The inevitable hardship of being chronically ill during the holidays

The inevitable hardship of being chronically ill during the holidays

When I pack to go to my in-laws for Christmas, I have to bring a whole bag of medicine. There are, among others, migraine medications, thyroid medications, anxiety medications, antidepressants, …

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Leaky gut is associated with depressive disorders: new insights into microbiota-mediated epigenetic changes

Study: Microbiota-Induced Epigenetic Alterations in Depressive Disorders Are Targets for Nutritional and Probiotic Therapies. Image Credit: RAJ CREATIONSZ / Shutterstock.com

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a leading cause of disability in millions of people worldwide. Importantly, the gut microbiome may contribute to stress-related responses in patients with depression. Recent research …

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