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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 »

National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins is stepping down by year’s end

Francis Collins, director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), holds a model of Covid-19 while speaking during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, July 2, 2020. Saul Loeb | AFP | Bloomberg | Getty Images National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins – who has helmed the agency… Read More »

Weekly Roundup for SEPTEMBER 17, 2021: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

Every week we review the most recent publications in women’s mental health, covering topics related to premenstrual symptoms, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, use of medications in pregnant and breastfeeding women, perinatal substance use, and menopausal mental health.  For more detailed descriptions of many of these topics, you can sign up to receive our weekly… Read More »

Bye-Bye to Health Insurance ‘Birthday Rule’? Kansas Lawmaker Floats Fix

When Kayla Kjelshus gave birth to her first child, the infant spent seven days in the neonatal intensive care unit, known as the NICU. This stressful medical experience was followed by an equally stressful financial one. Because of an obscure health insurance policy called the “birthday rule,” Kjelshus and her husband, Mikkel, were hit with… Read More »

Health standards organizations help codify novel coronavirus info

As part of the global effort to manage and contain the coronavirus response, two global health standards organizations have introduced new content. Regenstrief Institute and SNOMED International, are supporting care teams globally to code and track SARS-CoV-2 testing and COVID-19 cases, and by extension support clinicians and researchers in their efforts to address its containment.… Read More »