Your Health: Feb. 19, 2001

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BONUS SHOT Meningitis vaccinations are agonizing for babies, but they pack an unexpected bonus--fewer ear infections. A Finnish study shows that meningitis vaccines ward off 6% of all ear infections. That may not sound like much, but U.S. children under five come down with 25 million ear infections each year, and the vaccine could prevent 1.5 million of them. That would reduce antibiotic use among kids--and wear and tear on parents.

IN VITRO VERITAS In vitro fertilization can be a harrowing experience. To raise the likelihood of getting a healthy embryo, women inject themselves daily with powerful medication that...

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