Influenza Vaccine Less Effective in Seniors Taking Statins

Influenza Vaccine Less Effective in Seniors Taking Statins

On Oct. 29, 2015, The Journal of Infectious Diseases published the results of two studies that indicate the influenza vaccine is less effective in seniors taking statins. According to CBS News, the studies were funded by the Switzerland-based pharmaceutical company, Novartis. The first study took place during the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 flu seasons and included nearly 7,000 adults […]

Jonas Salk: Polio Vaccine Creator and Visionary

Jonas Salk: Polio Vaccine Creator and Visionary

Jonas Salk, an American virologist and visionary, who was born 100 years ago on Oct. 28, 1914, developed the world’s first safe and effective polio vaccine. In celebration of Salk’s birth, here are some surprising facts about the vaccine that has nearly eradicated one of the most dreaded diseases of the 20th century, as well as […]