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Are mRNA Vaccines Safe For Those With Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS)?

The COVID-19 virus began its sweep of the globe over a year ago, and people have been subject to its grave effects far and wide in the months that followed. At the time of writing, the virus has claimed over two and half million lives – and for the ~70 million people who have contracted the virus and survived, the negative health repercussions are still hitting hard.  

In December of 2020, some hope was given to people all over the world when the first person received the Pfizer vaccine in the UK. Since then, more vaccines have been developed and now, almost 100 million people are fully vaccinated against COVID. The vaccine rollout has been a huge relief for everyone who’s ready to return to normal life and reduce their COVID-19 risk. But is the first COVID-19 vaccine safe for everyone? More specifically, are mRNA vaccines safe for those with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS)? Let’s find out.

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How To Test For COVID-19 Antibodies After Receiving An mRNA Vaccine

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a stronghold on the world for over a year. With rising death tolls and lockdown measures cycling in many places, the race to develop a vaccine has been the top priority. When the mRNA vaccines were developed and then made available to many members of the public, including vulnerable populations and frontline workers, many saw it as a light at the end of a year-long tunnel.

Many people are still wary of these new vaccines, though. This is mainly due to misunderstandings of how vaccines work, how they keep the body safe from the virus, and the potential side effects that may occur following their vaccination. So, how do vaccines really work? Here’s what you need to know about them, and how to test for COVID-19 antibodies after receiving the Pfizer vaccine, the Moderna vaccine or any of the others coming to market.

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Everything You Need To Know About The New Lyme Disease Vaccine

Lyme disease is a relentless condition caused by the Borrelia bacteria. The tick-borne illness is contracted when an infected tick bites a host to feed on their blood and transfers the bacteria via the bloodstream. When the bacteria enters the body, it travels to all areas and can cause widespread illness.

Lyme disease was first diagnosed in patients in the 70s, but it wasn’t fully confirmed as being caused by Borrelia until 1981. Since then, the only treatment found to be remotely effective against the bacteria is antibiotics, and even that isn’t effective in all cases.

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