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    Flu Shot (Influenza Vaccine) Effective in Seniors

    In addition to children under the age of 2 and individuals with underlying health problems, seniors over the age of 60 are at greatest risk for influenza (respiratory flu). However, a new review published in the journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases concludes that the flu shot, or influenza vaccine, effectively protects seniors against the flu […] More

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    Being Overweight May Benefit Individuals Over Age 65

    Although obesity is a known risk factor for many health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and some cancers, new research from Australia as published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that the current World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines on body mass index (BMI) may not be suitable for individuals over the […] More

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    Exposure to Common Infections Associated with Brain Function Decline

    Exposure to common infections may be linked to a decline in brain functions like memory and reasoning, suggests new research presented at the International Stroke Conference 2014 of the American Stroke Association in San Diego, California. Researchers led by Dr. Clinton Wright, scientific director of the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute at the University of […] More