How childhood infections and antibiotics may increase risks of mental illness

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A new body of research suggests that infections in childhood, along with antibiotic use, could impact the bacteria in our intestines and raise risks of mental health challenges in later life.
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Christine Bear, University of Toronto

Hospitalization for an infection might leave you at greater risk for mental illness, according to a recent study published in JAMA Psychiatry, which draws on data from youth in Denmark up to the age of 17 years.

The authors also found that antibiotic use was associated with even higher risk for mental illness. This connection is thought to be, in part, because antibiotics affect bacteria in the intestinal microbiome.

The study — which supports emerging theories about the functional interaction between infection, the gut microbiome and mental illness — is one of close to 50 papers published using data from the Danish Psychiatric Central Research Register since the latter half of 2018.

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Sharon & Bram Farewell Tour 2019

If you have been a fan of Sharon, Lois and Bram and their friends through the years you will want to check out Sharon and Bram’s farewell tour to London at Centennial Hall this coming May 17 at 7 PM.

Thank you Sharon and Bram for all of the joy you have brought to children and adults alike through the years.

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New York’s Reproductive Rights Law – an Abomination

I remember so well when my wife was expecting our son. To see him growing in his mothers belly. To be able to see the outline of his foot, elbow or hand move across the inside of the womb. To see him react to different music and sounds outside the womb. Those were exciting days of joy, expectation and prayer as we wondered what kind of man he would grow up to be.

We rejoiced as much to see him grow in the womb as we have in the 30+ years since he was born.

Life is precious and begins at conception regardless of what kind of word games the pro-abortion crowd want to through around. Caralyn at beautybeyondbones.com writes a very thoughtful and articulate article on the new law just signed into law in New York. Please check it out.