Multiple Sclerosis vs ALS: What’s the Difference?

May 22, 2019

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) – the latter of which is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease – are both neurodegenerative diseases. They share a handful of similarities, including some symptoms, but unde... Read more

Psoriasis & Mental Health: Is There a Genetic Link?

May 14, 2019

Psoriasis has long been linked to an increased risk of depression and anxiety. However, recent studies have also linked it to other mental health conditions, including bipolar disorder, vascular dementia, and schizophrenia. Does the connection ... Read more

Multiple Sclerosis Blogs: 10 of the Best

May 10, 2019

These 10 bloggers living with Multiple Sclerosis use their corner of the Internet to help others with MS, be it with advice, support, humor, or simply sharing their personal experiences with the condition. Find out which ... Read more

Is Ankylosing Spondylitis an Autoimmune Disease?

May 2, 2019

Ankylosing Spondylitis is a form of arthritis affecting the spine, primarily in men in their late teens or 20s. It is characterized by inflammation and can cause bones to overgrow and fuse together. The immune ... Read more

Saturated Fat Increases Cholesterol & Puts You at Risk of Heart Disease… Doesn’t it?

April 24, 2019

The common wisdom that saturated fat increases cholesterol, which subsequently increases your risk of heart disease, has been fundamental in shaping the dietary advice we have received for decades. Recently, however, it has come under ... Read more

10 of the Best Parkinson’s Blogs to Follow in 2019

April 16, 2019

We’ve rounded up 10 of the very best blogs on the web about Parkinson’s disease. In addition to giving insight into life with the condition, there are blogs that round up the latest research into... Read more

Psoriasis: Why Everyone Should Know That Psoriasis is Not Contagious

April 8, 2019

Psoriasis is not contagious. However, the most visible symptoms of psoriasis – red, inflamed patches of skin, plaques, and dry skin – are often mistaken for rashes caused by viruses and bacteria that can be tran... Read more

“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