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Aging narrows gender gap in flu vaccine response

Here’s some bad news for older women during flu season: Aging reduces the stronger immune response that women typically have to vaccination, a new study finds. “We need to consider tailoring vaccine formulations and dosages based on the sex of the vaccine recipient, as well as their age,” said study …

Bridging the LGBTQ Generation Gap – The Atlantic

The LGBTQ community is often referred to as a “family,” with the connotation being that it is a supportive, close-knit group of people. According to researchers, however, the analogy is particularly salient when it comes to another, not-so-positive aspect of families: generation gaps. More than 60 percent of LGBTQ elders report …

Social Security Isn’t Going Broke. Older Americans Are.

Cutting benefits won’t make it easier for America to support its growing elderly population. Expanding immigration and raising taxes would. America is getting older. The elderly are living longer. Private pensions are disappearing, working-class wage growth has long been middling, the cost of health care is soaring (and that of breakthrough treatments for ailments common …