Can certain cholesterol lowering drugs lower the effectiveness of the flu vaccine?


Two new studies raise the possibility that drugs known as statins (atorvastatin, rosuvastatin, pravastatin, fluvastatin, lovastatin, etc.) may decrease the effectiveness the flu vaccine in seniors. The flu vaccine causes our immune system produce antibodies to fight the influenza virus. However, in one study, participants taking a statin were found to have 38 to 67 […]

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Don’t let Dr. Google have the final say about your health

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(NC) When it comes to our health, is it possible to suffer from TMI – too much information? About two-thirds of Canadians use the web to seek out health information. Almost 20 percent of smartphone users have at least one health-related app. And health and fitness represents the fastest-growing app category. This explosion of health […]

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