Zinc

The importance of zinc, especially for the elderly

The importance of zinc, especially for the elderly

One to three million serious infections occur every year in nursing home facilities. Infections include urinary tract infections, diarrheal diseases, antibiotic-resistant staph infections and many more.

Zinc, hand washing lead to cold prevention

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As long-term caregivers wind down winter and its accompanying illnesses, a new review indicates that hand washing and zinc might help prevent the common cold.

Study: Dietary supplements linked to higher mortality risk in older women

Going against conventional wisdom, a new study suggests that multivitamins and some other supplements actually increase the odds of mortality.