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Proceed To Article First-Line Therapy For Schizophrenia Clears Committee
Pfizer Inc. said today that an Advisory Committee to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended approval of Zeldox® (ziprasidone HCl) for the treatment of schizophrenia. Discovered and developed by Pfizer, Zeldox® is a serotonin and dopamine antagonist that is effective in treating the wide range of positive, negative and depressive symptoms associated with schizophrenia. More...

Proceed To Article Vaccine Recommendations For The 2000--01 Influenza Season
For the 2000--01 influenza season in the United States, lower than anticipated production yields for this year's influenza A(h5N2) vaccine component and manufacturing problems are expected to lead to a substantial delay in the distribution of influenza vaccine. Because many vaccine providers currently are planning their fall vaccination activities, CDC and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) are issuing adjunct influenza vaccination recommendations beyond those made by ACIP on April 14, 2000. More...

Proceed To Article A Comprehensive Look At Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disease. Approximately 1 percent of the population develops schizophrenia during their lifetime – more than 2 million Americans suffer from the illness in a given year. Although schizophrenia affects men and women with equal frequency, the disorder often appears earlier in men, usually in the late teens or early twenties, than in women, who are generally affected in the twenties to early thirties. More...
Proceed To Article Acupuncture - Information & Resources
Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used medical procedures in the world. Originating in China more than 2,000 years ago, acupuncture became widely known in the United States in 1971 when New York Times reporter James Reston wrote about how doctors in Beijing, China, used needles to ease his abdominal pain after surgery. Research shows that acupuncture is beneficial in treating a variety of health conditions. More...

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