News tagged with oxytocin

Safety not compromised in alternative birthing rooms

Giving birth in an alternative setting within a hospital ? like a bed-free birthing room or one designed to be "homelike"? is just as safe for healthy women as laboring in a traditional hospital bed and women who use these ...

Sep 08, 2010
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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 ...

Aug 20, 2010
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Hormone spray improves male sensitivity

Many women have no doubt been waiting a long time for this: the neuropeptide oytocin enhances male empathy. This substance also increases sensitivity to so-called "social multipliers", such as approving or disapproving looks. ...

Apr 29, 2010
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Severe asphyxia linked to substandard care during labour

(PhysOrg.com) -- Asphyxia results from an inadequate supply of oxygen to the fetus during labour and delivery. Although rare, it can lead to perinatal brain injury and perinatal death. Now, a new study from Karolinska Institutet ...

Apr 21, 2010
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Pomegranate extract stimulates uterine contractions

a steroid that can inhibit the absorption of cholesterol in the intestine - as the main constituent of pomegranate seed extract. The research suggests that pomegranate extract could be used as a natural stimulant to encourage ...

Jan 27, 2010
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