships reduce amphetamine's rewarding effects

Long-term relationships make the commonly abused drug amphetamine less appealing, according to a new animal study in the June 1 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings suggest that social bonds formed during adulthood ...

Other

Taking drugs still acceptable as we get older

(PhysOrg.com) -- A long-term study has found that as we progress into our thirties illegal drug use is, with some caveats, still acceptable to many of us.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Passion trumps love for sex in relationships

Men initiate sex more than three times as often as women do in a long-term, heterosexual relationship. However, previous research shows that sex happens far more often whenever the woman takes the initiative, suggesting that ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Affectionate touch contributes to stress and conflict management

For most people, receiving affectionate touch from a romantic partner just feels good. What people may not know is that receiving hugs, kisses, and back rubs may contribute to long-term health and well-being and the maintenance ...

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