A summary of important health news from the past week.
Childhood bullying may lead to increased chronic disease risk in adulthood
A recent research review in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry discusses evidence showing that childhood bullying is connected to later health conditions, like heart disease and diabetes. Bullying has been deemed chronic social stress that can impact allostatic load, which is the body's response to chronic stress.
Individuals are concerned that a recent yellow fever outbreak in Brazil could spread to the U.S. Symptoms of yellow fever include fever, headache, nausea, and jaundice. While the likelihood of a U.S. outbreak is low, experts still warn that travel-related cases could occur.
Probiotic found in yogurt can reverse depression symptoms
Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine found that Lactobacillus, a probiotic bacteria found in some yogurts, effectively reverses depression symptoms in mice. Scientists are hopeful that this discovery will hold true for people suffering from depression.
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