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Nearly Half Of Americans Think The Flu Shot Can Make You Sick
Nearly Half Of Americans Think The Flu Shot Can Make You Sick
December 11, 2014

More than 40 percent of a sample of U.S. adults believe the myth that flu vaccines can give you the flu, and even correcting that misconception might not convince them to get the vaccine, a new survey suggests.

"It is absolutely biologically impossible to get the flu from the vaccine," said Dr. Gregory A. Poland, a professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, who studies the immunogenetics of vaccine response.

He was not involved with the new study.

It seems logical that dispelling this myth would lead to more people getting the shot, but it may not work that way in real life, Poland told Reuters Health by phone.

"Things that seem logical and intuitive can have perverse effects that we don't always understand or expect," he said.

The new results show that teaching patients about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine shouldn't be 'one size fits all,' he said.

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Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk for Dementia
Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk for Dementia
December 11, 2014

Older men who have breathing difficulties or spend less time in deep sleep may be at greater risk of brain changes that can precede dementia, a new study suggests.

Experts said the findings don't prove that breathing disorders, including sleep apnea, lead to dementia. But they add to evidence that poor sleep may play a role in some older adults' mental decline.

Past studies have suggested that people with certain sleep disturbances may face a greater dementia risk, the researchers note. But the reasons remain unclear.

The new findings "help to explain how sleep disturbances may actually contribute to the development of cognitive impairment and dementia," said study leader Dr. Rebecca Gelber, of the VA Pacific Islands Health Care System in Honolulu.

Specifically, the researchers found that elderly men who had less oxygen circulating in their blood during sleep tended to show more "microinfarcts" in the brain. Microinfarcts are tiny abnormalities in brain tissue that can precede dementia.

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