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All the News Posted January 19, 2010

►March 2010 - T cell sensitivity and the outcome of viral infection - journal article (Clinical & Experimental Immunology)

►March 2010 - A review on the vascular features of the hyperimmunoglobulin E syndrome - journal article (Clinical & Experimental Immunology)

* ►February 2010 - Neonatal BCG Immunization Followed by DNAhsp65 Boosters: Highly Immunogenic but not Protective Against Tuberculosis – a Paradoxical Effect of the Vector? - journal article (Scandinavian Journal of Immunology)

►February 2010 - Current approaches to the diagnosis and management of paediatric migraine - journal article (The Lancet Neurology)

* ►January 20, 2010 - Public Health Response to Influenza A(H1N1) as an Opportunity to Build Public Trust - journal article (JAMA)

►January 20, 2010 - New flu outbreak in Macau - Macau Daily Times

►January 20, 2010 - Composite End Points in Randomized Trials - journal article (JAMA)

►January 20, 2010 - Pediatric Emergency Medicine (book review) - journal article (JAMA)

►January 20, 2010 - New HIV Recommendations - journal article (JAMA)

* ►January 20, 2010 - Cholesterol Drug Lowers LDL-C Levels But Again Fails to Show Clinical Benefit - journal article (JAMA)

►January 20, 2010 - Epigenetic Therapies Offer New Approach to Fighting Cancer at the Genetic Level - journal article (JAMA)

►January 20, 2010 - Dopamine Reward Pathway in Adult ADHD - journal article (JAMA)

►January 20, 2010 - Dopamine Reward Pathway in Adult ADHD—Reply - journal article (JAMA)

►January 20, 2010 - Association of Marine Omega-3 Fatty Acid Levels With Telomeric Aging in Patients With Coronary Heart Disease - journal article (JAMA)

►January 20, 2010 - Move to mandate autism coverage gains momentum in Missouri Legislature - St. Louis Post-Dispatch - "Families with autistic children appear likely to gain insurance coverage in Missouri next year, but how much coverage will be the focus of a heated debate that kicked off Tuesday. In jammed hearing rooms, supporters of an insurance mandate urged legislative committees to make Missouri the 15th state, including Illinois, to require that all health insurance policies pay for diagnosis and treatment of the fast-growing brain disorder."

►January 20, 2010 - Geelong parents should immunise kids before school, says doctor - Geelong doctors are urging parents to vaccinate their school-bound children against potentially lethal diseases, after a whooping cough outbreak attacked the city last winter. - Geelong Advertiser

►January 20, 2010 - H1N1 virus may combine with seasonal flu' - Times of India

►January 20, 2010 - CDC to enforce 2nd national vaccination campaign - The China Post - "Taipei, Taiwan -- The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced plans to enforce a second national vaccination campaign from Feb. 1 to Feb. 13, with vaccination stations to be set up at four airports in the country — Taipei, Taoyuan, Taichung and Kaohsiung to allow travelers who hold Republic of China passports, Taiwan residence permits or working permits to receive the vaccine, free of charge, at those points."

►January 20, 2010 - Julia rolls up her sleeves for jab - A Morpeth health chief has rolled up her sleeves to lead the way in swine flu vaccination. - Morpeth Herald, UK

►January 20, 2010 - Who backs RI`s initiative to form influenza research center - Antara News

* ►January 20, 2010 - Human trials of first H1N1 vaccine to be used on Indians start today - Times of India - "'Usually, a vaccine test takes years. But since this was a pandemic virus and we needed a vaccine urgently, the Indian companies were given permission for Phase 1 to Phase 3 trials at one go to cut down on time,' Dr Singh said."

* ►January 20, 2010 - India questions WHO's false alarm on swine flu - Times of India - "With the WHO now admitting that the seriousness of the swine flu pandemic had been overestimated, India on Tuesday demanded an inquiry on why the global body pressed the panic button in the first place. Union minister of state for health Dinesh Trivedi on Tuesday said it was important to find out whether there was ever a nexus between pharmaceutical companies and WHO which made the global health watchdog declare H1N1 flu a pandemic virus."

* ►January 20, 2010 - Consumers' group demands prion tests on U.S. beef imports - The China Post

* ►January 19, 2010 - Brown wins Mass. Senate race in epic upset - GOP victory leaves President Barack Obama's health care overhaul in doubt - MSNBC

* ►January 19, 2010 - Haiti earthquake: medics warn of infection risk to 3 million people - Medics treating survivors of the Haitian earthquake have warned the next big challenge is saving as many as three million hungry, injured and homeless people from deadly infections and diseases. - The Telegraph, UK

* ►January 19, 2010 - Pikes Peak Health: Dead bodies rarely spread disease after disasters - Colorado Springs Gazette

* ►January 19, 2010 - International Hearings Begin On "Falsified" Swine Flu Pandemic - "Greatest medical scandal of the century" to come under scrutiny - - "The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, a 47 nation body encompassing democratically elected members of parliament, has begun hearings to investigate whether the H1N1 swine flu pandemic was falsified or exaggerated in an attempt to profit from vaccine sales. A PACE resolution, passed last month, gave context to the hearings which began yesterday in Strasbourg."

* ►January 19, 2010 - Was swine flu threat exaggerated? - The Irish Times

* ►January 19, 2010 - Was Swine Flu A Fake Pandemic? - Alliance for Human Research Protection via The One Click Group

* ►January 19, 2010 - Limited Swine Flu Vaccine Demand Dents Drug Cos. - Barron's

* ►January 19, 2010 - Analysis: Swine flu is not just a hoax by big pharma - New Scientist

* ►January 19, 2010 - Chan: Lack of H1N1 vaccine demand surprising - CIDRAP News - "The H1N1 influenza pandemic brought no 'devastating surprises,' but what has surprised public health agencies is the public's lack of interest in getting vaccinated, Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), said yesterday.  Chan, speaking at the opening of the WHO Executive Board's meeting in Geneva, made the comment in the wake of moves by a number of European countries to reduce their vaccine orders in response to falling public demand for the vaccine. 'Although the virus has not delivered any devastating surprises, we have seen some surprises on other fronts,' Chan said in her prepared remarks. 'We anticipated problems in producing enough vaccine fast enough, and this did indeed happen. But we did not anticipate that people would decide not be vaccinated.'"

* ►January 19, 2010 - Flying with the flu - Minneapolis Star Tribune

* ►January 19, 2010 - Taiwan records 10th H1N1 fatality involving pregnant woman - China Post

* ►January 19, 2010 - WHO, CDC Issue H1N1 Updates - Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report

* ►January 19, 2010 - Greece halts purchases of swine flu vaccines - Reuters Health - " Greece cancelled orders for more than 12 million doses of swine flu vaccine to reduce costs, as it struggles with soaring budget deficits, the country's health minister said. Greece is well stocked for its 11-million population after receiving 3.7 million doses, Health Minister Marilisa Xenogiannakopoulou said late on Monday."

►January 19, 2010 - Free H1N1 shots for those who donate to Haiti relief efforts - South Carolina Now

►January 19, 2010 - Bharat Biotech begins trials for swine flu vaccine - The Hindu Business Line

►January 19, 2010 - Get your H1N1 vaccination before flu returns (includes video) - News 8 Austin

►January 19, 2010 - More than 1,000 vaccinated in Wilkin - Wahpeton Daily News

►January 19, 2010 - Officials still urge getting H1N1 vaccine - Canon City Daily Record

* ►January 19, 2010 - National governments must be investigated, not just WHO, says Le Temps - The Flu Case

* ►January 19, 2010 - Interim Results: Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccination Coverage --- United States, October--December 2009 -  Media Newswire via

* ►January 19, 2010 - Why the FDA Loves Big Pharma - The Faster Times - "It’s nice to see that Massachusetts anesthesiologist Scott Reuben has plead guilty to faking medical research and agreed to pay restitution fees for his fraud. But there is one aspect of his plea agreement with federal prosecutors (which he signed last week in the hopes of a more lenient sentence) that troubles me: why is he paying $420,000 in restitution fees to the very drug companies that benefited handsomely from his faked research and rewarded him with speaking fees? (Reuben’s plea deal was first reported in The Day)."

* ►January 19, 2010 - Parents must be convinced of vaccine benefits - Focus now switches to information campaign to encourage support for cervical cancer scheme, writes Alison Healy - The Irish Times - "The free HPV vaccine will be administered in three doses to 30,000 girls in first year in secondary school in the coming months. As it will require parental consent, the focus has now switched to the information campaign planned to encourage parents to support the programme. Harney said vaccinations would begin before the summer and would be administered by public health doctors employed by the HSE and by nurses."

►January 19, 2010 - Vaccine makers did not hype H1N1, says EVM - The EFPIA’s European Vaccine Manufacturers (EVM) group has denied allegations that its members were involved in hyping up the threat of the H1N1 pandemic to boost vaccine sales. - in-PharmaTechnologist

* ►January 19, 2010 - J&J expands US OTC recall on more TBA contamination fears - Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has expanded its US OTC drug recall after revealing that many more products than first thought may be contaminated by the wood dye, 2,4,6-tribromoanisole (TBA). - in-PharmaTechnologist

* ►January 19, 2010 - Now's the time to beat the flu - The Times Herald - "Of those events more that 94% were "nonserious." The percentage of reports involving serious health events is not different between H1N1 and the seasonal flu vaccine. Additionally, no new or unusual events have emerged. There have been 32 reports of Guillain-Barre syndrome (a disorder in which the body's immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system), which is well below the amount expected to develop each week regardless of vaccine (a "baseline" rate of 80-160 cases per week)."

* ►January 19, 2010 - Circassia Extends its Clinical-Stage Portfolio With Phase II Trials of T-Cell Vaccines Against House Dust Mite and Cat Allergies - Circassia via PRNewswire

* ►January 19, 2010 - Uniform Format for Disclosure of Competing Interests in ICMJE Journals (free full text) - journal article (Annals of Internal Medicine)

* ►January 19, 2010 - Fraud Doc Must Repay $296K To Pfizer - Pharmalot

►January 19, 2010 - Innovations In Epigenetics: Advances in Technologies, Diagnostics & Therapeutics - new report released - via

* ►January 19, 2010 - Rapid Responses to: Secret remedies: 100 years on - The Lancet misquoted Hilary Butler - journal article (BMJ)

* ►January 19, 2010 - Federal health care foes plot for state opt-outs - The Washington Times

►January 19, 2010 - Rabies Vaccinations: A Basic of Equine Care - University of Kentucky College of Agriculture via

* ►January 19, 2010 - UF to dedicate 80,000-square-foot Emerging Pathogens Institute facility - University of Florida

* ►January 19, 2010 - Dynamic Maps Aid Epidemiological Investigations - A team of researchers has developed a dynamic mapping tool to gain a more nuanced view of the links between diseases and environmental exposures. The application of the method is illustrated by a number of examples of associations between environmental exposures and Salmonella infections among people in the US age 65 and over in 2002. Analysis of the dynamic maps revealed that Salmonella infections were more common during the summer months, were highly clustered in the South, and were potentially more common in areas with high broiler chicken sales. - Tufts University, Health Sciences via ScienceDaily

►January 19, 2010 - R&D, Prices & Access To Meds: Aidan Hollis Explains - Pharmalot

►January 19, 2010 - Teaching Primary Care in Community Health Centers: Addressing the Workforce Crisis for the Underserved (free full text) - journal article (Annals of Internal Medicine)

►January 19, 2010 - Hormone Therapy Suspension and Mammography in Women's Health Initiative Clinical Trials - journal article (Annals of Internal Medicine)

►January 19, 2010 - Evaluating Outcomes of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief in Africa - journal article (Annals of Internal Medicine)

►January 19, 2010 - Pfizer eyes bigger push into emerging markets - Pfizer says emerging markets will be profitable - * Focus on China, Mexico, Turkey, Brazil, Russia, India * Sees further acquisitions in emerging markets - Reuters

►January 19, 2010 - Pfizer trying to buy German generics firm - The Day

►January 19, 2010 - Johns Hopkins Researchers Awarded $8 Million for HIV Research - Johns Hopkins Medicine via Newswise

►January 19, 2010 - Farmworker diabetes risk linked to bad air - University of California via The Sacramento Bee

►January 19, 2010 - Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Shows Promise Against Serious Infections in Sickle Cell Disease - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists lead effort that identifies a novel way statins protect cells from a host of bacterial toxins - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital via PRNewswire-USNewswire

►January 19, 2010 - GenVec and Novartis collaborate to develop novel treatments for hearing loss and balance disorders - GenVec via News-Medical.Net

►January 19, 2010 - HDL launches new preventative model to help physicians manage chronic diseases - Health Diagnostic Laboratory via News-Medical.Net

►January 19, 2010 - Red Yeast Rice for Dyslipidemia in Statin-Intolerant Patients - journal article (Annals of Internal Medicine)

* ►January 19, 2010 - Glaxo's Witty Gives Away Malaria Drug Research as Vaccine Nears - Bloomberg via BusinessWeek

* ►January 19, 2010 - Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1600 Clifton Road, NE, Tom Harkin Global Communications Center (Building 19), Atlanta, Georgia February 24-25, 2010 - Draft Agenda (pdf) - CDC

►January 19, 2010 - AAFP Inviting Applications for Vaccine Science Fellowship Program - Deadline to Apply is Feb. 26 - AAFP News Now

►January 19, 2010 - IAC Express Issue number 846 - Immunization Action Coalition

* ►January 19, 2010 - Vaccine Delivered Through Older Methods May Provide Better Immunity - New research shows that the delivery of vaccine through a method called scarification is superior to injected vaccine in the protection of certain viruses. - Insciences Organisation - "Researchers also have found that the memory of the cells responsible for mounting an immune response may be more important than antibodies, which are generated from the types of needle and syringe vaccines most commonly used today.  This cell memory resides in T cells, which are cells that are responsible for mounting an immune response to an invading virus, and are located not only in lymph nodes and blood but also in peripheral tissues, like skin and lung.  These findings are published in a paper in Nature Medicine on January 17, 2010."

* ►January 19, 2010 - Kids' Chest Infections Up Since Vaccine - Pneumococcal Vaccine Is Saving Lives, but Chest Infections Increasing - WebMD

* ►January 19, 2010 - InDevR's Virus Counter to Streamline Vaccine Development - press release - InDevR via Marketwire

* ►January 19, 2010 - Insulin mistakenly given at flu clinic - United Press International - "Insulin kept in a Wellesley, Mass., elementary school mistakenly was given to six staff members during a H1N1 flu clinic, authorities said.  The insulin, rather than the flu vaccine, was administered Friday, said letters to parents from Wellesley Superintendent of Schools Bella Wong and Schofield School Principal David Wilkins. Several Schofield faculty members felt ill after receiving the insulin, WCVB-TV, Boston, reported Tuesday. No other details on the faculty members' condition were immediately available."

►January 19, 2010 - Hong Kong Swine Flu Vaccine Victim Investigated - The One Click Group

►January 19, 2010 - Greedy Mad Scientists Conflate Swine Flu Pandemic - The Guardian via The One Click Group

* ►January 19, 2010 - Ancient Chinese Herbal Remedy More Powerful At Killing H1N1 Than Prescription Antivirals -

* ►January 19, 2010 - Pentavalent Vaccine Suspended As Children Die - Kuensel Online via The One Click Group - "Last year in April, Sri Lanka withdrew the pentavalent vaccine as a precautionary measure, following five reports of fatal AEFIs and 20 reports of non-fatal AEFIs. However, the report of the WHO expert panel that reviewed the data found no evidence of a relationship between the pentavalent vaccine and any of the five deaths reported. The vaccine remains on the list of WHO prequalified vaccines and Sri Lanka resumed the vaccination from this year. This is the first time, a vaccine has been stopped in Bhutan since the extended program for immunisation (EPI) was launched in 1979."

* ►January 19, 2010 - $1,000,000 For National Autism Association? Yes! If You Vote! - Age of Autism

* ►January 19, 2010 - TIME Magazine on Epigenetics and Autism By Kent Heckenlively, Esq. - Age of Autism

* ►January 19, 2010 - Tribune Watchdog Or Tribune Skunk? Part 1 By Teresa Conrick - Age of Autism

* ►January 19, 2010 - Do Diet, Vaccines Play Role In Autism? - Channel 4 Action News Anchor Michelle Wright Looks At Autism (includes video) - - "Wright spoke to some parents who are convinced that their child was developing normally and then everything changed immediately after the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine or MMR vaccine. Wright also spoke to researchers investigating claims vaccines cause autism. ... Other parents insist their children's problems didn't start at birth, but rather immediately after vaccinations. 'Within 45 minutes of the vaccination, his temperature went to 107. And within a week he lost everything he had,' said Kristin Gallagher, who has a son, Evan, with autism. "Any verbalization, eye contact, just everything was gone. He began to spin. He began to flap. He became more distant.'"

►January 19, 2010 - The Tribune leads the way on autism coverage - Left Brain/Right Brain

* ►January19, 2010 - Rampant Pharma Corruption In Pakistan Health Ministry Exposed - The News International via The One Click Group

* ►January 19, 2010 - Children In Bhutan Sacrificed For Corrupt Pentavalent Vaccine Research - The One Click Group

* ►January 19, 2010 - Devoted Mother Helped ME Daughter To Die After She Begged For Pain To End - Daily Mail via The One Click Group

* ►January 19, 2010 - No Deaths from Vitamins, Minerals, Amino Acids or Herbs - Poison Control Statistics Prove Supplements' Safety - Orthomolecular Medicine News Service

* ►January 19, 2010 - Despite FDA concern, American Chemistry Council insists Bisphenol A is safe for everyone -

* ►January 19, 2010 - Protect children from hazardous chemicals - The federal Food and Drug Administration is rethinking its approval of the chemical bisphenol A, known as BPA. The Washington Legislature should pass legislation to phase out use of the chemical in baby bottles, drinking cups and plastic tableware used by children under age 3. - editorial - Seattle Times

►January 19, 2010 - Physicians Corner: The Return of Whooping Cough - Times Bulletin

►January 19, 2010 - Keeping focused on eradicating a life-long and killer disease - The Irish Times - "Just what is it about HIV/Aids that makes it such a persistent global epidemic? What can we learn from diseases past? And how can we ensure the world is ready for future devastating viral epidemics? Those are some of the topics to be covered at the University of Limerick tomorrow by Dr Bob Gallo, who co-discovered, with Luc Montagnier, in the early 1980s that HIV causes Aids. His ambitiously titled talk – Viruses, Epidemics and Putting an End to Deadly Diseases in the 21st Century – will look at lessons from the Spanish flu, polio and particularly HIV/Aids, his own area of research. Just before each of those epidemics took hold, people didn’t take infectious disease seriously, according to Gallo, who is professor of medicine at the University of Maryland, where he directs the Institute of Human Virology."

►January 19, 2010 - Debate on circumcision heightened as CDC evaluates surgery (requires registration) - Washington Post

►January 19, 2010 - Statins Show Promise Against Sickle Cell - HealthDay via BusinessWeek

►January 19, 2010 - Health Protection Agency Welcomes Addition Of New Pneumococcal Vaccine To Childhood Immunisation Programme - Medical News Today

►January 19, 2010 - Utility seeks exemption for mercury - Environmental groups are fighting FirstEnergy's request to maintain current metal-release levels - Akron Beacon-Journal via

►January 19, 2010 - Agriculture Ministry scampers to contain foot-and-mouth disease - Korea Herald

►January 19, 2010 - Liya Kebede: Redefining "Impossible" When It Comes To Maternal Mortality - The Huffington Post

* ►January 19, 2010 - Global Health Care Errors, Fraud Costs $260B Annually, Report Finds - Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report - "A report released Monday finds $260 billion – or 5.59 percent of annual global health spending – is lost annually to health care errors and fraud, Reuters reports. For the study, the European Healthcare Fraud and Corruption Network (EHFCN) and the Center for Counter Fraud Services (CCFS) at Britain's Portsmouth University, "reviewed 69 exercises in 33 organizations in six countries to measure healthcare fraud and error losses," the news service reports."

* ►January 18, 2010 - Exeter mum shocked by anti-vaccine letter - Express & Echo via This is Exeter, UK

* ►January 18, 2010 - WHO Official Rejects Claims Agency Overhyped Threat Of H1N1 - Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report via Medical News Today

* ►January 18, 2010 - WHO Scientists Corruption Scandals Appear Endemic - Health Freedom Alliance

* ►January 18, 2010 - Swine flu jab being snubbed, warn GPs - Ipswich Evening Star

* ►January 18, 2010 - CDC Releases Swine Flu Vaccine Statistics -

* ►January 18, 2010 - New outbreak of H1N1 could occur in February - China Post - "Expressing worry about a sharp decline in the number of Taiwanese residents receiving H1N1 vaccinations, former Department of Health (DOH) Minister Yeh Chin-chuan warned Sunday that a new wave of outbreak of H1N1 flu could hit Taiwan in February."

* ►January 18, 2010 - Flu pandemic easing, but risks remain: WHO - The H1N1 flu pandemic appears to be easing, but a third wave of infections could yet strike, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. - Reuters

* ►January 18, 2010 - Wellesley Health Dept. gives insulin, not flu vaccine, to school (includes video) - MetroWest Daily News

►January 18, 2010 - WHO denies overplaying H1N1 threat - The Sun Daily

►January 18, 2010 - Confirmed H1N1 D225G Transmission in Italian Family - Recombinomics via Before It's News

* ►January 18, 2010 - Influenza Vaccines - Pipeline Analysis and Market Forecasts to 2016 - Influenza Vaccines Market is forecast to Show High Growth till 2016. - GlobalData via PRLog.Org - "GlobalData estimates the global Influenza vaccines market to be worth $2.8 billion in 2009. It is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 12.7% to reach $6.4 billion by 2016."

►January 18, 2010 - South Korea Develops Herbal Medicine For A/H1N1 Flu Treatment - Bernama

►January 18, 2010 - Model predicts flu strains for vaccine production - CMU The Tartan Online - "Soo-Haeng Cho is an assistant professor of operations management in the Tepper School of Business, teaching courses in not only operations management but also dynamic programming to Ph.D. students. His paper, 'The Optimal Composition of Influenza Vaccines Subject to Random Production Yields,' was published in October 2009 and concerns providing a way to determine what virus strains would be most useful to be combated by a proposed vaccine."

►January 18, 2010 - Some more pieces in the swine flu puzzle, but the overall picture is still lacking - Croakey the Crikey Health Blog

►January 18, 2010 - Suddenly flush with doses, US pushes flu vaccination - AP via Chicago Daily Heral

►January 18, 2010 - Pakistan reports first polio case of 2010 - IANS via

►January 18, 2010 - Rotavirus Vaccine Is Highly Effective At Preventing Disease - American Academy of Pediatrics via Medical News Today

►January 18, 2010 - Alert over meningococcal disease death - AAP via Sydney Morning Herald - "Dr Conaty said people who have had the meningococcal C vaccine should still be alert for symptoms as the vaccine does not protect against the more common type B infection."

* ►January 18, 2010 - Scott Brown for Senate in MA, He Supports Those with Autism (includes video) - Adventures in Autism

* ►January 18, 2010 - Ceremonial candles possible cause of mercury contamination - Santa Rosa Press Democrat - "Federal environmental officials are looking into the possibility that candles used during an extended rosary last summer may have caused the mysterious mercury contamination that drove a family out of their west Santa Rosa apartment this month and caused one child to become severely ill."

►January 18, 2010 - Families sue over discontinued autism therapy - The Eastern Los Angeles County Regional Center cites budget cuts in halting the use of the therapy for more than 100 children. - Los Angeles Times

►January 18, 2010 - Global immunization efforts save millions of lives every year, new vaccines being developed (requires subscription) - The Hill Times

►January 18, 2010 - Vical appoints new vice president of clinical development - Datamonitor via COMTEX via Trading Markets - "Prior to joining Vical, Dr Kenney held key positions in influenza and biodefense vaccine development at GSK Biologicals from 2005 to 2009, most recently as the senior director of global clinical R&D for vaccines for viral diseases."

►January 18, 2010 - 9 free bacterins to be inoculated for children in Tibet - People's Daily Online

►January 18, 2010 - Communicable Disease Control for Measles - Doctors in Harrow

►January 18, 2010 - Drugs like Tylenol can be contaminated with mold and chemicals -

►January 18, 2010 - BAR promotes oregano as cure for asthma - Manila Bulletin

►January 18, 2010 - Kiddie Kollege building demolished - Vineland Daily Journal

►January 18, 2010 - Should boys be vaccinated against HPV? (requires registration) - Boston Globe

* ►January 18, 2010 - Autism, Empathy and Martin Luther King, Jr. By Lin Wessels - Age of Autism

►January 18, 2010 - Rabies virus feared to infect rats: Expert - Jakarta Post

* ►January 18, 2010 - GM Crops Increase Herbicide Use in the United States - The use of toxic herbicides on the rise due to the spread of herbicide tolerant crops Brett Cherry - Institute of Science in Society

* ►January 18, 2010 - The Immunization Program For Infants In Singapore -

* ►January 18, 2010 - German Team Finds Host Factors Needed For Flu Virus Replication - Nature via GenomeWeb News

►January 18, 2010 - Modest rise in invasive pneumococcal pneumonia may be linked to seasonal influenza - Infectious Disease News

►January 18, 2010 - Solution to superbug in Norway - AP via The Durango Herald

* ►January 18, 2010 - Allegheny Co. Families Search For Autism Answers, Hope - WTAE

►January 18, 2010 - Rotary Club Poker Hike’s goal is to fight polio - Green Valley News and Sun - "Rotary spokeswoman Judith Noyes said Rotary International has been engaged in a 20-year project to rid the world of polio. There are four countries in which polio exists, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria. She said the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donated $350 million to the cause and has challenged Rotary to raise $200 million in the next three years."

►January 18, 2010 - Some infections you can get from man’s best friend -

►January 18, 2010 - New Ways to Treat Multiple Sclerosis (free content) - The Wall Street Journal

►January 18, 2010 - Many appendectomies may not be needed, study finds - USA Today

►January 18, 2010 - Manila Mounts Push to Halve Drug Costs (requires subscription) - The Wall Street Journal

►January 17, 2010 - Curcumin, inflammation, ageing and age-related diseases (pdf) - journal article (Immunity & Ageing)

* ►January 17, 2010 - Evidence of Harm revisited, Part 3 The Indiana Connections by Steven Higgs - The Bloomington Alternative

* ►January 17, 2010 - OSR#1: Industrial chemical or autism treatment? - Parents giving kids compound created for use in mining, sold as supplement - Chicago Tribune

* ►January 17, 2010 - It's a Viral World: Making Autism Contagious. By Kristi Hammer - Age of Autism

* ►January 17, 2010 - Thank You Molly Hightower, Haiti Earthquake Victim By Deb Mylander - Age of Autism

* ►January 17, 2010 - Immune Response Better With Skin Scratch Vaccination - Palm Beach Post - "Giving a vaccine through a scratch on the skin (scarification) triggers a stronger immune response than injected vaccines, say U.S. researchers, who also found that scarification requires 100 times less vaccine to prompt an immune response. Scarification was first used nearly two centuries ago to give the first smallpox vaccinations. Nearly all modern vaccines are given via injection, according to background information in a news release about the study, which is published in the Jan. 17 issue of Nature Medicine."

►January 17, 2010 - Calf at educational center tests positive for rabies -

►January 17, 2010 - Immunisation history 'should be checked' - Parents are urged to check their child's immunisation history online ahead of the new school year, says Minister for Human Services Chris Bowen. - AAP via

* ►January 17, 2010 - In Recall, a Role Model Stumbles (requires registration) - The New York Times - "On Friday, McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a division of Johnson & Johnson, announced the recall of several hundred batches of popular over-the-counter medicines, including Benadryl, Motrin, Rolaids, Simply Sleep, St. Joseph Aspirin and Tylenol. According to a federal inspection report, the response was anything but swift."

►January 17, 2010 - New Vaccine Joins Campaign to End Polio - New formulation, first used in Afghanistan in December, targets two types of virus in one dose. - Transcript of radio broadcast - Voice of America

►January 17, 2010 - Vietnam: Spending millions against H1N1 and finding problems - H5N1 Blog

►January 17, 2010 - Fading H1N1 scare leaves vaccine surplus - Bloomberg via Seattle Times

►January 17, 2010 - GSK braced for low sales of flu drug - Financial Times

* ►January 17, 2010 - Desperation Play on Flu Vaccine - Philip Alcabes - "Apparently, New York State Health Commissioner Daines doesn’t want to be left off the victory train.  He announced on Friday that the law requiring immunization of staff of health care facilities would be enforced — even though a restraining order was issued by state Supreme Court Justice Thomas McNamara in October prohibiting enforcement.    (A federal district court judge in San Diego ruled this week in favor of the Rady Children’s Hospital’s union of nurses and technicians, according to San Diego CityBeat.  The union had requested arbitration of the hospital’s mandatory flu-immunization policy which, they claim, violates their collective-bargaining agreement.)"

* ►January 16, 2010 - Keeping kids too clean may do more harm than good - Columbus Dispatch - "'It's healthy for us to get sick from time to time. It helps educate our body what to attack and what not to attack,' said Dr. Bradley Van Sickle, a pediatric endocrinologist at Akron Children's Hospital."

* ►January 15, 2010 - Judge rules that union grievance against Children’s Hospital’s flu vaccination policy is legit - San Diego CityBeat via Last Blog on Earth - "A court battle over a mandatory flu vaccination policy at Rady Children’s Hospital has come to an end. Well, almost. Today, U.S. District Judge Michael Anello ruled in favor of the United Nurses of Children’s Hospital (UNOCH), the hospital’s nurses and technicians union, granting its motion to compel arbitration of a grievance the union filed in November against a policy mandating that hospital employees receive H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccinations or wear surgical masks and green name badges. (Download the court’s ruling here.)"

►January 15, 2010 - Variation in Child Cognitive Ability by Week of Gestation Among Healthy Term Births - journal article (American Journal of Epidemiology)

* ►January 15, 2010 - Bipolar diagnosis jumps in young children: study - The number of children aged 2 to 5 who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and prescribed powerful antipsychotic drugs has doubled over the past decade, according to research released on Friday. - The Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent via PsychiatryReuters

►January 15, 2010 - Over 75 Groups Petition EPA to Ban Triclosan Uses Tied to Widespread Contamination - Beyond Pesticides

* ►January 14, 2010 - New collaboration may help to further development of a malaria vaccine - Infectious Disease News

►January 14, 2010 - Older patients may be at serious risk for severe Clostridium difficile infection - Infectious Disease News

►January 14, 2010 - Agency Petitioned to Regulate Endocrine Disruptors - The Center for Biological Diversity via Beyond Pesticides

* ►January 13, 2010 - Swine flu: Crisis communicator - Richard Besser led the United States' top public-health agency as swine flu broke out on its doorstep. And his communication shaped the early days of a pandemic, finds Brendan Maher. - news (Nature)

►January 13, 2010 - Dwindling research funds worry some in the medical community - Infectious Disease News

►January 13, 2010 - Group Calls on Bayer to Withdraw Dangerous Pesticides - Coalition against Bayer Dangers via Beyond Pesticides

* ►January 12, 2010 - Dose Sparing Intradermal S-OIV H1N1 Influenza Vaccination Device - Primary objective: To evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of low-dose ID S-OIV H1N1 vaccines delivered via a novel microneedle device (MicronJet600) and compare this to the full-dose standard IM injection. Hypothesis: Low dose (20%) intradermal (ID) S-OIV H1N1 vaccine delivered via a novel microneedle device (MicronJet600) is equally effective as full-dose standard intramuscular (IM) vaccine... -

►January 12, 2010 - Long-Term Antibiotic Treatment for Crohn's Disease: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Placebo-Controlled Trials. - journal article (Clinical Infectious Diseases)

* ►January 12, 2010 - Behind the mask - Does the flu vaccination policy at Children’s Hospital violate employees' civil rights? - San Diego CityBeat - "Whether she’s resuscitating an infant in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or taking a break in the nurses’ lounge at Rady Children’s Hospital, Gillian Kirkpatrick wears the markings of the non-vaccinated: a green name badge and a surgical mask. She’s not too happy about it. Kirkpatrick, a senior nurse on the hospital’s Neonatal Transport Team, thinks the hospital’s new flu vaccination policy goes too far. ... Nicole Kennelly, executive director of United Nurses of Children’s Hospital (UNOCH), said she’s heard, through dozens of e-mails and numerous conversations, from staff who complain about wearing masks for 12-hour shifts and having to take too many trips outside or to the cafeteria—the only two places where staff can remove their masks—to get a drink of water. Non-vaccinated employees says they’ve been subject to harassment from supervisors and threats of termination if they don’t wear their masks. Some legal experts say the masks and badges violate employees’ civil rights. 'I would say it appears to be a HIPAA violation,' said Abner Weintraub, president of The HIPAA Group, a training and consulting firm that specializes in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule, the federal law that protects the medical privacy of U.S. citizens."

* ►January 12, 2010 - Winter session: 25-29 January 2010 - PACE winter session: ‘Faked pandemics, a threat to health’ - Council of Europe

* ►January 11, 2010 - Mandatory Vaccination and Forced Microchipping - 2010 Georgia Legislative Session - Mandatory vaccination and protection from forced microchipping. - video - YouTube

* ►January 10, 2010 - Dollars and Sense - Hilary's Blog via Beyond Conformity - "In comparison to the gazillions of dollars spent on market research, opinion noting, and politician wheedling, how many studies did you find actually LOOKING at vaccine damaged children? Articles on different new HPV vaccines outstrip anything on side effects case histories. It's all about marketting and "innovation" and little about real people. The situation is ludicrous. Sorry. Wrong word. Lucrative."

* ►January 2010 - Childhood Autism and Eosinophilic Colitis. - journal article (Digestion)

* ►January 2010 - Rhabdomyolysis associated with olanzapine treatment in a child with Autism. - journal article (Pediatric Emergency Care)

►January 2010 - Respiratory Viral Infections in Infants: Causes, Clinical Symptoms, Virology, and Immunology - journal article (Clinical Microbiology Reviews)

►January 2010 - Still Looking for Reasons in Appendicitis - journal article (Archives of Surgery)

* ►January 2010 - Allergic contact dermatitis from aluminium in deodorants - journal article (Contact Dermatitis)

* ►December 31, 2009 - The critically ill child with novel H1N1 influenza A: A case series. - journal article (Pediatric Critical Care Medicine) - "Underlying chronic illness (especially respiratory illness) seems associated with critical novel H1N1 influenza disease in children. Respiratory manifestations are highly variable among patients and within a single patient involving both bronchoconstriction and alveolar disease. Therapies must be individualized and rapidly adjusted. The duration of critical illness was not different between early and late treatment groups. Whether this is reflective of sample size or indicative of the importance of therapeutic intervention at any time early during infection in critically ill patients is unclear. Bacterial superinfection was more common than previously reported for seasonal influenza A. Moderate novel H1N1 influenza disease, including respiratory failure and hypotension, had 100% survival in our series."

►October 28, 2009 - Pentavalent vaccine suspended - Possible side effects given as reason - Kuensel Online

* ►2009 - Autistic Spectrum Disorders Report - From the National Birth Defect Registry (pdf) -

World Vaccine Congress 2010 - Celebrating a decade as North America’s leading vaccine event for senior vaccine leaders - 19-22 April 2010, Washington, DC

Childhood Diseases: Reality, Care & Treatment - Starts January 27 - Sheri Nakken, R.N., MA, Classical Homeopath

Introduction to Vaccine Dangers classes - next classes January 28 - Sheri Nakken, R.N., MA, Classical Homeopath

Health Resolutions 2010 - Thursday, January 28, 2010 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM CST - Please join Dr. Eisenstein as he will discuss Healthier weight No Vaccines More Vitamin D Less Pharmaceuticals and more.................... - webinar -

Shot of Prevention - blog

Making clinical trials easier and more successful in the UK and in Ireland (includes video) -