Poorly controlled diabetes — not diabetes itself — triples dementia risk, study finds
Oct 13, 2021
In the absence of a cure for dementia, prevention is vital, and a new study offers evidence that this can be done through the careful control of diabetes, investigators say.
Elders get a cognitive boost after positive social interactions, mobile study finds
Sep 15, 2021
In a smartphone-enabled study, adults aged 70 years and older had better cognitive performance the same day that they reported having more frequent, pleasant social interactions than usual — and on the...
Pfizer, Merck start testing COVID prevention pills in late-stage trials
Sep 02, 2021
The drugs, each given orally as a pill, would provide an unprecedented COVID-19 preventive medication option if brought to market.
Antibody shot cuts COVID-19 infection risk by 66 percent after exposure, drugmaker says
Aug 09, 2021
Regeneron’s REGEN-COV antibody cocktail significantly reduces the relative risk of infection after exposure to a close contact infected with SARS-CoV-2, new data show. Symptomatic illness is also shorter...
Moderna’s COVID vaccine tops 90% efficacy, can be refrigerated for 1 month
Nov 17, 2020
Moderna’s trial vaccine will have big distribution advantages over Pfizer’s similarly successful candidate if both drugs are approved by the FDA.
Regaining an appreciation of prevention
Feb 05, 2015
Healthcare is mandated to reduce spending. The problem is that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and others are so blinded by the “reduce spending” element that we have lost our...
Housebound seniors are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s, research finds
Apr 28, 2011
New research shows housebound seniors are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease as more active individuals, which may provide indications and clues for prevention.