Diagnosis & Disease Information

Early menopause doubles CVD risk

Women who underwent early menopause carried more than twice the risk for MI, resuscitated cardiac arrest, definite angina, probable angina, stroke, stroke death, coronary heart disease death, or other atherosclerotic/CVD death.

MMR+V cuts febrile-seizure risk

A twofold increased risk of fever and febrile seizures was noted compared with same-day administration of separate shots for MMR and varicella.

New HIV, HCV tests come to market

the FDA has approved the first assay to detect both antigen and antibodies to HIV and the first rapid blood test for hepatitis C virus antibodies.

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