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November 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

November 22, 2011

Two Vitamin C Tablets Every Day Could Save 200,000 Lives Every Year
Ascorbate Supplementation Reduces Heart Failure
New research has reported that risk of heart failure decreases with increasing blood levels of vitamin C. Persons with the lowest plasma levels of ascorbate had the highest risk of heart failure, and persons with the highest levels of vitamin C had the lowest risk of heart failure.
Read news release at orthomolecular.org
Comment: Tens of millions of people worldwide suffer from heart failure, which results in shortness of breath, edema and fatigue. The number of heart failure patients has tripled over the last few decades. The epidemic spread of this disease is largely due to the fact that, until now, the causes of heart failure have been insufficiently, or not at all, understood. In some cases, heart failure is the result of a heart attack; in most cases, however, such as with cardiomyopathies, heart failure develops without any prior cardiac event. To learn how Dr. Rath’s Cellular Health recommendations help improve the function of millions of heart muscle cells, the pumping function of the heart itself and, thereby, the quality of life of heart failure patients, click here.

November 18, 2011

Vitamins Decrease Lung Cancer Risk by 50%
A recent study of the effect of B vitamins on a large group of participants reported an inverse relationship between blood serum levels of vitamin B6, methionine, and folate and the risk of lung cancer. High serum levels of vitamin B6, methionine and folate were associated with a 50% or greater reduction in lung cancer risk. This exciting finding has not been widely reported in the media, but it confirms a growing body of evidence gathered over the last 40 years that B vitamins are important for preventing diseases such as cancer.
Read news release at orthomolecular.org

November 17, 2011

Study affirms 'mediterranean diet' improves heart health
A team of Johns Hopkins researchers has uncovered further evidence of the benefits of a balanced diet that replaces white bread and pasta carbohydrates with unsaturated fat from avocados, olive oil and nuts — foods typical of the so-called “Mediterranean diet.”
Read article at medicalxpress.com

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Pharma "Business with Disease" News

November 22, 2011

Novartis Execs, Cover-Ups And Jawbone Damage
In a devastating blow to Novartis, a federal judge denied a bid to overturn a verdict in which a jury decided the drugmaker failed to adequately warn about the risks that its Zometa and Aredia bone-strengthening meds caused severe jaw bone damage. And in making his decision, he writes that the jury was shown sufficient evidence to conclude a cover-up was undertaken with “the knowledge and approval of high-ranking officials.”
Read article at pharmalot.com

November 21, 2011

Pfizer agrees to pay $60 million to settle probe into bribes
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. has agreed to pay more than $60 million to settle an investigation by U.S. regulators into whether the drug maker paid bribes to win business abroad, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
Read article in the Los Angeles Times (USA)

November 19, 2011

Military Dropping Anti-Malaria Drug
Almost four decades after inventing a potent anti-malarial drug, the U.S. Army has pushed it to the back of its medicine cabinet. The dramatic about-face follows years of complaints and concerns that mefloquine caused psychiatric and physical side effects even as it was used around the globe as a front-line defense against the mosquito-borne disease that kills about 800,000 people a year. "Mefloquine is a zombie drug. It's dangerous, and it should have been killed off years ago," said Dr. Remington Nevin, an epidemiologist and Army major who has published research that he said showed the drug can be potentially toxic to the brain.
Read article on the ABC News website (USA)

November 18, 2011

Cancer drug Avastin loses US approval
US drug regulators have rescinded approval of a breast cancer drug, saying it is not effective enough to justify the risks of taking it. The drug, Avastin, was approved for US use in 2008, but UK officials have also rejected claims that it prolongs life. Further research showed it did not help patients live longer or improve quality of life, Food and Drug Administration commissioner Margaret Hamburg said.
Read article on the BBC News website (UK)
Comment: Patients taking Avastin risk potentially life-threatening side effects including severe high blood pressure, massive bleeding, heart attack or heart failure and tears in the stomach and intestines. To learn how safe natural health approaches pave the way to turning cancer into a manageable disease, click here.

November 17, 2011

Bayer Promoted Heroin for Children -- Here Are The Ads That Prove It
It's not news that Bayer, the venerable German drug company, made its first fortunes in the late 1890s when it commercialized both aspirin and heroin as cough, cold and pain remedies. Many people have seen the sepia images of vintage Bayer's "Heroin" brand medicine bottles. But it's less widely known that Bayer promoted heroin for use in children suffering from coughs, colds and "irritation" as late as 1912, according to an anti-Bayer watchdog group.
Read article on the businessinsider.com website

November 16, 2011

Boy kills friend because of Prozac
Serving as a stark reminder of the cost of our society’s over-reliance on pharmaceutical drugs, a Canadian judge has found that that the widely used anti-depressant, Prozac (fluoxetine), was responsible for a 16-year-old boy committing murder. Before taking the Prozac, the boy had been described as a loving, happy-go-lucky kid, but once on the drug he quickly descended into a ‘dark’ place. In a psychotic bout that was believed to be triggered by the anti-depressant, the boy stabbed a female friend in his home. She died of a stomach wound at the scene in September 2009. Concerns expressed to the boys various doctors by his parents about his deteriorating behaviour were largely ignored and only met with the dose being increased.
Read article on the Alliance for Natural Health (Europe) website

November 16, 2011

FDA Debars Doc In Pfizer Research Scandal
Do you remember Scott Reuben? He was accused of faking research for a dozen years in published studies suggesting after-surgery benefits from Vioxx and Celebrex. Last year, he was sentenced to six months in jail plus three years supervised release after pleading guilty to fraud. The former chief of acute pain at Baystate Medical Center received grants from various drugmakers but never performed the studies, fabricated patient data and submitted info to journals that was unwittingly published. Now, the FDA has permanently debarring him from providing services in any capacity to a person that has an approved or pending drug product application, according to the debarment order, which was published today in The Federal Register.
Read article at pharmalot.com
Comment: To read more about how Reuben received grants from Pfizer and faked research reporting favorable results for the company’s drugs, click here, here and here.

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GMO News

October 12, 2011

How India squared up to Monsanto’s 'biopiracy'
Following allegations of defying India's Biological Diversity Act (BDA), Monsanto faces a lawsuit from the Indian government, reports Rosie Spinks.
Read article in The Ecologist (UK)

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Other Health-related News

November 18, 2011

EU bans claim that water can prevent dehydration
Brussels bureaucrats were ridiculed yesterday after banning drink manufacturers from claiming that water can prevent dehydration.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

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Political News

November 17, 2011

Bilderberg Leader Mario Monti Takes Over Italy in 'Coup'
Italy’s new Prime Minister Mario Monti, who rose to power in what critics called a “coup d’etat,” is a prominent member of the world elite in the truest sense of the term. In fact, he is a leader in at least two of the most influential cabals in existence today: the secretive Bilderberg Group and David Rockefeller’s Trilateral Commission. Nicknamed “Super Mario,” Monti is also an “international advisor” to the infamous Goldman Sachs, one of the most powerful financial firms in the world. Critics refer to the giant bank as the “Vampire Squid” after a journalist famously used the term in a hit piece. But its tentacles truly do reach into the highest levels of governments worldwide.
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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