Dara Horn

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...

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