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All the News Posted May 9-13, 2004


Posted May 13, 2004:

►May 13, 2004 - Latham poised to approve vaccine - www.news.com.au - "Several hundred thousand Australian babies would be vaccinated to protect them from the deadly pneumococcal disease under a Labor plan expected to be announced by Mark Latham tonight...Child health experts slammed as 'stupid' and 'shortsighted' the Government's refusal to supply the vaccine free to young families, despite expert advice."

►May 13, 2004 - Report: Wild game source of hepatitis E cases - Yomiuri Shimbun

►May 13, 2004 - Alert on whooping cough - New Zealand Herald

*►May 12, 2004 - Report: Mass Smallpox Terror Vaccination Not Needed - Reuters via Yahoo! - "Our results suggest that outbreaks can be contained by a strategy of targeted vaccination combined with early detection without resorting to mass vaccination of a population," Dr Stephen Eubank, of the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, said in a report in the science journal Nature."

*►May 12, 2004 - Staying Home Could Contain Smallpox Attack - HealthDayNews via Atlanta Journal-Constitution - "In a letter in the May 13 issue of Nature, researchers from the Los Alamos National Laboratory conclude that mass vaccination probably isn't necessary in the event of a bioterrorism attack with smallpox. Instead, they say, if everyone with a fever simply stayed home, a large-scale smallpox outbreak could be averted."

*►May 12, 2004 - Drug firm threatened us, say MMR families - The Guardian, UK - "Families who claim the MMR vaccine has caused illnesses in their children have accused one of the three drug companies involved in the case of trying to intimidate them into dropping legal action...Lawyers for Merck & Co wanted to know whether the families were going to pursue their cases now that public funding, already worth £15m, was likely to be withdrawn. They said the costs of the action had been 'considerable' and children and their parents would be 'at risk of facing a liability for any further costs Merck continues to incur in defending the claim.'"

*►May 12, 2004 - Vaccine Link to Child Autism Epidemic - "Our hope is that ... this IOM report will stop playing politics with the lives and health of our children and call for the aggressive enforcement of the joint recommendation made ... five years ago to remove mercury from all vaccines given to children ... " - Lyn Redwood, RN, MSN, NP, president of SafeMinds. - press release - PRNewswire via Yahoo!

►May 12, 2004 - Empathy finding offers autism hope - Having empathy for other people is a much more simple and basic emotion than thought, scientists have found. - BBC

►May 12, 2004 - Quebec expands disorder programs - CBC Ottawa - "The Quebec government is expanding training programs for people who help educate children with autism and other behavioural disorders...Advocates applauded the move, but said the training should go further and be available to parents."

►May 12, 2004 - Autistic teenager loses his means of communicating - Pilot Online via http://hamptonroads.com

►May 12, 2004 - Too much testosterone blights social skills - New Scientist

►May 12, 2004 - Chiron Receives Sabin Vaccine Institute Global Corporate Philanthropy Award - Award Recognizes Vaccines Contributions and Leadership in Improving Human Health - press release - Chiron Corporation via PRNewswire-FirstCall

►May 12, 2004 - Australian researchers are working on a vaccine to prevent rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease - The Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) via www.news-medical.net

►May 12, 2004 - Bioniche E. coli 0157 Vaccine Shows Further Promise in Controlled Challenge Study - 70% Reduction in Number of Cattle Shedding E. coli After Vaccination - press release - Bioniche Life Sciences Inc. via PRNewswire-FirstCall via Yahoo!

►May 12, 2004 - Abbot offers pneumococcal jab hope - www.news.com.au - "The Government has been lambasted as short-sighted for its decision to ignore a request by Mr Abbott for $60 million a year to fund the vaccine in the face of its massive $2.4 billion surplus."

►May 12, 2004 - Govt may still fund pneumococcal vaccines - www.abc.net.au

►May 12, 2004 - $113 million not much to ask for full vaccination of Aussie kids - Medical News Today
 
►May 12, 2004 - Med students get a lesson on smallpox - Doctors should know how to ID, rule it out, NEOUCOM speaker says (requires registration) - Akron Beacon Journal

►May 12, 2004 - CDC advises how to respond to anthrax in workplace - CIDRAP News

►May 12, 2004 - Scientists: Virus May Give Link to Life - AP via Newsday

►May 12, 2004 - Krupa wins state award. - Wisconsin Dells Events - "Krupa said one of the main health issues for her and other school nurses are immunizations...'I'm a strong advocate for immunization and spend a lot of time helping people figure out what they need and where they can get it,' she said, adding that she does respect parents' right to waive...Immunizations will see some changes next year, as chicken pox will be a new k-8 requirement."

►May 12, 2004 - Concern over lower infant vaccination rate - Expatica News

►May 12, 2004 - Research: Child vaccine could benefit adults, too (includes video) - www.wfaa.com - "Even older children, born before Prevnar was available, might be candidates for the vaccine."

►May 12, 2004 - Romney presses MS awareness - Wife of governor joins lobbying effort - Boston Globe

►May 12, 2004 - Why does an anti-anthrax drug kill plants too? - John Innes Centre via www.innovations-report.com

►May 12, 2004 - Nanobodies herald a new era in cancer therapy - www.news-medical.net

►May 12, 2004 - Vitamins improve a healthy diet - The Globe and Mail

►May 12, 2004 - Kerry: Healthcare a right for all - John Kerry returned to Florida for a two-day campaign swing aimed at pocketbook issues like the rising cost of health insurance. (requires registration) - The Miami Herald

►May 12, 2004 - New research supports theory that indirect transmission of chronic wasting disease - National Science Foundation via www.eurekalert.org

►May 12, 2004 - Hepatitis Awareness Month Highlights Need for Early Detection of Hepatitis C - Pathologist Explains Symptoms of Hepatitis C and Ways to Prevent It - press release - College of American Pathologists via PRNewswire

►May 12, 2004 - Free Hepatitis C home testing kits available - Amador Ledger Dispatch

►May 12, 2004 - Efficacy Data on PEG-INTRON(R) and REBETOL(R) in Wide Range of Hepatitis Patient Populations to Be Presented at Digestive Disease WEEK (DDW) Annual Meeting in New Orleans - Researchers Present 48 Abstracts on Schering-Plough Interferon Products - press release - Schering-Plough Corporation via PRNewswire-FirstCall via Yahoo!

►May 12, 2004 - Heelan student treated for meningitis-causing bacteria - Sioux City Journal

►May 12, 2004 - Bacterial meningitis case tests school's contingency plan - Ayer Public Spirit

►May 12, 2004 - No contamination found following mercury spill at school - AP via Ohio News Network

►May 12, 2004 - Student who shut down school in mercury scare gets probation - www.krnv.com

►May 12, 2004 - Mercury pollution toxic to health - editorial - Kansas City Star via KRT via www.fortwayne.com

►May 12, 2004 - Suspected SARS case was just flu - CBC Ottawa

►May 12, 2004 - New B.C. avian flu strain an H5 offshoot - The Globe and Mail

►May 12, 204 - USDA Funding Approved For Avian Influenza Prevention Program - www.cattlenetwork.com

*►May 12, 2004 - India Boosts Immunization Drives in Fight to Eradicate Polio - VOA News via The Epoch Times - "Today, public health officials say they have an unprecedented opportunity to eradicate the disease by 2005, but it hasn't been easy. More than $3 billion has been spent so far to drive polio out of every country on Earth but six."

►May 12, 2004 - Nigeria And HIV Prevalence Rate - P.M. News (Lagos) via www.allafrica.com

►May 12, 2004 - ICU Admissions Rising for HIV Patients - But the news isn't necessarily bad, experts say, because it means the virus is under control and they're growing old. - HealthDayNews via www.healthcentral.com

►May 12, 2004 - Government Cops Flak Over HIV Funds - Cape Argus (Cape Town) via www.allafrica.com

►May 12, 2004 - Study: 6.7 Percent of S. African Children Have HIV - Reuters

►May 12, 2004 - Major Foreign Funding for HIV-Aids Campaign - The Namibian (Windhoek) via www.allafrica.com

►May 12, 2004 - Bioterrorism expert warns of pandemic - The Hill

* ►May 11, 2004 - America's mad cow hypocrisy - National Post via www.canada.com

►May 11, 2004 - Free influenza vaccination is still available - www.scoop.co.nz

►May 11, 2004 - Covalent Reports Results for First Quarter 2004 - PRNewswire-FirstCall via http://interestalert.com - "Our global counter-bioterrorism vaccine program is approaching critical mass."

►May 11, 2004 - Theravance Announces Promising Results From Research and Clinical Studies With Investigational Antibiotic Telavancin - Rapid Bactericidal Activity and Efficacy Demonstrated in MRSA Pneumonia Model Phase 2 Trials Underway for Serious Infections Caused by Gram-Positive Bacteria - PRNewswire via http://interestalert.com

►May 11, 2004 - Reliance Clinical to offer research services - BS Corporate Bureau in Mumbai via http://in.rediff.com - "Reliance Clinical Research Services, an initiative of Reliance Life Science and part of the Reliance group, is offering its services to global companies in oncology, burn wounds, cardiovascular, endocrinology, nephrology, gastroenterology, infectious diseases and vaccines."

►May 11, 2004 - Echinacea Does Little to Prevent Colds: Report - Reuters Health via Yahoo!

►May 11, 2004 - E-Health is no threat to GP's - Economic & Social Research Council via www.eurekalert.org

►May 11, 2004 - More Than 4 Percent of Young Americans Infected With Chlamydia - HealthDayNews via http://wane.com

►May 11, 2004 - 2004 World Asthma Day: 6 Million Nigerians Suffer Asthma - Daily Trust (Abuja) via http://allafrica.com

►May 11, 2004 - Mrs Atiku Launches Crusade On HIV/Aids - Daily Trust (Abuja) via http://allafrica.com

►May 11, 2004 - Healthcare, Safety And Fear of the Unknown (opinion) - Vanguard (Lagos) via http://allafrica.com

►May 11, 2004 - Cattlemen Have Beef With USDA Signals on Canadian Imports - The Washington Post

►May 11, 2004 - 'Good guy' blood cells are now suspects in heart disease, diabetes - Scientists discover a whole new dimension to platelets - University of Rochester Medical Center via www.eurekalert.org

►May 11, 2004 - Lupus Discriminates Against Young Minority Women - PRNewswire via http://interestalert.com

►May 11, 2004 - Vital boost as dementia cases soar - The Sydney Morning Herald

►May 11, 2004 - Medical waste dumping, recycling threat to public health - The New Nation, Bangladesh

►May 11, 2004 - Calypte Finalizes Manufacturing Agreement for Rapid Tests - Technology Transfer Scheduled for June - PRNewswire-FirstCall via http://interestalert.com

►May 11, 2004 - Institute for OneWorld Health CEO advocates focus first on developing world markets - Institute for OneWorld Health via www.eurekalert.org

►May 11, 2004 - China's first frozen egg baby born - Xinhuanet via China View

►May 11, 2004 - $ 65,000 US grant for safe water - www.newindpress.com

►May 11, 2004 - Autism focus for reception - Evening News via The Scotsman

►May 11, 2004 - Special needs need attention - Statesman Journal

►May 11, 2004 - UNICEF ambassador urges countries to help Angola cope with HIV/AIDS - UN

►May 11, 2004 - Citing rise in pertussis cases, state puts doctors on alert (requires registration) - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via www.jsonline.com

►May 11, 2004 - How Patients Can Use the New Access to Their Medical Records (requires registration or subscription) - The New York Times

►May 11, 2004 - Official cot death advice updated - Parents have been advised not to sleep in the same bed as their baby in official guidance on how to reduce the risk of cot death. - BBC

►May 11, 2004
- SARS under control in Anhui province China but Beijing officials are more cautious - Medical News Today

►May 11, 2004 - SARS vaccine two to three years away - Expatica

►May 11, 2004
- Regeneration of injured muscle from adult stem cells - Public Library of Science via www.eurekalert.org 

►May 11, 2004 - Magnetic Treatment May Help People With Spinal Cord Injuries - Imperial College Of Science, Technology And Medicine via Science Daily 

►May 11, 2004
- 'Good guy' blood cells are now suspects in heart disease, diabetes - Scientists discover a whole new dimension to platelets - University of Rochester Medical Center via www.eurekalert.org 

►May 11, 2004
- Orange, tangerine peels could be better than drugs for lowering cholesterol - American Chemical Society via www.eurekalert.org
 

►May 11, 2004 - New study: Small, frequent doses of caffeine best strategy for staying awake - Regimen enhances caffeine's ability to target key sleep system - Harvard Medical School via www.eurekalert.org 

►May 11, 2004
- Vaccine Reduces Racial Gap for Diseases - AP via The Herald-Sun 

►May 11, 2004 - More med students are shunning time-demanding specialties - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 

►May 11, 2004
- Med students often lack clear picture of lifestyles of some specialties - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 

►May 10, 2004
- SARS Patient Is Released From Hospital - Chinese SARS Patient Suspected of Infecting Others Declared Recovered, Released From Hospital - AP via ABC News

►May 10, 2004 - Challenge of personalized health care: To what extent is medicine already individualized and what are the future trends? - journal article (Medical Science Monitor)

►May 10, 2004 - Molecule cuts off fat's food supply - New Scientist 

►May 10, 2004
- Once a renin cell, always a renin cell - Cell Press via
www.eurekalert.org

►May 10, 2004 - Treatment stimulates growth and regeneration of injured adult skeletal muscle - Cell Press via www.eurekalert.org

►May 10, 2004 - MSU Researcher Studying West Nile Dangers - AP via The Herald-Sun

►May 10, 2004 - Pregnancy Thyroid Testing Being Debated - AP via The Herald-Sun

►May 10, 2004 - Fat clue to leptin resistance - Triglycerides prevent leptin from crossing the blood-brain barrier - The Scientist 

►May 10, 2004 - Small-molecule gene therapy nearing trials - A US Company is gearing up to start trials of a novel drug that could provide the first orally-active treatment for a range of genetic disorders, including cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy - www.DrugResearcher.com 

►May 10, 2004 - Viral protein takes drugs into cells - A small German company has developed a new drug delivery technology that can transport active drugs into the interior of cells by an intrinsic, active mechanism - www.DrugResearcher.com

►May 10, 2004 - Advances in Multiple Sclerosis Research and Treatment: An Expert Interview With Barry Singer, MD (requires registration) - Medscape

►May 10, 2004 - County Plans To Put Autistic Kids On Emergency Registry - Police Officers, Firefighters Undergo Specialized Training - www.theindychannel.com

* ►May 10, 2004 - Facility cited despite medical school aid - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

►May 10, 2004 - $22 million grant funds CSU disease lab - Rocky Mountain News

* ►May 10, 2004 - 'Hot lab' flare-up - Safety concerns growing as more germ facilities are built - AP via Rocky Mountain News

►May 10, 2004 - Abbott Laboratories' HUMIRA(R) (Adalimumab) Significantly Slows Disease Progression and Improves Quality of Life in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis - PRNewswire-FirstCall via http://mentalhelp.net

►May 10, 2004 - ITAA White Paper Finds Chronic Care Improvements Could Net Over $30 Billion in Medicare Cost Savings - Business Wire via www.insurancenewsnet.com

►May 10, 2004 - Patients, Providers, Inadequate Funding Among Factors Keeping Underserved Children Out of the Dentist's Chair - PRNewswire via http://interestalert.com

►May 10, 2004 - Daiichi Pharmaceutical Corporation Introduces FLOXIN(R) Otic SINGLES(TM) (ofloxacin otic) Solution 0.3% for Treatment of Common Ear Infections - As Summer Approaches, New Pre-Measured, Single-Dispensing Containers Offer a Convenient New Option for Millions of Patients - PRNewswire-FirstCall via http://interestalert.com

►May 10, 2004 - La Jolla Pharmaceutical Data on Riquent(R) Presented at Lupus Medical Conference - PRNewswire-FirstCall via www.pharmacytimes.com

►May 10, 2004 - Chronic respiratory symptoms prevalent among Alaska natives - Geography may influence respiratory conditions in YK delta Alaska native children - American College of Chest Physicians www.eurekalert.org

* ►May 10, 2004 - Risk factors identified for persistent post-shingles pain - American Academy of Neurology www.eurekalert.org

►May 10, 2004 - BSE testing: What does the customer want? - University of Tennessee via www.agriculture.com

* ►May 10, 2004 - U.S. resists meatpacker's call for mad cow tests (requires registration or subscription) - The Kansas City Star

►May 10, 2004 - PerkinElmer and Bionomics Announce Drug Discovery Collaboration - Alliance Will Drive GPCR and Ion Channel Technology into Asian Market - PRNewswire-FirstCall via http://interestalert.com

►May 10, 2004 - LipidViro Tech Reports Enhanced Viral Inactivation - Market Wire

►May 10, 2004 - Guideline evaluates use of transcranial doppler ultrasound - American Academy of Neurology via www.eurekalert.org

►May 9, 2004 - Memories are made of this - With 20 per cent of us facing Alzheimer's in old age, the big pharmaceutical companies are scrambling to find the magic pill that will halt, or even reverse, its devastating effects. Armed with Post-it notes and a pencil, Simon Garfield reports from memory lane. - The Observer via The Guardian, UK

* ►May 9, 2004 - Quarantine facility considered - Houston Chronicle

►May 9, 2004 - Triple threat: Cullman mom raising triplets plus two more - The Cullman Times

►May 9, 2004
- Wisconsin chemists find a new chink in TB's armor - University of Wisconsin-Madison via
www.eurekalert.org

►May 9, 2004 - UMHS study links gonorrhea, prostate cancer in men - Many sexual partners, history of gonorrhea seen as risks for prostate cancer - University of Michigan Health System via www.eurekalert.org

►May 9, 2004 - High blood testosterone levels associated with increased prostate cancer risk - Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions via www.eurekalert.org 

►May 9, 2004
- Obesity reversed in mice by destroying blood vessels that service fat cells - University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center via
www.eurekalert.org

►May 9, 2004 - Fox Chase Cancer Center research shows kidney cancer can be diagnosed in urine - Fox Chase Cancer Center via www.eurekalert.org

►May 9, 2004 - Univ. of Pittsburgh researcher presents six-year results of botox injections for bladder dysfunction - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center via www.eurekalert.org

►May 9, 2004 - Prostate cancer marker could lead to earlier diagnosis say Univ. of Pittsburgh researchers - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center via www.eurekalert.org

►May 9, 2004 - Telemedicine on Rise in U.S. Military - AP via The Herald-Sun

►May 9, 2004 - Lack of livers for transplants makes doctors less selective - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

►May 8, 2004 - Officials: No N.J. Brain Disease Outbreak - AP via The Herald-Sun

* ►May 7, 2004 - Pharmaceutical Plant Employee Fired After Raising Alarm Over Vaccine Production - http://abclocal.go.com

►May 7, 2004 - A provision in a government spending bill severely compromises the national organic standards. - Environmental Working Group

►May 7, 2004 - Max daily OTC dose of acetaminophen shows efficacy comparable to Rx doses of naproxen for OA pain - New research presented at American Pain Society Annual Meeting - D. J. Storch & Associates Inc. via
www.eurekalert.org

►May 7, 2004 - Got Arthritis? Fresh Cherries May Help - U.S. Department of Agriculture

►May 6, 2004 - Drug Used To Treat Depression Helps People With Irritable Bowel Syndrome, According To Pittsburgh Study - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

►May 5, 2004
- Clinical germline genetic testing for melanoma - journal article (Lancet Oncology)

►May 5, 2004 - Newly-described route to cancer solves a mystery in lung cancer - University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center via www.eurekalert.org

►May 2004 - Lack Energy? Maybe It's Your Magnesium Level - U.S. Department of Agriculture

►May 2004 - History of Ear Infections and Prevalence of Asthma in a National Sample of Children Aged 2 to 11 Years - The Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988 to 1994 - journal article (Chest) 

►April 26, 2004 - GM bacteria used as cancer treatment - Researchers in the UK have devised a means of using bacteria as a means of delivering proteins into tumour cells and killing them, raising the hope that this could form the basis of a new treatment for cancer - www.DrugResearcher.com

April 14, 2004
- Human genomics and its impact on arrhythmias - journal article (Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine)

April 2004 - Pharmacogenetics of disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs - journal article (Best Practice & Research - Clinical Rheumatology)

March 19, 2004 - Pharmacologic treatment of autism - journal article (Journal of Child Neurology)

►No. 3, 2004 - Purpura fulminans in a Child as a Complication of Chickenpox Infection - journal article (Dermatology) 

Posted May 12, 2004:

►June 2004 - Paediatric Respiratory Reviews : Asthma phenotypes in childhood: lessons from an epidemiological approach - journal article (Paediatric Respiratory Reviews)

►May 12, 2004 - Cumulative AIDS deaths top 20 mil: WHO - Kyodo News via Japan Today

►May 12, 2004 - Public health approach to flu jabs worth a shot - comment - The New Zealand Herald

►May 12, 2004 - Vaccine costs hurt - Herald Sun - "She doles out lollipops and a jab in the arm to hundreds of children. But Dr Jenny Royle fears children will continue to suffer the deadly pneumococcal disease after the Government's failure to finance vaccinations."

►May 11, 2004 - Rep. Tierney eyes increase in funding for autism research - The Daily Item of Lynn - "With more than 1.5 million Americans affected by autism, U.S. Rep. John F. Tierney has co-authored a resolution that focuses attention on the need to increase federal funding for research, specialized education and support services for families...U.S. Rep. Daniel Burton, an Indiana Republican whose grandson is afflicted with autism, joined Tierney in writing the resolution that was co-sponsored by 45 members of Congress during a May 5 vote in the House of Representatives...According to Tierney, the nation must recognize the importance of increasing awareness about how to best diagnose and treat autism."

►May 11, 2004 - Kerry Says Bush Ignoring Health Crisis - The Democrat touts his plan to lower insurance costs, and says he can fix a 'badly broken' system. (requires registration) - Los Angeles Times

►May 11, 2004 - Sadler waging autism fight ... notes on motorsports - www.tcpalm.com

►May 11, 2004 - Equipment that can see anthrax inside envelopes or explosives in luggage - www.news-medical.net

►May 11, 2004 - Inyx Receives Major Follow-On Order for Steroidal Nasal Spray from Leading Pan-European Generic Pharmaceutical Company - press release - Inyx, Inc. via PRNewswire-FirstCall via Yahoo! - "Allergic rhinitis affects nearly 150 million people in the world's seven major pharmaceutical markets (United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Japan) and continues to grow at an alarming rate; now the sixth most prevalent chronic disease in the United States, for instance."

►May 11, 2004 - Two Maryland General Departments Lose Accreditation - www.thewbalchannel.com

►May 11, 2004 - Research and Markets: Novel Tumor Vaccine Approaches - 'Passive' Immunotherapy has Experienced Most Success - press release - Research and Markets via Business Wire

►May 11, 2004 - Bioterrorism prompts call for epidemiologist - Fond Du Lac Reporter via www.wisinfo.com

►May 11, 2004 - Urgent need for increased awareness about lupus - www.news-medical.net

►May 11, 2004 - Health Officials: Hepatitis C Fight Underfunded - At Least 32,000 New Mexicans Infected  - www.thenewmexicochannel.com

►May 11, 2004 - Bring Taiwan into world health community - editorial - The Seattle Times - "A meeting of disease-control specialists was called recently by the World Health Organization (WHO). The subject was how to prepare for a global epidemic of influenza. One conclusion was that doctors in each country had to be plugged into an international network, so that if a new strain were spotted anywhere, the whole network could swing into action...Taiwan was not invited to that meeting. The island of 23 million people is not a member of the WHO or even an observer. It is the only substantial jurisdiction that is not."

►May 11, 2004 - Bangkok to declare itself bird flu-free - AFP via Borneo Bulletin via www.brunei-online.com

►May 11, 2004 - Avian flu closes B.C. school - The Globe and Mail

►May 11, 2004 - $134m to keep killer flus out - AAP via Herald Sun

►May 11, 2004 - Only a fraction of HIV-positive patients receiving hepatitis vaccines, finds US study - www.aidsmap.com

►May 11, 2004 - Martin pledges $100-million for HIV - Activists hail contribution as a key step to an international treatment program - The Globe and Mail

►May 11, 2004 - China to treat 100,000 HIV/AIDS patients by end of 2005: WHO - Xinhuanet via China View

►May 11, 2004 - HIV/Aids: Experts to Converge in Abuja - This Day (Lagos) via www.allafrica.com

►May 11, 2004 - Obasanjo Says Malaria, TB, HIV/AIDS Control Crucial to Development - Daily Trust (Abuja) via www.allafrica.com

►May 11, 2004 - Zambia: New Approach to HIV/Aids Treatment Needed - UN Integrated Regional Information Networks via www.allafrica.com

►May 11, 2004 - Hospital, couple settle privacy suit over HIV disclosure - AP via www.kgw.com

*►May 11, 2004 - HIV Vaccine Awareness Day - May 18, 2004 - Statement of Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health - NIH - "►May 18th marks the seventh annual HIV Vaccine Awareness Day. It is a day to educate Americans about the urgent need for preventive HIV vaccines and to thank participants in HIV vaccine trials for their selfless dedication to ending the HIV pandemic. This year's theme is "Real People, Real Progress," embodying the thousands of volunteers and researchers involved in the search for effective preventive HIV vaccines."

*►May 11, 2004 - World at 'critical moment' in fight against HIV/AIDS - UN health agency - UN - "Vital resources have now been pledged, including more than $20 billion from donor countries and through multilateral funding agencies, including the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the United States President's Emergency Plan for HIV/AIDS Relief and the World Bank. These funds must now be used swiftly and in a coordinated way to prolong the lives of millions of children, women and men who will otherwise soon die, the report says."

►May 11, 2004 - Coalition warns college-bound students May need more immunizations - Hesperia Star

►May 11, 2004 - Meningitis hits student at PHS - Portsmouth Herald

*►May 11, 2004 - Study: Pneumonia's Racial Disparity Cut by Vaccine - Reuters

►May 11, 2004 - Doctors Say Pneumococcal Vaccine Is Well Worth Painful Pinch - www.wnbc.com

►May 11, 2004 - County ranks better than state average in child vaccinations - State ranks 45th in the nation in shots given to protect children from diseases - The Morning Sun - "About 30 percent of Kansas children under the age of 3 have not been vaccinated against common and highly communicable childhood diseases. However, in Crawford County that number has dropped to 22 percent, thanks to the efforts by the local health department."

►May 11, 2004 - Botswana, UN Agencies Kick Off Polio Immunization Campaign - UN News Service (New York) via www.allafrica.com

►May 11, 2004 - Polio campaign starts - Daily News via www.gov.bw - "For the first time in the history of routine immunisation in Botswana, the coverage of four antigens are recorded at 90 per cent and above. The antigens include the Oral Polio Vaccine at 91 per cent, anti-TB vaccine or BCG at 92 percent, measles at 90 percent and Diphtheria pertussis and Tetanus Vaccine at 93 percent."

* ►May 11, 2004 - Bazezuru refuse polio immunisation - Francistown: Members of the Bazezuru community have refused to immunize their children against polio, maintaining that it was against their religion. - www.mmegi.bw

* ►May 11, 2004 - Foreigners cause problems in anti-polio campaign - The Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Dr Patson Mazonde has said that some non-citizens are causing problems in the anti-polio campaign, which started on Monday. - www.mmegi.bw - "He said the non-citizens preferred their personal doctors to do the immunisation and not the health officials involved in the five-day exercise. He said the Ministry does not have a problem with this but the private doctors would have to do the immunisation in the presence of anti-polio officials."

►May 11, 2004 - Central African Republic: Health Officials in Door-to-Door Polio Immunisation Drive - UN Integrated Regional Information Networks via www.allafrica.com

►May 11, 2004 - Mercury bill targets dentist office waste, exposure at home, school - Waste News

►May 11, 2004 - Students Released From Gahanna School Lockdown - Ohio News Now - "A mercury spill forced a lockdown at Gahanna Middle School East on Tuesday afternoon."

►May 11, 2004 - Vaccine offers protection from Cluster III variants of H3N2 in pigs - Agriculture Online

►May 10, 2004 - Budget Plan for Killer Flu Remedy - Melbourne Age via www.immunizationinfo.org (abstract)

►May 10, 2004 - Patients Not Getting the Care They Need, Study Says - Los Angeles Times via www.immunizationinfo.org (abstract)

►May 10, 2004 - Mothers 'put off breastfeeding' - Women are put off breastfeeding by misconceptions despite much publicised benefits, a survey has found. - BBC

►May 9, 2004 - Drugmakers Fail to Address Cancer in Children - Reuters via Yahoo!
 
►May 9, 2004 - Children 'at risk of skin cancer' - Over a third of parents say their children have suffered sunburn, a survey reveals. BBC

►May 9, 2004 - Lack of iron has lasting effects - Having an iron deficiency affects a child's development, even if they are given supplements, researchers claim. - BBC

►May 9, 2004 - Kansas Immunization Rate Against Childhood Diseases Drops - AP via www.immunizationinfo.org (abstract)

* ►May 9, 2004 - FDA joins suits on side of industry it regulates - The Star-Ledger via www.nj.com

►May 9, 2004 - Health Canada wins 4th annual Code of Silence Award - press release - The Canadian Association of Journalists

►May 9, 2004 - Iron grip of a forgotten disease - www.theage.com.au

►May 9, 2004 - HK guards against possible infectious disease outbreak - Xinhuanet via China View

* ►May 9, 2004 - Wisconsin chemists find a new chink in TB's armor - University of Wisconsin-Madison via www.eurekalert.org

►May 9, 2004 - The Disability Movement Turns to Brains (requires registration or subscription) - The New York Times

►May 9, 2004 - Releasing the stigma of mental illness - Casper Star Tribune

►May 9, 2004 - Not ready to let him go - The Intelligencer via www.phillyburbs.com

* ►May 8, 2004 - IRS tells Merck to pay $2 billion in back taxes - The Star-Ledger via www.nj.com

* ►May 8, 2004 - Jury recommends TB clinics - Half of province's homeless infected, inquest into shelter case hears - The Globe and Mail

►May 8, 2004 - Vaccine Plant to Fight Bioterrorism Threat - London Times via www.immunizationinfo.org (abstract)

►May 8, 2004 - VIDO Expertise Key to SARS Vaccine Hunt - Saskatoon StarPhoenix via www.immunizationinfo.org (abstract)

►May 8, 2004 - Prairieland event increases understanding and acceptance - www.pantagraph.com

►May 8, 2004 - The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Pays Tribute to Nancy Reagan at the 'Finding a Cure ... A Love Story' Gala to Benefit Stem Cell Research - PRNewswire

►May 8, 2004 - Enzyme found to help moderate autistic behaviour - The Australian

►May 8, 2004 - Cannabinoids spell relief in colon inflammation - www.vidyya.com

►May 7, 2004 - Angola: Five Children Die Over Meningitis in Huambo - Africa News Service via www.immunizationinfo.org (abstract)

►May 7, 2004 - Botswana to Re-Launch Anti-Polio Campaign - PANA Wire Service via www.immunizationinfo.org (abstract)

►May 7, 2004 - Health Experts Propose New Anti-Malaria Strategy - Reuters via www.immunizationinfo.org (abstract)

►May 7, 2004 - SARS Virus May Spread Via Sweat, Food, Sewage, Touch--Study - AFX News via www.immunizationinfo.org (abstract)

►May 7, 2004 - New Issue of the Vaccine Journal (requires registration or subscription) - www.sciencedirect.com

►May 7, 2004 - New study won't change state policy in dealing with CWD - AP via Deluth News Tribune

►May 7, 2004 - Latest findings on PCBs to be subject of June workshop at Illinois - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via www.eurekalert.org

►May 7, 2004 - HHS Urges Women to Take a Day for Their Health and to Learn Health Facts Through a Special Database - PRNewswire via http://interestalert.com

►May 7, 2004 - World Authorities on Lupus Gather to Present New Scientific Research - PRNewswire via http://interestalert.com

►May 7, 2004 - Can Autoimmune Disease Be Detected Early? - HealthDayNews via www.healthfinder.gov

* ►May 7, 2004 - N.J. officials to rule out CJD cluster - UPI via www.menafn.com

►May 7, 2004 - Couple seek learning support for autistic son - http://iccheshireonline.icnetwork.co.uk

►May 7, 2004 - Lee school district considered leader in accommodating students with disabilities - Bonita Daily News via Naples Daily News

►May 7, 2004 - State freeze shocks health providers - Agencies say they've already spent funds promised in budget. - Sacramento Bee

►May 6, 2004 - Smallpox: HIV-Positive US Military Personnel Accidentally Vaccinated Against Smallpox - AIDS Weekly & Law via www.aegis.org

►May 6, 2004 - Imclone Sued Over MIT Patent - New York Post - " Repligen works on developing treatments for autism and immune system diseases, but hasn't been profitable. Its stock jumped 14 percent on news of the suit, rising 40 cents to $3.30."

►May 4, 2004 - Product Approval Information - Licensing Action (update) - FDA - "Application for Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed (BioThrax) to include an extension of dating to 24 months has been approved. "

* ►May 4, 2004 - Her body burned by drug, not fire - 18-year-old has severe reaction to prescription - Arizona Daily Star via Yahoo!
 
►May 2004 - Mothers' and Clinicians' Perspectives on Breastfeeding Counseling During Routine Preventive Visits - journal article (Pediatrics)

►May 2004 - The natural course of atopic dermatitis from birth to age 7 years and the association with asthma - journal article (The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology)

►April 2004 - Benefits of Oral Supplementation With and Without Synbiotics in Young Children With Acute Bacterial Infections - Clinical Pediatrics via www.pharmacytimes.com

►April 2004 - Otitis Media, Hearing Loss, and Language Learning: Controversies and Current Research - journal article (Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics)

Posted May 11, 2004:

►May 17, 2004 - The next big thing: Public health's biggest concerns - Experts worry about the future impact of the nation's obesity epidemic. But what other scary possibilities -- exotic infections, systemic gaps or the altogether unknown -- keep them up at night? - American Medical News via www.ama-assn.org

►May 11, 2004 - Anti-Polio campaign to cost P6 million - www.mmegi.bw - "The theme of the campaign is 'The final push for Polio Eradication in Botswana.'"

►May 11, 2004 - US fatal-flu remedy chosen over local drug - www.theage.com.au

►May 11, 2004 - On the Trail of Diseases, Years Before They Strike (requires registration or subscription) - The New York Times

*►May 11, 2004 - SARS vaccine could be ready 'within three years' - AFP via www.abc.net.au - "Scientists gathered in Germany for the first international conference on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) have heard there is a good chance that a vaccine to the killer respiratory disease would be found within three years...Rolf Hilgenfeld, conference director and the head of the University of Luebeck's biochemistry institute, warned the conference that research with the coronavirus required extra care, since it appeared that the SARS strain was mutating with each new epidemic."

*►May 10, 2004 - Mexico rushes out measles vaccines to curb outbreak - Reuters AlertNet - "Mexico said on Monday it was rushing measles vaccinations to 16.5 million people across the country after an outbreak of the disease among adults sparked fears of an epidemic."

*►May 10, 2004 - World Experts Unite in Urgent Effort to Fight Deadly Disease - Up to One Million Child Deaths are Preventable - New Evidence Shows HIV-Infected Children & Infants are Particularly Vulnerable - press release - Pneumococcal Vaccines Accelerated Development and Introduction Plan via PRNewswire - "Leaders in the fight against disease today emphasized the importance of preventing unnecessary child deaths from Streptococcus pneumoniae -- a disease currently responsible for killing between 800,000 and one million children every year, mostly in developing countries."

*►May 10, 2004 - First time in the U.S.: Saint Louis University tests third-generation vaccine against smallpox - New drug might be useful for people who can't receive current vaccine - Saint Louis University via www.eurekalert.org

*►May 10, 2004 - Anthrax study needs support - Nashville City Paper - "Along with 11 other clinical trials nationwide, Vanderbilt University Medical Center is gearing up to perform clinical trials to discover proper dosages of a new anthrax vaccine. Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed, the current anthrax vaccination, must be administered six times in 18 months...Recombinant protective antigen 102, as the vaccine is referred to, induces an immune response to anthrax. The trials will attempt to discover what dosages produce the most effective response in humans...Volunteers who participate could earn up to $600, receiving $50 for each visit to the clinic. There are a total of 14 visits required over a year. Volunteers will also be compensated for time and travel."

►May 10, 2004 - Herbal Drug Widely Embraced in Treating Resistant Malaria - New York Times via Wilmington Star-News

►May 10, 2004 - Vaccine being tested for HIV-positive (requires registration) - AP via www.mlive.com - "Researchers at Saint Louis University are testing a smallpox vaccine that could be useful for people who are HIV-positive, undergoing chemotherapy or otherwise unable to use the existing vaccine, officials said Monday."

►May 10, 2004 - Acambis plc Notice of Results - press release - Acambis plc via PRNewswire-FirstCall via Yahoo!

►May 10, 2004 - Cell Genesys Obtains Special Protocol Assessment From FDA For Phase 3 Trial of GVAX(R) Prostate Cancer Vaccine - CellGenesys, Inc. via PRNewswire-FirstCall

►May 10, 2004 - Yolo County seeks mock vaccination volunteers - California Aggie

►May 10, 2004 - Firm Hit With Anthrax Scare - New York Lawyer

►May 10, 2004 - City prof's war on TB - Evening Mail via http://icbirmingham.icnetwork.co.uk - "A city bioscientist aims to develop new, stronger vaccines against TB after obtaining European funding...Del Besra, Professor of Microbial Physiology and Chemistry at Birmingham University, has been awarded
£126,000 to research improved vaccines, particularly for young adults...Antibiotics will be useless in 10 or 15 years' time, it is predicted, and multi-resistant TB is becoming more prevalent in developing countries where the vast majority of cases are in younger people."

►May 10, 2004 - Botulinum Toxin Structure Offers Clues for Vaccines, Treatments - U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory via AScribe Newswire

►May 10, 2004 - 2004 Antibody World Summit Mega-Conference Features MAb Advances in Discovery, Development, Production, Manufacturing & Partnering July 19-21 in Philadelphia - press release - Strategic Research Institute via PRNewswire via Yahoo!

►May 10, 2004 - 'No bird flu in Mansehra' - The Dawn via www.pakissan.com

►May 10, 2004 - USDA Expands Ban on Asian Poultry Due to Bird Flu - Reuters

►May 10, 2004 - Quigley Pharma's QR-435 Continues to Show Pre-Clinical Results; Latest Study Determines Significant Influenza A Therapeutic Effect in Animals - press release - The Quigley Corporation via Business Wire

►May 10, 2004 - New Vaccine Will Not Interfere With WNV Diagnostics - The Horse

►May 10, 2004 - AIDS-Related Skin Cancer Down Sharply, Study Finds - Reuters

►May 10, 2004 - Libya, the AIDS virus and a disturbing verdict - comment - The Globe and Mail

►May 10, 2004 - How to say you have HIV - Newsday

►May 10, 2004 - Risky Business – SA youth and HIV/Aids - http://iafrica.com

►May 10, 2004 - Urban American Indian Women at Increased Risk for Contracting HIV - University of Washington via Newswise

►May 10, 2004 - Mother-to-Child HIV/Aids Transmission Challenge for Africa - Zimbabwe Standard (Harare) via www.allafrica.com

►May 10, 2004 - Women Have Raw Deal in HIV/Aids Fight - Zimbabwe Standard (Harare) via www.allafrica.com

►May 10, 2004 - New Dawn for HIV Prevalence in Nigeria? - This Day (Lagos) via www.allafrica.com

►May 10, 2004 - National polio immunisation campaign begins today - Botswana Press Agency via Daily News via www.gov.bw

►May 10, 2004 - Ministry sensitises nation about polio - Botswana Press Agency via Daily News via www.gov.bw

►May 10, 2004 - Central African Republic: Thousands Immunised Against Meningitis, Measles - UN Integrated Regional Information Networks via www.allafrica.com

►May 10, 2004 - Meningitis confirmed as cause of Carlow boy's death - Ireland On-Line

►May 10, 2004 - Boy treated at hospital for meningitis - AP via Ohio News Network

►May 10, 2004 - Results Confirm Mumps Outbreak - Evening Telegraph via www.thisisderbyshire.co.uk

►May 10, 2004 - Whooping cough makes appearance in Ravalli County - Ravalli Republic

►May 10, 2004 - Polio Symptoms Recur for Some Survivors - Robert 'Zig' Burns is shown when he was struggling to learn to walk again after being stricken by polio back in the 1950s; today, he's again struggling with its aftermath. - HealthDayNews via www.healthcentral.com

►May 10, 2004 - How is antibiotic immunity acquired? - Tony Mazzulli, an associate professor at the University of Toronto medical school and deputy chief microbiologist and infectious diseases specialist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, explains. - Scientific American

►May 10, 2004 - Parents need support, too - Tulare Advance Register - "As autism statistics grow, Collins says she gets phone calls each week from families looking for support from the stress a diagnosis causes...'I always say if you don't know someone with autism, you soon will,' Collins says."

►May 9, 2004 - Training helps first responders assist kids with autism - The Daily Journal

►May 9, 2004 - Heart Murmurs and Your Child - KidsHealth via Yahoo!

Posted May 10, 2004:

*►May 17, 2004 - Universal flu vaccination considered - Some health officials also propose mandating vaccination for all health care workers, but many have doubts about the feasibility of either proposal. - American Medical News via www.ama-assn.org - "Experts are closely watching data coming from Ontario, Canada, the first area in North America to recommend the vaccine to everyone. Since this shift in July 2000, Ontario's population-wide vaccination rate increased from 16% to 44%. The increase for those older than 65 was from 60% to 77%."

►May 10, 2004 - HPV infection more common in HIV-positive women who smoke - www.aidsmap.com

►May 10, 2004 - 500 expected to attend HIV, Aids conference - www.herald.co.zw

►May 10, 2004 - Meningitis patients get free treatment - www.herald.co.zw

►May 10, 2004 - U.S. flag is burned in protest at HIV case - Reuters via International Herald Tribune - "Libyan protesters burnt the U.S. flag in the coastal city of Benghazi on Sunday after Washington criticized a death sentence imposed on six foreign medics for infecting children with HIV."

►May 9, 2004 - China Announces Plan to Curb Rapid Spread of AIDS (requires registration or subscription) - The New York Times

►May 9, 2004 - China recognizes 10 million Chinese may be HIV-positive by 2010 - www.news-medical.net

►May 9, 2004 - What has happened to Thabo's Aids panel? - www.iol.co.za

►May 9, 2004 - 'We are not people waiting for death' - The Korea Herald - "Heemang (Hope) hates to remember the past. Now 41, he has lived with HIV for nine years that he describes as worse than death."

►May 9, 2004 - Military sets HIV tests for every 2 years - Stars and Stripes

►May 9, 2004 - US won't give aid for generic HIV drugs - www.iol.co.za

►May 9, 2004 - Iowa City Man Sentenced for Knowingly Transmitting HIV - www.kcrg.com

►May 9, 2004 - Threat of anthrax worries author most (requires registration) - The Kansas City Star

►May 9, 2004 - Eight in Georgia get anthrax from beef - UPI via The Washington Times

►May 9, 2004 - Tuition at autism schools is expensive - But the programs or home-school districts can often provide help - Richmond Times Dispatch - "It's not cheap...Tuition for a year at The Faison School is $55,000. That is not out of line with what similar schools charge across the country."

►May 9, 2004 - Scientists collaborate on autism (requires registration) - Contra Costa Times - "Nearly 400 of the world's top autism researchers gathered in Sacramento on Friday for the third annual International Meeting for Autism Research...The gathering, sponsored by the National Institutes for Health, the M.I.N.D. Institute at UC Davis, Cure Autism Now and the National Alliance for Autism Research, concludes today."

►May 9, 2004 - Autism Family Rejects Apology Following Catalogue of Failure - The Sentinel, UK

►May 9, 2004 - Health officials prepared for another summer of West Nile Virus cases - The Morning Sun

►May 9, 2004 - Budget pledge on flu threat - www.theage.com.au

►May 9, 2004 - Hepatitis A shots urged for travelers to Egypt (requires registration) - The Jerusalem Post

►May 9, 2004 - Hepatitis claims 7 lives in Mamu Kanjan - Pak Tribune

►May 9, 2004 - Fish Still a Good Health Bet (requires registration) - HealthDay via Atlanta Journal-Constitution

►May 9, 2004 - Pakistan to be polio-free by 2005, says Nasir Khan - Pakistan Link

*►May 9, 2004 - Vance to take shot at smallpox response - The Daily Dispatch - "Smallpox hasn't been seen in the United States since 1949, but Vance County plans to be ready in case it returns...County agencies will combine to hold a smallpox inoculation drill June 26 at Southern Vance High School. It will be the first such drill in North Carolina and one of the first in the nation."

*►May 9, 2004 - Kansas immunization rate against childhood diseases drops (requires registration) - AP via The Kansas City Star - "About 30 percent of Kansas children under age 3 have not been vaccinated against common and highly communicable childhood diseases...Data from the National Immunization Survey ranks Kansas 45th in shots given to protect young children from deadly diseases. The state ranked 31st three years ago.

*►May 9, 2004 - Immunization rate is dismal in Kansas - Trend puts children at risk, officials say (requires registration) - AP via The Kansas City Star - "Tears welled in the eyes of 1-year-old B.J. and 3-year-old Lizbeth Agado of Olathe after they got their shots at the Johnson County Health Department last week...It hurt, but yellow smiley-face stickers helped ease the momentary discomfort of the vaccinations."

*►May 8, 2004 - Immunization Debate Rolls On - The Intelligencer & Wheeling News Register - "'The anti-vaccination movement of today, to me, is like the anti-smoking movement of the 1970s and 80s,' Grindley said, explaining that there is a group of people looking into the dangers of vaccinations and learning more about them in the face of a culture that believes in the safety of immunizations...Grindley said she began her research into vaccinations about five years ago after she made the decision to not immunize her children. She, like many in the movement against mandatory vaccination, questions the safety of immunizations."

►May 8, 2004 - Measles Outbreak Over - www.kwwl.com

Posted May 9, 2004:

►May 9, 2004 - 'Good bacteria' health drink claims disputed - Health experts call for new controls on marketing of probiotic products. - The Independent, UK

►May 9, 2004 - Author to give £2m to help autistic children - Scotland on Sunday

►May 9, 2004 - Ignorance and fear: HIV/ AIDS sufferers ostracised in PNG - Correspondents Report via www.abc.net.au

►May 8, 2004 - Official warns against spread of HIV/AIDS - Xinhuanet via China View

►May 8, 2004 - Test verifies hepatitis C link to type-2 diabetes - Kyodo News via Japan Today

►May 8, 2004 - 'Anthrax' fuels 911 call - Bus depot shut down 2 hours - Winnipeg Sun via www.canoe.ca

►May 8, 2004 - Teen accused in prank faces three years - Parents could be fined up to $250,000 - Visalia Times-Delta

►May 8, 2004 - Sheen and Richards Donate Cash From Picture Sales - www.wbex.com - "The screen stars welcomed Sam into the world on March 9 and were paid by a British publication for photographs of their new little bundle of joy...But instead of pocketing the cash for themselves, they've donated the money to California's Venice Family Clinic and Cure Autism Now."

►May 8, 2004 - Autism conference planned for Tues. - conference alert - May 11, 2004 in West Nyack, New York - The Journal News

►May 8, 2004 - Open access could reduce cost of scientific publishing - journal article (BMJ)

►May 8, 2004 - Patients will be able to report drugs' side effects - journal article (BMJ)

*►May 8, 2004 - Thimerosal Debate Could Affect Flu Shot Supply (includes video) - First Coast News - "'When you look at her now, you can hardly tell she was diagnosed along the autism spectrum,' says Jennie Rolfsen...The diagnosis was first rendered at age 3, just a few months after Madison, who had been sick, tried to 'catch up' during a visit to the pediatrician by receiving some scheduled vaccinations she had missed...She got nine shots on the same day,' says Jennie. 'Hib, Hep, MMR, DTaP, I can't even remember them all.'"

►May 8, 2004 - Vietnam steps up fight against bird flu - UPI via The Washington Times

►May 8, 2004 - Red Cross in HIV plea - AAP via Herald Sun

►May 8, 2004 - Aging survivors face post-polio syndrome - Rehabilitated patients experience progressive muscle trouble. - AP via Columbia Daily Tribune

*►May 8, 2004 - Tonsillitis vaccine aids Aborigines - AAP via www.theage.com.au - "The vaccine, being developed by the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR), is designed to target Group A streptococcus (GAS), a bacteria which causes tonsillitis and can lead to rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease."

►May 8, 2004 - VIDO expertise key to SARS vaccine hunt (requires subscription after June 17) - Saskatoon Star-Phoenix

►May 7, 2004 - Local Middle School Student May Have Meningitis - Parents Of School Mates Being Contacted - www.newsnet5.com

*►May 7, 2004 - Flu During Pregnancy Linked to Schizophrenia - Reuters Health - "Children born to women who contract the flu during pregnancy appear to have an increased risk for schizophrenia later in life, new research suggests...Prenatal influenza exposure May account for about 14 percent of schizophrenia cases, according to the findings presented here this week at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association...'This is the first time that this association has been shown using blood tests that confirmed influenza infection during pregnancy,' lead author Dr. Alan S. Brown, from Columbia University in New York, told Reuters Health. 'It provides what I think is the strongest evidence to date linking (prenatal) influenza exposure with schizophrenia.'"

►May 7, 2004 - CDC Reports 40 Percent Rise in Lyme Disease - USA Today via www.immunizationinfo.org (abstract)

►May 7, 2004 - Measles Outbreak Worries May Be Over - AP via www.immunizationinfo.org (abstract)

* ►May 7, 2004 - Tonsillitis Vaccine Could Prevent Heart Disease - AAP via www.immunizationinfo.org (abstract)

►May 7, 2004 - Vanderbilt Participating in Anthrax Vaccine Study - AP via www.immunizationinfo.org (abstract)

►May 7, 2004 - We'll Offer Single Jabs in MMR Row, Pledges Howard - London Daily Mail via www.immunizationinfo.org (abstract)

►May 7, 2004 - 'New anti-malaria plan is needed' - Efforts to beat malaria in Africa are doomed unless a new approach is found, researchers warn. - BBC

►May 6, 2004 - CDC: Folic Acid Helps Limit Birth Defects - CDC: Fortifying Food With Folic Acid Has Helped Reduce Severe Brain and Spinal Birth Defects - AP via ABC News

►May 6, 2004 - Nigeria: Cheap Aids Treatment Scheme Still Has Big Problems - UN Integrated Regional Information Networks via www.allafrica.com

*►May 6, 2004 - Breast-fed babies more likely to survive - Researchers find that mortality in the first year was 21 per cent lower than in babies who were formula fed - The Globe and Mail

►May 6, 2004 - Survey of adults reveals life-long consequences of ADHD - Results examine long-term social, professional and scholastic effects of ADHD - Porter Novelli via www.eurekalert.org

►May 6, 2004 - 1,600 At Risk in Mumps Outbreak - Evening Telegraph (UK) via www.immunizationinfo.org (abstract)

►May 6, 2004 - Johnson Asks for National West Nile Virus Plan - Aberdeen American News via www.immunizationinfo.org (abstract)

►May 5, 2004 - County Cuts Orders for Flu Vaccine - Flint Journal via www.immunizationinfo.org (abstract)

►May 5, 2004 - May Is National Hepatitis Awareness Month - Advocate via www.immunizationinfo.org (abstract)

►May 5, 2004 - TB Vaccine Provides Long-Lasting Protection - Reuters Health via www.immunizationinfo.org
 
►May 5, 2004 - Iron-deficient Infants Score Worse On Cognitive And Motor Tests As Teens - University of Michigan via ScienceDaily

►May 2, 2004 - Breastfeeding Decreases Infant Mortality - National Institutes of Health

►May 2004 - West Nile Virus Infection: A Pediatric Perspective - journal article (Pediatrics)

►May 2004 - Diagnosis and Management of Acute Otitis Media - journal article (Pediatrics)

►May 2004 - Invasive Pneumococcal Infection in a Healthy Infant Caused by Two Different Serotypes - journal article (Journal of Clinical Microbiology)

►May 2004 - Plasmodium falciparum Associated with Severe Childhood Malaria Preferentially Expresses PfEMP1 Encoded by Group A var Genes - journal article (Journal of Experimental Medicine)

►May 2004 - How Pediatricians Counsel Parents When No "Best-Choice" Management Exists - Lessons to Be Learned From Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome) - journal article (Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine)

►April 2004 - Trends in Environmentally Related Childhood Illnesses - journal article (Pediatrics)

►April 2004 - The early detection of autism in clinical practice - journal article (Paediatrics & Child Health)

►April 2004 - Educating preschool children with autism: A parent’s perspective - journal article (Paediatrics & Child Health) 

►April 2004 - Enteroviral hepatitis in children - journal article (Pediatrics International) 

►April 2004 - Molecular epidemiology of rubella virus in Asia: Utility for reduction in the burden of diseases due to congenital rubella syndrome - journal article (Pediatrics International)

►April 2004 - Cardiac complications of enterovirus rhombencephalitis - journal article (Archives of Diseases in Childhood)

►March 2004 - Initiative Calls for 250M Polio Immunizations - Pharmacy Times




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