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All the News Posted March 29, 2010


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* ►April 9, 2010 - Criteria for inclusion of vaccinations in public programmes - journal article (Vaccine) - "Bearing in mind the public nature, the factors that determine a vaccine's suitability for inclusion in a communal vaccination programme have been translated into seven selection criteria, grouped under five thematic headings: seriousness and extent of the disease burden, effectiveness and safety of the vaccination, acceptability of the vaccination, efficiency of the vaccination, and priority of the vaccination."

* ►April 9, 2010 - Mumps outbreak in a highly vaccinated student population, The Netherlands, 2004 - journal article (Vaccine)

* ►April 9, 2010 - “All manner of ills”: The features of serious diseases attributed to vaccination - journal article (Vaccine) - "Anti-vaccination writings have linked vaccines with a wide range of negative outcomes. The majority of evidence negates such connections raising the question of what makes these attributions attractive. This research identified diseases and conditions which are claimed to have been caused by vaccines and identified their shared societal features."

* ►April 9, 2010 - A phase I evaluation of inactivated influenza A/H5N1 vaccine administered by the intradermal or the intramuscular route - journal article (Vaccine)

* ►April 9, 2010 - Protection of pregnant mice, fetuses and neonates from lethality of H5N1 influenza viruses by maternal vaccination - journal article (Vaccine)

* ►April 9, 2010 - Rapid generation of a well-matched vaccine seed from a modern influenza A virus primary isolate without recourse to eggs - journal article (Vaccine)

* ►April 9, 2010 - Lactic acid bacteria as adjuvants for sublingual allergy vaccines - journal article (Vaccine)

►April 9, 2010 - Epidemiology and economic burden of rotavirus gastroenteritis in hospitals and paediatric clinics in Taiwan, 2005–2006 - journal article (Vaccine)

►April 9, 2010 - Retro-inversion enhances the adjuvant and CpG co-adjuvant activity of host defence peptide Bac2A - journal article (Vaccine)

►April 9, 2010 - Helminth infection impairs the immunogenicity of a Plasmodium falciparum DNA vaccine, but not irradiated sporozoites, in mice - journal article (Vaccine)

►April 9, 2010 - Antibody responses elicited through homologous or heterologous prime-boost DNA and protein vaccinations differ in functional activity and avidity - journal article (Vaccine)

►April 9, 2010 - Identification of mutations in a candidate dengue 4 vaccine strain 341750 PDK20 and construction of a full-length cDNA clone of the PDK20 vaccine candidate - journal article (Vaccine)

►April 5-7, 2010 - Welcome to the first National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures web dialogue! - Webdialogues.net

* ►April 1, 2010 - Improving the public health: The U.S. recommendation for universal influenza immunization - journal article (Vaccine)

* ►April 1, 2010 - Constructing target product profiles (TPPs) to help vaccines overcome post-approval obstacles - journal article (Vaccine)

* ►April 1, 2010 - Improved anamnestic response among adolescents boosted with a higher dose of the hepatitis B vaccine - journal article (Vaccine) - "Despite improved anamnestic response, our study still raises concerns about whether children immunized in early infancy will remain protected from hepatitis B as they age into adulthood."

* ►April 1, 2010 - A whole genome transcriptional analysis of the early immune response induced by live attenuated and inactivated influenza vaccines in young children - journal article (Vaccine)

* ►April 1, 2010 - Oral immunization with a Lactobacillus casei vaccine expressing human papillomavirus (HPV) type 16 E7 is an effective strategy to induce mucosal cytotoxic lymphocytes against HPV16 E7 - journal article (Vaccine)

* ►April 1, 2010 - Estimating the influenza vaccine effectiveness in elderly on a yearly basis using the Spanish influenza surveillance network—Pilot case–control studies using different control groups, 2008–2009 season, Spain - journal article (Vaccine)

* ►April 1, 2010 - Vaccine failures after active immunisation against tick-borne encephalitis - journal article (Vaccine) - "Vaccination failure is characterized by a slow, and initially non-detectable, development of the specific TBEV-IgM response, seen together with a rapid rise of IgG and neutralising antibodies in serum. The majority (70%) of the patients were more than 50 years of age, which may implicate a need for a modified immunisation strategy in the elderly."

* ►April 1, 2010 - FDA guidance on prophylactic DNA vaccines: Analysis and recommendations - journal article (Vaccine)

* ►April 1, 2010 - A comparison of the use of economics in vaccine expert reviews - journal article (Vaccine)

►April 1, 2010 - Characterization of a novel live attenuated infectious bronchitis virus vaccine candidate derived from a Korean nephropathogenic strain - journal article (Vaccine)

►April 1, 2010 - Immunogenic properties of a recombinant fusion protein containing the C-terminal 19 kDa of Plasmodium falciparum merozoite surface protein-1 and the innate immunity agonist FliC flagellin of Salmonella Typhimurium - journal article (Vaccine)

►April 1, 2010 - Two-step maturation of immature DCs with proinflammatory cytokine cocktail and poly(I:C) enhances migratory and T cell stimulatory capacity - journal article (Vaccine)

* ►April 2010 - Sustained low influenza vaccination rates in US healthcare workers - journal article (Preventive Medicine)

* ►April 2010 - Anaphylaxis associated with the vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella (free full text) - journal article (Revista de Saúde Pública) - "Skin tests with the vaccine and dextran were positive in the cases exclusively, suggesting sensitization to certain residual components of the vaccine and possible cross-reaction with dextran."

* ►April 2010 - An Open-Label, Randomized, Multicenter Study of the Safety, Tolerability, and Immunogenicity of Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus (Types 6/11/16/18) Vaccine Given Concomitantly With Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, and Poliomyelitis Vaccine in Healthy Adolescents 11 to 17 Years of Age - journal article (The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal)

* ►April 2010 - Epidemiology and Evolution of Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Caused by Multidrug Resistant Serotypes of 19A in the 8 Years After Implementation of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Immunization in Dallas, Texas - journal article (The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal) - "In Dallas, PCV7 immunization reduced significantly the incidence of IPD caused by vaccine-type strains. A significant increase in IPD caused by serotype 19A was observed. The penicillin and cefotaxime nonsusceptible STs, not previously identified in Dallas, have recently become an important cause of IPD."

* ►April 2010 - Changing Serotypes Causing Childhood Invasive Pneumococcal Disease: Massachusetts, 2001-2007 - journal article (The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal) - "Non-PCV7 serotype IPD, especially serotype 19A disease, increased during the 2001 to 2007 surveillance period in Massachusetts. The proportion of ceftriaxone non susceptible isolates also increased, particularly since 2005. Ongoing surveillance will be necessary to detect future increases in IPD incidence or antibiotic resistance in Massachusetts children, changes which have important implications for introduction of second generation pneumococcal conjugate vaccines and presumptive antibiotic choices in critically ill children."

* ►April 2010 - The Volatile Nature of Pneumococcal Serotype Epidemiology: Potential for Misinterpretation - journal article (The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal)

* ►April 2010 - New Patterns in the Otopathogens Causing Acute Otitis Media Six to Eight Years After Introduction of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine - journal article (The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal)

* ►April 2010 - Clinical Performance of A Rapid Influenza Test and Comparison of Nasal Versus Throat Swabs To Detect 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1n1) Infection in Thai Children - journal article (The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal)

* ►April 2010 - Should Higher Vancomycin Trough Levels Be Targeted for Invasive Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Infections in Children? - journal article (The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal)

* ►April 2010 - Sex Differences in the Effect of Vaccines on the Risk of Hospitalization Due to Measles in Guinea-Bissau - journal article (The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal)

* ►April 2010 - Universal Mass Vaccination Against Rotavirus Gastroenteritis: Impact on Hospitalization Rates in Austrian Children - journal article (The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal)

* ►April 2010 - Human Vaccinia Infection After Contact With a Raccoon Rabies Vaccine Bait-Pennsylvania, 2009 - journal article (The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal)

* ►April 2010 - Local Production of Inflammatory Mediators During Childhood Parainfluenza Virus Infection - journal article (The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal)

* ►April 2010 - Continuing Impact of Infectious Diseases on Childhood Deaths in England and Wales, 2003-2005 - journal article (The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal)

►April 2010 - Multidrug-Resistant Enterococcus Faecium Meningitis in A Toddler: Characterization of the Organism and Successful Treatment With Intraventricular Daptomycin and Intravenous Tigecycline - journal article (The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal)

►April 2010 - Surveillance of Transmitted Resistance To Antiretroviral Drug Classes Among Young Children in the Western Cape Province of South Africa - journal article (The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal)

►April 2010 - Antiretroviral-Related Hematologic Short-Term Toxicity in Healthy Infants: Implications of the New Neonatal 4-Week Zidovudine Regimen - journal article (The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal)

►April 2010 - Human Rhinovirus Causes Severe Infection in Preterm Infants - journal article (The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal)

►April 2010 - KI Polyomavirus Detected in Respiratory Tract Specimens From Patients in St. Louis, Missouri - journal article (The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal)

►April 2010 - Circulating Viruses Associated With Severe Complicated Enterovirus Infection in Taiwan: A Multi-Year Analysis - journal article (The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal)

►April 2010 - Efficacy of Fluconazole Prophylaxis for Prevention of Invasive Fungal Infection in Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants - journal article (The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal)

►April 2010 - Early Clinical Outcomes in Children Enrolled in Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection Care and Treatment in Lesotho - journal article (The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal)

►April 2010 - Neuroprotection in multiple sclerosis: A therapeutic challenge for the next decade - journal article (Pharmacology & Therapeutics)

* ►March 29, 2010 - Research from F. Hoffmann-LaRoche Ltd., Department of Medicinal Chemistry broadens understanding of HIV/AIDS vaccine therapy - Expert Opinion On Therapeutic Patents via NewsRx

* ►March 29, 2010 - New findings from Genome Sciences Center in the area of cancer vaccines immunology published - Human Immunology via NewsRx

* ►March 29, 2010 - DNA Vaccine Company Inovio Biomedical Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-Ended 2009 Financial Results - Inovio via Business Wire via AlphaTrade - "The company announced in June that Stanley A. Plotkin, MD joined the company's scientific advisory board. Dr. Plotkin has developed the rubella vaccine now used worldwide and worked extensively on the development and application of other vaccines including polio, rabies, varicella, rotavirus and cytomegalovirus. He is Emeritus Professor, Wistar Institute and the University of Pennsylvania, and a consultant to Sanofi Pasteur. In December, Inovio appointed Iacob Mathiesen, Ph.D., to its scientific advisory board. Dr. Mathiesen is an international expert in the field of electroporation delivery of biopharmaceuticals including DNA vaccines and was previously managing director of Inovio's Norwegian subsidiary, Inovio AS."

* ►March 29, 2010 - Analysis of the effectiveness of interventions used during the 2009 A/H1N1 influenza pandemic (pdf) - journal article (BMC Public Health)

* ►March 29, 2010 - 2 Cases Of Rapid Development Of Drug-Resistant 2009 H1N1 Influenza Reported - NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases via Medical News Today

* ►March 29, 2010 - NOVAVAX Releases Final Results from its Trivalent Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Phase II Clinical Study in Healthy Adults - Novavax via PRNewswire-FirstCall

* ►March 29, 2010 - Students must get more shots - State spreads word now to avoid rush - The Daily News Journal - "Tennesseans do a good job of getting children immunized. The state ranks fourth in the nation. About 98 percent of children get shots as required, and about 1 percent have a religious or health exemption."

* ►March 29, 2010 - UCD prof details autism risks to kids of older mothers - AP via Daily Democrat - "Mothers older than 40 were about 50 percent more likely to have a child with autism than those in their 20s; the risk for fathers older than 40 was 36 percent higher than for men in their 20s."

* ►March 29, 2010 - Policy Statement—Emergency Information Forms and Emergency Preparedness for Children With Special Health Care Needs (free full text) - journal article (Pediatrics)

* ►March 29, 2010 - Head Injury Depth as an Indicator of Causes and Mechanisms - journal article (Pediatrics)

* ►March 29, 2010 - Opinion - Society can't abandon intellectually disabled kids - CN CathNews - "We like to think we care deeply about those who suffer. We like to believe we are willing to do whatever we can to help those burdened by intellectual or physical disability. It seems to resonate with the way we believe we ought to act towards our fellow human beings. But there are indications our society is moving towards avoiding having to associate or engage with the disabled, particularly the intellectually impaired. The situation of the disappearing Down syndrome babies in Australia in the past few decades is a case in point. Of about 300 pregnancy terminations in NSW every year due to detected birth defects, 77 per cent are associated with a chromosomal abnormality. The most common is Down syndrome."

►March 29, 2010 - For both IPR & access to medicines - Stefan Oschmann is president, Emerging Markets, at Merck, the world's second largest pharmaceuticals company after its 2009 merger with Schering-Plough, with a combined global revenue in 2009 of $27.4 billion. Now, if that doesn't look very large these days, with the individual worth of each of the top two billionaires from India in the Forbes list of the world's wealthiest exceeding the figure, try 21%, that is how much the company spends on R&D, as a proportion of its revenues. This explains why the company has been a world leader in several areas: its scientists developed cholesterol-busting statins, vaccines for mumps, measles and cervical cancer. That huge expenditure also explains Merck's focus on a country like India, where Mr Oschmann hopes to push both revenues and R&D. - The Economic Times

►March 29, 2010 - SCANCELL Holdings PLC - Results of Open Offer - Scancell Holdings via EuroInvestor.co.uk - "The net proceeds of the Open Offer, together with the existing funds held by or available to the Group, will be used to build on the progress achieved since the Company's admission to PLUS and will be sufficient to allow completion of the Phase I and Phase IIa Clinical Trial of Scancell's lead melanoma vaccine, SC1B1."

►March 29, 2010 - ‘Have the MMR jabs’ as cases double - The Bolton News, UK

►March 29, 2010 - NIGERIA: 156 dead from meningitis - IRIN

►March 29, 2010 - Q fever vaccine urged for at-risk group - DutchNews.nl - "Doctors have urged caretaker health minister Ab Klink to order a batch of anti Q fever vaccines for people at risk of developing complications from the goat and sheep disease."

►March 29, 2010 - Pet owners urged to vaccinate - Latrobe Valley Express

►March 29, 2010 - 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Status of Healthy, Low-Income, Minority Children in Atlanta, Georgia - journal article (Pediatrics)

►March 29, 2010 - Lifetime Achievement Awards Announced at CDC Meeting (requires registration) - Fifth Decennial International Conference on Healthcare-Associated Infections (ICHAI) via Medscape Medical News

►March 29, 2010 - Policy Statement—Health Equity and Children’s Rights (free full text) - journal article (Pediatrics)

►March 29, 2010 - Policy Statement—Pediatric Organ Donation and Transplantation (free full text) - journal article (Pediatrics)

►March 29, 2010 - Technical Report—Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Health and Health Care of Children (free full text) - journal article (Pediatrics)

►March 29, 2010 - Risk Factors and Estimation Tool for Death Among Extremely Premature Infants: A National Study - journal article (Pediatrics)

►March 29, 2010 - Gastroesophageal Reflux and Asthma in Children: A Systematic Review - journal article (Pediatrics)

►March 29, 2010 - Benign Neonatal Sleep Myoclonus: A Review of the Literature - journal article (Pediatrics)

►March 29, 2010 - The Experiences of Children Enrolled in Pediatric Oncology Research: Implications for Assent (free full text) - journal article (Pediatrics)

►March 29, 2010 - Cellceutix Announces Positive Results With Autism Compound KM-391, Showing Significant Improvements on Key Parameters in Animal Studies - Cellceutix Corporation via News Blaze

►March 29, 2010 - Obama signs landmark health reforms as opponents vow repeal - Republicans unveiled legislation and lawsuits to invalidate the measure the same day it was enacted. - www.ama-assn.org

►March 29, 2010 - New medical schools open, but physician shortage concerns persist - The number of residents and fellows also is increasing, but not enough to match the loss of retiring physicians. - www.ama-assn.org

►March 29, 2010 - Health care cuts upheld by California court - Meanwhile, a Minnesota lawsuit is among the latest to challenge budget cuts that physicians and other patient advocates say hurt the most vulnerable. - www.ama-assn.org

►March 29, 2010 - Primary care gets boost in resident Match - Family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics residencies saw a 4% increase in medical student matches. Primary care physician leaders hope this starts an upward trend. - www.ama-assn.org

►March 29, 2010 - What editorial writers are saying about the enactment of health reform - President Obama on March 23 signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act after a close House vote. - www.ama-assn.org

►March 29, 2010 - California health plan rescissions affected many, but few received help - A legislative report reveals that not many of the people who lost insurance ended up with new coverage or reimbursements, despite state settlements. - www.ama-assn.org

►March 29, 2010 - News in brief: Government & Medicine - Chicago hospital settles on charges of illegal referrals - Obama, Republicans name debt commission members - Pay-for-performance could boost doctor-patient bond, ACP panel says - www.ama-assn.org

►March 29, 2010 - News in brief: Professional Issues - Fla. bill would expand liability protections for emergency doctors - Kidney disease prevalent in urban public health care - Maine governor among Davis Award winners - www.ama-assn.org

►March 29, 2010 - News in brief: Business - Mass. Blues reports financial loss; CEO resigns - AMA offers new health plan contracting tool for members - N.Y. health plans to pay for Web visits - More hospitals agree to accept Connecticut public plan payments - Aetna launches paperless credentialing - EMRs continue to get CCHIT testing - www.ama-assn.org

►March 29, 2010 - New legs plea for meningitis boy - The parents of a four-year-old boy who lost his legs to meningitis are appealing for donations to buy him new sets of prosthetic limbs. - BBC

►March 29, 2010 - Experimental Procedure 'Rewires' 6-Year-Old's Nervous System - Surgery May Restore Movement to Child's Paralyzed Arm - ABC News

►March 29, 2010 - Biotechs urged to feed Merck’s “much bigger beast” - PharmaTimes

►March 29, 2010 - New Brain Balance(TM) Achievement Center of Plano, Texas Dedicated to Helping Kids with Neurobehavioral Disorders Such as ADHD, Autism, and Dyslexia While Providing New Hope For Them and Their Families. - Adam Kluger Public Relations via AlphaTrade

►March 29, 2010 - Chimerix to Present at Future Leaders in the Biotech Industry Conference - Chimerix via PRNewswire - "Chimerix is developing antiviral therapeutics to treat life-threatening diseases."

►March 29, 2010 - Marathon man raises awareness for autism - Knoxville News Sentinel

►March 29, 2010 - Medivir Announces a Rights Offering Of SEK 300 Million - Medivir via Business News - "The Company recently conducted a comprehensive review of its R&D portfolio, which led to a decision to focus future projects on the Company’s core competency of infectious diseases. The intention is to continue to concentrate on drugs that target the enzymes protease and polymerase, but to bring a clearer prioritization on infectious diseases to the currently mixed preclinical portfolio."

►March 29, 2010 - Climate change and chronic disease study - Australian Broadcasting Corporation

►March 29, 2010 - Dr. Manoj Jain: Health care reform from one doctor's perspective - The Commercial Appeal

►March 29, 2010 - Varied meds needed to control allergies - The Daytona Beach News-Journal

►March 29, 2010 - An American liberal looks at health care systems around the globe (book review) - The Healing of America, by T.R. Reid, Penguin Press, 2009, 227 pp. - World Socialist Web Site

* ►March 29, 2010 - Outside Experts to Review WHO's Swine Flu Response - WHO: Independent experts to review swine flu outbreak, UN body's response starting April 12 - AP via ABC News

►March 29, 2010 - Independent experts to review pandemic handling - WHO - * Review to start in April, first report in May * Alleged exaggeration, conflicts of interest - Reuters

* ►March 29, 2010 - Doctors push pricey vaccines, make healthy profit - Times of India - "Many vaccine manufacturers are offering vaccines at hugely reduced prices to doctors, many of whom charge the full price from patients, pocketing the difference. The greater the discount, the bigger the profit margin for the doctor. So when a doctor pushes a vaccine that is not part of the universal immunization programme, it would be difficult to decide whether he is thinking of your child's health or his pocket."

* ►March 29, 2010 - Red Cedar Technology’s Design Process Selected for CDC and Gates Foundation Project - HEEDS optimization software used to design new generation of vaccine carriers to help eradicate disease - press release - Red Cedar Technology, Inc. via PRWeb

* ►March 29, 2010 - Safety Key in Kids' Drug Trials - Pediatrics via MedPage Today

* ►March 29, 2010 - On Being Compared to Hitler and the Nazi Movement By Kent Heckenlively, Esq. - Age of Autism

* ►March 29, 2010 - When You Call Us Nazis, Remember This Boy. - Age of Autism

►March 29, 2010 - Hi, Anxiety. By Cathy Jameson - Age of Autism

* ►March 29, 2010 - Ari Ne'eman Nomination to National Council on Disability on Hold By Kim Stagliano - Age of Autism

* ►March 29, 2010 - Call your Senator today to Stop the Ne'eman Nomination - We don't need opponents of autism treatment and a possible cure - Foe of finding autism cure nominated for National Disability Council - Autism Action Network

* ►March 29, 2010 - Obama Disability Nominee Ne'eman Says Curing Autism Disorders is Morally Reprehensible - Facing Autism in New Brunswick

* ►March 29, 2010 - Corrupt Lobby Gate Parliament Wash Up - Digital Economy Bill - The Guardian via The One Click Group

* ►March 29, 2010 - New Swine Flu Report Reveals WHO & Public Health Corruption - The Guardian via The One Click Group

* ►March 29, 2010 -Israeli Soldiers Sue For Millions Over Anthrax Vaccine Experiment - ynetnews.com via The One Click Group

* ►March 29, 2010 - Monkeying with the truth - Lynne McTaggart, What Doctor's Don't Tell You

* ►March 29, 2010 - RNCOS Releases a New Report - Global Vaccine Market Forecast to 2012 - RNCOS has recently added a new Market Research Report titled, “Global Vaccine Market Forecast to 2012” to its report gallery. The report provides extensive information on the global vaccine market. - press release - Emailwire.com - "Vaccine has emerged as one of the most profitable business segments in the healthcare industry. The segment registered revenues of around US$ 27 Billion in 2009."

* ►March 29, 2010 - GSK Offers Free Vaccines to Uninsured Adults - Program includes newly available cervical cancer vaccine, among others - press release - GlaxoSmithKline via PRNewswire-FirstCall - "The program will cover the company's FDA-approved vaccines for Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis for eligible persons ages 19 and older.  The program also includes GSK's cervical cancer vaccine for women ages 19 to 25 who, due to their age are not covered under the national Vaccines for Children program, and who meet other eligibility requirements."

* ►March 29, 2010 - Detroit Pistons Forward Jonas Jerebko and NBA Legend Bob Lanier Join Vaccines for Teens Educational Campaign to Help Metro Detroit Teens Take Their Best Shot at Health - Basketball Superstar Urges Local Teens to Stay in the Game and Get Vaccinated - It's More Important Than Ever - press release - NBA Cares /  Society for Adolescent Medicine / sanofi-aventis via PRNewswire via MarketWatch

►March 29, 2010 - NBA Cares takes vaccination awareness program to Detroit - Drug Store News

►March 29, 2010 - Autism Insurance Coverage Kicks In - WUWM.com - "Late last year, Wisconsin passed a law requiring insurance providers to pay for autism treatment. Before the law took effect, it was up to either parents or state government to cover costly out-of-pocket expenses. WUWM's Ann-Elise Henzl found a Milwaukee family that’s waiting to make the transition."

* ►March 29, 2010 - Cellceutix Announces Positive Results With Autism Compound KM-391, Showing Significant Improvements on Key Parameters in Animal Studies - press release - Marketwire via MarketWatch

►March 29, 2010 - CompCare Expands to Wisconsin via an Autism Contract - press release - Cellceutix Corporation via Comprehensive Care Corporation via Business Wire via MarketWatch

►March 29, 2010 - Taylor Crowe gets national platforms to share message of autism - Southeast Missourian

►March 29, 2010 - Autism - A Different Way Of Thinking - Voxy.co.nz

►March 29, 2010 - Virginia agents’ group considering autism summit this summer - Insurance & Financial Advisor Web News - "After another year of watching another set of bills mandating that insurers cover children with autism fail to become law, a Virginia agents’ group is considering a summit on the matter to try and find a solution."

►March 29, 2010 - The Thinkers: Duquesne professor working to help autistic people work - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

* ►March 29, 2010 - Swine Flu Fallout - Anthrax Vaccine -- posts by Meryl Nass, M.D.

* ►March 29, 2010 - Alberta hit hard by H1N1 deaths during pandemic - Review to study preparedness for pandemic - Calgary Herald

►March 29, 2010 - Experts warn of double-whammy flu season - AAP via www.news.com.au

►March 29, 2010 - GPs see 710,000 for flu-like illness during swine flu pandemic - Almost three quarters of a million GP consultations have been taken up by influenza-like illness since the onset of swine flu, and 1.2 million antiviral courses have been issued, the Government has revealed. (requires registration) - Pulse, UK

►March 29, 2010 - Jordan reallocates H1N1 flu vaccine funds - AME Info

►March 29, 2010 - H1N1 flu may be on rebound in Southeast - Vaccine still plentiful, TN health officials say - The Tennessean

►March 29, 2010 - Hispanic Media Dispel H1N1 Myths in Texas Border Towns - New American Media

►March 29, 2010 - CDC confirms norovirus on 3rd straight SC cruise - AP via MSNBC

►March 29, 2010 - Cancer: Improve HPV vaccine access - The Clarion-Ledger

►March 29, 2010 - Daily News: HPV Vaccination Rates Low in Poor States - Nurse.com

* ►March 29, 2010 - Call for teens to update vaccines - `Young people in Cumbria are being urged to ensure they are protected against measles, mumps or rubella following a rise in cases. - North West Evening Mail, UK - "Primary care trust NHS Cumbria wants teenagers to check their vaccine status after a Department of Health study found 22 per cent of 16 to 18 year olds did not know if they had received the MMR vaccine."

►March 29, 2010 - 'Have the MMR jabs' as cases double - This Is Lancashire, UK

►March 29, 2010 - Tragic loss: Camden High School mourns loss of Meredith Landon - Macarthur Chronicle, Camden Edition, Australia - "A Sydney South West Area Health Service spokeswoman said Meredith’s family and friends had been referred for antibiotics and other contacts needed to be alert for symptoms."

* ►March 29, 2010 - DNA Vaccine Company Inovio Biomedical Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-Ended 2009 Financial Results - press release - Inovio Biomedical Corporation via Business Wire via MarketWatch

* ►March 29, 2010 - New Salmonella Vaccine In Works - Food Safety News

►March 29, 2010 - SMARTube technology helps physicians create index to get accurate picture of HIV infection - SMART Biotech via News-Medical.net

►March 29, 2010 - South Africa: Low HIV Prevalence Among Students - Study - Health-e (Cape Town) via AllAfrica.com

►March 29, 2010 - Sigma(R) Life Science Adds 2,200 New Prestige Antibodies(R) Powered by Atlas Antibodies AB to Its Portfolio - Addition of 2,200 Prestige Antibodies Expands Sigma Antibody Portfolio to Over 30,000 - press release - Sigma-Aldrich via PRNewswire-FirstCall

* ►March 29, 2010 - Vaccination = Costly Disease For Horse Industry - The Australian Horse Industry Council is vehemently opposed to the push for vaccination by the Thoroughbred Breeders Australia (TBA). Their desire to vaccinate ,, against all scientific rigour, set the scene for Equine Influenza (EI) to become endemic in Australia said Dr Roger Lavelle, President of the Australian Horse Industry Council. - Horseyard.com.au

►March 29, 2010 - Experimental immunotherapy offers hope for recurring miscarriages - But detractors claim it’s costly, risky and not clinically proven - The Globe and Mail

►March 29, 2010 - Inequities exists in disease burden, health care and access for minority children - UT Southwestern Medical Center via EurekAlert!

►March 29, 2010 - Raw Milk - Real Risks - Wisconsin, Idaho, Georgia and Alaska Raw Milk Debate - Food Poison Journal

►March 29, 2010 - Pediatricians Urged to Discuss Organ Donation - Pediatrics via MedPage Today

* ►March 29, 2010 - Are GlaxoSmithKline and the FDA lying to parents about the Rotarix Recall? - Liberty News OnLine - "'This was a difficult decision for us because there is no evidence at this time that there is a risk to children,' said Dr. Margaret Hamburg, the Food and Drug Administration commissioner.'  Really? According to a PubMed.gov 2004 study, which just happens to be the NIH (U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health), 'Infection of PCV1 was observed with 293, Hela and Chang liver cells, infection with PCV2 only in Rd cells. In addition, religated viral DNA of PCV1 and PCV2 has been used to transfect adherent human cell lines.'"

►March 29, 2010 - Health agencies looking into vaccine for babies - Times of Malta - "The discovery of a pig virus in a vaccine for babies did not trigger any action by Europe's medicines authority although its American counterpart called on paediatricians to stop using the immunisation."

* ►March 29, 2010 - Deep sequencing reveals viral vaccine contaminants - Virology Blog - "According to the FDA, 'In four to six weeks, FDA will convene an expert advisory committee and make additional recommendations on the use of rotavirus vaccines.' What do they mean by this statement? According to [Dr. Eric] Delwart, 'I believe that GSK and FDA are now testing whether PCV1 in Rotarix can replicate in human cells and/or determine if vaccinated children are sero-positive to PCV1. If those sorts of tests are negative it will indicate that PCV1 is most likely not infectious for humans and therefore not a health concern in Rotarix.'"

* ►March 29, 2010 - Parents express concern, confusion over diarrhea vaccine - Following reports that the diarrhea vaccine Rotarix contains a pig virus called porcine circovirus 1, or PCV1, parents in Vietnam have grown increasingly anxious over whether to inoculate their children against rotavirus. - www.saigon-gpdaily.com.vn

* ►March 28, 2010 -  Over 155,000 Rotarix doses used in Vietnam - More than 155,000 doses of the diarrhea vaccine Rotarix, now known to contain a pig virus, have been used in Vietnam since 2007, when it was approved for use in the country. - www.saigon-gpdaily.com.vn - "Following the recent announcement by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that Rotarix contains the pig virus PCV-1, Vietnam temporarily halted using the vaccine from March 27. ... The DAV has asked GSK to provide documents proving the vaccine’s safety. It has also requested information on how the US FDA and other affected countries are dealing with the problem."

* ►March 28, 2010 - Europe says GSK's Rotarix presents no risk to public health - Pharma Times - "Nevertheless, the EMA said that “viral DNA should not be present in the Rotarix vaccine and its source is unclear”. As such, the CHMP has asked GSK to identify “the root cause of the finding and introduce measures to manufacture the vaccine free of PCV1 DNA”, saying it will consider the need for further recommendations in its meetings in April and May “as further data emerges”.

* ►March 28, 2010 - Ted Lindsay's fight for autism is far from terrible - Examiner.com - "The hockey legend when on to speak about how the money is used, including published research done by Medical Interventions for Autism board member Dr. Andrew Wakefield, who has linked autism to inflammatory bowel disease. 'Autism is an epidemic in England, Canada and the United States,' he added. 'Hopefully in my lifetime, they prove Dr. Wakefield's theories.' To find out more about the foundation and help "Terrible Ted" find a cure for autism, visit his website at TedLindsay.com."

►March 28, 2010 - BU institute to offer free autism spectrum disorders screening - Press & Sun-Bulletin

►March 28, 2010 - Asperger's and the National Council on Disability - City Brights Blog via San Francisco Chronicle

►March 28, 2010 - Grandin lecture offers an inside look at autism - The Snapper, Millersville University

* ►March 28, 2010 - PPD Launches Vaccines and Biologics Center of Excellence - PPD via Close-Up Media via COMTEX via TMCNet - "PPD said it has developed new technologies and assays to expand its vaccine testing services into the area of oncology vaccines in addition to now having the capability to provide concurrent use testing for investigational pediatric and adolescent vaccine programs. Concurrent use testing of new vaccines is a regulatory requirement intended to ensure that vaccines under development do not interfere with the efficacy of marketed vaccines co-administered to the same patient population."

* ►March 28, 2010 - Council nominee is lightning rod for autism dispute - Believes in acceptance, not cure - Pioneer Press - "Ne'eman is at the forefront of a growing movement that describes autism as a form of "neurodiversity" that should be embraced and accommodated, just as physical disabilities have led to the construction of ramps and handicapped stalls in public restrooms for people with disabilities. Autism, he and others say, is a part of their identity. But that viewpoint, critics say, represents only those on the vast autism spectrum who at least have basic communication skills and are able to care for themselves. "Why people have gotten upset is, he doesn't seem to represent, understand or have great sympathy for all the people who are truly, deeply affected in a way that he isn't," said Jonathan Shestack, a co-founder of the advocacy group Autism Speaks, whose mission is to help finance medical research to find a cure for the disorder."

* ►March 28, 2010 - Data on strep infection vaccines discussed by researchers at Sanofi Pasteur - Vaccine via News Rx

* ►March 28, 2010 - Factory farms and the flu - Charlotte Observer - "A few years ago author David Kirby had never heard of the acronym CAFO. The acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller "Evidence of Harm" about the nexus between mercury in vaccines and the prevalence of autism, Kirby was researching another question that was vexing him."

* ►March 28, 2010 - Vets, nonprofit fight like cats and dogs - Galveston County Daily News - "That surgery, performed at cost or at a loss, often is the start of a long relationship. The veterinarians might make good money off checkups, vaccinations and heartworm medications. That income allows them to provide other services — such as repairing a broken leg — at moderate costs."

►March 28, 2010 - Ducks, chickens, bits of DNA and warning signals of flu infection - Science Blogs

►March 28, 2010 - Hope for Scotland's red squirrels as researchers develop killer pox vaccine - The Scotsman

►March 28, 2010 - Aggressive response helped Chilean hospital improve H1N1 influenza outcomes - Baylor College of Medicine via NewsRx

►March 28, 2010 - Bird flu still a threat to human health: WHO - WHO via Doctor.NDTV.com

►March 28, 2010 - Rapid Responses to: With malice towards none. - journal article (BMJ) - "I must point out a few variations in your historical explanations. History is what the historian writes. Edward Jenner deserves credit for many things but not for smallpox eradication as his original idea used cow pox virus which is not genetically the same as small pox virus. As such cow pox vaccination can not give protection against small pox. The truth is that small pox vaccination originated from India and Dr. T. Z. Holwell, MD, FRCP, FRS, studied the system prospectively for two decades in India and then wrote a detailed paper presenting his findings to the Royal College in 1767 which was the basis of the small pox vaccination which we claim did eradicate the scourge. ...The true picture of Jenner’s efforts is found in the book Jenner and Vaccination, by Dr. Charles Creighton, (p. 44), a noted Scottish physician. One sentence there is worthy of mention here: “The only correlation between smallpox and cowpox is that both names ended in POX. Heaven and Hell both start with the same letter H but they are vastly different places.”

►March 28, 2010 - Mitochondrial disease affects the whole body - Lowell Sun Online

►March 28, 2010 - Cancer question complicates efforts to craft 9/11 compensation deal for sick - Arizona Daily Star

►March 28, 2010 - Test Predicts Which Patients Benefit From $6 Billion MS Drugs - Bloomberg via BusinessWeek

►March 28, 2010 - Toxic plumes spreading into Limerick groundwater (includes video) - The Mercury News - "These chemicals, part of a family of substances known as "volatile organic compounds," are so dangerous to human health that the level of water contamination considered "safe" for many of them are as low as five parts per billion."

►March 28, 2010 - Dickens: Let's bring medicine 'home' - Lansing State Journal

►March 28, 2010 - MEC visits doctor crippled by MDR TB - KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo visited fellow doctor Nerissa Pather at her home after seeing Health-e's 'Special Assignment' feature on her. - Health-e

►March 28, 2010 - Brain-cancer ruling appealed - Northwest Herald - "The lawsuit alleges that decades of air and groundwater pollution from Ringwood manufacturer Rohm and Haas put village residents at a greater risk for developing brain cancer and seeks to force the specialty-chemicals company to pay for medical monitoring and property value relief."

►March 28, 2010 - Watch Out for Lyme Disease - Risk is highest from April to October - CDC via HealthDay News

►March 28, 2010 - Public Health Agencies Collaborate to Prevent Further Illnesses from Norovirus Outbreak Associated with Oysters Recently Harvested from Area Near Port Sulphur, La. - FDA

►March 28, 2010 - Inclement weather and infectious diseases - The Sun News On-line

►March 28, 2010 - Helping autistic kids become normal - Express News Service - expressbuzz.com

►March 28, 2010 - Begging the Legislature for help - I can't care for my daughter by myself - Concord Monitor - "That's it. I'm tired of all this. For more than 10 years, I've taken hours away from my small business to trek to Concord and fight, beg, entice, convince and educate my government into allocating adequate money for services for adults with developmental disabilities and acquired brain disorders."

►March 28, 2010 - Lawyer: Settle BSE suit or face long wait - Cattle producers urged to pressure government - The Chronicle Herald, Canada

►March 28, 2010 - Eating fish involves health tradeoffs - Standard Speaker

►March 28, 2010 - Local company's mistake may bring stricter food standards - No deaths or illnesses associated with the additive reported - Las Vegas Review-Journal

►March 28, 2010 - Airline radiation a concern, but not from scans - Passengers are exposed to more radiation during flights than in the terminal, experts say - Chicago Tribune

►March 28, 2010 - A society’s journey - The Nutrition Society of Malaysia celebrates its silver jubilee this month with a commitment to further promote nutrition for life. - The Star, Malaysia

►March 28, 2010 - Healthbeat: Planning for a healthy pregnancy - Seacoastonline.com

►March 28, 2010 - Tumors hide out from the immune system by mimicking lymph nodes - Laboratory of Lymphatic and Cancer Bioengineering via Webnewswire.com

►March 28, 2010 - Health Ministry orders seizure, destruction of toxic candy - The Health Ministry’s Food Hygiene and Safety Department March 26 ordered its units nationwide to quickly seize and destroy a new type of lollipop being sold in Vietnam without origin and containing toxic substances. - Viet Nam Net

►March 28, 2010 - Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, Cardinal Health Reach Milestone In Alzheimer's Research - Cardinal Health via Medical News Today

►March 28, 2010 - Dr. William H. Fleming III, guest column: You'll find both good, bad in new health care reform law - Wacotrib.com

►March 28, 2010 - Cure asthma by eating Blackcurrant's: Researchers - The Journal Molecular Nutrition and Food Research via  IANS via Zee News

►March 28, 2010 - Gastritis - Stabroek News

►March 28, 2010 - Lilly, Pfizer, Merck Win in Health-Care Smackdown: John Dorfman - Bloomberg via Business Week

►March 28, 2010 - Fat clue to TB awakening - Society for General Microbiology via Physorg

►March 28, 2010 - ALS Therapy Development Institute Links Gene Expression Profiling to Identification of Potential Treatment for ALS - Novel Therapeutic Slows Progression and Extends Survival in Preclinical Model of Disease - Nature Genetics via PRNewswire-USNewswire

►March 28, 2010 - Pew: Chronic Disease And The Internet Linked - The Bulletin

►March 28, 2010 - Health Care: What Did We Get? Where Are We? And, Where Do We Go From Here? - By Kevin Zeese - OpEdNews

►March 28, 2010 - Spring break offers chance to vaccinate against H1N1 - The Albany Journal

►March 28, 2010 - Nigeria: Swine Flu Knocks Off National Cricket Team's Tour of Ghana - Vanguard via AllAfrica.com

►March 28, 2010 - HIV-drug reimbursements held up after state misses deadline - Columbus Dispatch

►March 28, 2010 - HIV patients 'need drug lifeline' - The opportunity to save tens of thousands of HIV patients with a simple, cheap, drug treatment is being missed, say researchers. - BBC

* ►March 28, 2010 - Scientists Say FDA Ignored Warnings on Radiation Exposure (requires registration) - The New York Times

►March 28, 2010 - Wi-Fi anxiety: Man sues neighbor to shut off electronics - The Santa Fe plaintiff claims to suffer from 'electromagnetic sensitivities' set off by cellphones, routers and other electronic devices. - Los Angeles Times

* ►March 27, 2010 - Health workers appeal to donors for life-saving vaccines - Feature - DPA via Earth Times

* ►March 27, 2010 - Andrews site under consideration for mercury storage - Midland Reporter-Telegram via mywesttexas.com - "Starting in 2013, all mercury will need to be stored domestically, which in turn is meant to deplete the supply of elemental mercury in the world market, since it's not always properly handled there."

* ►March 27, 2010 - The Boys Have Fallen Behind (requires registration) - By Nicholas D. Kristof - The New York Times - "The latest surveys show that American girls on average have roughly achieved parity with boys in math. Meanwhile, girls are well ahead of boys in verbal skills, and they just seem to try harder."

* ►March 27, 2010 - Pratt & Whitney cancer study in Connecticut dwarfs investigation in The Acreage - The Palm Beach Post - "An explosively lethal brain tumor took John Shea's life in May 2000. It was a rare enough tumor that two doctors talked to her about it. Then, says Shea, they told her about others with the same type of tumor. All were Pratt & Whitney employees. The handful of tumor cases originally pinpointed by Shea and others triggered a $12 million study designed to find out if working conditions at eight Pratt & Whitney Connecticut plants contributed to cancer. It may be the biggest workplace study of its kind: 223,894 employees spanning 50 years. Results of its second phase are only now being prepared for release, almost a decade after the study began. That dwarfs the Florida Department of Health's year-old investigation into a cluster of cancer cases in The Acreage. There, 13 children have been diagnosed with brain tumors."

►March 27, 2010 - Swine flu claims 67-year-old man - Herald Tribune

►March 27, 2010 - Vitamin D and your health - by Stacey Kerr M.D. - The Press Democrat - "Support both arms of your immune system by providing it with adequate amounts of Vitamin D3. The benefits are many, and one of the most evident may be fewer colds during the winter months and overall better health year-round."

►March 27, 2010 - NYC inspector admits doctoring lead-paint reports - The Hour

►March 27, 2010 - AllergySense Launches New Website For People With Food Allergies - AllergySense.com via PR-Canada.Net

►March 27, 2010 - Fighting Diabetes and Cancer with Ancient Herbs - How Asian herb can help fight diabetes, cancer and other illnesses - oriental medicine expert explains science behind Cordyceps. -News Blaze

►March 27, 2010 - Fundraising key for Project Lifesaver - Faribault Daily News

►March 27, 2010 - Toronto goes dark for Earth hour - The Toronto Star

►March 27, 2010 - BMJ Supports Campaign To Reinstate Jenner (who Developed Smallpox Vaccine) Statue In Trafalgar Square - Medical News Today via MediLexicon

►March 27, 2010 - Hitler rants about vaccines and autism - video - YouTube

* ►March 26, 2010 - A unified theory of autism revisited: linkage evidence points to chromosome X using a high-risk subset of AGRE families - journal article (Autism Research)

* ►March 26, 2010 - Attorneys say lawsuits challenging health care reform unlikely to overturn the new law, but challenges to the individual mandate could stick - Phoenix Business Journal via South Florida Business Journal

* ►March 26, 2010 - Superfund Site Blamed for Recent Drinking Water Contamination - Contaminants from a toxic waste site are seeping into some residents’ drinking water wells in Raymond. Residents have been on bottled water for months while the state has tried to figure out if the Mottolo Pig Farm Superfund site was to blame. A recent report shows not only a link to the Superfund site, but also to the role of local development. New Hampshire Public Radio’s Amy Quinton reports. - New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR)

►March 26, 2010 - T Cells May Be Hampering HIV Vaccines - PLoS One via Drug Discovery & Development

►March 26, 2010 - Rheumatoid arthritis increasing in white women - Arthritis & Rheumatism via Reuters Health

►March 26, 2010 - Government-Recommended Folic Acid Supplements May Increase Asthma Risk - The Heartland Institute

►March 26, 2010 - Implementation of Device Registration and Listing Requirements - HHS/FDA

►March 26, 2010 - Transparency to Regulated Industry: How Can FDA Improve Its Guidance Development Process? - FDA via www.pharmcast.com

►March 26, 2010 - Notice: Guidance for Industry on Drug-Induced Liver Injury: Premarketing Clinical Evaluation; Opening of Comment Period for Future Revision of Guidance Dated July 2009; Public Conference - Food and Drug Administration, HHS

►March 26, 2010 - Drug Safety Oversight Board Meeting, February 18, 2010 - Public Summary The Executive Director updated the Drug Safety Oversight Board (DSB or Board) on Drug Safety Communications posted and in development since the January 21, 2010 meeting. The following is a list of the posted risk communications:  - FDA

►March 26, 2010 - Act1, Scene Brain: Astrocytes Play a Lead Role - journal article (Immunity)

►March 26, 2010 - Interleukin-18 in Intestinal Inflammation: Friend and Foe? - journal article (Immunity)

►March 26, 2010 - Intracellular Toll-like Receptors - journal article (Immunity)

►March 26, 2010 - Uninsured flock to public health options - New Mexico Business Weekly

►March 26, 2010 - Health reform bill to boost preventive medical care - Indiana Daily Student

►March 26, 2010 - 'Miracle' asthma cure - Health24 - "Since opening in 2007, the clinic has treated about 500 patients. Shah claims that 60% of patients experience some relief from their symptoms and says patients have come from as far as Britain and Saudi Arabia."

* ►March 25, 2010 - Urinary metabolic phenotyping differentiates children with autism, from their unaffected siblings and age-matched controls. - journal article (Journal of Proteome Research)

►March 25, 2010 - Notice: Food and Drug Administration Clinical Trial Requirements, Regulations, Compliance, and Good Clinical Practices; Public Workshop - Food and Drug Administration, HHS via www.pharmcast.com

►March 25, 2010 - Factors that affect the efficacy of inhaled corticosteroids for infants and young children - journal article (Journal of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology)

►March 25, 2010 - Human PON1, a biomarker of risk of disease and exposure. - journal article (Journal of Proteome Research)

►March 25, 2010 - The Battle Over Bottled Water (requires registration) - Green Inc. via The New York Times

►March 24, 2010 - The buzz biz: Saving the bees - Los Angeles Times via BrandX.com

►March 23, 2010 - How strep throat germ evades human immune system - Washington: A genome study at the Methodist Hospital Research Institute in Houston has shown how strep throat germ circumvents our immune system. - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences via MeD Citizen

►March 23, 2010 - Notice: Guidance for Industry on the Content and Format of the Dosage and Administration Section of Labeling for Human Prescription Drug and Biological Products; Availability - Food and Drug Administration, HHS via www.pharmcast.com

►March 23, 2010 - Food and Drug Administration and Process Analytical Technology for Pharma Manufacturing: Food and Drug Administration--Partnering With Industry; Public Conference - Food and Drug Administration, HHS via www.pharmcast.com

►March 23, 2010 - Final Rule: Schedules of Controlled Substances; Table of Excluded Nonnarcotic Products: Nasal Decongestant Inhalers Manufactured by Classic Pharmaceuticals, LLC - Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Department of Justice via www.pharmcast.com

►March 23, 2010 - Constraints within major histocompatibility complex class I restricted peptides: Presentation and consequences for T-cell recognition - journal article (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)

►March 23, 2010 - Membrane nanotubes facilitate long-distance interactions between natural killer cells and target cells - journal article (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)

* ►March 22, 2010 - Post-Approval Adverse Event Review: Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed, Inactivated Poliovirus and Haemophilus b Conjugate (Tetanus Toxoid Conjugate) Vaccine (Pentacel®) (pdf) - FDA

►March 22, 2010 - Notice: Biocompatibles UK Ltd.; Filing of Color Additive Petition - Food and Drug Administration, HHS via www.pharmcast.com

►March 22, 2010 - Notice: Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Focus Groups About Drug Products, as Used by the Food and Drug Administration - Food and Drug Administration, HHS via www.pharmcast.com

►March 22, 2010 - Notice: Office of Clinical and Preventive Services: National HIV Program - Department of Health and Human Services Indian Health Service via www.pharmcast.com

►March 22, 2010 - Natural killer T cells are not the predominant T cell in asthma and likely modulate, not cause, asthma - journal article (Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology)

►March 22, 2010 - H1N1: Infrared Thermal Detection Systems Useful for Patient Screening - Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS via ScienceDaily

* ►March 19, 2010 - Quality Investigation of Combo Lot Number A80CA007A of Arepanrix™ H1N1 (AS03-Adjuvanted H1N1 Pandemic Influenza Vaccine) in Canada - Health Canada - "Results from thorough investigations conducted by both GlaxoSmithKline and Health Canada confirm that there was no link found between this vaccine lot and the anaphylaxis adverse events associated with this lot that had been reported. It is also important to note that Lot A80CA007A met all of the required specifications for the product, and that no significant differences were observed when Lot A80CA007A was compared to other lots. The investigations did not identify any specific quality or manufacturing attributes that would explain the observed higher anaphylactic reporting rate of Lot A80CA007A."

* ►March 19, 2010 - Vaccination backlash or the rise of vaccination education? - No Compulsory Vaccination Blog

►March 17, 2010 - Prevalence of a virus similar to human hepatitis B virus in swine - journal article (Virology Journal)

►March 17, 2010 - The Role of Peptide Libraries in the Identification of Novel Autoantigen Targets in Autoimmune Diseases - journal article (Discovery Medicine)

* ►March 16, 2010 - Increased serum levels of high mobility group box 1 protein in patients with autistic disorder. - journal article (Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry)

►March 16, 2010 - Is there a rural/urban gradient in the prevalence of eczema? A systematic review - journal article (British Journal of Dermatology)

* ►March 13, 2010 - AVN Under Attack - No Compulsory Vaccination Blog

►March 10, 2010 - Benign acute myositis associated with H1N1 influenza A virus infection - journal article (European Journal of Pediatrics)

* ►March 10, 2010 - Novel human papilloma virus (HPV) genotypes in children with recurrent respiratory papillomatosis - journal article (European Journal of Pediatrics)

* ►March 10, 2010 - Title: Anthrax and small pox replikins and methods of use (patent) - Bogoch; Samuel (New York, NY), Bogoch; Elenore S. (New York, NY) via www.pharmcast.com

►March 2010 - Challenging conventional models of psychiatric drug therapy: an alternative patient-centered approach - journal article (Future Neurology)

►March 2010 - Guidance for Industry Irritable Bowel Syndrome — Clinical Evaluation of Products for Treatment (pdf) - FDA

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