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BPA, brain and behaviour – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on May 28th, 2013.

A study published this week in the journal PNAS finds that mice exposed to prenatal BPA exhibit changes in brain gene expression and increase in anxiety related behaviours. The study claims that the mice were given a dose of BPA that is comparable to human exposure. BPA is found in many plastics including bottles and […]

New study examines link between abortion and mental health

Amanda Johnson posted in on December 1st, 2008.

New research by Professor David Fergusson and colleagues from the University of Otago has found that women who have an abortion face a 30% increase in the risk of developing common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. The research will be published in the December issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry.    The […]

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