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All the News Posted April 9-12, 2008

Posted April 12, 2008


* ►April 13, 2008 - Vaccine Safety Panel to Include the Public in Setting Priorities (requires registration) - AP via The New York Times

* ►April 13, 2008 - Critics fear worst for new SA HIV vaccine - The Times, South Africa - "The Department of Agriculture on Friday confirmed receiving a formal objection to the trial from the African Centre for Biosafety, an outspoken critic of GMOs. The objection hinges on safety concerns about GMOs — particularly a new kind of GMO vaccine — which some scientists say are not fully understood. The new multigene GMO vaccine could combine with other viruses to create new viruses, and set off a 'worst-case scenario' — the breakout of a virus capable of harming people, objectors say. 'There is evidence in the literature that this kind of virus may infect human cells,' said Mariam Mayet, environmental activist and anti-GM lobbyist. 'This means it is not a completely dead vaccine. If something goes wrong we have to live with the consequences.'"

►April 13, 2008 - Bird flu virus may have mutated - Times of India

►April 13, 2008 - Drug Makers’ Advantage - letter  (requires registration) - The New York Times

►April 13, 2008 - Right Diagnosis, Wrong Remedy (requires registration) - Washington Post - "It's time for everyone to face reality about how HPV and other sexually transmitted diseases are being spread to unsuspecting teens."

►April 13, 2008 - Tainted Blood Thinner - Rise in Price Was a Sign of Trouble - Supply Problems Caused Spike That Some Say Should Have Prompted Scrutiny (requires registration) - Washington Post

* ►April 12, 2008 - David Kirby at DHHS Vaccine Meeting - Age of Autism - "The following provides a transcript of David Kirby's comments at this meeting:"

* ►April 12, 2008 - Will a 9-Year-Old Change the Vaccine Debate? (requires registration) - The New York Times Blog - "There’s no question that the case of 9-year-old Hannah Poling of Athens, Ga., has fueled the controversy about childhood vaccines. But what’s less clear is whether it will help unlock the mysteries of autism."

* ►April 12, 2008 - Autism, Viruses, Vaccines and 2 Generations - A Tale of Two Tots

* ►April 12, 2008 - Thank You Sir! May I Have Another? - Age of Autism

* ►April 12, 2008 - The Cedillo Family Deserves Our Support - Age of Autism

* ►April 12, 2008 - His Brother's Keeper by Cathy Jameson - Age of Autism

* ►April 12, 2008 - Potential Alzheimer's Drug Reverses Condition in Minutes - Adventures in Autism

* ►April 12, 2008 - Morgan Fogarty & FOX Charlotte Get Autism Story Right by Jack Russell - Age of Autism

* ►April 12, 2008 - Mapping Genetic Abnormalities in Autism - New tools could uncover subtle changes. - MIT Technology Review

►April 12, 2008 - Obama, Clinton & McCain Must Meet Families With Autism - Blogger News Network

►April 12, 2008 - Hope for autism seen - Honolulu Star-Bulletin

►April 12, 2008 - Jon Stewart Hosts Autism Benefit - Moms can raise money for autism--one laugh at a time. - Mom Logic

►April 12, 2008 - GMC goes to bat for autism - The Star-Ledger

►April 12, 2008 - Bringing together autism resources - Chattanooga Times Free Press

* ►April 12, 2008 - Letter from Woman who´s Son Suffers Life Threatening Food Allergies - American Chronicle

►April 12, 2008 - 2007 CDC Foodnet Data Shows Seven Years Of Failure And Thousands Of Unnecessary Deaths - Statement Of CFA’s Carol Tucker-Foreman - All American Patriots

* ►April 12, 2008 - Delaying Vaccinations Puts Young Children At Risk - Campaign for Early Childhood Immunization via

►April 12, 2008 - Inexcusable ignorance - Orlando Sentinel - "This fact has become widespread with the increase in television ads promoting the Gardasil shots, yet HPV is still one of the most common STDs. Women, especially teens, still don't either use or get protection."

►April 12, 2008 - Hundreds immunized at measles clinics - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

►April 12, 2008 - Fighting Measles Outbreak With Free Vaccines - Today's TMJ4 Milwaukee

* ►April 12, 2008 - Families Seek Measles Vaccinations After 4 Infected - Doctors Stress Importance Of Immunization (includes video) - AP via Channel 3000 WISC Madison

►April 12, 2008 - Sixth case of measles makes it an outbreak (requires registration or subscription) - Toronto Star

►April 12, 2008 - Fears grow as cases of mumps are on the rise - Portsmouth Today, UK

* ►April 12, 2008 - Highrises shut out polio drive - Health officers are barred from entering the premises on pretext of security - Daily News & Analysis

►April 12, 2008 - Lab reports confirm UI bacterial meningitis case - AP via Lewiston Tribune via Fox 12 Boise

►April 12, 2008 - The Next Global Epidemic is Now Upon us - American Chronicle

* ►April 12, 2008 - Chemicals in FEMA trailers to be limited - Agency tackling formaldehyde issue - Jackson Clarion-Ledger - "The Federal Emergency Management Agency will require manufacturers to meet strict new limits on formaldehyde in mobile homes the agency uses to shelter disaster victims....FEMA announced Friday that its new standard for formaldehyde, below .016 parts per million, is within the range of what the CDC says is normal in indoor air."

►April 12, 2008 - Kid With HIV Never Tells Anyone - WHIO Dayton

►April 12, 2008 - Nose Spray Anthrax Vaccine Effective In Early Tests -  University of Rochester Medical Center via ScienceDaily

►April 11, 2008 - ROUSE: Making strides in the autism battle - Framingham TAB

►April 11, 2008 - Parents Follow Pediatrician Advice on MMR Vaccinations - press release - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia via PRNewswire-USNewswire - " News stories about an allegedly harmful link between the mumps, measles and rubella vaccine and the onset of autism had little effect on whether U.S. parents immunized their children, according to a review of immunization records and news stories. Parents' decisions were more likely influenced by recommendations from their child's pediatrician, the researchers said."

* ►April 11, 2008 - Local families share tales of autism - Sturgis Journal - "Dylan developed normally, Lyn said. He was walking and talking but at age 2 1/2, he started to regress. He stopped talking, smiling, laughing, making eye contact and lost interest in other children. 'It could be genetics,' Lyn said. 'But it surfaced right after his chicken pox vaccination.'"

* ►April 11, 2008 - Gov't seeks help with vaccine questions - AP via Yahoo! - "The government began an unprecedented effort Friday to give vaccine critics a say in shaping how the nation researches safety questions surrounding immunizations. The meeting, the first of more to be set, came amid new controversy about vaccines and autism — and a fledgling theory that vaccinations might worsen a rare condition called mitochondrial dysfunction that in turn triggers certain forms of autism."

* ►April 11, 2008 -  Drug companies to reveal grant practices - AP via Yahoo! - "A dozen of the nation's leading drug and device makers have told Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, that they have plans or are working on plans to publicly disclose grants to outside groups. The details will be provided on each company's Web sites. Watchdog groups say the companies are trying to derail legislation that would require public disclosure of their giving. 'If they were doing this out of the goodness of their heart, they would have done so decades ago,' said Dr. Peter Lurie of the consumer group Public Citizen."

* ►April 11, 2008 - The HPV Vaccine - audio - Christiane Northrup, M.D. - "Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted disease associated with cervical cancer. In this podcast, Dr. Northrup cautions women against the new HPV vaccine and explains why she is not recommending it to her own daughters"

►April 11, 2008 - Christiane Northrup Recommends Passing on Gardasil - Adventures in Autism

* ►April 11, 2008 - Yuma family at center of national autism case awaits ruling - Yuma Sun - "The Cedillos are one of about 4,900 families involved in an omnibus lawsuit against the government, through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Every story is unique but they share many similarities: a child, usually a toddler in the 1990s, was developing normally until they received a routine vaccine. Shortly after, the child was diagnosed with autism - a brain development disorder that impairs social reaction and communication."

* ►April 11, 2008 - Childhood Vaccinations and Autism - Is There a Link? (includes video) - MyFox Charlotte - "Just like any other mom, Weddington resident Jill Urwick wants her kids to be happy and healthy. She figured she was doing the right thing when she had her son, Jackson, immunized as a toddler.  But then, Jill noticed trouble.  She says Jackson gradually started slipping away.  He was diagnosed with autism at five years old."

* ►April 11, 2008 - Accidents at disease lab acknowledged - AP via Yahoo! - "The only U.S. facility allowed to research the highly contagious foot-and-mouth disease experienced several accidents with the feared virus, the Bush administration acknowledged Friday. A 1978 release of the virus into cattle holding pens on Plum Island, N.Y., triggered new safety procedures. While that incident was previously known, the Homeland Security Department told a House committee there were other accidents inside the government's laboratory."

►April 11, 2008 - Teva receives court ruling awarding exclusivity for generic Risperdal - Thomson Financial delivered by Newstex via CNNMoney

* ►April 11, 2008 - Minutes of Key Vytorin Meeting Are Questioned by Congress (free preview) - Wall Street Journal - "Merck & Co. and Schering-Plough Corp. attempted to recreate information from a crucial meeting about a major study on Vytorin after a Congressional panel began an investigation, according to documents obtained by a Congressional subcommittee. In a letter Friday, Rep. John Dingell (D., Mich.) and Rep. Bart Stupak (D., Mich.) asked why minutes of the companies' ad hoc expert panel, which had met in mid-November, had been 'created after the fact' in December."

* ►April 11, 2008 - Rogue Chemist Blows Whistle on Big Pharma By: Crusador Interviews Former Pharmaceutical Chemist Shane Ellison, M.SC - Crusador via

* ►April 11, 2008 - Ignore the fear, get the vaccines - opinion - The Journal Times - "It should be a no-brainer, should be but isn’t, this business of being vaccinated against disease. Yes many people do it, and yes it’s advice preached regularly by doctors and public health workers."

►April 11, 2008 - Immunization clinic planned at Mance Park Middle School - The Huntsville Item

►April 11, 2008 - Saskatchewan to vaccinate girls for HPV - CBC

* ►April 11, 2008 - Quebec girls to be offered free HPV vaccine - CBC - "Parents will have to sign a consent form for girls under 14, but the province will offer the vaccine for free to women up to the age of 18. The vaccination program will start in the new school year, in fall 2008."

►April 11, 2008 - Quebec explains HPV immunization idea - Montreal Gazette - "Under the program, girls in Grade 4 and Grade 9 would be offered the vaccine free as part of a program to be carried out in schools."

* ►April 11, 2008 - Study challenges notion of 'pandemic' flu - CDC-labeled pandemics no deadlier than seasonal influenza - MIT News

* ►April 11, 2008 - Doctors Earl Fox, Earl Campazzi urge preparations for possible flu pandemic - Palm Beach Daily News - "'We are due for the next pandemic,' Fox said. That episode will likely last two years, he said. Fox said it often takes at least six months to develop a flu vaccine....Fox serves on a pandemic influenza advisory committee for Swiss pharmaceutical giant Hoffman-La Roche, maker of Tamiflu, an oral antiviral drug that reduces the length and severity of the flu."

►April 11, 2008 - Measles outbreak in Arizona expected to get worse -

* ►April 11, 2008 - New hope for Alzheimer's sufferers after new treatment 'restores memory in minutes' - Daily Mail, UK

►April 11, 2008 - County receives grant to stop West Nile Virus - Gov. Ed Rendell has announced a $5.3 million investment in counties throughout the state to help stop the West Nile Virus. The grants will be used by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and county West Nile Virus workers to control mosquito populations. - Wilkes Barre Citizen's Voice

►April 11, 2008 - Boston Trial to Test New HIV/AIDS Vaccine (requires registration) - HealthDay via Washington Post

►April 11, 2008 - No Reform Left Behind - The Education Department lets states try more flexible ways to meet 'No Child' requirements. - editorial (requires registration) - Washington Post

►April 11, 2008 - Blogger Subpoenaed for Criticizing Trial Lawyers - Slashdot

* ►April 11, 2008 - Blogger Kathleen Seidel Fights Subpoena Seeking Information About Vaccine Litigation - MediaShift Idea Lab via - "We've been following the subpoena issued to Kathleen Seidel in the Citizen Media Law Project's Legal Threats Database, but thought it was time to throw our support behind Seidel and post about this egregious attempt to chill online speech."

►April 10, 2008 - Harvard and Merck sign licensing agreement - Harvard University's Office of Technology Development has signed a multi-year license and sponsored research agreement with Merck & Co. to advance a line of research focused on developing new therapies for the treatment of osteoporosis. - Pharmaceutical Business Review

►April 10, 2008 - Behavioral Study on Students Stirs Debate - Fairfax Report Finds Possible Racial Bias (requires registration) - Washington Post

►April 10, 2008 - Stolen NIH Laptop Held Social Security Numbers (requires registration) - Washington Post

►April 10, 2008 - April is Autism Awareness Month - letter - The Paper - "I encourage parents to read the book 'Louder than Words' by Jenny McCarthy, who has a son with autism. Reading the book, I related to almost everything she wrote. It was like I wrote the book about my son Cutler."

►April 10, 2008 - Mumps Outbreak Prompts Questions (requires registration) - The New York Times

* ►April 10, 2008 - Cyber-Slapp - Best of the Web Today via The Wall Street Journal - "Seidel's response raises some tricky legal questions--for instance, whether independent bloggers have the same legal privileges as journalists (privileges that, at least in federal court, rest on fairly shaky ground to begin with)."

* ►April 9, 2008 - David Kirby and Dan Olmsted respond regarding the abuse of subpoena power directed at Kathleen Seidel - Respectful Insolence via Science Blogs

* ►April 9, 2008 - "Bob the Builder" helps families keep kids healthy with immunizations - Las Cruces Sun-News - "Children 18 and younger and their parents will get into the 'Bob the Builder' feature film with their child's shot record. The first 500 children will also get free popcorn and their choice of water, fruit punch or lemonade. The doors will open at 9 a.m. and movie showings start at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m."

►April 9, 2008 - Understanding Autism: What Every Family Should Know - American Chronicle

►April 7, 2008 - FDA Relies on Bogus Industry Studies to Conclude that Plastics Leaching Carcinogenic Chemicals Into Baby Bottles Are Safe - PRWatch via

►April 7, 2008 - Maine Middle School May Drug 11 Year Old Girls with Birth Control Patches - via

►April 6, 2008 - Drug Makers Near Old Goal: A Legal Shield (requires registration) - The New York Times

* ►April 2, 2008 - Ignorance Is Bliss, And Then You Get an STD (requires registration) - Washington Post - "According to the Annals of Internal Medicine for April 1, almost one in four U.S. women who undergo cervical screening are found to have the high-risk human papillomavirus. HPV is a leading cause of deadly cervical cancer.  Yet there was virtually no public outcry about HPV until a pharmaceutical company came up with an HPV vaccine. All of a sudden, the health of girls is so important that some states have made vaccination a condition of their admission to public school."

►March 23, 2008 - Medicine's Cutting Edge: Re-Growing Organs - The Future Is Here: Regenerative Powder, Ink Jet Heart Cells And Custom-Made Body Parts - CBS News

►March 20, 2008 - Terrifying Side Effects of Prescription Drugs - Here are 25+ terrifying side effects that can be caused by prescription drugs. - HealthMad

►January 1, 2008 - Autism Spectrum Disorders: Concurrent Clinical Disorders - journal article (Journal of Child Neurology)

►November 17, 2007 - Jenny McCarthy Bares All - YouTube - "Jenny McCarthy bares all to the CDC at the NAA meeting in Atlanta Ga Nov. 2007 "

►September 29, 2007 - Clip from Larry King Live with Jenny McCarthy - YouTube

►September 2005 - Metal Toxicity: Tattoos: Safe Symbols? - Environmental Health Perspectives via PubMed Central

* How the American Medical Association Got Rich - The "AMA Seal of Approval" on drugs and food becomes a legal form of bribery. - AlterNet

International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society - website

Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA) - website


Posted April 11, 2008


* May 2008 - Monsanto’s Harvest of Fear - Monsanto already dominates America’s food chain with its genetically modified seeds. Now it has targeted milk production. Just as frightening as the corporation’s tactics–ruthless legal battles against small farmers–is its decades-long history of toxic contamination. - Vanity Fair

* ►April 16, 2008 - The cost-effectiveness of a universal influenza vaccination program for adults aged 50–64 years in Australia - journal article (Vaccine)

* ►April 16, 2008 - Comparison of vaccines for induction of heterosubtypic immunity to influenza A virus: Cold-adapted vaccine versus DNA prime-adenovirus boost strategies - journal article (Vaccine)

* ►April 16, 2008 - The relative immunogenicity of DNA vaccines delivered by the intramuscular needle injection, electroporation and gene gun methods - journal article (Vaccine)

* ►April 16, 2008 - Induction of neutralising antibodies and cellular immune responses against SARS coronavirus by recombinant measles viruses - journal article (Vaccine)

►April 16, 2008 - A nasal vaccine comprising B-subunit derivative of Shiga toxin 2 for cross-protection against Shiga toxin types 1 and 2 - journal article (Vaccine)

►April 16, 2008 - A vaccine prepared from a non-pathogenic H7N7 virus isolated from natural reservoir conferred protective immunity against the challenge with lethal dose of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus in chickens - journal article (Vaccine)

►April 16, 2008 - Influenza-related hospitalisation and death in Australians aged 50 years and older - journal article (Vaccine)

►April 16, 2008 - Strain-dependent effects of probiotic lactobacilli on EAE autoimmunity - journal article (Vaccine)

* ►April 12, 2008 - Donors agree financial arrangement to stimulate vaccine development - journal article (BMJ)

* ►April 12, 2008 - Paediatricians debate a motion of no confidence in General Medical Council - journal article (BMJ)

* ►April 12, 2008 - Assessment of the health system and policy environment as a critical complement to tracking intervention coverage for maternal, newborn, and child health - journal article (The Lancet)

* ►April 12, 2008 - Roche fined for breaching direct to consumer advertising ban and publishing unbalanced advertisements - journal article (BMJ)

* ►April 12, 2008 - Universal RHD genotyping in fetuses - journal article (BMJ)

►April 12, 2008 - EC proposals fail to distinguish between information and advertising - journal article (BMJ)

►April 12, 2008 - Another ethical muddle for GMC - journal article (BMJ)

►April 12, 2008 - US ready for healthcare reform, conference told - journal article (BMJ)

►April 12, 2008 - Trusts need to improve their handling of complaints, commission says - journal article (BMJ)

►April 12, 2008 - Canadian Medical Association launches online health consultations - journal article (BMJ)

►April 12, 2008 - Exposure to chemicals may contribute to risk of breast cancer, report says - journal article (BMJ)

►April 12, 2008 - Policy needed to raise awareness about autistic children - The Daily Star

►April 11, 2008 - Doctor 'erred' in spinal tap death - A doctor made a serious error of judgment in ordering a lumbar puncture for a boy, 11, infected with meningococcal disease, a coroner has found. - Herald Sun via

* ►April 11, 2008 - Scandals: Is Changing the Vaccine Schedule Enough? Published at Vaccination News, A Non-Profit Corporation - Sandy Gottstein's "Scandals" Blog - "I’m not sure if it’s because it’s the politically correct thing to say, or because most people who are concerned about the likely relationship between vaccines and autism actually believe it, but changing the vaccine schedule has become the mantra of our autism times. 'Let’s go back to the 1983 schedule' some have said, before there was this huge rise in autism. Or whatever schedule is eventually deemed the autism culprit. But what will reverting to an earlier schedule really solve? If you’re only concerned about autism, it might solve a lot. And stopping the rise in autism is certainly a laudable goal."

* ►April 11, 2008 - Scandals: Is Changing The Vaccine Schedule Enough? -

* ►April 11, 2008 - Father: Child's case shifts autism debate by Jon S. Poling (requires registration or subscription) - Atlanta Journal Constitution - "As a neurologist, I have cared for those afflicted with SSPE (a rare but dreaded neurological complication of measles), paralytic polio and tetanus. If these serious vaccine-preventable diseases again become commonplace, the fault will rest solely on the shoulders of public health leaders and policymakers who have failed to heed the writing on the wall (scribbled by my 9-year old daughter). The mitochondrial autism scenario that my daughter has so eloquently painted has the CDC and public health experts logically cornered. Denial and fear tactics won't close Pandora's Box. Whether we find that mitochondrial autism is rare or common, there is urgent research left to be done to fully understand the interrelationship of vaccines, autism and mitochondria."

* ►April 11, 2008 - UMDF Statement on the Connection Between Mitochondrial Disease and Autism - press release - The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation via PRNewswire-USNewswire

* ►April 11, 2008 - Lies Exposed At The UK MMR Vaccine Trial Court - Dr Richard Horton of The Lancet Journalist Complainant Brian Deer By Jane Bryant - The One Click Group - "According to correspondence and papers now revealed at the GMC Hearing on Monday, Dr Richard Horton, Editor of The Lancet journal that published Dr Wakefield’s controversial paper in February 1998 (1), knew almost a full year prior to The Lancet publication that Dr Wakefield was involved in assembling medical evidence from the lawsuit for children damaged by the MMR vaccine. This goes totally contrary to the evidence that Horton gave under oath to the GMC in 2007 stating that he was completely unaware of Dr Wakefield’s involvement in the MMR Vaccine Class Action. One of the primary reasons that this GMC Hearing is being held is precisely because Dr Horton subsequently accused Dr Wakefield of concealing this crucial involvement in the MMR litigation leading to the accusations put forward by journalist Brian Deer his Sunday Times article entitled Revealed: MMR research scandal (2), 22 February 2004."

* ►April 11, 2008 - MMR doctor admits ethics failing - The doctor who controversially linked the MMR vaccine to autism has admitted a poor grasp of the medical ethics surrounding work on children. - BBC

* ►April 11, 2008 - Treatment gives family inspiration - Medical Leader News - "Freddie Bowling has no doubt that his son changed following vaccinations he received at 18 months of age. As the debate rages about the correlation — if any — that Autism has to measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination, Bowling and his wife, Melissa, know their son, Conner, went from one extreme to the other."

* ►April 11, 2008 - Keys mom is fighting autism with awareness - The Reporter - "Many parents of autistic children, including Campbell, say they believe vaccines given to children can trigger the onset of autism in those predisposed to the disorder because of genetic or environmental factors.....Campbell said Craigee’s symptoms began shortly after he was given a flu shot along with a vaccine for diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis disease. 'Literally, within a month, he was entirely gone,' Campbell said."

* ►April 11, 2008 - Myles-A-Part: Providing Support (includes video) - - "Imagine, what you would do if your perfectly healthy baby suddenly became a child you didn't know? Tina Dula grieved, and then she got busy creating an organization for parents just like her. 'He was developing language -- 'mama, dada, ball, juice, dog',' Tina said.'He got the MMR vaccine at 15 months and by 18 months, he was gone.' Myles had lost all language and began bizaare behavior. He was diagnosed with autism. Devastated, Tina became socially isolated. Her marriage nearly fell apart. Then it dawned on her there were thousands of parents just like her -- so she started a non-profit called Myles-A-Part."

* ►April 11, 2008 - One More Voice -- A Big One -- Speaks Out For Common Sense and Decency by Dan Olmsted - "More and more mainstream experts are standing up for the vaccine court and Hannah Poling and her parents -- and deserve our thanks and support. The latest is Dr. Bernadine Healy."

* ►April 11, 2008 - And The Wall Came Down by Kent Heckenlively, Esq - Age of Autism - "In any successful struggle there comes a tipping point when one knows the back of the enemy has been broken.  Retreat and eventual surrender is only a matter of time.  And sometimes that change can come quicker than anybody imagined."

* ►April 11, 2008 - Unhinging from Theory: Autism and Opinions - GNIF Brain Blogger

* ►April 11, 2008 - Public Forum to Address Safety Issues on Vaccines (requires registration) - The New York Times - "The meeting is intended to help defuse years of criticism from vaccine skeptics that the government is hiding what it knows about vaccine safety or failing to investigate the issue diligently. But the gathering is unlikely to appease the government’s many critics in part because the latest notion to grip vaccine skeptics — that vaccinations trigger or worsen something called mitochondrial dysfunction, which in turn causes autism — will remain largely unaddressed. 'I think there could be real frustration,' Dr. Bruce Gellin, director of the National Vaccine Program Office, which is coordinating the meeting, said in an interview Thursday."

* ►April 11, 2008 - Major Media Outlets Focus on Today's Vaccine Safety Meeting and the Vaccine-Autism Debate -

►April 11, 2008 - UN World Autism Day: Presidential Candidates respond on Autism - Blogger News Network

* ►April 11, 2008 - Columbia University Begins Search For Causes Of Autism International Effort Considered Groundbreaking - Medical News Today

►April 11, 2008 - Sigma Xi Lecture: A Different Approach to Understanding Autism - The Daily Gazette - "Sigma Xi, Swarthmore’s scientific research society, welcomed Dr. Greg Wallace of George Washington University and the Children’s Medical Center in DC to campus this past Wednesday to speak on 'The Cognitive Assets in Autism Spectrum Disorders.'"

►April 11, 2008 - Dispute over autism tax credit stalls teacher pay bill - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

►April 11, 2008 - Autism coverage mandate fuels debate - The Business Journal of Phoenix - "Lisa Glow, president and CEO of the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center in Phoenix, which lobbied for autism coverage, said she would call the new law a nondiscrimination measure rather than a mandate."

►April 11, 2008 - Backing autism fight - UI The Daily Iowan

►April 11, 2008 - Identifying Autism: Knowing When And What To Look For -

►April 11, 2008 - Teenager takes $50,000 prize - HPV shot research earns scholarship - Detroit Free Press

►April 11, 2008 - Institute wants HPV vaccine in immunisation programme – The National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology proposed that the Ministry of Health include the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine in the national immunisation programme. - VietNamNet Bridge

* ►April 11, 2008 - Let the World Learn from North American Farmers' Experience with GMOs - Prof. E. Ann Clark reviews the real scientific surveys that contradict every claim made by British academics regarding the benefits of GM crops in their government-funded ‘study’ - Institute of Science in Society

* ►April 11, 2008 - Dangerous Animal Virus On U.S. Mainland? - The Bush administration is likely to move its research on one of the most contagious animal diseases from an isolated island laboratory to the U.S. mainland near herds of livestock, raising concerns about a catastrophic outbreak. - AP via FOX News

* ►April 11, 2008 - Aragones forced to reveal hand due to vaccination campaign - Feature - DPA via - "Veteran Spain manager Luis Aragones has been forced to reveal his hand for Euro 2008 - for the most bizarre reason possible. The Spanish football federation has taken very seriously the recommendation of UEFA that the players called up for the European Championship finals should be vaccinated against the meningoencephalitis virus."

* ►April 11, 2008 - UGA researchers step closer to elusive cancer vaccine - TechJournal South

►April 11, 2008 - Travel Abroad Shots Could Sting the Wallet - FOX Business

* ►April 11, 2008 - Safety review sought for biodefense lab (requires registration or subscription) - AP via Baltimore Sun - "The Frederick County Commissioners have voted to seek a safety review of Army biodefense laboratory expansion plans at Fort Detrick in Frederick. The board voted 4-1 to ask U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski to request a review by the National Research Council, a branch of the National Academy of Sciences."

►April 11, 2008 - Adverse Reactions - Mumps: The second sequel - WDDTY What Doctors Don't Tell You Blog

* ►April 11, 2008 - ECDC Warns Of Upsurge Of Measles In Europe: Unvaccinated People Are At Risk - Medical News Today

* ►April 11, 2008 - Measles case: 500 may be at risk - Arizona Daily Star

* ►April 11, 2008 - Measles Vaccine Fails In Some Cases (includes video) - Today's TMJ4 - "When Colleen Boehm applied to volunteer at a hospital, she got some startling news. 'One of the things they did was a blood test, and they came back and told me that I didn't have immunity, and I needed to get MMR again,' Boehm said."

* ►April 11, 2008 - Milwaukee to hold mass measles vaccinations after 4 infected - AP via

►April 11, 2008 - Three Children With Measles From Same Daycare Center - Today's TMJ4

►April 11, 2008 - Measles vaccine urged - The Fond du Lac Reporter

►April 11, 2008 - Seattle, Portland Officials Warn of Potential Measles Exposure - Occupational Health Safety

►April 11, 2008 - Health director urges awareness of measles - Baraboo News Republic

►April 11, 2008 - Measles cases in Guelph and Toronto spark warning - Waterloo Record

►April 11, 2008 - Another measles case linked to Ontario Science Centre -

►April 11, 2008 - Interpreting changes in measles genotype: the contribution of chance, migration and vaccine coverage - BMC Infectious Diseases via 7thSpace

►April 11, 2008 - Measles outbreak has west on alert - Idaho Mountain Express and Guide

►April 11, 2008 - Fighting against influenza - Roxby Downs Sun, Australia

►April 11, 2008 - Influenza cases jump locally; 'We are seeing community-wide influenza activity' - The Barrie Examiner

►April 11, 2008 - Tripura completes culling in bird flu-hit area - IANS via

►April 11, 2008 - Bird flu threat hits Russia - Initial tests show the deadly bird flu virus has been found in a village in Russia’s Far East, now under quarantine. Doctors fear villagers in Vozdvizhenka in the Primorsky region may have been exposed to the virus. Local authorities are sending more medical personnel and vets to the area. The alarm was raised after 10 chickens died unexpectedly. - RussiaToday

* ►April 11, 2008 - Bird flu kills another woman in Egypt, bringing death toll in country to 22 - AP via International Herald Tribune

►April 11, 2008 - Houston County deals with meningitis cases - Winona Daily News

►April 11, 2008 - Suspected Meningitis Death Still Being Probed -

►April 11, 2008 - Cases of killer bug not on the rise, doctor claims - This is Hull and East Riding, UK

►April 11, 2008 - Drake professor distributes polio vaccine in Nigeria - Des Moines Register

►April 11, 2008 - Researchers Find New Treatment for Hepatitis C - Researchers at the Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center have found a new use for an old drug. Their findings appear online in the American Journal of Gastroenterology. -

►April 11, 2008 - Slightly abnormal blood test may point to a 'silent' form of hepatitis B - Silence isn’t always golden. In the case of hepatitis B, people with a past — and seemingly resolved — infection often don’t know that they still have a silent form of the disorder. Now, new research suggests that slightly abnormal results from a blood test, once thought to be a fleeting curiosity, can tip off doctors to the presence of this potentially infectious and lethal viral renegade. -

►April 11, 2008 - School taking steps to quell chickenpox outbreak -

* ►April 11, 2008 - Global Challenges | AP/Houston Chronicle Examines HIV Outbreak Among 72 Children, 16 Mothers in Kyrgyzstan -

►April 11, 2008 - Global Challenges | Kenyan Government Adopts Male Circumcision as a Standard HIV Prevention Strategy -

►April 11, 2008 - Discouraging News on Foodborne Illness - U.S. News & World Report

►April 11, 2008 - FDA Reviewing Plans to Zap All Food to Avoid Contamination -

►April 11, 2008 - FDA Hearings To Examine Regulation Of Embryonic Stem Cell Treatments - Medical News Today

►April 11, 2008 - Cell Genesys Announces Encouraging Results from Phase 1/2 Trial of GVAX Immunotherapy for Prostate Cancer in Recurrent Disease - press release - Cell Genesys, Inc. via Business Wire

►April 11, 2008 - High-efficiency cholera vaccines to be produced - The National Institute for Epidemiology is going to produce a new kind of cholera vaccine to ensure 90-100% efficiency, instead of the old one with around 70% efficiency. - VietNamNet Bridge

* ►April 11, 2008 - Same old story; scary amounts of pollutants discovered in testing - Chemical known to affect reproduction found as well - The Sarnia Observer

►April 11, 2008 - Bluetongue vaccine to arrive at end of month - The Telegraph, UK

►April 11, 2008 - Scottish Government agrees to order bluetongue vaccine - Farmers in Scotland will be given the opportunity to vaccinate against bluetongue this winter after the Scottish Government agreed to secure 12 million doses of vaccine. - Farmers Guardian

►April 11, 2008 - Fort Dodge’s ‘Mosquito Shot’ Offers Convenient Protection Against Dangerous Mosquito-Borne Illnesses - Fort Dodge Animal Health offers West Nile-Innovator®+EWT – “The Mosquito Shot,” the only vaccine that protects against West Nile virus, EEE and Western Equine Encephalomyelitis, plus tetanus, in one convenient vaccine. - press release - PRWeb

* ►April 11, 2008 - China says no evidence of human-to-human H5N1 outbreak - Xinhua via China View

* ►April 11, 2008 - Drugmakers To Spend $1B On Direct Marketing - Pharmalot

* ►April 11, 2008 - Dangerous animal virus on US mainland? - AP via Des Moines Register - "The Agriculture Department ran the Plum Island lab until 2003. It was turned over to the Homeland Security Department because preventing an outbreak is now part of the nation's biological defense program. Plum Island researchers work on detection of the disease, strategies to control epidemics including vaccines and drugs, tests of imported animals to ensure they are free of the virus and training of professionals. The new facility will add research on diseases that can be transferred from animals to humans. The Plum Island facility is not secure enough to handle that higher-level research."

* ►April 11, 2008 - Hepatitis A vaccinations offered free - The Advocate - "Those students and teachers were potentially exposed to a school system employee with the disease. School system officials sent letters to parents and staff stating that the risk of students and faculty contracting the disease is low, but the Office of Public Health recommends the vaccine as a precaution."

►April 11, 2008 - Hospital urges vaccines - Mount Desert Islander

►April 11, 2008 - Flu jab patients turned away due to shortage - The West Australian

►April 11, 2008 - Bird Flu Case Raises Fears of Undiagnosed Infections -

►April 11, 2008 - Drug And Device Makers To Disclose Grants - Pharmalot

►April 11, 2008 - California Dreaming: Pharma Evades Gift Rules - Pharmalot

►April 11, 2008 - T-Cell Duplication Delayed Up to 3 Days After Infection - Finding challenges conventional theory on how immune system responds to invaders - HealthDay News via U.S. News & World Report

►April 11, 2008 - Judge Wants To Scale Back Zyprexa Lawsuit - Pharmalot

►April 11, 2008 - Health sector at loggerheads on financing - The Australian

►April 11, 2008 - Innate immunity: TLR4 signalling - The TIRAP–MyD88 and TRAM–TRIF signaling pathways are induced sequentially, with the TRAM–TRIF pathway only being operational from early endosomes following Toll-like receptor 4 endocytosis. - journal article (Nature Reviews Immunology)

►April 11, 2008 - Hospitals got NIS 255m to test drugs in '07 - Haaretz Israel News

* ►April 10, 2008 - Proposed law would require meningitis vaccine for 11-year-olds - The Daily Advertiser

* ►April 10, 2008 - Autism Yesterday - Eagle Publications - "Many feel there is a link between the growing cases of autism disorders and vaccinations. Among those are Curt and Kim Linderman, Galesburg. Their son, Kaden, has given them a very personal stake in the issue, “My son Kaden was a typically developing toddler that suffered from recurring ear infections due to a milk allergy. At 21 months, while he was relatively healthy, he was ‘caught up’ on his vaccines that he had missed due to the illness. After nine vaccines in one doctor visit, my son went from a walking, talking, happy toddler to a crawling, screaming, non-verbal, sick little boy. After extensive research and going back to check the lot numbers and ingredients of the vaccines that my son had received, my wife came to the conclusion that he had received 125 times more mercury in one day that the EPA finds safe for a 180 pound man to ingest in a full year!"

* ►April 10, 2008 - Evaluating human papillomavirus vaccination programs in Canada: should provincial healthcare pay for voluntary adult vaccination? (pdf) - journal article (BMC Public Health)

* ►April 10, 2008 - Top Indian paediatric body to lobby for pneumonia vaccine - Thaindian News

* ►April 10, 2008 - Drug Companies Will Top $1B in Direct Marketing Spend - Brandweek

►April 10, 2008 - Advances in Cancer Vaccines An Enterprising Georgia Live Satellite Broadcast Event - via TechLinks

►April 10, 2008 - Challenges to HIV Prevention — Seeking Effective Measures in the Absence of a Vaccine (free full text) - journal article (NEJM)

* ►April 10, 2008 - Pima County Health Department urges measles vaccination - KVOA

* ►April 10, 2008 - Health officials investigate measles exposure - Passenger on flight from Europe could have carried the virus; outbreak unlikely. A couple dozen Portland-area people might have been exposed to the measles during a late-March public relations tour to boost Northwest Airlines’ new PDX-to-Amsterdam flights. - Portland Tribune

* ►April 10, 2008 - Pharma's Direct-to-Consumer Marketing Continues Shift to Physician Offices, Online Programs - Technology Marketing Corporation

* ►April 10, 2008 - Universal Coverage One Head at a Time — The Risks and Benefits of Individual Health Insurance Mandates (free full text) (includes audio) - journal article (NEJM)

* ►April 10, 2008 - Scientists Use Drugs To Boost Their Brains - Pharmalot

* ►April 10, 2008 - Mikulski To Seek Review Of Fort Detrick Lab Plans - AP via WJZ-TV 13 Baltimore

►April 10, 2008 - Burning Questions: Fighting a silent killer -- pneumonia - The Star-Ledger

►April 10, 2008 - Curb bird flu with prevention, not cure - The Sydney Morning Herald

►April 10, 2008 - US probes Roche, Novartis drugs on rare disorder - The Guardian, UK

►April 10, 2008 - Effect of Herpes Simplex Suppression on Incidence of HIV among Women in Tanzania (free full text) - journal article (NEJM)

►April 10, 2008 - The Challenge of HIV-1 Subtype Diversity - journal article (NEJM)

►April 10, 2008 - The future of antivirus - Antivirus as an industry has modeled itself on the human immune system, which slaps a label on things like viruses so it knows to attack them when it sees that same label, or signature, again. - MIS Magazine

►April 10, 2008 - Bayhill Therapeutics Announces Presentation of MS Drug Candidate - Bayhill Therapeutics via Business Wire - "BHT-3009 is an antigen-specific plasmid encoding myelin basic protein (MBP) that has the potential to gain a significant share of the multi-billion dollar MS market as an effective treatment with limited side effects and a superior administration profile. Early clinical data suggests that BHT-3009 reprograms the immune system to tolerize to, rather than attack, the MBP in the myelin sheath of the central nervous system of MS patients."

►April 10, 2008 - Canada OKs U. of C. drug find - Chicago Tribune

►April 10, 2008 - Fen-Phen Lawyers Awarded $412 Million In Fees - Pharmalot

►April 10, 2008 - Celera Grants License to Merck & Co., Inc. for Cancer Targets - Centre Daily Times

►April 10, 2008 - Inhaled Insulin: A Giant Step For Mannkind - Pharmalot

►April 10, 2008 - Drug may limit radiation damage - World Science

►April 10, 2008 - Bromelain can work wonders for arthritis - The Windsor Star

* ►April 10, 2008 - Lisa Randall, Vaccine Safety Working Group , Voices 4 Vaccines, The Task Force for Child Survival, Pharma Dollars and The World Bank - Adventures in Autism - "Who is Voices 4 Vaccines? Is this the 'public' that Lisa Randall is representing? And if it is, who are the members of the 'public'? Or is this another group funded by corporate interests like and the Taskforce for Child Survival? When Ms. Randall offers information to the Working Group tomorrow, for them to work on, will it be as a member of the public or as someone who is financially benefiting from pharmaceutical companies? And where is the transparency?"

* ►April 10, 2008 - Congress Invesigates CDC Over Beryllium Dust in Ohio - Adventures in Autism

* ►April 10, 2008 - Did CDC Cave To Pressure Over Toxic Dust? - Documents Obtained Exclusively By CBS News Raise Questions About Public Health Study - CBS News - "CBS News reported in January that the Centers for Disease Control, the nation's top public health agency, under pressure from FEMA, suppressed a study citing the long-term health risks of living in travel trailers. Now Chief Investigative Correspondent Armen Keteyian has found the CDC may again be putting politics ahead of public health. Previously undisclosed documents obtained exclusively by CBS News raise new questions as to whether high-ranking CDC officials caved to political and corporate pressure - and shut down a major public health study putting the residents of a small Ohio town at risk."

* ►April 10, 2008 - Neuropharm autism product receives FDA fast track designation - Thomson Financial via interactive investor - "Neuropharm Group Plc., a speciality neurological pharmaceutical company, said the Food and Drug Administration has designated its NPL-2008 autism medicine for fast-track regulatory scrutiny."

►April 10, 2008 - Ernie Els' thanks public for support over autism suffering son - The Mirror, UK

►April 10, 2008 - Cause and effect - Statistics show increase in autism; syndrome proves elusive - The Sturgis Journal

►April 10, 2008 - Women form autism group to raise awareness - Foster's Daily Democrat

►April 10, 2008 - Medical Magnetism - Pulses sent into the brain provide a wave of relief for such ailments as depression and migraines (requires registration or subscription) - Baltimore Sun

►April 10, 2008 - The Aethlon Hemopurifier(R) to Test Against the Partially Reconstructed 1918 Influenza Virus - press release - Aethlon Medical, Inc. via PRNewswire via

* ►April 10, 2008 - Vaccination of Close to 6 Million Malians Against Yellow Fever Begins Today - Campaign to be completed thanks to first-ever instance of south-south vaccine supply - WHO/AFRO

* ►April 10, 2008 - CDC: Flu Outbreaks Cover Northeast - Influenza At Five-Year High (includes video) - WFSB Hartford - "Marrian May said that although she works in a doctor's office and got the flu shot this year, she still ended up contracting the virus. 'I was in bed for three to four days. I couldn't move, it was bad,' she said."

►April 10, 2008 - More cases of measles in Milwaukee (includes audio) - Wisconsin Radio Network

►April 10, 2008 - Measles outbreak brewing, city health officials say - 4 cases confirmed in the Milwaukee area this week - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

►April 10, 2008 - CH's mumps immunization campaign resumes - Prairie Post West

►April 10, 2008 - Marked rise in hepatitis C-related deaths seen in US - Reuters

►April 10, 2008 - New Study Looks At Hospital-Acquired Infections -

►April 10, 2008 - The Human Side of Global Warming - Center for American Progress

* ►April 10, 2008 - Irradiation Almost Erases Risk of Food Poisoning (requires registration) - HealthDay via Washington Post - "'We have concerns about food irradiation,' said Joseph Mendelson III, legal director of the Center for Food Safety. 'We think food irradiation is basically a Band-Aid approach to dealing with how you produce food and how you process it.' In addition, Mendelson is concerned about the process itself. 'We know that irradiation produces unique substances in food that may have toxic effects. We also know that it affects both the nutritional quality of food and characteristics of the food that make it a pleasure to eat,' he said."

►April 10, 2008 - CDC Vaccine Price List - Prices last reviewed/updated: April 10, 2008 - CDC

►April 10, 2008 - FDA asked to include side effects data in TV drug ads - US legislators have urged the FDA to include all the information regarding the ways to report to the Agency of the side affects of the advertised drug in all the television advertisements, according to PharmaTimes. - Pharmaceutical Business Review

* ►April 10, 2008 - Actress/Producer Salma Hayek Launches The Pampers(R) "One Pack = One Vaccine" Program to Benefit UNICEF - Hayek Lends Her Support to Campaign to Help Provide Tetanus Vaccines to Help Save the Lives of Moms and Babies in Developing Countries - press release - Pampers(R) via CNW Telbec

* ►April 9, 2008 - JABS Briefing Note 9TH April 2008 - GMC’s disciplinary hearing into Dr Andrew Wakefield, Professor Simon Murch and Professor John Walker-Smith (pdf) - JABS via The One Click Group

►April 9, 2008 - Invitrogen Teams with MitoSciences to Improve Mitochondrial Disease Research - Invitrogen Corporation via Business Wire via PR-Inside

►April 9, 2008 - Burdens of Autism in Family Life - WSPA News Channel 7

►April 9, 2008 - AIDS research in crisis as 'miracle' vaccines actually INCREASE chance of catching virus - Daily Mail, UK

* ►April 9, 2008 - VaxGen cuts 70% of staff, including CFO - Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal - "VaxGen said its near term plan of action "is quite straightforward: reduce staffing and expenses to reflect the realities of not merging with Raven, continue our efforts to sell the Anthrax vaccine program and manufacturing facility and deal as best we can with our lease obligations, and importantly, reconfigure our board to deal with the future course of the company."

* ►April 9, 2008 - Gates Grant Helps Sabin Institute Promote Immunization - New Canaan Advertiser via (abstract)

* ►April 9, 2008 - Teenage Girls to Get Cervical Cancer Jab - Glasgow Daily Record via (abstract)

* ►April 9, 2008 - Experts sound alarm on drug-approval plan - Under sweeping new changes, drug companies only have to prove that benefit of product outweighs the harm - The Globe And Mail

* ►April 9, 2008 - EPA regulations may prove ineffective in preventing lead poisoning - Medill Reports Chicago, Northwestern University

* ►April 9, 2008 - Fast Track Designation Request Performance - FDA/CBER

►April 9, 2008 - Visa woe pushes scientist out of US (requires registration) - The Scientist

►April 9, 2008 - States fall behind on buying flu drugs - USA Today

►April 9, 2008 - First do no harm? UH prof taking opposite approach to treat asthma - Studies show that making you feel worse can make you better - University of Houston via EurekAlert!

►April 9, 2008 - Researchers Find New Mode of Information Storage in the Brain - Howard Hughes Medical Institute via Biocompare

►April 9, 2008 - Ge-what-ics?: Nation's teenagers (requires registration) - The Scientist

* ►April 8, 2008 - Vaccine a success for human-to-human H5N1 case - Fierce BioResearcher

►April 8, 2008 - FDA to vet embryonic stem cells’ safety - US agency holds first public hearings to assess therapies. - news (Nature)

►April 8, 2008 - Researchers Close in on Origins of Main Ingredient of Alzheimer's Plaques - Washington University School of Medicine via Biocompare

* ►April 8, 2008 - Autism group hosts medical seminar - Family Fare: TACA event on medical breakthroughs is May 3 - Orange County Register

►April 5, 2008 - India overtakes China as No.1 destination for clinical trials - The Times of India

►April 3, 2008 - Adverse drug reactions cost NHS £2bn - The Guardian, UK

* ►April 1, 2008 - 23,000 care home residents 'killed by chemical cosh' of dangerous tranquillisers - Daily Mail, UK

►April 2008 - Hospital-associated infections during and after care in a paediatric infectious disease ward - journal article (Journal of Hospital Infection)

►April 2008 - Allergy testing and referral in children - journal article (Australian Family Physician)

* ►April 2008 - Advances in Autism Research compiled by Teresa Binstock for Autism Research Institute - - "Prelude: This Table of Contents links to other pages which citations describing progress in autism research. During the past several years, voluminous new data have been published in peer-reviewed journals.  This set of webpages is a guide to noteworthy aspects of recent findings. Each section is linked to topic-oriented webpages, and each section may point a diligent reader towards treatments that may be relevant or towards topics that merit further research."

►March/April 2008 - Growth and Early Onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease. - journal article (Gastroenterology Nursing)

►March 31, 2008 - Drugs companies Merck and Schering-Plough ‘suppressed Ezetrol trial results’ - The Times, UK

►March 28, 2008 - Joint statement on FDA investigation of Singulair from the AAAAI and ACAAI - press release - American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

* ►March 19, 2008 - Can a Tuberculosis Vaccine Reverse Type 1? Phase 1 Trial Now Underway Seeks Answer - Diabetes Health

►March 6, 2008 - C-reactive protein and procalcitonin in the evaluation of the efficacy of a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in Gambian children - journal article (Tropical Medicine & International Health)

►Vol. 11 No. 2, 2006 - Natural Remedies for Herpes simplex (pdf) - Alternative Medicine Review via Thorne Research, Inc.

►Vol. 11 No. 2, 2006 - Modulation of Cytokine Expression by Traditional Medicines: A Review of Herbal Immunomodulators (pdf) - Alternative Medicine Review via Thorne Research, Inc.

►Vol. 9 No. 3, 2004 - The Effect of Nutritional Supplements on Osteoarthritis (pdf) - Alternative Medicine Review via Thorne Research, Inc.

►Vol. 7 No. 1, 2002 - Alternative Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes (pdf) - Alternative Medicine Review via Thorne Research, Inc.

►Vol. 6 No. 1, 2001 - Can Manipulation of the Ratios of Essential Fatty Acids Slow the Rapid Rate of Postmenopausal Bone Loss? (pdf) - Alternative Medicine Review via Thorne Research, Inc.

►Vol. 5 No. 2, 2000 - Insulin Resistance: Lifestyle and Nutritional Interventions (pdf) - Alternative Medicine Review via Thorne Research, Inc.

►June 1, 2000 - Major Advances in Biology Should Be Used to Assess Birth Defects From Toxic Chemicals - National Research Council via National Academy of Sciences

►Vol. 3 No. 2, 1998 - The Role of Hidden Food Allergy/Intolerance in Chronic Disease (pdf) - Alternative Medicine Review via Thorne Research, Inc.

►1998 - The Pro-oxidant and Antioxidant Effects of Vitamin C (pdf) - Thorne Research, Inc.

My Aspartame Experiment - website

Autism & Medical Breakthroughs 2008 - TACA is pleased to welcome: Jerry Kartzinel, MD Dan Rossignol, MD, FAAFP - Saturday May 3, 2008 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. - Long Beach California

* The Complainant - Brian Deer, the ABPI, Medico Legal Investigations and Dr Andrew Wakefield - Martin Walker MA for CryShame. (pdf) - CryShame via The One Click Group


Posted April 10, 2008


►April 11, 2008 - Prevalence of Self-Reported Postpartum Depressive Symptoms --- 17 States, 2004--2005 - MMWR/CDC

►April 11, 2008 - Preliminary FoodNet Data on the Incidence of Infection with Pathogens Transmitted Commonly Through Food --- 10 States, 2007 - MMWR/CDC

* ►April 11, 2008 - Malnutrition and Micronutrient Deficiencies Among Bhutanese Refugee Children --- Nepal, 2007 - MMWR/CDC - "This report describes the results of that survey, which indicated that, although acute malnutrition was found in only 4.2% of the children, chronic malnutrition was found in 26.9% and anemia in 43.3%. These findings underscore the importance of monitoring both malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies and addressing the underlying causes of nutritional deficits."

* ►April 11, 2008 - QuickStats: Infant, Neonatal, and Postneonatal Annual Mortality Rates* --- United States, 1940--2005 - MMWR/CDC

►April 11, 2008 - Automated Detection and Reporting of Notifiable Diseases Using Electronic Medical Records Versus Passive Surveillance --- Massachusetts, June 2006--July 2007 - MMWR/CDC

►April 11, 2008 - Notice to Readers: Introduction to Public Health Surveillance Course - MMWR/CDC

►April 11, 2008 - Surveillance for Violent Deaths --- National Violent Death Reporting System, 16 States, 2005 - MMWR/CDC

* ►April 11, 2008 - Frazer hits on cancer battle clue - Former Australian of the Year Ian Frazer has uncovered a clue as to why vaccines designed to kill cancer rarely work in people - a discovery which may point the way towards boosting their effectiveness. - The Courier-Mail via

►April 11, 2008 - 'Single shot will protect against many diseases' - Times of India - "A health ministry source, however, said, 'Though we are serious about introducing the Hib vaccine, the delivery system is yet to be finalized. It can be a separate vaccine or part of a combo. A meeting of international and national experts is planned for April 16 and 17 to decide on the delivery system.'"

* ►April 11, 2008 - The National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) - HHS - "Meeting of the NVAC Safety Working Group, Washington, DC:
Charge to the Working Group
Agenda, April 11, 2008 Meeting
Note: A listen-only conference line has been established for the Vaccine Safety Meeting on April 11th. Call-in participants will only be able to hear the discussion. The call in number is 1-800-988-9711, passcode 3634862. If you would like to send comments, please e-mail them to"

* ►April 10, 2008 - Concerned About Vaccines, Safety, and Autism? You May Want to Attend This April 11 Vaccine Safety Meeting by Phone - - "National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) Vaccine Safety Working Group is a part of the US Department of Health and Human Services. Tomorrow, April 11, the Working Group will be meeting all day in Washington, DC. At the request of many parent groups, the meeting will be open to the public - and the public can also attend the meeting by conference call. Ginger Taylor, the author of the blog Adventures in Autism, recommends that the public take notice and attend. Says Ginger: 'Call the NVAC and tell them it is time to deal with the problems and it is time to give us a seat at the table so that the real debate can continue where it counts.'"

* ►April 10, 2008 - Fighting the Autism-Vaccine War by Bernadine Healy M.D. - U.S. News & World Report - "Wow. Medicine has moved ahead only because doctors, researchers, and yes, families, have openly challenged even the most sacred medical dogma. At the risk of incurring the wrath of some of my dearest colleagues, I say thank goodness for the vaccine court."

* ►April 10, 2008 - How To Prevent Vaccine Injury - - "The issue of NF-kappaB is so important that the next generation of vaccines will utilize it in an attempt to make less toxic vaccines (the laser-guided approach rather than the shotgun). While NF-kappaB-targeted vaccines will be less blatantly toxic, making them free of adverse side effects is another story altogether. Manipulating NF-kappaB is playing with the essence of the life force of a cell. At any given time there are numerous ons and offs relating to how NF-kappaB is naturally working to maintain health. The new vaccines will turn on the inflammatory aspect of NF-kappaB – which could easily upset the applecart in some other needed aspect of health."

* ►April 10, 2008 - FDA Won't Let?You Sue Drug Companies - The Bulletin - "The U.S. Supreme Court is about to legalize murder - not just murder but mass murder. And I regret that there is no hyperbole in my statement here. What is likely to happen is much worse than even my words can communicate. Read on, and you'll see what I mean. The drug industry, already one of the most unethical and irresponsible of all industries, is about to get more unethical and irresponsible, assuming that is still possible. It is about to get a free pass from the courts to kill its customers, market defective and dangerous drugs and escape all accountability and responsibility. This means when you take a prescription drug, if something goes wrong, if the drug company was negligent, if the drug company covered up the drug's dangers and lied to the FDA, you will still have no legal recourse. You will be locked out of the courthouse and will be without any legal remedy against the drug company."

* ►April 10, 2008 - Mumps outbreak stirs vaccine questions - Seattle Times - "The researchers, reporting in the new issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, noted the virus likely came from travelers or students from the United Kingdom, where mumps shots are voluntary and there was a much larger mumps outbreak of the same strain. Many countries don't vaccinate against mumps, so future cases brought from overseas are likely. 'If there's another outbreak, we would evaluate the potential benefit of a third dose to control the outbreak,' said Dr. Jane Seward, deputy director of the CDC's viral-diseases division."

* ►April 10, 2008 - MMR: Major mumps outbreak proves the vaccine doesn’t work - New England Journal of Medicine via WDDTY What Doctors Don't Tell You

* ►April 10, 2008 - Mumps shots didn't fully protect in 2006 - AP via Yahoo! - "Now two shots are recommended, one at 12 to 15 months and the other at age 4 to 6. It might not be cost effective to give everyone a third shot, but it should be considered for college students, said Dr. Stephen Marcella, an epidemiologist at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey's School of Public Health. Dr. William Schaffner, head of preventive medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, said what's need is a longer-lasting shot. 'It's clear that over time, immunity wanes somewhat,' he said. 'We need a better vaccine.'"

* ►April 10, 2008 - Revenge of the Mumps: New Vaccine Needed? - Recent Outbreak Suggests Need for New Strategies - ABC News - "Dr. William Schaffner, professor and chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, said the only real preventive measure in preventing future outbreaks is to require all U.S. citizens to get a second dose of the vaccine."

* ►April 10, 2008 - Local Docs: Third Mumps Shot Not Necessary -

* ►April 10, 2008 - Vaccination choice legislation urged - The Progress - "Vaccination Choice (NJCVC), a network of parents, physicians, holistic organizations and autism support groups, is concerned with the large number of mandated vaccinations for New Jersey children, according to Mary DeBonis Soccio, a township resident, concerned parent and member of NJCVC. New Jersey’s Public Health Council, a voluntary seven-member panel appointed by the governor, has voted to mandate four new vaccines to the childhood vaccination schedule. Mandating more vaccines than any other state, New Jersey will now require children to receive 35 doses of 13 different vaccines. The NJCVC is urging legislators to support the Conscientious Exemption to Vaccination bill A260/S1071, joining 20 other states that have a similar conscientious vaccine exemption."

* ►April 10, 2008 - US News and World Report Gets Reasonable - Adventures in Autism

* ►April 10, 2008 - Confessions of an Autism Junkie by Harry Hofherr - Age of Autism

* ►April 10, 2008 - Fools Rush In by J.B. Handley - Age of Autism

* ►April 10, 2008 - on CNN Autism Coverage - Age of Autism

* ►April 10, 2008 - New autism group in Chicago - California-based organization advocates alternative measures to deal with autism - Julie's Health Club via Chicago Tribune - "'TACA is about changing paradigms so when families are told, 'There is nothing you can do,' we tell them the exact opposite,' said founder Lisa Ackerman. 'Each child's improvement or recovery is as complex as their diagnosis. But if parents trust their instincts and keep looking for answers unique to their child's needs, they can change the lifelong sentence of autism.'"

* ►April 10, 2008 - Talking about Curing Autism (includes video) - ABC 7 Chicago

* ►April 10, 2008 - Not more, just different - An explanation for the increasing incidence of autism - The Economist

►April 10, 2008 - Treating Matthew's autism with home-based therapy - - "Carrie and Russell Anderson credit their nearly five-year-old son's gains in socialization and language skills to a demanding, home-based, privately funded therapy for autism called Intensive Multi-Treatment Intervention (IMTI)."

►April 10, 2008 - PectaSol’s Effective Health Benefits and Chelation of Dangerous and Toxic Heavy Metals Presented at International Conference in Netherlands - press release - EcoNugenics, Inc. via Business Wire

►April 10, 2008 - Autistic children's families strive for normalcy - Hudson Sun

►April 10, 2008 - Daniel Rubin: Autistic columnist has good advice - Philadelphia Inquirer

►April 10, 2008 - Autism Awareness Month: Signs and symptoms - Celebrity Baby Blog

* ►April 10, 2008 - Autism deserves our attention - opinion - Hartselle Enquirer - "More than 30,000 families in Alabama are believed to be affected by autism and desperately seek a system of care to help them. 'The System' for these families hasn’t failed, it just doesn’t exist."

* ►April 10, 2008 - Leading Experts Investigate Shaken Baby Syndrome - Elsevier Health Sciences, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS via ScienceDaily

* ►April 10, 2008 - Vitamin E Linked to Lung Cancer (requires registration) -

►April 10, 2008 - Floyd health officer recommends vaccines - letters - The News and Tribune

►April 10, 2008 - Enforcement of Immunization of School Pupils Act - Elementary and Secondary School Grades - Exchange Morning Post

* ►April 10, 2008 - Much talk about inoculation - Regina Leader-Post via - "Saskatchewan Roughriders offensive lineman Mike Abou-Mechrek is on the defensive and is tackling childhood diseases. Mike and his wife Kathie posed with their 20-month-old daughter Myia on Wednesday for a picture that will be part of the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region's campaign to promote the importance of vaccinations during National Immunization Week, which runs from April 20-26."

* ►April 10, 2008 - Proposal would requires meningitis vaccinations - The Shreveport Times - "Jeri Acosta said her son was taken to the emergency room Jan. 26, 2006, because of a serious groin pain but was discharged. A doctor diagnosed it as a pulled muscle. 'Within 21 hours, our son died. He was a vibrant, beautiful young boy. It's a horrible disease.' Acosta said she called the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta and remembers a doctor saying, 'Your son should not have died of a disease that is preventable with vaccination.' She said that statement prompted her to become involved in the National Meningitis Association, of which she is a regional co-chairwoman."

►April 10, 2008 - Evaluating human papillomavirus vaccination programs in Canada: should provincial healthcare pay for voluntary adult vaccination? - BMC Public Health via 7th Space - "Conclusions: We recommend that provincial healthcare programs should pay for voluntary adult vaccination for women aged 14-26."

►April 10, 2008 - Doubts over funding for Scottish HPV programme - The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has raised concerns about whether the Scottish government has allocated enough resources to roll out its HPV immunisation programme. - Healthcare Republic

►April 10, 2008 - Still time for HPV immunization for Grade 8 girls - Orillia Packet & Times

►April 10, 2008 - Health unit offers info on vaccine - Timmins Daily Press - "The Porcupine Health Unit is offering the public a chance to ask questions about the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine -questions they need answered to make an informed decision."

* ►April 10, 2008 - QIAGEN Focuses New HPV Test Ad Campaign on Real-Life Story of Woman's Escape From Cervical Cancer - press release - QIAGEN via PRNewswire via

►April 10, 2008 - Flu hits Montreal Jewish General: ER overflows - CBC - "The Montreal Jewish General Hospital is asking people to stay away from the emergency room because of an outbreak of stomach flu."

►April 10, 2008 - Computer Modelling Determines That 1 In 7 Cases Of Bird Flu Could Be Prevented By Closing Schools In Event Of Pandemic - Imperial College London via Medical News Today

►April 10, 2008 - Tucson records 10th measles case; UMC patient may have exposed others - Two-year-old boy latest measles patient in Pima County; health department starts hotline to handle calls about potential exposure - Arizona Daily Star

►April 10, 2008 - Rockland County issues measles warning for a wedding's guests - Newsday

►April 10, 2008 - Public health officials issue measles warning - Guelph Mercury

►April 10, 2008 - Toronto Public Health Confirms 5th Case Of Measles In Four Weeks - CityNews

►April 10, 2008 - Officials: Traveler had measles during Oregon stop - AP via

* ►April 10, 2008 - Kulongoski among those exposed to measles in flight - The Oregonian via - "State and county investigators are contacting airline passengers seated close enough to the infected traveler to be at risk. Among those exposed was Gov. Ted Kulongoski. Spokeswoman Anna Richter Taylor said the governor figures he was exposed repeatedly to measles as a child. 'He's fine and healthy,' Richter Taylor said."

* ►April 10, 2008 - Two More Young Children Have Measles - AP via Today's TMJ4 Milwaukee

►April 10, 2008 - Two More Children Test Positive For Measles - Four Cases Of Measles Now Confirmed - Milwaukee - "The two children were among a dozen quarantined after being around a 23-month-old toddler at the Kingdom Care Child Care Center in Greenfield."

►April 10, 2008 - Toronto Public Health confirms fifth case of measles within four weeks - 680 News

►April 10, 2008 - Limerick has been hit with a major outbreak of mumps. - U.TV

►April 10, 2008 - Sect's children healthy, though some have chickenpox - Scripps News

►April 10, 2008 - Saginaw County health officials say no whooping cough...yet - The Saginaw News via

►April 10, 2008 - Buchanan County investigating whooping cough - Gazette Online

►April 10, 2008 - Gaylord hotel cleans up after virus infects 65 medical conference guests - County health officials unable to determine source of outbreak -

* ►April 10, 2008 - BURKINA FASO: Meningitis epidemics in vaccinated areas - IRIN Africa - "People vaccinated against meningitis are supposed to have protection for three years but health officials have announced that meningitis epidemics have occurred in several areas where populations had recently been immunized."

►April 10, 2008 - SUDAN: Southern authorities stockpile meningitis drugs - IRIN Africa

►April 10, 2008 - Bacterial meningitis cases pop up in southeastern Minnesota - Minneapolis Star Tribune 

* ►April 10, 2008 - Bavarian smallpox vaccine also works after infection - Reuters

* ►April 10, 2008 - Post-exposure Vaccination With IMVAMUNE® Protects Against Lethal Poxvirus Infection - press release - Bavarian Nordic A/S via ABN Newswire

* ►April 10, 2008 - Researchers Pursuing Nasal Anthrax Vaccine - Mice given combination version of immunization survived exposure, study reports - HealthDay via U.S. News & World Report

* ►April 10, 2008 - Vaccine search is vital in HIV/AIDS arsenal - opinion (requires registration or subscription) - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

►April 10, 2008 - Intellect Neurosciences, Inc. Receives Notice of Allowance and Completes Grant Requirements for Pivotal European Patent Related to Passive Immunization of Alzheimer's Disease - press release - PRNewswire-FirstCall

►April 10, 2008 - Advances in Cancer Vaccines - An Enterprising Georgia Live Satellite Broadcast Event - Atlanta dBusinessNews - "Enterprising Georgia, a joint venture of The MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) of Atlanta and the Georgia Research Alliance, will present 'Next-generation Cancer Vaccines:  Marshaling the Immune System to Fight Cancer' on Wednesday April 30, 2008 at the Georgia Public Broadcasting auditorium."

►April 10, 2008 - BC Revamps Antiquated Health Laws - A-Channel - "Health minister George Abbott says a re-written, re-vamped version of the Public Health Act, unveiled in the legislature today, is meant to modernize existing laws. The new law will replace the current Health Act, along with the Venereal Disease Act, and the Public Toilet Act."

►April 10, 2008 - Little progress in preventing foodborne ills: CDC - Reuters

►April 10, 2008 - CellCept Linked to Fatal Neurological Disease -

►April 10, 2008 - Recall of Salmonella contaminated cereal - Portland Press Herald via

* ►April 9, 2008 - The Green Our Vaccines Rally and March with Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey - video - Adventures in Autism

* ►April 9, 2008 - Autism, Vaccines, Stealth Adapted Viruses and Mitochondria Dysfunction - W. John Martin, MD, PhD., Institute of Progressive Medicine via Best Syndication - "The real tragedy of this divisive contest is that it directs efforts away from addressing the issue of what can be done now for autistic children. There is also an urgent need to prevent autism from occurring among the increasing number of susceptible infants. There is little excuse for the anti-vaccine proponents to dismiss critical data simply because they do not fit into a political or economic driven agenda. Similarly, the government owes their constituency a full accounting of largely suppressed information concerning vaccines. Toping this agenda is much more open discourse on African green monkey simian cytomegalovirus (SCMV) contamination of previously licensed polio vaccines (discussed below)."

* ►April 9, 2008 - Autism One Special Edition - Polly Tommey presents: Autism Issues Around the World - The MMR & Autism: Dr. Andrew Wakefield's GMC Hearing - An Update from London Guests: Dr. Carol Stott and Jim Moody, Esquire - audio archive - Autism One

* ►April 9, 2008 - National Autism Association Announces New Board Chair and Vice-Chair - press release - National Autism Association

* ►April 9, 2008 - Risks from Vitamin K Shot at Birth - Adventures in Autism

* ►April 9, 2008 - FGCU to host autism conference April 19 - Naples Daily News - "To help medical and educational professionals and families, a one-day conference on autism will be held at Florida Gulf Coast University on Saturday, April 19, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The 'Road to Best Practice in Autism' conference will feature several national leaders in research, evaluation and treatment of autism and autism spectrum disorders."

►April 9, 2008 - April is national Autism Awareness Month - column - The Prairie Star

* ►April 9, 2008 - EPA Science Probed - House committee investigation of industry bias in EPA science reaches former ACS president - Chemical & Engineering News

►April 9, 2008 - CDC director calls for proactive approach to health in Flint speech - The Flint Journal via

►April 9, 2008 - 103 dead from blood thinner since early 2007, FDA says - Detroit Free Press

* ►April 9, 2008 - Hepatitis B Virus Triggers Cell 'Suicide' In Patients With Chronic Infection - University College London, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS via ScienceDaily

* ►April 9, 2008 - Flu vaccination still a challenge for hospitals - CIDRAP News - "Concern about vaccine side effects was also common at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center in the Bronx, NY, where the 40% of staff were vaccinated in 2007—more than three times the number who accepted the shot in 2003, according to Rajitha Ambuti, MD, and colleagues. 'Declination forms' filled out by staff who refused the shot revealed that 53% feared adverse effects, 10% believed the vaccine does not work, and 9.6% believed they were at no risk for flu."

►April 9, 2008 - Chinese man probably caught H5N1 from son - CIDRAP News

►April 9, 2008 - Study Finds Advances In Estimating HIV Incidence In Epidemics - Medical News Today

►April 9, 2008 - Manipulating immunity - Scientist Live

►April 9, 2008 - Diabetes in Middle Age Raises Alzheimer's Risk (requires registration) - HealthDay via Washington Post

►April 9, 2008 - New Anti-MMP Antibodies Introduced by AnaSpec -

►April 9, 2008 - Impaired insulin secretion increases the risk of Alzheimer disease - journal article (Neurology)

►April 9, 2008 - APOE 4 allele predicts faster cognitive decline in mild Alzheimer disease - journal article (Neurology)

►April 8, 2008 - History of depression, depressive symptoms, and medial temporal lobe atrophy and the risk of Alzheimer disease - journal article (Neurology)

►April 8, 2008 - Gastrointestinal tract involvement associated with the 3243A>G mitochondrial DNA mutation. - journal article (Neurology)

* ►April 8, 2008 - Hospital goes for new tools, training to boost early autism diagnosis - Gulf Times, Qatar - "Medication including vitamin supplements, therapy, dietary measures (labelling of casein or gluten-free food), hormonal therapy (thyroid hormone in hypothyroidism) and metabolic therapy like phenyl-alaine free diets in phenyl-ketonuria are part of early medical interventions."

►April 8, 2008 - HHS Awards 1.1 Billion Dollars For HIV/AIDS Care, Medications - Medical News Today

►April 8, 2008 - Namibia: TB, HIV/Aids 'Cripple Economy' - New Era (Windhoek) via

►April 8, 2008 - IBM's Blue Gene Helps Scientists in the Fight Against HIV -

►April 8, 2008 - DoD funds development of anthrax vaccine patch - CIDRAP News

►April 1, 2008 - Postmarketing surveillance of rabies vaccines for dogs to evaluate safety and efficacy - journal article (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association)

►April 2008 Volume 34, Issue 4, Supplement S - Epidemiology: The Major Missing Element in the Global Response to Child Maltreatment? - journal article (American Journal of Preventive Medicine)

►April 2008 Volume 34, Issue 4, Supplement S - Inflicted Childhood Neurotrauma: The Problem Set and Challenges to Measuring Incidence - journal article (American Journal of Preventive Medicine)

►April 2008 Volume 34, Issue 4, Supplement S - The Challenges of Assessing the Incidence of Inflicted Traumatic Brain Injury: A World Perspective - journal article (American Journal of Preventive Medicine)

►April 2008 Volume 34, Issue 4, Supplement S - What Are We Trying To Measure?: The Problems of Case Ascertainment - journal article (American Journal of Preventive Medicine)

►April 2008 Volume 34, Issue 4, Supplement S - Practical Aspects of Conducting a Prospective Statewide Incidence Study: The Incidence of Serious Inflicted Traumatic Brain Injury in North Carolina - journal article (American Journal of Preventive Medicine)

►April 2008 Volume 34, Issue 4, Supplement S - Incidence and Demography of Non-Accidental Head Injury in Southeast Scotland from a National Database - journal article (American Journal of Preventive Medicine)

►April 2008 Volume 34, Issue 4, Supplement S - Passive Surveillance of Shaken Baby Syndrome Using Hospital Inpatient Data - journal article (American Journal of Preventive Medicine)

►April 2008 Volume 34, Issue 4, Supplement S - The Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program: A Framework for the Timely Data Collection on Head Injury Secondary to Suspected Child Maltreatment - journal article (American Journal of Preventive Medicine)

►April 2008 Volume 34, Issue 4, Supplement S - Evaluating the Epidemiology of Inflicted Traumatic Brain Injury in Infants of U.S. Military Families - journal article (American Journal of Preventive Medicine)

►April 2008 Volume 34, Issue 4, Supplement S - Evaluating the Effect of an Injury Prevention Intervention in a Population - journal article (American Journal of Preventive Medicine)

►April 2008 Volume 34, Issue 4, Supplement S - Using Case–Control Studies to Assess the Prevention of Inflicted Traumatic Brain Injury - journal article (American Journal of Preventive Medicine)

►April 2008 Volume 34, Issue 4, Supplement S - Using Hospital Discharge Data to Track Inflicted Traumatic Brain Injury - journal article (American Journal of Preventive Medicine)

►April 2008 Volume 34, Issue 4, Supplement S - Defining an Ideal System to Establish the Incidence of Inflicted Traumatic Brain Injury: Summary of the Consensus Conference - journal article (American Journal of Preventive Medicine)

►March 26, 2008 - Central obesity and increased risk of dementia more than three decades later - journal article (Neurology)

►March 26, 2008 - Metabolic abnormalities associated with mild cognitive impairment in Parkinson disease - journal article (Neurology)

►March 16, 2008 - The Fleecing of Special Education in Texas - Texas Autism Advocacy via

►March 14, 2008 - Onyx and Breezy Foundation Funds Follow-up Care in Revolutionary Cancer Vaccine Study - The Onyx & Breezy Foundation recently funded after-care for dogs engaged in a revolutionary research study to develop a cancer vaccine that may be given to both humans and animals when successful. The study is being conducted at The Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital, a small animal teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. - press release - The Onyx & Breezy Foundation via PRWeb

►March 1, 2008 - Long-term use of supplemental multivitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E, and folate does not reduce the risk of lung cancer. - journal article (American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine)

►December 26, 2007 - Education, cognitive function, and severity of neuropathology in Alzheimer disease - journal article (Neurology)

►December 19, 2007 - Physical activity and dementia risk in the elderly. Findings from a prospective Italian study - journal article (Neurology)

►October 13, 2006 - Oxidative stress is increased in critically ill patients according to antioxidant vitamins intake, independent of severity: a cohort study (full text) - journal article (Critical Care)

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►May 2008 - Antimicrobial susceptibility of Haemophilus influenzae strains and antibiotics usage patterns in pediatric outpatients: results from a children's hospital in China (2000-2004). - journal article (Pediatric Pulmonology)

►May 2008 - Prevalence of Students With Symptoms of Depression Among High School Students in a District of Western Turkey: An Epidemiological Study - journal article (Journal of School Health)

►May 2008 - Thresholds for food allergens and their value to different stakeholders - journal article (Allergy)

* ►April 15, 2008 - A Broadly Protective Vaccine against Globally Dispersed Clade 1 and Clade 2 H5N1 Influenza Viruses - journal article (The Journal of Infectious Diseases)

►April 15, 2008 - Intensity of Intestinal Infection with Multiple Worm Species Is Related to Regulatory Cytokine Output and Immune Hyporesponsiveness - journal article (The Journal of Infectious Diseases) - "Increasing immunological dysfunction (atopy and autoimmunity) in western society may be linked to changes in undetermined environmental agents."

►April 15, 2008 - The Research Agenda of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for Antimicrobial Resistance (free full text) - journal article (The Journal of Infectious Diseases)

►April 15, 2008 - Federal Funding for the Study of Antimicrobial Resistance in Nosocomial Pathogens: No ESKAPE (free full text) - journal article (The Journal of Infectious Diseases)

►April 15, 2008 - Identification of 2 Hypothetical Genes Involved in Neisseria meningitidis Cathelicidin Resistance - journal article (The Journal of Infectious Diseases)

►April 15, 2008 - Gene Expression Subtypes in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis - journal article (The Journal of Infectious Diseases)

►April 15, 2008 - It's Time for a Change in Practice: Reducing Antibiotic Use Can Alter Antibiotic Resistance (free full text) - journal article (The Journal of Infectious Diseases)

►April 15, 2008 - Seasonality of Antibiotic-Resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae That Causes Acute Otitis Media: A Clue for an Antibiotic-Restriction Policy? (free full text) - journal article (The Journal of Infectious Diseases)

►April 15, 2008 - The Search for Data on When to Start Treatment for HIV Infection (free full text) - journal article (The Journal of Infectious Diseases)

* ►April 10, 2008 - Estimating the impact of school closure on influenza transmission from Sentinel data - news (Nature)

►April 10, 2008 - Impaired TH17 cell differentiation in subjects with autosomal dominant hyper-IgE syndrome - news (Nature)

►April 10, 2008 - Upper intestinal lipids trigger a gut–brain–liver axis to regulate glucose production - news (Nature)

* ►April 10, 2008 - Recent Resurgence of Mumps in the United States - journal article (NEJM)

* ►April 9, 2008 - Veteran Battles Pentagon's Vaccine, Seeks "Justice for All" - Truthout - "US Air Force Reserve Maj. Thomas 'Buzz' Rempfer, a 43-year-old Connecticut native, is hoping he is nearing the end of nearly a decade's perpetual and unprecedented battle with the Pentagon over the legality, safety and effectiveness of mandatory anthrax vaccinations."

►April 9, 2008 - VaxGen cuts workforce again (requires registration or subscription) - San Jose Mercury News

►April 9, 2008 - VaxGen Restructures in Wake of Unsuccessful Merger Attempt with Raven - Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

* ►April 9, 2008 - Mumps Outbreak Could Have Been Much Worse (includes audio) - New England Journal of Medicine via MedPage Today - "Most patients who contracted mumps in Iowa and seven other highly affected states had received two doses of mumps vaccine (63% overall and 84% of those 18 to 24), reported Amy A. Parker, M.S.N., M.P.H., of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, and colleagues in the April 10 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. ... One author reported having an equity interest in Abbott Laboratories, a second reported a recent change in employment from the CDC to Sanofi Pasteur, and a third reported receiving a federal Emerging Infections and Protection grant."

* ►April 9, 2008 - Mumps Outbreak in Midwest Could Have Been Worse - Study says high vaccination rates kept 2006 episode under control - HealthDay via U.S. News & World Report - "There were total of 6,584 cases scattered across Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Eighty-five people were hospitalized, but fortunately there were no deaths. However, 11 people lost their hearing and 22 developed meningitis, according to the report in the April 10 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine."

* ►April 9, 2008 - Study: Resurgence in mumps (includes video) - ABC via NECN - "Immunity from the vaccine appears to wear off over time in some patients. Experts say that children should still continue to get the current vaccine -- it protects the vast majority of people from getting sick. But, they suggest that the mumps vaccine may need a tune-up -- either to find a more effective formula, or to have people receive an extra dose as young adults."

* ►April 9, 2008 - More Emails from the FDA on Mercury Testing by Twyla Ramos - Age of Autism - "So, there you have it.  The FDA says that they perform testing during the product licensing phase, but, 'Once confirmatory testing is completed during licensure, CBER does not routinely 'spot check' products with 'trace amounts ' of thimerosal. A 'spot check' may be initiated if there is a deviation from an approved manufacturing process and this deviation has the potential to lead to altered thimerosal levels, or through an assessment of other risk factors apparent during review of change Supplements, inspection, or routine data review.'"

* ►April 9, 2008 - Autism Parents Need A Seat At The Vaccine Table - Adventures in Autism - "From Safeminds: Consumer Representation Squashed at Upcoming National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) Safety Group Meeting - The National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC), Vaccine Safety Working Group (VSWG) will meet for the first time on April 11, 2008 in Washington DC. The autism community's vaccine safety concerns are not represented within this panel."

* ►April 9, 2008 - What a Web of actional links we can weave - Nashua Telegraph - "It's no longer novel when somebody becomes so interested in a topic that a Web site is devoted to it or when that site draws the occasional legal threat. But Kathleen Seidel of Peterborough, creator of, has moved into a whole new category. Her four-year-old, one-woman Web site discusses the link between vaccinations and autism – or lack of a link, in her opinion. Last week, she posted a long, well-researched essay about almost two dozen autism suits, from which she said a Virginia attorney has reaped a half-million dollars in fees."

* ►April 9, 2008 - The Conundrum of Autism - Age of Autism

* ►April 9, 2008 - Rise in Autism May Be Caused, In Part, By Substitution of Diagnoses. Do You Agree? -

* ►April 9, 2008 - Autism measure denied in House committee - - "A committee chairman today denied an effort to get a hearing for a measure that would require insurance companies to cover costs related to autism. He also refused supporters a chance to speak. More than 30 people, many parents of autistic children, waited for an hour for the measure to be taken up by Rep. Ron Peterson, chairman of the House Economic Development and Financial Services Committee....The bill is named after 10-year-old Nick Rohde, whose father, Wayne, has worked two years to get a proposal heard by legislators. Wayne Rohde, of Edmond, said he was disappointed by Peterson's actions. 'The fastest, political two-step that they did in there, we knew it was probably going to happen,' he said. 'It's a pathetic move by the chairman in order to be beholden to what he sees fit and that is he's protecting the insurance lobby. He says that he's protecting the policy holders. We've proven that the costs don't increase. We're trying to protect our children and adults of autism.'"

* ►April 9, 2008 - Autism Is a Reversible Condition Asserts 'Autism Yesterday' Documentary, World Premiere Screening in Minnesota on April 17 - press release - Holland Center for Autism via PRNewswire via - "Holland Center for Autism is sponsoring a World Premiere showing of 'Autism Yesterday' -- a Generation Rescue documentary that explores an emerging truth many parents are discovering: Autism is a reversible condition through a process known as 'biomedical intervention.'"

* ►April 9, 2008 - A link between autism and carbon monoxide? - opinion - Ventura County Star

►April 9, 2008 - Detection key to good treatment - Uniontown Herald Standard

►April 9, 2008 - Autism Advisory Council - Spano creates autism council - The Lewisboro Ledger

* ►April 9, 2008 - Salma Hayek talks motherhood lessons and her campaign alongside Pampers and UNICEF - Celebrity Babies - "At the launching of the campaign, Salma, with tears in her eyes, told the audience that she would support this campaign and think about the children."

* ►April 9, 2008 - Congress Threatens FDA With Subpoenas for Information on Approval of Infant Formula Contaminant - press release - Environmental Working Group (EWG) via - "In a letter to FDA Commissioner Andrew von Eschenbach, MD, Reps. John Dingell (D-MI) and Bart Stupak (D-MI) ­ the House Energy and Commerce Committee chair and its Investigations Subcommittee chair ­ demanded FDA provide information on why it ignored voluminous independent, peer-reviewed studies finding cause for concern over exposure to BPA, and instead used just two reports funded by the plastics industry when it claimed the chemical posed no risk to infants."

* ►April 9, 2008 - Critics: Politics is hiding CDC report detailing deadly effects of pollution - The Grand Rapids Press via - "In February, U.S. Reps. John Dingell, D-Detroit, and Bart Stupak, D-Menominee, sent a letter to CDC Director Julie Gerberding, citing 'very serious allegations' that the report was withheld for political reasons. In a follow-up letter, the two warned the CDC not to fire Christopher De Rosa, a report co-author demoted after accusing the Bush Administration of suppressing the study. 'There's a pattern here,' said Stupak, whose district includes 1,600 miles of Great Lakes shoreline and encompasses the Upper Peninsula and much of the northern Lower Peninsula. 'Whether it's global climate change or anything this administration disagrees with, they either get rid of the science or the scientist. There's no doubt in my mind it's politically motivated.'"

* ►April 9, 2008 - FDA Raises Estimate of Deaths Linked to Blood Thinner (requires registration) - Washington Post - "The Food and Drug Administration yesterday raised from 19 to 62 its estimate of the number of people who may have died after having allergic reactions to contaminated Chinese-produced batches of the blood thinner heparin."

* ►April 9, 2008 - Medical Errors Costing U.S. Billions - HealthDay via Yahoo!

* ►April 9, 2008 - Office Visit: This drug’s for you - guest commentary - The Journal Record - "Three years ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued guidelines to encourage drug companies to pursue personalized medicine – genetic testing that would determine what course of treatment, exactly, was right for a given individual."

►April 9, 2008 - Frank Tori named FDA chief scientist - United Press International

►April 9, 2008 - Rubber contaminant found in Cubist antibiotic when used with certain drug pumps - AP via International Herald Tribune

* ►April 9, 2008 - Plans to revamp health laws alarms press - The newspaper industry has told Parliament it is alarmed at the powers given to health managers in a planned major revamp of public health laws. - Radio New Zealand - "The Nurses Organisation told MPs the bill was basically sound, but its provisions must not be used to override individual choice on issues such as immunisation."

* ►April 9, 2008 - Charges dismissed in Lake in the Hills shaken baby case - Daily Herald - "Child abuse charges were dismissed today against a Lake in the Hills day-care operator accused of violently shaking an infant in her care now that prosecutors said new evidence called into question the original allegations. Heather C. Kierl, 36, declined comment after a judge approved an order clearing her of two charges of aggravated battery to a child that had her facing six to 30 years in prison if convicted."

►April 9, 2008 - Drug controls tightened to ensure Olympics - China Daily

►April 9, 2008 - Lung Cancer Warning May Be Last Gasp for Inhaled Insulin - Wall Street Journal Health Blog

►April 9, 2008 - Crucell, partners say phase I study of tuberculosis vaccine 'promising' - Thomson Financial delivered by Newstex via CNNMoney

* ►April 9, 2008 - Aeras, Crucell and SATVI Announce Encouraging Preliminary Results of Tuberculosis Vaccine Clinical Trial in South Africa - Marketwire via CNNMoney

* ►April 9, 2008 - Alzheimer vaccine in works at NYU - NYU Washington Square News

* ►April 9, 2008 - IAC Express - Issue number 723 - Immunization Action Coalition - "Act now--ask your U.S. representative to sign the 'Dear Colleague' immunization appropriations letter"

►April 9, 2008 - Immunizations –  stay on track for a lifetime - April is Colorado Infant Immunization Month - Estes Park Trail Gazette

►April 9, 2008 - Childhood Diseases: Need for Immunization -

►April 9, 2008 - Countdown on for high school students to get vaccinations - Waterloo Record

►April 9, 2008 - Check records so students protected - Northumberland News - "The HKPR’s final notice requests parents to provide the student’s immunization record by ►April 11. Failure to do so could result in the student being suspended from school in May....Students can also be exempted from vaccination for medical reasons or by giving a sworn affidavit that immunization goes against their conscience or religious belief."

* ►April 9, 2008 - AVAX Technologies Announces Initiation of Clinical Study with Autologous Ovarian Cancer Vaccine (OVax®) - Study to be conducted with Cancer Treatment Centers of America pursuant to a $1.2M business collaboration - press release - AVAX Technologies, Inc. via Business Wire

* ►April 9, 2008 - Nurses warn girls need to know about cervical cancer protection - Edinburgh Evening News via The Scotsman - "RCN Scotland director Theresa Fyffe said: 'We question whether the Government has allocated sufficient resources to health boards to roll out the immunisation programme, and if there are enough school nurses to do this....'We would question whether the Government can deliver this programme in an effective and timely manner for the young women of Scotland.'"

* ►April 9, 2008 - Researcher to develop extra cervical cancer vaccine - The man who pioneered the cervical cancer vaccine is working on another one, to help women who already have the cancer or the infection that causes it. - - "Professor Ian Frazer developed the vaccine Gardasil, which is used to prevent cervical cancer, but it can only be given to women who do not have the human papilloma virus (HPV). He told a vaccine conference in Canberra he is hoping that soon he will have a second vaccine for those with the virus."

►April 9, 2008 - Will Your Cell Phone Kill You? - book review - New Republic - "The Secret History of the War on Cancer By Devra Davis"

►April 9, 2008 - Cervical cancer jab may be offered to all women up to age 25 -  The Scotsman

►April 9, 2008 - More HPV shots this month - Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre - "Manager of Vaccine Preventable Diseases, Karen Sweiger, says this year they've seen about 540 grade eight girls receive the vaccination. That's about 60 per cent of the 900 girls eligible under provincial funding."

►April 9, 2008 - Teenage girls to get new vaccine - The Shetland News - "Teenage girls in Shetland are to be offered protection against the virus doctors say causes 70 per cent of cervical cancers....Public health minister Shona Robison said: "This is one of the biggest and most complex immunisation programmes ever undertaken in Scotland."

►April 9, 2008 - Health clinics have free HPV vaccines - Warrenton Journal

►April 9, 2008 - Cervical cancer vaccine cost-effective: EU agency - Reuters via

►April 9, 2008 - Real protection versus parental protection - Women's sexual wellness should not be demonized - Daily Illini - "To all the parents out there freaking out over Gardasil legislation: Why wouldn't you help prevent your daughter from contracting a virus which leads to 99 percent of cervical cancer cases?"

* ►April 9, 2008 - Dozen Day Care Kids Get Quarantined After Measles Case - Newsradio 620

►April 9, 2008 - Vaccinations brought forward following measles outbreak in the Campo de Gibraltar - Babies as young as six months can now have the jab instead of waiting until 15 months - Typically Spanish

►April 9, 2008 - Major mumps scare in Limerick - The HSE this Wednesday afternoon warned the public of a mumps scare with 18 cases of the infection reported. - Limerick Leader

►April 9, 2008 - Influenza-B virus detected in most flu samples -

►April 9, 2008 - DPH receives 6000 doses of flu vaccines - Saipan Tribune

►April 9, 2008 - Gov't confirms fourth outbreak of bird flu - Yonhap News

►April 9, 2008 - Bird flu spreads in South Korea - agriculture ministry - AFX via Forbes

* ►April 9, 2008 - Bill requires meningitis vaccinations - The Shreveport Times - "Unless there’s a medical or religious reason not to, all 11-year-old Louisiana children must be vaccinated against meningitis by the 2009-10 school year, state lawmakers said today. The House Education Committee unanimously approved legislation aimed at avoiding outbreaks of the disease, which often is fatal. The bill was amended to require vaccinations of all 11-year-olds in public and private schools and those who are home-schooled."

►April 9, 2008 - Family raises money for meningitis awareness -

►April 9, 2008 - Meningitis possible in student's death - News 14 Carolina

►April 9, 2008 - Meghalaya seek doctors from NICD to tackle meningitis - All India Radio

►April 9, 2008 - Hepatitis-E cruise outbreak probed -

►April 9, 2008 - Hospital staff members continue to battle virus - Sudbury Star - "Laboratory tests confirm that a Norovirus-like organism made the rounds at two floors of two sites of the hospital, making 46 people ill, starting Thursday."

►April 9, 2008 - Cameroon: South West - Disturbing Situation - Cameroon Tribune (Yaoundé) via - "Vaccination campaign against the polio virus in the province records a minimum 91 % coverage."

* ►April 9, 2008 - Is the Pulse Polio campaign failing? - - "The potency of the vaccine seems to be a possible reason. Unlike the older one that had all three strains, the P1 vaccine is five times more powerful and it was not tested before being used. 'The article published by National Polio Surveillance Project in Lancet clearly says that they have got a new vaccine that is five times more potent than the old vaccine. When you give a new vaccine, you are expected to do some amount of surveillance to see what the adverse effects are. This is unethical and disturbing. The rates of flaccid paralysis has gone up,' said Dr Jacob Puliyel, Department of Paediatrics, St Stephen's Hospital."

►April 9, 2008 - Cameroon: Resistance - The Price For Insufficient Vaccination - Cameroon Tribune (Yaoundé) via

►April 9, 2008 - Hepatitis B and Asian-Americans a symposia topic - Cincinnati Enquirer

►April 9, 2008 - MSD Ireland to manufacture HIV drug - Irish Times

►April 9, 2008 - Redesigned jellyfish gene helps screen for HIV drugs - Geneart has been awarded a patent for its drug screening technology, which could aid the discovery of a new type of antiviral drug for HIV and other  viruses. -

►April 9, 2008 - Egypt sentences 4 HIV-positive men to 3 years in prison for 'debauchery' - AP via International Herald Tribune

►April 9, 2008 - PharmAthene's Recombinant Butyrylcholinesterase (rBChE) May Play A Neuroprotective Role in Alzheimer's Disease - press release - PharmAthene, Inc. via PRNewswire-FirstCall via

►April 9, 2008 - Injectables to drive growth in US drug delivery market to 2012 - US demand for drug delivery systems is set to increase by over 10 per cent a year, reaching $132bn in 2012 with growth driven by injectable biologic dugs, according to a new study by the Freedonia Group -

►April 9, 2008 - Cancer Stem Cells Created in Lab - HealthDay via Forbes

* ►April 9, 2008 - Therapeutic Vaccine Company Inovio Biomedical Demonstrates Utility of Its Electroporation Delivery Technology as Potent Vaccine Adjuvant - Published in Journal of Virology, Study Shows DNA Vaccine Delivered Via Electroporation Induces Recruitment of Immune Cells to the Site of Administration. Study Led by Principal Investigator Dan H. Barouch, MD, PhD, a Scientist in the Division of Viral Pathogenesis at BIDMC and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School - Inovio Biomedical via Business Wire

* ►April 9, 2008 - Ohio ARES Teams Lend Support to Hepatitis Vaccination Clinic - ARES via

* ►April 9, 2008 - FDA Warns Glaxo Over Lack of Reports on Avandia (free content) - The Wall Street Journal

* ►April 9, 2008 - Pharma firms end drug trials early in rush to beat rivals, say experts - Study covered well-known cancer treatments - Full period 'necessary to show benefits and risks' - The Guardian, UK

* ►April 9, 2008 - Federal Authorities Seize More Than $100,000 of Unapproved Drugs Marketed as "Natural Supplements" - Products contain active ingredients in prescription erectile dysfunction drugs - FDA

* ►April 9, 2008 - Consulting Conflicts - journal article (JAMA)

* ►April 9, 2008 - Regulating Physician Expert Witness Testimony - journal article (JAMA)

►April 9, 2008 - Biological Link Between Pain And Fatigue Discovered - A recent University of Iowa study reveals a biological link between pain and fatigue and may help explain why more women than men are diagnosed with chronic pain and fatigue conditions like fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. - University of Iowa via ScienceDaily

►April 9, 2008 - Taking The Well Out Of Wellbutrin - Pharmalot

►April 9, 2008 - That Other Vytorin Panel At The ACC (includes video) - Pharmalot

►April 9, 2008 - Vytorin Prescriptions Will Plummet. Surprised? - Pharmalot

►April 9, 2008 - India Outpaces China As A Destination For Trials - Pharmalot

►April 9, 2008 - Care not top priority - NHS staff - Less than half of NHS staff believe patient care is the top priority for trusts, an annual staff survey shows. - BBC

►April 9, 2008 - Double Trouble With Insecticide-resistant Mosquitoes - Mosquitoes harbouring two insecticide-resistance genes have been found to survive unexpectedly well in an insecticide-free environment where carrying such genes would normally expected to be a burden. This results from the genes interacting with one another to the advantage of the host Culex quinquefasciatus mosquitoes* and to the detriment of pest management strategies affecting human health. - BMC Evolutionary Biology, via EurekAlert! via ScienceDaily

►April 9, 2008 - Guidance for FDA Reviewers and Sponsors Content and Review of Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Control (CMC) Information for Human Gene Therapy Investigational New Drug Applications (INDs) (pdf) - FDA/CBER

►April 9, 2008 - At Capitol, A Battle Over Toy Safety - Trying To Get Lead Reduced, Some Chemicals Banned - The Hartford Courant

►April 9, 2008 - FDA Appoints Dr. Frank M. Torti to Senior Leadership Position - Prominent clinician and researcher will serve as Principal Deputy Commissioner and new Chief Scientist - FDA

►April 9, 2008 - Local Pediatrician Up for National Post - Style Weekly - "The academy, created by physicians in 1930, is a 60,000-member organization consisting of pediatricians throughout the nation. It’s been at the forefront of social and political issues such as the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), Medicaid funding, childhood vaccinations and autism."

►April 9, 2008 - Farmers look for help as honeybees dwindle - OSU - Crop yields could drop without the pollination of bees being trucked around - The Oregonian

►April 9, 2008 - Eck gives $20 million to disease center - Gift will benefit CGHID, multi-disciplinary research on global health crisis, biomedical sciences - The Observer

►April 9, 2008 - Omega-3 Free Fatty Acids for the Maintenance of Remission in Crohn Disease - journal article (JAMA)

►April 9, 2008 - Crohn Disease - journal article (JAMA)

►April 9, 2008 - Estrogen linked to benign breast lumps - AP via Yahoo! - "Add another risk to hormone therapy after menopause: Benign breast lumps. One type of hormone therapy — estrogen plus progestin — already is well-known to increase the risk of breast cancer. But a major study of women able to use estrogen alone didn't find that link."

►April 9, 2008 - OSHA Prescribes 'Star' Status to Novartis Pharmaceuticals - OSHA

* ►April 8, 2008 - Guidelines Updated for Influenza Immunization in Children CME (requires registration) - Medscape Medical News

* ►April 8, 2008 - Antigenics Kidney Treatment Wins Approval in Russia (free content) - The Wall Street Journal - "Although the vaccines won't prevent cancer all together, they are expected to be used in addition to radiotherapy, chemotherapy and hormone therapy to prevent relapses in patients who have already had cancer."

* ►April 8, 2008 - China confirms human-to-human bird flu transmission - AP via International Herald Tribune

* ►April 8, 2008 - Bird Flu Fears Grow After Father Catches Virus From His Son - The Independent, UK via redOrbit

* ►April 8, 2008 - FDA: Glaxo Failed To Report Avandia Studies - Pharmalot

* ►April 8, 2008 - Antipsychotic Use Among UK Kids Keeps Rising - Pharmalot - "Moreover, twice as many scrips were written for children in 2005 as in 1992, with the biggest increase in the 7-to-12 age group, where the number of antipsychotics prescribed tripled. The largest category of use was in cases of behavioral and personality disorders, including bipolar disorder (manic depression), autism and hyperactivity."

* ►April 8, 2008 - Warning Letter Summary - First Quarter 2008 -  Eye on FDA

* ►April 8, 2008 - He Forgot? Wyeth, Elan & Alzheimer’s Research - Pharmalot - "An Alzheimer’s disease research paper published last September in Archives of Neurology failed to disclose the financial ties that one co-author had to Elan and Wyeth as a paid consultant to the drugmakers, reports."

* ►April 8, 2008 - Why You Can't Tell Where Your Medication Was Made (free content) - The Wall Street Journal

* ►April 8, 2008 - Should Drugs Carry Country-Of-Origin Labeling? - Pharmalot

* ►April 8, 2008 - Measles warning extended on Long Island (includes video) - Eyewitness News 7 ABC - "Health officials issued warnings Tuesday that outbreaks of measles in Europe and Israel could be cause for concern in the New York area, a day after Long Island officials said a baby who flew from Tel Aviv to New Jersey with the disease may have exposed thousands."

* ►April 8, 2008 - Heparin-linked deaths triple - FDA figure at 62; probe of Baxter drug continues - Chicago Tribune

* ►April 8, 2008 - What Conflict? The NIH And A Bucket Of Money - Pharmalot - "In his quest to peel back the curtain on the interplay between pharma and docs, Chuck Grassley offered an interesting example last week while speaking on the Senate floor. He noted that an ‘inconclusive’ 2002 study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry on AstraZeneca’s Seroquel was used to devise guidelines for treating bipolar disorder with antipsychotics."

* ►April 8, 2008 - DTC Advertising Debate Grips Europe - Pharmalot

* ►April 8, 2008 - Center to serve victims of 'epidemic of our day' - Florida Today - "U.S. Rep. Dave Weldon, R-Indialantic, a physician and longtime advocate of autism research, said, when he was going through medical school, autism was "a forgotten disease." But, in recent years, he has seen numerous children diagnosed with this disorder and a heightened interest. The center received $2.4 million in federal funding. "It's a worthy cause," Weldon said, referring to the new center, "That's why we're here today."

* ►April 8, 2008 - CombiMatrix Launches BAC HD Scan: Diagnostic for Over 125 Genetic Disorders Including Autism Spectrum Disorder - BAC HD Scan Test Has the Broadest Genome Coverage and is the Most Comprehensive Array Based Diagnostic Test Available - CombiMatrix Corporation via Prime Newswire via Interest!Alert

* ►April 8, 2008 - India converts failing vaccine plants to testing labs - The Indian government has reacted to the enforced closure of three of its oldest vaccine manufacturing plants by launching a plan to convert them to drug testing laboratories. - in-Pharma Technologist

* ►April 8, 2008 - Food watchdog seeks ban on six artificial colourings - Companies asked to eliminate use before 2010 - Research highlights links to hyperactive behaviour - The Guardian, UK

* ►April 8, 2008 - In wake of beef recall, more slaughterhouses found to have problems - The Press-Enterprise

►April 8, 2008 - Where The Jobs Aren’t: Research & Development - Pharmalot

►April 8, 2008 - FDA’s Woodcock: Vytorin Data Speaks For Itself - Pharmalot

►April 8, 2008 - Advisory Committee Hears Plea for Guidance in Pneumonia Trials - FDA News

►April 8, 2008 - War Between The Sexes Begins Before Twins' Birth, Researchers Say - The battle of the sexes may begin in the womb, researchers from Tel Aviv University believe. And it may have troubling consequences — a male twin can compromise the health of his twin sister before she is born. - Tel Aviv University via ScienceDaily

►April 8, 2008 - Prion diseases could be transmitted in sheep via milk - Scrapie can be transmitted to lambs through milk, according to new research published in the online open access journal BMC Veterinary Research. - BioMed Central via News-Medical.Net

►April 8, 2008 - Building a Resistance Against MRSA -

►April 8, 2008 - Stem-Cell Studies in People Examined by FDA on Safety - Bloomberg

►April 8, 2008 - Diversity and seasonal dynamics of bacterial community in indoor environment (pdf) - journal article (BMC Microbiology)

►April 8, 2008 - Novartis Developing Drug Shows Potential to Heal Inflammatory Diseases - International Business Times

►April 8, 2008 - Suicides Rise As Antidepressant Use Falls? - Pharmalot

►April 8, 2008 - Adults who eat apples, drink apple juice have lower risk for metabolic syndrome - Apple product consumers likely to have lower blood pressure, trimmer waistlines, and more nutrient dense diets - U.S. Apple Association via EurekAlert!

* ►April 8, 2008 - Academic ordered to apologise for criticising cancer vaccine Gardisil - The University of Queensland faces accusations of curbing academic freedom after asking a senior lecturer to apologise to a pharmaceutical company for comments he made about the cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil. - The Courier-Mail via - "Doctors Reform Society president Tim Woodruff said the call for Dr Gunn to apologise seemed to ignore the university's own policies on academic freedom. 'The suggestion that identification of one's academic position would lead people to believe that the comments are endorsed by an institution as large and diverse as a university is laughable at best,' Dr Woodruff said."

* ►April 8, 2008 - 2nd Annual Undie Awards Votes Support Cervical Cancer Education - Men and Women Can Say "Count Me In!" to Help Eradicate This Preventable Cancer - press release - via Marketwire

►April 8, 2008 - Still time for HPV immunization for Grade 8 girls - The Barrie Examiner

* ►April 8, 2008 - Committee Probe Finds FDA Used Industry Studies to Approve Chemical in Infant Formula Liners - Dingell, Stupak Continue Investigation of Bisphenol A - press release - The House Committee on Energy and Commerce - "In their most recent letter, the lawmakers ask FDA to provide the names of those who decided to base FDA’s assessment on the two studies as well as those who used the studies to determine the chemical was safe. Read the letter »"

* ►April 8, 2008 - Cry Shame Commentary on British Medical Trial - Age of Autism

►April 8, 2008 - Autism epidemic and symptom substitution - Autism Research Blog: Translating Autism

* ►April 8, 2008 - Vaccinate your children - letter - Beaver County Times & Allegheny Times Online

* ►April 8, 2008 - Updates: HIV vaccine reassessment; 2nd rotavirus vaccine approved; Avian flu vaccine supply -

* ►April 8, 2008 - Journal roundup: Racial disparities and school requirements, Parental comprehension, MMR media coverage, and more -

* ►April 8, 2008 - Drug Manufacturers Close to Nationwide Immunity -

►April 8, 2008 - Sick passenger may have spread measles at Sea-Tac Airport - The News Tribune

►April 8, 2008 - Measles Confirmed in Milwaukee County - WUWM Public Radio

►April 8, 2008 - T.O. measles warning but risk is 'low' - Vaccination clinics for those who may have been exposed to contagious person - Toronto Sun

* ►April 8, 2008 - Meningitis, measles claim 12 lives in Sokoto - Business Day

►April 8, 2008 - A structural–functional basis for dyslexia in the cortex of Chinese readers - journal article (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)

►April 8, 2008 - Pre-Emption Doctrine Would Make FDA Responsible For All Drug Problems, Shield Big Pharma From Lawsuits - The Consumerist

►April 8, 2008 - Antigenics says Russia approves its cancer vaccine - Reuters

►April 8, 2008 - Frederick May Seek Review of Army Biodefense Lab Plan (requires registration) - AP via Washington Post

* ►April 7, 2008 - Mom on a Mission - Salma Hayek - - "Pampers is donating 1,000 vaccines for each member of today's Oprah Show audience—300,000 vaccines. And in honor of Oprah, they're donating 1 million vaccines—for a total of 1.3 million vaccines! To make your own contribution, visit"

►April 7, 2008 - Study: Dyslexia Differs by Language (requires registration) - PNAS via AP via Washington Post

►April 7, 2008 - CSU to use clams to track bird flu - Rocky Mountain News

►April 7, 2008 - Neuroscience peer-review posse grows (requires registration) - The Scientist

►April 7, 2008 - Faster Test Detects Fake Tamiflu Drugs - HealthDay News via Yahoo!

►April 7, 2008 - Preventing Relapse in Pediatric Depression - Fluoxetine was better than placebo in this study of continuation treatment, but relapse rates were still notable. - journal article (Journal Watch Psychiatry)

►April 7, 2008 - Dyslexic diversity - Chinese and English dyslexias stem from different brain abnormalities. - news (Nature)

►April 7, 2008 - Blood Pressure Enzyme Can Have Tumor-sensing Role - By increasing production of a blood pressure-regulating enzyme in mice, researchers have found they can enhance the mouse immune system's ability to sense tumor growth. - Emory University, via EurekAlert! via ScienceDaily

►April 7, 2008 - How to laugh away stress - Just thinking about laughing makes you feel better. - news (Nature)

* ►April 6, 2008 - Mitochondria Play Role in Pathogenesis of AD and Estrogen-Induced Neuroprotection - Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology via Biocompare

►April 6, 2008 - Chef advocates for food-allergy awareness - The Daily News Transcript

►April 6, 2008 - Story ends as it began - with love - The Age, Australia - "Gwen Morrison was special and typical. She was one of the thousands of elderly Victorian parents caring for children — many of them also adults — with intellectual disabilities. Hundreds of them were, and are, in critical situations where the parents could no longer provide a proper level of care."

►April 5, 2008 - Gender-specific behavioral and immunological alterations in an animal model of autism induced by prenatal exposure to valproic acid. - journal article (Psychoneuroendocrinology)

►April 5, 2008 - More support for child immunisation - The News - International - Pakistan - "The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) will give Pakistan an amount of US $25 million for strengthening its immunisation services over a period of three years and US $23 million for improving its health system over a period of two years."

* ►April 5, 2008 - Link found between adult retardation and physical disease - The Jerusalem Post

* ►April 5, 2008 - The Already Big Thing on the Internet: Spying on Users (requires registration) - The New York Times

* ►April 2, 2008 - The Effects of Prenatal Use of Folic Acid and Other Dietary Supplements on Early Child Development (requires registration) (full text) - Maternal and Child Health Journal via Medscape

►April 2, 2008 - Sublingual Immunotherapy Effective for Allergic Asthma in Pediatric Patients (requires registration) - Chest via Reuters Health via Medscape

►April 2, 2008 - Maternal Thyroid Autoantibodies Linked to Hearing Loss in Children (requires registration) - American Journal of Epidemiology via Reuters Health via Medscape

►April 2, 2008 - Stricter Adherence to Maternal Antibiotics Is Needed to Curb GBS Neonatal Sepsis (requires registration) - Archives of Disease in Childhood via Reuters Health via Medscape

►April 1, 2008 - Pediatric Pharmacology Update (requires registration) (full text) - Pediatric Pharmacotherapy via Medscape

* ►April 2008 - Pediatricians' Reports of Their Education in Ethics - journal article (Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine)

* ►April 2008 - No to Negative Data - Why I believe findings that disprove a hypothesis are largely not worth publishing. - The Scientist

►April 2008 - Failure to Detect Measles Virus Ribonucleic Acid in Bone Cells from Patients with Paget’s Disease - journal article (Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism)

►April 2008 - A Lady with Rapid Onset of Swollen Parotid Glands. - journal article (Southern Medical Journal)

►April 2008 - Antibiotics for simple upper respiratory tract infections: a survey of academic, pediatric, and adult clinical allergists - journal article (Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology)

►April 2008 - Allergy Prevention Current Recommendations and New Insights (pdf) - journal article (Australian Family Physician)

►April 2008 - Frequency and clinical correlations of granulomas in children with Crohn disease. - journal article (Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition)

►April 2008 - Effect of Weight, Sleep Duration, and Comorbid Sleep Disorders on Behavioral Outcomes in Children With Sleep-Disordered Breathing - journal article (Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine)

►April 2008 - Parent-Reported Sleep Problems During Development and Self-reported Anxiety/Depression, Attention Problems, and Aggressive Behavior Later in Life - journal article (Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine)

►April 2008 - Longitudinal Study of Preschool Sleep Disturbance - journal article (Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine)

►April 2008 - Actigraphic and Parental Reports of Sleep Difficulties in Children With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder - journal article (Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine)

►April 2008 - Drinking-Water Arsenic Exposure Modulates Gene Expression in Human Lymphocytes from a U.S. Population - Environmental Health Perspectives

►April 2008 - Exposure to Bisphenol A Prenatally or in Adulthood Promotes TH2 Cytokine Production Associated with Reduction of CD4+CD25+ Regulatory T Cells - Environmental Health Perspectives

►April 2008 - Impaired Reproductive Development in Sons of Women Occupationally Exposed to Pesticides during Pregnancy - Environmental Health Perspectives

►April 2008 - Dietary Intake and Its Contribution to Longitudinal Organophosphorus Pesticide Exposure in Urban/Suburban Children - Environmental Health Perspectives

►March 31, 2008 - Pneumonia Vaccine Advised for Adolescents With Sickle Cell Disease (requires registration) - Pediatrics via Reuters Health via Medscape

►March 31, 2008 - Parental History of Breech Delivery May Predict Breech Presentation in First Born CME/CE (requires registration) - BMJ via Medscape Medical News

►March 31, 2008 - Soft Skull in Neonates Caused by Maternal Vitamin D Deficiency (requires registration) - Pediatrics via Reuters Health via Medscape

►March 31, 2008 - Brain asymmetry is encoded at the level of axon terminal morphology (pdf) - journal article (Neural Development)

►March 31, 2008 - Diagnosing and Treating Bipolar Disorder in the Child and Adolescent CME/CE (requires registration) - Medscape

►March 29, 2008 - The prevalence of plant food allergies: A systematic review. - journal article (The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology)

►March 28, 2008 - Otitis Media Complicates Most Cases of Upper Respiratory Infection in Young Children (requires registration) - Clinical Infectious Diseases via Reuters Health via Medscape

►March 28, 2008 - Safety and efficacy of etanercept in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis below the age of 4 years. - journal article (Rheumatology International)

►March 28, 2008 - Optimizing Management of Bipolar Disorder in Children CME/CE (requires registration) - Medscape

* ►March 25, 2008 - FDA GlaxoSmithKline Avandia Warning Letter - FDA

* ►March 12, 2008 - Clinical review: Medication errors in critical care (pdf) - journal article (Critical Care)

►March 2008 - Importance of Mold Allergy in Asthma. - journal article (Current Allergy and Asthma Reports)

►March 2008 - The Post-anaphylaxis Dilemma: How Long Is Long Enough to Observe a Patient after Resolution of Symptoms? - journal article (Current Allergy and Asthma Reports)

►March 2008 - Autism and the Future - Autism is oft misunderstood and receives varying degrees of medical and social support around the world. Noel Gibb, an English consultant on autism and education who has been working in Rome since January 2007, gives an outsider’s view of the situation in Rome, from the inside. - The Roman Forum

* ►February 27, 2008 - Adverse events in children and adolescents treated with antipsychotic medications. - journal article (Human Psychopharmacology)

* ►January/March 2008 - Adverse cutaneous drug reaction (full text) - journal article (Indian Journal of Dermatology)

* ►May 14, 2007 - The Conundrum Of Autism - Institute of Medicine symposium examines genetics, environmental triggers, treatments for this baffling illness - Chemical & Engineering News

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