Major testing of first possible Lyme vaccine in 20 years begins

DUNCANSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Researchers are looking for thousands of volunteers in the United States and Europe to test the first potential Lyme disease vaccine 20 years from now – in hopes of better combating the tick-borne threat. Lyme is a growing problem, cases increasing and global warming helping ticks expand their habitat. While a … Read more

The #1 Vitamin to Keep Your Brain “Young and Healthy” and Foods to Eat Every Day

As a nutritionist psychiatrist, I always make it a point of honor to maintain a balanced diet. A lot of that has to do with making sure I’m getting all the right vitamins, especially because it’s essential for preventing cognitive decline. And given that the risk of neurological diseases increases with age, a question I … Read more

Cold sores and shingles may be linked to Alzheimer’s disease, new research suggests

Could cold sores and shingles lead to Alzheimer’s disease? New research from Tufts and Oxford universities adds to growing evidence that they could – and how. And the implications are both good and bad. Good, because it means vaccines could help prevent Alzheimer’s disease, for which there are very few drugs and no known cure. … Read more

Polio fears rise in New York amid possible community spread

ALBANY, NY (AP) — New York state health officials on Thursday issued a more urgent call for unvaccinated children and adults to get polio shots, citing new evidence of a possible “community spread” of the dangerous virus. The polio virus has now been found in seven different sewage samples in two adjacent counties in northern … Read more