Eye contact helped dogs become our friends
Eye contact helped dogs become our friends

The secret to puppy love is in the eyes, researchers said Thursday after studying how that locking gaze boosts the love hormone, oxytocin, in both dogs and people.

How 'love hormone' leads to maternal instincts

Scientists have unraveled how the "love hormone" oxytocin acts on brain cells to make females understand and tend to their offspring's needs.

New hormone fosters love between parents

A hormone known for stimulating milk production in nursing mothers also promotes love making between parents, says a new research.

'Love hormone' oxytocin can be next big thing in psychiatric disorder therapies

A new study has revealed that oxytocin, also referred as "love hormone," may enhance social function in psychiatric disorders.

'Love hormone' also prevents you from getting drunk

A new study has revealed that love or cuddle hormone called Oxytocin may play a crucial role in blocking the effects of alcohol.

How 'love hormone' Oxytocin affects sexual behavior revealed

New study has revealed that neurons in brain cells are responsive towards oxytocin that plays a major role in social and sexual behavior of individuals.

How fatherhood reshapes your brain

Even as men draw flak for not doing enough of parenting as mothers generally do, researchers have discovered that taking care of his kids may not only enforce hormonal changes in fathers but also reshape their brains.

`Love hormone` bonds animals like humans: Study

And you thought you had a patent on `love hormone` when it comes to showing affection! Dogs too have oxytocin and release it in a good quantity when in love or looking for bonding.

`Love` hormone drives lying among close colleagues

Know why some people bend ethical rules and even lie to help those closer to them - like their colleagues or family members?

`Love hormone` oxytocin could help treat anorexia

A new study has revealed that love hormone oxytocin, which is released during sex, childbirth and breastfeeding, could treat anorexia.

`Love drug` may treat gut pain

Scientists have developed a version of the love hormone oxytocin that can treat chronic abdominal pain associated with conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome.

Oxytocin key to treating abdominal pain: Study

Oxytocin, known as the love hormone, might be the key to treating chronic abdominal pain, according to a new study.

Too much `love hormone` can make healthy people oversensitive

Researchers at Concordia`s Centre for Research in Human Development have shown that too much oxytocin or " love hormone" in healthy young adults can actually result in oversensitivity to the emotions of others.

Sharing food boosts social bonding in chimps: Study

Food sharing promotes social bonding in chimpanzees, leading them to form cooperative relationships, a new study has found.

Blame your genes for forgetting familiar faces

A new study has suggested that the oxytocin receptor, a gene known to influence mother-infant bonding and pair bonding in monogamous species, also plays a special role in the ability to remember faces.

Love hormone improves brain function in autistic kids

A single dose of the `love hormone` oxytocin, delivered via nasal spray, can enhance brain function in children with autism, scientists have claimed.

Single spray of `love hormone` improves brain function in autistic kids

A new study has revealed that a single dose of the hormone oxytocin, delivered via nasal spray, can enhance brain activity while processing social information in kids suffering from autism spectrum disorders.

`Love hormone` oxytocin behind monogamous relationships

Researchers have found that oxytocin hormone, which is secreted in the brain and is sometimes referred to as the ` bonding hormone `, helps in creating and maintaining monogamy in relationships.

`Stress-induced depression in new mums extends to daughters`

Exposure to social stress not only impairs a mother`s ability to care for her children but may also negatively impact her daughter`s ability to provide maternal care to future offspring.

Love hormone helps humans accept others

Love hormone oxytocin can make us more accepting of other people, a new study has found.