Archives for May 2011

Pfizer Sets Aside $772 Million, Settles One-Third of Prempro Drug Cases


By Jef Feeley – May 12, 2011 9:01 PM MT

Pfizer Inc. (PFE), which has settled a third of the pending cases over its Prempro menopause drug, said it set aside $772 million to resolve claims the medicine causes breast cancer.

Cervarix Vaccine Programme to Cost UK Government £5.5 Billion

SANE Vax Inc.
Cervarix Vaccine Programme to Cost UK Government £5.5 Billion Over 73 Years Before Targeted Annual Number of Women’s Lives are Saved.


PRLog (Press Release) – May 18, 2011 – Let’s bypass the usual conversation on arbitrating a price on the value of a person’s life. The Cervarix programme in the United Kingdom may become bankrupt before even saving one woman’s life from cervical cancer.

Notes for Monday 5/16 Radio Show

Kitty, in her young 20s. Has had ME/CFS since puberty. Showed signs after vaccine, but mild. After case of mono, she plummeted and is very disabled now. Her grandmother has the illness too. Suzan Jackson, a mother who has ME/CFS. Both her sons have it too. They all got sick within a couple of years Continue Reading …

People With ME/CFS Protest in Front of Department of Health and Human Services Building

Phoenix Rising
ME/CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) Forums

ME/CFS Demo May 10, 2011
Dept of Health and Human Services, Washington DC
Contact: Rivka (at) ThatTakesOvaries (dot) org

by Cort
Published on May 13th, 2011 08:56 AM

On May 10, 2011, 6 individuals with ME/CFS, each sick and disabled from 9 to 21 years, demonstrated in front of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), 200 Independence Ave, S.W., Capitol Hill, Washington D.C. They carried with them just one sign, a 25 foot banner that read:

Local Man Battles Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

ABC WHAM Channel 13

Rochester, NY
May 12, 2011

Chili, N.Y. – “You can’t judge it by the name, the name is so misleading,” says Ben Di Pasquale about his battle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. “It’s not just about being tired, tired doesn’t even come close to describing it… this is my reality and it might be too much for some people to take.”

The Puzzle of Chronic Fatigue

For 20 years, a doctor in upstate New York has been trying to prove that an outbreak of the strange syndrome in his community was caused by a virus. Now new evidence is reopening the case.
The Wall Street Journal

March 5, 2011

One snowy afternoon in October 1985, eight children from the tiny farming community of Lyndonville, N.Y., went sledding together. Within a few weeks, they all got sick.

David Bell, the local doctor who treated the children, recalls that their symptoms were similar to the flu: sore throats, fevers, muscle aches and severe fatigue. After three days, they hadn’t recovered. Then a week. A month. Ninety days.

Inovio reports sustained immune responses from cervical cancer DNA vaccine

Proactive Investors USA & Canada

May 9, 20110 by Deborah Sterescu

US-based vaccine maker Inovio Pharmaceuticals (AMEX:INO) reported Monday clinical data that showed the long-term immune responses induced by the company’s DNA vaccine for treating cervical dysplasia and cancer caused by HPV.

Why is my tween so grouchy?

Dr. Peter Nieman
Globe and Mail Update
Published Friday, May. 13, 2011 12:01AM EDT

The question

Is it possible that my tween daughter is experiencing the hormonal cycle of menstruation, without actually menstruating? Her mood swings have escalated, and it seems, sometimes, the extreme grouchiness can only be attributed to hormones.

Integrative approaches to menopause

Sharpen your understanding of hormonal balancing and estrogen level management.

By Debra Muth, ND, RN, WHNP, BAAHP
May 13, 2011

The transition to menopause can be a time of reflection and inspiration. Although transitions of any kind can be inherently difficult, many women experience a newfound sense of freedom and personal growth during menopause. As one author put it: “Menopause is a time of great change — it is the adolescence of older age but better than the adolescence of youth because menopausal women have confidence and experience.”

Advertisement When’s the Best Time to Do a Breast Self-Exam?

KGO Newstalk Radio
San Francisco, CA

May 13, 2011

(NEW YORK) — It’s long been suggested that women perform breast self exams just after menstruation, when the breast tissue is less swollen and hence lumps are more likely to be felt. The exact opposite is true however, according to Greg Anderson, founder and CEO of Cancer Recovery Foundation International.