Health Highlights: Oct. 3, 2022​

Alzheimer’s meds are mostly tested in whites. That worries Black patients, caregivers. Evidence on how drugs like Aricept and Adulhelm work for Black and Hispanic patients is sorely lacking because so few were included in clinical trials of the medications. Read more

More evidence COVID boosters improve seniors’ immunity. In a new study, older people with similar vaccination histories as younger had much lower COVID antibody levels in their blood. But two weeks after a booster vaccine, antibody levels in the older adults again matched those of the younger group. Read more

Listeria outbreak tied to soft cheeses sold at Albertson’s, Whole Foods. On Friday, health officials warned the public that numerous brands of brie and camembert cheese may contain the potentially dangerous bacteria. Read more