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The hidden story about vaccines, autism, drugs and food… Americas health has been BOUGHT. Your health, your family’s health. Now brought to you by Wall Street… “If you thought they hurt us with the banks, wait till you see what they’re doing to health care.” Vaccines. GMOs. Big Pharma. Three big, BIG, okay… HUGE topics in one film. Why? Why not 3 films, why put all this in one movie? Great question, 2 answers. 1st and most importantly: We need to band together. We need a mainstream film, not another radical movie that only interests the “already converted”. Over 5 million people supported Prop 37 in CA. Reportedly, over 2 million worldwide marched against Monsanto in a global protest. There...ane vaccine expansion, and our love affair with pharmaceuticals- it’s the same villain. It’s a risky story to tell, but would be a tragedy to passively consent to with silence. There is something horribly wrong with health care today. Huge money, billions and billions of dollars flowing into the same pockets. Meanwhile, MD’s aren’t being allowed to actually practice the art of medicine and anyone who questions vaccination safety, pharmaceuticals, factory farms, etc. is ridiculed and belittled. Meanwhile, the billions keep flowing, carried on a river of pain and anguish. Huge corporations funded by individual misery, one broken life at a time. Three huge stories, each worthy of multiple films, but each brought together by one staggering fact: it’s the same villain. These three story lines converge on Wall Street, in a tale of corruption, greed and shocking lack of conscience.


All the News Posted May 29-31, 2006

Posted May 31, 2006

►May 31, 2006 - FDA Whistleblower Says Agency Smeared Him Over His Vioxx Views - Bloomberg - "'I experienced threats, intimidation and actually what, in my view, appears to have been a very organized and orchestrated campaign to smear and discredit me,' Dr. David Graham said in a May 9 videotaped testimony taken for Vioxx litigation. FDA officials worked 'hand in glove' with Merck to tarnish him, Graham said according to a sealed transcript of his remarks obtained by Bloomberg News."

* ►May 31, 2006 - FDA warns Wyeth about manufacturing issues - AP via Newark Star-Ledger - "The Food and Drug Administration sent Wyeth a warning letter about violations of good manufacturing practices at a plant in Puerto Rico. The letter, which regulators posted on the agency's Web site yesterday, said there were problems in the manufacture of several drugs, including birth control pill Triphasil, hormone replacement Prempro, antidepressant Effexor and over- the-counter pain reliever Advil."

* ►May 31, 2006 - Court limits free speech in workplace for public employees - Los Angeles Times via Seattle Times - "'When a citizen enters government service, the citizen by necessity must accept certain limitations on his or her freedom,' said Justice Anthony Kennedy, rejecting a lawsuit by a Los Angeles County prosecutor. Lawyers for government whistle-blowers denounced the ruling. They said it could threaten public health and safety."

* ►May 31, 2006 - Vaccines, medicines reach quake victims - UPI via Political Gateway - "Health officials in Indonesia began immunizing thousands of earthquake survivors against measles Wednesday, as the death toll climbed to 5,846."

* ►May 31, 2006 - Crucell to start clinical tests of bird flu vaccine - AFX via Forbes - "560 people will be inoculated using three vaccines based on the H9N2 virus. Crucell hopes to have results of the tests at the end of 2006."

* ►May 31, 2006 - Bill gets final passage requiring meningitis vaccinations - - "Lawmakers gave final passage today to a bill that requires incoming students at Louisiana colleges and universities to be vaccinated against bacterial meningitis starting this fall...Students could avoid the vaccination requirement by signing a waiver saying they've been given information about meningitis and chose not to be vaccinated for religious or personal reasons. Students with a doctor's note giving a medical reason against vaccination would also be excused, as would students younger than 18 whose parents sign a waiver."

* ►May 31, 2006 - Private dilemma over MMR jabs - The Herald, UK - "Deciding whether to give his baby daughter private healthcare is the biggest dilemma of his life, Tommy Sheridan said yesterday."

* ►May 31, 2006 - Two at U of L help invent vaccine - Researchers aiming to save future generations - Louisville Courier-Journal - "Jenson, 66, and Ghim, 47, said they are about three years away from completing the second-generation preventive vaccine they are trying to grow by reproducing protein fragments in tobacco plants. They are working with a California researcher who will soon be moving to Kentucky Bioprocessing in Owensboro. It is expected to cost only $6 to $8 for three shots."

►May 31, 2006 - Measles warnings for NZers travelling overseas - press release - Ministry of Health via

►May 31, 2006 - Ministry warns soccer fans - get measles jab - Newstalk ZB

* ►May 31, 2006 - Experts say wild birds aren't only cause of flu - AP via International Herald Tribune - "Scientists at an international conference on bird flu in Rome urged countries to refrain from mass killings of birds, saying that only further research can reveal whether the highly infectious H5N1 bird flu strain will become endemic in wild birds, causing periodic outbreaks across the globe for years to come."

►May 31, 2006 - Bird flu virus - The Advertiser - "Bird flu medication only would be handed out to those already diagnosed and their immediate carers if the virus reached Australia, after a Government backflip yesterday.

►May 31, 2006 - Bird flu threat diminishes in Qinghai - China Daily

►May 31, 2006 - Avian Influenza: know the facts, not the hype - Cherokee Sentinel

►May 31, 2006 - Aids 'Healer' Charged With Sh1.6m Fraud - The East African Standard (Nairobi) via

* ►May 30, 2006 - Group Wants Gov. To Sign Bill Banning Mercury In Vaccines - - "Opponents and supporters of a controversial bill that would ban the use of vaccines containing mercury are lobbying the governor. Mercury is used as a preservative in some vaccines. Some studies have shown potential connections between mercury and autism. The bill would ban mercury in vaccines statewide by 2007, but allow an exemption if there is a shortage of mercury-free vaccines. 'We're a group of moms that want vaccines safer for our kids, our kids in Hawaii. We want what other states have,' Julianne King said."

* ►May 30, 2006 - The Dangers of Synthetic Biology - Nobel Prize winner David Baltimore explains why building smallpox from scratch is a key safety concern in synthetic biology. - MIT Technology Review

* ►May 30, 2006 - Local Researchers Work on Autism Therapies - KABC TV, Los Angeles - "UCLA neuro-researcher Marco Iacoboni says Eva may be on to something. He and his colleagues studied the brains of autistic versus typical children. They discovered a key difference in a part of the brain that creates something called mirror neurons. 'We found that typical developing kids activate these cells but our autistic kids did not activate these cells,' Iacoboni said."

* ►May 30, 2006 - Autism and Adults: Finding Independence - With 500,000 Kids in America Affected by the Disorder, We Need More Facilities to House Them as Adults - ABC News - "'World News Tonight' continues its series on autism through Thursday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m. ET."

►May 30, 2006 - Choosing women's health over sexual politics - The FDA can heal its damaged reputation by approving a cancer vaccine and emergency contraception - editorial - The Oregonian

►May 30, 2006 - There are many treatments for the pain that lingers after shingles - Charlotte Sun-Herald

* ►May 30, 2006 - Fast Rollout of Shingles Vaccine Planned After FDA's Okay - MedPage Today

NVIC - BL Fisher Note: The FDA approval of Merck's shingles vaccine (Zostavax) to counteract the effects of mass use of Merck's chicken pox vaccine will help Merck recover financially from the loss of Vioxx revenues. But will Zostavax help or hurt those who are too frail to make or are prevented from making fully informed vaccination decisions?  There are already indications that Zostavax is capable of inducing autoimmunity or worsening a pre-existing autoimmune disorder as well as raising the risk of heart disease conditions.

With many of America's elderly held captive by HMO's and nursing homes, which prevent them from exercising voluntary, informed consent to medical treatment, how many will be harmed by forced use of a shingles vaccine? Had most children not been forced to use chicken pox vaccine since 1995, many older children and adults would not be suffering from shingles in what has become a shingles epidemic in America.

A painful, expensive bout with shingles is prevented when those, who have recovered from chicken pox in childhood, have their cell mediated immunity asymptomatically "boosted" by coming into close contact with young children who are infected with chicken pox. For 99.9 percent of healthy children, chicken pox is a mild disease without complications. The vaccine was originally developed for immune compromised leukemic children, who could not withstand a bout with chicken pox without severe complications.

Shingles could be prevented, not by sticking grandma and grandpa with a needle full of a shingles vaccine that can trigger autoimmunity and heart disease, but by getting a hug from a grandchild who is getting or recovering
from chicken pox. But the elderly in America can't do that anymore. There is no chicken pox around.  Just shingles and needles filled with Zostavax.

►May 30, 2006 - Update 1 - FDA warns Wyeth on quality at Puerto Rico plant - Reuters - "Possible contaminants in headache remedies, hormone replacement therapy and other pills made at Wyeth's plant in Puerto Rico have not been adequately checked out or corrected, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday."

* ►May 30, 2006 - Mass. Researchers Testing New Nicotine Vaccine - - "Although the immune system does not normally respond to nicotine, Nicvax - manufactured by NABI Biopharmaceuticals, which is sponsoring the current trial - is designed to elicit the production of nicotine antibodies. If someone smokes after being immunized, the antibodies bind with nicotine molecules in the bloodstream and prevent them from entering the brain where nicotine receptors are located."

* ►May 30, 2006 - Nebraska Mumps Cases Rise To 73 - - "Officials have confirmed 73 cases of mumps in the state and have identified more than 200 other probable cases."

* ►May 30, 2006 - US experts say patients, doctors need clearer data - Reuters - "When it comes to drug safety, U.S. patients and doctors need less advertising hype and more data to help decide whether to use prescription medicines, health researchers said on Tuesday."

►May 30, 2006 - Will the Lawyers Be the Death of Us All? - RedState

* ►May 30, 2006 - VaxGen Concludes Early Stage Meningitis B Vaccine Collaboration With EndoBiologics - press release - VaxGen, Inc. via PRNewswire-FirstCall via Yahoo!

* ►May 30, 2006 - WHO Declares War On "Lying" Tobacco Industry - Food Consumer

►May 30, 2006 - IAC EXPRESS Issue #600 - Immunization Action Coalition

►May 30, 2006 - Cervical Cancer Vaccine Moves Toward US Approval - Voice of America

►May 30, 2006 - Anti-JE vaccine drive concludes - Hindustan Times

►May 30, 2006 - Pulse polio - - "The battalion made all arrangement including placing of vehicles at villages for conveyance of the villagers in order to ensure maximum attendance of local populace, it said and added that the villagers conveyed their heartfelt gratitude for the noble gesture of the AR authorities."

►May 30, 2006 - Avian Influenza: know the facts, not the hype - Cherokee Sentinel

* ►May 30, 2006 - ASU lab seeking to get batch of bird-flu virus - Arizona Republic via - "The H5N1 avian-flu virus sweeping westward from Asia may land at a research lab at Arizona State University. Researchers at ASU's Biodesign Institute in Tempe are seeking permission to store and manipulate the bird virus, which many scientists fear could mutate and spark a human flu pandemic. They are trying to make a vaccine against the strain, possibly using genetically a modified salmonella bacterium."

►May 30, 2006 - TGen lab to open in Flagstaff - Work with NAU to study diseases - Arizona Republic via - "A collaboration between Phoenix's Translational Genomics Research Institute and Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff could result in diseases being diagnosed in minutes instead of days. Such rapid diagnosis means that patients could be treated faster and lives could be saved."

►May 30, 2006 - Indonesia's human bird flu death toll rises to 37 - Xinhua via China View

* ►May 30, 2006 - WHO refining pandemic alert guidelines - Step-by-step plan involves massive doses of the drug Tamiflu - Reuters via MSNBC

* ►May 30, 2006 - US poultry experts using Google to beat bird flu - Reuters AlertNet - "Geographic Information System (GIS) technology is being used to pinpoint the location of commercial poultry flocks, feed mills and processing plants, said Sherrill Davison, professor of avian medicine at the University of Pennsylvania."

►May 30, 2006 - Bird-Flu Trail Leads Medical Detectives Back to Poultry Farms - Bloomberg

►May 30, 2006 - Interview-Bird flu could become endemic in Africa-FAO - Reuters AlertNet

►May 30, 2006 - Chronology-Bird flu developments - Reuters AlertNet

►May 30, 2006 - IFC To Hold Bird Flu & Bio-security Conference in Istanbul - Turkish Press - "International Finance Corporation (IFC), private sector arm of the World Bank Group, will hold ``Bird Flu & Bio-Security Conference`` in Istanbul on June 2nd."

►May 30, 2006 - Avian Flu Forum -

►May 30, 2006 - Officials investigate additional case of measles in same company - AP via Eyewitness News

►May 30, 2006 - Various agencies get a little disease quarantine training - Auburn Citizen - "The problem: A Scipio couple in their 50s and an Auburn man in his 20s have been exposed to a new infectious respiratory illness while on a flight from Asia to the United States. The solution: isolation and quarantine. Representatives from various city, county and state agencies participated in the Cayuga County Health Department's first tabletop quarantine and isolation drill Tuesday as a way to test a plan that before had only been on paper. Provided with the aforementioned fictitious scenario, they had to determine the best way to handle the situation."

►May 30, 2006 - Infections: Clean hands first step in preventing transmission - Washington Times

* ►May 30, 2006 - West Nile A Worry; Dengue Fever A Bigger Concern - - "'It is of far more concern right now than West Nile virus,' said Dr. Richard Duhrkopf, an associate professor of biology at Baylor University.  'Most people who are infected with West Nile virus don’t even know it, but if you are infected with dengue, you will know it. You will get sick.'"

►May 30, 2006 - Samaritan Reports Positive Preliminary Results with ''Oral'' HIV Entry Inhibitor in Phase II 10-Day HIV Monotherapy Trial - Samaritan Pharmaceuticals Inc. via Business Wire

►May 30, 2006 - Kyrgyzstan: World Bank and government pledge to battle HIV/AIDS - IRIN via Reuters AlertNet

►May 30, 2006 - HIV Threatens Russian Pregnancies - Prensa Latina

►May 30, 2006 - Spread of AIDS Is Slowing, U.N. Report Finds (requires registration or subscription) - The New York Times

* ►May 30, 2006 - AIDS Epidemic Continues To Outpace Response, UNAIDS Report - Medical News Today

►May 30, 2006 - R180 million grant for Aids vaccine research - Sapa via SABC News

►May 30, 2006 - FDA/Forum for Collaborative HIV Research Collaborative Meeting on Long-Term Safety Concerns Associated with CCR5 Antagonist Development - FDA via

►May 30, 2006 - Nabi BioPharma Says FDA's Committee Would Review Nabi-HB For Preventing Hepatitis B Re-infection In Liver Transplantation - Update - Trading Markets

►May 30, 2006 - Lupin gets FDA nod for generic antibiotic - Indian generic drug maker Lupin Pharmaceuticals has received final approval from the FDA for its abbreviated new drug application for Cefdinir capsules 300mg, an AB-rated generic equivalent of Abbott Laboratories' Omnicef capsules for the treatment of bacterial infections. - Pharmaceutical Business Review

►May 30, 2006 - HCV-796 Phase 1b Data Presented at Digestive Disease Week - Doctor's Guide

►May 30, 2006 - FDA OK’d vagus nerve stimulation for treatment-resistant depression last year - Asheville Citizen-Times

►May 30, 2006 - Replace old mercury thermometer - Charlotte Observer

►May 30, 2006 - School To Reopen After Mercury Cleanup -

►May 30, 2006 - Ritalin packs punch by elevating norepinephrine, suppressing nerve signal transmissions - American Physiological Society via
►May 30, 2006 - MR spectroscopy significantly reduces need for breast biopsy - Radiological Society of North America via
►May 29, 2006 - New potential drug target in tuberculosis - Scientists reveal structure of a key tuberculosis protein - European Molecular Biology Laboratory via

* ►May 29, 2006 - Link between autism and MMR vaccine again - The possible link between the MMR inoculation and autism will be raised yet again this week in a presentation that claims to provide proof. -

►May 29, 2006 - New Suspect H5N1 Bird Flu Cluster in Bandung Indonesia - commentary - Recombinomics

►May 29, 2006 - Feature-Syria's pigeon game gets the bird over flu fears - Reuters

►May 29, 2006 - Health Dept. warns of higher West Nile virus risk this year - San Francisco Chronicle

►May 29, 2006 - Advert which claimed vitamin supplement made children taller banned - Interfax China

►May 28, 2006 - New pathways for autoimmune treatment identified - Medical College of Georgia
►May 26, 2006 - Mice lacking key immune component still control chronic viral infections - Washington University School of Medicine via
►May 26, 2006 - FSU research produces images of AIDS virus that may shape vaccine - Landmark study appears in online edition of journal Nature - Florida State University via
►May 26, 2006 - One-third of adults with diabetes still don't know they have it - NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases via
►May 25, 2006 - Technique speeds up detecting, treating wound bacteria -

►May 25, 2006 - A little pandemic cloud -

►May 24, 2006 - Health benefits of Chlamydia screening programmes 'might have been overestimated' - Incidence of severe reproductive tract complications associated with diagnosed genital chlamydial infection: the Uppsala Women’s Cohort Study Sex Transm Infect 2006; 82: 213-18 - BMJ Specialty Journals via
►May 24, 2006 - NRP104 significantly reduced symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children - Study results for NRP104 presented at American Psychiatric Association Meeting - Porter Novelli via
►May 24, 2006 - Mixed amphetamine salts extended release improves information processing in adults with ADHD - Neurocognitive study presented at the 2006 American Psychiatric Association Meeting - Porter Novelli via
►May 23, 2006 - Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise in Mice - HealthDay News via Forbes
►May 23, 2006 - Combining vaccines proves potent against bird flu - Chicago Sun Times

►May 23, 2006 - Mosquito virus kills Tempe man - Arizona Daily Star

* ►March 2006 - Porphyrinuria in Childhood Autistic Disorder: Implications for Environmental Toxicity (pdf) - Accepted for publication; Toxicol. Appl. Pharmacol 5/04/06 - Pieta Research via


Posted May 30, 2006


►June 2006 - Adverse events associated with the use of intravenous epinephrine in emergency department patients presenting with severe asthma. - journal article (Annals of Emergency Medicine)

* ►May 30, 2006 - Tommy may go private to get single vaccines for daughter - Evening Times, UK

* ►May 30, 2006 - Oxxon Therapeutics to Present Phase IIA Survival Data for its HI-8(TM) Mel Therapeutic Vaccine as a Treatment for Advanced Metastatic Melanoma - Clinical Efficacy Data to be Presented at 42nd Annual ASCO Meeting - PRNewswire via

* ►May 30, 2006 - WHO seeks data on avian flu treatment - Financial Times

* ►May 30, 2006 - George Stone: The Plan to Drug US School Children - The President’s New Freedom Commission On Mental Health: The Plan to Drug American School Children. Medicalization: Convincing Healthy People They Are Sick -

* ►May 30, 2006 - Most Women Would Participate Again In A Medical Research Study - Women's Health Research via Medical News Today

►May 30, 2006 - 12-year-old boy is second victim of new e-coli outbreak - Evening Times, UK

►May 30, 2006 - Doctor's unorthodox treatments land him in the `Lyme Wars' - Knight Ridder Newspapers via Duluth News Tribune

►May 30, 2006 - Fighting children's asthma epidemic - As smog hits Toronto, doctors seek your help ... - Toronto Star

►May 30, 2006 - Herbal remedies for kids - Gummy Vites. Strawberry Flavored Fish Oil. Super Kids Salve. Gum-omile Oil. Children's Echinacea. Herbs for Kids. - Los Angeles Times via

* ►May 30, 2006 - Moscow tests human bird flu vaccine - RIA Novosti - "Tests of the vaccine are also under way at the St. Petersburg-based Influenza Research Institute. Anton Katlinsky, the director of vaccine developer Mikrogen, said volunteers in the city would be paid up to $190. The developers of the vaccine said it presented no danger to the volunteers and scientists underlined that the vaccine had been created on the basis of a non-pandemic H5N1 bird flu strain."

* ►May 30, 2006 - Bird flu vaccine being tested on volunteers in Moscow - Itar-Tass - "The vaccine was produced on the basis of the Vietnamese strain of the bird flu virus."

►May 30, 2006 - Russia Starts Testing Bird Flu Vaccine on Humans - MosNews

►May 30, 2006 - 115 outbreaks of bird flu reported in Romania - Xinhua via China View

* ►May 30, 2006 - Approval of vaccine gives Merck a shot in the arm - USA Today - "The FDA approval of Zostavax shows 'there is life for Merck after Vioxx,' said Les Funtleyder, a health care strategist at Miller Tabak. On Friday, he forecast $400 million in peak annual sales of the vaccine. Deutsche Bank analyst Barbara Ryan estimated $650 million in worldwide revenue in 2009."

* ►May 30, 2006 - Hepatitis A vaccine aimed at younger kids - Newsday - "Why then the need to add yet another vaccination to all those babies already receive? 'The reason is we travel so much,' said Dr. Patricia Dillon, director of communicable diseases for the Suffolk County Department of Health. Hepatitis A is prevalent in many locations around the world, and 'we have to protect people not just when they are here, but when they are in other countries as well,' Dillon said. She added that very young children in school settings cannot be depended upon to cleanse away the virus by washing their hands."

* ►May 30, 2006 - Children's trouble processing information can disrupt lives - Gazette, The (Colorado Springs, CO) (KRT) Via Thomson Dialog NewsEdge via - "At age 3, Jacob was diagnosed with sensory-processing disorder, which affects a person's ability to interpret and respond to the information he or she receives through the senses."

* ►May 30, 2006 - Vaccine shows promise - Rocky Mountain News - "Doctors may have a hard time persuading the public to accept the new vaccine. The first rotavirus vaccine, Wyeth's RotaShield, which was introduced in 1998, was withdrawn a year later because some patients suffered a potentially life-threatening bowel obstruction. As many as 100 children experienced the painful side effects within a week of vaccination."

* ►May 30, 2006 - Ronnie Polaneczky | Controversy amid the sorrow of cervical cancer - Philadelphia Daily News - "Two days later, Amy died of a rare and aggressive form of cervical cancer that Kligge realizes might not have been helped by the kind of vaccines that may soon come on the market. Nonetheless, Kligge said she 'cannot wait' until the day her 13-year-old granddaughter will stand in line for a cervical-cancer vaccine because 'no one should die of this disease, no matter what causes it.' That's why the Kligge family won't protest if schools one day add cervical-cancer vaccination to the list of required pre-admission inoculations. It remains to be seen if other families will."

* ►May 30, 2006 - Are people ready for HPV vaccine? - Logistics, skepticism and cost may deter some from getting shots shown to block cervical cancer - Boston Globe via The Detroit News

* ►May 30, 2006 - Cancer Breakthrough: Saving girls' lives - commentary - Seattle Post-Intelligencer

►May 30, 2006 - What You Need to Know About the HPV Vaccine -

* ►May 30, 2006 - Nabi nicotine vaccine moves forward - Boca Raton News - "Boca Raton firm Nabi Biopharmaceuticals has announced a Phase IIB "proof-of-concept" study for NicVAX(R), a vaccine to treat nicotine addiction and prevent smoking relapse, the company said. 'This is an important milestone for Nabi Biopharmaceuticals and for the over one billion smokers in the U.S. and across the world who want to quit their addictive habit,' said Thomas H. McLain, chairman, CEO and president, Nabi Biopharmaceuticals."

►May 30, 2006 - Call Us If You Need Meningitis Advice - South Wales Echo via International News Service

►May 30, 2006 - WHO to help Indonesia with vaccination, disease surveillance - Xinhua via People's Daily Online

* ►May 30, 2006 - Thousands injured by Java quake lie waiting for medical aid to arrive - The Independent, UK

* ►May 30, 2006 - 'Fight against polio has to continue' - Times of India

* ►May 30, 2006 - The Documentary 'The Age of AIDS' Begins on PBS (requires registration or subscription) - The New York Times

►May 30, 2006 - HIV positive children require special attention - Daily Times, Pakistan

►May 30, 2006 - Zambian gov't concerned over high HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in prisons - Xinhua via People's Daily Online

►May 30, 2006 - Nutrition: Eating our Way In and Out of Symptoms - via RunnersWeb - "Within our lifetimes, whole food will eclipse pharmaceuticals in medical practice, as the general public awakens to its far superior healing capacity. But the allopathic profession will be the slowest to catch on, just as most physicians of the early 20th century refused to believe that absence of certain nutrients could bring on such horrible diseases as scurvy, pellagra and beriberi. Then as now, allopaths were eager to lay blame for these diseases on microbes, until--surprise, surprise--limes cured the 'limey' British sailors of their scurvy, and we saw that Vitamin B3 prevented pellagra, while Vitamin B1 prevented beriberi and Vitamin D prevented rickets."

►May 30, 2006 - Bacterial Evolution in the Yogurt Ecosystem (requires registration or subscription) - The New York Times

►May 30, 2006 - Well-Intentioned Food Police May Create Havoc With Children's Diets (requires registration or subscription) - The New York Times

►May 30, 2006 - Ottawa plans to snuff out flame retardants (requires registration or subscription) - The Globe and Mail

►May 30, 2006 - Bird flu alarm in Bucharest's Sector 1 - Bucharest Daily News

►May 30, 2006 - Creation of city bird flu task force pushed - Sun.Star

►May 30, 2006 - Ship should have been in quarantine before our cruise, say sick couple - Western Mail via

* ►May 30, 2006 - Mumps leaks through college loophole in Illinois - College students can enroll in Illinois and get vaccination later - Chicago Daily Herald - "In the wake of thousands of confirmed or suspected mumps cases hitting students across the country, some college health professionals and lawmakers say it's time Illinois began taking a harder line on vaccination requirements."

* ►May 29, 2006 - Pune to test safety of measles vaccine via spray - Phase I: Screening of volunteers on; KEM to administer doses, NARI, NIV to investigate - Pune Newsline via - "After having successfully embarked on human trials for an AIDS vaccine, Pune has begun screening for volunteers to try out a measles vaccine via the aerosol route. The mission: To test the safety of giving children the vaccine through a spray."

* ►May 29, 2006 - Mumps: Here And There And Everywhere - By F. Edward Yazbak, MD, FAAP (requires subscription) -

►May 29, 2006 - Mumps cases treble in Suffolk - East Anglian Daily Times

* ►May 29, 2006 - Earthquake survivors need medical care, safe water, vaccination - World Health Organization - "WHO will also help to organize vaccination campaigns against measles, which can be a major killer and spreads rapidly in crowded areas."

* ►May 29, 2006 - Half a million syringes for Pakistan - AmeriCares Foundation via ReliefWeb - "In the aftermath of the early October earthquake in Pakistan, the citizens of Kashmir and the North West Frontier Province were grateful to see that aid came to them from all corners of the earth. However, in one case, while life-saving vaccination doses had arrived safely, the means to deliver the inoculations was suddenly caught in a critical shortage—the hypodermic syringes."

* ►May 29, 2006 - Child jab delay 'threatens lives' - Children's lives will be put at risk because a vaccine for a potentially lethal disease is not being introduced this summer, campaigners have said. - BBC

* ►May 29, 2006 - Flu vaccine safe in healthy infants - Pediatrics via Reuters, UK - "'We see no indications of serious side effects from the influenza vaccine in young children, and we would urge parents to have their young children vaccinated against influenza,' Dr. Michael J. Goodman from HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota told Reuters Health."

* ►May 29, 2006 - Sole Bird Flu Survivor Shuns Treatment - AP via Houston Chronicle

* ►May 29, 2006 - Indonesia gets tough on bird flu, announcing epidemic law - Xinhua via People's Daily Online - "The Indonesian government Friday reactivated the 1984 epidemic law in its latest effort to fight against bird flu, which so far has killed 36 people. Under the law, those convicted of blocking government's way to eradicating the disease are punishable by one-year jail term."

* ►May 29, 2006 - 6 more bird flu cases in Indonesia - Six more human cases of the H5N1 strain of avian flu have occurred in Indonesia, the World Health Organization has said, citing Indonesia's Ministry of Health. - CNN

* ►May 29, 2006 - WHO ships Tamiflu to Indonesia just in case - A Hong Kong laboratory officially recognized by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed the latest four cases of bird flu infection in humans in Indonesia. -

►May 29, 2006 - Donors to give Bangladesh $2 mln as bird flu aid - Reuters AlertNet

►May 29, 2006 - The Bird-Flu Virus Might Have Originated In Turkey Chicks Imports from Hungary - Jurnalul National

►May 29, 2006 - Rockeby to acquire bird flu rapid tests globally - WA Business News

►May 29, 2006 - 17 dogs survive dog flu at Cheyenne shelter - AP via

►May 29, 2006 - Bird Flu Vaccine Maybe Used Sooner Than Later - Indonesia reeling from bird flu -

►May 29, 2006 - 59th World Health Assembly ends - NewKerala

►May 29, 2006 - Family, friends mourn 5-year-old - Autistic child drowns in Noblesville retention pond - Noblesville Ledger

►May 29, 2006 -  Another Vaccine/Autism Link? -

* ►May 29, 2006 - Autism, A Little Understood Disorder May Have Genetic Roots - Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern have been able to genetically change mice so their behavior is similar to some people with autism.  The researchers hope their discovery will eventually lead to treatment for people with autism spectrum disorder. (includes video) - Voice of America

►May 29, 2006 - Immunity research hints at cures - MCG doctors find connection between gene, protective cells (requires registration) - Augusta Chronicle

►May 29, 2006 - Painful mosquito-borne virus on the rise in India, health officials warn - CBC News - "In recent months, chikungunya virus has spread from Madagascar and several other islands in the southwest Indian Ocean to the Indian mainland, where hundreds of thousands have been infected."

►May 29, 2006 - Wildlife center pursues a 'tripwire' for diseases - Richmond Times-Dispatch

►May 29, 2006 - Uganda: Virus Research Institute wants more money - Kampala (AND) The Virus Research Institute in Uganda wants government to put more funds in research to help disease research institutions discover new medicines. - African News Dimension

* ►May 29, 2006 - Human Papillomavirus infects 70 percent of the sexually active; and can cause genital warts, cancer - Boston Globe - "To win federal approval, Merck & Co., Gardasil's maker, only had to show about five years of safety data for more than 12,000 women ages 16 to 26. The Food and Drug Administration may recommend the vaccine for girls as young as 9 to 11...'We don't have long-term safety data on HPV vaccines,' said Jessica Kahn, an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati, who said she will nonetheless vaccinate her own child. 'Sometimes rare side effects are not seen until a vaccine is administered to many thousands of people.'"

* ►May 29, 2006 - Researchers present immunotherapy against Alzheimer's - It is claimed that the innovative therapy used to fight against Alzheimer's disease which clears the brain from specific amyloid deposits by immunization has proved feasible. Now further immunisation studies are ongoing, in the hope to show how the results from research can be used in clinical treatment, as Prof. J.-M. Orgogozo, from Bordeaux University Hospital (France), reports today at the annual conference of the European Neurological Society. -

►May 29, 2006 - Measles vaccination campaign started in Somali Region - Shabelle Media Network

►May 29, 2006 - Govt seeks to wipe out polio with mass vaccination drive - AFP via Gulf Times

►May 29, 2006 - Kingston Parish Church to Host Immunization Outreach - Government of Jamaica

►May 29, 2006 - 500 sent home as virus grounds cruise ship - Evening News via The Scotsman

►May 29, 2006 - Virus-hit cruise firm apologises - A travel company has apologised and offered a refund to hundreds of passengers whose cruise holidays were ruined by a virus outbreak. - BBC

►May 29, 2006 - Treatment and Prevention of Shingles - Combination of Viral Drugs May Treat Shingles and New Drug May Prevent It - Symptoms - Vaccine - Best Syndication

►May 29, 2006 - Shingles: Painful Return Of Chickenpox Virus - Medical News Today

►May 29, 2006 - Aids to see SA health costs spike - The Citizen

►May 29, 2006 - Antipsychotic drug use is growing fastest among children (requires subscription for full article) - Pain & Central Nervous System Week via Therapeutics Daily

►May 29, 2006 - New Plan Could Cut Federal HIV/AIDS Fund for California - Food Consumer

►May 29, 2006 - St Helena HIV stance 'blatant discrimination' - Independent Online

►May 29, 2006 - Uganda launches TB, HIV/AIDS co-control strategies - Xinhua via China View

►May 29, 2006 - Nigeria govt urged to check growing number of kids living with HIV - Xinhua via China View

►May 29, 2006 - RP becoming complacent about AIDS, HIV - Philippine Daily Inquirer

►May 29, 2006 - Fear that SA workers may bring HIV to St Helena - Cape Times

►May 29, 2006 - Social change needed to fight HIV: Kirby (requires registration) -

►May 29, 2006 - Cipla gets initial US nod for AIDS drug - Sify

►May 29, 2006 - Bush's Talk And Results On AIDS op-ed (requires registration) - Washington Post

►May 29, 2006 - Entecavir Achieves Hepatitis B Suppression Through 2 Years: Presented At DDW - Doctor's Guide

►May 29, 2006 - Fears for Grandad - The Mirror, UK - Dr Miriam Stoppard - Dear Miriam MY gran has shingles and the doctor is treating her nerve pain....In the US, they have a shot designed to prevent shingles in people over 60 who, like your grandad, are most vulnerable to the disease."

►May 29, 2006 - Area residents tell Lyme's stories - Barron News-Shield via

►May 29, 2006 - Lawsuit filed against Scarborough Hospital - CTV News - "A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the Scarborough Hospital on behalf of dialysis patients who may have been infected with Hepatitis B and C."

►May 29, 2006 - NH hospital helping test new drug against hospital infections - AP via

►May 29, 2006 - To keep tonsils, or not? - Tonsillectomies, once common, then scorned, are on the rise again because of sleep apnea, other breathing issues - Baltimore Sun via Newsday

►May 29, 2006 - Dead squirrel in San Luis Obispo County tests positive for plague - AP via

►May 29, 2006 - Chinese doctors develop quick schistosomiasis test - Xinhua via People's Daily Online

►May 29, 2006 - Botswana : Farmers frustrate govt efforts - While government is trying hard to curb the spread of foot and mouth disease that has engulfed the Bobirwa area, there are reports that some farmers may be trying to frustrate such efforts. - African News Dimension

►May 29, 2006 - Home sickness: Indoor air often worse - The Air We Breathe, Part II: Our homes often seal in pollutants - Ottawa Sun

►May 29, 2006 - Cutting down on hidden threats - Ways to make the air inside cleaner - Winnipeg Sun

* ►May 29, 2006 - ASU seeking fast way to make vaccine for avian-flu - The Arizona Republic - "At ASU, researcher Roy Curtiss is taking one of the more radical approaches: using salmonella. If it works, it could mean that people will drink a liquid with a salmonella bacterium that has been neutralized and laced with flu-virus genes."

* ►May 29, 2006 - HIV Does Not Cause AIDS, And The Man Who Said It Did Is A "Scientific Gangster" - PRN Wire

* ►May 29, 2006 - Malaria's Toll Fuels the Case for DDT Use in Africa (requires registration or subscription) - Officials argue for spraying the widely banned pesticide to fight a deadly epidemic. But doing so may threaten trade with some Western nations. - Los Angeles Times

* ►May 29, 2006 - Oprah’s TV show about the Bird Flu – How to Prepare for the Pandemic -

►May 29, 2006 - World Bank To Support Bangladesh's Avian Flu Program - All Headline News

►May 29, 2006 - Check our Web site Tuesday for latest on avian flu threat - The Herald-Mail

►May 29, 2006 - Methylphenidate, atomoxetine and dexamfetamine for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents. - National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) via

►May 29, 2006 - New potential drug target in tuberculosis - Scientists reveal structure of a key tuberculosis protein - European Molecular Biology Laboratory via

►May 29, 2006 - Our lingering confusion about diabetes - The Louisiana Weekly

►May 29, 2006 - Moms, Dads Worry as Summer Season Begins - Survey finds many U.S. parents anxious over their teens' health, safety. - HealthDay News via

►May 29, 2006 - Reasons to be cheerful - Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert explains how, and why, our brains create happiness from the most unlikely events - The London Times

* ►May 28, 2006 - Triangle sites on short list for $400M plant - Triangle Business Journal via MSNBC - "Novartis has also shown interest in Treyburn Corporate Park, which is where Merck & Co. is building a $300 million, 200-worker vaccine plant. North Carolina legislators in 2004 awarded Merck almost $40 million in grants and tax breaks."

* ►May 28, 2006 - Donations tie drug firms and nonprofits - Many patient groups reveal few, if any, details on relationships with pharmaceutical donors. - Philadelphia Inquirer - "The American Diabetes Association, a leading patient health group, privately enlisted an Eli Lilly & Co. executive to chart its growth strategy and write its slogan."

NVIC - BL Fisher Note: Non-profit organizations promoting mandatory vaccination with multiple vaccines often are funded by drug companies marketing vaccines. For example, the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) and Hepatitis B Coalition, registered as a 501C(3) non-profit organization, is funded by the CDC as well as Merck & Co., Inc., Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Sanofi Pasteur, GlaxoSmithKline, Chiron Vaccines, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co,, and MedImmune, Inc.

►May 28, 2006 - WHO to rewrite pandemic staging descriptions - Canadian Press via CHealth Canoe

* ►May 28, 2006 - Grads on rise, but pharmacies see shortage in future - Times Leader - “Hopefully they’ll expand the area where pharmacists can do more advanced practice stuff,” he said, such as immunizations, counseling and simple clinical operations such as taking and analyzing blood samples."

►May 28, 2006 - Hong Kong targets Indonesians in new bird flu warning - MediaCorpPress

►May 28, 2006 - Protecting our children from disease - The Malaysian Paediatric Association (MPA) announces Malaysia’s first ‘Fight PnD’ campaign to help parents learn and talk about pneumococcal disease (PnD) in children. - - " The “Fight PnD” educational campaign also rallies to Malaysians to donate towards the “Protect the Children” programme, a fund-raising initiative that supports the vaccination of disadvantaged immunocompromised young patients (children with certain illnesses such as HIV infection, or born with primary immune deficiencies) through the school/kindergarten outreach initiatives."

►May 28, 2006 - Health officials will track mumps cases in the region - Texarkana Gazette

►May 28, 2006 - Poultry industry set to recover - TradeArabia

►May 28. 2006 - AIDS research expands on several fronts - The Galveston County Daily News

►May 28, 2006 - What is biotech? - Local economic development leaders are bent on transforming the Treasure Coast into a biotech research and development hub. As hopes inch toward reality with real progress happening in Jupiter with the Scripps Institute and Port St. Lucie in a battle with Orlando for the Burnham Institute, one question remains. -

►May 28, 2006 - Japan Pledges $400 Million to Pacific Aid - Pacific Islands Development Program/East-West Center With Support From Center for Pacific Islands Studies/University of Hawaii - Fiji Times via Pacific Islands Report

►May 28, 2006 - Tumours 'sabotage immune system' - Scientists have shown how tumours can manipulate the immune system to stop it attacking cancer cells. - BBC

►May 28, 2006 - What's a Nurse Practitioner? - - via Yahoo!

►May 28, 2006 - State gives power plants a pass on pollution - Maryland's lax enforcing of clean air laws has meant the loss of revenue from potential fines and allowed more pollution from the state's seven dirtiest plants, which now face tougher controls (requires registration) - Baltimore Sun

* ►May 28, 2006 - Kids fall prey to home hazards - Ottawa Sun - "Rates of asthma -- a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways -- have quadrupled in the last two decades. 'It's the commonest chronic disease among children, the commonest reason for admission to CHEO and the commonest reason for visiting our ER department,' says chief of pediatric respirology Dr. Tom Kovesi. 'It's the same at every children's hospital in North America."
►May 28, 2006 - The Air We Breathe - It's all around, it keeps us alive - and it can be deadly - Ottawa Sun

►May 28, 2006 - Dangers in every breath you take - Ottawa Sun

►May 28, 2006 - State's bird flu plans ready - Containing 'new' virus could include travel restrictions, quarantines - AP via Aberdeen American News

►May 28, 2006 - Bishop and his wife get HIV test to set an example - Afterward, Melvin and Brenda Jefferson of Deeper Life Christian Church ask churchgoers to get tested, too. Almost 20 of them do, on the spot. - St. Petersburg Times

►May 28, 2006 - Marin County officials ordered to lower reservoir mercury levels - AP via

►May 28, 2006 - Kids are expected to recover; mercury theft is charged - AP via Wilmington Star News

►May 27, 2006 - Charles Mix Co. Leads State In Mumps Outbreak (requires registration) - Yankton Daily Press - "Statewide there were 63 confirmed cases, 61 probable cases, and 43 suspected cases in people ages 1 to 90. Sixty-nine percent of those infected are female."

* ►May 27, 2006 - Tamiflu maker on alert after bird flu deaths in Indonesia - Wikinews - "Pieters also said that the move was part of standard procedure in cases where there is reasonable suspicion of human-to-human transmission. The WHO flew 9,500 doses of Tamiflu into Indonesia along with protective gear as a precaution."

* ►May 27, 2006 - Editorial: 25 years later, fight against AIDS goes on - The Albuquerque Tribune - "On the global stage, we are losing the AIDS war, because the pandemic is being allowed to kill millions who could be saved - or have their lives significantly extended - by relatively simple and inexpensive preventative measures, including education and medical tools, such as inexpensive HIV testing and tuberculosis vaccinations. TB has emerged as a life-ending scourge for thousands of AIDS-compromised patients."

* ►May 27, 2006 - Major Discovery: How Carcinogens Cause Cancer - The current belief in medical research holds that most cancers are caused by exposure to carcinogens, and that carcinogens cause cancer by damaging DNA. However, the huge effort and billions of dollars invested by the NIH, private foundations, and pharmaceutical companies in searching for damaged DNA in cancer has produced few discoveries and little benefits to the public. The reason for this limited success is very simple. The cause of most cancers is not damaged DNA. - PRWeb

►May 27, 2006 - Global bird-flu warning system to be set up - icWales

►May 27, 2006 - Fires shine new light on mercury's impact - Mercury: Tiny perch in Superior National Forest lakes may track mercury released by fires. - Duluth News Tribune

►May 27, 2006 - When you're taking on ticks, patience is definitely your best asset - Tribune News Service via Macon Telegraph

* ►May 26, 2006 - Dartmouth Study Finds That Arsenic Inhibits DNA Repair - Dartmouth College via Biocompare
►May 26, 2006 - Xenomics Invited to Present the Transrenal DNA Diagnostic Technology at General Metting of the American Society for Microbiology - Xenomics via ITnews

►May 26, 2006 - Organic Consumers Association Calls for Boycott of Organic Milk Brands Supplied by Factory Farm Dairy Feedlots - OCA via
►May 26, 2006 - Health Maverick Turns Medical Science Upside Down - - "Cutting Edge Nutritional Scientist Dr. Gary Tunsky, N.D. Shatters The Lies Of Medicine In This Hard-Hitting Interview With CRUSADOR Editor Greg Ciola And Explains In Simplistic Detail How Following His 9 Pillars Of Cellular Health Is What Is Needed To Stay Healthy And Recover From Disease"

* ►May 26, 2006 - US Dentistry -- The Biggest Health Threat to the United States In 2006 - via

* ►May 26, 2006 - Ritalin - The Hidden Effects - via

* ►May 26, 2006 - Misuse of ADHD Drugs Sends Thousands Each Year To Seek Emergency Hospital Treatment - via

►May 26, 2006 - FDA OKs pill that limits menstruation (requires registration or subscription) - Chicago Tribune

►May 26, 2006 - More Indonesians in home quarantine, none sick--WHO - Reuters AlertNet

►May 25, 2006 - Mumps outbreak 'limited' in Kane - No Iowa repeat: Public health officials credit warning and better public education  - The Beacon News

►May 25, 2006 - WHO Needs To Restructure its HIV/AIDS Policies, Efforts, Opinion Piece Says -

►May 25, 2006 - Continuing Commitment Needed in Fight Against HIV/AIDS, UNAIDS Executive Director Piot Says in Reuters Interview -

►May 25, 2006 - Many Barriers to HIV/AIDS Treatment Delivery Remain Worldwide, Report Says -

* ►May 25, 2006 - Report Outlines Hazards to Children Posed by Toxic Exposures - Commission urges North American nations mitigate environmental risks to children - Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) via

►May 25, 2006 - DNA: Bacteria's Survival Ration - University of Southern California via Biocompare

►May 24, 2006 - New vaccine would be tool in cervical cancer fight - Enid News & Eagle

►May 24, 2006 - Cancer Vaccine Brings Hope To Those At Risk -

* ►May 23, 2006 - Finland switches rapidly from universal tuberculosis vaccination of all newborns to targeted risk group vaccination - National Public Health Institute, Finland

►May 23, 2006 - RNA Interference Stops Colon Cancer Spread In Mice - University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston via Biocompare

►May 22-24, 2006 - Tetanus: The high risk - Yemen Times

►May 22, 2006 - Ignore mercury terrorists and eat lake fish - letter - Detroit News

►May 22, 2006 - Mass Immunisation Campaign Helps To Control Measles Outbreak In Kenya - Kenya Red Cross Society via Reuters AlertNet

►May 19, 2006 - Partnership to promote lung disease research - Laboratory Products News

►May 17, 2006 - Report profiles data on industrial releases and children’s health - Commission for Environmental Cooperation

►May 17, 2006 - Reported Outcomes in Major Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Funded by For-Profit and Not-for-Profit Organizations: 2000-2005 - journal article (JAMA)

* ►May 15, 2006 - Di-(2-Ethylhexyl) Phthalate Enhances Atopic Dermatitis-Like Skin Lesions in Mice (pdf) - Environmental Health Perspectives - "The prevalence of allergic diseases has rapidly increased over the developed countries throughout the past several decades (Beasley et al. 2003).  Changes in the environmental factors, including allergen load, infectious disease profile, vaccination, and the presence of environmental adjuvants, rather than genetic factors, are likely to be considered as the cause of this increase (Etzel 2003; Strachan 2000)."

* ►May 10, 2006 - One Step Closer to 'The Vaccine' - Lew - "A few weeks ago, a brief essay entitled 'The Ultimate AIDS Nightmare' was published here. The other day, the dark, collective fantasy on which it is based took another surrealistic turn, and the nightmare became far less a literary diversion than even I imagined when I wrote it. 'May 5, 2006 – The CDC will recommend at least one HIV test for everyone aged 13 to 64 who visits a doctor."

►May 10, 2006 - Hepatitis B also caused mental discomfort - Cherry Hill Courier Post

►May 10, 2006 - UP’s haste does not amuse experts - Japanese Encephalitis: May not be right time for vaccination, data need analysis - Indian Express

* ►May 9, 2006 - Mandatory vaccination of college students against meningitis is vital - editorial - Shreveport Times

►May 9, 2006 - Dr Christopher Cain: It's time for a jab to ward off flu spread - guest column - Adelaide Advertiser

►May 9, 2006 - Lung Cancer Vaccine Giving Patients New Hope (includes video) -

►May 9, 2006 - Lynch signs mercury bill, environmentalists will monitor - AP via Boston Globe

* ►May 1, 2006 - More debate about vaccines and autism - letter - journal article (Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)

* ►May 2006 - Digestion Assays in Allergenicity Assessment of GMO Proteins - Environmental Health Perspectives

►May 2006 - Allergic Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis With Protein-losing Enteropathy: Intestinal Pathology, Clinical Course, and Long-term Follow-up. - journal article (Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition)

* ►April 27, 2006 - Anthrax Vaccine: A Case for Accountability - Veterans for Common Sense

* ►April 13, 2006 - Preemptive and Possibly, Prescient Prose - - "The Ultimate AIDS Nightmare - I wake up one morning and click my browser or turn on the TV to discover that the vaccine is ready, and plans are underway for the largest public health project in the recorded history of the planet. 'Thanks to the ceaseless, selfless and near heroic efforts of (mostly US) government, academic and company scientists, the  beginning of the 21st century will see the end of AIDS. No expense will be spared, and no corner of the globe will go unprotected.'"

►February 2006 - Vaccination and anaphylaxis - journal article (Curr Allergy Asthma Rep)

* Psyched Out - How Psychiatry Sells Mental Illness & Pushes Pills That Kill - website

* Study Finds Children with Autism Have More Active Adaptive Immune System - New Research May Also Identify Potential Mechanism for Immune Dysregulation in Autism - Journal of Neuroimmunology via Cure Autism Now

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►May 29, 2006 - Microbe infects health workers - Viet Nam News - "But the WHO experts warned that the presence of the microbe was not conclusive proof it was the cause of the illness and the investigation should continue. They also gave a clean bill of health to the storage and vaccination processes saying these had been carried out in the prescribed manner. Deputy Director of the city Department of Health, Le Truong Giang, said if the bacterium had indeed caused the toxic shock syndrome in the babies, why had only those six been affected though others had got the shots as well. He admitted the investigators faced a challenge since the bottles containing the vaccine could not be retrieved. 'We don’t have regulations stipulating the retention of the bottles and so they went into the dustbin right away,' he said."

* ►May 29, 2006 - US study supports claims of MMR link to autism - The Times, UK - "The latest study, led by Arthur Krigsman, of New York University School of Medicine, involved 275 children. Serious intestinal inflammations were found in some of the autistic children and biopsies of gut tissue were performed on 82 of them. Of these, 70 are said to have shown evidence of the measles virus, which so far has been confirmed in 14 cases by more stringent DNA tests."

►May 29, 2006 - Linneus woman sheds light on world of autism - Bangor Daily News

* ►May 29, 2006 - The timing's right - Economic Times - "GSK also continues to widen its highly profitable vaccines portfolio. It is currently conducting two clinical trials in India, for an HIV and a DTPa-HBV-IPV/Hib (diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis, hepatitis B, poliovirus and Haemophilus influenza type B) vaccine."

* ►May 29, 2006 - Ravi Shastri lends support to bowl out polio - Times of India - "He went to the kiln to speak to the parents about the import of polio vaccine. 'You must understand that your children need to have polio vaccine again and again. Only then will they be able to lead healthy and productive lives,' he said."

* ►May 29, 2006 - Forsyth issues imperative for a vaccine against cavities - Research Highlights Possibility of Halting Dental Caries Epidemic - innovations report

* ►May 29, 2006 - A fresh shot - Soon-to-be approved vaccine can prevent cervical cancer; the question is, are people ready to accept it? - Boston Globe - "'I'll probably focus on the fact that the vaccine prevents cervical cancer in my sell, and not on the fact that this prevents a sexually transmitted disease,' said Dr. Joseph Hagan , a Burlington, Vt., pediatrician active in the American Academy of Pediatrics. 'You know why? Because my Dad sold insurance, and I know what to emphasize and what not to emphasize.'"

* ►May 29, 2006 - Breathe in a vaccine against cervical cancer - New Scientist - "Simply inhaling a vaccine could protect women against cervical cancer. Preliminary tests show the vaccine can trigger an immune response similar to that seen with the injectable vaccine, soon to be approved in the US and Europe."

►May 29, 2006 - Approve HPV vaccine - editorial - Toledo Blade

►May 29, 2006 - Last Month for Meningococcal B Immunisation - press release - Tairawhiti District Health via

►May 29, 2006 - First vaccine to fight bird flu is here - Times of India - "A single vaccine can now protect poultry against two of the deadliest killers - bird flu and Newcastle disease."

►May 29, 2006 - Hunt on in Alaska for bird flu virus - Anchorage: From the recently thawed tidal flats that edge Anchorage to the tundra of western Alaska, the hunt for the deadly avian influenza virus is on. - Reuters via

►May 29, 2006 - WHO to rewrite pandemic phases after flu cluster - Canadian Press via CTV News

►May 29, 2006 - UN: Humans more likely spreaders of avian influenza - Philippine Daily Inquirer

* ►May 29, 2006 - WHO confirms two more bird flu cases in Indonesia - Reuters AlertNet - "The two confirmations brought the H5N1 death toll in Indonesia to 36, and its total number of H5N1 infections to 49."

* ►May 29, 2006 - Flu vaccines get a shot in the arm - Sydney Morning Herald - "Common harmless bacteria like those found in yoghurt and cheese could boost the effectiveness of flu vaccines, say Sydney researchers who are recruiting 300 people to join a trial of a probiotic pill. Ron Penny, a leading immunologist, will head the study into whether a probiotic tablet called PCC - formulated from a strain of lactobacillus bacteria - can enhance the body's response to flu vaccine, making it less likely the immunised person would develop an infection. Flu vaccines do not provide complete protection against the virus."

* ►May 29, 2006 - Bird flu vaccine trials to begin on May 30 – chief doctor - Itar-Tass

►May 29, 2006 - Bird flu vaccine trials to be over by mid-August-health chief -1 - RIA Novosti

►May 29, 2006 - UN agencies to hold international conference on bird flu - Deutsche Presse-Agentur via Monsters & Critics

►May 29, 2006 - Bird flu vaccine - Deseret News

►May 29, 2006 - Bird flu continues to affect three West Siberian regions - RIA Novosti

►May 29, 2006 - Passengers turned away as virus outbreak hits liner - The Times, UK

* ►May 29, 2006 - Government Pushes for Greater Power over Pharma Ads - Legislation Would Allow FDA to Halt Campaigns and Sales in $4 Billion Category - Advertising Age

►May 29, 2006 - Researchers trace origins of HIV - Mumbai Mirror

►May 29, 2006 - 1.8m Nigerian children are HIV/AIDS orphans - UNICEF - Nigerian Tribune

* ►May 28, 2006 - Smallpox outbreak reported in Sana’a, outskirts - Yemen Times - "Students of four schools located in the Hebra neighborhood within Sana’a refrained from sitting for their final examinations because of the spread of an infectious disease suspected to be smallpox. Media sources have said that the disease is thought to be rubella."

►May 28, 2006 - The victims easiest to hurt - San Antonio Express-News - "At Methodist Children's Hospital, a doctor recognized the signs. According to an arrest affidavit, Nathan's injuries were consistent with shaken baby impact syndrome — a head injury that can occur when a child is violently shaken."

* ►May 28, 2006 - Who lives? Flu crisis may make us pick - Experts are divided on who gets the limited vaccine in case of a pandemic. - St. Petersburg Times

* ►May 28, 2006 - Indonesian villagers blame magic, not flu - AP via Seattle Post-Intelligencer

* ►May 28, 2006 - WHO confirms 35th bird flu death in Indonesia - AFX via Forbes

* ►May 28, 2006 - Avian flu contract gives CytoGenix wings - Biochemical company will work with UTMB in animal studies using DNA vaccine against bird flu strain - Houston Business Journal via MSNBC

►May 28, 2006 - State officials debate on bird flu preparation - State health officials say millions needed to prepare for bird flu ... Easley, Senate say $190K is enough - Triangle Business Journal via MSNBC

►May 28, 2006 - What Darwin has to say about bird flu - Can the disease mutate into a widespread threat to humans? Possibly, but it won't happen overnight. - opinion (requires registration or subscription) - Los Angeles Times

►May 28, 2006 - NC officials urge families to prepare for flue outbreak - AP via New & Observer via

►May 28, 2006 - Manatee: Keep eye on bird flu - Bradenton Herald

►May 28, 2006 - Preparing for Flu Outbreak - AP via WTVD TV

►May 28, 2006 - Toledo Zoo prepares for threat of bird flu - Strategy is to shield its avian collection - Toledo Blade

►May 28, 2006 - Northern province holds human influenza rehearsal - Viet Nam News Agency

►May 28, 2006 - Bird Flu - Past Pandemics - American Chronicle

* ►May 28, 2006 - Special ed: Complex and costly - Portsmouth Herald News - "In New Hampshire, about half of those receiving special education services last year did so for a specific learning disability. Another 6,190 received services for a speech or language impairment. Autism showed the largest increase from 2000 to 2005, jumping from 397 to 905 young people. The increase in autistic students is part of a national trend. The number of students receiving services for autism increased from less than 10,000 in 1992 to about 65,000 in 2001, according to the federal Office of Special Education Programs."

►May 28, 2006 - Judyth Piazza chats with Karen Simmons, Founder of Autism Today - Student Operated Press

►May 28, 2006 - Durham Church Parishoners Show Signs Of Mercury Poisioning -

►May 28, 2006 - Screening programe for children - News Today, India - "Star Child Clinic, attached to the Children's centre of Sundaram Medical Foundation, is offering a screening programme for attention problems like Aatention deficit disorder, hyperactivity disorder, listening disorder, dyslexia, speech problems and autism spectrum disorder."

►May 28, 2006 - Moved by guilt over Agent Orange, Vietnam veterans vow help - The Virginian-Pilot

►May 28, 2006 - Toronto's hippie disease (requires registration or subscription) - The Toronto Star - "In mid-summer 1968, Yorkville became the very 'festering sore' that Apps and other conservatives had claimed it to be. Throughout July, Dr. Anne Kyle of Toronto's Women's College Hospital (through her role as supervisor of Trailer, the 'hippie clinic' in Yorkville) had admitted an 'unusual number' of patients suffering from hepatitis, and 'most of these individuals, both in-patient and out-patient, were associated with the Yorkville district.'"

►May 28, 2006 - Aftereffects of childhood cancer treatment plague Elgin woman - The Courier News

►May 28, 2006 - Vaccine against cancer could protect the next generation of girls - opinion - The News Journal

* ►May 28, 2006 - Pets being watched for human diseases - National work might detect avian flu early - Louisville Courier-Journal - "The Purdue project, called the National Companion Animal Surveillance Program, analyzes millions of electronic pet health records from Banfield offices across the country in the hope of quickly finding clusters of symptoms that could signal a problem. Banfield, one of the nation's largest veterinary chains, sees about 10,000 pets a day, and the electronic records are immediately available to Purdue scientists."

* ►May 28, 2006 - Muslim parents deny polio drops to male kids - The Statesman

* ►May 28, 2006 - India aim to wipe out polio with mass vaccine drive - AFP via Khaleej Times

►May 28, 2006 - Public health success story over measles - European Public Health Alliance

►May 28, 2006 - Over 100 cases, but no JE vaccine - Hindustan Times

* ►May 28, 2006 - Santa Fe couple recounts battle with plague - - "A Bernalillo County woman's death early last week from septicemic plague brought back bad memories for a Santa Fe couple who barely survived the disease."

►May 28, 2006 - Oklahoma State student back home after bout with meningitis - AP via

►May 28, 2006 - VA hospital warns of possible infection from prostate biopsy - Columbia Missourian

►May 28, 2006 - West Nile victim: Be cautious - Bloomington Pantagraph

►May 28, 2006 - More than 73 million Americans have diabetes or will soon: study -

►May 28, 2006 - Could ViRexxs Linked Recognition Research Lead to a Cancer Vaccine? - A Scientists 20-year unfinished journey to treat HBV may open the door to a new class of flexible vaccines -

►May 28, 2006 - Battling the myths - In Southern Africa, the fight against HIV/AIDS is often hampered by culture and traditional beliefs - Montreal Gazette via

* ►May 28, 2006 - Vaccine uses synthetic HIV genes - Galveston County Daily News

►May 28, 2006 - Improved HIV model might spur AIDS vaccine - Bloomberg via Indianapolis Star

►May 28, 2006 - Feline version of AIDS is deadly threat to cats - Columbia Daily Tribune

►May 28, 2006 - FSU Researchers Produce 3-D Images Of AIDS Virus - All Headline News

►May 28, 2006 - Israeli breakthrough shortens the window of HIV detection - Israel 21C

►May 28, 2006 - YEMEN: Teenagers trained to help halt spread of HIV/AIDS - IRIN via Reuters AlertNet

►May 28, 2006 - German stab victims get HIV drugs - Almost 30 people stabbed by a teenager at Berlin's new railway station are receiving protective treatment after it emerged one victim was HIV positive. - BBC

►May 28, 2006 - Advances increase rate of survival - Star-Telegram via

►May 28, 2006 - Salute to soldiers in war against AIDS - Leaders of struggle to beat the disease - New York Daily News

►May 28, 2006 - Leaders meet NY to turn HIV/Aids epidemic around - SABC News

►May 28, 2006 - 'Age of AIDS' tells a detailed, fascinating story of disease (requires registration) - Baltimore Sun

►May 28, 2006 - Despite Global Efforts Against AIDS, 40.3 Million Infected with HIV Virus - Asian Tribune

►May 28, 2006 - ANC defends government's HIV and Aids policy - Independent Online

►May 28, 2006 - World is failing kids with HIV, groups say - AP via Columbus Dispatch

►May 27, 2006 - Report: More Than 2 Million Kids Have HIV (requires registration) - AP via Washington Post

►May 27, 2006 - HIV-1 Originated in Wild Chimpanzees - University of Alabama at Birmingham via YubaNet

* ►May 26, 2006 - Duke officials support N.C. emission plan; environmental groups want more - Charlotte Business Journal - "'You guys are talking about regulating just 65 percent of a poison? I think that is shameful,' said Charlotte resident Clark Harbold, referring to the basic requirement that mercury emissions be cut 65 to 70 percent by 2013. 'How can you guys live with yourselves talking about doing anything less than the most we can do?'"

►May 26, 2006 - Tests on animals raise hopes for cancer vaccine - China Daily

►May 26, 2006 - Heart patients should avoid ADHD drugs: Health Canada - CBC News

►May 25, 2006 - Most Americans Do Not Believe The FDA Ensures Drug Safety - All Headline News

►May 25, 2006 - Government might conduct measles vaccination campaign - Press Trust of India via Hindustan Times

►May 25, 2006 - Doctors Seeing an Increase in Patients Suffering from Stomach Virus -

►May 25, 2006 - Carrington Promotes Yawei Ni, Ph.D., to Top Scientific Post for DelSite Biotechnologies Subsidiary - Discoverer of GelSite(R) Polymers - Head of Team Developing Avian (Bird) Flu Vaccine Platform - press release - Carrington Laboratories, Inc. via PRNewswire-FirstCall - "Carrington credits Dr. Ni with the discovery of the GelSite(R) polymer core to DelSite's patented platform technology and for leading its development as a viable vehicle for controlled release of injectable drugs and as a nasal powder delivery system for vaccines and therapeutics."

►May 25, 2006 - New global alliance seeks to address worldwide shortage of doctors, nurses and other health workers - WHO

►May 18, 2006 - FDA Panel Endorses Cervical Cancer Vaccine - AP via ABC News

►May 15, 2006 - Onyvax raises L8M to advance prostate cancer vaccine (requires subscription for full article) - Marketletter via Therapeutics Daily

►May 9, 2006 - Nigeria: Drug Trial: Pfizer Denies Report - Daily Champion (Lagos) via

►May 9, 2006 - Vaccine may permit shorter antibiotic course for anthrax - CIDRAP News

►May 9, 2006 - Continuing flaws in anthrax programs cited -

►May 9, 2006 - Feds foot-dragging on anthrax vaccine, GAO - United Press International

* ►May 9, 2006 - Distemper, Parvo Vaccines Still Needed, but Less Often - Gilroy Dispatch

►May 8, 2006 - Flu pandemic presentation offered at Co-Lin - Natchez Democrat

►May 8, 2006 - Containing Pandemic Flu - Congress eyes measures to handle massive flu outbreak - Center For American Progress