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Dr. Rath Health Foundation Newsletter

October 5 2012

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NATURAL HEALTH NEWS

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Omega-3 supplements may slow a biological effect of aging, study says

October 1, 2012

Taking enough omega-3 fatty acid supplements to change the balance of oils in the diet could slow a key biological process linked to aging, new research suggests.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

High-Dose Vitamin C Reduces Inflammation in Cancer Patients Study Shows

September 25, 2012

Inflammatory responses play roles at different stages of tumor development, including initiation, promotion, malignant conversion, invasion, and metastasis. The 'inflammation– cancer' connection is not restricted to increased risk for a subset of tumors. An inflammatory component is present in the microenvironment of most neoplastic tissues. High inflammatory levels appear to indicate increased cancer risk and poorer prognosis. Inflammation also decreases quality of life, impairs immune functions, plays a central role in cancer cachexia, and lowers toleration of some anti-cancer therapies. The existing level of inflammation may predict survival time for many cancers. People with the lowest levels of inflammation were twice as likely to live through the next several years. This study analyzed the effect of high-dose intravenous vitamin C (IVC) treatment on inflammation in cancer patients.
Read press release at prnewswire.com

Comment: Significantly, for mankind to achieve 'Victory Over Cancer' it is not necessary to invent new, hi-tech approaches to control this disease. Dr. Rath’s decisive scientific discovery towards the effective prevention, control and ultimately the elimination of cancer is based on our new understanding of the critical role of micronutrients. The fact that the essential role of micronutrients in controlling cancer has thus far not been understood – let alone widely applied towards the control of the cancer epidemic – is no coincidence. It has been deliberately neglected and withheld in the interest of the pharmaceutical investment business. To learn about natural health approaches to cancer that have been shown to block all key mechanisms that make it a deadly disease, click here.

PHARMA "BUSINESS WITH DISEASE" NEWS

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Beta-Blocker Use Not Associated With Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Events

October 2, 2012

Among patients with either coronary artery disease (CAD) risk factors only, known prior heart attack, or known CAD without heart attack, the use of beta-blockers was not associated with a lower risk of a composite of cardiovascular events that included cardiovascular death, nonfatal heart attack or nonfatal stroke, according to a study in the October 3 issue of JAMA.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Oral steroids bring on vitamin D deficiency

October 2, 2012

People on oral steroids are twice as likely to suffer from severe vitamin D deficiency than the general populace, says new research.
Read article at paktribune.com (Pakistan)

Seniors dementia risk raised with sleeping pill use

September 27, 2012

People over the age of 65 who take certain sleeping pills or anti-anxiety medications may face a higher risk of developing dementia within 15 years compared with those who never took the pills, a study suggests.
Read article on the CBC News website (Canada)

Confirmed Again: Statin Drugs Calcify The Coronary Arteries

September 27, 2012

A new study published in the journal Atherosclerosis found that statin use is associated with a 52% increased prevalence and extent of coronary artery plaques possessing calcium. This study, published on August 24th, was preceded only three weeks earlier by one in the journal Diabetes Care, which found that coronary artery calcification "was significantly higher in more frequent statin users than in less frequent users," among patients with type 2 diabetes and advanced atherosclerosis.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

German medics challenge new EU clinical drug trials

September 25, 2012

German doctors have voiced concern about EU plans to speed up clinical drug trials and streamline testing procedures across the 27-nation bloc.
Read article on the BBC News website

Comment: To all intents and purposes, the Brussels EU Commission essentially wants to abandon requirements for full and proper ethical evaluations to be carried out prior to clinical drug trials. Amongst other things, its legislative proposals would undermine clinical trial safeguards for minors and for people incapable of giving consent. In this respect, the historical parallels to these insidious plans are the criminal medical experiments carried out by Nazi doctors working for the IG Farben pharmaceutical and chemical cartel during WWII. Then and now, the key concern of the pharmaceutical business with disease is not the protection of patients – but the profits of its shareholders.

GMO NEWS

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Russia halts imports of Monsanto corn over cancer fears

September 26, 2012

Russian authorities temporary suspended the import and sale of Monsanto’s genetically-modified corn after a French study suggested it may be linked to cancer. The Russia’s consumer-rights regulator Rospotrebnadzor asked scientists at the country’s Institute of Nutrition to review the study.
Read article at rt.com

Gates foundation-led green revolution promotes false solutions to hunger in Africa

September 25, 2012

Donors controlling the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) are representing the interests of biotechnology corporations rather than African small farmers, warns Friends of the Earth International on the eve of the annual AGRA Forum in Tanzania. Multi-million dollar investments from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation -a major AGRA donor- into shares in biotech corporations, and revolving doors between donors and these corporations skew the agenda of AGRA in favor of profit-based, corporate-led farming rather than farming that benefits local people and small farmers.
Read press release on the Friends of the Earth International website

Study on Monsanto's GM maize intensifies concerns about EFSA's reliability – Monsanto strikes back with PR offensive

September 21, 2012

Monsanto launched a PR offensive to try to spread doubt about a study published two days ago by French scientist Gilles-Éric Séralini: the study showed that the biotech giant's flagship herbicide, Roundup, and one the GM maizes produced by the firm, NK603, are having disastrous effects on rats' health when those are studied during their lifetime and not over the industry-favoured 90 days.
Read article on the Corporate Europe Observatory website

OTHER HEALTH-RELATED NEWS

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Low vitamin D levels linked to more severe multiple sclerosis symptoms

October 2, 2012

Low blood levels of vitamin D are associated with an increased number of brain lesions and signs of a more active disease state in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), a new study finds, suggesting a potential link between intake of the vitamin and the risk of longer-term disability from the autoimmune disorder.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Comment: Based upon the results of other studies, evidence already suggests that vitamin D can lower the risk of relapse in multiple sclerosis, reduce the symptoms of the disease, treat the condition and reduce the risk of developing it.

Low Levels of Vitamin D Are Associated With Mortality in Older Adults

October 2, 2012

Low levels of vitamin D and high levels of parathyroid hormone are associated with increased mortality in African American and Caucasian older adults, according to a new study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM). The study also indicates that the potential impact of remediating low vitamin D levels is greater in African Americans than Caucasians because vitamin D insufficiency is more common in African Americans.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Exposure to herbicide may increase risk of rare disorder, study finds

September 28, 2012

A common herbicide used in the United States may be linked to an increased risk of a congenital abnormality of the nasal cavity known as choanal atresia, say researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and other Texas institutions.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Italian supplements group sues EU over health claims

September 28, 2012

Italian food supplements trade group FederSalus has brought an action against the EU nutrition and health claims regulation (NHCR) in European Union courts. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) will hear that the article 13 claims register is “not understandable”; that the scientific criteria applied by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) are inappropriate for validating food-health relationships; and that the evaluation process lacks transparency.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

Comment: The Brussels EU passed its so-called "Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation" in 2006. In doing so, its key goal was to curtail the spreading of information about the therapeutic properties of natural health therapies and foods. In order to achieve this, it banned all suggestions or implications that a food or nutrient has beneficial properties – or even that a relationship exists between a food/nutrient and health – unless the claim was specifically authorized by the Brussels EU Commission. As a result, despite over 44,000 basic ‘general function’ health claims having being submitted for approval, the overwhelming majority were rejected and only 222 were approved. Thus, in its desperation to protect the 'Business with Disease' and prevent us from knowing the facts about natural health therapies and foods, it can be seen that the Brussels EU has resorted to enacting the distinctive hallmark of all political dictatorships – a prohibition on freedom of speech.

Spring is the season for vitamin D deficiency, Australian study shows

September 25, 2012

September marks the start of spring but new research reveals it is also the month when Australians' vitamin D levels are at their lowest ebb. The University of Sydney study also shows vitamin D deficiency affects more Australians and lasts longer than previously believed.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Pesticides could cost sub-Saharan Africa $90bn in illness bill, UN warns
Use of hazardous chemicals also on the rise in Asia, causing severe damage to both environment and health of people

September 6, 2012

The potential cost of pesticide-related illnesses in sub-Saharan African between 2005 and 2020 could reach $90bn (£56bn), according to a UN report released on Wednesday highlighting the growing health and environmental hazards from chemicals.
Read article in The Guardian (UK)

POLITICAL NEWS

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.

Wikipedia charity faces investigation over trustee 'conflict of interest'

October 2, 2012

The charity responsible for promoting Wikipedia in Britain faces an investigation over alleged conflicts of interest and has been barred from processing donations, after one of its trustees was paid for his involvement in a project that sought to use the online encyclopaedia for publicity.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

Comment: With the “encyclopedia that anyone can edit” rapidly developing a reputation as the internet source that nobody believes, things aren’t looking good for Wikipedia. Following a growing global awareness that the facts aren't welcome in its articles, and ongoing reports suggesting it has been losing contributors in droves for some years now, this latest investigation is merely the latest in a long line of notorious editing scandals involving the site. Notably, therefore, the benefactors of the Wikimedia Foundation, that organization that operates Wikipedia, have included the so-called "Open Society Institute", founded by the currency speculator and multi-billion dollar stock market wheeler-dealer, George Soros. To learn the truth about Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Foundation, click here to visit the Wiki-Rath website.

We're one crucial step closer to seeing Tony Blair at The Hague

September 3, 2012

Desmond Tutu has helped us see the true nature of what the former prime minister did to Iraq and increased pressure for a prosecution.
Read article in The Guardian (UK)

 

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