Nasal spray to help defuse arguments between couple

Nanyang Siang Pau reported that a Swiss study had found that nasal spray containing a hormone had the potential to defuse arguments between couples.

According to researchers at the University of Zurich, women who inhaled the spray appeared to be calmer while men appeared to be more positive.

Researchers had invited 47 couples, aged between 20 and 50, who were either married or living together for at least a year to participate in the study.

Sometimes referred to as the "love hormone", it is secreted by the pituitary gland located at the base of the brain.