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November 17, 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

November 14, 2011

Zeaxanthin improves elderly vision
Elderly people have better night vision and are better able to discern fine details, when taking zeaxanthin, a military study has found.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

November 9, 2011

Vitamin B reduces work stress
Increasing your Vitamin B intake could significantly reduce work-related stress, a clinical trial conducted at Swinburne University of Technology has shown. The results of the three-month trial, where participants were given a course of either high dose vitamin B supplements or a placebo, have been accepted for publication in the journal Human Psychopharmacology.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

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Pharma "Business with Disease" News

November 15, 2011

Chemotherapy 'could cause brain damage' in breast cancer patients

Chemotherapy could cause brain damage in breast cancer patients scientists have warned.
Read article in the Daily Mail (UK)
Comment: The toxic drugs used in chemotherapy do kill cancer cells – but they also kill healthy cells too. That fact alone is bad enough, but it doesn’t stop there. Research has shown that the overall contribution of chemotherapy to 5-year survival in adults is 2.3% in Australia and 2.1% in the USA. As such, it is clear that chemotherapy treatment only makes a minor contribution to cancer survival. But with the Pharma Cartel earning revenues of almost $56 billion a year from cancer, it obviously has a vested interest in ensuring that patients do not get to learn about natural health approaches to treating this disease that have been shown to block all the key mechanisms that make it so deadly. To learn how research conducted at the Dr. Rath Research Institute makes the unthinkable possible and paves the way to turning cancer into a manageable disease, click here.

November 15, 2011

Sanofi’s Multaq Doubled Deaths From Heart Disease in Study
Sanofi’s Multaq, approved to treat patients whose hearts intermittently race with quick and inefficient contractions, doubled the risk of death in those with a permanent form of the erratic rhythm, a study found.
Read article at businessweek.com

November 15, 2011

Merck settles Vioxx suits from New York, Florida
Merck & Co has reached settlements to resolve lawsuits from the states of New York, Florida and South Carolina alleging the company misled state regulators about the dangers of the painkiller Vioxx, according to court filings. The confidential sums were revealed in a court filing Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, where thousands of Vioxx cases have been consolidated. In 2007, Merck had agreed to pay out $4.85 billion to resolve claims from thousands of plaintiffs who said Vioxx caused heart attacks.
Read news report at reuters.com

November 14, 2011

Without consent: how drugs companies exploit Indian 'guinea pigs'
Illiterate patients say they never agreed to take part in trials run by industry worth £189m
Western pharmaceutical companies have seized on India over the past five years as a testing ground for drugs – making the most of a huge population and loose regulations which help dramatically cut research costs for lucrative products to be sold in the West. The relationship is so exploitative that some believe it represents a new colonialism.
Read article in The Independent (UK)

November 9, 2011

Will James Murdoch Stay On The Glaxo Board?
Is the clock ticking for James Murdoch and his influential seat on the GlaxoSmithKline board? His tenure has been under a cloud ever since a scandal erupted over charges that various employees in the Murdoch media empire in the UK hacked into phones belonging to families of murder victims, terror victims, police and politicians.
Read article at pharmalot.com

November 9, 2011

Chinese drug exec given suspended death sentence
A Shanghai court handed the former chief executive of a large state-owned pharmaceutical company a suspended death sentence for corruption that enabled him to amass more than 50 million yuan ($8 million), an official said Wednesday. Wu Jianwen, the former head of Shanghai Pharmaceutical Group Ltd., was convicted of accepting bribes, embezzling public funds and other graft charges by the Shanghai Intermediate People's Court, according to a court official surnamed Wang.
Read Associated Press news report at yahoo.com

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GMO News

November 15, 2011

International biotechnology conference calls for a moratorium on genetically modified foods
Dar es Salaam – An international conference on Food Sovereignty calls for Government to suspend plans to spread GM biotechnology across Tanzania. The conference, hosted by international NGO SWISSAID, explores why communities around the world are rejecting GM foods and standing up for the rights of farmers and consumers to choose what they grow and what they eat.
Read article at swissaid.ch (Switzerland)

November 13, 2011

Locals still opposing gene-modified eggplant
DAVAO CITY -- Communities around the University of Philippines (UP) campus in Mindanao have stood firm against the new round of field testing for a genetically modified eggplant after the ban was lifted by the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI).
Read article on the BusinessWorld Online website (Philippines)

November 10, 2011

Insects Developing Resistance to GM Bt Crops
GM Freeze today published a review of insect resistance to Bt toxins in GM maize and Bt cotton crops around the world. It shows how, contrary to promises from GM companies, pesticide use is increasing to keep up with insects in GM crops. Scientists have confirmed five incidents of insects evolving resistance to Bt toxins in the field to date: Bt cotton in India (2010) and US (2008), moth pests in maize in Puerto Rico (2007) and South Africa (2007) and a beetle pest in maize in the US (2011).
Read press release at gmfreeze.org

November 7, 2011

Approving the GM potato: conflicts of interest, flawed science and fierce lobbying
In March 2010, the European Commission approved BASF's genetically modified Amflora potato for cultivation in the European Union. CEO has investigated the background to this decision, including the controversial scientific advice provided by the European Food Safety Authority on the use of antibiotic resistant marker genes. CEO found that more than half of EFSA's GMO panel had conflicts of interest, as defined by the OECD. Their advice, which contravened WHO guidelines, contributed to the approval of the GM potato - and is likely to lead to the approval of similar GM crops in the near future.
Read article on the Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) website

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Other Health-related News

November 14, 2011

Low vitamin D levels may be associated with recurrent inflammatory spinal cord disease
Vitamin D levels are significantly lower in patients with recurrent inflammatory spinal cord disease, according to a study published Online First by Archives of Neurology.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

November 14, 2011

Study links Parkinson's disease to industrial solvent
An international study has linked an industrial solvent to Parkinson's disease.
Researchers found a six-fold increase in the risk of developing Parkinson's in individuals exposed in the workplace to trichloroethylene (TCE). Although many uses for TCE have been banned around the world, the chemical is still used as a degreasing agent.
Read article on the BBC News website (UK)
Comment: Following previous research associating pesticides with an increased risk of developing Parkinson's, the news that trichloroethylene has similarly been linked to this condition provides a perfect illustration of the insidious nature of the “business with disease”. Through knowingly manufacturing patented industrial and agricultural chemicals that are proven to cause diseases whilst, at the same time, marketing patented synthetic chemical drugs as supposed treatments for them, the Pharmaceutical and Chemical Cartel is cynically and criminally treating the human body as a multi-trillion dollar market place. To learn how you can help us to bring an end to these practices, click here.

November 13, 2011

Low vitamin C levels may raise heart failure patients' risk
Low levels of vitamin C were associated with higher levels of high sensitivity C-Reactive protein (hsCRP) and shorter intervals without major cardiac issues or death for heart failure patients, in research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2011. Compared to those with high vitamin C intake from food, heart failure patients in the study who had low vitamin C intake were 2.4 times more likely to have higher levels of hsCRP, a marker for inflammation and a risk factor for heart disease.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

November 9, 2011

Physician supplement use matches general population levels: Survey
Between 60 and 75% of US physicians may use dietary supplements and do recommended dietary supplements to patients related to their specialty, finds a new survey.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

November 8, 2011

EFSA's 2009 report on pesticides residues in food shows: EU food still heavily contaminated with dangerous cocktails of pesticides.
The 2009 EU report on pesticide residues, published today by EFSA, shows food on the European market is still heavily contaminated with cocktails of pesticides. The percentage of EU food in shops and markets with multiple residues remains at a high level of 25.1%, meaning only a slight improvement in the last 5 years of reporting. The highest reported number of pesticide residues in one food item remains at 26: One sample analysed in the Netherlands (raisins from Turkey) with 26 different pesticides!
Read press release at pan-europe.info

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Political News

November 15, 2011

Activists in Malaysia plan 'war crime trial' of George W. Bush and Tony Blair
Malaysian-led activists will hold a symbolic trial this month for former President George W. Bush and British ex-leader Tony Blair on charges of committing crimes against peace in the Iraq war, the event's organisers said on Tuesday. The Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal is an initiative of Malaysia's retired Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who staunchly opposed the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

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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