Tag Archives: disease

Gum Disease Increases Risk of Mental Health Problems by 37%

A collaborative study1,2 64,379 people’s medical records discovered that patients with periodontal disease have a 37% higher risk of developing mental health illness. The research team from the University of Birmingham also found that 60,995 had gingivitis and 3,384 had periodontitis.3 The data from these individuals were compared against 251,161 healthy individuals without any record… Read More »

Horizon partners with MIT for crowdsourced rare disease solutions, narrows to 5 finalists

Getting started is often the most difficult part—and that’s especially true in rare diseases and diagnoses. Patients and families often spend many years searching for their diagnosis starting point. For Horizon Therapeutics’ first innovation challenge, it took that struggle to heart and asked for technology-based rare disease solutions that result in faster or more accurate diagnoses. The… Read More »

Researchers uncover the biology and treatment behind a rare autoinflammatory disease

The absence of a protein that activates the body’s antiviral defenses can cause a rare rheumatoid-like autoinflammatory condition that is treatable with an FDA-approved class of drugs known as TNF (tumor necrosis factor) inhibitors, a global research team led by Mount Sinai has found. The condition, which is now termed TBK1 deficiency, was previously known… Read More »

Bladder cancer: The uncomfortable pain indicating your risk to the deadly disease

Nearly 5,000 people pass away from bladder cancer each year in the UK. The sooner a diagnosis is made, the sooner treatment can begin, which could extend your life. Lower back pain could be a sign the cancer has advanced. Currently, survival rates for kidney and bladder cancer in England show that fewer women than men live… Read More »