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Omega-3 may keep gut microbiota diverse and healthy

Omega-3 may keep gut microbiota diverse and healthy

A new study published in the journal Scientific Reports finds that people who eat foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids have more bacterial diversity in the gut, which promotes better overall health. New research suggests that foods rich in omega-3, such as fish, garlic, nuts, and flaxseed oil, may help to keep our guts healthy. Omega-3 […]

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Depression After Abortion: Understanding and Coping

Depression After Abortion: Understanding and Coping

There is some controversy about depression after abortion, and not just in the medical profession. It is not clear that abortion depression is a specific condition, although it is clear that women do have emotional responses to abortion. Depression itself is a well-recognized medical condition. But can depression be caused by abortion? There is only […]

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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additional interventions following implementation of an Ohio law that required abortion providers to adhere to an outdated protocol, according to a study published by Ushma Upadhyay from the University of California, San Francisco, US, and colleagues in PLOS Medicine.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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Zika warnings lead to significant increase in demand for abortions in Latin America

Zika warnings lead to significant increase in demand for abortions in Latin America

Health warnings about complications related to Zika virus significantly increased demand for abortions in Latin American countries, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. However, in many of these countries, abortion is either illegal or highly restricted, leaving pregnant women with few options and potentially driving women to use […]

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Abortion rates at all-time low in developed countries but remain unchanged in developing countries

Abortion rates at all-time low in developed countries but remain unchanged in developing countries

Abortion rates have declined significantly over the last 25 years in developed countries and are at a historic low. But in developing countries, where many abortions are unsafe, rates have remained level, highlighting the urgent need for better access to modern contraception (eg, hormonal pill, implants, IUDs) to reduce unwanted pregnancies and abortions. The new […]