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All the News Posted May 28-31, 2008

Posted May 31, 2008


* ►June 15, 2008 - Long-Term Persistence of Mumps Antibody after Receipt of 2 Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) Vaccinations and Antibody Response after a Third MMR Vaccination among a University Population - journal article (The Journal of Infectious Diseases)

* ►June 15, 2008 - Immune Responses to Mumps Vaccine in Adults Who Were Vaccinated in Childhood - journal article (The Journal of Infectious Diseases)

* ►June 15, 2008 - Protecting the Next Generation: What Is the Role of the Duration of Human Papillomavirus Vaccine-Related Immunity? - journal article (The Journal of Infectious Diseases)

* ►June 15, 2008 - Safety and Immunogenicity of a Bivalent Cytomegalovirus DNA Vaccine in Healthy Adult Subjects - journal article (The Journal of Infectious Diseases)

►June 15, 2008 - Adaptive Evolution of Simian Immunodeficiency Viruses Isolated from 2 Conventional-Progressor Macaques with Encephalitis - journal article (The Journal of Infectious Diseases)

* ►June 1, 2008 - Adults Now Drive Growth of Vaccine Market - Success of Merck's Gardasil Is Responsible for the Large Increase Seen in this Sector - Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News - "In 2007, the world market for preventive vaccines totaled $16.3 billion, up more than 38% from $11.7 billion in 2006. The market is predicted to increase at a compound annual rate of 13.1% during 2008. This growth rate is unheard of in other drug categories, especially since this is expected to be a challenging year for the pharmaceutical industry. Few other drug categories will see as many new product introductions and such public-policy attention. The world vaccines market is dominated by five companies: Merck & Co., GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi Pasteur, Wyeth, and Novartis. The four largest firms, whose reported vaccine sales exceeded $2 billion each in 2007, held a combined 91.5% of the market."

* ►June 1, 2008 - Researchers' complaints ignored over anthrax vaccine problems - Ha'aretz - "Despite the enormous investments in developing an anthrax vaccine, senior employees at the Israel Institute for Biological Research have warned that there are problems with the product. However, institute director Dr. Avigdor Shafferman ignored their claims, and demoted one of the complainants, a senior manager."

* ►June 1, 2008 - Patience is the key - - "Here, Margo believes authorities are not looking hard enough to discover why autism is so rampart in Australian males. She believes from anecdotal evidence from parents and a mounting body of science that there may be a link between vaccinations and autism. She is not advocating an end to one to prevent the other, but the funding of DNA swabs for infants before vaccination to identify those for whom vaccination could kill any hope of a normal life. Margo wonders whether the breaking up of innoculations into smaller doses to would make autism less likely to occur. She wishes someone would find out."

* ►June 1, 2008 - HIV centre in TN gave 'expired' pills to 60 patients - Times of India - "An anti-retroviral therapy (ART) centre at the Thanjavur medical college has given expired drugs to at least 60 people living with HIV/AIDS. While experts say it isn’t dangerous to take such drugs after the expiry date, some HIV positive people have complained of itching, vomiting and giddiness."

* ►June 1, 2008 - Study finds polio drive counter-productive - Times of India - "Frequent polio vaccination rounds is causing fatigue among vaccinators while cash incentives to mothers for getting their child vaccinated is actually making them suspicious about the repeated oral polio vaccine (OPV) rounds....The six-month social study, conducted jointly by experts from JNU, GTB Hospital, AIIMS, NIHFW and INCLEN, has been published in the latest edition of the journal ‘Indian Pediatrics’ and has found that introducing IPV in the country’s polio control programme would be a logistical mess."

►June 1, 2008 - ‘No polio case detected in last five months’ - The News - International - Pakistan

►June 1, 2008 - Govt pushes hygiene message in flu ads - The ACT Government says it hopes a new advertising campaign will stop the spread of flu and colds this winter. -

* ►June 2008 - Common and rare variants in multifactorial susceptibility to common diseases - journal article (Nature Genetics)

►June 2008 - Guidance for Industry Indexing Structured Product Labeling (pdf) - FDA/CBER

►June 2008 - Highly Effective Regimen for Decolonization of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Carriers - journal article (Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology)

►June 2008 - Effect of an Infection Control Program on the Frequency of Nosocomial Viral Respiratory Infections - journal article (Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology)

►June 2008 - Follow-on biologics: data exclusivity and the balance between innovation and competition - journal article (Nature Reviews Drug Discovery)

►June 2008 - Fatty acid-binding proteins: role in metabolic diseases and potential as drug targets - journal article (Nature Reviews Drug Discovery)

►June 2008 - Inverse Correlation Between Level of Professional Education and Rate of Handwashing Compliance in a Teaching Hospital - journal article (Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology)

►May/June 2008 - Monitoring of peanut-allergic patients with peanut-specific IgE - journal article (Allergy and Asthma Proceedings)

* ►May 31, 2008 - FDA begins active monitoring of drug safety - journal article (BMJ)

►May 31, 2008 - Increasing drug resistant tuberculosis in the UK - journal article (BMJ)

►May 31, 2008 - Increasing antituberculosis drug resistance in the United Kingdom: analysis of national surveillance data - journal article (BMJ)

* ►May 31, 2008 - Italian police arrest drug agency officials over alleged falsification of data - journal article (BMJ)

►May 31, 2008 - Prevalence of four different subgenotypes of genotype 4 hepatitis E virus among swine in the Shanghai area of China (pdf) - journal article (Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica)

* ►May 31, 2008 - Hysteria over fat children inflated - Australia's childhood obesity epidemic has been "exaggerated" and government-led national prevention efforts may be misdirected, with childhood obesity only increasing in lower-income families. - The Australian

►May 31, 2008 - Let’s not widen the gulf in the health care of children - journal article (BMJ)

►May 31, 2008 - National institute offers NHS trusts £64m for collaborative research projects - journal article (BMJ)

►May 31, 2008 - Finding a solution to hospital associated infections - journal article (BMJ)

►May 31, 2008 - Report names hospitals with highest proportions of deaths related to MRSA and C difficile - journal article (BMJ)

* ►May 31, 2008 - Merck Faces Big Vioxx Class Action Suit In Canada - Pharmalot

* ►May 31, 2008 - Standard chemotherapy shows no benefit for certain types of colon cancer - journal article (BMJ)

* ►May 31, 2008 - NJ and NY Moms Rally To "Legalize Freedom For Parents" - Dr. Murray Sabrin Joins Parents On "Freedom Train" To Protect Our Children - NewsBlaze - "New Jersey conservative Republican leader Dr. Murray Sabrin, the Garden State's strongest advocate of limited government and individual freedom and the front-runner for United States Senate, is holding a press conference with dozens of parents from New Jersey and New York on Monday, June 2 to discuss the excessive mandated vaccinations New Jersey and New York State are forcing upon our children and announcing a Multi-State Coalition to oppose these additional regulations."

* ►May 31, 2008 - TIME 'Forgot' to Mention Vaccine Dangers In New Article - Know The Lies

* ►May 31, 2008 - Heckenlively On The Omnibus Autism Proceeding: 5/27 - The Idea Makes Sense – The Omnibus Autism Proceeding – Second Set of Hearings (Thimerosal & Autism) – Day Eleven – May 27, 2008 by Kent Heckenlively, Esq. - Age of Autism

* ►May 31, 2008 - Holland On The Omnibus Autism Proceeding: 5/27 - May 27, 2008:  The Government’s Response, continued - Direct Examination of Dr. Michael Rutter - Age of Autism

* ►May 31, 2008 - John Robison Writes About TMS Therapy For Autism - Age of Autism

* ►May 31, 2008 - The day Adam’s seizures stopped - Peace Arch News - "In hopes of making others aware of the options, Martell wrote a book, Getting Adam Back (, three years ago. She has also started a website,, in her campaign to provide information for other parents of children with epilepsy and autism.....Martell and Swingle will hold a free teleseminar June 4 at 6 p.m. During the seminar, Martell will interview Swingle about his therapies and procedures, as well as discuss her own experiences. To register, visit"

* ►May 31, 2008 - The great autism rip-off ... How a huge industry feeds on parents desperate to cure their children - Mail on Sunday, UK

* ►May 31, 2008 - Mum's MMR jab guilt for tot - Manchester Evening News

* ►May 31, 2008 - Vitamin D Council Special Report: First Successful Use Of Vitamin D Supplement For Childhood Autism - Dr. John Cannell provides first-hand account of improvement using vitamin D supplement for a 7-year-old child with season autistic disorder - press release - PRWeb

►May 31, 2008 - Scientists reveal dangers of older fathers - Children are almost twice as likely to die before adulthood if they have a father over 45, research has shown. - The Telegraph, UK

►May 31, 2008 - 'Autism dog' not welcome in Calif. - Foster's Daily Democrat

►May 31, 2008 - Autism Causes - Pick Your Favorite Cause of Autism - Black Hills Today

►May 31, 2008 - Grafton to aid VCU in autism research - Northern Virginia Daily

►May 31, 2008 - Children's study needs pilot testing, panel finds. (requires subscription) - Science Magazine - "An expert panel last week urged that several changes be made in a controversial $2.7 billion health study of 100,000 U.S. children before the first pregnant mothers are enrolled in September."

►May 31, 2008 - Thinking the Way Animals Do - By Temple Grandin, Ph.D.
Department of Animal Science Colorado State University - Western Horseman via

►May 31, 2008 - Ex-members of AHRC board of directors re-elected - Times Herald-Record

►May 31, 2008 - Man accused of shaking baby asks prosecutors to prohibit use of shaken baby syndrome in court - Morning Journal

* ►May 31, 2008 - Vaccination - The Hidden Truth - Roseville Press Tribune

►May 31, 2008 - Cancer vaccine may be lacking - letter - Prince George Citizen

* ►May 31, 2008 - 2.5 million Delhi kids to get polio drops - IANS via Daily News & Analysis, India

►May 31, 2008 - Acupuncture Reduces Pain And Dysfunction In Head And Neck Cancer Patients After Neck Dissection - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center via ScienceDaily

* ►May 31, 2008 - Subject of 'Lorenzo's Oil' dies at 30 - AP via CNN

►May 31, 2008 -  Researchers pinpoint gene mutations responsible for 10 percent of schizophrenia - Columbia University Medical Center via 7thSpace

* ►May 31, 2008 - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome No Longer Seen as ‘Yuppie Flu’ (requires registration) - The New York Times

* ►May 30, 2008 - New West Nile And Japanese Encephalitis 'Pseudoinfectious' Vaccines Produced - University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers have developed new vaccines to protect against West Nile and Japanese encephalitis viruses. The investigators created the vaccines using an innovative technique that they believe could also enable the development of new vaccines against other diseases, such as yellow fever and dengue fever, which are caused by similar viruses. - University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, via EurekAlert! via ScienceDaily

* ►May 30, 2008 - Second Vietnamese bird flu vaccine set for human tests - Viet Nam News

* ►May 30, 2008 - Florida To Review Antipsychotic Guidelines For Kids - Pharmalot

* ►May 30, 2008 - Angola: Should Intentional HIV/Aids Infection Be a Crime? - IRIN via

►May 30, 2008 - A Social Networking Site For Docs And Pharma - Pharmalot

►May 30, 2008 - FDA ends suspension of local company - The Gazette

►May 30, 2008 - AIDS Foundation Ads Criticize Merck Pricing - Pharmalot

►May 30, 2008 - New Data on MAGE-A3 Cancer Immunotherapy Support Potential Novel Options of Treating Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer and Melanoma - Gene Expression Profiling of Tumor is Correlated With Clinical Response - GlaxoSmithKline via PRNewswire-FirstCall

►May 30, 2008 - World-Renowned Scientists to Lead Immunology Course - Federation of Clinical Immunology via PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX via MarketWatch

►May 30, 2008 - The Evolving Management Paradigms for Pediatric ADHD CME/CE (requires registration) - Medscape

►May 30, 2008 - Implementing New Evidence in the Management of Pediatric Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder CME/CE (requires registration) - Medscape

►May 30, 2008 - Will Stem Cells Cure Drug Development? - Pharmalot

* ►May 30, 2008 - Crucell 2008 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders - 2007 Financial Statements Adopted; All Resolutions Approved - Crucell via PharmaLive - "Crucell's core portfolio includes a vaccine against hepatitis B, a fully-liquid vaccine against five important childhood diseases and a virosome-adjuvanted vaccine against influenza. Crucell also markets travel vaccines, such as the only oral anti-typhoid vaccine, an oral cholera vaccine and the only aluminum-free hepatitis A vaccine on the market. The Company has a broad development pipeline, with several product candidates based on its unique PER.C6® production technology."

* ►May 30, 2008 - Editorial: Fact-based decision making - The Leader - "The shot is entirely optional – as are all vaccines – and is to be administered at school along with other routine immunization programs, with parental consent. Do you allay fears your daughter might be one of B.C.’s 150 women that get cervical cancer each year and agree to let her have the shot? Or do you prevent her from getting the new inoculation for fear of serious side effects? A local school trustee doesn’t want the vaccine to be offered to girls in Surrey schools. Heather Stilwell argues agreeing to offer the shot signals the school district endorses the vaccination. The problem with such an endorsement, she says, is that the school district opens itself up to lawsuits if women come forward, now or in the future, with health complications related to the vaccine.":

* ►May 30, 2008 - Consumers armed with lawsuits target drug ads - The Star-Ledger

►May 30, 2008 - Malaysia Hosts International Congress On Infectious Diseases -

►May 30, 2008 - Rett Syndrome Discovery Advances Understanding Of Neurological Missteps - Baylor College of Medicine via Medical News Today

►May 30, 2008 - In lupus, the immune system tries to destroy body organs - SouthCoastToday

►May 30, 2008 - Alzheimer's Plaques Cleared Up In Mice - Blocking a common immune system response cleared up plaques associated with Alzheimer's Disease and enabled treated mice to recover some lost memory, Yale University researchers report May 30 in the journal Nature Medicine. - Yale University, via EurekAlert! via ScienceDaily

►May 30, 2008 - Vets Consider ‘Chronic’ Lyme in Horses -

* ►May 30, 2008 - Green Tea Antioxidant May Help Prevent Alzheimer's - HealthDay News via The Washington Post

►May 30, 2008 - Gender math gap erasable, studies suggest - World Science

►May 30, 2008 - New Data on MAGE-A3 Cancer Immunotherapy Support Potential Novel Options of Treating Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer and Melanoma - Gene Expression Profiling of Tumor is Correlated With Clinical Response - press release - GlaxoSmithKline via PRNewswire-FirstCall

►May 30, 2008 - Free pneumococcal vaccine to protect babies - Otago Daily Times

►May 30, 2008 - The FDA: Monopoly Medicine - Atlantic Online

►May 30, 2008 - Should New York Be Able To Force Children's Vaccinations? - ConnieTalk

* ►May 29, 2008 - Dr. Gott: Ask about shingles vaccine - The Monterey County Herald

►May 29, 2008 - Florida ripe for measles: Immunize against 'imports' - Orlando Sentinel

►May 29, 2008 - Antisoma receives USD 25 million milestone payment from Novartis - Market Wire via COMTEX via FOX Business

►May 29, 2008 - Conn. AG: McKesson inflated drug prices - Connecticut AG files lawsuit accusing pharmaceutical distributor of inflating prices - AP via Yahoo!

►May 29, 2008 - The Chilling Effect of Congressional Micromanagement on Drug Approvals - Eye on FDA

►May 29, 2008 - The faces of autism - There are many myths about autism but the truth is hidden behind a lack of awareness - The News

►May 29, 2008 - DtaP and Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccines Effective Combination (requires registration) - Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal via Reuters Health via Medscape

►May 29, 2008 - DTaP and polio vaccines effective when combined - Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal via Reuters UK

* ►May 29, 2008 - DTaP Vaccine Not Linked to Cardiorespiratory Events in Preterm Infants (requires registration) - Pediatrics via Reuters Health via Medscape - " ... several researchers have reported an apparent increase in cardiorespiratory events following immunization, leading many primary care physicians to disregard the AAP guidelines ... 'Our results support and validate the long-standing AAP recommendations for immunization of preterm infants at 2 months of chronological age,' the authors conclude. 'Clinicians should be reassured that there is no apparent rationale for unnecessary delays in the administration of DTaP immunizations even to very preterm infants.'"

* ►May 28, 2008 - Juvaris BioTherapeutics starts early test of flu vaccine enhancement - San Francisco Business Times

* ►May 28, 2008 - Whole genome identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis vaccine candidates by comprehensive data mining and bioinformatic analyses. (pdf) - journal article (BMC Medical Genomics)

* ►May 28, 2008 - Zimbabwe Eradicates Polio Virus - Xinhua News Agency via (abstract)

* ►May 28, 2008 - Genetic testing for everyone - Private companies are starting to test customers' DNA for gene variants linked to an increased risk of conditions such as obesity or Alzheimer's disease. Helen Pearson looks at whether knowledge really is power when it comes to disease avoidance. - news (Nature)

* ►May 28, 2008 - Gut superbug causing more illnesses, deaths - The number of people hospitalized with a dangerous intestinal superbug has been growing by more than 10,000 cases a year, according to a new study. - Emerging Infectious Diseases via ABC 7 News

►May 28, 2008 - Collins to industry, top of NIH? (requires registration) - The Scientist

* ►May 28, 2008 - Data shows Glaxo drug similar to placebo-US FDA - Reuters via The Guardian, UK

►May 28, 2008 - IFN- Release Assays vs. TST for Predicting Development of Active TB - journal article (Journal Watch Infectious Diseases)

* ►May 28, 2008 - The problems at Nottingham University - Scientific Misconduct Blog

* ►May 27, 2008 - Neonatal Pertussis Vaccination Gives Early Protection (requires registration) - Journal of Pediatrics via Reuters Health via Medscape - "'The researchers add that these data are 'encouraging' and that aP vaccine of newborns, at 2 to 5 days of age, can safely stimulate antibody response."

* ►May 27, 2008 - Homologous recombination is very rare or absent in influenza B virus (pdf) - journal article (Virology Journal)

►May 27, 2008 - Inovio Biomedical Licenses Electroporation Delivery Technology to Leading U.S. Government Contractor, Advanced BioScience Laboratories, Inc. - License Anticipated to Aid the Development of DNA Vaccines for Chronic Infectious Diseases and Cancer - press release - Inovio Biomedical Corporation via Business Wire

►May 27, 2008 - She bets on vaccine for brain tumor - New York Daily News

►May 22, 2008 - Pakistan and Taliban Agree to Army’s Gradual Pullback (requires registration) - The New York Times - "The Taliban pledged, according to the agreement, to allow polio vaccinations. Unicef had canceled its anti-polio campaign in Swat after violent protests by the militants last year."

* ►May 14, 2008 - A Phase II, Randomized Study on an Investigational DTPw-HBV/Hib-MenAC Conjugate Vaccine Administered to Infants in Northern Ghana (full text) - journal article (PLoS Clinical Trials)

* ►May 7, 2008 - Preliminary Findings of a Randomized Trial of Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions to Prevent Influenza Transmission in Households (full text) - journal article (PLoS Clinical Trials)

►May 2008 - Trypanosomiasis-Induced B Cell Apoptosis Results in Loss of Protective Anti-Parasite Antibody Responses and Abolishment of Vaccine-Induced Memory Responses (full text) - journal article (PLoS Pathogens)

►May 2008 - Viral Control of Mitochondrial Apoptosis (full text) - journal article (PLoS Pathogens)

* ►May 2008 - The Evolutionary Genetics and Emergence of Avian Influenza Viruses in Wild Birds (full text) - journal article (PLoS Pathogens)

►May 2008 - Changing Selective Pressure during Antigenic Changes in Human Influenza H3 (full text) - journal article (PLoS Pathogens)

* ►May 2008 - Genetic Compatibility and Virulence of Reassortants Derived from Contemporary Avian H5N1 and Human H3N2 Influenza A Viruses (full text) - journal article (PLoS Pathogens)

* ►May 2008 - Maturation of West Nile Virus Modulates Sensitivity to Antibody-Mediated Neutralization (full text) - journal article (PLoS Pathogens)

►May 2008 - SARS-Coronavirus Replication/Transcription Complexes Are Membrane-Protected and Need a Host Factor for Activity In Vitro (full text) - journal article (PLoS Pathogens)

►May 2008 - Intraspecies Transmission of BASE Induces Clinical Dullness and Amyotrophic Changes (full text) - journal article (PLoS Pathogens)

►May 2008 - Varicellovirus UL49.5 Proteins Differentially Affect the Function of the Transporter Associated with Antigen Processing, TAP (full text) - journal article (PLoS Pathogens)

►May 2008 - HtrA2/Omi Terminates Cytomegalovirus Infection and Is Controlled by the Viral Mitochondrial Inhibitor of Apoptosis (vMIA) (full text) - journal article (PLoS Pathogens)

►May 2008 - Human Metapneumovirus Glycoprotein G Inhibits Innate Immune Responses (full text) - journal article (PLoS Pathogens)

►May 2008 - Reduced Secretion of YopJ by Yersinia Limits In Vivo Cell Death but Enhances Bacterial Virulence (full text) - journal article (PLoS Pathogens)

►May 2008 - Transmission Blocking Immunity in the Malaria Non-Vector Mosquito Anopheles quadriannulatus Species A (full text) - journal article (PLoS Pathogens)

* ►May 2008 - When Clocks Go Bad: Neurobehavioural Consequences of Disrupted Circadian Timing (full text) - journal article (PLoS Genetics)

►May 2008 - The media monitor (requires registration) - The Scientist

►May 2008 - Treatment of children with migraine in the emergency department: a qualitative systematic review. - journal article (Pediatric Emergency Care)

►May 2008 - A Novel Small Acid Soluble Protein Variant Is Important for Spore Resistance of Most Clostridium perfringens Food Poisoning Isolates (full text) - journal article (PLoS Pathogens)

►May 2008 - Specificity of the STAT4 Genetic Association for Severe Disease Manifestations of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (full text) - journal article (PLoS Genetics)

►May 2008 - How To Perform Meaningful Estimates of Genetic Effects (full text) - journal article (PLoS Genetics)

►Volume 47 Number 5, 2008 - Use of the Rapid Antigenic Test to Determine the Duration of Isolation in Infants Hospitalized for Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections - journal article (Clinical Pediatrics)

* VACCINATION - UNCOVERING THE TRUTH - Speaker: Dr Viera Scheibner - Sunday 15th June 2008 Place: Nature Care College 79 Lithgow St, ST LEONARDS (Lower North Shore of Sydney) - Vaccination Information Service

* 2008 IMFAR Shows Progress in All Areas of Autism Research - International Meeting for Autism Research May 15-17, 2008 London - Autism Speaks - "'Several groups are exploring the interaction between a genetic susceptibility and environmental factors. Understanding how subgroups of children may be vulnerable to specific environmental risk factors is critical for discovering the causes of autism and for developing prevention methods,' said Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D., Chief Science Officer, Autism Speaks."


Posted May 30, 2008


* ►May 31, 2008 - Tainted drug imports set off warnings US agency didn’t heed - Financial Express - "U.S. drug Companies turned to ingredients supplied by businesses in China and other countries with lower labor and regulatory costs to save money, said Joe Acker, president of the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association in Washington, a trade group. The value of imported medicine and drug compounds reached $48.9 billion last year, up more than 30-fold from $1.57 billion in 1990, according to the Census Bureau. U.S. pharmaceutical Companies buy about 80 percent of their ingredients abroad, according to the FDA."

* ►May 30, 2008 - Ukrainian Health Official May Face Prison for Controversial Vaccination - BBC Monitoring Former Soviet Union via RedOrbit - "The vaccination against measles and rubella launched by the Health Ministry did not cause either almost 100 cases of hospitalization or the death of a young man in Kramatorsk [Donetsk Region], the representatives of the World Health Organization [WHO] and the UNISEF children's fund claimed....At the same time, the Prosecutor-General's Office does not think that the vaccination is all right. It filed a criminal case against the former Ukrainian chief sanitary doctor, Mykola Prodanchuk, for abuse of power, when he allowed to import and use an Indian vaccine against measles and rubella without any registration and clinical tests. Prodanchuk has been detained. He is facing from seven to 10 years in prison."

* ►May 30, 2008 - The vet killed our cat with three quick vaccinations - Houston Chronicle - "A couple of weeks ago, after receiving a notice from the veterinarian, I took our cat, Beverly, to the clinic for vaccination.  She had not received any sort of immunizations for two years. The doctor reviewed her status:  13 years old, 11 pounds, healthy, no fleas or other parasites, nothing abnormal, teeth intact (claws too, I might add), tame and friendly indoors and out.  The vet then administered three injections in rapid succession, rabies and two others. I expressed surprise -- I had never seen more than one injection given at a time, to a cat or dog.  The vet said it was routine, updating all the immunizations at once, no problem."

* ►May 30, 2008 - Olmsted on Autism: TIME and Newsweek and "The Rest Of US" by Dan Olmsted - Age of Autism

* ►May 30, 2008 - Immunization Action Coalition Sends Press Release To Counter Rally - Age of Autism - "The folks at the Immunization Action Coalition have sent out an alert (pulled up the drawbridge) trying to diffuse the effect of the Jenny McCarthy GREEN OUR VACCINES rally on June 4th.  (You can send Ms. Deborah Wexler of IAC an email, her address is at the end of this post. Be polite!)"

* ►May 30, 2008 - Fools Rush In - It's an "Age of Autism Instant Replay!" We first ran this piece on April 10th. In light of the IAC letter about the rally, we thought we'd share JB's info again. By J.B. Handley - Age of Autism

* ►May 30, 2008 - Dr. Paul Offit: Quote Machine For Hire - Compiled By Generation Rescue, June 2008 - Age of Autism

* ►May 30, 2008 - Autism and Vaccines (includes video) - CBS 3 - "When he was 18 months old doctors told Eli's parents the news... Eli was not developing at what is considered a normal rate. His parents took the news in stride and just wanted to help their son. So recent controversies about vaccines haven't really effected the Whitesides. 'I think the benefits of the vaccine are much greater than the risks.'"

* ►May 30, 2008 - 200 Washington, Oregon families with one autistic child each sought for study - 7thSpace

* ►May 30, 2008 - What promise does Ohio hold for autistic boy from Oklahoma? - - "Caroline Hall says her family has no choice but to leave Oklahoma because legislators didn't pass a bill requiring insurance companies to cover autism treatments. 'The house should be ready to put up for sale next week,' she said. She and her husband, Doug, are moving to Ohio, where their 4 1/2 -year-old-son, Dougie, can take part in a special scholarship program for autistic children, she said."

►May 30, 2008 - Bill May Force Coverage for Autism Therapy - Acadiana Medical News

►May 30, 2008 - Pet-flea products linked to autism -

* ►May 30, 2008 - "Worst Vaccine Bill Ever" Seeks Compulsory Shots For All Children - via Granite Bay Press Tribune - "A pending New York State Assembly Bill dubbed, the "worst vaccine bill ever" by one activist group, would see all vaccines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) made mandatory for all children, including infants and toddlers. Assembly Bill 10942, introduced at the request of Richard Daines, the Commissioner of the New York State Department of Health, calls for changes to the law in order to make recommended inoculation compulsory in order for children to attend school."

* ►May 30, 2008 - Vitamin D for babies may prevent type 1 diabetes - Archives of Disease in Childhood via Reuters UK - " new analysis of current research provides "the strongest evidence to date" that giving small children supplemental vitamin D will help prevent them from developing type 1 diabetes later on, according to the review's co-author. 'This is just another reason why current recommendations regarding vitamin D supplementation should be rigorously adhered to,' Dr. Christos S. Zipitis told Reuters Health."

* ►May 30, 2008 - The ADHD Scam and the Mass Drugging of Schoolchildren (Transcript) -

* ►May 30, 2008 - NVIC Launches "Stand Up Be Counted Campaign" To Protect Voluntary Vaccination Decisions in America - Vaccine Awakening

►May 30, 2008 - A ‘Dive’ for Oxygen - The wonders of hyperbaric oxygen therapy - reprinted with permission, H Magazine, April, 2008, A publication of The Florida Times-Union - US Autism and Asperger Association

►May 30, 2008 - A Post-Game Report on the Merck-Vioxx Reversals - Wall Street Journal Law Blog

►May 30, 2008 - Courts Reject Two Major Vioxx Verdicts (requires registration) - The New York Times

►May 30, 2008 - Merck to Seek Appellate Review of Class Certification Decision in VIOXX Proceedings in Saskatchewan - press release - Merck Frosst Canada Ltd. via CNW Group

* ►May 30, 2008 - Vaccine test marks rise of commercial research in space: NASA - AFP via Google - "An experiment to develop a salmonella vaccine aboard the US space shuttle Discovery could pave the way for a gush of commercial biotechnology research in space, NASA and biotech industry officials said Friday. Executives of Spacehab Inc. said that if the company's research on salmonella in the weightlessness of space leads to the vaccine, it would demonstrate the financial attractiveness of doing biotechnology research aboard the shuttle and the International Space Station (ISS)."

►May 30, 2008 - A mixed healthcare mandate - A former Kaiser board member suggests universal coverage for the most vulnerable, and individual accounts for routine care. (requires registration or subscription) - Los Angeles Times

* ►May 30, 2008 - No major epidemic outbreak in quake zones - Xinhua via China View - "Health Minister Chen Zhu on Friday continued to urge all-out efforts for disease prevention in the quake-hit areas. Inoculation against Hepatitis A, epidemic encephalitis B on people vulnerable to infectious diseases must be completed before June 15, Chen said, adding vaccines for rabies, anthrax, typhoid and another four infectious diseases should be stored in case of emergency."

* ►May 30, 2008 - Deadly brain-eating amoeba strikes swimmers - Bloomberg via Newsday

►May 30, 2008 - Officials gripe about health probe - AP via San Jose Mercury News - "Gov. Jim Gibbons and several legislators say three temporary state Board of Medical Examiners members, named in early April to help speed an investigation into a southern Nevada hepatitis outbreak, still haven't been contacted by the board."

►May 30, 2008 - Hepatitis A concerns surround Farmington Hills Papa Romano's - Detroit Free Press

►May 30, 2008 - Zanzibar cafe in Melbourne hit by Hepatitis A - A city cafe blamed for infecting five customers with Hepatitis A has been allowed to remain open - and is serving patrons this afternoon. - Herald Sun via

►May 30, 2008 - Get flu vaccine, Qld Health warns - AAP via Sydney Morning Herald

►May 30, 2008 - Antigenic Cartography: Fighting the Flu with Maps - O'Reilly Radar - "At the O'Reilly ETech conference in March I gave a talk describing Antigenic Cartography, a new method being used to visualize virus evolution and to aid in the design of vaccines, in the context of influenza. My slides from the talk are online."

►May 30, 2008 - Months-long measles scare is fading - Next 2 weeks to tell if end is here, says county medical chief - Arizona Daily Star

►May 30, 2008 - Health Officials: Measles Outbreak Fading -

►May 29, 2008 - Saturday clinics likely your last shot at free measles vaccinations - Tucson Citizen

►May 30, 2008 - Measles cases confirmed; vaccinations stressed - Quad-Cities Online

►May 30, 2008 - Seven measles cases confirmed in Illinois - The Southern

►May 30, 2008 - Burkina Faso: Meningitis DREF Operation No. MDRBF003 Final Report - International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) via ReliefWeb

►May 30, 2008 - Pushing Polio To The Brink Of Eradication - North American Press Syndicate

►May 30, 2008 - The Yuppie Flu No Longer, The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is a Real - ToTheCenter

* ►May 30, 2008 - Asthma Drug Worse Than Placebo, Symptoms Worsen on Withdrawal -

►May 30, 2008 - Pediatric Wheezing: If Not Asthma, Then What is It? - press release - American College of Sports Medicine via PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX via FOX Business
►May 30, 2008 - Ozone-Depleting Inhalers Being Phased Out (requires registration) - HealthDay via Washington Post - "Asthma inhalers that contain the drug albuterol to relax the airways also contain chemicals that harm the ozone layer. And these inhalers won't be available after this year, so U.S. health officials are urging patients to switch to alternative inhalers now."

►May 30, 2008 - Herbalife spent $190,000 on lobbying in 1Q - AP via Forbes

►May 30, 2008 - Part Four Gaurov's Father: Part Four; Dr. Smith's Opinion - And Hospital For Sick Children Scan Team Supportive Opinion - Under The Microscope - The Charles Smith Blog

* ►May 29, 2008 - Family Says Vaccines Caused Autism; Will Rally in DC (includes video) - - "Nelson says it wasn't long after her son Parker's shots at 15 months that she noticed something was wrong. 'He had run a slight fever after the vaccinations, but i didn't think anything of it,' said Nelson. 'You know kids run fevers all the time, but about a week after that he just completely stopped talking.' After months of worrying, wondering, and going back and forth with doctors, an official diagnosis was made: autism. Nelson believes it started with the vaccines."

►May 29, 2008 - Autistic Man Labelled 'Retard' - This is Bath, UK

* ►May 29, 2008 - Bacteria May Be Linked to SIDS - Study Shows Bacterial Infection may Be Connected to Cases of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome - WebMD

* ►May 29, 2008 - Insane NY Bill Makes All Federal Vaccines Mandatory - - "Act now to stop the worst vaccine law ever proposed in New York since the invention of the mandatory schedule. Assembly Bill 10942 would make all vaccines recommended by the CDC mandatory for all children to attend school and, and for the first time vaccines would become mandatory for infants and toddlers."

* ►May 29, 2008 - Health officer diagnosed Lyme disease in resident -

►May 29, 2008 - Radio Ralph: Shingles -

►May 29, 2008 - Polio timeline - Jackson Sun

►May 29, 2008 - Hepatitis A vaccinations needed for Cherokee Lake area - Knoxville News Sentinel

►May 29, 2008 - 2007 US Army suicides are highest since 1980 - USA Today via Arizona Republic

* ►May 29, 2008 - Biojector(R)2000 Technology Put To The Test In CDC Flu Vaccine Study - Medical News Today - "Bioject Medical Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq:BJCT), a leading developer of needle-free injection therapy ("NFIT") systems, announced that the Biojector®2000 ("B2000") needle-free system has advanced to Phase II in a clinical study sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ("CDC"). The trial performed in the Dominican Republic, evaluates influenza vaccine using a reduced dose delivered into the skin via an intradermal ("ID") route, compared to similar and standard larger doses delivered intramuscularly ("IM") by conventional needle and syringe."

►May 29, 2008 - County briefed on pandemic flu plans - Cumberland Times-News

►May 29, 2008 - Survey finds little disruption with short school closure - CIDRAP News

►May 29, 2008 - More than 900 Prince George's students lack required vaccinations -

►May 29, 2008 - Victories small but steady in 'War on Cancer' - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

►May 29, 2008 - Jab plea to stop measles - Wigan Today

* ►May 29, 2008 - No prosecution over Pirbright foot and mouth disease - The Times, UK - "Livestock on eight farms were infected, probably after live foot-and-mouth virus being used to develop a vaccine leaked from faulty pipework. But a series of government reports was unable to pinpoint the exact source of the outbreak, which cost the British farming industry millions."

►May 29, 2008 - Invasion Strategy of the World's Largest Virus - Weizmann Institute of Science

►May 29, 2008 - Results of Major Phase II Studies in Asthma Expected During 2008 Says New Report - Report Buyer has added a new report showing that during 2008, results of major phase II studies in asthma with two different interleukin-13 antagonistic antibodies are expected, and will be decisive for the validation of a hot target. - press release - Report Buyer via NewswireToday
►May 29, 2008 - State health officials plan HIV/AIDS conference (requires registration or subscription) - AP via Chicago Tribune

►May 29, 2008 - Indiana Horse Owners Warned of Infectious Anemia Risk -

►May 28, 2008 - 2 more patients treated in virus outbreak -

►May 28, 2008 - Tripura to vaccinate rural populace against hepatitis B - PTI via Newindpress

►May 28, 2008 - Schering-Plough Begins Phase III Hepatitis Studies - FDAnews - "Schering-Plough is initiating two large Phase III studies of boceprevir, its investigational oral hepatitis C protease inhibitor, in patients chronically infected with hepatitis C virus genotype 1."

►May 28, 2008 - Cuts to Public Health could eliminate county flu clinics (includes video) -

* ►May 28, 2008 - Microbix granted patent for influenza vaccine yield enhancement technology - Datamonitor via COMTEX via Trading Markets

* ►May 27, 2008 - US Emergency Rooms are not Ready for a Surge of Patients - Wired Science - "In this month's Annals of Emergency Medicine, Maryn McKenna made a particularly strong case that emergency rooms were terribly overcrowded during flu season and they would not be able to handle the surge of patients who would appear in the event of a pandemic. McKenna started with a collection of terrifying anecdotes from across the country: In Florida, patients who should have been assigned to a bed were forced to sit in chairs with numbers taped above their heads. Sentara Obici Hospital, in Virginia, set a new record for emergency room visits in February and most of those cases were respiratory. Physicians in North Carolina and Ohio, who had taken the flu vaccine, got sick and had to skip several shifts."

►May 27, 2008 - Putting a cap on influenza - European scientists have shed new light on how the influenza virus hijacks the cell production machinery of its host. Their findings could lead to the development of new drugs to combat influenza pandemics in the future. The work was supported by the EU-funded FLUPOL project, which is financed by the EU to the tune of EUR 1.97 million. - Europa

►May 27, 2008 - Scientists warn of bird flu epidemic - A strain of bird flu has moved a step closer to developing the traits required to create an epidemic of the disease in humans, scientists warned on Monday. - The Telegraph, UK

►May 27, 2008 - Nepal bans bird sacrifice at two Hindu temples - PTI via The Hindu

►May 27, 2008 - Kiwa Bio-Tech Joint Venture to Produce Preventative for Avian Flu - Kiwa Bio-Tech & Hebei Huaxing Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd form Hebei Kiwa Huaxing Bio-Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. -

►May 27, 2008 - Sharp increase in measles cases 'not yet an emergency' - Irish Medical Times

►May 27, 2008 - Zimbabwe eradicates polio virus - Xinhua via China View

►May 27, 2008 - Tight timeframe for HPV immunisation - New Zealand Doctor Online

* ►May 27, 2008 - UofL Brown Cancer Center team confirms link between HPV and cancers of head, neck - University of Louisville - "Under the leadership of UofL resident doctor Payal Desai, the team analyzed tissue samples from former patients with head and neck cancer. They found that 29 percent of the samples were positive for HPV and that a majority were the HPV 16 strain of the virus."

►May 27, 2008 - Bring back TB jab in schools - Essex Echo, UK - "Tony's daughter Antonia, 12, is at the age when children used to routinely receive the BCG vaccine for TB in schools. However, after filling in a questionnaire on her health and family history the family received a letter saying she was not eligible."

►May 27, 2008 - PD*Poll: Students vote autistic 5-year-old out of class - ParentDish

►May 27, 2008 - Parents must advocate on behalf of their children - letter - The Caledon Enterprise

►May 27, 2008 - Saliva and H.I.V. - letter (requires registration) - The New York Times

* ►May 27, 2008 - State: U.S. bill would undermine drug maker gift rules - Rutland Herald - "A U.S. Senate bill requiring the pharmaceutical industry to report gifts and donations to the medical field would undermine a stronger Vermont law if passed, according to state officials and advocacy groups. The bill under consideration in the U.S. Senate would for the first time set up a system requiring drug-makers to disclose the gifts, payments, travel reimbursements and other financial donations to doctors and others in the field. But the reporting threshold under the proposed federal law is $500 — much higher than the $25 threshold that a similar Vermont law, which was passed about five years ago. If passed, the federal bill would preempt the state law."

►May 27, 2008 - FDA sees some drug delays amid safety focus - Reuters

►May 27, 2008 - Demand still rising for raw milk - Despite warnings, risks about unpasteurized milk, some claim health benefits - The Oregonian via

* ►May 27, 2008 - Children in Katrina trailers may face lifelong ailments - AP via Google - "Formaldehyde is classified as a probable carcinogen, or cancer-causing substance, by the Environmental Protection Agency. There is no way to measure formaldelhyde in the bloodstream. Respiratory problems are an early sign of exposure."

* ►May 27, 2008 - Mommy's Bliss Cream Recalled - - "Potentially harmful ingredients the product contains are chlorphenesin and phenoxyethanol. Chlorphenesin relaxes skeletal muscle and can depress the central nervous system and cause slow or shallow breathing in infants. Phenoxyethanol is a preservative that is primarily used in cosmetics and medications. It also can depress the central nervous system and may cause vomiting and diarrhea, which can lead to dehydration in infants."

* ►May 26, 2008 - The Truth About Homeopathy - Dispelling the MYTHS that Surround it! by Louise Mclean, Editor - Zeus Information Service

* ►May 26, 2008 - Prozac Over the Counter? - TIME Magazine

* ►May 23, 2008 - Critics blast new rules for natural remedies - An online campaign is taking aim at proposed legislation that would bring accountability to the largely unregulated industry (requires registration or subscription) - The Globe and Mail - "Mr. Stewart is part of a group that has developed a website,, that warns Canadians may soon lose the right to buy natural health products because the new law is designed to reject a majority of the herbs and vitamins seeking government approval."

►May 20, 2008 - WHO Chief Says World Faces Three Growing Threats - Chan, at World Health Assembly in Geneva, warns of dangers of food security, climate change and pandemic influenza. - Voice of America

►May 19, 2008 - Bill aims to make HPV vaccine more widely available - Vallejo Times Herald

►December 10, 2001 - Dietary antioxidants protect gut epithelial cells from oxidant-induced apoptosis - journal article (BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine) - "The potential of ascorbic acid and two botanical decoctions, green tea and cat's claw, to limit cell death in response to oxidants were evaluated in vitro."

Anthroposophic lifestyle & allergies in children - Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients,  May, 2006  by Jule Klotter -

* We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to not agree to enforcing vaccinations for all children both now and in the future. - Submitted by Simon Bien – Deadline to sign up by: 29 November 2008 - 10 Downing Street via - "A Labour MP has recently suggested forcing all children to be vaccinated otherwise they cannot attend school and parents should not receive child benefits. Vaccinations can cause various injuries to children and also manipulate only specific parts of the immune system and not necessarily all the appropriate parts."

* Vaccines Deception and Tragedy - Dr. Sherri J. Tenpenny - One of the country’s most knowledgeable and outspoken physicians regarding the impact of vaccines on health. - Sunday , June 22, 2008 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm - New York City College of Technology, 275 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY, Klitgord Auditorium (pdf) -

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* ►June 2008 - A Microsphere-Based Vaccine Prevents and Reverses New-Onset Autoimmune Diabetes - journal article (Diabetes)

* ►June 2008 - Impact of Heptavalent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine on Nasopharyngeal Carriage of Penicillin-Resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae Among Day-Care Center Attendees in Central Greece. - journal article (Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal)

* ►June 2008 - Effects of Routine Infant Vaccination With the 7-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine on Nasopharyngeal Colonization With Streptococcus pneumoniae in Children in Calgary, Canada. - journal article (Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal)

* ►June 2008 - Human Papillomavirus DNA Detected in Breast Milk. - journal article (Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal)

►June 2008 - Correlation Between Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Test Data and Hospitalization of Children for RSV Lower Respiratory Tract Illness in Florida. - journal article (Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal)

►June 2008 - Dengue Virus Infection in Late Pregnancy and Transmission to the Infants. - journal article (Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal)

►June 2008 - Proinflammatory Cytokines in Cerebrospinal Fluid From Patients With Nontyphoidal Salmonella Encephalopathy. - journal article (Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal)

►June 2008 - Atovaquone-Proguanil Resistance in Imported Falciparum Malaria in a Young Child. - journal article (Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal)

►June 2008 - A Randomized Comparative Study of Levofloxacin Versus Amoxicillin/Clavulanate for Treatment of Infants and Young Children With Recurrent or Persistent Acute Otitis Media. - journal article (Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal)

►June 2008 - Tick-Borne Encephalitis in Swiss Children 2000-2004: Five-Year Nationwide Surveillance of Epidemiologic Characteristics and Clinical Course. - journal article (Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal)

►June 2008 - Probiotic Escherichia coli Nissle 1917 Versus Placebo for Treating Diarrhea of Greater Than 4 Days Duration in Infants and Toddlers. - journal article (Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal)

►June 2008 - Role of Human Herpesvirus 6 Infection in Young Brazilian Children With Rash Illnesses. - journal article (Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal)

* ►May 30, 2008 - Courts Overturn 2 Vioxx Verdicts Against Merck (requires registration) - The New York Times

* ►May 30, 2008 - MeNZB ends, Prevenar starts in June - New Zealand Doctor Online - "There are still no resources, apart from one poster, available for health practitioners to pass onto parents, she says. There will also need to be sufficient time to train staff around delivery of the vaccine, which is one of the most costly, at about $450 a course."

►May 30, 2008 - Nature is the mother of invention - The Scotsman - "Other nature-inspired inventions being celebrated in a new project include vaccines that can survive hot climates and a product based on an Australian red algae that helps fight the threat of superbugs."

►May 30, 2008 - Two-pronged battle to combat polio - Times of India

* ►May 29, 2008 - Heckenlively On The Omnibus Autism Proceeding: 5/23 - Asking the Right Questions – The Omnibus Autism Proceeding – Second Set of Hearings (Thimerosal & Autism) – Day Ten – May 23, 2008 by Kent Heckenlively, Esq. - Age of Autism

* ►May 29, 2008 - Holland On The Omnibus Autism Proceeding: 5/23 - May 23, 2008:  The Government’s Response, continued - Direct Examination of Dr. Patricia Rodier - Age of Autism

* ►May 29, 2008 - NVIC Launches 'Stand Up Be Counted Campaign' to Protect Voluntary Vaccination Decisions in America - press release -  National Vaccine Information Center via PRNewswire-USNewswire - "Citing the tripling of the numbers of doses of vaccines recommended by federal officials for children during the past quarter century, most of which have been mandated for school entry in many states, NVIC is urging citizens to 'stand up and be counted' and help inform and empower citizens to insert informed consent protections in state vaccine laws."

* ►May 29, 2008 - NVIC Vaccine E-Newsletter
NVIC Launches "Stand Up Be Counted Campaign" To Protect Voluntary Vaccination Decisions in America

Washington, D.C. - The oldest and largest consumer organization dedicated to preventing vaccine injuries and deaths, the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), announced today that it will launch a national public education campaign to protect the legal right to make informed, voluntary decisions about vaccination in America.

Citing the tripling of the numbers of doses of vaccines recommended by federal officials for children during the past quarter century, most of which have been mandated for school entry in many states, NVIC is urging citizens to "stand up and be counted" and help inform and empower citizens to insert informed consent protections in state vaccine laws.

Founded in 1982 by parents of vaccine injured children, for the past three decades NVIC has asked government and industry to individualize vaccine policies and conduct prospective studies comparing the health of vaccinated and unvaccinated children. The organization opposed recent attempts to mandate the newly licensed HPV vaccine for all sixth grade girls, as well as criticized the action of Maryland state officials who forced parents in November 2007 to vaccinate their children for chickenpox and hepatitis B or face stiff fines and prison time.

"Twenty-six years is long enough to wait for government officials and the multi-billion dollar vaccine industry to investigate the chronic disease and disability epidemic affecting millions of highly vaccinated American children," said NVIC co-founder and president, Barbara Loe Fisher. "Vaccines are pharmaceutical products sold for profit and federally protected from liability. One-size-fits-all vaccine mandates must be accompanied by strong informed consent protections, including broad exemptions for medical, religious and conscientious belief reasons. Forcing vaccination is a violation of human rights, especially when government guidelines to protect those genetically vulnerable for being harmed by vaccines are non-existent."

NVIC's Stand Up Be Counted Campaign emphasizes prevention of vaccine reactions through education, advocacy and charity. Adopting the slogan "Give a Dollar For Yourself and For Every Person You Love," NVIC's goal is to encourage public support through small $5 and $10 donations for the national vaccine education campaign.

For more information about the campaign go to where a free ad can be downloaded for placement in community newspapers. NVIC's website at is the oldest and largest consumer-operated vaccine information website on the internet and includes an on-line Vaccine Reaction Registry.

NVIC's founders worked with Congress on the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 to insert vaccine safety provisions into the law mandating that doctors (1) give parents written information about vaccine benefits and risks before vaccinating children; (2) keep permanent records of all vaccines given, including the manufacturer's name and lot number; (3) write down serious health problems following vaccination in medical records; and (4) report injuries, hospitalizations and deaths within 30 days of vaccination to the federal Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS).

It is estimated that less than 10 percent of all serious health problems which develop following vaccination are ever reported to the government. NVIC supports the adoption of the federal safety provisions into state vaccine laws with legal sanctions if physicians do not obey the law, including failure to report adverse events that occur after vaccination.

NVIC is endorsing the June 4 "Green Our Vaccines" rally in Washington, D.C. and the call by organizations representing children with autism to remove toxins from vaccines and allow more flexibility in administration of the 48 doses of 14 vaccines pediatricians give to children before age six.

* ►May 29, 2008 - Update: Jenny McCarthy's "Green Our Vaccines" Rally June 4 in DC! - Age of Autism

* ►May 29, 2008 - Carrey, McCarthy to lead vaccine rally - United Press International

* ►May 29, 2008 - 15 Year Old With Autism Missing in MD - The Baltimore Sun via Age of Autism

* ►May 29, 2008 - Autism One Conference media roundtable - Julie's Health Club via Chicago Tribune - "Last weekend, I participated in a panel discussion called "Autism and the Media" at the Autism One Conference in Chicago...Part One of the media roundtable. Part Two of the media roundtable."

* ►May 29, 2008 - Autism theory gains support - Conceding a rare vaccine tie. - Philadelphia Inquirer - "For a decade, the government, public- health experts and medical groups have said there is no credible scientific evidence - none - that vaccines cause autism. Then came Hannah Poling, a 9-year-old from Athens, Ga. A federal program created to compensate vaccine-injury victims conceded that her autism is linked, albeit indirectly, to immunizations she received as a toddler."

* ►May 29, 2008 - Cracking Like The Liberty Bell - Age of Autism

* ►May 29, 2008 - David Gorski, M.D.: The Worldwide Wanker of "Woo" by J.B. Handley - Age of Autism

* ►May 29, 2008 - Brain's role in autism probed - A researcher spots areas linked to repetitive behavior. (requires registration or subscription) - Newsday via Los Angeles Times

* ►May 29, 2008 - Autism Risk Linked to Distance From Power -

►May 29, 2008 - Local organization providing answers to parents of Autistic children (includes video) -

►May 29, 2008 - Update: Florida Teacher Reassigned After "Voting Out" Boy with Autism -

►May 29, 2008 - Tough choices: Autism, church and respect for the social contract - Wadena Pioneer Journal

►May 29, 2008 - Early Symptoms of Autism - Black Hills Today

►May 29, 2008 - Disorder poses family challenges (Part 3) -

* ►May 29, 2008 - Mercury water test called faulty - Monterey County Herald

* ►May 29, 2008 - Symposium: Vaccinations Shot With Controversy - The Jewish Exponent - "Vaccines will play a growing role in global public health, but controversies may impede their progress, concluded four international experts at a symposium sponsored by University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, the fifth in a series on the future of health care."

* ►May 29, 2008 - Wyeth Receives FDA Fast Track Designation for its 13-valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine for Infants and Toddlers - ots/PRNewswire via - "Wyeth is seeking a pediatric indication for active immunization against invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) and otitis media caused by serotypes included in the vaccine. The vaccine includes six new serotypes (1, 3, 5, 6A, 7F and 19A) in addition to the seven serotypes (4, 6B, 9V, 14, 18C, 19F and 23F) included in PREVNAR(R), Pneumococcal 7-valent Conjugate Vaccine (Diphtheria CRM197 Protein), also known as PCV7."

* ►May 29, 2008 - New Vaccine Approach Prevents, Reverses Diabetes In Lab Study - - "In a research study at Children's Hospital, the scientists injected the microspheres under the skin near the pancreas of mice with autoimmune diabetes. The microspheres were then captured by white blood cells known as dendritic cells which released the nucleic acid molecules within the dendritic cells. The released molecules reprogrammed these cells, and then migrated to the pancreas. There, they turned off the immune system attack on insulin-producing beta cells. Within weeks, the diabetic mice were producing insulin again with reduced blood glucose levels. Results of the microsphere study are published in the June issue of Diabetes, the journal of the American Diabetes Association."

* ►May 29, 2008 - Grassley Critic Fails The Full Disclosure Test - Pharmalot - “…The damage done by Mr. Grassley’s decision to make an issue of this decision cannot be understated. Having served at the FDA during the Congressional hearings over the Imclone/Martha Stewart insider trading scandal, I can attest to how an action like this GAO inquiry will resonate within the halls of FDA. An extremely cautious and protective bureaucracy will respond to such intimidation by being even more protective…”

* ►May 29, 2008 - Grassley's War on Cancer Patients - opinion - Wall Street Journal - "Enter Mr. Grassley. It seems not a week goes by without him making a public accusation of evil doings within the drug industry or the FDA."

* ►May 29, 2008 - Merck Splits Appeals On Two Early Vioxx Cases - Pharmalot

* ►May 29, 2008 - Pharma Not Trusted As Info Source: EC Survey - Pharmalot - "Drugmakers are not an appropriate source of general info on prescription meds to the public, mainly because of potential conflicts of interest relating to financial matters, according to nearly half the responses to the European Commission’s now-completed public consultation on the provision of medicines information to patients, PharmaTimes writes."

* ►May 29, 2008 - FDA Panels: When Is A Conflict Not A Conflict? - Pharmalot

* ►May 29, 2008 - Has Decreased Infection Load Of Infants Led To Increased Allergic And Autoimmune Diseases? - The starting point of the hygiene hypothesis is that the decreasing infection load of infants in the developed countries leads to an increase in allergic and autoimmune diseases. Such development has been observed practically in all industrialized countries after the Second World War. Now an extensive research project begins to establish how the living environment affects the development and maturation of a child's immune system. - University of Helsinki, via EurekAlert! via ScienceDaily

* ►May 29, 2008 - Doctors want MMR jabs for all children - Bolton News, UK - "Bosses at Bolton Primary Care Trust want to ensure every child has the controversial jab before starting school. GPs will shortly be sent lists with the names of all youngsters who have not had the triple injection, which protects against measles, mumps and rubella. They will then contact their parents by phone or by post to highlight the importance of the jab."

* ►May 29, 2008 - DTaP and polio vaccines effective when combined - Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal via Reuters India

* ►May 29, 2008 - Cancer vaccines - Target acquired - - "Just why active cytomegalovirus is associated with glioblastoma is still unclear. The virus may cause the tumour, as Dr Cobbs suspects, or the tumour may simply provide the virus with a congenial home. From the vaccine-maker's point of view it hardly matters. If a vaccine causes the immune system to destroy infected cells, the cancer will be killed anyway. And that would be very good news indeed."

►May 29, 2008 - Shingles Pain Prompts Call for Adult Vaccinations - NPR

►May 29, 2008 - 9.2 million people in Peru receive hepatitis B vaccine - Living in Peru

►May 29, 2008 - GARDASIL® reactions - WHOI HOI-19

►May 29, 2008 - Cancer prevention should outweigh vaccine fears - Peace Arch News

►May 29, 2008 - Dangerous bug spreads fast at local hospitals - Seattle Times - "The pathogen, called Clostridium difficile, or C-diff for short, is responsible for more deaths in the United States than all other intestinal infections combined."

* ►May 29, 2008 - Intestinal Superbug Deaths, Hospital Stays Double, U.S. Reports - Bloomberg

►May 29, 2008 - "Best practice" on meningitis care - Nursing in Practice

►May 29, 2008 - Tamiflu Vaccine Linked With Convulsions, Delirium and Bizarre Deaths -

►May 29, 2008 - Expert team in action to fight against epidemic (includes video) - CCTV International

►May 29, 2008 - New Report Analyzes the Current and Future Potential of Cancer Vaccines - New Report Analyzes the Current and Future Potential of Cancer Vaccines - press release - Research and Markets via AdHocNews

►May 29, 2008 - Hidden hazards in the soil that gardeners should watch out for - Canwest News Service via Victoria Times Colonist via

* ►May 29, 2008 - 'Shame on Merck': Drug Giant Blasted for Steep AIDS Drug Prices in Mexico in New US Print Ad Campaign by AHF - press release - AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) via Business Wire via The Earth Times

* ►May 29, 2008 -  GM maize to tackle HIV - Genetically modified (GM) maize is the most effective biomanufacturing platform for the production of monoclonal antibodies to combat HIV, according to research published in PNAS. -

* ►May 29, 2008 - House Members Introduce Resolution Asking FDA To Stop Efforts To Ban Hormone Ingredient Estriol - Daily Women's Health Policy Report via Medical News Today

* ►May 29, 2008 - Even Fort Detrick Scientists Themselves Think the Killer Anthrax Came from their Facility - OpEdNews

►May 29, 2008 - Francis Collins, Who Led U.S. Race to Map Human Genome, Resigns - Bloomberg

►May 29, 2008 - CDC says NIOSH study is moving forward with funding - Empire State News - "Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) Wednesday announced he received official notice that the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) study he worked to establish last year in order to examine trichloroethylene (TCE) exposure and cancer rates among 28,000 IBM employees who worked at the company's Endicott site since 1964 is moving forward as expected with adequate funding."

►May 29, 2008 - Pfizer Seeks to Counter Chantix Concerns (free preview) - The Wall Street Journal

►May 29, 2008 - Wyeth Pharmaceuticals drug falls short of approval - Philadelphia Business Journal

►May 29, 2008 - Child Maltreatment Victims Lose 2 Years Of Quality Of Life - University of Georgia via ScienceDaily

►May 29, 2008 - Inquiry into 'poisonous' cabin air launched by Government - An investigation into health threats posed by air circulating in aircraft has been launched by the Government. - The Telegraph, UK

►May 29, 2008 - Import inquiry - A current congressional investigation raises some serious doubts about the safety of imported food. - Lawrence Journal-World

* ►May 29, 2008 - To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? That is the question...about your pets - Medill Reports - "While many of these adverse reactions can be attributed to contaminated or poorly made vaccines, many animals are just genetically-prone to have such reactions said Jean Dodds, a hematologist and founder of Hemopet in Garden Grove, Calif. And these reactions can occur immediately after the vaccination or as long as 45 days later. Other known signs of adverse reactions include neurological disorders and auto-immune disorder—the shutting down of the animal’s immune system making them more susceptible to diseases."

►May 29, 2008 - Q&A: About Anthrax - Newsday via The Virginia Gazette

►May 29, 2008 - New allergy drops tested in Dallas -

►May 29, 2008 - Type of Tomato Product Determines Power Against Prostate Cancer (requires registration) - HealthDay via Washington Post

►May 29, 2008 - CDC grant to aid in obesity fight - Local initiatives, progress cited as reasons for helping Indiana's program - Indianapolis Star

►May 29, 2008 - CWD Not Found in Pennsylvania Hunter-Killed Deer Samples; Spring Gobbler Hunters Reminded to Report Harvests - press release - Pennsylvania Game Commission via PRNewswire-USNewswire

►May 29, 2008 - Compulsory Immunization Bill Suffers Setback As Speaker Seized Motion (requires subscription for full article) - Liberian Observer

►May 29, 2008 - Pfizer Plans Chantix Ad Blitz To Counter Scrutiny - Pharmalot

►May 29, 2008 - Update 1-U.S. delays OK to broaden use of Wyeth antibiotic - Reuters

►May 29, 2008 - Advances in ADHD Management: Adult ADHD and Comorbidities CME (requires registration) - Medscape

* ►May 28, 2008 - Vaccine developer Medicago shrinks Q1 loss to $326K as revenue grows to $1.7M - The Canadian Press

* ►May 28, 2008 - California May Allow Patient Records To Be Sold - Pharmalot - "Pharmacies in California would be allowed to sell confidential patient prescription info to third-party marketing firms working for drugmakers under a bill expected to be voted on today by the state Senate, The San Francisco Chronicle reports."

►May 28, 2008 - A Strange Novartis MS Drug Story - Motley Fool

►May 28, 2008 - Gut feeling: bacteria may inspire bowel treatment - Reuters via

►May 28, 2008 - EU Trade Commish Scolds Thailand, Again - Pharmalot

►May 28, 2008 - Bayer Fined $16M For Aspirin Price Fixing - Pharmalot

►May 28, 2008 - A Statin A Day Keeps The Doctor Away - Pharmalot

* ►May 28, 2008 - Immunization is the Law - Chief Medical Officer of Health Reminds - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service - "In citing excerpts from the Jamaica Immunization Regulation of 1986, Dr. Campbell-Forrester said 'Any person who contravenes or fails to comply with any of the provisions of the immunization regulations, shall be guilty of an offence, and shall be liable under summary conviction thereof in a Resident Magistrate's court to a fine not exceeding $500 or in default of payment thereof, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 30 days.' These charges apply for each child not adequately immunized."

►May 28, 2008 - Action for Autism: Cause of disorder is a mystery -

►May 28, 2008 - Nevada governors pose for photos to fund autism treatment -

►May 28, 2008 - Autism Author and Psychologist Dr. Jed Baker to Speak on Communication Disorders - press release - The Hope Learning Center via PRNewswire via COMTEX via FOX Business - ""Social Skill Training" is scheduled for 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 19, at the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center in Midland."

►May 28, 2008 - Free Flu Shots for School Children (includes video) -

►May 28, 2008 - Vaccines urged over measles scare - The Health Protection Agency (HPA) is urging parents to have their children vaccinated against measles, after two confirmed cases of the illness. - BBC

►May 28, 2008 - Clarification of Heart Assessment for Children with ADHD -

►May 28, 2008 - New Compound Slows HIV Replication - HealthDay via Forbes

►May 28, 2008 - Virus, not poison, killed City birds - More than a hundred pet pigeons died recently in the Windhoek area of a virus called Avian Paramyxo Virus (PMV), an animal health consultant with Agra said yesterday. - Namibian - "He said many bird owners have started vaccinating their birds against the virus."

►May 28, 2008 - ICT vaccination drive for livestock - The Nation, Pakistan

* ►May 28, 2008 - FBI Focusing on 'About Four' Suspects in 2001 Anthrax Attacks - The FBI has narrowed its focus to 'about four' suspects in the 6 1/2-year investigation of the deadly anthrax attacks of 2001, and at least three of those suspects are linked to the Army’s bioweapons research facility at Fort Detrick in Maryland, FOX News has learned. - FOX News

* ►May 27, 2008 - Hematech hopes cloning animals pays off for people - Sioux Falls Argus Leader - "But 10 years since its founding, Hematech is moving another step closer to its goal. The company recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of a new building in Hudson, where it plans in June to begin production of human antibodies from genetically altered cattle....The facility will be the site for drawing blood plasma from genetically engineered or cloned cattle with human antibodies. The plasma then will be sent to Hematech's labs in Sioux Falls, where it will be purified to come up with specific vaccines to fight infectious and neural diseases."

►May 27, 2008 - Contemporary North American influenza H7 viruses possess human receptor specificity: Implications for virus transmissibility (full text) - journal article (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)

►May 27, 2008 - Brain Cells Help Neighboring Nerves Regenerate - Article appearing in the May 30 Journal of Biological Chemistry  - American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology via Biocompare

►May 26, 2008 - Resident Supervision and the Electronic Medical Record - journal article (Archives of Internal Medicine)

►May 26, 2008 - Use of Corticosteroids in Treating Infectious Diseases - journal article (Archives of Internal Medicine)

* ►May 26, 2008 - Medical Tyranny: Patient Refuses Rectal Exam, Doctor Won't Butt Out - - "Many people are under the impression that patients in the U.S. have the right to decline treatment if they are mentally competent and aware of the consequences of such a refusal. However, that doesn't seem to be the case if you visit certain hospitals."

* ►May 26, 2008 - Autism and the Media presentation - Part 1 - Age of Autism editors and others on Autism and Media panel during AutismOne conference in Chicago, May 25, 2008 - video - YouTube

* ►May 26, 2008 - Autism and the Media presentation, Pt. 2 - Age of Autism editors join three news reporters for discussion during AutismOne conference in Chicago, May 25, 2008 - video - YouTube

* ►May 25, 2008 - Jenny McCarthy at the Autism One conference in Chicago! - video - YouTube

►May 22, 2008 - Study Identifies Food-Related Clock In The Brain - Findings could help travelers, shift workers adjust to changes in time zones and overnight schedules - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

* ►May 21, 2008 - Brain's 'Trust Machinery' Identified - Cell Press via Biocompare

* ►May 21, 2008 - RNA Toxicity Contributes To Neurodegenerative Disease, University Of Pennsylvania Scientists Say - University of Pennsylvania via Biocompare

* ►May 19, 2008 - Immunization Before the Next Pandemic? Risks, Benefits and Pathways (pdf) - journal article - FDA/CBER

►May 19, 2008 - A Regulatory Agency in Need - editorial (requires registration) - The New York Times

►May 19, 2008 - Vaccine trials successful in treating poultry against coccidiosis -

►May 19, 2008 - Herpes virus enlisted in battle against tumor (requires registration) - Boston Globe

►May 19, 2008 - AIDS Virus Infection Boosts Treated Patients' Cancer Risk - Bloomberg

►May 16, 2008 - Sinovac Reports First Quarter 2008 Unaudited Financial Results - Sinovac Biotech Ltd. via Xinhua-PRNewswire via PharmaLive via MedAdNews

* ►May 16, 2008 - Influenza and pneumococcal vaccine uptake among nursing home residents in Nottingham, England: a postal questionnaire survey (pdf) - journal article (Geriatrics)

* ►May 16, 2008 - Visualization of large influenza virus sequence datasets using adaptively aggregated trees with sampling-based subscale representation (pdf) - journal article (BMC Bioinformatics)

* ►May 15, 2008 - Investigational Meningococcal Group B Vaccine Yields Good Responses After 3 Doses: Presented at ESPID - Doctor's Guide

* ►May 15, 2008 - Quadrivalent Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine Has Staying Power: Presented at ESPID - Doctor's Guide

►May 15, 2008 - Detection Of Mortality Clusters Associated With Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza In Poultry: A Theoretical Analysis - Journal of the Royal Society Interface via Medical News Today

►May 15, 2008 - S Korea to build bird flu vaccine plant - Xinhua via China View

►May 15, 2008 - London Regional Resilience Flu Pandemic Response Plan updated - Continuity Central

►May 13, 2008 - CSL Marks 40 Years in the Influenza Vaccine Market - A Leading Provider of Vaccine in the Southern Hemisphere and Europe - press release - CSL Limited via Business Wire

* ►May 12, 2008 - Prick of the Needle Comes More Often for Kids - Kitsap Sun - "Kauzlarich, a nurse for more than 40 years, remembers early in her career when children were given only three vaccines: diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DPT), polio and measles. 'And they got the shots before they entered school; you didn't need to chase them down,' she said."

►May 12, 2008 - Cancer Vaccines: Drug Pipeline Update 2008 Out Now - Research and Markets via Business Wire

►May 12, 2008 - Researchers Report that Better Screening, Treatment, and Affordable Vaccines Can Prevent Doubling of Cervical Cancer Deaths in Latin America, Caribbean - With Cervical Cancer Killing 33,000 Annually in the Region, Experts in Mexico City Consider Promise, Costs of Detection, Treatment and Introduction of New Vaccines against Deadly Virus - press release - Pan American Health Organization

►May 12, 2008 - Heska Announces Q1 2008 Results - Record Product Revenue from Core Companion Animal Health Segment - press release - Heska Corporation via PRNewswire-FirstCall

►May 12, 2008 - Stem Cells Used To Regrow Tissue In Patient Who Had Bacterial Meningitis - A young man who almost lost his arms and legs to circulatory issues related to bacterial meningitis has undertaken a controversial stem cell procedure and is doing well. The procedure had to done abroad, as the FDA has not approved it as treatment. - Digital Journal

►May 12, 2008 - The Mystery of the Dying Cheetahs - ScienceNOW - "Although famously speedy, cheetahs can't seem to outrun a deadly disease called amyloid A (AA) amyloidosis."

►May 11, 2008 - 'Beautiful people are healthier' - Times of India

►May 2008 - Neonatal hyperoxia enhances the inflammatory response in adult mice infected with influenza A virus. - journal article (American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine)

►May 2008 - False Hopes, Unwarranted Fears: The Trouble with Medical News Stories (full text) - journal article (PLoS Medicine)

►May 2008 - Is HIV Screening in the Labor and Delivery Unit Feasible and Acceptable in Low-Income Settings? (full text) - journal article (PLoS Medicine)

* ►May 2008 - How Do US Journalists Cover Treatments, Tests, Products, and Procedures? An Evaluation of 500 Stories (full text) - journal article (PLoS Medicine)

* ►May 2008 - The Case of Deborah Rice: Who Is the Environmental Protection Agency Protecting? (full text) - journal article (PLoS Biology)

►May 2008 - Birds Do It, Bees Do It, but Candida albicans Does It Differently (full text) - journal article (PLoS Biology)

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* Stand Up Be Counted - National Vaccine Information Center - website

* - Safer vaccines for this generation of children - website


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* ►June 2008 - Adverse-drug-event data provided by pharmaceutical companies - journal article (American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy)

* ►June 2008 - Ethics and the pharmaceutical industry - journal article (Australasian Psychiatry)

* ►June 2008 - WHO wants safer medicines for children - journal article (Archives of Disease in Childhood)

►June 2008 - How much loss to follow-up is acceptable in long-term randomised trials and prospective studies? - journal article (Archives of Disease in Childhood)

►June 2008 - The 6-minute walk test: normal values for children of 4–11 years of age - journal article (Archives of Disease in Childhood)

►June 2008 - Neonatal seizures: dilemmas in workup and management. - journal article (Pediatric Neurology)

* ►June 2008 - Reasons for referral for electroconvulsive therapy: a comparison between adolescents and adults - journal article (Australasian Psychiatry)

►June 2008 - Life-threatening constipation associated with clozapine - journal article (Australasian Psychiatry)

►June 2008 - Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis - journal article (Gastroenterology Clinics of North America)

►June 2008 - Idiopathic eosinophilic disorders of the gastrointestinal tract in children - journal article (Best Practice & Research Clinical Gastroenterology)

►June 2008 - Fatty Acid Ethyl Esters in Meconium are Associated with Poorer Neurodevelopmental Outcomes to Two Years of Age - journal articles (The Journal of Pediatrics)

* ►May 29, 2008 - Exploiting a Research Underclass in Phase 1 Clinical Trials (free full text) - journal article (NEJM) - "Without actually intending to do so, policymakers have allowed participation in clinical trials to become something very close to a job. Sponsors call subjects' payments "compensation" to suggest that they are merely reimbursing participants for expenses and inconvenience, even as they fill studies with unemployed people who depend on trial income to make ends meet. They refer to paid subjects as "volunteers," implying that participation is a freely chosen act of altruism, whereas most subjects indicate that they take part in trials for the money. Regulators allow sponsors to use money to attract subjects but do not require them to provide the kinds of benefits that subjects would demand if they had more power."

* ►May 29, 2008 - The genomic and epidemiological dynamics of human influenza A virus - journal article (Nature)

►May 29, 2008 - CLEC5A is critical for dengue-virus-induced lethal disease - journal article (Nature)

►May 29, 2008 - Rapid cloning of high-affinity human monoclonal antibodies against influenza virus - journal article (Nature)

►May 29, 2008 - Acute Lower Respiratory Tract Infection - journal article (NEJM)

►May 29, 2008 - The Moral of the Story (free full text) - journal article (NEJM)

►May 29, 2008 - Blood Matters: From Inherited Illness to Designer Babies, How the World and I Found Ourselves in the Future of the Gene (book review) - journal article (NEJM)

►May 29, 2008 - A microbial symbiosis factor prevents intestinal inflammatory disease - journal article (Nature)

►May 29, 2008 - Systemic Lupus Erythematosus - journal article (NEJM)

►May 29, 2008 - Cortical Arousal in Children with Severe Enuresis - journal article (NEJM)

* ►May 29, 2008 - More Than 900 Pr. George's Students Lack Vaccines (requires registration) - Washington Post - "After Prince George's County schools opened in August, more than 2,600 students were banned from class because they lacked vaccinations for chicken pox and hepatitis B. As the academic year nears its close, more than 900 remain barred, a school system spokesman said yesterday."

* ►May 29, 2008 - Another baby vaccination announced - A new vaccination is to be added to the Immunisation Schedule from next week to help protect babies and young children from pneumococcal disease. - Radio New Zealand - "The Prevenar vaccine, which will cost $68 million over four years, is intended to reduce the incidence of pneumococcal meningitis and serious pneumonia."

* ►May 29, 2008 - Formerly rejected drug gets the nod - The Age, Australia - "Controversy began for Cymbalta in 2004, when an American college student, Traci Johnson, hanged herself in an Eli Lilly laboratory while serving as a test subject in a clinical trial of duloxetine, the chemical name for Cymbalta."

►May 29, 2008 - State briefs - New vaccine rules to take effect in 2008-09 school year - The Daily Tar Heel - "The N.C. Commission for Public Health has changed rules, which will go into effect in the 2008-09 school year, regarding the vaccination of school-aged children and college students."

►May 29, 2008 - NHA conducts bird flu drill - Peninsula On-line - Qatar

►May 29, 2008 - Doctors get new guidelines on how to spot meningitis and cut deaths - The Scotsman

* ►May 29, 2008 - We have plenty reason to question Fort Detrick - letter - - "Regardless, here are the facts, Mr. Young: Fort Detrick was founded on information garnered from the human and biological atrocities that were committed by the Japanese in World War II. In the 1950’s, when Fort Detrick was at the center of the CIA’s MK-ULTRA experiments, American citizens were dosed with LSD without their permission as part of mind-control experiments sponsored by the U.S. government. The experiments led to the death of Frederick County resident Frank Olson in 1953, and the government admitted to and offered his family an out-of-court settlement of $750,000 in 1975."

* ►May 28, 2008 - Call Today to Stop Worst Vaccine Bill Ever in New York - ALL FEDERAL SHOTS WILL BECOME MANDATORY - - "Act now to stop the worst vaccine law ever proposed in New York since the invention of the mandatory schedule. Assembly Bill 10942 would make all vaccines recommended by the CDC mandatory for all children to attend school and, and for the first time vaccines would become mandatory for infants and toddlers. The bill was introduced in Rules Committee at the request of Richard Daines, the Commissioner of the New York State Department of Health. The Rules Committee in the personal committee of the Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan). A-CHAMP is calling for rejection of this bill and is demanding the passage of A5468/S3031, a bill that would give individuals a right to a philosophical exemption from vaccine mandates. This is no time to transfer vaccine decisions away from individuals and elected officials answerable to the voters and give it to obscure bureaucrats with financial ties to the vaccine industry."

* ►May 28, 2008 - David Kirby: Fever, Vaccines and "Mitochondrial Autism" by David Kirby - Age of Autism

* ►May 28, 2008 - David Kirby on Autism One Radio - Age of Autism

* ►May 28, 2008 - Heckenlively On The Omnibus Autism Proceeding: 5/21 - Dr. Rust is a little “Rusty” about What Causes Autism – The Omnibus Autism Proceeding – Second Set of Hearings (Thimerosal & Autism) – Day Eight – May 21, 2008 by Kent Heckenlively, Esq. - Age of Autism

* ►May 28, 2008 - Children's Miracle Network: Turning the Lights Back On (includes video) - - "Two-year old Jaxson Patrick was a healthy, normal newborn, and then he got his four-month immunizations. The day after, his parents say, the lights just went out. Now, the Patricks are in a daily struggle to turn those lights back on. Doctor's still have no idea what's going on, and that's the hardest part. As you can imagine, the tests are piling up; the answers are not."

* ►May 28, 2008 - Today John Elder Robison Can Look Me In The Eye - Age of Autism

* ►May 28, 2008 - OMRDD Institute for Basic Research Scientist Awarded - New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities via readMedia Newswire - "Scientists from OMRDD’s Institute For Basic Research (IBR) have been awarded a $1.9 million program project grant from the federal Department of Defense Autism Spectrum Disorders Research Program (ASDERP) that will fund a first-of-its-kind study to examine how autism changes the brain throughout life."

►May 28, 2008 - OMRDD Announces Statewide Autism Consortium - New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities via readMedia Newswire

►May 28, 2008 - Letter: Plea for support of autism bill - opinion -

►May 28, 2008 - Mums put autism issues on the table - Blue Mountains Gazette, UK

►May 28, 2008 - Doctors Seek Earlier Diagnosis for Autism - Seattle Times via RedOrbit

►May 28, 2008 - Mom wants to know if child has autism - Boston Herald

►May 28, 2008 - Wheels of hope turn with 700-mile ride - Local man to set off on bike journey to raise awareness, funds for disorder. - Herald Journal

►May 28, 2008 - Removal of Mercury Fillings Does Not Help Treat Heavy Metal Toxicity - Press Release 365

* ►May 28, 2008 - Pharma Killer Strategies Released On Video - High Cost of Medicine - A Must See Video From Andrea Langer - YouTube via The One Click Group

* ►May 28, 2008 - Footballer's Career In Jeopardy From Polio Vaccine - The Times, UK via The One Click Group - "The striker will miss both games after picking up a virus from the vaccinations he had to travel to the Caribbean....It is understood that Owen suffered his illness from a polio injection, but whether it will prove professionally damaging is unclear."

* ►May 28, 2008 - The Incentive to Heal - Backwards incentives push the pharmaceutical industry to produce drugs curing erectile dysfunction rather than malaria. -

►May 28, 2008 - IAC Express 2008 Issue number 733 - Immunization Action Coalition

* ►May 28, 2008 - State senate approves shingles vaccine bill  - Belleville News-Democrat - "SPRINGFIELD --The State Senate passed legislation Tuesday requiring insurance companies to cover a shingles vaccine for people more than 60 years old."

* ►May 28, 2008 - Report Ranks Best States for Kids' Health Care - Iowa Takes No.1 Spot; Oklahoma Ranks Lowest for Care - ABC News - "Also in Massachusetts, 94 percent of young children were up to date on their immunizations, compared with 67 percent who were up to date in Nevada. 'A traditional measure of quality of health care is whether children get the key immunizations that are recommended for young children,' Schor said."

* ►May 28, 2008 - FDA Proposes New Drug Labels for Pregnant Women (requires registration) - HealthDay via Washington Post

* ►May 28, 2008 - Vaccine to treat chronic ear problems - The World Today via - "For years researchers had no idea why so many Aboriginal children were developing hearing problems, as young as two weeks old. But scientists discovered that certain bacteria were partly to blame and now they're testing a new approach to the problem vaccinating the mothers to treat the children before they're born."

* ►May 28, 2008 - UC research targets toxic bugs - Cincinnati Enquirer - "University of Cincinnati researchers will use a $1.3 million Department of Defense grant to look for a new way to kill the bugs most likely to be used in biological weapons....The compound would be released into the air immediately after a biological weapon is triggered, Grinshpun said. He is the director of UC’s Center for Health-Related Aerosol Studies."

►May 28, 2008 - Swiss company says malaria vaccine tests 'successful' - AFP via Google

►May 28, 2008 - Cancer fight jab for 2,000 Mersey girls - Liverpool Echo - "TWO thousand girls in Wirral have been identified to be immunised in the first wave of a mass vaccination programme against cervical cancer. An army of school nurses are now getting ready to vaccinate girls aged 12 and 13 against the human papillomavirus (HPV) which can cause the condition."

►May 28, 2008 - Gut Superbug Causing More Illnesses, Deaths - AP via

* ►May 28, 2008 - Some avian flu H7 viruses growing more human-like - CIDRAP News

►May 28, 2008 - GPs ignored in flu pandemic plan - The World Today via

►May 28, 2008 - Hawaii, Schools Honored For Flu Shot Program - Waipahu Elementary School Has Most Students Receiving Shots - - "More than 60,000 participated in the first statewide flu vaccination program."

* ►May 28, 2008 - Juvaris BioTherapeutics Initiates Phase 1 Clinical Trial of JVRS-100 Adjuvanted Seasonal Influenza Vaccine - press release - Juvaris BioTherapeutics, Inc. via Business Wire - "The trial will compare the safety, tolerability and immunogenicity of the JVRS-100 adjuvant co-administered with a commercial influenza vaccine compared to vaccine alone."

* ►May 28, 2008 - Medicago Announces 2008 First Quarter Results - Medicago Inc. via Marketwire via FOXBusiness - "'During the quarter, we made significant progress in the validation of our proprietary plant-based production technology and advanced our lead product, a VLP vaccine candidate for H5N1 Avian Influenza,' said Andy Sheldon, President and CEO of Medicago."

* ►May 28, 2008 - Medicago Q1 Loss Narrows On Higher Revenue - RTTNews - "R&D expenses increased due mainly to preclinical studies on H5N1 VLP vaccine, while higher salaries and outsourced contract work caused administrative and other expenses to increase from the year ago period."

* ►May 28, 2008 - Tenn. Woman Dies in Iron Lung After Power Failure - Family: Tenn. woman who spent life in iron lung dies when power failure stops machine - AP via ABC News - "Dianne Odell died early Wednesday. The 61-year-old had been confined to the 7-foot-long machine since she was stricken by polio at 3 years old."

►May 28, 2008 - Measles back - Radio Jamaica

►May 28, 2008 - Soldiers advised to have measles jab for Euro 2008 - TopNews Sports

* ►May 28, 2008 - More measles reported - The Star of Grand Coulee - "Public health officials are also investigating an outbreak of chicken pox at the Midway School in Moses Lake. Grant County Health officer Dr. Alexander Brzezny is requiring all students, staff and volunteers to show proof of two doses of varicella (chicken pox) vaccine or other documentation of immunity or they will be excluded."

►May 28, 2008 - Measles jabs plea children fall ill - Manchester Online, UK

►May 28, 2008 - Family's anger at fatal meningitis blunder - The

►May 28, 2008 - EMEA Provides Guidance on Chronic Hepatitis C Trials - FDAnews

►May 28, 2008 - Hepatitis kills four more - New Vision, Uganda - "The number of people killed by Hepatitis E in Kitgum district has increased to 35 from 31 in the past one week, reports Chris Ocowun."

►May 28, 2008 - Experts gather at UNICEF to review major yellow fever campaigns in Africa - UNICEF

►May 28, 2008 - Tetanus- It’s Not Just About Rusty Nails! - Senaca News Dispatch

►May 28, 2008 - Prevent Lyme Disease with the "three Cs" -

►May 28, 2008 - Archbishop, reporter fight for principles - Toni Locy and Daniel Deng Bul ►May not be on the front lines of combat, but they are fighting for fundamental principles - The Free Lance-Star

►May 28, 2008 - Genesis of a Virus - Scientists witness the birth of an HIV particle as it happens. - MIT Technology Review

* ►May 28, 2008 - French researcher rules out short-term vaccine against AIDS - Xinhua via China View - "Jean-Francois Delfraissy, director of France's National Agency for Research on AIDS and Viral Hepatitis (ANRS), here has ruled out any hope of developing a vaccine to fight HIV/AIDS in the short term, according to reliable sources."

►May 28, 2008 - Namibia: Namibia Commended on HIV/Aids - New Era (Windhoek) via

►May 28, 2008 - Africa: Aids Vaccine Research And Clinical Trials Must Continue - Health-e (Cape Town) via

►May 28, 2008 - Scientists Break Into HIV 'Hideout' - Vault for antibodies provides shelter for virus out of reach of drugs - U.S. News & World Report

►May 28, 2008 - Cloning animals for food: FDA in favor, others not impressed -

►May 28, 2008 - Second revolution in arthritis antibody testing - News about Clinical chemistry analysis and more every issue. Click here for details.Anti-MCV antibodies are associated with more severe rheumatoid arthritis, measured by DAS28, ESR, and swollen joint count, compared with anti-CCP2, CCP3, and CCP3.1 antibodies - Laboratory Talk

►May 28, 2008 - FDA Won’t Implement New Sunscreen Rules for Another Year -

►May 28, 2008 - Increase in premature births due to C-sections - CTV

►May 28, 2008 - National effort needed on food allergies - Stamford Advocate

►May 28, 2008 - LegalView Announced Its Newest Information Portal with Details of the Digitek Digoxin Heart Tablet Recall - LegalView informed readers of its newest information portal detailing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered recall of the Digitek-brand digoxin heart tablets. The tablets may have been manufactured containing twice the amount of active ingredient approved. - LegalView

►May 28, 2008 - Glaxo, Ligand drug gets negative FDA assessment - AP via Forbes

►May 28, 2008 - Proposed Glaxo Antibleeding Drug No Better Than Placebo, FDA Says (free preview) - Wall Street Journal

►May 28, 2008 - Beijing vows transparency in Olympic medical emergencies - Reuters

►May 28, 2008 - EnviroLogix Announces Isotyping Tool for Hybridoma Labs - EnviroLogix Inc. via Marketwire via The Earth Times

* ►May 28, 2008 - Mass Disinfection and Vaccination Being Carried Out in Quake Regions - CRIEnglish

* ►May 28, 2008 - Strategies to improve global influenza surveillance: A decision tool for policymakers (pdf) - journal article (BMC Public Health)

* ►May 28, 2008 - FDA Chief Scientist - journal article (JAMA)

* ►May 28, 2008 - LI researcher pinpoints autistic behavior - Newsday

* ►May 28, 2008 - Researchers Identify Neurological Risks - journal article (JAMA)

►May 28, 2008 - A community decision - San Francisco Chronicle - "The temporary closure earlier this month of a private El Sobrante school to stem an outbreak of whooping cough is a reminder that an individual's decision to forgo vaccination can have serious consequences for a community."

►May 28, 2008 - Heparin Deaths - journal article (JAMA)

►May 28, 2008 - AMA Data Mining Plan Is A Dud… Adriane Explains - Pharmalot

►May 28, 2008 - India’s Drugmakers Threaten To Stop Production - Pharmalot

►May 28, 2008 - GPs sidelined in bird flu fight: study - It's been 11 years since six people in Hong Kong died after contracting the H5N1 virus more commonly known as bird flu. - Australian Broadcasting Corporation

►May 28, 2008 - New Innovation Web Site Helps Spread Ideas Through the Health Care Community - journal article (JAMA)

►May 28, 2008 - Researchers from 5 countries to test hygiene hypothesis with EU funding - Why do Finnish children have type 1 diabetes and allergic symptoms approximately 5 times more often than children in Russian Karelia? - University of Helsinki via EurekAlert!

►May 28, 2008 - Relationship Between Regional Per Capita Medicare Expenditures and Patient Perceptions of Quality of Care - journal article (JAMA)

►May 28, 2008 - The Power of Prevention and What It Requires - journal article (JAMA)

►May 28, 2008 - Introducing Spirituality in Medical Care - Transition From Hopelessness to Wholeness - journal article (JAMA)

►May 28, 2008 - Howard Hughes Medical Institute Sets Up $600 Mln Research Fund - RTTNews via

* ►May 28, 2008 - Snakes rattling pet owners - Area vets: All animals at risk for deadly bites - Times Record News - "Both veterinarians pointed out that there is a vaccine that dogs can receive to help in case they’re ever bitten. The vaccinations don’t prevent snake bites but are instead geared toward diminishing the severity of the symptoms afterward, Hoffman stressed. She and Sutton said that if a dog is bitten by a snake, even if it has had the vaccine, it still needs to get treatment as quickly as possible."

►May 28, 2008 - 10 most common infectious diseases in Vietnam - According to the Health Ministry’s statistics, of the 26 infectious diseases in Vietnam, the 10 which have the highest infection ratios per 100,000 residents are flu, diarrhea, malaria, petechia fever, bacillary dysentery, parotitis, amoebic dysentery, hepatitis and varicella. - VietNamNet

* ►May 28, 2008 - FDA Proposes New Rule to Provide Updated Information on the Use of Prescription Drugs and Biological Products during Pregnancy and Breast-feeding - FDA

►May 28, 2008 - Wyeth Files Brief For Levine Preemption Case - Pharmalot

►May 28, 2008 - Remote pools cut childhood infections - Telethon Institute for Child Health Research via ScienceAlert Australia & New Zealand

►May 28, 2008 - Protesters ask Pallone to support Lyme bill - News Transcript

►May 28, 2008 - Researchers Looking For Alternatives to DEET - AP via Beyond Pesticides

►May 28, 2008 - Secondhand Smoke Leaves Kids Prone to Severe Infections - And those infections force many children to be hospitalized, study finds - HealthDay News via U.S. News & World Report

►May 28, 2008 - Spending on Medical Care - More Is Better? - journal article (JAMA)

►May 28, 2008 - High Body Mass Index for Age Among US Children and Adolescents, 2003-2006 - journal article (JAMA)

* ►May 28, 2008 - That gut feeling: how friendly bugs protect us - NewScientist

►May 28, 2008 - Genetic Susceptibility to Cancer - journal article (JAMA)

►May 28, 2008 - Ayurveda: A Comprehensive Guide to Traditional Indian Medicine for the West (book review) - journal article (JAMA)

►May 28, 2008 - Jane Goodall: Just Say No To Animal Testing - Pharmalot

* ►May 27, 2008 - Catch-up Immunization scheduler - for children six years of age and younger - CDC - "This tool once downloaded can be used to determine the vaccines your child needs and is especially useful for quickly seeing missed or skipped vaccines according to the Immunization Schedule."

* ►May 27, 2008 - GSK dealt twin blow by brokers - Financial Times - "GlaxoSmithKline, the UK-based drugs group, was dealt a double blow on Tuesday when one broker issued a downgrade on concerns over its new vaccine and another called for an overhaul of its research and development arm. Investment bank Morgan Stanley switched the company to “underweight”, arguing that Cervarix, its vaccine to prevent cervical cancer already on sale in the EU, was unlikely to be launched in the US until 2014. The move marks a fresh blow for GSK in its fight for market share with Merck and Sanofi-Aventis, developer of the` rival cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil, already on sale in the European Union and the US."

* ►May 27, 2008 - RVDP announces encouraging results - Business Standard - "The Indian Rotavirus Vaccine Development Project (RVDP) announced encouraging results from a recent phase I/II clinical trial of Oral Rotavirus Vaccine 116E (ORV 116E), conducted in New Delhi."

►May 27, 2008 - FDA’s Woodcock: Safety Is Slowing Things Down - Pharmalot

* ►May 27, 2008 - 130 thousand autistic children in Yemen - Yemen Observer

►May 27, 2008 - Parents reminded of new immunization rules -

* ►May 27, 2008 - Tick vaccine "disappears" from Hungarian pharmacies - All Hungary News via The Hungarian Portal via Caboodle

* ►May 27, 2008 - Pam Marrone & Agraquest You Will Not Get Away With Your Environmental/Healthcare Crimes - San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center - "Pam Marrone, owner of Agraquest, a biotech genetic engineering company in Davis, California has been involved in a criminal cover-up in the case of David Bell. Bell while working at the Davis based based company was infected by fungus and bacteria at their laboratory because of illegal health and safety practices. Marrone in order to limit liability and avoid frightening away investors denied that he had been injured on the job despite the fact that patented products from the company were found in his body. David was forced to go onto SSI to save his life."

* ►May 27, 2008 - Vermont Irked By Revised Senate Disclosure Bill - Pharmalot - "The Physicians Payments Sunshine Act would require drugmakers to disclose gifts, payments, travel expenses and other financial donations to docs. But the reporting threshold under the proposed federal law is $500 - much higher than the $25 threshold found in a similar Vermont law passed five years ago. If passed, the federal bill would preempt the state law."

►May 27, 2008 - Sinovac Receives RMB 20 Million Purchase Order for Healive from China's Ministry of Health to Vaccinate Earthquake Victims - Xinhua-PRNewswire via Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

* ►May 27, 2008 - New And Improved Drugs? No Thanks, Pharma Cos Are Being Told - Dow Jones via CNN Money

* ►May 27, 2008 - New Immunization Strategy Could Be Effective Against 10 To 15 Percent Of All Cancers - Immunization against “false” proteins could sensitize the immune system against tumour cells. - University Hospital Heidelberg via ScienceDaily

* ►May 27, 2008 - Mental health bill 'will spiral' - The cost of caring for people with mental health disorders in England is expected to spiral, a report says. - BBC

* ►May 27, 2008 - Express Scripts to pay $9.5M in settlement - AP via Forbes - "Express Scripts Inc. on Tuesday said it will pay $9.5 million in an agreement with 28 states that alleged the pharmacy benefits manager misled consumers when it encouraged doctors to switch patients' cholesterol drug brands under the guise of controlling costs."

* ►May 27, 2008 - Experts Question Placebo Pill for Children (requires registration) - The New York Times - "At least one study has shown that placebos can be effective even when the patients know that they are inert. In a study in 2007, 70 children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder were asked to reduce their medications gradually by replacing some of their drugs with placebo pills. The children and their parents were explicitly told that these “dose extender” pills contained no drug. After three months, 80 percent of the children reported that the placebo had helped them."

* ►May 27, 2008 - 1.5m more to get cholesterol drug - The number of adults prescribed cholesterol-busting statin drugs in England and Wales is set to soar under new national guidelines. - BBC

►May 27, 2008 - Study: Bird flu viruses adapting to humans - Canadian Press via The Chronicle Herald

►May 27, 2008 - Battling bird flu by the numbers - Los Alamos mathematical model gauges epidemic potential of emerging diseases - EurekAlert! via Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

►May 27, 2008 - NASA Nanotechnology-Based Biosensor Helps Detect Biohazards - Wireless News Via Acquire Media NewsEdge via Technology Marketing Corporation

►May 27, 2008 - Controlling ADHD With Food - BMJ via Ivanhoe

►May 27, 2008 - Einstein-Montefiore Center for AIDS Research receives $8.5M award from NIH - Award renews special designation as 'CFAR' site - Montefiore, the University Hospital and Academic Medical Center for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine via Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

►May 27, 2008 - FDA Requests Recall of Xiadafil VIP Tabs - Product contains undeclared ingredient that puts consumer health at risk - FDA

►May 27, 2008 - Antidepressants could help stroke victims from the start - AP via CNN

►May 27, 2008 - Takeda And Alnylam In $100 Million RNAi Deal - Pharmalot

►May 27, 2008 - Does the Vitamin D Emperor Have Clothes? - Vitamin D levels may not correlate with disease activity in MS, despite statistically significant findings in this study. - journal article (Journal Watch Neurology)

* ►May 27, 2008 - Chantix Side Effects Bad News for Pfizer - NEWSInferno

* ►May 27, 2008 - Regulatory B Cells Exist -- And Pack A Punch - Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have uncovered definitive evidence that a small but potent subset of immune system B cells is able to regulate inflammation. - Duke University Medical Center via ScienceDaily

►May 27, 2008 - Skin Defects Set Off Alarm with Widespread and Potentially Harmful Effects - When patches of red, flaky and itchy skin on newborn mice led rapidly to their deaths, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis looked for the reason why. What they found was a molecular alarm system that serves as a sentinel to monitor the integrity of skin — the body's essential protective barrier. - Washington University in St. Louis via Newswise

►May 27, 2008 - Safe-injection site in B.C. wins court protection - The Globe and Mail

►May 27, 2008 - UNC School of Medicine establishes Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities - The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine via

►May 27, 2008 - The balance shifts - Antibiotics accompanying surgery prevent some infections but increasingly cause another - Infectious Diseases Society of America via EurekAlert!

* ►May 27, 2008 - B.C. residents fly south for controversial Lyme disease treatment - CBC News - "Sue Aldous, the founder of Victoria's Lyme Awareness Support Group, says McQuhae's story isn't unusual because B.C. uses a different standard for testing than clinics in the U.S., where the disease is more prevalent. "Unfortunately, the science for the lab testing [used in B.C.] is faulty. The tests have [a] 34-per-cent accuracy rating, so now, most of the people I know go to the States for treatment," said Aldous."

►May 27, 2008 - Adult ADHD 'linked to lost work' - Adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder do 22 fewer days of work per year than people who do not have the condition, a study says. - BBC

►May 27, 2008 - Pregabalin Is Effective for Treatment of Fibromyalgia - Patients who received pregabalin had significant improvements in pain and sleep. - journal article (Journal Watch General Medicine)

►May 27, 2008 - Cancer genes team up (requires registration) - The Scientist

* ►May 27, 2008 - Wakefield: Advances in medical science demand ongoing scrutiny - Dr. Andrew J. Wakefield, Local Contributor - Austin American-Statesman - "Faced with an epidemic of developmental disorders in children and increasing evidence of a link with childhood vaccines, Dr. Healy reiterated the position taken by parents and doctors for many years: that there may be a subset of children who, for genetic or other reasons, are susceptible to developing autism following vaccination. Like many others, Dr. Healy had initially dismissed the vaccine-autism link based on a 'superficial' understanding of the evidence gleaned from newspapers. However, as she looked deeper into the science, she realized that no study exists that demonstrates that our current recommended vaccine schedule is safe."

* ►May 27, 2008 - Polly Tommey presents Autism Issues Around the World - Guest: David Kirby, US Journalist and Author of "Evidence of Harm" - Topic: Research themes on causation of autism linked to the Hannah Poling court case (audio) - Autism One Radio

* ►May 27, 2008 - Just the jab - Schools will be at the forefront of a campaign to stop girls getting cervical cancer later in life. Carol Davis reports - EducationGuardian, UK - "Girls can whip each other up into hysteria while queuing for a jab, but Bath believes keeping the groups small helps to defuse tension. She usually compares the process to ear-piercing, which most girls say does not hurt; she also offers sweets immediately after the vaccination."

►May 27, 2008 - Vaccine poses risks: Trustee - Surrey North Delta Leader via

►May 27, 2008 - East metro letters - Help for Adam - Minneapolis Star-Tribune

►May 27, 2008 - Hepatitis-A vaccination advisable before cruise - DPA via The Earth Times

►May 27, 2008 - Could the Las Vegas Hepatitis Problem Have Been Prevented By Stiffer Penalties? - TortDeform

* ►May 27, 2008 - Childhood Lead Exposure Associated With Criminal Behavior In Adulthood - University of Cincinnati via ScienceDaily

►May 27, 2008 - Some Pitfalls of Genetic Testing (requires registration) - The New York Times

►May 27, 2008 - Researchers unveil immunisation method against cancer - The Tech Herald

* ►May 26, 2008 - The Issue of Vaccinations -

►May 26, 2008 - Antipsychotic Therapy and Short-term Serious Events in Older Adults With Dementia - journal article (Archives of Internal Medicine)

* ►May 26, 2008 - Chemical Sensitivities - Smell, Immunity, and the Brain - Immune Support

►May 26, 2008 - Gum disease link to cancer risk - Gum disease, both in smokers and non-smokers, may be a warning sign of an increased risk of cancer. - BBC

* ►May 23, 2008 - DOR BioPharma Opens New Corporate Office in United Kingdom - DOR BioPharma via CNN Money - "DOR BioPharma, Inc. (DOR) is a late-stage biopharmaceutical company developing products to treat life-threatening side effects of cancer treatments and serious gastrointestinal diseases, and vaccines for certain bioterrorism agents."

►May 23, 2008 - Stamp out common virus to beat brain cancer - news (Nature)

►May 23, 2008 - Professional Advertising Doing Well. DTC? Not So Much! - Pharma Marketing Blog

►May 22, 2008 - Provenge supporters to rally May 30 - Puget Sound Business Journal

►May 22, 2008 - At The Synapse: Gene May Shed Light On Neurological Disorders - University of Wisconsin-Madison via Biocompare

* ►May 21, 2008 - NIAID To Advance B-Cell Approach To HIV Vaccines - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases via Biocompare

►May 21, 2008 - EU Health Commissioner Calls for a Ban of Dangerous Pesticides - AP via Beyond Pesticides

* ►May 20, 2008 - Government ads to show consumers how hospitals rate - AP - "The federal government is spending nearly $1.9 million on newspaper ads around the country that disclose hospital satisfaction rates, part of a unique campaign to improve health care through the power of publicity."

►May 19, 2008 - Food Matters - but is It the Answer to Cancer? - Free Press Release Center

►May 18, 2008 - Thinning of sensorimotor cortices in children with Tourette syndrome - journal article (Nature Neuroscience)

►May 17, 2008 - Systemic lupus erythematosus, celiac disease and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome: a rare association. - journal article (Rheumatology International)

►May 17, 2008 - Clostridium difficile and inflammatory bowel disease. - journal article (Inflammatory Bowel Diseases)

►May 15, 2008 - A Case of Refractory Kawasaki Disease Complicated by Peripheral Ischemia. - journal article (Pediatric Cardiology)

►May 14, 2008 - What's new about hyperactivity disorder in children? - journal article (Archives de pédiatrie)

►May 9, 2008 - Association between Urinary Lactate to Creatinine Ratio and Neurodevelopmental Outcome in Term Infants with Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy - journal article (The Journal of Pediatrics)

►May 2008 - Disease Mongering Is Now Part of the Global Health Debate (full text) - journal article (PLoS Medicine)

* ►May 2008 - Translational research in the pharmaceutical industry: from theory to reality (pdf) - journal article (Drug Discovery Today)

* ►May 2008 - Translational research in the pharmaceutical industry: from bench to bedside (pdf) - journal article (Drug Discovery Today)

* ►May 2008 - How Do US Journalists Cover Treatments, Tests, Products, and Procedures? An Evaluation of 500 Stories (full text) - journal article (PLoS Medicine)

* ►May 2008 - Neurological and Behavioral Consequences of Childhood Lead Exposure (full text) - journal article (PLoS Medicine)

* ►May 2008 - Decreased Brain Volume in Adults with Childhood Lead Exposure (full text) - journal article (PLoS Medicine)

* ►May 2008 - Association of Prenatal and Childhood Blood Lead Concentrations with Criminal Arrests in Early Adulthood (full text) - journal article (PLoS Medicine)

►May 2008 - The role of mechanism-based pharmacokinetic–pharmacodynamic (PK–PD) modelling in translational research of biologics (pdf) - journal article (Drug Discovery Today)

►May 2008 - Correlation among 25-Hydroxy-Vitamin D Assays - journal article (Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism) - "Based upon these data, in combination with reported within-individual variability, we recommend that clinicians aim for values greater than 30 ng/ml in their patients."

►April 30, 2008 - Pediatric neurodegenerative white matter processes: leukodystrophies and beyond - journal article (Pediatric Radiology)

►February 2008 - Herpes Simplex: Insights on Pathogenesis and Possible Vaccines - journal article (Annual Review of Medicine)

* ►February 2008 - Capturing the value of complementary and alternative medicine: Including patient preferences in economic evaluation (full text) - journal article (Complementary Therapies in Medicine)

►February 2008 - The use of CAM in a New Zealand-based general practice: A multiple case-study (full text) - journal article (Complementary Therapies in Medicine)

* ►September 2007 - Neurotoxic effects of thimerosal at vaccines doses on the encephalon and development in 7 day-old hamsters. - journal article (Anales de la Facultad de Medicina)

* ►September 2007 - Neurotoxic effects of thimerosal at vaccines doses on the encephalon and development in 7 days-old hamsters (pdf) - journal article (Anales de la Facultad de Medicina) via Sarnet

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