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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 »

Why we’re turning to medicinal cannabis to improve mental health

Conversations around health have, historically, placed focus on physical wellbeing. In recent times, however, the discussions around the importance of good mental health have deepened, inspired by new research that has revealed the power of plant-based therapies to treat a variety of psychological conditions. According to leading Australian medicinal cannabis company Cannatrek, the research performed… Read More »

Florida governor vetoes funding for mental health services for Pulse shooting survivors

Loading the player… Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has sparked outrage after he cut mental health funding for services for survivors and family members of victims of the Pulse nightclub mass shooting. On Wednesday, DeSantis slashed $ 900,000 in funding for LGBTQ programs that serve people in Central Florida. According to reports, before approving a new… Read More »

Weekly Roundup for May 28, 2021: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

Prevalence of Depression or Anxiety During Antepartum Hospitalizations for Obstetric Complications.  Toscano M, et al. Obstet Gynecol, May 2021; 137: 881-891 One in three women hospitalized during pregnancy for obstetric complications report clinical levels of depression or anxiety symptoms. Maternal psychological stress during pregnancy and risk of congenital heart disease in offspring: A systematic review… Read More »