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All the News Posted April 2, 2010

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* ?Spring 2010 - The HPV vaccine controversy: Where are the women? Where are the men? Where is the money? - journal article (International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics)

?May 11, 2010 - Event Information: EP Live Two-part Seizure Management Series 2010 - Registration is required to join this event. If you have not registered, please do so now. - Exceptional Parent - "Join EP LIVE for a WEB-BASED SEMINAR that discusses, for Part I: Recognizing seizures and what to do about them; Steps to take when seizures are a medical emergency; Consequences of uncontrolled seizure disorders, such as impact on education, socialization, employability, self determination. For Part II: How to beat bad seizures, including a discussion of chronic AED meds and Diastat; Discussing DIASTAT with your doctor; Use of Diastat in various settings as school, work, vacation, etc.; Summer travel, summer camp, returning to school, and having Diastat on hand for these situation; Case studies; Review of various state laws relating to which professionals can administer Diastat."

* ?April 3, 2010 - Monitoring the safety of pandemic H1N1 vaccine - journal article (The Lancet)

* ?April 3, 2010 - H1N1 vaccine safety monitoring: beyond background rates - journal article (The Lancet)

* ?April 3, 2010 - Scientist `deceived' by drugs giant - A Leading Australian medical researcher says the pharmaceutical giant Wyeth duped him into publishing a scientific paper that became part of the company's clandestine campaign to play down the dangers of its drugs for menopausal women. - The Australian

?April 3, 2010 - Complexity: the science for medicine and the human story - journal article (The Lancet)

?April 3, 2010 - US health-care reform: victory, at last - journal article (The Lancet)

?April 3, 2010 - US passes landmark health-care bill - journal article (The Lancet)

?April 3, 2010 - Improving quality of care in the NHS - journal article (The Lancet)

?April 3, 2010 - Education of health professionals for the 21st century: a global independent Commission - journal article (The Lancet)

?April 3, 2010 - Empowering communities for maternal and newborn health - journal article (The Lancet)

?April 3, 2010 - A triumphalist account of genomic medicine (book review) - journal article (The Lancet)

?April 3, 2010 - Sudden sensorineural hearing loss - journal article (The Lancet)

* ?April 2, 2010 - Dr Andrew Wakefield In His own Words - Why Have you been called before the GMC? (videos) - Dr Andrew Wakefield - In his Own Words - GoldenHawk Projects

* ?April 2, 2010 - Chicago Tribune Buys Award With CDC’s Help By Jake Crosby - Age of Autism

* ?April 2, 2010 - TACA in the OC Register: An Autism Nonprofit’s Call for Action - By Lois Evezich - Age of Autism

* ?April 2, 2010 - “Bruesewitz v. Wyeth: A layperson’s abbreviated views: The 7th amendment to the Constitution of the USA, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) [42 U.S.C. § 300aa-10 et seq.], and Wyeth’s absolute, nondischargeable duty to prove that its vaccine was safe” by Paul G. King, PhD, CoMeD Science Advisor (pdf) - CoMeD via Vaccination News

* ?April 2, 2010 - Help Jenny McCarthy Win $250K for Generation Rescue in Pepsi's Refresh Everything Contest (includes video) - Age of Autism

?April 2, 2010 - Mumbai's autistic children to put on a show of talent today - DNA India

* ?April 2, 2010 - Latest on autism research - Paging Dr. Gupta Blog via CNN

* ?April 2, 2010 - Missourians shun swine flu vaccine - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

* ?April 2, 2010 - Swine Flu Death Prompts Concern (includes video) - ABC 2 WMAR

?April 2, 2010 - State official: Minorities lag in H1N1 vaccinations - Event kicks off Toledo's Minority Health Month - Toledo Blade

* ?April 2, 2010 - Elderly's protection from H1N1 studied - Vanderbilt University News - "'One of the amazing and encouraging aspects of this study is that it shows that sometimes there are parts of the flu virus that are the same in major strains as far apart as 92 years,' said Crowe, professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology & Immunology and director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center."

?April 2, 2010 - Once Scarce, H1N1 Vaccines Now Getting Dumped - AOL Health

* ?April 2, 2010 - Interim Results: Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent and Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Health-Care Personnel --- United States, August 2009--January 2010 - MMWR/CDC

* ?April 2, 2010 - Interim Results: State-Specific Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccination Coverage --- United States, October 2009--January 2010 - MMWR/CDC

?April 2, 2010 - QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ?18 Years Ever Told They Had Diabetes* by a Doctor or Health Professional, by Race/Ethnicity† --- National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2004--2008§ - MMWR/CDC

?April 2, 2010 - Notifiable Diseases and Mortality Tables - MMWR/CDC

?April 2, 2010 - Surveillance for Human West Nile Virus Disease --- United States, 1999--2008 - MMWR/CDC

* ?April 2, 2010 - International Vaccine Institute, LG Team Up To Fight Diseases In Africa - Malaysian National News Agency - "The International Vaccine Institute (IVI) and LG signed a memorandum of understanding to make joint vaccination efforts in the eastern parts of Africa from 2010-2012, with emphasis on Kenya and Ethiopia, the institute said."

* ?April 2, 2010 - Virus 'cloaking device' explained by Oregon scientists - The Oregonian - "What they've discovered suggests that a vaccine to stop CMV may well be impossible. But the researchers believe that by re-engineering CMV, the virus could make an ideal vehicle for immunizing people against AIDS, hepatitis C, tuberculosis and other diseases that so far have defied control by conventional vaccines."

?April 2, 2010 - Family Waits As Oologah Meningitis Victim Undergoes Surgery In Ohio -

?April 2, 2010 - Swine flu vaccinations given to 37 percent in Maine - AP via Bangor Daily News - "New England leads the nation in swine flu vaccinations, while the South has the lowest rates, U.S. health officials said Thursday in the first state-by-state report on turnout."

?April 2, 2010 - Blount Health Department offering free children’s vaccines - The Daily Times

?April 2, 2010 - Autism May Not Affect Every Family, But Every Family Can Affect Autism - Corporate Partners Help to Make it Simple to “Act for Autism” for Easter Seals - Easter Seals via Vocus via

?April 2, 2010 - Utilizing "synthetic population" in simulating spread of infectious outbreaks - NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences via News-Medical.Net

?April 2, 2010 - N.J. mosquito control officials expect surge in population after record precipitation (includes video) - The Star-Ledger via - "Diseases transmitted by mosquitoes include West Nile virus, Saint Louis encephalitis and, though rare, Eastern equine encephalitis, said Ted Louie, an assistant clinical professor at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School who specializes in infectious diseases."

?April 2, 2010 - Bloomberg examines potential benefits, drawbacks to PrEP - Gilead Sciences via News-Medical.Net - "Gilead Sciences Inc. may learn this year whether its drugs for treating HIV can also stop people from catching the virus in the first place," Bloomberg writes in a piece that examines the potential benefits and drawbacks to using low-doses of HIV/AIDS medications to reduce a person's risk of becoming infected with HIV."

?April 2, 2010 - American Public Health Association Urges Environmental Protection Agency To Adopt Stronger Smog Standards To Protect Public Health - American Public Health Association via Medical News Today

?April 2, 2010 - Experts: China's autistic children need policy support (includes audio) - People's Daily, China

?April 2, 2010 - Daniel, 3, can't eat because of autism -

?April 2, 2010 - Autism kids at Proms - A Talented group of youngsters with autism will perform at the Proms as part of a new Beeb documentary. - The Sun, UK

?April 2, 2010 - Spread awareness on autism: Experts (April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day) - IANS via

?April 2, 2010 - Looking for Information on Autism? CNN Suggests These Websites - EmaxHealth

?April 2, 2010 - Zimbabwe: Give MPs Information On HIV - The Herald via

?April 2, 2010 - High-Tech Training Vehicle Aids Public health, Emergency Management Education -

?April 2, 2010 - Also In Global Health News: Polio In Angola; Diarrhea Guidelines In Kenya; Water, Sanitation In Ghana - Kaiser Family Foundation via Medical News Today

?April 2, 2010 - Australia: Media demands stricter health care “rationing” - World Socialist Web Site

?April 2, 2010 - Common Test For Detecting Liver Problems In Children Is Often Interpreted Incorrectly - University of California, San Diego Health Sciences via Medical New Today

?April 2, 2010 - Diabetes Natural Cures, Home Remedies and Treatment - American Chronicle

?April 2, 2010 - Prostate Drug May Prevent Prostate Cancer - TOP News

?April 2, 2010 - Brisbane train contaminated with measles virus - International Business Times Australia

?April 2, 2010 - Health officials studying mumps case - Allentown child has virus but health experts don't think it's related to Northeast outbreak - Allentown Morning Call

* ?April 2, 2010 - Criminal Actions Found behind Rabies Vaccine Problems - - "China's pharmaceutical regulator said Friday that investigations have found that staff at a vaccine producer were suspected of criminal offences for using inferior materials and employing trickery in the vaccine production."

?April 2, 2010 - With malice towards none - By Dr. B. M. Hegde, India via

* ?April 2, 2010 - Heather Fraser Books: New Book Gives History of Peanut Allergy Epidemic - - " . ... Written by Heather Fraser a Toronto-based historian and mother of a peanut-allergic child, this meticulously researched book pinpoints the moment of the allergy's appearance and reveals the perfect storm of social, medical, political and economic factors from which the epidemic has grown."

?April 2, 2010 - Legislators have big plans for mercury-tainted bulbs - Milwaukee News Buzz

* ?April 2, 2010 - Measles on Hysteria Street by Hilary Butler - Hilary's Desk via Beyond Conformity - "In 1997, during a measles outbreak, I stated in many media outlets that the use of vitamin A drastically reduced the seriousness of measles, as well as complications and deaths. The response of the medical profession, and the then Minister of Health was swift. The minister told me to butt out, though not in those words. The medical profession told the papers that vitamin A wasn’t relevant, because we were a developed country, and didn’t have the sort of vitamin deficiencies which would cause problems. The Ministry of Health took me to the Advertising Standards Tribunal for a brochure which quoted medical literature which quite plainly stated that vitamin A prevented measles complications and up to 80% of deaths. In other words, it could 'cure' measles. But no-one can use the word 'cure', except the Ministry of Sickness, so I was told. Even if the claim was accurate."

* ?April 1, 2010 - An enlightened April Fool - Michael Belkin via Hilary's Desk via Beyond Conformity

* ?April 1, 2010 - Obama administration scraps quarantine regulations - USA Today - "The regulations, proposed in 2005 during the Bush administration amid fears of avian flu, would have given the federal government additional powers to detain sick airline passengers and those exposed to certain diseases. They also would have expanded requirements for airlines to report ill passengers to the CDC and mandated that airlines collect and maintain contact information for fliers in case they later needed to be traced as part of an investigation into an outbreak. Airline and civil liberties groups, which had opposed the rules, praised their withdrawal."

* ?April 1, 2010 - The Peer Review "Fig Leaf": Vera Hassner Sharav - column - Suzan Mazur - - "While the chief of the US National Institute of Mental Health this week stopped short of saying scientists are corrupt because of their ties to industry, as AP reported -- Vera Hassner Sharav does not give scientists a similar pass, partly because the testimonies she organized on unethical research on the mentally ill before the National Bioethics Advisory Committee in 1997 led to the shut down of 29 clinical trials at NIMH. Hassner Sharav is founder and president of the Alliance for Human Research Protection, a public interest watch dog group based in New York that aims to 'unlock the walls of secrecy in biomedical research and to bring accountability to that endeavor'."

* ?April 1, 2010 - Iowa City to Discuss Merits of Water Fluoridation - - "Opponents say water fluoridation may be unsafe, is an unnecessary cost for the city and it’s unethical to in effect force people to ingest it. Mark Amberg, who told the council that he works in the radiology department at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Iowa City, called fluoride a 'toxic substance.' 'You are now responsible for the policy of mass-medicating almost 64,000 (people) in our town without their consent,' he told the council."

* ?April 1, 2010 - Ex-Pfizer scientist wins $1.37 million in federal lawsuit - The Day - "Workers' rights organizations immediately hailed the verdict, in which Pfizer also was ordered to pay McClain's attorneys' fees. They said the outcome of the federal civil suit was a major milestone for biotech and nanotech workers everywhere. "If this could happen at the biggest drug company in the world, it could happen in other plants," said Steve Zeltzer, chair of the California Coalition For Workers Memorial Day, a group that advocates for employees hurt on the job. "It's a vindication of the courage shown by Becky to confront the need to do a proper oversight of the biotech industry."

* ?April 1, 2010 - New research explains repeated infection by some viruses - New research conducted at the Oregon Health & Science University Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute explains how a virus that has already infected up to 80 percent of the American population can repeatedly re-infect individuals despite the presence of a strong and long-lasting immune response. The research involves cytomegalovirus (CMV), which infects 50 percent to 80 percent of the U.S. population before age 40. Details of the new findings are printed in this week's online edition of the journal Science. - Oregon Health & Science University via Physorg

* ?April 1, 2010 - Healthcare Workers Have Less Vaccine Protection Against Pandemic Influenza Virus Than Against Seasonal Influenza (requires registration) - MMWR via Medscape Medical News

* ?April 1, 2010 - City vaccinated 20 per cent of residents during H1N1 outbreak - Dundas Star News - "Dr. Elizabeth Richardson, the city’s medical officer of health, blamed a number of factors for the low vaccination rate among Hamiltonians, including confusion about the nature of the disease, the slow distribution of the vaccine by the federal government and residents’ skepticism that a vaccination was necessary. “There was a real psychological adjustment for people,” added Dr. Chris Mackie, associate medical officer of health."

* ?April 1, 2010 - New campaign will prod the public to take its flu medicine - Baltimore Sun - "Maryland and federal officials are confronted with a predicament: Try to convince a skeptical public it's not too late to get vaccinated against the H1N1 virus, or throw away millions of doses if they aren't used before they expire."

* ?April 1, 2010 - No joke: a pill to make you take your other pills - UF researchers have come up with a pill that reports when you've taken medication on time. - Did you take your prescription medication today? - University of Florida via The Gainesville Sun

* ?April 1, 2010 - Retail Pharmacy's Role in Flu Shot Distribution Grows 36 Percent Nationwide Walgreens and Take Care Clinics administer more than 7.4 million seasonal and H1N1 immunizations - Walgreens accounts for half of all retail pharmacy flu shots - Flu season recap and survey show convenience and accessibility key factors in driving immunization rates - Business Wire via - "With more than 18,000 pharmacists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants licensed or certified to provide flu shots, Walgreens has the largest retail network of certified immunizers in the U.S. According to the American Pharmacist Association, there are now more than 100,000 pharmacists nationwide who have completed a certificate training program in pharmacy-based immunizations."

* ?April 1, 2010 - Advocates want turnaround in autism treatment - The theories of two of the past century’s most prominent psychiatrists have led to wrongheaded treatment of children with autism, advocates have charged. -

* ?April 1, 2010 - Gluten, casein link to autism? -

* ?April 1, 2010 - Celebrities appear on the Today Show to promote autism awareness (includes video) -

* ?April 1, 2010 - The Perils of Plastic - Chemicals in plastics and other products seem harmless, but mounting evidence links them to health problems — and Washington lacks the power to protect us - TIME Magazine

* ?April 1, 2010 - Plagiarism retracts review (requires registration) - The retraction, in a review article about boosting ethanol production, marks the first by any of the 15 Nature Reviews journals - The Scientist

?April 1, 2010 - Rotary continues Polio-busting visits to India - Wauchope Gazette

?April 1, 2010 - Travel's impact on pandemics analyzed - Toronto research team to study flight patterns - The Toronto Star

?April 1, 2010 - Recent Solano County swine flu death not immediately reported - Woman who died was in her 20s - Contra Costa Times

?April 1, 2100 - County's public health department under federal investigation - San Bernardino County Sun

?April 1, 2010 - Calmune Tackles Difficult Antigenic Targets - Firm Strives to Exploit Antibody Structures Made by the Body - Calmune via Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

?April 1, 2010 - The Big Pharma Transparency Report Card: Congratulations, Merck. Lilly? Needs Improvement - BNET

?April 1, 2010 - UpToDate Adds Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Content - Electronic Clinical Resource Serving Physicians and Patients Now Covers 16 Medical Specialties - UpToDates Wolters Kluwer Health

?April 1, 2010 - 'Angels for Autism' store offers therapeutic products, clothing - The Desert Sun

?April 1, 2010 - In Re Prempro Products Liability Litigation United States District Court, E.D. Arkansas, Western Division. -

?April 1, 2010 - Guest commentary: Raising awareness about autism - The Arlington Advocate

?April 1, 2010 - Scavenging for autism awareness on campus - The Daily Illini

?April 1, 2010 - District 51 expands autism services - The Daily Sentinel

?April 1, 2010 - Ontario families learn to live with autism - San Bernardino County Sun

?April 1, 2010 - Jordan FDA Seizes Smuggled Counterfeit Drugs - Secure Pharma Chain Blog

?April 1, 2010 - Reportlinker Adds Biopharmaceuticals - A Global Market Overview - via PRNewswire

?April 1, 2010 - Federal Government Seeks Permanent Injunction Against Texas Egg Roll Manufacturer - Failure to correct violations prompts FDA to seek court action against Chung’s Products LP - FDA

* ?April 1, 2010 - Wireless Health Care for Diabetes - Online communities could easily be used to offer people with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes , wireless healthcare services via mobile phones and the internet. The approach, outlined in the International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations, would reduce healthcare costs and empower many patients to manage their condition more effectively. - Inderscience Publishers, via EurekAlert! via ScienceDaily

* ?April 1, 2010 - Statement By Secretary Sebelius on National Autism Awareness Month - press release - - "During National Autism Awareness Month, we reflect on an urgent public health challenge and rededicate ourselves to addressing the complex needs of people with autism and their families.  Over the last decade, we've learned that autism is far more prevalent than we had previously believed, affecting one out of every 110 American children.  While we still have a lot to learn about what causes autism and which treatments can help people with autism thrive, we're getting closer to finding answers thanks to a historic new investment in autism research."

* ?April 1, 2010 - Unruly pupils have autistic traits - Large numbers of children who are excluded from school for unruly behaviour may have hidden autistic traits, research suggests. - Press Association via Yahoo! UK

?April 1, 2010 - Loving care for autistic grandkids is beyond 24/7 - Couple struggling after daughter dies - The Buffalo News

?April 1, 2010 - Book aids autistic kids' parents - Concord Monitor

?April 1, 2010 - Autism Awareness Month - - "April is Autism Awareness Month.  Autism and related disorders affect 1 in 110 children nationwide and according to recent study in HSV Schools, the number is much higher here—1 in 75. Earlier this week, more than 40 children, family members, educators and medical professionals traveled to Montgomery to meet with lawmakers and raise awareness for the challenges they face."

?April 1, 2010 - The Voices of Autism - Well Blog via The New York Times

?April 1, 2010 - 'Angels for Autism' store offers therapeutic products, clothing - The Desert Sun

?April 1, 2010 - 10 sites worth checking out if your child has autism - CNN

* ?April 1, 2010 - Autistic children's support groups demand more government help ahead of World Autism Awareness Day - Xinhuanet - "Xu [Hao] is one of the at least 1 million Chinese children who suffer autism, a mysterious condition that affects as many as one in 250 children in China, according to estimates by experts in Guiyang. Yet a non-governmental autism website in Beijing estimates the incidence could be as high as one in 100 children for both sexes, and one in 68 for boys. ... The Chinese, who came to know the disease in 1982, are increasingly aware of autism and the social problems it causes."

* ?April 1, 2010 - Holly Robinson Peete: "Puberty Plus Autism? Challenging!" - Celebrity Baby Scoop

* ?April 1, 2010 - Software Company Only Hires People who Have Autism - A Thriving Denmark-Based Software Company Only Hires People With Autism  (includes video) - ABC News - "At first glance, Specilisterne looks just like any other thriving software company. However, these colleagues had to meet a certain job requirement in order to get hired -- they must have autism."

?April 1, 2010 - SingSOS! Takes Center Stage for Autism - Maplewood Blog via The New York Times

?April 1, 2010 - Autism conference planned for April 15 - Lompoc Record

?April 1, 2010 - First Friday opening: Children with autism express artistic side - The Coloradoan

?April 1, 2010 - Detecting and combating Autism - ABC 6 WPVI Philadelphia

?April 1, 2010 - Locals work to educate community during Autism Awareness Month - Midland Reporter-Telegram via

* ?April 1, 2010 - Jailhouse audio OK'd for Mass. teen's murder trial - AP via Yahoo! - "[John] Odgren's lawyers were disappointed with the decision. They say he suffers from Asperger's syndrome, a mild form of autism, and had the right to privacy."

* ?April 1, 2010 - H1N1 vaccine rates low in healthcare workers - MMWR via CIDRAP News - "According to Internet surveys of healthcare workers that the CDC has been conducting in collaboration with the Rand Corporation, by mid January coverage in healthcare workers was almost 62% for the seasonal flu vaccine but just 37% for the pandemic vaccine. Overall, 64.3% had received one of the two vaccines, higher than in any previous season. However, only 34.7% of healthcare workers received both flu vaccines."

* ?April 1, 2010 - Swine Flu Outbreaks Smolder in States With Fewer Vaccinations - Bloomberg

* ?April 1, 2010 - H1N1: vaccine coverage data released; 70+ million surplus doses to be discarded?  -

* ?April 1, 2010 - 1 in 4 Americans Got Swine Flu Vaccine - Rhode Island Most, Mississippi Least Protected From H1N1 Swine Flu - WebMD

* ?April 1, 2010 - Ousted Bulgarian Health Minister - Swine Flu Victim Or PR Casualty? - via The One Click Group

* ?April 1, 2010 - Only 1 in 4 Americans Got H1N1 Vaccine - CDC reports that less than half of available doses have been used - HealthDay via BusinessWeek

?April 1, 2010 - CDC: New England Tops in Swine Flu Vaccinations (requires registration) - AP via The New York Times

?April 1, 2010 - U.S. H1N1 Vaccination Patterns Show Marked State Variation - Elsevier Global Medical News

?April 1, 2010 - South Dakota first in vaccinating adults for H1N1 - Sioux Falls Argus Leader

?April 1, 2010 - Oklahoma Health Department provides H1N1 update - Tulsa World

?April 1, 2010 - Minn. ranks 8th in residents who received H1N1 vaccine - Minnesota Public Radio

?April 1, 2010 - Spring break travel plans point to need for H1N1 vaccination - Don’t let the flu ruin your vacation - Michigan hasn't seen a change in the number of reported swine flu cases - Washington State Department of Health

?April 1, 2010 - H1N1 back in southern states, not Michigan - Upper Michigan Source

?April 1, 2010 - Solano County H1N1 Flu Patient Dies -

?April 1, 2010 - R.I. tops nation on H1N1 vaccination rates - The Providence Journal

?April 1, 2010 - CDC: New England tops in swine flu vaccinations - AP via Yahoo!

?April 1, 2010 - We're far above average in H1N1 vaccination rates - Nearly one in three Minnesotans got the vaccine. - Minneapolis Star Tribune

?April 1, 2010 - Tracking H1N1: The Year Ahead - Liveshots via FOX News

?April 1, 2010 - Rwanda: School in Kigali closed by H1N1 - Everything Swine Flu

* ?April 1, 2010 - Too soon to know H1N1 vaccine total: U.S. official - It is too soon to determine whether tens of thousands of doses of H1N1 swine flu vaccine may have to be thrown out if they are not used before their expiration date, a U.S. health official said on Thursday. - Reuters

* ?April 1, 2010 - Millions of Swine Flu Vaccine Doses May Be Trashed - Officials Say Lessons Learned From Unusual Flu Season (includes video) - ABC News

* ?April 1, 2010 - Mindless Remarks - The Local - "In?a March 25 letter, Tim McDowell, MD, Sechelt’s 'immunization' crusader, made some nasty comments about me, and the organization I’ve served for the last 9½ years. I joined VRAN (Vaccination Risk Awareness Network Inc) out of curiosity and was subsequently?amazed by how absurdly naive I’d been to never have questioned vaccines previously. I haven’t been volunteering my time and skills all these years for no good reason."

* ?April 1, 2010 - Dendreon tripling workforce ahead of expected vax launch - FierceVaccines - "The company tells Xconomy that its workforce, 200 a year ago, is growing to 600 this year as it prepares for a highly-anticipated regulatory decision on Provenge."

* ?April 1, 2010 - Drug makers reject vaccine scandal reports - China Daily - "Two Chinese vaccine makers Thursday confirmed they have shut down operations after their rabies vaccines were found to be substandard."

* ?April 1, 2010 - City says its vaccine procedures are safe - Shanghai Daily - "The explanation came yesterday in response to an ongoing national scandal in which vaccines have allegedly harmed or even killed 15 kids around the country. Shanghai Food and Drug Administration supervises the shipment of the vaccines from the producers to Shanghai Municipal Center for Disease Control and then to district-based centers and medical facilities that give the shots."

?April 1, 2010 - Meningococcal disease in Chad - WHO via ReliefWeb

?April 1, 2010 - Chickenpox outbreak - Whyalla News, Australia

?April 1, 2010 - Allentown Health Bureau investigates confirmed case of mumps in young child - The Express Times via

?April 1, 2010 - Young people unaware of measles, mumps and rubella risk - Young people are unaware of the risk of catching measles, mumps and rubella and many don't know about the dangers of these diseases, research by the Health Protection Agency has found. - Children & Young People Now

?April 1, 2010 - Measles fear on north coast -

?April 1, 2010 - Brisbane suffers measles scare - AAP via Sydney Morning Herald

?April 1, 2010 - Check your family is protected from Measles - Press Release: Hawkes Bay District Health Board via

?April 1, 2010 - Passengers exposed to measles - Queensland Health wants to contact people who may have been exposed to measles on a Brisbane train last
weekend. - Courier Mail, Australia

?April 1, 2010 - County Confirms Year's First Case of Measles - Bell Gardens Sun

?April 1, 2010 - Pharming's C1 Inhibitor Effective in Preventing AMR in Animal Model of Transplant Rejection - Marketwire via CNNMoney

?April 1, 2010 - Source of European heroin anthrax infection questioned -

?April 1, 2010 - NH Anthrax Patient Recovering At Home - AP via

* ?April 1, 2010 - Former Israeli soldiers sue Defense Ministry over anthrax vaccine experiment -

?April 1, 2010 - Why uncovering workings of the bacterial "immune system" is crucial? - Sify

?April 1, 2010 - Getting Rid of Norovirus - Well Blog via New York Times

?April 1, 2010 - Kawasaki disease leaves Bangalore paediatrics foxed - DNA India

* ?April 1, 2010 - Will an AIDS Pill a Day Keep the Virus Away? - Drugmaker Gilead is betting the one-pill PrEP treatment will slow the virus' spread—as are some of the world's top health agencies and philanthropists - BusinessWeek

* ?April 1, 2010 - Kill This UK Bill Or It Will Switch You Off The Internet - Evening Standard via The One Click Group

* ?April 1, 2010 - No Appeal Over Patients' Killer Dr Jane Barton - BBC via The One Click Group

?April 1, 2010 - Psychologist Child Abuser Set For Further Exposure - The One Click Group

?April 1, 2010 - Scientists find aging gene is linked to immunity -  British scientists studying the genetics of aging said on Thursday that experiments on laboratory worms showed that a specific gene is strongly linked to lifespan, immunity and disease resistance. - Reuters

* ?April 2010 - Vaccine update 2010: Keeping up with the changes (free full text) - journal article (Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine)

* ?April 2010 - Pharmacokinetics of oseltamivir: an oral antiviral for the treatment and prophylaxis of influenza in diverse populations (free full text) - journal article (The Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy)

* ?April 2010 - Herpes Zoster Following Varicella Vaccine - journal article (AAP Grand Rounds)

* ?April 2010 - Prevalence of Protective Measles Virus Antibody Levels in Umbilical Cord Blood Samples in Catalonia, Spain - journal article (Clinical and Vaccine Immunology)

* ?April 2010 - Do Medical Students Cross the Line Online? - journal article (AAP Grand Rounds)

* ?April 2010 - Growing threat from counterfeit medicines - Lifesaving drugs are not exempt from the trade in counterfeit medicines. The World Health Organization (WHO) is working with Interpol to dislodge the criminal networks raking in billions of dollars from this cynical trade. - WHO Bulletin

?April 2010 - In Situ Immunolocalization and Stage-Dependent Expression of a Secretory Serine Protease in Leishmania donovani and Its Role as a Vaccine Candidate - journal article (Clinical and Vaccine Immunology)

?April 2010 - Humoral Immune Responses in Patients with Lyme Neuroborreliosis - journal article (Clinical and Vaccine Immunology)

?April 2010 - Coincorporation of LpxL1 and PagL Mutant Lipopolysaccharides into Liposomes with Neisseria meningitidis Opacity Protein: Influence on Endotoxic and Adjuvant Activity - journal article (Clinical and Vaccine Immunology)

?April 2010 - A Novel Surface Antigen of Relapsing Fever Spirochetes Can Discriminate between Relapsing Fever and Lyme Borreliosis - journal article (Clinical and Vaccine Immunology)

?April 2010 - Patterns of antipsychotic medication use in Australia 2002-2007. - journal article (The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry)

?April 2010 - Executive functions and memory abilities in children with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. - journal article (The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry)

?April 2010 - What? No waiting lists? - The Swiss health system is a model that is envied for its universal coverage and standard of care. Everyone has insurance and there are no queues for treatment. So why are people complaining? Alice Ghent reports. - WHO Bulletin

?April 2010 - Global disparities in the epilepsy treatment gap: a systematic review - WHO Bulletin

?April 2010 - Melatonin and Sleep-Related Problems in Children With Intractable Epilepsy - journal article (Pediatric Neurology)

?April 2010 - Science, media and public perception: implications for climate and health policies - WHO Bulletin

?April 2010 - Implementation of co-trimoxazole prophylaxis and isoniazid preventive therapy for people living with HIV - WHO Bulletin

?April 2010 - Dengue and primary care: a tale of two cities - WHO Bulletin

?April 2010 - Urbanization and health - For the first time in history, more than 50% of the world’s population lives in an urban area. By 2050, 70% of the world’s population will be living in towns and cities. - WHO Bulletin 

?April 2010 - Structured approaches for the screening and diagnosis of childhood tuberculosis in a high prevalence region of South Africa - WHO Bulletin

?April 2010 - National survey of tuberculosis prevalence in Viet Nam - WHO Bulletin

?April 2010 - Acanthosis Nigricans: Cutaneous Marker of Metabolic Abnormalities - journal article (AAP Grand Rounds)

?April 2010 - Pediatric Melanoma: One Institution’s Experience With 150 Patients - journal article (AAP Grand Rounds)

?April 2010 - A deneddylase encoded by Epstein–Barr virus promotes viral DNA replication by regulating the activity of cullin-RING ligases - journal article (Nature Cell Biology)

* ?March 31, 2010 - Clues Found to How Different Flu Vaccines Work - Science Translational Medicine via HealthDay News via

* ?March 31, 2010 - Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells Delineate Immunogenicity of Influenza Vaccine Subtypes - journal article (Science Translational Medicine)

* ?March 31, 2010 - Napolitano rails against 200-year-old public health Commissioned Corps - - "NAPOLITANO: There is a very bizarre section in this legislation, which calls for the creation of a reserve corps. The president has the opportunity to take some people from the state National Guard and pull them into the federal service, to hire more doctors and have the doctors train to perform some type of indescript [sic] service. He talks about this on his way to the Democratic National Convention in July of 2008 when he would receive the Democratic nomination. Listen to what the president said he was looking for. OBAMA [video clip]: We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded."

* ?March 31, 2010 - Device manufacturers must provide information on pediatric populations to FDA - The FDA will now require manufacturers to supply available information on pediatric patients in certain premarket applications — even if a device’s intended use is for adults, according to an FDA press release. - Pediatric SuperSite

* ?March 31, 2010 - Overweight babies may have delayed motor skills - Pudgy babies may be adorable, but being overweight may delay a baby's ability to roll over, crawl, or conquer other important physical skills, researchers report. - Reuters Health

?March 31, 2010 - Proteins in unroasted coffee beans may become next-generation insecticides - American Chemical Society via EurekAlert!

?March 31, 2010 - Autistic Teen Walks Backwards Every Day - Who would ever think a simple walk home from school or work could accomplish so much good? Well, it is in the case of 17-year-old Jack Loth of Omaha. -

* ?March 31, 2010 - Fines Haven't Stopped Drug Company Lawbreaking -- Maybe Jail Time for Executives Would - BNET Pharma Blog

?March 31, 2010 - Ousted Health Minister - Bulgaria's Swine Flu Victim or PR Casualty - editorial -

* ?March 31, 2010 - H1N1 vax largely unused, almost expired - FierceVaccines

?March 31, 2010 - Stop the Shot: “Swine Flu” Vaccine: Untested, Uninsurable, Unproven (includes video) -

?March 31, 2010 - Travellers offered new meningitis vaccine for first time - - "A new meningitis vaccine launched today will protect British travellers from the four major strains of the disease."

?March 31, 2010 - Ad film on the pulse polio drive wins the National Film Award - DNA India

?March 31, 2010 - Interact students join Rotary International in quest to eradicate polio - Victoria Advocate

?March 31, 2010 - WHO to grant three million usdollars for anti-polio program - Angola Press

* ?March 31, 2010 - Nigeria: Sustaining Polio Free Lagos - Daily Independent (Lagos) via

?March 31, 2010 - Student Recalls Infection That Almost Killed Him (includes video) - KETV Omaha

?March 31, 2010 - Sanofi-aventis invests €150 million in France and continues its Change towards Biotechnologies - FierceBiotech

?March 31, 2010 - GSK will provide free vaccines for low-income Americans - FierceVaccines

?March 31, 2010 - Nightmarish tumor took her to brink -

?March 31, 2010 - Antibody Composition and Methods for the Prevention and Treatment of Lupus Nephritis - TechCombo

?March 31, 2010 - Oshinsky Awarded Cartwright Prize for Book on Polio - University of Texas At Austin

?March 31, 2010 - Israel Sued for Anthrax Vaccine Tests - NTI: Global Security Newswire

* ?March 31, 2010 - Polioencephalomalacia (PEM Or Polio) Associated With Feeding Corn Gluten - Cattle Network - "In the past, there have been rare outbreaks of polioencephalomalacia (PEM) in groups of calves fed free-choice corn gluten. Recently, I have been involved in investigations into several cases of PEM associated with feeding free-choice corn gluten. The clinical signs of PEM are blindness, staggering, down, and seizures. The clinical signs are caused by laminar cortical necrosis (brain damage). Most cases of PEM are thought to be caused by thiamine (Vitamin B1) deficiency."

?March 31, 2010 - Vaccination Reactions II - High Desert Veterinary Tales

?March 31, 2010 - Kyto Biopharma Inc. Announces Participation in Targeted Payload Therapeutics Inc. - Business Wire via MarketWatch - "Kyto Biopharma Inc  ...  is a Florida biotechnology company focused on developing monoclonal antibody and oligonucleotide targeting therapeutics based on a proprietary vitamin B12 platform for the treatment of various forms of cancer."

?March 31, 2010 - Minneapolis Lab to Discontinue Thyroid Antibody Testing Tomorrow - GenomeWeb

?March 31, 2010 - Authorities in Denton trying to find out why first-grader collapsed and died - Fort Worth Star-Telegram - "Jensen Wright, 7, of Denton  died at Denton Regional Medical Center shortly after she collapsed at Wayne Stuart Ryan Elementary, said Troy Taylor, chief investigator with the medical examiner's satellite office in Denton. She had eaten a peanut butter sandwich and an apple, and then went to the restroom before returning to the cafeteria to get in line to go back to the classroom, Taylor said."

?March 30, 2010 - Travel and 2009 H1N1 vaccine - CDC

?March 30, 2010 - Determined family innovates to fight devastating retinal disease - City Brights via San Francisco Chronicle

?March 30, 2010 - Brucellosis increasing among some elk - United Press International

?March 30, 2010 - DCF Worker Accused Of Killing Foster Child Found Not Guilty - Hartford Courant

* ?March 30, 2010 - Personalizing Medicine To Prevent Pandemics - Society for General Microbiology via Biocompare

* ?March 30, 2010 - Protein Linked To Problems With Executive Thinking Skills - American Academy of Neurology via Biocompare

* ?March 30, 2010 - Can Animal Models Of Disease Reliably Inform Human Studies? - Public Library of Science via Biocompare

* ?March 30, 2010 - Safety should come first in children’s clinical trials - New recommendations for studying drugs in children issued this week by the American Academy of Pediatrics emphasized the ethical responsibilities of those who conduct trials in this vulnerable population. - Pediatric SuperSite

?March 30, 2010 - Obama finalizes reconciliation bill - President Barack Obama signed the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act on Tuesday, marking the final changes to newly passed health care reform legislation and adding provisions to improve the national student loan system. - Pediatric SuperSite

?March 30, 2010 - Flavonoids in orange juice suppress oxidative stress from high-fat, high-carb meal - University at Buffalo via EurekAlert!

?March 30, 2010 - Fibromyalgia Symptoms Improved by Lifestyle Adjustments - Short bursts of physical activity can ease fibromyalgia symptoms. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Arthritis Research & Therapy have shown that encouraging patients to undertake 'Lifestyle Physical Activity' (LPA) can markedly increase the average number of steps taken per day and produce clinically relevant reductions in perceived disability and pain. - BioMed Central, via EurekAlert! via ScienceDaily

* ?March 29, 2010 - CDC officials continue to urge H1N1 vaccination - Officials with the CDC are continuing to urge people to get the H1N1 vaccine, particularly immunocompromised patients and pregnant women, as a small uptick in H1N1 cases has been reported in the Southeast. - Pediatric SuperSite

?March 29, 2010 - Tiny Gold Probes Give Scientists A Sense Of How Disease Develops - Tiny chemical sensors implanted into patients could help diagnose disease and track its progress, following a development by scientists - University of Edinburgh via Biocompare

?March 29, 2010 - Jurors Acquit Virginia Dad in Shaken Baby Syndrome Case - Washington Post via Medicalmisdiagnosisresearch's Blog

* ?March 26, 2010 - San Diego measles outbreak highlights consequences of intentional undervaccination - High vaccine exemption rates at charter and private schools in a San Diego community contributed to the largest measles outbreak in the area since 1991, study findings suggested. - Pediatric SuperSite

?March 25, 2010 - Duke Scientists Uncover Cells That Mend A Broken Heart - Duke University Medical Center via Biocompare

* ?March 25, 2010 - Varicella Vaccination in Children With Inflammatory Bowel Disease Receiving Immunosuppressive Therapy - Post Author Corrections - journal article (Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition)

?March 23, 2010 - Intestinal Spirochetosis in Children: Five New Cases and a Twenty-Year Review of the Literature. - journal article (Pediatric and Developmental Pathology)

* ?March 22, 2010 - Qualitative Analysis of Beliefs and Perceptions about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in African-American Mothers: Implications for Safe Sleep Recommendations - journal article (The Journal of Pediatrics)

?March 19, 2010 - Management of Pediatric Otitis Media - U.S. Pharmacist

?March 9, 2010 - Gardasil Protects Against Anal Disease in Young Men Who Have Sex With Men (requires registration) - Medscape

* ?March 2010 - Public health nurses needed for cervical cancer vaccine - Irish Medical Times

* ?March 2010 - New nasal spray vaccine completes phase 1 trials - Irish Medical Times

?March 2010 - A case of latex allergy manifested during cesarean section - journal article (Masui) - "It is known that several antigens which cause latex allergy share common structures with defense related proteins of plants. It is to be noticed that, patients sensitized by those defense related proteins by plants intake, may develop latex allergy even though they are not considered to be high risk group from relevant occupational exposure and, co-morbid conditions. We should consider latex allergy as one of the causes of shock during intraoperative period even when the possibility of latex allergy seems scant."

?February 2010 - Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder in people with epilepsy: diagnosis and implications to the treatment. - journal article (Arquivos De Neuro-Psiquiatria)

* ?Medicalmisdiagnosisresearch's Blog - Shaken Baby Syndrome, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, Muchaussens by Proxy and Metaphyseal Fractures have all come under scrutiny medically and legally in the past few years. This site will present to you the research regarding these controversies. - blog

?Phacilitate’s 9th annual European Vaccine Forum - Active Immunotherapeutics Forum - June 21-23, The Fira Palace, Barcelona

?26th International Papillomavirus Conference & Clinical and Public Health Workshops - July 3-8, 2010 - Montreal, Canada

?Illinois Immunization and Communicable Disease Conference and Illinois Public Health Nursing Summit - July 21-22, 2010 - Springfield, Illinois - Illinois Public Health Association

?Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines (ACCV) - 2010 Upcoming Meetings
    * June 10 & 11, 2010
    * September 2 & 3, 2010
    * December 2 & 3, 2010
The ACCV advises and makes recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services on issues relating to the operation of the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). There are nine voting members who provide oversight of the VICP and recommend ways to improve the VICP."

?Come to the Long Island Autism Fair - Sunday, April 18th, 2010,  9AM-6PM Farmingdale State College 2350 Broadhollow Road (Rte. 110), Farmingdale, New York 11735 Sponsored by The Office Of Assemblyman Marc Alessi  - Autism Action Network