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The U.S. government has halted distribution of all Johnson & Johnson single jab mRNA vaccines after concerns about blood clots in the brain.

Federal authorities have halted distribution of Johnson & Johnson injections at all government facilities, and are asking states to do the same.

According to a report in the NY Times, six women between the ages of 18 and 48 complained of blood clots. Only one woman died.

The Federal Food & Drug Administration (FDA) tweeted: "We are recommending a pause in the use of this vaccine out of an abundance of caution."

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The six women were diagnosed with a rare blood clotting disorder called cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST).

The women also had low blood platelets count (thrombocytopenia) which causes hemorrhaging (bleeding) in the brain and body. Among the first signs are frequent nosebleeds, bleeding gums, black, tarry stools, and blood in urine.

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The Johnson & Johnson single jab vaccine was praised by the news media because it required only a single injection.

Other experimental mRNA vaccines, including Pfizer and Moderna, require two shots spaced about 21 days apart.

Critics of Johnson & Johnson and other experimental vaccines were quickly branded anti-vaxxers.
 

FYI: An earlier version of this article reported that six women died from blood clots. Only one woman has died.

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Dr. Dre has been discharged home from the hospital after suffering a brain aneurysm, but doctors still don't know what caused it.

Sources close to Dre tell TMZ, the music mogul went home Friday and he will still need to be monitored 24/7 by medical professionals at his home for the next few weeks.

TMZ's sources say Dre was in ICU at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. until Wednesday, when he was then moved to a private room at the hospital. Although he's been discharged, doctors still don't know what triggered the brain hemorrhage.

Other sources claim Dre experienced partial paralysis and will need in-home physical therapy to get his strength back.

TMZ was first to report, Dre, 55, suffered a ruptured aneurysm at his Pacific Palisades home on Jan. 4 and was rushed by ambulance to Cedars.

Dre released a statement last week, saying he was doing great and he thanked his fans for their support.

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Dr. Dre is still in intensive care at a Los Angeles hospital, a week after suffering a ruptured brain aneurysm.

The hip-hop legend was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center by ambulance on January 4, and has been undergoing diagnostic tests to determine the extent of his brain injury.

Doctors say Dre is awake, but they are apparently keeping him in the intensive care unit in case he has another aneurysm.

People with brain aneurysms usually don't have symptoms until the aneurysm bursts, leading to uncontrolled bleeding on the brain. Surgery is indicated to remove a blood clot or to relieve pressure on the brain.

Sources told TMZ that it's unclear whether or not Dre has had surgery to try and stop the brain bleed, but he's apparently "resting comfortably".

"Doctors have cautiously informed his family that a 'bad outcome' doesn't appear to be on the horizon," the insider told TMZ.

Dre hasn't posted on his Instagram page since someone in his camp expressed his thanks for everyone's well wishes just after the health scare.

"Thanks to my family, friends and fans for their interest and well wishes. I'm doing great and getting excellent care from my medical team," someone wrote at the time. "I will be out of the hospital and back home soon. Shout out to all the great medical professionals at Cedars. One Love!!"

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Rapper and music producer Dr. Dre suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm that landed him in an ICU at Cedars Sinai Medical Center.

Most people who suffer a brain aneurysm have no symptoms until the aneurysm ruptures, causing bleeding in the brain.

Dr. Guillermo Linares, associate professor of neurology at St. Louis University, explained a brain aneurysm to FOx2Now.

"What a brain aneurysm is it's an abnormality in one of the [blood] vessels, the wall of the vessel in the brain. It is an area of weakness," he said. "This area of weakness allows for a small blister or pouch to develop and because, it's weaker, it has a tendency to rupture."

Dr. Linares, who didn't treat Dre, added: "When it ruptures, the high pressure with the blood inside the artery, pushes the blood out and it can cause brain damage. I think in lucky cases the bleeding stops right away and the only thing one would experience is a very severe headache."

Dr. Linares said anti-hypertensive medicine to control high blood pressure and avoid smoking can prevent brain aneurysms from rupturing.

"Those two things are the biggest modifiable risk that will probably prevent an aneurysm from rupturing."

Linares says there are warning signs to look for.

"So, the sudden onset of the worst headache of someone's life," he said. "Especially if accompanied by a difficulty with speaking or weakness in an arm or leg or an asymmetry in the face, should prompt a 911 call right away."

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Heartless criminals who saw the news that Dr. Dre was hospitalized with a brain aneurysm attempted to break into his mansion, law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

TMZ sources say four hapless burglars were on Dre's Pacific Palisades property Wednesday around 2 a.m. Security guards spotted the four as they were casing the house.

Before they could get into the main structure, security confronted them and the men fled. Security called police, who arrived almost immediately and caught the burglars near the property.

Law enforcement believes the men saw an opportunity to rob Dre of his valuables while the mega producer was hospitalized after suffering a brain aneurysm.

The 4 suspects were charged with attempted burglary and are currently in custody.

Dre, 55, suffered an aneurysm Monday and was rushed by ambulance to the hospital where he is "resting comfortably" in ICU, his lawyer tells Billboard.

Dre, real name Andre Romelle Young, issued a statement through his publicist Tuesday night, saying, "Thanks to my family, friends and fans for their interest and well wishes. I'm doing great and getting excellent care from my medical team. I will be out of the hospital and back home soon. Shout out to all the great medical professionals at Cedars. One Love!!"

Dre is in the midst of a bitter divorce battle with estranged wife Nicole Young, who wants $2 million a month in temporary spousal support and $5 million for attorneys fees, but a judge refused her request for $2 million a month.

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Music mogul Dr. Dre issued a statement from Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles where he was transported after reportedly suffering a brain aneurysm.

Dre, real name Andre Romelle Young, issued a statement through his publicist Tuesday night, saying, "Thanks to my family, friends and fans for their interest and well wishes. I'm doing great and getting excellent care from my medical team. I will be out of the hospital and back home soon. Shout out to all the great medical professionals at Cedars. One Love!!"

Sources tell TMZ, Young, 55, suffered a brain aneurysm Monday and was rushed by ambulance to Cedars and taken directly to ICU, where he is "resting comfortably," an attorney for Dre told Billboard.

Dre is in the midst of a bitter divorce battle with estranged wife Nicole Young, who wants $2 million a month in temporary spousal support and $5 million for attorneys fees, but a judge refused her request for $2 million a month.

The couple has two children, son Truice, 23, and daughter Truly, 19. Dr. Dre also has four adult children from previous relationships.

Young's celebrity pals took to Twitter to express get well wishes on Tuesday night.

"Dre is recovering nicely," wrote LL Cool J.

"Prayers up for Dr. Dre and his family for healing & Strength over his mind & body," tweeted Missy Elliot.

"Praying for Dre," wrote Ellen DeGeneres.

"Send your love and prayers to the homie Dr. Dre," wrote Ice Cube.

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Tributes continue to pour in for former NBA Commissioner David Stern, who died on New Year's Day after suffering a brain hemorrhage. He was 77.

Stern transformed the NBA's hardscrabble players into polished gentleman by enforcing a strict dress code that required them to dress like the multimillionaires they are.

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Stern's dress code required all players to wear business attire such as tailored suits when coming to work and while departing the sports arena. Injured or benched players were also required to dress like they were owners.

The dress code was implemented after fans complained that they couldn't tell the NBA players from the criminals on the street.

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The worst offenders were NBA legends Allen Iverson (left) and Tim Duncan (not pictured), whose slovenly attire included throwback jerseys and baggy jeans.

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Stern's dress code was initially met with fierce opposition, as many NBA players complained and accused him of forcing them to dress like "the man.”

But the players soon settled into a routine of dressing impeccably in custom suits and designer shirts and shoes.

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Pro athletes like Dwyane Wade (pictured), LeBron James, Chris Paul, and Russell Westbrook routinely made best dressed lists.

It looks like a men's fashion show when players arrive at arenas now. And that is all due to Stern's influence.

Turning NBA boys into men is among Stern's undying legacies.

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