A Balanced Intake of Antioxidants Could Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

INRS Professor Charles Ramassamy, specialist on Alzheimer’s disease, doctoral student Mohamed Raâfet Ben Khedher and postdoctoral student Mohamed Haddad. Credit: INRS A balanced intake of antioxidants could prevent the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Research conducted by the Ph.D student Mohamed Raâfet Ben Khedher and the postdoctoral researcher Mohamed Haddad of the Institut national de la … Read more

U.S. CDC approves Moderna, J&J COVID-19 vaccine boosters, along with mixing of shots – National

Millions more Americans can get a COVID-19 booster and choose a different company’s vaccine for that next shot, federal health officials said Thursday. Certain people who received Pfizer vaccinations months ago already are eligible for a booster and now the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says specific Moderna and Johnson & Johnson recipients … Read more

Speed up booster jabs to save Christmas, say experts amid calls for Covid Plan B to be enacted

How do I book a booster? And who’s eligible for a third shot? Who is eligible for a booster? Anyone over the age of 50 who had their second dose at least six months ago. Younger people with health conditions that put them at greater risk of getting very ill from Covid are also due … Read more

CDC advisers back Moderna and Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine booster shots

Up to 99 million vaccinated Americans could soon be able to get a booster dose, after a panel of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s outside vaccine advisers voted unanimously Thursday to add Moderna and Johnson & Johnson to the agency’s booster shot recommendations. In line with emergency use authorizations issued by the Food … Read more

Insurers look to make Dems’ latest pay-for plan politically toxic

But even before lawmakers coalesce around a single proposal, lobbyists for the insurance industry are releasing television ads and dialing up allies in Congress, reinforcing how politically risky the cuts could be for Democrats, who hold slim majorities in both chambers and can ill afford to lose the senior vote. Doug Heye, a GOP strategist … Read more

Ivermectin Is a Game-Changing Nobel Prize-Winning Wonder Drug – But Not for COVID-19

By Jeffrey R. Aeschlimann, University of Connecticut October 21, 2021 While ivermectin was originally used to treat river blindness, it has also been repurposed to treat other human parasitic infections. Ivermectin is an over 30-year-old wonder drug that treats life- and sight-threatening parasitic infections. Its lasting influence on global health has been so profound that … Read more

Moderna, J&J Boosters And ‘Mix-and-Match’ Await CDC Approval

A federal committee advising the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Thursday recommended booster shots for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines, expanding protection to millions of Americans. The Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices also determined people immunized with one brand of vaccine can receive another brand as a booster, an approach known … Read more

Face mask use in adults in their 30s and 40s has risen consistently for eight weeks, data shows

More and more adults in their 30s and 40s are choosing to wear face masks on buses and trains amid spiralling Covid cases, official data suggests. An Office for National Statistics (ONS) poll revealed 33 per cent of middle-aged adults wore coverings while on public transport at the start of September, just after schools went … Read more

What LeBron James Gets Wrong About Vaccine Activism

Kevork DjansezianGetty Images A few weeks ago — almost five months after he first Euro-stepped reporters’ questions about his vaccination status — NBA megastar LeBron James announced that he has indeed been vaccinated against Covid-19. In explaining the decision, he said he chose to protect himself and those around him, but also that he would … Read more

Colin Powell’s COVID-Related Death: Age, Cancer, Parkinson’s Increased Vulnerability

The death of former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell Oct. 18 highlighted the stress COVID-19 puts on the bodies of older people, especially those who, like Powell, have other challenging diseases. The 84-year-old Powell, whose death was attributed to COVID-related complications, had been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a form of cancer, and Parkinson’s disease … Read more