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All the News Posted January 10, 2010


►January 11, 2010 - Sanofi’s Vaccine for Mosquito Virus Protects Adults, Study Says - Bloomberg via Business Week

►January 11, 2010 - Thais have no allergic problem after vaccinated against A/H1N1 influenza - Xinhua via China View

►January 11, 2010 - Mangalore: 1,55516 kids given polio drops in DK - Images - Mangalorean.com

►January 11, 2010 - Naxals allow polio campaign in Chhattisgarh - Business Standard

►January 11, 2010 - Parents throng booths for polio vaccine - Times of India

►January 11, 2010 - Researchers hopeful of finding HIV cure - Times of India

* ►January 10, 2010 - Mumps Outbreaks Among the Vaccinated By Teresa Conrick - Age of  Autism

* ►January 10, 2010 - 'Evidence of Harm' revisited, Part 2 - Mercury and the 'environmental soup' - The Bloomington Alternative

* ►January 10, 2010 - 11 year old Autistic boy, IQ of 68, charged with Felonious Assault (includes video) - The Autism News - "Zak is due in court this Monday morning and faces being detained for at least a month at a Mental Institute for assessment. His parents have launched an the Zakh Appeal for help to pay for a specialist lawyer to represent them.  For more information visit the website: The Zakh Appeal"

* ►January 10, 2010 - Dog helps stabilize autistic boy's life, but Hillsboro school says not in the classroom - The Oregonian via OregonLive.com - "Every day, Scooter Givens tries to hit his third-grade classmates and instructors at Patterson Elementary where he attends class for children with severe autism. Sounds that surprise him, especially crying children, can send the 9-year-old Hillsboro boy into yelling, flailing "meltdowns," which have lasted more than an hour. Eric and Wendy Givens know Madison, a trained autism service dog, can calm their son; they've seen the German shepherd do so at malls, in parking lots, at restaurants. But the Hillsboro School District won't allow the dog in school, saying Scooter is doing well without the shepherd."

* ►January 10, 2010 - For my autistic son, diet does make a difference - letter - The Free Lance-Star

* ►January 10, 2010 - Research adds to evidence that autism is a brain 'connectivity' disorder - Studying a rare disorder known as tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), researchers at Children's Hospital Boston add to a growing body of evidence suggesting that autism spectrum disorders, which affect 25 to 50 percent of TSC patients, result from a miswiring of connections in the developing brain, leading to improper information flow. The finding may also help explain why many people with TSC have seizures and intellectual disabilities. Findings were published online in Nature Neuroscience on January 10. - PhysOrg.com

►January 10, 2010 - Leaders hold forum on autism - WNYT.com - "Senator Roy McDonald today announced that he has introduced legislation to create a statewide council on autism – the New York Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders Treatment, Training and Research Council - that will develop a comprehensive state policy to address the needs of the growing autism population in New York State."

►January 10, 2010 - Children with autism need more help in Kansas, Missouri - Midwest Voices via Kansas City Star

►January 10, 2010 - Jenny McCarthy Dismisses Pediatrics Study on Autism - Discovery News

►January 10, 2010 - Common drug for 500 years belongs in history books - Montreal Gazette - "Thimerosal has undergone extensive testing and has a good safety profile, despite what is alleged by many anti-vaccinationists. Unfortunately, some mercury compounds still crop up illegally in the market place. Calomel-containing creams are promoted as skin whiteners and cause diverse problems with regular use. Here's my verse on that: 'Forget the enticing looks, calomel belongs in the history books!'"

* ►January 10, 2010 - Swine flu promises GlaxoSmithKline a £1bn revenue boost - As the drug giants sees patents run out, planning for a pandemic has paid off as governments stockpile medicines - The Observer via The Guardian, UK - "Andrew Witty, GSK's chief executive for the past 18 months, stresses that the company has worked hard to come up with a vaccine and that 'it would be foolish to deny that events like these aren't good for business'. GSK has been planning for a pandemic for three-and-a-half years has and spent more than £1bn to ensure its factories could crank up production at short notice. 'We don't know how big this deal is going to be, but no one can say we aren't ready,' says Witty."

* ►January 10, 2010 - Turks fear side effects of swine flu vaccines - Hurriyet Daily News - "Turks have avoided swine flu vaccinations due to a fear of its side effects and the belief that vaccinated people will be used as experimental medical subjects, according to a recent survey done via the Internet. The FikriMühim Agency, a research company, asked its members to answer an online survey about the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu. Out of 8,600 respondents, 95 percent said they had not been vaccinated for the virus."

* ►January 10, 2010 - H1N1 Vaccine Goes from Scarce to Plentiful - Swine Flu's Impact Has Been Less Severe than Feared; But Health Officials Warn Not to Become Complacent (includes video) - CBS Evening News

►January 10, 2010 - UK: Move to recover cost of flu vaccine (requires registration) - Financial Times

►January 10, 2010 - Only about half of NISD students getting H1N1 shots at in-school clinics - KENS 5 TV

* ►January 10, 2010 - Presidential Proclamation- National Influenza Vaccination Week - White House via eNews Park Forest

►January 10, 2010 - Valley doctors to kick off National Influenza Vaccine Week - ABC15.com

►January 10, 2010 - Governor Rell: Residents encouraged to get vaccinated against H1N1, seasonal flu -
State recognizes National Influenza Vaccination Week, January 10-16- Connectcut Plus

►January 10, 2010 - Dr. Bill Elliott: H1N1 flu ebbing, but vaccine still a good idea - Marin Independent-Journal

►January 10, 2010 - H1N1 vaccination program to continue in school - Gainesville Sun

►January 10, 2010 - Flu still a concern; get vaccinated - The Tennessean

►January 10, 2010 - Ouch! Walk-ins are no-shows - Durham Herald-Sun

►January 10, 2010 - Few Ohioans at high swine flu risk vaccinated - AP via The News-Messenger

►January 10, 2010 - Egypt registers 8 more A/H1N1 flu deaths - Xinhua via China View

►January 10, 2010 - Two more deaths after H1N1 infection - Jerusalem Post

►January 10, 2010 - 11 fresh deaths take India's swine flu toll to 1,061 - Sify

* ►January 10, 2010 - H1N1: What's the right amount of worry? - Ocala Star-Banner

►January 10, 2010 - Top scams of '09 fed off economic, H1N1 fears - Columbus Dispatch

►January 10, 2010 - UW-Madison official says swine flu wave likely - AP via Chicago Tribune

►January 10, 2010 - H1N1 jabs 'available to all' in Saudi - AME Info

►January 10, 2010 - 13 children die of pneumonia in Badaun - Press Trust of India

►January 10, 2010 - Parijat appeals all to help eradicate polio - The Imphal Free Press via KangaOnline

►January 10, 2010 - Five day pulse polio campaign to begin today - Times of India

►January 10, 2010 - 20 lakh children administered polio drops in J&K - GroundReport

►January 10, 2010 - Dalai Lama inaugurates polio vaccination drive - Little About

* ►January 10, 2010 - 38 polio cases, yet Nitish gets award - Nothing could be more ironical. A month after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was conferred the prestigious Polio Eradication Champion Award, it has come to light that out of a total 79 cases of P1 type of polio virus in India, nearly half of them have been reported from Bihar. - Deccan Herald

►January 10, 2010 - My Turn: What Happens After Hepatitis - Years after my wild-child days, my past caught up with me in the form of a diagnosis of a chronic disease. I could have given up. Instead I chose to embrace the future. - Newsweek

►January 10, 2010 - Vertex sees 2009 loss of less than $650 mln - Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc (VRTX.O) forecast a net loss of less than $650 million for 2009 on Sunday, as it prepares to launch its first product, a closely watched experimental hepatitis C drug. - Reuters

►January 10, 2010 - Pharmaceutical firm attracts investments and partnerships - Technology used for several ailments - Detroit Free Press - "NanoBio is developing a number of drugs to treat cold sores, acne, fungal infections and lung-related infections of cystic fibrosis. It also is working on ways to create nasal vaccines for seasonal and novel strains of flu, pneumonia, HIV, anthrax, smallpox and other diseases."

►January 10, 2010 - Accused Delaware Pediatrician To Be Tested For HIV - AP via CBS 3

►January 10, 2010 - Fewer HIV patients becoming drug-resistant: B.C. study - Vancouver Sun

* ►January 9, 2010 - Unused swine flu vaccine could cost NHS millions - The Times, UK

* ►January 9, 2010 - The cost of the swine 'flu scare - The Telegraph Blog, UK - "How irksome, at a time when our national debt is rising by £5,000 a second, to learn that the Government has squandered a billion pounds on swine ‘flu vaccines. Having stockpiled 132 million doses, it is now giving the stuff away. Good news for Big Pharma, bad news for everyone else. It’s all very well being wise after the event, you might say. Actually, though, quite a few of us were wise before the event (see here). You didn’t need any special expertise in epidemiology to spot an obvious boondoggle."

►January 9, 2010 - OSU researcher developing vaccine for respiratory virus - Stillwater NewsPress - "Dr. Tom Oomens, a researcher at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, is evaluating the assembly of Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus in order to find new ways to treat the virus, including creating new concepts for a vaccine."

►January 9, 2010 - Another bid for a zero-polio Delhi - The Hindu

►January 8, 2010 - Pulse polio drive stopping short at apartments - Express Buzz

►January 8, 2010 - Over 77,000 inoculated with A/H1N1 flu vaccines in Macao - Xinhua via China View

►January 8, 2010 - U.S. Considers Cancelling H1N1 Vaccine Orders - http://tristatehomepage.com

►January 8, 2010 - Some immunity building up against pandemic flu: WHO - Southern hemisphere countries struck by H1N1 flu last year are now broadly protected against new infections, the World Health Organization said on Friday. - Reuters

►January 8, 2010 - New Findings Shed Light on Who's Afraid of HPV - PhysOrg.com - "Join the National Science Foundation for a live webcast as Yale University law professor Dan Kahan discusses new details of an experimental study that asks the following questions: Who fears the HPV vaccine, who doesn't and why? The webcast is embargoed until the research findings are published online in a major peer-reviewed journal on Jan. 13. Who: Journalists only please When: Jan. 12, 2010, 11 a.m."

►January 7, 2010 - Cat Caught Swine Flu: Report - NBC San Diego

* ►January 7, 2010 - Inquiry call for swine flu vaccine rollout - The opposition has called for a review of the federal government's handling of the swine flu vaccination program after it emerged taxpayers may have to foot the bill for the vaccine, despite only a quarter of it so far being shipped to doctors. - The Australian

* ►January 7, 2010 - Or Maybe That Virus Isn’t Linked to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Wall Street Journal Health Blog

►January 6, 2010 - GeoVax Labs, Inc. Announces Appointment of Mark J. Newman, Ph.D. as Vice President, Research and Development - press release - GeoVax Labs, Inc. via PRNewswire-FirstCall

* ►January 5, 2010 - Expert Explains the Flu Vaccine Deception and the Swine Flu Hoax (includes video) - Foodconsumer.org - "Dr. Shiv Chopra was a drug company insider, and also worked for what is now Health Canada -- the Canadian equivalent of the FDA. He is uniquely qualified to explain why no flu vaccine has ever worked, and that swine flu and avian flu are nothing more than hoaxes."

►January 5, 2010 - Legislators get swine flu vaccine at Statehouse - AP via Chicago Tribune

►January 5, 2010 - Adherence to HIV Therapy Cuts Healthcare Costs - Annals of Internal Medicine via MedPage Today

►January 5, 2010 - U.S. Ban on HIV-Positive Visitors, Immigrants Expires - Health Experts Say 22-Year Ban Reflected Ignorance About Disease - ABC News

►January 5, 2010 - How long will we depend on the US for HIV money? - New Vision, Uganda

►January 5, 2010 - Public Officials Attack City’s Heroin Pamphlet - City Room via The New York Times

►January 4, 2010 - $18.8M in Grants to Help Institute Take Aim at Infectious Diseases - San Diego Business Journal - "Now, researchers with the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology will join forces with teams from Australia, Brazil and Papua New Guinea to tackle some of the toughest — dengue virus, malaria, smallpox and tuberculosis — in a five-year set of grants awarded by the National Institutes of Health."

►January 4, 2010 - GoScan Helps California's 6th Largest City Track Swine Flu Cases - PRWeb

* ►January 4, 2010 - Mandatory influenza immunisation of health-care workers - Lancet via Centre for Vaccine Ethics and Policy

* ►January 4, 2010 - France cancels 50 million flu shot orders - France has canceled over half the flu vaccines it ordered to combat the H1N1 flu virus, Health Minister Roselyne Bachelot said on Monday, in an effort to head off criticism after reserving too many shots. - Reuters

* ►January 4, 2010 - Jenny McCarthy Dismisses Autism Study - Despite a recent report, the actress and activist says autism diets are helpful. - video - ABC News

* ►January 4, 2010 - Part One When your child has a vaccine reaction - Hilary's Desk via Beyond Conformity

* ►January 5, 2010 - Part Two Reporting the Reaction - Hilary's Desk via Beyond Conformity

* ►January 5, 2010 - Part Three Carm and Jasmine Renata - Hilary's Desk via Beyond Conformity - "In October 2009, Rhonda Renata emailed me about the death of her daughter Jasmine on 22nd September 2009. She had emailed John Key, Tony Ryall, and a few others and had got the usual fluff political responses from a dogma-ingrained system. From the time of Jasmine’s death, she had scoured the internet and found many cases of Gardasil recipients who had had similar stories to Jasmine. She wanted answers as to her daughter’s death, and wanted to know what to do next."

* ►January 1, 2010 - The Year of Advocacy... Thank you AoA... - LifeHealthChoices

* ►December 11, 2010 - Experts checking if NZ death linked to cervical-cancer jab - New Zealand Herald - "Health Minister Tony Ryall's office has confirmed that the Otago University-based Centre for Adverse Reaction Monitoring (CARM) had been asked to see if there is any link between the girl's death and the Gardasil vaccination."

* Jasmine Renata. - Hilary Butler via Beyond Vaccination Forum - "Open Letter to Dr Stewart Jessamine, Medsafe. Saturday, 9 January, 2009.  Dear Dr Jessamine, I have been working with Rhonda Renata since October, regarding her daughter’s death following the Gardasil vaccination, and have permission to discuss her death, and for all information I have to be made public."

Alexandra Amaris Peters - Lakeside resident - obituary - The Republican-American - "Alexandra, like thousands of other children, was brain damaged shortly after birth when she had a severe reaction to the pertussis component of the DPT vaccine that is routinely administered to infants and young children."

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