July 6, 2022

Flu Vaccine Might Reduce Alzheimer's Disease Incidence

The annual influenza vaccine is designed to reduce the risk of contracting seasonal flu and having severe symptoms. Could vaccination against seasonal influenza be protective against developing Alzheimer's disease? A new study has found increasing evidence that might be the case. In fact, the more years of flu vaccination, the greater the effect. Learn more about the next steps in the research.


COVID-19 Risky for Millions With Sickle Cell Trait

Public health officials advise that patients with sickle cell disease should be regarded as highly susceptible to severe cases of COVID-19, but that guidance does not extend to the sickle cell trait. Find out why a new study argues that it should, pointing out those patients had increased COVID-19 mortality and kidney morbidity.

Pharmacists Should Expect More Debate Over Emergency Contraception Refusal

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade case, pharmacists should prepare themselves for renewed debate over emergency contraception, who can refuse to dispense it, and who has the authority to prescribe it. The reason? Some states will make more efforts to restrict access, while demand might increase as women who fear they might be pregnant are concerned about the inability to get a readily available abortion. Here are more details.


COVID-19 Vaccine Less Effective in Underweight, Severely Obese Recipients

For recipients who are overweight, as well as for many of those who are obese, the COVID-19 vaccine appears to be as protective as in those of healthy weight. Recipients who are underweight or severely obese, however, tend to have less robust responses and are more likely to have severe effects from SARS-CoV-2 infection, according to a UK study. Read more.

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