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Pneumococcal Vaccine for Children

The pneumococcal vaccine which is used in children is protein-conjugated with polysaccharides. Pneumococcal capsular polysaccharide vaccine is not effective in children below 2 years of age as the immune system of children below 2 years do not respond to polysaccharide antigens properly. If capsular polysaccharide is conjugated with a protein the immune system responds well to protein-conjugated polysaccharides (antigen).

The protein-conjugated polysaccharides vaccine is recommended among infants and children. The introduction of protein-conjugated polysaccharides vaccine in the year 2000 has caused dramatic reduction of pneumococcal infection among children and infants in many countries. The vaccine is made of 7 serotypes of Streptococcus pneumoniae which cause infection among children commonly.

In one study the protein-conjugated polysaccharides vaccine was found to reduce pneumococcal infection (meningitis) by 98% and otitis media (infection of middle ear) by more then 65%, by the seven serotypes, used in the vaccine.

The incidence of pneumococcal infection among unvaccinated children and adults also declined due the effect of “herd immunity”, which may be due to effects of the protein-conjugate polysaccharides vaccine on nasopharyngeal carriage of vaccine serotypes. Herd immunity is the immunity of a community that develops due to widespread use of vaccines, even among non immunized individuals.

A disadvantage of widespread use of protein-conjugated polysaccharides vaccine is, increased incidence of infection by the serotypes of Streptococcus pneumoniae that are not included in the vaccine and these serotypes are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics. But in general there is dramatic decline in the incidence of infection by Streptococcus pneumoniae.

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Posted by - November 17, 2010 at 4:27 pm

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What is AcaVie?

AcaVie is the primary ingredient in the flagship health products produced by the Mona Vie beverage and health food company. MonaVie is a multi-level marketing business that has been operating out of Salt Lake City since 2005 and has rapidly expanded to serve markets in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Japan and many other regions of the world. They specialize in providing customers with an unique set of products centered around beverages made out of the tremendously nutritious acai palm. Unlike most acai health products, MonaVie has cornered the market with a patent on AcaVie, the most beneficial type acai complex that has ever been formulated. Let’s take an inside look at what you need to know about AcaVie and how it is used in various MonaVie products.

In a nutshell, AcaVie is a proprietary mixture of the best freeze-dried powders and fresh purees of the highest quality acai and jucara that can be found in the world. MonaVie uses a secret, patented process that allows them to release far more phytonutrients and macronutrients from the acai berry than is possible when using traditional commercial processing methods. One of the key ingredients in AcaVie is a product called Enlivenox that allows premium MonaVie products to provide nearly 12 times more polyphenols than similar products offered by other products centered around the amazing acai berry.

The primary reason that so many people look for the AcaVie name on MonaVie’s beverages and other products is the astounding quantities of antioxidants that have been proven to be present in the acai berry. Over the course of countless years, the acai palm has evolved to produce a fruit and a heart of the acai palm contain a large number polyphenols that help the plant fight off various infestations. As it turns out, these polyphenols may act as powerful antioxidants within the human metabolism that can help free the body of dangerous free radicals. According to MonaVie, the patented methods that they use to create AcaVie contains far more of the important polyphenols then any other acai product available today.

MonaVie also states that they begin processing their acai within 1 or 2 days after they have been bought by well-buyers immediately after they have been harvested. As a result, AcaVie has both a larger quantity of key nutrients and polyphenols, as well as a much fresher taste than competing brands of acai health products.

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Posted by - November 16, 2010 at 11:21 am

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Treat Drug Addiction at Narconon

Drug addiction is a social evil, which affect more or less all the nations in this world, from richest nation to the poorest nation. Although the degree of the problem of drug addiction may vary from place to place as well as the drug to which individuals are addicted. In some place heroine may be the drug of addiction and in some other place it may be marijuana. But whatever may be the drug of addiction, the effect of drug addiction to the addict and family and society as a whole is mostly similar. Drug addiction disturbs the harmony and peace in any society and more to the family and friends of the addict.

It is essential to treat (de-addict) a drug addict appropriately, with care, so that drug addict can lead a life of dignity after de-addiction. It is important to treat the drug addiction with care as treatment of drug addiction is very different from other common ailments of body or health problems. A drug addict after successful de-addiction may become drug addict again if after treatment care is not taken care of with appropriate vocational rehabilitation and if drug addict is not counseled as required.

Narconon drug rehab is such a drug de-addiction program that provides their skilled drug de-addiction service across the United States as well as in other neighboring countries such as Canada and in Western Europe. You can get Narconon program wherever you are in United States, be it in California or be it in Hawaii. Narconon drug rehab program provide similar quality service in all its Narconon centers, wherever it may be located.

Narconon drug rehab program is a residential drug de-addiction program. The drug de-addiction method used at Narconon is unique and very successful. Although all the Narconon drug rehab centers are independent, the treatment (de-addiction) used for drug de-addiction is same in all the centers.

Narconon is a non profit non Government organization with the aim of eradicating drug addiction and drug abuse. The methods used mainly are educating people about ill effects drug addiction can cause to individual (drug addict) and society, rehabilitation after de-addiction and by prevention.

It is estimated that the number of drug addicts in United States alone is more than 22 millions. It is a huge task to treat (de-addiction) these drug addicts. Narconon has taken the task of drug addiction treatment and doing its job since it was established and will continue to do so.

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Posted by - November 11, 2010 at 4:46 pm

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