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All the News February 25, 2011

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Completion of the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Series in Females Attending An Urban Immunization Clinic

The lies of Brian Deer - vaccines, autism and the Lancet 12 parents Video

English: The science of truth "How many other scientific studies are reported — indeed hyped, too often irresponsibly — by the media largely without question? How indeed can journalists, most without significant science backgrounds, begin to discern the difference between junk science and valid scientific findings?"

Data Shows Febrile Seizures Increased With Fluzone Plus Prevnar 13

Differing opinion, not misconduct

Heather Burcham on the HPV Vaccine (includes video)

An HPV video warning (includes video)

Bruesewitz v. Wyeth: What the Supreme Court Decision Means for Vaccines

Robert Krakow speaks out about todays Supreme Court Decision (audio) "Today we have Robert Krakow Esq. on the show to discuss the Supreme Court's decision on Bruesewitz v. Wyeth, which shut the door on legal recourse for vaccine injured children. DON'T MISS THIS ONE!"

ACIP Reviews Upcoming Vaccine Shortages

Qld expands whooping cough vaccinations

Second Annual Valentines for Victoria Gala Raises Over $120,000 for Vaccine Safety and Informed Consent Protection Standards

Another anti-vaccine rally fizzles

Edwin Kilbourne, Flu Vaccine Expert, Dies at 90

Vaccines 1, Lawyers 0 The Supremes win one for science.

Debate sharpens over Texas' mandatory meningitis vaccine bill

Some Arizonans Prefer Alternatives Over Flu Shots

Sudan: Lakes State Governor Warns Against False Polio Reporting

EHRs, health IT will play expanding role in national vaccine plan

Long-Term Immunogenicity and Immune Memory After Two Doses of the Adult Formulation of A Combined Hepatitis A and B Vaccine in Children 1 To 11 Years of Age

Researcher who created hybrid flu vaccine dies

Supreme Court Upholds Vaccine Court

Confusing Language and a Dubious Victory for Patients

Third Judge Says Individual Mandate Is Constitutional

The Dangers of Anti-Vaccine Movement

Experts ignored in PBS decision

Dravet Syndrome and DTP

"Dirty" bacteria could become asthma vax

Laboratory Characteristics of Suspected Herpes Zoster in Vaccinated Children

Measles - It's a Small World

Measles Outbreak in Africa—Is There a Link to the HIV-1 Epidemic?

Dengue Vaccines Regulatory Pathways: A Report on Two Meetings with Regulators of Developing Countries

A Letter to a NJ Assemblywoman About A2450

Canadian Pediatricians Showed Confidence in H1N1 Vaccine, Study Indicates

New vaccine technology shows promise against hepatitis C virus

Mad rush for vaccines concerns doctors

Immunization Provokes XMRV Activation in Monkey Model

The Illusion of Progress: Talk Show Autism

Over 7,000 children await vaccination

T-Cell Immune Responses Against Env from CRF12_BF and Subtype B HIV-1 Show High Clade-Specificity that Can Be Overridden by Multiclade Immunizations

Influenza A Virus Hemagglutinin Antibody Escape Promotes Neuraminidase Antigenic Variation and Drug Resistance

Inhibition of Nox2 Oxidase Activity Ameliorates Influenza A Virus-Induced Lung Inflammation

2010-2011 Influenza Season Week 7 ending February 19, 2011

Situation Update: Summary of Weekly FluView

Seasonal Flu: International Situation Update

"My Baby" - Questions and Answers about Pregnancy and the Flu

Reported Human Infections with Swine Origin Influenza Viruses (SOIV) in the United States since 2005

Washtenaw County had highest number of reported whooping cough cases statewide in 2010

Pertussis cases confirmed in Chesapeake Grassfield Elementary School (includes video)

ACIP Tweaks Pertussis Advice for Healthcare Workers

CDC: Upturn In Whooping Cough Cases Last Year

Notes from the Field: Two Cases of Human Plague --- Oregon, 2010

Association of Herpes Zoster Infection With Clinical Characteristics and MBL2 Gene Polymorphisms in Chinese Children With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Entrapment of Viral Capsids in Nuclear PML Cages Is an Intrinsic Antiviral Host Defense against Varicella-Zoster Virus

COPD may up risk of shingles

Intervac Construction Nears Completion

Public health officials work to contain Boston measles case (includes video)

New Measles Cases Suspected In City (includes video)

Health Ministry launches investigation into measles cases

Century Notes: Measles houses are fumigated

Lagos flags off measles, polio immunisation 'follow-up'

Cambodian mother and baby die from bird flu

The Burden of Infections By Parainfluenza Virus in Hospitalized Children in Spain

Paediatric stroke: genetic insights into disease mechanisms and treatment targets

Effects of Public Health Interventions in Reducing Transmission of Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

Fatal Laboratory-Acquired Infection with an Attenuated Yersinia pestis Strain --- Chicago, Illinois, 2009

Department of Health and Human Services Grants $4.5 Million to Research DSC127 in Skin Injuries Associated with Acute Radiation

Outbreak Notice Yellow Fever in Côte d’Ivoire

SIGA Technologies up after BARDA request "Even after the company got bad news from the Small Business Administration last week, we were told that BARDA was conducting to their own research "to determine if there is enough capacity among true small businesses to supply the needed smallpox vaccines."

Intermittent Preventive Treatment to Reduce the Burden of Malaria in Children: New Evidence on Integration and Delivery

A Surprising Prevention Success: Why Did the HIV Epidemic Decline in Zimbabwe?

Programming the magnitude and persistence of antibody responses with innate immunity

Pneumocystis Jiroveci Pneumonia in An Infant With Severe Folate Deficiency

Initiative to reduce health care-associated infections resulted in decreased mortality

Pollution With Antibiotics Leads to Resistant Bacteria, Scientists Find

Preference for geometric patterns early in life as a risk factor for autism.

Different Black Box Warning Labeling for Same-Class Drugs

Boxed Warnings Not Ordered Systematically

Study Claims FDA is Inconsistent in Applying Black Box Warnings

Particulate matter, fungal spores linked with poor airway responses in schoolchildren

Lyme Arthritis: Accurate Diagnosis Improves Prognosis

Rare Diseases Take Spotlight in Annual Event (includes video)

Announcements: Introduction to Public Health Surveillance Course

Announcements: Release of New WISQARS Cost of Injury Reports

An outbreak of a Multiresistant Methicillin-Susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MR-MSSA) strain in a Burn Centre: The importance of routine molecular typing.

Designed Reduction of Streptococcus pneumoniae Pathogenicity via Synthetic Changes in Virulence Factor Codon-pair Bias

Intracellular Cytokine Production by Dengue Virus–specific T cells Correlates with Subclinical Secondary Infection

Untreated water blamed for diarrhoea outbreaks

Registering New Drugs for Low-Income Countries: The African Challenge

Epidemiology of Childhood Tuberculosis: Use and Evaluation of the Pediatric Health Information System To Assess Local and National Incidence

Child abuse in 28 developing and transitional countries—results from the Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys

Biogen's MS drug linked to 10 more brain infection cases

Prion propagation and toxicity in vivo occur in two distinct mechanistic phases

Arkansas Senate OKs fluoridation for cities

Mutations in TTC19 cause mitochondrial complex III deficiency and neurological impairment in humans and flies

Exposure to barnyard microbes lowered asthma, atopy risk in children

Drug Used Against Alcohol, Cocaine Abuse May Hold Clues in AIDS Cure Quest

Forest to Buy Clinical Data for $1.2 Billion Gaining New Antidepressant

Best Practice in Systematic Reviews: The Importance of Protocols and Registration

Gilead Buys Calistoga Pharma for $375M, Making Move Into Cancer Drugs

DNA damage response in adult stem cells: pathways and consequences

Study claims Asia is 'a new frontier for clinical development' A study by research fir, Cutting Edge Information (CEI) claims Asia offers clinical development teams 'unique benefits' for running trials.

BioClinica teams with Paragon to launch clinical trial chain study Clinical trial management company, BioClinica, has joined with advisory and consulting firm, Paragon Solutions, to conduct a study which will assess business challenges and trends facing clinical trial chain management.

IOM-NAE Health Data Collegiate Challenge "Identify a health problem (e.g., smoking, obesity, vaccination rates, health disparities, mental health, access to care, palliative care) in your college’s or university’s surrounding community."

Notifiable Diseases and Mortality Tables

Meta-Analysis of Genome-Wide Association Studies in Celiac Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis Identifies Fourteen Non-HLA Shared Loci

A Population Genetic Approach to Mapping Neurological Disorder Genes Using Deep Resequencing

One in 70 autistic

Sex Hormones in Autism: Androgens and Estrogens Differentially and Reciprocally Regulate RORA, a Novel Candidate Gene for Autism

Ark. committee OKs autism insurance coverage bill

Autism and Increased Paternal Age Related Changes in Global Levels of Gene Expression Regulation

Shelby coach steps down to help son battle autism "Moneysmith says his grandson is proof. When he was 18 months old, the child became ill after receiving his measles, mumps and rubella vaccination. The child, who had a 25-word vocabulary at the time, stopped talking and began suffering from chronic diarrhea. For the next three years, Moneysmith and his family sought answers within the modern medical community -- only to be told the child would never recover. That's when they found Leuthaeuser, who prescribed a treatment protocol that included acupressure."

Autism center planned at Highlands Hospital

Cherokee teacher pleads guilty to duct-taping autistic student

Psychiatrist's Obsession With the 'Undead' Takes a Novel Turn

Commentary: Violent child disciplinary practices in low- and middle-income households

Missing pieces Researchers puzzle over reasons for a recent increase in diagnoses for autism, the fastest growing disability afflicting U.S. students

Girl, 7, who drowned in Lawton had struggled to overcome autism

Why is Everyone Going Gluten-Free?

Why Monsanto Always Wins

Kawasaki Disease in Israel (pdf)

Mobile phones do affect brain activity, study finds Mobile phones do affect the brain, according to state-funded research, although the implications for health remain unclear.

QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 25--44 Years Reporting Fair or Poor Health,* by Sex --- National Health Interview Survey, United States, 1999--2009

Neuroscience gets nutrition

Presynaptic NMDA receptors also make the switch

Fumaric acid esters exert neuroprotective effects in neuroinflammation via activation of the Nrf2 antioxidant pathway

The major histocompatibility complex and multiple sclerosis: a smoking gun?

Tyrosine kinase 2 variant influences T lymphocyte polarization and multiple sclerosis susceptibility

Long-term consolidation of declarative memory: insight from temporal lobe epilepsy

Double-blind clinical trial of thalamic stimulation in patients with Tourette syndrome

Big science for a big problem: ADNI enters its second phase

Setting the stage for prevention of familial Alzheimer's disease

Apolipoprotein E in Alzheimer's disease and other neurological disorders

Obsessive-compulsive disorder: a new risk factor for Alzheimer disease?

Early-onset versus late-onset Alzheimer's disease: the case of the missing APOE ɛ4 allele

Neuroinflammation in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: role of glial activation in motor neuron disease

The neural substrates of rapid-onset Dystonia-Parkinsonism

Biochemical diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases gets closer

Learning the microstructure of successful behavior

Nutritional omega-3 deficiency abolishes endocannabinoid-mediated neuronal functions

Cohort Profile: The Canadian Observational Cohort collaboration

Maternal, Pregnancy, and Birth Characteristics of Asians and Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders --- King County, Washington, 2003--2008

CMO consolidation will support 100% virtual supply chains Consolidation of CMOs will support use of completely outsourced production and distribution networks in the near future.

Government Shutdown? What Would it Mean?

Education is key to warding off viral diseases, experts say in Martin Memorial lecture

$190,000 in grants to target chronic diseases

Nanotechnology and Oncology – Workshop Summary

Chembio gets $2.9M for TB test

What is the next penicillin? Antibiotics will only remain useful for so long and new approaches to infectious disease management need to be considered. Is there a way we can force the bacteria to get sick so they cant do the same to us?

Rates for New Cancer Cases and Deaths by Race/Ethnicity and Sex

Mesothelioma research grants awarded to studies across the world

Vitamin E Intake and Risk of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Pooled Analysis of Data From 5 Prospective Cohort Studies "In this large, pooled prospective study, long-term vitamin E supplement use was associated with lower ALS rates. A possible protective effect of vitamin E deserves further consideration."

Multivitamin Use and the Risk of Mortality and Cancer Incidence The Multiethnic Cohort Study

Association between arsenic exposure from drinking water and proteinuria: results from the Health Effects of Arsenic Longitudinal Study

Several states consider loosening raw milk restrictions as FDA tries to tighten them

Study vindicates tomatoes in 2008 salmonella outbreak

Alzheimer's breakthrough: scientists discover omega-3s override the bad gene causing Alzheimer's

Vitamin D and sun exposure work synergistically to prevent breast cancer

Stuttering studies support treatment

Use GABA as a calming supplement

Cordyceps, the Medicinal Mushroom Superfood

Could That Diet Soda Cause a Heart Attack?

Why vegan (Opinion)




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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