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A Boston physician said he had a severe allergic reaction to Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, the first reported case of its kind for the shot. Moderna is looking into it.

Boston physician Dr. Hossein Sadrzadeh on Thursday said he had a severe allergic reaction to receiving Moderna’s COVID-19 shot. He told the New York Times that he felt dizzy and his heart began racing shortly after receiving the shot. He was taken to the emergency department and later discharged, and […]
A Boston physician said he had a severe allergic reaction to Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, the first reported case of its kind for the shot. Moderna is looking into it.
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8 signs your bug bite may need medical attention

Some bug bites can be harmless, but others can have some serious health effects. If you experience a fever, chest pain, or cramps after a bug bite you may want to seek out immediate medical attention. You should seek medical attention if you experience severe reactions, like trouble breathing or […]
8 signs your bug bite may need medical attention
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EpiPens weren’t working. It took 3 years and the FDA stepping in before serious change — with potentially deadly outcomes

People with life-threatening allergies rely on the EpiPen in emergencies. Complaints about EpiPens not working or arriving in bad shape began to mount in 2013 and 2014. The manufacturer, Meridian Medical Technologies, didn’t properly look into those complaints, FDA inspectors warned as far back as 2014. Meridian didn’t make significant […]
EpiPens weren’t working. It took 3 years and the FDA stepping in before serious change — with potentially deadly outcomes
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Why so many Americans are allergic to peanuts

Bamba peanut snacks are so popular in Israel that the brand name is oftentimes one of the first words toddlers learn to say. But oddly enough, hardly anyone in Israel is allergic to peanuts. Meanwhile, peanut allergies affect an estimated 1.8 million kids in the US. And the UK, Canada, […]
Why so many Americans are allergic to peanuts
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One bite from this tick could ruin red meat for the rest of your life

Who doesn’t love a juicy burger? About 5,000 Americans. And not from dietary preference, but because a single bite could cause hives, shortness of breath, or even death. It’s not something they were born with, it’s something their body was taught to reject, by an uninvited little wilderness hitchhiker. The […]
One bite from this tick could ruin red meat for the rest of your life