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February 4, 2011

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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

February 1, 2011

Popeye was right: spinach really does boost your muscles
Popeye's claim that "I am strong to the finish because I eat all my spinach" is scientifically correct, a study has found. Researchers have discovered that eating a bowl of spinach a day makes your muscles "profoundly" more efficient. They found that eating 300g of the vegetable reduced the amount of oxygen needed to power muscles by as much as five per cent when exercising. The effect is so powerful it works after just three days.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

January 31, 2011

To boost cancer-fighting benefits, eat broccoli with a side of sprouts
A new University of Illinois study provides convincing evidence that the way you prepare and eat your broccoli matters, and also suggests that pairing broccoli with broccoli sprouts may make the vegetable's anti-cancer effect almost twice as powerful.
Read article in The Independent (UK)

January 28, 2011

Study unlocks lycopene’s heart health benefits
Lycopene, the compound that gives tomatoes their red color, may benefit heart health by boosting the body’s natural antioxidant defenses and protecting against DNA damage, says a new study from South Korea. A daily supplement of 15 milligrams for eight weeks was associated with increased activity of SOD (super oxide dismutase), a powerful antioxidant enzyme, as well as reductions in measures of DNA damage in white blood cells, according to results published in the journal Atherosclerosis. Furthermore, the apparent benefits extended to a reduction in systolic blood pressure and a decrease in levels of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP). CRP is a marker of inflammation and is reported to be an independent predictor of cardiovascular-related events.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

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Pharma "Business with Disease" News

February 1, 2011

10 Celebrities on Big Pharma’s Payroll
The drug business has a long history of getting into bed with celebrities. Here are 10 stars who have been on Big Pharma’s payroll:
Read article on the CBS Interactive Business Network website

January 31, 2011

Mainstream Media And Public Health Turn On Big Pharma
Wonders never cease. The blatant poisoning of individuals under the false pretense of health could soon be coming to an end. A series of studies published this month by mainstream researchers, issued in mainstream journals, and even carried in mainstream media is signaling the beginning of the end of the Big Pharma PR drug-sales juggernaut.
Read article by Byron J. Richards at newswithviews.com

January 31, 2011

Delayed FDA Removal of Painkiller Propoxyphene From U.S. Market Has Cost More Than 1,000 U.S. Lives
The November 2010 announcement by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that propoxyphene-containing products are finally going to be taken off the market is a serious indictment of the FDA’s long-lasting unwillingness to protect people in this country from a deadly but barely effective painkiller. The FDA banned propoxyphene-containing products (DARVON, DARVOCET) because of dangers that have been known for years.
Read blog entry at pharmagossip.blogspot.com

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GMO News

January 26, 2011

Victory for Independent Science
World-famous independent scientist researching the risks of GMOs wins libel case against biotech association fronting a concerted campaign to discredit and victimise him
Gilles-Eric Séralini, professor of molecular biology at the University of Caen in France, and president of the scientific council for independent research on genetic engineering (CRIIGEN), is a leading researcher into the risks of GMOs. Not surprisingly, he and his team became the target a concerted campaign of vilification, which included Monsanto, EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) and scientific societies representing biotechnology in France: the French Association of Plant Biotechnology and the French High Counsel on Biotechnology.
Read article by Dr. Mae-Wan Ho on the Institute of Science in Society (ISIS) website (UK)

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Other Health-related News

January 31, 2011

Newsweek slams antioxidants: Yawn!
Monday mornings are never easy. As I read yet another article slamming antioxidants the desire to yawn was stronger than normal. On January 25, Newsweek published an article entitled “Antioxidants Fall From Grace: The popular dietary components may not do any good, and may actually harm”. The article treads the same old path of ‘antioxidant supplements do not work, and one big meta-analysis indicated they may increase your risk of mortality’. One word: Yawn.
Read article by Stephen Daniells at nutraingredients-usa.org
Comment: The review used by Newsweek as the basis for its article was carried out by the so-called Cochrane Collaboration. To discover the truth about the Cochrane review that Newsweek omitted to mention, click here.

January 19, 2011

Global Health Watch: Rickets showing up in some British children
Rickets, a bone disease caused by vitamin D deficiency and which used to stalk the poverty-stricken slums of 19th century England, has reappeared in modern Britain.
Read article in the Los Angeles Times (USA)

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Political News

February 2, 2011

Transparency NGOs call on EU not to restrict document access
The EU is set to tightly restrict its freedom-of-information rules just seven years after they were introduced, says an alliance of some 180 human rights organisations, transparency pressure groups and journalist unions, which have called on the European Parliament to apply the breaks to proposed legislation. On the weekend a public letter signed by 56 investigative journalists and 131 groups including transparency and access-to-information campaigners and environmental NGOs warned that European Commission proposals that are set to be approved in the coming weeks will "substantially reduce the number of public documents" available upon request.
Read article at euobserver.com

January 31, 2011

EU calls for 'free and fair' elections in Egypt
European Union foreign ministers on Monday called on Egypt to embark on an "orderly transition" leading the way to "free and fair elections."
Read AFP news report at yahoo.com
Comment: It is of course deeply hypocritical of the Brussels EU to call on Egypt to hold ‘free and fair’ elections. As a construct whose president (Herman van Rompuy) and 27-member executive body (the so-called “European Commission”) were appointed completely outside of the democratic process on behalf of corporate interests, the Brussels EU is clearly in no position to lecture anybody about building and supporting democracy. On the contrary, whilst it portrays itself to the world as a shining example of a 21st century democracy and regularly calls on other governments to hold “free and fair elections,” the fact is that, by preventing its own citizens from having any control over its unelected executive level, the Brussels EU is itself a dictatorship.

January 25, 2011

Global Poverty, Food Riots, and the Economic Crisis
The sugar-coated bullets of the “free market” are killing our children. The act to kill is instrumented in a detached fashion through computer program trading on the New York and Chicago mercantile exchanges, where the global prices of rice, wheat and corn are decided upon. People in different countries are being impoverished simultaneously as a result of a global market mechanism. A small number of financial institutions and global corporations have the ability to determine the prices of basic food staples quoted on the commodity exchanges, thereby directly affecting the standard of living of millions of people around the world. This process of global impoverishment has reached a major turning point, leading to the simultaneous outbreak of famines in all major regions of the developing world.
Read article by Michel Chossudovsky on the Centre for Research on Globalization 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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