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Concerns Grow Over Safety of Aduhelm After Death of Patient Who Got the Drug

Newly published safety data shows that 41 percent of patients in key clinical trials of the Alzheimer’s drug experienced brain bleeding or swelling, though many cases were asymptomatic.

Concerns Grow Over Safety of Aduhelm After Death of Patient Who Got the Drug

Newly published safety data shows that 41 percent of patients in key clinical trials of the Alzheimer’s drug experienced brain bleeding or swelling, though many cases were asymptomatic.

Concerns Grow Over Safety of Aduhelm After Death of Patient Who Got the Drug

Newly published safety data shows that 41 percent of patients in key clinical trials of the Alzheimer’s drug experienced brain bleeding or swelling, though many cases were asymptomatic.

Democrats Reach Deal to Control Drug Prices in Bill

The provision would, for the first time, allow the government to negotiate prices for some medicines covered by Medicare.

Democrats Reach Deal to Control Drug Prices in Social Policy Bill

The provision would, for the first time, allow the government to negotiate prices for some medicines covered by Medicare.

Study of Covid Booster Shot Benefits Fans Debate Over Extra Doses

Independent experts, including government scientists, were skeptical of the research from Israel, which included limited data over a short period.

Study of Covid Booster Shot Benefits Fans Debate Over Extra Doses

Independent experts, including government scientists, were skeptical of the research from Israel, which included limited data over a short period.

Study of Booster Shot Benefits Fans Debate Over Extra Doses

Independent experts, including government scientists, were skeptical of the research from Israel, which included limited data over a short period.

How an Unproven Alzheimer’s Drug Got Approved

Though some of its own senior officials said there was little evidence of benefit for patients, the F.D.A. nonetheless greenlighted Biogen’s Aduhelm, or aducanumab.

Broad Coalition of Democrats Presses Biden to Expand Medicare

Over 150 House Democrats are pushing the president to include a plan in his infrastructure package to lower the eligibility age, expand benefits and negotiate drug prices.

Medicare Expansion: Broad Coalition of Democrats Press President Biden on Plan

Over 150 House Democrats are pushing the president to include a plan in his infrastructure package to lower the eligibility age, expand benefits and negotiate drug prices.

Why Supply Isn’t the Only Thing Stymying Europe’s Coronavirus Vaccine Rollout

Bureaucratic inertia, a diffusion of responsibility and logistical problems have seriously undercut vaccination efforts. In Italy, it’s the older population that bears the brunt.

Why Supply Isn’t the Only Thing Stymying Europe’s Coronavirus Vaccine Rollout

Bureaucratic inertia, a diffusion of responsibility and logistical problems have seriously undercut vaccination efforts. In Italy, it’s the older population that bears the brunt.

Supply Isn’t the Only Thing Stymying Europe’s Vaccine Rollout

Bureaucratic inertia, a diffusion of responsibility and logistical problems have seriously undercut vaccination efforts. In Italy, it’s the older population that bears the brunt.

Don’t Let the Pandemic Stop Your Shots

Even as older adults await the coronavirus vaccine, many are skipping the standard ones. That’s not wise, health experts say.

Don’t Let the Pandemic Stop Your Shots

Even as older adults await the coronavirus vaccine, many are skipping the standard ones. That’s not wise, health experts say.

¿Quién recibirá primero la vacuna contra el coronavirus en Estados Unidos?

Un panel asesor de los CDC decidirá sus recomendaciones el martes por la tarde. Esto es lo que esperamos, junto con las respuestas a otras preguntas sobre la nueva vacuna.

High Blood Pressure May Lead to Low Brain Volume

Having hypertension in midlife (ages 40 through 60) is associated with elevated risk of cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s dementia later in life, even more so than having the so-called Alzheimer’s gene. “It is clear that cerebral vascular disease”—that is, hardening of the arteries inside our brain—“and cognitive decline travel hand in hand,” something I’ve addressed …

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Eating Seaweed Salad May Boost Immune Function

Eating seaweed salad may boost the efficacy of vaccinations and help treat cold sores, herpes, Epstein-Barr virus, and shingles. Billions of pounds of seaweed are harvested each year, the consumption of which “has been linked to a lower incidence of chronic diseases,” both physical and mental. For example, women who eat more seaweed during pregnancy …

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Boosting Antiviral Immune Function with Green Tea

Unlike most antiviral drugs, green tea appears to work by boosting the immune system to combat diseases such as genital warts (caused by HPV) and the flu (caused by the influenza virus). According to one study, “The belief in green tea as a ‘wonder weapon’ against diseases dates back thousands of years.” I’ve talked about …

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Vitamin D Supplements for Increasing Aging Muscle Strength

We have known for more than 400 years that muscle weakness is a common presenting symptom of vitamin D deficiency. Bones aren’t the only organs that respond to vitamin D—muscles do, too. However, as we age, our muscles lose vitamin D receptors, perhaps helping to explain the loss in muscle strength as we age. Indeed, …

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