The physiology underlying mother-infant bonding can help us understand the connections between positive relationships and health.
Does a good marriage depend on having the right genes?
Will your marriage be better if you and your partner are genetically compatible? Is there any evidence that certain genes make someone a better or worse partner? And if so, which genes should we test?
Fred Rogers at a taping of his famous show on June 28, 1989.
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As the documentary about 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood' hits theaters, it's worth noting that Rogers' emphasis on kindness and love is proving to be very important to good health.
Early life trauma can affect our hormone systems for the rest of our lives.
The "love hormone" system starts to develop in the womb and is important in helping us deal with stress.
What attaches us so deeply to our phones?
Why we love our phones so much might be related to our basic yearnings as human beings, explains a scholar, who is also a pastor.
Most opioid overdoses occur among experienced users.
Naloxone, commonly known as Narcan, is a medicine that temporarily reverses the effects of opioid drugs such as heroin, morphine and oxycodone.
The effects observed in the study are still small and inconsistent.
A synthetic version of the hormone oxytocin has been shown to improve social responsiveness among some children with autism.
Vasopressin may be used to treat social deficits in children with autism.
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Increasing autistic children's levels of vasopressin, a hormone that regulates social behaviour, could help treat the social deficits common to autism, research suggests.
Like alcohol, oxytocin can make certain people aggressive.
A study has shown that alcohol and oxytocin, often dubbed "the love hormone" are more similar than we thought.
Tsimane hunter with prey after a successful hunt. How are his hormones responding?
Levels of a male sex hormone known to influence aggression and a "love" hormone that promotes bonding both rise in traditional hunters headed home after the kill. What's going on?
What if we had a pill that nullified some of the negative effects of alcohol and helped alcoholics drink less?
Imagine a pill that nullified some of the nasty effects of alcohol. A new study looking at oxytocin suggests such a pill might be possible.
Addictive behaviour, such as drug and alcohol abuse, could be a result of a poorly developed oxytocin system. Dr Buisman-Pijlman…
Reading oversimplified science stories is stressful business.
There’s this gene that about half of all people carry. It’s a pretty nasty gene – it massively increases the risk of the carrier being a murderer or a murder victim, going to jail or dying in an accident…
Sending an SMS might be easy, but catching up in person feels better.
Things have changed. Much of the time we used to spend chatting with friends or strangers in person is now spent tweeting, texting or updating our Facebook status. Although technology allows us to rapidly…