Tag Archives: Older

FDA Approves Prevnar 20 (pneumococcal 20-valent conjugate vaccine) for Adults Ages 18 Years or Older

FDA Approves Prevnar 20 (pneumococcal 20-valent conjugate vaccine) for Adults Ages 18 Years or Older First approval of a conjugate vaccine that helps protect against 20 serotypes responsible for the majority of invasive pneumococcal disease and pneumonia,1,2,3,4,5,6,7 including seven responsible for 40% of pneumococcal disease cases and deaths in the U.S. Helps protect against more serotypes… Read More »

Wearables Are Good For Older People, Too — The Latest From Laurie Orlov

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated a whole lot of digital transformation for people staying home. For digital natives, that wasn’t such an exogenous shock. For older people who are digital immigrants, they will remember their initial Zoom get-together’s with much-missed family, ordering groceries online in the first ecommerce purchase, and using telemedicine for the first time… Read More »

Older Canadians less likely to suffer depression despite increased COVID-19 death rate: study

Article content continued “Young people are doing especially bad, probably related to loneliness and maladaptive coping strategies,” McIntyre said via email. “Although older people are more prone to virus infection/complications, I would not expect them to be worse off psychosocially,” he said. “The link between economic/employment security and mental health — which is a powerful… Read More »

Older Qlders urged to trial COVID-19 jab

Volunteers aged 56 and over are being urged to help with the next phase of human trials for the University of Queensland’s COVID-19 vaccine. The tests will gauge if the vaccine is safe for older people, virologist and project co-leader Professor Paul Young says. “As most people are now aware, COVID-19 appears to have a… Read More »