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I’m allergic to the flu shot. What can I do to take precautions during flu season? – The Washington Post

Talk to your doctor about whether you’re able to get certain vaccines. But we should all be more mindful about spreading germs.

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Weve recently gotten several questions about egg allergies and vaccines, some of them related to the flu shot and others to a potential coronavirus inoculation. Most flu vaccines are developed in eggs, which means there could be some lingering egg protein in the shot you receive.
The first thing you should do is talk to your doctor to see whether you actually cannot receive a flu shot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says having an egg allergy that is severe enough to prevent you…

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Flavanols — found in tea, berries and apples — may reduce blood pressure, study finds – CNN

People who consume a diet rich in flavanol-heavy food — such as berries, tea and apples — tend to have lower blood pressure, according to a new study.

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(CNN)People who consume a diet rich in flavanol-heavy food — such as berries, tea and apples — tend to have lower blood pressure, according to a new study.
Researchers in the United Kingdom studied the diets of more than 25,000 people in the UK and compared what they ate with their blood pressure, which is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
While other studies have found a link between flavanols and health benefits, this study was the first to measure intake of the compounds objectively…

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Coronavirus CT: Infection Rate, Hospitalizations Climbing – Patch.com

These are the latest town-by-town breakdowns of confirmed coronavirus cases across Connecticut.

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CONNECTICUT The coronavirus infection rate in the state took a sharp turn in the wrong direction this week, according to the latest data from the Department of Public Health.
The infection rate jumped to 3 percent in the past 24 hours, on the back of 434 new cases. An additional 14,653 people were tested, bringing the state total to 2,051,670.
Deaths attributed to COVID-19 also climbed by five. Since the pandemic began, there have now been 64,455 cases in the state and 4,559 deaths.
There are currently…

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Research Finds Few Links Between Schools And COVID Cases – NPR

New research has found few links between in-person K-12 schooling and COVID-19 case rates. “There is no consistent pattern,” one study author said.

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Students attend the first day of school in the small town of Labastida, Spain, on Sept. 8. A recent study found no link between coronavirus spikes and school reopenings in the country.
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Despite widespread concerns, two new international studies show no consistent relationship between in-person K-12 schooling and the spread of coronavirus. And a third study from the United States shows no elevated risk to childcare workers who stayed on the job.
Combined with anecdotal reports…

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