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Sweden's National Health Agency warns of flu vaccine shortages

Correcting misinformation about the flu vaccines is hard, and the academic literature provides mixed signals about approaches to tackling this problem. Suppose the patient has a compromised immune system? While receiving your flu shot, inquire about other vaccinations that you may need. It will go away.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Suggests Congressional Subpoena in Response to Don Jr. Meme

I chatted up the staff. After Twitter cried foul over the " threat ", reminding the freshman Congresswoman that wielding Congressional powers to intimidate one's enemies into silence is an ethics violation, if not entirely illegal, Ocasio-Cortez backpedaled, explaining she did not mean she personally wielded the subpoena power .

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Infant ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS, Family Dollar recalled over concentration concerns

Tris Pharma said, to date, it hasn't received any reports of adverse events related to the recall . Infants' Ibuprofen sold at Walmart and CVS is being recalled over dosage concerns. Consumers are encouraged to call a physician or health care provider if there are any issues after using the product, Tris Pharma said. More information can be found by reading Tris Pharma's news release .

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Doctors say amoebas in tap water turned woman's brain into 'bloody mush'

A year ago the U.S. Food and Drug Administration also issued a warning that improper use of Neti pots and other nasal irrigation systems could lead to risky infections, including one with a brain-eating amoeba. The CDC says it's possible that the amoeba may also live in water. According to Dr. Zara Patel , a professor of otolaryngology at Stanford University, when people use contaminated water to rinse their nose and sinuses, they can be at risk for aggressive infections.

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Man coughs up part of lung while being treated for heart failure

The New England Journal of Medicine shared the unusual clot on Twitter after it was spit up intact by an unidentified 36-year-old man in San Francisco , according to USA Today . Wieselthaler told the publication that it was the man's blood medication that made the clot rubbery and able to survive the trip out his airway instead of breaking up, since blood clots are typically hard plugs of blood.

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A full schedule of George H.W. Bush’s memorial events, funeral

As George H.W. Bush lies in state at the U.S. Capitol - giving the public a chance to mourn - a special friend came to pay his respects to the 41st president. "And I would want to encourage moms to look at what good leaders are and to never lose hope that they can't raise their children with good morals and integrity".