Tag Archives: disease

Price of life-changing drug for college senior's rare disease hiked from free to $375,000

Price of life-changing drug hiked from free to $ 375,000: Family of college senior with rare disease devastated as they say it is the ONLY thing that allows him to walk, talk and eat Will Schuller has a rare, life-threatening autoimmune disease called LEMS the leaves him unable to walk or even stand if it… 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 »

Bipartisan Support: Senators Cory Booker and Tim Scott just got a law passed to help fight sickle cell disease

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC ) led the passing of a bill this week to address sickle cell anemia, a disease which disproportionally impacts the Black community and yet, receives notably less funding for research. The bipartisan bill passed on Tuesday and will be signed into law by President Donald Trump. Ninety percent… Read More »