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Oxytocin: It's a mom and pop thing

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 important role ...

dateAug 20, 2010 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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Lancet: Sharp drop in maternal deaths worldwide

(AP) -- The number of women dying in childbirth worldwide has dropped dramatically, a British medical journal reports, adding that it was pressured to delay its findings until after U.N. meetings this week on public health ...

dateApr 14, 2010 in Health
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Men attend childbirth classes for partner's sake

Although their involvement is very different, childbirth is an important shared experience for the first-time father and his partner, yet men generally attend childbirth classes only for their partner's sake, reveals research ...

dateFeb 22, 2011 in Social Sciences
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