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 »

Gum disease and Alzheimer's: Your questions answered

People are questioning a landmark study suggesting that a bacterium involved in gum disease may also cause Alzheimer’s. Here’s what you need to know about the study P. gingivalis may be the main culprit in Alzheimer’s diseaseA. DOWSETT, PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY By Debora MacKenzie The publication of evidence that gum disease bacteria may cause… 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 »