Archives for October 2010

CDC reconsiders HPV vaccine use in boys

Fierce Pharma
October 29, 2010 — 9:54am ET | By Tracy Staton

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s vaccine advisors are considering whether to recommend that boys get the human papillomavirus vaccine as well as girls. It’s the second time CDC officials have weighed the vaccine’s value for boys, and the experts just can’t decide whether preventing genital warts–the approved use for males–is worth the expense.

Gardasil Law Under Fire

Judicial Watch

Last Updated: Fri, 10/29/2010 – 3:29pm

A Virginia lawmaker has introduced legislation to repeal an outrageous state law that requires young girls to receive a controversial cervical cancer vaccine linked to dozens of deaths and thousands of adverse reactions nationwide.

HPV Vaccine Mechanisms of Action in Women


October 28, 2010

Leslie Carol Botha and Cynthia Ann Janak prepared an extensive power point for the FDA on HPV Vaccines Mechanisms of Action in Women – Endocrine Influence, HPV – Pre Testing and Immune System Involvement. The document was submitted on Monday October 25, 2010.

Experts wrestle with vaccinating boys for HPV


By Julie Steenhuysen

CHICAGO | Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:21pm EDT

CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. vaccine advisers are weighing whether boys and young men should be vaccinated against the human wart virus that causes a number of cancers, but some worry the vaccine is too costly to justify its use.

Merck & Co’s Gardasil vaccine is approved for boys, safe and it would be cost-effective, CDC researchers and vaccine experts told a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices on Thursday.

Placebo fraud rocks the very foundation of modern medical science; thousands of clinical trials invalidated

Natural News

Thursday, October 28, 2010
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of

You know all those thousands of clinical trials conducted over the last few decades comparing pharmaceuticals to placebo pills? Well, it turns out all those studies must now be completely thrown out as utterly non-scientific. And why? Because the placebos used in the studies weren’t really placebos at all, rendering the studies scientifically invalid.

Has modern media made puberty any less awkward for girls?

Tampa Bay Online

By MARY SHEDDEN | The Tampa Tribune

Published: October 28, 2010

Twenty-first century “tween” girls are encouraged to be independent, inquisitive, empowered. They have information on every current and formerly taboo topic at the tips of their fingers.

And yet, just like their mothers and their mothers’ mothers, most girls are mortified when it’s time to talk about menstruation.

ASRM: Hormone Levels Tied to Woman’s Emotional Response

Hormone variation during menstrual cycle may impact reaction to emotional stimuli

Health Day

TUESDAY, Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) — Hormone level variation during a woman’s menstrual cycle may affect her response to emotional stimuli, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, held from Oct. 23 to 27 in Denver.

PAINT THE TOWN PINK: The fight to battle breast cancer with natural remedies

Wicked Local Duxbury
By Chris Reagle
GateHouse News Service
Posted Oct 27, 2010 @ 12:00 PM

With statistical numbers still high for breast cancer, women afflicted with the breast disease are increasingly looking for alternative therapies to either compliment conventional therapies or replace them altogether.

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Black Women Face More Risk

The Post Chronicle
New Jersey

October 27, 2010

Triple negative breast cancer lack three hormone receptors, making it much more difficult to treat, say experts.

Dr. Lisa Newman of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor explains this harder-to-treat triple negative cancer is negative for three specific biomarkers, each linked to higher aggressiveness and used to determine treatment: the estrogen receptor, the progesterone receptor, and the HER-2/neu receptor.

Two thousand schoolgirls suffer suspected ill-effects from cervical cancer vaccine

Thousands of schoolgirls have suffered suspected adverse reactions to a controversial cervical cancer vaccine introduced by the Government.

By Laura Donnelly, Health Correspondent
Published: 9:00PM BST 12 Sep 2009

Doctors’ reports show that girls of 12 and 13 have experienced convulsions, fever and paralysis after being given the vaccine, which is now administered in schools as part of efforts to prevent women developing cancer.