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All the News Posted May 9, 2010

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* June 2010 - Effectiveness of rotavirus vaccines for prevention of rotavirus gastroenteritis-associated hospitalizations in Israel: A case-control study. - journal article (Human Vaccines)

* June 2010 - Health-Related Quality of Life in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Results from the Autism Treatment Network - journal article (Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders)

* June 2010 - Variety is Not the Spice of Life for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Frequency Ratings of Central, Variable and Inappropriate Aspects of Common Real-life Events - journal article (Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders)

* June 2010 - mRNA and Protein Levels for GABAAα4, α5, β1 and GABABR1 Receptors are Altered in Brains from Subjects with Autism - journal article (Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders)

* June 2010 - Predicting Friendship Quality in Autism Spectrum Disorders and Typical Development - journal article (Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders)

* May 10, 2010 - Blumenthal's Lyme Smackdown -

* May 10, 2010 - Cancer linked to our food - AN alarming US cancer report calls for the removal of toxins from food and water, warning the risk from chemicals and pesticides had been hugely underestimated. - Herald Sun, AU

May 9, 2010 - Beef Herd Vaccination Programs On Tap To Help Prevent Disease -

May 9, 2010 - Travelers warned about diseases abroad -

May 9, 2010 - Misdiagnosis leads to a year of a 'living nightmare' - Physician visited seven doctors but no one could help - The Gazette

May 9, 2010 - Human trickery could help bacterium kill deadly mosquitoes - Canwest News Service via Ottawa Citizen

May 9, 2010 - Lax controls, urbanization fan disease outbreaks - Canwest News Service via Ottawa Citizen

May 9, 2010 - Chronic Effects of a Salmonella Type III Secretion Effector Protein AvrA In Vivo - PLoS One via ElitesTV

May 9, 2010 - Accidents, not just diseases, a major threat to children, UN warns - Canwest News Service via Ottawa Citizen

May 9, 2010 - Is COAG the “Temple of Doom” for mental health and health reform? - Croakey Health Blog

* May 9, 2010 - Autism coverage bill advances - AP via Times Argus

* May 9, 2010 - It's not apples to apples Costs per pupil dependent on many factors - The-Daily-Record - "Students may even require services to be delivered in a different school or location; and even though students may attend a special school for the blind or autistic, costs still come back to the district, Tefs said. A student attending the Learners School for Autism could incur tuition of $30,000-$70,000 a year, he said, clarifying Wooster additionally provides its own autism unit and autism services."

* May 9, 2010 - Family Matters: Asperger's doesn't make one more prone to violence - Eagle-Tribune

* May 9, 2010 - Ugly Truth About the American Cancer Society - American Cancer Society argues new findings, that dangers from environmental toxins are greatly underestimated. - - "The jig is up on the real danger of contracting cancer from environmental contamination; it is as real as the struggle of every servicemember in the nation who has fought this deadly affliction. The same as every mother, father, son and daughter."

May 9, 2010 - Verona Walk Community Fundraiser Earns Nearly $8,000 for Eden Autism Services Florida - Eden Autism Services via

May 9, 2010 - John Kampf: Gilmour's Swing for a Solution is a big hit (with video) - The News-Herald - "Saturday’s game was billed as “Swing for a Solution,” held not as much to raise a few dollars for autism research, but more so to raise awareness for the disorder that afflicts the youngest of Mandy Hanson’s three sons."

May 9, 2010 - Framingham families, school worry about General Chemical pollution - The MetroWest Daily News

May 9, 2010 - Britain's New Government Must Make Diabetes Its Healthcare Priority, Diabetes UK - Diabetes UK via Medical News Today

May 9, 2010 - Third of all plants and animals face extinction - The Sunday Times. UK

* May 9, 2010 - Judge Mental By Cathy Jameson - Age of Autism

May 9, 2010 - A mother gives roots, wings to an autistic son - Commentary William C. Kashatus - The Times Leader

May 9, 2010 - HOME for young people with autism - Manila Bulletin

May 9, 2010 - Autism One Generation Rescue Conference Nights at the Movies - Age of Autism

* May 9, 2010 - Just What Does It Take To Get The Wretched David Southall Struck Off? - Daily Mail via The One Click Group

* May 9, 2010 - Killer Doctor Cleared By General Medical Council - Shropshire Star via The One Click Group

May 9, 2010 - Doctor Death Evan Harris Exposed And Unseated By Taxpayers - The One Click Group

May 9, 2010 - Hung Parliament Set To Roll Back UK Surveillance State - The One Click Group

May 9, 2010 - Minister Harney Welcomes Announcement Of Details Of The Commencement By The HSE Of HPV Vaccine Programme, Ireland - Department of Health and Children, Ireland via Medical News Today

May 9, 2010 - Gail F. Bailey: Appreciates declaration of meningitis month - Wisconsin State Journal

May 9, 2010 - Health: Brain up on killer disease - Sunday News via

May 9, 2010 - Army reports cluster infection of type-A flu - Focus Taiwan News Channel

May 9, 2010 - Nine new ILI cluster cases reported - Malaysia Star

May 9, 2010 - Influenza A(H1N1): Patients must avoid public places - New Straits Times

May 9, 2010 - Number of Bangladesh A/H1N1 flu cases exceeds 1,000 - Xinhuanet

May 9, 2010 - One Year After The Swine Flu "Crisis" in Mexico, "Amor En Tiempos de Influenza" is Now Playing Online - The narcosphere

May 9, 2010 - H1N1 vaccinations were largely successful - Minot Daily News

May 9, 2010 - Free swine flu vaccinations offered this week - Daily Democrat

* May 9, 2010 - Teva plans appeal of hepatitis verdict - Jury awarded man $356 million in lawsuit - Las Vegas Review-Journal

May 9, 2010 - Gov't to enter talks on settling hepatitis B lawsuits (requires subscription) Kyodo News

May 9, 2010 - Doctor regulation questioned after Hep C scandal - AAP via

May 9, 2010 - Doc's victims to sue - The Medical Practitioners Board is set to be sued for millions of dollars over Victoria's hepatitis C scandal as it emerges there could up to 100 victims. - Herald Sun

May 9, 2010 - Questions raised after Hep C scandal - The scope of Victoria's hepatitis C scandal has widened with multiple threats to sue the state's Medical Practitioners Board, a clinic and also a doctor. -

May 9, 2010 - Antibiotic relieves irritable bowel - Los Angeles Times via Detroit Free Press

May 9, 2010 - Antibodies may not help fight dengue fever: study - Press Trust of India

May 9, 2010 - Ryan Holland: The story of B.C.'s 'pest house' - Battle Creek Enquirer

May 9, 2010 - Raw-Milk Revelations - letter - The Ledger

* May 9, 2010 - Exposure To Flood Water Does Not Carry Risk Of Tetanus - No Immediate Need to Get Tetanus Shot Before Recovery Work Begins - Clarksville Online

May 9, 2010 - Ideas for modern living: uncertainty - Neither religion nor science has all the answers. Step forward… intellectual humility - The Observer via The Guardian, UK

* May 8, 2010 - A Candidate H1N1 Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Elicits Protective Immunity in Mice - PLoS One via Elites TV

May 8, 2010 - Flu cases are back down to normal levels; Precautions still recommended - The Brownsville Herald

May 8, 2010 - Autistic Child Found; Mother Arrested -

May 8, 2010 - People's Pharmacy answers letters about asthma and Vitamin D - People's Pharmacy addresses asthma, Vitamin D deficiencies and more. - The Seattle Times

May 8, 2010 - Which Companies Market Cancer Causing Products? - American Chronicle

* May 8, 2010 - Good News At Codex This Week - National Health Federation via The One Click Group

May 8, 2010 - Viewpoints: Area study will probe autism's causes - Sacramento Bee

May 8, 2010 - Vt. advances bill to require autism coverage - AP via CNBC

May 8, 2010 - A Radical Way To Treat Autism: The Horse Boy on PBS - GeekDad via

* May 8, 2010 - Too Many Jumped On Swine Flu Hoax Bandwagon - letter - The Intelligencer via The One Click Group

* May 8, 2010 - How many H1N1 doses are being wasted? - Anthrax Vaccine -- posts by Meryl Nass, M.D.

May 8, 2010 - Ethical analysis of vaccination against Human Papilloma Virus Infection - BioEthics Hawaii

May 8, 2010 - 3rd polio vaccination campaign launched in Saada - Yemen News Agency

May 8, 2010 - Japan to decide on hepatitis B settlement - United Press International

May 8, 2010 - National E coli Outbreak Traced To Yuma Farm In Arizona - The Moderate Voice

* May 8, 2010 - Anti-psychiatry conference aims to bring about end of psychiatry (includes video) - Digital Journal - "PSYCHout is a global conference being held in Toronto on May 8th and 9th, ...  There are 55 presenters and four keynote speakers. The one presenter making a splash in conventional media is David Carmichael. Carmichael's presentation is titled 'Taking our health back from big pharma controlled governments.' Carmichael is known in Canada for having murdered his 11 year old son in 2004, while under the influence of Paxil, prescribed to him by his doctor to treat depression. Carmichael experienced psychotic breaks as a result of the drug, during one of which he had killed his son. Carmichael was found to not be criminally responsible."

* May 8, 2010 - New Alarm Bells Re: Chemicals & Cancer - Alliance for Human Research Protection

* May 8, 2010 - Our toxic bodies: Historian’s book explores chemicals’ health effects - The Capital Times via - “Toxic Bodies: Hormone Disruptors and the Legacy of DES” by Nancy Langston"

* May 7, 2010 - Benefits of Contaminated Rotavirus Vaccine Outweigh Risks, Says FDA Panel (requires registration) - FDA via Medscape Medical News

* May 7, 2010 - Africa: Cattle Disease Vaccine Launched 30 Years After Invention - SciDev.Net via

* May 7, 2010 - Emergent BioSolutions Hosts Biopreparedness Forum for Members of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly - Emergent via BusinessWire

* May 7, 2010 - DA Rice Urges Emergency Responders to Train Members on Symptoms of Autism - Developmental Disorder Affects Communication; Could Impede Rescue Operations - Hicksville Illustrated News via

May 7, 2010 - Mild-mannered metabolic helper rushes to fight invading viruses, researchers report - Children's Hospital Boston via EurekAlert!

May 7, 2010 - Brunswick teacher is promoting food allergy awareness - Brunswich Sun via

May 7, 2010 - UT Southwestern researchers uncover Fragile X syndrome gene's role in shaping brain - UT Southwestern Medical Center via EurekAlert!

May 7, 2010 - Minilab can quickly identify antibiotic residues in milk, before it leaves the barn - UT Southwestern Medical Center via EurekAlert!

May 7, 2010 - Assessing the science behind health claims - UT Southwestern Medical Center via EurekAlert!

May 7, 2010 - Brain’s master switch is verified by Iowa State University researcher - Iowa State University

May 7, 2010 - Mayo-led Research Team Develop Agents That Keep Insulin Working Longer - Mayo Clinic

May 7, 2010 - Can Linda Sepp possibly be helped? -

May 7, 2010 - Ludusky Hotchkiss guilty of starving autistic daughter to death - Minneapolis City Pages

May 7, 2010 - Triad Parents Fight For Autism Insurance Reform -

May 7, 2010 - Autistic man frustrates friends, foes - Orange County Register

* May 7, 2010 - Mum says flu vaccine made son seriously ill - A Darwin woman has told of her week of trauma after her young son contracted a blood disease after being vaccinated for swine flu. - Northern Territory News, Australia - "After tests at Royal Darwin Hospital could not diagnose the illness, Jayke was flown to Melbourne. Doctors said it could be leukaemia, or even HIV, but could not find the cause. ... Ms de Vries suspects it may have been an interaction with an earlier exposure to glandular fever or parvovirus but doctors were unable to give her an answer. Ms de Vries said the experience meant she would not let her children get vaccinated any more. 'I don't believe we know the whole story on the side effects, and do the side effects for some people outweigh the good for everyone?' she said. 'I'll never know (for sure) if it was the vaccine. But I'll never take the chance.'"

* May 7, 2010 - CDC Finds Rotavirus Vaccine Coverage Is Increasing - But 72 percent rate is still lower than that for DTaP and PCV7 vaccines - HealthDay via ModernMedicine

* May 7, 2010 - Recall of RotaTeq vaccine - HKSAR Government via 7thSpace Interactive - "Hong Kong (HKSAR) - The Department of Health (DH) has today (May 7) ordered a recall from the shelves, hospitals and doctors of a registered rotavirus vaccine, RotaTeq, on quality grounds."

* May 7, 2010 - Health Canada warns of possible contaminant in rotavirus vaccine - CanWest News Service via Vancouver Sun - "Health Canada said it's working closely with the manufacturers, GlaxoSmithKline and Merck Frosst, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the World Health Organization to 'facilitate an international response to this issue.'"

May 7, 2010 - Information Update: Important Information Regarding Rotavirus Vaccines: Rotarix and RotaTeq - press release - Health Canada via Marketwire

May 7, 2010 - Mumps cases connected to game - Omaha World-Herald

May 7, 2010 - Whooping cough making a scary comeback - Whooping cough is highly contagious and incubates for about two weeks. Once it sets in, it can cause violent coughing and can be deadly among young children. -

May 7, 2010 - Pertussis reported in North Idaho - The Spokesman Review

May 7, 2010 - Why won’t polio go away? - ‘Every time we think we have this battle won, the virus shows another face' - The Globe and Mail

May 7, 2010 - Who doesn't hate smallpox? - The White Coat Underground via ScienceBlogs

May 7, 2010 - Doctors defend genital "nick" for girls - The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests the ritual to prevent extreme "female genital cutting" - Broadsheet via

May 7, 2010 - 50 years of 'the pill' -- and here's yet another one - Booster Shots Blog via Los Angeles Times

* May 7, 2010 - Cancer Vaccines: Part III - Vaccinating with Embryonic Tissues - Santa Barbara Independent

May 7, 2010 - DDW: Doubt Cast on Promising IBD Target - Digestive Disease Week via MedPage Today

May 6, 2010 - Tracking H1N1 through the Internet - HealthMap, a free online tracking system, keeps tabs on infectious disease. - Technology Review

May 6, 2010 - Research and Markets: Competitor Analysis: RSV Vaccines and Therapeutics - Research and Markets via Business Wire via Earth Times

* May 6, 2010 - New Atherosclerosis Vaccine Gives Promising Results - A new study by researchers at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet shows that the immune defence's T cells can attack the 'bad' LDL cholesterol and thereby cause an inflammation that leads to atherosclerosis. By producing a vaccine against the T cell receptors, the researchers have managed to inhibit the development of atherosclerosis in animals. - Karolinska Institutet via ScienceDaily

* May 6, 2010 - West Nile horse vaccine recalled just as Michigan's vaccination season begins - Kalamazoo Gazette via

* May 6, 2010 - Childhood vaccination concerns becoming more common (includes video) -

May 6, 2010 - Psychological Research Not Always Universal, Studies Should Involve More Cross-Cultural Collaboration - MU researchers suggest ways to facilitate cross-cultural collaboration - University of Missouri

* May 5, 2010 - A Candidate H1N1 Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Elicits Protective Immunity in Mice - journal article (PLoS One)

May 5, 2010 - New Alarm Bells About Chemicals and Cancer op-ed by Nicholas D. Kristof (requires registration) - The New York Times

May 5, 2010 - 90% Change Rate on Unstable HA Antigen Range with H9N2 and H5N1 Bird Flu Matches - Pandemic Influenza H1N1 2009 Blog

* May 4, 2010 - Sen. Grassley Wonders What Will Happen To Swine Flu Vaccine - Shots Blog via NPR

* May 3, 2010 - UT study: No proof that eliminating gluten, casein from diets of autistic children is effective - "The diet doesn't have anything to do with autism," researcher says. - Austin American-Statesman

* May 3, 2010 - Retinal Findings Differ Between Abusive and Accidental Head Trauma in Children (requires registration) - American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus via Medscape Medical News

May 2010 - 11-year-old girl with facial swelling and fever - Infectious Diseases in Children

* Volume 3, 2010 - Designing the Optimal Vaccine: the Importance of Cytokines and Dendritic Cells - journal article (The Open Vaccine Journal)   

* Volume 3, 2010 - Rotavirus Hospital Surveillance in the Era of Immunization - journal article (The Open Vaccine Journal)   

* Volume 3, 2010 - Assessing the Environment for Introduction of Human Papillomavirus Vaccine in India - journal article (The Open Vaccine Journal)   




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