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All the News Posted September 4-5, 2007

Posted September 5, 2007


* ►November 2007 - Chronic and recurrent cough, sinusitis and asthma. Much ado about nothing - journal article (Pediatric Allergy and Immunology) - "Recent literature established that the majority of children with isolated cough do not have asthma in terms of both absence of signs of typical asthma inflammation and response to steroid treatment. This unconfirmed hypothesis has unfortunately often resulted in a misunderstood use of inhaled steroids as `symptomatic' treatment. Our aim should be to avoid unnecessary medicalization and lessen anxiety not by simply prescribing, but by spending time in evaluating patients and explaining to parents what are mostly physiological events, which should resolve spontaneously over time."

►November 2007 - The child with recurrent respiratory infections: normal or not? - journal article (Pediatric Allergy and Immunology)

►November 2007 - Systemic treatment of rhinosinusitis in children - journal article (Pediatric Allergy and Immunology)

* ►September/October 2007 - Tick Doc - The Pennsylvania Gazette - "If Lyme is detected and treated properly at the onset of infection, there are usually no long-term medical repercussions. Left untreated or under-treated, however, it becomes an insidious illness, often inducing a myriad of acute and chronic neurological, musculoskeletal, rheumatologic, cardiac, and neuropsychiatric symptoms. Lyme has been identified in medical journals as a probable cause of multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia, Alzheimer’s, and Lou Gehrig’s disease, to name a few."

* ►September 6, 2007 - Sidelining Safety — The FDA's Inadequate Response to the IOM (free full text) - journal article (NEJM) - "In my view, the FDA's response to the IOM report demonstrates a lack of understanding of the magnitude of the changes required to create a culture of safety. Apparently, the agency's leadership has yet to recognize that the adoption of such a culture would benefit all stakeholders — industry, the community of scientists, and most important, the American public."

* ►September 6, 2007 - The Battle over SCHIP (free full text) (includes audio) - journal article (NEJM)

►September 6, 2007 - Inclusion: The Politics of Difference in Medical Research (book review) - journal article (NEJM)

►September 6, 2007 - A Comparison of Three Initial Antiretroviral AIDS Regimens (free full text) - journal article (NEJM)

►September 6, 2007 - Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases (free full text) - journal article (NEJM)

►September 6, 2007 - No Child Left Uncovered - journal article (NEJM)

►September 6, 2007 - Sustaining the Engine of U.S. Biomedical Discovery - journal article (NEJM)

►September 6, 2007 - STAT4 and the Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus - journal article (NEJM)

►September 6, 2007 - Strategy on vaccination urgently needed - The Age, Australia - "I understand why vaccination has not been used to date, but each day the situation changes and perhaps we have reached the point where we need to be proactive to minimise the impact of this disease on Victorian horses."

►September 6, 2007 - Equine influenza warning three days before lockdown - The State Government was warned about a suspected equine influenza outbreak three days before horses in Queensland were banned from moving. - The Courier-Mail via

►September 6, 2007 - HIV disinfectant doesn't wash with court - Sydney Morning Herald

* ►September 5, 2007 - Taking her cause to TV - Salina Journal - "Kelli Donley’s mission to halt mandatory military anthrax vaccinations will gain national attention Friday when she appears on an episode of the 'Montel Williams Show.' The episode, 'Dying to Serve,' was taped in New York City March 8. Donley, 36, a former Air Force attorney, was among those featured in the talk show."

* ►September 5, 2007 - Beloit woman on TV Friday - Salina Journal - "After volunteering for duty in Korea in the spring of 2000, Donley was required to take the anthrax vaccinations. Symptoms began to appear about a month after taking her third shot in October 2000 in Korea. An MRI confirmed in 2003 in Oklahoma City that her cerebellum, at the base of the skull, had shrunk. Donley said a normal cerebellum is the size of a fist, full and fibrous. She said in a May 1, Journal story that her cerebellum looked more like a 'tumbleweed.' After a long fight, she was granted 100 percent disability in February 2006."

* ►September 5, 2007 - MMR overdoses given to 93 pupils - Pupils at three Birmingham schools have been given an overdose of the MMR vaccine, health chiefs have confirmed. - BBC

* ►September 5, 2007 - MMR jab alert - Birmingham Mail via icBirmingham - "Nearly 100 Birmingham schoolchildren were given higher than recommended doses of the controversial MMR vaccine in a blunder by health bosses.... But campaigner Jonathan Harris, a father-of six from Sheldon whose two children Tom, 16, and Oliver, 13, became autistic after having the MMR vaccine, remains unconvinced. He said: 'It is little wonder that parents have no trust in the NHS immunisation programme when things like this happen. 'Recommendations are there for a reason and they cannot say without doubt that the extra vaccine will not have a long term effect on these children."

►September 5, 2007 - MMR jabs for children 'to continue' - Gulf Daily News

* ►September 5, 2007 - FDA Seeks to Regulate Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Products Such as Vegetable Juice Could Be Restricted for Medical Use - Changes Would Cost Medicare System Billions As Seniors Seek Conventional Treatments Instead - press release - The Senior Citizens League via PRNewswire-USNewswire

* ►September 5, 2007 - Killer at college: Meningitis threatens students - Mandatory vaccine for deadly bacterial disease sparks debate - MSNBC - "Barbara Loe Fisher, president and co-founder of the National Vaccine Information Center, believes more attention should be drawn to these potential hazards. Her Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit works on the prevention of injuries and deaths caused by vaccinations. 'I just I don't understand why we have to force people,' Fisher says. 'We should make [vaccinations] available at low or no cost, but forcing people is another issue.'"

* ►September 5, 2007 -     Should states require the meningitis vaccination for students attending a four-year college? - live vote - MSNBC

►September 5, 2007 - Back-to-school: There's still time to get those shots - Baltimore Community Times

* ►September 5, 2007 - 2nd Central Florida Boy Dies Of Amoeba Infection - Central Florida News 13

* ►September 5, 2007 - Akorn, Inc. Launches Tetanus Diphtheria Vaccine - press release - Akorn Inc. via Business Wire - "Arthur S. Przybyl, Akorn's President and Chief Executive Officer stated, 'Today, we realized initial sales from the launch of our first vaccine, multi dose Tetanus Diphtheria Vaccine. We look forward to launching the single dose preservative free Tetanus Diphtheria Vaccine in the first quarter 2008.'"

* ►September 5, 2007 - Experts Say Birth Defect Risks Outweigh Benefits of SSRIs - OpEdNews

* ►September 5, 2007 - Rutgers Genetics receives $7.8 million for autism research - Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey via - "'We will be looking not only at autism that is passed from generation to generation, but also at autism that derives from 'sporadic' genetic changes that may occur within one generation. It is now recognized that such sporadic mutations may account for a large fraction of autism cases.'....Most scientists agree that there is a genetic basis for autism, with an assortment of environmental factors possibly conspiring with the altered genes to produce the many forms of the disorder. Many believe that genetic analyses will point the way for future research and potential therapies."

►September 5, 2007 - New Techniques Discovered to Reverse Autism - press release - HOEFFLIN I6S Child Education Institute via Business Wire

►September 5, 2007 - Frederick County, Md., officials questions biodefense lab plans - AP via Delmarva Daily Times - "The Frederick County Commissioners want the Army to explain why it plans to build a new biodefense laboratory at Fort Detrick, inside the Frederick city limits, instead of in a less-populated area."

►September 5, 2007 - A&M labs rife with lapses - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

* ►September 5, 2007 - CDC finds breaches at A&M disease lab - Research will remain on hold as missing vials, security missteps are addressed - Houston Chronicle - "The report does not address whether A&M will face any more penalties, including the loss of funding or fines of up to $500,000. Regardless, the CDC's action means it is unlikely that A&M will receive any new funding for biodefense research for some time, said safety experts and researchers at other universities. The report follows a campus visit by federal investigators five weeks ago, after disclosure that the university had failed to immediately report the exposure of researchers to two of the agents last year."

* ►September 5, 2007 - Lab pipe caused foot-and-mouth outbreak - Traces of virus found in aqueduct from British drugmaker’s testing facilities - AP via MSNBC

►September 5, 2007 - World's major diseases can be conquered - PM - 10 Downing Street

►September 5, 2007 - Brown launches global health plan to aid world's poor - The Guardian, UK

* ►September 5, 2007 - Speaker: Get vaccinated - A Harvard Medical School faculty member speaks to an Albany audience about the wart- and cancer-causing human papillomavirus. - Albany Herald - "But her sternest message was that boys and girls as young as age 9 be vaccinated against HPV before they become sexually active. 'If you are male, you can and should get vaccinated,' she stressed."

* ►September 5, 2007 - Schoolgirl HPV jabs 'premature' - Introducing a HPV vaccination programme for secondary school girls would be 'premature', Canadian researchers have warned. - Healthcare Republic

►September 5, 2007 -  More Than One-Third of Canadian Women Believe HPV Vaccines Prevent Ovarian Cancer, Survey Finds -

►September 5, 2007 - Health units gearing up for vaccination campaign - Tillsonburg News

►September 5, 2007 - Mandatory School Immunizations? I Think Not! -

►September 5, 2007 - Lose weight and win health mile rewards: Tories - London Evening Standard via Gulf Times - "Patients would gain points by losing weight, giving up smoking, receiving immunisations or attending health screening programmes. They could then use rewards to pay for gym membership, fresh vegetables or receive priority access to other public services."

►September 5, 2007 - Top 20 things that are more dangerous to children than lead paint in Mattel toys -

►September 5, 2007 - Pharmaceutical Group Paid Lobbyist $100K - AP via Forbes

►September 5, 2007 - Connecticut Man Contracts Anthrax From African Drum - A man in Connecticut has contracted cutaneous anthrax poisoning from African drums, officials said Wednesday. - FOX News

* ►September 5, 2007 - Brain damaged baby becomes neuroscientist - When Caitlin McOmish contracted mumps as a baby, the collateral damage was devastating. -

* ►September 5, 2007 - Pfizer: On-Arrival Cattle Vaccination Tips - Cattle Network - "However, Blanding noted that many animals' immune systems may already be compromised. Depressed immunity may be a function of immaturity and other risk factors such as nutritional and trace mineral deficiency, or other stressful events associated with the marketing process like weaning, heavy commingling and shipping."

* ►September 5, 2007 - Popcorn supplier to drop toxic chemical - Consumer's lung disease may be linked to flavoring - Seattle Post-Intelligencer - "Dr. David Egilman, an occupation medicine specialist, has examined and testified for many of the workers injured by diacetyl. 'People need to realize that these illness and deaths were completely preventable,' Egilman said. 'They occurred because the companies who make these products hid the information on toxicity and control the regulatory process. ... An emasculated government public health community that is subservient to corporate profits cannot protect us -- even from popcorn.'"

►September 5, 2007 - Snack food: Is it hurting workers who make it? - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

* ►September 5, 2007 - Recovery is possible for some - The Courier-Post via - "Autistic children have been found to have higher levels of mercury and other heavy metals than other children," Davis said. " For some reason their ability to excrete the heavy metals is impaired, compared with other people, and it is harmful when they remain in the body. Heavy metals have long since been known to be neurotoxic. "You can't know for sure in the child is at risk," she said. However, "there are family histories which may put the child at higher risk and specialized tests which can determine if your child is immune compromised."

* ►September 5, 2007 - UTSA researchers will back proposed biodefense center at public meeting - San Antonio Business Journal

* ►September 5, 2007 - Association Between Funding and Quality of Published Medical Education Research - journal article (JAMA)

* ►September 5, 2007 - Physician Scores on a National Clinical Skills Examination as Predictors of Complaints to Medical Regulatory Authorities - journal article (JAMA)

* ►September 5, 2007 - Justifying Patient Risks Associated With Medical Education - journal article (JAMA)

* ►September 5, 2007 - The Future of Medical Education in the United States. - journal article (JAMA)

* ►September 5, 2007 - Evaluating the Science and Ethics of Research on Humans: A Guide for IRB Members (book review) - journal article (JAMA)

* ►September 5, 2007 - Lethal Rabies Infection Halted In Brain - While rabies, an ancient scourge that still kills 70,000 every year in developing countries worldwide can be combated with a series of vaccines today, it nearly is always fatal when it reaches the brain. - Thomas Jefferson University via ScienceDaily

* ►September 5, 2007 - The Juvenile Bipolar ‘Juggernaut’ - Pharmalot - "Brian Sherry, 13, of Dallas, was diagnosed as bipolar in 2005 after becoming manic while taking antidepressants for irritable bowel syndrome and anxiety. She was prescribed Pfizer’s Geodon and two other pills, which would work “for a few days,” then stop, Brian says, so doctors kept boosting his dose. But his rages grew, as did his weight. The next year, 251,000 Geodon scrips were written for US kids, up from 89,000 in 2003, according to Wolters Kluwer."

* ►September 5, 2007 - Switch From Lipitor To Generic Zocor, And Die - Pharmalot - "The reasons for switching weren’t given and patients weren’t randomly assigned to each arm of the study, which limits its significance and is only good for generating a hypothesis. Pfizer, nonetheless, says this is a red flag, especially as third-party payers - such as the UK’s National Health Service - push for greater generic use."

►September 5, 2007 - Becoming a Doctor: Reflections of First-Year Medical Students (book review) - journal article (JAMA)

►September 5, 2007 - The Value of Assessing and Addressing Communication Skills - journal article (JAMA)

►September 5, 2007 - Teaching Quality Improvement - journal article (JAMA)

►September 5, 2007 - Medicine Residents' Understanding of the Biostatistics and Results in the Medical Literature - journal article (JAMA)

►September 5, 2007 - Effectiveness of Teaching Quality Improvement to Clinicians - journal article (JAMA)

►September 5, 2007 - Trends in Study Methods Used in Undergraduate Medical Education Research, 1969-2007 - journal article (JAMA)

►September 5, 2007 - Evaluating Medical Training Programs by the Quality of Care Delivered by Their Alumni - journal article (JAMA)

►September 5, 2007 - Evaluating Resident Duty Hour Reforms - journal article (JAMA)

►September 5, 2007 - Former senator says Pinecrest TB lawsuit could be far-reaching - The Register Herald

►September 5, 2007 - Amgen Lobbying In DC Paying Off? Maybe - Pharmalot

►September 5, 2007 - The future of AIDS Therapy (podcast) - The Scientist

►September 5, 2007 - Update 1-Novartis superbug drug gets wider EU approval - Reuters

►September 5, 2007 - New Malaria Drugs to Be Approved, But Do They Work and Are They Safe? - American Enterprise Institute

►September 5, 2007 - Lyme Disease Specialists To Speak in Springfield on September 19 - Business Wire

►September 5, 2007 - Lundbeck and Takeda form Alliance to Develop and Commercialize a Portfolio of Novel Compounds in the US and Japan for the Treatment of Mood and Anxiety Disorders - H. Lundbeck A/S and Takeda Pharmaceutical

►September 5, 2007 - Public communication - Health Canada Endorsed Important Safety Information on KETEK(R) (telithromycin) - Sanofi-aventis via CNW Group

►September 5, 2007 - Health Canada Endorsed Important Safety Information on KETEK (telithromycin) - Health Canada - "Upon review of the available safety information, including reported cases of severe liver injury, Health Canada has determined that the benefit-risk profile for KETEK® no longer supports its use for the treatment of acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis (AECB), acute bacterial sinusitis (ABS) or tonsillitis/pharyngitis."

►September 5, 2007 - Executives from pharmaceutical giant Merck to visit Korea to seek research ties - Korea Net

►September 5, 2007 - Extra sleep 'as good as codeine dose' - AAP via The Sydney Morning Herald

►September 5, 2007 - S.C. joins international effort to curb rabies - The Index Journal

* ►September 4, 2007 - Pharmexa presents data from malaria vaccine on international vaccine conference -

* ►September 4, 2007 - Novartis Flu Contest: The Patient As Marketer - Pharmalot - "What better way to get potential patients behind your medication than to turn them into aspiring marketers? That’s what the Novartis vaccines division is doing with its new FluFlix Video Contest. The gambit aims to promote vaccination among youngsters by enticing them to create a promotional video that will be posted on YouTube."

* ►September 4, 2007 - Take Care Health Clinics Offer HPV Vaccine in Chicagoland - Business Wire via

* ►September 4, 2007 - My CME Article Is A ‘Piece Of Commercial Crap’ - Pharmalot

* ►September 4, 2007 - H5N1 bird flu found in chickens on southern Russian farm - AP via

* ►September 4, 2007 - Geron Says Pharmexa Loses European Patent Appeal For Broad Claims To Telomerase-Based Cancer Vaccines - Geron via Trading Markets

* ►September 4, 2007 - Clearing the Air - 9/11's toxic dust obscures answers about cancer and other health claims - The Village Voice

* ►September 4, 2007 - Shire Partially Withdraws ADHD Patch - AP via Forbes

* ►September 4, 2007 - More vitamin D could mean fewer cancers: study - Nutrition Reviews via Reuters Health via Scientific American - "The average late-winter vitamin D level among Americans is 15 to 18 ng/mL, according to the researchers. They argue that, based on their data, if Americans were able to maintain a vitamin D level of at least 55 ng/mL, 60,000 cases of colon cancer and 85,000 cases of breast cancer could be prevented every year. Worldwide, those figures could be 250,000 and 350,000, respectively."

* ►September 4, 2007 - Mentally ill 'suffering neglect' - Mentally ill people in the developing world are being badly neglected, according to a study published in the Lancet medical journal. - BBC

►September 4, 2007 - FDA's Dr. Janet Woodcock Discusses Adaptive Clinical Trials - Eye on FDA

►September 4, 2007 - Auto Immune Response Creates Barrier To Fertility; Could Be A Step In Speciation - Plant biologists at the Max Planck Institute of Developmental Biology and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have discovered that an autoimmune response, triggered by a small number of genes, can be a barrier to producing a viable offspring. - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill via Science Daily

►September 4, 2007 - Kenya: Now Fake Anti-Malarials Hit the Market - East African (Nairobi) via

►September 4, 2007 - Asthma in classroom as school year begins - 63,000 students may be affected by the disease - LA Daily News

►September 4, 2007 - Navy improves U.S. image by offering free medical care, other help to poor nations - San Diego Union-Tribune - "It's expected to treat some 85,000 patients with free vaccinations, eye care, surgeries and other procedures."

►September 4, 2007 - Fears could hamper kid's asthma therapy: U.S. study - Reuters via Scientific American

►September 4, 2007 - Genes, Environment and Health Initiative Invests In Genetic Studies, Environmental Monitoring Technologies - NIH News National Institutes of Health

►September 4, 2007 - Dr. Julie Louise Gerberding - Forbes

►September 4, 2007 - Media Alert - Ontario communities launch - Canadian Business

►September 4, 2007 - Little difference in public vs private care - Irish Health

►September 4, 2007 - Candidates should debate solutions to chronic disease (commentary) - HeraldNet

►September 4, 2007 - Epidemic Ruled Out as Livestock Deaths Mount - Arab News

►September 4, 2007 - Weightlessness might weaken immune system - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences via MSNBC

►September 4, 2007 - “Teva to reap $500m from Gamida-Cell, Transpharma collaborations” - Globes

►September 4, 2007 - JCI table of contents: - Journal of Clinical Investigation via EurekAlert!

►September 4, 2007 - One more chicken pox shot - Here's what you should know about getting a 2nd vaccination - Detroit Free Press

►September 4, 2007 - Many adults in need of shots - Albany Herald

* ►September 4, 2007 - State Immunization Rate Falls - FOX 21 News - "A recently released report from the Centers For Disease Control shows the immunization rate of Colorado children is falling. It dropped in 2006, from 83.4 percent, to 80.3 percent. That decrease was enough to bring the state down in national rankings, from 16th to 30th. Health officials say parents shouldn't opt out of immunizations."

* ►September 4, 2007 - Meningitis vaccine price set to fall with entry of more players - The vaccine is expected to cost 75% less as multinational drug companies will face competition from Indian cos - Livemint - "Three multinational companies GlaxoSmithKline India Ltd, Sanofi-Aventis India Ltd and Wyeth Ltd currently sell this vaccine, considered essential for children under two years, in the country at prices ranging from Rs800 to Rs1,200 a dose."

►September 4, 2007 - NSW meningococcal baby doing well -

►September 4, 2007 - No Reward For Incompetence - editorial - Hartford Courant - "Insurers and patients will no longer have to pay extra costs associated with errors and sloppy procedures at health care institutions, according to new regulations announced by Medicare."

►September 4, 2007 - Russia confirms H5N1 bird flu strain at poultry farm - Reuters via Malaysia Star

►September 4, 2007 - Possible startling wrong belief on AIDS - Daily News

►September 4, 2007 - Pharmexa presents data from malaria vaccine on international vaccine conference (requires registration for full article) - Hugin via Therapeutics Daily

►September 4, 2007 - Jefferson Immunology Researchers Halt Lethal Rabies Infection in Brain - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
►September 4, 2007 - Researchers Develop Simple Method to Create Natural Drug Products - Scientists replicate assembly of antibacterial molecules in a process previously exclusive to cells - Scripps Institution of Oceanography
►September 4, 2007 - Nicotine in breast milk disrupts infants' sleep patterns - Smoking shortens nap time of breastfed babies - Monell Chemical Senses Center via
►September 4, 2007 - Purdue researchers develop technology to detect cancer by scanning surface veins - Purdue University
►September 4, 2007 - Pittsburgh scientists identify human source of stem cells with potential to repair muscle - Results of study published in September issue of Nature Biotechology - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh via
►September 3, 2007 - Possible Hepatitis C vaccine - Society for General Microbiology via
►September 3, 2007 - Abusing Drugs In Nursing Facilities - Information Bulletin #222 - The Arc Monday Morning In Washington D.C.

►September 3, 2007 - Trade commission wins lawsuit against US pharmaceutical company -

* ►September 3, 2007 - GPs 'snub' child asthma advice - Many children with asthma in the UK are receiving inappropriate treatment, research suggests. - BBC

►September 3, 2007 - Mysteries of autoimmune diseases unravel - USA Today

►September 3, 2007 - Easy non-drug help aids ADHD kids - USA Today

* ►September 3, 2007 - Child Immunizations Improving in Oklahoma (includes video) -

* ►September 2, 2007 - Experts warn Swiss lag behind with jabs - Switzerland has been in the grip of a measles epidemic for several months, with central regions worst affected. Experts say the vaccination rate should be increased. - Swissinfo - "Jean-Paul Ecklin, a medical doctor and homeopath, is a member of a group of vaccination experts. He says he is not opposed to vaccination in principle - he sometimes recommends it - but he always advises patients to reflect and do research before deciding. 'We are confronted with a dramatisation of childhood illness, especially of measles. In some cases, these illnesses can lead to complications, but it is very rare that there are any consequences for the patient's health', Ecklin says."

* ►September 2, 2007 - Family makes painful choice to send autistic boy away for help - The Arizona Republic

►September 2, 2007 - Love for sons drives parents' research -

►September 1, 2007 - Measles fear after jab snub - Peterborough Evening Telegraph

►September 1, 2007 - FDA Approves Second-Generation Smallpox Vaccine - FDA
►September 2007 - Vaccine for Ear Infections (includes video) - Ivanhoe Broadcast News

* ►September 2007 - Does the HPV vaccine benefit all women in the target age range? - OBG Management

* ►September 2007 - Influenza vaccination and mortality: prospective cohort study of the elderly in a large geographical area - journal article (European Respiratory Journal)

* ►September 2007 - Inhalational, Gastrointestinal, and Cutaneous Anthrax in Children - journal article (Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine)

* ►September 2007 - National Trends in the Outpatient Diagnosis and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder in Youth - journal article (Archives of General Psychiatry)

►September 2007 - The Perils of Industrialization - How the industrialization of academic science has ruined research, and what we can do about it. - The Scientist

►September 2007 - A New Paradigm for NIH Grants - Giving out smaller grants, but for larger periods of time, will fix a system in distress. - The Scientist

►September 2007 - Women with autistic-spectrum disorder: magnetic resonance imaging study of brain anatomy - journal article (The British Journal of Psychiatry)

►September 2007 - Selling Systems Biology - Can this still-unproven (and much-hyped) field revolutionize drug discovery? - The Scientist

►September 2007 - Allergen Immunotherapy - Mayo Clinic Proceedings

►September 2007 - Consumption of herbal remedies and dietary supplements amongst patients hospitalized in medical wards - journal article (British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology)

►August 31, 2007 - "Encouraging" results from two HIV vaccine trials in South Africa - Early results from clinical trials of two HIV vaccines - one aimed at preventing infection, the other at treating symptoms in HIV patients - showed encouraging results, researchers told a news conference in Johannesburg Friday. - EUX TV the Europe channel

►August 31, 2007 - 'Personal Care' and General Practice medicine in the UK: A qualitative interview study with patients and General Practitioners (pdf) - journal article (Osteopathic Medicine and Primary Care)

►August 31, 2007 - Avocados may help prevent oral cancer - OSU study shows - Ohio State University
* ►August 31, 2007 - About 77% of Young Children Nationwide Receive All Vaccinations Recommended by CDC, Survey Finds -

* ►August 31, 2007 - Measles Warning To Parents (includes video) - Sky News, UK - "Anti-MMR campaigner Jackie Fletcher said the controversy of the triple jab is not confined to Britain. She said there was a large lawsuit current going on in the US, a successful legal action in Japan and the vaccine had been suspended in Vietnam and Italy. She believes that the single measles vaccine has a much safer track record than the MMR."

* ►August 31, 2007 - Measles cases low in county despite national worries - Worcester News - "The Desumo Clinic offers single jabs for measles, mumps and rubella because of health concerns about the combined vaccine. Mrs Ryding said there was 'absolutely no backlash against' vaccination and that her clinic had successfully vaccinated 15,000 children."

►August 31, 2007 - Measles in Salford... - The Jewish Chronicle

►August 31, 2007 - Childhood Immunization Rates Remain At Or Above Record Levels - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via

►August 31, 2007 - Biodefense lab pitched as no threat - Research chief at UGA tells audience of safety measures - Online Athens

►August 31, 2007 - Nasal Anthrax Vaccine Proves Effective in Animal Study - Though not ready for humans, it offered immunity for at least 6 months - HealthDay via U.S. News & World Report

►August 31, 2007 - Measles Outbreak, Stress Response to School, COPD Prevalent, Poor Visual Memory in Autism (includes video) - Insider Medicine

►August 31, 2007 - FDA approves drug for fibromyalgia, aka 'yuppie flu' (requires registration or subscription) - Akron Beacon Journal via Atlanta Journal-Constitution

►August 30, 2007 - Study finds some kids are being misdiagnosed with asthma - Columbus Children's Hospital study sheds light on vocal cord dysfunction and treatment - Columbus Children's Hospital via
►August 30, 2007 - Fewer Kansas Children Being Immunized -

* ►August 30, 2007 - Few teens getting new meningitis shot - Survey finds vaccines targeted at teenagers left on the shelf - AP via MSNBC

* ►August 30, 2007 - E. coli could become cavity fighter - Louisville Courier-Journal - "Imagine being able to protect your children from cavities by taking them, as toddlers, for a painless, nasal vaccination. Two University of Louisville researchers are laying the groundwork for that by turning E. coli bacteria from an enemy to a friend."

►August 30, 2007 - Spain warns of virus threatening dolphins - Reuters South Africa

►August 30, 2007 - Animal testing Humane league - How to do fewer, better animal experiments - The Economist

* ►August 29, 2007 - Great Lakes States Seek Comment on Mercury Reduction Strategy - Environment News Service

►August 29, 2007 - Laser Blasts Viruses in Blood - Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center

►August 29, 2007 - Grape juice protects women against breast cancer - Nigerian Tribune

►August 28, 2007 - Hawaii parents getting form for flu shots - Honolulu Advertiser - "The vaccination program is voluntary, and parents will have the option of allowing their child to receive either a flu shot or FluMist, a vaccine administered via nasal spray....Hawai'i is the first state in the nation to offer free flu vaccinations to all elementary and intermediate school students."

* ►August 28, 2007 - MUSC Researchers Discover Garlic Kills Brain Cancer Cells - Medical News Today - "To take advantage of any potential anti-cancer benefits from garlic now, certain rules apply. Ray said to cut and peel a piece of fresh garlic and let it sit for fifteen minutes before eating or cooking it. This time allows for the release of an enzyme (allinase) that produces the anti-cancer compounds."

►August 28, 2007 - DNA Test Predicts Harmful Effects Of Cancer Drug - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill via PRNewswire via Biocompare

►August 2007 - Concise Review: Clinical Relevance of Drug–Drug and Herb–Drug Interactions Mediated by the ABC Transporter ABCB1 (MDR1, P-glycoprotein) (full text) - (The Oncologist)

►July 28, 2007 - Evaluation of the prevalence and economic burden of adverse drug reactions presenting to the medical emergency department of a tertiary referral centre: a prospective study (pdf) - journal article (BMC Clinical Pharmacology)


Posted September 4, 2007


* ►September 4, 2007 - Day Care Workers Target for Whooping Cough Vaccine -

* ►September 4, 2007 - London Assembly plan to drive up MMR rates - OnMedica

►September 4, 2007 - Parents warned over virus - Buckinhamshire Free Press - "A national measles outbreak has bypassed Bucks, but parents are still being urged to protect their youngsters against the virus."

* ►September 4, 2007 - Teens Need to See Their Doctors More Often - Adolescents Don’t Visit Physicians Enough to Receive HPV Vaccine Series - University of Rochester Medical Center via WebWire

* ►September 4, 2007 - Survey finds many confused about HPV vaccine - CTV News - "A new survey finds that 35 per cent of women who are aware of the human papillomavirus wrongly believe that the HPV vaccine helps prevent ovarian cancer."

* ►September 4, 2007 - A Third Of The UK Doesn't Understand Importance Of Vaccination - The UK Vaccine Industry Group (UVIG) via Medical News Today

* ►September 4, 2007 - Researchers find that despite evidence of efficacy, topical anesthetics analgesics are not commonly used for routine immunization - press release - The Hospital for Sick Children via CNW Group - "Beyond the acute injection and post-injection pain, repeated immunizations lead to pre-procedural anxiety and hypersensitivity to future painful procedures. In its most extreme form it can lead to avoidance of medical care because of 'blood-injection-injury phobia.' The stress upon parents is also profound, leading some parents to become noncompliant with vaccine administration, which in turn contributes to the risk of resurgence of vaccine-preventable disease."

* ►September 4, 2007 - Annual flu shot cuts need for doctors' visits, hospitalization among children - Massachusetts General Hospital via

►September 4, 2007 - Persistence of Myths Could Alter Public Policy Approach (requires registration) - Washington Post

►September 4, 2007 - Vietnam buys 200 mln bird flu shots from China - Vietnam has imported 200 million doses of H5N1 vaccine from China in the first three days of September for its next national vaccination campaign after the summer-fall harvest. - Thanh Nien Daily

►September 4, 2007 - Bharat Biotech launches two new vaccines - PTI via The Hindu - "The Comvac4-HB and BioHib enable the deployment of a combination pentavalent vaccine in a single injection, the release said."

►September 4, 2007 - How PDAs Are Saving Lives in Africa - UN Dispatch - "So far, year-old pilot projects in Zambia and Kenya are showing that data received from the field has streamlined the inoculation of children against measles, collected information on HIV, and has even helped to contain a polio outbreak."

►September 4, 2007 - IAC Express Issue #682 - Immunization Action Coalition

►September 4, 2007 - Chickenpox? No, Worse. (requires registration) - Washington Post - "Stevens-Johnson, which attacks the skin, internal organs and mucous membranes, is most often caused by an allergy to sulfa, but other drugs, including anti-seizure medications and even certain NSAIDs, can cause it. Between one and five cases per million are believed to occur; as many as 40 percent of cases are fatal. Prompt treatment in a hospital, sometimes a burn unit, is usually required."

►September 4, 2007 - Autism treatment center will open - Bridgeway House will fill a local need by providing autism resources year-round - Mail Tribune

* ►September 4, 2007 - Child's parents struggle with their child's poisoning - Dothan Eagle - "Lead is the ghost that haunts Noah Breakiron’s world. Since mysteriously seeping into the little boy’s blood and bones more than three years ago, it has altered his every day. His every meal. His every breath."

►September 4, 2007 - Media ignoring mercury-tainted dolphin meat: assemblyman - The Japan Times

►September 4, 2007 - Critical first hour for babies - Fiji Times - "That is the theme for this year's National Breastfeeding Week, which was launched in conjunction with National Immunisation Week, yesterday."

* ►September 4, 2007 - The hygiene hypothesis: Are cleanlier lifestyles causing more allergies for kids? - U-M expert explains why super clean living may have its consequences - University of Michigan Health System via WebWire - "A little dirt never hurt. But in today’s super-clean world, vaccinations, anti-bacterial soaps, and airtight doors and windows are keeping dirt and disease-causing germs at bay."

►September 4, 2007 - In the Genome Race, the Sequel Is Personal (requires registration or subscription) - The New York Times

►September 4, 2007 - Obese U.S. youngsters suffer iron deficiency: study - Reuters, UK

►September 4, 2007 - Shire Partially Withdraws ADHD Patch - AP via Forbes

►September 4, 2007 - Study finds surge in bipolar cases among kids, but experts skeptical - Even research author thinks misdiagnosis explains data - Dallas Morning News

* ►September 4, 2007 - Bipolar Illness Soars as a Diagnosis for the Young (requires registration or subscription) - The New York Times - "The senior author of the study, Dr. Mark Olfson of the New York State Psychiatric Institute at the Columbia University Medical Center, said, 'I have been studying trends in mental health services for some time, and this finding really stands out as one of the most striking increases in this short a time.' The increase makes bipolar disorder more common among children than clinical depression, the authors said. Psychiatrists made almost 90 percent of the diagnoses, and two-thirds of the young patients were boys, said the study, published in the September issue of The Archives of General Psychiatry."

* ►September 4, 2007 - Bipolar Diagnosis in Kids Jumps 40-Fold in 10 Years - Bloomberg

* ►September 3, 2007 - Surge in kids' bipolar diagnoses questioned - AP via CNN - "More public awareness about mental illness, spurred partly by heavy marketing of psychiatric drugs, could have contributed to the surge. And early in the study, a leading manual of psychiatric illnesses expanded criteria for diagnosing bipolar disorder, Olfson noted."

* ►September 3, 2007 - Gulf War veteran believes illness related to anthrax vaccine - Times-News - "Todd Sanders says he and thousands of other Gulf War veterans may be running out of time to live. Sanders believes that’s because of the mandatory anthrax vaccine he and others received in the Army."

* ►September 3, 2007 - Dying To Serve - Today on Montel Friday September 7 - Montel Williams Show - "As a man who has served over twenty years in the military, Montel understands the plight of today's soldiers much better than most of us. Today, we will be exposing some of the military's darkest secrets including a mandatory vaccine program that many experts claim is literally killing our troops."

* ►September 3, 2007 - Measles: the bitter results of a rash panic - When middle-class parents turn their noses up at the MMR vaccine, it increases the risk of disease for everyone's children - especially those in poorer families. - At our medical practice in Hackney, east London, which is at the centre of the capital’s current measles epidemic (150 cases in three months), we have noticed that while our middle-class patients are more inclined to reject the combined measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, our more disadvantaged children are more likely to get measles. - Spiked

* ►September 3, 2007 - Causes of measles - letters - The Times, UK - "Sir, The recent upsurge in reported cases of infant measles by the Health Protection Agency (report, Aug 31) is regrettable. The poor uptake of MMR vaccine is undoubtedly the most important, but possibly not the only, factor. Historically, measles and other serious infant infections have been linked to nutritional deficiencies and, in particular, deficiency of vitamin A."

►September 3, 2007 - Measles outbreak feared - Wimbledon Guardian, UK

* ►September 3, 2007 - Third of kids have no immunity to mumps - Irish Medical News - "The study, from 2003, also found that 14.2 per cent of two-to-four year olds tested negative for measles immunity and 15.5 per cent in the same age group tested negative for rubella immunity, the HPSC told IMN."

►September 3, 2007 - Tony Parsons - The Mirror, UK - "Back to school and parents being bullied again to give their children the MMR jab. Our daughter has had the shot but not without plenty of agonising. Despite the current measles outbreak, I have nothing but sympathy for any parent who chooses not to be bullied."

►September 3, 2007 - Event aims to raise funds to fight autism - - "While its cause remains unknown and has become a subject of controversy, with some believing that vaccines that contain mercury are a factor, there is no doubt that its incidence is on the rise, statistics show."

►September 3, 2007 - HPV: Is adolescent consent sufficient?; Data on vaccine effectiveness post-infection -

* ►September 3, 2007 - Indonesia dismisses human transmission on bird flu - Xinhua via China View - " Indonesia confirmed that there has been no human-to-human transmission of avian influenza virus in the country, Health Minister Siti Fadilah Syupari said here Monday."

►September 3, 2007 - Scientists Not Sure Whether Wild Birds Are Carrying Avian Influenza Virus - Researchers say studies do not confirm whether wild birds are carriers of the H5N1 bird flu virus. VOA's Luis Ramirez reports from Bangkok, where experts are gathering this week to figure out better ways to track how the disease is spreading. - Voice of America

►September 3, 2007 - UN says domestic birds mainly to blame for spreading bird flu, not wild birds - AP via International Herald Tribune

►September 3, 2007 - Seasonal flu: Benefits of childhood vaccination; '06-'07 flu season wrap-up -

►September 3, 2007 - HIV, Malaria, TB: vaccine research issues and planning -

* ►September 3, 2007 - Misdirection of National Institutes of Health Research Priorities - OpEdNews

* ►September 3, 2007 - FDA Approves ACAM2000™ Vaccine for Protection against Smallpox - Highly Successful Collaboration with CDC to Ensure US’s Preparedness against the Threat of a Smallpox-Related Public Health Emergency - press release - Acambis plc via Business Wire - "ACAM2000 is a live, vaccinia virus smallpox vaccine indicated for active immunisation against smallpox disease for persons determined to be at high risk for smallpox infection....ACAM2000 is manufactured in Vero cells using modern cell-culture techniques designed to comply with current Good Manufacturing Practice standards."

►September 3, 2007 - Acambis’ shares gain on US’ FDA approval of its smallpox vaccine - Silicon Fen Business Report

►September 3, 2007 - Tdap vaccine available free to day-care workers - Deseret Morning News

►September 3, 2007 - Lucindale school students get meningococcal treatment -

* ►September 3, 2007 - The menace of meningitis - As a new report claims that this deadly disease is too often misdiagnosed. Judith Woods speaks to one father about his tragic loss - The Telegraph, UK - "Leyland says his daughter was exhibiting at least seven symptoms of meningitis, including a high temperature, cold extremities, stiff joints, drowsiness and a rash that didn't disappear when pressed with a glass. But the out-of-hours doctor claimed she was simply suffering from a viral infection. Morgan was sent home with painkillers. Within hours she was admitted to hospital after her parents grew more worried, and was rushed to intensive care where she died soon afterwards of meningococcal septicaemia."

►September 3, 2007 - Promising results in HIV vaccine study -

►September 3, 2007 - Possible Hepatitis C vaccine - Society for General Microbiology via

* ►September 3, 2007 - Nine Percent Of US Children Age 8 To 15 Meet Criteria For Having ADHD, Study Suggests - JAMA and Archives Journals via ScienceDaily

►September 3, 2007 - Phasing out generic, CFC-powered asthma inhalers - The Food and Drug Administration has decided generic albuterol inhalers should be taken off the market. These stalwarts of asthma relief will no longer be available. They are being replaced by the same medicine with a different delivery system. It will cost substantially more. How could a generic magically turn into a pricier brand-name drug? (requires registration or subscription) - Los Angeles Times

►September 3, 2007 - Eli Lilly seeking a better Zyprexa - In recent testing, new drug effective in treating schizophrenia -- without side effects - Indianapolis Star

* ►September 2, 2007 - Psychotropic Drug Makers Bankroll Prescribing Shrinks Part II - Lawyers and Settlements - "Influence peddling in the field of psychiatry is out of control. An analysis of Minnesota disclosure records by the Pioneer Press and the consumer watchdog group Public Citizen shows that, between 2002 and 2006, 187 Minnesota doctors received payments from drug companies worth a grand total of $7.38 million."

* ►September 2, 2007 - Doctors, reps warn Lyme risk on the rise - Newsday - "Part of the problem, Burrascano said, is that Lyme, the most common disease caused by ticks, can manifest in a variety of ways. For example, the classic bull's-eye rash and flu-like symptoms are not always present, and many patients suffer from the disease even after they take weeks' worth of antibiotics. In children, the disease, which in its worst states can do neurological damage, can manifest as autism, he said."

* ►September 2, 2007 - No down side to getting immunized - House Call, Dr. Julie Mitchell via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

* ►September 2, 2007 - Queen's doctor warns of homoeopathy crisis - A leaked memo reveals that there is 'a co-ordinated campaign' to derail alternative therapies on the NHS - The Independent, UK

►September 2, 2007 - Why diet drinks may make you eat more - Low-cal means you may head right back to the fridge (requires registration or subscription) - Toronto Star

* ►September 1, 2007 - Measles or vaccine? What should parents do for their children now? - Question of the week - The Times, UK

►September 1, 2007 - Seeking More Aid as Vaccination Rates Rise in Newark (requires registration or subscription) - The New York Times

* ►September 1, 2007 - Lock up your daughters Gardasil is on the loose - Common Ground - "Things have smelled equally stinky on our side of the border. The discovery that Merck lobbyists with connections to both the prime minister and the Ontario health minister were working the levers behind the scenes to get the vaccine paid for created an unmistakable stench of sleaze that has lingered over the whole affair. During his budget speech in March, Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty did an end-run around the provinces and others working in public health with a surprise announcement of $300 million in new money to fund HPV vaccine programs across the country. The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, prominent cheerleaders for the vaccine, praised the government’s announcement, no doubt also buoyed by the $1.5 million grant it received from Merck. For educational purposes, of course."

►September 1, 2007 - Our children have had the MMR jab, says Brown's Cabinet friend - Schools Secretary Ed Balls breaks silence on vaccine - Daily Mail, UK

* ►September 1, 2007 - Letter: Wrong medicine, bad reporting - Newsday - "'Doctor charged in autistic boy's death' [News, Aug. 23] stated that a 5-year-old Pittsburgh boy with autism died after undergoing "chelation therapy" - the second time in a week you reported this claim. The child received the wrong medication. The form he received is intended for people with heart issues. It was not chelation that killed him, but rather a doctor's error."

* ►August 31, 2007 - The trial of Dr Jayne Donegan - Scientific Misconduct Blog - "The entire transcript of this August 2007 'trial' is now available online. A detailed reading of the transcripts (particularly Days 8, 9 and 10) provides one of the best commentaries on science that I have seen. Donegan and her legal team deserve a medal for their contribution to this important narrative.  We will no doubt read nothing at all of this in the Medical Journals (or we will perhaps read yet another distorted version of a medical 'scandal' in the BMJ that skirts around all of the relevant principles and lessons in favour of a few lurid but irrelevant personal details)....Open and fear-free scientific debate are the real casualties of the GMC action here, and patients suffer as a result. The effect on debate is chilling."

►August 31, 2007 - Plea to parents to take up jabs amid measles surge - Childhood infections trebled in past 11 weeks - Both doses of MMR jab crucial, says paediatrician - The Guardian, UK

►August 31, 2007 - What you need to know about measles and MMR - Yorkshire Post Today

►August 31, 2007 - MMR plea as measles cases treble in 11 weeks - The Telegraph, UK

►August 31, 2007 - MMR jabs recommended after measles outbreak - Derby Evening Telegraph

►August 31, 2007 - Parents urged to back MMR amid measles outbreak fears - The Herald, UK

►August 31, 2007 - Vaccine warning as measles cases triple - The Times, UK

►August 31, 2007 - Parents urged to vaccinate their children as measles returns - The Independent, UK

* ►August 31, 2007 - Teens walk the Walk - Bucks County Courier Times via - "In Bucks, the number of school-age children with autism has more than tripled between 1999 and 2006 from 232 to more than 700 children, according to state education statistics. Among Lower Bucks area school districts, the percentage of special education children receiving services for autism disorders ranges from 3 percent to 8 percent of enrollment."

* ►August 31, 2007 - Salmonella Serotype Enteritidis Infections Among Workers Producing Poultry Vaccine --- Maine, November--December 2006 - MMWR/CDC

►August 31, 2007 - QuickStats: Percentage of Persons with Untreated Dental Caries,* by Age Group and Poverty Status --- National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), United States, 2001--2004 - MMWR/CDC

►August 31, 2007 - Govt announces $4m horse flu fund - The Federal Government has established a $4 million fund to provide grants to people affected by the equine influenza outbreak. -

►August 31, 2007 - Flaxseed May Relieve Hot Flashes (requires registration) - HealthDay via Washington Post

* ►August 30, 2007 - Psychotropic Drug Makers Bankroll Prescribing Shrinks Part I - Lawyers and Settlements

►August 30, 2007 - Military Intelligence -- Biodefense campus' trickle-down effect - Frederick News-Post

►August 30, 2007 - Rise in measles cases prompts vaccination warning - The Guardian, UK

►August 30, 2007 - MMR plea as measles cases soar - Channel 4 News, UK

►August 30, 2007 - Immunization Coverage in the U.S. - National Immunization Survey (NIS) via CDC

►August 30, 2007 - Ottawa Adds HPV Vaccine At School Immunization Clinics - Ottawa Public Health via

►August 30, 2007 - Patients contacted after hepatitis C scare - Spalding Guardian

►August 30, 2007 - Thirteen hospitalized with meningitis in Western Hungary -

►August 30, 2007 - Biotech Canada SLAPP Scandal - How a Canadian Government agent is involved in shoddy research and across-border intimidation of public interest organisations over GM crops. - Institute of Science in Society

►August 30, 2007 - World facing 'arsenic timebomb' - About 140 million people, mainly in developing countries, are being poisoned by arsenic in their drinking water, researchers believe. - BBC

►August 30, 2007 - Radiation clue to brain-cell damage by mobiles - The Scotsman

►August 30, 2007 - Unified genetic model for sporadic and inherited autism - PHG Foundation

►August 30, 2007 - Impaired Facial Recognition Linked to Social Problems in Autism - Current Biology via MedPage Today

* ►August 30, 2007 - Autism Epidemic (includes video) - ABC HOI19 Illinois

* ►August 30, 2007 - Citizen Petition FDA To Ban Mercury in Medicine - Hawaii Reporter

* ►August 29, 2007 - Citizen Petition FDA To Ban Mercury in Medicine - press release (pdf) - CoMeD Coalition for Mercury-Free Drugs via
►August 29, 2007 - Early Ovarian Surgery Linked to Dementia (requires registration) - AP via Washington Post

►August 29, 2007 - ALK-Abello and Catalent to increase Grazax production - ALK-Abello will be funding a new DKK 300m (€40.3m) production line dedicated to its oral grass pollen allergy vaccine at Catalent Pharma Solutions' UK facility. -

►August 28, 2007 - Astronauts test traditional medicines in space - Xinhua via China View

* ►August 24, 2007 - 2007P-0331: Ban Use of Mercury In Medicine,UNLESS Proven Toxicologically Safe to the CGMP Standard Sufficiently Nontoxic - U.S. Food and Drug Administration - "Submitter - Coalition for Mercury-Free Drugs Signature: Paul G. King, PhD"

* ►August 20, 2007 - OPINION Autism and vaccine safety: Courtroom controversy, exam room reassurance - letter in response to Autism and vaccine safety: Courtroom controversy, exam room reassurance, American Medical News (pdf) - Paul G. King via - "If you truly wish to preserve the 'confidence' of the American public in vaccines, then you need to start telling that public the truth about Thimerosal. You need to admit that Thimerosal is toxic to living systems at the levels well below 1 part per million (ppm). [Note: In various growing human tissue systems toxicity has been shown at levels of 0.01 ppm and below (down to < 0.001 ppm).] You need to admit that, at <1 ppm, Thimerosal is a proven human teratogen, mutagen, carcinogen, and immune-system disruptor. You need to demand that all uses of organic mercury compounds be banned and that the use of all Thimerosal-containing vaccines be banned and, except where there is NO alternative, all existing stocks of Thimerosal-containing vaccines be recalled and destroyed.  If the medical profession continues to misrepresent the 'safety' of Thimerosal-containing vaccines as it is doing now, the result will be the continuing erosion of the public's trust not only in vaccines but also mainstream medicine."

* ►August 24, 2006 - Treatment of autism - Document Type and Number: United States Patent 20060188505 - - "The invention includes methods of treating autistic spectrum disorders, including autism, in a patient where the method includes administration of an inhibitor of gamma interferon, an inhibitor of IL-1 beta, an inhibitor of IL-6, an inhibitor of IL-12, an inhibitor of IL-18, an inhibitor of TNF-alpha, and the administration of IL-10, alone or in combination, to the patient."

* ►2007 - Systemic Intracellular Bacterial Infections In Neurodegenerative and Behavioral Disorders (ASD) (pdf) - Infectious Disease Newsletter via The Institute for Molecular Medicine via

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