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 ...

dateSep 08, 2010 in Health
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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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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. ...

dateApr 29, 2010 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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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 ...

dateApr 21, 2010 in Health
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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 ...

dateJan 27, 2010 in Health
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