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All the News Posted February 17, 2011

January Infectious Diseases In ChildrenClick here for all of the Dr. Andrew Wakefield GMC/Lancet Decision Articles and Videos

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

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NJ Stands to Lose Freedom of Religious Exemption Is Your State Next? NJ, your right to a religious vaccine exemption is about to be denied. Which state is next? It’s time to make our voices heard at our elected legislative offices with a MASSIVE call-in/ write-in campaign. Contact info and details are below.This must be done today (2/16) and tomorrow, Thursday (2/17)

Constitutional Arguments Against NJ ACR157 Alan Phillips, J.D., February 16, 2011 - "Giving local authorities responsibility for assessing the appropriateness of religious exemption claims invites broad inconsistency with regard to the standard(s) and application of those standard(s). This could lead to equal protection violations under the 14th Amendment."

Challenges in infant immunity: implications for responses to infection and vaccines "Competing financial interests, C.-A.S. has received grants from vaccine manufacturers to assess vaccine candidates, including neonatal immunization models, and has received reimbursement for travel costs for participation in scientific advisory boards; the laboratory of O.L. has received support from VentiRx, which develops TLR8 agonists; and H.G. has been a consultant for Merck."

2011 House Bill 1015 (Certification of exemption from immunization) Passed 79 to 14 in the House on February 14, 2011, to require the form used to exempt a child from school immunizations to include a statement, to be signed by a health care practitioner, that information on the benefits and risks of immunization has been provided to the parent or legal guardian. Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

NJ Stands to Lose Freedom of Religious Exemption Is Your State Next? UPDATED 2/17 BREAKING NEWS! ACR157 HAS BEEN SHELVED DUE TO VOTER DEMAND!

Doctors wouldn't use NHS jab on family According to a survey carried out by the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BAASH), the majority of specialists would not use the health service to give their daughters the Cervarix vaccine.

Gardasil® Developer Claims Vaccine Prevents Abnormal Pap Tests, Not Cervical Cancer.

How You Can Spread Awareness About Vaccines and Win $5k

Exclusion day for students lacking vaccinations

Is it Ethical to Kill Children to Save Children? Friday Night NYC Event Explains

Religious Beliefs Might Influence Vaccination Rates

Gary Horton: Mulling over mandates in medical care

Doctor: Finland a Century Behind on Adult Vaccination

Cell-culture influenza vaccine proves effective, could speed production

Re-vaccination of 421 children with a past history of an adverse vaccine reaction in a special immunisation service

Death sparks vaccine appeal  (includes video) Adults should get whooping cough booster Doctors urge adults, who are likely to come into contact with babies, to get immunised against whooping cough.

Fooling Ourselves - On The Fundamental Value of Vaccines - by Greg Beattie (book)

Partially Randomized, Non-Blinded Trial of DNA and MVA Therapeutic Vaccines Based on Hepatitis B Virus Surface Protein for Chronic HBV Infection

Preventing Transmission of Pandemic Influenza and Other Viral Respiratory Diseases: Personal Protective Equipment for Healthcare Personnel Update 2010

Effectiveness of Serogroup C Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine: A 7-Year Follow-up in Quebec, Canada

No Vaccines For Me! Webinar on February 21th Kathleen Dunkelberger RN, BC, CLNC  Host: Jennifer Craig PhD, MA, BSN, DHom

HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Vaccination: Not Just for Girls

New system to track vaccination schedules

TH17-Based Vaccine Design for Prevention of Streptococcus pneumoniae Colonization

Vaccine targets malaria transfer

Vical Obtains U.S. Patent For Cytomegalovirus Vaccines - Quick Facts

CDC Vaccine Price List Prices last reviewed/updated: February 15, 2011 The private sector cost of the Pediatric Pneumococcal13-valent changed.

Vaccination: Private hospitals
have to fulfil ministry criteria

Frequency of Human Papillomavirus Infection, Coinfection, and Association with Different Risk Factors in Colombia

Drug Muggers: Which Medications Are Robbing Your Body of Essential Nutrients--and Natural Ways to Restore Them

Drosophila S2 Cells Are Non-Permissive for Vaccinia Virus DNA Replication Following Entry via Low pH-Dependent Endocytosis and Early Transcription

The Lower Serum Immunoglobulin G2 Level in Severe Cases than in Mild Cases of Pandemic H1N1 2009 Influenza Is Associated with Cytokine Dysregulation

After surviving war in Iraq, U.S. troops now being killed by Big Pharma

How the autism epidemic came to be

Rapid responses to How the autism epidemic came to be - Increases in the neurodevelopment disorder of autism, environmental toxins, toxic metals and oxidative stress - Ellen CG Grant

Meet the man who broke the vaccine-autism scandal

CBHA Recognized Nationally for Immunization Program

ENGLAND: Doctors Demand Schoolgirls Be Vaccinated Against Genital Warts

Flu pandemic threatens sewage works

MYANMAR: Mass vaccination to target polio return

Conspiracy rumours keep polio alive in Pakistan It’s a disease that attacks children under five, and it’s mean.  It sickens them with fevers and if it doesn’t kill them, it leaves them crippled for life.  The western world fought and pretty much won its war with polio.  But in Pakistan and India, the disease is still claiming young lives.

Chimerix Awarded BARDA Contract For Advanced Development Of Broad Spectrum Antiviral CMX001 As Medical Countermeasure Against Smallpox

Evaluation of Serum Bactericidal Antibody Assays for Haemophilus influenzae Serotype a

Case Of Measles Confirmed In Clark County

No new cases of measles reported in county after infant sickened

New hotline set up to manage worries after Vancouver infant diagnosed with measles

Vancouver, WA, infant may have spread measles

Daily Briefing: More Columbia River Crossing, biomass and a measles case

Vaccines Important to Prevent Spread of Whooping Cough

Whooping cough spike raises alarm bells Health authorities are investigating a spike in the number of cases of whooping cough in the Territory.

Anthrax Report Cast Doubts on Scientific Evidence in FBI Case

Nurse Practitioners Like Pharma Lunches & Dinners

Nurses in hepatitis case ordered to stand trial as judge, attorneys spar

Time Served For Bristol Worker Who Stole Secrets

Streptococcal Pharyngitis

Hypoxia and Inflammation

BARDA awards $15M radiation protection drug contracts to Aeolus, U.S. Biotest

Government recruitment ban putting children’s lives at risk, claims Kyne Webstore "This morning we heard from a volunteer whose local paper will be interviewing her for a story about the Parental Rights Amendment. She didn’t call them or ask for publicity. Rather, an intrigued reporter saw her bumper sticker (pictured above) and wanted to know more!"

Doctors wouldn't use NHS jab on family

Mycophenolate mofetil-induced pseudotumor cerebri in a boy with autoimmune lymphoproliferative disease

Aventis sales jump in December quarter "Aventis Pharma Ltd’s dividend declaration will please shareholders, who will get Rs51 a share in addition to the Rs4 a share they got earlier. The amount includes a special dividend, to distribute the proceeds of divestment of a 49% stake in a joint venture (JV), Chiron Behring Vaccines Pvt. Ltd."

Louisiana Attorney General Sues Glaxo Over Avandia

AstraZeneca Said to Settle More Seroquel Lawsuits

Genzyme's `Theoretical Cure' for MS Draws Scrutiny, Spurs Sanofi Purchase

Chemical and pharmaceutical companies to gain governmental support

Lilly hails success of its new R&D models

GSK layoffs hit US neuroscience staff; half of less than 50 jobs lost from RTP

Mutated Pathogens On the Rise

Researchers warn Canadian trials patient info 'too easy to crack' Passwords used to protect personal health information in Canadian clinical trials are often too easy to crack, according to a report in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR).

Role for CROs as study deems cancer trials biggest risk for Pharmas Late-stage cancer trials are the biggest challenge for pharmaceutical and biotech firms according to data presented at the Biotechnology Industry Organisation's (BIO) CEO and investor conference in Washington DC, US this week.

Notes from the Field: Deaths from Acute Hepatitis B Virus Infection Associated with Assisted Blood Glucose Monitoring in an Assisted-Living Facility --- North Carolina, August--October 2010

Potential Transmission of Viral Hepatitis Through Use of Stored Blood Vessels as Conduits in Organ Transplantation --- Pennsylvania, 2009

Large portion of costs at children's hospitals accounted for by patients with frequent readmissions

Notifiable Diseases and Mortality Tables

Mitochondrial control of the NLRP3 inflammasome

Epithelial microRNAs regulate gut mucosal immunity via epithelium–T cell crosstalk

New Lyme Specialist In Calgary – Dr. Rebecca Risk

The President’s FY 2012 Budget Would Create New User Fees, Ban Patent Settlements, and Reduce BPCIA Reference Product Exclusivity

Under Siege — The Individual Mandate for Health Insurance and Its Alternatives

Can Congress Regulate “Inactivity” (and Make Americans Buy Health Insurance)?

Obama Submits $4.4 Billion FDA Budget Request

Obama resists research cuts Increases for science and technology in the 2012 US budget prioritize innovation over reductions in the national deficit.

Drug Firms Attack U.S. Patent Plans

Special Treatment — The Story of Medicare’s ESRD Entitlement

Two in One: Multi-Tasking Protein Provides New Approaches for Anti-Tuberculosis Drugs

Protecting Children From Pesticides and Other Toxic Chemicals

Landscape-epidemiological study design to investigate an environmentally based disease

Influences on transfer of selected synthetic pyrethroids from treated Formica to foods

A Contraceptive Makes This Frog Sterile

Vitamin D controversies examined

Commentary: Can ‘many weak’ instruments ever be ‘strong’?

Recent respiratory infection and risk of venous thromboembolism: case–control study through a general practice database

Regional Projects Spur Creative Strategies for HAI Prevention Across US

Negative experiences can stop painkillers working

The flu stops for no one Despite the growing number of flu cases, students still neglect vaccination

Chance: Bugged by my flouting of flu shots

Grey Bruce health unit concerned by flu outbreaks; 9 flu-related deaths reported

Soil clay content underlies prion infection odds

Maven Semantic: Virus Diseases Database Search Over 169,000 People and Over 12,000 Research Organisations

Epidemiology: A Very Short Introduction. Rodolfo Saracci.

Medical Expert Talks About Chronic Inflammation on Health

Researchers at Toronto Western Research Institute Target Chronic Pain

Long-Term Study Of Remote Community Finds Almost No Cancer Or Diabetes In Individuals With Genetically Low Growth Hormone Activity

Global register of clinical trial contractors needed; SOMO A global compulsory register of all contractors and subcontractors involved in each clinical trial should be created to increase transparency, according to a study. 

The winds of change and DTC marketing: doing nothing is not an option

IOM-NAE Health Data Collegiate Challenge

A Little Company Tackles A Big Pain In The Butt

Family-based association study of ITGB3 in autism spectrum disorder and its endophenotypes

Mirror Movements Might Reflect ADHD in Kids Simple Finger Tapping Test Could Aid in Diagnosis, Researchers Say

Call to make schools autism-friendly

Ark. House panel approves bill that would force insurers to cover autism diagnosis, treatment

Odors eliciting fear: A conditioning approach to Idiopathic Environmental Intolerances.

Epidemiology: Every bite you take If a camera snaps everything you eat, you can't lie about it later. That's why scientists are building high-tech gadgets to measure the human 'exposome'.

Will Nano Rules Prompt Lawsuits?

US Patent 6506148 – Nervous system manipulation by electromagnetic fields from monitors

York's lead paint prevention program loses funding

Berry compounds lower risk of Parkinson's disease
Can Zinc Kill the Common Cold? Doctors Skeptical supplement May Reduce Severity of Common Cold; Experts urge caution

GM alfalfa cannot be contained, will spread everywhere, say experts

Luc Montagnier, Nobel Prize Winner, Takes Homeopathy Seriously

Climate change scientists call for food rationing to reduce carbon emissions

Deal with stress naturally

Exposed: Fake Chinese organics try to slip into US market

Children of working moms face more health problems

Nearly 10,000 infants hurt each year in crib accidents

Want to have a stroke? Keep drinking diet sodas

This rapidly emerging nutrient can slow the aging clock and prevent cancer

Red wine 'can help breast cancer chemo patients' Women who are about to undergo chemotherapy for breast cancer should drink a glass or two of red wine a day, research suggests.

Patients' Income and Where They Live Influence Hospitalization for Chronic Lung Disease

Ginger, cinnamon and cloves have health benefits

Obesity Death Rate Up By A Shocking 40%

Health Highlights: Feb. 16, 2011




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

The PBS NewsHour series "Autism Now"

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

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

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


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