Tag Archives: risk

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 »

CDC study finds coronavirus rarely kills children, but minorities at higher risk

Children from ethnic and racial minorities, those with underlying health conditions and those between the ages of 18 and 20 are more likely to die, a CDC-led research team wrote in a study published Tuesday in the agency’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The report also showed just how unusual it is for children and… Read More »

Essential Reads: Bupropion (Wellbutrin) and Risk for Major Malformations

Over the last 20 years, we have accumulated data to support the use of many different antidepressants during pregnancy, including serotonin reuptake inhibitors and the tricyclic antidepressants. In this post, we review the most recent data on the reproductive safety of and bupropion (Wellbutrin), summarized in two recent reviews from Hendrick and colleagues (2017) and… Read More »