The Effect of Childhood Adversity on the Adult Brain

We all have been acquainted with the term ‘childhood trauma’ – referring to the experience of an event that transpired during childhood, that causes significant amount of distress and can, in many cases, result in lasting emotional or physical effects. We often associate trauma when we discuss long-term effects on child development. Interestingly, however, there […]

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids: What they are and why you should care

Hi, I’m Alex Krug! I’m originally from Sweden and Belgium but born in the U.S. I attended international school in Geneva & then went on to study a BSc International Economics & Business Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam, in the Netherlands. After graduating in 2019 I moved to Hainan, China, to work for a blockchain […]

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Discover Encephalitis: what it is & how you can help

It’s World Encephalitis Day! Wait – what is encephalitis? 78% of people across the world do not know what encephalitis is and this has to change! 500,000 children and adults are affected by encephalitis every year – that means one person every minute. The death rates for encephalitis are high and survivors are often left […]

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Is consuming caffeine during pregnancy safe?

If you or someone you know has been pregnant or are pregnant, you might have come across people saying “you should not be drinking coffee whilst pregnant”. However, as an avid coffee drinking population, cutting out a daily staple is difficult. For which reason, experts in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) have […]

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The Effects of Vitamin D on the Brain

Long known for its beneficial effects on bone integrity, vitamin D has recently become somewhat of a ‘hot topic’ in the conversations surrounding the fight against Covid-19. So, how does it work? Vitamin D is a lipid-soluble vitamin that is produced in the skin from sun exposure, and is therefore often called the “sunshine vitamin”. […]

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