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December 16, 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 14, 2011

Vitamin D may slash pancreatic cancer risk: Harvard study
Increased blood levels of vitamin D may decrease the risk of developing pancreatic cancer by an impressive 30%, according to a new Harvard-led study.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

December 13, 2011

Fish rich diet may protect young women from heart disease, study suggests
Consumption of omega-3 rich fish may help to protect young women of child bearing age from risk of heart disease, according to new research.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

December 8, 2011

Green tea extract may protect against muscle damage from exercise
An extract from green tea may protect the muscles from exercise-induced damage, according to a new study from Poland.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

December 8, 2011

Dietary antioxidants may reduce stroke risk in women: Study
Increasing the intake of antioxidants in the diet is associated with a reduced risk of stroke in women, according to new research.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

December 7, 2011

Pine bark extract shows brain health benefits: Study
Daily supplements of a French maritime pine bark extract may enhance mental performance, according to a new study with Italian university students.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

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Pharma "Business with Disease" News

December 9, 2011

Breast cancer patients 'stop drugs' due to side effects
About a third of breast cancer patients stop taking medication because side effects are more severe than they expect, US researchers suggest.
Read article on the BBC News website (UK)
Comment: The toxicity of cancer drugs damages all organs and cell systems in the body. As such, some of the resulting side effects of these drugs, such as irreversible organ damage, last for the remainder of the patients' lives. To cope with these side effects, and alleviate their symptoms, even more drugs are prescribed, thus resulting in still further problems. Moreover, and perhaps worst of all, almost half of all the substances listed as ‘carcinogenic’ – i.e. cancer causing – are pharmaceutical drugs prescribed for various diseases. To learn more, click here to read the groundbreaking new book on cancer by Dr. Rath and Dr. Niedzwiecki.

December 9, 2011

Pfizer Settles Prempro Case After Losing $72.6 Million Verdict
Pfizer Inc., the world's largest drugmaker, agreed to settle claims that its menopause drugs caused cancer in three women who won a $72.6 million jury award earlier this week, a lawyer said. The New York-based company agreed to resolve claims by Susan Elfont, Bernadette Kalenkoski and Judy Mulderig that hormone-replacement drugs made by two Pfizer units caused their breast cancer, Ted Meadows, a lawyer for the women, said in an interview yesterday. A Philadelphia jury awarded the three women $72.6 million in compensatory damages on Dec. 6.
Read article at businessweek.com

December 1, 2011

This Is America. This Is America on Drugs
Imagine spending billions of dollars a year to advertise a product to a group of people who aren't even authorized to buy it. Sounds pretty crazy right? Well not if you're a pharmaceutical company. Thanks to lax laws that make the United States one out of only two countries in the world (New Zealand is the other) where prescription drug makers are allowed to hawk their products directly to consumers on television and radio, the airwaves are chock-full of little green butterflies (Lunesta), smooth-talking bumblebees (Nasonex), and middle-aged hunks who can't get it up (Cialis, Viagra, Levitra) all working toward one goal: convincing you that you'll be healthier, happier, sexier, if you can just get your doctor to write you a prescription.
Read blog entry by Christopher Moraff on The Philly Post website (USA)

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GMO News

December 14, 2011

Bt Crops Failures & Hazards
The claim that genetically modified organisms are the most promising way of increasing crop yields is falsified by many independent scientific studies, as well as direct experience with GM crops in India, China, Argentina and the United States.
Read article on the Institute of Science in Society (ISIS) website (UK)

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Other Health-related News

December 10, 2011

Keeping out of the sun 'is bringing rickets ‘back’ as cases increase fivefold in 14 years
The number of British children suffering from rickets has increased fivefold since 1997, figures have revealed. More than 760 were admitted to hospital last year with the condition, caused by a shortage of Vitamin D – the vital chemical which is boosted by sunlight. Better nutrition had all but wiped out rickets, which was common in 19th century Britain, but rates have started to rise in the last decade. It is still a major problem in the third world. Some experts blame its return on parents' increasing fear of skin cancer, which encourages them to smother their children in sun cream and keep them out of the sun.
Read article in the Daily Mail (UK)

December 8, 2011

Rare gene links vitamin D and multiple sclerosis
A rare genetic variant which causes reduced levels of vitamin D appears to be directly linked to multiple sclerosis, says an Oxford University study. UK and Canadian scientists identified the mutated gene in 35 parents of a child with MS and, in each case, the child inherited it. Researchers say this adds weight to suggestions of a link between vitamin D deficiency and MS.
Read article on the BBC News website
Comment: Previous research has shown that having high levels of vitamin D can lower the risk of relapse in multiple sclerosis and reduce the risk of developing the disease in the first place by up to 50 per cent. Similarly, low levels of this nutrient are known to be associated with a significantly higher risk of relapse attacks in patients with who develop the disease during childhood. As such, evidence is increasing that vitamin D may be the missing link for multiple sclerosis sufferers and that it can reduce its symptoms and help treat the disease naturally. To access scientific research studies showing how vitamin D and other essential micronutrients can treat multiple sclerosis, click here and here.

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Political News

December 14, 2011

Polish opposition: EU fiscal treaty means German rule
Opposition leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski has said Polish leaders at last week's EU summit sold the country's sovereignty to Germany for the sake of “private interests.” Kaczynski made the accusations at a rally in Warsaw on Tuesday (13 December) that saw several thousand people turn out to mark the 30th anniversary of the imposition of martial law in Communist times. “Herr Tusk and Sikorski: serve the Germans in Berlin, leave Poland to the Poles,” one banner proclaimed. “Euro macht frei,” another one said, referring to the motto of the Nazi concentration camp in Auschwitz.
Read article at euobserver.com

December 12, 2011

Disgraced German re-emerges as European Commission adviser
Brussels – Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, a disgraced German politician who went into self-imposed exile nine months ago, re-emerged Monday with an honorary post as a European Union adviser.
Read article at monstersandcritics.com
Comment: Notably, Guttenberg was raised from the age of 14 by his step-father, who was the son of a prominent Nazi, Joachim von Ribbentrop. Ribbentrop was Hitler's foreign minister from 1933 to 1945 and coordinated the military component of WWII, the Oil and Drug Cartel's second war of global conquest. In 1947, Ribbentrop was tried in Nuremberg and hanged for his crimes. One may argue that a mere family relationship does not necessarily predetermine allegiances with corporate interests or political strategies. In this case, however, the facts speak for themselves. Former German defence minister Guttenberg is an adamant advocate of the militarization of Europe and the launch of a European army. Pressured for resignation after publicly defending the killing of innocent civilians in Afghanistan by German troops, Guttenberg responded in front of a German TV audience: “I will definitely stay, even if a storm is blowing. That is the way I have been educated – and that is the way I will behave.” To learn more about the hidden history of the Brussels EU, click here.

December 10, 2011

Euro crisis: US General Martin Dempsey warns of unrest
The top US military commander, Gen Martin Dempsey, says he is concerned about "the potential for civil unrest" as Europe's financial crisis unfolds. Gen Dempsey said it was unclear the latest steps taken by EU leaders would be enough to hold the eurozone together, adding that a break-up could have consequences for the Pentagon.
Read article on the BBC News website (UK)

December 9, 2011

EU suffers worst split in history as David Cameron blocks treaty change
The European Union suffered the most damaging split in its 54 year history after David Cameron used the British veto to block eurozone treaty change after France and Germany opposed “safeguards” to protect Britain's economy.
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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