"It is very possible that PATERNAL AGE is the major predictor of(non-familial) autism." Harry Fisch, M.D., author "The Male Biological Clock". Sperm DNA mutates and autism, schizophrenia bipolar etc. results. What is the connection with autoimmune disorders? Having Type 1 diabetes, SLE,etc. in the family, also if mother had older father. NW Cryobank will not accept a sperm donor past 35th BD to minimize genetic abnormalities.VACCINATIONS also cause autism.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Autism and Vitamin D

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January 30, 2010.

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This month, I dedicate the entire newsletter to a mother's lengthy case report of her autistic son. Other than name and place of residence, the letter was not edited.

Dear Dr. Cannell:

At age 2.5 years, between December 2007 and January 2008, my son experienced a fairly dramatic onset of symptoms that led to his diagnosis of autism. His symptoms (many of which we did not even know the terminology for at the time they first occurred) included:

--The inability to sleep at night, we would put him to bed at 8:00 or 8:30 p.m. following his normal bedtime routine

--Development of anxiety and refusal to leave the house even to do preferred activities

--Obsessive-repetitive questions and monologuing/run-on speech

--Sensory issues (refusal to wear jeans or any fabrics other than fleece, screaming hysterically at bath time, complaining and covering eyes in sunlight, covering ears for everyday noises that had not bothered him before (toilets flushing, pulling pots and pans from cupboards, etc.)


--Flapping and self-stimulating behaviors (repeatedly tapping his cheeks and eyes with all ten fingers, continually twisting up his fingers in pretzel-like configurations, holding objects in his peripheral range of vision and straining to see them from the corner of his eyes)

--Development of an unusual pattern of stuttering/vocal tic at the end of words,he would repeat the last sound/syllable,"I don't want to go to the store-or-or-or-or-or-or. It won't be fun-n-n-n-n-n-n-n." He would make sounds even in his sleep "n-n-n-n-n-n" or "s-s-s-s-s-s-s"

--Loss of muscle tone (stopped walking up and down stairs and began crawling/sliding instead, decline in balance and motor skills)

--loss of handedness (began switching left to right hand, after seeming predominantly left-handed)

--Marked increase in hyperactivity

--Frequent spacing out/unresponsive episodes

Our son and his twin sister were born at 36 weeks, 5 days on March 17, 2005 after four months of bed-rest. As early as their 8 week appointment, I mentioned to our pediatrician that we had concerns about our son's eye contact and social responsiveness (in comparison to his sister). I felt that I was having more difficulty bonding with him. We were told "don't worry, but don't wait" and were referred to our state's Early On intervention program. At the end of June a physical therapist and speech pathologist from our intermediate school district came to our home to evaluate our then 3 month old son and told me that he was doing just fine and that I was worrying too much. I agreed that by the time they saw him he had begun smiling and making better eye contact.

We didn't worry again about our son until fall 2006. He had walked just before his first birthday, but by 18 months+ he still seemed clumsy and prone to falling compared to his sister. We took him back to the intermediate school district for evaluation and were told that all of his development seemed to be in the normal range and that we shouldn't worry. We were advised that we could take him to music and gym classes to work on his coordination and told that we could pay for private physical therapy if we elected. We followed all of the recommendations.

For a year, we didn't notice any other changes until the sudden onset of symptoms listed above when he was 2.5 years. With the sudden onset of symptoms above, we took our son to see a number of specialists during the winter of 2008 including a neurologist (who diagnosed him with Asperger Syndrome), a psychologist (who diagnosed with autism), and a second psychologist who specialized in the treatment of autism (who diagnosed him with Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not-Otherwise-Specified). All three diagnoses are on the autism spectrum. He also began seeing an occupational therapist, a speech therapist, a behavioral specialist, and a DAN! (Defeat Autism Now!) doctor for dietary interventions. We saw a dramatic improvement by April/May of that year. Nearly all the symptoms on the list above had resolved. We assumed the improvements were due to diet but he started to go into the sun around that time. Our son slept well and spent many peaceful, happy and anxiety-free months during the spring and summer after turning three.

In mid-November 2008, I sent the following e-mail to the DAN doctor who had been helping us with our son.

"You saw our son Jonathan Switzer a few times regarding his autism diagnosis and diet issues, etc. He had a regressive period last winter from about December through April when his autism was diagnosed, then did pretty well all summer. Nursery school started off okay, too, but now he seems to be having another regression.

Main symptoms:

--Great difficulty getting to sleep (fidgets for 2 plus hours most nights while he had been falling asleep easily for several months prior to that)

--Marked increase in anxiety (again refusing to leave the house even to do things he loves, frequently shaking/clenching and telling us "I'm scared)

--Onset of OCD-like behaviors (afraid to get hands dirty, get extremely upset if he gets even tiny drips of water on himself)

--Increase in self-stimulatory behaviors (flapping, fidgeting, noise-making)

--Frequent crying jags and telling us he's just giving up on everything

We have had other parents tell us that their kids on the spectrum have a worsening of symptoms during the winter months and we feel like we are observing this same pattern. We've done some reading about light therapy for depression/anxiety and to help correct disturbed sleep patterns and would like to give it a try for Jonathan.

Wondering if you have ever prescribed a light therapy box for pediatric patients before. Our insurance told us they will cover it with a diagnosis of Seasonal Affective Disorder, but I don't even know if that is something that can be diagnosed in children. Guess we're willing to try anything at this point. Do you know much about this type of therapy?"

Neither the DAN Doctor nor our pediatrician would write a prescription for a therapy light, so we purchased one on our own and found it made no discernible impact on his symptoms.

By December, our son's symptoms had worsened further and we decided to put him in a very expensive and intensive autism treatment program through our local hospital. He made slow progress during his participation in the program from January through April. He was also involved in speech and occupational therapy during the winter months. At his IEPC meeting at school in March, we were encouraged to put him in the district's program for children with developmental delays. We instead elected to register him for regular pre-school for the following year.

During that winter, I was crying to some friends about my son and describing his seemingly seasonal pattern of symptoms. We had just seen a second neurologist searching for help, and I was extremely frustrated when, after listening to my son's symptoms and history, he told me bluntly, "There is nothing seasonal about autism," then suggested that we put our son on an anti-depressant. We refused the medication. One of the friends I was crying to is a research librarian and the other is a medical researcher. After our conversation, they located and e-mailed me a few journal articles they thought might help, one of the articles was by Dr. Cannell and discussed his vitamin D theory of autism. Reading the article was one of those "Aha!" moments and I felt hopeful that Dr. Cannell was on to something.

By June our son was released from both speech therapy and occupational therapy and we were told that he no longer showed any delays for his age. When he had begun occupational therapy in January, the OT had been astonished at our son's lack of muscle tone. She recommended that he also receive Physical Therapy services, so we went on a long waiting list. Our initial OT was in a car accident, and in May we were transferred to a new OT. When the new OT first saw our son, she said could not believe he was the same child described in the notes. By May the low muscle tone, hyperactivity and distractibility noted in his file, were no longer evident. His turn came up for physical therapy and we were told he no longer needed it.

Our son has always spent a lot of time outdoors in the summer, without sunblock. He had a happy and relaxing summer. As fall/back-to-school approached, I began to fear the onset of another regression and again read the article by Dr. Cannell my friend had sent. I visited his website and decided we would try a vitamin D supplement. Our pediatrician did not encourage any dose higher than 400 i.u. (that found in a typical multivitamin) but did write a script to have his 25-hydroxy level tested. In August his level was 37, so we started him on 5,000 iu daily and had his level retested on October 21st. By October his level was 96. The pediatrician was concerned that this was too high and told us he should not have more than 400 iu per day.

Knowing that Nov-March are typically his worst months, we reduced the dosage down only to 3,000 iu from October through mid-December. At an appointment in December our son was doing wonderfully (none of his usual fall/winter symptoms yet evident) and the pediatrician told us 3,000 iu was too much and that we should be giving no more than 400 iu. In mid-December we reduced the dose to 1,500 iu. By the beginning of January we noted a marked loss of eye contact. We also noted that our son was again interchanging his right hand for writing and eating (after using his left hand exclusively for 8+ months). We increased his vitamin D level to 4,000 iu daily in early January. On January 11 we had his 25-Hydroxy level checked on January 11 and found that it was 89. By the end of January, we and his grandparents noted improvement in his eye contact.

In January 2010 we attended his preschool conferences. The teacher had marked cards with the following code (1=age appropriate, 2=developing, 3=area of concern). Our son received 1s in all areas with the exception of hopping on one foot and balance beam where he received 2s. We were told that he is on par with or ahead of his peers in all areas (academic, fine motor, etc.), and that his teacher had noted no unusual symptoms or concerns.

During the fall/winter 2009-2010 our son has been free from nearly all of the most troubling symptoms that plagued him the previous two winters. The following example may demonstrate the improvement in his daily life since last winter.

One of our son's low points was a Christmas party we attended in December 2008. Before leaving the house to attend the party our son screamed and yelled about having to take a bath and because we would not let him wear sweatpants to the party. He then begged us not to make him leave the house. During the 40 minute trip to the party our son asked us repetitive questions and talked incessantly. Upon arriving at the party, he immediately walked into an unoccupied room adjacent to the room where the party was occurring, and put his face into the corner. Despite much coaxing by my husband and me, he refused to come out of the corner.

After approximately 45 minutes of standing in the corner we managed to get him out through the promise of some food rewards. He proceeded to walk around and around the perimeter of the living room where all of the other kids were playing. He rubbed himself along the walls and covered his ears as he walked. He finally settled into playing alone in a corner of the room. All of the kids at the party participated in a book exchange. Our son refused to come to the area where the other kids were gathered. We coaxed him over only to have him throw the book he received and refuse to thank the parent who had purchased it for him. He spent much of the evening in time-outs for that and other inappropriate behavior.

In June of 2008, after playing in the sun for several months, we met for a picnic with the same group of friends at a local park. Our son ran up to the other children and joined right in playing bulldozers in the sand with them. He behaved and interacted in a completely appropriate and typical way during the picnic which lasted several hours.

This year (2009) we attended the same Christmas party at the same house. Our son got ready and left for the party without anxiety or incident. He chatted normally during the drive to the party. He walked into the house, said, "Hey, check out my new train," to some of the kids already playing and settled in to playing happily with the other kids. During the book exchange, he received a book, smiled and gave a big hug to the person who gave it to him.

In December of 2008, I took a leave from my job so I could get my son to the intensive behavioral treatment program he was in and to all of his other therapy appointments. I dedicated 40-60 hours per week to my son's various appointments and home therapy program.

This winter (January 2010), a former colleague asked me what Jonathan's current therapy program consists of. I told her I spend about 30 seconds each day opening the jar of vitamins and giving him his chewable vitamin D. In my opinion, the 3 minutes or so I spend each week giving him his vitamin D have been much more effective, and much less expensive, than any other treatment we have pursued.

Thank you.

Jeannette, Wisconsin

Dear Jeanette:

You're welcome. Several things need comment. First, the symptoms are typical of autism. Second, the seasonality of symptoms suggest a vitamin D deficient disease. Third, the treatment in the spring of 2008 seemed effective but, in hindsight, it was simply due to spring sun exposure. Fourth, as you may now know, light boxes for seasonal affective disorder make no vitamin D. Fifth, your pediatrician knows little about Vitamin D other than what committees tell him; your decision to ignore his advice probably saved your son's brain from further injury, as autism is a progressive inflammatory destruction of brain tissue. Sixth, the fact that you needed bed rest and gave birth prematurely suggests you were Vitamin D deficient during your pregnancy.

Seventh, his twin sister has never had autism, despite the same intrauterine environment. This is consistent with my theory, that autism is caused from a quantitative, not qualitative, variation is one of the enzymes that metabolize Vitamin D. That is, there are no structural differences in these enzymes in autism, only a genetically determined difference in the amount present. These enzymes are responsive to estrogen; estrogen protects the brain from being damaged by low Vitamin D, probably by increasing the amount of activated Vitamin D present, explaining why boys are four times more likely to have the disease.

The report that your son deteriorated when his dose was reduced from 3,000 to 1,500 IU suggests autistic children need adult doses of Vitamin D. When you reduced the dose from 3,000 to 1,500 IU/day he worsened although his level on 1,500 IU/day was probably still greater than 50 ng/ml. This makes me think that dosage needs to be stable and suggests that Professor Reinhold Vieth's theory of a detrimental seasonal resetting of the intercellular metabolism of Vitamin D may even be true at levels above 50 ng/ml, where the body is storing the parent compound, cholecalciferol, in muscle and fat.

His current dose of 4,000 IU per day is perfectly safe and will give him a level of 80-100 ng/ml, inside the reference ranges of American laboratories. Toxicity (asymptomatic high blood calcium) begins somewhere above 200 ng/ml. Generally speaking, autistic children should take 2,000 IU per every 25 pounds of body weight for six weeks, then have a 25(OH)D blood test and adjust the dosage to get into the high end of the reference range, 80-100 ng/ml.

Although I first published the Vitamin D theory of autism theory 3 years ago, few autistic children are currently treated for their Vitamin D deficiency. This is due to several reasons. One, those who think, correctly, that autism is a genetic disease, stop thinking after that, reasoning that genetic diseases are untreatable. Such thinkers do not understand epigenetics (upon the genome). Vitamin D is probably the heart of epigenetics, as nothing works upon the genome like vitamin D.

Secondly, the "all autism is caused from vaccinations" crowd cannot accept the Vitamin D possibility as it threatens their core beliefs. They simply cannot change their minds.

Finally, as you now know, organized medicine would say you should stop the vitamin D and watch your son deteriorate, which is why slavery to evidence based medicine is fine for scientists and unethical for practitioners.

John Cannell, MD

Executive Director

Vitamin D Council

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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Men: Your Biological Clocks are Ticking

Men: Your Biological Clocks are Ticking!
by Whitney Rhodes on January 30, 2010

For many years, it was tacitly assumed that while women have a “Sell By” date when it comes to fertility, men become fertile at puberty and remain so until a ripe old age.

Actually, although there is some truth in that myth, to the extent that males do not have a hormonal menopause as women do; the fact is that fertility in men does begin to decline after a certain age.

Men don’t completely stop being fertile at any age.

However, older fathers are prone to problems that younger fathers usually don’t experience.

What are Some of the Problems Experienced by Older Fathers?

A study that was conducted recently at the University of California, Berkeley, on a test group of men aged 22 to 80 showed that the sperm of older men are fewer in number with less mobility, as well as being less able to move in a straight line.

This research also showed an increased risk of achondroplasia, a genetic mutation that produces a kind of dwarfism.

Nor was this the only risk.

Older fathers were shown to have an increased risk of siring children with autism, or who were mentally retarded, or have behavioral problems with conditions such as schizophrenia.

Downs Syndrome, although associated with older mothers, doesn’t seem so far to be one of the risks of older fathers, but testing is still in progress.

It is believed that many times, male fertility problems caused by age and/or a medical condition might be mistaken as a potency issue, and mistakenly treated with a prescription for Viagra or a similar medication.

Investigating male infertility, and research of male sperm is gaining much new ground these days, as specialists recognize that infertility is not any more likely to rest with the female half of a couple than the male.

Today, more than ever, men and women alike are waiting longer to start families. This has given rise to an increasing frequency of fertility problems encountered with older parents.

So, although men are never completely infertile due to age, research has shown that the quality and quantity of sperm decrease with age.


From Six Months Ago

Friday, January 29, 2010

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda say their foundation will donate $10 billion over the next decade to research new vaccines and br

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda say their foundation will donate $10 billion over the next decade to research new vaccines and bring them to the world's poorest countries.

Washington Post


Advanced paternal age is associated with alterations in discrete behavioural domains and cortical neuroanatomy of C57BL/6J mice.

Eur J Neurosci. 2010 Jan 25. [Epub ahead of print]

Advanced paternal age is associated with alterations in discrete behavioural domains and cortical neuroanatomy of C57BL/6J mice.
Foldi CJ, Eyles DW, McGrath JJ, Burne TH.

Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Qld 4072, Australia.

Abstract Advanced paternal age (APA) is associated with an increased risk of neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and schizophrenia. A previous study in mice suggested that the offspring of aged sires have altered locomotion and avoidance learning. The aim of the current study was to conduct a comprehensive behavioural screen in adult offspring of mice of APA. We also examined brain morphology in neonate and adult mice. The adult offspring of 12- to18-month-old (APA) and 4-month-old (control) male C57BL/6J mice underwent a behavioural test battery comprising tests for locomotion, anxiety, exploration, social behaviour, learned helplessness and sensorimotor gating. The brains of these mice were collected at 3 months and imaged ex vivo using a 16.4T MRI scanner to assess gross neuroanatomy. Neuroanatomy was also examined at birth in a separate cohort of animals. Overall, the APA mouse model was associated with subtle behavioural changes and altered cortical morphology. The behavioural phenotype of female APA mice included increased anxiety-related behaviour, increased exploration and decreased learned helplessness compared to control females. Male APA mice had thinner cortices at birth and increased cortical volume as adults. This animal model may assist in exploring the mechanism of action linking APA with disorders such as schizophrenia and autism.

PMID: 20105239 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


Monday, January 25, 2010


This week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a study in the journal Science Translational Medicine, suggesting vaccines with squalene adjuvants may protect patients against even more types of flu viruses than they are being vaccinated against.
"MF59 adjuvant improves the immune response to a H5N1 vaccine by inducing qualitative and quantitative expansion of the antibody repertoires with protective potential," Hana Golding of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and colleagues wrote.
COMMENT: Novartis and the FDA are setting things in place to approve flu shots with MF59 to be used in the US next year. The factory is built; they need a return on the investment. This is a looming disaster for Americans in the years to come.

And at the same time they are pushing shots with adjuvants in the US, Switzerland's medical regulator has recommended patients with serious autoimmune diseases to avoid H1N1 flu vaccines from Novartis, due to little research and high risk of autoimmune disease.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

teenage girl left disabled by the swine flu treatment Tamiflu did not even have the virus, it was revealed today.

Girl, 19, left battling blindness after taking Tamiflu (and she didn't even have swine flu)By Cher Thornhill
Last updated at 2:50 PM on 21st January 2010
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A teenage girl left disabled by the swine flu treatment Tamiflu did not even have the virus, it was revealed today.
Samantha Millard, 19, became critically ill after suffering a severe allergic reaction to the tablets, which she took on the advice of the controversial NHS helpline.
Within 72 hours of taking three pills, doctors put her on life support.
Samantha spent a month in hospital after developing the life-threatening Stevens Johnson syndrome, which causes the skin to peel off, and later developed toxic epidermal necrolysis syndrome, which has damaged her sight.
Disabled: Samantha Millard had an allergic reaction to Tamiflu which left her blistered and battling blindness

But tests at the hospital have since revealed that she never even contracted the swine flu virus.

Her devastated mother Debbie Van Horenbeeck is now seeking legal advice about the information given out by the NHS swine flu helpline. She believes that Tamiflu has not been tested thoroughly enough.
‘They have disabled my daughter from that helpline,’ said the 42-year-old, who is now her daughter's full-time carer.
'When they told her she had swine flu, they did not inform her of anything that could go wrong. The Government told us we should take this if we got swine flu.’
Doctors believe it will take up to two years for Samantha - who has lost a stone in weight - to recover and do not know if her eyesight will ever be restored.
She said: ‘It’s hard. I can’t bathe myself, I can’t dress myself, I can’t watch films and I can’t read books.
‘I sit in my bedroom with my sunglasses on, curtains closed and the TV on so I can hear it. I don’t know how long it will take for my eyes to heal.
‘I know I’m improving but some days it’s really hard to cope with it. I can’t cry - I have no tears.’
More...Children can catch stress: Parents who bring home the pressures of work can hamper youngsters' schooling
Fears over genetically modified crops that 'can cause liver and kidney damage'

Samantha, of Bicester in Oxfordshire, had taken just three of the 10 tablets when she broke out in a red rash.
Within hours, her body was covered in painful blisters which were so severe her long hair had to be shaved off.
She was rushed to hospital, where tests later revealed that she never actually contracted the swine flu virus.
The student at Bicester Community College now needs to use eye-drops every hour and wear sunglasses and a hat whenever she leaves her house.
Last year the Mail revealed some of the call centres speaking to people with suspected swine flu were manned by 16-year-olds with just three hours training.
A leading health expert also claimed last week that the swine flu outbreak was a 'false pandemic' driven by drug companies that stood to make billions of pounds from a worldwide scare.
Wolfgang Wodarg, head of health at the Council of Europe, accused the makers of flu drugs and vaccines of influencing the World Health Organisation's decision to declare a pandemic.
Rare risk: Tamiflu has been linked to a few rare cases of lthe life-threatening Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, which causes the skin to peel off
This led to the pharmaceutical firms ensuring 'enormous gains', while countries, including the UK, 'squandered' their meagre health budgets, with millions being vaccinated against a relatively mild disease.

Sitting at her daughter's bedside last year, Debbie said: 'It shouldn't be the case that people with no medical background can make these decisions.
'These people are just Joe Bloggs off the street. My daughter could die because of this. Her condition is getting worse.
Stevens Johnson syndrome affects just three in a million people and is usually triggered by an adverse reaction to medication. The mortality rate is around 15 per cent.
Victims develop terrible scarring all over their bodies as well as severe conjunctivitis which can lead to blindness and mouth infections which can stop them eating.
A Roche spokeswoman said the incident would be investigated and could not rule out the role of Tamiflu in triggering the syndrome.
She said: 'While it is difficult to determine the role of Tamiflu in Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, the prescribing information for doctors carries information regarding single cases of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome that have been reported.
A Department of Health spokesman said: 'We are sorry to hear about this young woman's illness and hope she recovers quickly.
'Stevens Johnson Syndrome can happen after medicines or infections and it is very difficult to pinpoint the cause. Serious reactions to Tamiflu are extremely rare and it should still be taken as soon as possible, especially for very serious swine flu cases.
'The National Pandemic Flu Service has been informed by the best clinical expertise including specialist UK Royal Colleges. It includes questions so that potential signs of serious conditions are picked up and referred for immediate medical advice.

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Saturday, January 16, 2010

N.J. targets autism discrimination, creates new statewide registry with new laws

Bergen County, Medicine/Health, Statehouse »
N.J. targets autism discrimination, creates new statewide registry with new laws
By Elise Young/Statehouse Bureau
January 15, 2010, 6:41PM
PARAMUS -- New Jerseyans with autism gained two laws today to prevent discrimination and to join a statewide registry designed to track the disease’s possible trends.

The measures are the last in a package sponsored by former Assembly Speaker Joseph Roberts (D-Camden), who championed awareness of the disorder.

Acting Gov. Steve Sweeney signed the bills at Alpine Learning Group in Paramus. Sweeney, who is also the Senate president, is filling in for Gov. Jon Corzine, who is out of state.

Jerry McCrea/The Star-LedgerSenate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester), seen here at a Statehouse press conference in November, signed two new autism laws today while serving as acting governor.
"Individuals of all ages and at all places on the autism spectrum have a better chance to lead meaningful, productive and independent lives," said Assemblywoman Joan Voss ( D-Bergen), a sponsor of the bills and the mother of an adult son with Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism.

The first of the new laws — which takes effect immediately — expands New Jersey’s anti-discrimination law, to ensure that no one who has autism and related neurological disorders is denied access to libraries, restaurants, gyms, pools, theaters and other public. It also guarantees equal access to housing and jobs.

The law previously had applied to people with mental or physical disabilities.

The second law allows adults to join the state autism registry, established so New Jersey health officials can track cases and look for possible trends. The registry, which is voluntary, initially was open only to children, who are added by health professionals.

New Jersey has the country’s highest rate of autism, with one in 94 children affected, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The national average is one in 150.

Autism has no known cause or cure. Its effects — including tics, social awkwardness, sensitivity to light and sound, difficulty communicating and learning disabilities — can range from barely noticeable to totally debilitating. Some of the most promising treatment involves expensive and prolonged physical, speech and occupational therapies.

Previous coverage:

•N.J. Senate committee approves anti-discrimination bill for adults with autism

•N.J. adults with autism to receive better protection, improved services under Assembly bill

•Officials hope N.J. autism registry will benefit families dealing with autism

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

On or around January 29th 2010, the GMC Fitness to Practice Panel, sitting for the last two and a half years in the case of Dr Andrew Wakefield,...

January 13, 2010
The UK GMC Panel: A Sinister and Tawdry Hearing
Managing Editor's Note: Martin Walker will be reporting the panel's findings as soon as they are available.

By Martin J Walker

On or around January 29th 2010, the GMC Fitness to Practice Panel, sitting for the last two and a half years in the case of Dr Andrew Wakefield, Professor Simon Murch and Professor Walker Smith, will end the first part of the hearing by pronouncing its 'finding on fact'. This hearing, originally scheduled for three months, is undoubtedly one of the most sinister and tawdry quasi-judicial hearings in the history of British law or medical regulation.

It is slightly surprising that the panel will have taken almost six months to reach their verdicts. I have sat through almost two and a half years of the hearing yet heard no facts that haven't been agreed by both defence and prosecution. Over and above these non-damaging issues, the whole two and a half years has consisted of evasion, obfuscation, delay, confusion, innuendo, obscurantism and plain untruth.

After the findings on fact, the GMC will probably begin a second part of the hearing in April to decide how to 'dispose' of the three notable doctors. The complainant in this case, was, as most of you know, a journalist, who has never appeared as a witness and has remained a 'secret' accuser; his interests, funding and the reasons for his previous writing in support of the vaccine manufacturers has remained concealed. During the hearing, the parents of vaccine damaged children have been ignored; the government and medical establishment position now in Britain being one of complete vaccine damage denial.

A guilty verdict, against any of the doctors, in relation to any of the many charges, will not just be a verdict against the three doctors on trial but against the parents whose children the GMC deny were ever ill with IBD, it will also be a verdict against those few journalists and members of the media with integrity who have continued to write about the children, the parents and the doctors with a semblance of truthfulness. Finally any guilty verdict will be a verdict against the children, who will never again be observed, treated or diagnosed for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. A guilty verdict will be the most massive blow to science because it will suggest that a body of lay and medical individuals can draw conclusions about correct scientific procedures on the basis, not of carefully replicated research published in a peer reviewed journal but upon the blustering gobbledygook of a prosecutor paid a large amount of money to argue ineptitude, unethical and dishonest procedures said to have taken place at least twelve years ago.

On the up-side, a guilty verdict on any of the many charges will be a victory for Brian Deer and the Sunday Times who will then claim that the decisions of the GMC has vindicated press freedom and Deer's 'award winning' investigative writing. A guilty verdict will be a vindication for the dark forces of the industrial lobby groups such as Sense About Science and the Science Media Centre. A guilty verdict will be a victory for GlaxoSmithKline, it will have wiped away the spectre of vaccine adverse reaction in Britain and shown this company and others, to have a 100% vaccine safety record. A guilty verdict will vindicate the life wasting 'abuse of process' indulged in by the GMC and will continue to shroud the venerable institutions hidden ties with Big Pharma.

In fact the GMC and the pharmaceutical companies are seemingly the main parties in this farrago that stands to win whatever the verdicts. If the doctors are found guilty then, the GMC will argue, this shows that the hundreds of charges were rightly brought by the GMC. If by some miracle all three doctors were to be found not guilty on all charges, the GMC could say that after a very difficult case the impartiality of the GMC prosecutorial process had been proved transparent. There would only be the ultimate three year time scale to explain away.

The pharmaceutical companies also seem to be in a win-win situation because regardless of a verdict of guilt or innocent they have undoubtedly smeared and destroyed the name of one of the most consistent, socially minded medical researchers of his generation and because of the unearthly duration of the trial have had considerable time to introduce other unsafe vaccinations. Oddly enough the whole Wakefield frame-up has run it's course right into the buffers of the Swine-Flu swindle, the last card played in the vaccine programme. Nothing could be more illustrative of the power now wielded by pharmaceutical companies and their criminal intent to make billions acting against the public health, than the swine flu vaccine con.

Unfortunately there is little sign that this collapsed strategy will percolate into the public or political consciousness and save the three doctors who have been tried for the two and a half years at the GMC. So effective has government and big pharma's propaganda been that even at this stage with the governopharma strategy over vaccines shown up for what it is, a great many people still believe that Dr Wakefield was a man on the make, intent on damaging the governments vaccine strategy for his own base reasons. As an investigative writer I am often faced with the question of what glues together social consensus and for the life of me, I can't in this case find the answer. If I had to guess, I would hazard that most people want a quiet life and wish to avoid difficult questions that might lead to arguments with their doctors and neighbours.

In Wakefield's case, the public have clearly been lacking the information to make an informed decisions. Most people do not know for instance that a number of GMC prosecutions are organised by and arrive at the GMC via Medico-Legal Investigations, a company solely financed by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industries that sometimes uses journalists to report their cases. Nor do most people understand that in Dr Wakefield's case, the complainant was journalist Brian Deer, the only person in the world to lodge a formal complaint against Dr Wakefield. Deer is published by the Sunday Times, and what do the public know about the secret ties of researchers, journalists and newspapers with the vaccine industry or any other industry. In 2009, the owner of the Sunday Times, James Murdoch was given a place as a non-executive Director on the board of GlaxoSmithKline the MMR vaccine manufacturers.

As for judicial proceedings, your average Mary or Joe, sometimes failes to think beyond the fact that if it's the law or the regulation, then it must be right and if a person is brought before a court or a hearing then the probability is that they have done something wrong. They rarely think of the fact that in this case, the GMC brought the prosecution, hired and paid the prosecuting counsel, the jury and the jury chairman (a one time holder of shares in GlaxoSmithKline) and the legal advisor to the panel, that they administered the trial and held it on their own premises. The GMC - a little state within a state, but with far greater vested interests than any but the odd remaining Stalinist enclaves.

Charges were first muted in 2004, the year that the claim of over 1,000 parents against three vaccine manufacturers, that had been proceeding over ten years, was suddenly denied legal aid. The Appeal against the withdrawal of legal aid was heard by a judge whose brother was a non-executive director of GlaxoSmithKline and the managing director of Elsevier, publishers of the Lancet. Dr Horton the editor of the Lancet gave heavily disputed evidence at the hearing and was allowed not to appear a second time to answer serious questions about this evidence. Dr Wakefield was to have been an expert witness for the parents at trial, the GMC hearing has meant that he will no longer be countenanced as an expert witness in Britain and will find it impossible to get funding for further research.

Both the government and the pharmaceutical companies in Britain deny any possibility of vaccine damage. In order to carry through the prosecution the GMC argued that the children Dr Wakefield, Professor Murch and Professor Walker Smith saw at the Royal Free Hospital, were not ill or suffering from Inflammatory Bowel Disease. This massive campaign to distort the truth has left thousands of parents bereft of medical and other help for an array of illnesses brought on by the MMR vaccination.

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I began attending the General Medical Council Fitness to Practice hearing in 2007. By then I had been looking at the case of Dr Wakefield and the predicament of the parents of vaccine damaged children for three years. During the first months of the hearing it was clear that the voice of the very particular group of parents whose children had been adversely affected in different ways by the MMR and MR vaccination was not going to be heard. In fact the GMC prosecutors rather than arguing the case in defence of injured parents, frequently used the parents against the doctors, claiming that wilful, and they implied, neurotic mothers, had pushed their children who were not ill, into the care of Dr Wakefield and others in a vain search for their own answer to their children's autism or to gain compensation.

Of course the truth was plain to see outside the hearing where parents demonstrated on ehalf of the doctors at the start of each new session. The media, with a few notable exceptions, however, like both the prosecution and defence counsel failed to report the voice of these parents.

It was a few months into the hearing in 2007, that I decided it would be a good idea to produce a series of books written by parents about the predicament of having children who had Inflammatory Bowel Disease and regressive autism brought about by vaccination. This was clearly a most appropriate way of using lay people's writing - something I had long been interested in - to give voice to those who had been denied it.

I was not the only person to realise the importance of making public the parents' voice. At the same time as I began publishing the first 'parents' voice' book, later to be called Silenced Witnesses, the television film maker Alan Golding began making a series of short films which presented the voices of parents. These films culminated early in 2009 in Golding's brilliant, Selective Hearing: Brian Deer and the GMC. In this film, a select group of parents told the camera exactly what happened to their children after vaccination and how this conflicted with both Brian Deer's story and the GMC's view that their children were never ill.

The kind of publishing that I embarked upon is not without its problems. Perhaps the first and most obvious one is that the majority of the parents did not believe that they could write and the thought of producing a 12,000-word chapter initially overawed many of them.

The first Silenced Witnesses book took about eight months to produce and while all the writers seemed to learn quickly and easily how to tell their stories, there is no doubt in my mind that I was the main beneficiary of the exercise. I didn't learn so much from the editing process that I was anyway familiar with, but I learnt enormously from having to talk through writing difficulties with committed first-time writers.

In Silenced Witnesses Volume II: The Parents' Story, another eight parents tell the story of their children's regression into autism after suffering IBD that occurred after vaccination. Only the doctors on trial and a few independently minded journalists, have told the parent's stories intermittently over the last 5 years. Silenced Witnesses volumes one and two published in 2008 and 2009, have tried to rectify this. It is these stories and these lives that must be borne in mind as the GMC gets ready to pronounce its 'finding on facts'.

The first and most important thing that I learnt was that whatever my view was as a 'professional', the parents of vaccine damaged children had a very clear idea of what they wanted to say; they just needed help in saying it. This meant, however, that most contributors were quite dogmatic about what they wanted to include in their chapters and, of course, it wasn't style or aesthetics that were important, but the raw edge of their experience in having to deal with their vaccine damaged children in a world that denied their existence.

Following the 'findings on fact', parents of vaccine damaged autistic children, whose children have given their sensibilities and even their lives for the country's unsafe vaccine programme, will have an even greater struggle to convince the world that they need compassionate help and funding to care for their children.

Volume II of Silenced Witnesses, out on the 23rd. January 2010, took over a year to produce and the final product is an attractive book of 300 pages accompanied by a free copy of Alan Golding's DVD. In this book and the first one, the parents have been freely able to recount their stories. Inevitably, my own one great regret is that without the power of mainstream book publishers and the marketing drive of retailers and the 'industry', the book will not have the impact that it should have and ensure the parents voice is heard over that of the vaccine producers, the paediatric establishment and the GMC.

he parents need all the help they can get, at this time, in publicising their circumstances and those of their children. One of the ways in which you can show support for the parents is by supporting these two volumes, trying to find buyers and helping to fund the printing and publication, as yet not completely accounted for. This book has to reach people. Buy these books, and help us make them a success. Read and then raise the parents' voices that have so far been stifled. If there is anyway that you can help with the distribution or re-printing of the books, make a donation or buy the books in bulk, don't hesitate to contact me through

Martin J Walker is an investigative writer who has written four books about aspects of the medical industrial complex. He started focusing on conflict of interest, intervention by pharmaceutical companies in government and patient groups in 1993. Over the last three years he has been a campaign writer for the parents of MMR vaccine damaged children covering every day of the now two year hearing of the General Medical Council that is trying Dr Wakefield and two other doctors. His GMC accounts can be found at www.cryshame

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Monday, January 11, 2010

Men Have Biological Clocks Too

Men Have Biological Clocks Too
Dr. Nancy Snyderman (NBC Today Show) reports on the male biological clock and its impact on children that are conceived later in life.


Sunday, January 10, 2010

Beefing yourself up against the Swine Flu…naturally

January 9, 2010
Beefing yourself up against the Swine Flu…naturally
Posted by Barbara Peterson under Survival, health | Tags: disease prevention, elderberry, h1n1, Herbs, natural remedies, swine flu prevention |
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By Drina Brooke

Certified Community Herbalist

In September of 2009, the mainstream reported that “A recent research study has given new scientific evidence to the long-held empirical belief that elderberries possess antiviral activities. The research involved a specific, reproducible elderberry extract developed by HerbalScience Group LLC, and succeeded in identifying key chemical components of the extract that inhibited in vitro infection and were shown to bind directly to Human Influenza A (H1N1) virus particles. The binding blocked the ability of the viruses to enter host cells, and thereby effectively preventing H1N1 infection in vitro.” More here:

In laboratory tests, elderberry extracts have been proven effective against more than ten strains of influenza viruses, writes phytotherapy authority David Hoffmann in his Medical Herbalism book. Further, writes Hoffmann, the berry has been shown to shorten the duration of flu to a total of 3 or 4 days in a randomized, double-blind and placebo-controlled study. Compare this to the mainstream drug Tamiflu, which shortens the duration of a flu infection a mere 12 hours!

Black Elderberry extract strengthens the cell membranes of human beings, thus making it harder for viruses to penetrate the cells than in absence of the elderberry. In this way, not only does the elderberry herb de-activate the virus by binding with it and blockading its entry to the body as above, but further it strengthens the body’s own resistance too. Win-win! And, no side effects or drug interactions have been reported with this herb!** IMPORTANT NOTE: The extract is much stronger than the herb alone. Use the tea as preventive but the extract for infections (and prevention, each alike). Studies have proven that herbs work best in synergistic combinations, much more effective than when used alone. The herb may be used alone as preventive but not once infected. By itself, black elderberry is perfectly safe for children, adults and elderly people. Elder berry may safely be used over the long term as immune strengthener, to beef yourself up against the swine or other types of flus.

The flowers of the elder plant are also of value in flu infections. The expectorant qualities of the blossoms, when inhaled as steam from the prepared tea, loosen mucous in the lungs and bronchial tubes, thus speeding up the healing process. At first one may feel as if one is getting worse, because one will feel more mucousy than before. This is not to be confused with a worsening of the condition, in which one develops more mucous: In fact, loosening the mucous speeds the healing process. It is in fact a strong expectorant or mucous-loosener, so it is very important to go quite gently. Just a small pinch of the flowers will do, mixed with anti-inflammatory chamomile tea. Simply prepare a moderate-strength tea in a pot, using a small pinch of the elderberry blossoms and two or three very generous pinches of chamomile flowers per quart of water (available in bulk from your healthfood store grocer). Drape a towel over your head and the pot to form a tent which catches the steam. Inhale through your nose, making sure the steam is not so hot as to burn your skin or nasal passages, or it will burn the mucosal linings of your lungs and bronchial airways too! So be sure the steam is mildly hot but also to a comfort level, at which point it will be quite beneficial. Inhale through your nose for as long as you can tolerate it, splash off with cold water and you are done. Do this twice or three times daily for chest colds, bronchitis or even pneumonia, alongside the internally-administered elderberry (in combination with other anti-viral herbs, not by itself in serious infections such as bronchitis or pneumonia). NOTE: If symptoms do not improve, or if they persist for a week or more, see your doctor. Like the berry, elder flowers used sparingly are safe for children, adults and elderly people.

Vitamin D3 as “Cholecalciferol” At the Atascadero State Prison in California, it was accidentally discovered in the 1990s that vitamin D3 “Cholecalciferol” protects against the flu. A psychiatrist, Dr JJ Cannell, ordered his criminally insane patients to be administered 2,000 IU of vitamin D daily: When none of his patients got the flu as the other wings in the same prison suffered an epidemic, his interest was piqued. He posed it as a question, whether or not Vitamin D was responsible, but in fact further studies have proven it to be true. More here:

IMPORTANT NOTES: Vitamin D3 is much better absorbed by the body than its weaker counterpart, Vitamin D2. Caution: An excess of 20,000 iu of vitamin D daily can cause calcification of the kidneys and kidney stones. Optimal dosage is 400-1800 iu daily, according to Earl Mindell’s Vitamin Bible. For children’s doses, figure the percentage of bodyweight compared to an adult’s (150 lbs), and use that same percentage of the adult dose to administer to the child. For example, if the adult weighs 150 lbs and the child weighs 80 lbs, use a half strength dose, or 200-900 iu daily.

There are many herbs which have anti-viral properties alongside antibacterial and antiseptic ones. It has been studied and noted that herbs work best in combination with each other:

Osha is an anti-viral herb best used for lung and bronchial infections.

St Johnswort, traditionally known for its antidepressant action, also contains 2-4% flavonoids (quercitin, rutin and hyperosides)* which makes it a mildly antiviral herb as backup to other more potently antiviral herbs. NOTE: St Johnswort raises P450 liver enzymes, thus weakening the effects of many mainstream medications. Small dosages as background herb may or may not interfere, but in the interest of caution, ask your doctor if you are taking any medication.

Olive leaf boasts antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant, antifungal, and antiparasite actions. Thanks to its iridoid oleuropein, it has been shown in clinical tests to be effective against the AIDS virus, and is capable of tackling herpes viruses, flu, the common cold, meningitis, shingles, chronic fatigue syndrome when a viral infection is at the base, pneumonia, tuberculosis, dental infections, and more, writes Naturopathic Doctor Linda Rector-Page in her Healthy Healing book.

Oregano oil contains the flavonoid constituent carvacrol, a potent anti-bacterial and anti-viral. Traditionally used for ear and sinus infections, or in combination with mint, for digestive issues. Caution: VERY STRONG! Use only one or two drops in a cup of hot water, but no more. May be used for steaming too, in the same very dilute dosages. Keep out of reach of children.

Grindelia is a sticky yellow flower with a waxy leaf, growing as wild ground cover, from which asthma medication was once made. Relaxes and dilates the bronchial passages and clears the lungs. Safe for children and adults alike.

Sea Greens: Contain algin, which absorbs toxins from the gut (where many though not all of the immune secretions occur), and have antiviral and antibacterial actions. Rich in iodine, they support the thyroid, the body’s carburetor which is largely responsible for the body’s temperature, along with the hypothalamus gland in the brain. Kelp is particularly noted for its iodine content, with little bits going a long way. By supporting the thyroid and warming the body, sea greens make an excellent background support to immune-supporting herbs. Consider making a seaweed soup out of chicken or vegetable broth, adding arame seaweed (high in iodine) or kombu (good for clearing up mucous), and a dash of soysauce for flavor. Shave in carrots and celery and other vegetables, and you’ve got a quick-and-easy soup which is fairly tasty and has healing power besides! Use alongside anti-viral and anti-bacterial herbal formulas, not as replacement. CONTRA-INDICATION: Hyperthyroidism, which is rare.

Orange Blossom Water: This exotic Middle Eastern product (not the same as the Neroli essential oil from healthfood stores) is high in anti-bacterial and anti-viral flavonoids. Simply delicious in sourcream with honey, wow! Transportingly divine flavor. Available from specialty food markets. Of course dairy products are mucous-producing, so this would be contra-indicated in cold and flu infections. Instead, mix a teaspoon of the fragrant liquid per two cups of chamomile or linden tea (if you can get it), inhale the pleasant smell just for the fun of it, and drink its benefits right in as background assistant to other cold and flu-killing formulas. Yummy! And so pleasant. And, an aphrodisiac for women, besides. (Neroli essential oil from healthfood stores will also work, but won’t taste as pleasant and is much stronger. Use only one or two drops per cup of tea, but definitely no more. Very strong: Keep out of reach of children).

Echinacea: Boosts T-cell production. T cells are one of the body’s several types of immune cells. Cleanses the lymph, very important herb for this function. Overwhelmingly, studies have proven the herb to be safe and non-toxic, but one study showed that after ten days, the T-cell production slows down, as if the immune system was tired from over-stimulation. The echinacea purpurea and pallida varieties have been shown to be less stimulating than the angustifolia variety. In the spirit of caution, take safely for ten days, then take a break for a week or two. CONTRA-INDICATIONS: Cancer, auto-immune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, lupus, and certain types of arthritis. Do not use if on immuno-suppressive drugs.


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GAIA Herbs “Black Elderberry Syrup” is concentrated, delicious, and is fortified with vitamin C-containing Acerola cherry. Contains sugar, so avoid if diabetic or hypoglycemic. Recommended as maintenance for strengthening against flu and to intervene in mild infections. Safe for children if the dose is scaled down to body weight relative to an adult’s dosage, as described above.

GAIA Herbs “Black Elderberry” capsules are alchohol-free, with glycerin so they are safe for people with blood sugar problems.

For chest colds, pneumonia or bronchitis: GAIA Herbs “Respiratory Defense” contains Osha, grindelia and other anti-viral herbs for the chest. Also contains herbs which would be supportive of asthmatic conditions. The company’s “Breathe Naturally” product is excellent specifically for asthma.

For headaches, runny nose, etc Source Naturals “Wellness Formula” works very well . Caution: Do not take this product for the long-term. It contains a high amount of echinacea, which “asks” your immune system to do its job, but which (according to one out of many other studies showing the herb’s safety) also may possibly tire it out, being an immune stimulant, after a period of ten days or so. Take safely for up to ten days, then take a break from it for a week or two before starting again. But it is safe to use it for the short-term and it works very well!

Rainbow Light’s “Counter Attack Immuno-Response” is an excellent formula for colds and flu of the chest, for viral and bacterial infections alike, and contains no echinacea. It is formulated by Christopher Hobbs, one of the outstanding herbalists world-wide:

Rainbow Light’s “Deep Defense” is formulated to tonify the adrenal glands, thereby strengthening immunity. It uses ligustrum fruit and codonopsis as adrenal, digestive and immune tonics, which can be safely taken for the long-term, while adding only small amounts of immune-stimulating and lymph-cleansing echinacea as background herb. It also features the less-stimulating echinacea purpurea as the first of the echinacea ingredients, with the more-stimulating angustifolia variety as the lesser of the two echinaceas in the product . So it is gentle on the immune system while strengthening it too, using echinacea to cleanse the lymph, one of the herb’s important benefits. This forumla is targeted to vitalize the qi, the Chinese concept of the vital force.

For earaches: Surfer’s Defense by Paradise Herbs this company has simply excellent quality herbs and an extraction method which is completely chemical and alchohol/glycerin-free. Thus, it is hypo-allergenic and suitable even for environmentally ill patients. The product features a superb and simply-formulated anti-viral blend of olive leaf, oregano leaf and ginger for enhanced digestive uptake. Anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and warming to the body, this product would be excellent for colds and flus of many types.

Biotics Research Corporation’s Bio-D-Mulsion Forte is an excellent and hypo-allergenic product containing Vitamin D3, administered in drops from a sesame oil, water and acacia gum base.

Healthforce Nutritionals Truly Natural Vitamin C, is an all-natural acerola cherry powder which is high in vitamin C. Unlike its synthetic counterparts, it is gentle on the kidneys and bowels, and will not strip the body of Vitamin K needed to prevent bruising and for necessary blood clotting which prevents excess bleeding. One can take any large dosage without fear of diarrhea or kidney aches associated with the synthetic product, and the acerola powder is just as effective as the synthetic vitamin C.

Drina Brooke, certified Community Herbalist, professional musician

* Pocket Guide to Herbal Medicine by Karin Kraft, MD and Christopher Hobbs, LAc AHG, Thieme Books

** Hoffmann, David FNIMH, AHG “Medical Herbalism”


Friday, January 08, 2010

Dr. Tenpenny on Vaccines's Notes

Dr. Tenpenny on Vaccines: “Who do we trust about vaccines, the CDC or the Internet?”Dr. Tenpenny on Vaccines's Notes
“Who do we trust about vaccines, the CDC or the Internet?”Share
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To me, the answer is obvious.

Can the CDC be trusted, knowing the incestuous relationship it has with drug companies?
Can you believe CDC references that use the CDC as their source of information?
Can you trust those with one uniform agenda: 100% vaccination coverage for 100% of the world's population?
Can you trust a government body that ignores complete bodies of science about mercury toxicity and calls parents of vaccine-damaged children liars because their observations do not conform with the Party Line?

Do you think that the CDC will tell you first-hand stories like this one, sent to me today first hand from a physician friend of mine:

“I have a patient today that had normal kidney function tests last month. She had an H1N1 vaccine and a flu shot on 12/17. She developed flu-like symptoms on 12/20. She was admitted to the hospital on January 1 with anuric renal failure (note: this means complete renal shut down and no urine out). She started on dialysis on January 2, and as of today, her kidneys are still not working and she has not put out any urine. NOBODY at the hospital even slightly considered the cause-effect relationship of the vaccines.

“The second patient I say today was another patient with anuric renal failure. He was admitted through the ER with a complete heart block and a potassium level of 7.7 (note: a potassium level >5.5 can cause heart failure and be lethal). This guy was sicker overall than the first patient I saw today, but his kidney functions were normal in May. The admission note from ER doctor says, ‘I am not sure at this point what caused Robert's sudden multi-system organ failure. He has had no new drugs or toxins which could cause his sudden renal and hepatic (liver) failure.’ When I saw Robert I asked when his last vaccine was. He said, “It was an H1N1 shot on Dec 10th.”

“I think there are going to be thousands of patients like this – and hundreds of people dying where NO ONE will attribute their death to H1N1 shots. Until several months ago, when I became enlightened about vaccines through the webinars and your book, “Saying No To Vaccines,” it would not have occurred to me, a board certified nephrologist, to look for these connections. Doctors only find what they are looking for, and if you don’t know to look for a connection, you won't find it. I am speechless…and sad…and very scared for all those millions of people who have been vaccinated this season.”

Note that it was a few weeks between the time of the shot and the onset of the kidney failure.

Along with my doctor friend, I am speechless…and sad..and very scared for those who have been vaccinated. I’m scared for those who are on the fence about vaccinations, especially worthless flu shots and H1N1 vaccines, that they might give in to the pressure of the System and perhaps be damaged for life. Why adults would be so afraid of the flu, for themselves or for their children, to put their lives at risk by this vaccine is simply beyond me, especially with the overwhelming evidence that 1) swine flu is not serious; 2) the swine flu pandemic was false and 3) the worst of the swine flu season is over.

Wake up, America. It is *almost* too late.


Paternal Age and Schizophrenia

Paternal Age and Schizophrenia
Research Date:
An Expert Interview with Dolores Malaspina, M.D., M.P.H.

Great Neck, NY - March 23, 2006) — Scientists have linked paternal age to genetic diseases since the 1950s, and some have suggested an association between the age of the father and the risk for schizophrenia. In 2001, Dolores Malaspina, M.D., M.P.H., and her colleagues reported their research identifying a relationship between paternal age and the occurrence of schizophrenia. On behalf of Medscape* Jessica Gould interviewed Dr. Malaspina, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University and Research Psychiatrist at New York State Psychiatric Institute in New York City. Dr. Malaspina elaborates on her research and speaks about new directions in genetic research on schizophrenia. (NARSAD NOTE: Dr. Malaspina was a NARSAD 1993 and 1995 Young Investigator and a 2001 Independent Investigator.)

Medscape: Tell me about your research on paternal age and schizophrenia.

Dolores Malaspina: I have been compelled by the idea that schizophrenia is not a single disease. The consensus in the field is that schizophrenia is a syndrome, and a syndrome is a collection of different disorders. Yet there is still some controversy over whether or not there are variants of schizophrenia that might have separate causes and respond differently to various medications.

Since beginning my research in the late 1980s, I have focused on this heterogeneity, and one way that I've done that is by examining aspects of the disease in people who come from densely affected families, where two or more relatives have schizophrenia, and comparing them with cases of schizophrenia that have no family history of any chronic psychosis.

Now, in genetic research, it's known that for human genetic diseases, when a new case presents itself in a family, the mutation almost always arises during spermatogenesis. We have known for almost 100 years that the late born children in a family have more new genetic diseases. In the 1950s, a scientist named Penrose showed that only the age of the father predicts these genetic diseases. Over the last decade, it was shown that the risk for many complex genetic diseases was also correlated with paternal age. I thought that if schizophrenia cases with no family history were due to new genetic events, maybe they would also be correlated with the father's age.

I have the good fortune to be funded by the National Institutes of Health to study a very special birth cohort in Israel of about 100,000 pregnancies. We have a rich amount of demographic and clinical data on the parents, including the age of the father. The analysis showed what we considered to be a striking effect of the age of the father on the risk for schizophrenia.

Medscape: Could you tell me more about this group of research subjects from Israel?

Dr. Malaspina: The offspring were born between 1964 and 1976, and the original birth cohort was designed to examine the health of women during pregnancy as well as fetal outcomes. Israel maintains a high-quality psychiatric case registry. Working with the people at the Ministry of Health in Israel, my colleagues linked the birth cohort data to the psychiatric case registry data. The results showed that the risk of schizophrenia was tripled for the offspring of the oldest group of fathers.

We found that paternal age explained over a quarter of the risk for schizophrenia in the population. At the time, people were skeptical. But the findings have been replicated many times now, and not a single study has failed to find this strong relationship between father's age and the risk for schizophrenia. And at this point, other explanations for the relationship have been ruled out, including social factors in the family, prenatal care, and parental psychiatric ailments. There simply seems to be a relationship between paternal age and schizophrenia risk.

Medscape: Can you explain why the relationship between paternal age and schizophrenia exists?

Dr. Malaspina: When Penrose found that paternal age predicted new human genetic diseases, he proposed the Copy Error Theory. He said that each time the spermatozoa are copied there's an opportunity for a new mutation. Sperm cells divide every 16 days after puberty, so the DNA in the sperm of a 20-year-old father has been copied 100 times, but sperm DNA from a 50-year-old father has been copied more than 800 times. By comparison, egg cells from the mother only undergo a few dozen cell divisions all together. It is clear that there are many more opportunities for mutations to occur during spermatogenesis and that these increase with the age of the father. That is why new mutations are introduced in mammals in proportion to paternal age.

To further establish that paternal age is associated with schizophrenia risk, we went back to examine if paternal age is related to other factors associated with schizophrenia risk. We looked at intellectual functioning at age 17 in our birth cohort. Those data were available because adolescents in Israel are screened for military service. Working with personnel at the Israeli Defense Force, we examined whether intelligence was related to paternal age. And what we found was a very strong specific effect of paternal age on performance IQ. Very young mothers and very old mothers had offspring with impairments in verbal and performance intelligence. While there was no effect of late fathers' age on verbal IQ, there was a strong effect on performance intelligence, or nonverbal intelligence, which we have published.

In a parallel study, we examined the effect of late paternal age in a mouse model. Working with my colleague, Jay Gingrich, we studied several cohorts of inbred mice to compare offspring with younger and older fathers. The mouse model demonstrated striking effects of paternal age on the behavior of mice.

Those three lines of evidence provide converging data that paternal age does influence neural functioning and that paternal age is a plausible risk factor for schizophrenia.

Medscape: Could you describe what is meant by sporadic schizophrenia and how that relates to paternal age?

Dr. Malaspina: This goes along with the issue of whether schizophrenia is one single disease or several different variants, several different diseases. If it is several diseases, we could make much more progress if we knew how to separate individuals who have one variant of the disease from individuals who have the other variant, such as for treatment studies.

So, we have this finding that father's age predicts schizophrenia, but we don't know if the genetic changes are in the same genes that cause familial schizophrenia or if they occur at a different place. Some of the birth cohorts have actually looked to see how the risk of schizophrenia with paternal age is related to the family history of schizophrenia. The finding is that father's age is not connected to the risk of schizophrenia when it runs in families, but only for cases with no family history. That is called sporadic schizophrenia.

We have also looked at patients, with the help of funding from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, and we have examined whether or not cases with late paternal age and no family history have different symptoms and brain abnormalities from those of other cases. That work is under way.

Medscape: You also looked at the duration of the parents' marriage.

Dr. Malaspina: Yes, and we found that the duration of marriage was protective against the risk for schizophrenia. This goes in the opposite direction of paternal age, but it's an independent factor. Couples that have a very long marriage are less likely to have offspring with schizophrenia. One possibility is that parents who have mental disorders themselves may have shorter marriages. Another possibility is that there is an increased risk of schizophrenia when there is a marital separation.

Medscape: A variety of environmental factors can influence the development of schizophrenia. How do you control for that?

Dr. Malaspina: On the one hand, there may be scores of different intrauterine exposures that increase the risk for schizophrenia through different pathways. Another possibility, though, is that there are only a few final common pathways through which various intrauterine adversities are linked to the risk for schizophrenia.

The Barker hypothesis deals with the area of fetal programming. Research shows that the risk for many adult-onset chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, and hypertension, is related to fetal development. The mechanism may be that an adverse fetal environment compromises the development of organs and tissues and changes lifelong gene expression. The fetus survives, but its health is compromised. Effects on the developing nervous system could contribute to schizophrenia risk. So that's a possible pathway for the risk for schizophrenia, through a variety of prenatal exposures.

The benefit of our study in Israel is that we had such a wealth of obstetric data. The birth cohort involved early pregnancy interviews with the mom. It also involved evaluations of the progress of the pregnancy and records of the delivery. Our study was able to show that other prenatal exposures did not explain the linkage of paternal age to the risk of schizophrenia. Also, there have been many excellent studies after ours was conducted that have looked at numerous fetal exposures and found that those also do not explain the risk of paternal age for schizophrenia.

I do, however, believe that many fetal exposures can increase the risk of schizophrenia. I would suggest that the mechanism of these events may be via changes in lifelong gene expression.

Medscape: What about the influence of environmental factors after birth, during childhood and adolescence?

Dr. Malaspina: I think three of the interesting factors that have been linked to the risk of schizophrenia are severe stress in a stress-sensitive person who has underlying genes for schizophrenia, traumatic brain injury in those with underlying genes for schizophrenia, and, very importantly, cannabis exposure in early adolescence.

Medscape: Your research about paternal age became public in 2001. Do you think fewer men over a certain age might choose to have children as a result?

Dr. Malaspina: I haven't heard that. I would personally not discourage anyone from having a child at any age. People weigh their own risks. For the offspring of older fathers, the risk of schizophrenia is about 3 percent. That means that 97percent of the offspring do not have schizophrenia. Other cognitive diseases linked to paternal age include mental retardation of unknown etiology and Alzheimer's disease, and there is a strong relationship between paternal age and autism.

Medscape: What do you expect to be the future of your research in this area?

Dr. Malaspina: The genes for schizophrenia that we have identified lately are very interesting; they explain a large degree of the risk of the disease. Attention probably should turn toward factors that affect the expression of these genes and other genes. This is the area of epigenetics, the code that determines whether or not genes will be expressed.

We're pursuing a gene expression hypothesis for paternal age and schizophrenia. Humans have dozens or hundreds of genes that are expressed, not on the basis of being dominant or recessive, but on the basis of which parent we have inherited them from. So genes that control the growth of the fetus tend to be expressed on the basis of inheritance from the father. Other genes are expressed only on the basis of inheritance from the mother. These are called "parent of origin genes" or "parentally-imprinted genes." In these genes, the father's copy is expressed and the mother's is silenced, or vice versa. We are interested in this mechanism of gene-silencing. For the male parent, the silencing, or the activation/expression of genes from dad, takes place late in spermatogenesis. So our hypothesis and model right now for how paternal age affects the risk for schizophrenia is that it has altered the expression of genes inherited from the father.

Even exposures that interact with genetic susceptibility may act by changing gene expression, such as traumatic brain injury, cannabis, and stress. Maybe we can integrate our understanding of the many exposures tied to schizophrenia and the many genes tied to schizophrenia with the understanding that certain exposures may act by changing gene expression.

Meanwhile, some individuals who develop schizophrenia have a good outcome and stability without much deterioration -- but not as many as we would like. If we can't prevent the disease, perhaps we can learn the risk factors for deterioration and how to prevent it.

Although I see schizophrenia as a syndrome of separate illness variants, I think the field has benefited from considering it as a single disease. From here forwards, we may be diluting our ability to find risk factors and optimize outcome by considering the disease as a whole. To go forward in schizophrenia, we need to better understand how similar symptoms may arise from abnormalities in different neural circuits; that the set of symptoms we call schizophrenia could reflect a common pathway, but that the underlying biology may differ for groups of people, and that those differences may explain which medications they should receive, or which factors are more adverse for them. I think the field needs to move toward a finer understanding of the variants that exist. The identified genes may be clearly explanatory for some cases but not for others.

Funding Information

This interview is published in collaboration with NARSAD: The Mental Health Research Association, and is supported by an educational grant from Pfizer.

Dolores Malaspina, M.D., Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, NY;
Director of Clinical Neurobiology, New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University Medical Center, New York, N.Y.

Disclosure: Jessica Gould has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Disclosure: Dolores Malaspina, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

*Reprinted with permission from Medscape Psychiatry & Mental Health 2006:11(1) © 2006, Medscape. Please be advised that Medscape requires free registration to view articles.


Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Ukraine Fatalities Jump to 827 - 100K New Cases in One Day

Ukraine Fatalities Jump to 827 - 100K New Cases in One Day
Recombinomics Commentary 13:20
January 6, 2010

3,905,542 Influenza/ARI

225,925 Hospitalized

827 Dead

The above update is from the Ukraine Ministry of Health. The 24h increases included 22 more deaths and over100,000 new cases. Much of the activity is in the eastern half of the country, with the biggest increases in cases, 6,563 to 343,583, and deaths 5 to 113 in Donetsk. However, Kiev had a large increase in cases , 4,945 to 327,003 and deaths, 3 to 40), and there were another 4,355 new cases in the surrounding Kiev oblast (see updated map)..

Media reports have described a deteriorating situation in Donetsk, with severe cases and fatalities in doctors and health care workers. Yesterday's report had an increase of 8 fatalities in Donetsk, and today's total of 113 is well ahead of Lviv, which has 102 fatalities and had been the highest oblast prior to yesterday.

New sequences from Russia, Turkey, and Sweden highlight changes at position 225 and early sequences from Ukraine had D225G or D225N in all fatal cases. These same changes have now been reported in fatal cases in Russia, which continues to raise concerns that such sequences may become more widespread.

Release of additional sequences from fatal cases in Ukraine, including multiple samples from collections from different tissues would be useful.

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2010 Needs a Fearless Conversation About Vaccination

Wednesday, January 06, 2010
2010 Needs a Fearless Conversation About Vaccination
By Barbara Loe Fisher

As the second decade of the 21st century begins, it is clear that the first one saw big changes in the way Americans think about health and vaccination. A good example is the fact that a majority of Americans “just said no” to getting an H1N1 influenza shot last year. 1 2 The truth is, most of us just didn’t buy the hype about swine flu. Perhaps it is because we are tired of constantly living in fear.

Fear was the unifying emotion that defined the first decade of the 21st century in America. 3 The Decade of Fear began on September 11, 2001, a day of indescribable loss that marked the ending of so much. Among the losses was the end of a civil and substantive conversation about vaccine safety that had taken shape during the previous two decades 4 but which - after September 11, 2001 - was hijacked by fear.

Within weeks of 9-11, there were frantic warnings by government officials that terrorists had weaponized smallpox and it was necessary to immediately dilute stockpiles of reactive 40-year old smallpox vaccine to make enough to give a smallpox shot to every man, woman and child. 5 6 7 Then the allegation that terrorists had hidden weapons of mass destruction to unleash deadly infectious diseases on all of us 8 - was used to justify forcing soldiers to get multiple doses of reactive experimental anthrax vaccine. 9 10

And within weeks of 9-11, a Congress driven by fear quickly passed The Patriot Act 11 followed by the Homeland Security Act. 12 Unprecedented authority was given to the Executive branch of our government, including creation of the third largest federal agency - the Department of Homeland Security. And then public health officials pushed for passage of new Model State Emergency Health Powers Acts to expand the police powers of state health officials whenever a public health emergency is declared. 13

For three years after 9-11, special interest lobbyists invoked bioterrorism and fear of infectious microorganisms to persuade Congress to pass Bioshield 14 15 16 and Pandemic Influenza legislation shielding vaccine manufacturers, doctors and public health officials from all liability when Americans are injured or killed by experimental vaccines or drugs used during a government declared public health emergencies - like the questionable pandemic influenza emergency declaration America is still operating under today even though there is no true emergency. 17

The attack on America by a rogue band of terrorists on September 11, 2001 created a Decade of Fear that made criticism of government policy, including vaccine policy, not just politically incorrect but a danger to national security and the public health. Fear and its travel companions - prejudice and intolerance - ruled the decade.

Those who criticized the quality and quantity of government regulated vaccine science or questioned the ethics of mandatory vaccination laws were marginalized by those in positions of authority, 18 who defended the status quo. The fear, prejudice and intolerance defining the first decade of the 21st century 19 was eventually turned on parents of vaccine injured children, 20 21 22 who were asking doctors and public health authorities how many vaccines their children were going to be forced to take 23 24 in the name of protecting national security and the public health. September 11, 2001 was a day of indescribable loss. And the losses America suffered that day have been magnified by the losses we have suffered since that day because some have used fear as a political tool to silence criticism of government policy.

Next month is the 25th anniversary of the publishing of the book DPT: A Shot in the Dark, which I co-authored with medical historian Harris Coulter. It was first published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich and was used by the Institute of Medicine as a reference for the 1991 report on Adverse Effects of Pertussis and Rubella Vaccines. It was the first major book documenting vaccine risks and flaws in vaccine science, regulation, policymaking, and law.

A Shot in the Dark is a book that is perhaps more relevant today, a quarter century after it was published in 1985 because, in the words of the Spanish philosopher George Santayana: “Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”

Twenty-five years later, parents of vaccine injured children are still calling for meaningful reform of public health policies and vaccine laws to protect individual and public health. 25 It is time to leave the politics of fear of the last decade behind, and change the way the conversation about vaccine science, policy, ethics and law is conducted so that the real issues about health and vaccination can be addressed responsibly. The people expect and deserve no less from those in positions of authority in government, industry and medicine, who operate the public health system.

We, who are critical of one-size-fits all mandatory vaccination policies because those policies fail to acknowledge biodiversity and do not respect the informed consent ethic, welcome a new, more rational and substantive conversation about vaccination in 2010. As President Franklin Roosevelt said “The truth is found when men are free to pursue it.”

Hopefully, 2010 will be the beginning of a fearless and fierce search for the truth about health and vaccination that will enlighten us all.

1 CNN. November 18, 2009. Poll: Majority of Americans Don’t Want H1N1 Shot.

2 Harvard School of Public Health. December 22, 2009. Poll Finds Three Quarters of Parents Who Tried to Get H1N1 Vaccine for Their Children Have Gotten It.

3 Giraldi, P. The Huffington Post. November 25, 2007. The Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act.

4 National Vaccine Information Center. May 3, 1999. New Genetic Study Points Way For Vaccine Research.

5 Pear, R. New York Times. March 20, 2002. A Nation Challenged: The Bioterrorism Threat; Frozen Smallpox Vaccine Is Still Potent.

6 Fisher, BL. National Vaccine Information Center. Winter 2002. Smallpox and Forced Vaccination: What Every American Needs to Know.

7 Scardaville, M. The Heritage Foundation. December 6, 2002. Public Health and National Security Planning: The Case for Voluntary Smallpox Vaccination.

8 Risen J, Miller J. New York Times. November 11, 2001. A Nation Challenged: Chemical Weapons; Al Qaeda Site Points to Tests of Chemicals.

9 PBS. December 4, 2001. The Anthrax Vaccine.

10 Rempfer, TL. The Journal of the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security. May 2009. The Anthrax Vaccine: A Dilemma for Homeland Security.

11 Congressional Research Service. April 15, 2002. The USA Patriot Act: A Legal Analysis.

12 PBS. May 15, 2003. The Homeland Security Act.

13 American Civil Liberties Union. January 1, 2002. Model State Emergency Health Powers Act.

14 McGlinchey D. Government Executive. January 23, 2004. HHS officials anxiously await passage of “Bioshield” bill.

15 Ismal MA. The Center for Public Integrity. April 1, 2007. Spending on Lobbying Thrives. Drug and health policies industries invest $182 million to influence legislation.

16 Fisher BL. National Vaccine Information Center. November 15, 2009. Letter to Col. Robert P. Kadlec, MD, Subcommittee on Bioterrorism and Public Health Preparedness.

17 Department of Health and Human Services. April 26, 2009, July 24, 2009, October 1, 2009, December 30, 2009. Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists.

18 Hodge JG, Gostin LO. Center for Law and the Public’s Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. February 15, 2002. School Vaccination Requirements: Historical, Social & Legal Perspectives.

19 Social Research. December 22, 2004. The politics of fear after 9/11.

20 Fisher, BL. National Vaccine Information Center. March 25, 2008. Promoting Vaccination, Fear, Hate & Discrimination.

21 Cicolli A. Yale Journal of Biology & Medicine. September 2008. Mandatory Vaccination: The Role of Tort Law.

22 Thompson C. Washington Post. December 20, 2009. Worst Ideas of the Decade: Vaccine scares.

23 Deardorff, J. Chicago Tribune. November 7, 2007. New study: Americans may be overvaccinated.

24 Wallis C. Time Magazine. March 10, 2008. Case Study: Autism & Vaccines.

25 Fisher BL. April 11, 2008. Vaccine Safety Research Priorities: Engaging the Public.


Monday, January 04, 2010

New Childhood Vaccines Schedules Released

New Childhood Vaccines Schedules Released
Changes reflect H1N1 recommendations, suggest HPV vaccine for boys

By Serena Gordon
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Boys should get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to protect them against genital warts, and all children should receive the H1N1 vaccine to guard against swine flu, according to updated guidelines on childhood and teen vaccines.

The new vaccine schedules -- issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Family Physicians -- also recommend using combination vaccines whenever possible.

"These are life-threatening illness that vaccines prevent, and if you have a combination vaccine that's safe and effective and requires one less stick for your child and one less trip to the doctor, it makes sense to me -- as a father -- to think about that," said Dr. David W. Kimberlin, a professor of pediatrics and co-director of the division of pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Kimberlin is a member of the committee that created the new immunization schedules.

The new vaccine schedules are published in the January issue of Pediatrics and online on Jan. 4.

The most significant changes are:

A recommendation that children older than 6 months receive the H1N1 influenza vaccine.
A newly licensed HPV vaccine for girls, known as HPV2, to protect them from cervical cancer, which can be caused by certain strains of HPV. Girls should get their first dose of either the HPV2 or the earlier HPV4 vaccine, which is still considered effective, around age 11 or 12.
A suggestion that a three-dose series of the HPV4 vaccine can be given to boys between 9 and 18 years old to prevent genital warts.
A statement that the use of combination vaccines are generally preferred over separate injections.
The need to revaccinate some high-risk children who have already received the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4). Kids at high risk tend to be those with immune system disorders. Booster shots aren't recommended for those whose only risk factor is living in a dormitory setting, according to the new vaccine schedules.


These included having an older parent — a known autism risk factor.

UC Davis researchers identify autism clusters in California

These included having an older parent — a known autism risk factor. The researchers found a statistically significant but small association of the cluster areas with older parental age at the time their child was born.


Squalene adjuvants MF59 and AS03 are very dangerous.

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H1N1 & Celtura. Squalene adjuvants MF59 and AS03 are very dangerous.

Too dangerous for human use, Squalene is not licensed for use in the United States.

Squalene put directly in your blodstream is very dangerous.

What you don't know can hurt and kill you. is about informed consent. We promote transparency in the pharmaceutical industry and the governments that regulate it ... because you can't make good choices with bad information - or no information at all.

Clinical trials with "fast-track" swine flu vaccines that contain an adjuvant - substances that turbocharge the immune system's response to the vaccine - are underway on four continents. The adjuvant is an oil called squalene, which causes incurable autoimmune diseases in animals. Autoimmune diseases occur when the immune system attacks the body instead of defending it.

Over the past 35 years, scientists in laboratories like UCLA Medical Center and the Karolinska Institute, which awards the Nobel Prizes in Medicine and Physiology, have published papers showing how squalene injected into rodents will cripple them. They used squalene to induce diseases like rheumatoid arthritis in animals (the animal version is called "adjuvant arthritis") in order to search for a cure in humans.

Click on this link for a comprehensive list of papers showing squalene's toxicity.] SqualeneReferences-AnimalToxicology.pdf If you go to the National Library of Medicine database called Pubmed, you can search for the papers on the WithoutConsent list and read abstracts of their content. Type in the search terms "squalene, autoimmune" and it'll call up a short list of papers on the subject. Some you can download for free.

Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline - the pharmaceutical companies selling swine flu vaccines with the squalene adjuvants MF59 and AS03 respectively, say the shots are safe. The European Union (EU) and China agree. They've licensed influenza vaccines that contain squalene; and having denied adding squalene to its vaccines for years, the U.S. Department of Defense reportedly adds squalene to "military vaccines," according to the Sept. 28 edition of The New York Times.,%20flu&st=cse Here's what this medical-industrial complex isn't telling you. Small mammals injected with this oil not only develop the animal versions of rheumatoid arthritis, squalene also induces the animal "model" for multiple sclerosis called Experimental Allergic Encephalomyelitis (EAE); as well as the antibodies specific to systemic lupus erythematosus. The morbidity rate is 100 percent.

The European Medicines Agency report on GlaxoSmithKline's new swine flu vaccine called "Pandemrix" says on pg. 17 that it contains 10.69 milligrams of squalene.

An appendix to the report says on pg. 29 that subjects injected with the vaccine suffered "Headache, Tiredness, Pain, redness, swelling or a hard lump at the injection site; Fever, Aching muscles and joint pain." It says these complaints were "very common" - occurring with more than 1 in 10 doses of Pandemrix.

In 1 out of 1,000 doses, subjects reported "Allergic reactions leading to a dangerous decrease of blood pressure, which, if untreated, may lead to collapse, coma and death; Fits, Severe stabbing or throbbing pain along one or more nerves and Low blood platelet count which can result in bleeding or bruising." In 1 in 10,000 doses, volunteers reported "Temporary inflammation of the brain and nerves causing pain, weakness and paralysis that may spread across the body; and Narrowing or blockage of blood vessels with kidney problems."

Can something cause arthritis and MS in animals be safe in humans? Decide for yourself. Our inaugural newsletter reports information that you won't read anywhere else.

We're not going to tell you what to do about this - except to get informed.

Your health could depend on it.

 is a website informing the public about the toxicity of vaccine additives containing the oil squalene, releases its list of 30 peer-reviewed scientific papers showing the debilitating diseases induced in animals immunized with squalene. ….  Withholding this information from volunteers enrolled in clinical trials testing swine flu vaccines containing this oil â€" and from the general public encouraged to consider vaccination with it should conditions warrant violates informed consent standards upheld by the Nuremberg Code, the World Medical Assembly ™s Declaration of Helsinki and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Rules and Regulations for the Protection of Human Research Subjects.  Squalene is an adjuvant
a substance used to accelerate and intensify the immune system response to weak vaccines.
Officials with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) and U.K. National Health Service (NHS) have argued for the possible inclusion of squalene adjuvants in candidate swine flu vaccines without informing the public that rats injected with squalene develop the animal versions of rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis; and induces antibodies specific to systemic lupus erythematosus in mice.  Rheumatoid arthritis, MS and lupus are incurable autoimmune diseases â€" diseases that occur when the immune system attacks the body it is supposed to defend.  Examination of rats injected with squalene showed severe inflammation in their joints; other show lesions in the brain and nerves stripped of their insulation called the myelin sheath.  Demyelization is a clinical hallmark of MS.  There are two squalene adjuvants being tested in clinical trials in the U.S. Europe, Asia and South America – MF59 from Novartis and AS03 from GlaxoSmithKline.  According to the manufacturers, at least 46 thousand volunteers are now enrolled in clinical trials for swine flu shots containing MF59 and AS03.  Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline say their adjuvants are safe. The Novartis adjuvant, MF59, is already licensed in a seasonal influenza approved for human use in the European Union. Around 40 million doses have been distributed in Europe safely, Novartis says.

WithoutConsent is an online information site created by Emmy Award-winning investigative journalist Gary Matsumoto who reported evidence of squalene-induced injuries to U.S. service personnel in Vanity Fair, and to both U.S. and British service members in his book Vaccine A.

He can be reached for comment at , tel. 646.964.8646. Further questions about squalene-induced autoimmunity can be sent to Dr. Robert F. Garry, Professor in Microbiology and Immunology at Tulane Medical School at ; and Dr. Michael Whitehouse, Professor in Medicine at Griffiths University in Brisbane, Australia at (Brisbane is EST +14 hours). Queries about Vaccine A should be directed to Jocelyn Giannini, Assistant Marketing Manager, Basic Books, Basic Civitas, Nation Books, 387 Park Ave South New York, NY 10010; tel. 212.340.8143.

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About WithoutConsent: WithoutConsent is a website about informed consent. We promote transparency in the pharmaceutical industry and the governments that regulate it … because you can't make good choices with bad information – or no information at all.

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