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Mum hails US autism link research claim - "Now Dr Helen V Ratajczak has published a major report in the US Journal of Immuno-Toxicology which reviews the possible causes of autism. On a section covering MMR she acknowledges that there have been a number of reports denying an association between the jab and MMR. But she then points to a rise in the condition in Denmark after MMR was introduced there. Mrs [Jackie] Fletcher said: 'This report is of great significance to our drive to get the authorities to recognised the risks posed by MMR.'"

Peer-Reviewed Scientific Article States: ‘…increasing number of vaccines given at one time implicate vaccines as a cause of autism.’

Children told to be tested for HIV after flu vaccines reused (includes video) - "A clinic in Northern Colorado is advising parents of children who received a pediatric flu shot from their offices to get tested for some blood-borne diseases including HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C after their vaccine syringes were shared between patients."

Fort Collins clinic warns parents of shot mistake given to children

AVN launches court action

Tests declare samples of DPT vaccine taken after deaths of children as of standard quality

Hundreds of patients offered repeat jabs after vaccine storage concerns - Patients in Aberdeenshire are being offered re-immunisation after fears vaccines were stored at the wrong temperature - More than 200 patients in Aberdeenshire may not be properly protected after concerns vaccines were not stored correctly in a fridge for ten months

Hugh Pennington: The harm is to vaccination programme

One Dose of Meningitis Vaccine Is Not Enough for Long-Term Immunity - Teens and young adults may need a booster shot to stay protected from meningococcal meningitis, a rare but potentially deadly bacterial infection with devastating consequences. - "''VNA also offers ‘Shot Parties’ as a fun way to encourage immunizations,' said Renny.  'A parent agrees to host 10 or more of their child’s friends at a set time, and we will send a nurse out to the home to administer the vaccinations.'"

Boy, 6, dies of meningitis after doctors tell him to 'go home and sleep off sore throat'

Ketu North Health Directorate battles religion over immunization

Maine HHS Committee Votes Against Informed Consent in Vaccination

Maine Legislators Consider Two Bills on Vaccination by Meryl Nass, MD

Jurors reject guilty Kristen LaBrie’s chemo excuses in son’s death

TELL CBS Outdoor TO RUN Vaccine INFORMATION/CHOICE ad in honor of FREE SPEECH and INFORMED CONSENT - petition (includes video)

HHS Awaiting IOM Report on Vaccines' Effects - Expected to arrive in early summer, it will review the evidence for adverse health events associated with vaccines covered by the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.

BBC Struggles Over Science Betrayed; BMJ Battens Down Hatches - Agincourt BBC struggles to find answers over ‘Science Betrayed’ programme; British Medical Journal battens down the hatches by John Stone

SaneVax Asks the FDA: Gardasil® What is Wrong With This Picture? - Medical consumers worldwide applaud the recent FDA decision not to expand the use of Gardasil to women over the age of 26. Now they want to know when the FDA will admit the original approval may have been a mistake. (press release)

SaneVax Asks the FDA: Gardasil® What is Wrong With This Picture? (full article)

Youngsters like Emilie face fresh injections - warning letters are sent out to parents

Pediatric Committee Opposes Any Personal Belief Vaccine Exemption

A Statement Regarding Personal Belief Exemption from Immunization Mandates from The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society March 2011 - Position Statement

From The Editor - Freedom's just another word that means nothing to the Enforced Vaccine Intake Lobby (EVIL)

Woodstock for Vaccine Zealots: Tomorrow’s Vaccine Mandates Are Being Plotted Today

Go Ahead and Vaccinate Kids With Metabolic Disorders

Vanderbilt study shows vaccines don't harm special-needs children

Vaccine Insights - Part 1 - This video presents Dr. Patricia Jordan discussing vaccination issues and immunity. (video)
Vaccine Epidemic Author Louise Kuo Habakus on The John Gambling Show (includes audio)

The John Gambling Show April 12, 2011 - Louise Habakus - Louise Habakus Author of "Vaccine Epidemic: How Corporate Greed, Biased Science, and Coercive Government Threaten Our Human Rights, Our Health, and Our Children," will discuss her new book which discusses why parents are choosing not to vaccinate their children – what are the risks? (audio)

Attempting to Obtain Religious Exemption for Vaccination in NY State.mp4 (video)

Religious Exemptions in New York (includes video)

New VIC [Vaccine Ingredients Calculator] version (2.2) released

Chris Downey - Vaccine Ingredients Calculator blog

Childhood vaccines: Science still hasn't proven them safe

Dr. John Menkes letter

More Swedish children thought to suffer from narcolepsy

Vaccinations and Your Rights in the U.S. April 14, 2011 4 PM by HWC Homeopathy Radio

Are Vaccines Safe and Effective? with Lawrence B. Palevsky, MD - An Educational Opportunity for Patients and Practitioners Saturday May 21, 2011 9:00am – 12:00pm Carroll Hall, UNC Chapel Hill

Why Does Brain Development Diverge From Normal in Autism Spectrum Disorders? - Model of Rett syndrome suggests a deficit in processing cues from the environment

Indiana Public Health Nurse Wins ANA Immunity Award For Leadership Of Mandatory School Immunization Program

No shots, no start

One of the Most Important Things You Can Do for Your Child: Get Them Vaccinated!

Editorial: Vaccination only sure protection

Every Furness toddler receives the MMR jab

Full take-up for MMR jab in Barrow welcomed

Physician believes in power of immunizations

Health department ready to celebrate National Infant Immunization Week

The Atlanta Manifesto: From Safety Last to Children First - Mark F. Blaxill, Director, Safe Minds and Barbara Loe Fisher, President, National Vaccine Information Center

Physicians Choose Different Treatments for Themselves

African Vaccination Week receiving an overwhelming response in Zimbabwe

The Moral Right to Conscientious, Philosophical and Personal Belief Exemption to Vaccination - Presented to National Vaccine Advisory Committee - May 2, 1997

Vaccine-Induced Disease Epidemic Outbreaks

County to cover immunizations for public safety workers

Why Worry About the Unvaccinated?

Alternative Gardasil dosing schedules effective

Gardasil cures warts and verrucas

Cervical Cancer Survivor Deborah Grose to Become Oncology Care Pharmacist

Scientist Touts Nasal Vaccine For Treating Plague

Proposed Destruction of Smallpox Virus Creates Controversy

U.S. Provides Additional Funds for Smallpox Vaccine

A Vaccine for the Very Young Takes Aim at Bacterial Diseases

An Outbreak of Varicella among Schoolchildren in Taipei

Health agency warns against upswing in imported cases of rubella

Would You Know It If You Saw It?

Measles (Rubeola) Situation Update (4/13/11)

Parents, health officials eyeing measles outbreak with concern

Macedonia declares Measles Epidemic

Some Utah measles cases false alarms; five cases confirmed

5th measles case confirmed locally, virus contained to Salt Lake Valley

Vaccine fears fuel measles outbreak in Somalia - Doctors fear that mistrust of vaccine by locals in Somalia could be increasing cases of measles

Vaccines and immunization - Measles outbreaks across Europe show no sign of slowing

Immunisation warning after measles cases in city

Measles alert on Gold Coast

Zaki LG intensifies battle against measles

Ganjuwa LG wages war against measles, polio

Hanif opens the 24th Meeting of WHO Regional Commission for Polio Eradication

UAE donates $100m to Gates Foundation for polio eradication

Zimbabwe: Government to Assess Vaccination Programme

Bivalent polio vaccine may be making a dent on pocket outbreaks

Polio set to follow smallpox into the dustbin of history

Polio Survivor Ann Lee Hussey Distributes Vaccine, Inspires Fellow Polio Victims

Students slow to get whooping cough shot

Cough exposes gap in defence

Deal near on flu virus-sharing, vaccines-diplomats

WHO confirms 5 H5N1 cases in Egypt, Bangladesh

Venezuela Health Ministry Confirms 1,306 AH1N1 Flu Cases,Up From 923

Ask Karen: How long does flu shot last? Opinions vary

Suspected meningitis death boy family 'devastated'

Teenage boy dies from meningitis

Lyme disease is more prevalent, due to better reporting, diagnosis

Nothing simple about Lyme - Tick-borne illness divides doctors and confounds its victims

Hospital Bars Surgeon From Operating Room - Medical Board in Oregon Separately Investigates Doctor Who Stood Out for High Rate of Multiple Spinal Procedures

Fired up over dog vaccination

Patients in US Hospitals At High Risk of Harm from Professional Negligence

WHO group renews push for pact on virus-sharing, pandemic vaccine access

CDC opens contest for a flu app

Vaccines_The Week in Review_11 April 2011

Emergent BioSolutions Chairman and CEO Fuad El-Hibri Named Biotech CEO of the Year at the World Vaccine Congress

Novel Vaccine Therapy Shows Promise For Extending Survival Time In Patients With Deadly Glioblastoma

Biotechs’ autonomy threatened - Area executives say regulations, lack of new drugs raise stakes

$2 Million from CDC to Establish New Infectious Disease Research Program at Penn Medicine’s CCEB

TCM and Infectious Disease

IBM Adapts Semiconductor Nanotechnology to Fight Infectious Diseases

HIV vaccine initiative got lost in red tape - Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation pledged $28M for pilot facility

'Mosaic' HIV vaccine to go on trial

Novartis Cancels Cancer Drug

Roche And The FDA Spar Some More Over Avastin

FDA Slammed For Device Review Procedures

Foundations, Conflicts Of Interest And Drugmakers

FDA Wants To Get Tough On Clinical Investigators

University researcher tests new wild sheep vaccine

New Compounds Show Promise Against Hepatitis C Infection

One health: the importance of companion animal vector-borne diseases

Quiet death from antibiotic misuse

Natural bioflavonoids kill hepatitis C virus

More, Higher Doses Boost Hep B Vax Response - "Launay reported relationships with Sanofi Pasteur-MSD. Co-authors reported relationships with Sanofi Pasteur-MSD, GlaxoSmithKline, Gilead, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Wyeth, Pfizer, Astellas, Gilead, Schering Plough, and Novartis."

Safety and Immunogenicity of 4 Intramuscular Double Doses and 4 Intradermal Low Doses vs Standard Hepatitis B Vaccine Regimen in Adults With HIV-1

10-Year National Vaccine Plan Aims to Harness New Technology, Enhance Safety

Health Care Fraud Hearing

Lengthening dosing schedule of HPV vaccine may provide effective option for expanding use of vaccine

Immunogenicity and Reactogenicity of Alternative Schedules of HPV Vaccine in Vietnam

Epigenetics—The Link Between Infectious Diseases and Cancer

Progress in Infectious Disease and Immunology

Research Provides New Insights on How Hygiene Affects Asthma and Allergies

Health Care–Associated Infections in Children

Herpes Virus Sheds Even If Patient Asymptomatic

Genital Shedding of Herpes Simplex Virus Among Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Persons With HSV-2 Infection

Efficacy and Safety of a 4-Drug Fixed-Dose Combination Regimen Compared With Separate Drugs for Treatment of Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Studies Probe New Anti-HIV Strategy, Long-term Success of Prevention Methods

Herpes Zoster Vaccine and Older Adults

Herpes Zoster Vaccine and Older Adults—Reply

Bacterial Infections of Humans: Epidemiology and Control

Emerging Infections 9

Chasing Polio in Pakistan: Why the World's Largest Public Health Initiative May Fail

Tuberculosis Then and Now: Perspectives on the History of an Infectious Disease

Hepatitis B

Study finds versatile flu antibodies in human serum

Lancet declines to publish India's rebuttal

Autoantigen Based Vaccines for Type 1 Diabetes

The potential of recombinant Opa proteins as vaccine candidates against hyperinvasive meningococci.

Translational research in oncolytic measles virotherapy: early discoveries and future steps

Haiti cholera epidemic could have been blunted with use of mobile stockpile of oral vaccine

Maternal and child's vitamin D supplement use and vitamin D level in relation to childhood lung function: the KOALA Birth Cohort Study

Nigeria: Why There is an Epidemic of Kidney Diseases - Expert

Distribution Of Cholera Vaccine To High-Risk Populations In Haiti Could Reduce Infections, Death, Study Says

Study: Weight-loss combo pill shows promise

Diet drug Qnexa: Don't get too carried away by new study

Alzheimer's Disease: Signs May Appear Decade Before Symptoms - Brain Shrinking Precedes Memory Loss by Nearly 10 Years, Researchers Say

Tell Congress to support the Free Speech about Science Act of 2011

Homeopathic skeptics turn ardent supporters

Understand the difference between synthetic and whole food supplementation

Elementary students fondle breast implants as part of 'Career Day'

Cedar Oil - Wood, leaves and nuts provide cornucopia of benefits

Researchers alarmed over arsenic in baby food

Memo from your brain: Please excuse this disruption in service

Selenium deficiency increases heart disease and cancer incidence

Gallstones and kidney stones are no problem for Jin Qian Cao known as Coin Grass

Epilepsy Moms Daily

How Happy Was Your Meal?

Fish oil may help breast cancer survivors

Bug off! What bites to worry about - It's the time of year for bug bites, and while most don't cause health risks, some do

Should Ban On Transplants Of HIV-Infected Organs Be Dropped?

Risk Posed by Popular Teething Meds Prompts FDA Warning to Parents, Physicians - Family Doc Offers Alternatives to Benzocaine Products

Is This the Poster Food for a Radiation Menace?

Europeans warned to avoid drinking milk or eating vegetables due to high radiation levels

Radiation risks from Fukushima 'no longer negligible'

First Comprehensive Gene Map of the Human Brain: More Than 90 Percent Similarity Among Humans

Introduction to Homeopathy with Sheri Nakken , Part 1 of 2 - 4 month course - next class starts Friday, April 22, 2011 - Introduction to Homeopathy, Part 1 of 3 - 6 week course - next class starts Friday, April 22, 2011

Holistic Baby & Toddler Care Class with Sheri Nakken - April 22

Prenatal Exposure to Certain Pollutants Linked to Behavioral Problems in Young Children

Non-Profit Urges Parents and Legislators to Make the First Five (Years of Life) Count for All Kids

Health Tip: Is My Child Lactose Intolerant? - Here are some common symptoms

Gluten-Free? Not if You Ate at Damian Cardone's Restaurant!

Nova Scotia to double funding for early therapy program for autistic children

Temple Grandin speaks out for people with autism

Fly Away: An Absorbing Film About Autism

The Autism Daily News

Autism advocate celebrates ‘big step forward’

American Idol: James Durbin Wows With Talent, Tourette’s

Langley dad questions school decision to expel autistic son deemed violent

Meet a Single Mom with a Severely Autistic Daughter in Fly Away a Movie by Janet Grillo

Child With Autism Removed From BC School Which Lacked Autism Trained Staff

Autism Myths I Get Tired of Hearing

Autistic student is crowned prom king at Celebration High

Winning with autism - USM scholar raising awareness about condition

Ryan Budget Guts Key Disability Rights & Services - Call Your Rep in Washington Now: Vote NO

Participate in SABRI's research - Title: Porphyrinuria as a biological marker of autism - Description: Swinburne's Autism Bio-Research Initiative (SABRI) is currently seeking volunteers to participate in a study on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Month of the Military Child: Autism on the rise

'Best' Places to Live With Autism All in Major Metro Areas: Survey - Even so, three-fourths of families polled nationwide said they had difficulty accessing needed services

Robert MacNeil autism report (includes video)