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All the News Posted October 9-12, 2008

Posted October 12, 2008


►October 13, 2008 - Scourge of HIV/Aids hits adoptions - Times of India

►October 13, 2008 - Rhode Island has ample supply of flu vaccine - The Providence Journal

►October 13, 2008 - ICT finalizes arrangements for anti-polio drive - The Daily Mail, Pakistan

►October 13, 2008 - Anti-polio drive starts in Punjab today - Over 38,000 teams to administer drops to 85,454 children in twin cities - Daily Post, Pakistan

►October 13, 2008 - Altaf advises parents to administer anti-polio drops - APP via The Post

►October 13, 2008 - AAP: Disaster preparedness and response for the pediatrician - Contemporary Pediatrics via Modern Medicine

►October 13, 2008 - AAP: Late pre-term births: what can be done? - Contemporary Pediatrics via Modern Medicine

►October 13, 2008 - AAP: Newborn screening: past, present, and future - Contemporary Pediatrics via Modern Medicine

►October 13, 2008 - AAP: Managing the risk of malpractice claims in the pediatric office - Contemporary Pediatrics via Modern Medicine

►October 13, 2008 - Malabon health office gives free Hepatitis-B vaccines to indigent babies -

* ►October 12, 2008 - Girl Gets Sex Jab Against Her Will - A probe was under way yesterday amid claims a Scottish teenager was “hoodwinked” into being given a controversial sex cancer virus jab. - Sunday Express, UK - "Medical expert Dr Richard Halvorsen, author of The Truth About Vaccines, yesterday said he has fears over the safety and effectiveness of the new vaccine.  His worries are backed by US drug regulators, who have refused to licence the UK version of the controversial jab, manufactured by drug giant GlaxoSmithKline, because they believe its safety record has not yet been proven.  He said: 'The version we are using contains an immune stimulating ingredient – AS04 – with which we have little experience and which may lead to immune related problems in later life. 'I would not give it my daughter. This is being rushed in and it will make billions of pounds for drug companies.'"

►October 12, 2008 - Cervical cancer jab given 'without consent' - A mother claims her daughter was injected with the cervical cancer vaccine without her consent. - The Telegraph, UK

* ►October 12, 2008 - Dr Andrew Wakefield On MMR Vaccine In Sunday Express - As celebrities voice their concerns about the triple vaccine and measles outbreaks continue to plague Britain, Health Editor, Lucy Johnston speaks exclusively to Andrew Wakefield, the doctor who started the debate - Sunday Express via The One Click Group - "Dr Wakefield, who is to publish a book, The Lesser Truth, on his experiences over the controversy next year, added: 'Unfortunately much of Britain's media has bought into this propaganda lock, stock and barrel. Without the manpower or financial back up, I have waited, watched and just got on with my work. Now the time has come to tell the story.'  He cites parallels between his story and that of Dr. William McBride, the Australian gynaecologist who first alerted the world to the danger of thalidomide, the morning sickness drug that caused widespread foetal malformation, in 1961 in a letter to The Lancet. Drug manufacturers and European governments resisted the withdrawal of thalidomide until the weight of evidence and media pressure was overwhelming."

►October 12, 2008 - Wakefield on Jenny, the MMR and the Fight of His Life - Age of Autism

* ►October 12, 2008 - Fighting for Cole’s future - A family's quest - Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald - "The child was progressing normally, Jason recalls, looking at the camera for family photos, learning to talk. 'After he turned 1 and got his measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations he started running in circles and didn’t interact much.' He flapped his arms like a bird, Jason recalls. 'He would look at his hands like it was something there for him to read and see.'"

* ►October 12, 2008 - Some Miss. parents home-schooling kids to avoid vaccinations - Jackson Clarion-Ledger - "Debra Barnes has a thriving chiropractic practice in the Jackson metro area, a nice home and family members who love living in the South. But she said she would leave Mississippi in a heartbeat if state health officials tried to force her home-schooled children to be immunized. Barnes is part of a growing network of parents whose decision to home school their children rests on their belief that mandated vaccinations for public and private school children are a dangerous overreach by state governments."

* ►October 12, 2008 - More vaccine skeptics seek exemptions - The Journal News via - "Lisa Rudley, 42, a Briarcliff mother of three, says her children are up-to-date on their shots. But her faith in vaccines was shaken after her son, Max, 6, was found to be on the autism spectrum. She said she knew something was not right after Max received his shots when he was 2 months old. For days after he was vaccinated, he cried uncontrollably, arched his back and began to vomit. Still, she said, his symptoms were not acute enough to be considered a vaccine injury, as defined by the federal government. Now her eldest child, her daughter, Lexi, 8, is a few years away from the recommended age to receive the Gardasil vaccine. She is against the vaccine, and it isn't because she believes it promotes promiscuity among teens. 'If you told me that all these vaccines were airtight, then I would do it. But you can't,' Rudley said."

►October 12, 2008 - Group says state-mandated vaccinations unfair - The Clarion-Ledger via AP via WDAM-TV

* ►October 12, 2008 - The People We’ve Become By Kent Heckenlively, Esq. - Age of Autism

* ►October 12, 2008 - Autism risk could build over generations - Autistic traits may intensify over generations so that a child born with autism today could have had a relative with a mild form of the disorder. - The Courier-Mail

►October 12, 2008 - Kent UK Talk - Impact Of Dietary Intervention On Autism - The One Click Group - "Dr Paul Shattock OBE is giving a talk on the impact of diet: Dietary intervention - gluten casein impact on autism on Monday 13th October at Hildenborough Church Hall, Hildenborough, Nr Tonbridge."

►October 12, 2008 - Who should pay for treating children with autism? - The News Tribune

►October 12, 2008 - Do You Provide Your Child's Autism Therapy Yourself? - Autism Blog via

* ►October 12, 2008 - Sometimes 'new breakthroughs' in medicine are too new - The SouthtownStar - "Thousands of parents of autistic children, including my brother and his wife, are firmly convinced their child's autism was caused by vaccines and no amount of denial from drug companies would convince them otherwise. And now, three years after young girls starting getting the Gardasil vaccine, it's being investigated. There have been more than 9,000 complaints of serious ill effects filed with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including blood clots, genital warts, paralysis and death."

* ►October 12, 2008 - Doctors change vaccination policies due to funding - Reno Gazette-Journal - "Colletti said there are three pediatricians in his office and they administer about 150 of each of the nine major vaccines per month. A three-month supply for his office would cost about $99,000. 'And that's the big problem,' he said. 'Most primary care doctors don't have that kind of money.' Colletti estimates three-fourths of Reno's private doctors aren't going to purchase the vaccines."

►October 12, 2008 - Framing vaccines, revisited: The "empathy" gambit - Respectful Insolence via ScienceBlogs

* ►October 12, 2008 - One More Nail In The Coffin - AHRP via The One Click Group

* ►October 12, 2008 - Oberthaler: Has Gardasil really conquered HPV? - The University Daily Kansan

* ►October 12, 2008 - More about HPV vaccine you need to know -

►October 12, 2008 - Cevarix HPV Vaccine Forced On Diabetic Girl Against Her Will - Sunday Express via The One Click Group

►October 12, 2008 - I want my daughter to be one less... - Anderson Independent Mail Blog

►October 12, 2008 - HPV vaccine info session Oct. 15 - North Shore News 

►October 12, 2008 - Justice For UK Families Report, September 2008 - John Hemming MP via The One Click Group

►October 12, 2008 - Neither Snow, Nor Rain, Nor Anthrax ... - op-ed (requires registration) - The New York Times

* ►October 12, 2008 - 37 human anthrax cases in northern Iraq outbreak - Reuters India - "Health Minister Ziryan Othman said the disease appeared to have been passed on from livestock."

* ►October 12, 2008 - Policy Prevents Shipments Of Bird Flu Vaccine - redOrbit - "Christopher Wall, the U.S. Commerce Assistant Secretary, did not elaborate on the specific threat posed by vaccines for chickens infected with bird flu, but told the AP there were 'valid security concerns' that they 'do not fall into the wrong hands.' 'Legitimate public health and scientific research is not adversely affected by these controls,' he said."

►October 12, 2008 - Pandemic flu models help determine food distribution and school closing strategies - Georgia Institute of Technology Research News via EurekAlert!

►October 12, 2008 - Officials expect record supplies, use of flu vaccine -

►October 12, 2008 - Flu jab for new NHS Central Lancashire boss - Lancashire Telegraph, UK

►October 12, 2008 - Pharmacist on Flu Vaccine: "It's a personal decision, but my children never got it." - Age of Autism

►October 12, 2008 - Vaccine less help to seniors? - Research critical of shot's benefits - Los Angeles Times via The Journal Gazette

* ►October 12, 2008 - Keller teen's death illustrates importance of flu shots - - "At first, the cause of Taylor’s death was listed as complications from the flu. But weeks later, autopsy results showed that he was infected with something rare and little known — MRSA pneumonia."

►October 12, 2008 - Family Casebook: Measles - The Sunday Mail, UK

* ►October 12, 2008 - Parents’ refusal leaves 40,000 unvaccinated - The Pakistani Newspaper - "'Misconception about the oral polio vaccines, lack of security and accessibility for vaccinators, clean drinking water, illiteracy on the part of the parents have been the causative agents of the poor immunisation efforts in the province,' said Dr Abdul Jabbar, team leader of the WHO’s polio eradication initiative (PEI) for NWFP and Fata. According to him, 750,000 couldn’t be reached by the health teams during the campaign owing to law and order situation in Swat, Charsadda, Bajaur, and Mohmand and Kurram agencies."

►October 12, 2008 - Future of children tied to anti-Polio campaign, says Sherry - Regional Times

►October 12, 2008 - 85,000 children to get polio vaccination - Pakistan Dawn

►October 12, 2008 - Biting back - The National - "It’s a shocking statistic: every 30 seconds, a child dies of malaria. And across the world, more than a million people die from the infection every year, the majority of whom are infants, young children and pregnant women in Africa."

►October 12, 2008 - Hunting Virus X - Mail & Guardian

►October 12, 2008 - Mystery S.Africa disease may be rodent borne - Reuters South Africa

►October 12, 2008 - Opinion by Bonnie Henry : A huge archaeological undertaking Cemetery took in as many as 2,000 Diseases, violence filled 1800s plots - The Tucsonans that time forgot -

►October 12, 2008 - Bubonic Plague Vaccine -

* ►October 12, 2008 - The trial of their lives - A Hopkins doctor's vaccine offers a hope of survival for four women with terminal breast cancer (requires registration) - Baltimore Sun

* ►October 12, 2008 - What the vaccine does - The breast cancer vaccine tells the body how to distinguish between normal cells and tumor cells, and prompts T-cells to seek out and kill cancer cells (includes video) (requires registration) - Baltimore Sun

* ►October 12, 2008 - AIDS vaccine focus shifts after disappointments - Reuters

* ►October 12, 2008 - Aids research gets massive cash boost - The Sunday Independent - "Aids vaccine research in South Africa has received a multimillion-dollar boost. Elevation Biotech, a Johannesburg biotechnology firm, has been awarded a one-year grant - part of a $30-million (R276-million) allocation by the International Aids Vaccine Initiative for research into an Aids vaccine."

►October 12, 2008 - Doctor claims that HIV can spread through kissing - Press Trust of India via Hindustan Times

►October 12, 2008 - Keeping up the battle against HIV, AIDS (requires registration) - Los Angeles Times via Baltimore Sun

►October 12, 2008 - Slower growing breeds require different Gumboro vaccination regime - Slower growing breeds of broilers in free-range systems need a different vaccination regime from that of faster-growing broilers, when being immunised against Gumboro disease. - Farmers Weekly

* ►October 12, 2008 - U of S Studies Mercury in Fish - - "The Canadian Light Source has proven useful to researchers studying toxic chemicals. They've been using it to look at how mercury is absorbed into fish. They were surprised to find that in developing zebrafish, the toxic chemical gathered in it's eyes. This may explain why human cases of mercury poisoning have reported blindness."

►October 12, 2008 - Elements for a UN Global Framework on Mercury Agreed to - Mercury Policy Project via

* ►October 12, 2008 - Internet Surpasses Doctors As The Top Source Of Health Information - Decision Resources, Inc. via Medical News Today

* ►October 11, 2008 - Donation raises questions for head of FDA’s bisphenol A panel - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - "A retired medical supply manufacturer who considers bisphenol A to be 'perfectly safe' gave $5 million to the research center of Martin Philbert, chairman of the Food and Drug Association panel about to make a pivotal ruling on the chemical’s safety. Philbert did not disclose the donation, which is nearly 50 times larger than the $210,000 annual budget of the University of Michigan Risk Science Center, where he is founder and co-director. FDA officials learned of the link from the Journal Sentinel."

►October 11, 2008 - Doctor blamed in case of infected IHC carer - A doctor's failure to check up on a basic blood test led to a community care worker contracting hepatitis B and needing a liver transplant, a court has been told. - The Dominion Post via

►October 10, 2008 - Drug-resistant HIV strains turning up in China - Reuters

►October 10, 2008 - TB vaccines "could spread infection" - Nursing in Practice

►October 10, 2008 - Alpert researchers: Beware of drug samples - The Brown Daily Herald

►October 9, 2008 - Hot Shot makes its point - Lethbridge Herald - "An estimated 6,500 residents rolled up their sleeves in three communities, testing Chinook Health’s emergency preparedness program. For 'Operation Hot Shot,' the goal was immunizing at least 6,000 men, women and children within a 10-hour period."

►October 9, 2008 - Genelabs Technologies Announces Presentation of Data on Non-Nucleoside HCV Polymerase Inhibitor at the 15th International Symposium on Hepatitis C Virus and Related Viruses - Genelabs Technologies, Inc. via Business Wire via MarketWatch

►October 8, 2008 - Scientist studies brain activity, facial recognition as a step in autism research - A video shows an actor telling the viewer happily, “clouds are in the sky.” But his facial expression is more akin to someone who’s about to spout off insults. Another video has an actress pleasantly relating that “the door is open,” but she appears to be afraid. -

►October 8, 2008 - My journey with autism - The Suburban

* ►October 8, 2008 - Dr Andrew Moulden On The Power Hour - audio - Google Video

* ►October 7, 2008 - Study: HPV Vaccine Causes Some To Pass Out - NBC San Diego - "After Lauren Breidigam, 13, received the vaccination, she passed out. 'I remember feeling her put the Band-Aid on and then I just went,' Breidigam said. 'It was almost like she didn't have a bone in her body, and she started to twitch and I had said to the nurse, I said 'Oh my gosh, she's out, she's out cold,'' said Breidigam's mother Heather."

* ►October 7, 2008 - Book looks into history of hepatitis outbreak - Fremont Tribune - "McKnight also hopes the book will empower patients to ask questions of their health care providers and that people will become motivated to work for health care reform in the U.S. 'We need education for professionals and for patients that syringes are not to be reused,' McKnight said. 'We have an educational campaign we hope to kick off soon called The One and Only Campaign -- one needle, one syringe and one vial and only one time.'"

►October 7, 2008 - Experts Unite in New York; Discuss Hepatitis C and New Treatment Developments - Hepatitis Foundation International via PharmaLive via

►October 1, 2008 - Review of the Week - Becoming Ben - journal article (BMJ)

* ►September 27, 2008 - Proof that Vaccines Cause Micro-Vascular Strokes (includes video) - News Blaze via Clipmarks

* - Dr. Andrew Moulden - website

* Brain Guard MD - Dr. Andrew Moulden - website

A Vaccine as an Option to Keep Shingles at Bay (requires registration) - Reporter's File via The New York Times

HPV Vaccine Facts Fiction and Conflics of Interest - blog


Posted October 11, 2008


►October 13, 2008 - John McCain, Barack Obama on healthcare (requires registration) - How workable are the presidential candidates' health reform plans? Here's a summary of their proposals and a list of online resources for more information. - Los Angeles Times

►October 13, 2008 - Do food dyes affect kids' behavior? (requires registration) - Studies suggest a link between artificial food coloring and hyperactive behavior in children. Some experts are skeptical. - Los Angeles Times

►October 13, 2008 - Bottled water versus tap: Which is safer to drink? (requires registration) - Both have their risks, but your home's water is subject to broader scrutiny. - Los Angeles Times

* ►October 12, 2008 - GP gives cervical cancer vaccine to 13 year-old ... against parents' wishes - Health board launches investigations after mother's complaint - The Sunday Herald, UK - "While the other girls were treated by the nurse, Abigail was taken aside by the doctor, who asked her if she knew that she was the only girl whose parents had withheld consent. After a brief conversation she was given the vaccine. Jones said: 'When Abigail told me what happened, I asked her, Did you really want it done?' and she said, No'. And I asked her if she had said that she didn't want it done, and she said that the doctor didn't really ask her if she wanted it done, that she didn't get the opportunity to say yes or no."

* ►October 12, 2008 - Girl, 13, was given cancer vaccine ‘without consent’ - The Times, UK - "Debbie Jones has filed an official complaint against health professionals who she claims took the 13-year-old aside at school and administered the injection....Jackie Fletcher, a campaigner with Jabs, a child immunisation campaign, said: 'We have had first-hand accounts from parents going to the doctors to discuss vaccines and the children being taken by the clinic nurse and vaccinated without consent.'"

►October 12, 2008 - A valuable jab of info - S.L.M.A Guidelines and Information on Vaccines - The Sunday Times, Sri Lanka

►October 12, 2008 - Health won’t escape cuts of Budget 2009 - Sunday Business Post, Ireland - "A key component in this plan is the second MMR for five-year-olds, usually carried out either in schools or by local family doctors. Ireland’s current take-up rate for this is 50 per cent, and it needs a major push to get to the 95 per cent required by 2010."

►October 12, 2008 - Untold story of AIDS - HIV/AIDS was first found in India among commercial sex workers of Chennai in 1986. The same year an American patient was diagnosed with the virus in CMC, Vellore. The story of HIV/AIDS in the country is the story of many pioneering protocols in testing, counselling, campaigns and government initiatives, writes Papri Sri Raman - Spectrum via The Sunday Tribune

►October 12, 2008 - HIV patients trust in traditional remedies - The Times, South Africa

* ►October 12, 2008 - Unrest deprives 39,000 NWFP kids of polio drops - WHO, UNICEF set to launch three-day drive from 13th - Daily Times, Pakistan

►October 12, 2008 - Pak becomes 3rd top polio affected country - Pakistan Observer

►October 12, 2008 - Three-day anti-polio campaign begins - Over 77 cases detected across country so far | UNICEF seeks concerted efforts to make Pakistan polio-free - The Post

►October 12, 2008 - 15.8m children to be given polio drops - The News International, Pakistan

►October 12, 2008 - Sherry launches polio immunisation drive - The News International, Pakistan
►October 12, 2008 - Polio immunisation drive launched - The News International, Pakistan

►October 12, 2008 - Iraq medical clinic’s problems show sectarian suspicions - Stars and Stripes - "Refrigerators were empty, though even if they were full, the lack of electrical power means immunizations would quickly spoil."

* ►October 11, 2008 - Vaccination recommendations may add to mercury debate - The State Journal-Register - "'What is the risk, and what is the benefit?' asked Dr. David Ayoub, a Springfield radiologist and self-taught expert on vaccines, mercury and the increasing number of children diagnosed with autism. He said studies he has reviewed indicate the benefit of the flu vaccine — even among the very young and very old, the two groups most at risk of flu-related complications — is overblown. ... Petersburg resident Michelle Petersen won’t be getting flu shots for her three sons. The oldest, 9-year-old Tyler Guinan, has autism, and Michelle believes the vaccinations he received as an infant brought on the condition by damaging his brain."

►October 11, 2008 - Recovery Story: Gannon (includes video) - Age of Autism

►October 11, 2008 - Child Warriors: Brian - Age of Autism

►October 11, 2008 - Presidential Politics Autism Style - Age of Autism

►October 11, 2008 - Edinburgh Rally - Open Your Eyes To Autism - video - Autism Treatment Trust via The One Click Group

►October 11, 2008 - $250,000 Death Settlement For Baby Killed By MMR Vaccine - KSPR News via The One Click Group

►October 11, 2008 - Settlement in death of 1-year old Springfield girl from MMR vaccine - Age of Autism

* ►October 11, 2008 - Alberta tries to deal with Catholic backlash against HPV vaccine in schools - The Canadian Press via Google - "So far at least six of Alberta's 20 Catholic boards have voted against allowing girls in Grades 5 and 9 to be inoculated against HPV in schools. More boards are expected to say no after Calgary Bishop Fred Henry spoke out against the program during a meeting with school trustees."

* ►October 11, 2008 - Why is HPV Vaccine Gardasil Sweeping the Nation, and Should You be Worried? Merck’s Aggressive & Underhanded Marketing Reminds Me of Vioxx. Part II -

* ►October 11, 2008 - Court Cases and School Mandates - Exploring Vaccines

►October 11, 2008 - Forrest General gives recommended vaccine for new mothers - Hattiesburg American

* ►October 11, 2008 - Highly Politicised Health System Discourages Dissent - BMJ via The One Click Group

* ►October 11, 2008 - The Dawn Of McScience - The One Click Group

►October 11, 2008 - Financial crisis threatens medical research: Nobel winner - AFP via Google

►October 11, 2008 - Man stole vaccinations from city GP surgery - Peterborough Today, UK

►October 11, 2008 - Kuwait: Vaccines and Babies - The One Click Group

* ►October 11, 2008 - US controls bird flu vaccines over bioweapon fears - AP via ABC 13 International News

* ►October 11, 2008 - To vaccinate or not to vaccinate for the flu season - Tulsa World - "Q: My grandson is 8 months old, and the pediatrician wants to vaccinate him for the flu. My daughter and I are at odds because she wants to vaccinate him, and I don't think she should. What is your opinion? — A.H., Memphis, Tenn. A: It's a personal decision, but my children never got it."

* ►October 11, 2008 - Doctor blamed in case of infected IHC carer - A doctor's failure to check up on a basic blood test led to a community care worker contracting hepatitis B and needing a liver transplant, a court has been told. - The Dominion Post via

* ►October 11, 2008 - China announces biggest bust in milk scandal - Chinese authorities have arrested a man who made 600 tonnes of melamine-laced powder that was destined for the nation's milk supply, in the biggest bust of its kind, state press reported on Friday. - Australian Broadcasting Corporation

►October 11, 2008 - Flu season means flu shots - McAlester News-Capital

►October 11, 2008 - Flu vaccine will not give you the flu - Health department lists clinic schedule - Galesburg Register-Mail

►October 11, 2008 - Tommy heads flu jab campaign - Leigh Journal, UK

►October 11, 2008 - Brighton Flu Clinic In Memory Of Girl Who Died From Influenza - WHMI 93.5 FM

►October 11, 2008 - Refusal to allow children to be given the polio vaccine compromises the world - editorial - Gulf News

* ►October 11, 2008 - Polio virus surfaces in UP after 10 months - The Telegraph, India - "The P1 virus — one of three serotypes of the wild polio virus — has returned despite intensive immunisation of children in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh with a new monovalent oral polio vaccine (mOPV) over the past two years."

* ►October 11, 2008 - Aurangabad boy suffering from polio - Daily News & Analysis - "It is also learnt that the boy was administered polio drops more than five times till now in the Jarandi Primary Health Centre."

►October 11, 2008 - Over 2,250 tots struck down as virus spreads -

►October 11, 2008 - Public support critical to eradication of polio: Sherry - Associated Press of Pakistan

►October 11, 2008 - Risk Factors Outside Of AAP Guidelines Identify More Preemies Needing RSV Prophylaxis - Medical News Today

►October 11, 2008 - Baby given overdose of meningitis drug - This is Nottingham

►October 11, 2008 - Magic Johnson outraged after HIV-faking accusation - AFP via Google

►October 11, 2008 - China stops sales of suspected herbal injection - Xinhua via China View

►October 11, 2008 - AstraZeneca’s Seroquel XR Gets FDA Clearance for Bipolar Disorder - eFluxMedia

►October 11, 2008 - Mother claims baby contracted bug at UHW - WalesOnline, UK

►October 11, 2008 - Biotech, drug stocks drop to 52-week lows - San Diego Union-Tribune

►October 11, 2008 - Crucial Control In Long-lasting Immunity Discovered - National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists have identified a protein that plays matchmaker between two key types of white blood cells, T and B cells, enabling them to interact in a way that is crucial to establishing long-lasting immunity after an infection. - NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases via ScienceDaily

* ►October 11, 2008 - An Apple a Day Offers Protection Against Flu Virus - The American Physiological Society via Creators Syndicate

* ►October 11, 2008 - Deaths linked to MRSA have risen by 300% in a decade - The Scotsman

* ►October 11, 2008 - When Nothing Else Works: Therapy Approved By FDA For Treatment-resistant Depression - Medical University of South Carolina via Medical News Today

►October 11, 2008 - Officials defend their response to strep outbreak - The Globe And Mail

►October 11, 2008 - Protein matchmaker between immune cells identified - Nature via Howrah News Service

* ►October 11, 2008 - Statins May Prevent Miscarriages, Study Suggests - Hospital for Special Surgery researchers have found that statins may be able to prevent miscarriages in women who are suffering from pregnancy complications caused by antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), according to a study in mice. In this autoimmune syndrome, the body produces antibodies directed at phospholipids, the main components of cell membranes. - Hospital for Special Surgery via Journal of Clinical Investigation via ScienceDaily

* ►October 11, 2008 - Britain may back EU plan to relax rules on ‘mad cow’ cattle testing - The London Times

►October 11, 2008 - UN official lauds China's achievements in environmental protection - Xinhua via China View

* ►October 10, 2008 - Super Shot adds FluMist to arsenal - The Journal Gazette

►October 10, 2008 - Germany confirms outbreak of H5N1 bird flu -EU - Reuters via Hemscott

* ►October 10, 2008 - Research and Markets: Examine Select Herpes Viruses and Human Papilloma Virus with this Essential Report - Research and Markets via Business Wire via MarketWatch

* ►October 10, 2008 - HPV infection rates similar in men and women - The Journal of Infectious Diseases via Reuters

►October 10, 2008 - France pulls tainted Chinese food - France has recalled sweets and biscuits made with Chinese dairy after finding high levels of an industrial chemical. - BBC

►October 10, 2008 - Expanded Screening Recommendations for Chronic HBV - The CDC has updated its HBV screening guidelines to reflect the changing epidemiology of HBV infection and the proven benefits of screening. - journal article (Journal Watch Gastroenterology)

* ►October 10, 2008 - A link between mitochondria and tumor formation in stem cells - American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology via EurekAlert!

►October 10, 2008 - Antibiotics May Not Cause Diarrheal Bacteria - Canadian Medical Association Journal via

►October 10, 2008 - UTMB awarded $10.9M for new research center - Houston Business Journal

* ►October 10, 2008 - Alabama settles suits against 5 drug companies - AP via Forbes

►October 10, 2008 - Introducing Pediatric Care Online - American Academy of Pediatrics Point-of-Care Resource Will be Available on a Free Trial Basis For Pediatricians and Pediatric Residents - AAP via Business Wire via Financial Post

►October 10, 2008 - US groups set out strategy to reduce hospital acquired infections - journal article (BMJ)

►October 10, 2008 - Sleep Position May Affect Infant Blood Pressure CME (requires registration) - Archives of Disease in Childhood via Medscape Medical News

►October 10, 2008 - Does Novartis Deserve Its Decline? - Investerms

►October 10, 2008 - Identification Of Gene With Probable Role In Human Susceptibility To Pulmonary Tuberculosis - Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore via Medical New Today

►October 10, 2008 - ASEAN told to strengthen laws amid milk scare - AP via The China Post

►October 10, 2008 - Uinta County added to National Children’s Study - Unita County Herald

►October 10, 2008 - MSU student sues Detroit lettuce supplier in E. coli case - Ingham County lawsuit follows outbreak that sickened 36 in Michigan. - The Detroit News

* ►October 10, 2008 - Italy's soccer players more susceptible to ALS - Reuters via National Post

►October 10, 2008 - New Report Provides Key Insights into India's Fast Expanding Healthcare Industry - Report Buyer, the online destination for business intelligence for major industry sectors, has added a new report offering a comprehensive outlook of the healthcare market in India. -

* ►October 10, 2008 - Cloned animals shouldn't be used for food, survey for EU says - Telegraph, UK

►October 10, 2008 - FDA Launches Food Defense Awareness Training Kit for Employees in the Food Industry - First tool kit teaches how to reduce the risks of food contamination - FDA

►October 10, 2008 - Latex hides in unexpected places, experts warn - Reuters Health - "Consider," said Beezhold, "that restaurant meals are frequently prepared by cooks wearing latex gloves. In schools, the cafeteria may be a threat, but there is also potential exposure to latex in school supplies." Estimates of the prevalence of latex allergy vary, but the condition disproportionately affects healthcare workers and other populations frequently exposed to latex."

* ►October 10, 2008 - Three more polio cases detected - Pakistan Dawn - "Amjad received seven doses of polio drops and Haroon and Hasnain three each."

* ►October 10, 2008 - Expired polio vaccine given to Umerkot - PPI via Regional Times

►October 10, 2008 - Drugs and Disclosure - editorial (requires registration) - The New York Times

►October 10, 2008 - A match made in open access heaven? (requires registration) - The Scientist NewsBlog
►October 10, 2008 - Bird flu returns to Germany - Reuters via Financial Times

►October 10, 2008 - Vaccines plentiful as flu season cranks up - Vicksburg Post

►October 10, 2008 - Officials: Flu shots vital for everyone - Times Record News

►October 10, 2008 - Vaccination program may keep employees productive - CCH

►October 10, 2008 - TB vaccine 'nothing more than a dream' - Western Morning News, UK

►October 10, 2008 - Delay to vaccinations IT system - The introduction of a computer system to track immunisations in London has been delayed, despite fears of a national measles epidemic. - BBC

* ►October 10, 2008 - Special education teachers needed: Services for autistic kids hampered - Las Vegas Review - "Autistic children constitute the district's fastest growing population of special education students, growing 2,298 percent since 1996 — from 83 autistic students then to 1,990 last year. The district's overall enrollment grew 72 percent in the same time period."

* ►October 10, 2008 - UCR researchers say antibiotic shows promise against autism - Press-Enterprise - "The brains of patients with Fragile X syndrome have a surplus of immature dendritic spines. Minocycline allows synapses to mature."

►October 10, 2008 - Autistic brains wired for pictures, not words - Four-year-old Cameron Banks can speak a few words, "high five" his grandfather and look straight at the camera lens when asked. For a child diagnosed at age one with autism, they are huge achievements. - The Australian

►October 10, 2008 - Statins may prevent miscarriages - Hospital for Special Surgery finds common drug could help some women have a healthy pregnancy - EurekAlert!

►October 10, 2008 - Bayer Agrees To Stop Running Ads For Oral Contraceptive YAZ That FDA Says Are 'Misleading' - Medical News Today

►October 10, 2008 - WHO Weekly Epidemiological Record 10 Oct 2008 - World Health Organization (WHO) via ReliefWeb - "Use of the current internationally available prequalified oral cholera vaccine is not recommended once an outbreak has started because of its 2-dose regimen and the time required to reach protective efficacy, as well as the high costs and heavy logistics associated with its use. WHO has never been recommended use of the parenteral cholera vaccine due to its low protective efficacy and the high occurrence of severe adverse reactions."

►October 10, 2008 - Ebola Vaccine in Sight? - Danger Room via

►October 10, 2008 - Global Monoclonal Antibody Sales Forecast to Double in Next Five Years, says New Report -  Report Buyer, the online destination for pharmaceutical business intelligence for major industry sectors, has added a new report analysing the global monoclonal antibody market. - press release - Report Buyer via

* ►October 10, 2008 - Elevation Biotech and IAVI partner to develop next generation of HIV vaccines - IAVI awards innovation grant to South African biotech company for the development and testing of new vaccine antigens that elicit broadly neutralizing antibodies against HIV - International AIDS Vaccine Initiative via EurekAlert!

* ►October 9, 2008 - U.S. Government Issues Declaration Covering Emergent BioSolutions' BioThrax(R) and Anthrax Immune Globulin under Prep Act - Emergent BioSolutions Inc. via Business Wire via Trading Markets - "This HHS declaration under the PREP Act provides liability protections to activities related to developing, manufacturing, distributing, prescribing, dispensing, administering and using both of the company's anthrax medical countermeasures in preparation for, and in response to, a potential anthrax attack."

►October 9, 2008 - Autism recess program successful in Scottsdale - The Arizona Republic - "In the past nine years, as the number of Arizona school kids grew by 25 percent, the number diagnosed with autism grew fivefold. More than 5,000 autistic kids are in Arizona's K-12 schools."

►October 9, 2008 - Good Turnout for Flu Pandemic Exercise, Free Vaccinations -

►October 9, 2008 - AstraZeneca's Tops the List of Most Visited Pharmaceutical Brand Web Sites in Q2 2008 - Ramped Up Marketing Efforts and FDA Activity Drive Growth at Top Sites - press release - comScore, Inc. via PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX via MarketWatch

►October 9, 2008 - Mercury Vaccine Lawsuit Over Autism Allowed to Continue by Georgia Supreme Court -

►October 9, 2008 - Scientists Find First Immune Responses to HIV Infection Ineffective - WebWire

►October 9, 2008 - Global Challenges | Winners of Nobel Prize for Medicine Voice Concern for Future of HIV/AIDS Funding; Montagnier Discusses Therapeutic Vaccines -

►October 9, 2008 - Science & Medicine | NIAID Grant Awarded to Buffalo University for HIV/AIDS Research -

►October 9, 2008 - Dry track is just fine for Hoffa - The Age, Australia - "After losing his way during the autumn after an adverse reaction to the equine influenza vaccination, Bon Hoffa returned this spring with a slashing win in the group 3 Bobbie Lewis (1200 metres) at Flemington — it was the race that launched his rise to the top last year and proved that a second group 1 victory would be within reach this spring."

►October 9, 2008 - Commentary: A Freebie? From the government? - The Fond du Lac Reporter

►October 9, 2008 - Grant to help UAB boost childhood immunization - The Huntsville Times via

* ►October 9, 2008 - PAKISTAN: Why is polio spreading? - IRIN Asia - "'Refusal is a significant problem in only a few districts and agencies like, Killa Abdullah, Bajaur, Mohamand, Swat and few others. Overall less than 1 percent of the targeted children are missed because of refusals, so it cannot be the [main] cause of the resurgence [in the number] of polio cases. An independent study of refusals highlighted that management and service delivery issues were also an issue,' she said."

* ►October 9, 2008 - Defense health advisers want vaccine records automated - Government HealthIT

* ►October 9, 2008 - State Grant Boosts Health Net's Efforts to Improve Childhood Immunization Rates - Business News via

►October 9, 2008 - Flu season is approaching and vaccine is available - Washington State Department of Health

►October 9, 2008 - Nation's Teen Vaccination Coverage Increasing - CDC via HealthNewsDigest

►October 9, 2008 - Campaigners demand equal treatment for all thalidomide victims - journal article (BMJ)

►October 9, 2008 - Study to Track How People React to Disease-Risk Data (free content) - The Wall Street Journal

►October 9, 2008 - Accountability for reasonableness: an update - journal article (BMJ)

* ►October 9, 2008 - Small Intestine Senses Bitter Toxins in Food - American Diabetes Association via

* ►October 9, 2008 - Researchers Discover How Infectious Bacteria Can Switch Species - Scientists from the Universities of Bath and Exeter have developed a rapid new way of checking for toxic genes in disease-causing bacteria which infect insects and humans. Their findings could in the future lead to new vaccines and anti-bacterial drugs. - University of Bath via ScienceDaily

►October 9, 2008 - Evolution of virulence regulation in Staphylococcus aureus - Cell Press via EurekAlert!

►October 9, 2008 - FDA Approves New Injection Site for Janssen's Risperdal Consta for Schizophrenia Treatment - quick facts - Janssen Pharmaceuticals via RTTNews

►October 9, 2008 - Availability of inpatient beds for psychiatric admissions in the NHS - journal article (BMJ)

►October 9, 2008 - Suboptimal Asthma Control Common in Children, Linked to Parental Beliefs (requires registration) - Reuters Health via Medscape

* ►October 9, 2008 - Vitamin D a key player in overall health of several body organs, says UC Riverside biochemist - University of California - Riverside via EurekAlert!

►October 9, 2008 - Mom shares son's story about disease -

►October 9, 2008 - Circadian Clock May Be Critical For Remembering What You Learn, Researchers Say - The circadian rhythm that quietly pulses inside us all, guiding our daily cycle from sleep to wakefulness and back to sleep again, may be doing much more than just that simple metronomic task, according to Stanford researchers. - Stanford University via ScienceDaily

►October 8, 2008 - Many Adolescents Behind On Immunization Shots - Harvard Pilgrim Health Care via redOrbit

* ►October 8, 2008 - Notice: Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Guidance for Clinical Trial Sponsors: Establishment and Operation of Clinical Trial Data Monitoring Committees - Food and Drug Administration, HHS via

* ►October 8, 2008 - Simple hygiene steps can prevent flu - Canadian Press via C-Health Canoe

►October 8, 2008 - Protection for Stressed-Out Bacteria Identified - Research Australia via Biocompare

►October 8, 2008 - Scripps research team solves structure of 'beneficial' virus - Researchers seek to understand, and improve, virus that can infect lung cancer cells - Scripps Research Institute via EurekAlert!

* ►October 8, 2008 - Bisphenol A linked to chemotherapy resistance - University of Cincinnati via EurekAlert!

►October 8, 2008 - Children as Young as 4 Can Develop OCD - Full-blown obsessive symptoms seen in both younger, older children, study finds - U.S. News & World Report

►October 8, 2008 - Countries should encourage use of generic substitutes, says OECD - journal article (BMJ)

►October 8, 2008 - Angry relatives attack doctors and hospitals in Nepal - journal article (BMJ)

►October 8, 2008 - Flu vaccine may not reduce doctor visits in kids - Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine via Reuters Health

►October 8, 2008 - Local film offers new take on Afghanistan - Addison County Independent - "'Afghanistan is a place where terrorists live and thrive? This was not our experience,' Vickers said of her and her colleagues’ recollections of Afghanistan, where they had scoured the countryside inoculating people in small towns against smallpox."

* ►October 8, 2008 - CDC: Free Drug Samples Harm Children - Alliance for Human Research Protection

* ►October 7, 2008 - Dr. Andrew Moulden Speaks Out (includes videos) - Vaccines Exposed

* ►October 7, 2008 - Pillar of Psychiatry Nemeroff Failed to Report Drug $$$ - Alliance for Human Research Protection

* ►October 7, 2008 - National PTA Pushing the Flu Vaccine? - Vaccines Exposed

* ►October 7, 2008 - Groundbreaking, lifesaving TB vaccine a step closer - Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council via EurekAlert!

* ►October 7, 2008 - Novel Lung Cancer Vaccine Trial Launched at Moores UCSD Cancer Center - University of California - San Diego via EurekAlert!

►October 7, 2008 - The Network for Nursing in Child Health (requires registration) (full text) - Pediatric Nursing via Medscape

►October 7, 2008 - C. Difficile and Antibiotics Not Necessarily Linked - A team at the MUHC and the Jewish General Hospital takes a new look at the causal relationship between antibiotic use and C. difficile infections - McGill University Health Centre via Biocompare

►October 7, 2008 - US tells African governments to stop supplying international family planning group - journal article (BMJ)

* ►October 6, 2008 - Kids' deaths tied to staph; study urges flu shots - AP via Detroit Free Press

* ►October 6, 2008 - Safety agency tells GPs how to audit serious events effectively - journal article (BMJ)

* ►October 6, 2008 - Mental health services in England fail to meet children’s needs, commissioner says - journal article (BMJ)

►October 6, 2008 - Data on births by ethnic group now available for England and Wales - journal article (BMJ)

* ►October 6, 2008 - Primary care trusts must "challenge the fiction of the wonder drug" - journal article (BMJ)

►October 6, 2008 - Translating evidence into practice: a model for large scale knowledge translation - journal article (BMJ)

►October 6, 2008 - Notice: Notice of Intent To Establish the Global AIDS Coordinator's Expert Panel on Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV - Department of State via

►October 6, 2008 - AIDS 2008: HIV Prevention and Epidemiology of HIV, Hepatitis, TB, and STIs CME (requires registration) - Medscape

►October 6, 2008 - Editor's Notes: Asperger's oxymoron - Computerworld

►October 6, 2008 - PharmAthene battles for anthrax vaccine bucks - PharmAthene has stated its desire to compete for a government anthrax vaccine manufacturing contract, which could be worth up to $600m. -

►October 3, 2008 - Don't Stress! Bacterial Crisis Command Center Revealed - Imperial College London via Biocompare

►October 2, 2008 - Journal: Scientists Identify Successful 'Anti' Antibiotic That May Help Curb Rising Staph Infections - Tech Labs via Biocompare

* ►October 2, 2008 - DNA of Good Bacteria Drives Intestinal Response to Infection - NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases via Biocompare

►October 2, 2008 - Merck ends development of obesity drug taranabant - Reuters Health

►October 1, 2008 - Fewer doses of anthrax vaccine protect just as well - Reuters Health

* ►October 1, 2008 - Cervical Cancer Vaccine: 'dangers Mean More Research Is Needed' - Grace Filby via Medical News Today

* ►October 2008 - Potential for Early-Life Immune Insult Including Developmental Immunotoxicity in Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders: Focus on Critical Windows of Immune Vulnerability - journal article (Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part B)

* ►October 2008 - Corporate influences on epidemiology (full text) - journal article (International Journal of Epidemiology)

►October 2008 - Maternal anemia, iron intake in pregnancy, and offspring blood pressure in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children - journal article (The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition)

►October 2008 - A Teenage Girl with Rash (pdf) - journal article (Pediatric Annals)

* ►September 23, 2008 - Title: Chicken anemia virus mutants and vaccines and uses based on the viral proteins VP1, VP2 and VP3 or sequences of that virus coding therefor (patent) - Leadd B.V. (Leiden, NL) via

* ►September 23, 2008 - Title: Post-natal administration of activity-dependent neurotrophic factor-derived polypeptides for enhancing learning and memory (patent) - The United States of Americas as represented by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (Washington, DC), N/A (Tel Aviv, IL), Ramot at Tel-Aviv University, Ltd. via - "The present invention provides a method for improving performance (e.g., learning and/or memory) in a subject. The method comprises administering to the subject, either prenatally or postnatally, an ADNF polypeptide in an amount sufficient to improve post natal performance. In particular, prenatal administration can improve spatial learning in a subject."

* ►September 23, 2008 - Title: Method for classification of anti-psychotic drugs (patent) - The Rockefeller University (New York, NY) via

►September 23, 2008 - Title: Method of treating brain tissue damages (patent) - Academia Sinica (Taipei, TW) via

►September 23, 2008 - Title: Implantation of encapsulated biological materials for treating diseases (patent) - Novocell, Inc. (San Diego, CA) via

►September 23, 2008 - Title: Treatment of conditions relating to hormone deficiencies by administration of progestins (patent) - Barr Laboratories, Inc. (Woodcliffe Lake, NJ) via

►September 21, 2008 - Mobile phone use 'raises children's risk of brain cancer fivefold' - Alarming new research from Sweden on the effects of radiation raises fears that today's youngsters face an epidemic of the disease in later life - The Independent, UK

►September 15, 2008 - What the Chemical Industry Doesn't Want You to Know about Everyday Products - The chemical industry has spent years trying to suppress information about a certain chemical. Will Congress help the public know the true dangers? - AlterNet

* One Thousand People Expected To Rally For Vaccination Choice at the State House in Trenton, NJ on Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 12:00 p.m. - The NJ Coalition for Vaccination Choice (NJCVC) via Vaccination News

* The Vaccination Choice Hand-delivered Letter Campaign - We want our legislators to hear us loud and clear – we want vaccination choice in New Jersey! - New Jersey Coalition for Vaccination Choice

Vaccines Exposed - blog


Posted October 10, 2008


►November 2008 - Sodium β-aescin may be an effective therapeutic agent for Bell’s palsy - journal article (Medical Hypotheses)

* ►October 23, 2008 - HIV blocking antibodies following immunisation with chimaeric peptides coding a short N-terminal sequence of the CCR5 receptor - journal article (Vaccine)

* ►October 23, 2008 - The polymeric stability of the Escherichia coli F4 (K88) fimbriae enhances its mucosal immunogenicity following oral immunization - journal article (Vaccine)

►October 12, 2008 - Family seeks funds for autism service dog (requires registration) - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

►October 11, 2008 - Bird Flu Outbreaks, S.korea To Halt Imports Of Chicks From Germany -

►October 11, 2008 - Another polio case found in Peshawar - Pakistan Dawn

* ►October 11, 2008 - Why I decided not to jab - My doctor recommended I vaccinate our daughter Alexandra. She stressed over and over again on each visit to her clinic that kids have become seriously ill from childhood diseases such as measles. -

* ►October 10, 2008 - Settlement in death of 1-year old Springfield girl from MMR vaccine - - "The parents of 1-year old Madyson Williams will receive $250,000 from the government for the death of their daughter. Garry and Rachel Williams claimed the Mumps, Measles, Rubella Vaccine or MMR killed their daughter. Madyson got the vaccine at the Pediatric Center in Springfield on May 12, 2006. Her parents submitted medical evidence that the MMR vaccine is the reason Madyson died 6 days later."


Comment:  While I appreciate that some in the mainstream media are finally paying attention to the fact that the government has awarded money to a few families for vaccine damage, the enormity of those awards has in no way been addressed.  Between 1990 and 2008 $856,353,609.26 has been doled out by the government for vaccine deaths and injury.  (Note these figures do not include the amount awarded between 1986, when the program began, and 1990.)  Where are the stories about all those families?

* ►October 10, 2008 - Thimerosal Goes to Court: American Home Products Corp. v. Ferrari By Mary Holland, Esq. - Age of Autism

* ►October 10, 2008 - Anthrax Letters and Pandemic Flu Fears Led to Legislation that Removed Citizen Protections for Vaccine Injuries; Anthrax Emergency Just Declared - Anthrax Vaccine -- posts by Meryl Nass, M.D.

* ►October 10, 2008 - Landmark Study: Mercury Poisoning Causes Autism - press release - CoMeD Inc. via The One Click Group

* ►October 10, 2008 - Vaccine Freedom Rally & Lawsuits: Saving the Children by Barbara Loe Fisher - Vaccine Awakening

* ►October 10, 2008 - NVIC Vaccine E-Newsletter
Vaccine Freedom Rally & Lawsuits: Saving the Children by Barbara Loe Fisher

Yesterday morning, New Jersey Moms Louise Kuo Habakus and Claudine Liss of the New Jersey Coalition for Vaccination Choice appeared on Fox News (Fox & Friends) to talk about the vaccine freedom rally next Thursday (October 16) in Trenton in support of conscientious belief exemption legislation giving New Jersey parents the legal right to follow their conscience when making vaccine choices for their children. After the show, Louise and Claudine were invited back for an informal, spirited discussion about the epidemic of chronic disease and disability and the recent flu vaccine mandate instituted in New Jersey for all children.

Smart, sincere, passionate, and articulate, these two Moms are what the vaccine safety and informed consent movement is about and their call for freedom of choice echoes the one that has been made by parents of vaccine injured children for nearly three decades. For more information about how to stand with Louise, Claudine, Larry Palevsky, M.D., me and more than 500 parents registered to rally in Trenton next Thursday and make your voice heard for vaccine freedom, contact the NJ Coalition for Vaccination Choice at

On Monday, the Georgia Supreme Court issued a unanimous appeals court ruling that opened the door for families of vaccine injured children to sue vaccine manufacturers for vaccine design defects that lead to injury and death. The next day a Missouri Appeals Court upheld an $8.5 million judgment against American Cyanamid for injuries suffered by a man who contracted vaccine strain polio from a live oral polio vaccination as a child. Both civil court decisions rightly hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for failing to appropriately test and improve vaccines they sell to the public so that health risks from using the product can be eliminated or at least significantly reduced.

When Congress passed the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, which was historic societal acknowledgment that vaccines can injure and kill and that the vaccine injured should be compensated even as vaccine availability should be protected, it was clear in both the legislative history and clarifying language accompanying the Act's passage that Congress never intended to give blanket, exclusive immunity to drug companies marketing vaccines for public use. Until this week, too many federal judges have misinterpreted the spirit and intent of the 1986 law. Hopefully, the Georgia decision will ultimately give parents of vaccine injured children the legal ability to hold drug companies accountable in a civil court of law for failing to reduce the reactivity of their products.

Whether holding the pharmaceutical industry accountable in the judicial system or petitioning legislators to allow Americans to follow their conscience and exercise informed consent to medical risk taking, vaccine educated citizens in America are standing up for their civil rights in larger numbers. It is a good sign, a beacon of hope that the business of saving our children from a lifetime of chronic illness and disability has become a priority for more than a small minority of citizens. Saving our children is everyone's business and standing up for freedom of speech and conscience is the first order of business in a democratic society.

Whether you live in New Jersey or another state - I hope to see you at the rally in Trenton on Oct. 16 and two days later on Oct. 18 at the Natural Living Conference in Mahwah sponsored by the Holistic Moms Network.

"NJ Assemblywoman Charlotte Vandervalk, Board-certified Pediatrician Dr. Lawrence Palevsky and National Vaccine Information Center co-founder Barbara Loe Fisher, will join NJ parents and professionals at a rally in Trenton for vaccination choice. Over 500 have pre-registered, requiring the city to close the streets, and more participants are expected. The speakers represent a cross-section of society including medical doctors, nurses, chiropractors, scientists, clergy, educators, soldiers, politicians, journalists, autism activists, homeschoolers and many parents. The NJ Coalition for Vaccination Choice (NJCVC) invites you to rally with them by the steps of the State House, outside Gov. Corzine's office. The Legislature will be in session. The group opposes the four new vaccine mandates including an annual flu shot for children ages 5 and under, required for daycare and pre-school. NJCVC supports the passage of bill A260/S1071 to allow a conscientious exemption to mandatory vaccination that will permit parents to select all, some, or no vaccinations for their children. A form of this parental right already exists in 19 other US states." - New Jersey Coalition for Vaccination Choice (October 7, 2008)

"The Supreme Court of Georgia on Monday upheld a state appeals court ruling that could open the door to product liability claims against vaccine manufacturers by the parents of autistic children. Justice George H. Carley wrote for a unanimous court that a Fulton County suit against manufacturers filed by the parents of an autistic child may to go to trial. The justices rejected what Carley described as a "far-reaching interpretation" of a federal vaccine statute that defendant vaccine manufacturers argued gave them sweeping immunity from liability..... Carley specifically focused on Congress' intent. He wrote that a reading of the federal vaccine act "and the congressional intent behind it show that the Vaccine Act does not pre-empt all design defect claims." Instead, Carley noted, the federal vaccine law "provides that a vaccine manufacturer cannot be held liable for defective design if it is determined, on a case-by-case basis, that the injurious side effects of the particular vaccine were unavoidable." But, the judge added, "The conditional nature of this clause contemplates the occurrence of side effects which are avoidable, and for which a vaccine manufacturer may be civilly liable. In order to bar all liability for defective design and to permit liability only for manufacturing and warning defects, Congress could easily have ..... made the bar to civil liability conditional on proper preparations and warnings." "As the statute is actually written, however," Carley continued, "it is best understood as barring liability only for those side effects which were unavoidable by means other than proper manufacturing and packaging. Conversely, if such effects were avoidable by a feasible, alternative design, liability is not completely barred." Neither can federal law nor, by extension, Congress unilaterally pre-empt state causes of actions, Carley said. Instead, the justice noted that the question of whether a particular vaccine is unavoidably unsafe -- and therefore subject to immunity from liability -- is a question of fact for a jury to decide." - R. Robin MacDonald, (October 7, 2008)

"A Missouri appeals court Tuesday upheld an $8.5 million judgment for a St. Louis man who contracted polio after receiving an oral vaccine as a child. A three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals' Eastern District also ruled that the vaccine's manufacturer owed about $2.8 million for prejudgment interest on top of the award because it refused to accept a pretrial settlement offer that was less than the amount awarded by a jury. Cortez Strong contracted polio in June 1987, shortly after receiving a second dose of the vaccine Orimune, which was made by American Cyanamid Co.....Strong sued American Cyanamid and the pediatrician who administered the vaccine. In 2005, a St. Louis jury cleared the doctor of liability but ordered American Cyanamid to pay Strong $1.5 million for pain and suffering, $2 million for future lost earnings and $5 million for future pain and suffering. The company appealed, contending there was insufficient evidence that it was legally liable for Strong's injuries. The company also sought to have the judgment reduced or set aside or that a new trial be ordered. Strong also appealed, seeking to be allowed to introduce rebuttal evidence against the physician and to have American Cyanamid be ordered to pay interest on the award. The appeals court rejected each request except Strong's appeal for prejudgment interest. " - Chris Blank, Associated Press (October 8, 2008)

* ►October 10, 2008 - Unprecedented, Historical Forum On Vaccines - The Deidre Imus Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology - Unprecedented and Historical Forum on Vaccines: All Sides of the Issue - The One Click Group - "We would like to extend a personal invitation for physicians, health officials, legislators and parents to join in a historic discussion on October 23rd, at Hackensack University Medical Center. “A Forum on Vaccines: All Sides of the Issue” will address issues relating to the safety of the recommended vaccine schedule for infants and children, which continue to emerge as a national debate resulting in numerous news articles. This is particularly true here in New Jersey."

* ►October 10, 2008 - New Jersey Vaccination Choice Issues on Fox and Friends - Age of Autism

* ►October 10, 2008 - Child Warriors: Alex - Age of Autism

* ►October 10, 2008 - Scientists 'coming out' of the closet - The ScienceBlogs Book Club

* ►October 10, 2008 - Comprehensive Comparative Study of Vaccinated - TomLoveTexas - "Dear Mr. Love: I am writing to ask for your sponsorship of Representative Carolyn Maloney's H.R. 2832, Comprehensive Comparative Study of Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Populations Act of 2007. Rep. Maloney will be introducing this bill again in the new Congress and it needs as much support as possible."

►October 10, 2008 - If you think measles is always a "minor" disease... - Respectful Insolence via ScienceBlogs

►October 10, 2008 - David's dad promotes awareness of autism - Columbus Dispatch

►October 10, 2008 - Stories failing to inform - letter (requires registration) - Chicago Tribune

►October 10, 2008 - University of Michigan researchers find way to help trace origins of mercury pollution - The Ann Arbor News via

►October 10, 2008 - New Evidence: Low Level Mercury in Fish a Health Hazard - Environment News Service

►October 10, 2008 - Cyber line forming to buy new 10th anniversary Flutie Flakes - Wellsville Daily Reporter - "Flutie’s son Dougie, now 16, was diagnosed at age 3 with childhood disintegrative disorder, a rare form of autism. The complex developmental disability typically appears during the first three years of life and is the result of a neurological disorder that affects normal functioning of the brain, impacting development in the areas of social interaction and communication skills. Ten years ago, the prevalence rate of autism was about 1 in 500, Flutie said. Now it is 1 in 150."

* ►October 10, 2008 - Merck's Combination Children's Vaccine Linked to Convulsions - - "Children who take Merck's combination vaccine ProQuad suffer from convulsions twice as frequently as children who are given two separate vaccines, a federally funded study has found."

* ►October 10, 2008 - Limit on cold remedies for kids was FDA's idea - Pediatricians wanted meds banned for 6 and under, FDA named 4 as cutoff - AP via MSNBC - "The maneuvering is an example of how government health officials and the industries they regulate seek to come to an accommodation behind the scenes on tricky issues. In this case, there is scant evidence that the widely used over-the-counter medicines really do work in children. Emergency-room data shows that they sicken some 7,000 kids a year, mostly because of overdoses."

►October 10, 2008 - Health gap between poor, rich kids is problem for all - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

►October 10, 2008 - Kids urged to take jabs in bid to prevent measles epidemic - Halifax Evening Courier, UK

►October 10, 2008 - Goal is to protect students not penalize them - letter - The Kingston Whig-Standard

* ►October 10, 2008 - RNCOS Releases a New Report- Global Vaccine Market Forecast to 2012 - RNCOS has recently added a new Market Research Report titled, “Global Vaccine Market Forecast to 2012” to its report gallery. Our report gives an extensive and objective analysis on the global market for vaccines. - press release - PRMinds - "The report states that vaccines, which were earlier thought as a low margin, low growth industry, have emerged as one of the most lucrative segments in the pharmaceutical industry."

* ►October 10, 2008 - Why is HPV Vaccine Gardasil Sweeping the Nation, and Should You be Worried? Merck’s Aggressive & Underhanded Marketing Reminds Me of Vioxx. Part I -

* ►October 10, 2008 - A Cautious Approach to Gardasil Shot - On Women Blog via U.S. News & World Report

►October 10, 2008 - Is it worth it to get HPV vaccine? -

►October 10, 2008 - HPV infection rates similar in men and women - Journal of Infectious Diseases via Reuters - "The HPV vaccine is currently being tested internationally in men."

* ►October 10, 2008 - 90% of girls accept new jab - The Oxford Times - "Jabs, an advisory group that aims to promote understanding about immunisations, has been contacted by anxious parents about the programme. Its spokeswoman, Jackie Fletcher, said: 'I have some concerns that at present young girls and parents cannot make an informed choice about this vaccine as the NHS leaflet gives misleading information. 'The Cervarix vaccine has been tested on a limited number of people, however, in my opinion the real trials begin when a vaccine is rolled out through the general population.'"

►October 10, 2008 - Tymoshenko fell ill with “catastrophic influenza” - UNIAN News Agency

* ►October 10, 2008 - Glitch stalls shipment of flu vaccines for kids in lower-income families - Minneapolis Star Tribune - "The delay is because of a glitch with new computer software that the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requires states to for placing orders, Ehresmann said....Minnesota began placing its orders with the CDC in early September, and about 9,000 doses came through fine, Ehresmann said. However, the software kicked back orders for the remaining 81,000 needed for this flu season."

►October 10, 2008 - Influenza isn’t anything to sneeze at - Times-Mail

►October 10, 2008 - No epidemics in Cuba despite the situation created by the hurricanes - Granma International

►October 10, 2008 - Rival accuses Schnitzer Steel of dumping mercury in Hawaiian landfill - The Oregonian via

►October 10, 2008 - China threatens to "out" milk offenders - Reuters Africa

►October 10, 2008 - State vet releases draft for reinstating brucellosis class-free status - The Prairie Star

* ►October 10, 2008 - Merck's rotavirus vaccine Rotateq gains WHO pre-qualification status - Update - Merck via RTTNews

* ►October 10, 2008 - Elevation Biotech and IAVI partner to develop next generation of HIV vaccines - IAVI awards innovation grant to South African biotech company for the development and testing of new vaccine antigens that elicit broadly neutralizing antibodies against HIV - International AIDS Vaccine Initiative via EurekAlert!

* ►October 10, 2008 - Ebola Vaccine in Sight? -

* ►October 10, 2008 - Grassley: Universities Aren’t Following The Law - Pharmalot - "NIH has a lot of power…And I want the director of NIH to use that muscle to make sure universities are doing what they’re required to do. That, they’ve been very lax in. I think that the NIH director ought to be as aggressive as he can…All he’d have to do is withhold one grant or bring back money from a grant if somebody’s not doing their job. The message would get out pretty fast…But I kind of sense an attitude at NIH that “things have to change, but it’s going to take a long time to change them.”

►October 10, 2008 - Kids urged to take jabs in bid to prevent measles epidemic - Halifax Evening Courier, UK

* ►October 10, 2008 - J&J Paid $68 Million to Settle Birth-Control Cases - Bloomberg

►October 10, 2008 - Which Drug Web Sites Are Most Widely Viewed? - Pharmalot

* ►October 10, 2008 - Feds Drop Legal Action Against Ranbaxy - Pharmalot

►October 10, 2008 - EU Proposes Tighter Restrictions On Parallel Trade - Pharmalot

►October 10, 2008 - Complaints 'do not improve NHS' - Vital lessons which could be learned from complaints to the NHS are ignored, a public spending watchdog says. - BBC

* ►October 10, 2008 - Womb Raider - Do future health problems begin during gestation? - Slate Magazine - "Of course, certain prenatal exposures do cause specific medical disorders. Uncontrolled maternal diabetes can occasionally cause fetal heart defects, and maternal vitamin-D deficiency ups a child's chances of getting rickets later in life."

►October 10, 2008 - Ex-Wyeth researcher to lead Temple drug discovery team - Philadelphia Business Journal

►October 10, 2008 - Research at Pitt targets herpes - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

►October 10, 2008 - Infectious diseases claim 949 lives in China in September - Xinhua China View

►October 10, 2008 - Coping skills should be developed early - The Salem News

* ►October 9, 2008 - Merck's Gardasil Given to 25% of Teen Girls in 2007 - Bloomberg

* ►October 9, 2008 - The need for public education on HPV and cervical cancer prevention in Asia Opinions of experts at the AOGIN Conference - journal article (Vaccine)

* ►October 9, 2008 - Emergent BioSolutions gets 'emergency' protection - Baltimore Business Journal - "The Rockville-based biotech said Thursday its anthrax treatments, the vaccine Biothrax and its Anthrax Immune Globulin, have been designated as covered countermeasures to a public health emergency under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act. The act provides liability protection to manufacturers to encourage them to seek defenses for severe health risks like anthrax."

►October 9, 2008 - Public urged to not be complacent over flu jabs - Isle of Man Today

►October 9, 2008 - Airports offering flu shots - Busy travelers can receive injections or nasal spray vaccines before boarding - Beacon Journal via

* ►October 9, 2008 - Institute for Systems Biology, UW Researchers Win Bulk of $68M Grants To Study Flu, SARS - Xconomy - "The Institute for Systems Biology, the University of Washington, and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, WA—along with a group at Stanford University—have been awarded five-year grants totaling $68.7 million to study dangerous viral pathogens like bird flu, SARS, and tuberculosis."

* ►October 9, 2008 - More Than 10-Fold Difference In Number Of Psychiatrists Across Medical News Today

►October 9, 2008 - 50 million innovation project launched to fight infectious diseases - UK

►October 9, 2008 - New Bill Targets Rogue Druggists on the Internet (free content) - The Wall Street Journal

►October 9, 2008 - Necrotic neurons enhance microglial neurotoxicity through induction of glutaminase by a MyD88-dependent pathway (pdf) - journal article (Journal of Neuroinflammation)

►October 9, 2008 - Modern bug battlegrounds - We've made enormous advances in our battle against bacteria, but it seems that the bugs are starting to fight back, and it's only going to get scarier. - Australian Broadcasting Corporation

►October 9, 2008 - Keeping herpes infection in check: Pitt researchers describe immune system strategies - University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences via EurekAlert!

* ►October 9, 2008 - First synthetic prion could settle vCJD controversy - New Scientist

►October 9, 2008 - Minnesota may hold back on buying bird flu drugs - AP via

►October 9, 2008 - Guidance for Industry Potency Tests for Cellular and Gene Therapy Products - FDA/CBER

►October 9, 2008 - Malaria - Web Focus - Malaria continues to claim a significant number of lives worldwide, estimated at ~ 1 million each year. The genome sequence of the most prominent human parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, was published in Nature in 2002. We are now proud to present the genome sequences of two additional human parasites, Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium knowlesi, along with a Review article discussing the scientific discoveries that have been aided by this information. In addition, we present a collection of papers illustrating highlights in malaria research that were published in recent years. - journal article (Nature)

►October 9, 2008 - GPs 'paid more for working less' - Family doctors in England are working less, but paid more after the introduction of a new contract failed to live up to expectations, MPs said. - BBC

►October 9, 2008 - Physician Examines Health-Care Plans - The Emory Wheel

►October 9, 2008 - New research institute shines light on gastrointestinal diseases - The Globe And Mail

►October 9, 2008 - Medicines and Drugs to Be Avoided During Pregnancy - American Chronicle

►October 9, 2008 - Conservatives commit $10 million in initial funding for first-ever action plan on lung health - Lung Association lauds demonstration of leadership on priority health issue, urges other national parties to commit to funding action plan on lung health - CNW Groups

►October 9, 2008 - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: From Diagnosis to Management CME/CE (requires registration) - Medscape

►October 9, 2008 - JCI online early table of contents: - Journal of Clinical Investigation via EurekAlert!

* ►October 9, 2008 - Wyeth seeking regulatory approval for Prevnar-13 - FierceVaccines - "Late stage data on Prevnar-13 will be released later this month. Wyeth does face new competition, though, from GlaxoSmithKline."

* ►October 9, 2008 - APIC Calls for Annual Flu Immunization of Healthcare Workers - Infection Control Today - “Despite longstanding recommendations by government agencies and national healthcare organizations, only 42 percent of healthcare workers receive yearly flu vaccines. Voluntary efforts are clearly not effective – it’s time for hospitals and other healthcare facilities to require influenza immunization.”

* ►October 9, 2008 - Defense health advisers want vaccine records automated - Government Health IT

►October 9, 2008 - Autism Speaks Names Dan Coury, M.D. as Medical Director for the Autism Treatment Network - Autism Speaks

* ►October 9, 2008 - We know what the false prophets think; now what? - The ScienceBlogs Book Club

►October 9, 2008 - State Grant Boosts Health Net’s Efforts to Improve Childhood Immunization Rates - press release - Health Net, Inc. via Business Wire

►October 9, 2008 - Letter: Be extremely cautious with light bulbs containing mercury - TCPalm

►October 9, 2008 - Mumps case reported in Adams County -

►October 9, 2008 - Temples and Tears, a Testimony from Nepal - Red Cross - "Each child underwent a two part vaccination process, first receiving an oral polio vaccine, followed by an injection. In the case of most of the more than 100 children vaccinated that hot morning at this location and similar stations throughout Dhangadi, there were tears."

►October 9, 2008 - Animals Get the Flu, Too - Horses, Pigs, Ferrets, Birds, Dogs Among Winter Ailment Sufferers - ABC News

►October 8, 2008 - Outbreak of measles linked to fears over MMR vaccine - Western Mail via WalesOnline

* ►October 8, 2008 - Plastic Outrage - Children in Danger -

►October 8, 2008 - Four Harris employees infected with MRSA - Florida Today 

* ►October 8, 2008 - Hepatitis B vaccine and the risk of CNS inflammatory demyelination in childhood - journal article (Neurology) - "Hepatitis B vaccination does not generally increase the risk of CNS inflammatory demyelination in childhood. However, the Engerix B vaccine appears to increase this risk, particularly for confirmed multiple sclerosis, in the longer term. Our results require confirmation in future studies."

►October 8, 2008 - Bacterial Pneumonia as Pandemic Flu Killer - A review of autopsies from the 1918–1919 influenza pandemic showed that most deaths resulted from secondary bacterial pneumonia. - journal article (Journal Watch Infectious Diseases)

►October 8, 2008 - Drug maker says it collaborated to catch cheats - AP via International Herald Tribune

►October 8, 2008 - FDA Statement Following CHPA's Announcement on Nonprescription Over-the-Counter Cough and Cold Medicines in Children - FDA

►October 8, 2008 - FDA Alert: TNF Blockers and Risk for Fungal Infections - The FDA now requires stronger warnings about risk for opportunistic fungal infections in patients treated with TNF blockers. - journal article (Journal Watch Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine)

►October 8, 2008 - A 14-Year-Old Boy With Progressive Weakness and Dyspnea CME/CE (requires registration) - Medscape

►October 8, 2008 - Pharma Roundup: Wyeth Slimming Distribution Network, Pfizer Suppressed Study, and More - BNET Business Network

►October 8, 2008 - New parasite genomes for malaria (requires registration) - The Scientist

►October 8, 2008 - New Drug May Help Treat Type 1 Diabetes - 'GAD' Treatment May Help Preserve Insulin Secretion in Newly Diagnosed Patients - NEJM via WebMD

►October 8, 2008 - Kill Fat Cells, Reverse Diabetes? - Cell Metabolism via Ivanhoe

►October 7, 2008 - Diagnostic difficulty and error in primary care—a systematic review - journal article (Family Practice)

►October 7, 2008 - Pfizer's New Focus Will Usher in a Golden Age of Pharma Social Media Marketing - Pharma Marketing Blog

►October 7, 2008 - Taking apart the media's Bad Science - Metro, UK

* ►October 7, 2008 - Taiwan's NSB Director: SARS may be China's biochemical weapon - eTaiwan News

►October 7, 2008 - Couple can sue vaccine company, court says - Lawsuit claims mercury preservative in shot responsible for child's autism - AP via MSNBC

►October 6, 2008 - Neurotransmitter Defect May Trigger Autoimmune Disease - Rockefeller University via Biocompare

* ►October 3, 2008 - The cost-effectiveness of using hepatitis A/B combined vaccine versus hepatitis B vaccine alone for high-risk heterosexuals - journal article (Vaccine)

* ►October 3, 2008 - AMA applauds Congress for taking action to bring mental health care to millions of Americans - AMA

* ►October 1, 2008 - Mailmen might deliver meds in next anthrax attack - AP via Yahoo!

* ►October 1, 2008 - Paediatric allergic reactions in the emergency department: a review - journal article (Emergency Medicine Journal) - "Acute allergic reactions affect boys more than girls and frequently occur at a young age. Food allergies, in particular to nuts, are a major cause of reactions. Allergy represents a frequent presentation to the paediatric ED. There remains a concern about the adequacy of follow-up."

►October 1, 2008 - Where is Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Heading? - Biopharmaceutical International

►October 1, 2008 - APIC Position Paper: Influenza Immunization of Healthcare Personnel (pdf) - Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. via

* ►October 2008 - Self-reported influenza vaccination rates among health care workers in a large health system - journal article (American Journal of Infection Control)

* ►October 2008 - Etiology of fibromyalgia: The possible role of infection and vaccination - journal article (Autoimmunity Reviews)

►October 2008 - Low-Dose Priming before Vaccination with the Phase I Chloroform-Methanol Residue Vaccine against Q Fever Enhances Humoral and Cellular Immune Responses to Coxiella burnetii - journal article (Clinical and Vaccine Immunology)

►October 2008, 2008 - Comparison of Two PCR-Based Human Papillomavirus Genotyping Methods - journal article (Journal of Clinical Microbiology)

►October 2008 - Identification and Evaluation of New Target Sequences for Specific Detection of Bordetella pertussis by Real-Time PCR - journal article (Journal of Clinical Microbiology)

►October 2008 - Prevalence of drug–drug interactions at hospital entry and during hospital stay of patients in internal medicine - journal article (European Journal of Internal Medicine)

►October 2008 - The role of innate immunity in the induction of autoimmunity - journal article (Autoimmunity Reviews)

►October 2008 - Causes and Presentation of Meningitis in a Baltimore Community Hospital 1997-2006. - journal article (Southern Medical Journal)

►October 2008 - Dynamics and Determinants of Staphylococcus aureus Carriage in Infancy: the Generation R Study - journal article (Journal of Clinical Microbiology)

►October 2008 - Rapid Method for Sensitive Screening of Oligosaccharide Epitopes in the Lipooligosaccharide from Campylobacter jejuni Strains Isolated from Guillain-Barré Syndrome and Miller Fisher Syndrome Patients - journal article (Journal of Clinical Microbiology)

►October 2008 - Comparison of GP5+/6+-PCR and SPF10-Line Blot Assays for Detection of High-Risk Human Papillomavirus in Samples from Women with Normal Cytology Results Who Develop Grade 3 Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia - journal article (Journal of Clinical Microbiology)

►October 2008 - Parvovirus and herpes simplex association with unexplained anemia in pregnancy: a prospective study - journal article (Hematology)

►October 2008 - Drug discovery in China - journal article (Nature Reviews Drug Discovery)

►October 2008 - Control to elimination: implications for malaria research - journal article (Trends in Parasitology)

►October 2008 - Neisseria meningitidis Intermediately Resistant to Penicillin and Causing Invasive Disease in South Africa in 2001 to 2005 - journal article (Journal of Clinical Microbiology)

►October 2008 - Validation of Cultivation and PCR Methods for Diagnosis of Lyme Neuroborreliosis - journal article (Journal of Clinical Microbiology)

►October 2008 - Fine specificity of monoclonal antibodies against celiac disease–inducing peptides in the gluteome - journal article (The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition)

►October 2008 - Prospective Study Examining Remote Effects of Botulinum Toxin A in Children With Cerebral Palsy - journal article (Pediatric Neurology)

►October 2008 - Systems-level metabolic flux profiling identifies fatty acid synthesis as a target for antiviral therapy - journal article (Nature Biotechnology)

►September/October 2008 - Profiles of Disruptive Behavior Across Early Childhood: Contributions of Frustration Reactivity, Physiological Regulation, and Maternal Behavior - journal article (Child Development)

►September 30, 2008 - High prevalence of vitamin K and D deficiency and decreased BMD in inflammatory bowel disease - journal article (Osteoporosis International)

►September 28, 2008 - Human papillomavirus infection : Pathology and molecular pathology. - journal article (Der Nervenarzt)

►September 28, 2008 - Correlations between risk gene variants for schizophrenia and brain structure anomalies. - journal article (Der Pathologe)

►September 22, 2008 - Acupuncture beats drug to treat hot flashes: study - Reuters

►September 2008 - Polyautoimmunity and familial autoimmunity in systemic sclerosis - journal article (Journal of Autoimmunity)

►September 2008 - Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in adults: evidence-based recommendations for management. - journal article (Postgraduate Medicine)

►September 2008 - Prevalence and significance of antibodies to citrullinated human papilloma virus-47 E2345–362 in rheumatoid arthritis - journal article (Journal of Autoimmunity)

►Volume 126 Issue 6, 2008 - Mumps virus may damage the vestibular nerve as well as the inner ear - journal article (Acta Oto-Laryngologica)

►Volume 15 Issue 1, 2008 - Magnetic Resonance and Diffusion-weighted Imaging Findings of Herpes Simplex Encephalitis (pdf) - journal article (Herpes Journal)

►Volume 12, Issue 2, 2008 - The sick building syndrome (full text) - journal article (Indian Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine)


Posted October 9, 2008


* ►October 10, 2008 - 10-month-old baby dies after vaccine shot - Express Buzz - "Rashidha, daughter of Raja (32) was given a dose of measles vaccine at the Jaderpalayam Primary Health Centre (PHC) on Tuesday."

* ►October 10, 2008 - Outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes Infections Associated with Pasteurized Milk from a Local Dairy --- Massachusetts, 2007 - MMWR/CDC

* ►October 10, 2008 - Vaccination Coverage Among Adolescents Aged 13--17 Years --- United States, 2007 - MMWR/CDC

* ►October 10, 2008 - Updated Recommendations for Isolation of Persons with Mumps - MMWR/CDC - "Serious consequences of mumps transmission in health-care settings are rare. This is likely explained by the relatively low infectiousness and transmission rate of mumps and the fact that hospitalization for mumps is uncommon."

►October 10, 2008 - QuickStats: Percentage of Adults* Who Are Obese,† by Type of Difficulty or Limitation§ --- National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2001--2005 - MMWR/CDC

►October 10, 2008 - Notice to Readers: National Latino AIDS Awareness Day --- October 15, 2008 - MMWR/CDC

►October 10, 2008 - Notifiable Diseases/Deaths in Selected Cities Weekly Information - MMWR/CDC

* ►October 10, 2008 - GPs may refuse child vaccinations if bonus cancelled - Doctors say they will stop vaccinating children unless the Federal Government reinstates a bonus encouraging them to do it. - The Daily Telegraph via

* ►October 10, 2008 - Losing focus in a vaccine hocus-pocus - Go figure. We live in a time when science can tell us how old and large the universe is, yet the demand for psychics, fortune tellers and horoscopes has never been higher. - The Daily Telegraph via

* ►October 9, 2008 - Flu Shot Nightmare: Our Journey with Matthew By Rachel Ford, Ed.S. - Age of Autism

* ►October 9, 2008 - Protesting Parents - Outrage over New Jersey making flu shots mandatory for kids - video - FOX & Friends via FOX News

* ►October 9, 2008 - After The Show Show - video - FOX & Friends via FOX News

* ►October 9, 2008 - Louise Rocks Fox and Friends Today (includes video) - Adventures in Autism

* ►October 9, 2008 - The MMR Vaccine Story Is Not Complete - John Stone via BMJ via The One Click Group

* ►October 9, 2008 - Health Alert: Options Limited for Autism Treatment - - "A year ago, Tommy Ellison who's 3 now, couldn't interact at all. He was lost in the dark world of autism. 'It tore our lives apart, it tore it upside down and we were desperate,' Ellison's dad said. They turned to Dr. James Neubrander and his alternative treatments. They included a variety of supplements and vitamins; a gluten free diet and oxygen therapy in a hyperbaric chamber....'He became a totally different boy,' reports Ellison's father."

* ►October 9, 2008 - Siouxland Mother Says Flu Shot Could Do Harm - - "After 8 years of research, Barb Romkema is convinced that vaccines given to her 27-year-old son, Craig, as a baby led to his autism.  She says most people don't realize that some vaccines, including most flu shots, still contain mercury....Romkema says there are thousands of studies linking mercury poisoning from vaccines containing thimerosal to several disorders, including autism and Alzheimer's. A Senior Chemist at the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene agrees with these studies. 'I've been evaluating material for mercury for 27 years.  The most mercury I've ever found in any of the thousands of products that I've tested are in multi-dose vaccine vials.  There's nothing else even close that I've tested,' says Dr. Mike Wagnitz."

* ►October 9, 2008 - Dispute over autism link to vaccine remains - Toledo Free Press - "Rebecca Estepp is national manager for the Costa Mesa, Calif.-based Talk About Curing Autism (TACA). The group’s goal is to provide information, resources and support to families affected by autism. The organization believes there is a link between vaccinations and autism."

* ►October 9, 2008 - Front and Center: Follow-Up on Rep. Maloney’s Autism-Vaccine Briefing - Age of Autism

* ►October 9, 2008 - Vaccinated and Un-Vaccinated Study Needs Support - Send a message to Congress and their Challengers - The Autism Action Coalition

* ►October 9, 2008 - UCSF Doctor Questions Safety Of Mercury Regulation - Research to set the Federal legal limit for Mercury in Fish Traced Back to Saddam Hussein (includes video) - CBS 5

* ►October 9, 2008 - Countess of Mar's Secret Pharmaceutical Industry Bomb (includes video) - The One Click Group

* ►October 9, 2008 - Ghostwriters, Not Real Scientists, Write Drug Company Studies, and Companies Like Merck Lie About it. Federal Preemption Would Remove Your Right to Protect Yourself. -

►October 9, 2008 - Any Ideas for Jacob Hood, Scourge of Evil Science? - Age of Autism

* ►October 9, 2008 - Teen Vaccine Survey Holds 'Good News' (includes video) - MedPage Today

* ►October 9, 2008 - 1 in 4 U.S. girls received HPV vaccine - Three-shot series protects against virus that causes cervical cancer - AP via MSNBC

* ►October 9, 2008 - 25% of girls vaccinated for cervical cancer, U.S. says - The CDC calls the rate 'very good' for a new vaccine such as Gardasil. Earlier data show, however, that only about 1% of Latina teens have received it. (requires registration) - Los Angeles Times

►October 9, 2008 - Schoolgirl vaccination programme under way in Sefton - Crosby Herald via icSeftonandWestLancs

►October 9, 2008 - Few Takers of Cervical Cancer Vaccine -

►October 9, 2008 - Gardasil -- how many girls got the shot? - Booster Shots Blog via Los Angeles Times

►October 9, 2008 - Record Amount of Flu Vaccine -

►October 9, 2008 - Free flu vaccines distributed in pandemic drill - Rome News-Tribune

►October 9, 2008 - Fairgrounds to host mass immunization - Free flu shots to be given Oct. 30 - Forrest City Times-Herald

►October 9, 2008 - Flu vaccines to be offered at Carmel football game - Indianapolis Star

►October 9, 2008 - Vaccinate NOW to beat bird flu pandemic, researchers warn - Daily Mail, UK

* ►October 9, 2008 - Viet Nam seeks world help with avian-flu vaccination - Viet Nam News

►October 9, 2008 - Flu as child killer - Effect Measure via ScienceBlogs

►October 9, 2008 - Don’t forget your flu shot - The Chronicle Herald

►October 9, 2008 - Take A Shot; Flu vaccine coming to Coast - Get yours now - Sun Herald

►October 9, 2008 - Students, Staff At CMS School On Antibiotics After Whooping Cough Cases (includes video) -

►October 9, 2008 - High school girl died of meningitis - Merthyr Express via WalesOnline

►October 9, 2008 - Chickenpox infects UA student - One university student sent home to recover from disease - The Buchtelite

►October 9, 2008 - Kenya: Two Million Women Targeted in Tetanus War - The Nation via

* ►October 9, 2008 - After 3 deaths, China bans an herbal treatment - International Herald Tribune

* ►October 9, 2008 - Biovail faces lawsuit over depression drug - AP via Forbes - "Canadian drug developer Biovail Corp. said Thursday it is being sued by investors who allege it made misleading statements during the approval process for the depression drug Aplenzin."

* ►October 9, 2008 - Texas offers $100 million to lure bio lab - AP via Houston Chronicle

* ►October 9, 2008 - 10,000 Chinese children still sick from milk - AP via Google

* ►October 9, 2008 - Zyprexa targeted again in St. Clair County - St. Clair, Madison County Record - "Eli Lilly has been sued nine times in St. Clair County over Zyprexa since late 2005. The newest suit also claims Eli Lilly failed to adequately warn physicians and patients of the drug Zyprexa's propensity to cause diabetes."

►October 9, 2008 - The energy-saving light bulbs that could leave you red-faced... from UV radiation - Daily Mail, UK

►October 9, 2008 - Leading Homeopathic Medicine Provider, Hyland's Inc., Offers Alternatives and Advice to Parents Concerned about OTC Cough and Cold Medicines - press release - Hyland's, Inc. via Business Wire via MarketWatch

►October 9, 2008 - FDA approves new injection site for Risperdal - AP via Forbes

* ►October 9, 2008 - FDA Claims "Food Supplement" Deaths; Hides Details from the Public - press release - Orthomolecular Medicine News Service - "FDA wants control of vitamins. Their latest ploy is to frighten the public into thinking vitamin supplements are dangerous, without proof, and without even naming the supplements they accuse. Don't fall for what Abram Hoffer, M.D., calls 'the FDA's grand lie that, if told over and over again, is accepted as somehow true.'"

►October 9, 2008 - Scotland must get it right on bluetongue vaccination – McLaren - Scotland's compulsory bluetongue vaccination programme begins on Monday, November 3, meaning freer movement of stock across the border. - Farmers Guardian - "Activating Scotland’s BT vaccination strategy will commit farmers to annual vaccination against BT for the foreseeable future, says the Government."

* ►October 9, 2008 - Start date given for compulsory BTV8 vaccination scheme - The Herald, UK - "...all cattle and sheep in Scotland aged three months and older will legally require vaccination against strain eight of the bluetongue virus (BTV8). Vaccination must be completed by April 30, 2009."

►October 8, 2008 - Loudouners lobby for autism insurance bill - On Sept. 29, a bus full of Loudoun residents attended a public hearing in Richmond concerning autism in Virginia. - Loudoun Times

►October 8, 2008 - Falling on deaf ears - Westmount Examiner - "To learn more about the upcoming book Autism Epidemic: Shaking the System, or to share your story and fill out a questionnaire visit,"

►October 8, 2008 - Preventing panic - Health officials abate public fears of hepatitis A epidemic - The Prague Post

* ►October 8, 2008 - Physicians' Group Rejects Fluoridation - press release - Fluoride Action Network - "'Fluoridation of drinking water is scientifically untenable, and should not be part of a public health initiative or program,' says the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) in a new published statement."

* ►October 8, 2008 - Child Flu Vaccination Not Working - Pulse via The One Click Group - "Vaccine effectiveness in the study, in October’s Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, ranged from just 7% to 52% for children aged between six and 59 moths. Dr Peter Szilagyi, a paediatrician at the Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York, said 'Significant influenza vaccine effectiveness could not be demonstrated for any season, age or setting.'"

* ►October 8, 2008 - Vical Expands Applications of Vaxfectin(R) Adjuvant for Infectious Disease and Cancer Vaccines; 80% to 100% of High-Dose Responders in H5N1 Clinical Trials Still Responding at 6 Months - press release - Vical Incorporated via PRNewswire via COMTEX via MarketWatch

►October 8, 2008 - Ah-choo! Time for vaccination with flu season on the way - AP via Texarkana Gazette

►October 8, 2008 - Flu season=vaccination - Elmendorf Air Force Base

►October 8, 2008 - School-aged children advised to get flu vaccine - Wausau Daily Herald

►October 8, 2008 - Flu shots, beans and cornbread hot item at senior fair - The Banner-Graphic

►October 8, 2008 - Polio Vaccine Victim Awarded $8.5 Million - AP via The One Click Group

►October 8, 2008 - Stop The Drugs And Improve Life Quality And Expectancy - Pulse via The One Click Group

►October 8, 2008 - UPDATE! Countess Of Mar Secret ME/CFS Charities Meeting - The One Click Group

►October 8, 2008 - Vaccine Market Revenue - Excess of US$ 30 Billion by 2012 - MarketWatch via The One Click Group

►October 8, 2008 - UPDATE! Worldwide Action Day! Stop Surveillance Mania! - The One Click Group

►October 8, 2008 - Welsh scientists make TB vaccine breakthrough - Western Mail via WalesOnline

►October 8, 2008 - Germ warfare: Are hand sanitizers safe? - The Mommy Files via San Francisco Chronicle

►October 7, 2008 - Database Project To Track Health Of 100,000 U.S. Children - The NIH-backed study will examine the effects of genes and environmental factors on the health of volunteer participants in 105 locations from before birth to age 21. - Information Week

►October 7, 2008 - New Debate Over Circumcision, HIV Reduction - TIME Magazine

►October 7, 2008 - Immune Responses Detected in Urothelial Carcinoma Patients After Vaccination With NY-ESO-1 Protein Plus BCG and GM-CSF - Journal of Immunotherapy via Uro Today

►October 7, 2008 - Shari Rudavsky: New vaccine could halt recurrence of leukemia - Indianapolis Star

* ►October 6, 2008 - Gardasil - VAERS Reports - Vaccination Liberation via - "Found   23 events with Vaccine is 'HPV4' and Patient Died
Found   57 events with Vaccine is 'HPV4' and Symptoms contain 'spontaneous abortion'
Found  126 events with Vaccine is 'HPV4' and Life Threatening
Found  201 events with Vaccine is 'HPV4' and Disabled
Found  219 events with Vaccine is 'HPV4' and Symptoms contain 'fainting'
Found  413 events with Vaccine is 'HPV4' and Symptoms contain 'seizure'
Found  333 events with Vaccine is 'HPV4' and Hospitalized
Found 4171 events with Vaccine is 'HPV4' and ER Visit
Found 4081 events with Vaccine is 'HPV4' and Recovered
Found 8225 events with Vaccine is 'HPV4'"

* ►October 6, 2008 - October 1, 2008. AGENCY: Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). - Federal Register: October 6, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 194) - "SUMMARY: Declaration pursuant to section 319F-3 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 247d-6d) to provide targeted liability protections for anthrax countermeasures based on a credible risk that the threat of exposure to Bacillus anthracis and the resulting disease constitutes a public health emergency."

►October 6, 2008 - Red flag on the flu vaccine front - Effect Measure via ScienceBlogs

►October 6, 2008 - Advaxis Chief Executive Officer to Present at the 10th Annual World Vaccine Congress - Presentations to Address Challenges Facing Biotech Companies and the use of Bacterial Vectors for The Treatment of Cancer Conference to be Held October 6-9, 2008, at Le Palais des Congres de Lyon, France - press release - Advaxis Incorporated via Business Wire via MarketWatch

* ►October 5, 2008 - Max - video - YouTube - "This video is about Max's journey after an adverse reaction to a vaccine"

►September 24, 2008 - Xpress Reviews—First Look at New Books - Xpress Reviews via Library Journal - "Kirk, Sally. Hope for the Autism Spectrum: A Mother and Son Journey of Insight and Biomedical Intervention. Jessica Kingsley. Sept. 2008. c.416p. bibliog. index. ISBN 978-1-84310-894-8. $24.95. PSYCH"

►July 22, 2008 - Oxytocin May Inhibit Social Fobia - Karolinska Institutet via Medical News Today

* NJCVC YouTube Channel - The following video clips have been specially chosen as our "favorites" by the NJ Coalition for Vaccination Choice (NJCVC) -

* The Jab Blog - A blog to discuss the HPV vaccination known as The Jab. - blog

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