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All the News Posted March 27, 2010

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►April 2010 - Methylphenidate facilitates learning-induced amygdala plasticity (free full text) - journal article (Nature Neuroscience)

►April 2010 - Mesolimbic dopamine reward system hypersensitivity in individuals with psychopathic traits - journal article (Nature Neuroscience)

►April 2010 - Synaptic correlates of fear extinction in the amygdala - journal article (Nature Neuroscience)

►April 2010 - Dnmt1 and Dnmt3a maintain DNA methylation and regulate synaptic function in adult forebrain neurons - journal article (Nature Neuroscience)

►April 2010 - Microglial Cx3cr1 knockout prevents neuron loss in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease - journal article (Nature Neuroscience)

►April 2010 - On spectrum: My daughter, her autism, our life By Sallie Tisdale (requires subscription for full article) - Harper's Magazine

►March 28, 2010 - After health reform - The Post asked political and experts to assess who won the big debate. Below are responses from Dan Schnur, Douglas E. Schoen, Ed Rogers, and Mary Beth Cahill. - The Washington Post

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

* ►March 27, 2010 - Autism insurance bills clear Senate, House - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

* ►March 27, 2010 - Parents in TV appeal for missing son with autism - Kent News, UK

►March 27, 2010 - Is Support Hard to Find Within the Autism Community? - Autism Blog via

►March 27, 2010 - Infants' Sensitivity to Voices May Develop by 7 Months - Findings could further understanding of autism and related conditions - HealthDay via U.S. News & World Report

* ►March 27, 2010 - Moving Heaven and Earth By Shannon Berman - Age of Autism

►March 27, 2010 - In Memory of one of the First Gardasil Girls: RIP Jessica Ericzon - Age of Autism

►March 27, 2010 - Pentimento: A New Magazine for the Disability Community, You're Invited! - Age of Autism

►March 27, 2010 - Vaccine requirements for children change - The Delphos Herald

* ►March 27, 2010 - Not everyone is comfortable with immunization, increased requirements - Lancaster Eagle-Gazette - "Nikki Robison isn't convinced more immunizations mean a better, longer life for her son, Reed. At almost 1 year old, Reed has yet to be vaccinated against any diseases, and Robison still is weighing what, if any, vaccines she will have him get. 'The way I look at it, there are 49 doses, 14 vaccines, and I only had 12 doses, period, and I'm only 28,' she said, citing information she got from National Vaccine Information Center."

* ►March 27, 2010 - The Vaccines That Worry Parents Most -

►March 27, 2010 - Cheryl Anderson column: Faith and hope lead woman from near death - Appleton Post-Crescent

►March 27, 2010 - Virus sends 33 people at assisted living center to area hospitals - Infection spreads rapidly through assisted living center in Shiloh - Belleville News Democrat

►March 27, 2010 - Sports fans at risk of illness - The Saratogian

►March 27, 2010 - Unioto confirms 2 cases of pertussis - Chillicothe Gazette

* ►March 27, 2010 - H1N1 claims sixth victim in Sarasota - 3 have died from disease in Manatee - Bradenton Herald

* ►March 27, 2010 - SW China drought may prompt Tamiflu producer to replace major ingredient - People's Daily Online - "Two thirds of the Star Anise used by Tamiflu's biggest producer, F.Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., comes from China, said Lu Shunzhong from the Forestry Research Institute of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region."

►March 27, 2010 - ‘No safety issue’ with swine flu vaccine says expert - Daily Echo, UK

* ►March 27, 2010 - Incidence of 2009 pandemic influenza A H1N1 infection in England: a cross-sectional serological study - journal article (The Lancet)

* ►March 27, 2010 - Serological surveys for 2009 pandemic influenza A H1N1 - journal article (The Lancet)

* ►March 27, 2010 - Vaccinations vs. titering - - "Q. I recently heard that an acquaintance is titering her dog rather than over-vaccinating the dog. I know this is a somewhat controversial technique."

* ►March 27, 2010 - Horse flu jabs would cost $1bn - Blanket vaccination of horses for equine influenza would cost more than $1 billion and increase the risk of the disease becoming entrenched, the federal government was warned before it approved voluntary inoculations. - The Australian

* ►March 27, 2010 - Research funding in a pandemic - journal article (The Lancet)

* ►March 27, 2010 - $1 Million In Federal Funds To Develop A New Approach To Reverse Type 1 Diabetes - Eastern Virginia Medical School via Medical News Today

* ►March 27, 2010 - Babies recognise emotions by 7 months - Neuron via DNA India

►March 27, 2010 - Causes of deaths in children younger than 5 years in China in 2008 - journal article (The Lancet)

►March 27, 2010 - China's health ministry stresses ban of hepatitis B tests - People's Daily, China

►March 27, 2010 - Recent scientific health developments in China - journal article (The Lancet)

►March 27, 2010 - Environmental health in China: progress towards clean air and safe water - journal article (The Lancet)

►March 27, 2010 - Big issues with small science: nanotechnology - It was all happening this month in the Paris of the south. As designer-clad models strutted down the catwalks, celebrities smiled, cameras flashed, fashionistas dispensed air kisses and protesters waved placards. Protesters? At the 2010 L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival?  - The Australian

►March 27, 2010 - American Medical Association and patients' autonomy — Authors' reply - journal article (The Lancet)

►March 27, 2010 - Autistic teenager a true bracketologist - Philadelphia Daily News

►March 27, 2010 - How S.C. doctors, others feel on health care bill - The State

►March 27, 2010 - Joint tuberculosis plan makes sense on border -

►March 27, 2010 - Prescription Drug Use Among Seniors on the Rise: Study - The Epoch Times

►March 27, 2010 - NIH awards $15M grant to UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School - Family Health International via News-Medical.Net

►March 27, 2010 - Family Health International Joins TB Trials Consortium In Global Quest To Improve TB Treatment - University of Minnesota via Medical News Today

►March 27, 2010 - Tackling Barriers To Minority Participation In Cancer Clinical Trials - University of Minnesota via Medical News Today

►March 27, 2010 - Australian victims of nuclear testing sue U.K. - Aborigines and servicemen join class action, represented by Cherie Blair, wife of former British prime minister. - Global Post

►March 27, 2010 - CVS/pharmacy to help consumers dispose unwanted medication in an effort to protect the environment - CVS/pharmacy via News-Medical.Net

►March 27, 2010 - Natural Cures for Arthritis, Natural Treatments and Remedies - American Chronicle

►March 27, 2010 - Answers parents want about health care - Times Union

►March 27, 2010 - More than a mere sneeze, allergies and colds are different - Daily Democrat

►March 27, 2010 - Vaccinations vs. titering - The Record via - "Q. I recently heard that an acquaintance is titering her dog rather than over-vaccinating the dog. I know this is a somewhat controversial technique."

►March 27, 2010 - Health ministry reiterates ban on Hep-B tests - Xinhua via China Daily

* ►March 27, 2010 - Raid on medicine shop in Aminabad - Times of India - "An enforcement squad of district administration raided a medicine shop in Aminabad and seized a cache of tetanus injections that were not kept in refrigerator, which is a prerequisite condition. The squad could not find the bills of the ampules leaving the officials wondering as to how the ampules reached the shop."

►March 27, 2010 - Recent releases in Global Health -

* ►March 26, 2010 - Recall: Prevnar Pneumococcal 7-valent Conjugate Vaccine, Wyeth - FDA - "Wyeth, now a part of Pfizer Inc., is voluntarily recalling the above four lots of Prevnar, Pneumococcal 7-valent Conjugate Vaccine, single dose pre-filled syringes. During a routine physical inspection of Prevnar pre-filled syringes, Wyeth determined that a potential exists for syringes to have been distributed with a rubber formulation in the syringe tip caps that was not approved for use with Prevnar."

* ►March 26, 2010 - Pneumococcal and influenza vaccination rates and their determinants in children with chronic medical conditions (pdf) - journal article (Italian Journal of Pediatrics)

* ►March 26, 2010 - Susie Criss and Kim Estep: Immunizations prevent serious disease - Charleston Daily Mail - "Each year, a bill is proposed that would allow parents to opt out of vaccinations required for school entry for reasons other than medical reasons - thus weakening West Virginia's strong public health law. This is a dangerous path and would create a dangerous situation for our children. ...Estep and Criss are co-chairs of the West Virginia Immunization Network. Estep is marketing director of the Lincoln Primary Care Center. Criss is director of the New River Health Breathing Center."

* ►March 26, 2010 - Revenues from Global Vaccine Market 27 Billion Dollars for 2009 - Adventures in Autism

* ►March 26, 2010 - Ottawa recoups $350,000 in lobbying fees - Toronto Star - "The pharmaceutical giant that produced the majority of the Canadian swine flu vaccine has to repay the federal government a prohibited fee paid out to a lobbying firm headed by a former Liberal cabinet minister. Public Works Minister Rona Ambrose told the House of Commons that Wallding Internationals Inc., a consulting firm owned by former Liberal health minister David Dingwall, received $350,000 as a contingency fee in 2001 for helping to secure a contract for pandemic vaccine. The 10-year contract worth $323 million was awarded to Shire BioChem Inc., and inherited by ID Biomedical when it bought the company in 2004 and then passed on to GlaxoSmithKline Inc. when that company was sold the following year."

►March 26, 2010 - Ottawa to recover $350,000 in irregular lobbying fees over vaccine contract - Canadian Press via Winnipeg Free Press - "The Conservative government says it is close to recovering $350,000 plus nine year's interest stemming from prohibited contingency fees paid to a former Liberal cabinet minister acting as a lobbyist. Public Works Minister Rona Ambrose said Friday the case dates back to 2001 and involves a $350,000 contingency fee paid to Wallding International, a firm then headed by David Dingwall, to help secure a 10-year vaccine manufacturing contract for Shire BioChem."

►March 26, 2010 - Ottawa to recover $350,000 in lobbying fees over vaccine contract - Federal government says terms of deal prohibited fees paid to consulting firm run by former Liberal cabinet minister David Dingwall - The Globe and Mail

* ►March 26, 2010 - Pfizer to pay $142M for drug fraud - Sales of drug total $300M annually in Canada - CBC - "Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has been ordered to pay $142 million US in damages for fraudulently marketing gabapentin, an anti-seizure drug marketed under the name Neurontin. A federal jury in Boston ruled Thursday that Pfizer fraudulently marketed the drug and promoted it for unapproved uses. The jury sided with California-based Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, the first to try a gabapentin case against Pfizer."

* ►March 26, 2010 - Medical board reprimands Mecklenburg doctor of osteopathy - WCNC Charlotte - "Dr. Rashid Buttar is not a doctor of medicine but a doctor of osteopathy. ... The medical board reprimanded Buttar for dispensing his skin drops to a child from Michigan before he treated the child as a patient. The board ordered Buttar to get signed consent forms from the parents or guardians of minor children before treating them."

* ►March 26, 2010 - A Mother Shares the Pain and Pleasures—Not Politics—of Raising a Child With Autism - The Human Condition Blog via Newsweek - "Stories about autism tend to feel like literary battlefields, with vaccine-theory supporters on one side and vaccine-theory opponents on the other. Which makes Sallie Tisdale’s memoir, 'My Daughter, Her Autism, Our Life,' in the April issue of Harper’s Magazine so illuminating."

* ►March 26, 2010 - New autism study in Houston (includes video) - KTRK ABC 13 Houston - "Dr. Deborah Pearson also sees changes in Zoe too since she began taking an experimental medicine in a University of Texas-Houston study on autism. 'We don't know if she's on placebo or the study medication, but it's a very interesting difference from the little one we saw just a month ago,' said Dr. Pearson. Zoe takes the study medication mixed in her food. It helps her digest protein. Doctors believe many children with autism can't digest protein, which would cause them to lack amino acids that are critical in producing neurotransmitters for the brain. They believe resolving the digestion problem may help the autism."

* ►March 26, 2010 - Lobby Gate - Dirty Law Political Rent Boys & Girls Rule OK In Britain By Jane Bryant - The One Click Group

* ►March 26, 2010 - Obama’s Pharma Care Debacle - Curt Linderman Sr via Autism Today Online

►March 26, 2010 - Voice Sensitivity and Autism - Seattle Post-Intelligencer Reader Blogs

►March 26, 2010 - The Overlooked Autism of Girls, and What Comes After - The SunBreak

* ►March 26, 2010 - New autism study in Houston (includes video) - KTRK ABC 13 Houston - "Dr. Deborah Pearson also sees changes in Zoe too since she began taking an experimental medicine in a University of Texas-Houston study on autism. 'We don't know if she's on placebo or the study medication, but it's a very interesting difference from the little one we saw just a month ago,' said Dr. Pearson. Zoe takes the study medication mixed in her food. It helps her digest protein. Doctors believe many children with autism can't digest protein, which would cause them to lack amino acids that are critical in producing neurotransmitters for the brain. They believe resolving the digestion problem may help the autism."

* ►March 26, 2010 - Kids With Food Allergies May Need 2 EpiPens - Study Shows 1 Dose of Epinephrine Isn't Always Enough to Treat Severe Allergic Reactions - WebMD

* ►March 26, 2010 - Allergies are mysteriously on the rise in U.S. - The number of those with allergies is 2 to 5 times higher than 30 years ago - via MSNBC - "The real culprit remains a mystery. We're too clean, we're too dirty and everything in between; all of these hypotheses could be operating simultaneously, or all could be untrue."

* ►March 26, 2010 - Father convicted of 1st-degree murder in death of Rebecca Riley - MetroDesk via Boston Globe - "A South Shore father of three was convicted today of first-degree murder for killing his 4-year-old daughter with an overdose of a psychotropic drug that he and his wife had nicknamed 'happy medicine.' Michael Riley, 37, faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole for the murder of his daughter Rebecca. In a separate trial in the same case, his wife, Carolyn, 35, was convicted Feb. 9 of second-degree murder."

* ►March 26, 2010 - F.D.A. Says Millions Got Unapproved Heart Pills (requires registration) - The New York Times

* ►March 26, 2010 - GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) - Perfume - video - Vactruth via YouTube

* ►March 26, 2010 - Purging the Pharmacy of Unapproved Drugs (requires registration) - The New York Times - "If consumers want to know for sure whether the drugs that pharmacists are using to fill their prescriptions have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, they can check the F.D.A.’s Web site."

►March 26, 2010 - 5th-graders no longer get free shots at school - Wilkes Journal Patriot

►March 26, 2010 - Health Department helps immunize students - The Paper of Montgomery Co. via

►March 26, 2010 - Public health urges parents to update student vaccination records - Waterloo Record

►March 26, 2010 - Our opinon: Skipping shots an unwise choice - St. Joseph News-Press

* ►March 26, 2010 - Is circovirus DNA infectious? - Virology Blog

* ►March 26, 2010 - EU sees no safety concerns with GSK's Rotarix - * Europe says no need to restrict use, in contrast with U.S. * Says GSK should identify and fix source of contamination - Reuters

►March 26, 2010 - European agency says Rotarix vaccine is safe - AP via Forbes

►March 26, 2010 - Health Ministry asks for proof of Ratarix safety - VietNamNet Bridge

* ►March 26, 2010 - Vietnam halts use of virus-contaminated vaccine - Thanh Nien Daily

* ►March 26, 2010 - Cuba to vaccinate more than 1.1M against swine flu - AP via

* ►March 26, 2010 - Two Cases of Drug-Resistant 2009 H1N1 Influenza Lead to Re-evaluation of Treatment Strategies for Prolonged Infection - National Institutes of Health via Doctor's Guide

►March 26, 2010 - Early flu vaccination important as ever - Eastern Courier via

►March 26, 2010 - US flu case turns up H1N1 virus resistant to new drug - Canadian Press via

►March 26, 2010 - H1N1 virus still active -

►March 26, 2010 - Epidemic expert to speak at St. Ambrose University April 6 - Quad Cities Online

* ►March 26, 2010 - Cuba to vaccinate more than 1.1M against swine flu - Cuba will begin vaccinating nearly 10 percent of its citizens against swine flu next week, reversing its previous skepticism about the high cost and effectiveness of immunization to combat the virus. - AP via Seattle Times - "The vaccinations come from stocks donated by the World Health Organization. [Communist Party newspaper] Granma said 800,000 of those to receive the vaccine are pregnant women. The list also includes health and education workers; airport employees and others who come into contact with foreigners; and islanders 6 months and older who suffer from specific health problems that swine flu can exacerbate."

* ►March 26, 2010 - Researchers report first peramivir-resistant H1N1 case - CIDRAP News

►March 26, 2010 - CDC sees sustained H1N1 activity in Southeast - CIDRAP News

►March 26, 2010 - Resistance can develop fast with swine flu: report - The H1N1 swine flu virus can develop resistance quickly to antivirals used to treat it, U.S. doctors reported on Friday. - Reuters

►March 26, 2010 - Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 - update 93 - WHO

►March 26, 2010 - Immunization drive aims to stop polio, once thought eradicated in Guinea - UNICEF

►March 26, 2010 - Pneumonia top child-death cause in China - United Press International

►March 26, 2010 - NCAA competitors who were ill - Women who shared plane flight with swimmers also stricken by virus - The Columbus Dispatch

* ►March 26, 2010 - A Delhi dog walk in Lodhi Gardens became a reminder of India's stinking poverty - The Telegraph, UK - "Those maimed by India’s failure to build a modern sanitation system can be seen at many of Delhi’s road traffic lights, twirling their withered arms for sympathy, and in some cases walking on all fours. Despite energetic campaigns, polio remains undefeated in India. Last year there were more than 50,000 cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) associated with polio, and 741 confirmed cases of the disease."

* ►March 26, 2010 - Nine Years in the Making, Seattle BioMed’s Malaria Vaccine On Verge of First Human Trial - Xconomy

* ►March 26, 2010 - Campaign to reinstate Edward Jenner onto 4th plinth in Trafalgar Square - University of Bristol - "[Gareth] Williams describes how 'worldwide admiration for Jenner flooded in' but that back in England Jenner faced 'concerted opposition' from anti-vaccinationists. 'Leading doctors, jealous or dismissive of the provincial surgeon, set out to undermine vaccination,' writes Williams, while churchmen 'appalled by people being infected with ‘bestial’ pus, bent Biblical texts to prove that vaccination was the Devil’s invention.'”

►March 26, 2010 - Government says no smallpox in Bududa - Daily Monitor, Uganda - "Yesterday, Mr Ben Sensasi, the health promotion officer at WHO Uganda Country Office, said, 'I haven’t heard anything about outbreak of smallpox. 'People keep imagining the cases thinking they will get $50,000 bounty,' he said, 'I don’t think it’s smallpox, it can’t be.''"

* ►March 26, 2010 - Advisory panel urges renewal of US biodefense efforts - CIDRAP News - "John G. Grabenstein, RPh, PhD, a vaccine expert at Merck, was one of three NBSB [The National Biodefense Science Board] members who led the fast-tracked report-writing effort. In presenting it today, he commented, 'The effort has been enormous, especially when you consider that we all have day jobs.'"

* ►March 26, 2010 - In Brain-Injured Children, Early Gesturing Predicts Language Delays - About 1 in 4,000 infants has a brain injury known as pre- or perinatal brain lesions, mainly as a result of stroke, with risk factors involving both mothers and babies. Children with early brain lesions that affect one side of the brain often take longer to reach early language milestones; these delays normalize for many but persist for some. New research has found that children's gesturing at 18 months can identify those children who will have these later language delays. - Society for Research in Child Development, via EurekAlert! via ScienceDaily

* ►March 26, 2010 - Jackson Junior High tests students after probable tuberculosis case - Ledger- Dispatch

* ►March 26, 2010 - Johns Hopkins finding more MRSA in kids - The Baltimore Sun

* ►March 26, 2010 - What Do Pfizer and the Mafia Have in Common? - The Motley Fool

* ►March 26, 2010 - Factbox-The 20 largest pharmaceutical companies - Reuters

* ►March 26, 2010 - Health expert calls for 25 trusts to be inspected for excess deaths - journal article (BMJ)

* ►March 26, 2010 - Ten more trusts are told to make urgent improvements - journal article (BMJ)

* ►March 26, 2010 - Scientists look to tobacco as a potential biofuel - Genetic modifications could turn crop into a politically correct one - Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia via AP via MSNBC

* ►March 26, 2010 - Labour pledges to reform libel laws in England and Wales - journal article (BMJ)

►March 26, 2010 - Conference today will focus on autism - The Oakland Press

►March 26, 2010 - Public Health Agencies Collaborate to Prevent Further Illnesses from Norovirus Outbreak Associated with Oysters Recently Harvested from Area Near Port Sulphur, La. - FDA via PRNewswire-USNewswire

►March 26, 2010 - Long term treatment of depression with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and newer antidepressants - journal article (BMJ)

►March 26, 2010 - FDA Takes Action Against New York Dairy Farmer - Proprietor sold animals with illegal drug residues in violation of federal law - FDA

►March 26, 2010 - All quiet on major deal front for drugmakers - A year after a wave of mega-mergers reshaped the pharmaceutical industry landscape, the remaining big drugmakers most often mentioned as takeout or merger candidates appear set to go it alone as they edge toward their patent cliffs. - Reuters

►March 26, 2010 - Do schools hold the key to controlling parasitic disease? - journal article (BMJ)

►March 26, 2010 - Nepal’s premier medical school closes over alleged bribery for exam papers - journal article (BMJ)

►March 26, 2010 - NHS cuts will make up a third of £11bn savings across public services - journal article (BMJ)

►March 26, 2010 - NHS could face even tougher targets on efficiency and productivity - journal article (BMJ)

►March 26, 2010 - Head to Head Is ADHD a valid diagnosis in adults? No (free full text) - journal article (BMJ)

►March 26, 2010 - Head to Head Is ADHD a valid diagnosis in adults? Yes (free full text) - journal article (BMJ)

►March 26, 2010 - Family Medicine: Preparing for a High-performance Health Care System (requires registration) (full text) - Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine via Medscape Pediatrics

►March 26, 2010 - Letters Commercialising the NHS Benefits of cooperation - journal article (BMJ)

►March 26, 2010 - Letters Data integrity Everybody’s responsibility - journal article (BMJ)

►March 26, 2010 - Letters Markets in health care Solidarity to achieve equality - journal article (BMJ)

►March 26, 2010 - Religious leaders call for an end to discrimination against people living with AIDS - journal article (BMJ)

►March 26, 2010 - Aspirin in primary prevention Evidence is lacking - journal article (BMJ)

►March 26, 2010 - Aspirin in primary prevention GPs left in a quandary - journal article (BMJ)

►March 26, 2010 - Does care at home mean no care? - journal article (BMJ)

►March 26, 2010 - W.Va. court cuts DuPont verdict, orders trial -

►March 26, 2010 - Researchers Take 'First Step': Use Tiny Worms to Unlock Keys to Herbal Medicines - University of Maryland, Baltimore

►March 26, 2010 - Alternative flame retardants leach into the environment - Supposedly safer chemicals are spotted in peregrine falcon eggs - ScienceNews

►March 26, 2010 - Maple syrup reduces cancer, diabetes risk - Journal of Medicinal Food via UPI

►March 26, 2010 - Pharma and New York Times are “Puzzled” by Bone Drug Fractures–But Patients Aren’t - AlterNet

►March 26, 2010 - March 22, 2010: Obstetrics Manager Convicted of Tampering with Patient's Narcotics Medicines at White Salmon Hospital - FDA

►March 26, 2010 - Public Health Agencies Warn of Outbreaks Related to Drinking Raw Milk - Latest outbreak of campylobacteriosis in Midwest is linked to unpasteurized product - FDA

►March 26, 2010 - BIIB's Tysabri in Head-to-Head -

►March 26, 2010 - Bee Killer Still at Large; New Evidence Makes Pesticides a Prime Suspect - Discover Magazine

►March 26, 2010 - Massive Medicare Pay Cut Will Take Effect April 1 (requires registration) - Medscape Medical News

►March 26, 2010 - Why every penny counts in battle to beat polio - Dewsbury Reporter

►March 26, 2010 - Pharma firm sees quick FDA approval - Tesamorelin treats HIV/AIDS patients - Montreal Gazette

►March 26, 2010 - U.K. gives Aeras $12 million to develop vaccines for TB - CEO leaves Rockville nonprofit -

►March 26, 2010 - State HIV Programs Face Cuts, CDC Notes High Prevalence In Young African-Americans, Gay Men - Kaiser Health News' Daily Report

* ►March 26, 2010 - Australian Man Donates Rare Blood to Save 2 Million Babies - EmaxHealth - "The Anti-D vaccine is given after a mother is diagnosed with Rh-negative blood to prevent the immune system from making antibodies and offers protection for future pregnancies. The FDA approved the drug for US use under the name RhoGAM in 1968.  Mr. Harrison is expected to reach the 1,000 milestone of blood donations this September."

* ►March 26, 2010 - Pavilion farmer barred from selling cows for slaughter - The Buffalo News - "[Jerald P.] Schumacher sold cows for slaughter for at least 10 years with residues of the antibiotics penicillin and sulfadimethoxine in the animals' tissue, according to a complaint by the federal Food and Drug Administration. The U.S. Department of Agriculture cited Schumacher six times in the past 10 years for having cows sold for slaughter with drug residues in the beef, according to a report from the FDA."

►March 26, 2010 - FDA joins investigation of illnesses possibly linked to unpasteurized milk distributed by Vandalia, MI., farm - Kalamazoo Gazette via

►March 26, 2010 - FDA Warns Against Drinking Raw Milk (requires registration) - The New York Times

* ►March 25, 2010 - IN RE: CLAIMS FOR VACCINE INJURIES RESULTING IN AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER OR SIMILAR NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISORDER - VARIOUS PETITIONERS, v. SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Respondent. - Autism Update--March 25, 2010 (pdf) - United States Court of Federal Claims, Office of Special Masters - "The next status conference in the Omnibus Autism Proceeding is scheduled for May 12, 2010."

►March 25, 2010 - Final Votes in Congress Cap Battle on Health Bill (requires registration) - The New York Times

* ►March 25, 2010 - Revenues from global vaccine market register UD$27 Billion - New report provides detailed analysis of the Healthcare and Medical market - Companies and Markets via Official Wire - "Vaccine has emerged as one of the most profitable business segments in the healthcare industry. The segment registered revenues of around US$ 27 Billion in 2009. The growth has been driven by the emergence of some new chronic diseases and increasing demand for seasonal flu vaccines. Besides, the future growth of the vaccine market is anticipated to be driven by launch of several new vaccines, increasing trend of routine immunization and increasing support from the governments of various countries. Our new research report 'Global Vaccine Market Forecast to 2012' says that the vaccine industry is anticipated to enjoy a double digit growth in future. In future, it is expected that growth in demand for adult vaccines will outpace the growth in demand for pediatric vaccines. At present, the adult vaccine segment is characterised by increasing demand in the section like influenza and Hib."

* ►March 25, 2010 - Vaccination fascination - University at Buffalo The Spectrum - "[Sallie] Elkordy invites senators and legislators to her events, which stops in Manhattan, Queens, Harlem, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Poughkeepsie and Rochester. She also hopes to stop in Syracuse and Binghamton. According to her, Elkordy has a long list of parents and other people that have had experience with vaccines to speak at the tour spots.  Elkordy is concerned with the bill S4779B, in the Public Health Law section of the New York state legislation. According to the bill on the New York Senate Web site, the general purpose is 'to ensure that the immunization against HPV is administered to people at a time when it is most effective.'"

►March 25, 2010 - Listen to parents…except when they say things you don't want to hear - Left Brain/Right Brain

►March 25, 2010 - Students' health is top priority - Delta County Independent - "In last week’s DCI the Delta County School District placed an ad regarding the requirements for immunizations for all school-aged students. We have received a few phone calls from parents who are concerned with the tone of the ads that were placed regarding the state requirements for immunizations."

►March 25, 2010 - Joint venture fights TB with vaccine candidate - - "When researchers at Oxford University took their development of a vaccine candidate against tuberculosis as far as they could, they found a commercial partner in Emergent BioSolutions. The Oxford-Emergent Tuberculosis Consortium Ltd. was formed with the aim of taking MVA85A through the later stages of clinical development against the worldwide pandemic."

►March 25, 2010 - Dropping Prices to Save Lives, Heavily Discounted Vaccine Plan Announced - An international organization that works to improve access to medicine has reached an agreement with two pharmaceutical giants to make vaccines available to developing nations at a heavily discounted price. - Tonic

►March 25, 2010 - Vaccinations and autism: are we number 1? - Science-Based Medicine

►March 25, 2010 - W.Va. has surplus of H1N1 vaccine - AP via Charleston Daily Mail

* ►March 25, 2010 - Demand for H1N1 vaccine is way down (includes video) -

* ►March 25, 2010 - CDC advises keeping unexpired H1N1 vaccine until fall - CIDRAP News

►March 25, 2010 - 2009-2010 Influenza Season Week 11 ending March 20, 2010 - CDC

►March 25, 2010 - 2009 Pandemic H1N1 Influenza Presumptive and Confirmed Results (pdf) - USDA

►March 25, 2010 - Sudan launches national Campaign to Eradicate Polio in Africa - Sudanese News Agency (Suna) via ReliefWeb

►March 25, 2010 - According to some, vaccines excess health affects pets - American Association for Health Canine - Canine Health Concern - released a statement in which fires an alarm about the fact that vaccines often seriously damage health dogs and pets in general. -

►March 25, 2010 - Breast-feeding Gains, but Racial, Ethnic Differences Remain - MedPage Today

►March 25, 2010 - 6-year-old Jeremiah Mitchell still hospitalized from bacterial meningitis -

* ►March 25, 2010 - Health Department Insurance costs too heavy - The Hour Online - "In an effort to save money, the Norwalk Department of Health has asked the city to drop malpractice insurance for two part-time physicians who perform low-risk procedures for the department. The malpractice insurance is slated to rise from $5,000 to $20,000, and the services provided by the physicians are deemed low-risk, according to Timothy J. Callahan, the city's health director."

* ►March 25, 2010 - 1 in 6 Americans aged 14 to 49 has herpes, CDC says - Daily Free Press

* ►March 25, 2010 - MMR Not Exonerated? - Yes, it is. - letter - - "Every single claim of the MMR-autism has been shown to be incorrect.  The topic is too complex to debate in this format, but interested readers who really want a balanced review of the scientific evidence should go to There are extensive reviews on vaccinations in general, common myths about vaccination, the MMR-autism scam, and the anti-vaxx political movement. - Tim McDowell, MD Sechelt"

* ►March 25, 2010 - Non-contact fever screening test found to be safe and effective for suspected H1N1 cases -

* ►March 25, 2010 - Put Edward Jenner’s statue back in Trafalgar Square (free full text) - Hero who defeated an enemy of all humankind - journal article (BMJ) - "Back in England, however, Jenner faced strong opposition. Wealthy "variolators," who fleeced patients by cloaking the procedure in lucrative mystery, fought to defend their income. Leading doctors, jealous or dismissive of the provincial surgeon, set out to undermine vaccination; some claimed that children developed cow-like features after vaccination."

* ►March 25, 2010 - Oropharyngeal carcinoma related to human papillomavirus (free full text) - Incidence is increasing rapidly, with implications for prognosis and policy - journal article (BMJ)

* ►March 25, 2010 - Phoenix Suns' Grant Hill Joins Vaccines for Teens Educational Campaign to Help Local 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 - Society for Adolescent Medicine via  RT Magazine

* ►March 25, 2010 - NIH boosts its clinical core (requires registration) - The Scientist

* ►March 25, 2010 - March 22, 2010: Obstetrics Manager Convicted of Tampering with Patient's Narcotics Medicines at White Salmon Hospital - FDA

* ►March 25, 2010 - Why You May Not Need That Vitamin D Test After All - U.S. News & World Report - "For instance, research suggests vitamin D levels are significantly higher in lean women and in those who are more physically active. Since vitamin D is stored in body fat, explains Chlebowski, those with less body fat may have more of the nutrient circulating in their bloodstream. Thinner, more physically fit folks tend to be healthier in general, which could—independent of their vitamin D levels—explain their lower incidence of diseases."

* ►March 25, 2010 - The Challenge of Translation in Social Neuroscience: A Review of Oxytocin, Vasopressin, and Affiliative Behavior (free full text) - journal article (Neuron)

►March 25, 2010 - Learning from Others: Introduction to the Special Review Series on Social Neuroscience (free full text) - journal article (Neuron)

►March 25, 2010 - Social Interactions in “Simple” Model Systems (free full text) - journal article (Neuron)

►March 25, 2010 - Social Cognition and the Evolution of Language: Constructing Cognitive Phylogenies (free full text) - journal article (Neuron)

►March 25, 2010 - Genetics of Human Social Behavior (free full text) - journal article (Neuron)

►March 25, 2010 - The Developing Social Brain: Implications for Education (free full text) - journal article (Neuron)

►March 25, 2010 - Conceptual Challenges and Directions for Social Neuroscience (free full text) - journal article (Neuron)

►March 25, 2010 - Humans, Brains, and Their Environment: Marriage between Neuroscience and Anthropology? (free full text) - journal article (Neuron)

►March 25, 2010 - Damage to Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex Impairs Judgment of Harmful Intent - journal article (Neuron)

►March 25, 2010 - The Developmental Origins of Voice Processing in the Human Brain - journal article (Neuron)

►March 25, 2010 - NMDA Receptors Activated by Subventricular Zone Astrocytic Glutamate Are Critical for Neuroblast Survival Prior to Entering a Synaptic Network - journal article (Neuron)

►March 25, 2010 - In-Utero Exposure to Smoking, Alcohol, Coffee, and Tea and Risk of Strabismus - journal article (American Journal of Epidemiology)

►March 25, 2010 - Tungsten remains at center of cancer cluster probe - The Reno Gazette-Journal

►March 25, 2010 - Sickness Stalks Indian Farmers Using Chemical Banned in Europe - Bloomberg via BusinessWeek

►March 25, 2010 - Ban BPA from products aimed at youngsters -

►March 25, 2010 - Article highlights how BPA-free receipts are good for health and business. - An Appleton Post-Crescent article explains a little known – yet large – source of BPA in the context of an innovative local paper company that manufactures a BPA-free alternative. - Environmental Health News

►March 25, 2010 - New clue to how telomeres work (requires registration) - The Scientist - "One protein appears to play an integral role in protecting telomeres, and possibly preventing cancerous growth, according to a study published this week in Science."

►March 25, 2010 - The More Things Change (requires registration) - Family Practice Management via Medscape Pediatrics

►March 25, 2010 - Bigger hospitals may treat some conditions better - NEJM via AP via USA Today

►March 25, 2010 - Fungus has killed more than a million bats - The Charleston Gazette

* ►March 24, 2010 - Monitoring HPV vaccination programmes - journal article (BMJ)

* ►March 24, 2010 - Danish university investigates disappearance of a "considerable" amount of grant money - journal article (BMJ)

* ►March 24, 2010 - Southall appeals against being struck off medical register - journal article (BMJ) - "David Southall, the child protection paediatrician who was struck off the medical register for accusing a mother of murdering her son, launched a fresh bid for reinstatement at the Court of Appeal in London this week."

* ►March 24, 2010 - Identification and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders: An Update (requires registration) (full text) - Pediatric Health via Medscape Pediatrics

* ►March 24, 2010 - GPs must have more consultation time with patients, college says - journal article (BMJ)

* ►March 24, 2010 - US drug manufacturers will have to disclose payments to doctors - journal article (BMJ)

* ►March 24, 2010 - Antipsychotics in Children and Adolescents (requires registration) (video) - Medscape Psychiatry & Mental Health via Medscape Pediatrics

►March 24, 2010 - Risk: The Science and Politics of Fear - journal article (BMJ)

►March 24, 2010 - Mephedrone is an amphetamine "by another name," drug adviser tells MPs - journal article (BMJ)

►March 24, 2010 - Nature and nurture in infant appetite: analysis of the Gemini twin birth cohort - journal article (The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition)

►March 24, 2010 - Eye-Blinking Rates Are Slower in Infants with Iron-Deficiency Anemia than in Nonanemic Iron-Deficient or Iron-Sufficient Infants - journal article (The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition)

►March 24, 2010 - Zinc Supplementation in Children Is Not Associated with Decreases in Hemoglobin Concentrations - journal article (The Journal of Nutrition)

►March 24, 2010 - Obama’s giant step towards universal health insurance - The health reform bill extends insurance to 31 million Americans - journal article (BMJ)

* ►March 24, 2010 - Vaccines Show Sinister Side - Chris Shaw, PhD [Canada] [Host: Mayer Eisenstein, MD, JD, MPH] - webinar archive - IMCV Medical Doctors Vaccine Webinar Series /

►March 24, 2010 - CDC helping Kane County manage TB outbreak - 7 new cases were clients of Aurora homeless shelter - Chicago Tribune

* ►March 24, 2010 - 2009 H1N1 Influenza Vaccine with Long-Dated Expiration Questions and Answers - CDC

►March 24, 2010 - Vical biotech gets funding for H1N1 flu vaccine trials - San Diego Union-Tribune

►March 23, 2010 - Changes to the 2009 H1N1 Vaccine and Supply Distribution Effective April 1, 2010 - CDC

►March 23, 2010 - UNICEF pledges support for Polio eradication in Kwara - Punch, Nigeria

* ►March 23, 2010 - Nurse Questioned Over Testing for Vaccine Injury - video -

►March 23, 2010 - Interview with Judy Mikovits and Annette Whittemore about XMRV - videos -

* ►March 23, 2010 - The quality of reports of randomised trials in 2000 and 2006: comparative study of articles indexed in PubMed (free full text) - journal article (BMJ)

* ►March 23, 2010 - Former surgeon whose work was "seriously deficient" is allowed to practise as forensic physician - journal article (BMJ)

►March 23, 2010 - What Does the Healthcare Reform Bill Really Mean for Doctors? (requires registration) (full text) - Medscape Business of Medicine via Medscape Pediatrics

►March 23, 2010 - Incorporating Environmental Health into Nursing Practice: A Case Study on Indoor Air Quality (requires registration) (full text) - Pediatric Nursing via Medscape Pediatrics

►March 23, 2010 - Use of telemedicine will double in next decade, report predicts - journal article (BMJ)

►March 23, 2010 - Multidisciplinary team working in cancer: what is the evidence? - journal article (BMJ)

►March 23, 2010 - What should be done about mephedrone? - We should focus on crafting the most effective public health response - journal article (BMJ)

* ►March 22, 2010 - Out of hours services would need to expand in more severe flu pandemic - journal article (BMJ)

►March 22, 2010 - Latest tuberculosis statistics are a "wake-up call for all governments to act immediately" - journal article (BMJ)

►March 22, 2010 - Independence of nutritional information? - journal article (BMJ)

►March 22, 2010 - US House of Representatives approves historic healthcare reform bill - journal article (BMJ)

►March 22, 2010 - How PCBs Are Like Grasshoppers - New research sheds light on global PCB movements. - Environmental Science & Technology

►March 22, 2010 - This episode: Monday 22 Mar 2010 8pm on Channel 4 - Dispatches, Channel 4 UK - "Politicians for Hire ... Following the scandal surrounding MPs' expenses, Dispatches delves into the mostly unregulated world of political lobbying."

►March 22, 2010 - Chickenpox outbreak at west county schools - The Union

►March 22, 2010 - Transgene Files For Patents For Aids Vaccine, Multiple Sclerosis Drug - RTT News

►March 22, 2010 - Much of flu vaccine sent to Ohio unused - Columbus Dispatch

►March 22, 2010 - Some H1N1 vaccine expiring at local health depts. (includes video) - WECT TV6

►March 22, 2010 - Amy Burnett dispenses public health information in a pinch - CDC's National Contact Center rose to the challenge of answering questions about H1N1 during the outbreak's peak - Federal Computer Week

►March 22, 2010 - Panacea gets Rs 100 mn grant for swine flu vaccine - Economic Times

* ►March 22, 2010 - Disturbing findings in wake of 'fight club' - Houston Chronicle - "The release of the records, first requested six weeks ago, came on the eve of a House committee meeting Tuesday in which lawmakers will discuss for the first time what improvements have been made regarding care at the facilities in the wake of last year's shocking 'fight club' incident in Corpus Christi. While that's less than one percent of the 11,785 DADS employees who were fingerprinted and work at 13 State-Supported Living Centers, formerly known as state schools, the newest reform shows how pre-employment criminal background screens failed to alert the state to employees with criminal records."

►March 21, 2010 - Vaccine could save children from swine flu - This is Hampshire

* ►March 21, 2010 - Are flu vaccines effective? - letter - Houma Today - "In the America that I love, we will ask our government to provide solid evidence that these flu vaccines actually work to protect us. The government should not engage in busy-work to give us the false impression that they are “doing something” and blow through billions of taxpayer dollars, just to placate the citizenry."

►March 20, 2010 - Parents trek to tell vaccine horror stories -

►March 19, 2010 - Brandon Hepatitis C outbreak traced to employee mistakes - Tampa Tribune

* ►March 19, 2010 - Repairing the Damage of History's Greatest Scam - Michael Sichel, ND, DO, PhD [Australia] [Host: Sheri Nakken, RN, MA, Hahnemannian Homeopath] - webinar archive - IMCV Medical Doctors Vaccine Webinar Series /

* ►March 19, 2010 - Febrile infection–related epilepsy syndrome (FIRES): A nonencephalitic encephalopathy in childhood - journal article (Epilepsia)

►March 18, 2010 - Developmental and Functional Abilities in Children With Cerebral Palsy as Related to Pattern and Level of Motor Function - journal article (Journal of Child Neurology)

►March 17, 2010 - Health provider: Why we failed - New Zealand Herald - "An Auckland's primary health organisation that performed poorly on child immunisation rates in a national league table says it was going through a bad patch and has rectified its failings."

►March 17, 2010 - Swine flu jabs may be wasted - The Age, Australia

►March 16, 2010 - BJP walks out of Rajasthan Assembly over swine flu - The Hindu

►March 16, 2010 - New flu recommendation for 2010-’11 : Vaccinate everyone 6 months of age and older (requires subscription) - AAP News

►March 16, 2010 - Autism grant renewed for Canisius, Summit - Business First of Buffalo

* ►March 16, 2010 - DECISION: PMPRB-07-D5-QUADRACEL AND PENTACEL - IN THE MATTER OF the Patent Act R.S.C. 1985, c. P-4, as amended AND IN THE MATTER OF sanofi pasteur Limited (the “Respondent”) and the medicines “Quadracel and Pentacel” ORDER (pdf) - Patented Medicine Prices Review Board - "Upon conducting its hearing and in accordance with the Reasons of the Board issued December 21, 2009, and amended March 1, 2010, the Board orders as follows: 1. sanofi pasteur Limited will make a payment to her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, by cheque payable to the Receiver General of Canada and forwarded to the Secretary of the Board, in the amount of $2,512,877.74, representing the excess revenues of Pentacel ($1,878,583.20) and Quadracel ($634,294.54), within 30 days of the issuance of the Order, on or before April 15, 2010."

* ►March 16, 2010 - Title: Recombinant parainfluenza virus expression systems and vaccines (patent) - MedImmune, LLC (Gaithersburg, MD) via

►March 16, 2010 - Title: Methods for preparing T-cells for cell therapy (patent) - Immunovative Therapies, Ltd. (Shoham, IL) via

►March 16, 2010 - Title: Treating severe acute respiratory syndrome (patent) - Hemispherx Biopharma (Philadelphia, PA) via

►March 15, 2010 - Research and Markets: Meningitis - Pipeline Analysis and Market Forecasts to 2016 - press release - Research and Markets via Business Wire via Earth Times - "The authors estimated the global meningitis market to be worth $1.1 billion in 2009. It is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.3% to reach $2.7 billion by 2016."

►March 15, 2010 - Global Meningitis Market To Be Worth $1.1 Billion In 2009 - New report provides detailed analysis of the Healthcare and Medical market - via OfficialWire

►March 15, 2010 - Merton Int. School shuts down over swine flu scare - Ghana

►March 15, 2010 - Flu vaccine in children 'stops community spread' - Routinely vaccinating children against influenza would have a major impact on limiting the spread of flu to others in the community, say Canadian researchers. (requires registration) - Pulse, UK

►March 15, 2010 - Bird Flu Outbreak in Bangladesh, 117,600 Chickens Killed - The Epoch Times

* ►March 11, 2010 - Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Neonates With Seizures: A Numerical Score of Background Electroencephalography to Help Prognosticate - journal article (Journal of Child Neurology)

►March 3, 2010 - Maine Panel Weighs Cell Phone Cancer Warning - Maine legislative panel hears testimony on proposal for cell phone warnings on cancer risk - AP via ABC News

►March 2, 2010 - Scientists Debug Superbug, Clostridium Difficile - An international team of scientists, led by Monash University researchers, has uncovered the workings of a superbug that kills elderly hospital patients worldwide -- a discovery that has the potential to save lives and health care systems billions of dollars each year. - Monash University via ScienceDaily

* ►March 2010 - National Vaccine Advisory Committee - Report on 2009 H1N1 Vaccine Safety Risk Assessment - Approved by the National Vaccine Advisory Committee on March 23, 2010 - Approved by the Assistant Secretary for Health on March 25, 2010 -

* ►March 2010 - MicroRNA Antagonism of the Picornaviral Life Cycle: Alternative Mechanisms of Interference - journal article (PLoS Pathogens) - "Recently, miRNAs have been exploited to influence the tissue tropism and pathogenicity of viruses used as vaccines [10], anticancer therapeutics [13], and gene transfer vehicles [15]. MiRNAs of both cellular and viral origin are thought to be involved in regulating the host response to viral infection [16] and miRNAs have been shown to regulate viral antigen presentation [17], the antiviral interferon response [18], viral tissue tropism and antiviral immunity [19]. "

* ►March 2010 - Fatal Transmissible Amyloid Encephalopathy: A New Type of Prion Disease Associated with Lack of Prion Protein Membrane Anchoring - journal article (PLoS Pathogens)

* ►March 2010 - Endocytosis of the Anthrax Toxin Is Mediated by Clathrin, Actin and Unconventional Adaptors - journal article (PLoS Pathogens)

* ►March 2010 - Direct TLR2 Signaling Is Critical for NK Cell Activation and Function in Response to Vaccinia Viral Infection - journal article (PLoS Pathogens)

►March 2010 - A Combination of Independent Transcriptional Regulators Shapes Bacterial Virulence Gene Expression during Infection - journal article (PLoS Pathogens)

►March 2010 - Expansion, Maintenance, and Memory in NK and T Cells during Viral Infections: Responding to Pressures for Defense and Regulation - journal article (PLoS Pathogens)

►March 2010 - Fine-Tuning Translation Kinetics Selection as the Driving Force of Codon Usage Bias in the Hepatitis A Virus Capsid - journal article (PLoS Pathogens)

►March 2010 - Rapid Evolution of Pandemic Noroviruses of the GII.4 Lineage - journal article (PLoS Pathogens)

►March 2010 - Homeostatic Interplay between Bacterial Cell-Cell Signaling and Iron in Virulence - journal article (PLoS Pathogens)

►March 2010 - Membrane Damage Elicits an Immunomodulatory Program in Staphylococcus aureus - journal article (PLoS Pathogens)

►March 2010 - Structural Basis of Cell Wall Cleavage by a Staphylococcal Autolysin - journal article (PLoS Pathogens)

►March 2010 - Limited Trafficking of a Neurotropic Virus Through Inefficient Retrograde Axonal Transport and the Type I Interferon Response - journal article (PLoS Pathogens)

►March 2010 - A Capsid-Encoded PPxY-Motif Facilitates Adenovirus Entry - journal article (PLoS Pathogens)

►March 2010 - Serological Profiling of a Candida albicans Protein Microarray Reveals Permanent Host-Pathogen Interplay and Stage-Specific Responses during Candidemia - journal article (PLoS Pathogens)

►March 2010 - Natural Strain Variation and Antibody Neutralization of Dengue Serotype 3 Viruses - journal article (PLoS Pathogens)

►March 2010 - The early stages of bipolar disorder and recent developments in the understanding of its neurobiology - journal article (Future Neurology)

►March 2009 - Vitamin K deficiency bleeding (VKDB) in early infancy. - journal article (Blood Reviews)

►Volume 28 Number 7, 2010 - The Case Against Casein - Dynamic Chiropractic The Chiropractic News Source

Top 10 Researchers (Who experimented on themselves) - via

* Polly Tommey Campaign 2010 - blog

* VAERS Report for January 2010 - - "A look at 2009 and the previous 20 years of VAERS data collection * Why is causing the spike in reports for the past three years?"

* VAERS Report for December 2009 -

* Monthly VAERS Reports by: Steven M. Rubin, Ph.D. -




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