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Daily Vaccine News Posted July 22, 2011

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Going into hospital far riskier than flying: WHO - Millions of people die each year from medical errors and infections linked to health care and going into hospital is far riskier than flying, the World Health Organization said on Thursday. - Reuters

Flu vaccine given to millions of Britons to be withdrawn amid narcolepsy fears -

Screening Mammography: Benefits, Limitations, Potential Harms, and Future Improvements

Government Anthrax Flip-Flop Could Boost Victims’ Lawsuit

Molecular farmers to test a low-cost antibody produced in tobacco

Tips for tracking Tdap vaccination status - The Clinical Advisor

Africa: Campaign Against Polio at Risk -

Decrying CIA Vaccination Sham, Health Workers Brace for Backlash - Science

My Twitter battle over vaccination - When I wrote about a medical mix-up, it became the shot heard round the Internet - Salon

Vaccines needed for ‘back to school’

Medical research warning over human cells in animals - Panel of scientists and ethicists says research on animals that contain material from humans should be more tightly regulated -

Comment:  And vice versa.

Drugs for Multiple Sclerosis: Worth the Price, Or Not?

Harvard Psychiatrists Disciplined for Conflicts of Interest - AHRP

Dollars for Doctors - How Industry Money Reaches Physicians - ProPublica

Reduced or modified dietary fat for preventing cardiovascular disease - Cochrane Reviews

What's Happening: POGO's Paul Thacker on Medical Ghostwriting -

What is the Alternative Vaccine Schedule? - Experts debate the pros and cons of the alternative vaccine schedule, and what it means for parents. - WebMD

Despite Evidence, ACOG Says More Is Still Better For Mammograms by Maggie Mahar - Health Beat

Hi. My name is Christina Richelle Tarsell, but people call me Chris. I celebrated my 21st birthday in November 2007. I did not live to see my 22nd.  Suddenly, unexpectedly, and inexplicably, I died in bed in June 2008. After an extensive autopsy, the cause of death is still a mystery. My family wants to know what happened to me. My family has concerns about the HPV vaccine, Gardasil, which I had received only days before my death.We hope through this website to share information that might lead to answers and interventions to help others. We would like to hear from you. -

Pneumonia Cases Soar (Ghana)

a magnificient omission... - 1 Boring Old Man "An erudite discussion this. It just leaves out one little detail – the motives and the financial arrangements of the Guideline/Algorithm framers. Seems like he might of at least mentioned that Guidelines and Algorithms have been a perfect conduit for pharmaceutical companies to hawk their wares via kol expert opinions – like is so criminally evident in the case of TMAP [or for that matter, all the ones I could find]. I wonder why Doctor Nierenberg left that possibility out of his reflections? At any rate, here’s the rest of the page:

Jeremy Greene. Prescribing By Numbers: Drugs And The Definition Of Disease - Book Review: Pharmaceutical Life Sentences

India Halts Gardasil Vaccine by politicol

Does Gardasil Actually Increase Your Risk of Cervical Cancer? - Mercola

Warning, Gardasil may cause increased risk of cervical cancer -

Lawsuits and Intrigue Over 3M Diagnostic Test - NY Times

Review was right to criticise BBC's science coverage
- It doesn't surprise me the BBC has been found to give too much attention to fringe viewpoints – I've been on the receiving end by David Nutt -

Alzheimer's debate: Test if you can't treat it? -

Why should your child have to go through this? (re: chickepox)

FDA & EMA Review Heart Risks Of Sanofi’s Multaq by Ed Silverman - Pharmalot

Sleep Tight? EMA Restricts Glaxo Pandremix Vaccine by Ed Silverman - Pharmalot

Baxter Fined For Worker Death & Safety Violations - by Ed Silverman - Pharmalot

Hormone therapy showed no heart benefits for women - How long a woman has taken a combination of hormones should be considered when determining the treatment's effects on heart disease, a new study says. - amednews

AMA meeting: Vitamin D checks urged
- Studies associate low levels with increased risk of disease, but more extensive research is needed before testing and supplementation become routine. -

Evidence Links Increases In Public Health Spending To Declines In Preventable Deaths -

Autism study downplays genetics as primary cause - Research shows twins' shared prenatal and early postnatal experiences accounted for 55% of strict autism and 58% of more broadly defined autism spectrum disorder. - amednews

James Murdoch contradicted by his ex-legal manager - AP

Journal editors: GOP relies on flawed medical device studies - Nature

Review of Autism Research Returns to Questions About Mercury in Vaccines - The Vaccine Xchange

Identical virus, host populations can prevail for centuries - LabSpaces

Treatment for Prevention: the long awaited silver bullet? - Global Health blog

American College of Sports Medicine takes public stand supporting criteria - Gary Schwitzer's HealthNewsReview blog

Decrying CIA Vaccination Sham, Health Workers Brace for Backlash - Science

Levaquin toxicity and the FDA - PBS (video)

Bitter Pills (book) by Stephen Fried

Certain Antibiotics Spur Widening Reports of Severe Side Effects (includes video) - PBS

Autism is “Fashionable”?

Should we change our name to Mori Watch? Yet another retraction from cancer researcher - Retraction Watch

Is there an actual risk of Guillain-Barré syndrome with the swine flu vaccine?

Adapting Vaccines for Low-Income Countries - Center for Global Development

Mandatory Flu Shots: “Ethically Justified, Necessary, & Long Overdue”

Comment:  Wonder if the author is unaware of questions about the vaccines effectiveness?  By no other than the Cochrane Review.

College Bound - Navigating Vaccine Choices - NVIC

Health Officials, Journalists Agree on Standards
- New guidance addresses information release in public health emergencies - NACCHO

Vaccines & Immunization - CDC

July 8, 2011 Approval Letter - RotaTeq - FDA

Q&A: Vaccinated Children vs. Unvaccinated Children -- What Are the Risks?

The FDA Approved New DPT Vaccine For Seniors by Christina England - VaccineTruth

BBC must make distinction between fact & opinion: prominent scientist says

Death By Doctor
(video), Dr. Peter Glidden -

Table 44 (page 1 of 2). Selected notifiable disease rates and number new of cases: United States, selected years - CDC

Scientific Totalitarianism at the BBC by John Stone - Age of Autism

When Does a “Conspiracy Theory” Become a “Conspiracy Fact”? - JB Handley - Age of Autism

Late Onset Autism and Anti-NMDA-Receptor Encephalitis: Part 1 by Teresa Conrick - Age of Autism

Going into hospital far riskier than flying: WHO - The Refusers
(2004) - IOM and NRC

Safer vaccines, safer nation The controvesy about immunizations is a valid one. Despite what medical officals are saying about them being safe, it is up to us, as parents, to research the truth.

Dr. Andrew Wakefield My Guest 7pm ET Wednesday, July 27

Critics of vaccines are poor shots

Young people should not take flu vaccine, watchdog says Children should no longer be given a widely-used flu vaccine over concerns it is linked to a rare sleep disorder, the European drug regulator has recommended.

Child dies after vaccination, doctors face action Action has been recommended against a deputy chief medical officer and another doctor after an infant died and two others took ill following administration of measles vaccine in Uttar Pradesh, an official said Friday.

9- month-old child dies after vaccination

Health department asks CSMMU to find cause of death of 9-month-old boy

Influenza Vaccine Concerns The flu vaccine for the upcoming season should trigger some déjà vu: The formulation will be identical to last year’s, the Food and Drug Administration has announced.

More flexible HPV vaccine dosing schedule an option Video

UI professor working to develop prostate cancer vaccine
(includes video)

School Immunizations - New Vaccine Mandates
(includes video)

Lake County Health Department immunization office closes

Nano Bio To Start Human Studies On Flu Vaccine

Beat the flu this winter

Swine Influence Vaccine from 2009 Cleared of Disease Risk

Another Shot for Baby? Chicago Debates New Baby Vaccine (includes video)

Vaccines: Mix-and-match for meningitis

Researchers create vaccine against heroin high

Search for meningitis vaccine continues

A New Meningitis Vaccine on the Horizon Study: Circumcision Cuts HIV Infection Rates by 76%

All Texas College Students Need Meningitis Vaccine

More kids in London’s deprived East End get NHS jabs than average

Mexico vaccinates against measles after toddler case

Mexico Reports First Case of Measles in Four Years

Call to vaccinate against measles

Mexico to buy 3.6 mn doses of measles vaccine

Possible measles contact in Old Orchard Beach

European Medicines Agency Recommends Restricting Use of Pandemrix

Flu vaccine given to millions of Britons 'increases risk of narcolepsy among children'

Did narcolepsy concerns cause withdrawal of flu vaccine?

Pandemrix Gives Way to Narcolepsy

Vaccines and Fear: It's Time for Society to Say Enough is Enough

Is The HPV Vaccine Safe? v 2.0

Radio, TV Ads Plug Whooping Cough Vaccine Requirement

Nurses available at all post schools

Two cases of swine flu confirmed

Militaries must stop hiding behind health workers The fake vaccination scheme said to have been used to confirm Bin Laden's location puts real medical programmes at risk...

Concern voiced over alleged fake vaccination drive by CIA

Irish pharmacists defend controversial swine flu vaccine

Sick tourist triggers measles warning

How not to market a vaccine

Aussies not at risk from vaccine: drug co

Space shuttle may have planted seed for MRSA, salmonella vaccines

South County districts scramble to fulfill whooping cough law

Hepatitis B vaccination for health care students lags behind recommendations

"Speaking the Dialect": Understanding Public Discourse in the Aftermath of an HIV Vaccine Trial Shutdown

HIV vaccine technologists edge nearer to effective designs

Current controversies: HIV Vaccines Date: August 10, 2011 Time: 12 noon Eastern / 9 a.m. Pacific / 5 p.m. GMT / 6 p.m. CET

South Africa undecided over yellow fever vaccinations for Zambian travellors

Paul Offit, author of False Prophets Autism (includes video)

Avian Influenza Monitoring Program Finds No Cases in U.S.

Skin Sentry Cells Promote Distinct Immune Responses

Hospital for encephalitis

Mumps Virus In Children

Chickenpox spread in eight regions

Dealing with chickenpox

Making AIDS History

Informed-Consent Forms for HIV Research Too Long: Study The median is 22 pages, but most give short shrift to info

Health department schedules Tdap clinic

South Africa Is Facing Shortage Of Yellow Fever Vaccination

GCHD: Time for back-to-school immunizations

Immunizations reduce risk of illness for elderly: NetWellness

CDC Seasonal Influenza (Flu) What’s New on this Site

Blood Stored Too Long May Threaten Patient Safety Better storage methods might prevent dangerous breakdown of red blood cells, researchers say

Sheep "measles" a costly condition

Medical errors down at U.S. veterans' hospitals

Importance of Back-To-School Check-Ups

Protect yourself from meningitis

Biosimilar Approvals Stimulates Entire Industry - Equity Research on Quest Diagnostics Incorporated and Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings

Patient beliefs should be considered before prescribing medication

Asian alarm at deadly hepatitis spread

Protect Your Baby from Group B Strep!
Protect your baby from group B strep. If you're 35-37 weeks pregnant, ask your doctor or nurse about a group B strep test.

Selected Important Safety Information about DULERA WARNING: ASTHMA-RELATED DEATH Manufacturer Merck

Sick and wrong: Chronicle of Chicago's Public Hospital A doctor's view of Cook County Hospital — and our medical mess

Public awareness key to eradicate hepatitis B

Hepatitis B vaccination for health care students lags behind recommendations

Guidance for Industry Implementation of Acceptable Full-Length and Abbreviated Donor History Questionnaires and Accompanying Materials for Use in Screening Donors of Source Plasma

Many with hepatitis unaware they've got it

Plea for 'swift action' on hepatitis B at Morriston Health chiefs at a hospital where a woman who contracted hepatitis B died have been urged to act quickly to restore public confidence.

Growing evidence suggests hepatitis C can be transmitted sexually

Science journalists are full of crap

Reducing Fever in Children: Safe Use of Acetaminophen

$16,000 penalty imposed on GlenCare (includes video)

Zinc ‘sparks’ fly from egg within minutes of fertilization NIH-funded study of animal eggs reveals major role for metal

Woman dies from rabies at Overlook Medical Center in Summit

RI official may need rabies shots after dog bite

High-tech addition to state labs opens A high-tech addition to Washington state's Public Health Laboratories in Shoreline is opening Friday.

Calfhood Hardjo-Bovis vaccination may prevent chronically infected carriers

Fragile X Syndrome and Associated Disorders

NGO organizes workshop for practitioners of herbal medicine

Seaweed as a rich new source of heart-healthy food ingredients

Winning The Nutrition Wars

Schafer Autism Report




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"

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