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August 03 2012

Latest News Updates

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

July 31, 2012

Vitamin D may help low-risk prostate cancer

Taking a higher than the recommended dose of vitamin D each day may help improve the condition of low-risk prostate cancer, according to a new study. The study led by D.T. Marshall of the Medical University of South Carolina and colleagues found 55 percent of patients with low-risk prostate cancer improved their Gleason score after one year of vitamin D supplementation at the dose of 4000 IU per day.
Read article at foodconsumer.org

Comment: For an overview of recent research and clinical studies on the health benefits of micronutrients in fighting prostate cancer, click here to visit our Cancer Free World website.

July 26, 2012

Vitamin supplements 'could boost maternal and foetal health'

Increasing women's use of vitamin supplements could have a significant impact on the health of both mothers and their unborn babies, scientists have claimed.
Read article at netdoctor.co.uk (UK)

Comment: For an overview of recent research and clinical studies on the health benefits of micronutrients in pregnancy and fertility, click here to visit the Online Library on our World Health Alphabetization website.

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Pharma "Business with Disease" News

July 26, 2012

German drug maker covered up warnings about thalidomide risk

Secret files reveal the German maker of thalidomide ignored and covered-up repeated warnings that its drug could damage unborn babies. The Herald has obtained excerpts of never-before-published files from pharmaceutical giant Grunenthal's archives, which detail the explicit warnings the company received about its drug's potential to harm foetuses well before it was withdrawn from sale in late 1961. An estimated 10,000 babies worldwide were born in the late 1950s and '60s with severe physical deformities because their mothers had taken thalidomide drugs, which were marketed as a safe sedative and remedy for morning sickness.
Read article in the Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)

Comment: To access legal documents containing the confidential Grunenthal files, click here and here.

July 25, 2012

Flushing Sound: Pharma Must Pay To Toss Old Pills

After months of debate and controversy, a California county voted unanimously to require drugmakers to pay for the disposal of unused and expired prescription medicines. The move by Alameda County, which has been closely watched by other local governments around the country, is the first of its kindin the US and comes after the pharmaceutical industry lobbied to defeat the effort.
Read article at pharmalot.com

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GMO News

July 30, 2012

Ireland's Image Threatened by GM Potato

Ireland, long synonymous with lush green hills and local family farms, is now seeing its agriculturally bucolic reputation flip upside down with the threat of introducing genetically modified (GM) potatoes.
Read article at care2.com (USA)

July 26, 2012

Flood Advisory! GE seeds clog pipeline

Two weeks ago, while many Americans were focused on early July barbeques and fireworks, the pipeline of genetically engineered crops awaiting USDA approval suddenly swelled to bursting. With public opposition to GE foods and crops growing by leaps and bounds (and Prop 37 - CA's ballot initiative to label GE foods - garnering unprecedented popular support), the Big 6 pesticide corporations are rushing to quickly ram a dozen new GE crops through the pipeline. Nine of them are engineered for use with toxic herbicides.
Read article on the Pesticide Action Network website (USA)

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Other Health-related News

July 27, 2012

Low vitamin D could increase risk of dying for older adults

Low levels of vitamin D could mean greater risk of death for older adults - especially those who are frail, say researchers. A randomized, nationally representative study found that older adults with low vitamin D levels had a 30 percent greater risk of death than people who had higher levels.
Read article at newstrackindia.com

July 26, 2012

Vitamin A insufficiency linked to hand, foot and mouth disease

Vitamin A status is associated with immunity to, and pathogenic condition of, hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) in children, say researchers whose study results show that the majority of those with the infectious disease also had vitamin A insufficiency.
Read article at news-medical.net (Australia)

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Political News

July 30, 2012

Angela Merkel 'profoundly disturbed' after poll shows over half of Germans believe they would be better off without euro

Angela Merkel was last night said to be 'profoundly disturbed' after a poll showed that a majority of Germans want to ditch the struggling euro. Sources in Berlin said the German chancellor was shocked by the evidence of growing Euroscepticism in her country, at a time when Germany is under huge pressure to bankroll a rescue of the single currency. The poll in a German newspaper found that 51 per cent of Germans think the country should return to the deutschmark.
Read article in the Daily Mail (UK)

Comment: At a conference in Berlin on 13th March, Dr. Rath called on the people of Germany and Europe to take responsibility for building a democratic Europe for the People, by the People. In doing so, he sent a very clear message to Angela Merkel and her whole cabinet:"The time is past when you could deceive the people of Germany and Europe with slogans such as 'If the euro collapses, Europe collapses with it!'"Stating emphatically that the euro currency fulfils only one function - as a chain enslaving millions of Europeans to economic dictatorship - he urged the people of Germany and Europe to not allow themselves to be pressurized and to re-introduce their national currencies. With less than five months having elapsed since he spoke these words, it is significant that, for the first time, a poll has shown more people now want to leave the euro than stay in it.

July 25, 2012

War criminal calls greet Tony Blair in central London

Scores of British peace campaigners have held a protest rally in London against former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, calling him a "war criminal" for his bloody legacy of war in Iraq. Blair was greeted by chants of "Tony Blair, terrorist" as he appeared at a forum on Religion in Public Life alongside Archbishop of Canterbury Roman Williams at Methodist Central Hall of Westminster in central London. The Stop the War Coalition, which organized the protest rally, said they want Blair to face war crime charges at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
Read article on the Press TV website (Iran)

Comment: To read about the Complaint we submitted to the International Criminal Court in 2003, charging Blair, George W. 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. To read about our Call for a second 'Nuremberg' Tribunal to be held, as a means of ensuring that these crimes are finally ended once and for all, 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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