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A study identified a potential link between certain types of bug living in the oropharynx – the area where the tonsils are situated – and the psychotic illness.

Researcher Eduardo Castro-Naller, from George Washington University (GWU) in the US, said: “The oropharynx of schizophrenics seems to harbour different proportions of oral bacteria than healthy individuals.

“Specifically, our analyses revealed an association between microbes such as lactic-acid bacteria and schizophrenics.”


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