Study reveals striking differences in well being between women who were allowed to terminate pregnancies and those who were denied abortions. Women denied terminations were more likely to live in economic hardship, remain in abusive relationships, raise children without external assistance, face more life-threatening complications during pregnancy, such as pre-eclampsia, and experience chronic pain following birth compared to women who were able to seek an abortion. Women who had abortions, by contrast, experienced better emotional outcomes overall, were more economically stable, were better able to raise children in a stable environment, were more likely to want children later, and expressed the decision to terminate a pregnancy was the correct decision for them 5 years after the termination took place.
Researchers identified a brain region responsible for driving action, and another that suppresses action. The study reports impulsive behaviors can be triggered or suppressed by activating these areas.
Researchers report the way the brain processes sensory input information depends on whether an animal lacks specific nutrients or is pregnant. The findings provide valuable new insight on the neural basis for behavior both within and beyond food choices.
Dogs have multi-modal mental imagery of items and objects that are familiar to them. When a dog thinks about an object, they imagine the object's different sensory features.
The "pace of aging" score converts several health variables into a single measure that reflects a person's biological aging rate.
Glutamate binds to the subunits of its receptor only in specific patterns. The findings upend previous belief that each subunit binds glutamate independently and points to a new level of complexity in neurotransmission and drug response.