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December 17, 2010

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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.

Natural Health News

December 13, 2010

Polyphenols may reduce risk of gout: Study
Supplementation with highly bioavailable polyphenols may reduce the risk of developing gout by lowering levels of uric acid in the body, according to a new study.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

December 12, 2010

Vitamin D cuts breast cancer risk by 43 pc
A new study has suggested that high levels of sunlight combined with a diet packed with Vitamin D can reduce the risk of breast cancer by 43 per cent.
Laboratory studies have suggested that Vitamin D may have a number of anti-cancer effects and has been shown to slow the spread of cancer cells. Researchers at the Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health in France tracked 67,721 women aged 41 to 72 for a decade to see who developed breast cancer. Regions, where levels of daily ultraviolet were high, the women with higher level of Vitamin D had a breast cancer risk 32 to 43 per cent lower compared with those with the lowest vitamin intake.
Read article in The Times of India

December 8, 2010

Vitamin A could save one million lives per year, says review
Vitamin A supplementation programs in children under five should be continued in areas at risk of deficiency, according to a new review from the Cochrane Collaboration. The Cochrane researchers reviewed data from 43 randomized trials, representing more than 200,000 children aged six to five years. They concluded that vitamin A supplementation is effective in reducing all-cause mortality by 24 percent, mainly via a reduced occurrence of measles and diarrhea. “More than 190 million children are vitamin A deficient around the globe; reducing their risk of mortality by 24 percent could save almost 1 million lives per year,” said the researchers, led by Professor Zulfiqar Bhutta, Chairman of the Division of Women and Child Health at Aga Khan University, Pakistan.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

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Pharma "Business with Disease" News

December 8, 2010

Johnson & Johnson Loses First Levaquin Trial
A federal court jury in Minneapolis has decided the health care giant failed to properly warn about the risk of tendon damage linked to its Levaquin antibiotic and awarded damages of $700,000 to 82-year-old John Schedin.
Read article at pharmalot.com

December 5, 2010

Unearthing the 1996 Pfizer tragedy
The global outrage triggered by the 1996 trovafloxacin clinical trial tragedy, which resulted in the untimely demise of 11 voiceless children in kano at the hands of the researchers of the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Incorporated is still raising more questions than answers. At the heart of the matter is government’s criminal neglect of its citizens and the ensuing inability to protect their lives and guarantee their welfare. This is reflected in the secrecy which surrounds the process through which the Federal Government has chosen to withdraw the $6billion (dollars) suit and charges initially filed against the company. As the soap-opera of a scam unfolds the arrowhead of the deal, Michael Aondoakaa, Nigeria’s erstwhile Attorney General and Minister of Justice is attempting to wash his hands, Herod-like off the money surreptitiously collected from Pfizer. Instead, he argues that the counsels who represented the Federal Government being more acquainted with the case are better placed to enlighten the public. However, on their part, both the counsels and officials of Pfizer have refused to disclose details of the deal. The terms of the settlement, they insist was covered by a ‘standard confidentiality clause.’ This, to us is reprehensible.
Read article in the Daily Independent (Nigeria)

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GMO News

December 9, 2010

GMO oranges, China, and the loss of another piece of America’s agricultural base
America’s oranges are now in the crosshairs of a genetic modification juggernaut that is sweeping this country and leaving in its wake a swath of destruction so wide and so utterly decimating that recovery seems a distant dream. The genetic modification of corn and soy has succeeded in infiltrating nearly every processed food in America, with wheat and alfalfa soon to be next. Now it’s oranges. But why?
Read article at farmwars.info

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Other Health-related News

December 13, 2010

Children who don't like fruit and vegetables are 13 times more likely to be constipated
Primary school children who don't like eating fruit and vegetables are 13 times more likely to develop functional constipation than children who do, according to a study in the December issue of the Journal of Clinical Nursing. Drinking less than 400ml of fluid a day also significantly increases the risk.
Read article at physorg.com

December 13, 2010

Obama signs child nutrition bill, championed by the first lady
The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 is intended to provide more healthful school meals to a great number of students.
With his wife by his side, President Obama on Monday signed the child nutrition bill, strongly pushed by the first lady, who has made nutrition part of her campaign to help the young get healthy. Speaking at Harriet Tubman Elementary School, President Obama praised the bill as a rare example of bipartisan political cooperation as both parties backed the measure designed to provide better school meals to more students and to regulate those meals to make them more healthful.
Read article in the LA Times (USA)

December 13, 2010

Indian study reveals that three-quarters of hip fracture patients are vitamin D deficient
A study from New Delhi India has revealed high rates of vitamin D deficiency among hip fracture patients, confirming the conclusions of similar international studies which point to vitamin D deficiency as a risk factor for hip fracture. A group of 90 hip fracture patients was compared to a matched control group of similar age, sex and co-morbidity. Of the patients who had suffered hip fractures, 76.7% were shown to be vitamin D deficient as measured by serum 25(OH)D levels of less than 20 ng/ml.
Read article at physorg.com

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Political News

December 11, 2010

A Secretive Banking Elite Rules Trading in Derivatives
On the third Wednesday of every month, the nine members of an elite Wall Street society gather in Midtown Manhattan. The men share a common goal: to protect the interests of big banks in the vast market for derivatives, one of the most profitable — and controversial — fields in finance. They also share a common secret: The details of their meetings, even their identities, have been strictly confidential. Drawn from giants like JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, the bankers form a powerful committee that helps oversee trading in derivatives, instruments which, like insurance, are used to hedge risk. In theory, this group exists to safeguard the integrity of the multitrillion-dollar market. In practice, it also defends the dominance of the big banks.
Read article in the New York Times (USA)

December 10, 2010

Groups say US FCC proposal not real net neutrality
WASHINGTON - The open Internet principles laid out by the top U.S. telecommunications regulator last week fall short of "real" net neutrality, more than 80 groups said in a letter on Friday. Public interest groups, businesses and civil rights groups signed the letter to the Federal Communications Commission, saying net neutrality rules should ban paid prioritization of online content. They also said the framework FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski laid out last week gave wireless carriers too much freedom to police Internet traffic.
Read news report at reuters.com
Comment: The paid prioritizing of online content would dramatically restrict your freedom to learn about cutting-edge research in natural health, the pharmaceutical business with disease and the Nazi roots of the Brussels EU. Significantly, therefore, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission is slated to vote on Net Neutrality on Dec. 21. To support the campaign to protect internet freedom and net neutrality, visit the Save The Internet website.

For more political news, visit the news pages on the website of the International Alliance for Health, Peace and Social Justice, and the news page on the European Referendum Initiative website. Citizens of the UK can find additional UK-orientated news stories on the Reject the EU website.


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