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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 26, 2010

►February 2010 - Air quality improvement and the prevalence of frequent ear infections in children - journal article (Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery)

►February 2010 - The descending corticocollicular pathway mediates learning-induced auditory plasticity - journal article via (Nature Neuroscience)

►February 2010 - Synaptic activation of kainate receptors gates presynaptic CB1 signaling at GABAergic synapses - journal article via (Nature Neuroscience)

►February 2010 - Glutamate co-release at GABA/glycinergic synapses is crucial for the refinement of an inhibitory map - journal article via (Nature Neuroscience)

* ►January 30 - February 12, 2010 - Drug alert - An advertising blitz to promote a vaccine for cervical cancer says little about the efficacy or side-effects of the drug. - Frontline, India's National Magazine - " For almost a fortnight in December 2009, leading newspapers and private television and radio channels kept warning the public about the dangers of ignoring cervical cancer. The advertisements in the newspapers, targeted at young girls and their mothers, highlighted the need to get vaccinated against cervical cancer but did not mention the name of the vaccine. “It’s true! Vaccination can now protect your daughter from cervical cancer,” screamed a headline, with the sub-head saying that 200 women died in India every day from cervical cancer, a bigger cause of death than breast cancer. ... In the advertisement, it was explained that 'for the best response, the vaccine should be taken by adolescent girls as early as possible'. But nowhere did the advertisements mention anything about the possible side-effects of the unnamed vaccine."

* ►January 27, 2010 - Assessing the Legal Standard of Care in Public Health Emergencies - journal article (JAMA)

►January 27, 2010 - Medical Students and Unprofessional Online Content - journal article (JAMA)

►January 27, 2010 - Improving Health by Taking It Personally - journal article (JAMA)

►January 27, 2010 - Continuing Medical Education - journal article (JAMA)

* ►January 27, 2010 - NZ needs a prick of conscience over national health disgrace -  Opinion:  Parliament's health select committee is about to begin an inquiry into children's immunisation rates. Committee chairman and National MP Paul Hutchison, a doctor, explains why. - The Dominion Post via

►January 27, 2010 - Polio to be eradicated in Nigeria this year –Minister - Daily Triumph

►January 27, 2010 - Expectant women warned over swine flu - The Age

►January 27, 2010 - Shionogi to release new H1N1 treatment Rapiacta - Japan Today

►January 27, 2010 - State orders 1,3-million swine flu jabs - BusinessDay, South Africa

* ►January 26, 2010 - Death of baby boy investigated - HKSAR Government via 7thSpace Interactive - "The Department of Health is investigating a case of a four-month-old baby boy who died this morning. The boy was found unconscious this morning while sleeping and was sent to the Prince of Wales Hospital where he failed to respond to resuscitation. The boy received the second dose of both Diphtheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis and Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine (DTaP-IPV Vaccine) and pneumococcal conjugate vaccines at Lek Yuen Maternal and Child Health Centre yesterday (January 25) morning."

* ►January 26, 2010 - New York State Reinstituting H1N1 Flu Regulations (includes video) - News 10 Now - "New York Governor David Paterson is reinstituting a policy that requires all hospitals to offer the flu shot to certain people who come in. Those who care for newborns and hospital patients 65 and older must be offered the H1N1 vaccine. This regulation was originally put into effect in July, but was lifted during a vaccine shortage. Now that this regulation has been lifted, some in the health care field are worried about the future  a more intrusive H1N1 related policy. Last fall, the Governor suspended a state mandate that required all health care workers to get the H1N1 vaccine in order to free up more flu shots. Those fighting this mandate fear mandatory flu shots are coming back. 'The fight for us never ended,' said Registered Nurse Debbie Gerhardt. It's a fight thousands of health care workers thought they had won. Gerhardt said she knew better. 'It was not rescinded because of the free choice issue. It was rescinded because there wasn't adequate enough supply,' Gerhardt said."

* ►January 26, 2010 - Contentious flu jab policy proves successful - Skipping flu shot against the rules for staff in US healthcare organisation - Emerging Health Threats Forum

* ►January 26, 2010 - School gives girl flu shot despite note from parents - San Diego Union-Tribune - "Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the H1N1 vaccine is safe. 'As a parent, I would find this situation to be very frustrating,' said CDC spokeswoman Abbigail Tumpey. 'But their daughter is now protected should she be exposed to the H1N1 virus. I don’t think they have anything to worry about at this point.'"

* ►January 26, 2010 - H1N1 Vaccine Mix-Up At Union School (includes video) - KOKI FOX 23 - "April Price told Fox 23 she didn't send her son to school with a signed form because he suffers from allergies. Somehow, he was still given the shot at school and later broke into hives. Price had to give her son an EpiPen injection (emergency treatment for allergic reactions.) A spokesperson from the Health Department contacted the mother Tuesday evening with an explanation. The spokesperson told Price that a parent volunteer pulled the 7-year old out of class and handed him a signed form that was meant for another student with the same first name.  Without confirming his last name, the volunteer sent the boy to get a shot."

* ►January 26, 2010 - European hearing airs WHO pandemic response, critics' charges - CIDRAP News

* ►January 26, 2010 - WHO denies drugs firms swayed its flu decisions - * WHO denies drug companies influenced H1N1 decisions * WHO says its response to flu might have been better - Reuters

* ►January 26, 2010 - H1N1 Experts Assail 'Fake' Pandemic Claim - Health Officials Say Science -- Not Media Frenzy -- Was Basis for H1N1 Response - MedPage Today via ABC News - "But the relatively low number of deaths has prompted Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg, a German member of the council's Parliamentary Assembly, to dub the outbreak a 'false pandemic' and call for this week's hearing. 'What we have experienced now is that millions of people have been vaccinated unnecessarily,' Wodarg said. 'This is damage done to people, in order to earn money.'"

* ►January 26, 2010 - Was the Threat of H1N1 Flu Exaggerated? - TIME

►January 26, 2010 - Did the WHO Exaggerate the H1N1 Flu Pandemic's Danger? - TIME via Yahoo!

* ►January 26, 2010 - Novartis chief warns states over cancelled vaccine orders - AFP via Yahoo! - "Chairman and chief executive Daniel Vasella said those that had been reliable partners would be favoured. "The same governments that exerted a lot of pressure on the industry (...) to deliver vaccines very quickly were the same governments that then said 'we don't want any more what we ordered', once they saw they ordered too much," he told AFP. "If you want an effective vaccine industry you have to be consequent, because the next time that there will be a pandemic -- and there will be another one -- the governments who have been reliable partners will be treated preferentially," he added."

* ►January 26, 2010 - New strategies in the fight against influenza - Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology via

* ►January 26, 2010 - Free H1N1 Vaccine: First Come, First Served - The Malay Mail

►January 26, 2010 - Efficacy of flu vaccine drastically reduced for RA patients treated with rituximab - Wiley-Blackwell via NewsRx

* ►January 26, 2010 - Novartis says swine flu vaccine boosts profit - Swiss pharmaceutical group Novartis posted on Tuesday an 8.0-percent jump in core annual net profit for 2009, saying that business had been boosted by sales of swine flu vaccine. -

* ►January 26, 2010 - McKesson Posts Profit on Swine Flu Vaccine Shipments (Update1) - Bloomberg via Business Wire

►January 26, 2010 - Vical Updates Vaccine Development Programs for CMV and Pandemic Influenza - Vical Incorporated via Globe Newswire via CNNMoney

►January 26, 2010 - Swine flu vaccine at Oakland BART station - San Francisco Chronicle - "Alameda County public health officials say the vaccination clinic at the 12th Street BART Station is the first of its kind in the country. As part of its bio-emergency preparedness plans, the county in the past has staged mock clinics with pretend immunizations but never has given actual vaccine in a mass clinic."

* ►January 26, 2010 - AH1N1 Vaccination Is Mandatory, Salud Will Use Force If Necessary - Inside Costa Rica - "The vice-ministra de Salud, Ana Morice, explained that the CCSS will be compiling a list from medical records of persons that are required to be vaccinated, especially in the Metropolitan (San José) area. Morice said those people will be notified by telephone, by the news media and by door-to-door visits by Salud officials where there is an address on file. 'The vaccination is mandatory. It is important that the population go to the clinics. We will first make call to those who are to be vaccinated, then we will go looking for them if they do not come in', said Morice. The vice-ministra said that those people on the list who do not want to receive the vaccine, will be obligated to do so. "The idea is not use force, even though we have the right to go with the police to pull people from their homes and take them to a medical centre to be vaccinated", explained Morice. ... The mandatory vaccination is based on government decree 35703-S of the Ley General de Salud published on January 21, 2010 in the official government publication, La Gaceta. Morice explained that the only exceptions to the vaccination are those allergic to eggs and mercury, because the effects of the dose against AH1N1 may be worse. Also, those who have been infected will no be vaccinated as the possibility of re-infection is only 5%."

* ►January 26, 2010 - Chicago woman back from brink of death after contracting swine flu - After weeks of being near death, Lisa Amoruso is expected to make a full recovery - Chicago Tribune

* ►January 26, 2010 - Hong Kong left with swine-flu vaccine as city shuns jabs - DPA via The Earth Times - "Hong Kong ordered the Sanofi Pasteur vaccine and offered it free to people considered to be in high risk categories such as health care workers, children and the elderly. However, the response was lukewarm from the outset and the flu inoculations became even less popular after two reported cases of seizures from the shots. Concerns were heightened at the weekend when it was reported two women gave birth to stillborn children in the space of a week after being inoculated."

►January 26, 2010 - Isolated No More, Yale Changes Swine Flu Policy - NBC Connecticut

* ►January 26, 2010 - Infants offered swine flu vaccine - The Press, York, UK

►January 26, 2010 - Novartis reports record sales boosted by Speke swine flu jab - Liverpool Echo

►January 26, 2010 - Medics warn Wirral at-risk groups should still get swine flu jab - Wirral Globe

►January 26, 2010 - Commercial Insight: Influenza Vaccines and Antivirals - The pandemic's long-term impact - The most likely scenario for the long-term impact of the current H1N1 pandemic is a transient boost for seasonal flu vaccination -

►January 26, 2010 - CDC urges at-risk youth to recieve H1N1 vaccine - RU Daily Targum

* ►January 26, 2010 - H1N1: One family's terrifying ordeal - Lexington Herald-Leader via

►January 26, 2010 - Generation of Fully Human Monoclonal Antibodies Neutralizing Influenza Virus - Use of SPYMEG as a novel human lymphocyte fusion partner - press release - MBL International Corporation via PRNewswire via The Earth Times

►January 26, 2010 - Health Buzz: WHO Says H1N1 Threat Not Inflated - U.S. News & World Report

►January 26, 2010 - Listen to Wes -

►January 26, 2010 - Swine flu vaccine advised for pregnant women -

►January 26, 2010 - Experimental vaccine extends life of men with prostate cancer - The Guardian, UK

* ►January 26, 2010 - The Launch of Silenced Witnesses Volume II: The UK GMC Hearings By Martin Walker - Age of Autism - "This is the second volume of Silenced Witnesses from Slingshot Publications, and the object of the books is evident, to give a clear voice to parents of vaccine damaged children, so that whether we win or lose the GMC battle or in the future when we win the scientific and the political arguments about vaccine damage, the parents' voices have been recorded."

* ►January 26, 2010 - Exeter mum's MMR concerns - Express & Echo via This is Exeter, UK - "Healthchoice UK was due to hold an immunisation clinic on Saturday for people who decided to pay for the single MMR jabs instead of getting the triple vaccine through the NHS. The jabs cost around £700 for a full course. But despite advertising a clinic at the city’s racecourse, the firm did not appear at the weekend."

►January 26, 2010 - First-Ever Consensus Treatment Guidelines Issued for Autistic Children With Gastrointestinal Disorders - Multidisciplinary panel finds little evidence to support dietary interventions as a treatment for autism. (includes audio) - Behavioral Health Central

►January 26, 2010 - HBO Presents Biopic About the Life and Times of Temple Grandin - Autism Blog via

* ►January 26, 2010 - Autism Action Network Requests Clarification from Ari Ne'eman on Views for Nat'l Council on Disability - Age of Autism

* ►January 26, 2010 - Obama Disability Nominee Questioned About His Views that Autism Disorders are Not Medical Disorders and Should Not be Cured - Facing Autism in New Brunswick

►January 26, 2010 - OSR#1: Industrial chemical or autism treatment? - Left Brain/Right Brain

* ►January 26, 2010 - Riley psychiatrist testifies under immunity about girl's case - The Patriot Ledger - "Dr. Kayoko Kifuji was granted immunity for her testimony. But it felt at times Monday as if the Boston psychiatrist herself were on trial. In her first public statements on the death of 4-year-old Rebecca Riley in December 2006, the Tufts Medical Center physician acknowledged frequently boosting the dosage of psychotropic drugs she prescribed to the girl and her older sister to treat bipolar and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders."

* ►January 26, 2010 - Call today for Vaccine Rights - NY Assembly Health Committee Votes Today - The Autism Action Coalition - "Please take a few minutes today to call the following members of the New York State Health Committee and ask them to vote for two important vaccine rights bills that will be considered by the Assembly Health Committee today."

* ►January 26, 2010 - CDC Director Demotes Chief of Environmental Health - ScienceInsider Blog via Science Magazine

* ►January 26, 2010 - UF's EPI aims to 'contain future threats' of disease - Gainesville Sun

►January 26, 2010 - FDA: Nipro Medical Recalls 2 Million Needles (free preview) - Wall Street Journal

►January 26, 2010 - FDA recalls more than 2 million needles used in port implants - CNN

►January 26, 2010 - Vaccination warning as measles on the rise - Irish Independent

►January 26, 2010 - Leeds babies still miss out on vital jabs - Health bosses in Leeds are warning that uptake levels of the MMR vaccine are still not high enough to prevent outbreaks of the illnesses. - Yorkshire Evening Post

►January 26, 2010 - Bill Gates' Annual Letter for the Gates Foundation - UN Dispatch - "The Gates Foundation published Bill Gates’ annual letter yesterday. His focus was on innovation, and its importance in the future of our planet. It’s a long letter, and it covers all of the areas the foundation works in. I was especially interested in his frank discussion of the Gates Foundation’s mistakes. Admitting to errors in such a high-profile forum is valuable; it can help everyone else learn. In the case of the Gates Foundation, they discovered that vaccinations aren’t the simple solution we’d like them to be. Rotavirus has been hard to distribute, and the polio vaccine needs additional varieties to be fully effective."

►January 26, 2010 - Balancing oversight (requires registration) - The Scientist - "The NIH monitors grant recipients via a required annual progress report for each grant they award, called a "non-competing continuation progress report." In order to receive the next year's money, investigators must have them approved by their program directors, who each oversee anywhere from 50 to 300 grants at a given time."

* ►January 26, 2010 - Dr. Robin Wood: TB is Taking Our Children: Is Washington Noticing? - The Huffington Post

* ►January 26, 2010 - US researcher develops dual vaccine against malaria, cholera - Xinhua via China View - "[Lead scientist Henry] Daniell's team genetically engineered tobacco and lettuce plants to produce the vaccine. Researchers gave mice freeze-dried plant cells (orally or by injection) containing the vaccine. They then challenged the mice with either the cholera toxin or malarial parasite. Untreated rodents contracted diseases quickly, but the mice who received the plant-grown vaccines showed long-lasting immunity for more than 300 days (equivalent to 50 human years)."

►January 26, 2010 - House Call with Dr. Andy: Young men get HPV vaccine - It's about preventing cervical cancer, not sexual promiscuity - The News-Press

►January 26, 2010 - Cancer jab scheme is a success with town's schoolgirls - The Bolton News

►January 26, 2010 - Merck looks ahead after acquisition - Pottstown Mercury

* ►January 26, 2010 - Obama Administration Gets an “F” for Bioterrorism Defense - Obama To Announce New Plan To Combat Bioterrorism - AP via NTI: Global Security Newswire

* ►January 26, 2010 - Proper vaccine refrigeration vital to putting disease on ice - National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) via EurekAlert! - "Every year, billions of dollars worth of vaccines are shipped to thousands of medical providers across the country, and every year doctors must dispose of tens of millions of dollars worth of those vaccines because they became too warm or too cold while in storage. Now, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), with funding from and in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), have completed the first of a series of tests to determine best practices for properly storing and monitoring the temperature of refrigerated vaccines. Their initial findings* will be included in a CDC training video and report to be released July 2010."

* ►January 26, 2010 - WHO Plans To Give Haitians Controversial Jabs - The Flu Case - "The million people in Haiti made homeless by an earthquake that hit the island two weeks ago could be among the first to receive controversial vaccinations under a campaign organised by WHO.  According to a document published by WHO called 'Public health risk assessment and interventions: Earthquake: Haiti', the UN health agency is strongly recommending that people in Haiti receive vaccinations against tetanus, measles, diphtheria, polio and pertussis in spite of the controversy surrounding these vaccines. Jagoda Savic this week filed charges at a state prosecutor's offic in Bosnia Herzegovina against WHO presenting evidence that WHO had helped conceal the damage caused by a CSL vaccine for diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis distributed for free by UNICEF. Savic presented evidence that 117 children suffered severe side effects.  The WHO document also states that the swine flu poses a risk to the people of Haiti, suggesting the people of Haiti will be given the untested and toxic swine flu jab."'

►January 26, 2010 - Doctors in Haiti express concern over long term care for injured - Free Speech Radio News

►January 26, 2010 - DCF workers helping ill Haiti refugees, CDC called in - Post on Politics via Palm Beach Post

►January 26, 2010 - Upswing in virus forces cancellation of surgeries - Canadian Press via CTV

►January 26, 2010 - Outbreak of Norwalk virus causes 5 Collier nursing homes to shut down admissions - Naples Daily News

►January 26, 2010 - Shot Protects Against Chickenpox After Exposure - Vaccination within 5 days prevents or lessens illness in those at risk, study finds - HealthDay via U.S. News & World Report

►January 26, 2010 - Dynavax hepatitis C drug shows promise in phase 1 trial - * Drug SD-101 was safe and showed anti-viral response * All patients at highest dose saw reduction in viral load * Co says in talks with potential partners on the drug * Shares soar as much as 23 pct - Reuters

►January 26, 2010 - Bid for HIV/AIDS vaccine facility unsuccessful - Winnipeg Free Press - "The Winnipeg-based International Centre for Infectious Diseases has been officially told it will not win a bid to build an $88-million government funded HIV/AIDS vaccine manufacturing facility.  ICID CEO Heather Medwick says the Public Health Agency of Canada informed ICID late Friday that their bid was not successful. 'We don't know why,' said Medwick, expressing disappointment and frustration at the whole process. Medwick wouldn't say directly whether she believes rumours nobody has won the bid and the government has decided to shelve the project."

►January 26, 2010 - Gilead Sciences 4Q Profit Up 43% On Strong HIV Drug Sales (free preview) - Wall Street Journal

* ►January 26, 2010 - Germ play may prevent diseases in adulthood - Medill Reports - "McDade said exposure to common everyday bacteria early in life helps build up immunity and promotes the regulation of inflammation throughout childhood, adolescence, young adulthood and later in life."

►January 26, 2010 - “Good” Bacteria Keep Immune System Primed to Fight Future Infections, According to Penn Study -

* ►January 26, 2010 - The Autism Bill -- People with Autism need our support - - "As soon as I won the political lottery and was drawn first out of the private members’ ballot in December, I was inundated with numerous causes and issues, all worthy of support. However, believing that a Private Members’ Bill should cover an area that could be overlooked by mainstream legislation, it was the Autism Bill that really captured my attention with devastating personal accounts such as this: “She has quite calmly said that when we die, she plans to kill herself because she knows she will be completely alone and unable to care for herself. She weeps on a daily basis because she is so scared of the future. There is nobody to help her manage her daily life, and more importantly, who will love her when we're gone?” Parent of an adult with autism"

* ►January 26, 2010 - Vasella Steps Aside As Novartis CEO - Pharmalot - "The decision to step aside as ceo will please some corporate governance critics. Vasella had come under fire from some shareholders for holding both top jobs amid an ongoing debate in Switzerland as to whether a ceo involved in day-to-day company activities can also succeed as chairman (background here)."

►January 26, 2010 - AstraZeneca Pressured Medical Mgr Over Seroquel - Pharmalot

►January 26, 2010 - Recognition of facial expressions is not universal - Universite de Montreal study reveals that Asians and Caucasians view faces differently - University of Montreal

►January 26, 2010 - Novartis Reports Net Profit of $2.32 Billion (requires registration) - The New York Times

* ►January 26, 2010 - Is Your Kid Truly Allergic? Tests Add to Food Confusion (free content) - The Wall Street Journal

►January 26, 2010 - FDA Announces Class I Recall of Certain Infusion Set Needles - FDA

►January 26, 2010 - New drug combo prevents HIV/AIDS - PloS One via PressTV, Israel

* ►January 26, 2010 - Novartis Says U.S. Unit to Pay Fine Over Marketing of Epilepsy Drug (free preview) - Wall Street Journal

* ►January 26, 2010 - Wis. Senate to vote on BPA ban - Chicago Tribune

►January 26, 2010 - Lab Confirms Salmonella Strain in Outbreak - Illness that Sickened 189 People across 40 States Linked to Sausage Products - CBS News

* ►January 26, 2010 - The Overuse of Antibiotics in Livestock Feed Is Killing Us - Over 70,000 Americans die each year because of antibiotic resistance, thanks to the overuse of antibiotics in medical treatments, factory farming and soaps. - AlterNet

►January 26, 2010 - Vitamins and Teenagers: A Personal Statement by Stephen H. Brown, PhD - Orthomolecular Medicine News Service

►January 25, 2010 - What Does the FDA's BPA Decision Mean for Companies? -

►January 25, 2010 - Electronic Cigarette Wholesaler Empowered After U.S. Judge Decision Against FDA - Marketwire via CNNMoney

►January 25, 2010 - WHO issues health priorities for Haiti - OnMedica - "Among the priorities listed are: access to surgical, medical and emergency obstetric care and proper case management, particularly for trauma, wounds and burns, priority immunisations, including a mass vaccination campaign for measles/rubella and tetanus; communicable disease surveillance and response, including preparedness for epidemic-prone diseases, support for appropriate infant and young child feeding and malnutrition management and continuity of care for chronic diseases such as HIV and TB."

►January 25, 2010 - Personalized prescription - CVS, Medco at vanguard of effort to match patients, drugs by genetic tests (requires registration) - Boston Globe

* ►January 25, 2010 - 75 Year Olds with Cancer Get Treatment. Autistic Toddlers Doomed To Diagnosis For Life? By Kim Stagliano - Age of Autism

* ►January 25, 2010 - ‘Doctors, school, friends thought I was faking chronic fatigue syndrome’ - As the trial of Kay Gilderdale puts ME back in the spotlight, we ask why more is not being done to help sufferers - The Times, UK

►January 25, 2010 - Polio immunization drive misses over 7,000 children - APP via

►January 25, 2010 - Measles outbreak in Cork, Kerry - Irish Health - "The first dose is usually given at 12 months of age by GPs, while the second is given in school at four to five years of age. However it can be given at any age and anyone who is not sure about there vaccination status 'should get another dose, which will not do them any harm, and will protect against measles, mumps & rubella', Dr Ryan added."

►January 25, 2010 - Face masks help reduce spread of flu, new study says - Salud Blog via Austin American-Statesman

►January 25, 2010 - H1N1 flu still could be dangerous - editorial - Marietta Times

►January 25, 2010 - Pregnancy & flu study - WKOW 27 Madison

►January 25, 2010 - Pitman: UI to continue H1N1 absence policies - The University of Idaho Argonaut

* ►January 25, 2010 - Clinical researchers work hard to be part of solution - RocNow - "The number of research studies we conduct can vary between 30 and 50 a year. We are coming off a “fall flu frenzy” here at RCR, in which we tested the new H1N1 influenza vaccines in 250 adults and 50 children, at the same time we were testing the seasonal flu vaccine in another 130 study participants. In recruiting study volunteers, we encourage people to “come be part of the solution,” and those words rang true for the folks helping to develop vaccines to combat the H1N1 influenza pandemic. We are currently involved in a novel smoking cessation study that utilizes an investigational anti-nicotine vaccine to help people quit smoking."

* ►January 25, 2010 - "H1N1 Vaccine adverse reactions:  Miscarriages, still births & other complications during pregnancy due to the H1N1 vaccine, [Guests] Eileen Dannemann: Joyce Piccolino - Vaccines: A Second Opinion The Gary Null Show via Progressive Radio Network

►January 25, 2010 - Drug Safety: Are We Making Progress? - journal article (Archives of Internal Medicine)

* ►January 25, 2010 - Omission of Affiliation Information in: Can the Food and Drug Administration Ensure That Our Pharmaceuticals Are Safely Manufactured? - journal article (Archives of Internal Medicine)

* ►January 25, 2010 - A prescription for disaster: Pharmaceutical overuse in the U.S. -

►January 25, 2010 - FDA Approves New Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes - FDA

* ►January 25, 2010 - The Anthrax Attacks Remain Unsolved/ Wall Street Journal - Anthrax Vaccine -- posts by Meryl Nass, M.D.

* ►January 24, 2010 - David Kelly post mortem to be kept secret for 70 years as doctors accuse Lord Hutton of concealing vital information / Daily Mail - Anthrax Vaccine -- posts by Meryl Nass, M.D.

* ►January 23, 2010 - Autism: A healing, not a cure - Rupert Isaacson believes riding has transformed his autistic son. Now he wants others to benefit from his experience. But is it too good to be true? - The Guardian, UK

►January 23, 2010 - Autism Speaks responds to recent publications citing autism clusters in California - Spero News

* ►January 22, 2010 - Vaccination Without Doctor Approval In a US Hospital by S. Humphries, MD - Medical Voices - "H1N1 and seasonal influenza vaccines are now being given to sick hospital patients with or without their doctor’s consent.  This is being done despite there being no data on the safety of doing so.  I am a licensed, board-certified nephrologist, otherwise known as a kidney specialist, working in a large, city-based hospital.  Because I rarely admit patients to the hospital other than for specific procedures, such as a kidney biopsy, I only recently became aware of my hospital’s policy regarding flu shots for sick people. Waking up to this new rule made me realize that Big Pharma is getting closer and closer to bypassing doctors completely to deliver direct patient 'care'."

* ►January 22, 2010 - Mandatory Vaccinations in the state of New Jersey - video - YouTube

* ►January 20, 2010 - Swiss warn on flu vaccine with autoimmune disease/ Reuters - Anthrax Vaccine -- posts by Meryl Nass, M.D.

* ►January 20, 2010 - WHO examines claims over exaggerating swine flu danger / Deutsche World - Anthrax Vaccine -- posts by Meryl Nass, M.D.

►January 20, 2010 - Murine Embryonic Stem Cell-Derived Pyramidal Neurons Integrate into the Cerebral Cortex and Appropriately Project Axons to Subcortical Targets - journal article (The Journal of Neuroscience)

* ►January 17, 2010 - Rubella vaccine – ministry undecided - Nation on Sunday, Sri Lanka - "Health Ministry expressed uncertainty in resuming the Rubella vaccination programme that was suspended last year subsequent to the death of three school girls last year. When asked about the current situation regarding the suspended Rubella vaccination programme, the director of the Epidemiology Unit Dr. Paba Palihawadana said that the program has been indefinitely postponed and that the Health Ministry has not yet taken the decision when they will reestablish the programme "

►January 17, 2010 - There's a lot to learn from cancer vaccination saga - This long overdue cervical cancer plan will save lives -- but many will miss out, writes John Crown - The Independent, UK

►January 16, 2010 - Swine flu was a textbook case of a scare - Swine flu corresponds to the classic "beneficial crisis" model, says Christopher Booker - The Telegraph, UK

►January 14, 2010 - Afghanistan first to use new polio vaccine - Rotary International - "A new oral polio vaccine, developed to stop the transmission of the type 1 and type 3 wild polioviruses simultaneously, made its world debut during 15-17 December Subnational Immunization Days in Afghanistan."

►January 14, 2010 - HBO Films: Temple Grandin Trailer (HBO) - video - YouTube

* ►January 2010 - Public health risk assessment and interventions: Earthquake - Haiti - WHO

►January 2010 - The Compartmentalized Bacteria of the Planctomycetes-Verrucomicrobia-Chlamydiae Superphylum Have Membrane Coat-Like Proteins - journal article (PLoS Biology)

►January 2010 - Common Disease, Multiple Rare (and Distant) Variants - journal article (PLoS Biology)

* ►January 2010 - Targeting Misfolded Proteins to Fight Neurodegenerative Diseases - journal article (PLoS Biology)

►January 2010 - Neuron Specific Rab4 Effector GRASP-1 Coordinates Membrane Specialization and Maturation of Recycling Endosomes - journal article (PLoS Biology)

►January 2010 - Modulation of Heat Shock Transcription Factor 1 as a Therapeutic Target for Small Molecule Intervention in Neurodegenerative Disease - journal article (PLoS Biology)

►January 2010 - Mapping the Distribution of Invasive Staphylococcus aureus across Europe - journal article (PLoS Medicine)

►January 2010 - Geographic Distribution of Staphylococcus aureus Causing Invasive Infections in Europe: A Molecular-Epidemiological Analysis - journal article (PLoS Medicine)

►January 2010 - The Relationship between Anti-merozoite Antibodies and Incidence of Plasmodium falciparum Malaria: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis - journal article (PLoS Medicine)

* ►January 2010 - Science Must Be Responsible to Society, Not to Politics - journal article (PLoS Medicine)

►January 2010 - Are Patents Impeding Medical Care and Innovation? - journal article (PLoS Medicine)

►January 2010 - Neonatal Circumcision for HIV Prevention: Cost, Culture, and Behavioral Considerations - journal article (PLoS Medicine)

►January 2010 - The Global Health System: Linking Knowledge with Action—Learning from Malaria - journal article (PLoS Medicine)

►January 2010 - The Global Health System: Actors, Norms, and Expectations in Transition - journal article (PLoS Medicine)

►January 2010 - The Global Health System: Strengthening National Health Systems as the Next Step for Global Progress - journal article (PLoS Medicine)

►January 2010 - The Global Health System: Lessons for a Stronger Institutional Framework - journal article (PLoS Medicine)

►January 2010 - Quantifying the Number of Pregnancies at Risk of Malaria in 2007: A Demographic Study - journal article (PLoS Medicine)

►January 2010 - PINK1 Is Selectively Stabilized on Impaired Mitochondria to Activate Parkin - journal article (PLoS Biology)

►January 2010 - The Roles of PINK1 and Parkin in Parkinson's Disease - journal article (PLoS Biology)

* ►November 14, 2009 - AH1N1 Vaccination Mandatory For Risk Groups - The Costa Rica News - "The AH1N1 vaccination of those in the high risk group in Costa Rica will be mandatory, according to the ministerio de Salud, who is getting ready to receive 1 million doses of the vaccine, about 900.000 less than had been expected. Those in the high risk group have been identified as Salud (health) workers, those over the age of 15 with chronic illness or risk factor (asthmatics and the obese), pregnant women and diabetics. Once those in the high risk group have been vaccinated, the general population will begin receiving the vaccine accordingt to the parameters set out by the World Health Organization (WHO). Any person deemed to be in the high risk group that does not want to be vaccinated will be required to sign a waiver relieving the State from all responsibility in case of contracting the virus."

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2010 Annual Letter from Bill Gates - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

*Severe Joint Pain After Getting The H1N1 Vaccine -




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