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Microplastics & Nanoplastics Cross Blood-Brain Barrier within Hours & May Cause Damage

Microplastics and nanoplastics (MNPs) from the breakdown of plastic materials pollute the environment and make their way into the human body, raising concerns over potential health impacts. Research shows that microplastics and nanoplastics are able to cross the blood-brain barrier in mice within 2 hours of ingestion. Key Facts: Polystyrene nanoparticles with a size of …

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Antipsychotics and Brain Damage: Shrinkage & Volume Loss

Antipsychotics are drugs that alleviate symptoms of schizophrenia and psychotic episodes.  These medications are considered highly effective interventions for mitigating “positive symptoms” such as hallucinations (e.g. hearing voices) and various types of delusions (e.g. assuming others are plotting against you).  Approved uses for antipsychotics include treating individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and cases of …

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Hearing Voices In Your Head? Auditory Hallucinations: Causes, Types, & Treatments

Hearing voices in your head, or experiencing auditory hallucinations does not always mean that you have mental illness. Many people have reported hearing voices that do not cause any kind of problem in their life. Some of these voices are generally positive or contain positive messages. According to research, only about 33% of people that …

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