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All the News Posted February 11, 2010

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►March 2010 - Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection during pregnancy induces CD4 T-cell differentiation and modulates responses to Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine in HIV-uninfected infants - journal article (Immunology)

* ►March 2010 - The EuroPrevall-INCO surveys on the prevalence of food allergies in children from China, India and Russia: the study methodology - journal article (Allergy)

►March 2010 - State of the art and new horizons in the diagnosis and management of egg allergy - journal article (Allergy)

►March 2010 - Recommendations for assessing Patient-Reported Outcomes and Health-Related quality of life in clinical trials on allergy: a GA2LEN taskforce position paper - journal article (Allergy)

►March 2010 - Allergen provocation increases TH2-cytokines and FOXP3 expression in the asthmatic lung - journal article (Allergy)

►March 2010 - Association of allergic patients' phenotypes with IgE reactivity to recombinant pollen marker allergens - journal article (Allergy)

* ►February 15, 2010 - Evidence for Molecular Mimicry between Human T Cell Epitopes in Rotavirus and Pancreatic Islet Autoantigens - journal article (Journal of Immunology)

►February 15, 2010 - Characterization of IL-17A–Producing Cells in Celiac Disease Mucosa - journal article (Journal of Immunology)

* ►February 12, 2010 - Update: Mumps Outbreak --- New York and New Jersey, June 2009--January 2010 - MMWR/CDC - "Vaccination status is known for 1,115 patients: 966 (91%) of 1,062 patients aged ≤18 years and 149 (33%) of 456 patients aged ≥19 years. ... Of these patients, 976 (88%) had received at least 1 dose of mumps-containing vaccine before the outbreak, and 839 (75%) had received 2 doses. Among patients aged 7--18 years, the age group with the majority of cases and for whom 2 doses of MMR vaccine is recommended, 93% had received at least 1 dose, and 85% had received 2 doses."

* ►February 12, 2010 - Transmission of Yellow Fever Vaccine Virus Through Breast-Feeding --- Brazil, 2009 - MMWR/CDC

* ►February 12, 2010 - Progress in Immunization Information Systems --- United States, 2008 - MMWR/CDC

►February 12, 2010 - Errata Vol. 59, No. 4 - MMWR/CDC

►February 12, 2010 - Notifiable Diseases and Mortality Tables - MMWR/CDC

* ►February 11, 2010 - Good Work New York, We stopped the vote on Senate Bill 4779 - That would allow minors to get vaccines without your consent - The Autism Action Coalition - "An identical bill, (A6702)  is in the New York Assembly which was introduced by Amy Paulin, a Democrat from Scarsdale, who has received at least $2000 in direct campaign contributions from Merck, the manufacturer of Gardasil."
* ►February 11, 2010 - No Parent Ever Complained to GMC: Public Statement from Lancet Families Supports The MMR3 (Dr. Wakefield, Prof. Murch, Prof. Walker-Smith.) - Age of Autism

* ►February 11, 2010 - The Wakefield Saga: 2004 All Over Again By Anne Dachel - Age of Autism

* ►February 11, 2010 - Well, well, well: Wakefield a witch-hunt? - The Lancet retracts study connecting vaccines to autism - VUE Weekly

* ►February 11, 2010 - Connie Howard of Vue Weekly: Well, well, well: Wakefield a Witch-Hunt? - Age of Autism

* ►February 11, 2010 - 14 monkeys - Left Brain/Right Brain

* ►February 11, 2010 - The Truth About 9 Anti-Vaccine Studies - Now that the infamous 1998 Lancet study implicating vaccines for causing autism has been retracted, does the anti-vaccination movement have any scientific legs left to stand on? Here, we investigate the scientific merit of some of the other lightning-rod studies from over the last decade that anti-vaccination advocates say back up their claims. - Popular Mechanics

* ►February 11, 2010 - Qld Health accused of scaremongering - AAP via Sydney Morning Herald - "Great Barrier Reef tourism operators have accused health authorities of scaremongering after responding with a public health alert to a case of measles in Airlie Beach. ... The department warned residents and recent visitors to the area to be on alert for symptoms including fever, lethargy, runny nose, a moist cough and sore red eyes. However, Tourism Whitsundays CEO Peter O'Reilly said there was no reason for the health warning because most people had either been immunised for the disease or had had it as a child. 'They are just scaremongering, they are talking about a disease that every one of us is either immunised against or had as a kid,' he told AAP on Thursday. 'I just cannot believe that is how Queensland Health believe that is how they should spend their time.'"

* ►February 11, 2010 - Measles threat prompts health warning - Public health experts are urging Whitsunday residents who think they may have contracted measles to stay away from public places. -

* ►February 11, 2010 - All schoolchildren must have chickenpox vaccine - Decision is in line with instructions from the WHO - Gulf News, UAE

* ►February 11, 2010 - Current Vaccine Shortages & Delays - Last Updated February 11, 2010 - CDC

* ►February 11, 2010 - Flu Vaccine Safe for Infants 6 Weeks Old - HealthDay via Palm Beach Post

►February 11, 2010 - Why McGill is dispensing with hand sanitizers - McGill Reporter

* ►February 11, 2010 - Health Department Holds Child Immunization Clinic (includes video) - "The El Paso Department of Public Health says it will continue to distribute the H1N1 vaccine. Today, the organization held a child immunization clinic at a McDonald's in Horizon."

* ►February 11, 2010 - Former Pfizer Sues Pfizer Over Lipitor Marketing - Pharmalot - "A former Pfizer exec has filed a whistleblower lawsuit that accuses the drugmaker of illegally scheming to boost Lipitor sales by misrepresenting product labeling and federal cholesterol guidelines; using misleading educational programs for doctors, and unlawful sampling kickback schemes, among other things, that resulted in off-label marketing that allegedly defrauded Medicaid and Medicare (this is the lawsuit)."

* ►February 11, 2010 - FDA Drug Information That Never Reaches Clinicians (free full text) - journal article (NEJM)

* ►February 11, 2010 - Human host factors required for influenza virus replication - near-final version - journal article (Nature)

* ►February 11, 2010 - Genome-wide RNAi screen identifies human host factors crucial for influenza virus replication - journal article (Nature)

* ►February 11, 2010 - Vical Reports 2009 Financial Results and Progress in Key Development Programs - Globe Newswire via Street Insider - "A U.S. Navy contract to support large-scale cGMP vaccine manufacturing and related clinical and regulatory preparations for a Phase 1 clinical trial of the company's vaccine against H1N1 pandemic influenza; and --  Publication of data documenting the successful pilot lot production and initiation of animal immunogenicity testing of a Vaxfectin(R)-adjuvanted DNA vaccine for H1N1 influenza before conventional vaccine manufacturers even received the seed virus needed to start production."

* ►February 11, 2010 - Medicos fear measles timebomb - Brisbane Times, AU - "Queensland Health issued an alert for parts of the state's north yesterday after it was revealed a French tourist infected with the disease had spent nearly a week in contact with locals and other travellers in the Whitsundays."

* ►February 11, 2010 - Removal Of Asperger's To Change Special Ed Access (includes audio) - National Public Radio (NPR)

* ►February 11, 2010 - Harvard Med Hires Lilly Exec As Research Chief - Pharmalot

►February 11, 2010 - Wood County to recognize volunteers' H1N1 work - Large-scale clinics required manpower - Toledo Blade

* ►February 11, 2010 - Infection-Fighting Antibodies Made in Plants as Effective as Costlier Conventional Version - The first head-to-head comparison of therapeutic monoclonal antibodies produced from plants versus the same antibodies produced from mammalian cells has shown that plant-produced antibodies can fight infection equally well. - Washington University School of Medicine via ScienceDaily

►February 11, 2010 - And The Future For Pharma Looks Like… - Pharmalot

►February 11, 2010 - NCCID to host consultation with national and international experts to discuss ways to fight superbugs - National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID) via News-Medical.Net

►February 11, 2010 - Israeli Views of Health Care Reform (free full text) - journal article (NEJM)

►February 11, 2010 - Role of conserved non-coding DNA elements in the Foxp3 gene in regulatory T-cell fate - journal article (Nature)

►February 11, 2010 - First ancient human sequenced (requires registration) - The Scientist

* ►February 11, 2010 - US lawmakers label implanted microchips "mark of the beast" - The Washington Post via CathNews - "Lawmakers in the US state of Virginia are set to vote on a bill that would protect Virginians from attempts by employers or insurance companies to implant microchips in their bodies against their will. Some legislators have linked such attempts to the Book of Revelations' "mark of the beast" .Microchips, which use radio frequency identification, have been used in pets to identify and track them. Proponents suggest that such chips could be invaluable in making people's medical records portable and secure and in helping to identify and find missing children. Others have urged they be used with Alzheimer's disease patients, the Washington Post reported."

►February 11, 2010 - Are Children the Future of Type 2 Diabetes Prevention? (free full text) - journal article (NEJM)

►February 11, 2010 - How Innate Immunity Can Inhibit the Release of HIV-1 from Infected Cells - journal article (NEJM)

* ►February 11, 2010 - The Constitutionality of the Individual Mandate for Health Insurance (free full text) - journal article (NEJM)

►February 11, 2010 - Norovirus Gastroenteritis - journal article (NEJM)

►February 11, 2010 - Bacterial Diarrhea - journal article (NEJM)

►February 11, 2010 - State urges food allergy safety in restaurants - The Boston Globe

►February 11, 2010 - Neurology researchers explore link between MS and chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency - University at Buffalo via News-Medical.Net

►February 11, 2010 - Neuromuscular Symptoms and Elevated Creatine Kinase after Statin Withdrawal - journal article (NEJM)

►February 11, 2010 - Officials lobby Glaxo over job cuts - FiercePharma

►February 11, 2010 - Is It Always Wrong to Perform Futile CPR? - journal article (NEJM)

* ►February 11, 2010 - Charity's €8k debts in cervical cancer jab - - "A Dublin fundraising group is €8,000 in debt after it raised funds for over 600 cervical cancer vaccines -- before a massive vaccination programme was announced by Health Minister Mary Harney. The North Fingal campaign spent around €60,000 vaccinating 210 girls with 630 vaccines for young girls in Rush and Lusk, north Co Dublin last year."

* ►February 11, 2010 - Vaccination network to be audited - Northern Star, Australia

* ►February 11, 2010 - Pox Parties - Some local moms are purposely exposing their children to chicken pox - NBC San Diego

* ►February 11, 2010 - Mumps outbreak spreads among people who got vaccinated against mumps -

►February 11, 2010 - Lack of accountability key issue in anti-polio campaign - The News International, Pakistan

►February 11, 2010 - Number of hepatitis patients drops by 2.6m in a day - Islamabad: The number of hepatitis patients in the country came down by 2.6 million in just one day! -

* ►February 11, 2010 - Nigerian researchers explore local cures for measles - The Guardian, Nigeria

►February 11, 2010 - Coconut Oil Provides a Solution to the Spread of MRSA -

* ►February 10, 2010 - UK “Faked” National Autism Data To Declare MMR Vaccine “Safe” - Child Health Safety

* ►February 10, 2010 - This Might Hurt: A Dose of Politics - The Texas Tribune - "[Editor's note: An earlier version of this story mischaracterized the status of Dr. Wakefield's review by British medical authorities. The GMC will meet again in April to continue its investigation of his practices.]"

* ►February 10, 2010 - Dishonest autism study wreaks far-reaching damage - Blog

* ►February 10, 2010 - Flawed study linking vaccines to autism retracted (includes video) -

* ►February 10, 2010 - Retraction should allay fears about vaccine causing autism - Kingsport Times-News Online - "Like any medicine, vaccinations can cause mild reactions, but such injections are by far the most effective way to keep children healthy."

►February 10, 2010 - Cleveland clinic's study could crack autism puzzle -

* ►February 10, 2010 - Cleveland clinic's study could crack autism puzzle - WALB News NBC

* ►February 10, 2010 - Children's tantrums may be re-classed as psychiatric disorders - 'Condition' may be included in new edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, the industry bible - The Guardian, UK

* ►February 10, 2010 - Revision to the bible of psychiatry, DSM, could introduce new mental disorders (requires registration) - Washington Post

►February 10, 2010 - Pregnancies After 40 Cause Slight Increase In Autism Risk - Voice of America

* ►February 10, 2010 - The powers that protect vaccination interests - No Compulsory Vaccination Blog

* ►February 10, 2010 - Alaska child psychiatrists sued - Fraud Claim: Doctors followed drug marketing recklessly, suit says. (requires registration) - Anchorage Daily News - "An Alaska mental health advocacy group that has spent years battling the pharmaceutical industry over medication is suing more than a dozen Alaska child psychiatrists, saying the doctors unnecessarily drugged children and committed Medicaid fraud.  The lawsuit, filed months ago in U.S. District Court in Alaska but only unsealed last month, is by the Law Project for Psychiatric Rights, led by Anchorage attorney Jim Gottstein. The organization filed as a whistleblower on behalf of the United States against the Alaska doctors and other defendants, including health service agencies, pharmacies, and state officials."

* ►February 10, 2010 - Eli Lilly Exec Heads to Harvard Med School - Wall Street Journal Health Blog

* ►February 10, 2010 - New diabetes drug might have fatal side effects, but that’s okay with the FDA - Fast Track to Nowhere - Health Sciences Institute via

* ►February 10, 2010 - Merck to appoint drug safety monitors to end suits - Merck & Co. will appoint two independent committees and a chief medical officer to monitor safety of its drugs as part of a settlement to end shareholder suits brought over its former painkiller Vioxx. - AP via Crain's New York

* ►February 10, 2010 - WNBA Legend Lisa Leslie Joins Vaccines For Teens Educational Campaign to Help Dallas/Fort Worth Teens take Their Best Shot at Health as Part of NBA Cares All-Star Community Caravan - Basketball Superstar and Mother Urges Local Teens to Stay in the Game and Get Vaccinated - It's More Important Than Ever - press release - The Society for Adolescent Medicine via PRNewswire

* ►February 10, 2010 - Soothing infants with food focus of childhood obesity study - Penn State via EurekAlert! - "To see how parents respond to their infants' distress, researchers will go with families to routine doctor appointments where infants receive vaccinations. These immunizations commonly cause distress. The researchers will also keep track of children's rate of weight gain and parents will complete a "daily diary," at five minute intervals for three days, recording whether their child fussed, cried, slept, was content or was fed. Parents will also participate in a number of laboratory visits to assess the infants' emotional reactivity and regulation, and a variety of interviews including one conducted by Penn State's Diet Assessment Center, which will examine the food environment -- meal location, the context in which food is eaten -- whether the child was crying or fell asleep after eating and child feeding practices -- whether food was offered to soothe the child."

►February 10, 2010 - All you need to know about rabies vaccines - Victoria Advocate

►February 10, 2010 - PLAN C Agency Promotes Hepatitis B Awareness Through 'B HERE' - PLAN C Agency via PRNewswire via COMTEX - "PLAN C Agency, in collaboration with biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences, launched a Hepatitis B awareness campaign titled "B HERE" at three college campuses in the West Coast. The goal was to raise the much needed awareness regarding the rising epidemic of Hepatitis B among Asian Americans and educate the youth on the importance of getting tested."

* ►February 10, 2010 - European Inquiry Suggests Swine Flu Pandemic Driven by Big Pharma for Profit - American Chronicle - "The Harvard School of Public Health reportedly also found that the WHO estimated the deadliness of H1N1 to be 40 to 250 times higher than it was. The misleading data about the Swine Flu has been obvious to any one who was paying attention."

►February 10, 2010 - Hepatitis A epidemic expected in April - The Korea Herald

* ►February 10, 2010 - Politics at play in Canadian HIV plant - FiercePharma Manufacturing

* ►February 10, 2010 - Chinese pharmaceutical enterprises aim for approvals from FDA - Global Times

►February 10, 2010 - Crucell: Revving the R&D Engine - The IN VIVO Blog

►February 10, 2010 - Ernst & Young Puts the Spotlight on Pharma 3.0 - - "Novartis invested $24 million in a biomedical company. This company is going to embed sensors into pills that will transmit data and monitor patient's vital signs to help boost drug compliance."

►February 10, 2010 - Insurance company wants cap on payments in hepatitis C cases - Las Vegas Sun

* ►February 10, 2010 - Can the States Nullify Health Care Reform? (free full text) - journal article (NEJM)

►February 10, 2010 - Throwing Down the Gauntlet — Televised, Bipartisan Health Care Discussions (free full text) - journal article (NEJM)

►February 10, 2010 - Forging Ahead — Embracing the “Reconciliation” Option for Reform (free full text) - journal article (NEJM)

►February 10, 2010 - HIV, hepatitis tests urged after unlicensed tattoo parlours closed in Calgary - The Canadian Press C-Health Canoe

►February 10, 2010 - AIDS in America — Forgotten but Not Gone (free full text) - journal article (NEJM)

►February 10, 2010 - Dealing with disease can boost profits - Tackling infectious diseases such as bovine viral diarrhoea, leptospirosis and Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis through regular testing and ongoing management, not only improves herd health, but will also help profitability, Aly Balsom reports - Farmers Weekly Interactive, UK

►February 10, 2010 - Disease-causing 'kissing bugs' found in Arizona - AP via - "But while the number of bugs hosting the single-cell parasite that causes Chagas disease is much higher in the southern Arizona city than earlier thought, no human infections have been traced to bites that occurred in the state."

►February 10, 2010 - Disease check: Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis - Learn how to tackle infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (BVD) as part of Farmers Weekly's disease check series. Symptoms - Farmers Weekly Interactive, UK

►February 10, 2010 - Denmark's Case for Antibiotic-Free Animals - Katie Couric Reports on Denmark's Ban on Antibiotics in Livestock - CBS News

►February 10, 2010 - Manhattan Research: Internet rules for DTC Marketing (DUH) - World of DTC Marketing

►February 10, 2010 - People with anxiety disorder less able to regulate response to negative emotions, study shows - Stanford University Medical Center via EurekAlert!

►February 10, 2010 - Migraines tied to risks of heart attack, stroke - People who suffer migraines may have a higher risk of heart attack or stroke than those without the painful headaches, research published Wednesday suggests. - Neurology via Reuters

* ►February 10, 2010 - The Case FOR Homeopathic Medicine: The Historical and Scientific Evidence - The Huffington Post

►February 10, 2010 - Editorial: Sticking it to diseases, one arm at a time - The News-Review

* ►February 10, 2010 - There's an App for That - Download 2010 Shots Schedules for Smartphones, PCs, Handheld Devices - AAFP News Now

* ►February 10, 2010 - Qatar cancels further H1N1 vaccines - Qatar health officials have cancelled further H1N1 vaccine orders after a luke warm response by the public to the vaccination campaign. - Arabian Business

* ►February 10, 2010 - The Wizards Behind Dr Oz’s H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine - video - unfit blog

* ►February 10, 2010 - Exclusive: Health reform already under way: Walgreen CEO - Even if nothing comes of health reform efforts in Washington, healthcare in America is changing as consumers and companies take new steps to cut their health costs, the chief executive of Walgreen Co (WAG.N) said on Tuesday. - Reuters

►February 10, 2010 - Pima child has measles, health officials suspect - Arizona Daily Star

* ►February 10, 2010 - County resident develops rare case of German measles - Prescott Daily Courier

►February 10, 2010 - Officials eye bump in mumps in city Jewish nabes - New York Daily News

►February 10, 2010 - Calgary tattoo-parlour patrons told to get HIV, hepatitis tests - Calgary Herald via Vancouver Sun

►February 10, 2010 - PLAN C Agency Promotes Hepatitis B Awareness Through 'B HERE' - press release - PLAN C Agency via PRNewswire

* ►February 10, 2010 - Girl, 8, dies at Windsor Regional Hospital, meningitis suspected - Windsor Star

* ►February 10, 2010 - Health service probes meningoccal patient's treatment - The North Coast Area Health Service says it is investigating an incident in which a man was allegedly not properly treated for meningococcal. -

* ►February 10, 2010 - Cervarix to guard against HPV - Guelph Mercury - "But Alliance for Life Ontario executive director Jakki Jeffs said health care professionals are clear that abstinence is the best way for girls and young women to avoid HPV. ... 'Why the hell aren’t we teaching abstinence?' Further, Jeffs said a body’s natural immune system will defeat HPV within two years of infection in the vast majority of cases. 'Why are we doing mass inoculations?'"

►February 10, 2010 - HPV infects majority of young adults - OneNewsNow

►February 10, 2010 - Doctors misdiagnose woman with HIV, hepatitis and herpes, destroying her marriage -

►February 10, 2010 - President Of American Academy Of Pediatrics Joins First Lady Michelle Obama In Commitment To Reduce Childhood Obesity - American Academy of Pediatrics via Medical News Today

* ►February 9, 2010 - Ocean County monitors mumps outbreak - Press of Atlantic City - "In Ocean County, 77 percent of the patients with mumps had been vaccinated for the disease as a child, she said. "It shows that vaccination doesn't mean a 100 percent guarantee. If people weren't vaccinated we'd be seeing a whole lot more cases," she said."

* ►February 9, 2010 - Fairfield elementary school reports active case of TB - Fifty people will be tested to see if disease has spread - Contra Costa Times - "Testing will begin Tuesday at the school. It is a two-step process, and the tests done on Feb. 16 will be "read" for results by a public health nurse on Thursday, Feb. 18, or Friday, Feb. 19. After conducting the first round of testing, if there is any evidence of transmission of the TB germ from person to person, more testing will be conducted, health officials said."

►February 9, 2010 - The association between use of electronic media and prevalence of headache in adolescents: results from a population-based cross-sectional study (pdf) - journal article (BMC Neurology)

►February 9, 2010 - Young patients with chronic illnesses find relief in acupuncture - Rush University Medical Center via EurekAlert!

►February 9, 2010 - Health Care Reform: Digging Out From "Paralyzing Snow" - The IN VIVO Blog

* ►February 9, 2010 - Soliman: Clinging to falsehoods, misinformation -

* ►February 9, 2010 - Family loses 2nd child in suspected pesticide poisoning (includes video) -

* ►February 9, 2010 - Man nearly dies after one spray of Lynx deodorant -

►February 9, 2010 - OU Student Admitted For Probable Bacterial Meningitis -

►February 9, 2010 - Pima County Health Department Issues Measles Advisory -

►February 9, 2010  - After horrible deaths caused by medical radiation mistakes are uncovered, medical group issues (sort of) an apology -

►February 9, 2010 - Parents reminded to have children immunized by Feb. 17 - Siuslaw News

* ►February 9, 2010 - Alternative Vaccine Schedules: Self-Education is the Key by C. Linderman Sr -

►February 9, 2010 - Study recall a wake-up call for parents - editorial -

* ►February 8, 2010 - Scandals: Political Science and YOU! By Sandy Gottstein - Vaccination News - "We must stop allowing the so-called experts now touted as the sole divining rods to the truth to escape detection and examination.  Conflict of interest questions that only target those who take unpopular or unaccepted positions are wrong, plain and simple.  They neither advance science nor the truth."

* ►February 8, 2010 - Breast cancer virtually "eradicated" with higher levels of vitamin D -

►February 8, 2010 - POLG DNA testing as an emerging standard of care before instituting valproic acid therapy for pediatric seizure disorders - journal article (Seizure)

* ►February 7, 2010 - Health Doesn’t Come Through a Needle By  Dr Sherri Tenpenny - Wisconsin Vaccine Information Center - "From Maine to Maui, Vancouver to Miami, autism rates across North America are soaring.  As of February, 2010, there are an estimated 300,000 severely autistic children in this country -- requiring nearly $9billion per year in services.  Then numbers in Canada are equally staggering. Considering the country’s much smaller population, autism affects an estimated 190,000 children in Canada.  And these numbers don’t reflect the millions of children "on the spectrum" in both countries."

►February 6, 2010 - Hippocrates would puke: Doctor hoaxed parents into denying kids vaccine - New York Daily News

* ►February 5, 2010 - Anti-Vaccination Groups Dealt Blow as Lancet Study is Retracted - A 1998 study in The Lancet medical journal that largely launched the dangerous anti-vaccination movement has been officially retracted. Here are the details on the ethical and scientific missteps that eventually lead to the editors pulling this study. - Popular Mechanics

* ►February 5, 2010 - Voluntary Vaccines in Japan by Peggy O'Meara - Mothering Magazine

►February 4, 2010 - Mum ready to go distance for daughter - Goole Courier, UK - "Alison Hobson, of Snaith, faced every parent's worst nightmare when her daughter Lillie-Beth, six, developed meningococcal meningitis last May and spent two long weeks at her bedside watching as she drifted in and out of consciousness as her tiny body fought for her life."

* ►February 4, 2010 - The Timing of Prenatal Exposure to Maternal Cortisol and Psychosocial Stress Is Associated With Human Infant Cognitive Development - journal article (Child Development)

►February 4, 2010 - Prenatal Antecedents of Newborn Neurological Maturation - journal article (Child Development)

►February 4, 2010 - The CD40-CD40L Pathway Contributes to the Proinflammatory Function of Intestinal Epithelial Cells in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. - journal article (The American Journal of Pathology)

* ►February 3, 2010 - Flawed autism study retracted - Toronto Star via - "'This sends a very strong signal this research is not to be believed,' said Paul Hébert, editor-in-chief of the Canadian Medical Association Journal."

►February 2, 2010 - Toxic Chemicals And Brain Development - Learning and Developmental Disabilities Initiative via Biocompare

►February 1, 2010 - Best practices: antenatal screening for common genetic conditions other than aneuploidy. - journal article (Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology)

►February 1, 2010 - USPSTF: Start Obesity Management at Age 6 (free full text) - Family Practice News

►February 1, 2010 - Health Agencies to Study Bisphenol A Effects (free full text) - Family Practice News

* ►February 1, 2010 - The neuroprotective effect of intranasally applied leptin against hypoxic neuronal injury - journal article (Medical Hypotheses)

* ►February 2010 - Statewide School-located Influenza Vaccination Program for Children 5–13 Years of Age, Hawaii, USA - journal article (Emerging Infectious Diseases)

►February 2010 - Novel Human Bocavirus in Children with Acute Respiratory Tract Infection - journal article (Emerging Infectious Diseases)

* ►February 2010 - Bordetella pertussis Clones Identified by Multilocus Variable-Number Tandem-Repeat Analysis - journal article (Emerging Infectious Diseases)

►February 2010 - Clonal Distribution of Invasive Pneumococci, Czech Republic, 1996–2003 - journal article (Emerging Infectious Diseases)

►February 2010 - Pediatric Mental Health Concerns in the Emergency Department: Caregiver and Youth Perceptions and Expectations - journal article (Pediatric Emergency Care)

* ►February 2010 - Lead exposure and its association with pubertal development in school-age Egyptian children: Pilot study - journal article (Pediatrics International)

►February 2010 - In vitro and in vivo functional characterization of gutless recombinant SV40-derived CFTR vectors - journal article (Gene Therapy)

►February 2010 - Lister strain vaccinia virus, a potential therapeutic vector targeting hypoxic tumours - journal article (Gene Therapy)

►February 2010 - Effects of intravenous antidepressant drugs on the excitability of human motor cortex: a study with paired magnetic stimulation on depressed patients - journal article (Brain Stimulation)

* ►February 2010 - Antidepressant action of melatonin in the treatment of Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome - journal article (Sleep Medicine)

►February 2010 - Engineered Mice Mimic Human Populations - Scientific American

►February 2010 - Pathogenesis and management of Kawasaki disease. - journal article (Expert Review of Anti-Infective Therapy)

* ►February 2010 - The effect of anti epileptic drug therapy on serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D and parameters of calcium and bone metabolism—A longitudinal study - journal article (Seizure)

* ►February 2010 - High intestinal IgA associates with reduced risk of IgE-associated allergic diseases - journal article (Pediatric Allergy and Immunology)

* ►February 2010 - A systematic review of the importance of milk TGF-β on immunological outcomes in the infant and young child - journal article (Pediatric Allergy and Immunology)

►February 2010 - Breastfeeding and the prevalence of allergic diseases in schoolchildren: Does reverse causation matter? - journal article (Pediatric Allergy and Immunology)

►February 2010 - Relationship between infant weight gain and later asthma - journal article (Pediatric Allergy and Immunology)

►February 2010 - Swine Flu or How I Learned to Love the Vaccine - Philadelphia Jewish Voice

►February 2010 - ARI e-Newsletter - Autism Research Institute

►January/February 2010 - Effects of omalizumab in patients with food allergy - journal article (Allergy and Asthma Proceedings)

►January 31, 2010 - Reactive microgliosis: extracellular µ-calpain and microglia-mediated dopaminergic neurotoxicity - journal article (Brain)

* ►January 28, 2010 - ARDS and influenza A (H1N1): Patients characteristics and management in intensive care unit. A literature review. - journal article (Annales Françaises D'anesthèsie et de Rèanimation)

* ►January 27, 2010 - Circulation of Mumps Virus Genotypes in Spain from 1996 to 2007. - journal article (Journal of Clinical Microbiology)

►January 27, 2010 - Juvenile idiopathische Arthritis - journal article (Zeitschrift für Rheumatologie)

►January 20, 2010 - Influenza A/H1N1 2009 pneumonia in kidney transplant recipients: characteristics and outcomes following high-dose oseltamivir exposure. - journal article (Transplant Infectious Diseases)

►January 2010 - Advances in allergic skin disease, anaphylaxis, and hypersensitivity reactions to foods, drugs, and insects in 2009. - journal article (The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology)

►January 2010 - Advances in pediatric asthma in 2009: gaining control of childhood asthma. - journal article (The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology)




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