Being vaccinated against influenza was associated with a 17% reduction in Alzheimer's incidence. Pneumonia vaccinations given between the ages of 65 and 75, reduced Alzheimer's risk by up to 40%.
NASA scientists have published the results of the Kelly Twin Study, which revealed how the body adapts to life in space, compared to life on Earth. The findings revealed that, in space, telomeres are unexpectedly longer, the immune system responds appropriately, and variability in gene expression alters.
Parents who refuse to vaccinate their children against the flu may be exposed to limited, or inaccurate, information that impedes their decision, researchers report.