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September 15, 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

September 9, 2011

Multi-nutrient supplement shows anti-inflammatory benefits
A supplement containing a mix of B vitamins, amino acids, and botanical extracts was effective at reducing markers of inflammation, says new research.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

September 7, 2011

Micronutrient powders reduce anemia and iron deficiency in infants in low-income countries
Adding a powder that contains several vitamins and minerals, including iron, zinc and vitamin A, to the semi-solid foods taken by infants and children between six months and two years of age, can reduce their risk of anaemia and iron deficiency. This is the conclusion of a new Cochrane Systematic Review.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

September 7, 2011

Aerobic exercise may reduce the risk of dementia
Any exercise that gets the heart pumping may reduce the risk of dementia and slow the condition's progression once it starts, reported a Mayo Clinic study published this month in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Researchers examined the role of aerobic exercise in preserving cognitive abilities and concluded that it should not be overlooked as an important therapy against dementia.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

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Pharma "Business with Disease" News

September 13, 2011

Taking painkillers long-term 'triples risk of kidney cancer'
People who take anti inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen for more than a decade are tripling their risk of kidney cancer, say scientists. A study of over 125,000 participants found those who regularly took over the counter anti-inflammatories were 51 per cent more likely to develop the disease. But the researchers found those who used them for over a decade, such as arthritis sufferers, were almost three times more likely to suffer renal cell cancer (RCC), the most common form of kidney cancer.
Read article in the Daily Mail (UK)

September 8, 2011

Arthritis medication raises risk of developing skin cancer, scientists find
Medicine for rheumatoid arthritis could cause skin cancer, experts said. Sufferers treated with TNF inhibitors, drugs which act on the immune system, were 79% more likely to develop melanoma, a study in France found.
Read article in the Daily Mirror (UK)

September 8, 2011

Servier Faces Another Scandal Over Another Drug
The controversy over its Mediator appetite supressant for diabetics is not yet resolved and now Servier Laboratories faces yet another scandal over undisclosed side effects associated with a different drug. This time, the French drugmaker is accused of hiding problems that can be caused by its Protelos osteoporosis med, according to the Liberation newspaper, which cited French regulators.
Read article at pharmalot.com

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GMO News

September 8, 2011

EU court bans honey contaminated by GE crops
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that honey contaminated with genetically engineered pollen cannot be sold on the market. This means that if beekeepers keep beehives in areas where genetically engineered crops are cultivated, they will have no hope of selling their products. The ruling will have a significant impact on the future of agricultural genetic engineering (GE) – and on beekeepers.
Read article on the Greenpeace International website

September 8, 2011

French ban on GM crop challenged on a technicality
The Court of Justice of the European Union today challenged a French national ban on the cultivation of Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) maize Mon810. The court argues France based its ban on the wrong legislation. Greenpeace EU policy adviser Stefanie Hundsdorfer said: “Monsanto based this case on a technicality, which doesn’t change the fact that France and the six other countries banning Mon810 have the legal right to do so, given the scientific concerns about the crop’s safety. We urge France to improve the legal details of its ban as soon as possible.”
Read press release at greenpeace.org

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Other Health-related News

September 7, 2011

Warning over global cancer levels
The number of new cancer cases has increased by 20% in under a decade and now stands at 12 million a year, according to the World Cancer Research Fund. It warns that nearly a quarter of those cases are "preventable".
Read article on the BBC News website (UK)
Comment: The only reason that cancer still remains a death verdict is the billions of dollars pharmaceutical companies earn from producing oncology drugs. Given that these drugs are the largest business segment of the multi-billion dollar global pharmaceutical industry, the question therefore has to be asked: What interest can the ‘Business with Disease’ possibly have in trying to prevent cancer if it earns revenues of over $55 billion every year from the existence of the disease? To learn how cancer can be eradicated naturally, without the use of toxic chemotherapy drugs, click here.

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Political News

September 10, 2011

Court Case Asks if ‘Big Brother’ Is Spelled GPS
WASHINGTON — The precedent is novel. More precisely, the precedent is a novel. In a series of rulings on the use of satellites and cellphones to track criminal suspects, judges around the country have been citing George Orwell’s “1984” to sound an alarm. They say the Fourth Amendment’s promise of protection from government invasion of privacy is in danger of being replaced by the futuristic surveillance state Orwell described. In April, Judge Diane P. Wood of the federal appeals court in Chicago wrote that surveillance using global positioning system devices would “make the system that George Orwell depicted in his famous novel, ‘1984,’ seem clumsy.” In a similar case last year, Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the federal appeals court in San Francisco wrote that “1984 may have come a bit later than predicted, but it’s here at last.”
Read article in the New York Times (USA)

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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