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All the News Posted February 16, 2010

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* ►March 2010 - Association of Paternal Age and Risk for Major Congenital Anomalies From the National Birth Defects Prevention Study, 1997 to 2004 - journal article (Pediatric Neurology)

►March 2010 - Cognitive Effects of Topiramate in Migraine Patients Aged 12 Through 17 Years - journal article (Annals of Epidemiology)

* ►February 17, 2010 - Melbourne couples taking part in trials of male contraceptive jab - Melbourne couples are taking part in trials of a male contraceptive jab believed to be as effective as the Pill. - Herald Sun

►February 17, 2010 - Don't rule out Autism Spectrum Disorders - The Korea Herald

* ►February 16, 2010 - Anti-vaccine studies also threaten homeland security - The Daily Caller - "While hundreds of articles have now reported on The Lancet’s retraction and the anti-vaccine movement’s dangerous impact on childhood diseases, there has been precious little discussion of the threat that anti-vaccine fears pose to our ability to fight bioterrorism. In fact, the dangers in this area may be even greater, and our responsiveness to potential acts of bioterror will depend in part on the ability of homeland security officials to address the challenges posed by the vaccine-autism link."

* ►February 16, 2010 - Opposing view: 'Unjustly accused' - Medical industry seeks to suppress science to protect vaccine profits. - By Mark Blaxill - USA Today - "Anyone convinced that [Dr. Andrew] Wakefield is the problem should ask a simple question: Can you name a single instance of fraud or misconduct by Wakefield, describe it simply without deferring to the authority of some faceless tribunal and defend the evidence to an informed skeptic? You won't succeed. Why? Because the evidence clearly shows there was neither fraud nor misconduct. The parents whose children Wakefield studied never complained, and most have gone public with their support of Wakefield and his colleagues. Why wouldn't they? Their children were treated by Wakefield's colleagues, experts in pediatric gastroenterology, and the children's intestinal symptoms and symptoms of autism improved."

* ►February 16, 2010 - Our view on fighting disease: Vaccine fear-mongering endangers child health - When ‘herd immunity’ declines, deadly illnesses make a comeback.- editorial - USA Today - "The supposed MMR-autism link got a huge boost with a controversial study published by the British medical journal The Lancet in 1998. Though the lead author, surgeon Andrew Wakefield, was careful to say no such link had been proved, the study strongly suggested the possibility. Wakefield's research was widely reported, and the idea caught hold with worried parents."

►February 16, 2010 - Mark Blaxill on Wakefield in USA Today: 'Believe objective science and parents, not the medical industry or the media frenzy" - Age of Autism

* ►February 16, 2010 - Column: Don't listen to hysteria, vaccinate your kids - Oklahoma Daily - "This seems an unfortunate but understandable reaction to the possibility of the MMR vaccine causing autism, but there’s one serious problem: the study is rubbish."

* ►February 16, 2010 - Insights from the Paul Offit Interview, Part II: Blame the Scientific Journal, Not the Media - The Intersection via Discover Magazine

* ►February 16, 2010 - Letter: It is not too late to immunize - The Eagle Tribune - "Despite the delay in The Lancet's correction, it is never too late to be immunized."

* ►February 16, 2010 - Too Busy Too Broke To Teach Autistic Child to Speak? Glossing over Gross. By Bill Welsh - Age of Autism - "It is difficult to express how despondent I felt in London following the verdict at the General Medical Council (GMC) in the case against Dr Andrew Wakefield, and Professors Walker-Smith and Murch."

►February 16, 2010 - Hollywood & Autism: Celebs More Interested In Publicity Than Children’s Health - Big Hollywood Blog - "Not every parent is fighting for a cure.  In fact, there are parents, like my husband and I, fighting for society to accept autism as a disability rather than an illness to be cured."

* ►February 16, 2010 - Many parents still unsure on MMR jab - Irish Health - "One-fifth of parents still have doubts about the safety of the MMR vaccine, despite controversial research linking it to autism having been discredited, our latest viewers' poll has indicated. We asked our readers whether they would allow their children to get the MMR vaccine. While eighty per cent said yes, 14% said no and 6% said whey were not sure. Just over 450 people took part in the poll. ... View the poll results and comments, as well as results of previous polls here"

* ►February 16, 2010 - Two in three children fail to have MMR jab by age 5 - Two thirds of five-year-olds in parts of London have not had the MMR jab, new figures reveal today. - This is London, UK - "Now-discredited research that linked MMR and autism has led to parents boycotting the treatment. ... Richard Halvorsen who runs a vaccine clinic in London said parents were still concerned about the safety of MMR despite the lack of evidence that it causes health problems such as autism."

►February 16, 2010 - MMR 'can protect kids now and later in life' - Portsmouth News, UK

►February 16, 2010 - NH on alert for mumps after outbreak in NY - The Union Leader

* ►February 16, 2010 - Autism's earliest symptoms not evident in children under 6 months - Condition is characterized by a slow decline rather than an abrupt loss of skills, study says - University of California - Davis - Health System via EurekAlert!

* ►February 16, 2010 - Hormone-infused nasal spray found to help people with autism (requires registration) - Washington Post

►February 16, 2010 - Franchising autism "biomed" woo - Respectful Insolence via ScienceBlogs

►February 16, 2010 - The Good and The Bad of Autism Speaks Top Ten Science Breakthroughs - Age of Autism

* ►February 16, 2010 - Bill mandates autism coverage - The state Senate votes today on legislation to require employers to cover autism treatments. - The Roanoke Times

* ►February 16, 2010 - WaPo: Autism and diet: Many questions to digest By Jennifer LaRue Huget - Age of Autism

* ►February 16, 2010 - American Rally for Personal Rights: May 26 Grant Park Chicago - We believe in the rights to life, liberty, and personal security for ourselves and our children. Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Grant Park, Downtown Chicago - Age of Autism

* ►February 16, 2010 - Vaccine also has ruined my daughter's life - Culpeper Star-Exponent - "Thank you so much for the story about Gardasil vaccination (“Local couple questions Gardasil’s safety,” Feb. 7). My daughter Jessica had the vaccination shortly after it was introduced in 2006. She has been sick ever since. That is over three years later, and she is still suffering adverse side effects."

* ►February 16, 2010 - Another vaccine warning for young people and parents - Gardasil. - Venerina Conti Blog

►February 16, 2010 - UK Teenage Girls Bribed To Take Cervical Cancer Vaccine Without Parental Consent - Daily Mail via The One Click Group

►February 16, 2010 - HPV vaccine programme to be deferred to September - Irish Times

►February 16, 2010 - The war against cervical cancer - Daily Sun - "To this end, the ministry also plans to incorporate the cervical cancer vaccine into the national immunization schedule as well as conduct six pilot studies in six states of the federation on two different cancer vaccines-Cervarix and Gardasil."

* ►February 16, 2010 - Merck Announces Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2009 Financial Results * First Results for Combined Company Reflect Strong Sales Growth of Key Products * Fourth-Quarter 2009 Non-GAAP EPS of $0.79, Excluding Certain Items; Fourth-Quarter GAAP EPS of $2.35 * Full-Year 2009 Non-GAAP EPS of $3.25, Excluding Certain Items; Full-Year 2009 GAAP EPS of $5.65 * Significant Progress Made Integrating Operations; Reiterates Commitment to Achieving $3.5 Billion of Annual Savings in 2012 * Target Reaffirmed for High Single-Digit Non-GAAP EPS Compound Annual Growth Rate from 2009 to 2013 - press release - Merck & Co., Inc. via Business Wire

* ►February 16, 2010 - Drug Companies Shift Emphasis to Vaccines -

►February 16, 2010 - Local pediatrician recognized for immunization achievement - The Newark Advocate

* ►February 16, 2010 - Envi-health group warns of other mercury-containing products - Applauds FDA for banning mercury-laced items - Philippine Information Agency

* ►February 16, 2010 - Reports of adverse drug events increase, but the risk can be reduced (requires registration) - Washington Post

►February 16, 2010 - Dr. Peter Honig Brings FDA and Global Regulatory Expertise to Health & Life Sciences Team - press release - B&D Consulting via Business Wire

* ►February 16, 2010 - Anti-vaccination group to collapse - The country's largest anti-vaccination group - accused by critics of endangering children's lives through misinformation - is on the brink of collapse. - Daily Telegraph, Australia

►February 16, 2010 - 18/3=29!!: One-year retrospective on anti-Offit hoax - Left Brain/Right Brain

* ►February 16, 2010 - Swine Flu Outbreak Threatens At World Cup (requires registration) - Reuters via The New York Times - "'We are going to be vaccinating...starting with pregnant women, people at entry points, people who are involved in sports administration,' said [Health Minister Aaron] Motsoaledi. He said vaccinations would start soon."

►February 16, 2010 - Unborn babies in Danger: Canada Withdraws H1N1 Vaccine - Bru Direct

►February 16, 2010 - Flu season was not so bad, top medical mavin says - QMI Agency via

►February 16, 2010 - Puzzled doctors asking: Where is the flu? - San Francisco Chronicle

►February 16, 2010 - Health Department, churches team up for H1N1 vaccinations - Lake County News Sun

►February 16, 2010 - The H1N1-Swine Flu Hoax Fiasco Post Mortem - Global Research via The One Click Group

►February 16, 2010 - Gilani launches nationwide polio drive - Daily Times, Pakistan

►February 16, 2010 - Three day polio drive kicks off in Liaquatabad - The News International, Pakistan

►February 16, 2010 - Pak to be made Polio Free Country: PM - Online International News Network

* ►February 16, 2010 - Adult vaccinations urged for whooping cough - Victoria's chief health officer is urging people to ensure they are vaccinated against whooping cough after several cases have been reported in south-west Victoria. - - "Chief health officer, Dr John Carnie, says most people have been vaccinated as babies, but the protection often wears off by adolescence."

►February 16, 2010 - Nigeria on alert as meningitis epidemic hits Burkina Faso, Chad - The Guardian, Nigeria

►February 16, 2010 - Special bike for meningitis victim Ellie Challis - Six-year-old Ellie Challis had to have her hands and lower legs amputated, but can now zoom around on her own thanks to a specially built bicycle.  -

►February 16, 2010 - Mt. Horeb, UW meningitis deaths not linked - The Daily Cardinal

►February 16, 2010 - Cumbrian toddler recovering after toes amputated during meningitis battle - A Cumbrian toddler whose toes were amputated after she battled meningitis has taken her first steps – and now she won’t stop walking! - News & Star

* ►February 16, 2010 - Six dead after eating contaminated Austrian cheese - DPA via The Earth Times

►February 16, 2010 - Tuberculosis Clues Could Speed Treatment - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences via Ivanhoe

►February 16, 2010 - FDA Recall: Salmonella found in Trader Joe’s granola bars - JusticeNewsFlash

►February 16, 2010 - Salmonella contamination: Nature's Variety pet food recalled - JusticeNewsFlash

* ►February 16, 2010 - Influenza Vaccine Market Outlook 2010-2020 - new market report released - via PR-inside

►February 16, 2010 - Pregnant women at risk from flu virus - The Nation

►February 16, 2010 - A/H1N1 kills 31 in Georgia - Xinhua

* ►February 16, 2010 - Human Testing at Heart of Debate Over U.S. Toxics Law (requires registration) - The New York Times - "Scientific advances that have made it possible to detect the tiniest traces of chemicals in the human body and the environment are shaping efforts to modernize U.S. chemical policies and regulations."

* ►February 16, 2010 - Food & Drug Administration Admits Medical Radiation Risks, Ignores Mammography Dangers - press release - Samuel S. Epstein, M.D., Chairman, Cancer Prevention Coalition via

* ►February 16, 2010 - MERIAL Receives Full License Approval for ONCEPT(TM) Canine Melanoma Vaccine - ONCEPT is the First and Only USDA-Approved, Therapeutic Vaccine for the Treatment of Cancer - press release - Merial via PRNewswire

* ►February 16, 2010 - GSK sees growth shot in vaccines - Daily News & Analysis, India - "According to Bhavin Shah, research analyst with broking firm Dolat Capital said GSK Pharma’s consistency in maintaining operating margins of 35-36% per annum is to do with primarily with its fast-growing vaccine portfolio."

* ►February 16, 2010 - A Lyme Literate Physician Explains the Newest Blood Tests for Lyme Disease and Patient Confusion of Testing Accuracy - In response to recent patients questions about various Lyme tests currently available, Dr. Dominick Braccia, a Lyme literate physician, and Medical Director of a clinic specializing in the testing and successful treatment of Lyme patients, provides an explanation of the latest Lyme tests and Lyme testing procedures that are often very confusing to patients. - PRWeb

* ►February 16, 2010 - Biotech Marathon: Vaccines And Open Innovation, But Less IP? - Intellectual Property Watch

►February 16, 2010 - Infection and Immunity research theme raises online profile - The University’s Infection and Immunity (I&I) research theme has launched a new website. This includes information about some of the research conducted by I&I theme members, and details of seminars and other events that are of interest to the I&I community. Over time it is hoped that this resource will help researchers in I&I to form new connections, both within the University and with external partners searching for specific I&I expertise. - Bristol University

►February 16, 2010 - NanoViricides Announces a Research Agreement With Leading Dengue Virus Researcher at the University of California, Berkeley - press release - NanoViricides, Inc. via Business Wire via MarketWatch

►February 16, 2010 - XE-Bio From Park Systems Brings Promise in Fight Against Hepatitis C - Nanowerk News

►February 16, 2010 - Plaque psoriasis patients develop Humira antibodies - Pharmacy News

►February 16, 2010 - Merck Hires J&J Exec To Head Consumer Health - Pharmalot

* ►February 16, 2010 - Merck posts $6.5B quarterly profit, plans 15 percent job cut - AP via

►February 16, 2010 - New High Purity Immunoglobulin Enters Phase III in Europe and the US - Octapharma to Set New Standards in IVIG Development, Focused on Improving Outcomes For Patients and Physicians - Octapharma AG via PRNewswire

►February 16, 2010 - Migraines, memory loss: Was it all in his head? - The Washington Post

►February 16, 2010 - Russia invests in cancer nanodrug capacity and safety - Rusnano, the group set up to promote Russia’s nanotechnology infrastructure, says nanodrug development partnership will improve patient access and cut cancer death rates across the country. -

►February 16, 2010 - goBalto Drug Development Partnering Website Expands List of Clinical Investigative Sites - goBalto via The First Reporter

►February 16, 2010 - Medpedia takes the next step forward with clinical trials -

►February 16, 2010 - Bioscience under the microscope -

* ►February 16, 2010 - A cool message - Henry Winkler talks about struggle with dyslexia to crowd at Dillon Lecture - "Winkler and his wife, Stacey, co-founded the Children's Action Network in 1990, which each year feeds 10,000 young people in Los Angeles and offers free immunizations to thousands of children across the country. He also works with the Dyslexic Foundation of America and several other charitable children's organizations."

* ►February 16, 2010 - Residents React After Girl's Meningitis-Related Death (includes video) - 16-Year-Old Died This Weekend - WISC-TV and Channel 3000

►February 16, 2010 - E. Ky. school uses intensive therapy to educate kids with autism - Lexington Herald-Leader via

* ►February 16, 2010 - Europeans Spend Billions On Counterfeit Medicines - Pharmalot

►February 16, 2010 - Former Biotech Employee Fined For Insider Trading - Pharmalot

►February 16, 2010 - Spain Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Report Q1 2010 - new market report released - via PR-inside

►February 16, 2010 - A healthy life is in your hands - The Arizona Republic

* ►February 16, 2010 - When the Best Rx Is No Rx - In Treating Ear Infections, a Push to Avoid Antibiotics; Persuading Parents to Wait and Watch - Wall Street Journal

►February 16, 2010 - Thousands buying medicines online - Irish Times

►February 16, 2010 - The case against plastics and BPA - Miami Herald

* ►February 16, 2010 - Colleges accommodate more students with food allergies - USA Today - "Matthew Greenhawt, an allergist and clinical lecturer at the University of Michigan, says he anticipates 'an explosion of kids about to arrive on college campuses who have food allergies.'"

* ►February 15, 2010 - Lancet editor reverses himself: MMR and adverse events - Teresa Binstock, Researcher in Developmental & Behavioral Neuroanatomy via Generation Rescue - "There are two primary issues: Are measles mumps rubella (MMR) vaccinations etiologically significant in some cases of regressive autism? Are MMR vaccinations etiologically significant in the gastrointestinal pathology of some autistic children? Mainstream media would have us believe the answer to each question is no: The MMR is neither a causal factor nor a co-factor in some cases of autism and has no relevance to intestinal pathologies in subgroups of children with autism or one of the other autism-spectrum disorders. However, findings in other peer-reviewed studies are consistent with the idea that MMR vaccinations induce adverse sequelae in some children. "

* ►February 15, 2010 - Desire to control uncontrollable disease leads to even worse consequences - Daily University of Illinois - "Anti-vaccine activists, striving to find some conceivable explanation for the psychological mystery of autism, have unsurprisingly rejected the rejection of the Wakefield article. Their continued, willful ignorance knows no bounds. The obstinacy of Jenny McCarthy and her minions is particularly troubling in this case because of the damaging real world effects that their beliefs have created. Other ignorant conspiracy-mongers like the 9/11 “truthers” or the Obama “birthers” are content to confine their toxic rants to internet forums, having come to terms with the fact that their beliefs will have little effect on the outside world."

* ►February 15, 2010 - Vaccine Legislation - Updated Feb 15, 2010 - The Pandemic Response Project

* ►February 15, 2010 - FDA: Conflict of Interest in Vaccine Approval Confirmed -

* ►February 15, 2010 - Breakthrough may lead to anti-stroke vaccine - Karolinska Institutet via

* ►February 15, 2010 - Fighting pandemics like swine flu in digital age - The public now can help paint a fuller picture of what's happening - AP via MSNBC

* ►February 15, 2010 - Local health officials hope to learn from H1N1 scramble - Last fall's distribution of swine-flu (H1N1) vaccine in and around King County provoked broad public outrage and strained both public and private health-care capabilities. Public- health officials are analyzing lessons learned as they prepare for a future — and possibly more lethal — pandemic. - Seattle Times

* ►February 15, 2010 - Swine flu and heterosexual AIDS By Michael Fumento -

►February 15, 2010 - Have we already had our flu season? - The Free Lance-Star

►February 15, 2010 - Swine flu claims 13th victim in Palm Beach County - South Florida Sun-Sentinel

►February 15, 2010 - Early intervention key in swine flu in pregnancy - Healthcare Republic

►February 15, 2010 - Swine flu cost NHS more than £275,000 - Oxford Mail

►February 15, 2010 - The Common Cold Stirs Fear in Winter Olympians (requires registration) - The New York Times

* ►February 15, 2010 - Mumps Outbreak Lingers In Brooklyn (includes video) - NY1

►February 15, 2010 - Mumps Outbreak in Burg, Boro Park -

►February 15, 2010 - Emergency worker copes with Haiti devastation firsthand - Effingham Daily News

►February 15, 2010 - Robert D. Stolorow: Horrors of the Haiti Earthquake and the Power of Human Understanding - The Huffington Post

►February 15, 2010 - Scientists to study animal diseases that harm lives, trade - Reuters, UK

►February 15, 2010 - News Scan: GI anthrax update, H5N1 in Vietnam - CIDRAP News

►February 15, 2010 - Hepatitis E attacks 11 in Moroto district - New Vision, Uganda

* ►February 15, 2010 - News brief: Benefit of HPV Vaccination, Frequent Screening for Women over 41 is Likely to be Low - Journal of the National Cancer Institute via EurekAlert! - "Furthermore, new infections among women at any age typically do not progress to cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 2 (CIN 2) or CIN 3, the precursors for cervical cancer."

►February 15, 2010 - Inovio Biomedical vaccine for cervical cancer generates response - Vaccine News Daily

►February 15, 2010 - New Strategy Produces Promising Advance in Cancer Vaccines - Researchers at National Jewish Health and the University of Colorado Denver used a new strategy to develop cancer vaccines that were remarkably effective in mice. -

►February 15, 2010 - Health officials: no cause for alarm despite two meningitis deaths in two weeks - Wisconsin State Journal

* ►February 15, 2010 - Officials: Meningitis Strain Same For Mount Horeb Girl, UW Student - 16-Year-Old Died This Weekend - WISC Madison

* ►February 15, 2010 - Meningitis charity speaks on fifth death - Ipswich Evening Star 24 - "Mark Flannigan, of Cavan Road, Whitehouse, Ipswich, died after an earache worsened, leading to an infection and then to meningitis."

►February 15, 2010 - New dad feels sheer joy, absolute terror - The Flint Journal via

►February 15, 2010 - Experts Explore Ways to Circumcise Men in Africa - Put a ring on it? Experts explore new ways to circumcise men in Africa to fight AIDS epidemic - AP via ABC News

►February 15, 2010 - Polio Awareness Week—February 21—28 - Pushing Polio to the Brink of Eradication -

►February 15, 2010 - Polio the target of UN-backed vaccination scheme in Afghanistan and Pakistan - UN News Centre

►February 15, 2010 - UNICEF backs measles vaccination campaign in Bangladesh  - UN News Centre

►February 15, 2010 - Measles continues to spread in Zimbabwe - Vaccine News Daily

►February 15, 2010 - IAC Express Issue number 851 - Immunization Action Coalition

►February 15, 2010 - Mental health professionals getting update on definitions - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

►February 15, 2010 - Turmoil Over Autistic Boy's Languishing Body Continues - DNAinfo - "Ten days after police discovered his lifeless body in a suite at The Peninsula Hotel, the remains of 8-year-old Jude Mirra linger at the Medical Examiner's Office while his family argues over funeral arrangements."

►February 15, 2010 - Family learns with autism: Where there's a will, there's a way - WKOW 27 Madison

* ►February 15, 2010 - Meningitis case detected in East Halls - The Daily Collegian - "The Pinchot Hall resident -- whose identity has not been released due to federal privacy regulations -- was admitted to Mount Nittany Medical Center and is undergoing treatment, University Health Services (UHS) Director Margaret Spear said."

►February 15, 2010 - Corrected - Swine flu outbreak threatens at World Cup - Reuters via Eurosport, UK

►February 15, 2010 - Autism Diets Will Help You Find A Child With Autism -

* ►February 15, 2010 - The 'Secret Weapon' of Retroviruses That Cause Cancer - Oncogenic retroviruses are a particular family of viruses that can cause some types of cancer. Thierry Heidmann and his colleagues in the CNRS-Institut Gustave Roussy-Université Paris Sud 11 "Rétrovirus endogènes et éléments rétroïdes des eucaryotes supérieurs" Laboratory have studied these viruses. They have identified a "virulence factor" that inhibits the host immune response and allows the virus to spread throughout the body. This factor is a sequence of amino acids that is located in the envelope protein of the virus. - CNRS (Délégation Paris Michel-Ange) via ScienceDaily

►February 15, 2010 - Hypnosis can relieve symptoms in children with respiratory diseases - Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News via EurekAlert!

►February 15, 2010 - Imaging manufacturers: Plan to reduce unnecessary radiation exposure and medical errors - 8 principles address CT and radiation therapy - he Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) via EurekAlert!

►February 15, 2010 - US FDA says Bayesian analysis could cut device trial costs - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued guidance on the use of Bayesian analysis in clinical trials of medical devices and says the technique can cut costs and boost efficiency. -

* ►February 15, 2010 - Teva and Novartis reach settlement on Famvir suit - MarketWatch

►February 15, 2010 - BYU researcher gets $2.9 million grant - AP via KIFI Local

►February 15, 2010 - Report: “Band-aid approach to public health is inadequate” -

►February 15, 2010 - Cruciferous vegetables: powerful anti-cancer foods - Valley Courier

►February 15, 2010 - Subcommittee recommends White House oversight for medical countermeasures -

►February 15, 2010 - Danish ALK-Abello's grass allergy tablet meets primary endpoint in paediatric study - Trading Markets

►February 15, 2010 - Correspondence details flaws in sanitation, food handling at Tyson plant - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

►February 15, 2010 - Federal Judge Rules FDA Cannot Regulate e-Cigarettes as Drug-Delivery System - AMA News via eMaxHealth

* ►February 15, 2010 - Private Drug Tester Expands Stake in Big Pharma - Privately-owned drug tester Quintiles expands investment in pharmaceutical development - AP via ABC News

* ►February 15, 2010 - Europeans spend billions on fake medicines: survey - Western Europeans spend an estimated 10.5 billion euros ($14.3 billion) a year on illicitly sourced medicines, many of them counterfeit, according to a Pfizer-sponsored survey published on Tuesday. - Reuters

* ►February 15, 2010 - Anger fuels water-fluoridation debate in Watsonville, Calif. - The Santa Cruz County town, which officials say is experiencing a dental-decay epidemic, voted in 2002 to block fluoridation of the city's water. The City Council is moving closer to approval. - Los Angeles Times - "Still, one of the biggest employers in town -- the Martinelli beverage company, famous for its sparkling apple cider -- said it would rather move a planned expansion elsewhere than use fluoridated water in a new line of juices. 'We believe fluoride is bad for your body so, morally and ethically, we simply cannot put that water in our products,' said John Martinelli, president of S. Martinelli & Co., his family's business for 142 years. 'If half the people in this town don't want to be mass-medicated, then we shouldn't be.'"

* ►February 15, 2010 - Dentists Hit Red Tape Over Fillings - KTUL NewsChannel 8 - "In 2007, the state introduced a dental health benefit for pregnant women with no insurance. It allowed them to get a certain number of non-mercury fillings, called composites. But after the threshold was hit, dentists were supposed to use amalgams. "If we wanted to do composite, go ahead, just, you'll only be reimbursed for an amalgam," explained [Dr. C.H] McKee. That is what doctors McKee and [Dr. Craig] Hine were told since they don't use amalgams. So when they hit that threshold, they went ahead and put in the non-mercury composites, even at their own expense. ... But however well intentioned, the state clamped down on doctors like McKee and Hine."

►February 15, 2010 - Study Identifies that Multiple Risk Factors Existed in 78 Percent of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Cases - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School via Newswise

►February 15, 2010 - New Research Shows Benefits of Gluten-Free Camps for Kids with Celiac Disease - Celiac Disease Blog via

►February 15, 2010 - Bill would test more kids for lead - Omaha World-Herald

* ►February 15, 2010 - UNC Leads Initiative to Eradicate Cervical Cancer; N.C. Governor Applauds Plan - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill via Newswise - "They will develop demonstration projects for ways to reduce cervical cancer, such as providing school-based access to adolescent vaccines including HPV vaccine."

* ►February 14, 2010 - £45 shops ‘bribe’ for cervical cancer jab for teenage girls - Daily Mail, UK

►February 14, 2010 - Patent Profile: NexBio Granted U.S. Patent for Flu Therapeutic - Patent Docs

►February 14, 2010 - 'Get me an ambulance NOW, - I told Katie...' Peter Andre recalls the agony of meningitis - Daily Mail, UK

►February 14, 2010 - Family, friends help woman survive near-fatal illness, but they aren't stopping there - The Grand Rapids Press via

►February 14, 2010 - Asperger's, Autism and Ambivalence: On Losing My Label - Asperger's is going away, and I'm ambivalent. - Asperger's Diary via Psychology Today

►February 14, 2010 - Contingency planning for a deliberate release of smallpox in Great Britain - the role of geographical scale and contact structure (pdf) - journal article (BMC Infectious Diseases)

►February 13, 2010 - Almost 1 in 5 Americans had swine flu; death rate over 11,000 (requires registration) - Washington Post

* ►February 12, 2010 - U.S. Attorney New Release: Company pleads guilty to felony misbranding of a drug - FDA

* ►February 12, 2010 - U.S. Attorney New Release: Subject sentenced to 51 months for sale of unapproved medical devices - FDA

►February 12, 2010 - New therapies: calcimimetics, phosphate binders and vitamin D receptor activators - journal article (Pediatric Nephrology)

* ►February 12, 2010 - Safety, immunogenicity and immediate pain of intramuscular versus subcutaneous administration of a measles–mumps–rubella–varicella vaccine to children aged 11–21 months - journal article (European Journal of Pediatrics)

* ►February 12, 2010 - Underactive thyroid linked to pesticide exposure - Exposure to certain types of pesticides could up the risk of thyroid disease in women, according to a new study of thousands of women married to licensed pesticide applicators. - American Journal of Epidemiology via Reuters Health

►February 12, 2010 - Low-Dose Antibiotics May Promote Drug Resistance - Finding might alter standard course of treatment, researchers say - Molecular Cell via HealthDay News

►February 12, 2010 - Examining the link between working memory behaviour and academic attainment in children with ADHD - journal article (Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology)

►February 12, 2010 - Sublingual immunotherapy in patients with allergic rhinoconjunctivitis caused by ragweed pollen - journal article (The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology)

►February 12, 2010 - Parents Often Wait Too Long to Treat Children's Asthma Symptoms - Parents of young children with asthma often recognize signs that their child is about to have an asthma attack but delay home treatment until the attack occurs, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report. - Washington University School of Medicine via ScienceDaily

►February 12, 2010 - Drinking Milk During Pregnancy May Lower Baby's Risk of Multiple Sclerosis - Drinking milk during pregnancy may help reduce your baby's chances of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) as an adult, according to a preliminary study released February 10 that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 62nd Annual Meeting in Toronto April 10 to April 17, 2010. - American Academy of Neurology via ScienceDaily

►February 12, 2010 - Young Patients With Chronic Illnesses Find Relief in Acupuncture - Doctors at Rush University Medical Center are offering pediatric patients diagnosed with chronic illnesses acupuncture therapy to help ease the pain and negative side effects like nausea, fatigue, and vomiting caused by chronic health conditions and intensive treatments. The confluence of Chinese and Western medicine at Rush Children's Hospital is part of a study to analyze and document how acupuncture might help in reducing pain in children and increase quality of life. - Rush University Medical Center via ScienceDaily

* ►February 12, 2010 - Herbal Medicines Can Be Lethal, Pathologist Warns - A University of Adelaide forensic pathologist has sounded a worldwide warning of the potential lethal dangers of herbal medicines if taken in large quantities, injected, or combined with prescription drugs. - University of Adelaide via ScienceDaily

►February 11, 2010 - Pp65 antigenemia, plasma real-time PCR and DBS test in symptomatic and asymptomatic cytomegalovirus congenitally infected newborns (pdf) - journal article (BMC Infectious Diseases)

* ►February 11, 2010 - H1N1- Swine Flu: A Post Mortem - Michael Werbowski via

* ►February 10, 2010 - African meningitis belt pneumococcal disease epidemiology indicates a need for an effective serotype 1 containing vaccine, including for older children and adults (pdf) - journal article (BMC Infectious Diseases)

* ►February 10, 2010 - Acquired facial palsy with hypertension secondary to Guillain–Barre syndrome - journal article (Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health)

* ►February 10, 2010 - Further preparation may be necessary to combat ongoing H1N1 outbreaks - More than 60% of health care workers surveyed reported that their hospital was prepared for an influenza A (H1N1) pandemic, according to results of a recent study. - Infectious Diseases News

►February 7, 2010 - Shoddy science put children's lives at risk - A doctor's primary duty is to "first, do no harm." - editorial - The Eagle-Tribune - "Wakefield's paper, published in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet, linked the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine with bowel troubles and autism in children."

►February 5, 2010 - Galley teams up to help battle meningitis - The Ottawa Citizen

►February 2, 2010 - New-onset adult asthma in relation to damp and moldy workplaces - journal article (International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health)

►February 1, 2010 - Time to Outsource Lab Management? (requires registration) - Expert scientific asset management drives efficiency in R&D. - The Scientist

* ►February 2010 - Linking mercury amalgam to autoimmunity - Update Letters - journal article (Trends in Immunology) - "Over time, oral mucosa exposed to mercury amalgam can accumulate both inorganic mercury derived directly from the amalgam and organic mercury as a by-product of bacterial transformation of the inorganic mercury dissolved in saliva [4,6]. The effects of mercury leakage from amalgams on the immunological status of oral mucosa in persons with oral lichenoid lesions were clarified in a recent study showing the stimulation of leucocytes, as well as epithelial keratinocytes, and their production of proinflammatory mediators (e.g. elevated ICAM-1 and RANTES/CCL5) [7]. In fact, both inorganic and organic forms of mercury are well known to be sensitizing allergens [2,6]. These results are consistent with the results of experiments in animals and observational studies in humans [8,9], and a number of retrospective case series have substantiated this link [5]."

* ►February 2010 - CDC Supports Two New Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Centers - U.S. Medicine

* ►February 2010 - Anti-N-methyl-D-Aspartate-Receptor Encephalitis in a Four-Year-Old Girl - journal article (The Journal of Pediatrics)

* ►February 2010 - New Study Explores the Relationship between Preterm Birth and Autism Spectrum Disorder (pdf) - journal article (The Journal of Pediatrics)

* ►February 2010 - Increased Auditory Startle Reflex in Children with Functional Abdominal Pain - journal article (The Journal of Pediatrics) - "Children with abdominal pain–related functional gastrointestinal disorders may have a generalized hypersensitivity of the central nervous system."

►February 2010 - On the Role of Infections in Neonatal Mortality - journal article (The Journal of Pediatrics)

* ►February 2010 - Occult Cranial Injuries Found with Neuroimaging in Clinically Asymptomatic Young Children Due to Abusive Compared to Accidental Head Trauma - journal article (The Journal of Pediatrics)

* ►February 2010 - Celiac disease and autoimmune thyroid disease - journal article (The Journal of Pediatrics)

* ►February 2010 - Editorial: Taking children’s rights seriously (free full text) - journal article (Childhood

►February 2010 - Adrenal Cortisol Secretion Capacity in Children and Adolescents with New-Onset, Mild Crohn's Disease - journal article (The Journal of Pediatrics)

►February 2010 - Ultrasonographic Patterns of Reproductive Organs in Infants Fed Soy Formula: Comparisons to Infants Fed Breast Milk and Milk Formula - journal article (The Journal of Pediatrics)

►February 2010 - Certain Behavioral Traits and Feeding Practices May Increase Risk for Weight Gain in Children (pdf) - journal article (The Journal of Pediatrics)

* ►February 2010 - Exposure to Phthalates May Be a Risk Factor for Low Birth Weight in Infants (pdf) - journal article (The Journal of Pediatrics)

►February 2010 - Are phthlates precocious? - journal article (The Journal of Pediatrics)

►February 2010 - Recent Experience in the Treatment of Diarrhea in Infants - journal article (The Journal of Pediatrics)

►February 2010 - Guidelines, when followed, work for management of acute gastroenteritis - journal article (The Journal of Pediatrics)

►February 2010 - ADHD stimulants and their effect on height in children (free full text) - journal article (Canadian Family Physician)

* ►January/March 2010 - Eating Problems in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders - journal article (Topics in Clinical Nutrition)

►January 25, 2010 - Factors predictive of successful darunavir/ritonavir-based therapy in highly antiretroviral-experienced HIV-1-infected patients (the DARWEST study) - journal article (Journal of Clinical Virology)

►January 14, 2010 - Who's Afraid of the HPV Vaccine? - FierceBiotech

Immunize Nebraska - Creighton University School of Medicine presents : Seventh Annual: Immunization Conference Friday, June 11, 2010 • Holiday Inn Omaha Convention Center • 3321 So. 72nd St. • Omaha, NE (pdf) -

The American Rally for Personal Rights - vaccination choice. parental consent. website - "Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Grant Park, Downtown Chicago"




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