New Malaria Vaccine, Breastfeeding and Alzheimer’s Disease, Most Antibiotics Prescribed Are Too Strong

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  • New Malaria vaccine:  Based on results of a clinical trial published  in the journal Science a new investigational malaria vaccine has been proven to be safe and to generate an immune system response offering protection against malaria infection in healthy adults.
  • Breastfeeding and Alzheimer’s Disease: A new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease has indicated that breastfeeding women can decrease their probability of developing Alzheimer’s disease by as much as thirty three percent.
  • Most antibiotics prescribed are too strong for us: (via iVillage) According to a new research study published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, in about 60 percent of cases antibiotics prescribed by American doctors are the strongest available. In about 25 percent of all cases, doctors prescribe antibiotics to treat viral infections, which need to be treated with different kind of drugs, not antibiotics.

 

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