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Proceed To Article Poliomyelitis Prevention In The United States - New Guidelines Issued
It has been strongly recommended that inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) be used exclusively for routine childhood polio vaccination. All children should receive four doses of IPV at ages 2, 4, and 6 to 18 months and 4 to 6 years. Oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV) should be used only in certain circumstances. Read New Poliomyelitis Vaccine Guidelines.


Proceed To Article FDA Approves New Cancer Drug
FDA approved a new drug, Mylotarg, for the treatment acute myeloid leukemia. The drug is approved for patients 60 years or older who have relapsed for the first time and are poor candidates for cytotoxic therapy. Mylotarg was approved as an orphan drug. More....

Proceed To Article Rare Medieval Medical Books and Manuscripts on Display
To celebrate the return of a long-missing medieval manuscript, the National Library of Medicine has mounted an exhibit of medieval manuscripts that date from the 11th through 15th centuries. The exhibit may be viewed between May 22 and June 30, 2000. More....
Proceed To Article Hold The Salt!
The lower the amount of sodium in the diet, the lower the blood pressure, for both those with and without hypertension, according to a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)-supported clinical study. The lower the sodium level tested the lower the blood pressure. Read Hold The Salt!

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