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All the News Posted April 11, 2010

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►April 12, 2010 - Doctor a known drug user - The anaesthetist under investigation for infecting at least 12 women with hepatitis C was a known drug user who previously had his medical registration restricted by health authorities. - Herald Sun

►April 12, 2010 - Patient fears she is among clinic's hepatitis infections - The Age, Australia

* ►April 11, 2010 - Support Dr Sarah Myhill Campaign Launched By Jane Bryant - The One Click Group - "Take a look at Dr Myhill’s website at and see what she does. Click on the link HERE to see what the GMC has been trying to do to Dr Myhill for years. Read Dr Myhill’s Open Letter to us all published below. Let your fingers do the walking. Rain emails down at the GMC address provided below in such quantity that the GMC servers collapse. Ring them up. Fax them. Please help to orchestrate such a protest cacophony that the GMC never dares to hassle Dr Myhill on such spurious and risible grounds again."

* ►April 11, 2010 - India has suspended the use of HPV Gardasil vaccines due to deaths by Christina England - American Chronicle

* ►April 11, 2010 - Were tribal girls guinea pigs for cervical cancer research? - The Union Government and the ICMR are dividedin their opinion on the research by an MNC. - Deccan Herald - "Civil society organisations were up in arms over the shroud of secrecy under which the 'demonstration trials' were conducted, the misleading claims of life-long protection by the vaccine, and a 'cover-up' of the side effects suffered by a large number of the girls and subsequent death of four of them. As a memorandum submitted by 70-odd NGOs and individuals to Union Health Minister said, 'It is beyond doubt the worst case of human rights violation, where young healthy girls have to die for being part of a state-endorsed experiment, initiated by a profit-making private company.'"

►April 11, 2010 - Were Tribal Girls Guinea Pigs For Cervical Cancer Vaccine? - Deccan Herald via The One Click Group

* ►April 11, 2010 - China Vaccines Scandal Revives Product Safety Fears - The Independent via The One Click Group - "Four years ago, Qiang Qiang was a healthy boy. Now, he is epileptic and has trouble keeping up at school - problems that emerged after a vaccination against Japanese encephalitis. The seven-year-old is one of dozens of youngsters in the northern Chinese province of Shanxi whose parents believe their children may have suffered serious side effects from vaccines in the country's latest public health scare."

* ►April 11, 2010 - Urgent!!--Defeat California Rabies Bill AB2689 - Rabies Challenge Fund via Facebook - "It is URGENT that ALL concerned pet owners contact the committee and tell them to reject this bill in its entirety. The COMMITTEE PHONE is (916) 319-3958 and the members contact information is listed below. PERMISSION GRANTED TO POST AND CROSS-POST this notice, please help spread the word and take action to defeat this legislation."

►April 11, 2010 - New vaccine may help cure skin cancer - IANS via DNA India

* ►April 11, 2010 - TWiV 77: Non-nuclear proliferation (includes link to MP3) - Virology Blog - "Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit - Vincent, Alan, and Rich revisit circovirus contamination of Rotarix, then discuss poxvirus-like replication of mimivirus in the cell cytoplasm, and whether seasonal influenza immunization increases the risk of infection with the 2009 H1N1 pandemic virus."

* ►April 11, 2010 - Local Oklahoma City Hospital Refuses to Treat Autistic Man Having Seizures - Age of Autism

►April 11, 2010 - Autism One Offering Free Lectures Monday and Tuesday - Age of Autism

►April 11, 2010 - Group reaching out with autism answers - Livingston Daily

►April 11, 2010 - Alaska autism bill put on hold - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

►April 11, 2010 - WHO Reviews H1N1 Flu Pandemic - Voice of America

►April 11, 2010 - Indiana Challenged in Delivering H1N1 Vaccination Message (includes video) - New America Media - "Demetrious Gibbs, an almost 20-year-veteran of the Gary City Health Department, said of his city’s African-American populace, 'It was hard to get people to actually take the vaccine.' For those who did hear or read messages about H1N1, Gibbs said the response, he said, was, 'I’m not taking that.’ They’re very distrustful of taking that vaccine.'"

* ►April 11, 2010 - Volunteers stepped in to help swine flu sufferers - Kent News, UK - "Volunteer organisations were drafted in to act as ‘flu friends’ for people who did not have anyone else to go to the antiviral collection points for them and pick up their Tamiflu."

►April 11, 2010 - Thousands of unused H1N1 vaccines expiring in Utah - AP via

* ►April 11, 2010 - Health providers start disposing of expired swine flu vaccine -

* ►April 11, 2010 - Drug giants tackle 'neglected' effort - La Jolla scientists target malaria, TB - The San Diego Union-Tribune - "Scientists at the La Jolla laboratories of Novartis are taking part in an unusual assignment for the pharmaceutical industry — finding drugs for some diseases with little or no moneymaking potential."

* ►April 11, 2010 - Health officials generally pleased with H1N1 response - Deseret News

* ►April 11, 2010 - Backing away from the MRSA crisis (requires registration) - The drug-resistant staph is a monster of our own making. It's taking thousands of lives each year and costing billions of dollars in healthcare. - Los Angeles Times

* ►April 11, 2010 - Scientists appeal for improvements in flu prevention mechanisms - Xinhua

* ►April 11, 2010 - Polio survivor is devoted to immunizing and educating - The San Diego Union-Tribune - "Over the years, polio epidemics have dropped. Last year, the reported number was 1,660. “The great fear is that as people begin to believe that the disease no longer exists, they then decline to have their children immunized, and the number of cases go back up,” he said."

►April 11, 2010 - Joint anti-polio efforts - The fact that Pakistan and Afghanistan have decided to join forces in order to combat polio must be welcomed. The strategy was announced at the conclusion of a meeting of health officials from both countries in Islamabad on Friday. Both states are considered one epidemiological block as far as polio is concerned and the situation is made more complicated by the large number of people crossing the porous border every year. - editorial -

►April 11, 2010 - Fleming: Lyme disease is on the rise and it's nothing to take lightly - Maine Sunday Telegram

►April 11, 2010 - Cattle vaccination campaign starts in Libya - Tripoli Post

►April 11, 2010 - UNICEF attributes Zambia’s gains in AIDS fight to increased ART - Post Zambia

►April 11, 2010 - From lab to market for PathoGene in Flagstaff - Arizona Daily Sun

►April 11, 2010 - FDA Concerned About Forest Labs Drug: Biotech's Latest Missed Targets, Mishaps - Seeking Alpha

* ►April 11, 2010 - Living with Lyme disease - - "Kaleigh withdrew from college in December to focus on getting well. She said she is "done" with doctors and conventional treatments. She has changed her diet and has eliminated all sugar. She eats only whole foods. Holly believes the long-term antibiotic treatments have helped Kaleigh regain about 65 percent of her health but that the drugs can only do so much. "When you threaten these bacteria, they go into these highly resistant forms. It's well recognized that they literally drop their cell walls and go intracellular. So when you hit them with certain types of antibiotics, they hide. They're hiding in Kaleigh's central nervous system," she said."

* ►April 11, 2010 - Cancer Alley no more? Incidence declining in most of N.J. - Asbury Park Press

►April 11, 2010 - How to fight a flu - Stabroek News

►April 11, 2010 - New model tracks the immune response to a T - Science via Web Newswire

►April 11, 2010 - Cover girl Supportive family helps girl with autism thrive - News-Democrat via

►April 11, 2010 - It just doesn’t pay for humans to be too clean - The Nashua Telegraph - "It’s well established that our digestive systems falter if we don’t keep a proper balance of helpful bacteria in our gut – and a whole industry of probiotic foods and supplements has sprung up to do just that."

►April 11, 2010 - Celiac disease is not just an allergy - Celebrities with Diseases CWD

►April 11, 2010 - Expert says health agencies must evolve - Education is key to fighting chronic conditions, he says -

►April 11, 2010 - Baby-bottle health risks - New Zealand Herald

►April 11, 2010 - Tap water: safe to drink - Missouri River’s pollution holds little threat to public drinking - St. Joseph News-Press

►April 11, 2010 - What's wrong with the bees? - Tiny mites and stress are culprits in their deaths - but there's hope. - Concord Monitor

►April 11, 2010 - BlendNewYork Boutique Sponsoring Princeton University Fashion Show to Benefit Autism Speaks - Friday, April 16th 8:00 pm Princeton University Holder Courtyard Rockefeller College (Near Nassau Hall) Princeton, NJ 08544 - PR-USA.Net

►April 11, 2010 - Medtronic Hydrodebrider™ System Wins Medical Device Excellence Award - Medtronic via Medical News Today - "The Hydrodebrider System helps surgeons remove the bacteria that cause chronic sinus infections."

►April 11, 2010 - Experts say 2010 allergy season is worst in years - AP via The Eagle

►April 11, 2010 - Clean living - The ‘Clean Hands Save Lives’ campaign aims to to reduce the spread of airborne communicable diseases. - The Star Malaysia

►April 11, 2010 - Budget ax may claim 19 school nurses here - Staten Island Advance via

* ►April 11, 2010 - Is Thyroid-Disrupting Triclosan Fueling The Obesity Epidemic? By Byron J. Richards, CCN -

►April 11, 2010 - Shame Peter Mandelson Didn't Download Some Common Sense - The Observer via The One Click Group

►April 11, 2010 - Ind. closes mercury monitoring stations amid budget cuts, leaving hole in national network - FOX 59

* ►April 10, 2010 - Did anyone hear Bernadine Healy? by Steven Higgs - Autism and the Indiana Environment Blog via The Bloomington Alternative - "In an interview with correspondent Sharyl Attkisson, Healy, who was appointed to head the NIH in 1991 by President George H.W. Bush, was passionate and tactful and minced few words. When Attkisson pointed out that public health officials say the science proves vaccines do not cause autism, for example, Healy replied: 'I think you can’t say that,' instantly buttressing her position, 'You can’t say that.'"

* ►April 10, 2010 - Autism Alert: Missing Child Named Nadia Bloom, Winter Springs FL - Age of Autism

* ►April 10, 2010 - The Skeptics get it wrong – AGAIN! - No Compulsory Vaccination Blog via

* ►April 10, 2010 - UC study tests vaccine against bacteria - Cincinnati Enquirer - "An experimental vaccine could be the newest weapon against a dangerous bacterial infection on the rise in hospitals and nursing homes around the United States. Doctors at the University of Cincinnati and University Hospital are part of a national clinical trial testing a C. difficile - or C. diff - vaccine."

►April 10, 2010 - China vaccine scare revives product safety fears - AFP via The Independent

►April 10, 2010 - Judge Approves $110M Settlement in E-Ferol Case - Judge approves $110M settlement over E-Ferol, vitamin supplement linked to 40 infant deaths - AP via ABC News

* ►April 10, 2010 - BMC steps in to help women fight cancer - DNA India - "The vaccine does have some minus points, Oak admitted. 'Side-effects of the vaccine include fever and rashes. But every vaccine is a foreign protein injected into your body, which is capable of producing an adverse reaction,' said [Dr Sanjay] Oak. 'But it is the cost of the vaccine, and not its side-effects, that pose a big problem,' he added. The vaccine costs about Rs2,800 per dose."

* ►April 10, 2010 - Man's limb numbness investigated - - "The Centre for Health Protection is investigating a case in which a 65-year old man developed limb numbness after receiving the human swine flu vaccination."

►April 10, 2010 - Consolidated status of Influenza a H1N1 as on 10th April 2010 - Press Information Bureau, Government of India

►April 10, 2010 - Letter: H1N1 vaccine protected community's health - letter - St. Augustine Record

►April 10, 2010 - Is It In You? - One Year Later: H1N1 Cases Declining In States - The Sidney Sun-Telegraph

* ►April 10, 2010 - Health experts warn against complacency in fighting viruses - AFP via Yahoo! - "While surveillance is important, 'prevention really is the thing we have to go for in the future,' said Albert Osterhaus, a virologist at the University of Rotterdam in The Netherlands. Osterhaus was among some 8,000 experts attending the opening day of the 20th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) which runs through Tuesday in Vienna."

* ►April 10, 2010 - How government targeted Dr. Wakefield after vaccine report (includes video) -

►April 10, 2010 - Corrections (requires registration) - The New York Times - "An article on March 28 about the controversy surrounding President Obama’s ... "

►April 10, 2010 - Autism: A Wide Spectrum - OpEdNews

►April 10, 2010 - Whooping cough passes - THE incidence of whooping cough is once again falling in Tasmania after last year's epidemic. - Tasmania Mercury

►April 10, 2010 - Tick population explodes, raising Lyme disease concerns - The Daily News of Newburyport

►April 10, 2010 - Hoof-and-mouth breaks out again in Incheon - JoongAng Daily - "Officials said the two outbreaks appear to be unrelated, as the virus in the current outbreak is based in type-O blood, while the January outbreak struck animals with type-A blood."

* ►April 10, 2010 - Gulf War Syndrome real, Institute of Medicine concludes - Genetic vulnerability may explain why only some troops have been affected - Science News - "And IOM’s report now concludes that Gulf War Syndrome is real, based on data documenting a high rate of symptoms in former U.S. troops who had served in the Gulf War nearly two decades ago. High-quality surveys of Gulf War vets from other nations, such as the United Kingdom and Australia, show many of those men also have been suffering similar chronic symptoms, which could include everything from gastrointestinal illness and mental confusion, to attacks of sudden vertigo, intense uncontrollable mood swings, fatigue and sometimes numbness – or the opposite, constant body pain."

* ►April 10, 2010 - Strengthening the credibility of clinical research (free full text) - journal article (The Lancet)

* ►April 10, 2010 - A psychiatric revolution (free full text) - journal article (The Lancet)

* ►April 10, 2010 - MCHD approves taking over some public functions - The Courier - "UTMB-Conroe received $492,903 in public health preparedness grants in 2009, according to a proposal presented Thursday to board members. Public health preparedness functions include bioterrorism preparedness, coordination of health and medical response to disease outbreaks – such as H1N1 — mass dispensing and immunization and local planning and coordination of the Strategic National Stockpile."

►April 10, 2010 - How much is too much arsenic in the well? - Anchorage Daily News

►April 10, 2010 - Kenya's HIV-testing drive runs into difficulties (free full text) - journal article (The Lancet)

►April 10, 2010 - England's libel laws: silencing scientific debate - journal article (The Lancet)

►April 10, 2010 - The PROPATRIA trial: best practices at the time were followed (free full text) - journal article (The Lancet)

►April 10, 2010 - NHS record praised on speed and access to care - The NHS in England has improved significantly since 1997, according to the independent King's Fund think-tank. - BBC

►April 10, 2010 - Prescription for trouble: Blizzard - Change to drug rules foreshadow health monster - Toronto Sun

►April 10, 2010 - State lacks doctors in all specialities, conference told - The Irish Times

►April 10, 2010 - All in a day's work: Hazardous materials team responds to risky, unusual incidents - The Bakersfield Californian

►April 10, 2010 - Optimer Pharma Presents Top-line Results From Second Fidaxomicin Phase 3 Study At 20th Annual ECCMID In Vienna - Update - Optimer Pharmaceuticals via RTTNews

►April 10, 2010 - Liberating Research Results - Guide to Physics

►April 10, 2010 - Idea for autism help isn't wild but woolly - Corpus Christi Caller Times

►April 10, 2010 - An Inside Look At Allergy Medication - Basil and Spice - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX via Trading Charts

* ►April 10, 2010 - Science: Salk Institute celebrates 50 years of discovery, growth - Cornerstone of San Diego County's biomedical community founded in 1960 - North County Times

* ►April 10, 2010 - Refusal of access to medication by sect leaders is hypocrisy - Chronicle - "The general perception in Zimbabwe is that it is a legal requirement for every parent or guardian to ensure that his or her minor charges are vaccinated at the appropriate time. A legal responsibility if not carried out is generally, if not always, followed by some form of penalty or sanction."

* ►April 10, 2010 - The US Military Faces Psychiatric Death Threat By Shane Ellison M. Sc. -

►April 10, 2010 - The case of the disappearing cancer - Dr. Gifford-Jones via Toronto Sun

►April 10, 2010 - Health and Human Services report highlights FDA neglect of food safety - California Independent Voter Network

►April 9, 2010 - Muhwezi sues Law Council over certificate - Daily Monitor - "The former minister is facing several charges in connection with misappropriation of Shs1.6 billion money from the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation."

* ►April 9, 2010 - Helena Chemical Company wins case against community activist - Uribe ordered to pay $75k in punitive damages - The New Mexico Independent - "Two months prior to Helena’s suit against him, Uribe and 22 community members had filed a lawsuit in state court alleging that the chemical company’s emissions were sickening local children. Health problems include chronic respiratory infections, asthma, severe chronic bronchitis and nosebleeds. ... As for Arturo Uribe, whose home sits about 30 yards from the warehouse, he plans to appeal the jury’s verdict—and says he will continue protecting his community. ... The jury’s decision might chill nonprofits, community activists and free speech advocates, he says—but it will not destroy him. 'It’s not going to scare me from speaking out when I believe something is wrong.'"

* ►April 9, 2010 - Open letter about my GMC hearing April 2010 - Dear All Re: The GMC is about to withdraw my licence to practice  -

►April 9, 2010 - New Law Will Require Free Health Screenings - Well Blog via New York Times - "One of the best perks in the new health care legislation is that insurance companies will no longer require co-payments for preventive care like physicals, mammograms and immunizations."

►April 9, 2010 - Counties start disposing of unused swine flu vaccine -

* ►April 9, 2010 - Did getting vaccinated for seasonal flu up the risk of pandemic flu infection? - Effect Measure via ScienceBlogs

►April 9, 2010 - Amarillo Biosciences, Inc. -- Report on Australian Oral Interferon Influenza Study Is Submitted and Available Online - Marketwire via CNNMoney

►April 9, 2010 - Nearly 200,000 Cubans Vaccinated Against A-H1N1 Influenza Virus - Cuban News Agency

►April 9, 2010 - Measles cases 351.8% higher this year, says DoH - Manila Bulletin

* ►April 9, 2010 - 'Hidden' infections sustain polio in India - Report sends strong signal that vaccination strategies are failing in India, could shift international response - Emerging Health Threats Forum - "Wild-type poliovirus can be found in the faeces of kids who have received more than 10 doses of the oral vaccine in northern India, say epidemiologists online in the Journal of Infectious Diseases this week. The finding suggests that these kids, who do not fall ill when infected with the virus, may play a part in transmitting the disease to others — and could explain how polio persists in the region despite high levels of vaccination."

►April 9, 2010 - Jonas Salk Faced Down Fears, Doomsayers To Conquer Polio - Investor's Business Daily

►April 9, 2010 - "Make Sure You're Immunized Against Measles" Warns Northern Health - CFTKTV

►April 9, 2010 - Pakistan in high gear against polio - Rotary International News

►April 9, 2010 - Vaccines can be crucial for teens - Squamish Chief

►April 9, 2010 - New detection technique used in analysis of vaccines - An analysis of vaccines undertaken by researchers from 5 institutions has found that 7 of the vaccines' DNA content was pretty much as expected, but surprisingly, one also contained DNA of an apparently benign pig virus. This finding is reported in a paper written by lead author Eric Delwart of Blood Systems Research Institute and 6 co-authors, including three researchers from LLNL. -

►April 9, 2010 - Microbicides, vaccines may need to repel HIV contact at mucosa - PLoS Pathogens via Aidsmap

►April 9, 2010 - SA doctors battle insurance companies over new vaccine for babies - - "It's the new meningitis vaccine, called Prevnar 13. San Antonio pediatricians say insurance companies aren't willing to pay the higher cost for it, meaning doctors will be unable to pay the upfront costs to order it, store it, and administer it. News 4 WOAI talked to a San Antonio father who says he’s shocked to learn his insurance provider, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, is not covering the full cost of the vaccine."

►April 9, 2010 - Inovio Obtains $2.8M Grant to Advance Preclinical DNA Vaccines for HCV - Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

►April 9, 2010 - Researchers use vaccine to cure type 1 diabetes in mice - More studies needed to see if it works in humans - KDVR Denver

►April 9, 2010 - Rodent of the Week: A nanovaccine reverses diabetes in mice - Booster Shots Blog via Los Angeles Times

►April 9, 2010 - Inovio Biomedical completes enrollment in Phase I cancer vaccine trial - Trading Markets

►April 9, 2010 - Mercury in Ohio River fish affecting human health - WKMS Public Broadcasting

►April 9, 2010 - Breast feeding room privacy is now health care law -

* ►April 9, 2010 - Department of Health agrees deal with GSK to cancel part of swine flu vaccine order - journal article (BMJ)

►April 9, 2010 - Has the European Clinical Trials Directive been a success? - The academic community expresses concerns about its implementation - journal article (BMJ)

►April 9, 2010 - Schemes that reward GPs for prescribing generics may breach EU law - journal article (BMJ)

►April 9, 2010 - Canada bans blood donations from people with history of chronic fatigue syndrome - journal article (BMJ)

►April 9, 2010 - Western Oregon University screens documentary film about autism and massage - The Oregonian

►April 9, 2010 - Childhood Allergies: Red, Itchy Eyes Could Be More Than an Allergic Reaction - PRNewswire via Newswise via

* ►April 8, 2010 - Dynamic models of pneumococcal carriage and the impact of the Heptavalent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine on invasive pneumococcal disease - journal article (BMC Infectious Diseases)

* ►April 8, 2010 - Editor's Choice Vested interests (free full text) - journal article (BMJ)

* ►April 8, 2010 - MPs back calls for tighter checks on European doctors - journal article (BMJ)

* ►April 8, 2010 - Autism Speaks Commits $5.2 million Toward Basic Science and Treatment Studies - Autism Speaks - "Another area of Autism Speaks research funding are studies leading to an understanding of how environmental factors influence risk for autism, and the interaction between genetic susceptibility and exposure to specific environmental factors."

►April 8, 2010 - Limits to be put on whole body scans as part of health screening MOTs - journal article (BMJ)

►April 8, 2010 - Randomised controlled trial of screening for Chlamydia trachomatis to prevent pelvic inflammatory disease: the POPI (prevention of pelvic infection) trial (free full text) - journal article (BMJ)

►April 8, 2010 - South Africa: Healthiest Town of All - Cape Town Or Joburg? - Cape Argus via

►April 8, 2010 - Study finds that anticancer effect of "5 a day" is less than expected - journal article (BMJ)

* ►April 8, 2010 - Blue Cross puts the squeeze on docs - California Progress Report - "Take vaccinations, for example. An MMR vaccine costs Dr. McKay $59 to buy for her patients. Blue Cross refuses to reimburse her more than $57.61 for that same vaccine, nickle-and-diming her practice. The doctor charges a $25 fee to administer the vaccine, and Blue Cross only reimburses her $11. She can get another $3 from Medicare, but .... well, add up the math. She says she falls up short.  A combination DTaP vaccine that covers diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis costs Dr. McKay $40.90 to buy for her patients. It's given to kids 11 and up to boost the immunity of vaccines given in early childhood. Blue Cross pays her only $28 for this $40.90 vaccine. The IPV is an injected polio vaccine. Dr. McKay buys it at a price of $31.80; Blue Cross reimburses her $29.50 per dose."

►April 8, 2010 - China says vaccines didn't cause deaths; Herpes vax candidate could help melanoma patients - FierceVaccines

* ►April 8, 2010 - Counterintuitive Cure: A Nanovaccine That Stops Autoimmune Disease by Boosting the Immune System - A new treatment prevents type 1 diabetes in mice by turning the immune system on itself - Scientific American

►April 8, 2010 - Guest view: Not fear-mongering, just facts on H1N1 - Belleville News-Democrat

►April 8, 2010 - Health service has swine flu jabs leftover - Shropshire Star

►April 8, 2010 - SLU Developing New Flu Vaccine - New Vaccine Will Feature 4 Strains (includes video) -

►April 8, 2010 - H1N1 Vaccines Sit Unused, May be Destroyed -

►April 8, 2010 - More Adults with Diabetes are Getting Flu Shots -

►April 8, 2010 - Viewpoint: Proper prevention includes getting immunizations - Marietta Times

►April 8, 2010 - Pontiac school kids moved to action by NBA Cares speaker - Vaccines for Teens (includes video)  - Pistons via

►April 8, 2010 - High Risks That Threaten to Derail 2010 Census - AP via Newsmax

►April 8, 2010 - School E-Mails Shed Light On Oologah School Meningitis Outbreak - News on 6

►April 8, 2010 - Inovio locates HQ in Blue Bell - Philadelphia Inquirer

►April 8, 2010 - Makerere to produce vaccines - New Vision

►April 8, 2010 - Rotarians in Korea are making a difference - Rotary International

►April 7, 2010 - Ellie-Jo died after bout of meningitis - Ellesmere Port Pioneer

►April 7, 2010 - Encephalitis, meningitis striking HCMC children - Ho Chi Minh City hospitals are reporting a sharp increase in the number of children being diagnosed with encephalitis and meningitis due to the recent hotter-than-normal temperatures. - SGGP English Edition

►April 7, 2010 - Researchers see cancer vaccine revolution on the horizon - FierceVaccines

►April 7, 2010 - Parents' vaccine fears causing measles revival - FierceVaccines

►April 7, 2010 - Council asks for halt of Gardasil program in India - FierceVaccines

►April 7, 2010 - Influenza as a life changing event - journal article (BMJ)

* ►April 7, 2010 - Home Office has failed to monitor effect of England’s drugs strategy, says watchdog - journal article (BMJ)

►April 7, 2010 - Hard decisions: some hospitals have to close - journal article (BMJ)

►April 7, 2010 - Bad medicine: depression - journal article (BMJ)

►April 7, 2010 - Drug Regulation Rosiglitazone, marketing, and medical science - journal article (BMJ)

►April 7, 2010 - Rosiglitazone in the UK: down but not out - journal article (BMJ)

►April 7, 2010 - Observations Lobby Watch American Council on Science and Health - journal article (BMJ)

►April 7, 2010 - Observations On the Contrary Data sharing: let the sunshine in - journal article (BMJ)

►April 7, 2010 - Anxiety disorder - journal article (BMJ)

►April 7, 2010 - We should reform libel laws in light of Singh victory - journal article (BMJ)

►April 7, 2010 - ASQ Quality Report: H1N1: What Have We Learned? - Agencies Find Prescription for Dealing With Public Health Threats - press release - ASQ (American Society for Quality)

►April 7, 2010 - Open letter to the pandemic influenza virus - Effect Measure via ScienceBlogs

* ►April 7, 2010 - H1N1 Vaccines: Did we overreact? -

* ►April 7, 2010 - Deaths: No link to faulty vaccines - 'National safety standards met' - China Daily

* ►April 6, 2010 - Health authorities confirm vaccines involved in illnesses of three children - Xinhuanet

►April 6, 2010 - OrbiMed's Fund Invests in Bharat Serums and Vaccines Limited - Investment by OrbiMed's Fund in Leading Bio-Pharmaceutical Company in India - press release - Bharat Serums and Vaccines Limited via PRNewswire

►April 6, 2010 - Poisoning by prescription drugs on the rise - New study indicates US hospitalizations for poisoning by opioids, sedatives and tranquilizers increased 65 percent from 1999-2006 - Elsevier Health Sciences via EurekAlert!

►April 6, 2010 - H1N1 Outbreaks in US, Abroad Carefully Monitored - 'We are not seeing any significant evidence of a resurgent ‘third wave’ - Homeland Security Today

►April 6, 2010 - Did seasonal flu vaccination increase the risk of infection with pandemic H1N1 flu? - In September 2009, news stories reported that researchers in Canada had found an increased risk of pandemic H1N1 (pH1N1) influenza in people who had previously been vaccinated against seasonal influenza. Their research, consisting of four different studies, has now undergone further scientific peer review and is published in the open access journal PLoS Medicine. -

►April 6, 2010 - Wellcome Trust awards £1.3m to develop new vaccines against foot and mouth disease - The Wellcome Trust has awarded £1.3 million to an international collaborative group of research institutions and industry to develop improved vaccines for foot and mouth disease. - Wellcome Trust

►April 5, 2010 - Horse vaccinations key to fighting West Nile Virus - KIDK CBS 3

* ►April 2010 - The ScanBrit randomised, controlled, single-blind study of a gluten- and casein-free dietary intervention for children with autism spectrum disorders - journal article (Nutritional Neuroscience)

►April 2010 - Migraine-associated vertigo: diagnosis and treatment. - journal article (Seminars in Neurology)

►April 2010 - Cluster headache: diagnosis and treatment. - journal article (Seminars in Neurology)

►March 2010 - Stakeholder Opinions: Vaccines in emerging markets (Latin America) - Opportunities in Brazil, Mexico and Argentina - ReportLinker

Marijuana madness - Autism Support Network - "Mieko Hester-Perez is convinced marijuana saved her child’s life. Just six months ago her son, Joey, a 10-year-old with severe autism, weighed just 46 pounds. He stopped eating after the medications he had been taking to control his behavior took away his appetite, according to the Orange County, Calif., mom."

Make an Informed Vaccine Decision for the Health of Your Child: A Parent's Guide to Childhood Shots by Mayer Eisenstein MD, JD, MPH, with Neil Z. Miller, New Atlantean Press, 2010.




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.

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