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Dr. Rath Health Foundation Newsletter

November 23, 2012

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NATURAL HEALTH NEWS

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Vitamin D deficiency linked to Type 1 diabetes

November 15, 2012

A study led by researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has found a correlation between vitamin D3 serum levels and subsequent incidence of Type 1 diabetes. The six-year study of blood levels of nearly 2,000 individuals suggests a preventive role for vitamin D3 in this disease.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Give pregnant women vitamin D supplements to ward off multiple sclerosis, research says

November 14, 2012

The risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) is highest in the month of April, and lowest in October, indicates an analysis of the available evidence, published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.  The findings, which include several populations at latitudes greater than 52 degrees from the equator for the first time, strongly implicate maternal exposure to vitamin D during pregnancy.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

PHARMA "BUSINESS WITH DISEASE" NEWS

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How Drug Company Money is Undermining Science

November 21, 2012

The pharmaceutical industry funnels money to prominent scientists who are doing research that affects its products—and nobody can stop it.
Read article on the Scientific American website (USA)

Advair boomed amid health risks

November 17, 2012

The 2001 product launch of the asthma drug Advair was a lavish, Las Vegas affair. Using images of a slot machine, top GlaxoSmithKline executives took the stage in front of thousands of assembled sales reps. "There are people in this room who are going to make an ungodly sum of money selling Advair," one executive told the group. He was right.
Read article on the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel website (Wisconsin, USA)

Cholesterol Lowing Statins Found To Damage Peripheral Nerves

November 15, 2012

The neurotoxicity of statin drugs are back in the news. Following on the heels of the FDA decision earlier this year to require statin drugs manufacturers to add "memory loss" as a side effect of this chemical class, a new study in published in the Journal of Diabetes reveals a clear association between statin use and peripheral neuropathy in a US population 40 years of age and older.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

GMO NEWS

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Corporate Giant Comes Out Against GMOs

November 19, 2012

Kaiser Permanente, the largest managed healthcare organization in the United States, has advised its members against GMOs (genetically modified organisms) in food.
Read article at cornucopia.org (USA)

$46m ad blitz sealed ‘No’ vote on GM labelling

November 5, 2012

US family farm advocate group the Cornucopia Institute says that a “deluge of advertisements” paid for mainly by pesticide and biotechnology corporations convinced citizens in California to vote against their own interests when a motion calling for mandatory labelling of GM food products was defeated last week. Proposition 37 would have given consumers in California the right-to-know whether the foods they buy at the grocery store contain genetically engineered ingredients (GMOs).
Read article on the Natural Products Magazine website (UK)

OTHER HEALTH-RELATED NEWS

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Low levels of omega-3 may be behind postpartum depression

November 16, 2012

Low levels of omega-3 may be behind postpartum depression, according to a review lead by Gabriel Shapiro of the University of Montreal and the Research Centre at the Sainte-Justine Mother and Child Hospital.
Read article at news-medical.net

Pesticides used on fruit and vegetables 'may be putting young children at risk of cancer'

November 14, 2012

Pesticides and other poisonous chemicals used in growing fruit and veg could be putting young children at risk of developing cancer in later life, say scientists.
Read article in the Daily Mail (UK)

Head injury, pesticides tied to Parkinson's disease

November 13, 2012

The combination of a past serious head injury and pesticide exposure may be linked to an extra-high risk of developing Parkinson's disease, a new study suggests.
Read news report at reuters.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.

Dalli quizzed for nearly 34 hours over 'cash-for-influence' case

November 20, 2012

Former EU commissioner John Dalli has spent nearly 34 hours at a police station in Malta being questioned over alleged attempts to illegally alter draft EU legislation, it has emerged.
Read article at theparliament.com

European Parliament to increase spending on promoting itself

November 18, 2012

The European Parliament is to increase sharply its spending on promoting itself next year, including a first £9.4 million installment for a controversial new museum of Europe.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

Comment: With the so-called "House of European History" being planned to begin with a Brussels EU "year zero" of 1946 – i.e. one year after the end of the Second World War – it is clearly being designed to cover up the construct’s roots.

56% of Britons would vote to quit EU in referendum, poll finds

November 17, 2012

Well over half of British voters now want to leave the European Union, according to an opinion poll that shows anti-EU sentiment is sweeping through all three main political parties.
Read article in The Observer (UK)

BP turned to Wikipedia to estimate size of spill, U.S. alleges

November 15, 2012

When BP PLC’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, senior executive David Rainey knew the company had to quickly come up with an estimate about how much oil was leaking from the disabled well on a daily basis. Mr. Rainey ran BP’s exploration in the Gulf, and he was helping spearhead the company’s response to the catastrophe. But he had never estimated a spill size before. Instead of consulting experts, reviewing scientific reports – or even talking to BP’s engineers – Mr. Rainey allegedly turned to another source: Wikipedia.
Read article on the Globe and Mail website (Canada)

Comment: As we have pointed out previously on these pages, Wikipedia is controlled by special interest groups and can therefore be a highly inaccurate source of information. In this instance, it dramatically understated the rate of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill by 57,000 barrels a day – in other words, it produced a figure that was around 92 percent less than the real total. Notably, however, despite this and other such inaccuracies, whenever internet users conduct a Web search these days, the chances are that, for almost any subject, a Wikipedia article is mysteriously conjured up as one of the top results. A Google search for Dr. Rath, for example, almost invariably places a Wikipedia article attacking him – that consists of an intricately woven fabric of half-truths, deliberate distortions and outright untruths – in either first or second place. As a means of sorting out the facts from the fiction in Wikipedia’s attacks on Dr. Rath, therefore, we particularly recommend that you visit the Wiki-Rath website and read this article.

BP to Admit Crimes and Pay $4.5 Billion in Gulf Settlement

November 15, 2012

LONDON — BP, the British oil company, said Thursday it would pay $4.5 billion in fines and other payments to the United States government and plead guilty to 14 criminal charges in connection with the giant oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico two years ago.
Read article in the New York Times (USA)

Comment: With BP having reported a 40% rise in underlying earnings to $5.2 billion for the third quarter of 2012 alone, the fact is that it can easily afford this settlement. To the special interests behind the multitrillion-dollar Oil and Drug Cartel, this and other such “settlements” are simply seen as the cost of doing business.

 

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