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March 25, 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

March 22, 2011

Vitamin B12 intake during pregnancy 'will reduce babies' crying'
Women who consume plenty of vitamin B12 during their pregnancy are likely to have a calm baby, new research has revealed.
Read article on the website of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (UK)

March 21, 2011

Radiation Worrying You? Take a Vitamin
With astronauts facing risks from radiation on long-duration space missions, NASA has recommended a simple solution.
To mitigate the effects of radiation on astronauts, doctors advise a simple measure: Take a vitamin pill.
Read article at discovery.com
Comment: Ann Kennedy, head of the NASA-backed National Space Biomedical Research Institute’s Radiation Effects Team, says that vitamin deficiencies appear to be extremely important in determining radiation effects and the resulting incidences of many chronic diseases, including cancer and cataracts. However, it is not only astronauts and nuclear power plant workers who are exposed to radiation. In recent years, many doctors – and especially radiologists – have become concerned with the overuse of certain diagnostic techniques that expose patients to radiation. To learn about ways to minimize the risks from medical radiation exposure, click here.

March 21, 2011

A dose of safflower oil each day might help keep heart disease at bay
A daily dose of safflower oil, a common cooking oil, for 16 weeks can improve such health measures as good cholesterol, blood sugar, insulin sensitivity and inflammation in obese postmenopausal women who have Type 2 diabetes, according to new research.
Read article at physorg.com

March 17, 2011

Vitamin E Users Show Lower ALS Risk
People who regularly take vitamin E supplements over the years may have a decreased risk of developing the fatal neurological condition amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a new study suggests.
Read article at foxnews.com

March 16, 2011

Selenium deficiency may increase risk of chronic disease: Study
Ensuring adequate intakes of selenium may reduce the risk of age-related diseases such as cancer and heart disease, says a new review that supports Bruce Ames’ triage theory.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

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Pharma "Business with Disease" News

March 18, 2011

Michigan Is Preempted From Suing Merck
File this under irony. Since Michigan is the only state that bars most product liability lawsuits, state residents who believe they have a case against a drugmaker are unlikely to succeed in pressing a claim unless their lawsuit is heard elsewhere, if possible. Some citizens have railed against this restriction and now the state, itself, is learning the hard way the limits of its own law. The Michigan appeals court yesterday ruled that the state cannot sue Merck in an effort to recover millions of dollars spent on the Vioxx painkiller, which was pulled from the market in 2004 over heart attack risks. Why? Merck is protected by Michigan law that grants immunity to drugmakers if their med has been approved by the FDA.
Read article at pharmalot.com

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GMO News

March 21, 2011

Shoppers kept in dark over GM ingredients
Millions of Britons are unwittingly eating food made using genetically modified soy, a survey of the leading grocery brands has disclosed. Household name brands like Cadbury Dairy Milk and Bird’s Eye use milk, eggs and meat made from animals that could have been fed GM soy, the research shows.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

March 21, 2011

GM alfalfa decision prompts new lawsuit
The Center for Food Safety and Earthjustice have filed another lawsuit against the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) arguing that the agency’s January 27 decision to deregulate genetically modified alfalfa was unlawful.
Read article at foodnavigator-usa.com

March 13, 2011

Watchdog red-flags GM food
New Zealand's Fonterra - the world's biggest dairy exporter - is under scrutiny over potential GM [genetically modified] contamination in the milk products it sells. It comes after Greenpeace Australia questioned the controls on dairy farms run by an Australian company in which Fonterra has a controlling stake. Fonterra refused to answer the environmental group's questions - prompting a red flag in the Greenpeace True Food Guide 2011.
Read article in the New Zealand Herald

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Other Health-related News

March 19, 2011

Truehope returning to court
Truehope, the southern Alberta supplement producer that developed a natural treatment for mental illness, is taking a Constitutional argument against Health Canada to the federal court of appeal Monday in Calgary. Anthony Stephan, co-founder of Truehope Nutritional Support Ltd., a Canadian not-for-profit mental health support organization, said he and his partner David Hardy are returning to the Federal Courts on behalf of all Canadians. At issue is Health Canada's authority to remove safe and effective natural health products without evidence of harm or risk to consumers - which the government agency did with Truehope's product Empowerplus in 2003.
Read article in the Lethbridge Herald (Alberta/Canada)

March 16, 2011

Low levels of vitamin D associated with Parkinson's disease
A vitamin D test may reveal more than just an individual's nutritional status, it may also indicate their risk of developing Parkinson's disease, according to a new study published in the journal Archives of Neurology.
Read article at privatemdlabs.com (USA)

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Political News

March 17, 2011

Secretive Plan For a Global Currency
Is the Group of Twenty Countries (G20) envisaging the creation of a Global Central bank? Who or what would serve as this global central bank, cloaked with the power to issue the global currency and police monetary policy for all humanity? When the world’s central bankers met in Washington in September 2008 at the height of the financial meltdown, they discussed what body might be in a position to serve in that awesome and fearful role.
Read excerpt from "The Global Economic Crisis: The Great Depression of the XXI Century" by Ellen Brown 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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