Monday, October 3, 2022
By LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical WriterDoctors have a message for vaccine-weary Americans: Don't skip your flu shot this fall -- and seniors, ask for a special extra-strength kind.After flu hit historically low levels during the...
Along with milder weather, fall foliage and pumpkin-flavored food, one unwelcome aspect of autumn may make a big comeback this month — influenza.October marks the official start of flu season. That means it's the time of year when the...
Health officials are facing a number of obstacles to containing polio as it continues to circulate in New York State and threatens to become endemic. Source
According to a new study by Northwestern Medicine, neurons in an area of the brain responsible for memory were significantly larger in SuperAgers compared to cognitively average peers.Post-mortem brains of SuperAgers reveal significantly larger neurons in memory region.SuperAger neurons...
Over-65s who have had Covid are 80 per cent more likely to develop Alzheimer’s within a year of being infected, a new study reveals.Those that fall within this age bracket were found to be 50 to 80 per cent...
Given recent headlines, you may wonder why polio is even an issue in 2022. For more than 60 years, vaccines against the poliovirus have protected virtually everyone in the United States from the disease. Due to an enormously successful...
Scientists have managed to turn one of the deadliest insects into a vaccine delivery system. According to new reports from NPR, a clinical trial for a system meant to use mosquitoes to deliver vaccines has been underway in the...
“In this large, observational study, ground, instant and decaffeinated coffee were associated with equivalent reductions in the incidence of cardiovascular disease and death from cardiovascular disease or any cause,” said study author Professor Peter Kistler of the Baker Heart...
Dr. Erika KubeThe physician’s assistant I was working with in the emergency department had gone to see a patient for a complaint of itching and told me that that something didn’t feel right. Brian had been having issues with...
The wealthy California county just north of San Francisco has one of the nation’s highest Covid-19 vaccination rates after years of being known for parents who opposed shots for childhood diseases. Source

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