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All the News Posted April 12, 2010

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* ►June 1, 2010 - Novel cancer vaccine based on genes of Salmonella pathogenicity island 2 - journal article (International Journal of Cancer)

►May 1, 2010 - The Safety and Tolerability of Newer Antiepileptic Drugs in Children and Adolescents - journal article (CNS Drugs)

►May 2010 - Apoptosis and non-inflammatory phagocytosis can be induced by mitochondrial damage without caspases - journal article (Cell Death and Differentiation)

►May 2010 - Economic evaluation of immunoglobulin replacement in patients with primary antibody deficiencies - journal article (Clinical & Experimental Immunology)

►May 2010 - Unique activation status of peripheral blood mononuclear cells at acute phase of Kawasaki disease - journal article (Clinical & Experimental Immunology)

►April 15, 2010 - Shadow Diseases - Memorial Healthcare System via Ivanhoe Newswire

* ►April 12, 2010 - Sanofi Pasteur ties up with US NMRC to develop travelers diarrhea vax - BioSpectrum - "The core ETEC adhesin vaccine technology, developed by NMRC, was exclusively licensed to Sanofi Pasteur, along with a second technology that efficiently packages the adhesin with a toxoid vaccine component, co-developed by NMRC and the University of Colorado Denver."

* ►April 12, 2010 - Studies from EpiVax in the area of vaccinia described - Vaccine via NewsRx

* ►April 12, 2010 - Healthy Living: H1N1 vaccine questions (includes video) -

* ►April 12, 2010 - H1N1 spike in Georgia raises concerns of possible third wave - With regional flu activity also seen in Alabama and South Carolina, CDC officials stress it's not too late to encourage patients to get vaccinated. -

* ►April 12, 2010 - What editorial writers are saying about lawsuits challenging health reform (opinion) - Multiple state attorneys general are suing to overturn the health system reform law President Obama signed March 23. -

* ►April 12, 2010 - Physician profiling found wrong 22% of the time - Researchers used a rating program similar to ones health insurers use. Only cost was measured, although many plans merge cost and quality into one score. -

* ►April 12, 2010 - Health information at risk with file-sharing programs - Peer-to-peer network users inadvertently may expose patient data on an open network. -

* ►April 12, 2010 - Hospitals seek best ways to achieve physician alignment - Physicians increasingly are looking to hospitals as employers. An uptick in physicians wanting to sell their practices to health systems is also being seen. -

* ►April 12, 2010 - Patient education can be low-key marketing tool -

* ►April 12, 2010 - Health reform's next challenge: Who will care for the newly insured? - Projected shortages of physicians, especially in primary care, could make it harder for patients to access care. -

* ►April 12, 2010 - KZN to immunise 3.1 million babies - Sapa via

* ►April 12, 2010 - Pharma cos to disclose gifts to docs - Strategic marketing for patient recruitment and retention : - The Times of India

* ►April 12, 2010 - Rapid Responses to: WHO is accused of "crying wolf" over swine flu pandemic - Peter Doshi, graduate student Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA - journal article (BMJ)

* ►April 12, 2010 - WHO sets up swine flu probe - AFP via Yahoo!

* ►April 12, 2010 - New Meds Faster - Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft via Medical News Today - "Biomolecules are medicine's jacks-of-all-trades: They are suitable for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer diseases; they are used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis and asthma; they help stimulate the build-up of the body's own immune defenses with flu and polio inoculations. In the laboratories of the pharmaceutical industry, new biomolecules are constantly being engineered: Specific antibodies, customized proteins and nucleic acids - the core components of genetic material - are considered promising candidates for therapeutic approaches."

* ►April 12, 2010 - Maths Model To Prevent Deadly Disease Spread - - "Innovative mathematical models designed to calculate which sectors of the population need vaccinating during an infectious disease outbreak could save money and lives."

* ►April 12, 2010 - Minister to launch Polio, measles jabs - HEALTH Minister Aaron Motsoaledi will officially launch the 2010 national polio and measles immunisation campaign at the Don Mattera Children’s Home in Edenvale today. - Sowetan, ZA

* ►April 12, 2010 - FDA Bid To Improve Safety Led To Higher Prices - Pharmalot

* ►April 12, 2010 - After Stupak Leaves, Who Will Watch Pharma? - Pharmalot - "The answer is unclear, although no doubt many pharma execs and FDA officials won’t miss Bart Stupak, a Michigan Democrat who is retiring from Congress after a nasty brawl over health care reform and, in particular, abortion coverage (background here)."

►April 12, 2010 - consortium Receives Research Grant From The Wellcome Trust To Develop Improved Vaccines Against Foot-And-Mouth Disease - Institute for Animal Health and USDA via Meat and Poultry Online

►April 12, 2010 - Universiti Malaya launches RM10mil tropical diseases facility - The Star, Malaysia - "Universiti Malaya’s new RM10mil Modular Biosafety Level 3 (BSL3) Research Facility has been launched, enhancing Malaysia’s ability to combat tropical diseases like the Nipah virus and dengue."

►April 12, 2010 - Coshocton woman diagnosed with MRSA - Zanesville Times Recorder - "A blemish on her face resembling a pimple actually was the first sign of a serious bacterial infection that led to a six-day hospital stay for a Coshocton woman."

►April 12, 2010 - Swine flu's legacy may increase risks for Scots next winter - "It is essential to remain vigilant and prepared in case it re-emerges" - The Scotsman

►April 12, 2010 - 2010 Meeting Materials, Blood Products Advisory Committee - FDA

►April 12, 2010 - Encouraging Data From Malaria Study Presented - GenVec via PRNewswire-FirstCall

►April 12, 2010 - Activists and doctors divided over Lyme disease treatment - The intensive - and controversial - use of antibiotics even brought politicians into the fight. - Star Tribune

►April 12, 2010 - Sanofi’s China R&D centre up and running - Sanofi Aventis’ expanded R&D centre in China opened for business last week, further building the French drugmakers presence in the country. -

►April 12, 2010 - Lilly’s Once-Weekly Byetta May Have Cancer Risk - Pharmalot

►April 12, 2010 - Lilly is downsizing its Downtown footprint - Employees returning to headquarters as company exits $100M office park - The Indianapolis Star

►April 12, 2010 - Senate confirmation only first hurdle for CMS nominee Dr. Berwick - The quality improvement expert faces the prospect of tough questions from Senate Republicans. If confirmed, he would be expected to help implement major health reforms. -

►April 12, 2010 - Health reform law gives biologic drugs 12-year exclusivity- The new measure includes a pathway for follow-on biologics, but a generic drugmakers' association said the time frame will delay competition unnecessarily. -

►April 12, 2010 - Medicare payment audits criticized in GAO report - The report finds that while contractors tasked with finding overpayments also identified systemic failures, CMS has addressed less than half of them. -

►April 12, 2010 - Gene patents rejected by federal judge - The ruling, believed to be the first of its kind, is likely to affect genetic testing and research. An appeal is expected. -

►April 12, 2010 - News in brief: Government & Medicine- Medicare trustees report delayed - Chronic disease programs get more funding - HIV grants will provide more primary care - Medical bankruptcy bill faces Senate panel vote -

►April 12, 2010 - News in brief: Professional Issues- Abortion physician's killer gets life in prison - Iowa medical board to define pain-management procedures - AMA guide helps doctors assess elderly patients' driving risks -

►April 12, 2010 - News in brief: Business- Tennessee attorney general sues "bogus" insurers - Ford stock warrant sale funds retired auto workers' health trust - Health information exchanges subject of upcoming poll -

►April 12, 2010 - Urbanization poses threat to public health in 21st century: WHO (includes audio) - Xinhua via People's Daily, China

►April 12, 2010 - Health Information Technology And Quality Improvement For Community Health Centers (video) -

►April 12, 2010 - Salinas Circle for Children critical for special-needs kids during budget cuts - For 38 years, the lives of special-needs children in Monterey County have been improved thanks to a small group of dedicated non-paid volunteers. - The Californian

►April 12, 2010 - Cellceutix CEO Appears on 'Stu Taylor on Business': Cancer and Autism Compounds Are Discussed - Cellceutix via Market Wire via

►April 12, 2010 - KATZ: If multivitamins raise breast cancer risk, the increase is minuscule - American Journal of Clinical Nutrition via New Haven Register

►April 12, 2010 - Saudi Arabia awards contributions of Kuwaiti autism activist - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)

►April 12, 2010 - Legislature enacts laws on health, voting, environment - Bangor Daily News

►April 12, 2010 - Trial globalisation drives ClearTrial CTO upgrade - ClearTrial has launched an upgrade to its clinical trial operations (CTO) software, adding more country specific knowledge, such as labour rates, to help companies forecast costs and timelines. -

►April 12, 2010 - Rib-X to Present Data on Delafloxacin at European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - Rib-X Pharmaceuticals via BusinessWire

►April 12, 2010 - Research Roundup: The Effects Of Health IT, Doctor-Owned Treatment Centers, Long-Term Care Issues - Kaiser Daily Health News via Medical News Today

►April 12, 2010 - Patients receiving medications in 90-day supplies less likely to have adherence problems: Study - Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy's via News-Medical.Net

►April 12, 2010 - AllergyBoard LLC, Announces the Release of Their New Food Allergy Website Promoting Safety and Empowering Children - AllergyBoard LLC via PRWeb via Yahoo!

►April 12, 2010 - Rescue, controller medications treat different facets of asthma Tests of lung function can help in diagnosis of asthma in children - Evansville Courier & Press

►April 12, 2010 - Parasites behind seasonal allergies - Australian Broadcasting Corporation

►April 12, 2010 - N.J. Gov.'s Proposed Cuts To Women's Health Services 'Catastrophic' For Public Health, Opinion Piece Says - National Partnership for Women & Families via Medical News Today

►April 12, 2010 - MDRNA, Inc. Announces Patent Allowance Covering Intranasal Formulations for Y2-Receptor Agonists Allowance Broadens Portfolio for the Treatment of Obesity and Related Diseases - Marketwire via COMTEX News Network via

►April 12, 2010 - Promises, Promises: Health plan maps Obama pledges - Much challenged health care law mirrors Obama 2008 campaign promises - AP via Yahoo!

►April 12, 2010 - Officials say university could benefit from health IT boom - Business, public health school officials optimistic - The Diamondback

►April 12, 2010 - Preventing Type 2 Diabetes: Launch Of Europe-Wide Recommendations - The Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry via Medical News Today

►April 12, 2010 - Autism Awareness Walk - Corpus Christi, TX

►April 12, 2010 - Carino's Italian Raises Funds for Autism Speaks From April 12th-30th With New "Pasta Points" Reward Program - For Every New Reward Club Member, a Dollar Will Be Donated to Autism Speaks - News Blaze

►April 12, 2010 - Kroger pizza cook-off to benefit autism research - The Register-Herald

►April 12, 2010 - Worldwide Market for Cancer Diagnostics, 4th Edition, The - new market analysis released - via PR-inside

* ►April 12, 2010 - Health Care Bill Violates The First and Fifth Amendments By Attorney Jonathan Emord - - "Thirty-eight states attorneys general are preparing to file suit against the federal government to challenge the new law. This is the first time in American history that the federal government has compelled the citizens of this country to buy a specific product, health insurance."

* ►April 12, 2010 - Update 1 – Support Dr Sarah Myhill Campaign - The One Click Group

* ►April 12, 2010 - Panel to probe ‘vaccine deaths’ - Indian Express - "Following reports that ethical guidelines were violated during the clinical trials of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine, meant to prevent cervical cancer, Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday constituted a three-member committee to look into the matter."

►April 12, 2010 - Encouraging Data From Malaria Study Presented - press release - GenVec, Inc. via PRNewswire-FirstCall

►April 12, 2010 - Sanofi-Aventis Signs Deal With Naval Medical Research Center - NASDAQ - "French drugmaker Sanofi-Aventis SA (SNY) said Monday it has signed a deal with the U.S. Naval Medical Research Center to develop a travelers' diarrhea vaccine."

* ►April 12, 2010 - Truth may be harsh on scuttled vaccine facility - Winnipeg Free Press - "We may never know why the federal government cancelled plans to build an $88-million vaccine manufacturing facility. But this week we'll get a little closer to the truth of the matter. This week, the House of Commons health committee will hear testimony from key characters behind what has become a real whodunnit."

* ►April 12, 2010 - First India-made cholera vaccine to hit market soon - Indian Express - "Dr V K Katoch, Director General (DG), Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), says it’s a matter of pride to have an indigenous vaccine. 'We want an affordable vaccine to become available in the Indian market soon. The vaccines which are currently available for cholera are imported and hence, quite expensive,' he said."

►April 12, 2010 - Govt still undecided on source of haj vaccines - Jakarta Post - "'Our options are either China or Germany,' ministry secretary-general Ratna Rosita was quoted as saying by news portal at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport upon her arrival from Saudi Arabia."

►April 12, 2010 - FDA Warns That Rotavirus Vaccine is Contaminated - Oromo Index

►April 12, 2010 - State to require two new vaccines - Times Daily - "Alabama children will be required to receive two additional vaccines as a result of health officials changing their recommendations."

►April 12, 2010 - Andrew Wakefield dives into even more disrepute - Respectful Insolence via ScienceBlogs

►April 12, 2010 - 5th Annual Long Island Autism Fair Sunday April 18 - Age of Autism

►April 12, 2010 - The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: What Lawyers, Medical Personnel, & Parents Need to Know - Age of Autism

* ►April 12, 2010 - Kathleen Sebelius on Autism "Awareness." Asleep at the Wheel? By Anne Dachel - Age of Autism

* ►April 12, 2010 - Cellceutix CEO Appears on 'Stu Taylor on Business': Cancer and Autism Compounds Are Discussed - press release - Cellceutix via Marketwire via MarketWatch - "Kevetrin(TM), which is being developed to treat drug resistant cancers, and KM-391, which is being developed to treat autism spectrum disorder were prominently featured."

* ►April 12, 2010 - Stigma ‘limits progress’ of autistic children - The Jakarta Post

►April 12, 2010 - Parental Network Aids Autism Diagnoses - PsychCentral

* ►April 12, 2010 - Central Figure in CDC Vaccine Safety Studies Investigated for Fraud -

* ►April 12, 2010 - Profiting From Disasters - Afraid of a hurricane? Pandemic? Global Warming? Consider these stocks. - Wall Street Journal - "In the event a more serious pandemic takes hold—and some experts predict it is only a matter of time—the following stocks could bolster your portfolio. GlaxoSmithKline PLC, with $20 billion in sales, is the largest maker of flu vaccines and a holding of billionaire investor Warren Buffett. Another Buffett holding, Sanofi-Aventis, also is heavily involved in the development of vaccines. (It is no surprise that he is loading up on health-care stocks in the face of an aging baby-boomer population)."

* ►April 12, 2010 - WHO admits shortcomings in handling flu pandemic - The World Health Organization on Monday conceded shortcomings in its handling of the H1N1 swine flu pandemic, including a failure to communicate uncertainties about the new virus as it swept around the globe. - Reuters

* ►April 12, 2010 - Experts open review of WHO response to swine flu - * WHO opens three-day expert review meeting on swine flu * Director-General Chan says review should be independent - Reuters

►April 12, 2010 - Meet The New Flu, Same As The Old Flu - The Science Business via Forbes

►April 12, 2010 - Committee begins scrutinizing WHO’s response to H1N1 - Paging Dr. Gupta Blog via CNN

* ►April 12, 2010 - H1N1: Follow-up of intranasal vaccine trial completed - Indian Express - "Dr Prasad Kulkarni, director of the Clinical Trials at Serum Institute of India, said that the 21-day follow-up of the phase 2 and 3 human clinical trials for the intranasal spray vaccine has been completed."

►April 12, 2010 - H1N1 jabs safe for pregnant women: ‘Studies show no harmful effects’ -

* ►April 12, 2010 - Area man succumbs to H1N1after long battle - With victim in coma, family worked to get others vaccinated - Pensacola News Journal

►April 12, 2010 - Swine Flu Britain - What Next? - Kent News via The One Click Group

►April 12, 2010 - Next swine flu vaccination may be postponed for autumn - Epidemiological stability is observed in Azerbaijan in the sense of revealed cases of infection and spread of swine flu. - NewsAZ

►April 12, 2010 - CDC to collect El Paso's unused H1N1 vaccines - El Paso Times

►April 12, 2010 - Swine flu's legacy may increase risks for Scots next winter - The Scotsman

►April 12, 2010 - Udupi: Healthworkers Being Vaccinated Against H1N1 -

►April 12, 2010 - ‘Get vaccinated’ - Wellington Times, Australia - "Doctors are urging residents to get vaccinated to avoid an outbreak of bird flu which could come in from Asia."

►April 12, 2010 - Monday TV highlights, 4/12/10 - Chicago Sun-Times - ""American Experience: Polio Crusade" (9 p.m., WTTW-Channel 11): A look at the competition between polio researchers Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin, as well as the development of the March of Dimes."

* ►April 12, 2010 - Kelly: Hackensack student in 1955 was among first to get polio shot - - "That dividing line was 55 years ago today — April 12, 1955 — when the federal government gave its stamp of approval to Salk's vaccine. Eight days later, on April 20, 1955, Robert Leafe's second-grade class received its vaccinations in the Holy Trinity school auditorium, making them among the first schoolchildren in America to get the drug."

►April 12, 2010 - Documentary captures Salk's heroic bid for polio vaccine at Pitt - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

►April 12, 2010 - Motsoaledi Launches Polio, Measles Immunisation Drive - NewsTime

►April 12, 2010 - Taboo medicine now treating ‘measles’ patients in Valsad villages - Indian Express

►April 12, 2010 - MSF vaccinates 500,000 children against measles in N’Djamena, Chad - MSF UK

►April 12, 2010 - All Children Must be Immunised Against Measles - Provincial Government of the Western Cape

* ►April 12, 2010 - Christopher Cazenove: Septicaemia, a deadly bacteria in our midst - The sudden death of 'Dynasty' actor Christopher Cazenove has put septicaemia back in the news. - The Telegraph, UK

►April 12, 2010 - Hepatitis C virus interference via hepcidin synthesis - World Journal of Gastroenterology via EurekAlert!

►April 12, 2010 - Hepatitis timebomb ticking in Tayside - The Hepatitis C Trust has warned that around 2000 people in Tayside are caught up in a Hepatitis C timebomb — unaware they have the infection (by Graeme Strachan). - Evening Telegraph, UK

►April 12, 2010 - Lyme disease a seasonal danger - Illness not always easy to diagnose - Press & Sun Bulletin

►April 12, 2010 - Track treatment of Lyme disease victims - editorial - Concord Monitor

►April 12, 2010 - Outbreak of chickenpox causing concern- more news from The Travel Clinic - Cambridge Network, UK

►April 12, 2010 - Meningitis kills 13 in Kano - Next

►April 12, 2010 - Meningitis disease fears over for dad - The Star, UK

►April 12, 2010 - Mass cull over foot-and-mouth disease - TODAYonline - "South Korea began culling almost 30,000 farm animals yesterday in a bid to contain the highly contagious foot-and-mouth disease following its outbreak two days ago, officials said."

►April 12, 2010 - Foot-and-Mouth Disease Alert Raised to Warning - The Dong-a Ilbo - "The government and the livestock industry went on alert yesterday because of a rapidly spreading foot-and mouse disease outbreak that originated in Ganghwa County in Incheon."

►April 12, 2010 - Homeopath defies retraction order - Pharmacy News, Australia

►April 12, 2010 - Gulf War Syndrome Is Real, Concludes Institute Of Medicine - ScienceNews via The One Click Group

►April 12, 2010 - British Gulf War Veterans Refused Pensions - Press Association via The One Click Group

►April 12, 2010 - British Organ Donors Database Scandal Could Cost Lives - AP via The One Click Group

►April 12, 2010 - DNA Database Retention Plans Set To Be Vote Loser With Black Electorate - The One Click Group

►April 12, 2010 - The British General Election Has Moved To The Internet But Politics Hasn't - The Guardian via The One Click Group

* ►April 12, 2010 - If mainstream medicine really works, why are Americans so unhealthy? -

* ►April 12, 2010 - Internet child health advice 'wrong' - Typing your child's medical problem into Google is unlikely to deliver much in the way of good advice, UK researchers have said. - BBC

►April 12, 2010 - Internet health advice 'very variable', say city experts - This is Nottingham

►April 12, 2010 - Harnessing the Web and supercomputers to track pathogens as they evolve - ScienceBlog

►April 12, 2010 - Anthrax warning to herion addicts - Edinburgh Evening News

►April 12, 2010 - Mother's milk is best - Deseret News

►April 12, 2010 - The Raw Milk Debate: Don't Have a Cow - The Atlantic

* ►April 12, 2010 - Carbide + colour + wax = Poison on the plate - Times of India

►April 12, 2010 - Feds Would Face Problems in a Bio Attack Clean-Up - Center for Biosecurity of UPMC Analysis Reveals Progress but Some Gaps Remain - press release - Center for Biosecurity of UPMC via PRNewswire-USNewswire

* ►April 12, 2010 - Congressional Guidance Needed on Bioterror - Report calls for Congress to play bigger role in coordinating bioterror initiatives. - Homeland Security Today - "The federal government’s biodefense activities have a pressing need for more coherent and comprehensive oversight by Congress, according to a report released late last week by the Congressional Research Service (CRS). The report, titled Federal Efforts to Address the Threat of Bioterrorism: Selected Issues for Congress, focuses on four areas it calls 'critical to the success of the biodefense enterprise that the 111th Congress is likely to consider: strategic planning; risk assessment; surveillance; and the development, procurement, and distribution of medical countermeasures.'"

►April 12, 2010 - New $5m five-year FMD preparedness program - Stock Journal, Australia

►April 12, 2010 - They may try, but they can’t keep a good multivitamin down - Hard to Digest  - The Health Sciences Institute via

* ►April 12, 2010 - SmartStax Maize a Medley of Transgenes with Problems - No case for releasing a poorly characterized GM crop with a medley of transgenes for which detrimental effects have been indicated in the limited cases where feeding trials have been carried out Prof. Joe Cummins - Institute of Science in Society

►April 12, 2010 - Fix food safety: Senate action needed to bolster FDA - editorial - The Star-Ledger via

* ►April 11, 2010 - The risks of government-approved medicines - The FDA and other government bureaus continue to endorse harmful drugs. - The Minnesota Daily - "According to Merck & Co., one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, “Gardasil is the only human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine that helps protect against 4 types of HPV.” In spite of this, “as of January 2010, there were more than 17,000 reports of adverse reactions regarding this vaccine. Among them are 59 deaths, 18 of which were among girls under the age of 17,” as reported by the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System."

* ►April 11, 2010 - Bird Flu (H5N1) Symptoms - The Medical News

* ►April 11, 2010 - Novartis and Roche threaten to quit UK - • Up to 5,000 jobs at risk if drug companies leave • Firms blame NHS pricing and safety trial rules - The Guardian, UK

* ►April 11, 2010 - Pfizer case raises profile of lab safety - Federal regulators' oversight of private biotech companies has been problematic - The Day - "Pfizer, which said the air had been released after being put through a filter, later buried the biological containment hood that had been tied to the foul smell, according to testimony, but McClain has raised the possibility that the apparatus - or the foul-smelling air that had been released - might have contained dangerous experimental viruses that could have posed a public health risk."

►April 11, 2010 - MedVentive taps a big new customer for funding - The Boston Globe - "MedVentive is getting a big endorsement for its technology for helping health care groups use their growing volume of electronic medical data to save money and improve treatment of patients."

►April 11, 2010 - Oklahoma scientists' discovery could offer disease help - Nature Immunology via Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation via

►April 11, 2010 - For autistic kids, iDevices are life changers - Autistic student Emily Buzcek, 13, has already mastered the iPod Touch, which helps her learn and communicate. The iPad's larger screen will be a big improvment, parents say. Their greatest use is easing anxiety among students, teacher says - The Globe and Mail

►April 11, 2010 - Dr. Kestner: Certain foods may make allergy symptoms worse - The Murfreesboro Post

►April 11, 2010 - Autism is immune to our social constructs -

►April 11, 2010 - Coping with autism - Family raising funds to help parents afford treatment for children with ailment - Belleville Intelligencer

* ►April 11, 2010 - Swine-flu stricken pigs troubled feds worried about setting precedent: docs - Canadian Press via Winnipeg Free Press

►April 11, 2010 - WHO Reviews H1N1 Flu Pandemic - Voice of America

►April 11, 2010 - Increase in Acute Respiratory Infections and the Enigma of the H1N1 Pandemic - Haiti: Operational Biosurveillance

* ►April 11, 2010 - Health Officials Work To Get More Vaccinated (includes video) - - "As the closing prayer is said at Mount Lebanon Baptist Church in west Baltimore Sunday morning, it was a plea for healing.  But when the service was over, members walked to a chapel downstairs for a shot.  It's defense against disease, especially H1N1.  It's a strategy the city's health department says will target more African-Americans for the vaccination."

* ►April 11, 2010 - Diseases linked to village lack of plumbing - Water: Pneumonia strains attack infants, elderly; pipes could help. (requires registration) - Anchorage Daily News - "A new Centers for Disease Control study shows a strong link between a lack of indoor plumbing and high rates of potentially life-threatening diseases such as pneumonia and meningitis among children in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta."

►April 11, 2010 - Tewksbury conference looks at the history of smallpox - Tewksbury Advocate

►April 11, 2010 - Measles returns to Lower Mainland - Health officer says North Shore residents have good 'herd immunity' - North Shore News via

►April 11, 2010 - Meningitis scare spreads to CU-Boulder - Washington Examiner

►April 11, 2010 - Vaccination drive to be launched - SAPA via News24

►April 11, 2010 - New hope for Hepatitis C patients (includes video) -

►April 11, 2010 - City of Hope researchers say genetic therapy has potential to cure HIV - Whittier Daily News

►April 11, 2010 - AIDS-associated fungal pathogen loves brain sugar according to study -

►April 11, 2010 - DEQ issues warning about mercury in toy jewelry - KLEW CBS 3

►April 11, 2010 - Durbin proposes U.S. food safety act - WLS ABC 7

* ►April 10, 2010 - Autism Rising, Environmental Causes of Autism Disorders, and the Top Autism Interview of the 2000-2009 Decade - Facing Autism in New Brunswick

* ►April 9, 2010 - UK Digital Economy Bill Receives Royal Assent - The Digital Economy Bill has now been published as the Digital Economy Act 2010, following Royal Assent.  - Gov Monitor

* ►April 9, 2010 - Secrecy in science is corrosive -

* ►April 9, 2010 - FDA finally admits that asthma drugs can actually cause serious asthma attacks -

* ►April 9, 2010 - Research and Markets: Advances in Vaccine Technology & Delivery - Market Projections & Extensive Company, Product and Research Evaluation of all Major Vaccine Areas. - Research and Markets via The Free Library

* ►April 9, 2010 - Growing focus: Making the drug fit the disease - New law promotes personalized medicine, could help state companies - Gazette.Net

* ►April 9, 2010 - Avandia: The Lancet's Damage Control - Drug Recall Lawyer Blog

►April 9, 2010 - Flu Fight Influenza - The Canadian Press via Winnipeg Free Press

►April 9, 2010 - Quebec pursues drug companies over prices - Province says pharmaceutical firms may have violated deal mandating lowest available prices found in Canada - The Globe and Mail

►April 9, 2010 - Anti-myelin antibodies modulate clinical expression of childhood multiple sclerosis - journal article (Journal of Neuroimmunology)

►April 9, 2010 - Immune thrombocytopaenia in adults: a single-centre retrospective review of patients presenting over 7 years - journal article (The New Zealand Medical Journal)

►April 9, 2010 - Analgesia: Are Acetaminophen/NSAID Combinations More Effective Than One Drug Alone? - A systematic review indicates that combinations are more effective for relieving acute pain. - journal article (Journal Watch Emergency Medicine)

►April 9, 2010 - FDA Holds Public Meeting on Prescription Drug User Fee Act - FDA

►April 8, 2010 - Unsafe water kills more people than all forms of violence, including war - The Health Sciences Institute via

►April 1, 2010 - Outcomes of Children Treated for Lyme Arthritis: Results of a Large Pediatric Cohort - journal article (The Journal of Rheumatology)

►April 2010 - Lack of the serotonin transporter in mice reduces locomotor activity and leads to gender-dependent late onset obesity - journal article (International Journal of Obesity)

►April 2010 - Asthma and obesity in childhood: on the road ahead - journal article (International Journal of Obesity)

►April 2010 - Maternal overweight before pregnancy and asthma in offspring followed for 8 years - journal article (International Journal of Obesity)

►April 2010 - Obesity status and risk of disability pension due to psychiatric disorders - journal article (International Journal of Obesity)

Long Island Autism Fair this Sunday, April 18 -The 5th Annual Long Island Autism Fair - This Sunday- April 18th, 2010 9AM to 6PM at Farmingdale State College - Autism Action Network

The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: What Lawyers, Medical Personnel, & Parents Need to Know - Save the Date, April 13, 2010, CLE Credits - Autism Action Network

Witch Hunt Of Dr. Sarah Myhill - petition -