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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 »

Dementia: The food that could cut your risk by 40% – ‘cornerstone of brain-healthy diets’

This was later confirmed by researchers at the National Institutes of Health who evaluated the lifestyles of over 7,750 participants over a period of five to 10 years. Participants were required to fill out questionnaires to determine their eating habits and had cognitive tests of memory, language and attention administered over the phone. Researchers thereafter… Read More »

Diet could affect coronavirus risk according to MGH study

Although metabolic conditions such as obesity and Type 2 diabetes have been linked to an increased risk of COVID-19, as well as an increased risk of experiencing serious symptoms once infected, the impact of diet on these risks is unknown. In a recent study led by researchers at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and published… Read More »

Untreated HIV, low CD4 count or unsuppressed viral load raise the risk of COVID-19 death in South Africa

People with HIV not on antiretroviral treatment were 45% more likely to die after admission to hospital with COVID-19 compared to people taking antiretroviral treatment, a large study of in-hospital deaths from COVID-19 in South Africa has concluded. The study also found an increased risk of death in people with HIV with CD4 counts below… Read More »

Your Job Could Put You at Much Higher Risk for Flu

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Your job may significantly increase your risk of catching the flu, with potential implications for the spread of other infectious diseases including COVID-19, according to new research. On average, working folks are 35% more likely to get the flu than those without jobs, but… Read More »