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The Motherlode of ‘Mother Love’ Chemicals

Moms secrete more dopamine when watching their own babies, study finds By Randy Dotinga (HealthDay News) — The feel-good brain chemical dopamine appears to play a role in the development of a healthy bond between a mother and baby, a new study suggests. Dopamine may motivate moms to do more for their children because it makes…

Ovarian Cancer Drug Given Fast-Track Approval

Rubraca’s use is specific to women with a mutation of the BRCA gene, FDA said (HealthDay News) — The anti-cancer drug Rubraca (rucaparib) has been granted accelerated approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat advanced ovarian cancer. The approval is limited to cases where the cancer is caused by specific gene mutations…