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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.

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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 May 15-17, 2008

Posted May 17, 2008

►Summer 2008 - Effectiveness of the Test of Infant Motor Performance as an Educational Tool for Mothers. - journal article (Pediatric Physical Therapy)

* ►June 2, 2008 - Influenza vaccination in paediatric nurses: Cross-sectional study of coverage, refusal, and factors in acceptance - journal article (Vaccine)

* ►June 2, 2008 - Generation and evaluation of the trivalent inactivated reassortant vaccine using human, avian, and swine influenza A viruses - journal article (Vaccine)

* ►June 2, 2008 - Participation in two phase II prophylactic HIV vaccine trials in the UK - journal article (Vaccine)

* ►June 2, 2008 - Plant-expressed HA as a seasonal influenza vaccine candidate - journal article (Vaccine)

* ►June 2, 2008 - A meta-analysis of human papillomavirus type-distribution in women from South Asia: Implications for vaccination - journal article (Vaccine)

* ►June 2, 2008 - The epidemiology of mumps in Italy - journal article (Vaccine)

* ►June 2, 2008 - A double-blind, placebo-controlled study of the safety and immunogenicity of live, oral type 4 and type 7 adenovirus vaccines in adults - journal article (Vaccine)

►June 2, 2008 - Vaccinia viruses with mutations in the E3L gene as potential replication-competent, attenuated vaccines: Scarification vaccination - journal article (Vaccine)

►June 2, 2008 - Protection induced by pneumococcal surface protein A (PspA) is enhanced by conjugation to a Streptococcus pneumoniae capsular polysaccharide - journal article (Vaccine)

►June 2, 2008 - Amelioration of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis by BLyS autovaccine - journal article (Vaccine)

* ►June 2008 - Detecting genetic responses to environmental change - journal article (Nature Reviews Genetics)

* ►June 2008 - Chronic arsenic toxicity from Ayurvedic medicines - journal article (International Journal of Dermatology)

►June 2008 - Clostridium difficile TxAC314 and SLP-36kDa enhance the immune response toward a co-administered antigen - journal article (Journal of Medical Microbiology)

►June 2008 - Microarray analysis of the transcriptional responses of Clostridium difficile to environmental and antibiotic stress - journal article (Journal of Medical Microbiology)

►June 2008 - Opposition to transgenic technologies: ideology, interests and collective action frames - journal article (Nature Reviews Genetics)

►June 2008 - DNA methylation landscapes: provocative insights from epigenomics - journal article (Nature Reviews Genetics)

►June 2008 - Opposition to transgenic technologies: ideology, interests and collective action frames - journal article (Nature Reviews Genetics)

►June 2008 - Genomic medicine and developing countries: creating a room of their own - journal article (Nature Reviews Genetics)

* ►May 19, 2008 - 'Vaccine Bar' May Be a Shot in the Arm for Small Firm - The firm of 'A Civil Action' fame takes on vaccination injury cases - The National Law Journal via - "Name partner Kevin Conway, and other lawyers specializing in vaccine cases filed as part of the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, say the program's fee rules make it hard for vaccine lawyers to stay solvent."

►May 19, 2008 - La Jolla Institute Gets $7M Grant to Fight Smallpox - San Diego Business Journal

►May 18, 2008 - Govt to give 500 mil. dollars to combat diseases - AP via Daily Yomiuri Online

* ►May 18, 2008 - Ramadoss admits some syringes in TN had rusted - Times of India - "Speaking to TOI, Ramadoss said, 'AD syringes are vital to run a safe immunisation programme in India. Before it’s initiation three years ago in the RI programme, 64% of injections used in India were unsafe mainly due to reused needles. We have not received a single complaint with AD syringes earlier. In fact, we are on our way to introduce its sole use in all government hospitals.'"

* ►May 18, 2008 - Vaccine production in three units could resume: Anbumani - Health Minister makes it contingent on restructuring of the centres - The Hindu

►May 18, 2008 - Left turn on pharma PSU closure - Business Standard - "After the CPI(M), the crucial partner of the ruling UPA government, raised its voice against any attempt to shut down three public sector vaccine manufacturing units, Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss has quickly moved to announce that it will upgrade the units and ‘do everything to protect their interest'."

►May 18, 2008 - Rumblings over new test for allergies - The Sun-Herald via Sydney Morning Herald

►May 18, 2008 - Aids vaccine chief takes test during SA visit - The Times, South Africa

►May 18, 2008 - Despite H.I.V., Fighting to Maintain Health and a Positive Attitude (requires registration) - The New York Times

►May 18, 2008 - 25 years of death and devastation - Daily Nation

►May 18, 2008 - Tattoo craze causes surge in hepatitis cases - The tattoo craze that is exploding among young people has also led to an alarming surge in hepatitis, health experts have revealed. - The Courier-Mail via

►May 18, 2008 - ‘Mop-up’ drive planned to tackle polio outbreak in Sindh - The News - International - Pakistan

►May 18, 2008 - More polio cases - The News - International - Pakistan

►May 18, 2008 - Polio eradication top priority of govt: Minister - Times of India

* ►May 18, 2008 - India to part with flu data only if it gets cheap vaccines - Times of India - "Supari recounted her country’s bad experience with the small pox virus, which made them cautious. 'In 1926, small pox virus was found in Indonesia. In 1962, we developed a vaccine and in 1974, we managed to wipe out the virus. In 1984, WHO asked all nations to destroy the last known samples of the virus. We destroyed even our labs.'"

►May 18, 2008 - Health chiefs back quackery to treat HIV - The Times, South Africa

►May 18, 2008 - Cancer of the cervix - For a cancer that can be prevented by a vaccine and regular screening, the death toll is still high. - Malaysia Star

►May 18, 2008 - DVDs to shed light on autism - Manawatu Standard via

►May 17, 2008 - Difficulties of autism must be explored - Augusta Chronicle

►May 17, 2008 - Your Help Requested: Will Doctors Diagnose Autism From a Distance? -

►May 17, 2008 - Fundraiser Brings in Over $1 Million for New Autism Facility in Silicon Valley - Cadence 'Stars & Strikes' Event Funds May Institute Pediatric Specialty Center at Good Samaritan Hospital's Mission Oaks Campus in Los Gatos - Cadence Design Systems, Inc. via Marketwire via CNNMoney

►May 17, 2008 - Dungeon kids take first steps in magical outside world - ANI via - "Stefan, 18, his five-year-old brother and Elisabeth, 42, have now discarded the protective goggles doctors insisted they wear as their eyes adjusted to sunlight. The boys have been given immunization jabs normally received by newborn babies but which their mum was unable to provide during years of incarceration at their subterranean home in Amstetten."

* ►May 17, 2008 - Smallpox Vaccine & AIDS Virus - Free Market News Network

* ►May 17, 2008 - Boys should also get HPV protection - Vancouver Sun via - "B.C. I Boys as well as girls should be offered the free HPV vaccine to stop the spread of the cervical cancer-causing disease, former deputy health minister Dr. Penny Ballem says."

►May 17, 2008 - All girls of 12-13 offered jab for sex virus linked to cancer - Western Mail via icWales

►May 17, 2008 - In Patients With Metastatic Prostate Cancer Therapeutic Vaccine Prolongs Survival And Improves Quality Of Life - American Urological Association via Medical News Today

►May 17, 2008 - Iran 3rd in vaccination coverage - Iran's Minister of Health and Medical Education says that the country ranks third in the world in hepatitis B vaccination coverage. - Press TV

►May 17, 2008 - HHS Secretary Begins Third Visit to the People's Republic of China - RMGH Health News

►May 17, 2008 - Vaccine labs not shut, only production licences suspended - Chennai Online

* ►May 17, 2008 - Centre to set up Vaccine, Medical park in TN: Minister - Chennai Online

* ►May 17, 2008 - Ramadoss defends decision to close vaccine production units - IANS via - "Central Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss Saturday defended the government’s decision to close India’s three prime vaccine production facilities and denied charges that the move would create shortage of vaccines in the country. “India supplies 80 percent of the vaccinations to developing countries."

►May 17, 2008 - Measles vaccines are of good quality: Anbumani Ramadoss - Press Trust of India

►May 17, 2008 - Diagnosis of measles in infant sparks Pinal County advisory - Arizona Daily Star

►May 17, 2008 - Parents warned to have children fully immunised - Jamaica Gleaner

* ►May 17, 2008 - Vaccines ‘An amazing gift to our society’ - Jewish Standard

* ►May 17, 2008 - Little Leo’s jab: So how infallible is his mother's memory? - Mail on Sunday - "Then there's the MMR issue. The book opens with an unusual disclaimer that 'My memory is not infallible', presumably in case any of it is challenged. So I think we are entitled to ask if her memory is 'infallible' about her statement insisting that her son Leo was given the MMR jab – an assurance that could not be dragged from her by any means when it mattered. I'll accept this claim only when it's independently confirmed. Remember that her husband's government was engaged in a scheme to bully worried parents into giving their children this injection."

* ►May 17, 2008 - Man jailed in 5-month-old's death released - Courier-Post - "Calling it an "appropriate disposition considering all the circumstances," Drummond said medical experts for both the prosecution and defense concluded five-month-old Jasmine Fink did not die of shaken baby syndrome as originally determined at the autopsy."

►May 17, 2008 - Outbreak of influenza forces hospital to close - Western Mail via icWales

►May 17, 2008 - Shippensburg University student hospitalized for suspected meningitis - Carlisle Sentinel

►May 17, 2008 - Church fighting measles - Deseret News

►May 17, 2008 - Mia Farrow travels to CAR to support the fight against polio - UNICEF

►May 17, 2008 - Sherry Rehman takes notice of rise in polio cases - Associated Press of Pakistan

►May 17, 2008 - India close to ending polio virus spread -

* ►May 17, 2008 - Report Assesses Blame in Hepatitis Cases (requires registration) - The New York Times - "Health care workers at a Las Vegas endoscopy clinic linked to more than 80 cases of hepatitis C routinely mishandled injection equipment and medication vials and often failed to perform basic hand hygiene, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Friday."

►May 17, 2008 - World Hepatitis Day is Monday - Mason City Globe Gazette

►May 17, 2008 - Free vaccine for widespread hepatitis B - San Francisco Chronicle

►May 17, 2008 - 2007 set Lyme disease record - St. Cloud Times

►May 17, 2008 - 35-year sentence for HIV-positive spitter worries some - Dallas Morning News

►May 17, 2008 - 25th Annual International HIV/AIDS Candlelight Memorial 2008 - The Morung Express

►May 17, 2008 - Leavitt confirms FDA China office plans - China Daily

►May 17, 2008 - Health execs alarmed by rabies incidence in Eastern Visayas - Philippine Inquirer

►May 17, 2008 - Germs to aid Great Salt Lake? - Using microbes to fight mercury among scientists' innovative ideas - Salt Lake Tribune

►May 17, 2008 - Behind the illnesses of famous historical figures - From Charles Darwin's nervous dyspepsia to Horace Walpole's gout, we reveal all - The Times, UK

►May 17, 2008 - FDA Comes To Defense Of BPA In Plastic Baby Bottles - ChattahBox

* ►May 17, 2008 - Essential tools outlined for the prevention of avian flu - Investment in knowledge, strengthening responsibilities and contingency planning are seen as essential tools in the prevention of the spread of avian flu. - Farmers Weekly Interactive, UK

* ►May 17, 2008 - Preventing child deaths - New report emphasises the need to review the circumstances of death - journal article (BMJ)

* ►May 17, 2008 - Hospitals should use scoring system to spot serious illness in children, report says - journal article (BMJ)

* ►May 17, 2008 - Drug industry is partly to blame for overdiagnosis of bipolar disorder, researchers claim - journal article (BMJ) - "Marketing tactics by the drug industry are contributing to a huge overdiagnosis of bipolar disorder, researchers have said. A team from Brown University in Rhode Island says it has evidence that fewer than half of patients who were given a diagnosis of the disorder actually had it (Journal of Clinical Psychiatry Their finding contradicts previous claims that the illness was underdiagnosed."

* ►May 17, 2008 - Immune Cells Kill Foes By Disrupting Mitochondria Two Ways - When killer T cells of the immune system encounter virus-infected or cancer cells, they unload a lethal mix of toxic proteins that trigger the target cells to self-destruct. A new study shows T cells can initiate cellular suicide, also known as programmed cell death or apoptosis, by a previously unrecognized pathway that starts with the destruction of a key enzyme in mitochondria, the power plant of the cell. - Harvard Medical School via ScienceDaily

* ►May 17, 2008 - Please, don’t forget ethical responsibilities - journal article (BMJ)

* ►May 17, 2008 - Drug companies must be open about using doctors as consultants, new code of practice demands - journal article (BMJ)

►May 17, 2008 - Assessment and management of medically unexplained symptoms - journal article (BMJ)

►May 17, 2008 - Electronic sharing of patients’ data requires their explicit consent, report says - journal article (BMJ)

►May 17, 2008 - Doctors and Patients: A Relationship Examined - journal article (BMJ)

►May 17, 2008 - Should patients be able to pay top-up fees to receive the treatment they want? Yes - journal article (BMJ)

►May 17, 2008 - Should patients be able to pay top-up fees to receive the treatment they want? No - journal article (BMJ)

►May 17, 2008 - Placebo effect Human effect is important - journal article (BMJ)

►May 17, 2008 - Placebo effect Reconceptualising placebo - journal article (BMJ)

►May 17, 2008 - Placebo effect Helping patients feel better - journal article (BMJ)

►May 17, 2008 - Placebo effect Dangers of placebo - journal article (BMJ)

►May 17, 2008 - Placebo effect Placebolotherapy - journal article (BMJ)

►May 17, 2008 - Placebo effect Implementing placebo - journal article (BMJ)

►May 17, 2008 - Medicine may change our genes - journal article (BMJ)

►May 17, 2008 - Neonatal death rate continues to fall in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland - journal article (BMJ)

►May 17, 2008 - Israeli health ministry officials face charges relating to faulty baby formula - journal article (BMJ)

►May 17, 2008 - Darzi’s five pledges fail to quell doctors’ anxieties about polyclinics - journal article (BMJ)

►May 17, 2008 - A.H. Robins retirees recall work as 'family' - - "Some are among the hundreds who retired after the company's acquisition by American Home Products. That came in the wake of A.H. Robins' Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, itself a result of lawsuits filed by thousands of women alleging they were injured by the Dalkon Shield, a birth-control device that A.H. Robins distributed from 1971 to 1974."

►May 17, 2008 - Obstructive Sleep Apnea-Related Brain Deficits Beaten By Green Tea Compounds - American Thoracic Society via Medical News Today

* ►May 16, 2008 - Human Effector and Memory CD8+ T Cell Responses to Smallpox and Yellow Fever Vaccines - journal article (Immunity)

* ►May 16, 2008 - Vaccine Adjuvants Alter TCR-Based Selection Thresholds - journal article (Immunity)

* ►May 16, 2008 - Biovail Pays $25M To Settle Federal Probe - Pharmalot - "The drugmaker was accused of paying docs as much as $1,000 and their office managers $150 each to get patients to use its Cardizem heart drug as part of a study that was to have been published. To extricate itself, Biovail agreed to pay $24.6 million to settle a Justice Department investigation into the 2003 launch of a long-acting version."

* ►May 16, 2008 - Zyprexa Document Leaker Fights Injunction - Pharmalot - "Now, Gottstein has filed a notice reactivating his appeal of Weinstein’s injunction, which charged him with violating a court order and prevented him from disseminating the Zyprexa documents. Gottstein sent us this explanation: “In order to facilitate settlement discussions we agreed to put the appeal on hold and have repeatedly extended the deadlines. However, because the negotiations have dragged on so long, it is hard for me to believe Lilly intends to ever reach an agreement with me. “On the other hand, in other ways, it seems like we are very close, but with maybe a couple of sticking points remaining. I continue to be cautiously optimistic we will reach a settlement. So, if Lilly wants to reach a settlement we can always drop the appeal, but if not, we are moving forward with it.”

* ►May 16, 2008 - Nigeria Ordered To Stop Harassing Pfizer - Pharmalot - "The High Court of Lagos granted an order restraining the Kano and Lagos States police from harassing the drugmaker’s Nigeria operation, and current and former employees - awarded Pfizer about $4,200 in damages, according a press release from the drugmaker."

* ►May 16, 2008 - County revises rabies vaccine policy - The Herald-Zeitung

* ►May 16, 2008 - Free flu vaccines for kids has “sketchy” evidence - The West Australian - "A top infectious diseases expert has accused the US of “putting the cart before the horse” by offering free flu jabs to all children, and says Australia won't be rushing to follow suit. Professor David Isaacs, a member of the federal government's vaccine advisory panel, will tell world leaders in childhood diseases today that the expert group was still considering universal influenza vaccinations for young Australians, but said the data supporting such a move was still “sketchy”."

►May 16, 2008 - World AIDS Vaccine Day 2008 - Debunking the Myth 25 Years Later: An AIDS Vaccine is Possible and Still Urgently Needed - International AIDS Vaccine Initiative via PRNewswire-USNewswire via The Earth Times

►May 16, 2008 - Three Confirmed Whooping Cough Cases - WSPA News Channel 7

►May 16, 2008 - Risk factors for incomplete vaccination and missed opportunity for immunization in rural Mozambique. - journal article (BMC Public Health)

►May 16, 2008 - Subsidy on poultry vaccine urged - The Post

* ►May 16, 2008 - Cough & Cold Maker Barred From Manufacturing - Pharmalot - "Scientific Laboratories and its two top execs - ceo Amit Roy and president Rajeshwari Patel - have signed a consent decree and are barred from manufacturing and distributing prescription meds until they bring their operations into compliance and obtain FDA approval for their products."

►May 16, 2008 - Neuroprotection: Staying active = staying alive - Activation of NMDA receptors in synapses, but not at extra-synaptic sites, has neuroprotective effects through stimulation of the antioxidant thioredoxin–peroxiredoxin enzyme system. - journal article (Nature Reviews Neuroscience)

* ►May 16, 2008 - Family's suit claims mother died from contaminated Heparin - The Southeast Texas Record

* ►May 16, 2008 - FDA Obtains Permanent Injunction Against Scientific Laboratories, Inc. - FDA

* ►May 16, 2008 - East Africa: "Coverage of The Needle Exchange Programme will Have to Quadruple within The Next Year" - L'Express (Port Louis) via

►May 16, 2008 - Disaster aftermath: The risk of epidemic diseases - CBC News

►May 16, 2008 - Psychotherapy Reduces OCD Symptoms In Young Children, Helps Some Achieve Clinical Remission - Lifespan via Medical News Today

►May 16, 2008 - Therapy Helps Children With Sensory Disorders Find Joy In Play - KETV 7

►May 16, 2008 - North Side Hospital patient recovering from Legionnaires’ disease - Times News

►May 16, 2008 - Local child surgery 'threatened' - Surgeons who can carry out routine child operations at local hospitals may be in short supply in the future, experts have warned. - BBC

►May 16, 2008 - Ghana: Disabled Women Call for Better Medical Care (opinion) - Public Agenda (Accra) via

►May 16, 2008 - Alba Therapeutics Announces the Enrollment and Randomization of the First Patient in the Phase IIb Clinical Trial for Larazotide Acetate (AT-1001) for the Treatment of Active Celiac Disease - Alba Therapeutics via PRNewswire via RT Magazine

►May 16, 2008 - Vitamin D may lower breast cancer risk - The American Society of Clinical Oncology via Christian Today

►May 16, 2008 - Wyeth Introduces Pristiq in US Retail Pharmacies - Datamonitor via RedOrbit

►May 16, 2008 - Mycophenolate Mofetil [MMF] (marketed as CellCept) Mycophenolic Acid [MPA] (marketed as Myfortic) Inosine Monophosphate Dehydrogenase Inhibitors (IMPDH) Immunosuppressants - Transplantation specialists, infectious disease specialists, other healthcare professionals - FDA

* ►May 16, 2008 - Despite studies, parents believe in vaccination/autism link (includes video) -

►May 16, 2008 - Update: Chickenpox outbreak reported Lincoln School - Greensboro News-Record

►May 16, 2008 - Message to “Kung-Fu” flu gets through - New Zealand Doctor Online

►May 16, 2008 - Indonesia to share avian flu info - AP via China Post

►May 16, 2008 - Flu vaccinations up 20 percent compared to 2007 - TV 3 New Zealand

* ►May 16, 2008 - Launch of WHO H5N1 vaccine stockpile still awaited - CIDRAP News

* ►May 16, 2008 - GM tobacco expressing cervical cancer vaccine - Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers in developing countries and the second most prevalent cancer in women. Almost all cervical cancers result from human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Although vaccines against the virus, based on virus-like particles rather on attenuated HPV, have recently been made available, their high cost prohibits their widespread use especially in developing countries. -

►May 16, 2008 - National biodefense lab belongs in Kansas - Dodge City Daily Globe

►May 16, 2008 - Bluetongue animal vaccination starts in most of EU - Reuters via International Herald Tribune

* ►May 16, 2008 - Anti CODEX War Raging Over C-51 In Canada -

►May 16, 2008 - Australia joins in first World Hepatitis Awareness Week - MONDAY May 19 marks World Hepatitis Day, the first day of World Hepatitis Awareness Week, which runs until May 26. - PerthNow via

►May 16, 2008 - DNA vaccines get a boost from dendritic cells - Journal of Clinical Investigation via The Rockefeller University Newswire

►May 16, 2008 - HIV Infection Stems From Few Viruses - University of Alabama at Birmingham via ScienceDaily

►May 16, 2008 - Training to deal with a flu crisis - The Daily Observer - "Elsewhere on the emergency planning front, the county learned it has been successful in obtaining funding for both the 'Flu the Coop' event and a second emergency responders exercise dealing with a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incident."

►May 15, 2008 - The final tally is in, eight confirmed cases of measles in in Peterborough - myKawartha - "The current outbreak totals for Ontario is at 36 cases."

►May 15, 2008 - Measles cases linked to science centre trip - Peterborough Examiner

►May 15, 2008 - 7 in 10 girls to get cervical cancer shot - Irish Medical Times

* ►May 15, 2008 - Consolidated to help DoH with cervical cancer drug - The Department of Health (DoH) has appointed Consolidated Communications to manage a PR campaign to raise awareness of a cervical cancer vaccine. - PR Week UK - "The Central Office of Information (COI) managed the three-way pitch, which also included Forster and Band & Brown. PR is part of an integrated campaign which includes activity across TV, radio, press, and digital."

►May 15, 2008 - Health Department: be aware of measles - Barre Montpelier Times Argus

►May 15, 2008 - Make Vaccination Part of Horse Show Season Preparation -

* ►May 15, 2008 - CDC biolab not ready after 2 1/2 years - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new maximum-security laboratories in Atlanta were supposed to open in the fall of 2005. But the suite of Biosafety Level 4 labs — designed to contain the world's most dangerous germs — still haven't been certified as ready to operate. The $214 million building they're in was completed 2 1/2 years ago. CDC officials say nothing is amiss. But the delays have raised concerns about potential construction or design flaws in labs destined to handle smallpox and Ebola viruses."

* ►May 15, 2008 - Drug ad effects on people need more study: FDA - Reuters - "Drug companies spent nearly $29.9 billion in 2005 on advertising, free samples, and sales staff to promote brand name products, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health published last year. More than $4 billion of that was spent on consumer ads compared to $429 million for ads directed at doctors."

►May 15, 2008 - Experts Agree: Vaccines Give Health Care a Needed Shot in the Arm - Newswise via InterestAlert!

►May 15, 2008 - Adults get vaccines too - Chicago Tribune

* ►May 15, 2008 - What You Need to Know About the New Flu Shots (blog) - DVD

►May 15, 2008 - Bird flu: more drugs please (blog) - The Great Beyond (Nature)

* ►May 15, 2008 - Dr. Jay Gordon Speaks Out at the Whole Children, Whole Planet Expo - Market Wire via COMTEX via MarketWatch - "Dr. Jay Gordon, nationally recognized pediatrician and an outspoken advocate for the reexamination of the safety and efficacy of childhood vaccinations, will appear as a guest speaker at the Whole Children, Whole Planet Expo (WCWP) at Highland Hall Waldorf School in Northridge. Dr. Gordon will speak Sunday, May 18 on the vaccination panel at 11:50 AM, and be available for signings of his informative DVD, "Vaccinations?: Assessing the Risks and Benefits," at the Childcare Media/Choices, Inc. booth from 1:00-2:00 PM. Thereafter, he will be available for media interviews from 2:00-4:00 PM."

* ►May 15, 2008 - Restaurateur charts autism bus to D.C. - Post-Tribune - "Gerodemos and his wife, Violet, believe their son's illness is the result of immunizations. "He was a fine, normal kid when he was 18 months old, and the day after he got his immunizations, he changed," Gerodemos said. "He's never been the same." Gerodemos has chartered a bus to Washington, D.C., and is inviting Northwest Indiana parents of autistic children to ride with him to participate in the June 4 "Green Our Vaccines" Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey DC Rally for Autism. The ride is free for the first 55 parents to fill the bus, Gerodemos said. His Paragon Restaurant is footing the bus bill."

* ►May 15, 2008 - Your Drug Did You Wrong? Call 1-800-Side-Effect - Pharmalot - "A recent Consumers Union poll found that 81 percent of Americans reported seeing or hearing an ad within 30 days of being questioned. The same poll found that one in six Americans who have ever taken a prescription drug experienced a side effect serious enough to send them to a doc or hospital, but only 35 percent were aware side effects can be reported to the FDA."

* ►May 15, 2008 - Study Looks At Late Talking Toddlers - Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research via redOrbit

►May 15, 2008 - Wyeth set to market new drug - Daily Local

* ►May 15, 2008 - Novel Microparticle Offers Immunological Breakthrough Against a Range of Infectious Diseases and Potentially Some Cancers - Virionyx via Business Wire - "When Virionyx, a New Zealand biotechnology company, tested a new anthrax vaccine, company scientists were elated when it worked, but then dumbfounded when one of the negative control agents compared to the vaccine also provided an unexpected level of protection against the bacterial toxin. That finding has led rapidly to a breakthrough that could help protect against a wide range of infectious diseases and possibly fight certain cancers."

►May 15, 2008 - Nigeria: NAFDAC to Double-Screen Products From China, India, Egypt - Leadership (Abuja) via

►May 15, 2008 - Farmers start mass vaccination of cattle - Daily ECHO

►May 15, 2008 - Hope over smear test alternative - A test for the common sex infection human papillomavirus (HPV) may be better at screening for cervical cancer than smear tests, a study suggests. - BBC

►May 15, 2008 - J&J Loses To Red Cross Over Symbol Dispute - Pharmalot

►May 15, 2008 - Statin Drug Used To Lower Cholesterol Effective For Hepatitis C Treatment, Study Shows - Researchers at the OU Health Sciences Center have found a new use for an old drug. Their findings appear online Friday in the American Journal of Gastroenterology. - University of Oklahoma via ScienceDaily

►May 15, 2008 - Lyme disease - Blumenthal wins a review of treatment guidelines - News Times

►May 15, 2008 - Health Highlights: - Multi-Drug Approach Needed in Bird Flu Pandemic: Study Meningitis B Vaccine Shows Promise - Vitamin D May Prevent Prostate Cancer: Study - Few U.S. Adults Proficient at Managing Health Care: Report - New Guidelines Urge Careful Monitoring of Heart Device Patients - Former Supreme Court Justice Pleas for Alzheimer's Research - More Americans Taking Drugs for Chronic Health Problems - Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by editors of HealthDay via U.S. News & World Report

►May 14, 2008 - Vancouver Researchers Discover Missing Link between TB Bacteria and Humans: New Treatment Expected - University of British Columbia via Biocompare

►May 14, 2008 - Common Bacteria Activating Natural Killer T Cells May Cause Autoimmune Liver Disease - Researchers close in on possible cause of primary biliary cirrhosis - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center via Biocompare

* ►May 14, 2008 - Plastic Additives in Consumer Products (testimony) - U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation

►May 14, 2008 - Women’s role in clinical research undervalued, study finds - Pharma Times

►May 14, 2008 - Assemblymember Evans Continues Pursuit for Cervical Cancer Vaccine Coverage Mandate - California Political Desk via California Chronicle

►May 14, 2008 - Shaken baby case - WPTV News Channel 5

►May 14, 2008 - More than weeds to watch for in gardens - - "A recent Leger Marketing survey found that while most Canadians are aware of the tetanus shot, three in 10 said they have not received a tetanus shot in more than 10 years."

►May 14, 2008 - Your garden can be deadly - Edmonton Sun - "Grimsrud said there have been four reported cases of tetanus in Alberta since 2000, including one last year. She said she was unsure how all the patients contracted the disease, but all recovered."
* ►May 13, 2008 - Maximizing the effectiveness of a pediatric vaccine formulary while prohibiting extraimmunization - journal article (Health Care Management Science) - "To reduce this number, vaccine manufacturers have developed combination vaccines that immunize against several diseases in a single injection. At the same time, a growing number of parents are challenging the safety and effectiveness of vaccinating children. They are also particularly concerned about the use of combination vaccines, since they believe that injecting a child with multiple antigens simultaneously may overwhelm a child’s immune system. Moreover, combination vaccines make it more likely that extraimmunization (i.e., administering more than the required amount of vaccine antigens) occurs, resulting in greater concerns by parents and vaccine wastage costs borne by an already strained healthcare system. This paper formulates an integer programming model that solves for the maximum number of vaccines that can be administered without any extraimmunization."

* ►May 13, 2008 - Drug Safety Oversight Board Meeting April 17, 2008 Public Summary - FDA/CDER

►May 12, 2008 - Educating Physicians on Controversies and Challenges in Health -

►May 12, 2008 - Otsego parents raising money for daughter's experimental cancer treatments in Arizona - Kalamazoo Gazette via Blog - "Kaylea suffers from a condition known as diffuse pontine glioma, a tumor in the base of the brain stem. Her family is trying to raise money to send the Otsego girl to a medical center in Arizona for experimental treatments they hope will prolong her life."

►May 9, 2008 - Reporter Faces Financial Ruin for Not Naming Sources - Former USA Today Reporter Appeals Contempt Order for Not Revealing Her Anonymous Sources, Faces Fines of up to $5,000 a Day - ABC News

►May 9, 2008 - Appeals court questions Locy contempt finding - Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

►May 9, 2008 - Toni Locy's "Day in Court" - Project on Government Oversight

►May 8, 2008 - Virus Mimics Human Protein to Hijack Cell Division Machinery - University of Wisconsin-Madison via Biocompare

►May 8, 2008 - Bread Mold May Hold Secret to Eliminating Disease-Causing Genes - MU scientist found mechanism that 'silences' unmatched genes during cellular reproduction - University of Missouri-Columbia via Biocompare

►May 8, 2008 - 454 Sequencing for the Characterization of the Protective Intestinal Flora - Roche Diagnostics GmbH via Biocompare

►May 7, 2008 - Complicated parapneumonic effusion in Belgian children: increased occurrence before routine pneumococcal vaccine implementation - journal article (European Journal of Pediatrics)

►May 6, 2008 - Protective effects of NSAIDs on the development of Alzheimer disease. - journal article (Neurology)

* ►May 5, 2008 - 30 Million Children targeted for FluMist Vaccine (blog) - When getting a shot of the FluMist vaccine do you know what is being sprayed up your child's nose? How about adverse reactions? - Squidoo

* ►May 2008 - Potential therapeutic role of statins in neurological disorders. - journal article (Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics)

►May 2008 - Role of central dopamine in pain and analgesia. - journal article (Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics)

* ►April 28, 2008 - Effect of influenza and pneumococcal vaccines in elderly persons in years of low influenza activity (pdf) - journal article (Virology Journal)

►April 23, 2008 - Heavily marketed kids' cereals are least healthy - Reuters

►April 22, 2008 - World Food Program warns of 'silent tsunami' of hunger - AP via Google

* ►March 18, 2008 - Dr. Corinne Allen-Autism Help With Results - video - YouTube

* VACCINE COURT - Lawsuits Claiming Vaccines Containing Thimerosal or the MMR Cause Neurodevelopmental Disorders, including "autism" -

* Audio recordings and transcripts of the Omnibus Autism Proceedings - Thimerosal/Autism Trial (May 12, 2008 - May 30, 2008) - Vaccine Program/Office of Special Masters via United States Court of Federal Claims

* Strong Evidence Mercury & Vaccines Cause Autism - A Population Level Rechallenge in Japan - The Honda/Rutter Japan Paper - Clifford G. Miller

Professor Sir Michael Rutter & The Drug Industry Connections - Clifford G. Miller


Posted May 16, 2008


►May 17, 2008 - Common Virus May Serve As Target For Vaccine In Fight Against Deadly Brain Tumors -  Duke University Medical Center via ScienceDaily

►May 17, 2008 - Ian Garland: The biotech boss battling C. difficile - A Day in the Life: The head of Acambis gravitates between Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Cambridge in the UK - The Independent, UK

►May 17, 2008 - San Manuel baby is Pinal County's 1st measles case - Tucson Citizen

* ►May 17, 2008 - Why the Government shouldn't make the MMR jab compulsory - The Times, UK

* ►May 16, 2008 - Sick Monkeys: Research Links Vaccine Load, Autism Signs by Dan Olmsted - Age of Autism - "The first research project to examine effects of the total vaccine load received by children in the 1990s has found autism-like signs and symptoms in infant monkeys vaccinated the same way. The study's principal investigator, Laura Hewitson from the University of Pittsburgh, reports developmental delays, behavior problems and brain changes in macaque monkeys that mimic 'certain neurological abnormalities of autism.' The findings are being reported Friday and Saturday at a major international autism conference in London."

* ►May 16, 2008 - Pediatric Vaccines Influence Primate Behavior: Abstracts - Age of Autism

* ►May 16, 2008 - Heckenlively On The Omnibus Autism Proceeding: 5/14 - Turning the Tide – The Omnibus Autism Proceeding – Second Set of Hearings (Thimerosal & Autism) – Day Three – May 14, 2008 by Kent Heckenlively, Esq. - Age of Autism

* ►May 16, 2008 - "Mercury Militia?" NO. RN. by Kim Stagliano - Age of Autism

* ►May 16, 2008 - Dodging the Causal Question on ADHD-TV by Nancy Hokkanen - Age of Autism

* ►May 16, 2008 - Special report: Vaccines and autism (includes video) - AP via - "Parents claiming that childhood vaccines cause autism should not be rewarded by the courts when the scientific community has already rejected any link, government lawyers argued Monday on the first day of a hearing in federal court."

* ►May 16, 2008 - Walking Across America For Autism: Two Men Begin Journey From California to DC This Tuesday - press release - National Autism Association via PRNewswire-USNewswire via The Earth Times - "To learn more about Elias and how to support The Elias Tembenis walk, visit"

►May 16, 2008 - "Autism: What do we know? What do we need?" Lecture at Phoenix Children’s Hospital - - "The Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) presents a Physician Outreach Program for the BHHS Legacy Foundation Distinguished Lecture Series.  Thomas R. Insel, M.D., director of the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH), will address the current state of autism research, its advancements and challenges, firsthand....Date: Wednesday, May 28, 2008, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm."

►May 16, 2008 - Autism medication treatment lecture May 21 - M.I.N.D. Institute Lecture To Focus On Medication Treatment In Autism For Parents - Rocklin and Roseville Today

►May 16, 2008 - Teen of the Week: Autistic teen's piano recital marks milestone - The Capital via

►May 16, 2008 - Severely autistic students take step up to progress - Cincinnati Enquirer

►May 16, 2008 - Church bars severely autistic boy from mass - Minneapolis Star Tribune

►May 16, 2008 - June 25-26, 2008 ACIP Meeting Draft Agenda - CDC

* ►May 16, 2008 - Infant dies after vaccination - The Hindu - "A 45-day-old infant is reported to have died 12 hours after being given a Diphtheria-Pertussis-Tetanus (DPT) vaccination shot at Poosaripatti near Manaparrai here on Wednesday. According to sources, the baby developed fever after being administered the vaccine at the Primary Health Centre at Aniyapur. His parents, Pazhanisamy and Vijaya, reportedly gave the baby paracetamol tablets as prescribed by the doctor. The temperature came down initially, but shot up later again and the baby died at 9 p.m."

* ►May 16, 2008 - Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Brendan DeMelle: Unearthed: News of the Week the Mainstream Media Forgot to Report - The Huffington Post - "Vaccine Court To Hear New Round Of Thimerosal/Autism Test Cases"

* ►May 16, 2008 - Maker of HPV Vaccine Under Fire - Regulators found problems at US plant where Gardasil is made for BC. - The Tyee - "While British Columbia Health Minister George Abbott was announcing the province will provide a controversial new vaccine starting in September with assurances that it is 'safe,' the American Food and Drug Administration was threatening to close the factory where it is made."

* ►May 16, 2008 - HPV shots at school? Don't get readers started - letters - Surrey Now via - "I agree 100 per cent that HPV vaccine should not be given in the schools. In fact, since the B.C. Health Act gives medical health officers control over vaccine information provided to students and parents (thus negating fully informed consent), I disagree with any vaccine being given at school. Not only are there risks involved with HPV vaccine, it's also questionable that it could prevent cervical cancer. It's never been proven that HPV is the main cause, or even a cause at all, of cervical cancer."

* ►May 16, 2008 - Vaccine safe, but norms flouted - Times of India - "Human Biologicals Institute's measles vaccine is 'safe and effective' but its production unit in Hyderabad has been found to be flouting good manufacturing practice (GMP) norms put in place by the World Health Organisation....The vaccines were found to have abnormally high rejection rates. Over 3,000 vials of the vaccine, from a batch of 60,000, were rejected during inspection. While some weren't properly sealed, others were found to have dents on it. The PSU's animal house was not up to the mark. Their licencing and validation procedure was also found to be faulty."

* ►May 16, 2008 - UQ backs down over Gardasil criticism - The University of Queensland (UQ) has admitted it may have over-reacted when it asked one of its senior lecturers to apologise to pharmaceutical company CSL over public criticism of the marketing of cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil. -

* ►May 16, 2008 - It’s time the University of Queensland came clean. Properly. - Crikey - "After receiving a complaint from the pharmaceutical company CSL Ltd about Dr Gunn’s comments on radio, the University’s Secretary and Registrar, Douglas Porter, asked Gunn to provide a written apology to CSL stating that the “comments were made by you in your personal capacity and were not endorsed or authorised by the University”. Porter also asked to be sent a copy of Gunn’s letter."

►May 16, 2008 - Why every girl needs the anti-cancer jab - The Mirror, UK

►May 16, 2008 - It's Official: Get Your Shingles Vaccination - The CDC has formally recommended the shot for adults age 60 and older - U.S. News &  World Report

►May 16, 2008 - Students snap up cheap flu jabs - Canterbury University students keen to keep the sniffles at bay during exam time have snapped up nearly 400 cheap flu jabs. - The Press via

►May 16, 2008 - Bird flu virus in S. Korea a type that caused no human infection: report - Yonhap News

►May 16, 2008 - Hospital Stocks Up This Year On Flu, 1Q; Pressures Persist - Dow Jones via CNNMoney

►May 16, 2008 - Trudeau could receive $2 million from Navy toward pandemic flu research - Adirondack Daily Enterprise

* ►May 16, 2008 - China child virus death toll up to 43 - AP via Google - "A 22-month-old girl from eastern Jiangxi province died Thursday in a local hospital, health officials told the state-run Xinhua News Agency. As of Wednesday, the hand, foot and mouth disease virus had sickened more than 24,934 children in seven Chinese provinces plus Beijing, Xinhua reported."

* ►May 16, 2008 - Statement of Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, May 18, 2008 - press release - National Institutes of Health

►May 16, 2008 - Most Effective Initial Therapy For HIV-1 Infection Identified - University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS via ScienceDaily

►May 16, 2008 - Into The Mouths of Babes: Addressing BPA Safety Concerns - American Chronicle

►May 16, 2008 - US FDA warns of fetal risk of two transplant drugs - Reuters

►May 16, 2008 - American Academy of Pediatrics/American Heart Association Clarification of Statement on Cardiovascular Evaluation and Monitoring of Children and Adolescents With Heart Disease Receiving Medications for ADHD - Endorsed by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the American College of Cardiology, Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and the National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality - press release - The American Heart Association via PRNewswire-USNewswire

* ►May 16, 2008 - MP speaks out on treatment of dementia patients - Loughborough News

►May 16, 2008 - Officials Play Down Threat From Arsenic at Park in D.C. (requires registration) - Washington Post

►May 16, 2008 - Chemicals Ottawa's watching: The feds take a closer look at 17 substances - CBC

* ►May 16, 2008 - Sex Hormones and City Life - Is it safe to douse cities with synthetic pheromones? - Institute of Science in Society

►May 16, 2008 - 7:11 pm: Emergency responders stage drill - Anderson Herald Bulletin

►May 16, 2008 - FDA Shuts Down Seafood Processing Company, Requires Products Be Recalled - Failure to follow consent decree drives action - FDA

* ►May 15, 2008 - Is the proliferation of vaccinations really in your child's best interest? - guest column - - "It is time to take a new look at the need for specific vaccinations. Vaccination is designed to benefit the public health. It is a one-size-fits-all approach. Thus, the rural Midwestern baby receives the same treatment as the crowded inner-city baby. Surely, the needs of these babies are not the same. Hepatitis B vaccine is recommended for men who have sex with men, IV drug users and babies prior to hospital discharge after birth. This is because the government wishes to avoid future cases of Hepatitis B. Thus, all babies, regardless of the likelihood of exposure, are given this injection. Does that seem appropriate to you? This same theory is the reason for the recent push to vaccinate all 11- to 12-year-old females against HPV (human papilloma virus), which is spread by sexual contact. Another example: Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease spread through contaminated food and water. Children are not among the high-risk group. Does your infant really need this shot?"

* ►May 15, 2008 - Govt. lab gives clean chit to Tamil Nadu measles vaccine - PTI via The Hindu - "The measles vaccine administered to children in Tamil Nadu has been given a clean chit by a government laboratory and human error at the local level could possibly have resulted in the death of four infants last month."

* ►May 15, 2008 - CDC Recommends ZOSTAVAX®, Merck's Shingles Vaccine, for All Appropriate Adults Aged 60 and Older - press release - Merck & Co. Inc. via Business Wire

* ►May 15, 2008 - Acknowledging Vaccination Concerns - Brain Blogger

* ►May 15, 2008 - What Every Parent Should Consider About Traditional Vaccinations - By Robert W. “Bob” Sears, M.D. via

* ►May 15, 2008 - HPV myths spread; misleading information about vaccine has been circulating - Chatham Daily News - "In a presentation, Johnston reviewed some of the statistics and study results regarding Gardasil. He said the vaccine has passed testing with flying colours. The major side effect, he said, is a sore arm. Because his daughter wasn't in Grade 8 when he decided to have her vaccinated, Johnston said he had to pay for the shots, which cost about $500 for all three doses needed for immunization."

* ►May 15, 2008 - Community-Based Influenza-Vaccination Program Still Effective at 1 Year (requires registration) - Medscape - "'We need to develop sustainable methods to implement universal influenza-vaccination programs,' Dr. Piedra concluded. 'School-based influenza-vaccination programs sponsored by community coalitions may be a good way to vaccinate school-aged children. We need outcomes data from a variety of different community settings that can report on the impact of the universal influenza vaccination of children.' Dr. Piedra has disclosed no relevant financial relationships. Dr. Orenstein disclosed various financial arrangements with Novartis, sanofi pasteur, and GSK."

* ►May 15, 2008 - Bird flu vaccine that cost Spain EUR 120m may be useless - The EUR 120 million stockpiling of drugs to fight bird flu infections could soon be ineffective, says scientists. - Expatica Spain

* ►May 15, 2008 - Researchers: Pandemic readiness demands mix of antivirals - CIDRAP News

* ►May 15, 2008 - Nearly $1 mil worth of antibiotics wasted - Press Release: New Zealand National Party via

►May 15, 2008 - Mother Plans Autism Fundraiser For Son - The Suncoast News via Tampa Bay Online

* ►May 15, 2008 - Congressional hearing held on psychiatric drugging of USA foster care kids - The US Congress held a public hearing about the way youth in foster care are often given large amounts of powerful psychiatric drugs, without adequate oversight, accountability, information, alternatives and advocacy. Vera Sharav of Alliance for Human Research Protection issued this report. -

* ►May 15, 2008 - Kids Growing Up on Grown Up Drugs: New Research Shows Treatments for Adult Ailments Rapidly Rising in Children - Lifestyle Factors Pushing Children's Use of Prescription Drugs for Health Conditions Once Seen Primarily in Adults - press release - Medco Health Solutions, Inc. via PRNewswire

►May 15, 2008 - Scientists debate cause of feared 'worms-under-skin' disease - Victims complain of inflammation, lesions, fatigue - WorldNetDaily - "Scientists are debating whether a dehabilitating condition called Morgellons disease could be caused by bacteria or fungus on plants in California, Texas and Florida, though many agree that research is leaving them with more questions than answers."

* ►May 15, 2008 - Goodbye, girls - Researcher ponders why U.S. kids reach puberty at an ever-younger age - If historical statistics are any guide, the average girl in northern Europe in the 1830s entered puberty — defined by menarche, or the onset of menstruation — at approximately 17 years of age. Today, chances are that her American counterpart will have her first period at about 12 and a half. - Pamplin Media Group via Portland Tribune

►May 15, 2008 - Bee venom boosts sting immunity - Nursing in Practice

►May 15, 2008 - Gordon wants toxin talks - Assemblyman Tim Gordon (I-108th) has invited Lafarge Cement to meet with residents of four communities in the path of emissions from the company's Ravena plant near the west bank of the Hudson River. - The Independent

►May 15, 2008 - EPA Conducts Mercury Safety Outreach to Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors - Kansas City infoZine

* ►May 15, 2008 - HIV drug linked to serious liver side-effects, Health Canada warns - Canadian Press via Google

►May 14, 2008 - Fight cancer with a shot -

►May 14, 2008 - Genetic Links To Impaired Social Behavior In Autism - Elsevier, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS via ScienceDaily

►May 13, 2008 - Rotarians in Indian mission to combat polio - Clitheroe Today

►May 13, 2008 - Parents Testify in Autism Vaccine Case -

►May 13, 2008 - Montrealers to study genetic factors in autism - CBC

►May 12, 2008 - Now Labour plans to ban children from school unless they have an MMR jab - This is London

►May 2, 2008 - Cases Of Diabetes Exploding Among Young, Pregnant Women -

* ►May 1, 2008 - Autism better understood now - The Signal Item - "Other parents, such as Rebecca Williams-Thomas, of Glenshaw, see a connection. She also said the condition of her autistic son, Lee, 3, declined after his vaccinations. He was 27 months old when diagnosed in January 2007. 'This was worded so perfectly by a doctor,' she said. '(He said) Lee possibly had a genetic predisposition to autism, and the combination of our harmful environment and the vaccinations just pushed him over the edge.'"

►May 1, 2008 - Early treatment makes all the difference in autism epidemic - Edmond Sun

►April 30, 2008 - The most natural drug - Researchers devise new method of creating human antibodies to flu, other illnesses - Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation via EurekAlert!

►April 28, 2008 - Exploring Vaccine Litigation Issues - Ringler Radio Internet Show - press release - Ringler Associates via Business Wire

►April 27, 2008 - Promising cancer treatments being tested - - "Instead of traditional chemotherapy, how about an actual cancer vaccine that's injected just under the skin and alerts the body's own immune system to turn and attack the cancer."

►June 2004 - Use of Psychotropic Medications by Youths in Therapeutic Foster Care and Group Homes - journal article (Psychiatric Services)

H.R. 2052, The Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Act of 2007 - H.R. 2052 would enhance Federal efforts focused on public awareness and education about the risks and dangers associated with Shaken Baby Syndrome. -

The Falling Age of Puberty in U.S. Girls: What We Know, What We Need to Know - The Breast Cancer Fund

Webcast Event - May 21-25 : Autism One 2008 Conference - Autism One provides educational opportunities reelecting the relevant information of today. This year's live webcast allows increased accessibility to this information. Culinary Health, Law Day, and portions of the Biomedical Track will be streamed live via the internet. Post-conference, presentation recordings will be available for purchase. - ZenWorks Productions

Free-Mealer - Life on the Alphabet-Free Diet: GF/CF/EF/YF/CF/etc... - Blog


Posted May 15, 2008


►June 2008 - Skin prick test predictive value on the outcome of a first known egg exposure in milk-allergic children - journal article (Pediatric Allergy and Immunology)

►June 2008 - Safety and efficacy of a new extensively hydrolyzed formula for infants with cow's milk protein allergy - journal article (Pediatric Allergy and Immunology)

►June 2008 - Severe combined immunodeficiency: A national surveillance study - journal article (Pediatric Allergy and Immunology)

►June 2008 - Paediatric allergy diagnosis in primary care is improved by in vitro allergen-specific IgE testing - journal article (Pediatric Allergy and Immunology)

►June 2008 - Peanut and tree nut allergy in childhood - journal article (Pediatric Allergy and Immunology)

►June 2008 - Sensitivity and specificity of different skin prick tests with latex extracts in pediatric patients with suspected natural rubber latex allergy - A cohort study - journal article (Pediatric Allergy and Immunology)

►June 2008 - Update: the role of FoxP3 in allergic disease. - journal article (Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head & Neck Surgery)

►June 2008 - Processing of Clostridium difficile toxins - journal article (Journal of Medical Microbiology)

►June 2008 - Clostridium difficile toxin synthesis is negatively regulated by TcdC - journal article (Journal of Medical Microbiology)

►June 2008 - Antibiotics involved in Clostridium difficile-associated disease increase colonization factor gene expression - journal article (Journal of Medical Microbiology)

►June 2008 - 'Stealing me from myself': identity and recovery in personal accounts of mental illness - journal article (Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry)

►June 2008 - Relationships between cognitive deficits, symptoms and quality of life in schizophrenia - journal article (Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry)

►May 16, 2008 - Viral Hepatitis Awareness --- May 2008 - MMWR/CDC

* ►May 16, 2008 - Acute Hepatitis C Virus Infections Attributed to Unsafe Injection Practices at an Endoscopy Clinic --- Nevada, 2007 - MMWR/CDC

►May 16, 2008 - Use of Enhanced Surveillance for Hepatitis C Virus Infection to Detect a Cluster Among Young Injection-Drug Users --- New York, November 2004--April 2007 - MMWR/CDC

►May 16, 2008 - Multistate Outbreak of Human Salmonella Infections Caused by Contaminated Dry Dog Food --- United States, 2006--2007 - MMWR/CDC

►May 16, 2008 - QuickStats: Percentage of Women Aged >25 Years Who Had a Papanicolaou (Pap) Smear Test* During the Preceding 3 Years, by Age Group and Education Level --- National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2005 - MMWR/CDC

►May 16, 2008 - Notice to Readers: National Emergency Medical Services Week --- May 18--24, 2008 - MMWR/CDC

►May 16, 2008 - Notice to Readers: National Recreational Water Illness Prevention Week --- May 19--25, 2008 - MMWR/CDC

* ►May 15, 2008 - Prevention of Herpes Zoster - Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) (early release) - MMWR/CDC

* ►May 15, 2008 - CDC Urges Shingles Vaccine for Most Patients 60 and Older (includes audio) - MedPage Today - "Dr. Schaffner said clinicians may have been reluctant to prescribe the vaccine until the CDC's full recommendations were available. 'Clinicians now have a secure source of information about the vaccine and recommendations for its use,' he said."

* ►May 15, 2008 - Holland On The Omnibus Autism Proceeding: 5/14 by Mary Holland, Esq - Age of Autism

* ►May 15, 2008 - Olmsted, The Amish and Autism: Part Two by Mark Blaxill (Part 2 of 2) - Age of Autism

* ►May 15, 2008 - Offit Targets The Polings: Touts Vaccinations For Mito Disorder - Age of Autism

* ►May 15, 2008 - Insecticides in pet shampoo may trigger autism - New Scientist

* ►May 15, 2008 - Pyrethrin chemicals in pet shampoo may increase autism risk - The London Times

* ►May 15, 2008 - Detecting autism in babies may aid progress - Mac researchers track eye movement - Hamilton Spectator

►May 15, 2008 - Autism awareness - Resources grow during 'explosion' - Biloxi Sun Herald

►May 15, 2008 - Farmington Facility to treat special needs - Morning Sentinel via

►May 15, 2008 - No such thing as a genetic epidemic - Left Brain/Right Brain Blog

►May 15, 2008 - New Handbook of Clinical Psychology Focuses on Children and Adolescents - press release - Research and Markets via Business Wire

►May 15, 2008 - For parents with autistic children a chance to reach out and learn - Press of Atlantic City

* ►May 15, 2008 - Meningitis B vaccine could be only three years away - Daily Mail, UK

►May 15, 2008 - Meningitis vaccine 'for sale in three years' - A vaccine against the most common strain of meningitis - which causes more than half of all cases in Britain - could be on the market within three years. - The Telegraph, UK

►May 15, 2008 - Meningitis B tests raise hope of vaccine - · Scientists say study of 150 babies was successful · More than 1,000 cases of infection a year in UK - The Guardian, UK

* ►May 15, 2008 - HIV / AIDS - Results from vaccine trial 'promising' - Bangkok Post - "Half of them have been getting injections of two combination vaccines _ the canary pox vaccine Alvac and a synthesised combination of the B and E sub-types of the Aids virus AidsVax, with the rest getting placebo injections over a one-year period."

* ►May 15, 2008 - Cancer vaccine gets Netherlands approval - Frederick company Vaccinogen wins approval for production in Europe; expects U.S. launch in three years - - "Vaccinogen Inc. of Frederick hopes to launch OncoVax in the United States in roughly three years, after the company secured a pivotal license to produce the vaccine at its manufacturing facility in Europe and distribute it there."

►May 15, 2008 - Therapeutic Vaccine Prolongs Survival And Improves Quality Of Life - American Urological Association via ScienceDaily

►May 15, 2008 - Get your shots before going to college - Abilene Reporter-News

* ►May 15, 2008 - Aussie vaccine fights cervical cancer - The West Australian - "Cervarix, like the cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil, is developed using technology pioneered by former Australian of the Year Professor Ian Frazer. But unlike its rival, Cervarix has not yet been given the final sign-off to join the National Immunisation Program where it will be made available at no cost to girls and women between the ages of 12 and 26. The vaccine is also yet to get approval for use in the US."

* ►May 15, 2008 - Government's bird flu drugs strategy is 'flawed' - The Government's strategy to defend the nation against a bird flu pandemic has been called into question. - Telegraph, UK

* ►May 15, 2008 - TV Drug Ads May Have To Zoom In On Side Effects - TV Drug Ads Could Urge Patients To Report Drug Side Effects, Under FDA Proposal - AP via CBS News

* ►May 15, 2008 - Product Placements Require New FDA Regs - Pharmalot - "After all, there may well be more restrictions on DTC after the presidential elections, and consumers are increasingly using TiVo and remote controls to ignore commericals. In general, the UCLA researchers note that the overall market for product placement rose 30.5 percent to $3.5 billion in 2004, according to their paper in The Journal of Public Policy & Marketing. And in 2006, there were 462 mentions of prescription meds on TV shows."

* ►May 15, 2008 - New Drug Approvals Are On The Rise, So Far - Pharmalot

* ►May 15, 2008 - Crystal structures of oseltamivir-resistant influenza virus neuraminidase mutants - journal article (Nature)

* ►May 15, 2008 - Single anti-flu drug 'not enough' - No single drug alone will be enough to treat all the victims of a global flu pandemic, research has shown. - BBC

* ►May 15, 2008 - Sanofi Deceived US Patent Office Over Lovenox - Pharmalot

►May 15, 2008 - Health Ministers To Debate Patent Disputes - Pharmalot

►May 15, 2008 - Europe Expanding Inquiry on Availability of Drugs (requires registration) - The New York Times

* ►May 15, 2008 - Five-year-old boy dies of chickenpox just days after doctors sent him home - Daily Mail, UK - "Little Fabio Nunes was rushed to East Surrey Hospital in Redhill on February 14 by dad Ricardo, but claims that medical staff told him that his son was alright after examining him even though he was 'unable to walk or talk' and was 'barely conscious'. But just four days later, with Fabio getting progressively worse, his dad took him back to hospital only to be told that Fabio was suffering from a severe reaction to chickenpox and only had six hours to live."

* ►May 15, 2008 - Quarantine was right call - The Ottawa Citizen - "Managing risk is a tricky business. Public safety must be balanced against civil liberties such as freedom of movement and association, and a perfect balance can be hard to achieve. In the post-9/11 era, governments perform risk assessments all the time and, admittedly, sometimes they get it wrong."

* ►May 15, 2008 - Actor backs right to sue companies - Quaid tells Congress of twins' overdose (requires registration or subscription) - Baltimore Sun

* ►May 15, 2008 - Migraine Medicines May Cause Potentially Deadly Brain Syndrome - Bloomberg

►May 15, 2008 - Patient safety bill would publicize doctors' names - Newsday

* ►May 15, 2008 - Cops, firefighters advised to get shots for measles (requires registration) - Arizona Daily Star - "This week, nearly 2,000 members of the Tucson Police and Fire departments are being targeted for measles shots, if they cannot show proof of immunity....That includes some 600 uniformed firefighters also ordered to get the MMR shots — for measles, mumps and rubella — if they're not currently immune, said Capt. Norm Carlton, a Tucson Fire Department spokesman....'We are investigating those reports now and stepping up efforts to get day-care staff immunized as well,' she said."

* ►May 15, 2008 - Bird flu drugs 'poured down the drain' - Nearly $1 million worth of antibiotics was being poured down the drain after drugs, bought in case of a bird flu pandemic, had expired, National MP Tony Ryall said. - NZPA via

* ►May 15, 2008 - Bird flu 'resistant to Australian drug arsenal' - The Federal Government's bird-flu medication stockpiles are being questioned after research showed the virus is resistant to the majority of Australia's supplies. -

►May 15, 2008 - Research questions stockpiling of bird flu drugs - transcript - AM via

►May 15, 2008 - Two More Cases of Virulent Bird Flu Confirmed -

* ►May 15, 2008 - PETA warns of link between factory farm filth and bird flu - PTI via Hindu Business Line

* ►May 15, 2008 - Indonesia to provide bird flu data online - AP via Google - "Several boycotted WHO's long-standing virus sharing system, instead depositing important bird flu information into existing but often inadequate public databanks. On the Net: GISAID:"

►May 15, 2008 - SKorea to build bird flu vaccine factory next year: ministry - AFP via Google

►May 15, 2008 - Teen needs new heart after virus attack - Granby youth must have transplant, but time on waiting list is crucial - Montreal Gazette via

►May 15, 2008 - State officials conclude DaVita investigation - Report to be released in next few weeks; Centers for Disease Control and Lufkin Police continuing their investigations - The Lufkin Daily News

►May 15, 2008 - Vaccinating migrants a big problem - letter - Arizona Republic

►May 15, 2008 - A necessary shot in the arm - Twin Falls Times-News

►May 15, 2008 - Measles control to cost at least $1 million - Tucson Citizen

►May 15, 2008 - HIV-positive man gets 35 years for spitting on Dallas police officer - Dallas Morning News

►May 15, 2008 - Medivir AB Broadens Its Hepatitis C Collaboration with Tibotec, Entering a Partnership in the Field of HCV Polymerase - press release - Medivir AB via Business Wire

►May 15, 2008 - Child Welfare Tightens Law on Removal (requires registration) - The New York Times

* ►May 15, 2008 - New Handbook of Clinical Psychology Focuses on Children and Adolescents - Research and Markets via Business Wire via MarketWatch

►May 15, 2008 - FDA Delays Clinical Trial of Embryonic Stem Cells (requires registration) - Bloomberg via New York Times

►May 15, 2008 - First embryonic stem cell trial stalled (requires registration) - The Scientist

►May 15, 2008 - Regenerative medicine and human models of human disease - journal article (Nature)

►May 15, 2008 - Vital warning on techno-foods - The Daily, AU

►May 14, 2008 - 4 Your Family: Vaccines -, New Mexico

* ►May 14, 2008 - First Do No Harm — Avoiding Medication Errors in Children - Medication errors are especially problematic in children because many drugs are formulated for adults. - journal article (Journal Watch Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine)

* ►May 14, 2008 - Don't be fever phobic (blog) - Ms. W brings in her 4-year-old, who has had a fever of 102.8 for two days. "I'm worried sick. I can't get the fever down. I've given ibuprofen and acetaminophen, luke warm baths. but as soon as the fever goes down, it's soon back up again. I'm afraid the fever will cause some kind of damage." - WebMD - "Then why treat a fever? The body's thermostat is rarely satisfied; it usually wants the temperature in the body to be a few degrees warmer than it is. That's why we feel cold or chilled when really we are already too warm. Hence, the main reason to treat a fever: to make your child feel more comfortable. Period."

* ►May 14, 2008 - Pfizer To Disclose Grants And Charitable Donations - Pharmalot

* ►May 14, 2008 - Scientists use music to explore autistic brain's emotion processing - The Cheers

* ►May 14, 2008 - GAO Issues Report Citing FDA Slowdown on DTC Enforcement - Eye on FDA

* ►May 14, 2008 - Better Screening, Treatment, And Affordable Vaccines Can Prevent Doubling Of Cervical Cancer Deaths In Latin America, Caribbean - The Pan American Health Organization, The Albert B. Sabin Vaccine Institute via Medical News Today

►May 14, 2008 - Performance pay for NHS hospitals - Hospitals are to have pay linked to performance by using patient experience to measure the quality of care. - BBC

►May 14, 2008 - A Tale of Two Neisseria: Video Blog with Paul Auwaerter, MD, MBA (requires registration) (includes video) - Medscape

►May 14, 2008 - First-Line Therapy for HIV-Infected Patients - Virologic suppression is more likely with an efavirenz-based regimen than with a lopinavir/ritonavir-based one. - journal article (Journal Watch Infectious Diseases)

►May 14, 2008 - Vancouver Researchers Discover Missing Link Between TB Bacteria and Humans: New Treatment Expected - The University of British Columbia

►May 14, 2008 - Common bacteria activating natural killer T cells may cause autoimmune liver disease - Researchers close in on possible cause of primary biliary cirrhosis - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center via EurekAlert!

►May 14, 2008 - New study on food borne diseases - Irish Health

►May 14, 2008 - FDA Approves AstraZeneca's Seroquel(R) for Maintenance Treatment in Bipolar Disorder - AstraZeneca via The Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network

►May 14, 2008 - Smoking 'triggers deadly changes' - A key mechanism by which smoking triggers genetic changes that cause lung cancer has been unravelled. - BBC

►May 14, 2008 - Tooth loss strongly linked to risk of esophageal, head and neck, and lung cancer - American Association for Cancer Research via EurekAlert!

►May 14, 2008 - Grandparents give vaccines to grandchildren - The Copenhagen Post - "Gift certificates for vaccinations against cervical cancer or to have frozen stem cells from the umbilical cord stored have become increasingly popular as gift items from grandparents to grandchildren. 'I can definitely confirm that grandparents have started giving their grandchildren gift certificates for vaccines against cervical cancer,' Christine Felding, a gynaecologist told BT newspaper."

* ►May 14, 2008 - The International Meeting for Autism Research May 15-17, 2008 - Scientists to report the latest findings on the causes and treatments of autism - Autism Speaks via FirstScience

* ►May 14, 2008 - South Elgin family joins fight against autism - The Courier News - "Like many parents with autistic children, Beth questions the role vaccines play in the disease. She is joining a national rally, Green Our Vaccines by Talk About Curing Autism, featuring spokeswoman Jenny McCarthy, whose son has autism, and comedian Jim Carrey on June 4 in Washington, D.C."

* ►May 14, 2008 - Dennis Quaid backs drugmaker liability suits (includes video) - Reuters - "'I believe if preemption of lawsuits is allowed to prevail, it will basically make all of us, the public, uninformed and uncompensated lab rats,' Quaid said at a House of Representatives committee hearing. He urged Congress to pass legislation to protect patients' ability to sue drugmakers if the Supreme Court further restricts the suits."

* ►May 14, 2008 - Former FDA Official Says FDA Approval Shouldn't Bar Lawsuits - Dow Jones via CNNMoney

►May 14, 2008 - Bayer Healthcare to remove remaining Trasylol from market: FDA - Thomson Financial via Forbes

* ►May 14, 2008 - Allergy seen profitable in 2009 on hay fever vaccine - Reuters

* ►May 14, 2008 - Phase II Clinical Trial of Sinobiomed's Malaria Candidate Vaccine to Start in Q3 - Company Collaborating With Mahidol University of Bangkok on Trial to Be Conducted in Thailand - Sinobiomed Inc. via Marketwire via CNNMoney

* ►May 14, 2008 - Cervarix™ provides longest duration of sustained neutralising antibodies reported for any vaccine against HPV 16 and 18 to date - Neutralising antibodies are believed by experts to be important for cervical cancer prevention - press release - GlaxoSmithKline

* ►May 14, 2008 - Judge Stephen Kouri said he would not reconsider McCarron's sentence - WHOI HOI-19 - "Early last month McCarron was sentenced to 36 years in prison for killing her 3-year-old daughter Katie who had autism. McCarron's attorney filed a motion to appeal."

►May 14, 2008 - What's Going Around? Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease - News 8 KFMB San Diego

►May 14, 2008 - Measles cases increase in Grant County - The Star of Grand Coulee

►May 14, 2008 - CDC: Parasites in 8 percent of Atlanta swimming spots - AP via Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

►May 14, 2008 - Study will shed light on lead issue - Jamestown Sun

►May 14, 2008 - Look before you leap: State issues mercury alert for legs from Everglades pig frogs - Sun-Sentinel

►May 14, 2008 - World Bank says HIV/AIDS to remain a challenge in sub-Saharan Africa - AP via International Herald Tribune

►May 14, 2008 - Uganda: Researchers Call for Circumcision to Fight HIV/Aids - The Monitor (Kampala) via

►May 14, 2008 - Africa: US Senators Block Key HIV/Aids Legislation - - "The new bill, which authorizes $50 million in spending over the next five years, passed the House of Representatives on April 2 by a vote of 308-116. In order to become law, it must now pass the Senate and be signed by President Bush."

►May 14, 2008 - Triple-Drug Therapy Found Most Effective Against HIV - Researchers have determined that commonly prescribed triple-drug combination therapies that use old antiviral drugs are the most effective for suppressing the deadly virus that causes AIDS. The findings have major implications for doctors as they grapple with different drugs to treat HIV infected individuals.  VOA's Jessica Berman reports from Washington. - Voice of America

►May 14, 2008 - Students Bake Cookies For World Hepatitis Awareness Day -

* ►May 14, 2008 - Raking through sludge exposes a stink - Environmental Protection Agency scientists accused of fabricating data about health effects of fertilizer. - Nature News - "The False Claims Act lawsuit brought by microbiologist David Lewis, who says he was forced out of the agency, alleges that EPA officials and University of Georgia researchers fraudulently orchestrated a grant and then fabricated data to ensure that the EPA's 'biosolids' programme would come out smelling pretty. If the charges stick, the scientists and EPA officials could be held personally liable and may be forced to pay back the original grant as well as some US$4.6 million in subsequent grants, plus penalties."

►May 14, 2008 - Stuck in the mud - The Environmental Protection Agency must gather data on the toxicity of spreading sewage sludge. - journal article (Nature)

►May 14, 2008 - Death Gap In US Widens Based On Level Of Education - dBTechno

►May 13, 2008 - Court Hears More Claims Linking Thimesoral in Vaccines to Autism - eFluxMedia

►May 13, 2008 - New Immunization Requirements -

* ►May 13, 2008 - Intercell AG announces Q1 2008 results and update on development programs - Vaccine against Japanese Encephalitis moving towards global market approvals: US FDA inspection currently ongoing, Australia grants priority review – All development programs on track - Intercell's investigational Japanese Encephalitis vaccine expected to obtain market approval in global traveler markets in 2008 – commercial production started - PharmaLive

►May 13, 2008 - South Carolina Older Adult Immunization to be held - The Times and Democrat

►May 13, 2008 - Membership in IAMAT is essential for any avid traveler - King Features via Houston Chronicle

* ►May 13, 2008 - Expert: Fetal Viability Threshold Continues to Change - 93.1 WIBC Indianapolis - "Indiana recognizes viability at 7 months; however, Dr. Lemons says the American Academy of Pediatrics has lowered their recognition to 23-25 weeks. Lemons says the developmental weight of the fetus matters more than the gestational age because each baby develops differently. Lemons adds in early development, girls develop faster than boys."

►May 13, 2008 - School Van Driver Accused Of Raping Autistic Child (includes video) -

►May 13, 2008 - Nanohealing Material Heads to Market - A Startup Is Planning Human Trials for a Nanostructured Material That Quickly Stops Bleeding - Technology Review via ABC News

* ►May 13, 2008 - Maternal Infections During Pregnancy May Increase Risk for Childhood Epilepsy CME/CE (requires registration) - Pediatrics via Medscape Medical News

* ►May 13, 2008 - Allergy fight involves slew of method, varying results - Gannett News Service via Norwich Bulletin - "Joel Munch was told he was allergic to too many things, so he couldn’t get allergy shots. Instead, the Connestee Falls, N.C., resident would take over-the-counter medications to treat his allergy symptoms, but he often was unable to sleep and felt tired. But for the past three years, Munch has been putting a drop of liquid underneath his tongue three times a day to treat his allergies, and he says the difference is noticeable."

* ►May 13, 2008 - Are Anxiety Disorders All in the Mind? - Researchers Find Link Between Altered Dopamine Activity and Social Anxiety Disorder According to an Article in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Society of Nuclear Medicine via Biocompare

►May 13, 2008 - Hyperactivity is Associated with Decreased Numbers of Interneurons - Elsevier via Biocompare

►May 13, 2008 - New Insights Into the Dynamics of the Brain's Cortex - Research demonstrates link between patterns of neuronal activity and the underlying anatomy - Public Library of Science via Biocompare

►May 13, 2008 - Prescription Tracking and Public Health - journal article (Journal of General Internal Medicine)

►May 13, 2008 - Gene therapy slows progression of fatal neurodegenerative disease in children - Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News via EurekAlert!

►May 13, 2008 - Girls and children exposed to tobacco smoke benefit more from montelukast (singulair) - National Jewish Medical and Research Center via EurekAlert!

►May 13, 2008 - Study says death gap increasing in US - Public Library of Science via EurekAlert!

* ►May 12, 2008 - Shire Launches Nationwide Adult ADHD Mobile Awareness Tour - ADHD screening initiative launches in Atlanta and continues for 90 days; Shire expects up to 20,000 adults to self-screen for ADHD in 13 cities across the country - Shire

►May 12, 2008 - What Are the Risks of Contracting MRSA From Domesticated Animals? (requires registration) - Medscape Infectious Diseases

* ►May 12, 2008 - Does Early Nutritional Intervention Prevent Development of Atopic Disease in Infants? (requires registration) - Pediatrics via Medscape Pediatrics

►May 12, 2008 - Drug Promises to Restore Sensation After Dental Visit (requires registration) - The New York Times

►May 11, 2008 - FDA closes Columbia drug maker - Scientific Laboratories was warned for three years - Maryland Daily Record

* ►May 11, 2008 - Lead's legacy - Banned three decades ago, lead paint continues to poison Ohio's children - The Columbus Dispatch

►May 11, 2008 - Scientists Dig Deeper Into The Genetics Of Schizophrenia By Evaluating MicroRNAs - Columbia University Medical Center via Biocompare

►May 11, 2008 - Model Shows How Mutation Tips Biochemistry To Cause Alzheimer's - University of North Carolina at Charlotte via Biocompare

* ►May 8, 2008 - Evaluation of the levels of folate, vitamin B12, homocysteine and fluoride in the parents and the affected neonates with neural tube defect and their matched controls - journal article (Pediatric Surgery International)

►May 8, 2008 - DOR Licenses Anthrax Toxin Analogues from Harvard - Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

►May 8, 2008 - Measles draws concerns - The Daily Iowan

►May 8, 2008 - Government to look at autism - video - BBC

►May 7, 2008 - Measure aims to support autism - - "The Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee released legislation Assembly members Joan Voss, Vincent Prieto and Assembly Speaker Joseph J. Roberts, Jr. sponsored to establish an Office of the Advocate for Persons with Autism (OAPA).The measure is part of the second wave of landmark autism support measures introduced in February that complement the historic seven-bill autism awareness package Assembly Speaker Roberts championed into law last session."

* ►May 5, 2008 - Expression and Maintenance of Mitochondrial DNA. New Insights into Human Disease Pathology. - journal article (The American Journal of Pathology)

►May 5, 2008 - Study shows physician judgement important in reducing RSV-related hospitalizations - Retrospective chart review in 10 geographic regions throughout the United States presented at Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting - Edelman Public Relations via EurekAlert!

►May 5, 2008 - Friendships and social interactions of school-aged children with migraine - journal article (Cephalalgia)

* ►May 5, 2008 - New Clorox disinfectant is EPA registered to kill both known types of MRSA - Ketchum DC via EurekAlert!

►May 2008 - Genetic analysis of innate immunity in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis identifies two susceptibility loci harboring CARD9 and IL18RAP. - journal article (American Journal of Human Genetics)

►May 2008 - Bronchiolitis - journal article (Canadian Family Physician)

►April 26, 2008 - State ups student vaccines - Additional shots required for tots and teens this fall - Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter

►April 26, 2008 - Technology to Produce Advanced and Efficient Vaccines developed by Scientists -

►April 25, 2008 - Panel calls for clearer Lasik warnings - Patients tell officials that surgery left them with fuzzy vision, dry eyes - AP via MSNBC

►April 23, 2008 - Tyson Told to End an Antibiotic Claim (requires registration) - The New York Times

►April 22, 2008 - Obesity, smoking cuts many US women's life expectancy: study - AFP via Yahoo!

* ►March 25, 2008 - Cost-effectiveness of hepatitis A immunization of children and adolescents in Germany - journal article (The European Journal of Health Economics) - "Assuming that the travel immunization rate among young adults remains at least constant, any newly implemented mass immunization among infants or adolescents in Germany would not be cost-effective. Therefore it does not seem sensible for the statutory health insurance to meet the costs of such immunization strategies."


►March 1, 2008 - Curcumin treatment alleviates the effects of glutathione depletion in vitro and in vivo: therapeutic implications for Parkinson's disease explained via in silico studies. - journal article (Free Radical Biology and Medicine)

►February 1, 2008 - Long-term Air Pollution Exposure Is Associated with Neuroinflammation, an Altered Innate Immune Response, Disruption of the Blood-Brain Barrier, Ultrafine Particulate Deposition, and Accumulation of Amyloid β-42 and -Synuclein in Children and Young Adults - journal article (Toxicologic Pathology)

►2008 - The roles of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in pregnancy, lactation and infancy: review of current knowledge and consensus recommendations (pdf) - journal article (Journal of Perinatal Medicine)


Scientific Advisory Committee - The World Small Animal Veterinary Association - "Vaccine Guidelines 2007 (pdf)  Scientific Advisory Committee Update on Canine and Avian Influenza Virus"

* Has The Cause of Crib Death (SIDS) Been Found? Toxic Gases in Baby Crib Mattresses By Jane Sheppard - Healthy Child

A Bright Idea: Hitting the Safety Switch On Compact Fluorescent Bulbs - Seventh Generation

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