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Posted September 12, 2006


* ►September 12, 2006 - Mich. Bill Would Require Cancer Shots - AP via Forbes - "Michigan girls entering the sixth grade next year would have to be vaccinated against cervical cancer under legislation backed Tuesday by a bipartisan group of female lawmakers. The legislation is the first of its kind in the United States, said Republican state Sen. Beverly Hammerstrom, lead sponsor."

* ►September 12, 2006 - Bill would require cancer vaccine - Detroit News - "Michigan would become the first state in the nation to require all girls entering sixth grade to receive a vaccine that can prevent cervical cancer, under legislation introduced today in the Michigan Senate."

* ►September 12, 2006 - G8 will discuss vaccine pilot project: Italy - Reuters, UK - "The project, called advanced market commitment (AMC), has been delayed by rows over funding but the Italian Treasury said in a statement that representatives of 15 countries had held a successful technical meeting in Rome last week."

* ►September 12, 2006 - Pox party or vaccination? - Some parents want children exposed to childhood disease - The Patriot News via - "Dr. John Sullivan, a Cumberland County family doctor, doesn't recommend chicken pox vaccine. He believes the possible side effects are worse than the illness. The push for chicken pox vaccination isn't about the health of children, he said. It's about what's best for modern parents, who can't afford to take off work for a sick child. 'It's a financial question, not a health question,' Sullivan said."

* ►September 12, 2006 - Debilitating disease strikes spinal cord - Often misdiagnosed, nerve disorder can cause numbness, weakness and even paralysis - The News Journal - "The exact causes of transverse myelitis are unknown. The inflammation, which causes extensive damage to nerve fibers of the spinal cord, may occur because of viral infections or abnormal immune reactions, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. It also can occur because of an insufficient blood flow through the blood vessels in the spinal cord, or as a complication of Lyme disease, measles, syphilis and some vaccinations, such as shots for chickenpox and rabies...Although no familial predisposition is apparent, Esther worries their two children might get the illness. Christina has autism, and Esther suspects the illness may be an underlying trait in someone who will get transverse myelitis."

* ►September 12, 2006 - Three Vaccine Scientists Honored With The Gold Medal of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - press release - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia via PRNewswire via Yahoo! - "'By creating a vaccine that will virtually eradicate rotavirus, Drs. Clark, Offit and Plotkin have helped to promote the health and welfare of children, our nation's greatest resource,' said Richard M. Armstrong, Jr., chairman, Board of Trustees at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. 'In 1963, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia created The Gold Medal to recognize those who have had a profound impact on children's healthcare in the United States and throughout the world.'"

* ►September 12, 2006 - Ped Med: Accelerating autism debate - United Press International - "The question of whether medical measures to prevent suffering are in fact causing it has morphed into one of the most fractious and divisive issues in pediatric medicine. Dismissing adamant assurances to the contrary by those not long ago considered the ultimate authority on such matters, the renegade thinkers -- including some scientists and physicians -- insist on implicating immunization in the exploding U.S. rates of autism diagnoses."

* ►September 12, 2006 - Stephen prepares to 'Cycle for Samuel' - The Comet, UK - A Father will cycle from one end of the country to the other to put pressure on the government to start helping youngsters with autism. Stephen Collinson, 40, of Vaughan Road in Stotfold, came up with the idea for 'Cycle for Samuel' - in aid of his seven-year-old son."

* ►September 12, 2006 - Parents seek autism options - Asheville Citizen-Times - "Dr. John L. Wilson, with Great Smokies Medical Center, said children with autism make up 30 to 40 percent of his environmental medicine practice. 'There’s a huge epidemic of autism,' he said, and he doesn’t believe that children are just 'hardwired' with the disorder, but that it comes from what he called an environmental insult. Specifically, he pointed to the mercury compounds found in immunizations that he said contributes to the disorder’s development."

* ►September 12, 2006 - Organisation sets up autism center in Delhi - - "An estimated 17 lakh people are autistic in India and yet, there is very little awareness about the condition."

►September 12, 2006 - Conference to focus on autism - Coping with a disability - Toledo Blade - "Because many conferences held on autism focus on children with the disorder, the University of Toledo's University Medical Center and Bittersweet Farms are sponsoring northwest Ohio's first conference addressing some of the issues relating to adults with autism."

►September 12, 2006 - Lisa is going by the book to help parents - Nurse and mum looks at the problems posed by autism - Leeds Today - "Lisa's book How to Live and Cope With Autism looks at everything from dealing with the diagnostic process, explaining the condition to family and friends, handling non-autistic siblings, and provides practical information on subjects like claiming financial help and how to get free nappies. She is now looking for a publisher."

* ►September 12, 2006 - Intercell enters into strategic partnership with Wyeth for the use of its IC31TM adjuvant in various selected infectious disease vaccines - - "IC31TM is an adjuvant that induces T-cell and B-cell responses by using a unique synthetic formulation which combines the immunostimulating properties of an anti-microbial peptide, KLK, and an immunostimulatory oligodeoxynucleotide, ODN1a."

* ►September 12, 2006 - Acambis gets £10m yellow fever vaccine settlement; results ‘encouraging’ from West Nile virus vaccine trial - Silicon Fen Business Report

►September 12, 2006 - Where did all the school nurses go? - Ha'aretz

* ►September 12, 2006 - Vaccines against bird flu in humans show promise - Science and Development Network

* ►September 12, 2006 - Vietnam metro to check passengers for bird flu - International visitors arriving at Ho Chi Minh City airport will have their body temperatures taken as a precaution after bird flu outbreaks were recently reported in some countries. - Thanh Nien Daily

►September 12, 2006 - Bird flu test goes nationwide - Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

►September 12, 2006 - Health officials urge being prepared for flu pandemic - Kingsport Times News

►September 12, 2006 - Nigeria confirms 117 cases of wild polio - Johannesburg (AND) Nigeria’s commissioner of health says 117 cases of wild polio have been confirmed and the virus is widely spreading in 22 regions of Jigawa State in the northern side of the country, bordering the Republic of Niger. (requires subscription) - African News Dimension

►September 12, 2006 - Wild polio virus spreads widely in Nigeria's northern state - Xinhua via People's Daily Online

►September 12, 2006 - Anti-polio campaign to kick off today - Online - International News Network - "Islamabad: More than 32 million children up to five years of age will be immunized in three-day anti-polio campaign starting today (Tuesday) throughout the country including capital. In the Federal Capital more than 300 teams have been constituted which would go door-to-door to administer anti-polio and vitamin-A drops to children."

►September 12, 2006 - Bulgaria's Health Ministry to select hepatitis vaccine supplier - Sofia Echo

►September 12, 2006 - Few Valley clinics have HPV vaccine - Campus Health Service offers three-shot series - ASU Web Devil

►September 12, 2006 - New vaccine in fight against cancer - Protects against HPV, the leading campus STD - ASU Web Devil

►September 12, 2006 - Cervical cancer vaccine offers "great promise" - Cancer Research UK

►September 12, 2006 - Babies to get new jag -  Daily Record, UK - "A new enhanced vaccination programme for babies has just been introduced in Scotland. From this month your baby will receive extra jags to protect against the potentially lethal pneumococcus germ and strengthen the existing protection against Meningitis C and Hib. In addition to the new vaccine, children will receive a combined booster vaccination for Meningitis C and Hib at 12 months. This allows one of the earlier Meningitis C jags to be taken off the immunisation schedule."

►September 12, 2006 - Increase in MMR jags - Daily Record, UK - "An Executive spokeswoman said: 'We are working with health professionals to give parents the factual information they need.'"

►September 12, 2006 - Pediatric IBD 'Challenges' Aims to Improve Health and Well-Being of Children - Five primary research areas could ease pain of Crohn’s and Colitis. - press release - CCFA via PRWeb

►September 12, 2006 - HIV drugs 'best in S African cities - The Australian

►September 12, 2006 - Pete Doherty injected girl without her consent - Zee News

►September 12, 2006 - Opals may be awarded forfeit - - "The Lithuanian team's original flight to Brazil was cancelled, forcing them to travel via French Guyana. People travelling from French Guyana need a vaccination for yellow fever, which the Lithuanians did not have."

►September 12, 2006 - Lithuania risks DQ at women's world basketball; Canada would gain (requires registration or subscription) - Toronto Star  - "Lithuania was stranded because yellow fever was reported in French Guyana, and the players had not initially been inoculated. Vaccination against yellow fever is mandatory for travellers arriving in Brazil from stricken areas."

►September 12, 2006 - Dairy Is Necessary, Even for Lactose-Intolerant Children - American Academy of Pediatrics Finds Bone-Building Benefits Key to Growth - press release - American Academy of Pediatrics via PRNewswire via Yahoo!

* ►September 11, 2006 - Required TB skin test for students challenged - Honolulu Star-Bulletin - "A Hilo High School freshman was dismissed from school Sept. 1 because she did not have a state-required tuberculosis skin test. Jackie Lindenbach and Leonard Horowitz, parents of the Hilo student, Alena, contend the state's action was illegal because their daughter had 'TB clearance' from a doctor in Idaho...Attorney Gary Zamber, in a news release by the family, said, 'This problem is going to resolve by an examination of medical legal definitions. TB skin testing is a type of immunization by the clear language of these statutes.'"

* ►September 11, 2006 - Few Medicaid Kids with Asthma Get Recommended Flu Shot -  University of Michigan Health System via Newswise

* ►September 11, 2006 - Five Former CDC Directors Express Concern About Departure of Agency Leaders, Scientists -

* ►September 11, 2006 - FDA concerned about new use of Oscient antibiotic - The risk of skin rashes and other serious skin reactions seen with an Oscient Pharmaceuticals Corp. (OSCI) antibiotic outweighs possible benefits of using the drug to treat sinus infections, the Food and Drug Administration said Monday. - MarketWatch

►September 11, 2006 - Living healthy in a toxic world (requires registration or subscription) - Julie's Health Club via Chicago Tribune - "In a thoroughly unappetizing development, the Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of six viruses to be sprayed on meat and poultry products to protect against harmful bacteria, according to news reports."

* ►September 11, 2006 - Promising preclinical results with live attenuated H5N1 vaccines - Public Library of Science via

►September 11, 2006 - Study Notes Differences Between Bird Flu, Human Flu - Scientists are studying the behavior of the bird flu virus, or H5N1, in an effort to find a way to prevent or block it and to treat victims. Among their findings is the observation that when bird flu infects people, the virus is more concentrated in the throat than the nose, the opposite of human flu. This finding may help doctors more quickly diagnose the bird flu in people. - AP via Mac News

►September 11, 2006 - EU approves 2 veterinary bird flu vaccines - AP via International Herald Tribune

►September 11, 2006 - Vietnam prepares for potential bird flu outbreaks among humans - Xinhua via People's Daily Online

►September 11, 2006 - Gel Destroys H5N1 Virus Within Thirty Seconds - Medical News Today

►September 11, 2006 - SL County Council to Consider Pandemic Flu Plan -

* ►September 11, 2006 - World's first cervical vaccine now available in NZ - New Zealand women now have access to Gardasil, the world's first cervical cancer vaccine. - NZPA via - "Meanwhile, the Federation of Women's Health Councils has sounded a note of caution, questioning whether enough was known about the effects of Gardasil."

* ►September 11, 2006 - ADHD raises teens' accident risk - United Press International - "Teenage drivers afflicted with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder face an even greater risk of car accidents, already the leading cause of death among adolescents in the United States, according to a new study at the University of Virginia Health System."

►September 11, 2006 - Step Up Vaccination Campaign, Doctor Tells Government - The East African Standard (Nairobi) via

►September 11, 2006 - Pakistan on the verge of becoming polio free: UNICEF - Daily Times via Pakistan Link

►September 11, 2006 - Bulgarian Parents Seek to Ban Hepatitis-Struck Kids from School - Sofia News Agency via

►September 11, 2006 - West Nile cases up to 31 statewide - Billings Gazette

►September 11, 2006 - 35 People Contract West Nile Virus -

►September 11, 2006 - Virus may control Australia’s ‘river rabbit’ - CSIRO scientists are investigating a potential new biological control agent that could hold the key to eradicating one of the nation’s most invasive aquatic pests – carp. - innovations report

►September 11, 2006 - Anthrax Update - - "The anthrax death toll in Saskatchewan has risen to 779 . . . following the deaths of 53 animals last week."

►September 11, 2006 - State senator's office evacuated after anthrax scare - Houston Chronicle

►September 11, 2006 - Local man succumbs to Legionnaires disease - Hillsdale Independent

►September 11, 2006 - Hepatitis B common - Kuensel, Bhutan

►September 11, 2006 - Concern over rising Hepatitis-C cases - Express News Service via Ludhiana Newsline via

►September 11, 2006 - Heart of darkness: Only 36% rural - The Statesman

►September 11, 2006 - A call for all babies to have HIV tests - Bush Radio

►September 11, 2006 - Death Rates Increasing in South Africa Primarily Because of HIV/AIDS, Government Report Says -

►September 11, 2006 - New blood test could save thousands of lives - Daily Mail, UK - "Prof Avent said Bloodchip would help identify those women who are somewhere between rhesus positive and rhesus negative and help better manage the pregnancy. Such 'partial D' patients - around one in every 4,000 pregnant women - are currently regarded as rhesus negative. He said: 'The rhesus system is the most complicated blood group system there is and, at the moment, partial Ds are lumped together as rhesus negative. Bloodchip means we can more accurately assess the mother.'"

►September 11, 2006 - Gilead Sciences to Present at the Bear Stearns 19th Annual Healthcare Conference and Amylin's Lead Drug Candidate Could See Delays - press release - Financial News USA

►September 11, 2006 - Grisly thefts could spread HIV - Metro, UK - "Veteran BBC broadcaster Alistair Cooke's corpse was one of more than 1,000 allegedly plundered by a New York body-snatching gang who then sold bones, ligaments and skin for use in transplants."

►September 11, 2006 - Innogenetics CEO says group may win legal costs as well as damages in trial - AFX via Forbes - "The District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin has ruled that Abbott Laboratories wilfully infringed the Belgian group's US patent on a method of genotyping the Hepatitis C virus and should pay Innogenetics 7 mln usd damages."

►September 11, 2006 - On disease, maybe conquistadors got a bad rap - Boston Globe - "Acuña-Soto contends that the fundamental cause of New Spain's catastrophic demographic collapse was not smallpox, measles, or mumps brought from Europe but a mysterious, homegrown hemorrhagic fever that may still be lurking in isolated rural outposts today."

►September 11, 2006 - Anti-inflammatory Drug Delays Liver Cancer - Cancer via Ivanhoe

►September 11, 2006 - Black lung disease sickens Southwest Virginia miners - Roanoke Times

* ►September 11, 2006 - Zimbabwe: Infant Mortality Rate Declines - The Herald (Harare) via

* ►September 11, 2006 - New Annual National Cancer Report: Overall Cancer Death Rates Dropping - All Headline News

►September 11, 2006 - Biodegradable napkin -- featuring sensitive nanofibers -- may quickly detect biohazards - Cornell University News Service via
►September 11, 2006 - Minnesota and Michigan reseachers discover new insights for antibiotic drug development - Discovery will help in fight against 'superbugs' - University of Minnesota via
►September 11, 2006 - Two copies of G2019S Parkinson's gene mutation doesn't lead to more severe disease - No observable differences between homozygous and heterzygous state - Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville via
►September 11, 2006 - Brown seaweed contains promising fat fighter, weight reducer - American Chemical Society via
►September 11, 2006 - Drug improves memory loss for traumatic brain injury patients - American Academy of Neurology via
►September 10, 2006 - Compounds in cranberry juice show promise as alternatives to antibiotics - A group of tannins found primarily in cranberries can transform E. coli bacteria, a class of microorganisms responsible for a host of human illnesses, including urinary tract infections, in ways that render them unable to initiate an infection - Worcester Polytechnic Institute via
►September 8, 2006 - Researcher lights the way to better drug delivery - Purdue University

* ►September 8, 2006 - China Flu Samples Set for Import to CDC - U.S. health officials say they've cleared the way for bird flu sample import from China - AP via CBS News

►September 7, 2006 - Polio record is focus of forum - Gulf Daily News

►September 7, 2006 - Vaccine production delays flu shots - The Powell River Peak

►September 7, 2006 - Weekly Professor: Avian Influenza - Do you feel that avian bird flu is being taken seriously enough, especially in Pennsylvania? - Pocono Record

►September 7, 2006 - EPA expands offer for mercury tests - Cherry Hill Courier Post

* ►September 7, 2006 - Fear of Tainted Blood - Strict Screening System Needed for Safe Transfusion - Korea Times - "This time, as many as 4,000 patients received blood from donors who took Acitretin, a drug used to treat psoriasis, which has been known to cause birth defects. Regrettably, recipients of the contaminated blood included 360 of childbearing age, 15 to 44. The fear of being infected with fatal diseases by blood transfusion is real. How long should we be exposed to such dangers?"

* ►September 7, 2006 - Seeking straight A's, parents push for pills - Pediatricians report increasing requests for 'academic doping' - MSNBC

►September 7, 2006 - Health ministry getting ready for immunisation campaign in Bulgaria's Plovdiv - Sofia Echo

►September 7, 2006 - HIV among blacks still high - A disparity continues to exist in the number of blacks and whites infected with the HIV virus in South Florida. However, experts say the gap is becoming smaller. (requires registration or subscription) - Miami Herald

►September 7, 2006 - Squirrel virus makes IW Reds extra special - The IW could soon become the only place to find Britain's native red squirrel because a virus carried by greys is wiping them out quicker than ever before - Isle of Wight Today

►September 6, 2006 - Hollow promises - Western Mail via - "The Western Mail has on many occasions reported accurately the complete lack of evidence to justify fears about the MMR vaccine."

►September 6, 2006 - FDA To Begin Requiring Approval Before Genetic Tests Can Be Marketed -

►September 6, 2006 - J&J sees FDA warning letter resolved by year-end - Reuters

►September 6, 2006 - Polio hits city after 4 yrs, UT ups alert - Immunisation drive likely on Sept 17, 18, 19 - Express News Service via Chandigarh Newsline via

►September 5, 2006 - Are Students With Asthma and Allergies Ready to Self-Medicate? - press release - Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics via PRNewswire via Yahoo!

►September 4, 2006 - Meningitis vaccine will save our kids - Cases of deadly pneumococcal bug could be reduced by 80% (requires subscription) - Belfast Telegraph

* ►August 24, 2006 - U.S. Military To Be Tagged With Spychips? - Ex-HHS Chief Thompson Now Peddling Spychips - Consumer Affairs - "Leading the company's charge is former Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson, now a lobbyist. Thompson, who sits on VeriChip's board of directors, insists that the chip is safe and that no one will be forced to have the procedure...With Thompson calling in political favors and cashing in on his years on the public payroll, the Department of Defense isn't the only arm of the government interested in VeriChip's RFID push. The Department of Homeland Security issued a request for information on how to find or create stronger RFID readers that could actively sense chips implanted in passports and other traveler information."

* ►August 21, 2006 - Company trying to get under soldiers’ skin - The Examiner - "Liz McIntyre, author of a book critical of the chips, said that VeriChip is 'a huge threat' to public privacy. 'They’re circling like vultures for any opportunity to get into our flesh,' McIntyre said. 'They’ll start with people who can’t say no, like the elderly, sex offenders, immigrants and the military. Then they’ll come knocking on our doors.'"

NVIC - Barbara Loe Fisher Comment:  It comes as no surprise to those who have followed the blatant grab for power that Tommy Thompson exercised while he was Secretary of Health and Human Services that Thompson is personally involved in a lucrative bid to implant an indentity/medical records tracking v-chip into the right arms of Americans. Not content with forcing toxic vaccines into our bodies, he and the "doctors" at the Department of Defense want to use state-of-the-art technology to bug our bodies so they can find more ways to force us to do things we don't want to do or face "punishment." They will start with the soldiers who can't say no, then move on to the children and elderly who can't say no, and then they will come get the rest of us.

Already, Americans are denied the right to an education, health insurance, medical care, nursing home care, government food and milk subsidies and, sometimes, custody of their children if they don't obey the vaccine rules federal public health officials and doctors have created and state officials have turned into mandatory vaccination laws. Medical records contain vaccination records. It is not a mystery why Thompson and the public health police want us all to be walking around with v-chips implanted in our arms. How easy it will be for them to track down dissidents and either take them out of put them away - in the name of the greater good, of course.

Putting the breaks on elitist medical doctors, scientists and technocrats, who have the mistaken belief they have been annointed to tell us what to do with our bodies, is long overdue. Wake up America: take back your freedom to freely choose which medical risks you are willing to take or you will condemn your children to a life that is not their own. Protecting your body from elitists who want access to it for profit and control is the first step.

Colds and Influenza (the Flu) -


Posted September 11, 2006


►September 15, 2006 - Immature Dendritic Cells Suppress Collagen-Induced Arthritis by In Vivo Expansion of CD49b+ Regulatory T Cells - journal article (The Journal of Immunology)

►September 12, 2006 - 'Better' bird flu test developed - Press Association via The Guardian, UK

* ►September 11, 2006 - Local trio gets honor for vaccine - Children's Hospital to bestow its Gold Medal. - Philadelphia Inquirer - "The trio developed a vaccine to prevent rotavirus, a disease that kills more than 600,000 children worldwide every year. H. Fred Clark, Paul A. Offit and Stanley A. Plotkin worked on the vaccine at Children's Hospital and the Wistar Institute."

* ►September 11, 2006 - Big Pharma & The FDA Strike Oil While Injuring Millions -

* ►September 11, 2006 - Coping with Autism - For 11 years Jane Mitchell has fought the battle against autism that affects her son, Richard. - Jamaica Gleaner

* ►September 11, 2006 - Local pioneer in autism - Ashlei McFarlane is on her way to becoming the leading specialist on autism in Jamaica.- Jamaica Gleaner - "The focus of her graduate study is autism in children and Adolescents: Effective Naturapathic Remedies. 'It is a very complex research project involving the use of numerous non-prescription remedies including some medicinal plants found here in Jamaica,' said Mcfarlane. Her PhD is a catalyst to pursue the Doctor of Naturapathy course at the Clayton College of Natural Health in the United States 'I will use this education to treat all behavioural and learning problems in children using natural medicines, with a special focus on autism.'"

►September 11, 2006 - Autism walk raises more than $60,000 - More than 1,000 people participate in Bern Township. - Reading Eagle

►September 11, 2006 - Little awareness about autism in India -

►September 11, 2006 - Special Services school hopes to open by spring - Today's Sunbeam via

►September 11, 2006 - More and more lives are touched by autism - Burlington Free Press - "Like most mothers of autistic children, Frost wonders what caused her son to develop this disorder. "There has got to be a reason why we have gone from one person in many thousands to one person in 166 with autism today. The answer is not just that we are diagnosing more, but that these kids are the canaries in the cage and something is giving them autism," she said."

►September 11, 2006 - MMR jab uptake on the rise -

►September 11, 2006 - Future Appears Bleak for Mercury Thermometers - press release - Research and Markets via Business Wire

* ►September 11, 2006 - Gazette Opinion: It's been 5 years of preparing for terror, disasters - Billings Gazette - "Yellowstone County wouldn't be planning to give 10,000 flu shots in 12 hours if not for 9/11. The worst disasters can be important teachers, even five years later."

►September 11, 2006 - Target: mosquitoes - To fend off the deadly disease-carriers, scientists worldwide are hot on the trail of new scents that can repel them - Boston Globe

►September 11, 2006 - Lab acts as sentry - Daily Iowan

►September 11, 2006 - New vaccine protects women from HPV - Some types of the virus, which is transmitted through sexual activity, lead to cervical cancer. - News-Leader

►September 11, 2006 - Experts see conditions exist to foster flu pandemic - Kingsport Times News

►September 11, 2006 - Flu vaccine supply said ample - Decatur Daily Democrat

►September 11, 2006 - Get flu vaccine to all who need it - opinion (requires registration or subscription) - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

►September 11, 2006 - Post-9/11 Drop in Air Travel Delayed Flu Season, Study Finds (requires registration) - Washington Post

* ►September 11, 2006 - Air travel fuels spread of flu, study looking at post 9-11 travel ban shows - Canadian Press via CBC

* ►September 11, 2006 - Live bird flu virus vaccine protects animals-study - Reuters AlertNet

* ►September 11, 2006 - Scientists reveal how H5N1 kills - Scientists have discovered a potential reason to explain why the H5N1 strain of bird flu is so much more deadly to people than standard human flus. - BBC

* ►September 11, 2006 - Bird flu virus found in blood of human victims - The Scotsman

* ►September 11, 2006 - Clinical study points to cytokine storm in H5N1 cases - CIDRAP News

* ►September 11, 2006 - Iomai Cleared for Patch Study - AP via MSN Money - "Biopharmaceutical company Iomai Corp. said Monday the Food and Drug Administration cleared a clinical trial that will compare its patch-based flu vaccine with the injectable version. The study will involve up to 300 patients and is scheduled to start in late September."

►September 11, 2006 - Instant treatment vital for bird flu cases, says study - Bangkok Post

►September 11, 2006 - IAC EXPRESS Issue #620 - Immunization Action Coalition

►September 11, 2006 - Meningococcal vaccination free for children - Border Mail - "NSW Health Minister John Hatzistergos has urged parents to take advantage of a free meningococcal C vaccine available to children and young people."

►September 11, 2006 - Bacterial Meningitis vaccine on campus - The Arkansas Traveler

►September 11, 2006 - There's now a vaccine against shingles. Should I get it? - Boston Globe

►September 11, 2006 - Doherty's 'jab' girl AIDS fear - The Sun

►September 11, 2006 - Diabetes Forecast Gets Scarier - CDC Ups Diabetes Prediction to 48.3 Million Cases by 2050 - WebMD

►September 11, 2006 - National Report Finds Most Cancer Rates Lower Among Latino/Hispanics - All Headline News

* ►September 11, 2006 - Give girls cancer jabs free, says lobby - The New Zealand Herald - "A Health Ministry committee is assessing whether to add Gardasil and several other vaccines to the schedule, including ones designed to protect against chicken pox, rotavirus (a diarrhoea bug), pneumococcal disease and types of meningococcal disease other than the B strain."

* ►September 11, 2006 - Chinese, U.S. agencies help hepatitis B prevention in northwest China - Xinhua via People's Daily, China - "All the children will be inoculated against hepatitis B from this month to May next year at a cost of more than two million yuan (250,000 U.S. dollars), according to the Qinghai Provincial Health Bureau."

* ►September 11, 2006 - Commission gives green light for veterinary vaccines against avian flu - The European Commission has given Community-wide authorisation to two avian influenza vaccines. This should ensure that effective vaccines are available for use throughout the EU during the autumn/winter, which is the period of greatest risk of a bird flu epidemic. There are no outbreaks of avian influenza in domestic or wild birds in the EU at the moment, but the risk of the disease will increase in the coming weeks as the autumn migration period begins. Both of the vaccines which have been approved reduce mortality and virus excretion in vaccinated chickens exposed to infection. The two vaccines concerned, Nobilis Influenza H5N2[1] and Poulvac FluFend H5N3 RG[2], are inactivated, adjuvanted avian influenza vaccines for administration by injection. Nobilis Influenza H5N2 is for use in chickens and Poulvac FluFend H5N3 RG is for use in both chickens and Pekin ducks. - European Medicines Agency via Europa

* ►September 11, 2006 - Nanotechnology is still in its infancy in Central Florida - A ranking of nanotechnology activity puts Florida in the bottom 5th in U.S., but Orlando is making some progress - "VaxDesign Corp. wants to copy your immune system. The company, which is trying to engineer artificial tissue that replicates the body's immune response, hopes its technology could someday replace the use of animals in testing vaccines and cosmetics."

* ►September 11, 2006 - Boston to regulate research - The City of Boston is likely to become the first major urban center in the U.S. to monitor research on dangerous organisms - The Scientist

* ►September 11, 2006 - FDA Reviewing Informed Consent Rules - Waiving informed consent in emergencies could get harder in the wake of a controversial trial - The Scientist

►September 11, 2006 - Experts see conditions exist to foster flu pandemic -

►September 11, 2006 - Being clean is dengue deterrent - The Manila Times

►September 11, 2006 - Figuring Out Birds' Migrations, Motivations - The Washington Post

►September 11, 2006 - What Parents Should Know About Learning Disabilities - PRNewswire via

►September 11, 2006 - Cardiff University team fights superbugs - NewsWales, UK

►September 11, 2006 - Ministry warns of rising incidence of intestinal diseases - Xinhua via

►September 11, 2006 - Sinusitis--child. - American College of Radiology via

►September 11, 2006 - Wyeth/Amgen's Enbrel to Achieve Blockbuster Status by 2010 for the Treatment of Psoriasis - Extent of Market Penetration by Premium-Priced Biologics Will Hinge on Scrutiny of Third-Party Payers, According to a New Report from Decision Resources - PRNewswire via

►September 11, 2006 - Eating oranges cuts cancer risk - The Scotsman - "Two studies found that eating mandarin oranges or drinking juice with added carotenoids - the vitamin A compound that gives mandarins their orange colour - cut the risk of several conditions."

* ►September 10, 2006 - Study Adds Details on Bird Flu, Humans (requires registration or subscription) - AP via The New York Times - "When bird flu infects people, the virus is more concentrated in the throat than the nose, the opposite of human flu. This finding may help doctors more quickly diagnose the bird flu in people."

* ►September 10, 2006 - NIH Audit Criticizes Scientist's Dealings (requires registration or subscription) - A researcher received more than $100,000 from drug firms. The agency calls it 'serious misconduct' but has issued no penalty. - Los Angeles Times - "The internal review, conducted by lawyers and other ethics specialists within the office of the NIH director, found that from 1999 to 2004, Walsh received fees totaling $100,970 from pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. He accepted fees from 25 companies and has led government-sponsored research involving some of those companies' drugs."

* ►September 10, 2006 - Exodus, morale shake CDC - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - "Critics say the agency is changing to a top-down management style that stifles science and that new layers of bureaucracy are being created that make agency operations more cumbersome. The most visible sign of potential trouble at CDC is the loss of more than a dozen high-profile leaders and scientists since 2004. By the end of this year, all but two of the directors of CDC's eight primary scientific centers will have left the Atlanta-based federal agency. The wave of departures — which numerous CDC leaders call unprecedented — also includes the agency's top vaccine expert and world experts in several diseases. Just last week CDC's pandemic flu coordinator said he's leaving."

* ►September 10, 2006 - Patent extenders stretch drugmakers' bottom lines (requires registration or subscription) - Chicago Tribune - "The patent extenders help drug companies maintain billions of dollars in sales of fading blockbuster drugs when there is little therapeutic difference between the brand and generic versions of them, critics say. Consumers can save lots of money by avoiding prescription drugs with the added letters."

* ►September 20, 2006 - Babies in womb exposed to 'gender-bending' chemicals - Daily Mail, UK

►September 10, 2006 - Health ministers gather in Denmark for WHO summit - AFP via Yahoo!

►September 10, 2006 - A Bad Year For Tick-Borne Illness In Region - Preliminary statistics show increase in cases - The Day, Connecticut - “I've had new cases every day for the last two months,” said Dr. Booth Wainscoat, infectious disease specialist at The Westerly Hospital, who was still adding up the numbers last week. “I've had several patients with co-infections of babesiosis and ehrlichiosis, or Lyme and ehrlichiosis.”

►September 10. 2006 - Biological clock ticks for men, too, studies say - Older fathers raise babies' health risks - Baltimore Sun

►September 10, 2006 - Drugstores Are Looking More Like a Growth Story (requires registration or subscription) - The New York Times

►September 10, 2006 - Full text: Joint Statement of the Ninth EU-China Summit - Xinhua via People's Daily, China

►September 10, 2006 - Wounds May One Day Heal Better, Faster, Due To New NIH-funded Wound Healing Centers - The National Institutes of Health (NIH) via Medical News Today

►September 10, 2006 - Fighting cancer, holistically - StarMag via

►September 10, 2006 - 40 pc of targeted kids given polio drops - Hindustan Times

* ►September 10, 2006 - In old city, they drive away polio team - Locals say drop brings disease to kids, abort drive - Lucknow Newsline via - "Meanwhile, Shahid’s father Mahat claimed that her one-year-old daughter expired six months ago because of the polio drop. 'She developed severe fever and expired just one month after the polio drop. I and others here have lost faith in this drop, no matter how hard you try.' After over an hour in the area, the team had little to count for ‘success’."

* ►September 10, 2006 - Slaves to American medicine - In 1972 the Tuskegee experiments on black people shocked the world. Now, a new report reveals that the official inquiry was a cover-up. John Cornwell reports - The Sunday Times Magazine, UK

* ►September 10, 2006 - Mad Cow Disease and Alzheimer’s - Is there a connection? -

►September 10, 2006 - US preparing for possible pandemics - Deseret News

►September 10, 2006 - 9/11: Five years later - Change was gonna come - Almost all our assumptions about how 9/11 would alter our lives forever turned out to be wrong - San Francisco Chronicle - "Sufficient smallpox vaccine has been produced, emergency-response systems revised, bureaucratic barriers between intelligence agencies dismantled."

►September 10, 2006 - Tragedy spurs spending spree for high-tech security gear (requires registration or subscription) - Mercury News - "At the Santa Clara County public-health laboratory, microbiologist Kathleen Slater peers into a $24,000 microscope at a sample of West Nile virus. The microscope -- and Slater -- were paid for with bioterrorism-prevention grants from the federal government."

►September 10, 2006 - Study backs microarray data - Report concerning automated gene-scanning instruments helps to validate entire class of biotechnology devices - San Francisco Chronicle

* ►September 10, 2006 - Review faults scientist's conduct - Los Angeles Times via Seattle Times - "A senior researcher at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) engaged in 'serious misconduct' by entering into dozens of unauthorized private arrangements with drug companies and failing to report annually the outside income, totaling more than $100,000, an internal review has found."

* ►September 10, 2006 - Flu-shot guidelines expanded - Government says kids 6 months to 5 years should be vaccinated - Times-Dispatch - "Gail Johnson, a pediatric nurse and chairwoman of the Virginia Child Day-Care Council, which enforces state day-care regulations, said longtime child-care workers may actually be better able to resist flu bugs. 'You usually build up a strong immunity -- children have so many things,' Johnson said."

►September 10, 2006 - In our view: Preparing for the flu - Joplin Globe

►September 10, 2006 - Flu shots offered this month for registered veterans - Honolulu Star-Bulletin

►September 10, 2006 - State prepares for flu season - Las Cruces Sun-News

►September 10, 2006 - Laramie prepares for this years’ flu season - Laramie Boomerang

►September 10, 2006 - Vaccine coverage for kids can be hit or miss - Nashua Telegraph

►September 10, 2006 - Traditional healers vital in HIV/AIDs fight - Dispatches from South Africa - Flint Journal via

►September 10, 2006 - South Sudan faces higher AIDS danger: minister - Xinhua via People's Daily Online

►September 10, 2006 - Barbers' knives no cause for AIDS: experts - PTI via Daily News & Analysis

* ►September 10, 2006 - International Conference on The Costs And Benefits of HIV/AIDS Interventions in Developing Countries to be hosted by Harvard - MedIndia - "According to UNAIDS, the available funding for 2006 was $8.9 billion against the need of $14.9 billion."

►September 10, 2006 - West China women learn how to prevent Hepatitis B - Xinhua via People's Daily Online

►September 10, 2006 - Back on the Job (requires registration or subscription) - Miami Herald - "The Senate returned Tuesday and the House returned Wednesday for a four-week session before Congress recesses for the November election."

►September 10, 2006 - 914 People Infected with Hepatitis “A” in Plovdiv Region - Focus News Agency

►September 10, 2006 - US court rules Abbott wilfully infringed Innogenetics patent - AFX via Forbes

* ►September 10, 2006 - Next Vioxx trial set to get under way in New Orleans (requires registration or subscription) - AP via Mercury News

* ►September 10, 2006 - Judge's kin complains of polio harassment, CM orders probe - PTI via The Hindu - "The pulse polio drive in Bihar today got embroiled in a controversy when volunteers engaged for the task allegedly tried to forcefully administer polio drops to the maternal granddaughter of Patna High Court Judge S M M Alam, prompting Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to order a high-level probe into the incident."

►September 10, 2006 - CM launches pulse polio campaign - Express News Service via Delhi Newsline via

►September 10, 2006 - Are Dental Fillings Containing Mercury Unsafe? The Debate Continues -

►September 10, 2006 - Did doctor recall warnings about mercury levels and fish? - letter - The Reporter

►September 10, 2006 - Glen Ellyn woman is 4th West Nile fatality (requires registration or subscription) - Chicago Tribune

►September 10, 2006 - West Nile Virus Effects Long Term - WPVI ABC 6

* ►September 10, 2006 - Greyhound illness spreads to household dogs - Palm Beach Post

►September 10, 2006 - Extreme TB outbreak just 'tip of the iceberg' - Independent Online

►September 10, 2006 - Sight loss alert prompts permanent withdrawal of contact lens solution - Scotland on Sunday


►September 10, 2006 - NIH Audit Criticizes Scientist's Dealings - A researcher received more than $100,000 from drug firms. The agency calls it 'serious misconduct' but has issued no penalty. (requires registration or subscription) - Los Angeles Times

* ►September 10, 2006 - CDC brain drain? (requires registration or subscription) - Atlanta Journal-Constitution - "By the end of this year, most of the people who lead CDC's key scientific centers — in some cases for a decade — will be gone. The wave of departures began in 2004, about a year after Dr. Julie Gerberding launched her strategic 'Futures Initiative' to transform the agency, and not quite two years after she was named CDC director."

►September 10, 2006 - U.S.CDC regrets delay in transfer of flu virus samples, import procedures now in place - Xinhua via People's Daily Online

* ►September 9, 2006 - Letter: The anthrax nightmare shouldn't be forgotten - Freeport Journal-Standard

►September 9, 2006 - Bangladesh polio scares Tripura, launches immunisation -

►September 9, 2006 - 'Polio Sunday' in 15 districts today - Hindustan Times

►September 9, 2006 - UVa security projects run gamut - Federally funded university programs increase since 9/11 - Daily Progress

►September 9, 2006 - UQ Start-up Attracts Investment To Develop Meningitis Diagnostic Test Kit - Medical News Today

* ►September 9, 2006 - When Doctors Hide Medical Errors (requires registration or subscription) (opinion) - The New York Times

►September 9, 2006 - Everything to gain - Seven New Yorkers and the clinical trials that changed their lives - New York Daily News

►September 9, 2006 - Immune response protects against brain tumor development - University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center via Xagena Network

►September 9, 2006 - Wyeth Wraps Up Defense in Suit Over Menopause Drugs - Bloomberg 

* ►September 8, 2006 - 'Mengele Lives!' If FDA Rule Approved: Plan Would Allow Medical Experimentation On Uninformed Patients - WorldNetDaily via

* ►September 8, 2006 - Seaside pursues a rare, less costly path for autism drug development - Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology

* ►September 8, 2006 - Infection may raise MS relapse risk - Reuters Health

►September 8, 2006 - 'Mix and match' proteins found - Rearranged peptides may play big role in immunity.- news (Nature)

►September 8, 2006 - Pfizer Wins Dismissal of Suit by Former Executive (Update1) - Bloomberg - "Pfizer Inc., the world's largest drugmaker, won dismissal of a ``whistleblower'' lawsuit by a former executive who accused the company of promoting unapproved uses for Genotropin, a growth hormone."

►September 8, 2006 - Drug Prevents Diabetes In 38 Percent Of At-risk Patients - Diabetes Care via All Headline News

* ►September 8, 2006 - Woman charged in death of autistic boy, 12 (requires registration or subscription) - Toronto Star - "A witness who saw the boy fall from the apartment called police. Officers arrived to find him in front of the building...Such incidents call for caregiver standards at a national level, said Louise Fleming, executive director of Autism Society Canada. 'Children with autism require more care than your typically developing child,” Fleming said. 'You need people who are trained and are knowledgeable about autism,' she added.'"

►September 8, 2006 - Bavarian Nordic Explains Further on the ITC's Initial Determination - ITNews

►September 7, 2006 - Many treatments for trauma and injury are 'untried and untested' (requires subscription for full article) - The Independent, UK

►September 7, 2006 - Protecting yourself from West Nile -

►September 7, 2006 - SemBioSys issued 20th U.S. patent - Patent protects Canadian Biotechnology Company's plant production of antibodies - press release - SemBioSys Genetics Inc. via CNW Telbec

* ►September 7, 2006 - Acambis wins smallpox vaccine case at ITC; appeal looms - Silicon Fen Business Report - "Acambis plc (ACM.L) said today that a judge at the International Trade Commission ruled in its favour in its dispute with Bavarian Nordic A/S regarding the latter’s patents related to Modified (smallpox) Vaccinia Ankara ("MVA")."

* ►September 7, 2006 - Bavarian Nordic Patents Infringed According to Initial Ruling at the U.S. ITC - Bavarian Nordic Patents Infringed According to Initial Ruling at the U.S. International Trade Commission, Company to Appeal Decision on Validity - Bavarian Nordic via PharmaLive

►September 7, 2006 - Woman dies of anthrax, infected by sheep - Independent Online

* ►September 7, 2006 - Ten pounds of mercury vanishes - Officials concerned about public health risk; Brumble case still under investigation - The-Bee

►September 7, 2006 - Thoughts of woman in 'waking coma' revealed - Brain scans of vegetative patient ignites debate over her awareness. - news (Nature)

* ►September 5, 2006 - New Guidelines for Pediatric Use of Rotavirus Vaccine CME/CE (requires registration) - Medscape

►September 6, 2006 - Untangling A Pathology Of Alzheimer's - Cell Press via Biocompare

►September 1, 2006 - EPA to test homes for mercury contamination -

►September 2006 - Respiratory Diseases and Helicobacter pylori Infection: Is There a Link? - journal article (Respiration)

►September 2006 - Killed Mycobacterium vaccae suspension in children with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial - journal article (Clinical & Experimental Allergy)

►September 2006 - Parenteral Nutrition Impairs Gut-Associated Lymphoid Tissue and Mucosal Immunity by Reducing Lymphotoxin [beta] Receptor Expression. - journal article (Annals of Surgery)

►September 2006 - Intranasal Insulin Improves Memory in Humans: Superiority of Insulin Aspart - journal article (Neuropsychopharmacology)

►September 2006 - The action behind the words: embryonic stem cell research marches on (full text) - journal article (Journal of Cell Biology)


Posted September 10, 2006


►September 11, 2006 - Oman enters annals of medical history - Times of Oman

►September 11, 2006 - British company to market hand gel said to kill bird flu virus in 30 seconds - The Guardian, UK

* ►September 11, 2006 - MVA-based smallpox vaccine plant cleared for production - Danish biopharmaceutical firm Bavarian Nordic has received approval from Denmark's government to begin large-scale commercial production of smallpox vaccine based on its Modified Vaccinia Ankara (MVA) virus strain which demonstrates superior safety. -

* ►September 10, 2006 - Advice for bird flu: 'Hit hard and early' - New York Times via International Herald Tribune

* ►September 10, 2006 - Bird flu triggers high and sustained virus buildup, cause of severe disease - Canadian Press via CBC News - "The severe disease that H5N1 avian flu provokes in people appears to be caused by the virus's ability to replicate at unusually high levels for a prolonged period - an overwhelming assault that triggers a massive and devastating immune system response, a new scientific paper suggests."

* ►September 10, 2006 - Vaccines for Vicar's Plan - - "Vicars could be given priority for bird flu jabs - so they are fit to give last rites to dying victims."

►September 10, 2006 - Flu Shots: New guidelines - Richmond Times-Dispatch

►September 10, 2006 - Bird flu at bay but officials urge vigilance - The Brunei Times 

►September 10, 2006 - Bird flu spreading like fire in Indonesia - The Money Times

►September 10, 2006 - Flu summit focuses on preparedness - Kingsport Times News

►September 10, 2006 - Indonesia pushes bird flu education - Laughter bursts abruptly from the veranda of Punjang's house. - BBC

* ►September 10, 2006 - Allergies vaccines 'available from 2009' - Scotland on Sunday - "The claims by leading allergy researcher Dr Ronald Van Ree, from Amsterdam University, have been made less than a year after Scotland on Sunday revealed scientists in Aberdeen are developing a groundbreaking allergy cure. They are attempting to use part of the Epstein-Barr virus, which causes glandular fever, to trick the body's natural defence system into ignoring the microscopic particles that cause allergies. They have been awarded £200,000 by the Scottish Executive to begin developing a vaccine."

* ►September 10, 2006 - Allergy and asthma cures around the corner: experts - - "According to him, scientists are scrutinizing the possibility of using genetic engineering to render the proteins that cause allergic reactions ineffective. The drugs developed through these techniques will work on the immune system to make it stronger to fight allergies. It is also possible that scientists will modify the protein in the allergenic foods to develop other variants of foods that do not cause allergies."

* ►September 10, 2006 - Anti-cervical cancer vaccine offers hope of preventing other types of cancer, expert says - AP via International Herald Tribune

* ►September 10, 2006 - Experts call for making cervical cancer vaccine available to Asian Women - AP via International Herald Tribune

* ►September 10, 2006 - £60 vaccine to prevent cervical cancer unveiled - Daily Mail, UK

* ►September 10, 2006 - Indians may be spreading polio abroad: UNICEF official - PTI via The Hindu

* ►September 10, 2006 - Polio drive eye-opener - ‘People in posh enclaves nurture the feeling that immunisation is targeted at the poor and polio only affects those who live in slums’ - Kolkata Newsline via

►September 10, 2006 - Limitations in treating autism but help on way - Borneo Bulletin via

►September 10, 2006 - Are we prepared? - Spartanburg Herald Journal

►September 10, 2006 - An industry takes flight - Countless business opportunities have grown out of the tragedy of Sept. 11 (requires registration or subscription) - Baltimore Sun

►September 10, 2006 - Doctor calls for mumps caution - Fiji Times

►September 10, 2006 - Parents of EEE victim raising money for disease research - AP via Portsmouth Herald via Boston Globe - "At a benefit Oct. 14 in Bradford, Mass., the Labells hope to kickoff a fundraising campaign to raise money for research for a human vaccine for EEE. A vaccine exists for horses, but not people, a situation the Labells find intolerable."

* ►September 10, 2006 - FDA Warning Confirms ADHD Drugs Cause Sudden Death, Heart Attack and Strokes - press release -  Citizens Commission on Human Rights via Press World

►September 10, 2006 - ‘Malaria Kills 300,000 People Annually’ - ThisDay Online

►September 10, 2006 - Health workers stop immunisation - The New Nation - "The field level health workers under the banner of Bangladesh Health Department Field Workers’ Association have been on hunger strike since Friday to press home their five-point demands. The demands include providing technical status to health assistants, removing pay anomalies for health workers, naming the health inspectors as upazila health supervisors, increasing traveling allowance, and naming the health assistants as health technologists."

►September 10, 2006 - HIV-infected blood victims condemn 'meagre' payout - The Observer via The Guardian, UK

* ►September 10, 2006 - Ad Campaign To Promote HIV Vaccine Trials (includes video) -

►September 10, 2006 - A Timeline for Vioxx Litigation - AP via Houston Chronicle

►September 10, 2006 - FDA set to audit popcorn safety - Flavoring tied to worker illness might harm lungs of consumers opening microwaved packets. - Sacramento Bee

►September 10, 2006 - Mold may make asthma worse, EPA and CDC say - Arizona Daily Star

►September 10, 2006 - Battle Lines in Treating Depression (requires registration or subscription) - The New York Times

* ►September 9, 2006 - Gillette physician gives key testimony - Jackson Hole Star-Tribune - "A Gillette physician's testimony in Washington D.C. served as a key element in rejecting a draft from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that suggested mercury fillings were safe. Rebecca Painter, a general physician in Gillette, has worked with patients for over 13 years who exhibit symptoms of mercury poisoning because they received amalgam, or mercury, fillings. She said she has treated more than 80 patients, whom she claims amalgam fillings have affected. She went to Washington D.C., to educate the public and the FDA on the dangers of amalgam fillings and to ultimately get them banned from dentists' offices."

* ►September 9, 2006 - FDA panel urges research into safety of dental fillings containing mercury -

►September 9, 2006 - Flu jab delays - Norwich Evening News

►September 9, 2006 - Practice makes perfect - Health Department practices for flu shot clinic next month - Parsons Sun

►September 9, 2006 - Flu shots will be offered in October - Salt Lake Tribune

►September 9, 2006 - New Bird Flu Plan Ratified - Plan Favors Those Most Vulnerable -

►September 9, 2006 - Thailand to train Egypt on bird flu - Bangkok Post

►September 9, 2006 - Bird flu on its way - Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil

►September 9, 2006 - SDSU Publication Explores Pandemic Flu Preparedness (requires registration) Yankton Daily Press

* ►September 9, 2006 - Dino, Debojit detained, quarantined - Express News Service via Mumbai Newsline via - "Immigration authorities on Wednesday night detained actor Dino Morea, winner of Zee TV’s Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Debojit Saha and their show co-ordinator Tarsem Mittal at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Later they were quarantined as they failed to produce a yellow fever vaccination certificate—they had not been vaccinated before their departure."

►September 9, 2006 - UP grappling with new polio cases, observer appointed - PTI via The Hindu

►September 9, 2006 - Bangladesh polio scares Tripura, launches immunisation - IANS via Daily India

►September 9, 2006 - Staph infections up locally - Mobile Register via

►September 9, 2006 - Strep throat prompts quarantine at prison - Bridgeton News

►September 9, 2006 - 40 new cases of West Nile virus reported - AP via Hattiesburg American

►September 9, 2006 - A look at government reforms as a result of 9/11 - Newsday

►September 9, 2006 - VP suggests using force to cull bird flu-infected fowls - Antara

►September 9, 2006 - More Human Bird Flu Deaths Confirmed In Indonesia By WHO - Medical News Today

►September 9, 2006 - Ex-governor's restored Mustang in charity raffle - AP Connecticut via The Hartford Courant via Newsday

►September 9, 2006 - Anthrax probe underway - Investigation teams are continuing to search the home of anthrax victim Pascal Norris. - Hawick News

►September 8, 2006 - WHO Plans Polio Vaccinations in Africa (requires registration) - AP via Washington Post

►September 8, 2006 - Avian influenza – situation in Indonesia – update 30 - WHO

►September 8, 2006 - FDA's statement about the Red Cross fine - CNN

►September 8, 2006 - Northwest gets FDA clearance for lung cancer trial - Northwest Biotherapeutics has received FDA clearance to proceed with phase I clinical testing of its personalized therapeutic cancer vaccine, DCVax-LB, in non-small cell lung cancer. - Pharmaceutical Business Review

►September 8, 2006 - HIV blamed for substantial growth in death rates - Sapa via Mail & Guardian Online

►September 8, 2006 - South Africa: HIV/Aids Blamed for Soaring Death Rates - UN Integrated Regional Information Networks via

►September 8, 2006 - Four babies die in suspected Kazakh HIV case - Reuters AlertNet

►September 8, 2006 - Evaluation of a Fruit and Vegetable Distribution Program --- Mississippi, 2004--05 School Year - MMWR/CDC

►September 8, 2006 - Sheriff's Investigators Seek Public's Help Identifying Boy Found Near Richmond -

►September 8, 2006 - Innogenetics says wins damages from Abbott - Reuters

* ►September 6, 2006 - Influenza vaccines delayed - Esquimalt News - "Vancouver Island Health Authority's chief medical officer Dr. Richard Stanwick said it is because one of the agents in the vaccine - a Wisconsin-like strain of influenza A- turned out to be problematic to grow. As a result production schedules are stalled."

* ►September 5, 2006 - IAC Express Issue #619 - Immunization Action Coalition - "IAC RELEASES NEW AND REVISED STANDING ORDERS FOR ADMINISTERING VACCINES AND MANAGING VACCINE REACTIONS...Links to all these standing orders and medical management protocols are available on one web page at

►September 5, 2006 - JHU Center to Focus on HIV-linked Brain Disorders, Treatment - Johns Hopkins Gazette

►September 5, 2006 - FDA Drafts Regulatory Guidance to Industry and Labs for Group of Medical Tests - Agency accepting public comment on guidance - FDA


Posted September 9, 2006


►October 2006 - Prevalence and correlates of diphtheria toxoid antibodies in children and adults in Israel - journal article (Clinical Microbiology & Infection)

►October 2006 - Conventional and molecular investigation of meningococcal isolates in relation to two outbreaks in the area of Athens, Greece - journal article (Clinical Microbiology & Infection)

►October 2006 - Characterisation of Neisseria meningitidis C:2b:P1.2,5 isolates in Poland - journal article (Clinical Microbiology & Infection)

* ►October 2006 - Characteristics of extrinsic vs. intrinsic atopic dermatitis in infancy: correlations with laboratory variables - journal article (British Journal of Dermatology) - "Infants are more allergic to food, and the variety of specific allergenic responses was connected with clinical severity. A higher eosinophil count, a higher ECP level and a higher detection rate of IL-5 in the peripheral blood of infants with ADe means that eosinophils have a more prominent role in ADe than in ADi."

►October 2006 - Vaccines: More reasons to immunize - Consumer Reports

►September 11, 2006 - Pandemic plans front and centre at GYRD meeting - Grande Yellowhead Regional Division (GYRD) chief deputy superintendent Judy Grigat said a group of school boards near Edmonton met in February and the message was clear, bird flu or some other pandemic-like strain was still a hot topic. - Edson Leader

* ►September 10, 2006 - Step up vaccination campaign, doctor tells Government - The Standard, Africa - "He said the use of vaccines had been stepped up in many countries as people have accepted syringes. "The Government must allocate more money to the Ministry of Health and a body must be formed to co-ordinate health activities, create awareness and sensitise the public."

►September 9, 2006 - Feinstein pushes tough penalties for animal rights violence - San Francisco Chronicle - "The bill, which the Democrat introduced with Republican Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma, would toughen federal criminal penalties for causing physical harm to people or making threats to researchers or their families. It would also boost penalties for causing economic harm to companies or universities engaged in research using animals that are frequently destroyed in the course of lab work."

►September 9, 2006 - “Allergy Cells” Can Aggravate Cancer And Psoriasis - Karolinska Institutet  via Medical News Today

►September 9, 2006 - A New Bible for Eating Well - Science News

►September 9, 2006 - From the September 5, 1936, issue - Science News

* ►September 9, 2006 - State formula determines who gets shots during bird flu pandemic (requires registration or subscription) - AP via Mercury News - "Instead of setting out a list of likely candidates, the state developed a scoring system that the report says 'produces a rank-ordered list of target groups prioritized for influenza vaccination.'"

* ►September 9, 2006 - Truth on autism - letter - Lawrence Journal-World - "I looked at the statistics from the study cited in The Associated Press story “Study links autism risk to fathers’ age” (Journal-World, Sept. 5). The rate of autism was one in 1,200 compared with the U.S. rate of one in 166. Of the 110 cases studied, 34 were in the 15-29 paternal age group, 62 in the 30-39 group, 13 (or 5 percent) in the 40-49 bracket, and one case with a father over 50. This is a typical study paid for by those who are trying to cover up the truth about the cause of autism."

►September 9, 2006 - Conference sheds more light on autism - Borneo Bulletin via

* ►September 9, 2006 - Measles spreads in Dar - Guardian via - "Among the patients who spoke from their hospital beds was, Grace Andrea (28), a resident of Vingunguti. She had swollen eyes, red and squashy lips with a running nose that inflicted serious pain on her.  She could not explain how she fell victim to measles because she had been vaccinated."

►September 9, 2006 - Dikshit launches pulse polio campaign - PTI via The Hindu

►September 9, 2006 - Polio drops to be administered today - Central Chronicle, Bhopal

►September 9, 2006 - Administer polio vaccine to kids: DM - Hindustan Times

►September 9, 2006 - Nigeria sets up polio rapid response team - AngolaPress

►September 9, 2006 - Medics warn on mumps, flu virus - Fiji Times - "Some parents showed concern that their children with virus-related infectious were, in fact, given antibiotics."

►September 9, 2006 - Minister urges take-up of meningococcal vaccine -

►September 9, 2006 - Parents told of new vaccine - Shetland News

►September 9, 2006 - Study predicts smallpox vaccination deaths - New York Times via Chronicle Herald

►September 9, 2006 - Yellow fever hospital not the best place to be quarantined! - Afternoon Dispatch & Courier

* ►September 8, 2006 - US diabetes prevalence to double by 2050 - Diabetes Care via Reuters - "By 2050, 12 percent of US citizens will have diabetes, a total of 48.3 million people, federal health officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta estimate."

* ►September 8, 2006 - Red Cross Fined $4.2 Million for Blood Violations - The U.S. government said Friday it was fining the American Red Cross $4.2 million for violating blood-safety laws. - FOX News

►September 8, 2006 - Patient Gets Malaria From Bad Blood - Korea Times

►September 8, 2006 - The hub of a science alliance - New research facility in Buckingham Township helps to broaden region's biotech reach. - The Morning Call

►September 8, 2006 - FDA Advisors Find Holes in Report on Dental Fillings (requires registration or subscription) - AP via Los Angeles Times

►September 8, 2006 - Mercury in your molars? Medical message murky. - Dateline Earth Blog via Seattle Post-Intelligencer

►September 8, 2006 - To fight polio, Muslim leaders join drive now - Express News Service via Lucknow Newsline via

►September 8, 2006 - Nigeria spends 30 mln dollars on polio vaccines: official - Xinhua via ReliefWeb

►September 8, 2006 - Mumps menace: one shot not enough - UNI Northern Iowan

►September 8, 2006 - Africa: "Extreme" TB Bug Prompts Calls for Rapid Action - Inter Press Service (Johannesburg) via

►September 8, 2006 - EEE virus strikes again, this time in Kingston - Rockingham News - "The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced Wednesday a positive test for eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in a mosquito pool in Kingston and a bird positive for West Nile virus in South Hampton."

►September 8, 2006 - West Nile virus claims four in Oklahoma - AP via Times Record News

►September 8, 2006 - West Nile Virus Strikes Alleghenies -

►September 8, 2006 - Chicago Researchers Working On Cancer Vaccine - Patients' Own Tumor Cells Used -

* ►September 8, 2006 - China blames US lab for delay in sharing H5N1 samples - Reuters AlertNet - "China, which has not shared bird flu virus samples with foreign experts since 2004, has blamed a U.S. laboratory for the long delay, saying it had not put in place import procedures, Chinese media said on Friday."

►September 8, 2006 - US procedures delay sharing of samples - China Daily

►September 8, 2006 - Human bird flu death toll in Indonesia rises to 48: WHO - AP via International Herald Tribune

►September 8, 2006 - Cairo confirms fresh cases of bird flu - Sapa/AP via Independent Online

►September 8, 2006 - No sign of avian flu spread through migratory birds - London Free Press

►September 8, 2006 - WHO recognises three bird flu cases in Indonesia - Reuters AlertNet

►September 8, 2006 - Winnebago County Prepares for Bird Flu -

►September 8, 2006 - Task force prepares for pandemic - 'It will happen': The governor says plan must include all facets of the community, not just government agencies - Salt Lake Tribune

►September 8, 2006 - County's Pandemic Preparedness Kit Goes Statewide -

►September 8, 2006 - Asian Wild Bird Study To Provide Data on H5N1 Transmission - U.S., international researchers work to understand migration and disease - Washington File via

►September 8, 2006 - Menactra vaccine now available at Livingston County Health Center - Chillicothe Constitution Tribune

►September 8, 2006 - Meningitis confirmed in PC case - Providence Journal

►September 8, 2006 - Discussion of hepatitis C continues - The Sun Herald

►September 8, 2006 - Bioenvision Says Its Suvus Lowers Viral Load In Chronic Hepatitis C - Quick Facts - Trading Markets

►September 8, 2006 - Officials report three new cases of hepatitis A - Chronicle Herald

►September 8, 2006 - Third Month of Hepatitis - Focus Information Agency - "The number of people infected with hepatitis A in Bulgarian city of Plovdiv reached 599."

* ►September 8, 2006 - Allergy cure 'just a few years away' - Daily Mail, UK - "Treatments for potentially fatal food allergies are also in the pipeline - and vaccines capable of preventing a host of dehabilitating conditions in a single jab could be available in just ten years."

►September 8, 2006 - Seattle allergist who studied child treatments dies - AP via Seattle Post-Intelligencer

►September 8, 2006 - Susan Blumenthal, M.D: 25 Years of AIDS, 25 Million Reasons to Take Action - Huffington Post

►September 8, 2006 - Drug Combo Protects Arteries of HIV Patients - HealthDay via Forbes

►September 8, 2006 - Zimbabwe: Decline in HIV Prevalence Should Inspire Other Sectors - The Herald (Harare) via

►September 8, 2006 - 49 Children Infected With HIV in Kazakhstan Hospital - MOSNEWS - " They believe the children were infected with the virus by non-sterilized syringes, or transfusions of contaminated blood in three separate children’s hospitals in the area."

►September 8, 2006 - Pfizer nears HIV drug application - Newark Star-Ledger via

►September 8, 2006 - Florida Man Gets 3 Years in Pharmaceutical Conspiracy - AP via First Coast News

►September 8, 2006 - Weaver's Startling Portrayal Of Autism - Epoch Times

►September 8, 2006 - More homes to be tested for mercury - Cherry Hill Courier Post - "Mary Sinclair received some relief on Thursday when she found out testing of homes would extend to all families with children who attended mercury-ridden Kiddie Kollege."

►September 8, 2006 - Uganda: WHO Aids Kabale Hospital - New Vision (Kampala) via - "The World Health Organisation (WHO) has donated a vehicle and equipment worth $40,000 to Kabale regional referral hospital to support the diagnosis of immunisable disease."

►September 8, 2006 - Shingles more painful than childbirth - Monterey County Herald

►September 8, 2006 - Scientists May Have Found Predictor for Potentially Life-Threatening Condition Common in Pregnancy - Scientists say they have identified early indicators of whether a woman will develop a potentially life-threatening condition during her pregnancy. Further studies are under way to determine if the findings hold up as a predictor of the condition, which could then be managed before it becomes a problem. - Voice of America

* ►September 8, 2006 - 'Mengele Lives!' if FDA rule approved - Plan would allow medical experimentation on uninformed patients - WorldNetDaily - "The proposed rules, known as 'Guidance for Institutional Review Boards, Clinical Investigators, and Sponsors: Exception from Informed Consent for Emergency Research,' are scheduled for a public hearing next month."

* ►September 8, 2006 - Plan Bush Threatens Cuban Health System - Prensa Latina

►September 8, 2006 - Number of uninsured children on the rise - Washington Post via The Olympian

* ►September 8, 2006 - Vigilance is the best medicine - Beware, Singapore is not immune to the fake drug invasion - TODAYonline - "Murder by medicine — or, more specifically, fake medication — is an insidious and growing problem, with an estimated million deaths a year of unsuspecting victims who took counterfeit drugs that did not treat their ailments."

►September 8, 2006 - FDA Advises on Aspirin Use - AP via Houston Chronicle

►September 8, 2006 - Crucell to license STAR technology to UCB - AFX via Forbes

►September 8, 2006 - Judge Dismisses Photographer's Anthrax Lawsuit - New York Sun

►September 8, 2006 - Update: Delayed Onset Pseudomonas fluorescens Bloodstream Infections After Exposure to Contaminated Heparin Flush --- Michigan and South Dakota, 2005--2006 - MMWR/CDC

►September 8, 2006 - Notice to Readers: Public Health Notification Regarding Concern Over Recovered Human Tissues --- United States, 2006 - MMRW/CDC

►September 8, 2006 - Measles Outbreak and Response --- Fiji, February--May 2006 - MMWR/CDC - "Vitamin A, a key part of WHO case-management guidelines to reduce measles morbidity and mortality, was distributed in capsules to all hospitals and health centers in late March."

* ►September 8, 2006 - Image of brain challenges notions on vegetative state - Some caution that not everyone will have such active results - Los Angeles Times via Houston Chronicle

* ►September 8, 2006 - Pandemic Flu Imminent; Healthcare Community Fails to Create Preparedness Plan - Addressing the issue of properly treating all patients in a crisis is the first step in creating a realistic plan. - PRWeb - "Avian Flu Talk recently announced a recommendation for all citizens to obtain a pneumonia vaccination known as the pneumococcal PPV23. A pneumonia vaccination has the ability to prevent the lethal secondary bacterial infection which can develop as a complication to a severe flu."

* ►September 8, 2006 - Revaccinating should be limited - Houston Chronicle - "Far too many dogs and cats in the United States are being revaccinated after showing acute adverse reactions to vaccines. Pressures from public-health authorities to vaccinate all dogs and cats regardless of the risks should be confronted."

* ►September 8, 2006 - SIDS tied to genetic mutations: study - Reuters Health via Yahoo! - "Several studies have linked sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) to mutations in a gene, called IL-10, that helps control the body's immune function."

* ►September 8, 2006 - Detoxification proves effective in lowering if not eliminating adverse health effects due to toxic exposures and environmental pollution - BWell Clinic via I-Newswire

* ►September 8, 2006 - Food allergy cures within a decade, scientists say - The Guardian, UK - "Researchers are also studying the reasons why people develop allergies, to improve subsequent treatments. "We know that if we grow up in an environment where there is a lot of bacterial and parasite infections, the number of patients who get allergies is much lower," said Dr Van Ree."

* ►September 8, 2006 - FDA Fines American Red Cross $4.2 Million for Failure to Meet Established Blood Safety Laws - FDA

* ►September 8, 2006 - Eli Lilly and Company CEO Says Biomedical Breakthroughs Are Transforming Medicine and Promise to Radically Ease the Impact of Aging - Eli Lilly and Company via PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX via MarketWatch -  "We believe we're in the early stages of a major leap forward in new drug discovery. With all the new ideas and new tools emerging from the biomedical revolution, we see the potential to develop and deliver highly customized treatments, optimized for specific patient populations," Taurel said. "This is the concept behind a tailored therapeutics model. The ultimate vision would be to predictably deliver 'the right dose of the right drug to the right patient at the right time.'"

* ►September 8, 2006 - AIDS Expert To Head Gates-Funded Global Health School - AP via

►September 8, 2006 - Drug-resistant TB: whose rights should prevail? - Sacramento Bee

►September 8, 2006 - Shelby Announces More Than $1.1 Million for UAB Bioterrorism Research -

►September 8, 2006 - Senate Approves $470.4 Million for Defense-Related Projects in Hawaii During Fiscal Year 2007, Inouye Announces -

►September 8, 2006 - Small farmers complain about government livestock oversight - Petoskey News-Review - "Proponents of the now-voluntary National Animal Identification System say it would provide the ability to track animals and thus help control the spread of disease, including bovine TB and the rarely seen mad cow and foot-and-mouth diseases. They also cite food safety, marketing and national security."

►September 8, 2006 - Notice: Prospective Grant of Exclusive License: Diagnostics of Fungal Infections - Technology Transfer Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services via

►September 8, 2006 - New Information about Taking Aspirin and Ibuprofen Together - FDA/CDER

* ►September 7, 2006 - CDER on CMC: 21st Century Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Control Strategies – A New Paradigm, October 17-18, 2006 (pdf) -

►September 7, 2006 - Notice (B): Government-Owned Inventions; Availability for Licensing - National Institutes of Health, Public Health Service, HHS via

►September 7, 2006 - Jazz Pharmaceuticals Announces Phase III Clinical Trial to Study the Safety and Efficacy of Xyrem(R) (Sodium Oxybate) in Patients With Fibromyalgia Syndrome - Jazz Pharmaceuticals via The Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network

►September 7, 2006 - Health Highlights: - Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay via

* ►September 7, 2006 - FDA at odds over safety of mercury fillings - Health advisers reject federal report, say more study is needed (includes video) - AP via MSNBC

►September 7, 2006 - Forest fires could unleash toxic bomb into atmosphere: study - Discovery Channel

►September 7, 2006 - Autism treatment center expands to Tokyo - Pacific Business News (Honolulu)

►September 7, 2006 - Judge rules against school district in autism case - - "The district had offered a school aide to help Darren Hewko but his parents say an assistant with specialized training is needed."

►September 7, 2006 - Smuggling 'open door to bird flu' - The Nation Newspaper

►September 7, 2006 - Bird Flu Strain Found On Eastern Shore - - "At this time, they don't believe there is a threat to Maryland chickens in the area the virus was detected."

►September 7, 2006 - Indonesia reports 47th death from bird flu - Reuters AlertNet

►September 7, 2006 - Chinese report results for whole-virus H5N1 vaccine - CIDRAP News

►September 7, 2006 - Flu Vaccines Available In Lubbock (includes video) -

►September 7, 2006 - Ask your physician about this vaccine - opinion - Petoskey News-Review

►September 7, 2006 - Emergency Responders Tested in Mock-Anthrax Attack -

►September 7, 2006 - Polio vaccination kicks off in Afghanistan - Kabul: Nearly 120,000 children aged under five will be vaccinated against the crippling polio virus during a one-day government and United Nations Children?s Fund (UNICEF) campaign in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday, according to officials from the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH). - PakTribune

* ►September 7, 2006 - Senior officer to monitor drive in districts - Hindustan Times - "Mishra also said that even after several rounds of immunisation drive, fresh cases were being reported from various districts as several children were not administered polio drops. Besides, poor nutrition level of the children in rural areas, immunity level of each childwas different and routine immunisation programme was not organised regularly. Hence, fresh cases of polio, he added."

* ►September 7, 2006 - When Bihar can knock out Polio, why can’t UP: Ravi Shastri - Express News Service via Lucknow Newsline via - "'I went to Bihar last year. I remember this incident where I went to a house and asked them how many kids they have who need to be immunised. They just said three. I did not believe them and just barged into the house. There were around a dozen kids and I personally administered drops to all of them. Looking at this, the entire village came out to the Polio booth,' said Shastri."

* ►September 7, 2006 - Fresh polio cases angers Shastri - Hindustan Times

►September 7, 2006 - Bonkers Conkers! - Anger after school ban playground favourites over nuts allergy fears - Daily Record, UK

►September 7, 2006 - Bingham County man dies from West Nile virus -

►September 7, 2006 - West Nile warning system - Citizens' dead bird reports have helped control infected mosquitoes - San Francisco Chronicle

►September 7, 2006 - Death Rate Climb in South Africa Attributed to HIV-Related Diseases - The New York Times via

►September 7, 2006 - Bulgarian woman dies of anthrax but no risk of disease spreading - TODAYonline

►September 7, 2006 - Mayo Researchers Discover HIV Dependence on a Human Protein; Essential For Infection, Protein Is Potential Therapy Target - press release - Mayo Clinic via U.S. Newswire

►September 7, 2006 - Biotech Center Opens in Bucks County -

►September 6, 2006 - China Enters Bird Flu Vaccine Race - 'Whole-Virus' Approach Spares Hard-To-Get Ingredients - AP via CBS News

►September 6, 2006 - LGH monitors influenza A among staff - Tasmania Examiner - "He said immunisation rates among staff were high, but it did not completely protect them from catching the virus."

►September 6, 2006 - Leading researcher creates strep vaccine - A leading Territory researcher has received national recognition for ground-breaking work that could soon lead to a vaccine for a potentially fatal bug.

►September 6, 2006 - New studies show possibility of developing malaria vaccine - People's Daily Online

* ►September 6, 2006 - Bio research secrecy sought - The Australian - "A panel of scientists and security experts should be given the power to suppress research results that could help terrorists produce biological weapons, according to an expert."

►September 6, 2006 - CGMP By The Sea The FDA Phase 1 GMP Guidance (pdf) - FDA/CBER

►September 6, 2006 - CGMP By The Sea Implementing Quality Systems (pdf) - FDA/CBER

►September 6, 2006 - Chronic Form of Depression Runs in Families - The American Journal of Psychiatry via Doctor's Guide

* ►September 5, 2006 - Pertussis booster seen needed later in childhood - Pediatrics via Reuters Health - "The study was funded in part by GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi Pasteur, both makers of pertussis vaccines."

* ►September 5, 2006 - Autism: What you need to know - NIH via Food Consumer

* ►September 5, 2006 - Deadly Immunity by Robert Kennedy Jr. - Renegade Research Blog via

* ►September 5, 2006 - Polio cases reported from Chandigarh, Haryana - Indo Asian News Service via Daily India - "Health officials said here Tuesday that the polio-affected child, Meena, was daughter of a labourer from Bihar who had migrated to the city. The 10-month-old child was born here and had been immunised twice with the polio vaccine."

►September 5, 2006 - Afghanistan: Polio vaccination drive in violent south targets 120,000 children - IRIN via Reuters AlertNet

►September 5, 2006 - Doctors recommend new vaccines - The Grand Rapids Press via

* ►September 5, 2006 - Bavarian Nordic's Smallpox Vaccine Manufacturing Facility Approved for Commercial Production - press release - Bavarian Nordic via U.S. Newswire

* ►September 5, 2006 - Mother of boy who survived meningitis in vaccination plea - Belfast Telegraph - "Diane said: "Dean was suffering from an ear infection and his condition got gradually worse. The day after going to the doctor, I noticed that he seemed to be out of it and his neck was really stiff and alarm bells started ringing. We walked him out to the car to take him to hospital and within a few hours he was unconscious."

►September 5, 2006 - Supplier of "Beijing snails" located - Xinhua via China View - "The Chinese capital reported that 131 people have been infected with a type of angiostrongyliasis, a disease caused by parasites that affect the brain and spinal cord, and can lead to meningitis, after eating raw or undercooked snails since June 24, according to the Beijing Municipal Health Bureau."

►September 5, 2006 - Four hospitalized in Kyrgyzstan anthrax outbreak - RIA Novosti

►September 5, 2006 - US experts in anthrax test team - American experts deployed after the devastating New Orleans floods are working on the Borders anthrax case. - BBC

►September 5, 2006 - Response Biomedical's RAMP Anthrax Test Certified for Field Use - Certification Process Sponsored by US Department of Homeland Security And Conducted by AOAC International - press release - Response Biomedical Corporation via CNW Group

►September 5, 2006 - CSL scientists move to Melbourne Uni - AAP via

►September 5, 2006 - Smear tests needed despite vaccine - ICS - Irish Health

►September 5, 2006 - Keep kids healthy as they head back to school - Grand Rapids Press via

►September 5, 2006 - Messy nappies may be sign of severe intestinal infection - Anyone who's ever cared for an infant or young child knows what it's like to change the occasional smelly, messy diaper. -

* ►September 5, 2006 - China will not be hit hard by bird flu this fall - AFP via TODAYonline

►September 5, 2006 - Avian Influenza: German vaccination, Romanian imports - - "A Commission proposal to resume a regionalised ban on poultry products from Romania, and another proposal to allow Germany to proceed with a research-oriented vaccination programme against avian influenza were backed by the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health today."

►September 5, 2006 - Amur water caused meningitis outbreak in Khabarovsk - Onishchenko - Interfax Russia - "The current outbreak was caused by the ECHO-6 virus, reported in Komsomolsk-on-Amur seven years ago."

►September 5, 2006 - Hepatitis A causes concern - The Purdue Exponent

►September 5, 2006 - KSU: Hepatitis A risk contained - Daily Kent Stater

►September 5, 2006 - Mercy previews Infectious Disease Symposium - Sioux City Journal

►September 5, 2006 - Support group brings together those dealing with autism - Lawrence Journal-World

►September 5, 2006 - Study links autism risk to fathers’ age - AP via Lawrence Journal-World

►September 5, 2006 - Vaccine adds another angle to ‘the talk’ - The State

►September 5, 2006 - Kids can receive new vaccine too early - opinion -  The Purdue Exponent

* ►September 5, 2006 - Pertussis booster seen needed later in childhood - Pediatrics via Reuters - "'Our observations support the introduction of a booster dose of pertussis vaccines around school entry, already introduced in several countries, and suggested in Sweden at around 6 years of age,' the authors conclude. The study was funded in part by GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi Pasteur, both makers of pertussis vaccines."

►September 5, 2006 - American Dental Association Testifies Before FDA on Dental Filling Safety - press release - ADA via AScribe Newswire

►September 5, 2006 - Heavy Metals Found in Produce Grown Near Mines - Chosun Ilbo

►September 5, 2006 - What Are Monoclonal Antibodies? - Bioresearch Online

►September 5, 2006 - New 'U' facility will boost research into plant disease - AP via Pioneer  Press via

►September 5, 2006 - Second Phase of Rabies Vaccination Program Begins in Western Pennsylvania - press release - Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture via PRNewswire via Yahoo!

►September 4, 2006 - Mercury, Mad Cow and Meatpacking in America - Renegade Research Blog via

►September 4, 2006 - Dipstick Test For Meningitis Culprits - Public Library of Science via Biocompare

* ►September 3, 2006 - New Findings Could Lead To Vaccine For Severe Malaria - Karolinska Institutet via Biocompare

* ►September 1, 2006 - Flu distinction - - "UK researchers have determined the X-ray structure of a key protein of the avian influenza virus that reveals a peculiarity that might prove the Achilles' heel of bird flu and allow new potent drugs against the disease that could stave off a flu pandemic."

►September 1, 2006 - Bipolar Disorder Takes Heavy Toll on Workplace - Condition costs U.S. businesses $14 billion per year, study finds - HealthDay News via

►September 1, 2006 - Fact Sheet: Avian Influenza updated - USDA via Food Consumer

* ►September, 2006 - Crucial Guidance: A Code of Conduct for Biodefense Scientists - Arms Control Today - "When representatives of up to 155 states-parties meet in Geneva from November 20 to December 8 to consider ways to strengthen the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention (BWC), they are likely to express support for the promotion and creation of “codes of conduct.” These ethical principles are intended to increase scientists’ awareness and accountability and reduce the risk that biological research and development could be misused for biological weapons."

* ►September 2006 - Crucial Guidance: A Code of Conduct for Biodefense Scientists - Arms Control Association - "For example, scientists might develop and test pathogenic strains with modified characteristics, such as resistance to multiple antibiotics or vaccines; or they might replicate, develop, or test new biological munitions or different methods for delivering them. Such activities or the suspicion that they are taking place inevitably cause states to worry that others are carrying out inappropriate research."

►September 2006 - Verification and the BWC: Last Gasp or Signs of Life? - Arms Control Association

* ►September 2006 - Stimulants and Sudden Death: What Is a Physician to Do? - journal article (Pediatrics)

►September 2006 - Human Herpesvirus 8 Infection Among Adolescents in the REACH Cohort - journal article (Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine)

►September 2006 - Asthma Medication Use in School-Aged Children - journal article (Journal of Asthma)

►September 2006 - Ruling Out the Need for Antibiotics - Are We Sending the Right Message? - journal article (Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine)

* ►August 22, 2006 - Title: Immunogenicity using a combination of DNA and vaccinia virus vector vaccines (patent) - The United States of America as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services (Washington, DC) via

►August 22, 2006 - Title: Systems and methods for delivering drugs to selected locations within the body (patent) - Medtronic Vascular, Inc. (Santa Rosa, CA) via

►August 22, 2006 - Title: Animal model for allergic disorders (patent) - Astellas Pharma Inc. (Tokyo, JP) via

►August 2006 - Biological treatment in rheumatic diseases: results from a longitudinal surveillance: adverse events - journal article (Rheumatology International)