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All the News Posted April 7, 2011

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Thimerosal: From the 1930s to 2011 by Catherine J. Frompovich

Saba Button, the girl who is never alone - The flu vaccine crisis that gripped the country last year left one innocent Perth toddler with debilitating brain damage. Now, 12 months on, Saba Button's parents break their silence and tell how things went horribly wrong.

Irish doctors must return flu vaccine over narcolepsy fears

Changes to Maine vaccination laws proposed

Health Freedom victory within reach in North Carolina as SB 31 amendment clarifies definition of medical felony crimes

"Free Speech about Science Act of 2011" - ANH Takes Lead... releases Senators’ votes - Senate Bill 5005, Immunization Exemption for Children

Parents must make informed decision on immunizations

Film Seeks to Spur Discussion On Vaccine Safety - "“The Greater Good” is currently seeking a deal for broadcast or theatrical distribution. It plays next at the Arizona International Film Festival on April 12."

AAP Urges Congress To Protect Children In Federal Spending

The Most Dangerous Question in Public Health: "What can you tell me about vaccine encephalopathy?"

The First Amendment is Good

When Do-Gooders Do Good

The vaccine crisis (5x8 - 4/6/11)

AIDS-like disease is actually phobia: official

TB in elephants called 'a gray area' - Animal-rights group says elephant with positive TB test is a danger, but circus and government health officials say there is no risk

BCG jab would have saved tot killed by TB

Mother on trial for murder after allegedly failing to administer chemotherapy drugs to son

Defense claims boy’s death ‘tragic mistake’ - Mother denied him chemotherapy meds

Clarion Call For Parent Choice In Psychotropic Drugging Of Minors

Trovan drug test: Pfizer takes 300 victims’ saliva samples

Somalia: Vaccine fears fuel measles outbreak

Immunisation objection high below border

WHO/Pharmaceutical Industry Swine Flu Fear Mongering

Debate rages over flu vaccine

Flu jabs advisable for pregnant women and kids

Get Your Flu Shot This Fall (video)

Cuts in GP vaccine fees and new policies loom

Editorial: Stop the spread of preventable illnesses - Childhood diseases, recently rare, are undergoing a resurgence due to lax vaccinations.

Our View: Bills aimed at vaccines deserve to be defeated - Both society and individuals are harmed if immunizations decline, with children hurt the most

Bad Connections - A British medical hoax linking autism and vaccines stirs debate in the Inland Northwest

Big Pharma’s naked greed on display

The $1.265 billion dollar lie - Drug development isn’t so expensive after all

How a drug company preys on the anxious emotions of pregnant women

Women volunteer for hair snipping to test for mercury

Baby has first confirmed case of measles in Houston in 6 years

Measles cases confirmed in North Texas

Tourists likely exposed to measles in Orlando (includes video)

CDC: Air Show May Be Source of Measles Cases - Tarrant County cases linked to Florida

Ask Dr. Hallberg: What's happening with measles in Minnesota? (includes audio)

More Measles - Houston and Minnesota

Vaccination warning as four patients treated in whooping cough outbreak

Travelers Bringing Measles Back to U.S., CDC Says - Agency reports 7 cases in babies during first two months of 2011

Canada's vow to eradicate polio in Afghanistan falls victim to lack of security

Vaccinations attack cervical cancer

U.S. Prescribing Information for GARDASIL Updated; Indication Not Granted for Use in Adult Women

Call for boys to get HPV vaccine

HEALTH Recognized for Highest Childhood Flu Vaccination Rates in the Country and Outstanding Adolescent Immunization Rates

The annals of "I'm not anti-vaccine," part 6

The Vaccine Times Jan.-Mar. 2011

Egypt and Cambodia report 5 H5N1 cases, 1 fatal

Vietnam - Bird flu problems - Free range poultry is a threat to the transmission of avian influenza in the Mekong delta provinces where farmers are harvesting their winter-spring crop.

Human virus kills mountain gorillas

Meningitis alert at Sunderland University after student dies

MAF Shuttling Vaccine, Humanitarian Workers to Combat Congo Measles Epidemic - Rampant Disease Kills at Least 210 to date, Nationwide Spread Feared

New survey reveals the challenges faced by Canadian families living with severe food allergies and anaphylaxis - More than half of parents of allergic children are stressed

World Health Day 2011 Spotlights Growing Threat of Antimicrobial Resistance

Superbug gene found in New Delhi water - Experts say new study is proof NDM-1 is widely circulating in the environment

Europe 'losing' superbugs battle

Antibiotics era at risk of ending

2011 World Health Day focuses on the misuse of antibiotics

Shingles, feds make Swede feel terrible

Local diagnosis of dengue fever leads to Hawaii alert

Hep E warning at Manuka restaurant

2 Ohio VA dental patients test positive for hepatitis B

SSRI Antidepressants Linked to Breast Cancer

Did Drugmakers Violate India’s Patent Laws?

Should Social Media Shackles Come Off Pharma?

Antidepressants, Breast Cancer & Industry Studies

First Clinical Trial Results of Xcellerex Inactivated Vaccine Against Yellow Fever Published in New England Journal of Medicine - XRX-001, produced in cell culture with Xcellerex’s single-use technology, in development as potentially safer alternative to existing live virus vaccine

Medicago announces research collaboration for the development of a non-influenza vaccine candidate with a top 10 global pharmaceutical company

Novavax's VLP Influenza Vaccine Named One of Top 100 Drugs in Development Today

Scientists at University of Groningen Describe Research in Vaccines

Study Findings on Vaccines Are Outlined in Reports from University of Defense

Reportlinker Adds Asian Vaccine Markets

Reportlinker Adds World Influenza Vaccines Market 2011-2021

Company Sees Bankruptcy as Boon to Cancer Vaccine

Nobelist Baruch Blumberg, who discovered hepatitis B, dies at 85

Professor Baruch Blumberg - Professor Baruch Blumberg, who died on April 5 aged 85, shared the 1976 Nobel Prize in medicine with Carleton Gajdusek for his discovery of the virus that causes hepatitis B, a frequently fatal disease often transmitted through blood transfusions, and for his subsequent development of a vaccine.

Immunovaccine Presents at Two International Scientific Conferences

Flu Vaccine Adjuvants Are More Effective Than Increased Vaccine Doses Or Booster Shots In People With HIV

First Vaccine for Viral Hepatitis C Could Become a Reality

PlantPharm Biomed On Target To Introduce First Plant-Based Hepatitis B Vaccine

Progress Made on AIDS Vaccine

GeoVax Labs HIV/AIDS Vaccine Development Leadership to be Highlighted During 2011 World Vaccine Congress

Allergy Therapeutics launches hay fever vaccination website

Congress repeals burdensome 1099 requirement in Obamacare; full repeal may be on the way

Medical waste up for sale

HHS Weighs In on Infection Control: Including Vaccination of Healthcare Workers - "The second phase of the plan covers ambulatory surgery centers, dialysis centers and influenza vaccinations among health care workers like you."

PCV7 associated with pneumonia, meningitis reductions in Uruguay

New Research Venture Between Liverpool And Saudi Arabia Aims To Advance Global Response To Infectious Diseases

FDA approves new treatment for rare form of thyroid cancer

News Scan: Walnut E coli infections, H1N1 vaccine in preterm kids

Va horse owners urged to contact vets about vaccinations against mosquito-borne diseases

Study: SMS reminders up flu vaccine adoption

Roche Joins In Spanish Research Cooperation For Personalized Treatment Of Hepatitis B And C

Chronic Depression Linked To Accelerated Immune Cell Aging

Emerging global mandate to save 36 million lives from Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)

Parliament approves new rules on bluetongue vaccination

Influenza vaccine uptake among community-dwelling Italian elderly: results from a large cross-sectional study

Illicit Drug Use Creates Opportunities for Microbes

A Potential Design Flaw of Randomized Trials of Vitamin Supplements

Association Between Opioid Prescribing Patterns and Opioid Overdose-Related Deaths

Characteristics of Opioid Prescriptions in 2009

Cocaine Gene Alteration

Mucosal HIV Protection

Low-Frequency HIV-1 Drug Resistance Mutations and Risk of NNRTI-Based Antiretroviral Treatment Failure

Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in Pursuit of Health

Über Coca: Sigmund Freud, Carl Koller, and Cocaine

Mortality in Individuals With Autism, With and Without Epilepsy

The side effects of phototherapy for neonatal jaundice: what do we know? What should we do?

Oral vaccines for preventing cholera

Vaccine-related varicella-zoster rash in a hospitalized immunocompetent patient

Precore and Core Promoter Mutations of the Hepatitis B Virus Gene in Chronic Genotype C -Infected Children

Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 1 causing invasive disease among children in Barcelona over a 20-year period (1989-2008)

Correction - Progress and Deficiencies in the Registration of Clinical Trials

An Inactivated Cell-Culture Vaccine against Yellow Fever

Preexposure Chemoprophylaxis for HIV Prevention

A Genetic Variant of the Scavenger Receptor BI in Humans

Vitamin D Insufficiency

Pandemic Influenza A(H1N1) virus infection in solid organ transplant recipients: Impact of the viral and non-viral co-infection.

Consequence of Preterm Birth in Early Adolescence: The Role of Language on Auditory Short-term Memory

Three Cases of Cerebellar Hypoplasia and Vitamin A Deficiency: A Case Report and a Possible Pathophysiology

H1N1 influenza – Awareness among newly employed healthcare workers in Lagos State, Nigeria

Influenza Coinfection and Outcomes in Children With Complicated Pneumonia

Did the pandemic have an impact on influenza vaccination attitude? A survey among health care workers

2009 A/H1N1 Flu Vaccine Immunogenic Even in Preterm Children

Findings Reported On Olfactory Clues To Alzheimer's Disease, The Sweet Taste Of Anticipation, And The Impact Of Autoimmune Diseases On Taste

Brain scans may predict Alzheimer's in some - Test could determine which patients with mild cognitive impairment would go on to develop mind-robbing disease

AP IMPACT: Synthetic drugs send thousands to ER

Coconut fiber extract has anti-cancer activity, including against a multi-drug resistant leukemia cell line. - GreenMedInfo Summary

Should some pesticides be banned to protect bees? A USDA scientist dances around the question

Babies Born to Obese Moms Face Higher Death Risk: Study

A rural revolution: A time to act against CAFOs

A Step Forward in Tackling America's AIDS Epidemic (Now the Work Begins)

European politicians betray public by sabotaging efforts to regulate cloned food

Looking for the Most Peaceful State in the Country?

Children exploited for profit using fictitious mental disorders

Human breast milk is meant only for babies (Opinion)

Fukushima dumping of radioactive water into Pacific Ocean violates international law

CDC chief: Americans not at risk from radiation

How to protect yourself from radiation poisoning

New EU policy welcomes untested GMOs into food chain despite widespread rejection by farmers

Be Medicinewise With Antibiotics - Save The Pill For The Really Ill As It Won't Kill Viruses, Australia

Former BC star Doug Flutie to hold autism event in Springfield

United States of Autism Movie Post Production

Autism Advocates Urge Early Detection for Fast-Growing Disability

John Elder Robison on Autistic Self-Advocacy

Special Diets, Nutrition Care, and Gut Health On A Budget

Autism and Wandering: It's A Matter of Life and Death

Reconsidering the Nature of Autism

Autism, Epilepsy and Self-Injurious Behavior: A Reality Based Autism Blog You Should Read

UN chief urges empathy for those who suffer from autism

Autism expert offers online tools for social skills training

Autism tests mom and dad - Parents often become the experts; some casual remarks unhelpful

Early Intervention Shows Success for Boy Living With Autism (includes video)

Robert MacNeil Previews 'Autism Today' Series on NewsHour (video)

Phreesia Screening Tool Helps Physician Practices with Autism Early Detection

Film gives voice to autism's silent minority

Autism as depicted in film, documentaries

National Autism Month

Huntsville system weighing transfer of autistic students to new schools

VA Bill Crucial to Help Support Autistic Children Through Adulthood - Resources for Parents and Young Adults as support bill in limbo at Virginia State Capitol

Virginia assembly pushes back against McDonnell’s proposed budget changes

Fresh Express Announces Precautionary Recall of a Limited Number of Cases of 9 oz. Bag Spinach Due to Possible Health Risk from Salmonella

On the Brain: Inside autism (includes video)

Autism Awareness: A Personal Story of Hope

Autistic Patients' Exceptional Visual Abilities Explained

Tell Judge No Accelerated Rehab for Evelyn Guzman Texting Special Ed Bus Driver by Kim Stagliano

AZ Boy With Autism Alerts Family To Fire: Runs Back In and Dies

Laval boy presumed dead as search ends - Parents seek high-tech solutions to keep tabs on children

Kitty Genovese and the Alternate Universe, Part 2




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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