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Earlier flu shot better for pregnant women: study Experts recommend that pregnant women get a flu shot each year, and now a new study suggests that the earlier they do it, the better.

Bennett tries -- and fails -- to add mercury vaccine ban to health care bill

National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

VACCINES AND RELATED BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE April 7, 2011

VACCINES AND RELATED BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE April 6, 2011

MMR vaccine for adult?

Investigators Find Vaccine-Autism Link - Investigators and Families of Vaccine-Injured Children to Unveil Report Detailing Clear Vaccine-Autism Link Based on Government’s Own Data
Watch the press conference live on UStream  on Tuesday, May 10th at EDT. Channel: www.ustream.tv/channel/ebcala. - AutismOne

Investigators and Families of Vaccine-Injured Children to Unveil Report Detailing Clear Vaccine-Autism Link Based on Government’s Own Data - Age of Autism

Metro’s gated villages spurn gov’t anti-measles vaccination

Earlier flu shot better for pregnant women: study  - Experts recommend that pregnant women get a flu shot each year, and now a new study suggests that the earlier they do it, the better.

New National Initiative to Eliminate Cervical Cancer Launches in DC

Landmark Gardasil article by Lucija Tomljenovic, PhD

Vaccination for AIDS is a Big Question Today

Vaccine-preventable diseases wreaking havoc in Chad - Vaccine Times

Infant mortality rates regressed against number of vaccine doses routinely given: Is there a biochemical or synergistic toxicity? by Gary Goldman, PhD and Neil Z. Miller - full text pdf

Press the Flesh: Learn Big Truths - AutismOne

Japanese & British Data Show Vaccines Cause Autism (2009) - ChildHealthSafety

AAP journal Pediatrics - supplement devoted to vaccines

One More Girl filmmakers receive funding for gardasil documentary


Standoff Mom Godboldo Reunited With Daughter - CBS Detroit

APNewsBreak: New study warns of Arctic mercury pollution; high levels found in wildlife

Hepatitis and Liver Cancer: A National Strategy for Prevention and Control of Hepatitis B and C
- IOM

The CDC and “The New Math”, where 1 + 1  does not equal 2
by Sandy Gottstein

Ties That Bind: Pharma Money & Medical Societies - Pharmalot

Bayer Bites Lilly Over Animal Health Promotion - Pharmalot

Continuing Medical Ed And Fine-Print Disclosures
- Pharmalot

Up And Down The Ladder… Job Changes - Pharmalot

Pharmalot… Pharmalittle… The Weekend Nears - Pharmalot

Computer beats doctors in finding hormone disorder - MSNBC

MSI Podcast # 14: Seth Mnookin - Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

Up And Down The Ladder... Job Changes... see who has a new job, a new title or simply passed away - Pharmalot

Pharmalot... Pharmalittle... The Weekend Nears..
. the latest headlines - Pharmalot

It Needs to be Said: Trace it Back to the Source "Our bloggers are diverse and encompass the range of  ideologies across the community. Websites like Age of Autism and bloggers who support them have been spreading the inaccurate idea that Seth Mnookin, author of The Panic Virus, called parents who believe vaccines cause autism 'total assholes.'

Mnookin has responded and clearly shows that he did no such thing. In reading the actual quote, any fair-minded person can see that those individuals who actually read what he said and still twisted it are engagin in strawmen arguments."

CU med study: Parents grow more wary of vaccination safety

Comment:  Guess their strategy of treating us like imbeciles, calling us names and dismissing our concerns may not be working.

Children conceived in winter are up to 16% more likely to have autism

Comment from Judy Converse, MPH, RD, LD via Twitter:  "A case for vitamin D"

FDA clears first test to quickly diagnose and distinguish MRSA and MSSA - FDA

Drug makers seeking global guinea pigs
- 'Offshoring' of clinical trials to cut costs raise concerns over reliability, safety of data from testing in other countries - MSNBC

Godboldo May Be Reunited With Daughter

Bacteria-Laden Soap Not So Clean - Washing your hands regularly can help you stay healthy. But could it also get you sick?

Comment:  That's kind of weird.  Is washing only supposed to remove bacteria that you get from everywhere but soap?

Disability Provider Sentenced For $4 Million Fraud
- disabilityscoop.com

Are scientific reputations boosted artificially? - naturenews

Vaccine Education Center -PKIDS blog

Hepatitis C Virus Infection Among Adolescents and Young Adults --- Massachusetts, 2002--2009 - MMWR

Bayer Bites Lilly Over Animal Health Promotion - Pharmalot

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Understanding an Urgent Public Health Concern - Friday, April 29, 2011 - New Brunswick, New Jersey - CDC

SaneVax Inc. Protests FDA Approval of Second-Rate HPV Genotyping as a Cancer Test - SaneVax

Cookeville Man Not Guilty Of Child Abuse

Do vaccines get a bad press? - Vaccines Today

Drugmakers End Infant Drops With Acetaminophen - Pharmalot

Pharmalot… Pharmalittle… Good Morning - Pharmalot

Antibodies help protect monkeys from HIV-like virus, NIH scientists show

Will there ever be an Aids vaccine?

Vaccines the best way to save children

UM researchers receive $23.4 million to research AIDS vaccine Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation among donors (includes video)

HPV Vaccination: Earlier Is Better, But Barriers Persist(2)

UPDATE: Public Health seeks participants for focus groups on cancer study "Eligible participants are men and women 18 to 26 years and parents of girls below 18 years of age. Receipt of the HPV vaccine is not a requirement for participation, the release state."

New National Initiative to Eliminate Cervical Cancer Launches in DC Cervical Cancer-Free America Convenes Top Experts to Develop National Prevention Agenda

Creator of cervical cancer vaccine says the medicine is safe to use Viet Nam News talks with Ian Frazer, the man who created a vaccine for the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) that has prevented countless numbers of women developing cervical cancer, during his visit to Viet Nam yesterday.

Anthrax Vaccine Side Effects Anthrax has entered the spotlight as a prime and effective weapon in biological warfare. Military personnel and those at risk of infection from animals have to take an anthrax vaccine. To learn more about the common and rare adverse effects of this vaccine, scroll below.

HIV vaccine is one step closer

Ont. doctors praise 2nd chicken-pox vaccine

Shingles vaccines now available at your nearby drugstore

In silico identification of novel protective VSG antigens expressed by Trypanosoma brucei and an effort for designing a highly immunogenic DNA vaccine using IL-12 as adjuvant

Around Town: Tdap clinics

Whooping Cough: Law Says Get Kids Vaccinated A new state law requires that students in grades 7 through 12 have the vaccine or they can't start school.

Boost your knowledge of vaccine recommendations

Whooping cough outbreak affects three Cache County schools

ADPH encourages emergency workers to get tetanus shot

Tetanus shots available Monday at South Central Ruritan

Metro’s gated villages spurn gov’t anti-measles vaccination

Measles Outbreak In Europe Puts U.S. Health Officials On Alert (includes video)

Utah County student doesn’t have measles

Payson rash case tested negative for measles

Curbing measles in Bucks County

Warning: Measles Outbreak in Several States

Health officials looking into suspected measles at Payson school

Murder Mystery Visitor May Have Carried Measles Anyone who was at the Cock 'N Bull restaurant on April 30 should be alert for symptoms of the illness.

Pa. Health Department Investigating Possible Measles Cases (includes video)

Pennsylvania officials warn about measles exposures

Rendell leads students in mock trial, Bucks County schools hope to prevent measles

Colorado travelers warned of measles risk

Chickenpox outbreak in Mitchell County [The Moultrie Observer, Ga.]

Chickenpox Outbreak

What's New on the Influenza Site

Interim Rule: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

In U.S., Peak Flu Season This Year Was Worse Than Last Self-reports of colds and the flu were highest in Alaska, West Virginia, and Vermont

Use of Inhaled Epoprostenol in Patients with H1N1 Influenza-Associated Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Case Series;

Title: Methods of transnasal transport/immunization with highly adaptable carriers (patent)

Avian influenza outbreak: Chicken dust - as usual

myViavac app keeps track of vaccinations for world travellers

School-located immunization programs: Do parental preferences predict behavior?

Patterns of emergency room visits, admissions and death following recommended pediatric vaccinations—A population based study of 969,519 vaccination events

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine uptake and completion at an urban hospital

Zoster vaccine recommendations: The importance of using a clinically valid correlate of protection 

Evaluation of the incidence of herpes zoster after concomitant administration of zoster vaccine and polysaccharide pneumococcal vaccine

Awareness, attitudes and behavior of hospital healthcare workers towards a mandatory vaccination directive: Two years on 

Italian post-marketing surveillance for adverse event reports after MF59-adjuvanted H1N1v vaccination

A prospective, randomized, open-label trial comparing the safety and efficacy of trivalent live attenuated and inactivated influenza vaccines in adults 60 years of age and older

Long term stability of a recombinant Plasmodium falciparum AMA1 malaria vaccine adjuvanted with Montanide® ISA 720 and stabilized with glycine

Vaccination status and sequence of vaccinations as risk factors for hospitalisation among outpatients in a high mortality country

Possible benefits of the targeting of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) in hepatitis B vaccination 

Maternal group B streptococcal immunization: Capsular polysaccharide (CPS)-based vaccines and their implications on prevention

Comment on: The cost effectiveness of rotavirus vaccination: Comparative analyses for five European countries and transferability in Europe

Mutations affecting the stability of the haemagglutinin molecule impair the immunogenicity of live attenuated H3N2 intranasal influenza vaccine candidates lacking NS1

Response to comment on article by Jit et al. “The cost effectiveness of rotavirus vaccination: Comparative analyses for five European countries and transferability in Europe”

Estimating the cost-effectiveness of a national program to eliminate disparities in influenza vaccination rates among elderly minority groups

Low immunogenicity of seasonal trivalent influenza vaccine among patients receiving docetaxel for a solid tumour: results of a prospective pilot study

Replacing the measles ten-dose vaccine presentation with the single-dose presentation in Thailand

Impact of rotavirus vaccination on hospitalizations for rotavirus diarrhea: The IVANHOE study

2009–2010 seasonal and pandemic A (H1N1) influenza vaccination among healthcare workers

Anthrax vaccination induced anti-lethal factor IgG: Fine specificity and neutralizing capacity

Selection and quantification of infection endpoints for trials of vaccines against intestinal helminths

A clinical trial to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of the LEISH-F1 + MPL-SE vaccine for use in the prevention of visceral leishmaniasis

Protection of Eurasian badgers (Meles meles) from tuberculosis after intra-muscular vaccination with different doses of BCG

Antibody responses to natural influenza A/H1N1/09 disease or following immunization with adjuvanted vaccines, in immunocompetent and immunocompromised children 

Lower peripheral blood CD14+ monocyte frequency and higher CD34+ progenitor cell frequency are associated with HBV vaccine induced response in HIV infected individuals

Are Kenyan healthcare workers willing to receive the pandemic influenza vaccine? Results from a cross-sectional survey of healthcare workers in Kenya about knowledge, attitudes and practices concerning infection with and vaccination against 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1), 2010

Is vaccination coverage a good indicator of age-appropriate vaccination? A prospective study from Uganda

Comparison of hepatitis B surface antibody decay rates after vaccination between hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients

Poliomyelitis outbreaks in Angola genetically linked to India: Risk factors and implications for prevention of outbreaks due to wild poliovirus importations

A comprehensive analysis of Bordetella pertussis surface proteome and identification of new immunogenic proteins

Antibody persistence, 32 years after post-exposure prophylaxis with human diploid cell rabies vaccine (HDCV)

Evaluation of a broadly protective Chlamydia–cholera combination vaccine candidate

HPV vaccination in France: Uptake, costs and issues for the National Health Insurance

Notice: Government-Owned Inventions; Availability for Licensing

Coroner: Old Mill Student Died of Respiratory Infection A series of tests did not determine conclusively that 5-year-old kindergartner died from either the H1N1 strain of influenza or another virus.

Study finds livestock-related 'Staph' strain in child care worker

Carl Zimmer Explores The Weird Lives Of Viruses (audio)

Experts say cases of tuberculosis not connected

Mother's Day: Are you mothering your kids the 'right' way? This Mother's Day, let's take stock of the culture of judgment that surrounds parenting. The ideological battle lines on breast-feeding, vaccinations, sleep training, and disposable diapers are fierce. That's why I'm singing that battle hymn of the moderate mother.

Ten persons die every year in state from Rabies

Willow Creek resident in hospital after contracting rabies

Animal Vaccines Spoiled At Kootenai Humane Society

Free Rabies Shots Available to Dog and Cat Owners

The deer-Lyme disconnect Why new hunting programs aren't going to check the spread of the disease.

Morgellons: A hidden epidemic or mass hysteria? It's a mysterious condition that affects tens of thousands worldwide. But what is it?

FDA issues final guidance for liquid OTC drug products with dispensing devices

Pediatricians call for commitment to EMRs

Majority of U.S. hospitals meet all-hazards preparedness measures National Hospital Preparedness Program Report highlights state-by-state accomplishments

Safety Culture Creates Better Care for Patients

Prenatal bisphenol A exposure may lead to early transient wheeze in children

EMD Serono pays out $44M to settle false claims suit

Spring Bank Pharma wins $3.9M NIH grant to fight Hep B

Hepatitis C cases rising among Massachusetts youth Hepatitis C infections are rising quickly among white youth in Massachusetts, fueled by increases in the use of heroin and other injection drugs, local and federal health researchers said Thursday.

Cedars-Sinai's Mobile Medical Clinics Receive $500,000 Grant from California Community Foundation

New agent to simplify HIV testing

Antibodies Help Protect Monkeys from SIV

HIV AIDS Biennial International Conference Ready For 2012

Immune-mediated epilepsies

Children of Bipolar Parents Are Overly Sensitive to Stress Hormone Cortisol, Study Finds

Sonography Complements Physical Exam in Identifying Juvenile Inflammatory Arthritis in Children

New Tool to Assess Asthma-Related Anxiety Published in Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonology

EasyJet apology to Failsworth family kicked off holiday jet because their baby was sick

Worm Discovery Could Help One Billion People Worldwide Scientists have discovered why some people may be protected from harmful parasitic worms naturally while others cannot in what could lead to new therapies for up to one billion people worldwide.

Title:  Polypeptides having brain-localizing activity and uses thereof (patent)

Title: Enzyme treatment of foodstuffs for Celiac Sprue (patent)

FDA “Exceptionalism” at the Funding Crossroads

New Social Networking Site For Parents

Animal Services director wants his department to collect fees

The Schafer Autism Report Thursday, May 5, 2011        

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