The 1st New Alzheimer’s Drug In Years

A new promising animal research suggested a drug originally developed to treat diabetes significantly reverses memory loss and brain degeneration in mice with a rodent version of Alzheimer’s disease. If the same is proven true in humans, the drug could one day be used as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease and other memory-related illnesses. The drug is calledRead More

The Flu Shot Is Not Just About You

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that last year in the United States alone, 25 million people suffered from influenza-related illnesses, resulting in 11 million flu-associated medical visits. Although the flu virus typically peaks between December and February in the U.S., last year was one of the latest peaks on record and didRead More

Excuses for Not Getting a Flu Shot

Since 2010, the flu has resulted in 140,000 to 710,000 hospitalizations each year and contributed to between 12,000 and 56,000 deaths, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s why the CDC urges everyone 6 months and older to get vaccinated. But in a recent CR survey of 744 adults whoRead More

If You Feel a Cold Coming on

The colder seasons are upon us, and that means so many wonderful things: falling leaves, cozy sweaters, crackling fireplaces, and the holidays. But, unfortunately, it also means flu season. When your body begins showing signs of a nasty cold, like sneezing or congestion, or a whole body flu, like chills and fatigue, you might beRead More

Taking too much vitamin D

Nearly one in five U.S. adults are taking supplemental vitamin D, and a growing number are taking excessively high doses linked to an increased risk of fractures, falls, kidney stones and certain cancers, a new study suggests. Vitamin D helps the body use calcium to support bone health. The recommended daily intake of vitamin DRead More

‘Natural’ Supplements, The Scary Facts

In today’s terrifying news, Consumer Reports released the findings of a new investigation on dietary supplements. The publication found that 15 common supplement ingredients, including ones like green tea extract powder, caffeine powder, and kava, can come with pretty scary consequences. “With the help of an expert group of independent physicians and dietary supplement researchers,Read More