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Dogs who trained a long gaze on their owners had elevated levels of oxytocin, a hormone produced in the brain that is associated with nurturing and attachment. After receiving those long gazes, the owners’ levels of oxytocin increased, too.






4/17/2015 2:20:43 PM

Test your knowledge of this week’s health news.






4/17/2015 10:40:40 AM

Vegetables and cheese, hot or cold, always make a great sandwich combination.






4/17/2015 10:40:17 AM

A new documentary called “Swim Team” chronicles the Jersey Hammerheads, a swim team for children with autism.






4/17/2015 7:16:14 AM

An annual physicals is routine for about 45 million Americans. Should it be?






4/17/2015 3:36:56 AM

While coping with cancer, I often feel like an impersonator of my former self.






4/16/2015 1:48:19 PM

Breathing problems during sleep may be linked to early mental decline and Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests. But using a CPAP machine can significantly delay the onset of cognitive problems.






4/16/2015 1:25:38 PM

Divorce was linked to a higher risk for heart attack, especially in women, even those who remarry.






4/16/2015 9:06:29 AM

Two new studies suggest that the ideal dose of exercise for a long life is a bit more than many of us currently believe we should get, but less than many of us might expect.






4/15/2015 3:31:38 PM

In “Natural Born Heroes,” author Christopher McDougall offers another epic tale that he hopes will encourage people to get out of the gym and start running, jumping, throwing and climbing outdoors.






4/14/2015 2:20:34 PM