One Type of Dementia Is Especially Costly

THURSDAY, Oct. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A type of early onset dementia known as frontotemporal degeneration appears to take an even more punishing toll on family finances than Alzheimer’s disease, a new report suggests. Frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) is the most common type of dementia to strike men and women under 60, the study team…

Helping Preemies Avoid Unnecessary Antibiotics

THURSDAY, Oct. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Researchers say they have identified three criteria that suggest an extremely premature infant has a low risk of developing sepsis, which might allow doctors to spare these babies early exposure to antibiotics. Sepsis is an infection of the blood, and it’s a serious, life-threatening condition. But it isn’t…

Zika Vaccine Works in Early Human Trial

THURSDAY, Oct. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) — An experimental vaccine for the Zika virus has shown signs of success in an early human trial. The vaccine safely produced Zika-specific antibodies in 100 percent of the people involved in the study. “Zika virus continues to be a threat to people living in the Americas and the…