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* ►April 5, 2010 - Statement from Dr. Andrew Wakefield Regarding GMC Hearing Sanctions By Dr. Andrew Wakefield - Age of Autism - "Let me make it absolutely clear that, at its heart, the GMC hearing has been about the protection of MMR vaccination policy. The case has been driven by an agenda to crush dissent that in my opinion serves the government and the pharmaceutical industry — not the welfare of children. It’s important to note that there has never been a complaint against any of the doctors by any parent involved in this case — only universal parental support and gratitude."

* ►April 5, 2010 - Supreme Court May Hold Key for Vaccine Foes - The National Law Journal via Law.com - "In spite of recent courtroom losses, parents who blame their children's autism at least in part on childhood vaccines say their legal battle is far from over."

* ►April 5, 2010 - Videos of Twin With Autism Show Dramatic Results From Treatment and Raise Awareness of Early Signs - Alpha Trade

* ►April 5, 2010 - Formal iPetition Asking President Obama to Rescind Ari Ne'eman Nomination to Council on Disabilities - Age of Autism

* ►April 5, 2010 - Maine enacts childhood vaccination bill - AP via WGME 13 - "Legislation aimed at lowering the cost of immunizations for Maine children has been signed into law by Gov. John Baldacci."

* ►April 5, 2010 - Alarming Increase in Autism Brings Together Hundreds of Parents, Researchers and Clinicians From Around the World to Baltimore This Weekend to Discuss Current Research and Treatment Options - The Autism Research Institute states that many of those diagnosed with autism have underlying medical disorders that are amenable to treatment. - press release - Autism Research Institute via PRNewswire

* ►April 5, 2010 - Biotechnology Stock Co., Accused of Fraud, Resumes Operations - The Epoch Times - "The operations of a leading pharmaceutical company in China have apparently resumed, although its production and sales were halted five months ago when the company was charged with producing fraudulent vaccines."

* ►April 5, 2010 - Medical Experts Probe Dead Children Vaccine Scandal - CRIEnglish via The One Click Group

►April 5, 2010 - Medical Experts Probe Vaccine Scandal in Shanxi - CRIEnglish.com

►April 5, 2010 - Vaccines safe - Shanghai Daily

* ►April 5, 2010 - Simcere Pharmaceutical Group Provides Update on Jiangsu Yanshen - Simcere Pharmaceutical Group via PRNewswire-Asia - "It was found that illegal activities were conducted at Jiangsu Yanshen, whereby inadequate quality control processes were in place, and there was misrepresentation and avoidance of regulatory inspection, which caused substandard vaccine to be released into the market.  The responsible employees of Jiangsu Yanshen are under criminal investigation."

* ►April 5, 2010 - Simcere says results may be hurt if subsidiary is prosecuted for selling non-working vaccine - AP via Canadian Business Online

►April 5, 2010 - PharmAthene Appoints Industry Leader Thomas R. Fuerst Chief Scientific Officer - Seasoned R&D and Manufacturing Executive Brings Over Two Decades of Specialized Experience to PharmAthene - press release - PharmAthene, Inc. via PRNewswire-FirstCall

* ►April 5, 2010 - Safety of Influenza Vaccine Administration in Egg-Allergic Patients - journal article (Pediatrics)

* ►April 5, 2010 - Rotavirus vaccine suspended after virus is detected - The FDA is investigating whether a porcine virus found in the GlaxoSmithKline vaccine is an intact virus or DNA fragments. - www.ama-assn.org

* ►April 5, 2010 - Ethical principles answer the question: What drives us? (opinion) - A message to all physicians from AMA President J. James Rohack, MD. - www.ama-assn.org

* ►April 5, 2010 - Health reform faces state suits over insurance mandate - Lawsuits alleging that Congress trampled states' rights have drawn some physician support, but many experts say Congress is on firm legal ground in regulating care. - www.ama-assn.org

* ►April 5, 2010 - Blood Lead Levels and Delayed Onset of Puberty in a Longitudinal Study of Russian Boys - journal article (Pediatrics)

►April 5, 2010 - Ohio doctors get help turning inventions into products - A health system has joined an economic development organization to aid physicians and other employees in taking their ideas to the marketplace. - www.ama-assn.org

►April 5, 2010 - Tort reform: Damage cap struck down in Georgia, upheld in Missouri - Georgia physicians worry that the decision could reverse the state's trend toward lower liability premiums. - www.ama-assn.org

►April 5, 2010 - Health reform final package ensures more funding for primary care- A newly enacted package of amendments will boost Medicaid rates and provide more community health center funding, but physician leaders say more help is needed. - www.ama-assn.org

►April 5, 2010 - 23 Years After Fen-Phen Use, Idaho Woman Has 3 Heart Valves Replaced - NewsInferno

►April 5, 2010 - Medicare pay held so Congress can undo 21% cut - CMS is delaying claims processing until April 14. Meanwhile, President Obama is tapping a quality improvement expert to head the agency. - www.ama-assn.org

►April 5, 2010 - Access to care: Communities aim to fill health care gap - Growing numbers of local programs are connecting volunteer physicians with people in need. - www.ama-assn.org

►April 5, 2010 - Health reform law, Arizona Medicaid cuts at odds - The new reform statute prohibits Medicaid eligibility reductions, but a 5% Medicaid physician pay cut for the state will remain in effect. - www.ama-assn.org

►April 5, 2010 - Health reform mandates disclosure of industry gifts - Payments or gifts to physicians of $10 or more will be disclosed under new legislation. Experts disagree on the impact of the law's "sunshine" provisions. - www.ama-assn.org

►April 5, 2010 - Lawyer sanctioned for filing frivolous liability lawsuit - www.ama-assn.org

►April 5, 2010 - EMR meaningful use standards need flexibility - Physicians are eager to embrace electronic medical records, but the implementation schedule demanded by proposed federal incentive requirements is too aggressive. - www.ama-assn.org

►April 5, 2010 - Illness in Children After International Travel: Analysis From the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network - journal article (Pediatrics)

►April 5, 2010 - Reduction of Severe Hyperbilirubinemia After Institution of Predischarge Bilirubin Screening - journal article (Pediatrics)

►April 5, 2010 - Symptoms or Symptom-Based Scores Cannot Predict Acute Otitis Media at Otitis-Prone Age - journal article (Pediatrics)

►April 5, 2010 - Glycemic Control in Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes: Role of Caregiver Literacy - journal article (Pediatrics)

►April 5, 2010 - The Burden of Suboptimal Breastfeeding in the United States: A Pediatric Cost Analysis - journal article (Pediatrics)

►April 5, 2010 - Impact of Very Preterm Birth on Health Care Costs at Five Years of Age - journal article (Pediatrics)

►April 5, 2010 - The Pediatric Obesity Epidemic Continues Unabated in Bogalusa, Louisiana - journal article (Pediatrics)

►April 5, 2010 - Evaluation of the PHQ-2 as a Brief Screen for Detecting Major Depression Among Adolescents - journal article (Pediatrics)

►April 5, 2010 - Dextranomer/Hyaluronic Acid for Pediatric Vesicoureteral Reflux: Systematic Review - journal article (Pediatrics)

►April 5, 2010 - Epidemiology of Pediatric Holiday-related Injuries Presenting to US Emergency Departments - journal article (Pediatrics)

►April 5, 2010 - Hospitals will not cope with virulent flu outbreak: expert - The Canberra Times via The Warrnambool Standard, AU

►April 5, 2010 - Biz affiliation could increase risk of transmission of avian flu - PLoS One via Bloomberg School of Public Health via The JHU Gazette

►April 5, 2010 - First line of defence is ourselves - The Windsor Star

►April 5, 2010 - Millions of Americans Could Have a Disease That is Overlooked or Misdiagnosed - Survey Finds Sjogren's Syndrome Patients May Go Undiagnosed for Three Years or More - Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation via PRNewswire

►April 5, 2010 - Autism and Communication - Government via Medicinenet

►April 5, 2010 - Aging Well: Grandparents’ support important to families, children with autism - Steamboat Today

►April 5, 2010 - InDevR and Sales Partnerships Inc. Announce Strategic Alliance for InDevR's Virus Counter Product Line -  InDevR via PR-USA.Net

►April 5, 2010 - Autism Support Network and Autism South Africa Together Engage to Heighten Autism Awareness, Support - Autism Support Network via PRNewswire

►April 5, 2010 - Autism Society Representatives to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell - Globe Newswire via StreetInsider.com

►April 5, 2010 - WHO to kick off '1 000 cities' drive for urban health - The World Health Organisation will launch a major campaign on Wednesday to counter a triple threat to health in fast growing cities, home to more than half the world's population. - AFP via Mail & Guardian, ZA

►April 5, 2010 - Vanderbilt HIV clinical trial shows promise - Vanderbilt clinical trial aims to educate Kyle Rybczyk is motivated by glimmers of hope that pop up in HIV research. - The Tennessean

►April 5, 2010 - Breastmilk “teaches” immune system to ward off allergens in mice. - Journal of Pediatrics via Environmental Health News

►April 5, 2010 - Health plan profits: Relying on the market - Insurers aren't making money just from health care. Investment income and share repurchases are helping buoy earnings so plans look good for Wall Street. - www.ama-assn.org

►April 5, 2010 - Highmark sues to block state review of Blues competition - The Pittsburgh-based insurer and three other Blues plans are under scrutiny by the Pennsylvania Insurance Dept. - www.ama-assn.org

►April 5, 2010 - Hospital mass layoffs matching last year's record levels - Health systems say the economic downturn continues to take its toll. - www.ama-assn.org

►April 5, 2010 - Insurance preauthorizations: How to make the process less painful - www.ama-assn.org

►April 5, 2010 - Letters to the Editor - Health care enables other rights - www.ama-assn.org

►April 5, 2010 - News in brief: Government & Medicine- No written health reform deals - Medicare expands coverage for HIV-related facial disorder - California uninsured surged by 1.8 million - New Jersey bill would prohibit co-pay waivers - www.ama-assn.org

►April 5, 2010 - News in brief: Professional Issues- AMA's Physician Consortium marks decade of measure development - Studies show Asian health disparities - Children with cancer need clearer information about clinical trials - www.ama-assn.org

►April 5, 2010 - News in brief: Business- Colorado fines two health insurers - Mass. Health Connector site now shows ratings of insurers - HIE funding awarded in all 50 states - www.ama-assn.org

►April 5, 2010 - Passage of Health Reform Legislation Introduces New Era of Prevention - PR-USA.Net

►April 5, 2010 - Family Doctor: Dietary restrictions bring about positive results - CantonRep.com

►April 5, 2010 - Heart-friendly polyphenols - Ottawa sun

►April 5, 2010 - Herbal health: Spice cabinet perks up food, fortitude - The Daily Times Delmarva Media Group

* ►April 5, 2010 - Global H1N1 Vaccines Market to Reach $544.3 Million by 2015, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. - GIA announces the release of a strategic global report on H1N1 Vaccines. Global market for H1N1 Vaccines is projected to reach $544.3 million by 2015. With the World Health Organization declaring H1N1 influenza as pandemic in 2009, H1N1 vaccines emerged as a vital tool to combat the infection and to protect thousands of people against the deadly disease. Increased awareness among people regarding the pandemic situation contributed for overwhelming growth of H1N1 vaccines during 2009. These vaccines have been so far successful in easing pandemic outbreak in several countries. - press release - PRWeb

►April 5, 2010 - Vaccine Skin Test May Not Be Necessary for Egg-Allergic Kids - Pediatrics via MedPage Today

* ►April 5, 2010 - Flu shot safe for most egg allergic kids: study - Pediatrics via Reuters via Yahoo!

* ►April 5, 2010 - Half of kids miss 2nd flu shot - Those 10 and under without it risk getting H1N1, officials say - The Detroit News - "'This virus has been really tricky,' [Pat] Vranesich said. 'It's still there and it's still circulating. The best thing to do is to get your child vaccinated. This vaccine is very safe. All of the studies show it has very little side effects.' 'We all need to step forward and get vaccinated.'"

* ►April 5, 2010 - Dumping doses: Surplus swine flu vaccine to be destroyed; resurgence of disease possible - Reading Eagle

* ►April 5, 2010 - Government's actions credited for muting effects of pandemic - Another wave of swine flu is expected; vaccination of those at risk still advised - Reading Eagle

* ►April 5, 2010 - Few takers for free vaccines in Malaysia - New Straits Times via AsiaOne

* ►April 5, 2010 - Serious CDC pH1N1 Pneumonia & Influenza Death Problem - Recombinomics

►April 5, 2010 - Unused flu vaccine going to waste - A lot of H1N1 vaccine people were clamoring for last fall is sitting unused in public health departments around the country. If not distributed by the time it expires, it will be medical waste. - Superior Telegram

►April 5, 2010 - H1N1 still active; CDC urges vaccination - The Money Times

►April 5, 2010 - No second wave of A(H1N1) - Malaysia Star

►April 5, 2010 - Swine flu vaccines go unused in Sacramento County - Public health officials say another swine flu outbreak can be prevented if people get vaccinated. Hundreds of swine flu vaccines in Sacramento County will expire in the next few months. Capital Public Radio’s Ben Adler reports. (includes audio) - Capital Public Radio

►April 5, 2010 - Be prepared for second wave: Liow - New Straits Times

►April 5, 2010 - Demand for flu vaccine causes shortage - NZPA via Stuff.co.nz

►April 5, 2010 - Vaccine supply secured - Two separate deliveries of 90,000 flu vaccines mean the Ministry of Health is able to meet higher demand than last year - NZCity

►April 5, 2010 - Missourians Mostly Said "No" To H1N1 Vaccine - Ozarks First

►April 5, 2010 - Avian Influenza situation in country remains stable but still faces risks - Financial Express

►April 5, 2010 - UM medical historians receive grant to preserve 1918-19 influenza records - Center for the History of Medicine will use funds to create digital collection of 50,000 primary sources documenting the American pandemic experience - U-M Health System News

►April 5, 2010 - Only 8.5 percent of county residents have received H1N1 flu immunizations - Since the H1N1 flu vaccine became available last October, only an estimated 8.5 percent of Callaway County residents have received the free immunizations, says Jennifer Schmidt, communicable disease nurse at the Callaway County Health Department. - Fulton Sun

►April 5, 2010 - HPV Cure and HPV Vaccine May Not Be Ready Yet – Makers of Supplement for Treating HPV Infections Announces 15% Sale - Bio Natural Labs—the makers of an all-natural supplement for treating HPV infections—announces a huge 15% off sale of their all-natural antiviral supplement, HPVI (Homeopathic Virus Inhibitor), from April through May of 2010. The company is also announcing the arrival of their new and affordable, 1-month supply that they are now offering on convenient reoccurring order plans, or single orders, for only $29.99 per month ($1-per-day)! All products are being offered with free shipping and a 120-day, No-Questions-Asked, Money-Back Product Guarantee! - PRWeb

►April 5, 2010 - Expert: Give boys sex jab to fight HPV virus - Mirror.co.uk

* ►April 5, 2010 - Measles Resurgence Tied To Parents' Vaccine Fears (includes audio) - Morning Edition via NPR - "The first recognized infections — in two Canadians and a visiting American — occurred around the Olympic closing ceremonies. 'Downtown Vancouver was shoulder-to-shoulder on many days of that period,' notes Dr. Monika Naus of the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control. So far, measles has spread to 16 people in Vancouver, Naus says. Half of them are in one large unvaccinated household. The parents reject vaccination. 'It's not a religious issue,' Naus says. 'A friend of the family who had anti-vaccination sentiments was influential in convincing them not to get vaccinated.'"

* ►April 5, 2010 - The Last Measle (includes video) - UN Dispatch - "Our friends at the UN Foundation pass along news that a short video from the Measles Initiative was nominated as a finalist in the Large Organization Category for the 4th Annual DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards.  The winner gets its video placed on YouTube's front page and receives part of a $10,000 donation from the Case Foundation."

►April 5, 2010 - A primer on measles - Manila Bulletin

* ►April 5, 2010 - Zimbabwe Struggles Against 'Out-of-Control' Measles Epidemic - NPR

* ►April 5, 2010 - Selecta raises $15m to advance potential vaccine (requires registration) - Boston Globe - "Selecta Biosciences Inc., which uses technology developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Medical School, has raised more than $30 million since it was launched about two years ago. Selecta uses nanotechnology — which builds devices and structures at a scale that is one-thousandth the width of a human hair — to create synthetic particles that mimic viruses and trigger the body’s immune responses to protect against disease."

►April 5, 2010 - Selecta Biosciences, a Bob Langer Creation, Raises $15M For Nanoparticle Vaccines - Xconomy

►April 5, 2010 - Biogen Idec Strengthens Position as a Leader in Neurology with 38 Data Presentations at 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology -One of the Industry's Top Multiple Sclerosis Portfolios and Neurology Pipelines Demonstrates Commitment to Advancing Treatment Standards - Biogen Idec via Business Wire via MarketWatch

►April 5, 2010 - Scientists identify how a novel class of antibodies inhibits HIV infection - Scientists at Duke University Medical Center have identified a set of naturally occurring antibodies that can block one of the key ways the AIDS virus gains entry into certain blood cells. They say the discovery, published online in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, expands traditional notions about how the immune system fights HIV and offers a potential new strategy for HIV vaccine design. - Duke University Medical Center via PhysOrg.com

►April 5, 2010 - Scientists Find Clues to How the Body Fights Off HIV - Research on antibodies may aid vaccine development - HealthDay via U.S.News & World Report

►April 5, 2010 - Controversial Treatment Ends Food Allergies - Dallas allergist lets kids eat the foods that made them sick - NBC Dallas-Fort Worth

►April 5, 2010 - The real hair of the dog: Boy cured of pet allergy after taking medicine made from animal hair - Daily Mail, UK

►April 5, 2010 - Study: Lack of breastfeeding costs lives, billions of dollars - CNN

* ►April 5, 2010 - As FDA debates social media rules, pharma isn’t waiting - Philadelphia Business Journal - "Local pharmaceutical firms have embraced blogging, tweeting and making friends on Facebook even though federal guidelines regulating those activities are evolving."

►April 5, 2010 - Five ways the healthcare reform will help kids - News & Observer

►April 5, 2010 - Former FDA Inspectors Now Train Industry to Comply with Latest Rules - Former FDA Inspectors Train Medical Device, Pharmaceutical Companies How to Comply with New FDA Expectations for Quality Systems - press release - EduQuest, Inc. via PRNewswire

* ►April 5, 2010 - Security Fears As NHS Sends Patient Records To India - The Daily Telegraph via The One Click Group

* ►April 5, 2010 - You Thought The UK Was A Democracy? Think Again! - The One Click Group

►April 5, 2010 - UK Digital Economy Bill: An ISP Perspective - Think Broadband via The One Click Group

►April 5, 2010 - Greedy MPs File For Legal Aid In Expenses Scandal - The One Click Group

►April 5, 2010 - This Month in Medical History: Got (Heated Up to 163 Degrees Celsius) Milk? - DOTmed.com

►April 5, 2010 - FDA looks toward major IT overhaul - Washington Technology

►April 5, 2010 - Newborn screening in the 21st century: What PAs need to know - Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants

►April 5, 2010 - Smallpox Expert D.A. Henderson to Speak At 2010 Disease Detective Conference - The University of Texas at Austin - "Event: Dr. D.A. Henderson will describe his and others' efforts to eradicate smallpox through massive international efforts during his keynote lecture at the "Become a Disease Detective: Discover Public Health!" conference, a two-day event for students at The University of Texas at Austin interested in public health. When: 5-6:30 pm, Wednesday, April 7."

* ►April 5, 2010 - FDA Consumer Health Information - Consumer Representatives Needed for FDA Advisory Committees: Learn More at Public Meeting - press release -  U.S. Food and Drug Administration via PRNewswire-USNewswire - "Do you want to voice your opinion to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on its role in protecting and promoting the public health? Do you have ties to a consumer group or community-based organization? Can you analyze scientific data?"

* ►April 5, 2010 - Bad medicine as Aussies pay $14.2 billion a year for drugs - Australia has a pill-popping obsession, taking more than 40 million pills per day - about two pills a day for every man, woman and child. - The Daily Telegraph via Herald Sun

* ►April 5, 2010 - Role of Big Pharma in question after half a century of the pill - An independent study is needed of the pill's impact on women's lives. - Sydney Morning Herald - "Indeed, what becomes clear from looking at what data exists, is the corruptive effect of pharmaceutical money on the knowledge necessary to give women the information they need to make informed medical choices."

* ►April 5, 2010 - Expert sounds warning on rogue psychotherapists - A prominent mental health advocate has demanded national action to protect the public against rogue counsellors and psychotherapists. - www.abc.net.au

* ►April 4, 2010 - Potential Risk to Blood Supply Probed - XMRV Virus Gets Attention of Health Officials, but It's Unclear if There Is Any Danger - Wall Street Journal - "XMRV was discovered in 2006 when it was found in tumor samples from men with a rare form of familial prostate cancer. Research has also linked the virus to chronic fatigue syndrome and found it in measurable levels in the blood of healthy people. But the evidence isn't conclusive, as several other studies failed to find XMRV in the blood of people with chronic fatigue syndrome, and it isn't known how prevalent the virus is or whether it causes disease."

* ►April 4, 2010 - Critics Rave About David Kirby's Animal Factory - Age of Autism

►April 4, 2010 - Drugmaker's quick slide from the top - St. Louis Post-Dispatch - "Last month, a wholly owned subsidiary of KV Pharmaceutical — Ethex Corp. — pleaded guilty to two felony counts of criminal fraud for failing to report to the FDA that it was making oversize tablets that could be harmful to patients. Essentially, investigators said, KV and its subsidiaries manufactured and sold dozens of different medicines without federal approval and tried to conceal its problems from federal regulators, according to court records."

►April 4, 2010 - Rhoel Dinglasan: Pinoy discovers vaccine against malaria - Asian Journal

* ►April 4, 2010 - Measles and mumps reappearing despite vaccines (includes video) - WZZM13.com

* ►April 4, 2010 - Swine-flu vaccination supply, rates, by state - ScrippsNews

►April 4, 2010 - Thirty seven percent of all U.S. children vaccinated for H1N1 in last year - 7Bends of the Shenandoah Valley

►April 4, 2010 - Rapid Death in Malaysia H1N1 Cluster Linked To D225G/N? - Recombinomics

►April 4, 2010 - H1N1 Fail - The LRC Blog via LewRockwell.com

►April 4, 2010 - Vaccination campaign against influenza A (H1N1) virus in Guantánamo - Solvisión, Cuba

►April 4, 2010 - Official defends use of antibiotic for HIV - Daily Nation, Kenya

►April 4, 2010 - America's Gift - Bob Simon reports on an American program that provides affordable anti-retroviral medicines to fight HIV and AIDS to Ugandans. - video - CBS News

►April 4, 2010 - Good Bye, Snake Oil! Grab your Orange Juice and Daily Virus Viper™ to Safeguard Against Micro-nutrient Deficiencies - Hep Helper’s new Virus Viper™ offers a powerful vitamin and mineral combination that together create an anti-viral effect. - Hep Helper, Inc. via PRWeb

►April 4, 2010 - Paw Prints: Looking out for Lyme - Lexington Minuteman

* ►April 4, 2010 - New Health Initiatives Put Spotlight on Prevention (requires registration) - The New York Times - "Health insurance companies will soon have to cover all recommended screenings, preventive care and vaccines, without charging co-payments or deductibles."

►April 4, 2010 - Breastfeeding saves a lot of money, study says - Booster Shots Blog via Los Angeles Times

* ►April 4, 2010 - Scientists at Gorlaeus Laboratories report research in atherosclerosis vaccines - Cardiovascular Research via NewsRx

* ►April 4, 2010 - Strategies increase health-care worker vaccination rates -- protecting patients - Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America via NewsRx

* ►April 4, 2010 - 2 Malaysian women die of swine flu; baby healthy, AS - AP via Yahoo!

* ►April 4, 2010 - H1N1: No indication of second wave despite two deaths - The Malay Mail

* ►April 4, 2010 - Ask Dr. Gott: Restrictive diet helps autistic son Restrictive diet helps autistic son - Monterey County The Herald

* ►April 4, 2010 - A (H1N1): 40 confirmed hit by the flu in Johor - The Star, Malaysia

* ►April 4, 2010 - Essential Oils to Fight Superbugs - Essential oils could be a cheap and effective alternative to antibiotics and potentially used to combat drug-resistant hospital superbugs, according to research presented at the Society for General Microbiology's spring meeting in Edinburgh. -Society for General Microbiology, via EurekAlert! via ScienceDaily

►April 4, 2010 - Mfantsipim School not closed despite cases of swine flu - GhanaWeb

►April 4, 2010 - In Reply Concerned about Excessive Media Exposure - journal article (Pediatrics)

►April 4, 2010 - Autism remains unresolved issue - The Star, Malaysia

►April 4, 2010 - Doctor Drives Away Patients Who Supported Health Reform - AlterNet

►April 4, 2010 - Teen Epidemiologists Descend on D.C. to Compete, Solve Public Health Issues - Occupational Health & Safety

►April 4, 2010 - Gov't urged to grant better medical care for children - The China Post

►April 4, 2010 - New anti-infectives research reported from Chi-Mei Medical Center, Department of Medicine - Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases via NewsRx

►April 4, 2010 - The psychological immune system - Why seeing me sneeze makes you healthier - Psychology Today

►April 4, 2010 - Brain Awareness Week to teach students about the importance of their brains - The Gainesville Sun

►April 4, 2010 - Cost Control A Key Factor In Health Reform (includes video) - NY1.com

►April 4, 2010 - Actual health care is free - Times-Republican

►April 4, 2010 - Biotech Deal Activity Takes a Breather - Seeking Alpha

►April 4, 2010 - Pathogens & People: Foreign wars and foreign infections - The Capital

►April 4, 2010 - Australia’s over-reliance on pills worrying - IBT Health

►April 4, 2010 - Passage of Health Reform Legislation Introduces New Era of Prevention - U.S. Preventive Medicine via PR-USA.Net

►April 4, 2010 - More graduate nurses for govt health facilities - New Straits Times

►April 4, 2010 - Claims for medical expenses - The Star, Malaysia

►April 4, 2010 - Tumor Cells Seek Temporary Shelter From Cancer Drugs - Cell Press via Medical News Today

►April 4, 2010 - Research councils to come up in all government medical colleges - The Hindu

►April 4, 2010 - Diabetics Could Benefit From Wireless Health Care - Inderscience Publishers via Medical News Today

►April 4, 2010 - Something's brewing, and it's not the usual tea - Times Argus

* ►April 3, 2010 - Doctors save young mother from bird flu - Viet Nam News

* ►April 3, 2010 - Missouri has a very low vaccination rate for swine flu - The Kansas City Star via The Olathe News

►April 3, 2010 - Free childhood vaccines offered next week - Herald-Citizen

►April 3, 2010 - Treatment Checklists May Cut Hospital Deaths - Patient deaths at three London hospitals have been cut by almost 15% after introducing treatment checklists (known as care bundles), finds a study published online in the British Medical Journal. via EurekAlert! via Science Daily

►April 3, 2010 - Greater understanding of autism needed, UN chief urges - MyNews.in

►April 3, 2010 - Study findings from M. Timmermans et al broaden understanding of behavior disorders in adolescents - Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology via NewsRx

►April 3, 2010 - Gluten-free recipe for mandel bread or Jewish biscotti for grandparents of children with autism - examiner.com

►April 3, 2010 - Aging gene could help alter immunity in humans - PLoS One via Sify news

►April 3, 2010 - One Verruca, the first sign our little girl was fighting for her life - Daily Mail, UK - "Sophia recalls: 'The doctors admitted they hadn't seen anything like it but diagnosed severe combined immunodeficiency [SCID]. They said that without a bone-marrow transplant Charlotte would die.'"

►April 3, 2010 - Reform lets young adults remain on parents' insurance policies - The just-passed healthcare bill will apparently allow 20-somethings to remain on their parents' policies. - Miami Herald

►April 3, 2010 - The Vaccination Campaign Against the A H1N1 Virus in Full Swing: Pregnant Women Are Top of the List - Periódico 26, Cuba

►April 3, 2010 - California 22nd in swine-flu vaccinations - Orange County Register

►April 3, 2010 - Malaysia Denies H1N1 Cause In Maleka Death Cluster - Recombinomics

►April 2, 2010 - BeefTalk: Bulls Deserve A Good Vaccination Program - Cattle Network

* ►April 2, 2010 - NH health chief still pushing for H1N1 shots - Eagle Tribune

* ►April 2, 2010 - A Mother’s Courage: Talking Back to Autism (includes video) - PopMatters Film and TV Editor

* ►April 2, 2010 - Acupuncture May Be an Effective Treatment for Post-Viral Infection Loss of Smell - Traditional Chinese acupuncture (TCA), where very thin needles are used to stimulate specific points in the body to elicit beneficial therapeutic responses, may be an effective treatment option for patients who suffer from persistent post- viral olfactory dysfunction (PVOD), according to new research in the April 2010 issue of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery. - via EurekAlert! via ScienceDaily

►April 1, 2010 - Should the American Academy of Pediatrics Respiratory Syncytial Virus Guidelines Be Modified? - journal article (Pediatrics)

►April 1, 2010 - In Reply Should the American Academy of Pediatrics Respiratory Syncytial Virus Guidelines Be Modified? - journal article (Pediatrics)

* ►April 1, 2010 - Outcomes of Children Treated for Lyme Arthritis: Results of a Large Pediatric Cohort - journal article (Journal of Rheumatology) - "Lyme arthritis in children has an excellent prognosis. More than 75% of referred cases resolved with antibiotic therapy. Of patients with antibiotic refractory arthritis, none in whom followup data were available developed chronic arthritis, joint deformities, or recurrence of infection, supporting current treatment guidelines."

►April 1, 2010 - In Peru, 'Elite' AIDS Patients Boost Vaccine Research Efforts - transcript and video - NewsHour via PBS

* ►April 1, 2010 - Doctors working on a vaccine to prevent urinary tract infections - There's a vaccine for chicken pox, measles and mumps and now, doctors are working to create the very first vaccine to prevent urinary tract infections. (includes videos) - WNDU.com

* ►April 2010 - Dr Andrew Wakefield - In His own words - transcript - (includes videos) - Whale.to

►April 2010 - Acute Abdominal Pain - journal article (Pediatrics in Review)

►April 2010 - Sleep quality and cognitive performance in 8-year-old children - journal article (Sleep Medicine)

►April 2010 - Steep your genes in health: drink tea (pdf) - journal article (BUMC Proceedings)

►March 18, 2010 - Validity of a single-factor model underlying the metabolic syndrome in children: a confirmatory factor analysis - journal article (Diabetes Care)

* ►March 18, 2010 - CoMeD Files Evidence of Miscarriage after Thimerosal-containing Flu Shots (pdf) - CoMeD via http://mercury-freedrugs.org - "In its pursuit of banning all use of mercury in medicine, unless proven safe by appropriate toxicity studies, today CoMeD, Inc., a non-profit corporation, filed declarations from pregnant women harmed by Thimerosal-containing influenza shots in the US District Court for the District of Columbia (case: 1:2009cv-00015)."

►March 15, 2010 - Maternal Zinc Supplementation Reduces Diarrheal Morbidity in Peruvian Infants - journal article (The Journal of Pediatrics)

►March 12, 2010 - Ultrasound of the bowel in children: how we do it - journal article (Pediatric Radiology)

►March 10, 2010 - Association between linear skull fractures and intracranial hemorrhage in children with minor head trauma - journal article (Pediatric Radiology)

►Volume 153 Number 1, 2010 - Low Molecular Weight Glutenins in Wheat-Dependant, Exercise-Induced Anaphylaxis: Allergenicity and Antigenic Relationships with Omega 5-Gliadins - journal article (International Archives of Allergy and Immunology)

►Volume 153 Number 1, 2010 - Exhaled Breath Temperature Increases during Mild Exacerbations in Children with Virus-Induced Asthma - journal article (International Archives of Allergy and Immunology)

►Volume 153 Number 1, 2010 - Safety of Cefuroxime as an Alternative in Patients with a Proven Hypersensitivity to Penicillins: A DAHD Cohort Survey - journal article (International Archives of Allergy and Immunology)

►February 22, 2010 - Peer review - Catallaxy Files

►September 18, 2009 - Peer review: No improvement with practice - ScienceNews

►June 29, 2009 - Dr John Rengen Virapen, Whistleblower of the Psychopathic Pharmaceutical Industry, Speaks Out - video - YouTube

►April 1, 2008 - Abuse, Misuse of Peer Review Process Allow Spread of Scientific Misinformation By: Henry I. Miller, M.D. - The Heartland Institute

►November 8, 2007 - Peer Review Of Grants Stifles Scientific Innovation? - FuturePundit

* July 15, 2006 - Ethical Issues Related to Vaccination of Children By Dr Sherri Tenpenny - http://drtenpenny.com - "This article is a review of a conference I attended in 2006 but the information is more relevant today than ever."

Albany lobbying day for Autism Health Insurance, April 7 - Press conference with our sponsor Assemblymember David Koon - Autism Action Network - "Please join parents from across New York this Wednesday, April 7 for a day of lobbying in Albany to support S6123/A6888, the autism insurance reform bill supported by the grassroots insurance advocates , and please join us for a press conference with Assemblyman David Koon (D,WF-Perinton), sponsor of Assembly Bill A6888, the autism health insurance reform bill endorsed by more than 30 New York  State autism advocacy organizations."

Pluserix Glaxo SmithKline & Immravax Aventis Pasteur MSD Ltd  (aka Urabe) - Whale.to

Peer Review is Censorship and Intimidation - Science is Broken

The end of the Peer Show - scientists’ misguided attempt to solve a non-existent problem - MantlePlumes.org

* Corrupted Research - Exposing the Peer Review Process - http://ezinearticles.com

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