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All the News Posted November 24-27, 2008


Posted November 27, 2008

 

►November 28, 2008 - Ministry to conduct immunisation survey - Fiji Times

►November 28, 2008 - ‘Timely measures averted medical emergency’ - Health Ministry spokesman says medical teams, supplies reached victims in time - Says over 60,000 doses of measles vaccine were rushed to affected areas - Daily Times, Pakistan

* ►November 28, 2008 - Toddler dies after hospital misdiagnosis - NZPA via 3 News NZ - "Wanganui Hospital is investigating a misdiagnosis which saw a toddler with meningococcal septicaemia sent home, where he died within a day."

* ►November 28, 2008 - New Type Of Vaccines Deliver Stronger And Faster Immune Response - A new vaccine principle is being developed by scientists at the University of Copenhagen which -- if it works to its full expected potential -- could help to save millions of lives and revolutionise current vaccine technology. - University of Copenhagen via ScienceDaily

* ►November 28, 2008 - Autism catastrophe - letter - The Scotsman - "The most recent government study confirmed that the rate of autism in the UK now stands at one child in 88, with the rate for boys, who are most likely to be affected, around one in 58. Make no mistake, this is a public health catastrophe."

* ►November 27, 2008 - Taking on autism - Jessica Glover hopes to be a champion for children on the autism spectrum, like her son Cade - The Beaverton Valley Times - "Glover’s son Cade was diagnosed with autism when he was 22 months old after going in two months before for vaccinations. 'When I went to the health department in Central Oregon, they told me they wanted to ‘catch him up’ on his vaccinations,' Glover recalled. 'They gave him 12 at one time. 'When I took him home, his fever spiked to 102, 103, 104 and 105. I took him to the emergency room four times in six days. In two weeks, he stopped walking and talking and regressed to an infant. Before that, he was a very typical, very healthy baby.'"

* ►November 27, 2008 - Ask Questions and Investigate Before Getting Multiple Vaccinations - InjuryBoard Honolulu

►November 27, 2008 - Researchers mull possible autism triggers - Cornell University via Science a Gogo

►November 27, 2008 - LocalGuide: Mother to discuss insurance for autism - Billings Gazette

►November 27, 2008 - Aggression research may lead to early intervention - TheSouthern.com - "Now researchers from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Vanderbilt University have found a connection between that mutation and problem behavior in a group of men with intellectual disabilities. Men in the study who had the mutation were more than twice as likely to lash out, destroy things or hurt themselves than were their counterparts who did not have the mutation."

►November 27, 2008 - Canadian National Autism Foundation recognized for making a difference - Stoney Creek News

* ►November 27, 2008 - Parents should have a whooping cough booster to protect babies - Parents should have a whooping cough booster in order to protect their newborn babies, according to a group of paediatricians. - The Telegraph, UK

* ►November 27, 2008 - Feature-Africa vaccine trial new push against malaria - Reuters - "Billionaire Bill Gates and thousands of babies are helping Africa prepare its largest medical experiment ever, in the search for a new vaccine against malaria."

►November 27, 2008 - Consider holiday time as immunization time - Mason City Globe Gazette

►November 27, 2008 - Readers Write - CDC chief cares, values people - letters (requires registration) - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

►November 27, 2008 - Mum’s warning after baby meningitis scare - The mother of an 11-month-old baby who nearly died from a rare strain of meningitis has urged parents to be aware of the symptoms. - North West Evening Mail, UK - "Lynda Holmes’s daughter Ulaani came close to death in August when she contracted meningococcal Group B."

►November 27, 2008 - Whooping cough outbreak sickens 32 at W.Pa. school - AP via The Herald via LehighValleyLive.com

►November 27, 2008 - Whooping cough - symptoms begin like a cold but pose a serious danger to young babies - Whooping cough is highly infectious and can prove fatal to young babies due to complications such as pneumonia and sleep apnoea. - The Telegraph, UK

►November 27, 2008 - Bangladesh to immunize 22 mln children against polio - Xinhua via China View

►November 27, 2008 - 55,086 children given anti-polio drops on second day of campaign - The News International, Pakistan

* ►November 27, 2008 - The ideal and the good - Deploying the drugs used to treat AIDS may be the way to limit its spread - The Economist - "Reuben Granich and his colleagues at the World Health Organisation (WHO), though, have been exploring an alternative approach. Instead of a vaccine, they wonder, as they write in the Lancet, whether the job might be done with drugs."

* ►November 26, 2008 - David Kirby: Former UK Science Chief -- Vaccines Cause Autism: "What More Evidence is Needed?" - The Huffington Post

* ►November 26, 2008 - Draft Strategic National Vaccine Plan (pdf) - Department of Health and Human Services National Vaccine Program Office via http://www.dhhs.gov

* ►November 26, 2008 - Confessions of an autism mother: I am not a warrior mom - Examiner.com

* ►November 26, 2008 - Missing boy who suffers from autism found - WWLtv.com

* ►November 26, 2008 - Eye Divergence in Children Triples Risk of Mental Illness - press release - Mayo Clinic via PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX via MarketWatch

►November 26, 2008 - Publication Bias Found Among Trials Submitted To FDA: New Study -  A quarter of drug trials submitted in support of new drug applications to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) remain unpublished five years after the fact, says new research published in the open access journal PLoS Medicine. -  Public Library of Science, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS via ScienceDaily

►November 26, 2008 - Study compares strategies for BK virus nephropathy - For kidney transplant recipients with a serious complication called BK virus-associated nephropathy (BKVAN), promptly cutting back on anti-rejection drugs reduces the risk of losing the kidney (graft loss), according to a report in the November Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). - News-Medical.net

* ►November 25, 2008 - ‘Polio teams face threats’ - The News International, Pakistan - "The Sindh Minister for Health, Dr. Sagheer Ahmed, informed the Sindh Assembly on Monday that there were threats to polio teams and vaccinations, which were the main impediments in the anti-polio drive in the province. The minister revealed that Tando Allahyar executive district officer (EDO) of health was kidnapped yesterday, a day before launching of three-day polio eradication campaign. However due to the efforts of the Sindh Home Minister, the Health EDO was recovered."

* ►November 25, 2008 - Action against depts if polio, dengue not controlled: CM - The News International, Pakistan

►November 24, 2008 - Should you vaccinate your baby? - Examiner.com

►November 24, 2008 - Pulse rate tool helps GPs spot meningococcal disease - Measuring pulse rate as part of a new diagnostic tool can help GPs identify children with febrile illnesses potentially at risk of meningococcal disease, a new study suggests. - Pulse, UK

►November 24, 2008 - Magnificent Medical Miracles, and Everyday Ones, Too (requires registration) - The New York Times - "Mr. Presley was part of the last generation of polio patients in the United States: he became sick in 1959, right after receiving a booster shot of the old Salk vaccine. Whether the illness was from the vaccine or despite it was never clear, and in the end made little difference: within a week both legs were paralyzed, both arms drastically weakened, and he could not breathe."

►November 24, 2008 - IAC Express Issue number 766 - Immunization Action Coalition

►November 21, 2008 - 'Urgent Need' For HPV Vaccine In Developing World, Opinion Piece Says - Daily Women's Health Policy Report via Medical News Today

* ►November 20, 2008 - Google Funded a Film About Polio Cases Worldwide - The Google.org branch of the company was involved in the ambitious project - Softpedia.com - "And although a vaccine is readily available in the developed world for approximately 50 years, poorer countries still have little to none of it. Google.org argues that such a situation, on a global level, can only be the result of criminal carelessness, on the part of authorities from both the first and the third world."

* ►November 19, 2008 - The Final Inch (includes trailer) - Official Google Blog - "We're proud to announce The Final Inch, a 38-minute film about the historic global effort to eradicate polio."

 

Posted November 26, 2008

 

* ►December 15, 2008 - Differential Effects of Pneumococcal Vaccines against Serotypes 6A and 6C - journal article (The Journal of Infectious Diseases)

►December 15, 2008 - Myeloid Differentiation Primary Response Gene 88 Is Required for the Resolution of Otitis Media - journal article (The Journal of Infectious Diseases)

* ►December 8, 2008 - Pfizer's Nigerian Nightmare - After years of legal maneuvering, Pfizer may soon face its Nigerian guinea pigs in court. - Forbes.com

►December 2008 - ACTH and cortisol response to critical illness in term and late preterm newborns - journal article (Journal of Perinatology)

►December 2008 - Optimizing conventional therapy for inflammatory bowel disease. - journal article (Current Gastroenterology Reports)

* ►November 28, 2008 - Notice to Readers: The Immunization Encounter: Critical Issues - MMWR/CDC - "CDC will present a webcast, The Immunization Encounter: Critical Issues, on December 18, 2008. The broadcast will occur during 12:00 noon--2:00 p.m. EST. The program will address issues related to the routine encounter at an immunization clinic."

►November 28, 2008 - World AIDS Day --- December 1, 2008 - MMWR/CDC

►November 28, 2008 - Progress Toward Strengthening Blood Transfusion Services ---14 Countries, 2003--2007 - MMWR/CDC

►November 28, 2008 - Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Associated with Frozen Pot Pies --- United States, 2007 - MMWR/CDC

►November 28, 2008 - QuickStats: Health Status* Among Persons Aged >25 Years, by Education Level --- National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2007 - MMWR/CDC

►November 28, 2008 - Notifiable Diseases/Deaths in Selected Cities Weekly Information - MMWR/CDC

►November 28, 2008 - Abortion Surveillance --- United States, 2005 - MMWR/CDC

* ►November 27, 2008 - A Functional Genetic Link between Distinct Developmental Language Disorders - journal article (NEJM)

►November 27, 2008 - The Genetics of Speech and Language Impairments - journal article (NEJM)

►November 27, 2008 - Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis (free full text) - journal article (NEJM)

►November 27, 2008 - Emergence of Extensive Drug Resistance during Treatment for Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis (free full text) - journal article (NEJM)

►November 27, 2008 - The role of HLA-DQ8 57 polymorphism in the anti-gluten T-cell response in coeliac disease - journal article (Nature)

►November 27, 2008 - Innovation in Primary Care — Staying One Step Ahead of Burnout (free full text) - journal article (NEJM)

* ►November 26, 2008 - Vaccine needed more study before approval - Argus Leader - "In 90 percent of human papillomavirus, the immune system clears the virus on its own. Why compromise the strength of the immune system with this toxic shot or risk possibility of severe adverse effects? All for a yet unknown duration of claimed protection from four strains of human papillomavirus, with two claimed to cause 70 percent of cervical cancers even though there are 30 more strains that could. If this shot is so safe, why doesn't everyone at Merck, the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control get the three required doses to prove it."

* ►November 26, 2008 - Biological Product Shortages - Pediatric and Adult Hepatitis A Vaccine - FDA/CBER

* ►November 26, 2008 - EpiVax Receives NIH Grant for $390,000 to Optimize HIV Vaccine Delivery - EpiVax via PRNewswire via COMTEX via MarketWatch

* ►November 26, 2008 - Clinical Trial Disclosure Is Incomplete: Study - Pharmalot

* ►November 26, 2008 - Harvard’s Biederman: What J&J Money? - Pharmalot

►November 26, 2008 - Injectable flu vaccine available at base clinic - Tinker Take Off

* ►November 26, 2008 - She Can Be a Real Pain - America's North Shore Journal - "When the flu vaccine arrived at Sather, Soileau and her staff of medics headed out to duty sections throughout the base with syringes, vials of vaccine and the determination to make sure that each one of more than 800 Airmen assigned at Sather received their shots. The medics also took along a complete roster of personnel that listed each person’s immunization history. 'If anyone was due for other shots; well, they got those too,' she said. Tetanus, Hepatitis A and B, Influenza, Small Pox, Anthrax and Typhoid are just a few examples of immunizations required for military members."

* ►November 26, 2008 - Pfizer Implicated in Human Drug Experimentation on Critically Ill Children in Nigeria - NaturalNews.com

* ►November 26, 2008 - The Beginning of the End? By Kent Heckenlively, Esq. - Age of Autism

* ►November 26, 2008 - President Elect Obama: A Military Autism Mom Reaches Out By Angela Warner - Age of Autism

* ►November 26, 2008 - Kids, Say Du"Bye" To Your Health: AAP Heads to the Middle East - Age of Autism

* ►November 26, 2008 - NVIC Vaccine E-Newsletter
 
A young boy on the beach was throwing the washed- up starfish back into the ocean. A stranger passing by told him not to bother, because it would not make any difference, there were thousands of beaches and millions of starfish, and it would not be possible to save all of them. The boy reached down, picked up a starfish, threw it back into the ocean and said, smiling softly: " I made a difference for that one!"

Counting Our Blessings by Barbara Loe Fisher

It has been a year of ups and downs, good news and bad news but through it all there is the abiding hope that tomorrow will bring a better day. Hope is what keeps us going in our darkest hours when all else seems lost. It is a bridge between what is and what we dream can be. Hope is what many parents of vaccine injured children have held onto during the darkest hours of watching their children struggle with poor health after vaccination.

One New Jersey Mom, Barbara Majeski, held onto hope that her vaccine injured son, Max, would someday get better. Healthy at birth in 2006, Max was given a hepatitis B vaccine in the newborn nursery and immediately became very sick.

Barbara's first six minute video "Max's Story: A Vaccine Story" is a hit on You Tube and her second video "Children of Vaccination Choice" was produced for the October 16, 2008 rally in Trenton, New Jersey sponsored by the New Jersey Coalition for Vaccination Choice.

It has been my privilege to work this past year with the extraordinary Moms and Dads in New Jersey and New York who are standing up and being counted for the right to make informed, voluntary vaccination decisions - Barbara Majeski, Sue Collins, Louise Habakus, Rita Palma, Bob Krakow, John Gilmore and so many more. They give me hope for the future. They - and all those who are taking action in their communities to educate and prevent vaccine harm - are among the blessings I count this Thanksgiving.

The staff and volunteers of the National Vaccine Information Center wish you and those you love a very Happy Thanksgiving.

* ►November 26, 2008 - NOPD looking for missing boy who suffers from autism - WWLtv.com - "The New Orleans Police Department is searching for an 11-year-old boy who they say suffers from autism and went missing Sunday."

►November 26, 2008 - Jenny McCarthy on Sesame Street! By Kim Stagliano - Age of Autism

* ►November 26, 2008 - Influenza vaccine effective in young children - Pediatrics via Reuters UK

* ►November 26, 2008 - FAO: Momentum builds for 'One World, One Health' concept - CIDRAP News

►November 26, 2008 - Vaccination practice arms for future - Seward Phoenix Log

* ►November 26, 2008 - Whooping Cough Outbreaks Show Vaccine’s Limits - MyNC.com - "Six new confirmed cases of whooping cough in Orange County have raised concerns among parents about the disease and beg the question, are vaccinations working?"

* ►November 26, 2008 - Parents may sue hospital over death of toddler - Tottenham, Wood Green and Edmonton Journal - "Mr Franke said Aleksander developed a very high temperature and was advised by the NHS direct helpline several times as well as the local out-of-hours GP service, Camidoc, to give him Calpol and Nurofen. He was also seen by a doctor at the Whittington and sent home. But he was rushed back to hospital when he later developed breathing difficulties and died."

* ►November 26, 2008 - Absent Vaccine, a New AIDS Debate - Wall Street Journal

►November 26, 2008 - Trace Melamine Found In Baby Formula In U.S. - AP via CBS13.com

* ►November 26, 2008 - California Court's Decision Could Be Deathblow to Pharma Innovation - PharmaLive

* ►November 26, 2008 - South Africa: 330,000 Lose Lives Due to ARV Delay - Harvard Study - Health-e (Cape Town) via www.allafrica.com

* ►November 26, 2008 - Nigeria Shuts Drugmaker After Syrup Kills Infants - Pharmalot

►November 26, 2008 - Manual of Standard Operating Procedures and Policies - General Information - Review of CBER Regulated Product Proprietary Names  - FDA/CBER

►November 26, 2008 - FDA Delays J&J Antibiotic Over Clinical Trial Data - Pharmalot

►November 26, 2008 - Pfizer Accused Of ‘Cozying Up’ To Korean Regulators - Pharmalot

►November 26, 2008 - Researchers Target Lymphatic System Cause Behind Many Diseases - The lymphatic system is the body's first line of defense against disease. As the body's internal cleansing waterway, it plays an indispensable role in immunity and in the body's immune surveillance against cancer. - PowerHomeBiz.com

►November 26, 2008 - Wyeth Names New Canadian Leader - Canada NewsWire via COMTEX via Trading Markets

►November 26, 2008 - Understanding allergies - The word allergy is used to describe an abnormal reaction (allergic reaction) by an individual to a normally harmless substance called an allergen. This abnormal reaction is created by the body's immune system. The critical message: An allergy is an immune system disorder. - Jamaica Gleaner

►November 26, 2008 - Compugen, Merck KGaA to collaborate on new peptide for treatment of inflammatory diseases - Compugen via RTTNews

* ►November 26, 2008 - Files on anthrax case scientist shown - Arkansas Democrat Gazette via NWAnews.com - "Hatfill attorney Tom Connolly said there is nothing in the documents showing Hatfill had anything to do with the attacks. The Army scientist has maintained his innocence in the case from the start, and the Justice Department agreed to pay him $ 5. 8 million to settle a case he filed against the government claiming his privacy had been wrongly violated."

* ►November 26, 2008 - FBI's early anthrax hunches revealed in documents - The unsealed papers show how the FBI came to think Steven J. Hatfill was responsible for the deadly 2001 anthrax mailings. (requires registration) - Los Angeles Times

* ►November 26, 2008 - Court unseals Hatfill anthrax documents - "... We know in 2008 that Steven Hatfill had nothing to do with the anthrax attacks. It will be unfortunate for all involved if the release of these documents misleads anyone into thinking otherwise." — Hatfill's attorney, Thomas Connolly - Frederick News-Post

* ►November 26, 2008 - Nigeria bans teething drug after 25 children die - AP via The Guardian, UK

* ►November 25, 2008 - Just How Effective is the Flu Vaccine? (includes video) - CBN News - "Dr. John Cannell, Executive Director of the Vitamin D Council, suggests the reason we even have a flu season is because our vitamin D levels drop. That takes place naturally as we get less and less sun with the approach of winter. Cannell explains that less sun means we produce less vitamin D in our skin. 'Pretty much any disease, any infectious disease, that is more common in winter is a target of vitamin D,' Cannell says."

* ►November 25, 2008 - Patients Can Join the Fight Against Flu Without Firing a Shot (requires registration) - Washington Post - "Last month at a luncheon marking International Infection Prevention Week at the National Press Club, some speakers reminded me of a shameful and frightening statistic: Almost 60 percent of American health-care workers do not receive the flu vaccine."

* ►November 25, 2008 - Post-Standard Letter - Health care workers can refuse flu vaccine - letters - Syracuse Post-Standard - "A deficiency of Vitamin D3 and high sugar consumption are the biggest reasons people are susceptible to the flu. Health care workers should never feel guilty about turning down the flu vaccine."

* ►November 25, 2008 - CDC States that Chemical Exposures Will Be Shown to Cause Autism - Adventures in Autism

* ►November 25, 2008 - Letter to the Bunker - Hilary's Desk via Beyond Conformity

* ►November 25, 2008 - FDA finds traces of melamine in U.S. formula - Official warns it would be a ‘dangerous overreaction’ to stop using products - AP via MSNBC - "Previously undisclosed tests, obtained by The Associated Press under the Freedom of Information Act, show that the FDA has detected melamine in a sample of one popular formula and the presence of cyanuric acid, a chemical relative of melamine, in the formula of a second manufacturer. Separately, a third major formula maker told AP that in-house tests had detected trace levels of melamine in its infant formula."

* ►November 25, 2008 - Breast cancer screening study suggests some tumours may cure themselves - Screening women for breast cancer may lead to unnecessary treatment as some cancers will disappear on their own, researchers have suggested. - The Telegraph, UK

* ►November 25, 2008 - Steroid Inhalers Raise Pneumonia Risk for Lung Disease Patients - People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder must weigh risks, benefits, experts say - HealthDay via U.S. News & World Report - "Up to 15 million Americans currently have some form of COPD, Drummond said, 'and it's estimated that about half of those use inhaled steroids. You're looking at six million people who may be exposed to this 34 percent increase in risk.'"

►November 25, 2008 - Are Vitamins Helpful, Ineffective, or Harmful? - findingDulcinea

* ►November 25, 2008 - A Major Step Forward in the Development of Antiviral Drugs - Health News - "According to Thorpe, the findings suggest that bavituximab could be effective against other types of hemorrhagic viruses including Ebola and Marburg. In addition, lipid flipping occurs in the infected cells of a multitude of other viral infections including influenza, smallpox and rabies."

* ►November 25, 2008 - Drug Companies Keep Quiet On Drugs That Don’t Work - Discover Magazine

* ►November 25, 2008 - Trials & Tribulations: Finding Real-World Evidence - Pharmalot - "Although thousands of medical studies are completed every year, most have relatively limited goals. They often carefully select patients who have few medical problems other than the one under study, making it easier to get one clear result, the Times notes, adding that studies may not look at effects over the long term, assuming that if a treatment helps initially, patients will be better off. But while such studies can help a drug acquire approval or answer a restricted research question, they may not tell how a new drug will work once it is tried in real patients with complex problems. Such limited studies, while they can have value, may no longer be enough, particularly when care has become so expensive and real evidence more crucial."

►November 25, 2008 - Ore. reports 1st flu case, vaccination recommended - Examiner

►November 25, 2008 - Baby Boy's Miracle gives Parents reason to be Thankful (includes video) - KSPR ABC - "When he was just a few months old, Granton became very sick and was hospitalized in Kansas City. Doctors told Jenni and Daniel he had severe combined immune deficiency disorder, sometimes called bubble boy syndrome."

►November 25, 2008 - Distraction Techniques for Procedural Pain in Children CME/CE (requires registration) - Medscape

* ►November 25, 2008 - Critics rip Cell paper (requires registration) - The Scientist - "Improper citation, disregard for antecedent research, and shoddy experimentation - those are just a few of the allegations levied against a recent research paper written by a team of Stanford University scientists."

►November 25, 2008 - Pharma Faces Anti-Competitive Probes In The EU - Pharmalot

* ►November 25, 2008 - EU Launches Antitrust Probe Against Pharma Cos - DowJones via CNN Money

* ►November 25, 2008 - Pharma Mergers: ‘It May Soon Be Panic Time’ - Pharmalot

►November 25, 2008 - Should TV Ads Carry Toll-Free Numbers? - Pharmalot

►November 25, 2008 - China Closing Research Gap With The US - Pharmalot

* ►November 25, 2008 - Bayer Pays $97.5M To Settle Kickback Charges - Pharmalot

►November 25, 2008 - Avian and Pandemic Influenza: The Global Response - U.S. Department of State via News Blaze

►November 25, 2008 - AIDS advocates tell WHO: Stop harmful single-dose treatment for expectant mothers and infants - As World AIDS Day 2008 approaches, a coalition of hundreds of HIV/AIDS medical care providers and advocates, representing dozens of organizations, today sent a letter to Dr. Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), urging an end to harmful single-dose HIV/AIDS treatment as a recommended treatment for expectant mothers and infants worldwide. - AidsHealth.org via News-Medical.Net

►November 25, 2008 - Applying 'Supply And Demand' Business Principles To Treat Infectious Diseases Worldwide - Treating infectious diseases while meeting escalating costs to do so continues to pose worldwide challenges, with one of the main issues being the ability to provide an adequate supply of drugs to treat infectious diseases. - American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, via EurekAlert! via ScienceDaily

►November 25, 2008 - Diabetes Treatment and Alzheimer Pathology - Do hypoglycemic agents directly alter neuritic plaques or contribute to dementia in another way? - journal article (Journal Watch Neurology)

►November 25, 2008 - Documents explain early FBI interest in Hatfill as anthrax suspect - Deep Background via MSNBC

►November 25, 2008 - Anthrax import tests 'difficult' - A top scientist has told a hearing it remains "notoriously difficult" to identify drums infected with anthrax before they are imported to the UK. - BBC

►November 24, 2008 - War experts gave anthrax advice - Warfare experts from the US and Germany gave advice on decontamination after an anthrax death in the Scottish Borders, a fatal accident inquiry has been told. - BBC

►November 24, 2008 - Virionyx director in USA taps investors for further capital - NZPA via National Business Review - "South Auckland-based Virionyx has poured over $40 million of investors' funds into not only its Aids drug, HRG214, but other targets such as Trithrax, an anthrax vaccine it hopes to sell to the US Government at $US5000 ($NZ9569.37) a dose."

►November 24, 2008 - Zimbabwe: Woes pile up as anthrax hits the south - IRIN Africa

* ►November 24, 2008 - FDA Scientists Revolt Against Corrupt Food and Drug Administration Officials - NaturalNews.com - A group of scientists working in the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health division has revolted against the corrupt managers of its own department, accusing them of committing crimes by claiming, 'There is extensive documentary evidence that managers at CDRH have corrupted and interfered with the scientific review of medical devices.' Read the letter yourself here (PDF): http://energycommerce.house.gov/Press_1..."

* ►November 24, 2008 - 'GENERATION RX' Exclusives - Part 1 - video - YouTube

* ►November 24, 2008 - Many health care workers do not get flu shots; more than half statewide decline vaccinations, put patients at risk - Syracuse Post-Standard - "There is no law requiring immunization of health workers against the flu. The state Senate passed a bill earlier this year requiring mandatory flu vaccinations for health care workers in New York, but the measure died in the Assembly. Legislators are expected to try again next year to pass it."

* ►November 24, 2008 - Big Brother to police hospital handwashing? - Hilary's Desk via Beyond Conformity

* ►November 24, 2008 - One World, One Health edging onto a global agenda - International community to draw on lessons from bird flu fight - www.fao.org

►November 24, 2008 - AnaSpec Releases 4 New Phosphospecific Anti-Tau Antibodies - press release - PR-Canada.net

►November 24, 2008 - Bioactive paper enlists llamas, tobacco to track down germs - CBC

►November 24, 2008 - MabCampath Warning Issued After Deaths - Newsinferno.com

* ►November 24, 2008 - Breast Cancer Rates Soar after Mammograms and Some Cancers may Heal Naturally - NaturalNews.com

►November 24, 2008 - Anti-Psychotic Drugs Prescribed To Children With ADD - InjuryBoard.com

►November 24, 2008 - Live oral Shigella vaccine licensed to PATH - The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) has licensed a pediatric vaccine against Shigella bacteria to PATH, an international nonprofit group, to support clinical trials, with the goal of developing a vaccine suitable for children in resource-poor countries. - The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) via News-Medical.Net

►November 24, 2008 - Harvard’s Biederman And His Ties To J&J - Pharmalot

►November 24, 2008 - Lilly farms out non-US clinical data management to ICON - PharmaTimes

►November 24, 2008 - Scientists Present 'Moving' Theory Behind Bacterial Decision-Making - North Carolina State University via Biocompare

►November 24, 2008 - Indonesia To Pharma: Build A Factory Or Else - Pharmalot

* ►November 23, 2008 - Hep B Vaccine is Associated with a 9 Fold Developmental Disability Rate - Adventures in Autism

* ►November 18, 2008 - The Chilling Effect: How Do Researchers React to Controversy? - journal article (PLoS Medicine) - "A majority of the researchers reported that their experience of being targeted by Congressional representatives or the Traditional Values Coalition led them to engage in a number of self-censorship practices (Figure 1). Over half “cleansed” grant applications of controversial language, but many also reframed studies, removed research topics from their agendas, and, in a few cases, changed their jobs. Overall, they viewed these actions as important and even necessary strategies to use when applying for federal grants to do potentially controversial research."

* ►November 17, 2008 - Dingell, Stupak to Investigate FDA’s Medical Device Approval Process - Lawmakers Question Whether FDA Knowingly Allowed Unsafe & Ineffective Medical Devices into U.S. Market - news release - Committee on Energy and Commerce Rep. John D. Dingell, Chairman - "The investigation was prompted by receipt of an October 14, 2008, letter written on behalf of a large group of CDRH scientists and physicians who state that CDRH managers have 'corrupted and interfered with the scientific review of medical devices.'"

* ►November 12, 2008 - Dangers Of Cod Liver Oil - John Cannell, MD via Medical News Today

►November 11, 2008 - Undercover Agents Fight Autoimmunity - journal article (PLoS Biology)

►November 11, 2008 - The Pervasive Effects of an Antibiotic on the Human Gut Microbiota, as Revealed by Deep 16S rRNA Sequencing - journal article (PLoS Biology)

►November 11, 2008 - Prion Switching in Response to Environmental Stress - journal article (PLoS Biology)

►November 11, 2008 - For New Neurons in an Old Brain, cdk5 Shows the Way - journal article (PLoS Biology)

* ►November 2008 - Hib Shortage Persists; Defer Booster Dose in All but At-Risk Kids - Pediatric News

* ►November 2008 - Survey Cites Some Gaps in Doctors' HPV Vaccine Knowledge - Pediatric News - "Parents' refusal to have a child vaccinated and deferral of vaccination were also addressed in the survey. Parents are more likely to defer than to refuse vaccination, the results suggested. Also, refusal is most common for 11- to 12-year-olds, with about 25% of parents reportedly refusing vaccination in that age group, he noted. The most common reported reasons for refusal or deferral were the “newness” of the vaccine, patient age, lack of sexual activity on the patient's part, and lack of insurance coverage/inability to pay."

* ►November 2008 - HPV Vaccine Not Linked To Serious Adverse Events - Pediatric News - "Of the more than 10,300 adverse events reported thus far to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), 94% have been nonserious. Most of the adverse event reports to VAERS were consistent with prelicensure trial data. Among the adverse events reported are syncope, dizziness, nausea, Guillain Barré syndrome, venous thromboembolism, and death, said Dr. Angela Calugar of the CDC. About 51 reports, 3 of which were serious, have been made per 100,000 doses given. About half of all reports are in those aged 11–18 years, and 25% are in those aged 19–26 years, Dr. Calugar said, noting that this likely reflects the proportion of patients in these age groups who are receiving HPV vaccine."

* ►November 2008 - Study Finds Teen Immunizations Are Increasing - Pediatric News

* ►November 2008 - ACIP Clarifies PPV23 Revaccination for High-Risk Children - Pediatric News - "The one-time, 5-year revaccination interval approved by the ACIP applies to those aged 2 years and older who are immunocompromised, have sickle cell disease, or have functional or anatomic asplenia."

►November 2008 - Rabies Vaccine Supply Issue: Facts Are Key - Pediatric News

* ►November 2008 - Free Drug Samples Are of Concern in Pediatric Population - Pediatric News

* ►November 2008 - Law Requires Parity of Mental Health Coverage - Pediatric News

►November 2008 - Use of Room Fan Found to Decrease SIDS Risk - Pediatric News

* ►November 2008 - Peer Review Isn't Perfect... (requires registration) - ...But it's not a conspiracy designed to maintain the status quo. - The Scientist

►November 2008 - Accessing Early Intervention and Education - Pediatric News

►November 2008 - MRSA Types Different in Hospital, Community - Pediatric News

►November 2008 - Data Watch: Children With Food Allergy Are More Likely to Report Asthma or Other Allergic Conditions - Pediatric News

►November 2008 - Pediatric Workforce Issues - Pediatric News

►November 2008 - Asthma Gadget Pro Is Needed in Every Office - Pediatric News

►November 2008 - Revering the Work of Physician Writers - Pediatric News

►November 2008 - Recognizing Possible Early Signs of Burnout - Pediatric News

►November 2008 - The Science of Stress (requires registration) - NIH's Gisela Storz has spent her career drilling down to the core of questions such as how bacteria respond to oxidants - work that has taken her in some unexpected directions. - The Scientist

►November 2008 - Cod Liver Oil, Vitamin A Toxicity, Frequent Respiratory Infections, and the Vitamin D Deficiency Epidemic - journal article (Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology)

* ►October 31, 2008 - Persistence of Antibody to Hepatitis A Virus 10 Years after Vaccination among Children and Adults. - journal article (The Journal of Infectious Diseases)

* ►October 16, 2008 - Max II - This video is about Max Majeski's journey after an adverse reaction to the Hepatitis B vaccine at birth. - video - YouTube

* ►October 14, 2008 - Department of Health and Human Services Food and Drug Administration Memorandum to Representative John D. Dingell (pdf) - http://energycommerce.house.gov - "This letter seeks your urgent intervention because serious misconduct by managers of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) is interfering with our responsibility to ensure the safety and effectiveness of medical devices for the American public and with FDA's mission to protect and promote the health of all Americans."

►October 14, 2008 - Contributing to One World, One Health - A Strategic Framework for Reducing Risks of Infectious Diseases at the Animal–Human–Ecosystems Interface (pdf) - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

►October 2008 - The protection afforded by vitamin D against low radiation damage - journal article (International Journal of Low Radiation)

* ►October 2008 - The Vitamin D Newsletter - The Vitamin D Council - "Vitamin D and Autism - Dr. Cannell: Anything new on your theory that vitamin D is involved in autism? - Sally,  New York"

►February 25, 2008 - Vitamin D Council Commercial - The Flu - video - YouTube

* Too Many Too Soon - website

* Kevin Miller's World - blog

 

Posted November 25, 2008

 

* ►December 1, 2008 - Court to rule on drug labels as liability shield - The Supreme Court will decide whether federal law preempts product liability suits at the state level if the warning labels are FDA-approved. - www.ama-assn.org

* ►December 1, 2008 - Pushing past the placebo: Legislating for a new kind of clinical trials - Comparative-effectiveness advocates want a national entity to evaluate medical treatments against each other. Whether to compare costs is a key question. - www.ama-assn.org

* ►December 1, 2008 - Study favors use of national health ID numbers for patients - The report says unique identifiers would reduce errors and protect privacy, but privacy watchdogs are not convinced. - www.ama-assn.org

* ►December 1, 2008 - AMA meeting: Doctors told to reveal financial stake in referrals - Physicians should spurn any ownership or leasing arrangements that require patient referrals or prohibit recommending competitors. - www.ama-assn.org

* ►December 1, 2008 - AMA meeting: Delegates weigh ethics committee's role - The CEJA open forum also explored the potential conflict of interest facing doctors who are employed by nurses or PAs. - www.ama-assn.org

* ►December 1, 2008 - Laws bolster penalties for privacy breaches in California - In the wake of multiple high-profile cases of snooping, the state cracks down on unauthorized looks at medical files. - www.ama-assn.org

►December 1, 2008 - AMA meeting: Delegates back medical home, want pay issues resolved - Physicians decide more discussion is needed on how payment for care under the medical home concept will affect specialists and primary care physicians. - www.ama-assn.org

►December 1, 2008 - Statins, CRP test get boost from high-profile study - The JUPITER trial finds those with elevated CRP but normal LDL cholesterol benefit from statins. - www.ama-assn.org

►December 1, 2008 - Court rejects Medicare limits on Part B drug pay - Some doctors said the decision could discourage Medicare contractors from using the cost-control measure. CMS did not say whether it would appeal. - www.ama-assn.org

►December 1, 2008 - AMA meeting: Reforming SGR tops Association's Medicare agenda for 2009 - Delegates have begun looking at alternative pay options to replace the current formula. - www.ama-assn.org

►December 1, 2008 - AMA meeting: Texting while driving, trans fats on hit list - Delegates said bans on both practices would promote safety and protect patients. - www.ama-assn.org

►December 1, 2008 - AMA meeting: Disruptive behavior standard draws fire - The AMA will ask for a one-year hold on the Joint Commission rule. Delegates seek to shift the focus to behavior that harms patients. - www.ama-assn.org

►December 1, 2008 - AMA meeting: Global warming has health toll, delegates warn - The house also endorses initiatives to reduce medical waste and build more eco-friendly health facilities and products. - www.ama-assn.org

►December 1, 2008 - Solving the uninsured crisis: Doctors' voices must be heard - The AMA shares one goal with the new administration: expanding health insurance coverage. The Association also is determined to share its experience and plans. - www.ama-assn.org

►December 1, 2008 - Best approach to retaliation suit: Don't let it happen - www.ama-assn.org

►December 1, 2008 - WMA shares common concerns of world's physicians - A message to all physicians from Joseph M. Heyman, MD, chair of the AMA Board of Trustees. - www.ama-assn.org

►December 1, 2008 - Finding the right approach to EPT - Is expedited partner therapy an ethical adjunct to treatment for STDs? - www.ama-assn.org

►December 1, 2008 - What bosses want: Accuracy with health insurance claims tops the list - www.ama-assn.org

►December 1, 2008 - Cost seen as biggest obstacle to employer-offered insurance - www.ama-assn.org

►December 1, 2008 - Tough economic times call for vigilant business sense - www.ama-assn.org

►December 1, 2008 - National survey will explore what it takes to age well in America - A database is expected to provide information on ways to help older people with daily living. - www.ama-assn.org

►December 1, 2008 - Maryland doctors warn about Blues' pay cuts - The medical society says pay reductions from the state's Blues plan threaten physician supply and patient access. - www.ama-assn.org

* ►December 1, 2008 - Letters to the Editor - Thanksgiving should not mark the close of influenza vaccine season - www.ama-assn.org

►December 1, 2008 - News in brief: Health & Science - Antibiotics and C. dif link - Obese children have older "vascular age" - Education protects against dementia - Obesity, women and immediate gratification - www.ama-assn.org

►December 1, 2008 - News in brief: Government & Medicine - Illinois court delays order to halt expanded health coverage - www.ama-assn.org

►December 1, 2008 - News in brief: Professional Issues - Study shows jury awards climbing in medical liability cases - www.ama-assn.org

►December 1, 2008 - Chronic and recurrent meningitis - journal article (Nature Reviews Immunology)

►December 2008 - Viral evasion and subversion of pattern-recognition receptor signalling - journal article (Nature Reviews Immunology)

►December 2008 - Immunotherapy of autoimmunity and cancer: the penalty for success - journal article (Nature Reviews Immunology)

►December 2008 - Nutrient sensing and inflammation in metabolic diseases - journal article (Nature Reviews Immunology)

* ►December 2008 - Maternal tolerance achieved during pregnancy is transferred to the offspring via breast milk and persistently protects the offspring from allergic asthma - journal article (Clinical & Experimental Allergy)

►December 2008 - Peanut cross-reacting allergens in seeds and sprouts of a range of legumes - journal article (Clinical & Experimental Allergy)

►December 2008 - Pharmacogenomics of multiple sclerosis: in search for a personalized therapy. - journal article (Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy)

►December 2008 - Clinical correlates of blood serotonin levels in patients with mastocytosis - journal article (European Journal of Clinical Investigation)

* ►November 26, 2008 - Benefits and Risks of Drug Treatments - How to Combine the Best Evidence on Benefits With the Best Data About Adverse Effects - journal article (JAMA)

* ►November 26, 2008 - Infant Mortality - journal article (JAMA) - "The United States continues to lag behind other industrialized countries in reducing infant death rates, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in October (http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db09.htm)."

* ►November 26, 2008 - Drug Safety - journal article (JAMA)

* ►November 26, 2008 - Pediatric Research Gets Boost From Web - journal article (JAMA)

* ►November 26, 2008 - Nursing Homes During an Influenza Pandemic - journal article (JAMA)

►November 26, 2008 - Nursing Homes During an Influenza Pandemic—Reply - journal article (JAMA)

►November 26, 2008 - Syringe Access and HIV Incidence in the United States - journal article (JAMA)

* ►November 26, 2008 - Neonatal Pain: Suffering, Pain, and Risk of Brain Damage in the Fetus and Newborn (book review) - journal article (JAMA)

►November 26, 2008 - Reactivation of Cytomegalovirus Infection in Critically Ill Immunocompetent Patients - journal article (JAMA)

►November 26, 2008 - Reactivation of Cytomegalovirus Infection in Critically Ill Immunocompetent Patients—Reply - journal article (JAMA)

* ►November 26, 2008 - Food Allergies Becoming More Common - journal article (JAMA)

►November 26, 2008 - Statin Therapy and Cognitive Deficits Associated With Neurofibromatosis Type 1 - journal article (JAMA)

►November 26, 2008 - Statin Therapy and Cognitive Deficits Associated With Neurofibromatosis Type 1—Reply - journal article (JAMA)

►November 26, 2008 - Testing for Fragile X Gene Mutations Throughout the Life Span - journal article (JAMA)

►November 26, 2008 - Current and Future State of the US Nursing Workforce - journal article (JAMA)

* ►November 25, 2008 - Reporting Bias in Drug  Submitted to the Food and Drug Administration: Review of Publication and Presentation (full text) - journal article (PLoS Medicine) - "These findings indicate that the results of many trials of new drugs are not published 5 years after FDA approval of the drug. Furthermore, unexplained discrepancies between the data and conclusions in NDAs and in medical journals are common and tend to paint a more favorable picture of the new drug in the scientific literature than in the NDAs. Overall, these findings suggest that the information on the efficacy of new drugs that is readily available to clinicians and patients through the published scientific literature is incomplete and potentially biased."

* ►November 25, 2008 - Bias, Spin, and Misreporting: Time for Full Access to Trial Protocols and Results (full text) - journal article (PLoS Medicine)

►November 25, 2008 - Hospital has plans for emergencies large and small - The Ridgefield Press

►November 25, 2008 - Mathematical Models for a New Era of Malaria Eradication (full text) - journal article (PLoS Medicine)

►November 25, 2008 - Is Private Health Care the Answer to the Health Problems of the World's Poor? (full text) - journal article (PLoS Medicine)

►November 25, 2008 - South Africa suspends water scientist - Anthony Turton may be dismissed after speaking to journalists about a controversial presentation. - news (Nature)

►November 25, 2008 - Few Doctors Sign Off on Online Prescribing - The Washington Post

►November 25, 2008 - Guard Your Girls Against Gardasil - Holistic Parenting from The Pan-Afrikan Perspective

►November 25, 2008 - Vaccines – The Great Debate (Part 2 of 2) - James Family Chiropractic

►November 25, 2008 - CHAD: New polio cases threaten country, region and beyond - IRIN

* ►November 24, 2008 - David Kirby: Autism May Be Caused By "Chemical Exposures" - The Huffington Post

* ►November 24, 2008 - Minnesota and the CDC Confer on Somali Autism Situation: CDC’s Office of the Director: Autism May Result from “Chemical Exposures” By David Kirby - Age of Autism

* ►November 24, 2008 - Out of Africa and Into Autism: More Evidence Illuminates the Somali Anomaly in Minnesota By Mark F. Blaxill - Age of Autism

* ►November 24, 2008 - David Kirby to Dr. David Tayloe, President American Academy of Pediatrics - Age of Autism

* ►November 24, 2008 - If You Let the Idiots Talk They’ll Tell You What You Want to Know By Kent Heckenlively, Esq. - Age of Autism

* ►November 24, 2008 - Two sides unable to bridge gap - St. Petersburg Times - "Offit says his wife, also a pediatrician, once picked up a needle to vaccinate a child, and the baby had a seizure. "If she had given the vaccine five minutes earlier, nobody would have been convinced" it was a coincidence, he said. But the baby later was diagnosed with a seizure disorder. Since the failure of Rotashield a decade ago, researchers — including Offit — have developed a new rotavirus vaccine."

* ►November 24, 2008 - Too many booster shots? - NBC Los Angles - "So far, the findings suggest you may not need diptheria and tetanus every ten years. If you had the measles you don’t need a booster; but if you had the shot after 1959 you do need another shot  "Maybe we need to reevaluate the vaccine schedule that we're using here in the us and maybe change it from once every ten years to once every 30 years," Sifka said.  Researchers say being over-vaccinated isn't harmful. It just may be unnecessary. The study could lead to a simple blood test to check your immunity."

* ►November 24, 2008 - Strategy for Predicting the Immunity of Vaccines Discovered - Nature Immunology via Drug Discovery & Development - "This approach addresses a long-standing challenge in the development of vaccines - that of only being able to determine immunity or effectiveness long after vaccination and, often, only after being exposed to infection. The study, which used the yellow fever vaccine (YF-17D) as a model, is available in the online edition of Nature Immunology and represents a long awaited step forward in vaccine immunology and predictive health."

* ►November 24, 2008 - NDA Sponsors Will Play Major Role In Policing Post-Market Controls - With the new REMS authority under the FDA Amendments Act, the agency can now impose post-market control plans. But it is the sponsors who will be responsible for collecting the data to make sure that the plans are working. - The RPM Report

* ►November 24, 2008 - Research Center Tied to Drug Company (requires registration) - The New York Times - "When a Congressional investigation revealed in June that Dr. Joseph Biederman, a world-renowned child psychiatrist, had earned far more money from drug makers than he had reported to his university, he said that his interests were “solely in the advancement of medical treatment through rigorous and objective study.” But e-mail messages and internal documents from Johnson & Johnson made public in a court filing reveal that Dr. Biederman pushed the company to finance a research center at Massachusetts General Hospital, in Boston, with a goal to “move forward the commercial goals of J.& J.”

* ►November 24, 2008 - Many drug trials never see publication - Results of most drug trials are unreported, inaccessible to clinicians and patients, a new study confirms - PLoS Medicine via  ScienceNews

* ►November 24, 2008 - Study Calls for Greater Scrutiny of 'Off-Label' Drug Use - Doctors often prescribe medicines for conditions that haven't been studied thoroughly - HealthDay News - "A spokeswoman for PhRMA, the drug industry lobbing group, said the group does not comment on off-label drug use, and its members do not promote such use."

* ►November 24, 2008 - Adult brain neurons can remodel connections - Could lead to creating growth in cells and regions normally unable to repair themselves - Massachusetts Institute of Technology via EurekAlert!

* ►November 24, 2008 - FDA Commissioner ?? - Alliance for Human Research Protection

►November 24, 2008 - Antigenics vaccine promising in small cancer study - Reuters

* ►November 24, 2008 - Most Wirral Parents Say Yes To Cervical Cancer Vaccination For Daughters, England - Wirral Hospital NHS Trust via Medical News Today

* ►November 24, 2008 - The Thinkers: After more than 20 years, he's still awaiting AIDS vaccine - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - "HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, changes once it gets inside a person's body, so the virus the immune system is initially trained to attack is not the same one it sees days or weeks later. And tuberculosis, like a Trojan horse, gets inside the immune system cells that are designed to kill the bacteria and converts them into factories that provide the bacteria with nutrients, a group of French scientists reported this month. Vaccines work best against diseases that tend to hit people's bodies hard and then leave, Dr. Burke said, such as flu or measles."

►November 24, 2008 - Tragedy of student, 18, found dead in halls of residence - A UNIVERSITY student from London has been found dead in her halls of residence after suffering a suspected brain haemorrhage. - This is London, UK

►November 24, 2008 - Free flu clinic tests point of distribution center - Fosters

►November 24, 2008 - Monday Medical: Pneumococcal vaccine protects against disease - The Steamboat Pilot

►November 24, 2008 - Accordia Global Health Foundation Receives $12.5 Million Grant From Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - Research Will Help Mid-Level Health Providers Respond to Infectious Disease Epidemics in Africa - PRNewswire via StreetInsider

* ►November 24, 2008 - The US Pays Millions For Unapproved Drugs - Pharmalot - "Taxpayers have shelled out at least $200 million since 2004 for meds that have never been reviewed by the government for safety and effectiveness but are still covered under Medicaid, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal data. And millions of private patients are also taking the drugs."

* ►November 24, 2008 - Henry Waxman Gives Pharma & The FDA A Gift - Pharmalot

* ►November 24, 2008 - Lilly Loses Bid To Limit Zyprexa Claims In Canada - Pharmalot

►November 24, 2008 - Data Published in Nature Medicine Highlights Ability of Peregrine Pharmaceuticals' Bavituximab to Cure Lethal Virus Infections - PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX via MarketWatch

►November 24, 2008 - Cepheid Receives Health Canada License for First Molecular Diagnostic Test for MRSA and S. aureus Soft Tissue Infections - PRNewswire-FirstCall via StreetInsider

►November 24, 2008 - Researchers Identify Blood Component that Turns Bacteria Virulent - NIH via PR-Canada.Net

►November 24, 2008 - Action Alert: Tell EPA to Regulate Nanomaterial Products as Pesticides - Beyond Pesticides

►November 24, 2008 - Prognosis excellent for mini-med - The Toronto Star

►November 24, 2008 - Scientists shed light on causes of epilepsy (requires registration) - Reuters

►November 24, 2008 - Ivory Coast Threatened With a Resurgence of River Blindness (requires registration) - The New York Times

* ►November 24, 2008 - Total Nutraceutical Solutions Acquires Option to License Technology to Increase Vitamin D2 Levels in Mushrooms - Business Wire via StreetInsider.com

►November 24, 2008 - Breastfeeding friendly physician's office, part 1: optimizing care for infants and children. - Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Protocol Committee via www.guideline.gov

►November 24, 2008 - Analgesia and anesthesia for the breastfeeding mother. - Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Protocol Committee via www.guideline.gov

►November 24, 2008 - Guidelines for hospital discharge of the breastfeeding term newborn and mother: "Going home protocol". - Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Protocol Committee via www.guideline.gov

►November 24, 2008 - Breastfeeding the hypotonic infant. - Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Protocol Committee via www.guideline.gov

►November 24, 2008 - Phenytoin (marketed as Dilantin, Phenytek and generics) and Fosphenytoin Sodium (marketed as Cerebyx and generics) - Neurological healthcare professionals - FDA Medwatch

►November 24, 2008 - FDA Approves New Drug to Alleviate Moderate to Severe Pain - FDA

►November 24, 2008 - Electronic Health Records and Malpractice Claims in Office Practice - journal article (Archives of Internal Medicine)

►November 24, 2008 - Child fatalities lower, heath officials report - Goldsboro News-Argus

►November 24, 2008 - Today’s plagues more complex - Health 24.com

►November 24, 2008 - Data Published in Nature Medicine Highlights Ability of Peregrine Pharmaceuticals' Bavituximab to Cure Lethal Virus Infections - PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX via MarketWatch

* ►November 24, 2008 - AIDS researcher still looking for the elusive cure - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via Contra Costa Times

* ►November 24, 2008 - British nanotechnology innovators take on bird flu, asthma and cancer - Nanowerk News

* ►November 24, 2008 - FDA: Epilepsy drug may be risky for Asians - AP via The Washington Post

►November 24, 2008 - Schering Sees 5 New Drug Applications In 2009 - Dow Jones via CNN Money

►November 24, 2008 - India's biotech sector set to thrive despite downturn - Channel NewsAsia

►November 24, 2008 - Assessing New Biomarkers and Predictive Models for Use in Clinical Practice - journal article (Archives of Internal Medicine)

►November 24, 2008 - Schizophrenia in Childhood and Adolescence: Applying New Evidence CME (requires registration) - Medscape

►November 24, 2008 - 3 UW spinoffs form major stem cell company - AP via Forbes

►November 24, 2008 - New Migraine Drug Shows Promise - HealthDay News via Forbes

►November 24, 2008 - The Natural History of Breast Cancer - journal article (Archives of Internal Medicine)

►November 24, 2008 - The Natural History of Invasive Breast Cancers Detected by Screening Mammography - journal article (Archives of Internal Medicine)

►November 24, 2008 - Vitamin D Use and Mortality in Chronic Kidney Disease: Immortal Time Bias - journal article (Archives of Internal Medicine)

►November 24, 2008 - Vitamin D Use and Mortality in Chronic Kidney Disease: Immortal Time Bias—Reply - journal article (Archives of Internal Medicine)

* ►November 23, 2008 - Systems biology approach predicts immunogenicity of the yellow fever vaccine in humans - journal article (Nature Immunology) - "A major challenge in vaccinology is to prospectively determine vaccine efficacy. Here we have used a systems biology approach to identify early gene 'signatures' that predicted immune responses in humans vaccinated with yellow fever vaccine YF-17D."

* ►November 23, 2008 - Surprise! Drug Approvals Increase in 2008 - Its official: FDA’s drug center has approved more new molecules in 2008 than it did in 2007—despite missed user fee deadlines, a regulatory posture defined as “safety first” and a general perception that its never been harder to get drugs to market. Maybe there is an upside to the new regulatory system after all. - The RPM Report

* ►November 23, 2008 - New types of immunotherapy in children - journal article (Current Allergy and Asthma Reports)

* ►November 23, 2008 - Strategies for primary prevention of atopy in children - journal article (Current Allergy and Asthma Reports)

* ►November 23, 2008 - Allergen tolerance versus the allergic march: The hygiene hypothesis revisited - journal article (Current Allergy and Asthma Reports)

►November 23, 2008 - Eosinophilic otitis media: A new middle ear disease entity - journal article (Current Allergy and Asthma Reports)

* ►November 23, 2008 - Otitis media as a presenting complaint in childhood immunodeficiency diseases - journal article (Current Allergy and Asthma Reports)

* ►November 23, 2008 - Seasonal flu: Examining school-based vaccination; Debating health-care worker mandates - VaccineEthics.org

* ►November 23, 2008 - From treating animals to humans, company looks for answers - A start-up aims to derive vaccines widely used in agriculture to treat humans against anthrax, plague and other infectious bacterial diseases. - Star Tribune - "Syntiron won a $3.8 million contract this month from the U.S. Defense Department to combat bioterrorism-related diseases including anthrax and bubonic plague. Syntiron also recently received a Tekne Award as Minnesota's top biotech company of the year."

* ►November 23, 2008 - IDRI and Immune Design sign licensing agreement for GLA vaccine adjuvant -  The Infectious Disease Research Institute and Immune Design, a vaccine biotech company, have entered into an agreement pursuant to which Immune Design is granted a worldwide exclusive license for the research, development and commercialization of IDRI's glycopyranosyl lipid adjuvant technology for products targeting a number of indications. - Pharmaceutical Business Review

* ►November 23, 2008 - Are Vaccinations Causing Early Alzheimer´s? - www.wellnessresources.com via American Chronicle

►November 23, 2008 - New AAP President Shows Us His Priorities, And It Is Not The Health of American Children - Adventures in Autism

►November 23, 2008 - New drug yields lab breakthrough against viruses - AFP via Yahoo!

►November 23, 2008 - Shoo flu shoo: Tips to know when to see (or skip) the doctor - Press-Telegram

►November 23, 2008 - Change in pet vaccination law discussed - Arkansas News Bureau

►November 22, 2008 - Katrina Kids: Sickest Ever - Newsweek

* ►November 21, 2008 - Impact of innate immunity in a subset of children with autism spectrum disorders: a case control study (pdf) - journal article (Journal of Neuroinflammation)

►November 21, 2008 - Health research call to action? (requires registration) - The Scientist

* ►November 20, 2008 - HHS Secretary and the FDA Commissioner - How much clout does the head of HHS have in selecting the next commissioner? It depends. - The RPM Report

►November 20, 2008 - Arguing by Analogy: What Pharma Can Learn from the Car Business - There are lessons pharma companies can take from the state of the US automobile industry. Here are a few of them. - The RPM Report

* ►November 20, 2008 - Two Billionaires and Health Reform - The Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform hosted a meeting on reforming the US system in 2009. A number of policy heavyweights showed up to give their thoughts. A few influentials in the audience were listening. - The RPM Report

►November 19, 2008 - Efficacy of Pre-S-containing HBV Vaccine Combined with Lamivudine in the Treatment of Chronic HBV Infection. - journal article (Digestive Diseases and Sciences)

►November 19, 2008 - Deriving temperature and age appropriate heart rate centiles for children with acute infections - journal article (Archives of Infectious Diseases in Childhood

►November 19, 2008 - Adverse reactions to ant stings - journal article (Clinical Reviews in Allergy and Immunology)

* ►November 2008 - Few Children Younger Than Age 2 Years Receive Influenza Vaccine - Pediatric News

* ►November 2008 - Bacterial Coinfection Often Present in Pediatric Flu Deaths - Pediatric News

►November 2008 - RotaTeq Data Show Disease, Costs Cut - Pediatric News

* ►November 2008 - State Boards Weighing New Relicensing Policy: Physicians could be tested on clinical skills. - Pediatric News

►November 2008 - FDA Approves Test to Detect Influenza A (H5N1) Virus - Pediatric News

* ►November 2008 - AAP Doubles Vitamin D Recommendation - Pediatric News - "All children should get at least 400 IU of vitamin D daily, either through dietary intake or supplementation, beginning within days of birth and continuing through adolescence, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics."

* ►November 2008 - Vital Signs: Pediatricians Spent More Than 35 Hours Per Week In Direct Patient Care in 2007 - Pediatric News

* ►November 2008 - Mitochondrial DNA haplogroups influence AIDS progression. - journal article (AIDS)

* ►November 2008 - Twin Disorders (requires registration) - What can two little girls teach us about Alzheimer's disease? - The Scientist

►November 2008 - Incidence and prevalence of multiple allergic disorders recorded in a national primary care database - journal article (Journal of The Royal Society of Medicine)

►November 2008 - Acute Viral Infections in Patients With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Description of 23 Cases and Review of the Literature. - journal article (Medicine)

►October 30, 2008 - The danger within: endogenous danger signals, atopy and asthma. - journal article (Clinical and Experimental Allergy)

►October 2008 - Acute suicidality after commencing atomoxetine. - journal article (Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health)

Finding the right doctor - Pediatrician? Family Practitioner? Here’s how to find a physician that fits - Canadian Family

 

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