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Dr. Rath Health Foundation Newsletter

November 9, 2012

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Randomized trials show benefits of magnesium chelate ingredient

November 6, 2012

Daily supplements of magnesium bisglycinate chelate may reduce the frequency and intensity of pregnancy-induced leg cramps, say results from a double-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled trial.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Green tea suggested for GI cancer benefit: Human data

November 5, 2012

Long term consumption of green tea could help to slash the risk of gastrointestinal cancers by over a quarter, according to new research in Chinese women.
Read article at nutraingredients.com


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A Rising Anti-Stroke Drug Is Tied to Risk of Bleeding Deaths

November 2, 2012

Dr. Bryan A. Cotton, a trauma surgeon in Houston, had not heard much about the new anticlotting drug Pradaxa other than the commercials he had seen during Sunday football games. Then people using Pradaxa started showing up in his emergency room. One man in his 70s fell at home and arrived at the hospital alert and talking. But he rapidly declined. “We pretty much threw the whole kitchen sink at him,” recalled Dr. Cotton, who works at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. “But he still bled to death on the table.”
Read article in the New York Times (USA)

Drugmaker Merck agrees to settle Missouri class-action Vioxx lawsuit for up to $220M

November 2, 2012

ST. LOUIS — Merck & Co. Inc. has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of Missouri consumers over its prescription pain reliever Vioxx in a deal that could cost the drugmaker up to $220 million, lawyers for the consumers said. The agreement announced Thursday would settle claims that New Jersey-based Merck violated the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act by promoting and selling Vioxx, which Merck pulled from the shelves eight years ago because of evidence that it doubled users’ chances of suffering a heart attack or stroke.
Read article in the Washington Post (USA)

Have India’s poor become human guinea pigs?

November 1, 2012

Drug companies are facing mounting pressure to investigate reports that new medicines are being tested on some of the poorest people in India without their knowledge.
Read article on the BBC News website (UK)

Statins side effects warning when combined with other drugs: regulator

October 31, 2012

Hundreds of thousands of people taking a common statin are to have their dose reduced due to fears over side effects, it has emerged.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)


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European Commission could open GM pandora's box

November 7, 2012

The EC could soon approve glyphosate-resistant GM crops but reports from the US and Argentina show devastating effects include more pesticides and farmers locked into seed contracts.
Read article in the Guardian (UK)

Are you eating genetically modified food?

November 6, 2012

Are you consuming food made using genetically modified (GM) crops? You probably are, even if you're not aware of it. The Washington-based Environmental Working Group recently conducted an interesting investigation. Using 2011 data provided by the US Department of Agriculture, they estimated that average Americans consume more than their body weight – 193 pounds or about 87.5 kg – in GM food every year.
Read article at news24.com (South Africa)

Gates Foundation should step away from funding genetically modified crops in Africa

November 4, 2012

As California voters consider Prop. 37 to require businesses to label genetically modified food, people should consider that the Seattle-based Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is funding research to develop genetically modified crops around the world instead of more natural products.
Read article in the Seattle Times (USA)


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Vitamin D deficiency in teens a serious problem

November 7, 2012

Does your teenage daughter often complain of backache and joint pain? Is your college-going cousin always lethargic? Vitamin D deficiency among youngsters, which causes such problems, is becoming common these days and is a growing health concern, doctors say.
Read article in the Times of India

Green group says 105 pesticides taint Israeli fruit and vegetables

November 6, 2012

The Israel Union for Environmental Defense has found high levels of 105 different pesticides in fruits and vegetables, a third of which are banned in Europe.
Read article at haaretz.com (Israel)

Airport scanner can damage diabetes device

October 27, 2012

Full-body scanners used at airports can damage the insulin pump or continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) device used by diabetics, caution experts. The risk to these sensitive devices posed by scanners and the low-pressure conditions on airplanes were the focus of a report published in the journal Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics.
Read article at thesundayindian.com (India)

Cesium levels in fish off Fukushima not dropping

October 25, 2012

Radioactive cesium levels in most kinds of fish caught off the coast of Fukushima haven't declined in the year following Japan's nuclear disaster, a signal that the seafloor or leakage from the damaged reactors must be continuing to contaminate the waters — possibly threatening fisheries for decades, a researcher says.
Read Associated Press news report at google.com


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.

Audit 'seriously undermines credibility' of EU spending
The British government has warned that the latest audit of Brussels spending "seriously undermines the credibility of the EU's financial management".

November 6, 2012

British opposition to Brussels budget increases hardened on Tuesday after the EU's auditor failed to give a clean bill of health to £89 billion of spending "affected by material error". The European Court of Auditors reported on Tuesday that controls over 86 per cent of the EU budget last year were only "partially effective", a conclusion that has further polarised the battle over European Commission demands for a sharp rise in spending.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

Comment: This is the 18th year in a row that the Brussels EU’s auditors have refused to give the construct’s finances a clean bill of health. For anyone who requires proof that the Brussels EU is corruptly and grossly mismanaging its funds – which, ultimately, are taken by force of law from the wallets of European citizens – this audit provides it.

Britain’s Business Secretary: Euro collapse could lead to conflict

October 15, 2012

The UK’s Business Secretary, Vince Cable, made a stark warning at the weekend about the collapse of the euro. The Telegraph reports that Cable said there was “no guarantee” that Europe would not experience war if the euro failed.
Read article at thejournal.ie (Ireland)

Comment: With the Polish Finance Minister, Jacek Rostowski, already having warned of war on the continent within 10 years, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel having issued a similar statement, it is now clearer than ever that the message of our book on the origins of the Brussels EU construct has reached the minds of the European political elite.


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