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December 18, 2008

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:

Pine bark extract may help joints and hearts: Study
Vitamin B1 could reverse early-stage kidney disease in diabetes patients
Selenium may prevent female bladder cancer: Study
Schoolgirl, 12, paralysed after receiving cervical cancer jab
Swedish Officials Investigating Nobel Prize Board
Drug Maker Said to Pay Ghostwriters for Journal Articles
FDA puts black box warning on bowel-clearing drugs
Brussels to allow drug companies to advertise online
Long-term use of diabetes drugs by women increases risk of fractures
AstraZeneca Was Aware of Seroquel Risks in 2000, Records Show
Over 500 Deaths Per Year Associated with Children's Cough and Cold Medicine
Psychiatric drugs force queried
Cancer to be world's top killer by 2010, WHO says
Nearly three-quarters of youths with diabetes insufficient in vitamin D
Doctors reveal supplement recommendation priorities
Lack of vitamin D causes weight gain and stunts growth in girls
Omega-3, probiotics, plant extracts not ruled by Supplements Directive, says EC
How Victorian diseases are sweeping back
COPE gives ANC a bloody nose
Australia to implement mandatory internet censorship

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December 9, 2008

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.

Fruit and veg may boost bone health: study
Vitamin D found to fight placental infection
Selenium supplements may boost heart health: Study
Vitamin K may have anti-diabetes benefits: Study
4000 Australian kids under 10 on mood drugs
Research links epilepsy drug to autism
Expert or Shill?
Clinical Trial Disclosure Is Incomplete: Study
Radio Host Has Drug Company Ties
Britain tries to block vital GM safeguard
IOM to review vitamin D and calcium DRIs
Exercise builds small blood vessels in brain, study says
Lack of vitamin D could spell heart trouble
Some cancers disappear untreated, study finds
New Cases of Cancer Decline in the U.S.
Town indictment accuses Bush of war crimes
Iraqis OK 3-year troop withdrawal pact

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December 5, 2008

Ending the Genocide of the Pharmaceutical Drug Cartel

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December 1, 2008

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.

Oregano could help eradicate MRSA superbug
Amino acid may ease symptoms of fatigue: Study
Selenium may ease onset of metabolic syndrome: Study
Sleeping pills 'could double risk of road accidents'
Antidepressants in pregnancy 'increase risk of babies suffering heart problems'
Lilly Loses Bid To Limit Zyprexa Claims In Canada
Pharma And Its Influence On The Media
Silence! Glaxo Intimidated Another Avandia Critic
Universal test 'would slash Aids'
Is the FDA trying to end-run DSHEA - again?
Experts call for mass trials of vitamin D supplement
Hairspray exposure may increase birth defect risk
Can the EU traditional herbal medicines directive be amended?
Russian analyst predicts decline and breakup of U.S.
EU developing 'militarised' space policy which could trigger 'arms race'

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November 24, 2008

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.

Common vitamin may prevent skin cancer
Hibiscus tea can lower blood pressure: researchers
New case of rare brain infection PML reported for Raptiva
NHS medical research plan threatens patient privacy
J&J Units Must Pay $16.6 Million for Pain-Patch Death
Jupiter Cholesterol Drug Trial Marketing Tactics
Chemotherapy contributes to a quarter of cancer deaths: study
1 in 4 new bio meds cause serious side effects
GM crops to be grown at military sites
Low Vitamin D may lead to cardiac death
'Call to action' issued for raising vitamin D levels
JAMA: synthetic low dose vitamins - of course they don't work!
Toxic Chemicals Blamed for Gulf War Illness
Study helps clarify role of vitamin D in cancer therapy
Magnesium may be key to calcium's cancer benefits: study
Campaigner wins seven-year battle on use of pesticides
Cape Town Capers - Codex Meets Again On Nutrition
Ministers agree food colour ban
MEPs back toxic pesticide ban despite industry pressure
Iraq war 'violated rule of law'
European Union's own anti-fraud watchdog Olaf is under investigation
An offer they couldn't refuse

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November 20, 2008

Comment on the G-20 Declaration on "Financial Markets and the World Economy"

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November 14, 2008

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.

Study Shows Magnesium and Vitamin B6 Help ADHD Symptoms
Vitamin D may prevent damage from low levels of radiation
Dietary sport supplement shows strong effects in the elderly
B vitamins may protect over-65s from cancer, says study
Probiotics 'may stop pneumonia'
Multivitamins and minerals help children's brain function: study
Study shows pine bark reduces jetlag
Dutch Vioxx drug users go to court
Kevin P. Miller's new film "Generation RX" released
Safety Of Lilly's Prasugrel Blood Thinner Questioned
Pain Drugs Double Risk of Second Heart Attack, Death in Study
Heart drugs 'can double risk of stroke after surgery'
The Chantix Suicide Watch Spreads To The UK
Brand-Name Makers Liable For Generic Injuries
Study Reveals Continued Damage From Banned Obesity Drug
Rigged Trials: Drug Studies Favor The Manufacturer
Pharmaceutical Industry Hustlers Part I: SSRI Pushers
Secret Pharma Payments To Vermont Docs Disclosed
Probe into anti-depressants being conducted 'in secret'
GM Papaya Should Not be Deregulated
Vitamin K Deficiency Found to Increase Arthritis Risk
The "Expensive Urine" Myth
Low potassium linked to high blood pressure
ANH: European Commission recognises need for amending herbals directive
Low vitamin D common in kids with cystic fibrosis
Bush, Out of Office, Could Oppose Inquiries
EU paid-out £4.9bn in error last year

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November 10, 2008

Oil and Drug Cartel Plans "Global Coup" through IMF

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November 7, 2008

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 may slash lung cancer risk: Study
Vitamin C Slows Cancer Down
Vitamin E suppositories could treat ulcerative colitis
Green tea extract may lower blood pressure: study
Nigeria Seeks US Defendants In Pfizer Trovan Trial
Court hears amputee's case on limits of drug suits
More Kids Are Taking More Meds Than Ever Before
New Brain-Disease Case Tied to Drug
Public Citizen Petitions FDA To Ban Glaxo's Avandia
Drug safety reports are kept secret
GM is Not the Way to Sustainability
Labour's Silence Is Deafening - Eroding Trust
CRN Sticks It to the Industry!
Brazil secretly attempting to sink its natural products industry
ANH calls for new paradigm in healthcare
Highest ever levels of pesticides in foods
Vice-president says Iraq-U.S. pact should be put to vote
For Obama, No Time for Laurels; Now the Hard Part
Finnish MEP laments EU move on access to documents

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October 31, 2008

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:
Omega-3 Fats May Improve Health in the Elderly
HRT 'can increase the risk of needing a joint replacement'
Anti-obesity drug use suspended
Wyeth Loses Diet Pill Lawsuit Over Lung Ailment
Chantix Tops New Report On Serious Side Effects
Europe's secret plan to boost GM crop production
WHO: Heart, infectious diseases, cancer kill most
Raw broccoli best for anti-cancer potential: study
Omega-3 needs of pre-term infants higher than thought: study
The Full Monty on Food
Organic farming 'could feed Africa'
Think tank: Toothless policy on fluoride
Nicolas Sarkozy under attack after EU president proposal
Russia says media reports on possible Arctic conflict 'alarmist'
EU plans to force second Lisbon vote

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October 27, 2008

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 C may protect against osteoporosis in older men; Beta-blockers linked to heart attacks after surgery; Strattera adverse effects: UK Medicines Agency refuses to act; Wisconsin Medical Society Bans Pharma Gifts; Pfizer: $900M To Settle Bextra & Celebrex Suits; Diabetes sufferers warned aspirin increases bleeding risk; Bush Rule Changes Could Block Product-Safety Suits; Pharmacists oppose EU pharmaceutical plans; Antibiotics Put 142,000 Into Emergency Rooms Each Year; Bipolar Kids Need Nutrition, Not Junk Food and More Drugs; EU opens the door to Iceland; South Africa witnesses genesis of new political rival to ANC.

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October 20, 2008

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: Flavonoids' heart health benefits in the blood vessels; Vitamin D a key player in overall health of several body organs, says UC Riverside biochemist; St. John's wort relieves symptoms of major depression; Study: Vioxx risk lingered after use of painkiller; J&J Paid $68 Million to Settle Birth-Control Cases; Experts Conclude Pfizer Manipulated Studies; Prince Charles targets GM crop giants in fiercest attack yet; Blocking vitamin K can harm kids' bone health; Pediatricians group doubles recommended vitamin D dose for children; Lack Of Vitamin D Linked To Parkinson's Disease; Freedom of Choice in Health Care and Truman Tuck files an updated lawsuit against Stephen Harper, Tony Clement and others; FDA Claims "Food Supplement" Deaths - Hides Details from the Public; Chemotherapy Doesn't Work, So Blame Vitamin C; European Consumer Organizations and Political Parties demand that EU Heads of State Summit accepts outcome of Irish referendum; 'Sovereignty threat' after European parliament adopts flag and anthem.

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October 10, 2008

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: Oral vitamin D may help prevent some skin infections; Mediterranean diet linked to lower asthma risks; Flax and borage oil may boost skin health from within; Vitamin D Stops Cancer; Cuts Risk In Half; University of Minnesota May Ban Pharma Gifts; Rescue Bill Contains A Gift For Drugmakers; Top Psychiatrist Didn't Report Drug Makers' Pay; EU Plan Gives Pharma Direct Access To Patients; FDA urged to recall cold medicines for youngsters; Drug firms bankroll attacks on NHS; News media often do not report potential sources of bias in medical research; 1 in 3 South Australian girls have refused cervical cancer vaccine; GM is Dangerous and Futile; France set to liberate herbal products; Most Cancer Patients Eating Wrong; In Blow to Bush, Judge Orders 17 Guantánamo Detainees Freed; Democratic Congressman: Representatives Were Threatened With Martial Law In America Over Bailout Bill; China banks told to halt lending to US banks; Fears over privacy as police expand surveillance project.

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October 3, 2008

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 K1 may have diabetes benefits; Vitamin D again linked to breast cancer protection; Blood-Thinning Drug Linked to Increased Bleeding in Brain; Tests for drugs in tap water; FDA Warns Five Drugmakers Over ADHD Ads; Statins Can Hinder Muscle Repair; Anti-depressant drug may affect fertility; Senator questions doctors' ties to drug companies; Ban GMO rice, Greenpeace asks Senate; Soil Association urges ban on pesticides to halt bee deaths; Return to the Good Life is the solution to the food crisis; Medvedev orders upgrade of Russia's nuclear deterrent by 2020; Ganley: the Lisbon treaty is dead.

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September 29, 2008

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: Honey effective in killing bacteria that cause chronic sinusitis; Vitamin C lowers blood pressure; Vitamin C Found to Help Maintain Healthy Cholesterol; Study Re-Confirms Pycnogenol's Role in Joint Health; Genentech Warns Of Liver Damage From Tarceva; Lung drugs 'can increase heart attack risk'; Most Failed Clinical Trials Are Never Published; Cancer patient killed in drug trial overdose; Study finds antioxidant deficiency linked to pulmonary hypertension; ANH participates in emergency task force amidst international natural health crisis; Vitamin D deficiency link to multiple sclerosis in children; Poor health 'due to wet climate'; SAfrica cabinet empties, Zuma says 'Don't panic'; EU lines up cash for failed treaty.

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September 23, 2008

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: Daily walking boosts health, survival among the very old; Healthy living halves risk of early death; Clean living 'slows cell ageing'; Broccoli 'may help protect lungs'; Mediterranean diet 'cuts risk of cancer and heart disease'; Vitamin K2 linked to better heart health; Paracetamol linked to three-fold increased risk of asthma in children; Cerebral palsy link to antibiotics given during premature birth; J&J reports anemia drug linked to deaths in study; Most Cancer Treatment Studies Aren't Published, Study Finds; FDA Reports Deadly Brain Infection With Rituxan; Drugs affect more drinking water; Medical schools, journals start to fight drug industry influence; The Ties Between Pharma & Academic Med Centers; Patients at care homes get pills they don't need; Charges against Pan's Selim dropped; Four out of five physicians recommend supplements; Britons missing 'five-a-day' fruit and veg target; Vitamin deficiency affecting millions worldwide; Govt may face class action over Pan collapse; Russia wants cooperation with U.S., will rise above its rhetoric; Zimbabwe faces long and painful road to health.

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September 12, 2008

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: Calcium during pregnancy reduces harmful blood lead levels; Vitamin B12 may protect the brain in old age; Folate may protect colon from DNA damage; NHS warned over cancer drugs cost; Court Reinstates Securities Lawsuit Against Merck; FDA orders stronger warnings for 4 arthritis drugs; Pfizer's Osteoporosis Drug May Cause Deaths; Cholesterol lowering drug 'increases risk of cancer by 50 per cent'; PsychRights Sues State of Alaska to Stop Its Massive, Harmful Psychiatric Drugging of Alaskan Children; Bayer on defensive in bee deaths; Prisoners given supplements in new trial; Manto: children need vitamin A; MEP Sinnott calls on the Irish Government to amend EIA laws; Gorbachev says NATO growth aimed at isolating Russia; Law School to Plan Bush War Crimes Prosecution.

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September 05, 2008

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: World-first trial proves exercise helps memory; Omega-3 may help survival rates for heart patients; Astra's Crestor fails in new heart-failure study; All types of antipsychotic drugs increase the risk of stroke; Class of diabetes drugs carries significant cardiovascular risks; The FDA and Vitamin B-6; Africa urged to protect traditional medicines; UK group formed to defend 'divine weed' from THMPD; Africa to commemorate African Traditional Medicines Day; Study Finds Postmenopausal Women Still at Risk for Calcium and Vitamin D Deficiency; EU warned to respect Irish treaty no vote; Cowen says Dail can pass parts of treaty without a referendum; Putin Suggests U.S. Provocation in Georgia Clash; Russian analyst points to link between Georgian attack and Iran; Cowen fails to rule out second Lisbon vote; Russia to respond militarily to U.S. missile shield.

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September 04, 2008

Recognise the signs of the times!

Reputable cancer research journal invites Dr. Rath to be a reviewer - and then retracts...

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August 29, 2008

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: Researchers Say Vitamin D Might Prevent Disorders, Including Multiple Sclerosis; FDA investigates possible Vytorin link to cancer; Drug giants accused over doctors' perks; FDA Rule Shields Pharma From Lawsuits; Killing People for Profits....and Other Drug Company News; Diabetes drug users urged to see doctor; Roche Tries To Bar Expert Witness In Accutane Trial; Why Prince Charles is Right; Feds crack down on reports of natural remedy healings; New Zealand Minister Annette King Called Upon to Resign Immediately; Russia recognizes Georgia's breakaway republics; Russia not seeking new Cold War, but not afraid - Medvedev; Opposition parties unite to rule out Lisbon re-run.

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August 22, 2008

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: Grapes 'could cut risk of heart attacks'; Researchers: Merck Vioxx study was for marketing; FDA reports new deaths with diabetes drug Byetta; Antidepressants may impair driving ability, new research finds; Top medical journal advises Supreme Court not to bar lawsuits over FDA-approved drugs; Ranbaxy Drugs Win Approval Amid U.S. Probe on Data; Fleeing Famine, Bees Seek Asylum in Cities; Vitamin D deficiency increases hip fracture risk; Pan chief's $50m settlement; Aland Islands could reject Lisbon Treaty; Gorbachev blames Georgia for provoking war, West for backing it; Russia: Poland risks attack because of US missiles; Venezuela blames US for Georgia-Russia conflict; US, Poland agree to anti-missile defense deal.

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August 19, 2008

Response by Dr. Rath to the Invitation to Become a Reviewer of the International Journal of Cancer

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August 18, 2008

Why Nutrient Supplementation Is Important in Heart Failure and Arrhythmia

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August 15, 2008

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: Running can slow ageing process; Acid reflux drugs may heighten fracture risk; FDA Issues Alert On Drugs' Link To Muscle Injury; Prince Charles says GMO crops will be "disaster"; Push to Amend the FDA Globalization Act Now; Pain linked with low vitamin D; Lack of vitamin D linked to higher death risk; Codex Alimentarius: Globalizing Food; The real story of vitamin C and cancer; U.S. Headed Toward Bankruptcy, Says Top Budget Committee Republican; 'Snooper's charter' to check texts and emails.

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August 14, 2008

Healing the wounds or having surgery? Don't forget the Vitamin C!

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August 8, 2008

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: Broccoli may undo diabetes damage; Vitamin C jab to beat cancer; A daily dose of garlic can save your life; AIDS: importance of nutrition confirmed; New study shows calcium significantly improves children's bone health; Frankincense provides relief to arthritis sufferers; Cold medicine can be life-threatening for babies; House Panel Seeks Vytorin Study Data; Grassley Intensifies Probe Into NIH & Stanford; Britain's growing reliance on drugs from GPs; Biogen's Tysabri Causes Brain Infection In 2 Patients; Lilly Trained Sales Force to Ignore Drug's Risks; Compulsive Gambler Wins Lawsuit Over Mirapex; Merck faces Canadian class-action Vioxx case; Animal pharm: prozac for pets; Gardasil Injection Followed by Stroke; NHS spends £750m on drugs to treat lifestyle diseases; Toxic chemicals found in common scented laundry products, air fresheners; Inquiry into television shows funded by ministers; Travelers' Laptops May Be Detained At US Border; 'Major discovery' from MIT primed to unleash solar revolution; Second Lisbon poll would be foolish, warns O'Rourke; Ex-Salt Lake City mayor to Congress: Impeach Bush; US Congressional Panel Hears Testimony on Case for Bush Impeachment.

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August 6, 2008

Wikipedia: Free access to the sum of all human knowledge, or just another way of supporting the scientific, political and social status quo?

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August 4, 2008

Yes, We Can Prevent Their WWIII Plans!

New York Times, July 17, 2008
Bush and Cheney Prepare For Nuclear War Before November 4!

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July 31, 2008

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 C-rich diet may slash diabetes risk; Vitamin K good for young bones, too: study; Childhood diarrhea: Treat with zinc over 6 months of age; Science looks rosy for astaxanthin and stomach health; Black tea extract may offer heart benefits; Mum's vitamin D during pregnancy strengthens kid's teeth; European Regulators To Limit Antibiotics; Warning over epilepsy drug topiramate linked to birth defects; Criminal Probe Into Antipsychotics; Merck To Start Making Vioxx Payments; Wyeth Settles Lawsuits Before Trial Over Menopause Medicines; Roche Pharma suspended from Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry; Actavis Sued Over Digitek Heart Drug; Pharma Spending On Vermont Doctors Increases; Widow Sues Pfizer Over Chantix Suicide; Drugmaker hit with $10 million fine for fraud; NY man claims drug caused compulsive gambling; Glaxo Exec Resigns From UK Watchdog Group; FDA issues warning on Cipro, similar antibiotics; Massive jump in cancer jab reactions; Children's suicide attempts raise concerns about ADHD medication; Parkinson's Drugs Again Linked to Compulsive Disorders; Organic food 'good for you' says EU; California bans restaurants from using trans fats; Natural health industry wins fight against government; Health Freedom New Zealand Calls on Labour to Bury the "Anti-Vitamin" Bill; EU parliament 'failed to comply' with law on MEP expenses; Bush Signs New Rules on Government Wiretapping; European Parliament bars Euro-sceptic Groups.

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July 9, 2008

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: Newborn vitamin A reduces infant mortality; Green tea helps prevent heart disease; Mediterranean diet 'cuts cancer'; Broccoli reduces risk of prostate cancer; Cholesterol Meds For The Youngest Children?; Lilly Loses Appeal to Limit Damages in Canadian Suit; FDA Panel: Tighter Standards For Diabetes Drugs; Doctors, Pfizer in 'Suspicious' Sponsorship Deal; Court clears path for cancer survivors to sue over hormone replacement; Mother's vitamin D status during pregnancy will affect her baby's dental health; ANH and Irish delegation urge European Commission to rethink its policy on natural health; Paul: Congress supports bombing Iran; Judge orders Google to give YouTube user data to Viacom; US Admiral Warns Against Israeli Strike On Iran; Are you being heard? Eavesdropping and wiretapping in Europe and the USA.

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July 3, 2008

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: Broccoli and co may protect women from diabetes; Omega-3 boosts satiety during weight loss; More vitamin D for fewer heart-related deaths; Study backs dried plums for stronger bones; Drug licences for cash scandal unfolds in Italy; Pharma's Reputation Sinks A Little More; Antidepressants: Swedish FDA mobilized to save pharma; Failure To Warn: Glaxo, Paxil & Pregnancies; Senate Targets Stanford Psychiatrist Over Conflicts; Controversial diet drug approved; Pharma Sets Spending Record Lobbying Congress; Drug for treating HIV may raise heart attack risk; Generation RX - new documentary film by Kevin P. Miller on the drugging of children with psychiatric medications; Gordon does 'a Tony': falls for GM hype; West Australian Premier urges halt to GM food approvals; GM crops banned in Switzerland until 2012; Canadian's beat Bill C-51 - but watch the back door!; EU Constitution author says referendums can be ignored; Campaigners blast EU lobby register plans.

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June 25, 2008

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: Cranberries, probiotics may fight ulcer-causing bacteria in children; Vitamin D helps colorectal cancer patients; Pine bark significantly reduces menstrual pain; Antioxidant-rich fruit, veg linked to less gullet cancer; Flavonols may slash colorectal cancer risk; The hand of Pharma - US citizens have your say!; Pharmaceutical industry spent $3.6M lobbying in 1Q; Nigerian court says victims can be party in Pfizer case; US Investigation Into Glaxo And Paxil Widens; Doctor Advised Neurontin Warning But Was Ignored; Review ordered for dementia drugs; Sanofi Heart Drug Worsens Heart Failure; Doctors 'ignoring drugs warning'; 'Lab Rats At $30 A Month:' The VA And Chantix; Topanga Family Argues Motrin Blinded Their Child; FDA Warns Over Antipsychotics, Dementia & Death; Britain's child victims of the chemical cosh; Study shows more benefits of sunshine vitamin; Calls to copy as island stops fluoride plan; 100s of UK herbals face ban as registration deadline looms; Kucinich threatens 60 impeachment articles if Judiciary doesn't act; Sweden adopts law allowing official eavesdropping; Italian PM defends trials freeze; EU treaty should be dropped, say British voters.

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June 23, 2008

The influence of Big Media

Following the storm of protest that erupted after the recent Cochrane review's publication, it didn't take long for evidence to emerge that certain newspaper editors had put their journalists under pressure to back it.

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June 18, 2008

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: Diabetics shouldn't forget their antioxidants: study; Folic acid cuts diabetic heart disease; Get a Little Sun This Summer - It Could Help Save Your Life; Wonder medicine plant claims to cure cancer; Omega-3 linked to healthy eyes: meta-analysis; Vitamin D may protect against heart attack-study; Chronic muscle diseases associated with statin exposure; Legal Drugs Kill Far More Than Illegal, Florida Says; Pfizer Told of Chantix Safety Concerns a Year Ago; Grassley Probes Paxil Suicide Risks; Reminder Bill Raises Privacy Concerns In California; Glaxo Cuts 40 Percent Of Research At Some Sites; Irish health group welcomes 'no' to Lisbon treaty; Bastyr University's St. John's Wort Article in JAMA: CAM Research Breakthrough Or Big Pharma Sell Out?; Teen Refused Chemo, Beat Cancer With 'Alternative' Therapies; Personal Genomes May Lead To Personalized Vitamin Supplements; The EU reveals its anti-democratic nature; EU referendum: What the European papers say; Irish voters sign death warrant for EU's Lisbon treaty; House votes to send impeachment resolution to Judiciary Committee.

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June 11, 2008

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: Calcium pills beat fractures in new clinical trial; Researchers Fail to Reveal Full Drug Pay; FDA To Add Suicide Warning For Epilepsy Drugs; Paxil Babies: The Dangers of Antidepressants; Is It A Study Or An Ad? Only Pharma Knows For Sure; Novartis Says MS Drug Linked to Death, Infection; Sanofi-Aventis Diet Pill Linked To Deaths; Court Dismisses Vioxx Medical Monitoring Suit; TNF Blockers May Cause Lymphoma In Kids; Canadian media giant in court to demand DTC rights; IMS Health Reports Global Prescription Sales Grew 6.4 Percent in 2007, to $712 Billion; Ban GMOs Now; IAHS Heeds d'Estaing's Words; Emergency Pesticide Ban for Saving the Honeybee; Niacin's cholesterol-lowering mechanism proposed; Study links vitamin D, type 1 diabetes; Long-term pesticide exposure may increase risk of diabetes; Mercury teeth fillings may harm some: U.S. FDA; Supplement breast-fed babies with vitamin D: study; Farmers bringing message to the Food Crisis Summit in Rome expelled; Irish voters poised to kill off EU 'stealth constitution'; Adviser Says McCain Backs Bush Wiretaps; Bush Overstated Evidence on Iraq, Senators Report; EU vision for Asia-Pacific.

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June 06, 2008

Latest Attempt to Discredit Vitamin Therapies: Is it Criminal?

In August 1947, two years after the end of the Second World War, twenty-four managers of the I.G. Farben pharmaceutical and chemical cartel appeared before an international war crimes tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany, to be charged with crimes including mass murder and crimes against humanity. The tribunal’s verdicts, delivered 11 months later, resulted in thirteen of the Farben defendants being given prison terms ranging from eighteen months to eight years.

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May 29, 2008

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: Traditional herbal medicine kills pancreatic cancer cells; Rosehip 'better than painkillers' for arthritis; Bayer & Glaxo Linked To Bribes In Italy; FAA bans anti-smoking drug Chantix; Chantix May Cause Many Serious Problems; Strattera Adverse Events: Deaths Mount - Will EU Health Authorities Intervene?; Merck Pays $58M To States Settle Vioxx Fraud; Parliament denies Canadians mandatory labelling of GE foods; Make additive removal usual for hyperactive kids, says professor; Firms assume increased longevity; Canadian industry continues supplements bill protests; Supplements a solution for B6 deficiency, says study; DNA damage 'caused by pesticides'; ANH founder recognized for natural health campaign; NAFDAC bans 30 agrochemical products; Irish referendum "too close to call", says former EU parliament president; No-camp gains ground in Irish polls on Lisbon; Ministers fear Republic may reject Lisbon treaty.

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May 08, 2008

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 D to boost mood in older adults; CoQ10 may cut muscle injuries for athletes; Rosehip reduces osteoarthritis pain; Commonly used medications associated with impaired physical function in older adults; Eli Lilly Funds Medscape, American Psychiatric Association, Harvard, NAMI National; Johnson & Johnson Cuts Another 400 Jobs; EU launches $3 billion project to boost drug discovery; Studies shed light on risks of common drugs; Genentech, Biogen Drug Fails As Lupus Treatment; HRT Increases Stroke Risk; Pfizer seeks settlement over drugs trial; Medical School Group Urges Freebie Ban; Mass Protests against GM Crops in India; At WHO Meeting, Patient Group Has Pharma Ties; Europe may ban 120 food nutrients; Beijing-The Codex Food Additives Committee Meeting; Organic industry attacks "farcial" and "dictatorial" Euro logo; EU court judgements affecting Irish treaty campaign; Victory in first round of campaign to force EU treaty referendum; Czech Senate asks Constitutional Court to examine Lisbon treaty.

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April 29, 2008

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Included in this edition: Vitamin D, calcium combo may cut exercise-related stress fractures; High Blood Levels Of Vitamin D Protect Women From Breast Cancer, Study Suggests; MPs urge cut in dementia drug use; Whistleblower Lawsuit Filed Over Baycol Fraud; Researchers Develop Breath-Monitoring Device To Monitor Treatment Adherence Among HIV-Positive People; Glaxo hit by Avandia sales fall; 'Brain damage risk' with chemotherapy drug; Fifty years on, thalidomide is back. Now they say it's a good thing; New Jersey AG Is The Latest To Probe Vytorin; Wyeth ordered to post $58M bond; Chicago to test water for drugs; Thalidomide compensation demanded; Study links incontinence drugs with memory problems; Drug firm accused of death rate data failures; Antipsychotic Drugs Increase Risk Of Developing Pneumonia In Elderly, Study Suggests; FDA looks at link between medications, depression; Study Based on Farmers' Experience Exposes Risks of GM Crops; Exposed: the great GM crops myth; CAM criticism not justified, says ANH; Antioxidants and Cancer: Researcher admits she got it wrong; Is it time to give up the search for an Aids vaccine?; Vitamin D Important In Brain Development And Function; Are we being hoodwinked by alternative medicine - or by one of its professors?; "GM-Free Organic Agriculture to Feed the World"; Celebrities join industry experts in speaking out against alarmist vitamin story; Poll shows dramatic fall in support for Lisbon Treaty; Inmate Count in U.S. Dwarfs Other Nations'; MEPs reject publication of expenses enquiry; EU fraud office steps up investigation of MEP expenses; List of McCain Fund-Raisers Includes Prominent Lobbyists.

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April 18, 2008

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Included in this edition: Vitamin E may help Alzheimer's patients live longer; Omega-3 EPA linked to improved gullet health; Blueberries 'improve memory'; Maternal omega-3 again linked to children's coordination; Cruciferous veg again linked to bladder cancer protection; Vitamin K2 linked to lower prostate cancer risk; Many Ads For Psych Meds Are Unsubstantiated; Vioxx Studies: Ghostwriters And Merck Sponsorship; Risk of death from rofecoxib in some trials may have been misrepresented by study sponsor; Use of ghostwriters, guest authors appears frequent for studies involving rofecoxib; Organon Allegedly Covered Up Raplon Side Effects; Diuretics associated with bone loss in older men; Drugmakers To Spend $1B On Direct Marketing; GlaxoSmithKline chief JP Garnier granted options that could pay �2.5m; California Dreaming: Pharma Evades Gift Rules; Genzyme CEO gets $12.6M in 2007 pay; EU parliament approves new health chief; Scientists attack 'breakthrough' cancer drugs; EU plan may let drug firms sidestep ban on advertising; Tranquillisers putting children's lives at risk; Doctors demand freeze on use of diabetes drug for heart patients; 2.5m children on drugs in US; Medicine Mix-Ups Harm Hospitalized Kids; Anti-psychotics may speed Alzheimer's decline; Low vitamin D levels associated with an increased risk of peripheral arterial disease; ANH rebuts latest anti-vitamin meta-analysis; Dutch vegetables have fewer vitamins; Vitamin D, calcium's colon benefits pinpointed; Shifting health claim criteria may provoke legal challenge; Europe-wide food colour ban call; Study links magnesium deficiency to faster aging; Food additives 'could be as damaging as lead in petrol'; Ireland's referendum - Leaked memo to British Government exposes Irish Government conniving with foreign governments to deceive the Irish electorate; Council spy cases hit 1,000 a month; 'Palace, jet and personal staff of 22' for the new EU president.

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April 08, 2008

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Included in this edition: Passion fruit peel may ease breathing for asthmatics: study; Pharma: Where The Jobs Aren't - The Latest Layoff Tally; Adverse drug reactions cost UK National Health Service �2bn; Glaxo adds warnings of psychiatric problems to Relenza flu drug label; Schering-Plough Cutting Jobs, Plants To Save $1.5B; UK National Health Service bill for statins 'could soar'; EU follows U.S. with review of Glaxo AIDS drugs; Sanofi diet drug misses mark in heart study; GM seeds can 'last for 10 years'; European Commission moves goalposts on health claims; Conventional wine "systematically contaminated with pesticides"; Micronutrients, education keys to end hunger: study; Review raises questions over aspartame and brain health; EU parliament urged to tackle chemicals' link to breast cancer; EU treaty referendum 'probably' on June 12.

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April 03, 2008

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Included in this edition: Topically applying alpha-linolenic acid can benefit dry eye syndrome; Apples may help ward off colon cancer; Vitamin K benefits hip fractures; Cod liver oil can help arthritis sufferers; Folate 'may keep sperm healthy'; New Study Says AIDS Drug Nearly Doubles Heart Attack Risk; Drugs 'kill 23,000 Alzheimer's victims a year'; US wasted billions on ineffective cholesterol drugs; Drugmakers Spend Lavishly On Docs Down Under; FDA conducting safety review of diabetic foot drug and HIV drugs; FDA probes suicide risk in Merck asthma drug; Cough remedies aimed at very young children to be removed from shelves in UK; FDA issues alert about HIV drug Prezista; UK government facing calls for drug reaction deaths probe; Researchers report long-term use of osteoporosis drug associated with unusual fractures of thigh bone; Adverse Drug Reactions Are A Big Killer: Study; Post-Op Chemo Fails to Boost Survival in Stomach Cancers; US vaccine maker target of homocide investigation; Romania set to join bans on EU-backed modified crop; Grain Farmer Claims Moral Victory in Seed Battle Against Monsanto; Pesticide Parkinson's link strong; California Targeting Safe Supplements; Campaigners outraged over EFSA's refusal to ban food additives; Ozone Rules Weakened at Bush's Behest; Ahern to resign as Irish premier; US military death toll in Iraq hits 4,000.

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March 27, 2008

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Included in this edition: Vitamin D pills may protect kids from type-1 diabetes; Chinese medicine 'eases eczema'; Panel Seeks New Limits on Anemia Drugs; Sinus bug antibiotics 'no good'; U.S. drug sales in 2007 grow at slowest rate since 1961; Novartis sued in Calif. over kids' cough medicine; Nigeria Vows To Summon Pfizer's Bill Steere; Connecticut sues Eli Lilly over Zyprexa marketing; Chemo drugs may boost death risk; Poland panel considers borderline supplements; Poland could face EU treaty vote; German legal case 'could delay' EU treaty; Review into 'widespread fiddles' by MEPs; Rule by fear or rule by law?

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March 12, 2008

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Included in this edition: Magnesium associated with lower risk for some strokes in male smokers; Elderly muscles benefit from amino acid supplements; C hromium picolinate linked to brain activity boost; Lutein, zeaxanthin good for healthy eyes; Vitamin K linked to stronger bones for adolescents; Study finds pharmaceutical drugs in tap water; Forcing drug companies to publish negative trial results ‘is against law’ in EU; Pfizer executive gets bail in Nigeria trial over drug; Irish retailers win EC investigation on vitamin levels; Typical North American diet is deficient in omega-3 fatty acids; Royal decree threatens Belgian botanicals; EU citizens can 'no longer fathom' EU project; Dutch MEP makes 'fraud' report public.

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March 5, 2008

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Included in this edition: Magnesium linked to fewer gallstones; Court Allows Suit Against Drug Maker; Malaria drug off market over side-effect fears; Drugs used for cancer-associated anemia linked with increased risk of blood clots, death; Drug giants warned: Tell the truth on medicines; Journal Publications Are Nothing But Marketing; HRT could increase breast cancer risk; Prozac, used by 40m people, does not work say scientists; Court Considers Protecting Drug Makers From Lawsuits; Wyeth, Pfizer Ordered to Pay $2.75 Million Over Drugs; Guardian GM coverage “everything biotech companies could want”; Non-GM Breakthroughs Leave GM Behind; U.S. Imprisons One in 100 Adults, Report Finds; Vanadium deemed unsafe in Europe; Zuma cheated taxman, says State; Blair 'wrong man' for EU president; MEPs vote to keep their expenses scams secret.

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February 26, 2008

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Included in this edition: Co-Q10 may ease fatigue after exercise: study; Meta-analysis supports zinc for childhood diarrhoea; Folate may cut male smokers' stroke risk; Calcium pills effective for boosting bone health in teenage girls; Lycopene's anti-cancer benefits extend to colon: study; Lipoic acid and carnitine combo show diabetes potential; Taking multivitamins will reduce cancer risk; Science stacks up for choline's health benefits; Prescription drugs: legal and lethal; Drug Industry Group Spent More Than $22M Lobbying U.S. Gov't in '07, a 25 Percent Increase; Drug Prices Surge Despite Criticism On Campaign Trail; Researcher Estimates 22,000 Lives Could Have Been Saved Had Drug Been Pulled Earlier; FDA Proposes Lack-of-Evidence-Based Medicine Policy; Doctor says 22,000 died amid Bayer drug recall; Dems ready for revenge on drug companies; Pfizer drug linked to higher heart failure rate; Congress widens probe of Vytorin makers; EU fudges GM potato vote; GM crop trial locations may be hidden from public; Pest evolves resistance to GM crops; Poland to hamper GMO planting despite lifting ban; BBC removes complementary medicine web pages; Manto speaks out about traditional medicine; Study shows effects of vitamin D and skin's physiology; EU politicians accused of ‘massive’ fraud; Stop Blair: ambition to lead Europe hits fierce opposition; Iraq dossier 'based on spin doctors arguments'; Proposed shake up of EU security includes call for fingerprinting all visitors; U.S. Senate Votes for Expansion of Spy Powers.

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February 13, 2008

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Included in this edition: Maternal micronutrient supplements boost baby weights; Supplements 'reduce malaria toll'; Antioxidants and carotenoids linked to improvements in age-related macular degeneration; Legal drug craze is new killer; FDA Links Anti-Wrinkle Drugs to Deaths; Britain 'is true Prozac Nation'; HIV drugs, Abacavir and Didanosine increase the risk of heart attack; Did GSK trial data mask Paxil suicide risk?; Prescription drugs overdose killed Heath Ledger; Nigeria: Pfizer - Kano Applies for Arrest of 3 American Suspects; Warning over popular fungal treatment Lamisil; Manto still talking to traditional healers; Compulsory water fluoridation is dangerous and immoral, says Green Party health spokesperson; Dutch refuse to sign off on EU accounts; New poll shows deep pessimism about direction of U.S. and Europe; Slovakia's Vote on Lisbon Treaty Ratification Postponed Indefinitely.

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February 07, 2008

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Included in this edition: Folic acid may reduce premature births; Vitamin D may help fight tuberculosis; Pfizer employees in court facing charges of criminal conspiracy, causing grievous harm and culpable homicide; U.S. FDA says new warning needed for smoking cessation drug Chantix; Epilepsy drugs carry suicide risk; UK doctors too busy to advise on exercise and diet - so hand out �47m in drugs; Eli Lilly settlement talks with federal prosecutors could result in payment of more than $1 billion; Parents of victims of alleged illegal drug trial stage protest; UK and Irish Politicians Denounce Canadian Government Agent's Dirty Tricks over GMOs; American Soybean Association warns of "massive retaliation" on Europe if system for approving GM crops is not speeded up; Dementia is three times more common in people whose blood is low in folates; European Union Member states agree on minimum vitamin and mineral levels; E-numbers should be banned in food and drink, say UK MPs; Researchers investigate links between prostate, cadmium and zinc; Cancer in EU at 'epidemic' levels; Sedentary lifestyles associated with accelerated aging process; Fluoride: Top 10 Scientific Developments of 2007; Day trip to Auschwitz for pupils from every UK school; Nazi-era comparison prompts row over extra powers for President of European Parliament; UK phones tapped at the rate of 1,000 a day.

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February 05, 2008

Road Map to Affordable Health Care for all

On January 15, 2008, the New York Times and other international newspapers reported about a clinical study with a combination of two cholesterol lowering drugs (statins) that showed shocking results: Patients receiving these drugs developed coronary artery plaques – the cause of heart attacks – twice as fast as the control group. Worse, the drug makers had withheld this crucial data for almost 2 years – despite the fact that 5 million people are currently taking them. Statin drugs are a $40 billion annual business built entirely on the perception that they prevent heart attacks. The collapse of this perception threatens the credibility of the entire drug industry. A Congressional investigation is pending.

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January 29, 2008

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Included in this edition: Carotenes linked to lower heart disease deaths; Vitamins Cure Skin Conditions; Hawthorn 'benefits heart patients'; Vitamin E may ward off physical decline in elderly; U.S. Attorney subpoenas Merck and Schering-Plough over Vytorin; Two girls die after cervical cancer jab; EU backs return of banned drug thalidomide; Lawsuit Filed in Florida Federal Court Over Marketing of Vytorin and Zetia By Merck and Schering-Plough; F.D.A. Requiring Suicide Studies in Drug Trials; Jury Trials In 2008 Expected To Expose SSRI Maker's Dirty Secrets; Nexavar significantly boosts hypertension risk; Cancer drugs found in tap water; U.S. Food and Drug Administration clears way for eventual sale of meat and dairy products from cloned animals; Canadian farmer forces GM giant back to court; Science stacks up for B vitamins and pregnancy; MPs kept in the dark over EU treaty; Publish the secret document on Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, UK ministers are told; Pre-emptive nuclear strike a key option, Nato told.

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January 22, 2008

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Included in this edition: Risk Of Early Baby Death 'Cut By Vitamin Cocktail'; Vitamin B6 may slash colorectal cancer risk; Vitamin D2 may cut risks of elderly falls; Lutein, zeaxanthin, vitamin E combo eyed for cataract reduction; More support for lycopene's prostate benefits; Drug firms 'bury' poor trial results; Value of drugs for pre-osteoporosis exaggerated; FDA: Cold Medicines Too Risky for Tots; False Promises on Alzheimer's; Drug firms raided in patent probe; Combined HRT increases risk of lobular breast cancer fourfold after just 3 years of use; Popular osteoporosis drugs triple risk of bone necrosis; Drug Has No Benefit in Trial, Makers Say; Cholesterol drug link to disturbed teacher's death; Florida undecided as states sue over costly drug program; U.S. Health Spending Rises to 15% of Economy, a Record Level; U.S. Government Estimates 83,000 Excess Heart Attacks Caused By Avandia; Big pharma spends almost twice as much on marketing drugs than on research and development; Monsanto wins suit over reuse of biotech seeds; France one step closer to extending GM ban; Poor diets 'kill 3.5m children'; Zimbabwe National Traditional Healers Association Seeks Government Assistance in Traditional Medicine Researches; Vitamins plan 'to cut prison violence'; We all need a little dose of sunshine, says scientist who sounded alert on skin cancer; Lack of vitamin D may increase heart disease risk; Tony Blair 'cannot be president of EU'; Sarkozy backs Blair for top EU post; Big Pharma And Its Presidential Bets.

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January 09, 2008

Codex Alimentarius: The Control And Denial Of Science

Paul Anthony Taylor's eye-witness report describes how Codex continues to deny the health benefits of vitamins, micronutrients and nutrition in the battle against today's most common diseases and explains how its key beneficiaries are the large multinational food, biotech and pharmaceutical corporations.

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