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vaccination
ACIP recommends that the Prevnar ® vaccine against pneumococcal disease be considered for all children aged 24--59 months.


Proceed To Article Preventing Pneumococcal Disease Among Infants And Young Children: Recommendations Of The Advisory Committee On Immunization Practices (ACIP)
In February 2000, a 7-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide-protein conjugate vaccine was licensed for use among infants and young children. CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends that the vaccine be used for all children aged 2--23 months and for children aged 24--59 months who are at increased risk for pneumococcal disease. ACIP also recommends that the vaccine be considered for all other children aged 24--59 months. More...

Proceed To Article Information For Professionals - Pneumococcal Disease
Pneumococcal Disease causes wide-spread illness and death throughout the United States each year. Pneumococcal disease kills more people in the United States every year - 40,000 or more - than all other vaccine preventable diseases combined. More...

Proceed To Article NIH To Fund Research For Alternative Therapies For Cancer
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced plans to establish two specialized centers to conduct basic and clinical research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies for cancer. More...

Proceed To Article The Prostate Cancer Outcomes Study
The Prostate Cancer Outcomes Study (PCOS) was initiated in 1994 by researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to look at the impact that treatments for primary prostate cancer have on the quality of life of patients. More...

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First Once-A-Month Birth Control Option For US Women Approved By FDA
The Pharmacia Corporation announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Lunelle ® Monthly Contraceptive Injection (medroxyprogesterone acetate and estradiol cypionate injectable suspension), the first and only once-a-month contraceptive option for women in the U.S. Lunelle, a combined hormonal injectable contraceptive method, has contraceptive benefits similar to the pill yet offers women the convenience of once-a-month dosing. More...


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