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October 31, 2020
by Elizabeth Pratt

an oxytocin

The "Love Hormone" Oxytocin Can Cause Antisocial Behavior

October 31, 2020 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

an oxytocin
The “love hormone” oxytocin can occasionally have anti-social effects depending on where in the brain it is created. Oxytocin, a hormone that can regulate prosocial behaviors like trust, bonding and empathy has also been demonstrated to play a role in anti-social behaviors like envy, anxiety and reduction in cooperation. How the hormone could have such opposing roles has long remained a mystery, but researchers from UC Davis have uncovered how this might happen. [More]

August 21, 2020
by Elizabeth Pratt

a happy old couple

Strong Mental Health Lengthens Life

August 21, 2020 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

a happy old couple
A study from researchers at the University of Toronto found that those with suboptimal mental health died earlier than their counterparts with excellent mental health. Those who were in excellent mental health when the study started in the mid-1990s lived almost five months longer than their peers who were in poorer mental health. [More]