Humans, hogs may eat their way to flu resistance

By VT / May 22, 2009

Humans, hogs may eat their way to flu resistance http://www.meatpoultry.com/news/weekly_enews.asp?ArticleID=102157&[email protected] (MEATPOULTRY.com, May 05, 2009) by Bryan Salvage AMES, IOWA — Iowa State University researchers are putting flu vaccines into the genetic makeup of corn, which may someday allow pigs and humans to get a flu vaccination simply by eating corn or corn products. “We’re trying […]

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Sanofi-Aventis fined for $500k drugs deal linked to prescription sales

By VT / May 22, 2009

Sanofi-Aventis fined for $500k drugs deal linked to prescription sales http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,25515016-23289,00.html Adam Cresswell, Health editor | May 21, 2009 Article from: The Australian DRUG giant Sanofi-Aventis has been slapped with a $25,000 fine for striking a groundbreaking but controversial sponsorship deal that was expected to funnel $500,000 a year into one of Australia’s top medical […]

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Scientists Develop Novel Approach to Fighting AIDS Virus

By VT / May 21, 2009

Scientists Develop Novel Approach to Fighting AIDS Virus http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/1690719/scientists_develop_novel_approach_to_fighting_aids_virus/ Posted on: Monday, 18 May 2009, 12:05 CDT Scientists are testing a new approach that involves the insertion of a gene into muscle tissue that will allow the body to produce antibodies that fight off the HIV/AIDS virus. Reporting in the online edition of the journal […]

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UPDATE 2-Glaxo sees more big orders for H1N1 flu vaccine

By VT / May 21, 2009

UPDATE 2-Glaxo sees more big orders for H1N1 flu vaccine Wed May 20, 2009 2:14pm EDT http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssPharmaceuticals%20-%20Diversified/idUSLK97908820090520 * New orders expected beyond 128 mln doses bought last week * H1N1 price in line with seasonal at about 5 pounds a dose * Volume will depend on yield during vaccine production * Strong demand also for […]

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Medtronic List Omits Name

By VT / May 21, 2009

Medtronic List Omits Name http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124282952830639467.html MAY 21, 2009 by David Armstrong U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley expressed concern that a list of consultants provided to him by Medtronic Inc. doesn’t include a doctor accused of falsifying data in a favorable study of the company’s Infuse bone-graft product. The medical-device maker has said surgeon Timothy Kuklo was […]

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Universal vaccine gets a step closer

By VT / May 21, 2009

Universal vaccine gets a step closer http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2009/04/28/Universal-vaccine-gets-a-step-closer/UPI-91731240974016/ Published: April 28, 2009 at 11:00 PM A vaccine that protects against death and serious complications from different strains of influenza is a little closer to reality, U.S. researchers say. Dr. Robert Belshe of Saint Louis University said drug companies now manufacture a different flu vaccine each year […]

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Vaccine Proponents Not Immunized From Criticism

By VT / May 21, 2009

Vaccine Proponents Not Immunized From Criticism http://blogs.wsj.com/health/2008/07/28/vaccine-proponents-not-immunized-from-criticism/?mod=googlenews_wsj By Alicia Mundy Many parents, concerned about risks from childhood vaccines, are putting the kibosh on shots for their kids despite advice from government officials, the medical establishment and academics. Gaps in immunization are starting to show. A lack of vaccination against measles was known or suspected in […]

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How Independent Are Vaccine Defenders?

By VT / May 21, 2009

How Independent Are Vaccine Defenders? Sharyl Attkisson Investigates Vaccine Advocates Taking Funding From The Companies Whose Vaccines They Endorse http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/07/25/cbsnews_investigates/main4296175.shtml?source=mostpop_story WASHINGTON, July 25, 2008 | by Sharyl Attkisson (CBS) For years some parents and scientists have raised concerns about vaccine safety, including a possible link to autism and ADD. Many independent experts have sided with […]

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Vical reports progress with swine flu vaccine

By VT / May 21, 2009

Vical reports progress with swine flu vaccine http://www.marketwatch.com/story/story/print?guid=8E46DF7F-6D54-4BC3-9450-DE4B6C14C982 LONDON (MarketWatch) — Vical Inc. (VICL 2.25, +0.05, +2.27%) said Thursday that in the two weeks since launching its program to develop a vaccine against H1N1 influenza, or swine flu, it has completed development of a prototype vaccine, produced an initial supply and initiated immunogenicity testing on […]

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ATS 2009: Second Wave of H1N1 Flu Feared in the Fall

By VT / May 21, 2009

ATS 2009: Second Wave of H1N1 Flu Feared in the Fall http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/703113 by Kristina Rebelo May 20, 2009 (San Diego, California) — In a special panel session here at ATS 2009: the American Thoracic Society International Conference, experts and public-health officials discussed the current situation and ways hospitals can prepare for a potential second wave […]

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Summary of oral evidence:Dr John Wood and Dr James Robertson,National Institute for Biological Standards and Control(NIBSC)

By VT / May 21, 2009

    http://royalsociety.org/downloaddoc.asp?id=3521   27 April 2006 Dr John Wood and Dr James Robertson are Principal Scientists in the Division of Virology at NIBSC. Dr Wood and Dr Robertson lead the NIBSC’s influenza group and their responsibilities include the control and standardisation of influenza vaccines. On behalf of the World Health Organisation (WHO) the NIBSC […]

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GPO wins flu jab approval

GPO wins flu jab approval WHO signs vaccine pact to prepare for pandemic http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/17027/gpo-wins-flu-jab-approval By: POST REPORTERS Published: 21/05/2009 at 12:00 AM Newspaper section: NewsThe World Health Organisation has given Thailand the green light to use an advanced vaccine production technology to make flu vaccines for domestic and global use in the event of a […]

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Child vaccination rates hit record levels

Child vaccination rates hit record levels Fri Sep 5, 2008 2:07am EDT http://www.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUSCOL47185220080905 By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. toddlers got the recommended vaccinations against childhood diseases at record levels in 2007, federal health officials said on Thursday, as they urged parents to continue to trust vaccine safety. The Centers for Disease Control and […]

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Flu shot not effective in preventing hospitalizations in asthmatic children

Flu shot not effective in preventing hospitalizations in asthmatic children ** Note: There is strong circumstantial evidence showing vaccines can cause asthma. http://www.labspaces.net/97649/Flu_shot_not_effective_in_preventing_hospitalizations_in_asthmatic_children Wednesday, May 20, 2009 The inactivated flu vaccine does not appear to be effective in preventing influenza-related hospitalizations in children, especially the ones with asthma. In fact, children who get the flu […]

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