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Statins not so helpful in primary prevention

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Statins may be overused in patients without cardiovascular disease, according to a report in Archives of Internal Medicine. The researchers pooled data from 11 randomized controlled trials in patients without cardiovascular disease, yielding 65,229 subjects. Mean ages ranged from...

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Febrile seizure rate higher with MMRV vaccine than with MMR + V

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The quadrivalent measles-mumps-rubella-varicella vaccine is associated with twice as many febrile seizures as same-day vaccination with separate MMR and varicella vaccines, according to a report in the July issue of Pediatrics. Still, the authors emphasize that the absolute...

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Evidence of rosiglitazone’s cardiac harm "overwhelming"

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Two reports today in two separate journals -- a meta-analysis and a large retrospective study -- provide more evidence linking the thiazolidinedione rosiglitazone to an increased risk of myocardial infarction (MI). The retrospective study also ties rosiglitazone therapy to an...