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All the News Posted February 15, 2011

Infectious Disease News Click here for all of the Dr. Andrew Wakefield GMC/Lancet Decision Articles and Videos

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"What's the point of vaccination if it doesn't protect you from the unvaccinated?" – Sandy Gottstein

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Statewide push seeks to spotlight childhood health issues - Oklahoma City "It aims to boost immunizations by making reporting of them mandatory and implementing community-based intervention strategies. Oral health would be improved by increasing fluoridation and allowing different types of providers to give preventive dental care."

Th1 and Th2 Chemokines, Vaccine-Induced Immunity, and Allergic Disease in Infants After Maternal ω-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation During Pregnancy and Lactation "Furthermore, in nonallergic, but not in allergic infants, ω-3 supplementation was linked with higher Th1-associated CXCL11 levels (p < 0.05), as well as increased IgG titers to diphtheria (p = 0.01) and tetanus (p = 0.05) toxins. Thus, the prospect of balancing the infant immune system toward a less Th2-dominated response, by maternal ω-3 fatty acid supplementation, seems to be influenced by allergic status."

Antibody Dynamics of 2009 Influenza A (H1N1) Virus in Infected Patients and Vaccinated People in China

Doctors call for teenage girls to be given STD vaccine

Give sex disease jabs to all girls, say doctors (despite opponents believing it lulls teens into having unprotected sex)

Private HPV vaccine preferred

HPV Immunization: Costs v. Effectiveness

New 2011 Autism Studies links to MMR Vaccines

New book: Vaccine Epidemic becomes best seller

Group promoting meningitis vaccine

Health officials urge parents to vaccinate teens against meningitis (includes video)

Narcolepsy scare affects Finnish views on vaccination -Poll

BCG vaccination service curtailed by staff shortages in HSE West

Rotavirus vaccines well tolerated by infants with HIV

Economic evaluation of human papilloma virus vaccination in the European Union: a critical review

New School Vaccinations (includes video)

Engineering Next Generation DNA Vaccines

A DNA Vaccine Encoding Multiple HIV CD4 Epitopes Elicits Vigorous Polyfunctional, Long-Lived CD4+ and CD8+ T Cell Responses

Discredited study on vaccine-autism link caused suffering: reporter

Clinical Guidance on the Use of Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine After Inadvertent Freezing and Warming

In Africa, a Vaccine Against the 'Silent Killer'

The Effectiveness of Glucose in Reducing Needle-Related Procedural Pain in Infants

Research and Markets: Hepatitis B Vaccine - Comprehensive Patent Search

Japanese encephalitis vaccine given to five lakh children in Uttarakhand

Shingles vaccine availability expanded at Walgreens

Loyola Physicians Warn February Is Peak Month For Cases Of The Flu

Can Polio Be Eradicated? A Skeptic Now Thinks So

Nosocomial Pandemic (H1N1) 2009, United Kingdom, 2009–2010 (pdf)

In Bangladesh, A New Way to Fight Cholera

Scientists launch quest for test of immune system health

Bioject to Provide Needle-Free Pen Injector for Intradermal Delivery Studies

Evaluating the effectiveness of IPTi on malaria using routine health information from sentinel health centres in southern Tanzania

Loyola Physicians Warn February Is Peak Month for Cases of the Flu

Old Influenza Vaccines Can Boost New Ones

Students need booster shots

Vaccinations for shingles lag The CDC estimates that about 1 million Americans develop shingles each year.

Autism and Vaccines: Why This Topic Won't Go Away

New immunizations for college students "The new requirements for students enrolling in higher education institutions in Tennessee after July 2011 are as follows: two MMR immunizations and two Chickenpox (Varicella) vaccinations. In addition, all health science students who are expected to have patient contact must have Hepatitis B immunity."

WA State Vaccination Exemptions Under Threat & Privacy Violations Loom

Pneumococcal vaccine rolls out in developing world Vaccine is first to be launched in rich and poor countries simultaneously.

The Curse of the Rotavirus

N-Glycans from Porcine Trachea and Lung: Predominant NeuAcα2-6Gal Could Be a Selective Pressure for Influenza Variants in Favor of Human-Type Receptor

The Varicella-Zoster Virus ORF47 Kinase Interferes with Host Innate Immune Response by Inhibiting the Activation of IRF3

Supervalu In-Store Pharmacies Offers Shingles Vaccinations

Fighting The Flu Researchers study flu proteins in-depth to identify virus vulnerabilities

Flu hitting attendance in Georgetown area schools

Flu cases on the rise statewide

ACR Appropriateness Criteria® on Suspected Physical Abuse—Child

The Contribution of Infections To Neonatal Deaths in England and Wales

Kingella kingae: An Emerging Pathogen in Young Children

Yamada leaving Gates Foundation in June

Temporal Trends in the Impact Factor of European versus USA Biomedical Journals

Medical Fallacy Put 53 Lives under Threat

U.N. Committee Rebuked for Power Grab

'Stop screening would-be workers'

Cellular Immune Responses in Patients with Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Seroclearance Induced by Antiviral Therapy

Conatus Raises $20M for Hepatitis C Studies

Management of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin abscesses in children

Simultaneous carriage of multiple genotypes of Staphylococcus aureus in children

Batch variation has implications for developing world Variation between drug batches in developing countries poses “serious clinical implications” and should be tackled by regulators.

20-month-old male presents with acute onset of emesis

Rise in genital warts cases

Predictive factors of neutralizing antibodies development in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis patients on interferon Beta-1b therapy

Vaccinating Cattle to Protect Human Health a Topic for First International One Health Congress

Villages Without Doctors

This Week’s Health Industry News

Occupational Information and Electronic Health Records

Maternal thyroid function during pregnancy and parent-report problem behavior of the offspring up to age three years. The Generation R Study.

Children Coinfected With Complicated Pneumonia and Influenza Have Worse Outcomes

Detection of Hemagglutinin Variants of the Pandemic Influenza A(H1N1) 2009 Virus by Pyrosequencing

Drug-Resistant Pandemic (H1N1) 2009, South Korea (pdf)

Flu starts making rounds in Kingman

Ambulatory Visit Rates and Antibiotic Prescribing for Children With Pneumonia, 1994–2007

Infants who are exposed to HIV at birth but not infected may have lower antibodies to other diseases

New Study Says HIV Vaccines Might Not Need to Produce Protective Blood Antibodies

The OspE-related proteins inhibit complement deposition and enhance serum resistance of Borrelia burgdorferi, the Lyme disease spirochete

Public health institutions play significant role in drug development, but funding could be in danger

Frontal-Subcortical Protein Expression following Prenatal Exposure to Maternal Inflammation

Candida rugosa: a new fungal pathogen emerging, but from where

Coordinated waves of gene expression during neuronal differentiation of embryonic stem cells as basis for novel approaches to developmental neurotoxicity testing

Analysis of the Transcriptional Program of Developing Induced Regulatory T Cells

USM produces food supplement that inhibits growth of cervical cancer cells

Impact of Prenatal Exposure to Piperonyl Butoxide and Permethrin on 36-Month Neurodevelopment

Increased capsaicin-induced secondary hyperalgesia in patients with multiple chemical sensitivity.

Meeting 2: Committee on Patient Safety and Health IT

Personalized Medicine: Principles to Practice

A new method of drug discovery Public–private partnership proposed to develop pharmaceuticals.

Respiratory Protection Curriculum for Occupational Health Nursing Programs

Pfizer, EPA working to clean up contaminated site

Late Preterm Infants Have Worse 24-Month Neurodevelopmental Outcomes Than Term Infants

Son of Jenny McCarthy Suffers Seizure, Sent to Emergency Room

US science agencies targeted for cuts Energy research and environmental regulation among areas hardest hit in proposed budget plan.

Study: FDA OKs Harmful Medical Devices too Easily

Questioning the Need for Routine Pelvic Exam Commentary Argues It Deters Regular Gynecological Care

How to maximize patient flow through the office

February 15 Webinar: Safety of the Blood Supply

Pragmatic, real-world trials will bring treatments to patients

Valley hospital sees record number of patients

Macrophage activation syndrome in children with systemic onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis: clinical experience from northwest India.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections in Children

5th International Workshop on HIV Persistence & Eradication Strategies

How nerve cell know where to grow and which cells to contact

Costliest hospitals report lowest death rates The more California hospitals spend, the more lives they save, says new research that appears to contradict findings from the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care.

Medivir Signs Research & Development Collaboration On Dengue Virus

Chimerix Pockets $45M to Further Antiviral Development

Parents Ignore Warning For OTC Cough & Cold Meds

Jury finds in favor of Merck in N.J. fosamax case

EU hauled to court over secrecy in India trade talks Activists challenge secretive EU trade negotiations

In the Pipeline New Cures! Faster! Faster!

Glaxo Sales Reps Are Denied Overtime By Court

Pharma Invests In Phone Apps To Track Diseases

Russian Pharma Market Forecasted to Show Stupendous Growth Finds RNCOS

Measuring the Performance of Markers for Guiding Treatment Decisions

CONSORT 2010 Statement: Updated Guidelines for Reporting Parallel Group Randomized Trials

Increasing VLBW Deliveries at Subspecialty Perinatal Centers via Perinatal Outreach

A Murine Model for Disseminated Candidiasis in Neonates

Defective IL-10 signaling in hyper-IgE syndrome results in impaired generation of tolerogenic dendritic cells and induced regulatory T cells

Textile allergy - the Melbourne experience.

General Practioners are Key to Health Insurance Success

Why Is IACC's Sharon Lewis Against Protecting Against Autism Spectrum Child Mortality?

A Methodology for Assessing Treatment Response in Hashimoto Encephalopathy: A Case Study Demonstrating Repeated Computerized Neuropsychological Testing

TNFR1 is essential for CD40, but not for lipopolysaccharide-induced sickness behavior and clock gene dysregulation

Interictal alterations of cytokines and leukocytes in patients with active epilepsy

Exposure to a social stressor alters the structure of the intestinal microbiota: Implications for stressor-induced immunomodulation

Network Analysis: Applications for the Developing Brain

Development of Corpus Callosum in Preterm Infants Is Affected by the Prematurity: In Vivo Assessment of Diffusion Tensor Imaging at Term-Equivalent Age

PRO: Can video games lead to mental illness?

Mesa fake-bomb case shows difficulty with police and autism

Phoenix family makes painful choice due to son's autism (includes video)

Children’s Specialized Hospital to Host Autism Symposium for Parents and Professionals - 2011 Trends in Autism: Hear from the Experts March 18, 2011 in Edison

Brain region-specific deficit in mitochondrial electron transport chain complexes in children with autism.

Norwalk lawmakers propose autism protection bill

Autistic youths get fewer services after high school

Autism Sunday about one of life's puzzles

Reorganized association to focus on autism causes

$37,500 to help with Autism awareness

Mentoring in Schools: An Impact Study of Big Brothers Big Sisters School-Based Mentoring

Young Adults With Autism Get No Help

A marker of ADHD behavior and motor development in children

Hand movements in children with ADHD hold clues to understanding and predicting symptom severity 2 new research studies find involuntary movements in the hands and fingers are measurable markers offering insights into the neurobiology of ADHD

Patterns of Comorbidity, Functioning, and Service Use for US Children With ADHD, 2007

Hoarding Behaviors in Children With Learning Disabilities

Disability rarely fails to win an Oscar

Cabinet approves Nat'l Child Policy

A Large-Scale Evaluation of the KiVa Antibullying Program: Grades 4–6

Prevalence and predictors of low vitamin D concentrations in urban Canadian toddlers

TRPV6 Determines the Effect of Vitamin D3 on Prostate Cancer Cell Growth

High prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency and its association with BMI-for-age among primary school children in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (pdf)

Pharmacologic treatment of pediatric obesity

Which chronic diseases and disease combinations are specific to multimorbidity in the elderly? Results of a claims data based cross-sectional study in Germany

Unprecedented chronic disease growth in Southeast Asia

Obama: Shrink Exclusivity And End Pay-To-Delay

Reform law rollout forges ahead despite GOP budget threats The parts of the statute subject to annual appropriations are most vulnerable to rollback efforts.

Health reform polls don't tell the whole story Results tracking opposition to the law may be combining liberal support to expand it and conservative support to rescind it.

FDA regulation of e-cigarettes rebuffed again The agency has one more legal option -- the U.S. Supreme Court -- to prove why the popular products should face the same tests as medical devices.

Texas expands medical liability protections for state-employed doctors The state's high court rules that lawsuits must be brought against a government entity and not the physicians working for them.

Doctors' digital divide could widen health care disparities Government and private entities are looking to ensure that health IT adoption doesn't leave out physicians who treat poor and minority patients.

Humans beware: Dog kisses can lead to diseases called 'zoonoses'

Insurers' out-of-network pay changes likely mean they will pay less for care Health Care Service Corp. is among plans adopting a fee schedule based on what Medicare pays, rather than on "usual, customary and reasonable."

What editorial writers are saying about Judge Vinson's health reform ruling A federal judge in Florida ruled that the health system reform law is unconstitutional, saying Congress surpassed its authority by requiring an insurance mandate.

Most back pain patients don't need diagnostic imaging The tests rarely help them and may cause harm or lead to unnecessary invasive procedures, the ACP says

Oncologists shouldn't delay frank talk with patients Candid conversations about treatment options and palliative care benefit patients most, says the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Pool of US cancer investigators needed to boost recruitment

Package Labels on Kids’ Food Inaccurate: Study

News briefs: Health Stroke survival rates better for black than white patients - New food guidelines aimed at reducing obesity

News briefs: Government & Medicine AMA, CMA support hospital's fight against Medicare audit - States could opt out of health reform provision under federal bill - Family physician tapped as Alabama Medicaid director

News briefs: Professional Issues Emergency doctors see many patients, frequent interruptions - MRSA screening could save hospitals money

News briefs: Business Guardian leaves medical benefits business - Blue Shield agrees to delay rate increase - Specialists form Maine's largest IPA - Final certification rules passed

Overweight and obese individuals at higher risk for vitamin D deficiency

How to Form a Truth-in-Labeling Chapter for your congressional district

How laetrile or B17 from apricot seeds kills only cancer cells

Milkweed sap cures common skin cancers

Follow this ancient Chinese tradition to prevent chronic disease

Chinese companies mass producing fake rice out of plastic

The Potent Antifungal Effect Of Lavender Oil

Fiber-Full Diet Lengthens Life




The Greater Good A Documentary Film looks behind the fear, hype and politics that have polarized the vaccine debate in America today. The film re-frames the emotionally charged issue and offers, for the first time, the opportunity for a rational and scientific discussion on how to create a safer and more effective vaccine program.

The PBS NewsHour series "Autism Now"

Click here for all of the Dr. Andrew Wakefield GMC/Lancet Decision Articles and Videos

Click here for the most recent articles by F. Edward Yazbak, MD, FAAP

Click here if you might be interested in participating in a study of never-vaccinated children


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