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December 9, 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

December 5, 2011

Young women may reduce heart disease risk eating fish with omega 3 fatty acids
Young women may reduce their risk of developing cardiovascular disease simply by eating more fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids, researchers reported in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association. In the first population-based study in women of childbearing age, those who rarely or never ate fish had 50 percent more cardiovascular problems over eight years than those who ate fish regularly. Compared to women who ate fish high in omega-3 weekly, the risk was 90 percent higher for those who rarely or never ate fish.
Read article at medicalxpress.com
Comment: To read studies documenting the health benefits of consuming omega-3 fatty acids, click here and here.

December 2, 2011

Women trying to conceive should take vitamins: researchers
All women who are trying to have a baby should take special 'conception' vitamins after a study found fertility patients were twice as likely to get pregnant if they were taking them.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

November 30, 2011

Fish oil boosts memory by 15 pc
Welma Stonehouse and her team from the Massey University in New Zealand gave supplements containing DHA, an Omega-3 fatty acid found in foods such as salmon, mackerel, sardines, trout, prawns and mussels, to 176 healthy adults over a period of six months. During this time memory and cognitive function were assessed and compared to a placebo group. After treatment, memory, working memory and speed of working memory all showed significant improvements.
Read article in The Times of India

November 23, 2011

Choline-rich diet tied to sharper memory
People who get plenty of choline in their diets may perform better on memory tests, and be less likely to show brain changes associated with dementia, a new study suggests.
Read news report at reuters.com

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Pharma "Business with Disease" News

December 6, 2011

Takeda May Face 10,000 Suits Over Actos Bladder-Cancer Claims
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Asia's biggest drugmaker, may face as many as 10,000 lawsuits in U.S. courts over allegations that its Actos diabetes drug causes bladder cancer, and a group of judges is preparing to decide where they should be consolidated.
Read article at businessweek.com

December 5, 2011

Follow-up study finds prolonged fatigue for those who had chemotherapy for breast cancer
In a follow-up study, researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center and colleagues have found that patients who receive chemotherapy for breast cancer might experience prolonged fatigue years after their therapy.
Read article at medicalxpress.com
Comment: The therapeutic goal of chemotherapy is to kill cancer cells by intoxicating the entire body. As such, given the extreme toxicity and dangers of chemotherapy drugs, even a lay person can understand that if medicine is resorting to “shotgun” approaches in the treatment of cancer, the causes and pathways of the disease are not properly understood by the physicians “treating” it. To learn about safe natural health approaches to the treatment of cancer that, crucially, have been shown to block ALL key mechanisms that make it a deadly disease, click here.

December 5, 2011

UK launches fund to boost pharma industry
Britain has earmarked 180 million pounds to bring new medical technologies to market in a move that should speed the take-up of new medicines by the National Health Service and make the country more attractive to big pharma firms. Prime Minister David Cameron will talk about ways to boost Britain's 50 billion pound turnover life sciences industry, according to the text of a speech due to be delivered on Monday.
Read article on the website of the International Business Times
Comment: Having already ruled out a referendum on Britain's membership of the Brussels EU – despite the fact that most of the country's voters and even half of his own party now want to quit the dictatorial pharma-controlled EU construct – Prime Minister David Cameron's plan to give 180 million pounds of taxpayers' money to pharma companies and pro-drug university research departments makes it crystal clear where his true loyalties lie.

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GMO News

December 6, 2011

GM risks loom for wheat industry
Australia is heading at breakneck speed towards the commercialisation of genetically modified wheat. According to CSIRO, 2015 is a realistic date. This means within five years, consumers face the possibility of eating genetically modified bread, whether they like it or not. This year, West Australian organic farmer Steve Marsh lost his organic accreditation after his neighbour's GM canola seed blew on to his property. This month, another WA farmer in Cunderdin fears his crop is contaminated after a recent thunderstorm washed tonnes of his neighbour's GM canola on to his farm. He stands to lose his GM-free canola premium if this is confirmed. There is nothing in place that will protect these two farmers or others for the loss of income that may result.
Read article in The Canberra Times (Australia)

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Other Health-related News

December 6, 2011

Low vitamin D levels linked to type 2 diabetes in obese kids
Children with lower levels of vitamin D had higher degrees of insulin resistance
Another study underscoring the importance of the sunshine vitamin has found that low vitamin D levels in obese children could be a precursor to the development of type 2 diabetes.
Read article in the Daily News (New York, USA)

December 6, 2011

Smoke and poor diet cause low vitamin C levels in India's elderly population
Up to three quarters of elderly people in parts of India have vitamin C deficiency, a study by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine found.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

December 5, 2011

Six Largest Pesticide Manufacturers Stand Trial at International People's Court
On December 3, the 27th anniversary of the Bhopal pesticide plant disaster in Bhopal, India, a trial began in an international people's court in India involving the world's six largest pesticide companies: Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayer, BASF, Dow and Dupont. These companies, collectively known as the “Big 6,” are cited by prosecutors for their human rights violations, including internationally recognized rights to life, livelihood and health. Beyond Pesticides joined Pesticide Action Network (PAN) and others in signing a joint statement demanding that these companies be held accountable for their human rights violations, which was presented at the trial. The trial, hosted by PAN International, is facilitated by the Permanent People's Tribunal (PTT), an international opinion tribunal independent from State authorities.
Read article on the Beyond Pesticides website (USA)

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Political News

December 5, 2011

Fascists enter by the back door
There has been a curious oversight in the mainstream media's coverage of the European Union's replacement of the elected Greek government with one allegedly of "technocrats." This effective coup d'etat involved the replacement of an elected government of social democrats, which was judged unable to carry out the diktats of the unelected triumvirate of European Commission, European Central Bank (ECB) and International Monetary Fund, with a team headed by former ECB vice-president Lucas Papademos. The message was that, regrettable though it may be, the Greek people could not be expected to appreciate the ins and outs of the mess that they had got themselves into, and need a team of experts to get them out of it. What they needed, they were told, was a safe pair of hands. The reality of what they got turns out not quite to match this image.
Read article in the Morning Star (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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