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TUESDAY, Oct. 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 8 in 10 U.S. adults have received their primary COVID-19 vaccine series, but only 31% of children ages 5 to 11 have done the same, according to a new report based on late September figures from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Alzheimer's meds are mostly tested in whites. That worries Black patients, caregivers. Evidence on how drugs like Aricept and Adulhelm work for Black and Hispanic patients is sorely lacking because so few were included in clinical trials of the medications. Read more

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MONDAY, Oct. 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For older adults, getting vaccinated provides protection against COVID-19, but getting a booster is a key part of maintaining that immunity, a new study confirms.

The price of “living with COVID” in a free and open society is turning out to be much heftier than public health experts predicted. Even with good vaccines and treatments, this year’s U.S. death toll is already many orders of magnitude higher than that of the other virus that circulates each year, the flu. A terrible flu season kills about 50,000 people, but already more than 226,000 have died ...