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Several lines of evidence now suggest that two common vaccines against respiratory illnesses can help protect against Alzheimer's, too. How much brain protection they offer will require more intensive study to quantify, scientists say. Themba Hadebe/AP hide caption

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Flu Shot And Pneumonia Vaccine Might Reduce Alzheimer's Risk, Research Shows

Two new human studies back earlier hints that vaccines designed to prevent respiratory infections might also provide some protection against Alzheimer's disease.

Several lines of evidence now suggest that two common vaccines against respiratory illnesses can help protect against Alzheimer's, too. How much brain protection they offer will require more intensive study to quantify, scientists say. Themba Hadebe/AP hide caption

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Flu Shot And Pneumonia Vaccine Might Reduce Alzheimer's Risk, Research Shows

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Pregnancy is a time of hope and dreams for most women and their families — even during a pandemic. Still, their extra need to avoid catching the coronavirus has meant more isolation and sacrifices, too. Leo Patrizi/Getty Images hide caption

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Safe Pregnancy As COVID-19 Surges: What's Best For Mom And Baby?

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"I have had a disability since birth. The ADA was signed when I was 3 years old. I could not have blossomed without it," Elizabeth Secor of Denver writes to NPR. Elizabeth Secor hide caption

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In Their Own Words: How The Americans With Disabilities Act Changed People's Lives

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Andy Slavitt, former acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Distrust Hurts U.S. Efforts To Stop Coronavirus, Former Obama Health Official Says

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A quartz UV germicidal lamp is used to disinfect a train at the Sviblovo station of the Moscow Metro transit system. Sergei Karpukhin/Tass via Getty Images hide caption

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Coronavirus Sparks New Interest In Using Ultraviolet Light To Disinfect Indoor Air

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Then-Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Dec. 4, 2013. "I've traveled 17,000 miles with him," Biden told attendees at a campaign rally in Nevada earlier this year. Lintao Zhang/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Biden's Foreign Policy Is All About Relationships. That's Harder Amid A Pandemic

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Olivia de Havilland in 1949, the same year she starred as Catherine Sloper in The Heiress, a role for which she won an Oscar. AP hide caption

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Olivia De Havilland, One Of Hollywood's Longest Living Legends, Dies At 104

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Students who attend the summer enrichment program in Jennings, Mo., have their temperature taken upon arrival. Ryan Delaney/St. Louis Public Radio hide caption

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Here's How Back To School Might Look In The New Normal

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