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September 23, 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 16, 2011

Why You Need More Vitamin D. A Lot More.
Vitamin D has emerged as the nutrient of the decade. Numerous studies have found benefits for nearly 100 types of health conditions. These health benefits include reduced risk of bone diseases, many types of cancer, cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes mellitus, bacterial and viral infectious diseases, and autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, neurological conditions such as cognitive dysfunction, and improved athletic and physical performance.
Read news release at orthomolecular.org

September 15, 2011

An apple or pear a day may keep strokes away
Apples and pears may keep strokes away. That's the conclusion of a Dutch study published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association in which researchers found that eating a lot of fruits and vegetables with white flesh may protect against stroke.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

September 14, 2011

Omega-3 supplements show benefits against anxiety: Human data
A daily dose of 2.5 grams of omega-3s may reduce symptoms of anxiety by about 20%, according to new data from the Ohio State University.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

September 14, 2011

Daily Vitamin B pill can help stave off Alzheimer's disease
A daily vitamin pill could dramatically slow the onset of memory loss in old age and even protect against Alzheimer's disease, researchers have found. The tablet, containing high doses of B vitamins and folic acid, reduced memory decline by 70 per cent in some elderly people. It also halved the rate of brain shrinkage in some patients - a physical symptom associated with forgetfulness that can lead to full blown Alzheimer's disease.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

September 13, 2011

More evidence that spicing up broccoli boosts its cancer-fighting power
Teaming fresh broccoli with a spicy food that contains the enzyme myrosinase significantly enhances each food's individual cancer-fighting power and ensures that absorption takes place in the upper part of the digestive system where you'll get the maximum health benefit, suggests a new University of Illinois study. "To get this effect, spice up your broccoli with broccoli sprouts, mustard, horseradish, or wasabi. The spicier, the better; that means it's being effective," said Elizabeth Jeffery, a U of I professor of nutrition.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

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Pharma "Business with Disease" News

September 17, 2011

Drug deaths now outnumber traffic fatalities in U.S., data show
Propelled by an increase in prescription narcotic overdoses, drug deaths now outnumber traffic fatalities in the United States, a Times analysis of government data has found. Drugs exceeded motor vehicle accidents as a cause of death in 2009, killing at least 37,485 people nationwide, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While most major causes of preventable death are declining, drugs are an exception. The death toll has doubled in the last decade, now claiming a life every 14 minutes.
Read article in the Los Angeles Times (USA)

September 16, 2011

Zofran Side Effects Linked to Heart Rhythm Problems, FDA Warns
Federal health regulators are warning that side effects of Zofran, an anti-nausea drug sold by GlaxoSmithKline, could cause potentially fatal abnormal heart rhythms. The FDA issued a drug safety communication on September 15, alerting doctors and patients to changes in the electrical activity of the heart that have been linked to Zofran.
Read article at aboutlawsuits.com (USA)

September 16, 2011

Study suggests possible link between two Type 2 diabetes drugs and pancreatic cancer
Two newer drugs used to treat Type 2 diabetes could be linked to a significantly increased risk of developing pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, and one could also be linked to an increased risk of thyroid cancer, according to a new UCLA study.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

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GMO News

September 5, 2011

GM Feed Toxic, New Meta-Analysis Confirms
A meta-analysis on 19 studies confirms kidney and liver toxicity in rats and mice fed on GM soybean and maize, representing more than 80 percent of all commercially available GM food; it also exposes gross inadequacies of current risk assessment
A team of independent scientists led by Gilles-Eric Séralini at Caen University in France carried out a meta-analysis combining the results of 19 previous studies, and their report concluded: “From the regulatory tests performed today, it is unacceptable to submit 500 million Europeans and several billions of consumers worldwide to the new pesticide GM-derived foods or feed, this being done without more controls (if any) than the only 3-month-long toxicological tests and using only one mammalian species, especially since there is growing evidence of concern.”
Read article on the Institute of Science in Society (ISIS) website (UK)

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Other Health-related News

September 20, 2011

One size doesn't fit all for vitamin D and men
African-American men living in areas with low sunlight are up to 3 ½ times more likely to have Vitamin D deficiency than Caucasian men and should take high levels of Vitamin D supplements, according to a new study from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

September 19, 2011

The Magnificence of Vitamin D
Researchers claim that some of the Australian population is not processing enough Vitamin D due to little exposure to sunlight, despite of the fact that Australia has sunlight in abundance. Reports show that 43% of women in the southern part of Australia have been discovered to be lacking in Vitamin D, while 23% of women in Queensland are Vitamin D deficient. People who cover their skin most of the time, elderly people and dark skinned people are some of those who are at risk of Vitamin D insufficiency. Studies prove that as we age the ability of our skin to produce Vitamin D lessens and the necessity for more exposure to sunlight is increased.
Read article in the Australian edition of the International Business Times

September 16, 2011

The fruits of his labour: Google doodle celebrates the man who discovered vitamin C
Google today celebrates the life of the Hungarian physiologist who discovered Vitamin C and the components and reactions of the citric acid cycle. Albert Szent-Györgyi, who would have been 118 today, is commemorated with a Google logo redesigned to look like a juice label, with vibrant citrus fruits. He won the 1937 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for 'his discoveries in connection with the biological combustion processes, with special reference to vitamin-C and the catalysis of fumaric acid.'
Read article in the Daily Mail (UK)
Comment: Significantly, following his discovery of vitamin C, Szent-György believed that the medical profession misled the public about it. In 1970, in a letter to the two-time Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling, he stated: “Right from the beginning I felt that the medical profession misled the public. If you don’t take ascorbic acid with your food you get scurvy, so the medical profession said that if you don’t get scurvy you are all right. I think that this is a very grave error. Scurvy is not the first sign of the deficiency but a premortal syndrome, and for full health you need much more, very much more. I am taking, myself, about 1 g a day. This does not mean that this is really the optimum dose because we do not know what full health really means and how much ascorbic acid you need for it. What I can tell you is that one can take any amount of ascorbic acid without the least danger.”

September 13, 2011

Experts: 366 million people now have diabetes
An estimated 366 million people worldwide now suffer from diabetes and the global epidemic is getting worse, health officials said Tuesday. The International Diabetes Federation described the number of cases as "staggering," with one person dying from diabetes every seven seconds.
Read article at medicalxpress.com
Comment: To learn how modern Cellular Medicine provides a breakthrough in our understanding of the causes, prevention and adjunct treatment of adult diabetes, click here. To access scientific research showing how diabetes can be treated in a natural way, visit our Worldwide Studies and Research page and the online library on the World Health Alphabetization campaign website.

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Political News

September 19, 2011

The call to occupy Wall Street resonates around the world
We need deeper changes to our financial system, or tent cities of people angry at corporate greed will keep appearing
On Saturday 17 September, many of us watched in awe as 5,000 Americans descended on to the financial district of lower Manhattan, waved signs, unfurled banners, beat drums, chanted slogans and proceeded to walk towards the "financial Gomorrah" of the nation. They vowed to "occupy Wall Street" and to "bring justice to the bankers", but the New York police thwarted their efforts temporarily, locking down the symbolic street with barricades and checkpoints.
Undeterred, protesters walked laps around the area before holding a people's assembly and setting up a semi-permanent protest encampment in a park on Liberty Street, a stone's throw from Wall Street and a block from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Read article in the Guardian (UK)

September 14, 2011

Poland warns of war 'in 10 years' as EU leaders scramble to contain panic
Germany, France and the European Commission are scrambling to contain panic and "quash rumours" about a eurozone break-up amid repeated off-piste messages from other senior EU politicians. But even amid their desperate efforts, the finance minister of Poland, the country that currently represents the EU to the world as holder of the bloc’s rotating presidency, warned of war on the continent within 10 years if the eurozone collapses.
Read article at euobserver.com

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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