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December 19, 2007

Latest News Updates

Keep up-to-date on the latest health and politics news with our regular updates and analysis of the key stories from around the world.
Included in this edition: L-carnitine linked to better mental function in the very old; Supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids could reduce fat mass in diabetics; China Shuts Down Leukemia Drug Maker; European Commission Accused Of supporting pharma companies trying to make direct-to-consumer advertising for medicinal products legal; Hundreds of Australian girls get sick from Gardasil cancer vaccine; Increase folic acid dose to prevent birth defects, society urges; Maximum levels should not be based on RDA, say Irish Association of Health Stores; Vitamin D dose study adds weight to intake increases; Report claims Britain's drinking water is under threat from medicinal chemicals and cosmetic products; EU to release proposed list of banned herbs imminently; France suspends commercial GMO seed use; African National Congress to discuss establishment of a United States of Africa; MEPs warn of 'battle ahead' over EU treaty; Danish MPs vote against EU treaty referendum; Enlarged EU is coping without treaty, says study.

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December 10, 2007

Latest News Updates

Keep up-to-date on the latest health and politics news with our regular updates and analysis of the key stories from around the world.
Included in this edition: Folate may reduce depression symptoms for men; Honey is better than children's cough syrups for a silent night; Supplements of the Indian herbal Coccinia indica may reduce blood sugar levels; Super fruits like blueberries, blackberries and papaya could be used to stop mouth cancer cells spreading through the rest of the body; Increased intake of vitamin K1 could protect against inflammation; U.S. federal advisory committee votes that Genentech's drug Avastin should not be approved as treatment for breast cancer; Bristol-Myers to Eliminate 4,800 Jobs; Nigeria quits talks with Pfizer over deadly drug trials; Study finds fitness level, not body fat, may be stronger predictor of longevity for older adults; Czech President Vaclav Klaus says that the new EU reform treaty is nothing but a renamed European constitution; Upcoming European Union president Slovenia wants to be among the first to ratify the new EU reform treaty; African states refuse to join EU trade deal.

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December 4, 2007

Latest News Updates

Keep up-to-date on the latest health and politics news with our regular updates and analysis of the key stories from around the world.
Included in this edition: Multivitamins and minerals could reduce appetite in women on a weight reduction regime; Study links zinc supplements to boosting recovery in patients suffering from head and neck cancers; Diabetes drug Avandia may increase the risk of brittle bone disease; U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel wants extra warnings on the asthma drugs Advair and Serevent; Pfizer blocks the Nigerian Federal Government from prosecuting it on criminal charges; U.S. Food and Drug Administration receives reports of mood disorders and erratic behavior among patients taking the anti-smoking drug Chantix; U.S. Food and Drug Administration says that Novartis AG's organ rejection drug, Myfortic, increases risk of first-trimester miscarriage and birth defects; Chinese drug association official will stand trial in Beijing for allegedly taking bribes; Researchers say giving Alzheimer's drugs to people with early memory problems does not delay the onset of the disease; Research suggests more than 90,000 patients die and almost one million are harmed in the UK each year because of hospital blunders; Survey finds a quarter of all adults admitted to hospital and care homes in the UK are at risk of malnutrition; Vast archive of wartime German documents on the Nazi Holocaust is opened to the public; More American military veterans have been committing suicide than US soldiers have been dying in Iraq.

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November 27, 2007

Latest News Updates

Keep up-to-date on the latest health and politics news with our regular updates and analysis of the key stories from around the world.
Included in this edition: Vitamin E boost for diabetics' heart health; Flavonoids linked to better breast cancer survival; U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends new label warnings about dangerous psychiatric side effects of influenza drugs Tamiflu and Relenza; Osteo-arthritis painkiller removed from sale because of links to liver damage; U.N. Agency Denies Inflating Cases of H.I.V. Deliberately; South African Health Director-General Defends Traditional Medicine; EU officials propose ban on genetically modified corn seeds; Challenges brew in federal courts and on Capitol Hill to a key legal strategy President Bush is using to protect a secret surveillance program that monitors phone calls and e-mails inside the United States; and Denmark plans to hold another referendum on whether to join the euro.

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November 20, 2007

Latest News Updates

Keep up-to-date on the latest health and politics news with our regular updates and analysis of the key stories from around the world.
Included in this edition: Research shows link between endometrial cancer and Vitamin D status; Long-term beta carotene supplementation may help prevent cognitive decline; Roaccutane, an acne drug, could cause severe depression and suicidal thoughts; Codex moves closer to EU blueprint; Supermarkets are deceiving their customers by widely stocking goods sourced from animals fed genetically-modified soya and maize; Exposure to GM foods linked to Morgellons disease; Study Finds Physicians And Nurses Both Take And Recommend Dietary Supplements; Study by congressional Democrats estimates that the economic costs to the United States of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan so far total approximately $1.5 trillion; and the auditors for the EU have refused to sign off the bloc's financial accounts - for the 13th year in a row.

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November 12, 2007

Latest News Updates

Keep up-to-date on the latest health and politics news with our regular updates and analysis of the key stories from around the world.
Included in this edition: Topical Vitamin C Stops Basal Cell Carcinoma; Vitamin D 'may help slow ageing'; Merck has agreed to pay $4.85bn to settle legal claims that Vioxx caused thousands of users to suffer strokes and heart failure; Codex meeting in Germany set to decide future for vitamin consumers around the world; a sacked EU whistleblower fails in bid to have her dismissal annulled; and a UK MEP says that a major parliamentary conference on Europe's future 'defies democracy'.

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November 09, 2007

A question for the European Commission:
Are carrots and brazil nuts more dangerous than vitamin supplements?

The European Commission is currently in the process of finalising methods for the setting of maximum levels of vitamins and minerals in food supplements.

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November 06, 2007

Why Sarkozy and Bush Need World War III

Today and tomorrow, French President Nicolas Sarkozy is visiting the USA, presenting himself as a 'friend of America'. But the reality is much more sobering. His visit serves to plan the first nuclear war in the history of mankind. The people of America and the world deserve to know, who is Mr. Sarkozy?

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November 05, 2007

Latest News Updates

Keep up-to-date on the latest health and politics news with our regular updates and analysis of the key stories from around the world.
Included in this edition: Sleeping pills for kids top global list of bad products; new research indicates that not taking supplements may be harmful to your health; an independent panel of physicians says that the US Recommended Daily Allowance/Daily Reference Intakes are too low and that most should be raised immediately; US State Department diplomats criticize new rules that will force some of them to work in Iraq against their will or risk dismissal; the British Ministry of Defence announces that it will be deploying a Royal Navy aircraft carrier in the Gulf next spring; the head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog says he has no evidence Iran is working actively to build nuclear weapons; and Val�ry Giscard d'Estaing, the architect of the abandoned European Constitution, admits that the document has been rewritten by EU leaders in a different order just to avoid the need for referendums.

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October 29, 2007

Latest News Updates

Keep up-to-date on the latest health and politics news with our regular updates and analysis of the key stories from around the world.
Included in this edition: A double-blind, randomized clinical trial has shown that HIV-positive patients given supplemental nutrients can stop their decline into AIDS; a United Nations independent expert on health has stated that draft United Nations human rights guidelines for pharmaceutical companies do not suggest that drug companies are legally bound by international human rights law; the biggest study into organic food has found that it is more nutritious than ordinary produce and may help to lengthen people's lives; China's health minister calls for more respect to traditional Chinese medicine; and tens of thousands of anti-war activists have protested in 11 US Cities against the Iraq war.

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September 26, 2007

Dogs Of War

French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner recently said that the world should prepare for war over Iran's nuclear programme.

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September 13, 2007

Scientific Response to the Academy of Science of South Africa's report on the role of nutrition in the fight against AIDS and tuberculosis

Three weeks ago the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) went public with a position paper about the role of nutrition in the fight against AIDS and tuberculosis. However, this paper did not serve the health interests of the South African people and nor did it give scientific guidance to the South African government on coping with these epidemics.

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September 4, 2007

European Commission issues "Orientation Paper" on setting maximum levels for vitamins and minerals

The European Commission has recently issued an "Orientation Paper" that outlines possible options for the setting of maximum levels of vitamins and minerals in all food supplements sold in Europe.

Sent to all European Union (EU) Member States on July 27, the issuing of this Paper signals that the Commission is now gearing up in preparation for its upcoming effort to unify these levels across the 27 EU countries.

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