Does the immune system link childhood trauma to adult mental illness

Does the immune system link childhood trauma to adult mental illness

Although traumatic events in childhood can lead to psychiatric disorders later in life, the biological origins for this relationship aren’t well defined. Over- activation of the immune system has been implicated in a range of psychiatric conditions, including bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and anxiety disorder. Despite this well-known association, the events initially causing this activation remain […]

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Why Do Bats Carry So Many Dangerous Diseases?

Why Do Bats Carry So Many Dangerous Diseases?

[♪ INTRO] One fifth of all mammal species today are bats. And that’s awesome, because they help us out in all sorts of ways. Like, they pollinate a lot of plants, help regrow forests and control pests, and their poop is pretty excellent fertilizer. Plus, they’re just really cool. Some of them can sense magnetic […]

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The Hopeful Link Between AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES & DEVELOPMENT (Asthma, IBS, Allergies, Egzema)

The Hopeful Link Between AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES & DEVELOPMENT (Asthma, IBS, Allergies, Egzema)

Having an autoimmune disease, such as asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, crohn’s disease, allergies, or certain skin conditions, really is no fun, especially as a child. While you’re supposed to be running around and exploring–maybe making a snowman or water-ballooning someone’s house–you’re stuck in a hospital bed with varying amounts of pain. Luckily, it’s not all […]

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