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What Bruesewitz v. Wyeth Means for American Families By Louise Kuo Habakus and Mary Holland, JD

A family's life in ruins .. after the flu vaccine left their baby girl disabled. - Saba Button - Nine News Perth (video)

Vaccine skeptics protest bill requiring doctor's note to opt out - A proposal to make it more difficult for parents to avoid school-entry immunization requirements has raised the ire of opponents, who say the requirement is insulting and violates their parental rights. - "'This bill implies that I am reckless, irresponsible and uninformed, when in fact that is the complete opposite,' bristled Sarah Rowe, a Bainbridge Island mother who attended a Senate committee hearing last week with her 5-year-old daughter, whose neurological disorder was caused by a vaccine, according to Rowe. Michael Belkin, also from Bainbridge, told the committee that as a statistics-savvy financial analyst, he doesn't want to listen to 'some doctor's propaganda.' Belkin, who writes and speaks against vaccines, said one of his daughters died at 5 months of age, 17 hours after receiving her first vaccine. 'The truth of the matter is there are risks in vaccines.'"

Washington may require doctor's signature to pass on vaccination

To all New Jersey, District 11 supporters of vaccine rights:
On April 4th I have a scheduled meeting with Senator Sean T. Kean in the hope of gaining his support for S1830 in the Senate/A2450 in the Assembly, a bill that provides for a conscientious exemption to mandatory immunizations.   He has agreed to engage in a conversation about how mandatory immunizations violate our human rights.  If you live in District 11 (see below) and support this bill please email me a letter addressed to Sen. Kean that I will hand deliver.  It is important that I can convey he has constituents that would want this bill passed.  
Thank you,
Amanda Smyth

District 11 - (Monmouth)  Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Atlantic Highlands, Avon-by-the-Sea, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Brielle, Deal, Eatontown, Highlands, Interlaken, Lake Como, Loch Arbour, Long Branch, Monmouth Beach, Neptune City, Neptune Township, Ocean (Monmouth), Rumson, Sea Bright, Sea Girt, Spring Lake, Spring Lake Heights, Wall, West Long Branch

Associating Vaccines With Subsequent Diseases by Meryl Nass, M.D.

2/3 of Whooping Cough Patients in California Fully Vaccinated/ KPBS and CDC by Meryl Nass, MD

County issues health alert for whooping cough outbreak - "Twelve whooping cough or pertussis cases have been reported since the first of the year and the illness seems to be spreading throughout the county, said Traci Lien, La Crosse County public health nurse. Most of the cases are children ages 8 to 11 who were immunized but contracted the bacterial infection any way, Lien said."

VAERS Gardasil Serious Reports

VAERS Serious Hepatitis B Adverse Reactions

The Latest in Atrocious Supreme Court Decisions - Only 2 Justices Stand Up for Your Rights...

Ch12 News NJ Vaccination Choice Herb Conaway Refuses to Hold Vote 3-7-11 (video)

Why does whooping cough keep coming back?

Tdap booster-ing immunity against whooping cough

New law targets whooping cough - Students in 7th through 12th grades must have proof of immunization

Calif. Prepares for Whooping Cough Vaccine Mandate

CMCSS reminds parents state requires immunization update

Parents must make children available for immunisation

The Salzburg Statement on Shared Decision Making - "This Thursday at the headquarters of the British Medical Journal in London, an important announcement will be made about patients’ rights to be actively involved in decisions about their treatment. Below is the press release about it."

The Salzburg Statement on Shared Decision Making

Health and Healthcare Seminar Series II. The Greatest Untapped Resource in Healthcare? Informing and Involving Patients in Decisions about Their Medical Care - 12 Dec - 17 Dec, 2010 (Session 477)  New Rules for Global Finance: Which kinds of regulation are useful and which are counterproductive?

Feds Back Studying Autism/Vaccine Connection Included in New CDC 5-Year Plan

Judge rejects ‘shaken-baby’ diagnosis

What Would Amanda Peet Do?

12-year-old York County boy dies after epileptic seizure - He loved memorizing facts and was a brave little boy.

14-Year-Old in Coma after Suffering Peanut Allergy (includes video)

Panel faults Army for anthrax attacks

Report Faults Army in 2001 Anthrax Mailings

Anthrax Vaccine: Model of a Response to the Biologic Warfare Threat by Meryl Nass, MD

Time for Minnesota to Reject False Prophets and Vaccinate Our Kids

More measles cases in Minn.; officials push vaccine (includes audio)

Leeds: Vaccine plea over city outbreak of measles

Moms Talk: The Vaccine Debate - With the number of reported measles cases in Minneapolis growing to 10, we took the vaccine controversy to the West Metro Patch Moms Council

Girls saying no to needles

Sovereignty, Forced Vaccination, and Unreasonable Invasion of Privacy

Iowans Rally for Freedom - Sunday March 27, 2011, Fairfield Arts and Convention Center - includes Barbara Loe Fisher, (via video conference)

Of Epidemic Proportions: Autism and Cause with John W. Oller, Jr., PhD (webinar archive)

Have Higgs and Harding Sacrificed New Brunswick Students with Autism?

Autism Study Looks At Pregnant Moms - Participants Already Have Child With Autism (includes video)

The Bruising Reality of Autism and Lack of Preparedness and Medical Knowledge

Ky. voices: Mothers to be, beware of mercury

Re-creating autism, in mice - Mice with a particular gene mutation avoid interacting with other mice and show compulsive, repetitive behavior.

Scientists Recreate Autism With One Gene - Scientists Use Single Gene Mutation to Replicate Autism (includes video)

Legislator wants autism treatments covered

Ask the Autism Expert: How to Keep Laughing

Nigeria: Group Tasks FG On Increased Awareness on Autism

Autism sufferer meets MP to discuss impact of cuts to his life

Autism and ADHD: Genetic Similarities and Differences Provide Clues

Getting a start on autism aid - Program offers bridge during wait for help

Autism: Never underestimate your child's potential

Miami University Students to Get Hair Tested for Toxic Mercury

Michelle Williams Backing Autism Organisation's $35 Million Project

Area teen builds machine to help autistic children

Interest in toys predicts autism treatment's effectiveness in toddlers

NMT Autism Study - Significant Improvement After 6 weeks of NMT

Your Healing Retreat: June 3rd – June 5th 2011 - Your Healing Retreat is a path of education, hope and rejuvenation for parents and physicians living and working with autism and ADD.

 Pieces of HOPE - A conference for those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders  - April 2, 2011 8:30am - 5:00pm Ridgeland, MS  April 1, 2011- Meet & Greet, Meet the Author Night 5:30-8:00pm

The Hunt for the Biological Causes of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Unlocking Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Why the issue with the flu vaccine?

Paramus Board Of Health Announces National Infant Immunization Week

Ask the Experts: Reluctance administering 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23)? - Although PPSV23 is not a perfect vaccine, it still reduces illness and death from pneumococcal disease.

FluCru a shot in the arm to vaccination outreach

Kids' vaccination - Parent better informed now: survey

Anti-polio drive targets 127,500 children

Nigeria gets $60m World Bank loan to tackle polio

Polio eradication : Vaccine refusal cases addressed in K-P, FATA

Polio eradication: ‘Pakistan won’t meet 2011 deadline’

Gates offers govt $110mn for 5-in-one shot rollout

Bill, Melinda Gates meets Azad over Immunization, Polio vaccination, HIV control

Gates Couple To Visit Bihar Today

... Melinda too an admirer, hails health leap

Polio Vaccination in Cold War Hungary

‘Immunisation up, infrastructure better’

One child dies every minute in Pakistan

DOH Calls for measles eradication before 2015

Chinese study on 90 million doses of H1N1 shows lower than background Guillain-Barre Syndrome rate

Swine Flu-Another Medically-made Epidemic by Elenora McBean, MD

Inactivated H1N1 vaccine safe, immunogenic in patients with asthma

Lack of timely vaccination causes another H1N1 outbreak

New vaccines: A financial booster (registration)

10 Vaccines Recommended for Babies - Quick guide to HepB, MMR, Hib + more

New online resource on Bacille Calmette-Guerin vaccine

What went wrong with Gardasil sales?

Personalized vaccine battles brain cancer

Preliminary studies show lower flu-shot effectiveness in Europe

Kibera residents welcome new vaccine

World TB Day - March 24, 2011

Study raises TB vaccine hopes

WHO Report Urges Countries To Step Up Fight Against Drug-Resistant TB

South African babies hold TB vaccine hopes

Vaccine to cure asthma brought on by house dust mite allergies?

Simple measures could reduce diarrhea deaths in children

Professor Leslie Collier - Professor Leslie Collier, who died on March 14 aged 90, was a virologist and bacteriologist who built on the earlier work of such scientists as Edward Jenner in helping to develop a vaccine that led to the eradication of smallpox; he also made major contributions to the understanding of trachoma, a disease which causes blindness in tropical countries.

NIH study identifies gene that suppresses cell’s immune activation

Does the pharmaceutical industry exaggerate their R&D costs?

Pubget: the search engine for life-science PDFs

Novartis completes buy of 85% stake in Chinese vaccine maker Tianyuan

Novartis finishes acquisition of Chinese vaccine maker

Drug Giant Accused Of Bribing Doctors To Prescribe

Indictment Against Former Glaxo Lawyer Is Tossed

Genzyme Has More Fabrazyme Production Problems

Genocea Biosciences, Inc. to Present at the World Vaccine Congress

Shawn Marion and NBA Legend Bob Lanier Join Vaccines for Teens Educational Campaign to Urge Local Teens to Take Their Best Shot at Health

Stall, Stall, Stall - Stephen Barrett in a Diarrhea Panic?  He Should Be, For the Worst Is Yet To Come...

Medpace Announces the Addition of Brian Murphy, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Strengthening Medpace's Therapeutic Expertise in Infectious Disease and Pediatric Drug Development

Hide Side Effect Reports And Investors Can Sue

J&J Faces $360M Penalty Over Risperdal Marketing

Pfizer And Feds Hold Talks Over Protonix Charges

How the FDA Turned a $10 Treatment into a $30,000-Per-Pregnancy Pharmaceutical Money-Maker

When A Clinical Trial Goes Awry, ‘Fire The Nurse!’

FDA Wants To Target ‘High Risk’ Manufacturers

Behind The Pfizer Curtain: Steere Exits The Board

KV Pharma & The Orphan Drug Act: Jamie Explains

Mon Dieu! France Rejects AstraZeneca Bloodthinner

What To Do About Pharma CEO Compensation

The Cost Of Multiple Sclerosis Meds Keeps On Rising

Supreme Court Rules Against Zicam Maker

Why Some States Want Psychologists To Prescribe Antidepressants

Phadia Demonstrates The Benefit Of Molecular Allergy Test Results At AAAAI Annual Meeting

The ABCs of Getting Health Reform Right

AAP Commemorates One-Year Anniversary Of Affordable Care Act

Co-amoxiclav backed in flu complications

UK proposes more flexible pandemic plan

200,000 would die and public order could break down in flu pandemic - As many as 200,000 people would die and public order could break down if Britain were hit by a full-scale flu pandemic, according to an official planning document. - "Diane Abbott, Labour’s shadow public health spokesman, said: 'There needs to be a pre-emptive vaccination campaign targeted at children and young people, which could help to avert a major pandemic.'"

UK Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Strategy 2011 - Strategy for consultation

USA Far Ocean Group, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of U-Prosta, a Product Marketed As a Dietary Supplement That Contains Undeclared Terazosin Hydrochloride

A New Anticancer Vaccine Study Starts At The James

Research Practices Must Be Changed to Minimize Fraud, Deception - Scientists, journals, the media and public need to reassess how studies are conducted, published and promoted, say U-M physicians in JAMA commentary

In Search of Equipoise (JAMA) - "The efforts of Wakefield and Walker-Smith to falsify data linking vaccines to childhood autism are the latest prominent misrepresentations of science as fact. 2 The fraud of Wakefield and Walker-Smith epitomizes how fabricated research can lead to a domino effect of tragic consequences, characterized by patients fearing lifesaving interventions, clinicians altering practice, and scientists and governments wasting precious … "

Expanded Newborn Screening for Detection of Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Air Pollution as an Emerging Global Risk Factor for Stroke

US Global Health Strategy - Promoting Healthy Development

A National Registry for Healthy Volunteers in Phase 1 Clinical Trials

Lab Ethics Interactive

Explaining variation in the uptake of HPV vaccination in England

Disease Transmission and Passenger Behaviors during a High Morbidity Norovirus Outbreak on a Cruise Ship, January 2009

The BCG World Atlas: A Database of Global BCG Vaccination Policies and Practices

Outbreak of pandemic influenza A/H1N1 2009 in Nepal

Study profiles human H5N1 burden in Egypt

Vaccination and Infection U19

Spacebound Bacteria Inspire Earthbound Remedies

Virophage, the virus eater

Behind the Mask

Chikungunya, The key role of "innate immunity"

The killer within -- a novel bacterial suicide mechanism

The intestinal microbiome of infants and the use of probiotics

Probiotics and prevention of neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis

Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Antibiotic Treatment Study of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth in Children With Chronic Abdominal Pain

A Chlamydia trachomatis OmcB C-terminal fragment is released into host cell cytoplasm and is immunogenic in humans

Ingested allergens must be absorbed systemically to induce systemic anaphylaxis

Allergy-related outcomes in relation to serum IgE: Results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2005-2006

A hypoallergenic cat vaccine based on Fel d 1–derived peptides fused to hepatitis B PreS

Introduction to Homeopathy, with Sheri Nakken  Part 1 of 2 - 4 month course - next class starts Friday, April 1, 2011

Introduction to Homeopathy, With Sheri Nakken Part 1 of 3 - 6 week course - next class starts Friday, April 1, 2011

Woman survives rare case of tetanus (includes video) - "Jackie was shocked by the doctors' diagnosis. She says her daughter's vaccinations were up-to-date, including a tetanus booster four years earlier. She and the doctors don't know how or where Leslie picked up tetanus."

No small pox in Jharkhand: Officials

I Hope My Journey Will Shed Light On The Lyme Disease Epidemic

Newly Discovered Virus Implicated in Deadly Chinese Outbreaks - "Researchers have dubbed the newly discovered pathogen Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome virus, and placed it in the Bunyaviridae family, along with the hantaviruses and Rift Valley Fever virus. Later investigation has placed its mortality rate at 12 percent, still alarmingly high."

500 million Chinese infected with tuberculosis

Drug-resistant TB could infect 2 million by 2015 - Many countries not doing enough to stop dangerous form of tuberculosis, WHO official says

Canadian website offers TB info from 180 countries

1 death, 11 new swine flu cases in India

Fifth 2010-2011 Delaware flu death reported

Flu outbreak in Venezuela threatens U of M students

Health Minister confirms 100 cases of influenza AH1N1 in Venezuela

Two new polio cases in KP

No new measles cases as incubation period ends

Measles (Rubeola) - Situation Update (3/23/11)

Measles in Minnesota

Health officials urge locals to get measles vaccinations

WHO experts warn of yellow fever virus hitting India, S.E. Asia

Bartley Green family's fears after meningitis death

OSU-Newark Student Contracts Meningitis

Infant Dies from Meningitis

Whooping Cough Exposure At Harry S. Truman Elementary School - School notified parents by letter.

Whooping Cough Cases Continue in San Diego County - Three more cases of pertussis were reported this week, including one in Encinitas.

As death rate falls, diseases remain prevalent

Studying Pathogens in Space

A Guide to Smarter, Safer Antibiotic Use

New warning about ‘Celtic Curse’ blood iron disease - Countless Irish Americans unknowing sufferers says expert

Successful NMT Correction for Patient with Severe Anaphylactic Reaction to Peanuts in One Shot

Blinded by Science by Dr. Carolyn Dean - Go to to receive a download of this book called Blinded by Science. It's free until April 30, 2011 and I'm in love with it because it's so brilliant!"

Blinded by Science - website

Is technology to blame for the rise in diabetes?

Stress Affects The Balance of Natural Bacteria in Your Gut

'Genes for pre-eclampsia' discovered

Doubling of UK HIV rate prompts routine testing call

India says Monsanto covertly, illegally conducted GM corn trials without approval

USDA refuses to enforce organic standards, allows synthetic omega-3s in Horizon organic milk

Rickets is back as a new "affluence disease"

Jewelry company to limit cadmium in kids' trinkets - First settlement of its kind could lead to new standard in items intended for children under 12

Beyond psychotherapy: Amazing applications of mind-body medicine

Popular characters on food packaging may determine taste preferences of children

Organic poultry far less prone to salmonella than conventional, study finds

Fluoride Deception Videos

Radiation Medicine Stockpile Not Kept In-State (includes video)

Potassium Iodide for Thyroid Protection?

Radiation, Natural and Man-made

Tokyo Declares Its Tap Water Unsafe for Babies

Delta Crib Recall Re-Issued

USA Far Ocean Group, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of U-Prosta, a Product Marketed As a Dietary Supplement That Contains Undeclared Terazosin Hydrochloride

Del Monte Fresh Produce Voluntarily Recalls Cantaloupes Because Of Possible Health Risk

Think Like a Doctor (The Contest)

New toothpaste for sensitive teeth forms “tooth-like layer”…can that be good?

The airport scanner scam Part 2: Radiation levels should NOT be a mystery