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October 26, 2012

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NATURAL HEALTH NEWS

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Turmeric Compound Reduces Post-Bypass Heart Attack Risk 56%

October 19, 2012

A remarkable study performed at Chiang Mai University, Thailand and published in the American Journal of Cardiology last July, found that the administration of curcuminoids, natural phenols within the spice turmeric, reduced the frequency of myocardial infarction (heart attack) after coronary artery bypass in a group of 121 patients randomly selected to receive a placebo or 4 grams a day beginning 3 days before the scheduled surgery and continued until 5 days after surgery.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

Comment: Studies using curcumin and other specific plant components have shown they are important for the protection and healthy functioning of our body cells. To learn more about these important natural substances, visit the phytobiologicals.com website. To learn how cardiovascular disease can be prevented and treated naturally, read Dr. Rath’s Cellular Health recommendations for eradicating this condition.

Multivitamin supplements may cut cancer risk: JAMA paper

October 17, 2012

Daily supplements of multivitamins may reduce the risk of cancer by a modest 8%, says a new study published in JAMA.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Comment: Whilst the overall response of the mass media to this study has been notably positive, it could be argued that this may simply be because the multivitamin it used was manufactured by Pfizer, the world’s largest drug company, with funding provided by BASF, one of the world’s largest chemical companies. Notably, therefore, through giving a single low-level dose of nutrients daily, the reduction of cancer risk achieved in the study was almost guaranteed to be modest. Nevertheless, the publication of this study is a further sign that the replacing of drug approaches by natural health approaches to the control of cancer is now inevitable. To help seize the historic opportunity to significantly reduce and eventually eliminate cancer as one of the most dreaded diseases of our time, please support our international initiative for a Cancer Free World.

Plant-based diets can remedy chronic diseases

October 17, 2012

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 63 percent of the deaths that occurred in 2008 were attributed to non-communicable chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, certain cancers, Type 2 diabetes and obesity—for which poor diets are contributing factors. Yet people that live in societies that eat healthy, plant-based diets rarely fall victim to these ailments. Research studies have long indicated that a high consumption of plant foods is associated with lower incidents of chronic disease.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Vitamin D supplements may benefit lupus

October 17, 2012

Supplementation with vitamin D could help to battle systemic lupus by modifying immune responses, suggest researchers.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

Elixir of life is ‘found’ in amino acids, scientists say

October 5, 2012

In tests, the cocktail of amino acids – building blocks of proteins – was found to increase the lifespan of mice by 12 per cent. That would equate to about an addition ten years in humans. It may also benefit especially the elderly or people with heart failure, chronic lung disease or other conditions characterised by flagging energy levels, researchers from the University of Milan said.
Read article at metro.co.uk (UK)

PHARMA "BUSINESS WITH DISEASE" NEWS

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Roche may face fines over drug-safety reporting

October 23, 2012

Europe's drug regulator has started an infringement procedure against Switzerland's Roche to investigate its alleged failure to properly report tens of thousands of potential drug side effects. If found guilty, the world's biggest maker of cancer medicines could be fined up to 5 percent of annual EU turnover which totaled 12.8 billion francs ($13.8 billion) in 2011, or 640 million francs. It was first time the London-based European Medicines Agency (EMA) has launched such proceedings since legislation came into force five years ago.
Read news report at reuters.com

Comment: Considering Roche stands accused of having failed to fully assess up to 80,000 cases of possible adverse drug reactions, with some 15,000 deaths said to be among the reports examined, a $690 million fine for a company that had global revenues of over $47 billion in 2010 would arguably be a drop in the ocean.

Popular antidepressants may raise stroke risk

October 18, 2012

Commonly prescribed antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may raise a pill-taker's risk of suffering a stroke.
Read article on the CBS News website (USA)

Comment: In a finding that has been significantly underplayed by the global media, the researchers found that people taking SSRIs were 50 percent more likely to have an intracranial hemorrhage than those not taking antidepressants and a 40 percent elevated risk for having an intracerebral hemorrhage.

Pfizer Settles First Case Over Chantix And Suicide

October 18, 2012

Just as the first trial was to begin over accusations that its Chantix pill for quitting smoking caused a suicide, Pfizer has agreed to a settlement, according to a spokesman for the drugmaker, who declined to disclose the terms. The case was being closely watched because it was considered a bellwether – a potential indicator for how the overall litigation may proceed.
Read article at pharmalot.com

GMO NEWS

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California to vote on GM food labelling

October 22, 2012

California could become the first US state to enforce labeling of genetically modified (GM) foods, in a vote next month pitting agro-chemical giants against opponents of so-called "Frankenfoods."
Read article at medicalxpress.com

India Signals It Is Rearing To Kick Monsanto Out!

October 17, 2012

A report from the August 17 edition of the American Association for the Advance of Science's journal Science titled, "Negative Report on GM Crops Shakes Government's Food Agenda," revealed that an Indian high-profile parliamentary panel, only a week before, recommended that GM crop "field trails under any garb should be discontinued forthwith," and that further GM agricultural research should "only be done under strict containment."
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

Research: Roundup Herbicide Toxicity Vastly Underestimated

October 15, 2012

Glyphosate, the most well-known ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, has recently been the focus of an intense debate over whether or not it is dangerous, even carcinogenic, to those exposed to it through food and the environment. Monsanto, the original creator and patent-holder of glyphosate, and of the most famous glyphosate formulation Roundup, has funded research denying the emerging glyphosate-cancer link, but the latest (and only known) long-term feeding study from an industry independent research group out of France indicates that the transgenic material within Roundup-Ready Monsanto corn, as well as Roundup itself, are highly carcinogenic, and should be banned to protect the millions who are already consuming it on a daily basis.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

OTHER HEALTH-RELATED NEWS

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Make-up 'triggers early menopause'

October 24, 2012

Chemicals found in make-up, hairspray and food packaging are causing women to hit the menopause early, researchers warn. Those exposed to high doses have been found to go through the change almost two and a half years before other women. And in some cases, these chemicals may be causing women to stop having periods 15 years too soon, say scientists.
Read article in the Daily Mail (UK)

Low calcium diet linked to higher risk of hormone condition in women

October 18, 2012

A low calcium diet is associated with a higher risk of developing a common hormone condition in women, known as primary hyperparathyroidism, suggests a study published on BMJ website today.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

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.

Uproar as top EU official quits in tobacco-linked fraud case

October 17, 2012

BRUSSELS — The EU executive faced a growing scandal Wednesday after its top health official resigned on being cited in a tobacco-linked influence-peddling fraud probe. Health and consumer commissioner John Dalli, whose brief included sensitive issues such as food safety and pharmaceuticals, said he had been asked to resign Tuesday in what was a virtually unprecedented act in Brussels.
Read AFP news report at google.com

Comment: With Brussels EU policymaking now controlled by corporate interests, and the construct’s so-called "transparency register" having been branded a 'joke', it is notable that a Swedish tobacco producer has publicly alleged it was offered the opportunity to pay 60 million euros ($78 million) to thwart new tobacco legislation. In this situation, it is hardly surprising that even the Brussels EU Parliament President, Martin Schulz, now admits the collapse of the dictatorial bloc is “a realistic scenario.

Wickedpedia: The dark side of Wikipedia

September 25, 2012

Do a Web search on any popular product, event, company, person, whatever. What's the first site that shows up? Chances are it's Wikipedia. For better or for worse, people assume that anything they find in Wikipedia is Gospel truth. That's very foolish. It now seems that some of Wikipedia's writers and editors have sold out the truth for their own gains.
Read article at zdnet.com

Comment: Predictably, a Google search for dr rath generally brings up a Wikipedia article in first or second place. You may have considered Wikipedia as an independent source of information on the internet and may have thought that everyone can contribute to this site – in fact, that it is a tool of democracy in the information age. In reality, almost nothing can be further from the truth. Under the cloaks of ‘democracy’, ‘free speech’ and ‘open society’, Wikipedia has been developed and is being used as a vehicle to influence and control public opinion worldwide. To learn the truth about Wikipedia, and understand why the facts about natural health and alternative energy are not welcome on it, visit our Wiki-Rath website.

 

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