Tag Archives: disease

Patients’ own cells could be the key to treating Crohn’s disease

Rachel Sawyer, a communications manager who is 50 and lives in Anerley in south east London, was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 2000 and treated at Guy’s and St Thomas’. Although her condition is now under control, she supports other people who have Crohn’s and runs the Twitter account @Bottomline_IBD. She said: “One of the worst… Read More »

Medical News Today: How gum disease could lead to Alzheimer's

In a new study, researchers have found that a bacterium largely responsible for gum disease also contributes to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. A bacterium involved in gum disease boosts Alzheimer’s toxicity. According to data from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 8.52 percent of adults between 20 and 64 years of age… Read More »

Having gum disease 'raises your risk of Alzheimer’s'

Having gum disease ‘raises your risk of Alzheimer’s’: Landmark study shows bacteria that can cause bleeding gums is found in the brains of patients with the memory-robbing disorder Porphyromonas gingivalis is a key cause of gum disease and tooth loss  Bacteria’s DNA found in Alzheimer’s patients’ brain tissue and spinal fluid Bug can spread from… Read More »