GOOD NEWS ON PERTUSSIS
Another nail in the coffin for an old illness: The FDA has just approved a new vaccine for pertussis, or whooping cough. Unlike previous vaccines, this version uses only one protein, making it safer for infants who sometimes had reactions to older vaccines--and bringing us closer to eradicating pertussis.
BAD NEWS ON ELDER ABUSE
The consequences of elder mistreatment may be more dire than suspected. A study of more than 2,800 senior citizens showed that those abused or neglected were more than three times likelier than their peers to die during a 13-year follow-up period, even adjusting...