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All the News Posted March 18, 2011

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The Greater Good  Movie Trailer THE GREATER GOOD looks behind the fear, hype and politics that have polarized the vaccine debate in America today. The film re-frames the emotionally charged issue and offers, for the first time, the opportunity for a rational and scientific discussion on how to create a safer and more effective vaccine program. THE GREATER GOOD will have its world Premiere at the Dallas International Film Festival on Saturday, April 2nd at 2:45 p.m. and Sunday April 3rd at 8:00 p.m.  - Screenings on Saturday, April 2nd at 2:45 p.m. and Sunday April 3rd at 8:00 p.m.  

Immediate and Longer Term Immunogenicity of A Single Dose of the Combined Haemophilus Influenzae Type B-Neisseria Meningitidis Serogroup C-Tetanus Toxoid Conjugate Vaccine in Primed Toddlers 12 To 18 Months of Age

Medical team from Delhi to probe vaccine deaths

The Immunogenicity and Safety of Live Attenuated Varicella-zoster Virus Vaccine in Human Immunodeficiency Virus-infected Children

Waning Immunity To Varicella in Infants of Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Seropositive and -Seronegative Mothers

Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated Part 4 - The Legal Perspective

Impaired Avidity Maturation After Tetanus Toxoid Booster in Children With Down Syndrome

Impact of Universal Pneumococcal Vaccination on Hospitalizations for Pneumonia and Meningitis in Children in Montevideo, Uruguay

Rapid responses to Australian health authorities’ response criticised after adverse events related to influenza vaccination in children - Re: Adverse events following influenza vaccination in Australia--should we be surprised? - Peter J Collignon, Medical Practitioner Peter Doshi and Tom Jefferson - Australian National University

Identification of two new protective pre-erythrocytic malaria vaccine antigen candidates (pdf)

Neonatal pharmacology The neonatal period represents a time of rapid growth and development. As a consequence, significant pharmacokinetic changes occur. In addition, pharmacodynamic changes, physiological inter-patient variability and pathological processes are factors to consider when trying to predict the action and disposition of drugs in the neonate.

Vaccination with Brucella abortus Recombinant In Vivo-Induced Antigens Reduces Bacterial Load and Promotes Clearance in a Mouse Model for Infection

Additive Effect of rPb27 Immunization and Chemotherapy in Experimental Paracoccidioidomycosis

Phylodynamics of HIV-1 from a Phase III AIDS Vaccine Trial in Bangkok, Thailand

Hospitalizations, deaths keep declining after rotavirus vaccine introduction

ImmusanT plots celiac disease vaccine; NY doc pleads guilty to larceny;

Why did nobody write about this paper on H1N1 vaccine and GBS risk?

Online Comments Lead to BMJ's Disclosure of "Competing Interests"

Doctors not necessary for vaccines, poll shows "An unofficial online poll of participants in a Tribune Web chat Thursday showed more than 80 percent prefer to get their vaccination from a pharmacist or another health professional.  Just 15 percent said they preferred getting their vaccinations from a physician."

Pharmacies and clinics clash over vaccines

Officials: make sure measles vaccination current

Flu vaccines may protect against AOM

Interview: Pfizer vaccine unit eyes adults, infectious disease

SXSW 2011 Day 2: James Blake underwhelms, Vaccines rule

WA immunisation rate below par

5-in-1 rotavirus vaccine now in India

US Intranasal Drug Delivery Industry

Different characteristics of human herpesvirus 6 encephalitis between primary infection and viral reactivation

Lessons Learned From A Measles Outbreak in Antwerp, Belgium: 2007–2008

Health dept. investigates 3 more measles cases

Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media Military's 'sock puppet' software creates fake online identities to spread pro-American propaganda

MPs expenses scandal - it’s all tame in comparison

Biotech Stock Spotlight; Novavax Review

Home HPV tests 'could raise cervical screening uptake'

Japan Confronted with New Bird Flu Outbreak

Another human case of bird flu surfaces

The Contribution of Infections To Neonatal Deaths in England and Wales

CMO calls for greater flu jab uptake among pregnant women England's chief medical officer (CMO) has called for a steep rise in the uptake of the flu jab among pregnant women.

Infection of immunocompromised patients by avian H9N2 influenza A virus

Flu Season Officially Past Peak

Research study shows potential of Roche flu test A recent research study has characterised the analytical performance and clinical potential of a flu test developed by Roche Applied Science.

Comparison of real-time RT-PCR, shell vial culture, and conventional cell culture for the detection of the pandemic influenza A (H1N1) in hospitalized patients

Preventing Disease At Colleges

Hand hygiene education led to reduction in flu, absenteeism

Gilead, Roche sue Natco Pharma over generic Tamiflu

Oseltamivir-resistant Influenza A and B Viruses Pre- and Postantiviral Therapy in Children and Young Adults With Cancer

Flu contributes to six deaths in Montco this season

Bordetella pertussis and Concomitant Viral Respiratory Tract Infections Are Rare in Children With Cough Illness

Carried Pneumococci in Massachusetts Children: The Contribution of Clonal Expansion and Serotype Switching

Human papillomavirus 16 or 18 infection and prostate cancer risk: a meta-analysis

Timing of Correct Parenteral Antibiotic Initiation and Outcomes From Severe Bacterial Community-acquired Pneumonia in Children

DH consults on scrapping 'ineffective' pneumococcal vaccination programme Older patients should no longer receive the pneumococcal vaccination, according to a new recommendation by Department of Health advisors.

Malaria, chickenpox emerge as major threat to children

Jenny McCarthy Won't Like This

The Natural History of Contemporary Staphylococcus Aureus Nasal Colonization in Community Children

Staphylococcus aureus Pneumonia in Children in the Era of Community-acquired Methicillin-resistance at Texas Children's Hospital

Tick-Borne Encephalitis in Childhood: Rare or Missed?

Acute Rheumatic Fever Associated With Household Crowding in a Developed Country

4 Ways to Manage Fear "We understand how a virus spreads, but what of our thoughts? We know we were able to put a man on the moon -- via one idea that occurred to one person, who then put that idea into the minds of others, who all worked with common purpose towards the goal. We eradicated polio and smallpox in this way too."

Notes from the Field: Poliomyelitis Outbreak --- Republic of the Congo, September 2010--February 2011

Progress Toward Interrupting Wild Poliovirus Circulation in Countries With Reestablished Transmission --- Africa, 2009--2010

Haiti cholera 'far worse than expected', experts fear The cholera epidemic affecting Haiti looks set to be far worse than officials had thought, experts fear.

Haitian cholera estimates grossly underestimated

Health officials say the number of influenza-associated deaths in Oklahoma climbs to 19

Tetanus: Top 10 Treatment Centers

Feature: Battling Hendra virus

The spatial epidemiology and clinical features of reported cases of La Crosse Virus infection in West Virginia from 2003 to 2007 (full text)

Hepatitis B: Top 10 Treatment Centers

Hepatitis A Virus Antigenic Variants Identified An outbreak of hepatitis A in men who have sex with men revealed several antigenic variants of the hepatitis A virus, which may have escaped the protective effect of vaccination, reinforcing the importance of completing vaccination schedules, especially among the immunocompromised, according to a study published online March 16 in Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Clinical Trial on Hepatitis C Holds Promise For Patients

Why do clinical trials exclude depressed people?

Test All Chemo Patients for Hepatitis B, Says NCCN Presenter

Hepatitis C transmission still high among injection drug users

Nurse suspected of infecting 23  patients by 'stealing drugs from IV bags with a syringe'

Infectious Immunology Reagents, Instruments and Test Kits -Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017

East, West can combine against hepatitis

Doctor at center of hepatitis C scare taken into custody

Hep C, HIV programs receive $652,364 funding boost

Severe human parechovirus sepsis beyond the neonatal period

Clonal origin of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-infected T/NK-cell subpopulations in EBV-positive T/NK-cell lymphoproliferative disorders of childhood

Human rhinovirus C—Associated severe pneumonia in a neonate

Commentary: Malaria and HIV transmission: old meets new in a deadly partnership or an opportunity for healthcare synergism?

Free hepatitis treatment: Funds on hand but dept yet to register patients Despite having been provided the needed funds three months ago, the provincial health department is yet to start registration of hepatitis C patients for receiving free treatment under the Benazir Health Support Programme (BHSP) for the purpose, sources said.

Maryland lab destroys documentation on lead poisoning of children

EPA Rule Targets Mercury Pollution

“John Walke” - A little background on the EPA’s new mercury and air toxics rule

EPA Airs New Emissions Rules for Coal-Fired Power Plants

Funding For Cutting-Edge Diagnostic Tools To Improve Astronaut Health, And For The Early Detection And Treatment Of Disease On Earth

Research casts doubt on theory of cause of chronic fatigue Retroviral link to debilitating illness looking shaky, but critics still bank on anti-HIV drugs

NEW Studies Reveal Alarming Hidden Cause of Breast Cancer

Indictment Against Glaxo Lawyer May Get Tossed

Drug company recalls pills over dangerous labelling mix-up

More Evidence Avandia Is Riskier than Actos (audio)

To Russia, With (Stolen) Pharmaceuticals

Made in India! GE's low-cost medical devices

UCB's Xyrem rejected in EU for fibromyalgia

Pfizer brings new chewy Viagra to Mexico Chewable tablet differs in format, not effects

Exposure to Variety of Environmental Microbes Lowers Risk of Childhood Asthma

Omalizumab Relieves Seasonal Asthma Attacks in Youth, Study Finds A drug that targets the antibody immunoglobulin E (IgE), a key player in asthma, nearly eliminated seasonal increases in asthma attacks and decreased asthma symptoms among young people living in inner city environments, a clinical trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health has found.

Adding new anti-asthma drug to therapy may limit seasonal attacks in children, researchers find

Florida Senate panel strengthens drug monitoring

FDA Funding – When the Audience Changes, the Message Must Change

FDA's MedWatch Safety Alerts: February 2011

Notifiable Diseases and Mortality Tables

Improperly treated wastewater could increase drug resistance

Announcement: World Water Day --- March 22, 2011

Govt constitutes taskforce to evolve strategy for pharma ind

EMA and FDA team on QbD parallel evaluation pilot scheme The EMA and the US FDA will conduct parallel assessment of QbD development and manufacturing data for new drug submissions under a new pilot scheme announced this week.

NIH scientists unveil characteristic of HIV early in transmission

CDC Reports on HIV Transmission from Organ Donor in New York

Parental Rights Resolution Worthy of Exception

Experts demand Roxon shut uni clinic MEDICAL experts have called on Canberra to shut down a university chiropractic clinic aimed at children amid claims the theories behind the practice are "no better than witchcraft" and using it on children is akin to child abuse.

The Chemistry of Mosquito Sex Could be Key to Controlling Diseases Enshrouded in the sex life of a mosquito is a world of intricacies that may reveal the key to controlling diseases such West Nile virus and dengue fever.

Bacteria More Likely To Adopt 'Loner' Genes Than Genes That Are Well-Connected, Study Finds

Another police trainee dies of Adenovirus

Do Rates of Arthritis and Chorea Predict the Incidence of Acute Rheumatic Fever?

USDA Awards MSU $2.5M Grant to Study E. coli

HIV Screening and Access to Care: Health Care System Capacity for Increased HIV Testing and Provision of Care

HIV Transmitted from a Living Organ Donor --- New York City, 2009

Patterns of Chlamydia/Gonorrhea Positivity Among Voluntarily Screened New York City Public High School Students

Oncolytic adenovirus based on serotype 3

Vaccinia infections shared link to martial arts gym

First Clinical Guidelines for Chronic Rhinosinusitis Released in Canada

Aggressive evaluation, treatment urged for sinusitis with other complications

New England states get piece of AstraZeneca settlement

Take Action: Support Tough New Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

Cause for concern Scientists studying diseases should be motivated by patients, but not led by them.

Providing Vaccinations to Teacups to Keep Them Healthy

Free vaccines for seniors' pets

Study indicates vitamin A plays key role in the human body "Our study found that Vitamin A itself is active for activating nuclear receptor TR4," said VARI Research Scientist Edward Zhou, Ph.D. "Because TR4 plays roles in sperm cell production, lipid and lipoprotein regulation, the development of the central nervous system, and the regulation of hemoglobin production in the embryo, we can imagine that Vitamin A may play more important roles in human physiology than was previously believed."

Management of phototherapy for neonatal hyperbilirubinemia: Is a new radiometer applicable for all wavelengths and light source types?

Metal allergen of the 21st century—a review on exposure, epidemiology and clinical manifestations of palladium allergy

Mechanisms underlying differential food allergy response to heated egg

Facilitated antigen presentation and its inhibition by blocking IgG antibodies depends on IgE repertoire complexity

Impaired allergy diagnostics among parasite-infected patients caused by IgE antibodies to the carbohydrate epitope galactose-(alpha)1,3-galactose

Skin Manifestations Induced by TNF-Alpha Inhibitors in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Common superficial skin infections and infestations

Doctor may quit if nuclear threat rises

Scientists Project Path of Radiation Plume

A Nuclear Nightmare Approaches as Japan Situation Worsens

MOX plutonium fuel used in Fukushima's Unit 3 reactor two million times more deadly than enriched uranium

In the Pipeline Potassium Iodide Pills

Johnson & Johnson finalises terms of FDA consent decree Johnson & Johnson, the multinational healthcare giant, has announced it has finalised the terms of a consent decree with the FDA over its stricken McNeil PPC manufacturing plants.

FDA Says it Will Monitor Food From Japan For Radiation

Flights from Tokyo triggering radiation detectors at US airports

WHO Weighs in on Japan Radiation Concerns

CROs report on Japan quake impact Leading players in the Japanese contract research sector have predicted ongoing disruption to trials in the aftermath of the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck the country last week.

NaturalNews donates $12,000 to rescue efforts in Japan

Japanese - Canadians Welcome U

Obama tells Americans: Do NOT prepare for radioactive fallout, just listen to your government

Reactors on Fault Lines Getting Fresh Scrutiny Critics Ask if Facilities Can Withstand Worst-Case Quakes

In a tough regulatory climate being forewarned is forearmed, says ISI Europe Don’t think of the global regulatory information clampdown as a burden. It’s an opportunity to put your house in order, says Adam Sherlock, MD of ISI Europe.

Maryland bill targets prescription drug abuse

Glaxo drug for Parkinson’s disease works well in study

First lupus drug in half a century approved A therapeutic antibody is the first success in a wave of experimental therapies aimed at tackling the autoimmune disease.

Into ignorance

Athersys begins enrolling patients in first phase 2 clinical trial

Opinion: "Reckless" chemical laws turn people into guinea pigs

Pharmacists Start Acting More Like Doctors — and That’s a Good Thing

Pharmacists battle mail-order mandate

Walgreens medical chief stresses pharmacist intervention

Epic Multimedia Making an Impact One Marketing Campaign at a Time

Group Faults New York on PCB Disclosures

Potassium iodide and Geiger counter sales spike after Japan disaster Retailers scramble to restock as some Americans fear radiation from Japanese nuclear plants could spread to U.S.

Natural News Store acquires new supply of potassium iodide radiation pills, manufactured in USA, shipping out Monday, March 21

Oregon lawmakers consider banning BPA in bottles

GOP lawmakers threaten to withhold votes unless environmental rules are rewritten

Nine states don’t deploy radiation safeguards

Radiation Effects Vary Danger Can Depend on the Type of Reactor, Wind and Rain (includes video)

Toward an Integrated Science of Families – Workshop Report

If Autism were an Earthquake or a Tsunami ...

Neuronal cell death in neonatal hypoxia-ischemia

Intestinal mitochondrial apoptotic signaling is activated during oxidative stress

The Emergence of Devastating Impulse Control Disorders During Dopamine Agonist Therapy of the Restless Legs Syndrome

Feasibility of a pediatric cognitive-behavioral self-management intervention: Coping Openly and Personally with Epilepsy (COPE)

Intravenous lacosamide—An effective add-on treatment of refractory status epilepticus

Age Group Differences in Healthcare Access for People With Disabilities: Are Young Adults at Increased Risk? Results From the 2007 Florida Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

The Role of Maternal Early-Life and Later-Life Risk Factors on Offspring Low Birth Weight: Findings From a Three-Generational Study

Amygdala circuitry mediating reversible and bidirectional control of anxiety

Are balance problems connected to reading speed or the familial risk of dyslexia?

Juvenile Huntington disease in an 18-month-old boy revealed by global developmental delay and reduced cerebellar volume

Live Well: Yoga for those with disabilities

Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and MRI Reveal No Evidence for Brain Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Brief report: Should Asperger syndrome be excluded from the forthcoming DSM-V?

The Emperor's new clothes: Eclecticism in autism treatment

Virtual conversation simulator found beneficial for adults with autism

New Resources to Help Keep Children with Autism Safe

Utilization and expenditure of hospital admission in patients with autism spectrum disorder: National Health Insurance claims database analysis

Adolescents with Asperger syndrome can use a mindfulness-based strategy to control their aggressive behavior

Repetitive behaviour and obsessive–compulsive features in Asperger syndrome: Parental and self-reports

Social communication impairments in children and adolescents with Asperger syndrome: Slow response time and the impact of prompting

A review of assessments for determining the content of early intensive behavioral intervention programs for autism spectrum disorders

Applications of technology to teach social skills to children with autism

Spontaneous communication in autism spectrum disorder: A review of topographies and interventions

Interventions used with an Australian sample of preschool children with autism spectrum disorders

Symptom severity and challenging behavior in children with ASD

Parenting behaviour among parents of children with autism spectrum disorder

Review of gender differences in core symptomatology in autism spectrum disorders

Patterns of change in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders who received community based comprehensive interventions in their pre-school years: A seven year follow-up study

The use of the Autism-spectrum Quotient in differentiating high-functioning adults with autism, adults with schizophrenia and a neurotypical adult control group

A mindfulness-based strategy for self-management of aggressive behavior in adolescents with autism

Analysis of risk factors and early predictors of challenging behavior for children with autism spectrum disorder

School factors associated with mainstream progress in secondary education for included pupils with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism severity and muscle strength: A correlation analysis

Blind, Autistic 9-Year-Old Boy Delights Fans With His Singing

Psychiatric symptoms in children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder: An examination of gender differences

The Extreme Male Brain theory and gender role behaviour in persons with an autism spectrum condition

Examination of correlates of different imitative functions in young children with autism spectrum disorders

An event-related potential and behavioral study of impaired inhibitory control in children with autism spectrum disorder

Children's responses to the image of self, peer, and adult: Autism and typical development

Analysis of heart rate and self-injury with and without restraint in an individual with autism

Mentally ill youth need new approach: report

UPDATED: Bus driver's daughter allegedly assaulted student

Task dependent prefrontal dysfunction in persons with Asperger's disorder investigated with multi-channel near-infrared spectroscopy

Self-reported depressive symptoms and suicidal feelings in perianal Crohns disease

Cyber bullying in ADHD and Asperger Syndrome populations

Pharmacotherapy for treatment-resistant schizophrenia

A nonsense mutation in FMR1 causing fragile X syndrome

Relationship between the polymorphism of tumor necrosis factor-α-308 G>A and susceptibility to inflammatory bowel diseases and colorectal cancer: a meta-analysis

ALK2 mutation in a patient with Down's syndrome and a congenital heart defect

The phenotype of recurrent 10q22q23 deletions and duplications

Vitamin D levels and food and environmental allergies in the United States: Results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2005-2006

Getting your Vitamin D?
(includes video)

Vitamin D Supplement Doses and Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D in the Range Associated with Cancer Prevention

Don't take potassium iodide, state advises

Immune mechanisms of new therapeutic strategies in MS - Teriflunomide.

Health Buzz: U.S. Life Expectancy Hits All-Time High

Breastfed Children Do Better at School, Study Suggests Researchers have shown that breastfeeding causes children to do better at school. The research conducted by Oxford University and the Institute for Social and Economic Research, Essex University, found that as little as four weeks of breastfeeding for a newborn baby has a significant effect on brain development, which persists until the child is at least 14 years old.

College Of GPs Welcomes Real Engagement Of GPs In Chronic Disease Planning, Australia

New Drug Delivery System to Improve Cancer Treatment

Insufficient Sleep Is a Public Health Epidemic Continued public health surveillance of sleep quality, duration, behaviors, and disorders is needed to monitor sleep difficulties and their health impact.

Benefit from the detoxification power of charcoal

Even more proven reasons to stop GMOs

Biointensive agriculture could save the planet

Hunger and Obesity: Understanding a Food Insecurity Paradigm - Workshop Summary

How to read food labels




The Greater Good A Documentary Film looks behind the fear, hype and politics that have polarized the vaccine debate in America today. The film re-frames the emotionally charged issue and offers, for the first time, the opportunity for a rational and scientific discussion on how to create a safer and more effective vaccine program.

The PBS NewsHour series "Autism Now"

Click here for all of the Dr. Andrew Wakefield GMC/Lancet Decision Articles and Videos

Click here for the most recent articles by F. Edward Yazbak, MD, FAAP

Click here if you might be interested in participating in a study of never-vaccinated children


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