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Dr. Manny: New Blood Test for Autism Seems to be On the Way - Fox News

Invasion of the Unregulated Chemicals - Carl Cranor’s book “Legally Poisoned” says lax, outdated law puts Americans at risk from untested industrial chemicals.

Merck’s Julie Gerberding, Former CDC Director, on the Future of Vaccines - "Not many pharmaceutical executives can say with a straight face that if they are successful, they will really help millions of people live significantly longer and healthier lives around the world."

Comment:  Or not.  It's amazing how a high-paying BigPharma job can straighten your face.

Aluminum In Vaccines May Be Linked To Health Risks - The Refusers

Waiter, There’s a Flu Vaccine in My Soup - The Refusers

Canadian Government Takes Girl with Autism Away from Loving Father
by Kent Heckenlively, Esq.- Age of Autism

What Docs Think Of Pharma & Where They Get Info by Ed Silverman - Pharmalot

Avastin & FDA Were Both On Trial: Dan Explains by Ed Silverman - Pharmalot

Congress Widens Probe Into The Heparin Scandal by Ed Silverman - Pharmalot

'Neurontin Killed Our Husbands, We Believe' by Martha Rosenberg - Huffington Post

CHOP doctor who developed rotavirus vaccine honored

Surge in measles cases causes concern - Scotsman

Comment:  Wish there was the same concern for vaccine-associated adverse effects as there is for the mere incidence of disease.

Vaccines Continue To Be A Topic of Debate, But They Shouldn't Be
- Understanding your responsibility within the community and the wider implications, as well as the current studies, is key to making the right decision.

Comment:  What they mean by "current studies" is any study that supports vaccination.  The ones that don't?  (And there are many.)  Dismissed, ignored, trivialized.  Seems they are confusing religion with science:  "Religion is a culture of faith; science is a culture of doubt." - Richard Feynman  Where's the doubt?

Did Big Pharma amplify H1N1 scare?
- Links between WHO experts and drug firms that profited from "H1N1 pandemic" under scrutiny. (2010) - AlJazeera

Comment:  The Boy W.H.O. Cried Wolf by Sandy Gottstein

A Vaccine Challenge to Mainstream Researchers - Has a True Controlled Study on a Vaccine Ever Been Done?
by Jon Rappoport 

Comment:  Seeking The Truth About The Never-Vaccinated by Sandy Gottstein - Age of Autism

‘Herd Immunity’: the misplaced driver of universal vaccination

Comment:  A sacred cow will not protect the herd.  Nor will a cash cow.

Warning on CSL's flu vaccine

Minimizing Vaccine Side Effects - NaturalNews

Virologist Advocates Vaccinating Only Boys for HPV to Prevent Cervical Cancer - Scientific American

Gene 'Map' of Ovarian Cancer Yields New Clues to Treatment

PEOPLE'S PHARMACY: FDA cancer warning is worrisome

Biologist spared jail for grant fraud - A prompt confession and apparent remorse helped a former MIT researcher to secure a lighter sentence. - Nature

Blaming Autism Parents: The Self Described Science Bloggers
- Facing Autism in New Bruswick

Pennsylvania Bio Issues Patient Impact Report on Vaccines - More than 330 vaccines in development or on the market to prevent life-threatening diseases

Comment:  How many people's lives are threatened by the diseases and how many people's lives are threatened by the vaccines? Inquiring minds want to know.  (Hint:  Your answer doesn't count if you dismiss reports of vaccine-injury or death automatically as coincidence.  PS  A temporal relationship is evidence of a possible causal connection, not proof of the absence of one.)

US physician whistleblowers face intimidation and retaliation - journal article (The Lancet)

Taking Professionalism Seriously: The Editors of The Spine Journal - Updates and Commentary related to HOOKED: ETHICS, THE MEDICAL PROFESSION, AND THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY, by Howard Brody, MD, PhD (Rowman and Littlefield, January, 2007)

Baxter gets warned on missing field reports
- FiercePharmaManufacturing

Pharmacies selling prescription information to data mining companies

Vaccine trial's ethics criticized - Collapsed trial fuels unfounded vaccine fears. - Nature

AHRP Letter to DHHS Secretary: NO Anthrax Vaccine Test in Children - AHRP

ABC News story on lung cancer screening trial "an amazingly unbalanced report"
- Gary Schwitzer's HealthNewsReview Blog

Join in the Live Chat - NY Times "From 1 to 2 this afternoon Motherlode will be co-hosting a conversation about “The Child Cases”, a documentary that is the joint effort of Frontline (where it aired last night), ProPublica, and NPR. There are links below if you would like to watch the video before you join the chat.

I look forward to hearing from you, for a talk about what science does and does not know about Shaken Baby Syndrome, and whether innocent people have been convicted because of the limitations of that science."

"The Child Cases" - A.V. Club

Things to consider before vaccination - VIHC

CDC Calls for New Biosurveillance to Halt Disease Spread
- Joined-up approach would have helped in German outbreak. - Scientific American

Investigation of Japanese Papers Entangles University President

From petri dish to people? Lab infections can spread illness, even death - The Body Odd on MSNBC

Bill Gates: Lagging Research On Diseases Of Poor Is A Market Failure - At the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany, Bill Gates discussed the challenges of research on diseases common in developing countries in a market-driven biomedical research environment. Steve Mirsky reports. - Scientific American

Comment:  How much research is really needed?  We know they need food, clean water, sanitary conditions, etc.  How hard is that to figure out?

Doctors encourage mammograms in dying patients - Many doctors would recommend mammograms to terminally ill women, even though there is almost no chance they would benefit, according to a U.S. poll.- Reuters Health

“Dirty Medicine: The Handbook”: Martin J Walker’s Guide to 21st Century Medicine by John Stone - Age of Autism

High Court sides with generic drug makers in narrow ruling - CNN

Dave deBronkart: Meet e-Patient Dave
- When Dave deBronkart learned he had a rare and terminal cancer, he turned to a group of fellow patients online -- and found a medical treatment that even his own doctors didn't know. It saved his life. Now he calls on all patients to talk with one another, know their own health data, and make health care better one e-Patient at a time. - TED

Robot Factory: New Refusers Song - The Refusers

Ask the Experts: Does pertussis vaccination decrease the seizure threshold? - No evidence exists in the literature of Tdap lowering seizure thresholds, but the interpretation of acute progressive neurological disease must be made in the emergency department.

The great billion dollar drug scam - Part one of a two-part series examining methods used by multinational drug corporations to control markets - and lives.

Killing a killer disease - William Foege, one of the scientists who led the global campaign that eradicated smallpox, talks about the other six diseases he'd like to kill off. (includes audio)

Vaccines to protect infants and young children the focus of public event - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention invites local views on immunization schedule - "OLYMPIA [Washington] - The national discussion on adding new recommendations to the immunization schedule for children under two is coming to the Puget Sound area. Parents, health care providers, health plans, and others are invited to give input at a July 12 meeting hosted by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)."

An Ounce of Prevention by William Schaffner, M.D. - Huffington Post

State law requires students to get whooping cough vaccination by Friday to attend school - Sweeping change applies to 7th through 12th-graders

World HAI Forum: Global Call to Action to Fight Antibiotic Resistance

ACIP Recommends Tdap for Pregnant Women, Removal of Egg Allergy as Flu Vaccine Contraindication

Letter to the Editor describes anaphylaxis to diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccines among children with severe cow’s milk allergy

Flu Shots in Pregnancy Protect Babies Too -

Ondek plots human trials of drinkable flu vaccine

Medical: Good news on the flu front, but shots still needed by some

Swine flu vaccine safe in pregnancy: study - The swine flu shot appears to be safe for pregnant women, according to a new government report that tallies health problems occurring after the vaccinations.

Hep B damages agreement signed - Japan Times

CHOP doctor who developed rotavirus vaccine honored

New salmonella-based 'clean vaccines' aid the fight against infectious disease

Salmonella-based vaccines on the anvil

Vandalia Research Awarded $1.04MM Contract with Department of Defense - Next Generation Synthetic Influenza Vaccine to be Developed

Reports Outline Vaccines Research from Cancer Institute Hospital

Scancell Develops New Vaccine for the Treatment of Lung Cancer

DJ Scancell Holdings Plc Change of Board Structure

Lilly Outlines For Investors How Its Innovation-Based Strategy and Robust Pipeline Will Drive Future Growth Following Upcoming Patent Expirations

Diamyd Medical: Diamyd increases shareholding in Protein Sciences Corporation

BioPontis Alliance Enters into Translational Technology Development Agreement with Pfizer

Pfizer signs drug pact with Russia's ChemRar

Inovio Pharmaceuticals' DNA Vaccine for Foot-and-Mouth Disease Generates Protective Neutralizing Antibodies in Second Large-Animal Study

Medicago reports positive Phase II final results for its avian flu pandemic vaccine

Vaccine tracker, screen ad stopper...more coming

Protection against vaccine preventable diseases offered for adolescents, adults

Middlesex Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program Receives Immunization Award

Post-splenectomy vaccination

Government-funded vaccine boosts pneumococcal coverage for NZ children

Study Ties Shingles To Multiple Sclerosis

Chicken pox and wax dilemma inspires novel on Indian TV

Study suggests UN force brought cholera to Haiti

Move over Movember, hair comes Julyna

Syphilis scare campaign: Sorely lacking - Canadians show how not to raise awareness, with a parody dating site that stigmatizes

Hong Kong Strain of Scarlet Fever Unlikely to Spread to U.S., Experts Say - But they advise keeping an eye on outbreaks of chickenpox, which may result from the illness

3-year-old swine flu patient in ICU

Swine flu virus strikes again, but not with force

Uganda: National Flu Project Targets Epidemics

Last chance to get free flu immunisation

Measles cases set to double - The number of measles cases in England and Wales this year have already surpassed their 2010 total, but MMR uptake reaches 90% for first time in over a decade

Surge in measles cases causes concern

Air travellers extend measles outbreak

126 kids go home as measles hits

Measles outbreak continues in Hawke's Bay

Measles Outbreaks Continue

Vigilance to keep north free of measles

Mozambique: Measles Vaccination Campaign Exceeds Targets

Measles outbreak could spread to North Wales

More measles cases confirmed

Parents urged to get children immunised against measles - Press Release: Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Cameroon: Vaccination Aigainst pneumococcal Diseases Begins On 1st July

Long Island Officials Warn Of Rapidly Spreading Whooping Cough Virus - At Least 40 People In Suffolk, Mostly Children, Diagnosed With Pertussis

38 Cases of Whooping Cough Confirmed in Smithtown - Suffolk County Department of Health Services announced 40 cases of whooping cough throughout Suffolk County, 38 of which are in the Town of Smithtown.

Whooping Cough Epidemic Continues Unabated in California

Calif. law requires whooping cough vaccination

Battle to contain Polio in Pakistan - Thanks to global immunisation programmes, polio remains endemic in just four countries across the world – Nigeria, Afghanistan, India and Pakistan.

World warns Pakistan of action over polio

Group tasks elite on polio eradiction

Zamfara immunises four million children against polio

Polio: India on verge of ending disabling disease

Chronic pain plagues third of Americans, costs $558B a year, report finds

Deadly animal disease that shaped history is eradicated

Badgers get TB jab

Vets calls for mandatory hendra vaccinations