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The hidden story about vaccines, autism, drugs and food… Americas health has been BOUGHT. Your health, your family’s health. Now brought to you by Wall Street… “If you thought they hurt us with the banks, wait till you see what they’re doing to health care.” Vaccines. GMOs. Big Pharma. Three big, BIG, okay… HUGE topics in one film. Why? Why not 3 films, why put all this in one movie? Great question, 2 answers. 1st and most importantly: We need to band together. We need a mainstream film, not another radical movie that only interests the “already converted”. Over 5 million people supported Prop 37 in CA. Reportedly, over 2 million worldwide marched against Monsanto in a global protest. There...ane vaccine expansion, and our love affair with pharmaceuticals- it’s the same villain. It’s a risky story to tell, but would be a tragedy to passively consent to with silence. There is something horribly wrong with health care today. Huge money, billions and billions of dollars flowing into the same pockets. Meanwhile, MD’s aren’t being allowed to actually practice the art of medicine and anyone who questions vaccination safety, pharmaceuticals, factory farms, etc. is ridiculed and belittled. Meanwhile, the billions keep flowing, carried on a river of pain and anguish. Huge corporations funded by individual misery, one broken life at a time. Three huge stories, each worthy of multiple films, but each brought together by one staggering fact: it’s the same villain. These three story lines converge on Wall Street, in a tale of corruption, greed and shocking lack of conscience.


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All the News Posted April 13, 2010

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* ►October 21-24, 2010 - Celebrate Conscious Choice - This Fall the ICPA proudly hosts their Second Wellness Summit. Connect, collaborate and expand at this enlightening weekend for leaders in the Vitalistic Movement. - Freedom for Family Wellness Summit

►April 14, 2010 - Doctor guilty of forgery - The Age - "The Melbourne doctor who allegedly infected 12 patients with hepatitis C while working at an abortion clinic was convicted in 1996 for forging more than 100 prescriptions for the drug pethidine. Health authorities are examining whether the Croydon Day Surgery should have been told about his conviction, and that he had been deregistered for more than a year in the 1990s."

* ►April 13, 2010 - Breaking: Missing Florida girl found alive - - "Nadia Bloom has been found alive five days of extensive searching. The Metro Faith Church confirmed Tuesday morning that one of their members, James King, found the 11-year-old autistic girl."

* ►April 13, 2010 - Teen’s state of mind is focus of murder trial - Sides differ on Odgren’s mental health, awareness (includes video) (requires registration) - Boston Globe

* ►April 13, 2010 - Thanks to a New Stem Cell Therapy, a 9-year Old Autistic Boy Talks to his Father for the First Time - Autism in children has increased dramatically around the world since the 1980's and is now a major health concern with no known cure. The causes of autism are hotly debated, but a new stem cell treatment has begun to demonstrate significant results. - press release - AdiStem via PRWeb

* ►April 13, 2010 - "But Officer I'm a Good Boy" - Severe Autism Reality Hits Home in Oklahoma as the APA Prepares to Substitute Aspergers for Autistic Disorder in the DSM-5 - Facing Autism in New Brunswick

* ►April 13, 2010 - Man with autism can't get help (includes video) -

* ►April 13, 2010 - Village autistic man will not face assault complaint charges -

* ►April 13, 2010 - Chantal Sicile-Kira: Autism Awareness -- Spring: Tis the Season for Autism Awareness - The Huffington Post

►April 13, 2010 - Chantal Sicile-Kira Writes about Autism Awareness on Huffington Post - Age of Autism

►April 13, 2010 - Let Us Understand - Daily Mirror, Sri Lanka

* ►April 13, 2010 - NAA Metro (New York) & Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities Recognizes Autism Awareness Month - Age of Autism - "WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH Monday, April 19, 2010, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Council Chamber, City Hall 1 Centre Street, New York, NY • Honoring Kim Stagliano, an extraordinary autism mom and Managing Editor, Age of Autism, for her remarkable contributions in raising awareness about autism"

* ►April 13, 2010 - Why Isn't the Media Really Listening During Autism "Awareness" Month? By Anne Dachel - Age of Autism

* ►April 13, 2010 - I Will Be On Autism One Radio Today - Adventures in Autism - "At noon today Louise Habakus and I will be interviewed by Terri Aranga, about the upcoming American Rally for Personal Rights."

* ►April 13, 2010 - Vaccine Contamination: Pig Virus DNA Found in Rotarix By Barbara Loe Fisher - Age of Autism

* ►April 13, 2010 - Corrupted Science--BMJ Review Examines Avandia Literature - Alliance for Human Research Protection

* ►April 13, 2010 - HPV Vaccination More Likely If Mothers Approve, Study Finds - College women were more likely to be vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) if their mothers communicated with them about sex and if they thought their mothers would approve of their getting vaccinated, according to new Dartmouth research in the May issue of Pediatrics (published online April 12). - Dartmouth College, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS via ScienceDaily

* ►April 13, 2010 - UK Doubles Funding For GAVI Alliance to £ 150: Child Immunisation In Least Developed Countries by Julian Lob-Levyt, CEO (includes video) - MaximsNews Network - "The following is a statement by GAVI Alliance CEO Julian Lob-Levyt welcoming last month's announcement by United Kingdom's International Development Secretary Douglas Alexander MP at the Department for International Development, DFID, that doubles the UK pledge of funding to £  150 to the GAVI Alliance to increase access to child immunisation in the world's poorest countries:"

* ►April 13, 2010 - Dynavax raises $44 million in public offering - AP via BusinessWeek - "Dynavax plans to use the funds in part to further develop Heplisav, a hepatitis B vaccine candidate. The Food and Drug Administration removed a clinical hold on trials of Heplisav last year, allowing late stage trials to go forward after a delay of a year and a half."

►April 13, 2010 - Critical Outcome Technologies Inc. Provides Update on HIV-1 Integrase Co-Development Program - press release - Critical Outcome Technologies Inc. via b3C newswire

* ►April 13, 2010 - Vanderbilt HIV Vaccine Program to Enroll its 1000th Volunteer Today - Vanderbilt University News

►April 13, 2010 - Pakistan - Drug companies abuse power of money - Meat Trade News Daily - "A paediatrician at the Holy Family Hospital, Dr Tariq Saeed, said that there is no need of administering a contaminated vaccine to children. He, like Dr Rai, said that the government authorities should look into the matter seriously and investigations should be made that why the vaccine contains pig virus."

►April 13, 2010 - Chicken Pox Is No Small Matter, Says Specialist - Bernama - "Datuk Dr Musa Nohd Nordin said the combination of four diseases namely measles, mumps, rubella and chicken pox could potentially affect the health of millions of people worldwide. 'Many people think that chicken pox is a minor ailment among children but the burden of the disease in terms of sufferings among those infected, including the cost of having to miss classes among students and work, among parents, is high,' he said when launching a new vaccine for measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (MMR-V), called Priorix Tetra, here Tuesday."

►April 13, 2010 - Special vaccination teams needed - Irish Medical News

* ►April 13, 2010 - We blundered over swine flu, admit health chiefs - Daily Mail, UK - "The World Health Organisation has conceded that it may have been guilty of failing to communicate 'uncertainties' about how virulent the new virus was."

* ►April 13, 2010 - Province recalls flu vaccine - Adjuvanted type being returned over uncertainty of its potency - The Chronicle Herald - "Doctors have been asked to return any unused doses of adjuvanted vaccine, after it was discovered the drug is losing its effectiveness. The adjuvanted vaccine, which contains additives meant to help the body fight the H1N1 flu, was supposed to last 18 months. But Health Canada has shortened its expiry date by a year, meaning it can only be used for another month or two."

* ►April 13, 2010 - Internet made swine flu pandemic worse, says WHO expert - The internet had a disruptive impact on the handling of the swine flu pandemic by fuelling speculation and rumours, according to the World Health Organistion.  - AFP via Herald Sun - "While it meant information about swine flu became more widely available, it also produced 'news, rumours, a great deal of speculation and criticism in multiple outlets,' including blogs, social networking and websites, he said. 'Anti-vaccine messaging was very active, made it very difficult for public health services in many countries,' Mr Fukuda said as part of a nine-month review of the international response to the A(H1N1) flu pandemic."

* ►April 13, 2010 - 'Very eerie': This winter had virtually no flu - The Philadelphia Inquirer - "Never in my life has there been so little flu," said Annika Linde, Sweden's state epidemiologist, who has been responsible for tracking the disease since 1993. Linde is one of a handful of scientists, mainly in Europe, who are floating a novel explanation. In addition to all the above, she said, it could be that the various microbes that cause respiratory-tract infections - rhinoviruses, respiratory syncytial viruses, influenza type A and type B viruses, among others - normally peak at different times of the year because they occupy niches that prevent other viruses from butting in. Then the pandemic upended the pattern. This interference idea was first suggested by a researcher in neighboring Norway."

►April 13, 2010 - A/H1N1 Is A Collective Responsibility - Namibia - Bernama

►April 13, 2010 - H1N1 meeting to ensure agencies ready for the worse - Malaysia Star

►April 13, 2010 - Influenza A(H1N1): Four new cluster cases - New Straits Times

►April 13, 2010 - Lawyer latest H1N1 victim - Bernama via My Sinchew

►April 13, 2010 - Vietnam confirms 2 bird flu cases; 11 quarantined - AP via

* ►April 13, 2010 - Bill Gates Foundation urges Northern rulers to fight polio - The Punch

* ►April 13, 2010 - Vaccine Has Led To Changes In Pneumococcal Infections - The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal via Medical News Today

* ►April 13, 2010 - Influenza A(H1N1): Four new cluster cases - NewStraitsTimes

* ►April 13, 2010 - Clinical Trial to Test Whether Vaccine Can Effectively Treat Melanoma - Rush University Medical Center is leading a nationwide Phase III clinical trial to determine whether a promising vaccine for advanced melanoma can effectively treat the deadly skin cancer. - Rush University Medical Center, via EurekAlert! via ScienceDaily

* ►April 13, 2010 - Findings of Research Misconduct - Investigative Oversight, Office of Research Integrity via FIND, Inc. via COMTEX via TradingMarkets - "Boris Cheskis, Ph.D., Wyeth Pharmaceuticals: Based on the report of an investigation conducted by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and additional analysis conducted by ORI in its oversight review, ORI found that Boris Cheskis, Ph.D., former senior scientist, Discovery Research, Women's Health, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, engaged in research misconduct in grant applications 1 R01 DK072026-01 and 1 R01 DK072026-01A2 submitted to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), NIH."

* ►April 13, 2010 - Dynavax to raise $44 mln from public offering - * Says will use proceeds to further advance Heplisav * Says 30,293,000 units are being sold at $1.4525/unit - Reuters

* ►April 13, 2010 - Merck CEO Richard Clark gets $11.9M pay package - AP via

* ►April 13, 2010 - Dr. Andy's med fraud cleanup - New York Post - "Crooked dentists, thieving shrinks and other Medicaid fraudsters: Watch out. Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's office is on a crusade, recovering $283 million in taxpayer funds from Medicaid cheats last year and winning a record 148 criminal convictions against them, according to statistics released yesterday."

* ►April 13, 2010 - Antibiotic-resistant pneumococci increasing rate of infections - The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal via News-Medical.Net

* ►April 13, 2010 - Kids’ Suicide Risk Is Same For All Antidepressants - Pharmalot

* ►April 13, 2010 - Money raised to develop Hendra virus vaccine - The Queensland Horse Council (QHC) is trying to raise $1 million so a Hendra virus vaccine can be developed and trialed on horses. - Australian Broadcasting Corporation

* ►April 13, 2010 - Factbox-World's top-selling drugs in 2014 vs 2010 - Reuters

* ►April 13, 2010 - 'Mindfulness' for reducing aggressive behaviour in people with developmental disabilities - Centre for Addiction and Mental Health via News-Medical.Net

* ►April 13, 2010 - Abbott Must Produce CEO’s Emails For Probe - Pharmalot

►April 13, 2010 - Study finds surgical masks provided effective protection of health-care workers against H1N1 - Clinical Infectious Diseases via News Rx

►April 13, 2010 - Experts predict "invigorated" winter flu - OnMedica

►April 13, 2010 - Nigeria: African Musicians Join Forces Against Polio - Vanguard via

►April 13, 2010 - Merck CEO Gets A Lower Pay Package - Pharmalot

►April 13, 2010 - Help for drug allergies - AP via Omaha World-herald

►April 13, 2010 - Last Night’s TV: Young, Autistic & Stagestruck - The London Times

►April 13, 2010 - LDP Legal: Exchange Chambers first set to enter pro bono partnership with autism charity - Liverpool Daily Post, UK

►April 13, 2010 - XOMA Issued Two New U.S. Patents for Methods of Treating Type 2 Diabetes and Inflammatory Diseases Using Interleukin-1 Beta Antibodies - Key Additions to XOMA's Intellectual Property Portfolio for Its Lead Proprietary Product Candidate Which May Have Broad Commercial Utility in Multiple Disease Areas - Globe Newswire via Interest!Alert

►April 13, 2010 - Help is Here Again For Students With Chronic Illnesses - Canadian Business Online

* ►April 13, 2010 - Potential for trials in Russia "enormous", says ClinStar (includes audio) - Russia, the Ukraine and Belarus have emerged as destinations for clinical studies and now offer “enormous” potential according to US-based CRO ClinStar. -

►April 13, 2010 - Novartis moves closer to first oral MS treatment - * Gilenia cuts relapse rates by 62% in new patients -data  * Cuts relapse rates by 44% in previously treated patients * Shares edge up - Reuters

►April 13, 2010 - New Data Presented at American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting Show Additional Patient Benefits for Daily Multiple Sclerosis Pill Fingolimod - NEJM via PRNewswire via SYS-CON Media
►April 13, 2010 - It killed Dynasty star Christopher Cazenove and claims more lives than breast cancer - but septicaemia is still a mystery - Daily Mail, UK

►April 13, 2010 - CVS Caremark Examining Consumer Mindset and Why Some Patients Stop Taking their Medicine - CVS Caremark via News Blaze

►April 13, 2010 - Immunomedics' progress in cancer therapy product candidates to be presented at AACR 2010 - Immunomedics via News-Medical.Net

* ►April 13, 2010 - Stem-cell therapy feels Food and Drug Administration's pinch - Reinjecting an adult's own cells requires study, agency says - Denver Post

►April 13, 2010 - Special Report: Are regulators dropping the ball on biocrops? - Robert Kremer, a U.S. government microbiologist who studies Midwestern farm soil, has spent two decades analyzing the rich dirt that yields billions of bushels of food each year and helps the United States retain its title as breadbasket of the world. - Reuters

►April 13, 2010 - Preparedness for WMD Attack Requires Critical Care - Preparedness for the aftermath of a crippling WMD attack remains lax - Homeland Security Today

* ►April 12, 2010 - Friendly Fire in the "War on Disease" by Sandy Gottstein - Vaccination News

* ►April 12, 2010 - Groups urge drug safety steps with industry fees - Consumer and patient groups urged U.S. drug regulators on Monday to push for timely advertising reviews, clearer drug labels and other safety measures as they negotiate new fees with manufacturers. - Reuters

* ►April 12, 2010 - Report: Abbott Ordered to Turn over CEO's Emails - FOX Business - "A U.S. judge ordered Abbott Laboratories (ABT) to turn some of its chief executive officer’s emails over to federal prosecutors as part of an investigation into whether the company inappropriately marketed Depakote, its anti-seizure drug, for uses not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to reports, citing an opinion dated March 10."

* ►April 12, 2010 - Dr. Oz criticism doesn't merit front page - letter - Chicago Tribune - "The bulk of the column addressed mainly two issues, and your rebuke to the Rotavirus vaccine was offered by the makers of the vaccine - we are supposed to believe their 'objective' opinion? I am tired of the media assuming we are all idiots and need to be told precisely what to do and how to do it, and just because Oz wants to offer choices and alternatives he is subject to attack."

* ►April 12, 2010 - Vaccines, Breastfeeding & Hope for Autism  - Mary Tocco and Dr. Renee Tocco will speak on vaccines and their ingredients, including aluminum and aborted babies used in vaccine development.  They’ll further speak on normal immune system development and the benefits of breastfeeding.  Additionally, they will talk about the April 2010 Hope For Autism BioNutritional Care Training Conference in Atlanta, Georgia USA for parents, chiropractors and all healthcare providers, where educators will include Dr. Boyd Haley, Dr. Tim Callaghan, Dr. Mayer Eisenstein, Dr. Kurt Woeller, Dr. Mark Geier & David Geier, Dr. Nicola McFadzean, Lori Knowles, Maureen McDonnell, RN, Dr. Renee Tocco, and Mary Tocco. - webinar archive -

* ►April 12, 2010 - Autism linked to maternal grandmother's age - BioNews

* ►April 12, 2010 - Georgia autism diagnosis rates rising faster than nation - Atlanta Journal-Constitution - "The numbers are even higher for Georgia, where one in 98 children has autism, said Dr. Amy Pakula, clinical director of diagnostic and evaluation services at the Marcus Autism Center in Atlanta. For boys, the number is one in 60; one in 294 for girls; and one in 83 white children compared to one in 105 African-Americans. 'I’m hard-pressed to think of another condition that has that same prevalence,' she said."

* ►April 12, 2010 - Police searching for missing autistic teen - MyFox Boston

* ►April 12, 2010 - Search for Nadia: Nadia Bloom, Missing Autistic Girl (Photos) (includes video) - Right Juris

►April 12, 2010 - Missing girl, 11, may have been inspired by book - AP via Miami Herald

* ►April 12, 2010 - On World Autism Awareness Day Canadian Government Damned Itself With Faint Praise - Damn With Faint Praise - Facing Autism in New Brunswick

* ►April 12, 2010 - Autism Awareness: Is proximity a factor in diagnosing autism? - Child Caring Blog via

►April 12, 2010 - Is Autism Contagious? - Autism Blog via

►April 12, 2010 - Animal Science Expert Speaks on Autism (includes video) - ABC 30 Fresno News

►April 12, 2010 - April is Autism Awareness Month - The Louisiana Weekly

►April 12, 2010 - Autism in the community: Awareness walk brings disability to forefront - Peninsula Clarion

►April 12, 2010 - On the Spectrum -- Children with autism don't just disappear - Lake County Record-Bee

* ►April 12, 2010 - Combined Diphtheria and Tetanus Increase Asthma Risk - GI Link - Adventures in Autism

* ►April 12, 2010 - New Force Behind Agency of Wonder (requires registration) - The New York Times - "Dr. Dugan must try to redress that balance. Under her direction Darpa [Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency] is focusing on areas as diverse as advanced manufacturing, biological sensors and the rapid development of vaccines, as well as cyberecurity."

* ►April 12, 2010 - Alabama children now required to get two more vaccinations (includes video) -

* ►April 12, 2010 - Good riddance to a bad idea - editorial - Daily Comet - "A local lawmaker proposed a measure in Baton Rouge that would have allowed home-schooled students to opt out of getting the meningitis vaccines that are required of other students — a measure that was wisely killed by a House committee.  State Rep. Damon Baldone, D-Houma, introduced the bill, which would have excluded home-schoolers from the state requirement that children be vaccinated against the potentially deadly virus."

►April 12, 2010 - Sanofi-Aventis, US Navy in diarrhea vaccine pact - AP via BusinessWeek

* ►April 12, 2010 - Nigeria: Immunisation - Oyo Surpasses 2.6 Million Target - Daily Trust via - "Dr. Olaniyan revealed that the only locality within the Local Government area where instances of rejection were recorded was in Foko where some nursing mothers told the vaccinators that they had been using local herbs for their babies thinking that additional immunization might have adverse effect on such babies. But their fears were allayed with the persuasion of the field workers comprising community leaders, and they later obliged."

* ►April 12, 2010 - State selects four companies to handle BadgerCare Plus patients - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - "The new contracts - potentially worth tens of millions of dollars - will hold the companies to stricter standards on such quality measures as the rate of child immunizations."

* ►April 12, 2010 - IAC Express Issue number 862 - Immunization Action Coalition

* ►April 12, 2010 - The risks of holistic medicine - letter - Minnesota Daily - "There was a focus on the HPV vaccine, so I will address that first. According to the column, 59 people have died and 17,000 have had adverse reactions, which range from minor irritation to life-threatening conditions. However, considering the 26 million doses that have been administered, these numbers are hardly causes for great alarm."

* ►April 12, 2010 - Experimental immune-boosting drug worsens TB in mice - NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases via EurekAlert!

►April 12, 2010 - What do you think about the HPV vaccination for children entering the seventh grade being mandatory? - Pictures of Genital Warts Blog

►April 12, 2010 - Xcellerex taps Thermo vet as new CEO - Boston Business Journal

* ►April 12, 2010 - Study Sees a Slant in Articles on Drug (requires registration) - The New York Times

* ►April 12, 2010 - Disposing of excess swine flu vaccine: government pays again - Anthrax Vaccine -- posts by Meryl Nass, M.D. - "This article from the Bucks County Courier Times doesn't address how the 25 mcg. mercury-containing doses (in multidose vials) will be safely handled, since release into landfills and rivers is not safe or acceptable."

* ►April 12, 2010 - Experts begin their assessment of the response to the H1N1 influenza pandemic - Dr Margaret Chan - Director-General of the World Health Organization - speech - WHO

* ►April 12, 2010 - Expert panel begins review of WHO's pandemic response - CIDRAP News

►April 12, 2010 - What We Learned From H1N1’s First Year (requires registration) - The New York Times

►April 12, 2010 - Study Shows Wild Birds Could Spread Avian Flu - Reuters via ABC News

►April 12, 2010 - Ghana:  Health Minister Outlines Measures to Combat H1n1 - Public Agenda (Accra) via

►April 12, 2010 - ‘H1N1, 513 cases so far – No death recorded’ - The Ghanaian Journal

►April 12, 2010 - Sports: What risks does the H1N1 vaccine carry? - Canwest News Service via Vancouver Sun

►April 12, 2010 - Hillsboro School District nurse receives Public Health Award for organizing H1N1 clinics - The Oregonian via

►April 12, 2010 - The return of H1N1 in Georgia -

►April 12, 2010 - News Scan: Seasonal flu vaccine may protect broadly, E coli day care outbreak - CIDRAP News

►April 12, 2010 - YAMMRS looking for feedback on its dispensation of H1N1 vaccine - York Daily Record

* ►April 12, 2010 - Massive response to measles vaccination - Government has scaled up immunisation against measles in all districts in the country amid reports that there has been an increase in the number of children being vaccinated. - Sunday News - "'During the immunisation week we will be trying to mop out all children who will have missed out during immunisation,’ said Dr Madzorera. The minister said the other major problem was that there were children who experienced sere conversion. 'There are some children whose bodies resist immunisation leading to sere conversion. This is the other reason why it is difficult to curb the disease,’ he said."

►April 12, 2010 - Kuwait to launch vaccination bid against measles, mumps  Saudi Arabia honors Kuwaiti autism activist - Arab Times

►April 12, 2010 - Rabies kills eight in Bie - AngolaPress

►April 12, 2010 - Darren Chiacchia, Olympic Equestrian, Charged with Exposing Unknowing Partner to H.I.V. - Crimesider via CBS News

* ►April 12, 2010 - 'Growing concern' over marketing tainted beef - USA Today - "Beef containing harmful pesticides, veterinary antibiotics and heavy metals is being sold to the public because federal agencies have failed to set limits for the contaminants or adequately test for them, a federal audit finds."

►April 12, 2010 - NY Medicaid fraud unit touts 148 convictions - AP via BusinessWeek

►April 12, 2010 - The federal government should protect the public from dangerous chemicals - Northwest Progressive Institute Advocate

* ►April 12, 2010 - Dennis Quaid: Medical Errors Happen "Too Often" - Following a Medical Mistake that Threatened His Newborn Twins' Lives, Actor Talks About His Turn as a Patient Advocate (includes video) - The Early Show via CBS News

►April 12, 2010 - Summary of Food Safety Modernization Act (Senate debate pending) - Food Poison Journal

* ►April 12, 2010 - Health care reform doesn’t go far enough for some area families - The Kansas City Nursing News - "Stephanie and Richard Mancinelli’s daughter, Sophia, who turns 9 on April 13, has spastic diplegia cerebral palsy. Stephanie said doctors told her the illness was caused by an adverse reaction to Sophia’s first round of immunizations. “Our daughter had a great birth and was very healthy,” Stephanie said. When Sophia was diagnosed with cerebral palsy before her first birthday, the Mancinellis were told their daughter would never be able to walk."

* ►April 12, 2010 - HPV vaccination more likely if mothers approve - Dartmouth College via EurekAlert!

* ►April 12, 2010 - Heterosubtypic neutralizing antibodies are produced by individuals immunized with a seasonal influenza vaccine (free full text) - journal article (The Journal of Clinical Investigation)

* ►April 12, 2010 - Pertussis, 1913 Whooping Cough A Germ Disease - It Has Been Proved That Bacillus Pertussis Causes It — Hope for a Cure. (requires registration) - The New York Times

* ►April 12, 2010 - Influenza Vaccination and Vitamin K Antagonist Treatment - journal article (Archives of Internal Medicine)

* ►April 12, 2010 - Delving in to the world of Dr. Oz - Dr. Mehmet Oz is known as “America's Doctor,” and it's not much of a stretch. - Houston Chronicle - "Science is not a democracy where people's votes decide what is right, said infectious disease specialist Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. “Look at the data, look at science and make a decision based on science that has been published,” he said. In a guide called “YOU: Having a Baby,” Oz and his co-author express concern about whether rotavirus vaccines cause a rare intestinal complication called intussusception. The book suggests “you opt out of this one until more data are available — unless your child is in daycare or other high-risk circumstances.”

* ►April 12, 2010 - Immune molecules target swine- and avian-origin influenza - Journal of Clinical Investigation via EurekAlert!

* ►April 12, 2010 - AAN: Neurological Impact of H1N1 Flu Limited - Neurology via MedPage Today

* ►April 12, 2010 - One Year On Experts Look At The H1N1 Response And Lessons For The Future - It has now been agreed that the seasonal flu vaccine for 2010/2011 will contain the pandemic H1N1 strain and recommendations about risk and target groups in Europe are being reassessed - Canada Free Press

* ►April 12, 2010 - Jury selection begins in first hepatitis C case to reach trial - Las Vegas Sun - "A lawsuit filed by Henry Chanin is the first to go before a jury, which will decide whether drugmakers should be held responsible after Chanin allegedly contracted hepatitis C from a contaminated vial of the anesthetic propofol during a routine procedure at the Desert Shadow Endoscopy Center, 4725 Burnham Ave."

* ►April 12, 2010 - Data on Fees to Doctors Is Called Hard to Parse (requires registration) - The New York Times

* ►April 12, 2010 - Health Care Organizations Ask Congress to Support Chemical Regulatory Reform - Linked to Human Health Problems, Chemicals Largely Untested, Unregulated - Health Care Without Harm via PRNewswire-USNewswire via KGUN9

►April 12, 2010 - Legislature enacts laws on health, voting, environment - Bangor Daily News

►April 12, 2010 - Encouraging Data From Malaria Study Presented - GenVec via PRNewswire-FirstCall via WRIC Richmond

►April 12, 2010 - Suicide Risk No Different Between Antidepressants - Reuters Health via ABC News

►April 12, 2010 - Mylan launches generic version of Wellbutrin SR - AP via Forbes - "Mylan Inc. said Monday it started shipping a generic version of the antidepressant Wellbutrin SR after getting approval from the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA cleared Mylan's version of the drug in 100 milligram, 150 milligram and 200 milligram doses, Mylan said. The brand-name version of Wellbutrin SR is made by GlaxoSmithKline  ( GSK -  news  -  people ), and U.S. sales totaled $363 million in 2009."

►April 12, 2010 - Bioterrorism - New Market Report Published - New report provides detailed analysis of the Security market - and OfficialWire

►April 12, 2010 - Children who form no racial stereotypes found - Brain disorder eradicates ethnic but not gender bias. - news (Nature)

►April 12, 2010 - Lyme Disease Sufferers need Attention of Authorities - TopNews

►April 12, 2010 - Anonymizing patient records for genomics - New method for concealing identity could open up more data for science. - news (Nature)

►April 12, 2010 - Yes+Yes=No? Forest's Daxas and the Pull of Comparative Studies - The IN VIVO Blog

►April 12, 2010 - Comparative Effectiveness Research - Critically Intertwined With Health Care Reform and the Future of Biomedical Innovation - journal article (Archives of Internal Medicine)

►April 12, 2010 - Importance of Distinguishing Supported and Unsupported Off-label Drug Use - journal article (Archives of Internal Medicine)

►April 12, 2010 - The Pharmacist's Role in Off-label Prescribing - journal article (Archives of Internal Medicine)

►April 12, 2010 - The Pharmacist's Role in Off-label Prescribing—Reply - journal article (Archives of Internal Medicine)

►April 12, 2010 - Bill Would Legalize Dirty Needle Exchanges - Opponents Argue Bill Would Promote Drug Abuse - The Denver Channel

►April 12, 2010 - Health Information Exchange - Participation by Minnesota Primary Care Practices - journal article (Archives of Internal Medicine)

►April 12, 2010 - Cautionary Tales in the Interpretation of Clinical Studies Involving Older Persons - journal article (Archives of Internal Medicine)

►April 12, 2010 - The Litmus Test for Health Information Exchange Success: Will Small Practices Participate? - Comment on "Health Information Exchange" - journal article (Archives of Internal Medicine)

►April 12, 2010 - First Physical (free full text) - journal article (Archives of Internal Medicine)

►April 12, 2010 - Less Is More - journal article (Archives of Internal Medicine)

►April 12, 2010 - A Niche for Infectious Disease in Environmental Health: Rethinking the Toxicological Paradigm - TechCombo

►April 12, 2010 - Researchers Publish Article on Tracking Infectious Disease - Supramap uses genomics, supercomputer, Web to display virus evolution - Ohio Supercomputer Center via HPCwire

►April 12, 2010 - Trial globalisation drives ClearTrial CTO upgrade - ClearTrial has launched an upgrade to its clinical trial operations (CTO) software, adding more country specific knowledge, such as labour rates, to help companies forecast costs and timelines.  -

►April 12, 2010 - Chlamydia screening failed to reduce pelvic inflammatory disease risk - A screening test for chlamydia may not reduce the incidence of pelvic inflammatory disease in women, according to results of a recently published study. - Infectious Disease News

►April 12, 2010 - Anita Karney, guest columnist: Walk for Autism is about us all -

►April 12, 2010 - Why lupus is more common in people of Asian and African descent (requires registration) - Los Angeles Times

►April 12, 2010 - Fast Track Designation Request Performance - FDA

►April 12, 2010 - Complete List of Licensed Products and Establishments - FDA

►April 12, 2010 - FDA Approves Pancreatic Enzyme Product, Pancreaze - FDA

►April 12, 2010 - Cancer Survival Demands Steady Progress (requires registration) - The New York Times

►April 12, 2010 - Studying Sea Life for a Glue That Mends People (requires registration) - The New York Times

►April 11, 2010 - Clinical Trials: Gold Standard In Need of Improvement - FDA Matters The Grossman FDA Report

* ►April 11, 2010 - (Video) What does the JFK Assassination, Cancer Causing Monkey Viruses, and the CIA have in common? Lee Harvey Oswald. - Interview with Edward Haslam - - "Get the book that discusses the contamination of the polio vaccine and the Medical Manhattan Project that used radiation to mutate monkey viruses in hopes of developing an anti-cancer vaccine."

►April 11, 2010 - Ensuring safe chemicals is a moral concern - guest column - Sun Journal

* ►April 9, 2010 - Are our children the Canary in a Coal Mine? -

* ►April 8, 2010 - Evidence of Bordetella pertussis infection in vaccinated 1-year-old Danish children. - journal article (European Journal of Pediatrics) - "The apparent high Bordetella pertussis infection rate in Danish infants suggests that the monocomponent PT toxoid vaccine used in Denmark has limited efficacy against B. pertussis infection. A prospective immunization study comparing a multi-component vaccine with the present monocomponent PT toxoid vaccine should be undertaken."

►April 8, 2010 - FDA investigating risk from antibacterial product - Infectious Disease News

►April 7, 2010 - Autism – is the grandmother’s age significant? - A report just published in the online journal, PLoS ONE, indicates that the mothers of children with an autistic spectrum disorder were themselves more likely to have been born to older mothers. These findings could open up new avenues in autism research. - Bristol University

* ►April 2, 2010 - Impact of oseltamivir treatment on the incidence and course of acute otitis media in children with influenza. - journal article (International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)

►April 1, 2010 - An Epic Search (requires registration) - Can drugs based on epigenetics spark a new era in cancer treatment? - The Scientist

►April 2010 - Turning Doctors into Leaders - Harvard Business Review

►March 31, 2010 - Maternal Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase (MTHFR) Homozygosity and Neonatal Outcome: Follow-Up of 42 Pregnancies at Risk. - journal article (Journal of Child Neurology)

►February 9, 2010 - Combination effects of chemicals -

* ►January 5, 1960 - CDC Influenza Surveillance Report -

Dignityinschools -- Dignity in Schools Campaign - The Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) challenges the systemic problem of pushout in our nation's schools and advocates for the human right of every child to a quality education and to be treated with dignity. The DSC unites policy advocates, parent and student organizers, educators and lawyers in a campaign to promote local and national alternatives to a culture of zero-tolerance, punishment and removal. -

* "Special-Needs Kids Eat Right: Strategies to Help Kids on the Autism Spectrum Focus, Learn, and Thrive" by Judy Converse, Perigee Trade, 2009.

* "When Your Doctor is Wrong, Hepatitis B Vaccine and Autism" by Judy Converse, Xlibris Corporation, 2002.

* Communicating Good Science under a Cloud of Doubt Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 11:00 am to 12:00 noon (PDT) 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (EDT) Featuring Paul A. Offit, MD, Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. - webinar - Virtual Immunization Communication Network




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