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All the News Posted April 8, 2011


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Ginger Taylor on Maine Legislators Considering Changes to Vaccination Pograms

NOI Vaccination Program Promo Video Free and Open to the Publlic Saturday, April 23 · 3:00pm - 5:00pm Location Goodman South Madison Branch Library 2222 South Park Street Madison, WI 53713

Championing Patient Safety through Mandatory Influenza Vaccination for All Healthcare Personnel and Affiliated Physicians.

Is Aborted Human Fetal DNA the Cause of Autism? Pharma Whistleblower Reveals

Influenza vaccine A/H1N1 evoked significant immune response in term and preterm children aged 6 to 23 months

Public health officials can do more to streamline influenza vaccine delivery in community settings

Lactobacillus GG as an immune adjuvant for live-attenuated influenza vaccine in healthy adults: a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial "Lactobacillus GG is potential as an important adjuvant to improve influenza vaccine immunogenicity."

GeoVax Labs HIV/AIDS Vaccine Development Leadership to be Highlighted During 2011 World Vaccine Congress "CSO To Review Progress of Clinical Trials and Vaccine Technology"

VRC Vaccine Research Studies

Measles and rubella immunization launched in Bangued

Assessing Completeness of Perinatal Hepatitis B Virus Infection Reporting Through Comparison of Immunization Program and Surveillance Data --- United States

Immune boost podcast Nature Medicine - Thumb on alum, Discerning diabetes, Brain connections, In defense of vaccines,  Reversing resistance

Vaccination coverage among adolescents and risk factors associated with incomplete immunization

Salt Lake health officials confirm local case of measles

Measles cases spark vaccination call

Cytomegalovirus glycoprotein-B vaccine with MF59 adjuvant in transplant recipients: a phase 2 randomised placebo-controlled trial

A cytomegalovirus vaccine tames the troll of transplantation

News in brief: Biomedical briefing "Booster shot US officials rolled out a new National Vaccine Plan in February to ensure that all Americans have access to preventative vaccines. The ten-year strategy—the first such update since 1994—aims to modernize technology for immunization campaigns and sets new benchmarks for vaccine safety and surveillance. “The updated plan... provides a roadmap to vaccine priorities for the next decade,” says Bruce Gellin, director of the National Vaccine Program Office."

Flu jab - is it worth the risk?

Straight talk with...Seth Berkley "On 13 June, donors to the GAVI Alliance will gather in London to affirm their commitment to fund immunizations in the developing world."

Xcellerex yellow fever vaccine finds positive results

Yellow Fever Vaccination What Travelers Need to Know For Yellow Fever You Must Have the International Vaccine Certificate Properly Singed and Stamped

RNA interference-mediated silencing of Foxo3 in antigen-presenting cells as a strategy for the enhancement of DNA vaccine potency

Assessment of ESSENCE Performance for Influenza-Like Illness Surveillance After an Influenza Outbreak --- U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, 2009

Baruch Blumberg, Nobel Prize winner for discovering the hepatitis B virus, dies at 85

CDC says babies need MMR vaccine for measles before traveling abroad

Measles Imported by Returning U.S. Travelers Aged 6--23 Months, 2001--2011

“Moms, have your kids vaccinated against measles for free”

Needleless Vaccine Delivery Using Micro-Shock Waves

Modulation of Plasmid DNA Vaccine Antigen Clearance by Caspase 12 RNA Interference Potentiates Vaccination

Antibody Recognition of the Dengue Virus Proteome and Implications for Development of Vaccines

Notes from the Field: Measles Outbreak --- Hennepin County, Minnesota, February--March 2011

Science and Skeptics – Ne’er the two shall meet

Would You Like a Shot of Tylenol with that Shot?

Clinical manifestations and socio-economic impact of influenza among healthy children in the community

Swine flu victims' long road to recovery (includes video)

Man died in swine flu outbreak

More A/H1N1 flu cases reported in Venezuela

The Flu And Fury Finally Answers the Question - What Caused The Flu


Residents urged to consider vaccination against the flu North coast residents are being urged to be vigilant with their health this flu season.

Situation Update: Summary of Weekly FluView

Seasonal Flu: International Situation Update

Doctors Most Trusted Source of Vaccine Information, Study Finds But parents also pay attention to government, celebrities and other parents

2010-2011 Influenza Season Week 13 ending April 2, 2011

Portugal Catches PIIGS Flu Europe's financial crisis, like a dull TV soap opera, has been slow to unfold. Portugal becomes the latest casualty.

Test results pending in Morgan Co. meningitis investigation

Pupils to get antibiotics after meningitis death

Meningitis Goes Back To School

Association of kynurenine aminotransferase II gene C401T polymorphism with immune response in patients with meningitis

Meningitis suspected cause of toddler’s death

Funeral for meningitis schoolgirl Ellie Williams

Funeral of Christopher McKee takes place

Mom disputes account of son's death after Taser incident

South Chad: Epidemic of Meningitis, Measles, Cholera

Homemade Rabies Vaccination Proves Problematic In Wake Of Rabid Skunk Outbreak (includes video)

Lion cubs in flu jab tantrum
(includes video)

Vaccinations for man’s best friend

Area schools to host rabies vaccination clinics Veterinarians to immunize animals May 7, 14

Dengue eyed in East Maui

HPV Infection and Cervical Cancer Development

Health alert from cholera and H1N1 Two news items on the centre spread of The Chronicle yesterday put this nation on a health alert. ‘15 H1N1 cases confirmed’ and ‘Ministry gives instructions to check spread of Cholera’, tell something about how this nation has braced itself to fight the two deadly diseases.

Are you aware of the next global health epidemic?

Notifiable Diseases and Mortality Tables

Drugs development is cheaper than widely claimed, experts say

Antimicrobial Resistance Posing Growing Health Threat CDC and Partners Celebrate World Health Day 2011 to Draw Attention to the Issue

Transmission dynamics and control of cholera in Haiti: an epidemic model

How many cholera deaths can be averted in Haiti?

Characterization of a Mutant Escherichia coli Heat-Labile Toxin, LT(R192G/L211A), as a Safe and Effective Oral Adjuvant

With your help - Free speech in health science may become a reality

On World Health Day, organizations intensify fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Drugs development is cheaper than widely claimed, experts say

Intranasal Vaccination with the Recombinant Listeria monocytogenes {Delta}actA prfA* Mutant Elicits Robust Systemic and Pulmonary Cellular Responses and Secretory Mucosal IgA

NIH investigators find link between DNA damage and immune response

Missed connections

Patients on Higher Doses of Prescription Painkillers More Apt to Overdose Rates of accidental ODs have risen greatly over past decade, study authors note

The New Profile of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Russia: A Global and Local Perspective – Summary of a Joint Workshop

Pooled trials drowning in conflict-of-interest oversights

Disclosure of conflict of interest should not be a decorative statement

Johnson & Johnson Fined $70M For Overseas Bribes

Disclosure of conflict of interest should not be a decorative statement — Authors' reply

Vitamin D supplements under threat from functional foods: Euromonitor Functional foods, multivitamins and fish oil are an increasing threat to single vitamin D supplements, as consumers seek to understand the controversy in vitamin D recommendations, says an analyst from Euromonitor.

Structural organization of brain-derived mammalian prions examined by hydrogen-deuterium exchange

Submit your visionary ideas about environmental health research

Transforming health professionals' education

Transforming health professionals' education — Authors' reply

WHO warns drugs misuse weakens fight vs diseases

Modelling the Costs and Effects of Selective and Universal Hospital Admission Screening for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Increasing Incidence of Late-onset Neonatal Invasive Group B Streptococcal Infections in Iceland

Multiplex PCR allows rapid and accurate diagnosis of bloodstream infections in newborns and children with suspected sepsis

Streptococcal M1 protein constructs a pathological host fibrinogen network

Sequencing reveals suite of commensal and pathogenic viruses

Antibody Responses against Xenotropic Murine Leukemia Virus-Related Virus Envelope in a Murine Model

Tackling hepatitis C: a tale of two countries

A Natural Plasmid Uniquely Encodes Two Biosynthetic Pathways Creating a Potent Anti-MRSA Antibiotic

Bacterial vs. viral: Doctors say it can be hard to tell the two apart

Short Story Science: Lenina Versus the Pneumococcus

Viral pneumonia

The Word on Women - Newborn baby boy dies upon birth

France promotes research into rare diseases with new plan

S. aureus-related pneumonia increased in recent years

Strategic planning process begins at NIEHS

Public Incentives and Drug Development: More is Usually Better

New Frontiers in Patient Safety

Workshop on the Allied Health Workforce and Services

Next Steps: Implementation Workshop on Standards for Systematic Reviews and Clinical Practice Guidelines

Freeway Air Pollution Linked to Brain Damage in Mice

Man dumps sick child among goats

The Health Data Initiative Forum

Public Report Briefing: HIV Screening and Access to Care

Updating the USDA National Breastfeeding Campaign Loving Support Makes Breastfeeding Work

Trial success spurs planning for rollout of HIV prevention pills

HIV and injecting drug use: a global call for action

New organization pledges scientific expertise for viral outbreaks

Labor Dept Wants Rehearing On Overtime For Reps

Indian Company Ends Sale of Lethal-Injection Drug to the U.S.

Amgen CEO got $21 million in 2010 compensation Amgen Chairman and CEO received $21 million in 2010 compensation, up 38 percent from 2009

FDA Press Officer Leaves Amid Controversy

A Long Overdue Reform at FDA to Spur Innovation

FDA To Roche: Our Advisory Panel Is Not Biased

Meet The New Head Of J&J’s Troubled McNeil Unit

Infant anthropometry, early life infection, and subsequent risk of type 1 diabetes mellitus: a prospective birth cohort study

Healthways Awarded Contract to Expand National Chronic Disease Management Program in France and France's Overseas Territories

22q11.2 deletion syndrome conference to bring together researchers, educators, families

Genetic insights beginning to divide autism diagnosis

Sensory Processing in Autism: A Review of Neurophysiologic Findings

Talk About Curing Autism E-Newsletter April 8, 2011

Nuclear leak reinforces need for drugs to combat radiation

Strategies for Safeguarding the Global Pharmaceutical Supply Chain in Emerging Markets

Relationship of folate, vitamin B12 and methylation of insulin-like growth factor-II in maternal and cord blood

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

In Texas...Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

Contract biopharm services discussions on Twitter

Selling out supplements

Oral probiotics: Lactobacillus sporogenes for prevention of necrotizing enterocolitis in very low-birth weight infants: a randomized, controlled trial

Study to investigate the potential of probiotics in children attending school

Boost mitochondrial function naturally

Mitochondrial Dysfunction Can Connect the Diverse Medical Symptoms Associated With Autism Spectrum Disorders

Mitochondrial Dysfunction Links Ceramide Activated HRK Expression and Cell Death

Pharmacists to get more client contact

Where's the D? Video

Higher vitamin D intake is needed to achieve serum 25(OH)D levels greater than 50 nmol/l in Québec youth at high risk of obesity

A pilot randomized controlled trial of oral calcium and vitamin D supplementation using fortified laddoos in underprivileged Indian toddlers

Speedy sequencing technologies help track food-borne illness

Surveillance for Laboratory-Confirmed Sporadic Cases of Cyclosporiasis --- United States, 1997--2008

U.S. Codex News… in brief — Friday, April 8, 2011

Opioids Now Most Prescribed Class of Medications in America Two reports by addiction researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the National Institute on Drug Abuse show a drastic shift in prescribing patterns impacting the magnitude of opioid substance abuse in America. The reports, published in JAMA, recommend a comprehensive effort to reduce public health risks while improving patient care, including better training for prescribers, pain management treatment assessment, personal responsibility and public education.

Germy Faucet Fingered In Outbreak Of Blood Infections From Alabama IVs

On e-health and medical technology: grasp the nettle or pay a high price?

Benzocaine Topical Products: Sprays, Gels and Liquids - Risk of Methemoglobinemia

Food and Drug Administration Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Summary Minutes of the Peripheral and Central Nervous System Drugs Advisory Committee Meeting March 10, 2011

Asthma and allergic symptoms and type 1 diabetes-related autoantibodies in 2.5-yr-old children

Terrific preview of Association of Health Care Journalists, April 14-17, Philadelphia

Altered Dopamine and Serotonin Metabolism in Motorically Asymptomatic R6/2 Mice

After half-century's wait, approval paves path for new lupus drugs

Ara h 1–reactive T cells in individuals with peanut allergy

Allergy to betalactam antibiotics in children: results of a 20-year study based on clinical history, skin and challenge tests

End-stage renal disease due to lupus nephritis among children in the U.S., 1995-2006

Monitoring pulmonary function during exercise in children with asthma

Re: “Antibiotic Exposure by 6 months and Asthma and Allergy at 6 years: Findings in a Cohort of 1,401 US Children”

Asthma treated with integrative medicine

Facts you might not know about gluten

The Potential Importance of the XMRV Retrovirus to Autism

The United States of Autism Film Trailer (includes video)

Autism: Caregiver Support

Heartache in court — but no ultimate villain

POWAY: Autistic artist Valter Berg creates miniatures from memory

Adults With Autism

Guilty plea in attack on autistic teen

What We've Learned about Autism Spectrum Disorder

Robert MacNeil Returns to NewsHour for 'Autism Today' Series (includes video)

Misbehaving boy, 8, pepper sprayed by police
(includes video)

Autism no longer skewed to wealthier kids

An Autism Documentary Aims to Go Beyond ‘Rain Man’

Local retreat offers getaway for autistic kids

Local Autistic Teen Excels Musically

Autism Self-Advocate and Animal Scientist Dr. Temple Grandin to Give Two Lectures at SUNY Ulster

Parents hit out at special needs switch

Kaufman Center's 'Train In' Program Gives Autistic Boy's Family Hope (includes video)

Trumbull bus driver accused of texting while driving granted probation

Can Omega-3 Supplements Prevent Schizophrenia?

The Difficulty in Seeing Your Own Illness

Bill would end state pesticide registry One proposal would do away with notification

1α,25(OH)2-3-Epi-Vitamin D3, a Natural Physiological Metabolite of Vitamin D3: Its Synthesis, Biological Activity and Crystal Structure with Its Receptor

D-Feat Breast Cancer Campaign recruits salons to help promote the message that vitamin D helps prevent breast cancer

US radiation study sparks debate Researchers divided on how best to probe any possible link to cancer.

Seven days: 1–7 April 2011

Study Finds ICU Patients Not Bouncing Back After ICU Stays

Safeguards make mental health bills appealing, no cause for opposition

France detects radioactive iodine in rainwater, milk

Mental Health, Chronic Illnesses Major Issues Following Japanese Earthquake

A long shadow over Fukushima One impact of Japan's nuclear crisis is a dim but definite echo of Chernobyl, says Jim Smith — decades of caesium-137.

The Fukushima Dictionary of Physics Terminology (satire)

Dietary intake of n−3 and n−6 fatty acids and the risk of clinical depression in women: a 10-y prospective follow-up study

Shire Gets Riled Up By Watson's Generic Adderall Irish biopharmaceutical files lawsuit alleging patent infringement.

Oakland officials threaten to shut down urban gardener growing food on her own land

Vital Signs: Teen Pregnancy --- United States, 1991--2009

Chronic Intranasal Treatment with an Anti-Aβ30-42 scFv Antibody Ameliorates Amyloid Pathology in a Transgenic Mouse Model of Alzheimer's Disease

Two important issues when promoting healthier food

Tri-Union Seafoods Issues Precautionary, Voluntary Recall Of Limited 6.5-Ounce Chopped Clams

Le Bon Patissiere-2, Inc. Announces Voluntary Recall On Select Le Bon Patissiere Products That Contain Undeclared Allergens

Enforcement Report for April 6, 2011

Long-term safety and efficacy of drug-eluting stents

Unrestricted randomised use of two new generation drug-eluting coronary stents: 2-year patient-related versus stent-related outcomes from the RESOLUTE All Comers trial

Stent studies don't reflect "real world" patients

Estrogen pills found to lower cancer risk Study sees benefit for some after a hysterectomy

Outbreak of Invasive Listeriosis Associated with the Consumption of Hog Head Cheese --- Louisiana, 2010

Advancing Oral Health in America

Labor Dept Wants Rehearing On Overtime For Reps

Pfizer, Novartis cancer drugs draw US FDA questions FDA: Pfizer pancreatic drug showed uncertain benefits

Roche's T-DM1 Treatment Halted Spread of Breast Cancer in Mid-Stage Study

Drinking over recommended limit 'raises cancer risk' Drinking more than a pint of beer a day can substantially increase the risk of some cancers, research suggests. (includes video)

Progesterone reduces rate of early preterm birth in at risk women NIH study finds progesterone benefits women with short cervix

The public health impacts of a fat tax

Vitamin B2: Riboflavin

Pharmacologic Use of Niacin

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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"

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