“Is Multiple Sclerosis Hereditary?” – The Role of Genetics in MS

April 1, 2019

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is not hereditary. However, as is the case with other autoimmune diseases, it is believed that genetics plays some role in a person developing MS. We look at how big a role ... Read more


Top 10 Bipolar Disorder Blogs – 2019 Edition

March 25, 2019

These are some of the best blogs written by people living with bipolar disorder. Given how bipolar disorder is often described as a deeply isolating conditions, the Internet’s capability of bringing people from all ov... Read more


Epilepsy Awareness: Sally’s & Tábata’s Stories for Purple Day

March 14, 2019

Purple Day is the creation of Cassidy Megan who, at the age of 8, was struggling with the diagnosis of epilepsy she had received the previous year, in 2007. She and her family felt as though epilepsy ... Read more


The Top 10+ IBD Blogs to Follow in 2019

March 14, 2019

Discussing bowel movements is undoubtedly a taboo subject for many people, which has helped a stigma form around Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). For people living with IBD, most commonly in the form of Crohn’s Di... Read more


Valsartan Recall: Latest News About Hypertension Drugs Recalled by FDA & EMA

March 8, 2019

In July, thousands of batches of valsartan were recalled after a possible carcinogen – a substance that could cause cancer – was discovered. Since then, the number of valsartan products being recalled and has grown, whil... Read more


Non-HDL Cholesterol: What It Is and Why It’s Important

March 8, 2019

Lipoproteins can be thought of as vehicles transporting passengers, cholesterol, around the body. While the good drivers – high-density lipoproteins – safely drop their passengers off in the liver, the bad ones – primarily low-density lipopr... Read more


What is the Difference Between Eczema and Psoriasis?

February 15, 2019

Both eczema and psoriasis refer to groups of diseases that cause skin irritation. Of the different variations of each, atopic dermatitis (or atopic eczema) is the most common form of eczema and plaque psoriasis is ... Read more


Tough Like Taylor: Meet the 3-Year-Old Living with the Rare Disease ‘PURA Syndrome’

February 13, 2019

It has been one year since now-three-year-old Taylor was diagnosed with PURA syndrome, a genetic disorder so rare that there are only 200-300 known cases worldwide. PURA was first described in medical literature as recently ... Read more


Meet the Rare Family Who Account for 10% of All Cases of Jansen’s

February 11, 2019

Such is the rarity of Jansen's metaphyseal chondrodysplasia (JMC), the number of letters in its name is greater than the number of known cases worldwide. Neena Nizar and her two sons, Arshaan and Jahan, account ... Read more


5 Questions Everyone Asks About Rheumatism and Arthritis

February 5, 2019

Rheumatism, rheumatic disorders, rheumatoid arthritis… It is easy to understand why a certain amount of confusion exists surrounding such terminology and the definition of each word. We take a look at some of the most fr... Read more


Multiple Sclerosis: 3 Ways Voice Recognition Tech Can Assist You Every Day

January 30, 2019

Being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) will usually lead to concerns about reduced mobility and the impact it has on one’s ability to perform everyday tasks, from turning the lights on and off to ty... Read more


9 Mental Health Blogs You Should Read in 2019

January 28, 2019

These mental health bloggers help form an online community that has grown over the years, offering support, advice, and empathy for millions of people around the world living with mental health conditions. While the internet ... Read more


Alcohol and Cholesterol: Can a Drink a Day Really Help Your Heart?

January 14, 2019

What effect does alcohol, particularly wine, have on your cholesterol and lipid values? The damage alcohol does to your liver, stomach, and brain – among other organs and body parts – is well documented. However, its ... Read more


Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis: What I Wish for at Christmas…

December 20, 2018

For Eileen Davidson, who was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in her late 20s, Christmas is a time of contrasting emotions. While she is grateful for the many positives in her life, the holiday season is ... Read more


Autoimmune Disease Series: What is Autoimmune Encephalitis?

December 19, 2018

Autoimmune diseases are complicated conditions. In this series, we take a look at three of the most commonly searched-for autoimmune diseases – autoimmune hepatitis, encephalitis, and thyroid disease – and explain the key points of each... Read more


Autoimmune Disease Series: What is Autoimmune Hepatitis?

December 19, 2018

Autoimmune diseases are complicated conditions. In this series, we take a look at three of the most commonly searched-for autoimmune diseases – autoimmune hepatitis, encephalitis, and thyroid disease – and explain the key points of each... Read more


Autoimmune Disease Series: What is Autoimmune Thyroid Disease?

December 19, 2018

Autoimmune diseases are complicated conditions. In this series, we take a look at three of the most commonly searched-for autoimmune diseases – autoimmune hepatitis, encephalitis, and thyroid disease – and explain the key points of each... Read more


Christmas Disease: The Incredible Impact of Hemophilia B on European Royalty

December 6, 2018

Christmas Disease is one of the aliases of a rare bleeding disorder called Hemophilia B. Its other pseudonym, Royal Disease, hints at its colorful history and the surprising impact it has had on monarchies ranging ... Read more


Type 1.5 Diabetes: Facts You Should Know About ‘The Other’ Form of Diabetes

November 23, 2018

Type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes are considered the three major forms of diabetes. However, type 1.5 – Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA) – is missed off the list, despite a higher prevalence than you may thin... Read more


Telehealth in 2018: The Healthcare Evolution

November 16, 2018

Telehealth has the capability of transforming healthcare, bringing better care to rural areas, reducing costs, and improving patient outcomes. However, barriers ranging from insurance payments to legislative issues have made it far more of an ... Read more