Tag: oxytocin

‘Love hormone’ could provide new treatment for anorexia

Oxytocin, also known as the 'love hormone', could provide a new treatment for anorexia nervosa, according to new research by a team of British...

Sniff of love hormone ups brain function in autistic children

A single dose of the hormone oxytocin, delivered via nasal spray, has been shown to enhance brain activity while processing social information in children...

Oxytocin could make us more accepting of others

Oxytocin - often referred to as the 'love hormone' because of its ability to promote mother-infant attachment and romantic bonding in adults - could...

Hormones may usher abused girls into early adulthood

During the sort of tense situation that makes palms sweat and voices quaver, children and young adults are typically awash in cortisol, a stress...

The love hormone oxytocin is 2-faced

It turns out the love hormone oxytocin is two-faced. Oxytocin has long been known as the warm, fuzzy hormone that promotes feelings of love,...

‘Love Hormone’ Could Help Treat Depression

Gazing into your lover’s eyes isn’t only romantic; it also releases a brain chemical called oxytocin that strengthens social bonds in a variety of...

‘Love hormone’ helps monkeys show a little kindness

Oxytocin, the "love hormone" that builds mother-baby bonds and may help us feel more connected toward one another, can also make surly monkeys treat...

Study suggests oxytocin makes people trusting, but not gullible

Oxytocin (OT) is a hormone that plays an important role in social behavior -- it has even been nicknamed "the love hormone" and "liquid trust." Increased levels of OT have been associated with greater caring, generosity, and trust. But does OT incre...

Oxytocin: It’s a mom and pop thing

Philadelphia, PA, 20 August, 2010 - The hormone oxytocin has come under intensive study in light of emerging evidence that its release contributes to the social bonding that occurs between lovers, friends, and colleagues. Oxytocin also plays an impo...

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