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2009-10-22 07:40:00

The U.S. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) delivered a nearly unanimous vote on Wednesday against "permissive" use of Merck & Co.'s Gardasil for boys and men, deciding instead to advise doctors that they are free to use the vaccine if they choose. The Gardasil vaccine provides protection against the human papillomavirus (HPV), which can cause genital warts and a number of cancers. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently recommends Gardasil...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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