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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 January 16, 2010


* ►Winter 2010 - Relationship between antiepileptic drugs and biological markers affecting long-term cardiovascular function in children and adolescents. - journal article (The Canadian Journal of Clinical Pharmacology)

* ►February 2010 - A Single-Dose Influenza A (H5N1) Vaccine Safe and Immunogenic in Adult and Elderly Patients: an Approach to Pandemic Vaccine Development - journal article (Journal of Virology)

* ►February 2010 - A syndrome of short stature, microcephaly and speech delay is associated with duplications reciprocal to the common Sotos syndrome deletion - journal article (European Journal of Human Genetics)

►February 2010 - The 2q23.1 microdeletion syndrome: clinical and behavioural phenotype - journal article (European Journal of Human Genetics)

►February 2010 - Preliminary evidence of a noncausal association between the X-chromosome inactivation pattern and thyroid autoimmunity: a twin study - journal article (European Journal of Human Genetics)

►February 2010 - Genome-wide linkage analysis in a Dutch multigenerational family with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - journal article (European Journal of Human Genetics)

►February 2010 - High-resolution SNP arrays in mental retardation diagnostics: how much do we gain? - journal article (European Journal of Human Genetics)

►February 2010 - Design and evaluation of a panel of single-nucleotide polymorphisms in microRNA genomic regions for association studies in human disease - journal article (European Journal of Human Genetics)

►February 2010 - Multicenter Analysis of the SLC6A3/DAT1 VNTR Haplotype in Persistent ADHD Suggests Differential Involvement of the Gene in Childhood and Persistent ADHD - journal article (Neuropsychopharmacology)

►February 2010 - Gray Matter Alterations in Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder: An Anatomic Likelihood Estimation Meta-Analysis - journal article (Neuropsychopharmacology)

►January 18, 2010 - Denmark - Swine flu confirmed in pigs - Meat Trade News Daily

* ►January 17, 2010 - I claim immunity! - What happens when the body’s defence system turns against its own components? - The Star, Malaysia

* ►January 17, 2010 - The threat of disease now looms large in Haiti - Epidemics are likely if clean water does not reach survivors - Independent, UK

►January 17, 2010 - Accommodating autistic kids - editorial - New Straits Times - "Health Ministry statistics say that one out of 600 children in Malaysia is autistic. According to Unicef Malaysia 2007 statistics, the annual number of births is 555,000. On a very simplistic calculation then, this means that Malaysia gains an average 925 autistic children each year."

* ►January 17, 2010 - White House invites you to get that flu shot - Last week was National Influenza Vaccination Week. Also, Obama turns a healthcare meeting at the House into an intramural campaign rally. - Los Angeles Times - "With that concern and an abundance of the vaccine on hand (an estimated 136 million doses now), officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are urging even seniors to get the vaccine. Because of their lifelong exposure to more flu strains, seniors were believed less likely to catch H1N1, and many postponed immunizations when supplies were scarce. 'We think it's time now for seniors,' said one senior CDC officer. So, apparently, does the president."

* ►January 17, 2010 - Thousands of Americans died from H1N1 even after receiving vaccine shots (requires registration for full article) - NaturalNews.com

* ►January 16, 2010 - UK Fakes Flu Death Numbers - Child Health Safety

* ►January 16, 2010 - Doctors Poisoned by Medical-Media Monopoly - press release - Dr. Leonard Horowitz, Tetrahedron, LLC via http://vaccinationcentral.blogspot.com - "European Council officials investigating vaccine industry corruption and media frights that prompted governments worldwide to over-stock risky H1N1 vaccines and expensive drugs for the unusually mild '2009 swine flu pandemic' have a Special Report online in Medical Veritas to consider. 'Pharmaganda: A Study of Conflicting Interests,' by Editor-in-Chief Dr. Leonard Horowitz, and investigative journalist Sherri Kane, evidences a virtual monopoly by Reed-Elsevier over scientific publications empowered by ChoicePoint, a leading intelligence organization and census data company serving organized crime."

* ►January 16, 2010 - 2 Studies Question the Effectiveness of Flu Vaccines/NY Times - Anthrax Vaccine -- posts by Meryl Nass, M.D.

* ►January 16, 2010 - Salem residents offer reasons for skipping inoculations - A range of explanations is given for avoiding H1N1 vaccine - Statesman Journal

* ►January 16, 2010 - Health officials say child's 2nd H1N1 vaccine is important - KVIA.com - "Hundreds of thousands of children are overdue for a second dose of H1N1 vaccine, according to state health officials. In Texas, 80% of children have yet to receive their second dose of the vaccine. In El Paso, health officials say only two percent of children between the ages of two and four have received a second vaccine."

* ►January 16, 2010 - Flu study focuses on vaccination of school aged children (includes video) - News 8 Austin

►January 16, 2010 - Can you fight the flu with food? - Washington Examiner

►January 16, 2010 - More Vermonters get H1N1 vaccinations - WCAX.com

►January 16, 2010 - Vaccine plentiful in Iowa - Omaha World-Herald

* ►January 16, 2010 - Mark Blaxill: Lies, Damned Lies and CDC Autism Statistics By Mark Blaxill (A "Best of AoA" post from 12/09) - Age of Autism

* ►January 16, 2010 - Two and a half years on and still no verdict on MMR scare - The GMC's case against Andrew Wakefield has cost over £1m – so far. Jeremy Laurance, health editor, reports - The Independent, UK - "If Dr Wakefield is exonerated, it will give a boost to the anti-MMR lobby. If he is found guilty, he will become a martyr to his supporters. Vaccination rates with MMR stood at 91 per cent in 1997-98, before The Lancet published Dr Wakefield's findings. In the ensuing scare, the rates slipped to 79 per cent in 2003-4 and lower still, to less than 50 per cent, in parts of London."

* ►January 16, 2010 - Two and a Half Years on and still no Verdict - No Compulsory  Vaccination

* ►January 16, 2010 - Children sacrifice for Bio-medical research - APFA News - "Last September infants in Bhutan were immunized using new life saving ‘5 in 1’ vaccine named ‘Pentavalent’. Gross of children succumbed to the vaccine and others suffered from acute side effects. The samples of vaccines were sent to advance laboratories for test. The result took unexpectedly long time to come out. In the mean time, the health minister who introduced the killer vaccine was conferred a distinguished award for the same. The health ministry received a dozen ambulances in gift. The parents who lost children are neither compensated, nor consoled. The entire episode was explained by the government as a 'mere coincidence'. If people have digest it casually, the word 'ethics' should get a new definition."

* ►January 16, 2010 - Why Would a Principal Call the Police to Arrest a Special Needs 11 Year Old? By Kim Stagliano - Age of Autism

* ►January 16, 2010 - Are children with ASDs more likely to have GI problems? - Children with autism are no more likely to have GI problems - A Radical Behaviorist Blog via Psychology Today

►January 16, 2010 - Special needs of children increasingly must be met at home - Ventura County Star

►January 16, 2010 - Parents urged to take up baby and toddler vaccine opportunity - Welsh Icons

►January 16, 2010 - Guidance for Relief Workers and Others Traveling to Haiti for Earthquake Response - United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) via ReliefWeb

* ►January 16, 2010 - Taking Your Best Shot - Scotland Clinic Combines Both Hoops, H1N1 Vaccinations - Yankton Press & Dakotan

►January 16, 2010 - Swine Flu Deaths Reach 11,000 - The New York Times via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

►January 16, 2010 - Management of chronic subdural haematoma — Authors' reply - journal article (The Lancet)

►January 16, 2010 - Molecular methods for pathogen detection in blood - journal article (The Lancet)

►January 16, 2010 - Accurate and rapid identification of bacterial species from positive blood cultures with a DNA-based microarray platform: an observational study - journal article (The Lancet)

►January 16, 2010 - Rethinking strategies to control hepatitis B and hepatitis C -  journal article (The Lancet)

* ►January 16, 2010 - Drugmakers Threaten To Oppose Health Bill - Pharmalot

* ►January 16, 2010 - Prescribing medicines: size matters -  journal article (The Lancet)

►January 16, 2010 - Wellcome Trust to fund people not projects - journal article (The Lancet)

* ►January 16, 2010 - Alzheimer's, Down Syndrome and Atherosclerosis Share Link - PLoS One via EmaxHealth

►January 16, 2010 - Prescott Pharma’s Side Effects: Collect ‘Em All (includes video) - Pharmalot

►January 16, 2010 - Research On Climate And Infectious Disease Supported By Stimulus Grant - Penn State via Medical News Today

►January 16, 2010 - Why I’m forced to live behind a mask - Cambridge News, UK

►January 16, 2010 - Adverse health effects of non-medical cannabis use - journal article (The Lancet)

►January 16, 2010 - Obama, Democrats near health care pact - AP via The Washington Times

►January 16, 2010 - Fight it: It's not a cold - allergens move indoors in winter - Lansing State Journal

►January 16, 2010 - Obama delivers pep talk on health care - Dares GOP to use it as issue on the stump - The Washington Times

►January 16, 2010 - Pharma tops in patent suits - Business Standard

►January 16, 2010 - Bisphenol A: Should there be laws? - Greenspace via Los Angeles Times

* ►January 16, 2010 - Reversing itself, FDA expresses concerns over health risks from BPA (requires registration) - Washington Post

* ►January 16, 2010 - Government waits for proof - sometimes for decades - before caring for sick veterans - Health care » The VA requires former service members to prove an illness was caused by military service. (Part 1 of 3) - The Salt Lake Tribune

* ►January 16, 2010 - Vets: Burn pits are killing us - War » But sickened warriors searching for help will have to wait for science and government bureaucracy to link their conditions to their service. (Part 2 of 3) - The Salt Lake Tribune

* ►January 16, 2010 - Vets say toxic tests sickened them; government says prove it - West desert » Army says it used 'voluntary human subjects,' but ill man says 'I was private first class I did anything they told me to do.' (Part 3 of 3) - The Salt Lake Tribune - "For decades, military leaders remained silent about 'Project 112,' a slew of tests overseen by the Army's Deseret Test Center in Salt Lake City. Beginning in the 1960s, the program tested chemical and biological agents, including VX, sarin and e. Coli, on unknowing military personnel. When the tests were finally acknowledged, the Defense Department agreed to help the VA track down those who were exposed. But in a report issued in 2008, the General Accountability Office scolded the military for its lackluster effort."

* ►January 15, 2010 - Officials just now recognizing Agent Orange exposures - Health » 'Veterans ... deserve timely decisions,' VA secretary says. - The Salt Lake Tribune

* ►January 15, 2010 - Fact Sheet: Information on HHS BPA Announcement - HHS.gov

* ►January 15, 2010 - Is Avian Flu vaccine next for selected groups?/ WHO - Anthrax Vaccine -- posts by Meryl Nass, M.D.

* ►January 15, 2010 - Why not a US investigation of the swine flu response?/ Alliance for Human Research Protection - Anthrax Vaccine -- posts by Meryl Nass, M.D.

* ►January 15, 2010 - Up to 80 million Americans infected with H1N1: CDC - As many as 80 million Americans have been infected with H1N1 swine flu, up to 16,000 have been killed and more than 360,000 hospitalized, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday. - Reuters

* ►January 15, 2010 - Analyst: Adjuvanted H1N1 vaccines helped stir Europe's debate - CIDRAP News - "The use of adjuvanted vaccines, an unfamiliar technology, helped spark mistrust that may have contributed to the recent allegations in Europe that pharmaceutical companies manipulated governments and international agencies by hyping the H1N1 pandemic threat, according to a British market analyst who follows infectious disease issues. Some members of the 47-nation Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly have proposed a resolution charging that pharmaceutical companies, aiming to boost vaccine and drug sales, worked to 'alarm' governments about the pandemic and prompt them to waste money on inefficient vaccine strategies and expose people to inadequately tested vaccines. National and international health officials, along with the World Health Organization, have vigorously denied the allegations, which will come before the council on Jan 26. ... Also today, former US Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tommy Thompson added his voice to those defending the pandemic vaccine programs, saying it would be a terrible outcome if critics succeeded in scaring companies away from vaccine development."

►January 15, 2010 - Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 - update 83 - WHO

►January 15, 2010 - WHO official defends H1N1 pandemic response - FiercePharma

►January 15, 2010 - WHO Official Rejects Claims Agency Overhyped Threat Of H1N1 - Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report

* ►January 15, 2010 - Obama confidant's spine-chilling proposal - Glenn Greenwald via Salon.com - "In 2008, while at Harvard Law School, [Cass] Sunstein co-wrote a truly pernicious paper proposing that the U.S. Government employ teams of covert agents and pseudo-'independent' advocates to 'cognitively infiltrate' online groups and websites -- as well as other activist groups -- which advocate views that Sunstein deems 'false conspiracy theories' about the Government."

* ►January 15, 2010 - Interim Results: Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccination Coverage --- United States, October--December 2009 (early release) - MMWR/CDC

* ►January 15, 2010 - Young Sask. men should get H1N1 shots - CBC - "Colten Teubert, the newly-minted captain of the Regina Pats, said he feels some young people may think a flu shot is uncool. 'It's a 'too cool' factor,' Teubert said. 'But I think this is the real deal and I think we need to fight it. 'Go get your shot. Get off the couch, quit playing video games and go get your shot.'"

* ►January 15, 2010 - NY & NJ Reinstate Flu Vax Mandate! - Vitamin Lawyer Health Freedom Blog

►January 15, 2010 - Glaxo to Maintain Swine-Flu Shipments as Demand Falters (free preview) - Wall Street Journal

* ►January 15, 2010 - Hopes for a New Kind of Malaria Vaccine - TIME - "[Rhoel] Dinglasan has found an antigen, called AnAPN1, that causes humans to create antibodies that prevent transmission of malaria by mosquitoes. Get enough of these antibodies into mosquitoes, and you lock the disease up there and prevent it from infecting us. Sounds good, but how do you implement such a strategy? You can hardly vaccinate the mosquitoes themselves. Instead, you put the AnAPN1 into their food source: us. A mosquito that bites an inoculated person would pick up the antibodies and then be sidelined from the malaria-transmission game."

* ►January 15, 2010 - Antidepressants shown worthless for most consumers - Alliance for Human Research Protection

* ►January 15, 2010 - Feds Accuse Doc of Faking Research On Pfizer & Merck Drugs - Wall Street Journal Health Blog - "It looks like Scott Reuben, the Massachusetts anesthesiologist said to have used phony research data in 21 published papers, has reached a plea deal with the feds."

* ►January 15, 2010 -  Doc Accused of Faking Celebrex Study - Alleged fake Celebrex study lands doc in court - NBC Connecticut

* ►January 15, 2010 - Former Pfizer representative charged with health care fraud - The Day - "[Scott] Reuben’s studies had been considered pioneering at the time they were published. His data had supported the use of two of Pfizer’s major products — Celebrex and Lyrica — in combination to treat certain types of post-operative pain. Pfizer said it had supported five of Reuben’s research initiatives. Pfizer, which declined at the time to reveal how much it paid Reuben over the years to be part of its speakers’ bureau, said the company played no part in the fraud."

* ►January 15, 2010 - US Attorney: J&J paid kickbacks to hike sales of schizophrenia drug to nursing home patients - AP via Hartford Courant

* ►January 15, 2010 - Antipsychotics, Nursing Homes and the Feds’ Case Against J&J - Wall Street Journal Health Blog

* ►January 15, 2010 - Body Found on NY's Plum Island, Disease Lab Site (requires registration) - The New York Times - "Plum Island is about 100 miles northeast of New York City in the Long Island Sound. It has been called a potential target for terrorists because of its stock of vaccines and diseases, such as African swine fever."

►January 15, 2010 - Most samples in NH case test negative for anthrax (requires registration) - Washington Post

* ►January 15, 2010 - NLM Censors Nutritional Research - Medline is Biased, and Taxpayers Pay for It - Orthomolecular Medicine News Service

* ►January 15, 2010 - Field Correction of Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine Live, Intranasal Expiration Dating - FDA

* ►January 15, 2010 - Commissioners Letter to Health Care Professionals - Letter from the Commissioner to Nation’s Health Care Professionals on H1N1 Vaccine Safety - FDA

* ►January 15, 2010 - Rapid Responses to: H1N1: now entering the recrimination phase - Crying wolf: "Campaigns of fear". Hilary Butler - journal article (BMJ)

* ►January 15, 2010 - Is the swine flu pandemic a fluke? - Bizmology

* ►January 15, 2010 - Heavy Doses Glut of Flu Vaccine Threatens Drug Makers' Sales - Suddenly, the vaccine business doesn't look so great. - Portfolio.com

* ►January 15, 2010 - February 22, 2010: Meeting of the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee - FDA

* ►January 15, 2010 - Lasting immune memory against hepatitis B in children after primary immunization with 4 doses of DTPa-HBV-IPV/Hib in the first and 2nd year of life (pdf) - journal article (BMC Infectious Diseases)

* ►January 15, 2010 - UPDATE: Novartis Considers Contracts For H1N1 Vaccine Binding (requires subscription) - Dow Jones via The Wall Street Journal - "Novartis confirmed that France canceled the order of 7 million flu shots, but declined to give details on possible negotiations with other governments. A spokesman for the Swiss public health office said talks to figure out what to do with surplus orders are underway with Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK), the two companies from which Switzerland ordered vaccines against swine flu, or H1N1. One possible solution that could satisfy both ends of the bargaining table--drugmakers and governments--is to defer supply of the already ordered vaccine until it is needed for the next flu pandemic, a person familiar with the matter said."

* ►January 15, 2010 - Condom maker HLL setting up vaccine project - Thaindian News - "“The Rs.600-crore integrated vaccine project will be a world class facility for producing vaccines, including Hepatitis B vaccines, others required for the government’s immunisation programme and also for exporting to other countries,” HLL Lifecare chairman and managing director M. Ayyappan told IANS."

* ►January 15, 2010 - Harney announces cervical cancer vaccine U-turn - IrelandOn-Line - "Harney has announced the Government is now in a position to provide the vaccine for first-year students. The decision came after the cost of the vaccine was negotiated down from €16m to just €3m. The Health Minister had shelved her decision to immunise all 12-year-old girls against the human papilloma virus because the cost was too high."

►January 15, 2010 - Community immunity: Vaccinate now to fend off H1N1 “third wave” later - Lake Stevens Journal

►January 15, 2010 - Hopes for a New Kind of Malaria Vaccine - TIME Magazine

►January 15, 2010 - Mycobacterium bovis Bacillus Calmette-Guérin Killed by Extended Freeze-Drying Targets Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells To Regulate Lung Inflammation - journal article (The Journal of Immunology)

►January 15, 2010 - Drive-through clinics could stem effects of bioattack - BioPrepWatch.com

* ►January 15, 2010 - Doc Accused Of Fraud, Faking Research - Reuben Studies Looked At Post-Surgery Painkillers - AP via The Boston Channel

►January 15, 2010 - Botswana: Measles Outbreak - allAfrica.com

* ►January 15, 2010 - Parents warned of pertussis - Austin News KXAN.com

* ►January 15, 2010 - FDA Reverses Position, Now Supports Removing BPA from Infant Formula - Environmental Working Group

* ►January 15, 2010 - DNA methylation linked to heart failure - PHG foundation - "Differences in DNA methylation are currently understood to be involved in the control of gene expression, which may in turn contribute to complex disease susceptibility or progression. Strong links have already been found between differential methylation and cancer, and there are efforts underway to examine the link with other complex diseases such as schizophrenia, diabetes and inflammatory bowel disease."

►January 15, 2010 - 2010 Advisory Committee Tentative Meetings - FDA

* ►January 15, 2010 - Is America competing? (requires registration) - The Scientist - "America still produces some of the most well respected science, but with the growth seen in Asia, that may not be the case for much longer, according to new data released from the National Science Foundation (NSF) today (15 January)."

►January 15, 2010 - Disaster aftermath: The risk of epidemic diseases - CBC News

* ►January 15, 2010 - N.J. targets autism discrimination, creates new statewide registry with new laws - The Star-Ledger via NJ.com - "The first of the new laws — which takes effect immediately — expands New Jersey’s anti-discrimination law, to ensure that no one who has autism and related neurological disorders is denied access to libraries, restaurants, gyms, pools, theaters and other public. It also guarantees equal access to housing and jobs. The law previously had applied to people with mental or physical disabilities. The second law allows adults to join the state autism registry, established so New Jersey health officials can track cases and look for possible trends. The registry, which is voluntary, initially was open only to children, who are added by health professionals. New Jersey has the country’s highest rate of autism, with one in 94 children affected, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The national average is one in 150."

►January 15, 2010 - New AMA TV Ad Calls on Senate to Stop Looming Medicare Crisis - AMA

►January 15, 2010 - Johnson & Johnson Charged With Kickback Scheme - Pharmalot

* ►January 15, 2010 - Bipolar Diagnosis Has Jumped In Young Kids: Study - Pharmalot - "The number of children aged 2 to 5 who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and prescribed antipsychotics has doubled over the past decade, suggesting the practice is becoming more prevalent, according to a study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Reuters reports."

* ►January 15, 2010 - Hunt for Dioxin Substitutes to Fight Autoimmune Diseases - Oregon State University via HealthNewsDigest

* ►January 15, 2010 - Mouse model developed for peanut allergy - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) via LifeScienceLab.com - "The most significant obstacle to developing an animal model of food allergyis that animals are not normally allergic to food. Scientists must add a strong immune stimulant to foods to elicit a reaction in animals that resembles food allergy in humans. A research team, including Dr Paul Bryce at Northwestern University, Chicago, took the novel approach of feeding mice a mixture of whole peanut extract (WPE) and a toxin from the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus, called staphylococcal enterotoxin B (SEB) to simulate the human anaphylactic reaction to peanuts in mice."

►January 15, 2010 - Galapagos achieves milestones in strategic alliances with Merck & Co., Inc. - Hugin via COMTEX via Trading Markets

►January 15, 2010 - New Technique Uses Zebrafish Behavior to Screen for Useful Compounds: Pathways Affecting Sleep and Wakefulness Discovered - A robust new technique for screening drugs' effects on zebrafish behavior is pointing Harvard University scientists toward unexpected compounds and pathways that may govern sleep and wakefulness in humans. - Harvard University via ScienceDaily

►January 15, 2010 - Dirt: the ultimate immune system builder - The Tennessean

►January 15, 2010 - Health bill at stake, Obama stumps in Mass. for Coakley - AP via The Washington Times

* ►January 14, 2010 - Thousands of high-risk kids missing 2nd H1N1 flu doses (video included) - USA Today

* ►January 14, 2010 - Inhibitex says recruitment begins for staph vaccine study - Vaccine News Daily

* ►January 14, 2010 - Springfield Anesthesiologist Charged with Falsifying Medical Research - The United States Attorney's Office District of Massachusetts

* ►January 14, 2010 - Autism Speaks Again Calls Upon The Federal Government To Increase Funding For Autism - New Study in JAMA Indicates a Decline in Biomedical Research - redOrbit

►January 14, 2010 - The Viruses Within -- and What Keeps Them There - Biologists wake dormant viruses and uncover mechanism for survival - Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne via Biocompare

* ►January 14, 2010 - Some Antiviral Drugs Could Make Diseases Worse, New Study Suggests - As the flu season continues in full-swing, most people can appreciate the need for drugs that stop viruses after they take hold in the body. Despite this serious need for new drugs, a team of researchers from the University of Texas at Austin raise serious concerns about an emerging strategy for stopping viral infections. - Genetics Society of America, via EurekAlert! via ScienceDaily

* ►January 14, 2010 - The sheriff's hidden fight with Lyme disease - The Daily Times - "Three-and-a-half years ago, Worcester County Sheriff Charles T. Martin pulled a tick off his right shin. What happened next Martin calls "a horror story."

►January 14, 2010 - Aerocrine: US Expert Panel Recommends The Use Of Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide (FENO) In The Diagnosis And Management Of Asthma - Aerocrine AB via Medical News Today

►January 14, 2010 - The Merck Company Foundation Announces Over $800,000 in Grants to New Jersey Groups - Merck via CSRWire - "The NJ NOC community grants program provides support for philanthropic initiatives that are consistent with Merck's strategic priorities and interests and that address critical community and quality of life issues. Grantees from the latest round include groups active in youth development (e.g. $50,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Trenton), health (e.g. $40,000 to the Parker Family Health Center in Monmouth County), hunger and nutrition (e.g. $50,000 to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey), social services (e.g. $30,000 to Ocean County Legal Assistance), the environment (e.g. $50,000 to the Nature Conservancy) and the arts (e.g. $25,000 to the Union County Arts Center). A full list of the 30 grantees is available on the Merck Web site at http://www.merck.com/corporate-responsibility/philanthropy/the-merck-company-foundation.html."

* ►January 14, 2010 - Cancer lines contaminated (requires registration) - The Scientist - "Three of 13 established esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) cell lines are not EAC after all. Instead, the lines -- which have led to two clinical trials, more than 100 publications and 11 US patents -- represent three different cancer types altogether, a study published online today (January 14) in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI) found."

►January 14, 2010 - An 11th-Hour Battle Over Biogenerics In Congress - Pharmalot

* ►January 14, 2010 - Consumers Beware: Monsanto Is A Global Multinational Biotech-Killer - Henry Kissinger is on record calling us a bunch of "useless eaters." Is Monsanto a depopulation tool of his liking? - OpEdNews

►January 14, 2010 - Dedicated 'pharma zone' at IGI - PTI News - "The first-of-its-kind 'pharma zone' will ensure maintenance of the quality of the drugs and products being transported."

►January 14, 2010 - Patient Advocates Cite Insurance Caps as Critical Difference in Senate and House Health Care Reform - Advocacy groups warn that Senate version of bill would not eliminate caps for millions of Americans - The National Organization for Rare Disorders via PRNewswire-USNewswire via InterestAlert!

►January 14, 2010 - Yoga Reduces Cytokine Levels Known to Promote Inflammation, Study Shows - Regularly practicing yoga exercises may lower a number of compounds in the blood and reduce the level of inflammation that normally rises because of both normal aging and stress, a new study has shown. - Ohio State University via ScienceDaily

►January 14, 2010 - The Tale of the Gasping Baby - Resolving pediatric airway obstructions - EMS1 Network

* ►January 14, 2010 - Study says green tea may blunt cancer risk - Contra Costa Times

►January 14, 2010 - College STD rates startling - Sexual health overlooked by students, poses dangerous threat to future well-being - University of Dayton's Flyer News - "January is Cervical Cancer Awareness month and although students may be busy, it is crucial that they take care of their sexual health and understand the truth of sexually transmitted diseases. The most common STD in the U.S. is genital human papillomavirus (HPV) according to Dr. Jan Froelich of Primed Physicians."

* ►January 13, 2010 - A Study of a Quadrivalent Meningococcal Tetanus Protein Conjugate Vaccine (TetraMen-T) in Infants and Toddlers - The purpose of this study is to evaluate the optimal vaccination schedule for a Quadrivalent Meningococcal (A, C, Y and W-135) Tetanus Protein Conjugate Vaccine (TetraMen-T) in order to provide an effective protein conjugate quadrivalent meningococcal vaccine in the population with the highest incidence of disease. Objectives: - To describe the safety profile of TetraMen-T vaccine administered at...- Sanofi-Aventis via clinicaltrialsfeeds.org

* ►January 13, 2010 - Cel-Sci validates manufacturing facility - Cel-Sci has completed validation of critical utilities and production equipment at its GMP facility which uses cold 4ºC aseptic filling to improve the shelf-life and potency and biologics. - in-PharmaTechnologist.com

►January 13, 2010 - Low Growth Hormone Levels Linked to Memory Defects Later in Life Can Be Prevented With Early Growth Hormone Treatment - Scientists have shown that early growth hormone supplementation in rats with growth hormone deficiency can prevent defects in memory developing later in adulthood. The study, published in the Journal of Endocrinology, is the first to show that memory defects in adults as a result of growth hormone deficiency arising in childhood can be prevented by growth hormone treatment during adolescence. - Society for Endocrinology, via AlphaGalileo via ScienceDaily

►January 13, 2010 - Health Check: Lyme Disease Legislation - ABC 13

►January 13, 2010 - A new method to measure childhood stress - FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology via EurekAlert!

►January 12, 2010 - Antiviral protection following immunization correlates with humoral but not cell-mediated immunity - journal article (Immunology and Cell Biology)

* ►January 12, 2010 - FDA Basics - FDA - "The FDA is pleased to announce the availability of a new Web resource, FDA Basics, which answers your questions and discusses other important public health topics in a useful and user-friendly format."

►January 12, 2010 - Neurocritical Care for Neonates - journal article (Neurocritical Care for Neonates)

►January 12, 2010 - Disconnect Between Brain Regions In ADHD - University of California - Davis via Biocompare

* ►January 12, 2010 - Chase the Hope for Autism - Please Vote on Facebook! - video - YouTube

►January 11, 2010 - Quadrivalent meningococcal vaccines: Hyporesponsiveness as an important consideration when choosing between the use of conjugate vaccine or polysaccharide vaccine - journal article (Travel Medicine and Travel Medicine)

* ►January 11, 2010 - National Influenza Vaccination Week: Time to take stock of our influenza vaccination efforts - KevinMD.com - "We should continue to counsel patients on the benefits of vaccines as the flu season continues into the spring – and, equally important, to take our own advice. A recent RAND study found that as of mid-November, about half of all health care workers had reported being vaccinated. This is roughly the same proportion that was vaccinated during the entire 2008 influenza season and shows a great improvement in vaccination rates. Still, the same poll found that 39 percent of health care professionals surveyed report that they have no intention of being vaccinated. Clearly, there is still more education to do within the medical community."

* ►January 11, 2010 - Inovio Biomedical extends IP licence agreement with University of Pennsylvania - Invovio via Proactiveinvestors.com

►January 11, 2010 - T cell responses to major peanut allergens in children with and without peanut allergy - journal article (Clinical & Experimental Allergy)

►January 11, 2010 - Impact of dietary regimen on the duration of cow's milk allergy: a random allocation study - journal article (Clinical & Experimental Allergy)

►January 10, 2010 - The Unexplained Female Predominance of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Clues from Genetic and Cytokine Studies - journal article (Clinical Reviews in Allergy and Immunology)

►January 9, 2010 - White House, EPA at Odds Over Coal-Waste Rules - Agency's Move to Designate Ash as Hazardous Is Slowed by Regulatory Czar's Assessment of Impact on Industry - Wall Street Journal

►January 7, 2010 - JCV detection in multiple sclerosis patients treated with natalizumab. - journal article (Journal of Neurology)

►January 5, 2010 - Delivery outcome after maternal use of antidepressant drugs in pregnancy: an update using Swedish data. - journal article (Psychology Medicine)

►January 5, 2010 - Polypharmacy in schizophrenia. - journal article (Current Opinion in Psychiatry)

* ►January 4, 2010 - The risk of death among adult participants in trials of antipsychotic drugs in schizophrenia. - journal article (Neuropsychopharmacology)

►January 1, 2010 - Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Recent Advances in Paediatric Pharmacotherapy - journal article (Drugs)

* ►January 2010 - Novel Influenza A(H1N1) in a Pediatric Health Care Facility in New York City During the First Wave of the 2009 Pandemic - journal article (Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine)

* ►January 2010 - Point Counterpoint: Mandatory Flu Vaccination for Health Care Workers - journal article (Nursing Center)

* ►January 2010 - Adenovirus serotype 5-vectored foot-and-mouth disease subunit vaccines: the first decade - journal article (Future Medicine)

►January 2010 - Current issues in the management of paediatric viral hepatitis. - journal article (Liver International)

* ►January 2010 - Medical Veritas - The Journal of Truth in Health Science

* ►January 2010 - Pharmaganda: A Study of Conflicting Interest by Leonard G. Horowitz and Sherri Kane - journal article (Medical Veritas)

* ►January 2010 - Current Childhood Vaccine programs: Are they compromising the genetics of present and future generations? Vaccine Overview, Part 3 A Review of Evidence and Medical Hypothesis by Harold E. Buttram - journal article (Medical Veritas)

* ►January 2010 - “Innocent Till Proven Guilty:” A Case Study In Alleged "Shaken Baby Syndrome" With False Conviction Based On Gross Medical Negligence and Criminal Injustice - Shaken Baby Syndrome and Lethal Minor Falls: Analysis of Causes of Death of Amanda M. Sadowshy by Harold E. Buttram and Alan Yurko - journal article (Medical Veritas)

* ►January 2010 - Analysis of Causes of Death: Another Case Study in Alleged "Shaken Baby Syndrome" With False Conviction Based On Gross Medical Negligence and Criminal Injustice - Analysis of Causes that Led to Baby Louie Rodriquez’s Pneumonia, Intracranial and Retinal Bleeding, and Death by Muhammad Ali Al-Bayati - journal article (Medical Veritas)

►December 21, 2009 - EP expert meeting on pharmacovigilance - Brussels, 27 January 2010 - Expert meeting in the European Parliament, Brussels, Wednesday 27 January 2010, 12.30 - 15.00 - Medicines in Europe - managing risks - A closer look at the legislative proposals on pharmacovigilance - AIM

►December 2009 - A 6-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of the efficacy and safety of risperidone in adolescents with schizophrenia. - journal article (Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology)

►December 2009 - Stimulant drug response in the predominantly inattentive and combined subtypes of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. - journal article (Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology)

►December 2009 - Cognitive function with long-term risperidone in children and adolescents with disruptive behavior disorder. - journal article (Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology)

* ►October/December 2009 - Autism spectrum disorders and mastocytosis - journal article (International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology)

►January 15, 2008 - Conspiracy Theories - Cass R. Sunstein, Harvard University - Harvard Law School; Adrian Vermeule, Harvard University - Harvard Law School - SSRN.com

Opening Pandora's Bread Box: The Critical Role of Wheat Lectin in Human Disease - www.greenmedinfo.com

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