►February 7, 2004 - Israeli
vaccine on trial that might foil the flu - Jerusalem Post Internet Edition -
"If clinical trials on an Israeli-developed nose drop
vaccine for influenza prove as successful as those that are nearing completion
on mice, people of all ages will be protected for five years against all present
and future strains of the flu."
►February 7, 2004 -
Lawmakers Tackle Mercury Pollution -
www.wbbm780.com - "May says the bill would ban the sale of mercury
thermostats, switches, and relays. It would also require manufacturers to notify
the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency of mercury-added products
sold...The state is also expected to require power plants and factories to limit
their mercury emissions."
►February 6, 2004 - Commentary:
Float and termination of rumors about bird flu - Bird
flu has been attacking and harassing some Asian countries and regions, over the
past few days, suspected and highly pathogenic bird flu epidemic has also
occurred in many Chinese provinces and cities one after another. Meanwhile,
rumors about bird flu have surfaced one after another at home and abroad.
However, this time rumors have found no market. - People's Daily, China
►February 7, 2004 -
Bird Flu Detected in U.S. as Virus Wanes in Asia - Reuters - "The
first case of bird flu appeared in the United States just as hard-hit Thailand
said it hoped to clear the last outbreak of an epidemic that has killed 18
people and decimated poultry flocks across Asia...More than 12,000 chickens have
been quarantined in the U.S. state of Delaware and are due to be destroyed after
they were found to have a strain of the virus which differs from the one that
has killed people in Thailand and Vietnam, the Delaware State News reported on
its Web site."
Other diseases/conditions (some already in the vaccine pipeline)
►February 7, 2004 - When
viruses start jumping - Deadly diseases can leap
across the gap between species with very little warning - Taipei Times
►February 7, 2004 - WHO
Examines Bird Flu Transmission - World Health Organization Rules Out
Person-To-Person Transmission of Bird Flu in Vietnam - AP via ABC News - "The
World Health Organization said the bird flu virus that killed two Vietnamese
sisters did not contain human genes, meaning there is still no sign the virus
sweeping Asia has mutated into a new, more contagious form."
►February 5, 2004 - Wichita
woman dies from meningitis - The strain is not the same as the one that was
responsible for last month's death of a Wichita State University student. - The
pharma, research conduct, conflict of interest, ethics, FDA, oversight, approval
►February 7, 2004 - Adventist
was human guinea pig for military during Vietnam War - Sarasota
Herald-Tribune - "Ken Cobb was drafted into the Army during the height of
the Vietnam War. Instead of fighting in the jungles of Vietnam, the Seventh-day
Adventist member volunteered as a human guinea pig in a top-secret biological
weapons program...He was one of a select group of soldiers who volunteered from
1954 to 1973 to expose themselves to deadly viruses and bacteria as human guinea
pigs. The Army used the soldiers to test vaccines and equipment against
biological weapons and diseases and to develop treatments for these diseases.
All of the volunteers were members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church."
►February 4, 2004 - Pill-popping
replaces healthy habits (opinion) - USA Today - "U.S. pharmacies
dispensed more than 3 billion prescriptions in 2003, up from about 2 billion a
decade ago. We love our medicines. And why not? They are so easy, and they
usually work. We take more and more of them, even as we complain bitterly about
their prices and rail against the pharmaceutical industry...But another
perspective goes down less easily: Although many Americans don't get the
medicines they need, as a nation, we are fast becoming overly reliant on a slew
of drugs that essentially substitute for a healthy lifestyle."
►February 6, 2004 -
Birth Risks After C-Section - Study Finds Risk of Serious Complications for
Vaginal Birth After C-Section Less Than 1 Percent - AP via ABC News - "Dr.
Bruce Flamm of the University of California-Irvine said the findings may lead
more women to choose repeat C-sections, but that may not be the best
choice...'If you somewhat improve the outcome for the baby but make the outcome
worse for the mom, then it's not so good as you thought, or vice versa,' Flamm
Comment: This information confirms
previous estimates of risk and should help those moms hoping to avoid
unnecessary or routine C-sections convince their doctors of the advisability of
pursuing a VBAC.
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