20 episodes

Two friends with a shared enthusiasm of science discuss research and share fascinating stories centered around medicine, science, health, and disease. Expect to learn and laugh during each episode while we focus on a sick topic and share our two cents with the help of a glass, or entire bottle, of wine.
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It's A Sickness Lilah & Nicole

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Two friends with a shared enthusiasm of science discuss research and share fascinating stories centered around medicine, science, health, and disease. Expect to learn and laugh during each episode while we focus on a sick topic and share our two cents with the help of a glass, or entire bottle, of wine.
Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/itsasickness/support

    19. Doing Damage

    19. Doing Damage

    Welcome to our BONUS ep! In today’s episode we are shifting gears to speak on the current political climate as it relates to women's rights. With us, a special guest, jedi, #teamThanos, & brilliant friend, Joaquin! Join us as we converse on what the future may look like for women in America and how important it truly is to vote as if your rights depend on it. 

    Be sure to connect with us on twitter & instagram @itsasickness_ 

    & stay connected with our special guest Joaquin at @_joaqa (IG) and @Joaquin2The (twitter)

    Cheers! 

    Sources: 

    Sweeney, Nick (Director). 2020. AKA Jane Roe. Retrieved from https://www.hulu.com/series/aka-jane-roe-449ccdfb-44fc-4016-88a7-d67a37fcfe39 

    Stern, R., Sundberg, A., Goff, K. (Producers). Stern, R., Sundberg, A. (Directors). Reversing Roe. Retrieved from https://www.netflix.com/title/80192834?source=35 

    Updyke, E.A., Welsh, E., hosts. “Giving birth to ‘The Pill’.” This Podcast Will Kill You. Apple Podcast, Apple Podcast, 13 October 2020. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/this-podcast-will-kill-you/id1299915173?i=1000494558749  

    Goodwin, M. (2020, July 1). ACLU News & Commentary. Retrieved October 19, 2020, from https://www.aclu.org/news/racial-justice/the-racist-history-of-abortion-and-midwifery-bans/


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    • 1 hr 5 min
    18. Monsters in the Womb

    18. Monsters in the Womb

    We’re back with another spine-chilling sickness. For this episode we uncover the mystery of monster-like tumors filled with clusters of greasy hair, teeth, and eyeballs that grow in your womb. And no, we’re not talking about pregnancy! Tune in to learn more about a rare medical occurrence that can inhabit your body and go undetected for years.
    Be sure to connect with us on twitter & instagram @itsasickness_
    Cheers!
    Sources: 
    Klein, A. (2017, January 6). Miniature brain and skull found inside 16-year-old girl’s ovary. Newscientist.com.

    Downey, A. (2018, August 10) “Like the exorcist” Teenager acts “possessed” after ovarian tumor with teeth and hair triggers brain infection. The Sun.

    Future Science Group. (2019, October 10). Managing growing teratoma syndrome: new insights and clinical applications.

    Marinis, M. (09 February 2012). Ovarian Teratoma. abc.com.

    Chang, C., & Lin, C. (2014, April 13). A case of recurrent, bilateral ovarian mature teratoma in a young woman. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3996130/

    The Embryo Project Encyclopedia. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://embryo.asu.edu/pages/teratomas

    Oliveira, F. G. (2014). Evidence of parthenogenetic origin of ovarian teratoma: Case report. Human Reproduction,, 19(8), 1867-1870. Retrieved from https://academic.oup.com/humrep/article/19/8/1867/2356435.

    (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.healthline.com/health/teratoma


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    • 1 hr 16 min
    17. EP SPECIAL - GET TO KNOW US!

    17. EP SPECIAL - GET TO KNOW US!

    What is up Sickness family! This week we share an EP SPECIAL where we answered some submitted questions related to ourselves and our Podcast! Get to know your hosts Lilah & Nicole in this episode & don’t forget to wish Nicole a Happy Birthday! & Happy Birthday to all the Libras in all the land. Thank you for riding with us this far and be sure to stay #SickWidIt! 

    Also, be sure to connect with us on twitter & instagram @itsasickness_ 

    Cheers!

    Watch our video for this EP on our YouTube channel! & Be sure to subscribe.

    https://youtu.be/fbD685icOP8

    Mentions/Shout outs:

    #CuetheMusicRadio with host Camilo Cue - House // Reggaeton|Moombahton // BASS

    Smitty and Keith Podcast

    Fitbit Sense - health smartwatch




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    • 35 min
    16. Brains With A Side Of Maggots

    16. Brains With A Side Of Maggots

    Dinner is served! On the menu: Brains with a side of maggots! Join us as we kick off the first episode of spooky season. Lilah provides background on an untouched civilization with some interesting ritualistic practices while Nicole covers the ins and outs of prion disease with details that will blow your mind, pun intended. Stay tuned, things are gonna get weird.
    Be sure to connect with us on twitter & instagram @itsasickness_
    Cheers!
    Sources:
    Wikipedia page on “Fore people”
    Article “Kuru: The Science and the Sorcery” by Special Broadcasting Service (SBS)
    Documentary “Kuru: The Science and the Sorcery” by Special Broadcasting Service (SBS)
    US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health article “Kuru, the first human prion disease” written by Pawel P. Liberski
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website
    Hektoen International Post “Revisiting the History of Kuru” written by Tanzila Atifali Saiyed
    Science Daily article “Brain disease 'resistance gene' evolves in Papua New Guinea community; could offer insights into CJD”
    Topics:

    Kuru Disease
    The Fore people of Papua New Guinea
    Cannibalism



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    • 1 hr 15 min
    15. Elon Musk & Neuralink

    15. Elon Musk & Neuralink

    This week, we follow the life and career path of Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of Tesla, Space X and now Neuralink. Join us as we pick apart the neurotechnology that claims to have the potential to revolutionize brain illnesses and allow humans to merge with artificial intelligence.
    Be sure to connect with us on twitter & instagram @itsasickness_
    Cheers!
    Sources:
    Elon Musk Wikipedia
    Neuralink Website
    “Elon Musk American Entrepreneur” by Erik Gregersen
    Joe Rogan Podcast with “1470 - Elon Musk” (2020)
    Joe Rogan Podcast with “#1169 - Elon Musk” (2018)
    “Elon Musk launches Neuralink, a venture to merge the human brain with AI” written by Nick Statt on TheVerge.com
    "A Scientist and Engineer Explain Everything Elon Musk’s Neuralink Can (and Can’t) Do" written by Thomas Smith and Chris Chiang


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    • 1 hr 26 min
    14. Brains & BMIs

    14. Brains & BMIs

    In this week's episode Lilah covers some foundational information for a better understanding of the hot new neurotechnology known as Neuralink. A fast crash course on the evolution of the brain, mechanisms of the brain, and a brief dive into the world of BMI’s is shared in this episode. Make sure to tune into next week's episode where Nicole covers some background information on Elon Musk and the Neuralink technology itself. Enjoy!
    Be sure to connect with us on twitter & instagram @itsasickness_
    Cheers!
    Sources:
    Urban, Tim. Neuralink and the brain's magical future
    Topics: 

    The evolution of the brain
    Mechanisms of the brain
    Brief information about BMIs and the challenges neuro engineers face with the Neuralink device


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    • 1 hr 33 min

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