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Study Shows Higher Risk of Postpartum Depression for Pregnant Women With Low Levels of Oxytocin May 11, 2011 – Pregnant women who have lower levels of the hormone oxytocin may be at greater risk for developing postpartum depression a new study shows. Sometimes called the “cuddle hormone” or the “hormone of love,” oxytocin has been […]
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Instead of just wishin’ and hopin’ for a dozen red roses to appear on your door stoop this Sunday, try approaching your Valentines affair from the steady stance of logic. The logic being that love is always with us; in our genes, our chemistry, our evolutionary past, our whole nature . . . We can think of no […]
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Feeling exhausted, irritable, angry or nervous? Not as interested in your baby as you might be? Are you experiencing feelings of being a bad mother? Crying uncontrollably? Are you experiencing feelings of guilt, worthlessness or hopelessness? Have you had thoughts of harming your baby or yourself? Family members can play an important role by recognizing […]
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As retailers well know, smell has a profound effect on mood and memory. They have used them to induce shoppers to buy certain products. Now, a team at Tel Aviv University have found that certain diseases cause the body to attack the olfactory system which governs the ability to detect smells. This means an impaired sense of smell […]
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