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June 22, 2012

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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

June 19, 2012

Vitamins C & E may benefit women on oral contraceptives
Supplements of vitamins C and E may protect against the increase in markers of oxidative stress in women receiving oral contraceptives, says a new study.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

June 19, 2012

Folate during pregnancy may benefit offsprings emotions: Study
Low levels of folic acid during pregnancy may increase emotional health problems in children, says a new study.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Comment: To read an overview of the most recent research and clinical studies about the health benefits of micronutrients in pregnancy and fertility, click here.

June 18, 2012

Coenzyme Q10 study indicates promise in Huntington's treatment
A new study shows that the compound Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ) reduces oxidative damage, a key finding that hints at its potential to slow the progression of Huntington disease. The discovery, which appears in the inaugural issue of the Journal of Huntington's Disease, also points to a new biomarker that could be used to screen experimental treatments for this and other neurological disorders.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

June 18, 2012

Pomegranate juice linked to significant blood pressure reduction
Drinking pomegranate juice may help to reduce blood pressure, according to a recently published study.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

June 15, 2012

Vitamin D with calcium shown to reduce mortality in elderly
A study recently published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM) suggests that vitamin Dwhen taken with calciumcan reduce the rate of mortality in seniors, therefore providing a possible means of increasing life expectancy.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

June 14, 2012

Folic acid intake associated with reduced risk of autism: study
A new study by researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute suggests that women who consume the recommended daily dosage of folic acid, the synthetic form of folate or vitamin B-9, during the first month of pregnancy may have a reduced risk of having a child with autism.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

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Pharma "Business with Disease" News

June 19, 2012

Pfizer Paid $896 Million in Prempro Settlements
Pfizer Inc. (PFE) (PFE), the worlds largest drugmaker (PFE), said in a securities filing that it has paid $896 million to resolve about 60 percent of the cases alleging its menopause drugs caused cancer in women. Pfizer has now settled about 6,000 lawsuits that claim Prempro and other hormone-replacement drugs caused breast cancer, and it has set aside an additional $330 million to resolve the remaining 4,000 suits, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Read article at businessweek.com

Comment: At the height of this litigation, Pfizer is reported to have faced more than 10,000 claims that its menopause drugs caused breast cancer. Significantly, therefore, Wyeth, the manufacturer of Prempro that became a division of Pfizer in 2009, was exposed in the New York Times in 2008 as having paid ghostwriters to produce medical journal articles favorable to the drug. Court documents released the following year showed that ghostwriters paid by Wyeth played a major role in producing 26 scientific papers backing the use of hormone replacement therapy in women. At least one of the ghostwritten articles was published even after a study found that Prempro raised the risk of breast cancer.

June 18, 2012

Immunity for Big Pharma
The Texas Supreme Court has given Big Pharma a license to defraud Texas patients. In a unanimous ruling that ignores the decision of a local jury and overturns a lower appellate court, the Supreme Court ruled that big drug companies have no responsibility to directly warn patients about the dangers of powerful pharmaceuticals. With doctors and nursing homes already shielded from accountability, this decision completes the medical industry trifecta of immunity by adding drug makers to the list. The decision is not surprisingly being hailed by pharmaceutical conglomerates, medical industry lobbyists, and other special interests.
Read article at texaswatch.org (USA)

June 8, 2012

HK drug maker accused of destroying lake
A major Hong Kong-based drug maker has been dumping industrial waste and discharging sewage, severely damaging China's eighth largest freshwater lake in north China, according to a report in China Business News. The pollution continued even though United Laboratories International Holdings Ltd was cited by local authorities and told to clean the mess years ago, the report stated.
Read article at eastday.com (China)

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GMO News

June 19, 2012

GM Crops Harm Health
Genetically-modified crops are potentially dangerous to health and should be restricted, a report claims. The GMO Myths and Truths study claims there is a risk of higher levels of toxins and allergens in such food.
Read article in the Daily Express (UK)

June 19, 2012

GM-feed may harm the reproductive system of animals
Russian scientists have proven the existence of very serious health risks for animals given genetically modified (GM) feed.
Read article at allaboutfeed.net (the Netherlands)

June 18, 2012

Hungary passes law limiting GMO crops
Last week Hungarys parliament approved unanimously a new regulation that will restrict the genetically modified crops allowed in Hungary, which are currently authorised by the European Union.
Read article at allaboutfeed.net (the Netherlands)

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Other Health-related News

June 13, 2012

Too little vitamin D may explain black Americans' cancer deaths
African-Americans are 25 percent more likely to die from cancer than white Americans are, and the reasons are numerous, including lower socio-economic status, poorer access to health care, and the cancer diagnosis coming at later, more deadly stages. Still, health experts say these factors cannot fully explain the extent of disparities in survival for the most common cancers, such as breast, lung, colon and prostate cancers. A paper published in the current issue of the journal Dermato-Endocrinology points the finger at a seemingly obvious but overlooked culprit: the sun. The researchers' theory is that, in northern latitudes, the dark skin of African-Americans cannot absorb enough sunlight to generate adequate amounts of vitamin D, which is often called the "sunshine vitamin."
Read article at msnbc.com

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Political News

June 20, 2012

Ministers want to transform EU into federal state
VIENNA -- Ten EU foreign ministers, including Austrian FM Michael Spindelegger, are planning on turning the EU into a federal state modeled after the U.S. Vienna-based daily Presse claims that the Group for the Future is planning on transforming the political system in the Union. The group was initiated by German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle.
Read article at b92.net (Serbia)

Comment: It is being claimed that Westerwelles proposed political system would create democracy in the EU. Following the recent call by German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schuble for a directly-elected EU president, therefore, the initiation of Westerwelles group effectively amounts to a further admission that all the steps the Oil and Drug Cartel has taken so far to build the Brussels EU are undemocratic and that the passing of the Lisbon Treaty was a step towards the implementation of a Europe-wide dictatorship. As such, we can conclude that the Cartel and its stakeholders are aware that the people of Europe have now woken up. To learn about the Nazi origins of the Brussels EU, click here.

June 17, 2012

Exclusive: Secret EU summit document shows first step to banking union
A classified draft of next weeks EU summit conclusions is the first step on an emerging roadmap to a banking union, pooling debt via eurobonds and political union via EU treaty change over the next 10 years. The limite text - published exclusively by The Daily Telegraph, is secret, restricted for the "eyes only" of diplomats and officials preparing for the 28 and 29 June European Council in Brussels.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

Comment: As Dr. Rath explained in his recent Call to the people of Germany and Europe, the people of Europe should not believe any politicians who promise freedom from economic pressures through treaties imposed on them by the Brussels EU. When such politicians speak of prosperity they do not mean general prosperity but the profits of the chemical, pharmaceutical and oil cartel and the banks. And when they speak of safeguarding peace in Europe they are already setting about consolidating their goal of world dominion by means of military sorties.

June 14, 2012

Protester tries to arrest Tony Blair in Hong Kong
Tony Blair avoided a citizen’s arrest on Thursday when a lone protester in Hong Kong became the latest person to attempt to apprehend him for “war crimes”.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

Comment: With Blair having recently been found guilty of war crimes and committing crimes against humanity by a Malaysian tribunal, and even his own sister-in-law now urging his arrest and trial at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, it is high time that both he and former US President George W. Bush were brought to justice. To read about the Complaint we submitted to the International Criminal Court in 2003, charging Blair, Bush and others with causing injury to and the death of millions of people through the ‘business with disease’, war crimes and other crimes against humanity, click here.

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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