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Increased likelihood of medical interventions for women after implementation of an Ohio abortion law in 2011

Increased likelihood of medical interventions for women after implementation of an Ohio abortion law in 2011

Women who had medication abortions were more likely to require additional interventions following implementation of an Ohio law that required abortion providers to adhere to an outdated protocol, according to a study published by Ushma Upadhyay from the University of California, San Francisco, US, and colleagues in PLOS Medicine. In February 2011, an Ohio law […]

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Baby simulator programs ‘increase teen pregnancy risk, not reduce it’

Baby simulator programs ‘increase teen pregnancy risk, not reduce it’

Baby simulator programs are designed to help prevent teenage pregnancy, but a new study published in The Lancet suggests they may have the opposite effect. Researchers found teenage girls who participated in a pregnancy prevention program were actually more likely to become pregnant or have an abortion. Researchers found teenage girls who participated in the […]

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Activating dopamine neurons could turn off binge-like eating behavior

Activating dopamine neurons could turn off binge-like eating behavior

While binge eating affects about 10 percent of adults in the United States, the neurobiological basis of the disease is unclear. Researchers at the USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital found that certain neural circuits have the ability to inhibit binge-like eating behavior in mice. Their report […]