New research from Carnegie Mellon University shows that children whose parents separated and were not on speaking terms are three times more susceptible to cold viruses as adults. This suggests that childhood trauma or stress can affect the developing immune system and alter its reactionary processes 20-40 years later. Interestingly, children whose parents split but maintained communication showed no sign of increased risk of colds as adults, which implies that the psychological effects of the split weren’t as strong. Still, it’s an important look into how the psychological health of an individual is correlated to their physical health. Read the full article from ScienceDaily.