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Starting in July 2018, Vaccination News will no longer be manually updating the news because I can no longer afford to do it and I get almost no financial help.  I have tried numerous solutions, including charging $10/yr but even that was too much for but a few people.

To see what the news will look like, scroll down the page to the RSS feed articles.

I welcome the opportunity to continue as before by receiving the necessary funding, so am giving everyone enough of heads up to possibly come up with it.  Costs, including legal and technical fees, are about $20,000/year, most of which I have been covering for many years.

All the best,

Sandy Gottstein

President, Vaccination News, A Non-Profit Corporation

All the News Posted July 29-31, 2008

Posted July 31, 2008


►September 2008 - Early individual differences in temperamental reactivity and regulation: Implications for effortful control in early childhood - journal article (Infant Behavior and Development)

►August 1, 2008 - Trends in HIV- and STD-Related Risk Behaviors Among High School Students --- United States, 1991--2007 - MMWR/CDC

►August 1, 2008 - HIV Prevention Education and HIV-Related Policies in Secondary Schools --- Selected Sites, United States, 2006 - MMWR/CDC

* ►August 1, 2008 - Newborn Hepatitis B Vaccination Coverage Among Children Born January 2003--June 2005 --- United States - MMWR/CDC

►August 1, 2008 - QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death* Rates for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Disease, by Race and Sex --- United States, 1987--2006 - MMWR/CDC

►August 1, 2008 - Notice to Readers: Epidemic Intelligence Service Online-Only Application Deadline --- September 15, 2008 - MMWR/CDC

* ►August 1, 2008 - Notice to Readers: Webcast: Immunization Update 2008 - MMWR/CDC - "CDC and the Public Health Training Network will present a webcast, Immunization Update 2008, on August 28, 2008. The 2-hour broadcast will occur during 12:00 noon--2:00 p.m. EDT. Anticipated topics include influenza and zoster vaccines, recently approved vaccines, and updates on vaccine supplies and vaccine safety."

* ►August 1, 2008 - Recommendations for Postexposure Interventions to Prevent Infection with Hepatitis B Virus, Hepatitis C Virus, or Human Immunodeficiency Virus, and Tetanus in Persons Wounded During Bombings and Other Mass-Casualty Events --- United States, 2008 - Recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - MMWR/CDC

►August 1, 2008 - Notifiable Diseases/Deaths in Selected Cities Weekly Information  - MMWR/CDC

►August 1, 2008 - Overwhelming response to PCV2 vaccine project - Farmers Guardian

►August 1, 2008 - Polio haunts health workers as 18th case surfaces - Daily Times, Pakistan

►August 1, 2008 - Vaccine industry faces global derecognition - The Indian vaccine industry is potentially two months away from global derecognition because its regulator hasn’t complied with global norms - Livemint

►August 1, 2008 - Rs 254.8m NIH vaccine development plan stuck at PC - NIH intends to manufacture 700,000 doses of tissue culture anti-rabies vaccine a year - Daily Times, Pakistan

►August 1, 2008 - US researchers say they may have found Aids cure -

* ►August 1, 2008 - Discovery May Lead To Immunization Against Cardiovascular Disease -  Karolinska Institutet, via AlphaGalileo via ScienceDaily

* ►August 2008 - A qualitative study of physicians' experiences ordering and receiving influenza vaccine during the 2005–2006 influenza season - journal article (Preventive Medicine)

►August 2008 - Ethnic differences in infant mortality by cause of death - journal article (Journal of Perinatology)

►August 2008 - Induction of pro-inflammatory programs in enteroendocrine cells by the Toll-like receptor agonists flagellin and bacterial LPS - journal article (International Immunology)

►August 2008 - Fatty Acids and Neurodevelopment. - journal article (Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition)

►August 2008 - Evaluation of a group intervention for children with food allergy and their parents - journal article (Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology)

►August 2008 - Preventive effects of sublingual immunotherapy in childhood: an open randomized controlled study - journal article (Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology)

►August 2008 - Incremental prognostic factors associated with cow's milk allergy outcomes in infant and child referrals: the Milan Cow's Milk Allergy Cohort study - journal article (Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology)

►August 2008 - Subcutaneous immunoglobulin replacement therapy for primary antibody deficiency: advancements into the 21st century - journal article (Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology)

►July/August 2008 - Do Supplements Benefit Exercise? - journal article (American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine)

* ►July 31, 2008 - Celebrity Showdown on Vaccines for Kids - Amanda Peet Joins the Fray in Public Debate Over Childhood Vaccination - ABC News - "Dr. Paul Offit, chief of the section of infectious diseases at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, says much of this has to do with the fact that the public, as a whole is, in many ways, more eager to listen to celebrities than to researchers. "I think when Jenny McCarthy appears on "Oprah" and says, 'I think vaccines harm our kids,' that has an effect. When Amanda Peet comes out and says, 'I believe the scientists on this,' that also has an effect," Offit says. "It's a culture of celebrity, and we tend to trust what celebrities tell us." Offit, a leading advocate of the current vaccine schedule, is the doctor whose advice Peet sought early in her search for information."

* ►July 31, 2008 - Vaccine Industry Group Calls on Couric and Attkisson for CBS Retraction By Kim Stagliano - Age of Autism

* ►July 31, 2008 - Influenza Virus Vaccine 2008-2009 Season - Flu vaccine lots that have been released by FDA and are available for distribution by the manufacturers. For information on flu vaccine distribution schedules, please contact the manufacturers directly. - FDA/CBER

* ►July 31, 2008 - Flu Shot Fails to Prevent Pneumonia in Older Adults (includes audio) - Lancet via MedPage Today - "After adjustment for other disease and frailty, vaccination reduced pneumonia rates by a nonsignificant 8% during the flu season and increased risk by 4% during season peaks, reported Michael L. Jackson, Ph.D., of the Group Health Center for Health Studies here, and colleagues in the Aug. 2 issue of The Lancet."

* ►July 31, 2008 - Flu vaccine may not protect seniors well - Group Health study in Lancet finds no less risk of pneumonia with vaccine - Group Health Cooperative Center for Health Studies via EurekAlert! - "The flu vaccine is safe. So it seems worth getting, even if it might lower the risk of pneumonia and death only slightly."

* ►July 31, 2008 - Vaccine To Protect Against Black Plague Bioterror Attack Being Developed - A University of Central Florida researcher may have found a defense against the Black Plague, a disease that wiped out a third of Europe's population in the Middle Ages and which government agencies perceive as a terrorist threat today. - University of Central Florida via ScienceDaily

* ►July 31, 2008 - Impact of Severe Weather Conditions on Biological Products - FDA/CBER - "Most refrigerated vaccines are relatively stable at room temperature for limited periods of time, although certain vaccines are temperature-sensitive. Products stored in a closed refrigerator (or freezer, if appropriate) during a power outage may maintain their potency unless the power outage is of such duration that the refrigerator's (or freezer's) internal temperature rises significantly."

* ►July 31, 2008 - Medical Miracles - Wonder Drugs Are Giving Sufferers Hope - Daily Record - "DUBBED the holy grail of flu treatments, the vaccine Accamflu-A could be used to treat everything from common winter viruses to bird flu." - The Daily Record, UK

* ►July 31, 2008 - Parents concerned about autism are watching and wondering - What is normal behavior and what are the early signs of autism? Today’s concerned parents are swamping medical experts with questions and concerns. - Star-Telegram - "Pediatricians report more parents are delaying shots, asking that they be spaced out or refusing them altogether. "They don’t listen to me. They don’t believe a word I say," said Naomi Grobstein, a pediatrician with the Family Health Center of Montclair, N.J. "They say, 'He’s not ready!’ or 'He’s too young!’" She reminds parents of the lethal risk posed by diseases like measles, diphtheria and tetanus. "It’s easy to believe these shots aren’t necessary, because we don’t see these diseases anymore," she said. "I ask them, 'What if your child is the one who spreads measles around?’" Complicating the picture are celebrities who either blame or suspect vaccines, such as actress Jenny McCarthy and radio talk show host Don Imus. Doctors complain that the celebrities get an unquestioning ride in the media."

►July 31, 2008 - A list of autism warning signs - Star-Telegram

* ►July 31, 2008 - Let Us Praise Good Doctors By Kent Heckenlively, Esq. - Age of Autism

* ►July 31, 2008 - Academic Detailing Bill Is Introduced In Congress - Pharmalot - "The Independent Drug Education and Outreach Act of 2008 would make it possible to fund grants or contracts through the HHS Agency for Health Care Research and Quality to develop educational materials and to send trained medical professionals to a doc’s office to discuss “unbiased information on appropriate prescribing,” according to a summary of the bill. (Here is the Senate version.)"

* ►July 31, 2008 - Doctors Accused Of Kickbacks By Whistleblower - Pharmalot - "This is one way to get a doctor’s attention - file a lawsuit charging the doctor colluded with a device maker and accepted kickbacks to defraud Medicare. And a whistleblower suit filed in federal court in Boston does just that - approximately 120 neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons, and several distributors, were accused of conspiring with a unit of Medtronic, which two years ago paid $40 million to settle charges that kickbacks were paid to docs to get them to use spinal products."

* ►July 31, 2008 - Lilly Trained Sales Force to Ignore Drug's Risks - Bloomberg - "Eli Lilly & Co. trained its sales force to downplay risks for Zyprexa and encourage doctors to prescribe the drug beyond approved uses for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, according to court documents. Lilly's research showed some patients on Zyprexa gained as much as 80 pounds and that the incidence of high blood sugar at diabetes levels was 3.5 times higher than for placebos, according to documents filed in a lawsuit brought by the state of Alaska."

►July 31, 2008 - Lilly Trained Reps to ‘Neutralize’ Zyprexa-Diabetes Link - Wall Street Journal Health Blog

* ►July 31, 2008 - Emergent BioSolutions Submits Proposal in Response to HHS RFP for Development and Procurement of a Recombinant Protective Antigen Anthrax Vaccine - The company's submission provides the U.S. Government with the critical option to select a domestic source to meet planned procurement of 25 million doses of rPA vaccine - Business Wire via MarketWatch

►July 31, 2008 - 67 hepatitis B patients sue the state - Kyodo News via The Japan Times

* ►July 31, 2008 - House Vote Revises FDA’s Control of Tobacco (requires registration) - The New York Times

►July 31, 2008 - West Nile returns to county - Tri-Town News

►July 31, 2008 - Patient Rights Or Religious Beliefs? - Pharmalot

►July 31, 2008 - What Falsified Data? Ranbaxy And PEPFAR - Pharmalot

►July 31, 2008 - Abbott To Settle Lawsuit Over AIDS Drug Pricing - Pharmalot

►July 31, 2008 - Study reveals piece in the celiac puzzle (requires registration) - Autoimmune disease trigger possibly found - The Baltimore Sun

►July 31, 2008 - Biotech funding bill hits Senate (requires registration) - The Scientist

►July 31, 2008 - Drug may trick body into “thinking” you worked out - Cell via World Science

►July 31, 2008 - 'Functional' foods garnering more attention - What to consider when choosing nutraceuticals or probiotics - Calgary Herald

►July 31, 2008 - Congressional Panel Accuses CDC and FDA of Botching Salmonella Saintpaul Hunt - MedPage Today

* ►July 31, 2008 - FDA Expands Pepper Warning in Salmonella Outbreak - Second tainted sample found at another farm in Mexico; serrano and jalapeno peppers from that country are now suspect - HealthDay via U.S. News & World Report

►July 31, 2008 - Touro Announces Cancer Vaccine Breakthrough - Five Towns Jewish Times Online

►July 31, 2008 - Heroes With Handicaps Assists Military Families Facing Autism - Age of Autism

►July 31, 2008 - Newly Identified Genetic Deficiency in Children Illuminates Immune System Breakdown - Howard Hughes Medical Institute

►July 31, 2008 - Scientists Turn Skin Cells Into Motor Neurons in ALS Patients - Feat could one day lead to tailor-made cells to treat fatal disease, researchers say - HealthDay via U.S. News & World Report

►July 31, 2008 - Changing Channels - Medical Marketing and Media - "Today, the best healthcare marketers are evolving a dialogue with their patients to improve adoption, compliance and adherence."

►July 31, 2008 - Lilly may shut Lafayette site - Company's biotech path puts older plant's fate in doubt - Indianapolis Star

►July 31, 2008 - Nurse in jab record changes cautioned - Shropshire Star

►July 31, 2008 - HPV: Teenage vaccine is causing death and injury - WDDTY What Doctors Don't Tell You

►July 31, 2008 - Protecting Yourself Against HPV - Tampa Tribune

►July 31, 2008 - Free flu vaccines offered to students by Emory Univ. - Lincolnton Journal

►July 31, 2008 - Official: Flu-hit Taufik Hikayat no impact on Indonesian Olympic badminton team - Xinhua via China View

►July 31, 2008 - Lexington Insurance Company Introduces Pandemic Rx - Endorsement to Lexington's Commercial Property Insurance Covers Financial Risks Faced by Healthcare Providers in the Event of a Pandemic Flu - Business Wire via MarketWatch

►July 31, 2008 - The County Is Hit With a Major Flu Pandemic: How Do We Respond? - Telluride Watch

►July 31, 2008 - University student dies after contracting meningitis -- 12:33 pm - LSU The Reveille

►July 31, 2008 - Mumps, measles brought in by foreign visitors - Newsday

►July 31, 2008 - Hepatitis B Foundation Names Mary Ann Baviello Program Coordinator -

►July 31, 2008 - UNC study: Common vaginal infection may increase risk of HIV infection - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill via EurekAlert!

►July 31, 2008 - Cement Kilns Release 2 Times More Mercury Than EPA Thinks: Report - Is One of the Worst Plants Near Your Home? - Daily Green

* ►July 31, 2008 - American Academy of Pediatrics and AHA differ on ECG/ADHD advice - TheHeart.Org

* ►July 31, 2008 - Statistics and Surveillance: School and Childcare Vaccination Surveys - Results for childcare, kindergarten, and middle school -

* ►July 30, 2008 - In the autism world, it's time for a cohesive message from a cohesive coalition - opinion -

* ►July 30, 2008 - Rotavirus Update: RotaTeq Is Effective, and a Second Vaccine Has Been Approved - journal article (Journal Watch Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine)

* ►July 30, 2008 - Therapeutic vaccines said to hold big promise - Reuters

►July 30, 2008 - Protection Induced by Plasmodium falciparum MSP142 Is Strain-Specific, Antigen and Adjuvant Dependent, and Correlates with Antibody Responses (full text) - journal article (PLoS one)

►July 30, 2008 - Streptococcus iniae M-Like Protein Contributes to Virulence in Fish and Is a Target for Live Attenuated Vaccine Development (full text) - journal article (PLoS one)

►July 30, 2008 - Effect of Attenuation of Treg during BCG Immunization on Anti-Mycobacterial Th1 Responses and Protection against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (full text) - journal article (PLoS one)

* ►July 30, 2008 - Quality of Pharmaceutical Industry Press Releases Based on Original Research (full text) - journal article (PLoS one) - "Since the motivation for issuing press releases by profit-driven companies may be different than those from medical journals or scientific conferences, it is important to examine the quality of this information for commercial bias. No attempts to analyze drug company press releases have been made despite descriptions about the poor quality of conference and journal press releases. Thus, our objective was to systematically examine pharmaceutical company press releases of original research for descriptors of study quality. We did not seek to confirm accuracy of the factual content contained within the releases."

►July 30, 2008 - A vaccine for modern living (requires subscription) - NewScientist

►July 30, 2008 - Prognostic factors after a first attack of inflammatory CNS demyelination in children - journal article (Neurology)

►July 30, 2008 - Regulating Factors of PrPres Glycosylation in Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease - Implications for the Dissemination and the Diagnosis of Human Prion Strains (full text) - journal article (PLoS one)

* ►July 30, 2008 - Dopamine Inhibits Mitochondrial Motility in Hippocampal Neurons (full text) - journal article (PLoS one)

►July 30, 2008 - Mitochondrial Dysfunction Increases Oxidative Stress and Decreases Chronological Life Span in Fission Yeast (full text) - journal article (PLoS one)

►July 30, 2008 - Letter: We can’t wait for a pandemic to hit - Coulee News

* ►July 30, 2008 - Mercury spill deep in ground - Boise Weekly - "The mercury was discovered on July 24 after two neighborhood children, who had been playing with several pellets, showed signs of mercury poisoning. As of Tuesday, seven children had been tested and cleared of mercury poisoning, according to Michael Sibley II, the Environmental Protection Agency's on-scene coordinator."

* ►July 30, 2008 - Senators tells EPA's top boss to resign; and asked the AG to determine whether Stephen Johnson lied under oath - Seattle Post-Intelligencer

►July 30, 2008 - An 8-Day-Old Boy With Tachypnea and Difficulty Feeding CME/CE (requires registration) - eMedicine Case Presentations via Medscape

►July 30, 2008 - Heparin taint tied to deaths (requires registration) - FDA: 3 fatalities linked to material in Baxter product - Chicago Tribune

* ►July 30, 2008 - States threaten to sue EPA to get emission rules - AP via North County Times

* ►July 30, 2008 - House passes major consumer safety bill with ban on lead, other chemicals in toys (requires registration) - Los Angeles Times

►July 30, 2008 - Political will - Scientists who enter the world of political advocacy stand to gain perspective but could face a culture shock. Gene Russo reports. - journal article (Nature)

►July 30, 2008 - Babies breast-fed for six months enjoy better health - Asiaone Health

►July 30, 2008 - FDA Extends Consumer Warning on Serrano Peppers from Mexico - FDA

►July 30, 2008 - Vaccination can prevent West Nile Virus in horses - The Prairie Star

►July 30, 2008 - The - letter - Prince George Citizen

►July 30, 2008 - Emergent reworks Protein Sciences bid - Meriden Record-Journal - "After a testy rebuttal from Protein Sciences Corp., Emergent BioSolutions Inc. said Tuesday it was revising its offer to buy the Research Parkway company."

* ►July 29, 2008 - Over Two Million Set to Be Immunized - Zimbabwe Herald via (abstract)

►July 29, 2008 - U of M researchers find cerebral malaria may be a major cause of brain injury in African children - University of Minnesota via EurekAlert!

►July 29, 2008 - Socioeconomic inequalities in infant temperament - journal article (Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology)

* ►July 29, 2008 - Cervical Vaccine Without Prescription - Independent (South Africa) via (abstract)

►July 29, 2008 - How talking about sex can prevent cancer - Roanoke Times

* ►July 28, 2008 - Dead birds at Olympics site trigger bird flu test - 2 birds found last week at Hong Kong’s equestrian venue - AP via MSNBC

►July 28, 2008 - No prescription for HPV vaccine - Health 24 - "The new scheduling status of Schedule 2 (S2) means that the vaccine is now available throughout South Africa without prescription from a doctor."

►July 27, 2008 - Autism Salutes "Heroes With Handicaps, Inc."!!!! - Autism Salutes

►July 27, 2008 - Supreme Court rules States cannot add to FDA regulatons -

* ►July 26, 2008 - Dr. Peter Breggin: From FDA to GSK: The Dangerous Partnership between Government and Big Pharma - The Huffington Post

* ►July 25, 2008 - Louisville Researchers Make Breakthrough With HPV - Doctors Discover Link To Head, Neck Cancers (includes video) -

* ►July 25, 2008 - Tobacco Benefits (includes video) - - "In just a few days, the spread of h-p-v in the tobacco plants is evident. 'You can see the virus spread through the leaf here, see the difference? All the new growth contains the new virus which is the product.'"

►July 25, 2008 - Beware unexpected drug side effects - King Features Syndicate via Houston Chronicle

* ►July 24, 2008 - HPV Vaccine Could Bring Jobs: Chamber President: 'This is Very Exciting News' -  Messenger-Inquirer via redOrbit - "And a second deal with Kentucky BioProcessing will allow ACT to use the Owensboro company's patented GENEWARE technology to grow the vaccine inside tobacco plants and to use the Owensboro facilities for commercial production if the new product is approved for the U.S. and world markets."

►July 24, 2008 - HPV Vaccine to Help Fight Cervical Cancer - The Monitor (Kampala) via

* ►July 24, 2008 - Owensboro scientists get global attention - 14 WFIE - "With a global demand, all eyes are on Owensboro. The city is the only place in the world with the ability to mass produce an HPV vaccine using tobacco plants."

►July 24, 2008 - ACT partners with KBP and University of Louisville in HPV vaccine program - Advanced Cancer Therapeutics has signed two new collaborative agreements to advance development of the company's novel human papillomavirus vaccine program. - Pharmaceutical Business Review

►July 24, 2008 - Cough cases on the rise in Hunter region - Maitland Mercury

►July 24, 2008 - Isolating hospital staff will reduce spread of flu: study - Winnipeg Free Press

* ►July 23, 2008 - Autism's Social Struggles Due to Disrupted Communication Networks in Brain - Faulty brain connections conceal intentions of others in autism - Carnegie Mellon University via Biocompare

►July 23, 2008 - Grin and bear it - Sunshine Coast Daily, Australia - "The Sunshine Coast has been warned to brace itself for an influenza pandemic which will be avoided only if immunisation rates are vastly improved."

►July 22, 2008 - Microbial metabolism of soy isoflavones by human intestinal bacterial strains - journal article (Journal of Natural Medicines)

►July 22, 2008 - A whooping bad time - Health district asks public to keep whooping cough vaccinations up to date - Times-News via

►July 21, 2008 - A role for aerosolized antibiotics - journal article (Pediatric Pulmonology)

►July 21, 2008 - Vaccine deadline near for students - Greensboro News Record

►July 15, 2008 - Swedish doctors urge action over autism-sunlight link - The Local

►July 10, 2008 - The Truth About Plastic - TIME Magazine

►July 9, 2008 - Phase 1 Trial of Malaria Transmission Blocking Vaccine Candidates Pfs25 and Pvs25 Formulated with Montanide ISA 51 - journal article (PLoS Clinical Trials)

* ►July 2, 2008 - A Randomized Controlled Phase IIb Trial of Antigen-Antibody Immunogenic Complex Therapeutic Vaccine in Chronic Hepatitis B Patients - journal article (PLoS Clinical Trials)

►July 2008 - Immunological tolerance and the autoimmune response - journal article (Autoimmunity Reviews)

►July 2008 - Autoimmunity and oxidatively modified autoantigens - journal article (Autoimmunity Reviews)

►July 2008 - Autoimmune and proinflammatory activity of oxidized immunoglobulins - journal article (Autoimmunity Reviews)

►July 2008 - Functional variability of antibodies upon oxidative processes - journal article (Autoimmunity Reviews)

►July 2008 - Reactive oxygen species generation at the plasma membrane for antibody control - journal article (Autoimmunity Reviews)

►July 2008 - Autoimmune mechanisms in type 1 diabetes - journal article (Autoimmunity Reviews)

Heroes with Handicaps - website


Posted July 30, 2008


* ►August 2008 - Psychiatric Disorders in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: Prevalence, Comorbidity, and Associated Factors in a Population-Derived Sample. - journal article (Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)

* ►August 2008 - Sleep Patterns in Preschool-Age Children With Autism, Developmental Delay, and Typical Development. - journal article (Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)

►August 2008 - Relationship between the atopy patch test and clinical expression of the disease in children with atopic eczema/dermatitis syndrome and respiratory symptoms - journal article (Allergy)

►August 2008 - T-Cell Promiscuity in Autoimmune Diabetes - journal article (Diabetes)

►August 2008 - Pediatric Emergency Department Suicidal Patients: Two-Site Evaluation of Suicide Ideators, Single Attempters, and Repeat Attempters. - journal article (Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)

►August 2008 - Children's Stigmatization of Childhood Depression and ADHD: Magnitude and Demographic Variation in a National Sample. - journal article (Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)

►August 2008 - Predictors of Treatment Response in Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. - journal article (Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)

►August 2008 - Prevalence of Endoscopic Findings of Erosive Esophagitis in Children: A Population-based Study. - journal article (Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition)

►August 2008 - Infrequent Chlamydial Testing Among Young Adults: Financial and Regional Differences. - journal article (Sexually Transmitted Diseases)

* ►July 31, 2008 - Cytomegalovirus Immunity after Vaccination with Autologous Glioblastoma Lysate (free full text) - journal article (NEJM)

►July 31, 2008 - The structural basis for an essential subunit interaction in influenza virus RNA polymerase - journal article (Nature)

►July 31, 2008 - Switching on and off fear by distinct neuronal circuits - journal article (Nature)

►July 31, 2008 - Amygdala intercalated neurons are required for expression of fear extinction - journal article (Nature)

►July 31, 2008 - UCP2 mediates ghrelin's action on NPY/AgRP neurons by lowering free radicals - journal article (Nature)

►July 31, 2008 - Large recurrent microdeletions associated with schizophrenia - journal article (Nature)

►July 31, 2008 - Rare chromosomal deletions and duplications increase risk of schizophrenia - journal article (Nature)

►July 31, 2008 - FDA Regulation of Tobacco — Pitfalls and Possibilities (free full text) - journal article (NEJM)

►July 31, 2008 - HSV-2 Suppression and the Incidence of HIV (free full text) - journal article (NEJM)

►July 31, 2008 - Integrative Oncology: Incorporating Complementary Medicine into Conventional Cancer Care (book review) - journal article (NEJM)

►July 31, 2008 - Alternative Medicine? A History (book review) - journal article (NEJM)

►July 31, 2008 - Asbestos and Its Diseases (book review) - journal article (NEJM)

* ►July 31, 2008 - Cervical cancer: the vital message - The Herald, UK - "The campaign launch will be at a roadshow in the Paisley Centre - the first of a series over the next month, in shopping centres in cities and towns across the country - backed by a TV ad campaign airing for the first time tomorrow, with a mosaic of girls' faces and the slogan 'together we can fight cervical cancer'. Shopping malls have been chosen because the government feels they offer the best location for reaching out to teenage girls and getting information to parents."

►July 31, 2008 - Fight against flu gets a shot in arm - The Standard - Hong Kong - "More than 300,000 children aged six and below will be given subsidies of $80 each from November 1 for flu vaccinations from private doctors. 'Citizens and the government share a common responsibility,' Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat- ngok said yesterday, adding the scheme would cost the government $56 million. Parents will need to pay part of the fees as the subsidy only covers the cost of the vaccines. Private doctors charge between $100 to $300 for such vaccinations."

►July 31, 2008 - Biota Holdings Limited (ASX:BTA) and Daiichi-Sankyo (TYO:4568) LANI Phase II completed - Phase III scheduled - ABN Newswire

►July 31, 2008 - 40% of workers might have to stay home in flu pandemic - The Yomiuri Shimbun

►July 31, 2008 - FDA to Tighten Use of Amgen Anemia Drugs (requires registration) - New York Times

* ►July 30, 2008 - Researcher seeking syphilis vaccine dreams of finding a cure - literally (requires registration) - The Globe and Mail - "It doesn't matter where it started, I just want to stop it," said Dr. Cameron, who calls it the stealth pathogen. Her research has focused on the bacteria's key components and how they stubbornly affix to and disseminate throughout the body. "She's the only person I know of figuring out how the bacterium attaches to the host," said Sheila Lukehart, professor of medicine and infectious diseases at the University of Washington in Seattle. In 2002, Dr. Cameron began her research in Seattle, working with Dr. Lukehart, whose lab is one of the five seeking a syphilis vaccine. Well known for mentoring female scientists, Dr. Lukehart said Dr. Cameron is one of the best young researchers she's encountered."

* ►July 30, 2008 - Meriden-Based Vaccine Maker Charges Breaches Of Merger Agreement - Hartford Courant - "Emergent's blatant disregard for its contractual obligations is shocking," said Daniel D. Adams, president and chief executive of Protein Sciences. "They continue to try to damage PSC with inappropriate and unauthorized contact to our customers and collaborators and appear to have launched an effort to disrupt the approval process" for the flu vaccine. Privately held Protein Sciences is awaiting U.S. regulatory approval for its vaccine, FluBlok. The company said Tuesday that it hopes the Food and Drug Administration will make a decision on its licensing for the vaccine by mid-October."

* ►July 30, 2008 - Joint research in Malaysia hopes to develop new vaccines - Asia News Network via Global Nation

* ►July 30, 2008 - Grassley, Dingell Lead Calls For Overhauling FDA (free content) - The Wall Street Journal - "A House subcommittee led by Mr. Dingell plans a Thursday hearing on the FDA's response to the salmonella outbreak. Mr. Dingell called it a "disaster." Among those hurt were tomato growers, who lost millions of dollars during the month that their products were thought to be the culprit. Congress isn't likely to enact major changes to the agency this year because it has only a brief fall session before the November elections, but 2009 may bring the most significant overhaul at the FDA in a generation if Messrs. Dingell and Grassley get their way."..."FDA officials "are too cozy with the companies they regulate," Mr. Grassley said, adding that new leadership must "fix the culture."

* ►July 30, 2008 - Heckenlively on the Omnibus Autism Proceeding 7/21-23 - Going for the Knock-Out Punch! – The Omnibus Autism Proceeding – Second Set of Hearings (Thimerosal & Autism) – Days Fifteen through Eighteen – July 21-23, 2008 By Kent Heckenlively, Esq. - Age of Autism

* ►July 30, 2008 - Holland on the Omnibus Autism Hearings: 7/21-22 By Mary Holland, Esq. - Age of Autism

* ►July 30, 2008 - The Passing of Dr. Frank Engley - Adventures in Autism - "From Linda Weinmaster: It is with deep sadness that I inform the autism community that we have lost another hero. Dr. Frank Engley passed away last night. It is no exaggeration to say that Dr.Engley was the very first scientist to raise the alarm of the dangers of thimerosal with his landmark paper.  This last year infused him with a sense of purpose and determination to alert the world that the use of thimerosal must be stopped. He was deeply saddened that the FDA never followed through with his recommendations on eliminating thimerosal from all human biologicals."

* ►July 30, 2008 - National Survey of Pediatric Experts Indicates Increase in Infant Delays - Two-Thirds of Pediatric Therapists Report Seeing Increase in Early Motor Delays in the Past Six Years; More Tummy Time is Key - Pathways Awareness via Business Wire via MarketWatch

* ►July 30, 2008 - If vaccines are safe, let officials try them - letter - Press & Sun-Bulletin

* ►July 30, 2008 - Savage still claiming autism comments taken out of context, despite his prior reference to "a phony disease" - Summary: Referring to Media Matters' documentation of comments in which he called autism "[a] fraud, a racket," Michael Savage said: "They're very happy that they were able to use the poor parents of autistic children to attack me when I in fact have been more supportive of the most vulnerable children in our population than anybody else in the history of radio. That's correct, me, Michael Savage." Savage went on to falsely claim that his comments about autism were taken of context, stating: "So what they did was they took a sound bite out of context and they used the poor parents of autistic children to attack me. That's very clever." (includes audio) - Media Matters

* ►July 30, 2008 - Parents, Professionals Share Experiences At Autism Summit - Leesburg Today

►July 30, 2008 - Baylor College of Medicine Prescribes Pillar Data Systems to Store Renowned Autism Research Data, Manage Medical Scanning Environment - Human Neuroimaging Research Laboratory Achieves Increased Performance, Efficiency with Application-Aware Axiom Storage System - press release - Pillar Data Systems via Business Wire

►July 30, 2008 - N.S. Opposition leader calls for better services for autistic children - The Canadian Press via Google

►July 30, 2008 - Television and autism - Puzzle Pieces Blog via Arizona Daily Star

►July 30, 2008 - Voices Of Autism: An anthology - Julie's Health Club - Chicago Tribune Blog

►July 30, 2008 - Help the Rams Generate Autism Awareness -

►July 30, 2008 - Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation "Rock 'N Ride" - Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism and Pitching in for Kids Team up to Host 1st Annual Rock ‘N Ride, Sunday, August 3 - Age of Autism

►July 30, 2008 - The diagnosis of autism is a heart-breaker - Times Tribune of Corbin

►July 30, 2008 - Correctly labeling autism - Dear Abby via Arizona Republic

►July 30, 2008 - Harold Pollack: Slaying himself with the jawbone of an ass: Michael Savage on autism - The Huffington Post

* ►July 30, 2008 - Safe Dental Amalgam Fillings Removal Imperative to Avoid Mercury Poisoning: Dentist Presents Free Seminar - Recently, the FDA has revised their position on the safety of the mercury silver dental filling, due to consistent pressure from consumer groups. As a result, people across America are seeking to have their silver dental fillings removed. In an effort to educate the public about safe amalgam removal, on August 13, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Dr. James Rota, DDS will be conducting a free seminar on the topic of the dangers of the mercury silver filling, protocols for safe removal, and body detoxification. - press release - Dr. James Rota via PRWeb

►July 30, 2008 - Free Immunizations at HCHD School-based clinics -

►July 30, 2008 - Get Your Shots Updated Before School Starts -

►July 30, 2008 - 6th Graders Need Booster Shot -

►July 30, 2008 - Protect your children by getting them immunized - Las Cruces Sun-News

►July 30, 2008 - Preparing for school includes doctors’ visits - Seguin Gazette-Enterprise

►July 30, 2008 - Baby Steps: Deciding on immunizations -

►July 30, 2008 - THE YOU DOCS - Cancer wins when parents resist vaccine - The Oregonian via - "If you could give your child a 70 percent likelihood of preventing cancer, would you? Some parents won't, or at least not soon enough to make a big difference. In a new survey of more than 9,000 mothers, 49 percent said they intended to get their daughters vaccinated against HPV, the virus that causes most cervical cancers, at the recommended age: when girls are 9 to 12."

* ►July 30, 2008 - Vaccines against smoking, obesity and high blood pressure could be developed 'within the next decade' - Daily Mail, UK

►July 30, 2008 - Trustees’ decision on vaccine was flawed - letter - Georgetown Independent and Free Press

►July 30, 2008 - Oxford U, Emergent BioSolutions Partner To Further Develop TB Vaccine Candidate (requires registration) - Biotech Transfer Week

* ►July 30, 2008 - French Agency Receives 10 Million Dollar Grant From the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to Support the Establishment of National Vaccine Advisory Committees in Africa and Asia By Agence de Medecine Preventive (AMP) - PRNewswire via Sun Herald

►July 30, 2008 - Glaxo says therapeutic vaccines hold big promise - Reuters

►July 30, 2008 - Study cites progress in vaccines for cancer - Touro researcher is lead author - Vallejo Times-Herald - "Researchers including Dr. Alison McCormick of Touro University have published a paper claiming the first successful use of plant-made cancer vaccines in human Phase I clinical trials."

* ►July 30, 2008 - Viruses Cause Cancer? - GNIF Brain Blogger - "In the 11th Report on Carcinogens, the US government added Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B, and certain papilloma viruses to their list of substances known to be carcinogenic. This represented the first time ever that viruses were included. At the sixth annual International Conference of the American Association for Cancer Research, Dr. Andrew J. Dannenberg stated, 'I believe that, conservatively, 15 to 20% of all cancer is caused by infections, however, the number could be larger, maybe double.'"

* ►July 30, 2008 - Study Indicates Flu Vaccine May Not Protect Seniors - Seattle Medium - "A recent study by Group Health adds fuel to the growing controversy over how well the flu vaccine protects the elderly. The study of more than 3,500 Group Health patients age 65–94 found no link between flu vaccination and risk of pneumonia during three flu seasons. 'This suggests that the flu vaccine doesn't protect seniors as much as has been thought,' said Michael L. Jackson, PhD, MPH, a postdoctoral fellow at the Group Health Center for Health Studies."

* ►July 30, 2008 - Researchers track flu bug in Hutterite colonies - Canadian Press via Calgary Sun via - "Public health authorities around the world who are concerned about the dangers posed by an expected influenza pandemic need better information on flu transmission to design ways to limit spread. Other questions Loeb and his colleagues hope to answer include whether repeated immunization -- getting flu shots year after year -- influences whether an individual's immune system can create protective antibodies against viruses in the vaccine."

►July 30, 2008 -  BioCryst reports positive results from Phase II study of influenza drug - BioCryst Pharmaceuticals has announced positive preliminary results of a Phase II study of intravenous peramivir administered via a single dose injection in the outpatient setting for the treatment of seasonal influenza. - Pharmaceutical Business Review

►July 30, 2008 - Health department offers free meningitis vaccines - Huntington Herald-Dispatch

* ►July 30, 2008 - PAKISTAN: Polio haunts health workers as 18th case surfaces - IRIN Asia - "The latest victim, eight-month-old Qayyum, who has died, had been administered oral polio vaccine nine times - three doses during routine immunisation and six during an immunisation drive."

►July 30, 2008 - Doctors highlight fatigue phenomenon in polio elimination efforts - Associated Press of Pakistan

►July 30, 2008 - 6.5 mln children administered polio vaccine in Sindh - Associated Press of Pakistan

►July 30, 2008 - 5 kids test positive for polio in 10 days - The News - International - Pakistan

►July 30, 2008 - Man seeking to rid the world of polio addresses Rotary Club - Elliot Lake Standard - "'Canadians are developing a complacent attitude regarding the polio vaccine and not getting their children or themselves vaccinated.' Polio could also affect people here because 11% of Canadians, about 3.4 million, have not been vaccinated against the virus. The last case in Canada occurred in 1988."

►July 30, 2008 - UNICEF Executive Director launches tetanus campaign in Madagascar - UNICEF

►July 30, 2008 - Officials recommend tetanus shots for 'Dolly' victims -

►July 30, 2008 - 'Cutler's Gate' Uses 1918 Flu as Background - Palisadian-Post - "A new novel by Palisadian Gene Harrison Starbuck uses the American tragedy as its backdrop."

►July 30, 2008 - Medicago Provides Update on Milestones Achieved - Market Wire via COMTEX via MarketWatch

►July 30, 2008 - 30 days to make antibodies to limit Pandemics - Lifeboat Foundation

►July 30, 2008 - Yellow Fever Alert Widened in Brazil After Deaths in Sao Paulo - Bloomberg

►July 30, 2008 - Baxter's Immune Boosting Drug May Help Alzheimer's - Bloomberg

►July 30, 2008 - UPDATE: FDA Sends Letter To Baxter Over Promotional Email -

►July 30, 2008 - Wyeth, Elan Alzheimer's Drug Tarnished by Side Effect in Study - Bloomberg

►July 30, 2008 - A Salmonella ‘Smoking Gun’ (requires registration) - The New York Times

►July 30, 2008 - Lilly May Need Stronger US Warning for Zyprexa, Records Show - Bloomberg

* ►July 30, 2008 - Slow to Pick Up The Pepper Trail (requires registration) - Washington Post - "Just after the Fourth of July, Cheryl Grubbs called her local health department in Cortez, Colo., to report that her husband had nearly lost his only kidney to a salmonella infection after eating several raw jalapeños and a sandwich with a tomato in it during a camping trip."

* ►July 30, 2008 - Salmonella found in irrigation water at Mexican farm, FDA says - CNN - "The FDA now advises consumers to avoid raw jalapeño peppers grown in Mexico and any foods containing raw jalapeño peppers grown in Mexico. Likewise, no one should eat raw serrano peppers from Mexico, Herndon said."

* ►July 30, 2008 - FDA seizes unapproved drugs from St. Louis company - FDA seizes unapproved drugs from St. Louis-based KV Pharmaceutical Co. - AP via

* ►July 30, 2008 - Opponents of bio-hazard lab in Triangle heckle feds - McClatchy News Service via The Times News

* ►July 30, 2008 - Fact Sheet: A Historic and Lifesaving Commitment to Fight HIV/AIDS - President Bush Signs Bipartisan Legislation to Reauthorize PEPFAR to Combat Global HIV/AIDS - White House Press Office via Business Wire via MarketWatch - "Today, President Bush signed into law H.R. 5501, the Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act."

* ►July 30, 2008 - Imaging Techniques Yield New Information on How HIV Infects Cells and Provides Clues to Vaccine Design - NIH

►July 30, 2008 - U.S. ban on HIV-positive travelers on the way out - $48 billion AIDS relief bill will lift law targeting tourists and immigrants - Houston Chronicle

►July 30, 2008 - Efforts Against AIDS Among Black Americans Criticized (requires registration) - Washington Post

►July 30, 2008 - Back to basics for failed HIV vaccine - New Scientist

►July 30, 2008 - 3TC has pluses and minuses for patients with triple HIV/HBV/HCV infection - Aidsmap

►July 30, 2008 - Promising HIV gel fails in latest trial - Anti-HIV gel doesn’t stop virus transmission, new study confirms, and may not increase infection risk - Science News

►July 30, 2008 - UCF professor develops vaccine to protect against black plague bioterror attack - Oral vaccine combats various versions of the plague - University of Central Florida via EurekAlert!

►July 30, 2008 - Diabetes triples women's risk for birth defects - Reuters

►July 30, 2008 - deCODE and SGENE Consortium Discover Deletions in the Human Genome Linked to Risk of Schizophrenia - Findings may provide the foundation for a test to complement standard clinical diagnosis, potentially enabling earlier intervention and treatment - PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX via MarketWatch

►July 30, 2008 - United Nations Study Shows Abstinence Education Lowering HIV/AIDS Rate -

►July 30, 2008 - Sensitive Testing Reveals Drug-resistant HIV With Possible Consequences For Treatment - Public Library of Science, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS via ScienceDaily

►July 30, 2008 - Immunization Community Forum canceled - Lancaster Eagle Gazette

►July 30, 2008 - Consumer Alert: Black Henna Tattoos Can Cause Serious Skin Reactions - American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) via Newswise

►July 30, 2008 - Human Genome Sciences Announces Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results and Key Developments - Albuferon(R) Phase 3 trial in genotype 1 hepatitis C completes treatment phase - - Enrollment of patients into screening completed in second LymphoStat-B(R) Phase 3 trial in systemic lupus erythematosus; completion of randomization expected in August 2008 - - Initial data from Phase 2 HGS-ETR1 multiple myeloma study expected in third quarter 2008 - PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX via MarketWatch

►July 30, 2008 - Neighbors say a former tenant brought mercury to Boise complex - The EPA is still cleaning up tainted items and soil and also will have to remove some paving. -

►July 30, 2008 - Anthrax kills 25 bison on Turner's ranch - Fort Mills Times

* ►July 30, 2008 - Tobacco Regulation by FDA Passes House, Bush May Veto - Bloomberg - "The $89-billion-a-year U.S. tobacco industry would be regulated by the Food and Drug Administration for the first time under a measure passed today by the House over threats of a presidential veto."

* ►July 30, 2008 - Where To Find A Pharma-Free Expert - Pharmalot

* ►July 30, 2008 - South Korean Cat Had The H5N1 Bird Flu - UKMedix Health News

* ►July 30, 2008 - Pandemic Research Receives $1.6M Funding Boost - McMaster University via Medical News Today - "Dr. Loeb will work with Hutterite communities in western Canada to examine the transmission of flu viruses from person to person and from pigs to humans. Dr. Loeb is an internationally-recognized expert in infectious disease epidemiology, and has studied SARS (as founding director of the Canadian SARS Research Network), West Nile Virus, and antibiotic use and resistance. His team's new research will detect influenza viruses in humans and pigs in Hutterite communities, and use computer modelling to analyze the transmission of the virus."

* ►July 30, 2008 - Federal Agents Seize more than $24 Million in Unapproved New Drugs - Products made after the FDA required an end to production - FDA

* ►July 30, 2008 - Who’s In Charge? A Stanford Prof & An NIH Grant - Pharmalot

* ►July 30, 2008 - Doctor Groups Hold Slugfest Over ADHD Drugs - Pharmalot

►July 30, 2008 - Guidance for Industry Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) to Reduce the Possible Risk of Parvovirus B19 Transmission by Plasma-Derived Products - FDA/CBER

►July 30, 2008 - Detecting diseases in the palm of your hand - Portable laboratories the size of your palm, capable of analysing food for diseases such as salmonella, no longer belong in the realms of science fiction. A team of European researchers are on the fast track to producing just such a lab. OptoLabCard, a project funded by the EU to the tune of over EUR 3 million, offers to not only protect the health and well-being of millions of Europeans but also to save hundreds of millions of euros spent treating gastrointestinal infections. - European Research

►July 30, 2008  - Religions thrived to protect against disease - Telegraph, UK - Religions thrived to protect our ancestors against the ravages of disease, according to a radical new evolutionary theory of the genesis of faith. Do our genes reveal the hand of God? - People 'do believe they can wash away sins' - We're born with a belief in the supernatural, says scientist - Telegraph, UK

►July 30, 2008 - Indian biotech firms aid global players in drug discovery - Business Standard

* ►July 30, 2008 - What’s the point? Defending against disease - The Westerner, AU - "The United States and England are currently in the midst of bad measles outbreaks and some public health officials in those countries blame parents’ concerns over the safety of vaccinations for the recent upsurge in cases."

►July 30, 2008 - Court rules in favour of State - - "Isolation of patients with infectious diseases is universally recognised in open and democratic societies as a measure that is justifiable in the protection and preservation of the health of citizens, although it necessarily involves some intrusion upon the individual liberty of the patients concerned," Griesel said."

►July 30, 2008 - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researchers receive $10.8 million - Grant is to lead effort to understand how HIV infection results in immune deficiency - Case Western Reserve University via EurekAlert!

►July 30, 2008 - FDA Seeks Comments on Newly-Enacted Section 301(ll) of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act Which Prohibits the Interstate Shipment of Certain Foods - US FDA/CFSAN

►July 30, 2008 - Novartis Makes Accessing Prescription Assistance and Disease Management Programs Simpler and Easier for Patients - One-stop Web site and toll-free number provide patients with important information to better manage their health - Novartis via PRNewswire via COMTEX via MarketWatch

►July 30, 2008 - New Alzheimer's predictors advance earlier detection - NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine via EurekAlert!

►July 30, 2008 - Global Generics Rush: Plavix in Germany, Depakote in U.S. - More generic competition for Big Pharma blockbusters emerged on two fronts yesterday. - The Wall Street Journal Blog

* ►July 29, 2008 - Cost-effectiveness of introducing a rotavirus vaccine in developing countries: the case of Mexico (pdf) - journal article (BMC Infectious Diseases)

* ►July 29, 2008 - Cancer Vaccine Quest Delivers New Findings - On the rocky road of cancer research, Indiana State University scientists have made important discoveries. ISU researchers have found a possible alternative adjuvant for alum to boost the effectiveness of a vaccine. - Indiana State University via Newswise

* ►July 29, 2008 - Physicals: what are they for? Keep up with child’s vaccines, milestones - St. Cloud Times

* ►July 29, 2008 - ER Urgent Care Centers Begins Major Cable TV and Direct Mail Campaign - ERUC Management Company Inc. via Interest!Alert - "ERUC Board has announced a major advertising blitz for the coming school year. Direct mail, cable TV and strategically placed banners will be the featured media. The back to school season is a prime event for ERUC with school physicals, sport physicals and vaccinations as the main attraction to the centers themselves."

* ►July 29, 2008 - Novavax Prices $18 Million Of Common Shares, Warrants - FinancialWire via - "Novavax said it expects to see net proceeds of $17.6 million. The offering should close on July 31. The company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering for pre-clinical and clinical studies for its VLP-based vaccines, internal research and development programs, working capital, capital expenditures and other general corporate purposes."

►July 29, 2008 - Immunization Advocates Get their Message Out in Charleston - WOWK-TV

►July 29, 2008 - Pediatricians nix heart tests before ADHD drugs (requires registration) - AP via The Washington Post

* ►July 29, 2008 - Dr Internet will see you now - World of DTC Marketing - "Knowledge is Power: It's all about being informed. 73 percent of adults expressed a desire to be more informed about their personal health, as well as the well-being of friends and family. Even those born well before the Internet generation (ages 55+) feel the medium has helped them diagnose and better understand their condition (76 percent)."

►July 29, 2008 - Keeping West Nile virus at bay - New York Daily News

►July 29, 2008 - Merck faces Canadian class-action Vioxx case - US drug maker Merck faces another Canadian class-action case over painkiller Vioxx - CNN Money

►July 29, 2008 - Indict Merck & Schering-Plough Over Vytorin? - Pharmalot

►July 29, 2008 - Feds Seize Unapproved Drugs From KV Pharma - Pharmalot

►July 29, 2008 - Report: Black U.S. AIDS rates rival some African nations - CNN

►July 29, 2008 - Systematic Literature Review of Role of Human Noroviruses in Sporadic Gastroenteritis CME (requires registration) - Medscape

►July 29, 2008 - Protein Pays Jekyll and Hyde Role in Lou Gehrig's Disease - Brandeis University via Biocompare

►July 29, 2008 - Early Intervention: New Data in the Recognition and Management of Bipolar Disorder CME (requires registration) - Medscape

►July 29, 2008 - Big rise in NHS feeding concerns - The number of incidents related to poor nutritional care reported by NHS staff almost doubled over three years. - BBC

►July 29, 2008 - What germs lurk inside your keyboard? Many, according to experts - The Canadian Press

* ►July 29, 2008 - David Kirby Free Lecture: "The Autism-Vaccine Debate: Why Won't It Go Away? - Age of Autism - "LECTURE AND Q&A Thursday, July 31, 2008 6:30 – 9:00 PM PLAINVIEW-OLD BETHPAGE PUBLIC LIBRARY 999 Old Country Road, Plainview, New York 11803"

* ►July 29, 2008 - WINA drops show over autism cracks - The Hook

►July 29, 2008 - Hundreds attend Autism Summit in Temecula - The Press-Enterprise

►July 29, 2008 - Bill could help parents defer autism costs - Insurance companies would be required to lighten load - SIU - Daily Egyptian - "Gov. Rod Blagojevich's power to rewrite legislation could give hope to thousands of Illinois parents who deal with expensive diagnoses and treatment for children with autism."

►July 29, 2008 - Autistic woman on cross-Canada tour -

* ►July 29, 2008 - Addicted to drugs? Finally, there's a vaccine for that - (requires registration) - Cox News Service via Atlanta Journal-Constitution - "Vaccines that can help people fight addictions to harmful drugs such as nicotine and methamphetamine could be available to the public within two or three years, four leading drug abuse researchers told a congressional briefing Tuesday."

►July 29, 2008 - Development of addiction vaccine is leaping forward, experts say - The Pendulum

►July 29, 2008 - Merck faces Canadian class-action Vioxx case - AP via International Herald Tribune

►July 29, 2008 - Hundreds protest bio-defense lab (includes video) - News 14 Carolina

* ►July 29, 2008 - A Small Supplement Company's Fight for Health Freedom - - "For the past five years, the Utopia Silver Supplement Company has been waging a battle for health freedom against the giants of the State of Texas and the FDA -- one which may have major implications for all of us regarding the freedom of access to natural health supplements."

►July 29, 2008 - Pediatricians nix heart tests before ADHD drugs (requires registration) - AP via Washington Post

►July 29, 2008 - Death Rates Are Up for Preterm Babies - CDC: Overall Infant Mortality Rates Stay Steady; Deaths Rise for Premature Babies - WebMD

►July 29, 2008 - AUDIO from Medialink and GlaxoSmithKline: Give Kids A Boost For Their Health! - Medialink and GlaxoSmithKline via PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network via

►July 29, 2008 - Unicef, Pampers launch massive tetanus drive - Trade Arabia

►July 29, 2008 - Anthrax vaccine maker wins NIAID grants - CIDRAP News

►July 29, 2008 - Children recover after meningitis strikes - Two babies and two pre-school children are recovering after a small outbreak of meningitis in the Camelford area. - This is Cornwall, UK

►July 29, 2008 - CDC Official: FEMA Trailer Residents Should Have Been Notified Sooner Of Formaldehyde - U.S. Medicine

►July 29, 2008 - Senators debate clean-air rules rejected by court - In the wake of a court decision scraping pollution regulations for northeastern states, Senate lawmakers on Tuesday searched for a legislative fix to achieve steep reductions in pollution from coal-fired power plants in the coming years. - MarketWatch

►July 29, 2008 - Panel recommends reducing fluoride in water (includes video) - CTV

►July 29, 2008 - CDC Analysis: Risk Behavior Does Not Account For Higher Rates Of HIV In Black MSM - U.S. Medicine

►July 29, 2008 - SA Muslim HIV test call condemned - Aids activists in South Africa have dismissed as unconstitutional a call for all Muslim couples to have a compulsory HIV test before marriage. - BBC

►July 29, 2008 - Merck puts HIV drug development on hold - Ambrilia Biopharma pact in limbo. U.S. giant puts off human trials until it better understands how compound works - Montreal Gazette via

►July 29, 2008 - UN reports substantial progress on HIV prevention - Xinhua via China View

►July 29, 2008 - International AIDS Conference to Call for Universal Action - Voice of America

►July 29, 2008 - Eighty percent of HIV-positive Kenyans unaware of status: survey - AFP via Google

►July 29, 2008 - AIDS Deaths Fall on Drug Access; New Cases Persist - Bloomberg

►July 29, 2008 - AIDS vaccine: Efficacy, safety and ethics - A review of laboratory and clinical studies over the past decades since the identification of AIDS disease raises serious questions over the efficacy, safety and ethics of current vaccines against AIDS - Drs. Veljko Veljkovic, Nevena Veljkovic, Sanja Glisic and Mae-Wan Ho - Institute of Science in Society

►July 29, 2008 - CDC Begins Study On Little-Understood Morgellons - U.S. Medicine

►July 29, 2008 - B.C. doctor criticizes hepatitis C treatment - Canwest News Service via

►July 29, 2008 - Omega-3 Fats During Pregnancy Provide an Alternative to Anti-Depressant Drugs -

►July 29, 2008 - Drop in child deaths in NSW - but aboriginal children still six times more likely to die - Recently released figures on child deaths in New South Wales have revealed that the number has dropped overall - down almost 40 per cent in the past decade - this equates to 8.6 lives per 100,000 children and young people saved, however this does not appear to apply to indigenous children. -

* ►July 28, 2008 - Children at Risk From Current Low Vitamin D Recommendations -

* ►July 28, 2008 - Rwanda: 94 Percent of Infants Have Been Immunized - The New Times (Kigali) via - "Immunization for pregnant women against tetanus has been included in the antenatal care. 'Pregnant women have to be immunized five times before they give birth to prevent any risks at birth,' he said."

►July 28, 2008 - Schoolgirls to get anti-cancer jab - Swindon Advertiser, UK

►July 28, 2008 - Doctors blast HIV/condom theory - News24

* ►July 28, 2008 - More study needed on HPV vaccine - The Catholic Register - “Long-term testing didn’t seem adequate (in Canada),” said Moira McQueen, executive director of the Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute in Toronto. “I’ve said this before. It did seem to me that on the evidence of the lens of the studies, Gardasil was being rushed along more than it needed to be.” Plans of mass vaccinations in schools have sparked a national debate since the federal government earmarked $300 million last year for a national vaccination program for Gardasil. Catholic groups in Canada have raised ethical concerns, saying it encourages sexual activity in young girls. The vaccine is said to be most effective for pre-teen girls."

* ►July 28, 2008 - A cohort study to evaluate persistence of hepatitis B immunogenicity after administration of hexavalent vaccines (pdf) - journal article (BMC Infectious Diseases)

* ►July 28, 2008 - Georgia’s lab apes languish in limbo - The Peninsula On-line- "In the capital of Georgia's breakaway province of Abkhazia, cracked steps lead up to a battered 1970s monument featuring a baboon. "Polio, yellow fever, typhus, encephalitis, smallpox, hepatitis and many other human diseases were eradicated thanks to tests on primates," the inscription reads. Once the pride of Soviet science, Sukhumi's Institute of Experimental Pathology and Therapy is now a shadow of the pioneering centre that helped defeat polio and saved countless thousands of lives in World War Two with penicillin treatments."

►July 28, 2008 - Growth of Drug-Device Combination Products Impacting the Way Drugs are Developed - Greystone Associates via PharmiWeb

►July 28, 2008 - Practice meditation, control AIDS: Study - News Track India

►July 27, 2008 - As fly ash piles up, the challenge for safe disposal rises - The Virginian-Pilot - "Millions of tons of 'fly ash' - a powdery substance laced with heavy metals such as arsenic, mercury and lead - have piled up in landfills."

►July 27, 2008 - For Charlie's sake: Local family raises money, awareness for autism school in Andove - The Eagle-Tribune

►July 27, 2008 - Better times ahead for Sudbury River (requires registration) - Boston Globe

►July 26, 2008 - Transcript: President Bush's Radio Address - FOX News - "THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. This week, Congress voted to expand a vital program that is saving lives across the developing world — the Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, also known as PEPFAR."

►July 26, 2008 - Irvine, California Threatened by Contaminated Water From El Toro Marine Base - What happens when wealthy Republicans suddenly find out that the home they invested so much in, could be sitting on top of one of the most dangerous, polluted places in the nation? -

* ►July 26, 2008 - HPV Vaccine Adverse Events Worrisome Says Key Investigator (requires registration) - Medscape Pediatrics - ""The side effects that have been reported are real and they cannot be brushed aside," Diane Harper, MD, from the Dartmouth Medical School, in Hanover, New Hampshire, told Medscape Oncology. ... Dr. Harper also suggests that physicians not vaccinate patients with personal or family histories of the more serious conditions outlined in recent adverse-event reports. 'Physicians have a responsibility to communicate risks to patients and if patients and families are concerned, it is reasonable to hold off on vaccinating,' Dr. Harper said. ... The cause of recent complications remains a mystery and it is difficult to know whether they are linked to vaccines. 'Nobody knows why we are seeing adverse events,' Dr. Harper said. ... 'The scientific work to date seems to suggest that aluminum salts in vaccines are safe,' Dr. Harper said. But she told Medscape Oncology that she heard that 1 lot of Gardasil might have had an accidentally high yeast concentration, and this might be why there are problems. 'No one knows for sure,' Dr. Harper said."

* ►July 26, 2008 - 'Social workers ripped our family apart for 10 years' - The Scotsman - "The mother, who cannot be named for legal reasons, always denied harming the children. She says she will fight on to clear her name and is considering legal action. However, after numerous visits to her GP and hospital referrals, social services became suspicious and the woman was accused of having MSBP."

* ►July 26, 2008 - Vaccines can be harmful - letter - North Kitsap Herald

* ►July 25, 2008 - Vaccine/Autism Conflicts of Interest - CBS's Sharyl Attkisson discusses the conflicts of interest is those supposedly 'independent' sources that back the government's assertion that vaccines and autism are not related. AAP, Every Child by Two and Dr. Paul Offit all receive hundreds in thousands of dollars in funding from Pharmaceutical companies that make vaccines, they do not disclose how much money they make, and yet claim that these huge sums of money in no way influence their stance on vaccine safety. - video - YouTube

►July 25, 2008 - Savage radio show perpetuates autism misconceptions - Green Bay Press Gazette

* ►July 25, 2008 - Radio station dropping Michael Savage after controversial remarks about autism - The Cleveland Plain Dealer

►July 25, 2008 - Savage radio show perpetuates autism misconceptions - Green Bay Press Gazette

►July 25, 2008 - Prof whose 'last lecture' became a sensation dies - AP via Yahoo! - "Randy Pausch, the Carnegie Mellon University computer scientist whose 'last lecture' about facing terminal cancer became an Internet sensation and a best-selling book, died Friday. He was 47."

►July 25, 2008 - Show challenges autistic stereotypes - The Sudbury Star

* ►July 25, 2008 - Complex case involved 50 medical experts - Lancashire Evening Post - "The trial which ended with a nanny being cleared of a baby's manslaughter was a complex one. Linda Wise had been accused of injuring Isaac Rowlinson, at the Lancashire home of his police officer parents Paul and Lisa, on two separate occasions in 2006, leading to head injuries that killed him a year ago, aged just 13 months. But medical experts for the defence said the injuries – which showed the brain had been starved of oxygen – were down to medical causes."

►July 25, 2008 - Nanny not guilty of killing Lancashire police officers' baby - Lancashire Telegraph

►July 25, 2008 - IVF turns 30 - Sydney Morning Herald

►July 24, 2008 - Hillsborough County offers free HPV vaccine - Tampa Bay's 10

►July 24, 2008 - 6 countries announce the inclusion of the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine - AME Info

►July 24, 2008 - Autism's Social Struggles Due To Disrupted Communication Networks In Brain - Carnegie Mellon University, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS via ScienceDaily

►July 24, 2008 - Alabama making strides against autism By Lt. Gov. Jim Folsom, Guest Columnist - Hartselle Enquirer

►July 24, 2008 - Aflac Pulls Ads from The Savage Nation Over Host's Autism Comments -

►July 24, 2008 - How cigarette smoke negatively impacts the consequences of viral infections - Journal of Clinical Investigation via EurekAlert!

* ►July 23, 2008 - Savage Attack on Autism Is Unjustified (Rep. Mike Doyle) - The Hill Blog - "I understand that shock jocks get the big bucks for being as obnoxious and controversial as possible – but there’s no reason we have to stand idly by and let Mr. Savage boost his market share at the expense of families who are dealing with a heartbreaking and financially draining health issue."

►July 23, 2008 - Unlocking autism - opinion - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

►July 23, 2008 - Despite Deaths, Other Reactions, Feds Say Gardasil is Safe -

►July 23, 2008 - Directionality In The Evolution Of Influenza A Hemagglutinin - Medical News Today

►July 23, 2008 - The Dangers Of Aluminum & How To Eliminate It From The Body -
►July 23, 2008 - Mercury's Link to Heart Disease Begins in Blood Vessel Walls - Press Release - via

►July 22, 2008 - GeoVax Partners with Vivalis for Use of Its Revolutionary EBx(R) Technology to Manufacture Its MVA HIV/AIDS Vaccine - FOX Business

►July 22, 2008 - Health officials: Preschoolers will need two more vaccinations - Madison Eagle

►July 22, 2008 - Field Hearing Statement: Energing Biological Threats & Public Health Preparedness  -

* ►July 21, 2008 - Adolescents, an Underserved Group, Have Low Immunization Rates (requires registration) - Am J Prev Med via Reuters Health via Medscape Pediatrics

►July 21, 2008 - Radio host Michael Savage incites protests with autism comments - New York Daily News

►July 21, 2008 - 1563 served at A Day of Caring - Searcy Daily Citizen

* ►July 12, 2008 - Vaccine Nation - Directors Cut (includes video) - End of Men - "For most people, vaccinating themselves and their children seems like a good idea. Vaccines are safe, effective and are supposed to protect us against dangerous infectious diseases - Right? Wrong! What you don’t know can harm you or kill you! In this groundbreaking film, you will: * See the truth about the dangers of vaccines and their direct relationship to autoimmune diseases, infections, allergies and a massive increase of developmental learning and behavioral disorders in children, such as Autism."

►July 11, 2008 - Mother writes of son's autism - The Livingston Community News via Blog - "Her book focuses on Richie, and it's called 'Autism: Recovery Against All Odds.' 'It's the chronicle of my son's journey through autism, from severe and being told to institutionalize him to a full recovery five years later,' says Chrysler. 'It was not a miracle but was five intensive years of prayers and diligent work by many, which brought him to recovery.'"

►July 10, 2008 - Autism Cause: Brain Development Genes? - Genes Missing in Autism Needed for Learning-Triggered Brain Growth - WebMD

►July 6, 2008 - Costly Cancer Drug Offers Hope, but Also a Dilemma (requires registration) - The New York Times

►July 1, 2008 - Study shows how broccoli fights cancer - Reuters

►July 2008 - Broccoli consumption interacts with GSTM1 to perturb oncogenic signalling pathways in the prostate. - journal article (PLos One)

* ►July 2008 - Immunological Outcomes of New Tuberculosis Vaccine Trials: WHO Panel Recommendations (full text) - journal article (PLoS Medicine)

* ►July 2008 - Next Stop, Don't Block the Doors: Opening Up Access to Clinical Trials Results (full text) - journal article (PLoS Medicine)

►July 2008 - Incidence and Clinical Characteristics of Group A Rotavirus Infections among Children Admitted to Hospital in Kilifi, Kenya (full text) - journal article (PLoS Medicine)

* ►July 2008 - Neonatal Thyroid Function in Seveso 25 Years after Maternal Exposure to Dioxin (full text) - journal article (PLoS Medicine)

►July 2008 - Surveillance Sans Frontières: Internet-Based Emerging Infectious Disease Intelligence and the HealthMap Project (full text) - journal article (PLoS Medicine)

►July 2008 - Scaling Up Programmatic Management of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis: A Prioritized Research Agenda (full text) - journal article (PLoS Medicine)

►July 2008 - Evidence-Based Tuberculosis Diagnosis (full text) - journal article (PLoS Medicine)

►July 2008 - International Monetary Fund Programs and Tuberculosis Outcomes in Post-Communist Countries (full text) - journal article (PLoS Medicine)

►July 2008 - Diabetes Mellitus Increases the Risk of Active Tuberculosis: A Systematic Review of 13 Observational Studies (full text) - journal article (PLoS Medicine)

►July 2008 - Transmitted Minority Drug-Resistant HIV Variants: A New Epidemic? (full text) - journal article (PLoS Medicine)

►July 2008 - Minority HIV-1 Drug Resistance Mutations Are Present in Antiretroviral Treatment–Naïve Populations and Associate with Reduced Treatment Efficacy (full text) - journal article (PLoS Medicine)

►July 2008 - Divergent Goals and Commitments in Global Malaria Intervention (full text) - journal article (PLoS Medicine)

►July 2008 - The Effects of International Monetary Fund Loans on Health Outcomes (full text) - journal article (PLoS Medicine)

►July 2008 - Rare History, Common Disease (requires registration) - A unique population in Quebec is helping reveal the genetics behind common diseases such as heart disease and asthma. But as it loses its isolation, is time running out?- The Scientist

►July 2008 - The Effect of Delaying Childbirth on Primary Cesarean Section Rates (full text) - journal article (PLoS Medicine)

►July 2008 - Public-Health and Individual Approaches to Antiretroviral Therapy: Township South Africa and Switzerland Compared (full text) - journal article (PLoS Medicine)

►July 2008 - Organophosphate Poisoning–Induced Intermediate Syndrome: Can Electrophysiological Changes Help Predict Outcome? (full text) - journal article (PLoS Medicine)

►July 2008 - The Spectrum of Intermediate Syndrome Following Acute Organophosphate Poisoning: A Prospective Cohort Study from Sri Lanka (full text) - journal article (PLoS Medicine)

►July 2008 - Documenting Mortality in Crises: What Keeps Us from Doing Better (full text) - journal article (PLoS Medicine)

►July 2008 - From Structure to Function: Mapping the Connection Matrix of the Human Brain (full text) - journal article (PLoS Biology)

►July 2008 - Mapping the Structural Core of Human Cerebral Cortex (full text) - journal article (PLoS Biology)

►July 2008 - The Threat of Instability: Neurodegeneration Predicted by Protein Destabilization and Aggregation Propensity (full text) - journal article (PLoS Biology)

►July 2008 - Considering the First Steps toward a Stable and Orderly Way of Bacterial Life (full text) - journal article (PLoS Biology)

* ►June 28, 2008 - Sleep problems in children with autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays, and typical development: a population-based study - journal article (Journal of Sleep Research)

Support the Health Freedom Protection Act - Send a letter to your Representative asking him/her to support H.R. 2117, the Health Freedom Protection Act. - Citizens for Health via Democracy in Action

 * Living_With_Autism_in_Central_PA - Autism, bio-medical therapies, vaccine issues, government issues - blog

David Kirby to Speak In Plainview, Long Island, New York - Author of Evidence of Harm - 7/31/08 - Plainview Public Library Auditorium - The Autism Action Coalition

Autism Speaks Announces More than $4.5 Million in Newly Funded Basic and Clinical Grants - Autism Speaks


Posted July 29, 2008


* ►August 2008 - Duration of Protection Provided by Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine in Children. - journal article (Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal) - "Conclusions: In children, live attenuated influenza vaccine provided sustained protection against influenza illness caused by antigenically similar strains. Efficacy at 1 to <5 months postvaccination was comparable to that at 9-12 months for A/H1N1 and A/H3N2 strains and at 5-7 months for B strains. Meaningful efficacy was seen through a second season without revaccination, although at a lower level than during the first 12 months postvaccination."

* ►August 2008 - Large Injection Site Reactions After a Second Dose of Varicella Vaccine. - journal article (Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal)

* ►August 2008 - Immunogenicity and Safety Assessments After One and Two Doses of a Refrigerator-Stable Tetravalent Measles-Mumps-Rubella-Varicella Vaccine in Healthy Children During the Second Year of Life. - journal article (Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal)

►August 2008 - Modifying Clinical Practices to Manage Influenza in Children Effectively. - journal article (Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal)

►August 2008 - Ongoing Control of Haemophilus influenzae Type B Infections in Canadian Children, 2004-2007. - journal article (Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal)

►August 2008 - Rotavirus Infection in the Neonatal Nurseries of a Tertiary Care Hospital in India. - journal article (Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal)

►August 2008 - Proinflammatory Cytokines, Fibrinolytic System Enzymes, and Biochemical Indices in Children With Infectious Para-pneumonic Effusions. - journal article (Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal)

►August 2008 - Off-label use of antiepileptic drugs for the treatment of neonatal seizures. - journal article (Pediatric Neurology)

►August 2008 - Cell type–specific regulation of DARPP-32 phosphorylation by psychostimulant and antipsychotic drugs - journal article (Nature Neuroscience)

►August 2008 - Task difficulty modulates the activity of specific neuronal populations in primary visual cortex - journal article (Nature Neuroscience)

►August 2008 - PICK1 uncoupling from mGluR7a causes absence-like seizures - journal article (Nature Neuroscience)

►August 2008 - Guillain–Barré Syndrome Associated with Legionnella Infection - journal article (Journal of Tropical Pediatrics)

►August 2008 - Impact of a city-wide sanitation intervention in a large urban centre on social, environmental and behavioural determinants of childhood diarrhoea: analysis of two cohort studies - journal article (International Journal of Epidemiology)

►August 2008 - Children's Stigmatization of Childhood Depression and ADHD: Magnitude and Demographic Variation in a National Sample. - journal article (Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)

►August 2008 - The role of the endocannabinoid system in the pathophysiology and treatment of irritable bowel syndrome - journal article (Neurogastroenterology and Motility)

►August 2008 - Synergism between natural products and antibiotics against infectious diseases - journal article (Phytomedicine)

►August 2008 - High-throughput sequencing provides insights into genome variation and evolution in Salmonella Typhi - journal article (Nature Genetics)

►August 2008 - Genome-wide association defines more than 30 distinct susceptibility loci for Crohn's disease - journal article (Nature Genetics)

►August 2008 - The inhibition of Candida species by selected essential oils and their synergism with amphotericin B - journal article (Phytomedicine)

►July 31, 2008 - How cytokines can influence the brain: A role for chemokines? - journal article (Journal of Neuroimmunology)

►July 31, 2008 - Chemokines and neuromodulation - journal article (Journal of Neuroimmunology)

* ►July 29, 2008 - New hope for overcoming autistic disorders - The Japan Times - "There may also be an alternative approach to dealing with this disorder. Perhaps, in addition to finding those elements that could turn the gene switch "on," research should concentrate on finding those elements that result in the autism genes switching "off" in the first place. Several environmental factors have been suggested as contributing to or exacerbating autism and its effects. These factors could be critical in future research; they include infectious diseases, certain foods, a maternal history of alcohol abuse, drug use, smoking, and some of the preservatives used in vaccines, among others. Perhaps, if some of these act by switching the autism genes "off," eliminating them from the child's environment could reduce the punishing effects of the disease."

* ►July 29, 2008 - Fatal Medication Errors (free content) - The Wall Street Journal - "The findings, based on nearly 50 million U.S. death certificates, were published in Monday's Archives of Internal Medicine. Of those, more than 224,000 involved fatal medication errors, including overdoses and mixing prescription drugs with alcohol or street drugs. Deaths from medication mistakes at home increased from 1,132 deaths in 1983 to 12,426 in 2004. Adjusted for population growth, that amounts to an increase of more than sevenfold during that time."

* ►July 29, 2008 - Putting Drug Development In Patients' Hands (free content) - An Entrepreneur Stricken With Cancer Sets Up Firm To Develop 'Virtual' Biotechs - The Wall Street Journal

* ►July 29, 2008 - FDA Loses Battle Over Wholesaler Requirements - Pharmalot

* ►July 29, 2008 - Advaxis Incorporated Receives List of Questions from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - Advaxis via - "Advaxis' lead Listeria vaccine candidate, Lovaxin C, targets HPV-associated cancers such as cervical, and head and neck. Current Lm vaccines in development target prostate, breast and ovarian and other cancers. The Lm platform also has applications in the fields of infectious disease and autoimmune disorders."

►July 29, 2008 - Most generalists reluctant to provide primary care for young adults with chronic illness - University of California, San Francisco

►July 29, 2008 - US To Withdraw Charges Against Ranbaxy? - Pharmalot

►July 29, 2008 - Children: Bacteria Linked to Lower Asthma Rates (requires registration) - The New York Times

►July 29, 2008 - 2 drugs hold hope for dread disease - Lilly researchers take dual approach to Alzheimer's treatment - The Indianapolis Star

►July 29, 2008 - Discovery Labs KL-4 Surfactant Anti-Inflammatory Data Published in Pediatric Research -  Discovery Laboratories via PrimeNewswire

►July 29, 2008 - Doctors' Group Debates Lyme Disease Treatment -

►July 29, 2008 - Lyme disease hits close to home - Kings County Record, Canada

►July 29, 2008 - Lyme Revisited (1 Letter) (requires registration) - The New York Times

►July 29, 2008 - Pharmacopeia Earns Milestone Payment From Wyeth - Pharmacopeia via PrimeNewswire via COMTEX via MarketWatch - "JAK3 is selectively expressed in certain hematopoietic cells and is involved in T-cell activation. The inhibition of JAK3 kinase has been shown to modulate disease outcomes in both preclinical animal models and clinical studies. Potential indications for an inhibitor of JAK3 include rheumatoid arthritis, transplantation and psoriasis."

►July 29, 2008 - Trying To Forget Alzheimer’s Disappointments - Pharmalot

►July 29, 2008 - New Research Shows Chronic Stress Worsens Neurodegenerative and Inflammatory Illnesses - Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (APA) via PRNewswire via COMTEX via MarketWatch

►July 29, 2008 - Enriched milk trial to cut child sickness - The New Zealand Herald

►July 29, 2008 - Emerging Equine Disease: Four Diseases/Syndromes to Watch -

* ►July 29, 2008 - Olmsted on Autism: Roy Grinker's Unright Facts By Dan Olmsted - Age of Autism

* ►July 29, 2008 - Exposes FDA Risks To Americans - Age of Autism

►July 29, 2008 - Fitness to Practise Panels weeks commencing 4 August 2008 - General Medical Council Press Office UK - "Fitness to Practise Panel Hearing dates: 25 March – 15 May 2008 and 15 July – 29 August 2008 ... Dr Andrew WAKEFIELD GMC Reference number: 2733564 Professor John WALKER-SMITH GMC Reference number: 1700583 Professor Simon MURCH GMC Reference number: 2540201"

* ►July 29, 2008 - Cut children's fluoride exposure, report to Health Canada urges (requires registration or subscription) - The Globe and Mail - "An expert panel Health Canada commissioned to study the risks of fluoride exposure says the government should cut the recommended amount in drinking water, encourage the use of low-fluoride toothpaste by children and have makers of infant formula reduce levels in their products. The proposals were made in a report submitted to the federal government in January of 2007, but made public last month with little fanfare when Health Canada posted a summary on its website."

►July 29, 2008 - Soon, vaccine against bio weapons - Times of India - "Writing about their achievement in the Journal of Medical Microbiology, the researchers have revealed that they have made a rapid progress in understanding how the pathogen Francisella tularensis causes disease."

►July 29, 2008 - Cervical cancer vaccination not ready until 2010 - Irish Times

►July 29, 2008 - First Lady raises the profile of rabies vaccination campaign - Cocorioko, Sierra Leone

►July 29, 2008 - Polio drive in Ramzan not a good idea: Volunteers - Expressindia

►July 29, 2008 - Anti-polio drive enters Round 80 but 11 cases slipped through - Daily Times, Pakistan

►July 29, 2008 - Women anti-polio teams ‘undesirable’ - The News - International - Pakistan

►July 29, 2008 - Cat Becomes First Mammal to Die of Bird Flu in Korea - Chosun Ilbo

►July 29, 2008 - Preparing Your Child for School with Required Immunizations - HealthNews

* ►July 29, 2008 - Puzzling threat - Tough infection challenges doctors - Cox News Service via Rocky Mount Telegram - "Darriel Fleming thought he had a spider bite. As the boil on his stomach swelled painfully in July 2007, the 28-year-old Marietta, Ga., man went to a nearby emergency room. A doctor drained the wound and sent Fleming home with a prescription for antibiotics. Three weeks later, Fleming was dead, killed by a drug-resistant form of staph bacteria called MRSA."

* ►July 28, 2008 - Dr. Paul Offit Outed in Wall Street Journal Blog Too By Kim Stagliano - Age of Autism

►July 28, 2008 - aPARENTly Speaking: Michael Savage feels pinch over autism remarks - San Jose Mercury News

►July 28, 2008 - Does TV cause autism? -

►July 28, 2008 - Seizures: What they are, and what causes them - CBC

►July 28, 2008 - Pro athletes help drive autism closer to a cure at the inaugural Canadian Athletes Against Autism Golf Tournament August 10 - 11 - Current & Former NHL Stars including Olie Kolzig, Scott Mellanby, Byron DaFoe, Mike Vernon, Chuck Kobasew, Axel Mercx and Todd Simpson are Among Those Expected to Tee Off in Support of Autism Awareness and Research - press release - Autism Speaks Canada via CNW Group

►July 28, 2008 - CAAR to host Autism Conference - Gulf Coast Newspapers

►July 28, 2008 - IAC Express Issue number 744 - Immunization Action Coalition

►July 28, 2008 - FDA rejects rival to Lilly drug - Indianapolis Star

* ►July 28, 2008 - Measles outbreak spurs fine - AP via Arizona Republic - "A hospital was fined $1,000 for waiting too long to isolate two measles patients, including one who is believed to have begun the area's recent outbreak."

* ►July 28, 2008 - Rare virus claims life of young boy (includes video) - NECN - "At five-eleven and 165 pounds, twelve year old Kyle Gavin was known as one of the strongest kids around. No one could have guessed that a rare virus called acute hemmorrhagic lukeocehcephalitis would cut his life short."

►July 28, 2008 - BioCryst reports strong results of flu drug in recent test - Birmingham Business Journal

►July 28, 2008 - Whooping Cough Cases Rise Dramatically in Polk - The Ledger - "'We are seeing a lot of people who have stopped vaccinating their children, who are putting other children at risk because they're coming down with it,' she said. The pediatricians also see a few cases in children who got whooping cough despite having been immunized against it, she said."

* ►July 28, 2008 - NIH Official: HIV Vaccine Research "Swimming in the Dark" - NIAID director Anthony Fauci discusses AIDS vaccine - Scientific American

►July 28, 2008 - Ambrilia says partner Merck & Co is suspending development of HIV drug - The Canadian Press via Google

►July 28, 2008 - Congress Repeals HIV Travel Ban - Ms. Magazine

►July 28, 2008 - New Book says Tens of Millions of Young People Face AIDS Risk Due to Lack of Sex Education - Voice of America

►July 28, 2008 - Sensitive testing reveals drug-resistant HIV with possible consequences for treatment - Public Library of Science via EurekAlert!

►July 28, 2008 - Study: 'Pre-dementia' is rising, especially in men (requires registration or subscription) - AP via Los Angeles Times

►July 28, 2008 - Novus Biologicals and AnaSpec Sign Licensing Agreement for HiLyte™ Dyes - AnaSpec and Novus Biologicals today announced a licensing agreement that will allow Novus Biologicals to label Novus antibodies with AnaSpec HiLytePlus™ and HiLyte Fluor™ dyes. -  press release - Newswire Today

►July 28, 2008 - Money-Spinning Fungi, Molds Mean Profit at Human Expense - American Chronicle

* ►July 28, 2008 - Food Industry Lobbying Linked to Salmonella Search Debacle -

►July 28, 2008 - Pre-Eclampsia May Be Auto-Immune Disease - MedPage Today

►July 28, 2008 - Prevalence Of Dementia In The Developing World Underestimated - Wellcome Trust via ScienceDaily

►July 28, 2008 - Social Lives of Bacteria May Yield Benefits for Humans (requires registration) - Washington Post

* ►July 28, 2008 - Toddler nutrition may be key to reducing infection - Toddlers in Auckland will be offered a supplemented milk drink as part of a study that aims to reduce serious infection and improve child learning. - NZPA via

►July 28, 2008 - Experts: Mercury contamination extensive - Idaho Press-Tribune

►July 28, 2008 - Free rabies clinics in Wilmington - WECT TV6

* ►July 28, 2008 - Georgia's lab apes languish in post-Soviet limbo - Reuters

* ►July 28, 2008 - Product Approval Information Influenza Virus Vaccine FluLaval - ID Biomedical Corporation of Quebec, License #1739 - FDA/CBER

* ►July 28, 2008 - Vaccine Proponents Not Immunized From Criticism (includes video) - The Wall Street Journal Blog - Comment: "There is no doubt that big pharma has taken over our government agencies and wrote the vaccine liability law over 20 years ago for its benefit. If you don’t look for something you will never find it and that has been the situation with government programs looking at the negative side of the deluge of vaccinations now mandated. Virtually NO health care providers (FDA even estimates 1-3%) report side effects once a drug is on the market. It is even more difficult to determine in our youngest. The rejection of an antipsychotic (Iloperidone) today by the FDA is a great example of big pharma paying off the agency to protect profits. Everyone should do your own research but please do not count on this government for protection or assistance. Money talks and our health is suffering."

* ►July 28, 2008 - FDA Fails To Pursue Off-Label Violations: Report - Pharmalot

* ►July 28, 2008 - Stats reveal bias in NIH grant review - Alternative system could make ‘fairer’ funding decisions for a quarter of awards. - news (Nature)

* ►July 28, 2008 - Tackling peer review bias (requires registration) - The Scientist

* ►July 28, 2008 - Scinetists Discover Violence is Not a Behavioral Problem - American Chronicle - "Researchers Wash, Glab, and Haakenson from the Illinois based Pfeiffer Treatment Center have found that violent behavior is greatly reduced with the implementation of biochemical therapy. This lends to the understanding that violence is a biochemical problem. Biochemical therapy is the discovery through testing and medical treatment of biochemical imbalances, including metal-metabolism disorders, methylation abnormalities, heavy-metal overload, blood glucose imbalance, and malabsorption. Toxicity from environmental exposures is commonly correlated with many of these chemical imbalances."

* ►July 28, 2008 - Science - American Chidlren in Danger - American Chronicle - "The insensate denial of the ability of low-level chemical exposure to injure the brain and nervous system of infants, children, and adults is enduring. Occasionally, scientific literature acknowledges information regarding the effects of low-level exposures to common indoor environmental contaminants. More frequently, this data is ignored or denied publication by medical journals, which are largely owned by chemical and pharmaceutical companies with vested industrial interest in the selling and use of the very products which negatively impact human health."

►July 28, 2008 - A Steep Increase in Domestic Fatal Medication Errors With Use of Alcohol and/or Street Drugs - journal article (Archives of Internal Medicine)

* ►July 28, 2008 - Report due on disability deaths - An inquiry into NHS care of people with learning disabilities launched after the deaths of six patients is due to report on Tuesday. - BBC

* ►July 28, 2008 - 2 dead birds found at Hong Kong equestrian site - AP via International Herald Tribune

►July 28, 2008 - Cat Infected With Bird Flu Virus - The Korea Times

►July 28, 2008 - Wiping out Measles - BMJ via Ivanhoe

►July 28, 2008 - Adults With Whooping Cough Risk Babies' Health - Department of Health via EmaxHealth

* ►July 28, 2008 - When patient choice extends to children (includes video) - Patient choice is meant to be revolutionising the NHS in England - but at what age should you be making the decisions? One 12-year-old was surprised to receive a letter asking her to sort out her own hospital appointment. - BBC

* ►July 28, 2008 - Pfizer Wins Price-Fixing Case Filed By Pharmacies - Pharmalot

►July 28, 2008 - Cattle Update: Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health Introduces Onset™ 5 IN Vaccine - Cattle Network

►July 28, 2008 - UMass Lowell flu research something to sneeze at - Lowell Sun

* ►July 28, 2008 - Cord Blood Stem Cells Reverse Girl's Cerebral Palsy - When Chloe Levine was 9-months-old, her parents noticed she couldn’t hold her bottle with her right hand. - FOX News

►July 28, 2008 - Ambrilia: Merck & Co suspending development of HIV drug - The Canadian Press via C-Health Canoe

►July 28, 2008 - Australia: New Hope for HIV Sufferers - The Age, AU via

►July 28, 2008 - National Trends in Ambulatory Visits and Antibiotic Prescribing for Skin and Soft-Tissue Infections - journal article (Archives of Internal Medicine)

►July 28, 2008 - Consent issues restrict stem-cell use - Some human embryonic cell lines may not be eligible for research. - news (Nature)

►July 28, 2008 - Thyroid Function and the Risk of Alzheimer Disease - journal article (Archives of Internal Medicine)

►July 28, 2008 - Statins May Protect Against Dementia: Study - Pharmalot

►July 28, 2008 - Plasma Vitamin C Level, Fruit and Vegetable Consumption, and the Risk of New-Onset Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus - journal article (Archives of Internal Medicine)

►July 28, 2008 - Putting the squeeze on produce to kill germs - Could food producers literally squeeze the salmonella out of a jalapeno? Or zap the E. coli from lettuce without it going limp? - AP via Physorg

►July 28, 2008 - Blood pressure drug reduces risk of Alzheimer's by 40 per cent - Boston University School of Medicine via Telegraph, UK

►July 28, 2008 - Novartis sues Israel's Teva over patents - AFP

* ►July 27, 2008 - No shots, no school - Before the first day of school on Aug. 18 children's immunization records must be up-to-date. - Miami Herald

►July 27, 2008 - Defining DNA Differences to Track and Tackle Typhoid - New technology genome sequencing study reveals new genetic signatures - Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute via Biocompare

►July 27, 2008 - The impact of autism and a mom's hope - New Island school adds to services for growing population - Staten Island Advance

►July 27, 2008 - UNH conference features speakers living with autism - Foster's Daily Democrat - "The event, the 10th Annual Autism Summer Institute, will be held Aug. 11-14 at UNH's Durham campus. The theme is 'Emotion, Behavior, and Belonging.' UNH's Institute on Disability organizes the conference."

►July 27, 2008 - Validity of public health decisions questioned - letter - Prince George Citizen

►July 27, 2008 - DuPage County reports more measles cases - Naperville Sun

►July 27, 2008 - Twelve local salmonella cases linked to peppers - Naperville Sun

►July 27, 2008 - Sleeping With a Pacifier Lowers SIDS Risk - RMGH Health News

►July 26, 2008 - Weight Drives the Young to Adult Pills, Data Says (requires registration) - The New York Times

►July 26, 2008 - Predictors of Change Following Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Children with Anxiety Problems: A Preliminary Investigation on Negative Automatic Thoughts and Anxiety Control - journal article (Child Psychiatry and Human Development)

►July 25, 2008 - Duke investigating misconduct? - The Scientist

►July 25, 2008 - Stopping the Stomach Flu - PLoS Pathogens via Ivanhoe

►July 25, 2008 - Children May Build Tolerance to Egg Allergy by Deliberate Exposure - Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology via Doctor's Guide

* ►July 25, 2008 - Polio drops alone won’t do for your child - Daily News & Analysis - "Talking to DNA from Vellore, Dr T Jacob John, chairperson of India Expert Advisory Group (IEAG) of the World Health Organisation (WHO), confirmed OPV has efficacy problems. 'Zero-polio status can be achieved only through a combination of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) and OPV or by replacing oral vaccine with the injectable one,' he said."
* ►July 25, 2008 - Pakistan: New Case of Fast-Moving Polio Is Found (requires registration) - AFP via New York Times - "Dr. Mazhar Khamisani, project director for the Sindh Province Expanded Program on Immunization, said initial investigations showed that the child had been regularly vaccinated."

►July 25, 2008 - Coping With Polio And A Demanding Stepfather - NPR

►July 25, 2008 - Surge in mumps blamed on poor MMR jab uptake -

* ►July 24, 2008 - At 19th Annual Retail Business Conference, Company Cardinal Health Expands Leader® Offering to Help Independent Pharmacies Strengthen Patient Relationships, Solidify Role as Local Health Care Experts - At 19th annual Retail Business Conference, company launches exclusive brand of home health care products, front-of-store management tool, outbound calling and prescription counting technology - CardinalHealth

* ►July 24, 2008 - Antidepressant Scripts Up 16 Million Over 3-Year Period - Psychiatrists wrote 29% of new orders, followed by GPs and primary care docs, survey finds - HealthDay News via MedlinePlus

* ►July 24, 2008 - How PhRMA’s Marketing Code Sells Itself - PhRMA made some big changes in the rules governing ethical marketing conduct. It also made big changes in how the code looks. We asked our designers what the new packaging says about the marketing code itself. - The RPM Report

* ►July 24, 2008 - It’s Not DTC, It’s HBO - “Fat Sells,” a new cable TV series focuses on a weight loss supplement company facing regulatory scrutiny from FDA. Will “Fat Sells” help GSK sell more alli? - The RPM Report

►July 24, 2008 - Cognitive development in children with chronic protein energy malnutrition (pdf) - journal article (Behavioral and Brain Functions)

►July 24, 2008 - Association of vitamin D metabolite levels with relapse rate and disability in multiple sclerosis - journal article (Multiple Sclerosis)

►July 24, 2008 - Consortium Develops New Method to Manipulate Genetic Material - 'Open source' strategy should be valuable tool for genomic research, gene therapy - University of Minnesota via Biocompare

►July 24, 2008 - A New Cellular Pathway Linked to Cancer is Identified by NYU Researchers - Finding may be used to sensitize cells to chemotherapy - NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine via Biocompare

►July 24, 2008 - Consortium Develops New Method Enabling Routine Targeted Gene Modification - 'Open source' strategy should be valuable tool for genomic research, gene therapy - Massachusetts General Hospital via Biocompare

►July 24, 2008 - Missing Link Found between Circadian Clock and Metabolism - Cell Press via Biocompare

►July 24, 2008 - Harney's vow on cervical cancer jab - The Press Association via  Google

►July 24, 2008 - Lilly, Bristol-Myers Profit on Psychiatric Drugs - Bloomberg

►July 24, 2008 - AFGHANISTAN: Nine new polio cases in south - IRIN Asia

►July 24, 2008 - Working towards a polio-free world - Rotary Foundation aims to raise $100 million for polio eradication - Journal-Advocate

►July 24, 2008 - Smoking Conspires with Viruses to Advance COPD - Journal of Clinical Investigation via MedPage Today

►July 23, 2008 - Opportunistic screening for Chlamydia: a pilot study into male perspectives on provision of Chlamydia screening in a UK university - journal article (Journal of Public Health)

►July 23, 2008 - Capsule Endoscopy Findings in Celiac Disease - journal article (Digestive Diseases and Sciences)

►July 23, 2008 - Immunological principles of allergen-specific immune therapy. - journal article (HNO)

►July 23, 2008 - Private company will offer flu shots - COST-SAVING MOVE: County, customers to pay less for vaccine - Watertown Daily Times

►July 21, 2008 - Kennel Cough Vaccine Request Makes Sense - Ottawa Citizen via

* ►July 17, 2008 - Safe administration of an inactivated virosomal adjuvanted influenza vaccine in asthmatic children with egg allergy - journal article (Vaccine)

►July 2, 2008 - Long term GP opinions and involvement after a consultation-liaison intervention for mental health problems (pdf) - journal article (BMC Family Practice)

* ►July 1, 2008 - What's In That? How Food Affects Behavior (includes video) - CBN News

* ►July 2008 - Combo Vaccines Are Mixed Blessing - Pediatric News - “With combination vaccines it does make it difficult for children not to get extra doses,” said Dr. Bocchini. But, he added, the CDC's newly launched online immunization scheduler, available at, “might be an additional way to make sure that children are getting the right vaccine at the right time,” he said. The increasing number of new combination vaccines brings up another important issue: Because physicians are reimbursed for vaccine administration based on the number of injections rather than the number of antigens given, use of any combination is a potential loss of income. “The financial disincentive is substantial,” Dr. Michael E. Pichichero, a pediatric infectious disease specialist in Rochester, N.Y., said in an interview conducted prior to the ACIP meeting."

* ►July 2008 - RotaTeq May Not Raise Risk for Intussusception - Pediatric News - "From RotaTeq's licensure on Feb. 1, 2006, through March 31, 2008, VAERS received a total of 2,600 reports of adverse events associated with the vaccine, of which 26% were serious. The most frequently reported adverse events were diarrhea and vomiting, and 44% of all events involved the first of the three vaccine doses. During that time period, Merck & Co. distributed a total of 14,274,551 doses of RotaTeq. Among the reports were 267 confirmed cases of intussusception, of which 91 were reported 1-21 days after receipt of the vaccine and 48 of those 91 (53%) were reported within 1-7 days. There was one death, which occurred 16 days after receipt of dose two, Dr. Haber reported."

* ►July 2008 - ACIP Acts to Ease Scheduling of Two Rotavirus Vaccines: Goal is to harmonize RotaTeq and Rotarix. - Pediatric News

* ►July 2008 - Most Parents Favor HPV Vaccine at Younger Ages - Pediatric News - "A study of 61 parents of infants and children up to 10 years of age suggests that parents may favor the idea of giving the human papillomavirus vaccine at a very young age rather than during adolescence. The study also found that parents with higher socioeconomic status and education levels were more likely to reject human papillomavirus (HPV) immunization for their children at any age, a finding that could help target educational efforts for the HPV vaccine toward those demographics, Dr. Ellen S. Rome said at the annual meeting of the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology."

* ►July 2008 - Third-Trimester Maternal Flu Vaccine Also Protects Infant - Pediatric News - “This is the first randomized controlled trial of maternal immunization with influenza vaccine,” Dr. Mark C. Steinhoff reported at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies. “Although [maternal immunization] is a U.S. government policy, it's one of the few not based on randomized controlled trials.”

* ►July 2008 - Patches Among New Vaccine Delivery Methods - by Michael Pichichero - Pediatrics News - "Transdermal patches, oral administration via food or drink, and new intranasal vaccines are three exciting technologies that I foresee becoming available within the next 2-5 years."..."On the downside, patches do involve greater potential for local site irritation. In the ETEC patch trial, application of the patch–which involves scraping the skin with a mild abrasive prior to affixing the patch–caused local pruritus in 67% vs. 4% with placebo, rash in 61% vs. 1%, respectively, and pigmentation changes in 7% vs. 0...."I'm also excited about the use of transgenic plants such as potatoes and corn as another alternative vaccine delivery method. Thus far in early human trials of diarrheal diseases, transgenic plant-derived vaccines appear to be safe and immunogenic without the need for a buffer or vehicle other than the plant cell. Among these are transgenic potatoes and corn that express the B subunit of the ETEC toxin, another transgenic potato that expresses the hepatitis B surface antigen, and a third, the capsid protein of norovirus (NV)."

* ►July 2008 - Virtually All Pediatricians Follow Tdap Guidelines - Pediatric News - "A lack of adolescent visits was the most frequently cited barrier to administering the Tdap vaccine, with about 33% of physicians citing this as a major barrier and 38% citing it as a minor barrier. The majority of physicians surveyed said that they found no barriers with regard to Tdap supply, reimbursement, record keeping, or the problem of other priorities during visits. “Specialty-based differences in immunization practices suggest an ongoing need for provider education, particularly among [family physicians],” they wrote. The study was funded by the CDC, and Dr. Dempsey reported that she had no conflicts of interest related to her presentation."

* ►July 2008 - Mitochondrial defects in acute multiple sclerosis lesions (full text) - journal article (Brain)

►July 2008 - Catch-Up Immunization Software - Pediatric News

* ►July 2008 - Complementary medicine for psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents. - journal article (Current Opinion in Psychiatry)

►July 2008 - The diagnostic criteria for small fibre neuropathy: from symptoms to neuropathology (full text) - journal article (Brain)

►July 2008 - Lead and Intrauterine Tobacco Exposure May Trigger ADHD - Pediatric News

►July 2008 - Lab Tests Find More Infants' Bacterial Infections - Pediatric News

►July 2008 - To X-Ray or Not in Child With Signs of Pneumonia - Pediatric News

►July 2008 - Formula Change May Cut Allergy Markers at Age 3 - Pediatric News

►July 2008 - AAP Calls for Aggressive Lipid Screening, Therapies - Pediatric News

►July 2008 - Sleep-Related Infant Deaths Triple - Pediatric News

* ►July 2008 - When to Drop the Medical Jargon - Pediatric News - "An example of such a situation is reporting a case of medical neglect to the local Child Protective Services. Although the social workers who staff these agencies are responsible for taking reports of all types of abuse and neglect, they typically do not have any medical training. It is easy to explain the implications of a broken bone or severe head injury, but it can be more difficult to explain the dangers involved with failing to attend specialty appointments, forgetting to give critical medications on a regular basis, and/or not following through on recommended therapies. Yet, if you are unable to communicate your concerns effectively, the agency may not be able to adequately respond to and help the family. Additionally, many child protective agencies are understaffed, with large caseloads, requiring you to be able to explain your concerns in as succinct a manner as possible in order to be heard."

* ►July 2008 - FDA Launches Drug-Safety Surveillance System - Pediatric News

►July 2008 - Child Mental Health Web Site - Pediatric News

* ►July 2008 - Medical Schools Take Stand Against Industry Gifts - Pediatric News

►July 2008 - Low Vitamin D Linked to Asthma Exacerbations - Pediatric News

* ►July 2008 - Environmental Working Group Reports on Pesticide in Consumer Products - Mothering Magazine

* ►July 2008 - Lead in Artificial Turf Brings CDC Advisory: High levels of the toxic heavy metal have been found in the dust and fibers on fields, especially older ones. - Pediatric News

►July 2008 - Infection Specialists Step Up MRSA Fight: Staff education leads among new measures reported in an APIC poll of 2,041 of its members. - Pediatric News

►July 2008 - Pediatric Hospitalists Cut Costs, Length of Stay - Pediatric News

►July 2008 - Options for Treating Skin Infections in the CA-MRSA Era - Pediatric News

►July 2008 - Adverse Effects of Antiepileptic Drugs - journal article (Seminars in Neurology)

►July 2008 - Feds' Strategic Plan Seeks 40% EHR Usage by 2012 - Pediatric News

►July 2008 - Blogging Offers an Outlet for Opinion, Creativity - Pediatric News

* ►July 2008 - AIDS Dissidents Arrested and Abused in Uganda - Alberta Reappraising AIDS Society

* ►July 2008 - Tea consumption and cognitive impairment and decline in older Chinese adults - journal article (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition)

* ►February 12, 2008 - Atopic features in early childhood autism - journal article (European Journal of Paediatric Neurology)

Immunization Update 2008 - A National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases Public Health Training Network Webcast Centers for Disease Control and Prevention August 28, 2008 - 12:00 Noon - 2:00 PM ET Webcast Only - CDC

* ►April 4, 2001 - Autism parents hit by abuse claims - BBC - "Doctors and social workers are mistaking genuine symptoms of autism for signs of parental abuse, claim researchers."

* Former Law Professor Debunks Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy Myth - Autism Research Institute via - "In recent years, several mothers in the autism community have been accused of Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy (MSBP), in which the mother is thought to be imagining the medical problems in her son/daughter. Former law professor, Dr. Bill Long, wrote a review paper for lawyers and judges on MSBP. Dr. Long's Executive Summary is below. See the unabridged report (41-page .pdf)  MUNCHAUSEN SYNDROME BY PROXY (“MSBP”)/FACTITIOUS DISORDER BY PROXY (“FDBP”): A Guide for Judges, Lawyer and Parents"

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