January 8, 2014
  • Vitamin E Slows Functional Decline in Alzheimer’s Disease Patients

    A vitamin product found on drugstore shelves may be effective in slowing cognitive decline for patients with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study. In the study of hundreds of veterans with Alzheimer’s, researchers also reported no serious side effects of the treatment Find out how effective alpha tocopherol was in slowing disease progression and decreasing required caregiver time.

  • High Testosterone in Men Dampens Flu
    Vaccine Effectiveness

    In a kind of double whammy, men are more susceptible to infections but, if they have higher testosterone levels, might also receive less protection from influenza vaccines. That’s according to a new Stanford University study, which noted that men with lower testosterone levels had greater protection from immunizations, similar to women. Here are the details.

  • Warfarin Dramatically Increases AF Patients’ Stroke Risk in First 30 Days

    The first 30 days of warfarin therapy can significantly increase the stroke danger for patients with atrial fibrillation. The threat is even higher in the first week, especially for patients who have suffered a previous stroke. Find out what the researchers recommend to manage those risks.

  • Flu Vaccination Prevented Nearly 80,000 Hospitalizations Last Year

    Offering flu vaccines at pharmacies may mean a lot of trouble, cost, and paperwork, but the effort is paying off in better health for Americans. Last flu season, nearly 80,000 hospitalizations were avoided because of the ready availability of the vaccine, according to the CDC. Find out what would further reduce the burden of illness from the flu.


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