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* ►April 28, 2010 - Swine flu theory on vaccine reactions - Sydney Morning Herald - "Exposure to last year's swine flu outbreak may have predisposed children to the severe reactions they are now showing to influenza vaccinations."

* ►April 28, 2010 - Toddlers in hospital after flu injection - The Age, Australia - "Victorian Health Department spokesman Bram Alexander said a review of records had revealed that a ''handful' of children were taken to emergency departments across the state with febrile convulsions - fits or seizures due to high fever - after having flu injections."

* ►April 27, 2010 - What Are Your Attitudes on Vaccinations for Infants and Children? - FRONTLINE via PBS

* ►April 27, 2010 - Television review: 'The Vaccine Wars' on PBS - The documentary focuses on the growing number of parents choosing not to vaccinate their kids over fear of autism and other disorders and the public health officials who find this trend alarming. - FOX 31 KDVR

* ►April 27, 2010 - Measured doses of fact, friction in ‘Vaccine War’ - Boston Globe - "'My kid got six vaccines in one day and he regressed,’ says J.B. Handley, founder of an organization called Generation Rescue. 'You don’t have any science that can show me that the regression wasn’t triggered by the six vaccines.’ Handley says that 'tens of thousands’ of other parents have reported similar experiences."

* ►April 27, 2010 - Ellen Gray: Taking sides in 'The Vaccine War' - Philadelphia Daily News - "FRONTLINE. 9 tonight, Channel 12.  I probably expect too much from PBS' 'Frontline,' whose willingness to tackle complicated issues I've long admired but which every so often sets my teeth on edge, as it does in tonight's presentation, 'The Vaccine War.'"

* ►April 27, 2010 - Join Age of Autism Live Blogging & Tweeting During The Vaccine War on Frontline - Age of Autism

* ►April 27, 2010 - Olmsted on Autism: Gone Gary Gone By Dan Olmsted - Age of Autism - "Gary Golkiewicz, chief special master of federal vaccine court when the key rulings denying a link between autism and vaccines were issued, has stepped down from that post, replaced by a judge who – perhaps ominously -- seems to believe in moving cases through the court on as fast a track as possible."

* ►April 27, 2010 - Bill Gates’s risky adventure - op-ed - Boston Globe - "Why would anyone give Bill Gates a bad review? The founder of Microsoft and head of the world’s largest charitable foundation has devoted the past year and about $3.5 billion to tackling problems in urban education, global health, and economic development. Yet respected historian Diane Ravitch characterizes Gates in a new book as a member of a “billionaire boys club’’ who has hijacked public policy on education."

* ►April 27, 2010 - Qatar drive targets vaccination defaulters - The World Health Organisation has requested all member countries, including Qatar, to keep track of their immunisation process - Gulf Times

►April 27, 2010 - Vaccination Week - Routine immunisation must be taken up as a national challenge - The News International, Pakistan

►April 27, 2010 - Vaccinations should be required for all children - letter - Bloomington Pantagraph

►April 27, 2010 - Mercatante:Vaccine could be matter of life and death - Port Huron Times Herald

►April 27, 2010 - Vaccination week launched in Oman - Khaleej Times

* ►April 27, 2010 - Educational Program Urges Parents to Immunize Kids - Campaign will explain serious threat of re-emerging diseases, AAP says - HealthDay via U.S. News & World Report - "The educational campaign -- which will include TV and radio public service announcements, along with online resources -- is supported by vaccine maker Sanofi Pasteur. ... Here's where you can find more about the Protect Tomorrow campaign."

* ►April 27, 2010 - American Academy of Pediatrics Launches Protect Tomorrow Campaign Bringing History to Life So Vaccine-Preventable Illnesses Don’t Re-emerge - New educational awareness campaign commemorates National Infant Immunization Week (includes video) - press release - American Academy of Pediatrics and Protect Tomorrow via PRNewswire

* ►April 27, 2010 - One Year Later: 5 Lessons from the H1N1 Pandemic - TIME

* ►April 27, 2010 - Tweeting For Dr Sarah Myhill - GMC Hearing Outcome by Jane Bryant, One Click Group Director - The One Click Group - "I shall be attending the Interim Orders Panel General Medical Council Hearing vs. Dr Sarah Myhill that will take place on Thursday 29 April at 9.30 am plus the Demo that kicks off at 1.30 pm outside the GMC's offices in London. ... To help me and Dr Sarah Myhill's Campaign, I would therefore ask please instead for you to get the word on the outcome of this Hearing via Twitter and pass it on. This is the link for you that will enable me to deliver the breaking GMC news straight to your mobile or computer here at I plan to tweet for Britain over this issue that matters so much to so many. Once I've got the hang of how to work tweeting properly that is - lol!"

* ►April 27, 2010 - Statement On Behalf Of Dr Sarah Myhill Concerning GMC Hearing Of 29 April - PRNewswire via The One Click Group - " Dr Myhill believes that she has been targeted by the GMC because of her interest in allergy and nutritional medicine which she uses to treat a wide range of conditions from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME), Gulf War Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, to Organophosphate poisoning and Aerotoxic Syndrome, amongst others. Dr Myhill has been subjected to GMC scrutiny since 2001, during which time she has faced six Fitness to Practice Hearings. All these were cancelled by the GMC with no case to answer. To our knowledge, no patient has ever complained to the GMC about Dr Myhill and we know of no patient that has been harmed nor put at risk."

►April 27, 2010 - Statement on Behalf of Dr Sarah Myhill Concerning GMC Hearing of 29 April - press release - Dr Sarah Myhill via PRNewswire, UK

►April 27, 2010 - UK Police Demand To Use Forced Chemical Cosh On People - The Guardian via The One Click Group

►April 27, 2010 - UK Police Killed Anti-National Front Campaigner Blair Peach - BBC via The One Click Group

►April 27, 2010 - Report Wikipedia For Bias Against Nutritional Medicine - Orthomolecular Medicine News Service via The One Click Group

* ►April 27, 2010 - Race on for 30,000 girls to get cancer jab - Irish Independent - "The bill for the programme will be €3m, down from the original cost of €16m after a deal with drug companies."

* ►April 27, 2010 - Campaign to push teen jab - South Wales Echo via Wales Online - "Only one in 10 16-year-olds in Caerphilly borough have had the three-in-one booster jab, which protects against tetanus, diphtheria and polio."

* ►April 27, 2010 - Bioject Announces Results from US Navy Study for a Malaria Vaccine - press release - Bioject Medical Technologies Inc. via Business Wire

* ►April 27, 2010 - Vical Reports Encouraging Updates From U.S. Military Malaria Vaccine Programs - press release - Vical Incorporated via GlobeNewswire via MarketWatch - "Vical Incorporated ... announced today that a prime-boost malaria vaccine regimen provided sterile protection, with no disease symptoms and no detectable malaria parasites, in 4 of 15 vaccinated volunteers a full 28 days after challenge with multiple infected-mosquito bites. The remaining 11 vaccinated volunteers and all 6 unvaccinated control volunteers developed parasitic infections."

* ►April 27, 2010 - Mucosis Appoints Dr. Roberto Grimaldi As Chief Medical Officer - press release - Mucosis B.V. via b3C newswire - "Dutch vaccine development company MUCOSIS B.V. announced today that Dr. Roberto Grimaldi, MD was appointed Chief Medical Officer at Mucosis. Dr. Grimaldi is an accomplished executive and consultant to the vaccine industry who brings over 25 years of experience. As an expert on vaccine development he will lead the Mucosis development programs into clinical trials in the near future."

►April 27, 2010 - Corporate watchdog obtains pecuniary penalty and disqualification order against former Select Vaccines director - International Business Times

►April 27, 2010 - MorphoSys AG Reports Results for the First Quarter of 2010 - press release - MorphoSys AG via Marketwire via MarketWatch

►April 27, 2010 - Generex Announces Updated Phase I Results From Novel Immunotherapeutic Vaccine Presented at the European Association of Urology Congress - press release - Generex Biotechnology Corp. via GlobeNewswire via MarketWatch - "Generex Biotechnology Corporation ... today announced presentation of additional results from a recently completed Phase I clinical trial of its novel immunotherapeutic peptide AE37 in prostate cancer patients."

►April 27, 2010 - ImmuneRegen BioSciences(R) Announces Collaboration With the Department of Tumor Immunology of the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, the Netherlands - Radboud University Researchers to Evaluate Homspera(R) in Cancer Vaccine Studies; Expand on Previous Immunoregulatory Findings - ImmuneRegen BioSciences via Marketwire via MarketWatch

►April 27, 2010 - Iraq and Syria spearhead regional immunization week - Twenty-two countries and territories ramping up immunization efforts and delivering life-saving vaccines - UNICEF

►April 27, 2010 - National Infant Immunization Week - Kansas City infoZine

►April 27, 2010 - Protect Your Child Against Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (includes video) - Central Florida News 13

* ►April 27, 2010 - Inhalable Vaccine for Measles - Press Information Bureau, Government of India - "The Government of India is following the development of this inhalable vaccine, and a decision on its suitability for Indian conditions would be considered when more evidence has been generated about its effectiveness and efficiency."

►April 27, 2010 - D minus - Kids get a failing grade when it comes to vitamin D - St. Joseph News-Press

►April 27, 2010 - Physicians and Healthcare Professionals Urged to Include Hearing Health Assessments as Routine Part of Physical Exams - The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is launching a national effort to urge physicians and nurse practitioners across the country to include hearing health assessments as a routine part of their patients’ physical exams. - Better Hearing Institute via PRWeb

►April 27, 2010 - New Diagnostic Kit to Improve Health Outcomes for HIV Patients - press release - Burnet Institute via PRNewswire

►April 27, 2010 - Man loses leg to tetanus infection …Needs N450,000 to settle hospital bil - The Sun News On-Line

►April 27, 2010 - UW warns of chickenpox exposure at engineering day - Seattle Post-Intelligencer

* ►April 27, 2010 - Swine Flu Bill Impossible To Justify, Says GP Chairman - BBC via The One Click Group

►April 27, 2010 - H1N1 bill 'smaller than expected' - Wales's bill for dealing with swine flu is much smaller than ministers expected, it has been revealed. - Press Association via Yahoo, UK

►April 27, 2010 - Fear of repeat sends demand for anti-flu jabs soaring - New Zealand Herald - "The director of research at Auckland University's immunisation advisory centre, Helen Petousis-Harris, said yesterday preliminary figures indicated 9 per cent of the population had received the flu vaccine in Counties Manukau, compared with 16 per cent in the central Auckland health district."

►April 27, 2010 - Swine flu jab gets cold shoulder in some areas - Frankston Standard Leader, Australia

►April 27, 2010 - Bangladesh To Kick Off Pandemic Vaccination Campaign On May 4 - Bernama

* ►April 27, 2010 - Gladstone toddler in vaccine scare - Gladstone Observer, Australia - " A Gladstone father has urged parents to consider the pros and cons of giving their children a flu vaccination after his 22-month-old daughter was admitted to hospital after receiving the vaccine. The father, who wished to remain anonymous, took the toddler to Gladstone Hospital two weeks ago after presenting with a high fever, hours after receiving the flu vaccination."

* ►April 27, 2010 - Vaccine 'not to blame' for girl's death - AAP via Sydney Morning Herald

* ►April 27, 2010 - GP blamed over vaccine - Queensland Health has blamed a suburban GP for its own failure to warn parents that the seasonal flu vaccine was potentially dangerous. - The Courier-Mail - "Health Minister Paul Lucas and Chief Medial Officer Jeannette Young yesterday claimed they had done "everything possible" to confirm a report that a two-year-old girl had died after receiving the vaccine on April 9. But the pair said they had been let down by the Mount Gravatt doctor, who inoculated the girl and allegedly failed to follow protocol and report Ashley Epapara's subsequent death to the Therapeutic Goods Administration. ... Dr Young said she failed to act on the death until now because she had not known the girl's name when the matter was brought to Queensland Health's attention on April 9. But Dr Young admitted she didn't bother to ask police for the name. 'That is not the question I asked,' she said."

* ►April 27, 2010 - No sign flu vaccine caused toddler's death: autopsy - Brisbane Times - "An initial autopsy into the death of a Brisbane toddler has found no sign the seasonal flu vaccine was to blame, the state's chief medical officer has said. Dr Jeannette Young said a series of further tests would be necessary. 'It's too early at this stage to say that the vaccine caused this child's death or indeed what did cause this child's death,' she said."

* ►April 27, 2010 - Flu reactions cause still unclear - Health authorities are ruling out a bad seasonal influenza vaccine batch as the cause of a number of adverse reactions in West Australian children under five. -

* ►April 27, 2010 - Fears over flu jab adverse reactions in children By Dr. Ananya Mandal, MD -

* ►April 27, 2010 - Parents hammer hotline as 250 adverse flu jab reactions reported - The Australian via Perth Now - "A spokeswoman for the federal Health Department said Fluvax was believed to be involved in the West Australian reports of reactions. CSL has contested the claims, saying three rival vaccines are available nationwide and that investigators have yet to discover which vaccine was given to the affected children. And flu experts have cautioned that the spike in reactions might yet prove to be illusory, or caused by factors unrelated to the vaccine."

* ►April 27, 2010 - Fresh figures on adverse reaction to flu vaccination (includes audio) - The World Today via

* ►April 27, 2010 - Experts urge calm as flu jab reactions spread - A national pattern is emerging on the adverse reactions associated with flu vaccinations given to young children. -

* ►April 27, 2010 - Qld Health defends handling of flu death investigation - Queensland Health Minister Paul Lucas has defended the handling of investigations into a case where a two-year-old Brisbane girl died earlier this month within a day of having the seasonal flu vaccine. -

* ►April 27, 2010 - Queensland health officials withheld flu death details - Queensland Health officials claimed they were unaware of any deaths related to the seasonal flu vaccine, despite launching an investigation two weeks ago into the death of a two-year-old who was immunised the day before. - The Australian

* ►April 27, 2010 - Hunter toddler's severe reaction to flu shot on eve of its suspension (includes poll) - Newcastle Herald, Australia - "A Hunter toddler who received a seasonal flu shot had a severe reaction to the vaccine just one day before it was suspended for children under five. Hunter New England Health confirmed last night that a young child was admitted to a Hunter hospital on Thursday after having a fever and convulsions within 12 hours of a flu shot on Wednesday. Public Health Physician Dr David Durrheim said the child had recovered and was now home."

* ►April 27, 2010 - Fears for immunisation program - Brisbane Times - "A top Queensland doctor fears for the future of the national immunisation program following the scare over this season's flu vaccine. General Practice Queensland director John Kastrissios also warned Australia would see an increase in cases of the potentially deadly virus this season if patients shunned vaccination."

* ►April 27, 2010 - Flu vaccine maker denies 'bad batch' - AAP via Sydney Morning Herald - "A spokesperson for Melbourne-based pharmaceutical company CSL says a check of available batch numbers listed on adverse reaction reports had indicated no single batch could be responsible."

* ►April 26, 2010 - Is the Queensland Health Minister and Queensland Chief Health Officer lying over when they said they knew about toddler’s death post Flu vaccination? - No Compulsory Vaccination Blog - "Police were investigating the child’s death on the 9th April, so why didn’t the Police and the doctor involved alert Queensland  Health and the Adverse Medicine Events hotline?"

* ►April 26, 2010 - Flu vaccine death link was known by Queensland Health - Queensland Health assured parents the seasonal flu vaccination was safe despite being warned it may have contributed to the death of a two-year-old Brisbane girl. - Courier Mail - "Mr Lucas admitted yesterday he had been asked about the death and had ordered a QH investigation on April 9. Queensland's chief health officer Jeannette Young had previously maintained that QH had never been "advised of, or were aware of" a death "allegedly" relating to this year's seasonal vaccination. The discrepancy was seized upon by the Opposition, who yesterday accused QH of a 'cover up'."

* ►April 26, 2010 - States urged to check records for vaccine reactions - Australia's chief medical officer has urged all states and territories to examine hospital records to help uncover the number of adverse reactions to the seasonal flu vaccine. - Lateline via

* ►April 26, 2010 - Qld Health Minister questioned over death of girl after flu vaccine (includes audio) - PM via

* ►April 26, 2010 - The CDC sees a very small risk of complications with swine flu vaccine, but is it real? - Booster Shots Blog via Los Angeles Times - "A CDC risk assessment working group reported to the agency's National Vaccine Advisory Committee on Friday that they had observed a very small increase in the risk of Guillain-Barre syndrome, Bell's palsy and thrombocytopenia in some monitoring programs, but not in others. 'Because the effects are so small, it is hard to say whether it is due to chance or a real effect,' said Dr. Stephen Redd, director of the CDC's influenza coordination unit. 'In terms of public health, we are definitely not concerned,' added CDC spokesman Tom Skinner. 'When you have as robust a system as we have to look at safety issues, these things are going to pop up. But we have no indication whatsoever that this vaccine isn't safe and effective.'"

* ►April 26, 2010 - 1976 'swine flu' vaccine may offer pandemic H1N1 protection - CIDRAP News

* ►April 26, 2010 - Vaccinations: A Hot Debate Still Burning - Television Review - 'The Vaccine War' (requires registration) - The New York Times - "Whichever side is right, that moment between Dr. Shames and the mothers who don’t have their children vaccinated reveals that beneath the heated do-they-or-don’t-they words about vaccines themselves, there’s a more delicate question that no scientific study can answer. It involves whether parents’ rights to make choices about their children trump the needs of the community. You reach the end of this program wishing for a little less of what you already knew and a little more of the thoughtful discussion between Dr. Shames and the mothers on this important point."

* ►April 26, 2010 - For $520 Million, AstraZeneca Will Settle Case Over Marketing of a Drug (requires registration) - The New York Times - "AstraZeneca becomes the fourth pharmaceutical giant in the last three years to admit to federal charges of illegal marketing of antipsychotic drugs, a lucrative category of medications that have quickly risen to the top of United States sales charts. Aggressive sales and promotional practices have helped expand the use of powerful new antipsychotic drugs for children and the elderly. AstraZeneca will sign a corporate integrity agreement with the federal government over its marketing of Seroquel for unapproved uses, but will not face criminal charges, the people close to the negotiations said."

* ►April 26, 2010 - Guest View: It's all about the epidemic - Morgan Hill Times - "However, let's not ignore the 'elephant in the room:' Most parents believe the CDC, IOM, FDA, Federal Courts, and National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program or 'Vaccine Court,' have no intention of finding any correlation to vaccine induced autism. Can you imagine the impact if it was determined 1 in 110 families should be awarded compensation and if parents stopped vaccinating their children? We should consider a parents perspective. Can you imagine if your child was speaking full sentences then became non-verbal after immunizations? During the vaccine court trial, plaintiffs provided videos proving that children with autism were meeting or exceeding developmental milestones at age 1, only to tumble into a wordless autistic world by age 2. The IOM, FDA, and vaccine court respond with: it's coincidental."

* ►April 26, 2010 - Shonda Schilling Talks Candidly About her Family's Journey with Asperger's on VoiceAmerica Radio - Age of Autism - "TODAY on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel April 27, 12 noon ET"

* ►April 26, 2010 - Vote for SafeMinds to Share in $50K Ebay Tournament! - Age of Autism

* ►April 26, 2010 - Curemark Adds UC Davis MIND Institute to Autism Clinical Trial Sites - press release - Curemark, LLC. via PRNewswire - "Curemark's CM-AT is based on Dr. Fallon's research that showed enzyme deficiencies in autistic children, resulting in an inability to digest protein.  The inability to digest protein affects the production of amino acids, the building blocks of chemicals essential for brain function.  CM-AT, which recently was designated by the FDA as a Fast Track drug, will be one of the first therapies to address the underlying physiology of autism, rather than just treat its symptoms."

* ►April 26, 2010 - Mum rejects autistic daughter - A Romanian woman is trying to give away an abandoned autistic child — ten years after she adopted her. - The Sun, UK

* ►April 26, 2010 - Taking a Stand Against Autism - Parents plea for support from the global online community to help their son defeat autism now — your help is needed. - Tonic

* ►April 26, 2010 - Autism not Linked to Vaccines Derived From Aborted Fetal Tissue - Opposing Views

* ►April 26, 2010 - Claims Questioned On Vaccines Using Cells From Abortion Leading to Autism - - "Claims from a pro-life organization and pro-life blogger who say a new study conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency shows a correlation between the use of cells from babies in abortions in vaccines to an increase in autism rates, are drawing questions and criticism."

* ►April 26, 2010 - Scientists favor needles over tablets for global vaccinations - Trudeau Institute via EurekAlert! - "New findings, reported in the current issue of the journal Nature Immunology, reveal when and where cytokine signals are received in the body. Dr. Mohrs reports that cytokines not only signal locally to neighboring cells, as previously thought, but they also spread throughout the affected lymph node influencing even those cells not actively involved in fighting the current infection. The indiscriminate action of the cytokines means that these bystander cells may respond inappropriately when the immune system encounters a different infection and it becomes their turn to react. The findings provide a potential explanation for the ability of chronic infections to alter immune responses to subsequent infections or vaccination procedures. This is particularly important for the design of vaccines in the developing world, where chronic parasitic infections can derail vaccination programs that are effective in healthy individuals."

* ►April 26, 2010 - 2010 World Vaccines Congress hands out awards - - "The conference also honored several members of the vaccine awards with its ViE Awards, which recognize the outstanding achievement of vaccine practitioners and stakeholders worldwide. Wayne Pisano, the CEO of Sanfi Pasteur, was honored as the top pharm exec. of the year over the likes of GSK's Biologicals' Jean Stephenne, Novartis' Andrin Oswald and Pfizer's Geno Germano."

* ►April 26, 2010 - IAC Express Issue number 864 - Immunization Action Coalition

* ►April 26, 2010 - What's Going on at WIKIPEDIA? - Do You Detect Any Bias Against Nutritional Medicine? - Orthomolecular Medicine News Service

* ►April 26, 2010 - Pediatrics Group Backs 'No CPR' Requests at School - Pediatrics via MedPage Today

* ►April 26, 2010 - Child Health Director Has Background in Genetics (requires registration) - The New York Times - "Dr. Alan Guttmacher, a Harvard-trained geneticist and pediatrician, is the new acting director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the federal agency that finances research into child and maternal health."

►April 26, 2010 - CDC official: Government must embrace social media to inform the populace - FierceHealthIT

►April 26, 2010 - CDC Study: State Of America's Health Is Not Good - CBS 4

►April 26, 2010 - Europe Testing Vaccine Against Alzheimer’s -

►April 26, 2010 - Dept insists cancer vaccine available in 2010 -

* ►April 26, 2010 - Prostate Cancer Vaccine On Its Way? - Vaccine Faces FDA Approval, May Increase Life Expectancy or Survival For Men With Advanced Form of Prostate Cancer (includes video) - CBS News

* ►April 26, 2010 - Fishermen targeted for vaccination week - Jamaica Observer - "Health Minister Rudyard Spencer will be officially launching the week — Vaccination Week in the Americas  — at the Rocky Point Fishing Beach. The week is being observed from April 24-May 1 under the theme Vaccination: An act of love."

►April 26, 2010 - US, Mexican Health Officials Urging Borderland Youth To Get Immunizations - KFOX El Paso

►April 26, 2010 - One shot, four vaccines - New Straits Times

* ►April 26, 2010 - PPD Opens Vaccine Clinical Research Center in Taizhou, China - Providing expertise in addressing unique requirements for vaccine clinical trials in China  - PPD, Inc. via Business Wire via MarketWatch

* ►April 26, 2010 - Kenya closer to vaccine against killer disease - Daily Nation, Kenya - "Kenya could have its first malaria vaccine by 2015, according to researchers at Kenya Medical Research Institute and the Centres of Disease Control. The third phase of RTS,S the world’s most clinically advanced malaria vaccine candidate began last year."

* ►April 26, 2010 - Dynavax's flu vaccine shows promise, shares rise * Plans to initiate early-stage trial by mid-year * Shares up 13 pct in after-market - Reuters - "Dynavax's vaccine enhances the efficacy of a standard flu vaccine by increasing antibody production, the company said."

►April 26, 2010 - Moraxella Catarrhalis Lipooligosaccharide Based Conjugate Vaccines for the Prevention of Otitis Media and Respiratory Infections - TechCombo

►April 26, 2010 - GlaxoSmithKline boss takes questions from BBC listeners (includes audio) - BBC

* ►April 26, 2010 - New Vaccines May Come from Forcing Giardia Parasite to Display Its Many Disguises - Howard Hughes Medical Institute via

* ►April 26, 2010 - The State of HIV Prevention Vaccines - Safeeyah Kharsany interviews Dr ALAN BERNSTEIN, executive director, Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise. - Inter Press Service

* ►April 26, 2010 - H1N1 Lessons Learned - Vaccine production foiled, confirmed experts' predictions - CIDRAP News

* ►April 26, 2010 - One year after H1N1 outbreak, vaccine doses are being tossed (includes video) -

* ►April 26, 2010 - You don't need modern transportation to fuel a flu pandemic - Booster Shots Blog via Los Angeles Times

►April 26, 2010 - Get an H1N1 shot, watch the Tacoma Rainiers for free -

►April 26, 2010 - H1N1 Look Back -

►April 26, 2010 - Baby joy for swine flu newly-weds - A couple who became the UK's first confirmed cases of swine flu are expecting a baby. - BBC

►April 26, 2010 - Oxford gets partial repayment for immunization - Tillsonburg News - "Oxford has received just over $135,000 to help cover some of its costs for immunizing 20,000 people for the H1N1 influenza during the past fall and winter."

►April 26, 2010 - Unhealthy vaccine may kill hundreds of children in AP and Gujrat - DailyNews365

* ►April 26, 2010 - A plant virus that switched to vertebrates - Virology Blog

►April 26, 2010 - County urges vaccination for whooping cough - Victorville Daily Press

►April 26, 2010 - Experts Try to Break Dengue Scourge With Gene Study - Reuters via ABC News

►April 26, 2010 - Brain tumor growth linked to lowered expression of hundreds of immune function genes - A new study links progression of a lethal type of brain tumor with reduced expression of more than 600 immune system genes, suggesting how complex the immune response is to the cancer and the resulting difficulty in targeting specific immune system proteins for treatment. -

►April 26, 2010 - BioSante inks deal for antibody production technology - BioSante Pharmaceuticals Inc said it signed an option agreement for use of its antibody production technology with an undisclosed pharmaceutical company, sending its shares up as much as 5 percent in Monday morning trade. - Reuters

* ►April 26, 2010 - Genetically Modified Soy Linked to Sterility, Infant Mortality By Jeffrey Smith -

►April 26, 2010 - Anaphylaxis: New Treatment Target? - Journal of Clinical Investigation via Ivanhoe

►April 26, 2010 - Doctor treats allergies by given patients what makes them sick (includes video) - - "Dallas allergist Richard Wasserman started this food desensitization program 18 months ago. It’s a rigorous, risky treatment that can last up to six months. 'We fool the body’s allergy and immune system by kinda sneaking up on it. We give very, very teeny doses of the food that causes the problem and gradually increase those over time,' Dr. Wasserman said."

►April 26, 2010 - The good, bad & ugly about CFLs - Before you load up on your next trip to the home improvement store, it's important to do some research about these energy-saving lightbulbs. - Chicago Tribune - "Another thing to consider is that most CFL bulbs are made in China and India where environmental controls are lax at best and workers are undoubtedly exposed to mercury in the production process. Plus, some of this mercury becomes airborne where it travels around the globe and is routinely measured in mountaintop cloud physics laboratories in the U.S. and elsewhere.

►April 26, 2010 - Europe trade deal could hit Indian generic drugs - AP via Washington Post - "South Africa, home to 5.7 million HIV-positive people - more than any other country in the world - gives AIDS patients free drugs, most of which are generics that come from India."

►April 26, 2010 - South Africans Praise Latest HIV/AIDS Testing Campaign - Voice of America

►April 26, 2010 - Reportlinker Adds HIV/AIDS - Drug Pipeline Analysis and Market Forecasts to 2016 - press release - Reportlinker via PRNewswire

►April 26, 2010 - Health authorities say potentially rabid puppy found, euthanized - Salud via The Statesman

►April 26, 2010 - Angola with about 500,000 people living with HIV - Angola Press

* ►April 26, 2010 - Cutting AIDS funds risks "death sentence": report - A global pullback from AIDS funding may mean HIV could again become a death sentence for people in the developing world, according to a report released on Monday. - Reuters

* ►April 26, 2010 - South Africa launches major AIDS campaign - President Jacob Zuma takes a test and says he is HIV-negative. The government aims to get one-third of the population tested by June 2011 by offering HIV exams to all visitors to its clinics. - Los Angeles Times

►April 25, 2010 - Corrections Canada data contradicts HIV study -

►April 25, 2010 - Film Explores Rising HIV Rate In Nation's Capital - NY1

* ►April 24, 2010 - VRM: Australian Vaccine Scandal - Vaccine Resistance Movement

►April 23, 2010 - 2009-2010 Influenza Season Week 15 ending April 17, 2010 - CDC

►April 23, 2010 - Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 - update 97 - CDC

* ►April 22, 2010 - First police Tasers, now hypodermics? - A Police Federation article that appears to advocate the forced chemical sedation of suspects is a move into dangerous territory - Comment is free via The Guardian, UK

* ►April 22, 2010 - Study finds levels of pharmaceuticals in wastewater widespread (includes audio) - Minnesota Public Radio - "The study reinforced what earlier researchers learned, that pharmaceutical compounds used by people are very common in rivers and lakes across the state. Researchers also found another class of chemical compounds in their water samples -- endocrine disruptors proven to alter fish reproduction."

►March 2010 - Timing of increased autistic disorder cumulative incidence. (full text) ( pdf) - journal article (Environmental Science & Technology)

* Vaccines Did Not Save Us – 2 Centuries of Official Statistics - Child Health Safety

Protect Tomorrow - website

Vaccine Preventable Pediatric Infectious Diseases: A global Dialogue - video - Boston University

* Memorandum - The Constitutionality of State Vaccine Religious Exemption Laws That Require Membership in an Organized Religion With Tenets Opposed to Immunizations and Related Issues (pdf) - Alan G. Phillips, Esq. via Pandemic Response Project

* Attorney Phillips’ Upcoming Live Radio Presentations

    • Thursday, April 29, 2010, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, ET: Alan Phillips, JD will be standing by to answer vaccine exemption questions while America’s leading health and nutrition expert and award-winning NYC talk radio host, Gary Null, discusses the Gardasil vaccine with special guests.

    • Thursday May 6, 2010, 10:00 – 11:00 am, ET: PReP and other updates on The Free American Hour with host Clay Douglas and special guest Alan Phillips, JD, on

    • Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 10:00 - 11:00 am, ET: PReP and vaccine updates on Liberty News Radio with host Sam Bushman and special guest Alan Phillips, JD.

    • Friday, May 14, 9:00 to 10:30 pm, ET: PReP and vaccine updates on Freedomizer Radio with host "Doc" Bean and special guest Alan Phillips, JD, on
April's Mercury Symposium Free Conference Information - Date:  April 28th Location:  DePaul University Naperville Campus Naperville, IL  60563 - Diane Meyer, B.S., D.D.S. - "Calling all patients, family, and health care practitioners as well as your friends to save the date for this  full day event 9am to 9pm  on April 28th featuring Dr. Diane Meyer, Dr. Hal Huggins, Dr. Lee Cowden, Dr. Mayer Eisenstein, Dr. Boyd Haley, and Dr. Chris Shade."