• 2013 Flu Vaccine Offers Little Protection to Seniors

    3 monthes ago - By Active Beat

    If you got the flu shot this winter to protect yourself from the flu, chances are you may have still fallen ill.
    A study from the US Center for Disease Control has found that this year's flu vaccine did little to protect seniors from influenza A strain H3N2, the flu culprit at the head of the pack in North America.
    In fact, the flu vaccine merely reduced flu risk for seniors by 9- percent and by 56-percent for all other age groups, which really, isn't that impressive considering that strains like H3N2 pose the most danger to the elderly!
    “Clearly it's much lower than we had hoped for,” Dr...
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  • Vitamin D and Calcium Offer Little Benefits For Elderly Bones

    3 monthes ago - By Active Beat

    A new study from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is telling older women that all of that vitamin D and calcium supplements they've been taking in order to strengthen their bones, lessen pain from bone-weakening osteoporosis, and prevent broken bones isn't doing much good.
    In fact, findings from the study based on two reviews of past research, reveal there's not enough evidence to support whether vitamin D and calcium do anything to help elderly women-or really anyone at all!
    The shocking results do much to stifle the popular recommendations for approximately half of all women over...
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