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October 28, 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

October 25, 2011

B vitamins may slow cognitive decline: Oxford University study
Daily supplements of B vitamins may slow the decline in mental function in people with mild cognitive impairment, says a new clinical trial.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

October 25, 2011

Celiac sufferers may need vitamin D, K supplements: Study
Children and adolescents suffering from celiac disease may be at risk of weak bones, and supplements of vitamins D and K may help, says a new study from Canada.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

October 25, 2011

You are what you eat: Low fat diet with fish oil slowed growth of human prostate cancer cells
A low-fat diet with fish oil supplements eaten for four to six weeks prior to prostate removal slowed down the growth of prostate cancer cells -- the number of rapidly dividing cells -- in human prostate cancer tissue compared to a traditional, high-fat Western diet.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

October 24, 2011

Vitamin B-based treatment for corneal disease may offer some patients a permanent solution
Patients in the United States who have the cornea-damaging disease keratoconus may soon be able to benefit from a new treatment that is already proving effective in Europe and other parts of the world. The treatment, called collagen crosslinking, improved vision in almost 70 percent of patients treated for keratoconus in a recent three-year clinical trial in Milan, Italy.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

October 20, 2011

Omega-3 plus exercise may boost bone health in older women
Combining exercise with omega-3 supplements may boost the bone mineral density in older women and reduce markers of inflammation, says a joint US-Iranian study.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

October 4, 2011

Vitamin D could lower Type 2 diabetes risk: Study
People who get enough vitamin D have a lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, new German research has found.
Read article at 24hrs.ca (Canada)

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Pharma "Business with Disease" News

October 23, 2011

Still No Compensation for Trovan Victims as Pfizer Cuts Corners
Fifteen years after the disastrous Pfizer Trovan test trail and after an out-of-court settlement reached last year, in which the US pharmaceutical firm agreed to pay $35 million as compensation, families of the 200 victims in Kano still have no respite. With only eight of the victims’ families compensated so far, controversy is currently trailing the disbursement of the fund set up for that purpose.
Read article at thisdaylive.com (Nigeria)

October 22, 2011

Doctors didn't disclose spine product cancer risk in journal
Doctors paid millions of dollars by Medtronic failed to identify a significant cancer risk with the company's spine surgery product in a 2009 paper about results of a large clinical trial. The surgeons left out important data and claimed there was no significant link between the product and cancer.
Read article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (USA)

October 19, 2011

More than one in 10 Americans aged 12 and older take antidepressants, survey shows
The use of antidepressants soared in the United States in recent decades with the development of Prozac and other similar drugs. But just how commonly are they used? Very commonly, it turns out, according to the latest federal data. More than one out of every 10 Americans over the age of 12 — 11 percent — takes an antidepressant, according to a new analysis from federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics.
Read article in The Washington Post (USA)

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GMO News

October 21, 2011

Super weeds 'run rampant in fields near GM crops', scientists warn
GM crops have failed to deliver higher food yields but have created dangerous super weeds, a report warns. Health and conservation groups from Africa, Asia and Latin America say that the fast-growing weeds smother other crops planted in fields near where GM crops have been grown.
Read article in the Daily Mail (UK)

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Other Health-related News

October 21, 2011

EFSA says prunes don't loosen the bowel
Natural health campaign group, Alliance for Natural health International (ANH-Intl), has today released a list of what it regards as wayward opinions on health claims by Europe’s highest authority on food safety, the Parma-based European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Among EFSA’s opinions on nearly 3,000 ‘general function’ health claims, 80% of which it has rejected, is one that asserts there is no scientific evidence that the ingestion of prunes facilitates bowel function.
Read press release on the Alliance for Natural Health (Europe) website
Comment: To read the ANH-Intl list of ‘wayward’ health claim evaluations by EFSA, including reasons for EFSA rejection and known health benefits, click here.

October 20, 2011

Women do not get enough vitamin D during the menopause
A healthy diet is especially important during the menopause – a period in which the risk of suffering from health problems increases. Various studies analyse the diet of peri- and postmenopausal women in Spain alongside the troubles that come with this transition. The results show that all of those groups studied have a deficient intake of vitamin D.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

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Political News

October 22, 2011

A can of worms
As probes into corruption may widen, a lot of notable heads could—or should—roll
Yet another South African chief of police and at least two ministers look set to bite the dust in the latest swirl of corruption scandals to hit President Jacob Zuma’s government. An array of other politicians—bosses of state-owned companies, intelligence chiefs and directors of government departments—are also fighting for their professional lives over allegations of tender fraud and other irregularities. Even Mr Zuma could find himself back in trouble if the supposedly independent inquiry he has at last agreed to establish into a notorious arms deal worth $5 billion in 1999 is given a free rein.
Read article in The Economist (UK)
Comment: Prior to his assuming the South African presidency in May 2009, Zuma narrowly escaped standing trial by arguing that serious charges of corruption being brought against him should be dropped on a legal technicality. Following his election, it is notable that the flood gates were soon opened in the country for the mass distribution of toxic ARV drugs to patients suffering from AIDS.

October 20, 2011

Revealed – the Capitalist Network that Runs the World
As protests against financial power sweep the world this week, science may have confirmed the protesters' worst fears. An analysis of the relationships between 43,000 transnational corporations has identified a relatively small group of companies, mainly banks, with disproportionate power over the global economy.
Read article 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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