Muzaffarnagar, Mar 10, 2017: Four aborted fetuses were found dumped in a dust bin in the town of Purkazi in Muzaffarnagar district, UP by the locals, as told by the police on Friday.
The fetuses have been sent for postmortem, and 3 amongst them are female fetuses, said Additional Chief Medical Officer B K Ojha.
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According to the PTI report, a team from the health department has begun inspections into this matter. The Police have suspected that the fetuses have been dumped by a clinic, and 2 clinics have been sealed for irregularities.
Facing trauma in childhood can significantly change the structure of the brain, which may result in severe depression which could even be recurrent in adulthood, say researchers.
The results from MRI scan images suggest that both childhood maltreatment and recurring depression are associated with similar reductions in the surface area of the insular cortex, part of the brain that regulates emotion and self-awareness.
This reduction in the brain could make a future relapse more likely, said the study, published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal, which found childhood maltreatment one of the strongest risk factors for major depression in adulthood.
“Given the impact of the insular cortex on brain functions such as emotional awareness, it’s possible that the changes we saw make patients less responsive to conventional treatments,” said lead researcher Nils Opel from the University of Munster in Germany.
The study included 110 patients aged 18 to 60 years. Of the 75 patients who experienced a relapse, 48 had experienced one additional episode, seven reported two episodes, and six experienced three episodes.
Fourteen had a remission period of less than two months and could therefore be regarded as having chronic depression.