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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 March 31, 2010

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* ►April 19, 2010 - Surveillance for adverse events after DTwP/Hib vaccination in Brazil: Sensitivity and factors associated with reporting - journal article (Vaccine) - "During 2003–2004, 8303 AEFIs associated with DTwP-Hib were reported; hypotonic-hyporesponsive episodes (HHEs), fever and convulsions being the most common. Cure without sequel was achieved in 98.4% of the cases. The mean sensitivity of the PSAEFI was 22.3% and 31.6%, respectively, for HHE and convulsions, varying widely among states. Reporting rates correlated positively with the Human Development Index and coverage of adequate prenatal care, correlating negatively with infant mortality rates."

* ►April 19, 2010 - Safety and immunogenicity of one dose of MenACWY-CRM, an investigational quadrivalent meningococcal glycoconjugate vaccine, when administered to adolescents concomitantly or sequentially with Tdap and HPV vaccines - journal article (Vaccine)

* ►April 19, 2010 - AF03-adjuvanted and non-adjuvanted pandemic influenza A (H1N1) 2009 vaccines induce strong antibody responses in seasonal influenza vaccine-primed and unprimed mice - journal article (Vaccine)

* ►April 19, 2010 - Concomitant administration of recombinant PsaA and PCV7 reduces Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 19A colonization in a murine model - journal article (Vaccine)

* ►April 19, 2010 - Safety and immunogenicity of the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine at 12 months of age, following one, two, or three doses of the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in infancy - journal article (Vaccine)

* ►April 19, 2010 - Modelling the seasonality of rotavirus disease and the impact of vaccination in England and Wales - journal article (Vaccine)

* ►April 19, 2010 - Characterization of meningococcal serogroup B outer membrane vesicle vaccines from strain 44/76 after growth in different media - journal article (Vaccine)

* ►April 19, 2010 - Co-administration of viral vector-based vaccines suppresses antigen-specific effector CD8 T cells - journal article (Vaccine)

* ►April 19, 2010 - Rotavirus enterotoxin NSP4 has mucosal adjuvant properties - journal article (Vaccine)

* ►April 19, 2010 - A parenteral DNA vaccine protects against pneumonic plague - journal article (Vaccine)

* ►April 19, 2010 - Novel mucosal vaccines generated by genetic conjugation of heterologous proteins to pneumolysin (PLY) from Streptococcus pneumoniae - journal article (Vaccine)

* ►April 19, 2010 - Alphavirus replicon-based enhancement of mucosal and systemic immunity is linked to the innate response generated by primary immunization - journal article (Vaccine)

* ►April 19, 2010 - Prime and boost immunization with influenza and adenovirus encoding the Toxoplasma gondii surface antigen 2 (SAG2) induces strong protective immunity - journal article (Vaccine)

* ►April 19, 2010 - Pandemic influenza in Canadian children: A summary of hospitalized pediatric cases - journal article (Vaccine)

* ►April 19, 2010 - The potential of 3′,5′-cyclic diguanylic acid (c-di-GMP) as an effective vaccine adjuvant - journal article (Vaccine)

►April 19, 2010 - Bottleneck effects on vaccine-candidate antigen diversity of malaria parasites in Thailand - journal article (Vaccine)

►April 19, 2010 - Stability and potency of the Plasmodium falciparum MSP1-19/AMA-1(III) chimeric vaccine candidate with Montanide ISA720 adjuvant - journal article (Vaccine)

►April 19, 2010 - Evaluation of formalin inactivated V3526 virus with adjuvant as a next generation vaccine candidate for Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus - journal article (Vaccine)

* ►March 31, 2010 - Global Vaccine to Post Stronger Growth - Due to a rapid surge in the prevalence of numerous chronic diseases, the global vaccine market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of over 12% during 2010-2012. - RNCOS via PRMinds - "The report reveals that the emerging countries like India, China and Brazil, show immense growth potential in the vaccine industry in coming years. The vaccine segment of these countries has witnessed an increase in investments in last few years. The segment is expected to continue expanding, as vaccine demand will swell in these countries. These countries are also anticipated to become the production hub of vaccines due to their low cost manufacturing capabilities."

* ►March 31, 2010 - Red Cedar Technology’s Design Process Selected for CDC and Gates Foundation Project - HEEDS optimization software used to design new generation of vaccine carriers to help eradicate disease. - Red Cedar Technology via - "Reverse cold-chain containers are used by countries and aid organizations to ensure that vaccines are maintained at the required temperature while they are transported to remote locations for immunization campaigns. The primary goal of this project is to redesign and custom engineer the reverse cold-chain containers to improve their performance, affordability, and environmental footprint. Dr. Brent Burkholder, Director of the CDC Global Immunization Division, said he hopes the project can “protect the significant investment in costly vaccines, and, more importantly, to ensure the safety of those receiving immunizations.”

* ►March 31, 2010 - Policy unveiled to combat diarrheal disease, a killer of Kenyan children - Public awareness about diarrhea risk important to efforts - The Government of Kenya, through the Ministry of Public Heath and Sanitation and the Department of Family Health (Division of Child and Adolescent Health via Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News - "By working with partners to scale up traditional interventions, including ORS and breastfeeding and new interventions such as zinc─and looking forward to solutions like rotavirus vaccines on the horizon─we can make a difference for all the children of Kenya."

* ►March 31, 2010 - Drugmakers, FDA Officials And Private Eyes - Pharmalot - "Amphastar paid more than $100,000 to Kroll for the low down. At one point, the investigators hired a freelance reporter to file Freedom of Information Act requests, using her status as a journalist to request Woodcock’s emails, phone records, voicemails, calendar and expense reports, among other documents – without mentioning that she was being paid for her efforts by a private investigative firm. (OUR TWO CENTS: Really? That’s not kosher)."

* ►March 31, 2010 - CT Scans & A Former FDA Scientist, In His Own Words - Pharmalot

* ►March 31, 2010 - FDA drafts adaptive clinical trial design guidance - The FDA’s draft guidance on adaptive design in clinical trials is a balanced, practical publication, according to the EVP of a CRO who expects the document to generate a “robust discussion”. -

* ►March 31, 2010 - USA - The Mecca of drug abuse - Meat Trade News Daily

►March 31, 2010 - Speakers say autism treatment lacking - Metro News, Ottawa Canada

►March 31, 2010 - Autism Society Kicks Off National Autism Awareness Month to Honor the 1 in 110 People with Autism in the United States - Autism Society via PRWeb via Yahoo!

►March 31, 2010 - May Institute, LoJack Team up to Promote Autism Awareness on the MBTA - Campaign Launches Today at a Press Conference at South Station in Boston - PRNewswire-USNewswire via AlphaTrade

►March 31, 2010 - LDAF advocates for autistic program funding - The Daily Times DelMarva Media Group

►March 31, 2010 - Canadian Autism Researchers Celebrate World Autism Awareness Day - Marketwire via Canadian Business Online

►March 31, 2010 - Should you ask for extra vaccines during rearing? - Pullet rearers usually offer a comprehensive vaccination package, but their customers are increasingly asking for extra vaccines to be administered. - Farmers Weekly Interactive, UK

* ►March 31, 2010 - Diseases linked to Agent Orange may be expanded - Observer Today

* ►March 31, 2010 - EPA May Require Testing of BPA's Environmental Impact - EPA and FDA both express concerns about chemical's effect on fetuses and young children - Consumer Affairs

* ►March 31, 2010 - Scandal of danger chemical in baby bottles - Leading retailers selling products banned in Canada and US -

* ►March 31, 2010 - Professor Andrew Watterson: If retailers do not take action, Government must intervene - The Independent, UK

►March 31, 2010 - Judge Approves Zero-Dollar Settlement of Class Action Over Merck Merger - New Jersey Law Journal via

►March 31, 2010 - ElanTech Awarded Department Of Homeland Security (DHS) Contract For Next-Generation GIS Public Health Emergency Management Software - ElanTech via via COMTEX via TMCnet

►March 31, 2010 - Vietnam Fines Schering-Plough For Kickbacks - Pharmalot

►March 31, 2010 - BRIEF-Glaxo, Isis Pharma collaborate on RNA therapeutics for rare and infectious diseases - Reuters via

►March 31, 2010 - 'Actual health care is absolutely free!' - Letter to the Editor - The Daily Tribune News

►March 31, 2010 - Nano-enabled drug packaging market worth $8bn by 2014, says iRAP - The market for “nano-enabled” pharmaceutical packaging is growing 16.5 per cent a year and will be worth $8.1bn (€6bn) by 2014 according to new research by iRAP. -

►March 31, 2010 - Should Crestor Be Prescribed As A Preventive Med? - Pharmalot

►March 31, 2010 - Metrics adds melamine testing - Metrics is offering melamine detection testing services for starting materials to help clients ensure their products are free from contamination. -

►March 31, 2010 - There are issues too important for politics - Andalusia Star-News

►March 31, 2010 - McNamara: Try to learn more about autism -

* ►March 31, 2010 - First Ever Virtual Autism Conference Featuring Temple Grandin and 16 speakers to discuss: “Things To Know About Autism” April 10th-11th. - To help moms who have children with autism and to support Autism Awareness month, is offering a free virtual conference with 17 different presenters over two days on Saturday April 10th and Sunday April 11th. Attendees can listen and participate from anywhere in the world free. (includes video) - PRWeb

* ►March 31, 2010 - 'Songs of the Spectrum' benefits autism groups - USA Today

* ►March 31, 2010 - Early behavioral therapy and genetics research offer hope in tracking and treating autism - New York Daily News

* ►March 31, 2010 - World Autism Awareness Day - opinion - Saipan Tribune - "A teacher colleague who has written on mercury-laced thimerosal-preserved multi-vaccines is livid at the protection given vaccine-producing pharmaceuticals from legal liability since the reign of George B the elder. That feeling has intensified with the recent Supreme Court decision that denies vaccines as causing autism altogether, never mind that the director of the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta acknowledged a direct link two years ago. Autism awareness is in order. With its epidemic magnitude, it deserves the same attention as curtailing climate warming and preventing World War III."

* ►March 31, 2010 - Vaccine choice belongs in health bill - Augusta Chronicle - "What we do need to be aware of, however, is that the government and health agencies keep telling us, 'We don't know what causes autism -- after more than a decade -- but we know it's not vaccines.' But the question is, 'Do we really know?' We need to be aware that the new health bill has more limitations than what one is allowed to carry on an airplane. It could mandate more vaccines for our children and us. We need to be aware that compulsory vaccines cannot be legally and morally justified. We need personal rights for all medical interventions for ourselves and our children; vaccine choice; and parental consent."

* ►March 31, 2010 - Reprimand lets doctor continue unorthodox work - Charlotte Observer - "Dr. Rashid Buttar, whose alternative medical practice in Huntersville has been under scrutiny by the N.C. Medical Board for a decade, has accepted a reprimand from the licensing agency. But Buttar, who was facing potential restrictions to his license, instead can continue offering unconventional treatments as long as he asks patients to sign a form acknowledging his practice is outside the mainstream. 'This was a witch hunt from the beginning,' said Buttar, 44, whose practice attracts patients from 42 states and 37 countries. 'They were trying to discredit me ... but I didn't do anything wrong.'"

►March 31, 2010 - Digital Economy Bill Should Wait For Next Government, Say Liberal Democrats - The Guardian via The One Click Group

►March 31, 2010 - Stop UK Internet Disconnection! Flashmob Digital Economy Bill Publishes Meeting Point - The One Click Group

►March 31, 2010 - Bulgarian Health Minister Resigns Over Swine Flu Pharma Scandal - Novinite via the One Click Group

* ►March 31, 2010 - Lobbygate Britain - Health Service Tried To Buy John Hemming MP - The One Click Group

►March 31, 2010 - Peregrine Announces Data From Four Studies to be Presented at American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting - press release - PRNewswire via MarketWatch

* ►March 31, 2010 - Policy unveiled to combat diarrheal disease, a killer of Kenyan children - Public awareness about diarrhea risk important to efforts - PATH via EurekAlert!

►March 31, 2010 - BioSante Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Discusses LibiGel(R) and its Cancer Vaccines in Fireside Chat with Research Analyst - press release - Business Wire via MarketWatch

►March 31, 2010 - Inovio Biomedical to Present at Future Leaders in the Biotech Industry Conference - press release - Business Wire via MarketWatch

►March 31, 2010 - Sanofi to invest $200 mln in French biotech plants - French drugmaker Sanofi-Aventis (SASY.PA) on Wednesday said it would invest 150 million euros ($201.4 million) over four years to build up its biotechnology manufacturing capacities in France. - Reuters

* ►March 31, 2010 - Research argues HPV vaccine should extend to boys (includes video) - Radio Australia

►March 31, 2010 - Rite Aid forecast worse than expected; shares down - Rite Aid Corp (RAD.N) posted a worse-than-expected quarterly loss and forecast a wider fiscal year loss than Wall Street was anticipating, sending its shares down 7.1 percent. - Reuters - "The results marked the No. 3 U.S. drugstore chain's 11th straight quarterly loss, one which the company attributed to a mild cold and flu season that cut down on sales of medications."

* ►March 31, 2010 - Much of H1N1 vaccine unused, almost expired - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - "Nearly half the 162 million doses of H1N1 vaccine produced to fight the deadly flu in the United States have gone unused, and some batches have either expired or are nearing their expiration date. Allegheny County Health Department will be throwing out 9,400 expired doses of the vaccine mist spray soon, as well as 730 expired doses of the injectable vaccine, said spokesman Guillermo Cole. Statewide, some 4.6 million doses of H1N1 vaccine have been distributed, but state officials say they don't know how many were administered, how many are still available or how many have expired."

* ►March 31, 2010 - Swine Flu Fraud Topples down Bulgaria's Minister of Health - Health Minister Nanev stings state treasury by 2.5 million levs after unfavourable for the state contract for Tamiflu medicines - Standart News

►March 31, 2010 - Flu pandemics challenge health experts - Chico Enterprise Record

►March 31, 2010 - 10 locals hospitalized for swine flu since May - The Times-Herald

►March 31, 2010 - CDC continues to urge citizens to receive H1N1 flu shots - Drug Store News

►March 31, 2010 - H1N1 claims first O.C. fatality since January - Orange County Register

►March 31, 2010 - Colorado's H1N1 Tracking Omits Race Data - New America Media

►March 31, 2010 - HK reports new fatal case of A/H1N1 flu - Xinhuanet

►March 31, 2010 - Alumnae from Institute of Health lectures on H1N1 virus - Notre Dame Observer

►March 31, 2010 - More flu vaccine on its way - New Zealand Doctor

►March 31, 2010 - Seminars on health pandemic ethics open today - RocNow

►March 31, 2010 - Lower Mainland measles outbreak strikes 14 - Unvaccinated international visitors infect local residents - Vancouver Sun

►March 31, 2010 - Measles still 'only a plane ride away' - The Province

►March 31, 2010 - The Health Ministry says it is possible further members of a large family affected by a measles outbreak in Northland may need to be hospitalised.- Radio New Zealand

►March 31, 2010 - Measles outbreak spreads to Wellington - NZPA via

►March 31, 2010 - Hokianga Measles Outbreak – Northland situation update - Northland District Health Board - New Zealand Doctor

►March 31, 2010 - Visitor restrictions at virus-hit hospitals in Devon - Visitors are being told to stay away from two hospitals in Devon as staff try to fight the spread of a diarrhoea and vomiting bug. - BBC

* ►March 31, 2010 - Couple accused of abuse sues Children’s - Dayton Daily News - "Twice in three years, Amber and Preston Shawen lost infant sons. Both times doctors at Children’s Medical Center accused them of abusing the children, which triggered criminal investigations of the family. Both times the doctors were wrong. The second time, they knew it, or should have, according to a lawsuit the Shawens filed Friday, March 26. And, according to the lawsuit, had the hospital shared critical information with the family, the second boy could have been saved."

* ►March 31, 2010 - ‘It’s just a nightmare that doesn’t end,’ says dad whose sons died - Dayton Daily News - "Preston Shawen is haunted by the deaths of his sons, by the accusations that he abused them, and the knowledge that his second boy might have been saved. 'It’s just a nightmare that doesn’t end,' said Preston Shawen. 'You almost want to blame yourself.' Preston and his wife, Amber, came under suspicion twice: after their son Landon’s death on March 31, 2009, and after his brother Ethan’s death in 2006. The coroner found Landon Shawen died from a genetic disorder that causes excessive blood clotting. Ethan’s death was attributed to meningitis, but authorities were suspicious and investigated the family for child abuse."

* ►March 31, 2010 - Dad's message after loss of baby Cailan - Swindon Advertiser, UK - "Mr Kern, a biologist, has for three years been working on a new more comprehensive meningitis vaccine – one he believes, had it been available, might have helped save Cailan. ... Despite trips to the doctors, meningitis was not diagnosed as it has the same symptoms as other illnesses, making it hard to pick up. On the night of May 12, Cailan’s condition deteriorated dramatically and he was taken to hospital and given intravenous antibiotics but died the next day. ... Cailan had contracted pneumococcal disease, but died from meningitis strain 19A. ... In his job, Mr Kern has been working on the new vaccine Prevenar 13, which becomes available to GP surgeries nationally tomorrow as part of the National Infant Immunisation Schedule. Mr Kern said: 'I work for the company that makes the vaccine and worked on that very vaccine – that was the toughest thing for me.'"

►March 31, 2010 - School on meningitis alert - Ballymoney Today

►March 31, 2010 - Meningococcal took her sister - Campbelltown Macarthur Advertiser

►March 31, 2010 - Scare for parents with a sick baby - Campbelltown Macarthur Advertiser

►March 31, 2010 - MRSA superbugs actually caused by widespread antibiotics use in the 1960s -

* ►March 31, 2010 - FDA Bans Another Alternative Health Option While Refusing to Pull the Plug on Dangerous Meds -

►March 31, 2010 - HIV programme is a double-edged sword to the health system - Ghana News Agency

►March 31, 2010 - HIV rate highest among EC students - Dispatch Online

►March 31, 2010 - Moroka pokes holes in the fight against HIV - Botswana Gazette

►March 31, 2010 - New HIV treatment in Gauteng - SAPA via News24

►March 31, 2010 - South Africa to launch massive HIV/AIDS campaign - IANS via Sify

►March 31, 2010 - HIV, AIDS cases rise sharply for NJ senior citizens in recent years - The Star-Ledger via

►March 31, 2010 - £1m investment to beat threat of deadly bugs - Cambridge News, UK

►March 31, 2010 - Advances in improving Hep A treatment - Scientist Live

* ►March 31, 2010 - Donahue & Cunnion: Anthrax bioterror in Europe - Absent answers, new cases are troubling - Washington Times

►March 31, 2010 - Wales' Chief Vet welcomes vaccination licence for badgers - Smallholder

* ►March 30, 2010 - Drug firm investigated FDA officials - Politico - "For more than two months in late 2008, private investigators working for a drug company gathered information on a high-ranking official at the Food and Drug Administration – unearthing details about her husband, two daughters, and in-laws, and re-tracing her steps on a business trip she took to Thailand. The drug company, Amphastar Pharmaceuticals Inc., paid more than $100,000 to Kroll, the New York-based private investigative firm, to uncover the information about Janet Woodcock, director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, who overees the agency’s new-drug approvals."

* ►March 30, 2010 - The Scientific Fraud Pandemic: Few Honest Scientists Remain, Part II -

* ►March 30, 2010 - Researcher Behind CDC Vaccine Claims Disappears with $2M - Planet Thrive

* ►March 30, 2010 - Montana, Eli Lilly reach $13M agreement - LegalNewsline

* ►March 30, 2010 - GeoVax Labs Granted Allowance by FDA to Start Phase 1 Clinical Trial For HIV/AIDS Therapeutic Vaccine - GeoVax Labs, Inc. via PRNewswire-FirstCall via Therapeutics Daily

►March 30, 2010 - Rights Offering Brings Medivir $41M for Anti-infectives Work - BioWorld Today via Therapeutics Daily

►March 30, 2010 - CCA Statement On National Health Care Reform - Planet Chiropractic

►March 30, 2010 - AAP Press Statement On Health Reform Law And Children With Pre-existing Conditions - American Academy of Pediatrics via Medical News Today

►March 30, 2010 - HPV vaccine not just for women anymore - The New Hampshire

* ►March 30, 2010 - Study volunteers needed - Hutchinson Center A Life of Science - "The goal of the study, funded by the National Cancer Institute, is to see whether various stress-management and coping techniques reduce stress and improve immune function. ... Participants will be asked to complete questionnaires, give blood and saliva samples, and receive two hepatitis-A vaccinations."

* ►March 30, 2010 - Medical misinformation spreads quickly on Twitter, sometimes reaching millions: study - New York Daily News

►March 30, 2010 - PharmAthene names Richman as president - Baltimore Business Journal

►March 30, 2010 - Women warned: Vaccine 'is not a smear replacement' - Private Health, UK

* ►March 30, 2010 - Special Needs Living: Autism, Vaccines, and the New Health Care Law - The Stir by CafeMom

►March 30, 2010 - Autism advocates rally in Montgomery -

►March 30, 2010 - Iconic buildings and landmarks around the world shine light on autism - Othello Outlook

►March 30, 2010 - Autism New Jersey to raise awareness with Ben Franklin Bridge lighting - New Jersey Newsroom

* ►March 30, 2010 - Susceptibility to Autism Tied to Genes - Researchers identify variations that point to spectrum disorders - HealthDay via BusinessWeek

►March 30, 2010 - NIH Autism Grants to Fund 'Omics, PGx Studies - GenomeWeb Daily News

►March 30, 2010 - April is Autism Awareness Month - TCPalm

►March 30, 2010 - Chantal Sicile-Kira: HBO: A Mother's Courage: Talking Back to Autism - The Huffington Post

►March 30, 2010 - Swine flu drugs centres to close - This is Nottingham

►March 30, 2010 - WHO’s Afraid of H1N1? - Whistling in the dark. - Overcoming Pain Blog via Psychology Today

* ►March 30, 2010 - State ends mercury-limit suspension for H1N1 flu vaccine - Vaccine News Daily - "Washington’s limit on the amount of mercury allowed in H1N1 flu vaccines for certain people is ending, the state’s Department of Health announced March 23. The limits on thimerosal were suspended last fall when supplies of mercury-free vaccine were limited, possibly preventing vaccination of pregnant women and children under three who wanted to be immunized."

* ►March 30, 2010 - Roche Denies Allegations of Bulgaria Unfavorable Tamiflu Contract -

* ►March 30, 2010 - Bulgaria health minister quits in supply scandal - AP via BusinessWeek

* ►March 30, 2010 - French Scientists Trying To Combine H1N1 & Influenza H5N1 - Before It's News

* ►March 30, 2010 - U Alberta find could shield humans from influenza virus - A University of Alberta-led research team has discovered an influenza detector gene that could potentially prevent the transmission of the virus to humans - University of Alberta via EurekAlert!

* ►March 30, 2010 - WHO reports 2 more Egyptian H5N1 cases, 1 fatal - CIDRAP News

►March 30, 2010 - A/H1N1 flu hits schools in Ghana's capital - Xinhuanet

►March 30, 2010 - Break offers opportunity to vaccinate kids against H1N1 - Post-Searchlight

►March 30, 2010 - H1N1 prevalent among hospital ER workers - United Press International

►March 30, 2010 - H1N1 in Pregnant Women - Cold/Flu blog via

►March 30, 2010 - GSK launches pneumococcal vaccine - Healthcare Republic - "Synflorix  is a polysaccharide conjugate vaccine indicated for active immunisation against invasive disease and acute otitis media caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae."

►March 30, 2010 - Doses of MMR jabs to be administered as cases double -

* ►March 30, 2010 - Vaccines not enough vs measles in Lanao, Maguindanao - Inquirer Mindanao via - "Local health authorities have expressed concern about the rise in the number of persons in Lanao del Sur and Maguindanao suffering from measles even if they had been immunized. Dr. Kadil Sinolinding, health secretary of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao said on Tuesday that at least 39 persons, aged eight months to 21 years old, were infected with measles in Lanao del Sur and Maguindanao. The number of cases have been recorded since January but Sinolinding said the fact that most of those with measles had received anti-measles vaccines was 'quite alarming.'"

* ►March 30, 2010 - 25 die of measles and diarrhoea - Cape Argus via Independent Online

* ►March 30, 2010 - Zimbabwe comes under a Measles attack - ZimEye

* ►March 30, 2010 - Measles outbreak in Metro Vancouver tied to global travel - Vancouver Sun - "'It is suspected that at least two out-of-country visitors brought measles into Vancouver sometime in February or early March, as two separate strains of the virus have been identified,' the BCCDC said."

►March 30, 2010 - Measles outbreak hits unvaccinated in B.C. - CBC

* ►March 30, 2010 - Measles outbreak hits B.C. Lower Mainland, but overall risk called “very low” -

* ►March 30, 2010 - Alarming Increase in Mumps-related Testicle Problems in Young Males - redOrbit - "Urologists at a leading Irish hospital have reported an alarming increase in the number of teenage boys and young men developing mumps orchitis, in a paper published in the April issue of the urology journal BJUI."

►March 30, 2010 - Concern high on LI over mumps outbreak (requires subscription) - Newsday

►March 30, 2010 - Time is right to end polio - Rotary International

►March 30, 2010 - Polio eradication efforts continue in Southern Sudan - Source: United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) via ReliefWeb

►March 30, 2010 - POLIO: Making Nigeria free from the virus - Daily Sun

►March 30, 2010 - Paralyzed with fear: A polio survivor's story (with slideshow) - Shelby Star

►March 30, 2010 - Rushville Middle School student catches whooping cough - Lancaster Eagle-Gazette

►March 30, 2010 - Meningitis vaccine gives travellers immunity - Children are routinely vaccinated against Men C but adults are not - A new meningitis vaccine which protects against four major strains of the disease is available in Europe for the first time. - BBC

►March 30, 2010 - Predictors of loss of hepatitis B surface antigen in patients co-infected with HIV and HBV - World Journal of Gastroenterology via EurekAlert!

►March 30, 2010 - Valuable baseline data of recent hepatitis A in Asian area - World Journal of Gastroenterology via EurekAlert!

►March 30, 2010 - Vertex Pharmaceuticals Announces Webcast of its Presentation at Canaccord Adams' Hepatitis C Conference - Business Wire via MarketWatch

►March 30, 2010 - Drug-addicted surgery tech gave hepatitis C to dozens of patients -

* ►March 30, 2010 - WMNF suspends Dr. Carol Roberts' show after discussion of hepatitis C outbreak at her clinic - St. Petersburg Times via

►March 30, 2010 - 10,000 cops to be vaccinated - Daily Times, Pakistan

►March 30, 2010 - Potential new target for treating Hepatitis C found - A team of researchers has discovered that binding of a potent inhibitor of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) to the genetic material of the virus causes a major conformational change that may adversely affect the ability of the virus to replicate. - Times of India

►March 30, 2010 - Over 48000 children born with HIV annually - The Citizen

►March 30, 2010 - UNAIDS wants travel restrictions lifted on HIV/AIDS - Radio Australia

►March 30, 2010 - Encouraging news in the District's HIV/AIDS epidemic - editorial (requires registration) - Washington Post

►March 30, 2010 - Low HIV prevalence rates on SA campus - HIV prevalence rates among South Africa's university students remain low, but risk is never far off according to one of the largest surveys ever conducted in the country. - Mmegi Online

* ►March 30, 2010 - Contagious Skin Virus Popping Up on Kids (includes video) - Live 5 News - "Dr. Marta Hampton, a dermatologist in West Ashley, says she has seen more and more patients come in with Molluscum Contagiosum, a pox virus with clear bumps and a dimple in the middle. In adults it spreads mainly through sexual contact. 'It's considered an STD in adults, not in children,' said Hampton.  It's very contagious in children and untreated it can last for years, all it takes is skin-to-skin contact."

►March 30, 2010 - Scientist, Dr Staninger, Unlocks the Mystery of Morgellons Disease - 156 patients experience full recovery on the Staninger Detox Protocol using Far Infrared. FIR therapy is a major key for returning us back to our natural state as a vibrant and radiant beings. - press release - PRWeb via Earth Times

* ►March 30, 2010 - Risks Seen in Cholesterol Drug Use in Healthy People (requires registration) - The New York Times

►March 30, 2010 - What? The similarities between raw milk and medical marijuana aren't obvious? - Booster Shots Blog via Los Angeles Times

* ►March 30, 2010 - Spotlight Rabies Challenge Fund: One dog's story - Two Little Cavaliers Blog - "The changes to little Louie's body that have taken place due to his system wide reaction to the vaccination are horrible."

* ►March 30, 2010 - New Report Shows Major Diseases Being Addressed With Over 230 Medicines in Development for Children - Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America via PRNewswire-USNewswire via RT Magazine

* ►March 30, 2010 - Weak Rules on Toxins and Safety (requires registration) - The New York Times - "Several common diseases, like certain cancers and developmental disorders, have been rising in recent decades, and scientists are not sure why. In some cases, evidence suggests chemicals may be the reason."

* ►March 30, 2010 - Call for participants for a Tasmanian autism census - Five years ago a child would be diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder at about the age of five. Today a child is likely to be diagnosed by the age of three. But 10 or 20 years ago a diagnosis was much harder to come by. Because of this, Autism Tasmania are conducting a census to try to determine just how wide spread this disorder is. - Australian Broadcasting Corporation

* ►March 30, 2010 - New AOA Report Reveals High Number of Infants With Untreated Eye and Vision Problems - American Optometric Association (AOA) via PRNewswire via News Blaze

* ►March 30, 2010 - Mercury-induced hepatotoxicity in zebrafish: in vivo mechanistic insights from transcriptome analysis, phenotype anchoring and targeted gene expression validation (pdf) - journal article (BMC Genomics)

►March 30, 2010 - Adult immunizations offered for Natick residents - The MetroWest Daily News

►March 30, 2010 - Basic Surgical Masks Protect Healthcare Workers Against Novel H1N1 Infection (requires registration) - Clinical Infectious Diseases via Medscape Medical News

►March 30, 2010 - CDC Issues Disease Preparedness Briefs in Aftermath of Haiti's Earthquake (requires registration) - CDC via Medscape Medical News

►March 30, 2010 - Emerging Infectious Diseases: Evaluation to Implementation for Transfusion and Transplantation Safety Public Workshop - FDA

►March 30, 2010 - Quantitative Risk Assessment: Blood Safety and Availability Public Workshop - FDA

►March 30, 2010 - Lindamood-Bell to Help Commemorate Autism Awareness Day - Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes via PRWeb via Yahoo!

►March 30, 2010 - Case study - Leptospirosis vaccinations prove vital in preventing abortion losses - Disease control is vital to maximise economic performance, says beef farmer Johnny McCririck, Whitmuirhaugh, Kelso. - Farmers Weekly Interactive, UK

►March 30, 2010 - Crackdown by FDA could aid Pfizer - The Day

►March 30, 2010 - UF researchers harness the power of plants to fight hemophilia - University of Florida News

►March 30, 2010 - MasXtreme Capsules (Natural Wellness) - product contains undeclared drug ingredient - FDA

►March 30, 2010 - Sandoz, GPhA weigh in on follow-on biologics provision - Drug Store News

* ►March 29, 2010 - Detroit Pistons Forward Jonas Jerebko and NBA Legend Bob Lanier Join Vaccines for Teens Educational Campaign to Help Metro Detroit Teens Take Their Best Shot at Health - Basketball Superstar Urges Local Teens to Stay in the Game and Get Vaccinated - It's More Important Than Ever - Society for Adolescent Medicine via PRNewswire via RT Magazine

►March 29, 2010 - Racial and Ethnic Disparities Persist in Pediatric Health Care - HealthDay News via ModernMedicine

* ►March 29, 2010 - Harris Coulter Was a Brave Visionary by Barbara Loe Fisher (includes video) -

* ►March 29, 2010 - Pharma Planning to Dump Experimental and Controversial Vaccines in Public Schools - - "The golden calf of public health was smashed in this recent flu season as many in the United States outright rejected the H1N1 vaccine. Pharmaceutical companies are now holding the bag, as millions of doses of the vaccine are rotting on shelves or being discarded as hazardous waste. Or are they? The manufacturer may find it more cost effective to dump them into the arms of our public school systems."

* ►March 29, 2010 - The real health reform solution: A Health Freedom Zone in America -

* ►March 29, 2010 - Press Briefing Transcripts - CDC 2009 H1N1 Flu Media Briefing (includes audio) - CDC

* ►March 29, 2010 - Law May Do Little to Help Curb Unnecessary Care (requires registration) - The New York Times

* ►March 29, 2010 - Plastic nanoparticles can move from mom to baby through placenta. - Environmental Health News - "Research shows for the first time that plastic nanoparticles can cross the human placenta, possibly exposing the developing fetus to the tiny materials that are increasingly used in medicines, vaccines and personal care products."

* ►March 29, 2010 - HPV vaccines and Crista Valdez: a mother's search for justice - - "Crista Valdez lost her only daughter a few short months after her last Gardasil injection. The date was August 31, 2007. Today, she is still searching for answers. Crista wants to know how this vaccine was approved for use so quickly when the clinical trials clearly indicated there could be serious side effects and even death. She wants to know who in their right mind would unleash a vaccine on the general public when there were over 500 reports of seizures and 37 'unexplained' deaths during the clinical trials."

►March 29, 2010 - Flu shot extension brings changes - Pharmacy News, Australia

►March 29, 2010 - Measles breaks out in SWA; 5 dead - The Nation, Pakistan

►March 29, 2010 - Measles can be serious - Cebu Daily News

* ►March 29, 2010 - Zimbabwe appeals for funding to fight measles - The Zimbabwean government and UN officials have issued an international appeal for funds to help contain an outbreak of measles that has killed at least 183 people - mainly unvaccinated children under the age of 5. - The Times

►March 29, 2010 - Nigeria: 190 Locals Killed By Measles in 2009-NPHCDA - Daily Trust via

►March 29, 2010 - Tygerberg Hospital Extends Measles Isolation Ward as Numbers Climb - Cape Gateway

►March 29, 2010 - City at high risk from polio: WHO - Times of India

* ►March 29, 2010 - WHO Warns of Global Financial Crisis Impact on Polio Eradication Programmes - Sudan Vision Daily

►March 29, 2010 - Researchers identify potential new target for treating hepatitis C - A team of scientists including University of Utah researchers has discovered that binding of a potent inhibitor of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) to the genetic material of the virus causes a major conformational change that may adversely affect the ability of the virus to replicate. This discovery, published in the March 29 early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, provides a potential new target for structure-based design of new hepatitis C treatments. -

►March 29, 2010 - Pharmasset to Present at the Canaccord Adams Hepatitis C Conference - press release - PRNewswire-FirstCall

►March 29, 2010 - Elderly patients being executed with medicines in UK hospitals -

►March 29, 2010 - Expert Available for Comment: CMS to Cover Injections for HIV-Associated Facial Lipoatrophy - Dermatologic Surgery Organization Celebrates Advocacy Success - American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association via Business Wire

►March 29, 2010 - UNAIDS Executive Director Calls For Continued Investment In HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Removal of Travel Bans - Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report

* ►March 28, 2010 - Danger lurks in skipping shots - USA Today via Poughkeepsie Journal - "Rebecca Estepp of San Diego decided not to vaccinate her younger son after his older brother was diagnosed with autism. When measles broke out in Southern California in 2008, 'I had to decide, 'Would I rather have him get the measles or risk having him get autism like his brother did?' ' said Estepp, national policy manager for Talk About Curing Autism. 'My husband and I decided we'd rather he get measles.'"

►March 28, 2010 - Boys Should Also Get HPV Vaccine -

* ►March 26, 2010 - Journals Should Set Tougher Standards, Editors Say - MedPage Today - "Editors of medical journals should unite in requiring independent statistical analyses of industry-sponsored clinical trials, according to the two top editors of the Journal of the American Medical Association . Such a measure would help prevent any inappropriate influence from the study sponsors on data analysis and reporting, wrote Catherine DeAngelis, MD, MPH, editor-in-chief of JAMA, and Phil Fontanarosa, MD, MBA, executive deputy editor of the journal, in an editorial."

►March 25, 2010 - 2009-2010 Influenza Season Week 11 ending March 20, 2010 - All data are preliminary and may change as more reports are received. -

►March 25, 2010 - Vaccination Quackery Appears in Plain Sight -

►March 17, 2010 - EIP Report: Electric Power Industry "Not Making A Dent" In Dangerous Mercury Pollution, Which Rose At Over Half Of The Nation's 50 Dirtiest Power Plants - Texas Home to 5 of the 10 Worst Plants, Other States With 2 or More Among the Worst 50: AL, AR, AZ, GA, IL, IN, KS, LA, MO, ND, OH, PA, WI, WV; Technology Exists to Deal With Emissions Linked to Learning Disabilities in U.S. Children. - Environmental Integrity Project

►March 11, 2010 - Peanut allergy linked to worse asthma in kids - Reuters UK

►March 2010 - Dirty Kilowatts - America's Top Fifty Power Plant Mercury Polluters (pdf) - Environmental Integrity Project

* ►March 2010 - Accelerating Policy Decisions to Adopt Haemophilus influenzae Type b Vaccine: A Global, Multivariable Analysis - journal article (PLoS Medicine)

* ►March 2010 - Can Animal Models of Disease Reliably Inform Human Studies? - journal article (PLoS Medicine)

* ►March 2010 - Publication Bias in Reports of Animal Stroke Studies Leads to Major Overstatement of Efficacy - journal article (PLoS Biology)

►March 2010 - Sequestration of the Aβ Peptide Prevents Toxicity and Promotes Degradation In Vivo - journal article (PLoS Biology)

►March 2010 - Fumarase: A Mitochondrial Metabolic Enzyme and a Cytosolic/Nuclear Component of the DNA Damage Response - journal article (PLoS Biology)

►March 2010 - CONSORT 2010 Statement: Updated Guidelines for Reporting Parallel Group Randomised Trials - journal article (PLoS Medicine)

►March 2010 - The Promise of Prevention: The Effects of Four Preventable Risk Factors on National Life Expectancy and Life Expectancy Disparities by Race and County in the United States - journal article (PLoS Medicine)

►March 2010 - Drivers of Inequality in Millennium Development Goal Progress: A Statistical Analysis - journal article (PLoS Medicine)

►March 2010 - Identifying Genes that Help One Sex but Harm the Other - journal article (PLoS Biology)

►March 2010 - Memory Is Enhanced at Behaviorally Relevant Times - journal article (PLoS Biology)

►March 2010 - Enhanced Memory for Scenes Presented at Behaviorally Relevant Points in Time - journal article (PLoS Biology)

►January 28, 2010 - Thousands of Denver Children to Receive Immunizations in School - Denver Public Schools

►September 29, 2009 - Seasonal Flu and H1N1: School-based Vaccination, Jan Strozer, Program Manager, NASBHC; Judith Kovich, Director of School Health Services for Montgomery County Department of Health, MD; and Judith Shlay, Director of Immunization and Travel Clinic and Title X Family Planning, Denver  Metro Health Clinic, and primary care provider for Denver Community Health Services, Denver Health; September 29, 2009 (zip file - webinar) - National Assembly on School-Based Health Care

Title: School-based Adolescent Vaccination (UO1) - CDC

Should vaccinations for children be mandatory?  - Pediatrics, Helium Debates

Do childhood vaccinations help or hurt the development of a healthy immune system? - Pediatrics, Helium Debates

Should American children have the right to be vaccinated? - Pediatrics, Helium Debates

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Pediatric Major Depressive Disorder - Clinical Research Study - website




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