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November 30, 2012

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NATURAL HEALTH NEWS

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Vitamin D Linked to Lower Rates of Tooth Decay

November 27, 2012

A new review of existing studies points toward a potential role for vitamin D in helping to prevent dental caries, or tooth decay.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Vitamin A, vitamin C lower non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, diffuse lymphoma

November 17, 2012

Dietary antioxidant nutrients like vitamin A and vitamin C either from diet or supplements may help prevent non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), according to a new study in Nutrition and Cancer.
Read article at foodconsumer.org

PHARMA "BUSINESS WITH DISEASE" NEWS

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Researchers identify physiological evidence of 'chemo brain'

November 27, 2012

Chemotherapy can induce changes in the brain that may affect concentration and memory, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Common Drug Increases Deaths in Atrial Fibrillation Patients

November 27, 2012

Digoxin, a drug widely used to treat heart disease, increases the possibility of death when used by patients with a common heart rhythm problem − atrial fibrillation (AF), according to new study findings by University of Kentucky researchers.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Novartis To UK: Speed Drug Approvals, Or Else

November 26, 2012

Frustrated by the process in the UK for approving and adopting the use of new medicines, Novartis has arranged a sort of showdown with a group of government officials, scientists and trustees from the National Health Service in which the drugmaker intends to offer a blunt statement – improve the process or investment, and jobs, will leave the country.
Read article at pharmalot.com

Risk of hemorrhage from warfarin higher in clinical practice than clinical trials show

November 26, 2012

Rates of hemorrhage for older patients on warfarin therapy are much higher than rates reported in clinical trials, found a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Pinkwashing Hell: Breast Removal as a Form of "Prevention"

November 26, 2012

Following closely on the heels of the year's most intensive annual cause-marketing campaign, October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, two chilling events of grave concern to women and their health were widely (but mostly superficially) reported on in the mainstream media.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

As drug industry’s influence over research grows, so does the potential for bias

November 25, 2012

For drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline, the 17-page article in the New England Journal of Medicine represented a coup. The 2006 report described a trial that compared three diabetes drugs and concluded that Avandia, the company’s new drug, performed best. “We now have clear evidence from a large international study that the initial use of [Avandia] is more effective than standard therapies,” a senior vice president of GlaxoSmithKline, Lawson Macartney, said in a news release. What only careful readers of the article would have gleaned is the extent of the financial connections between the drugmaker and the research.
Read article in the Washington Post (USA)

30 Years of Breast Screening: 1.3 Million Wrongly Treated

November 22, 2012

The breast cancer industry's holy grail (that mammography is the primary weapon in the war against breast cancer) has been disproved. In fact, mammography appears to have CREATED 1.3 million cases of breast cancer in the U.S. population that were not there.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

GMO NEWS

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GM industry fund parliamentary group to promote return of GM crops to Britain

November 27, 2012

GeneWatch UK warned today that the GM industry is funding a major push to return GM crops to return GM crops to Britain by promoting misleading claims in parliament that they are needed to "feed the world". George Freeman MP's All-Party Parliamentary Group on Science and Technology in Agriculture is being used by Monsanto and other GM companies to lobby on behalf of their business interests.
Read press release at genewatch.org (UK)

African Civil Society calls on the African Union to ban genetically modified crops

November 25, 2012

An urgent appeal has been made to the African Union (AU) to discuss a ban on the cultivation, import and export of genetically modified (GM) crops in Africa at the next AU summit, to be held in January 2013. An African Civil Society Statement, signed by over 400 African organisations representing small-scale farmers, faith-based organisations, social movements, non-governmental organisations, organic producers, consumers, business people and ordinary citizens, has been sent to the Permanent Representative Council (PRC) of the AU.
Read media release at acbio.org.za (South Africa)

From California to India the GM Battle Rolls On

November 23, 2012

After defeating attempts in California to label GM food the industry war chest seems set to be moved to India to defeat parliamentary and Supreme Court curbs on GMOs. Reports say that a "billion-dollar perception battle" over genetically engineered crops has started as opponents clash in the courts, at public forums, in the media and the internet.
Read article at gmeducation.org

OTHER HEALTH-RELATED NEWS

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Lack of nutrients and metabolic syndrome linked to different subtypes of depression

November 26, 2012

A low intake of folate and vitamin B12 increases the risk of melancholic depressive symptoms, according to a study among nearly 3,000 middle-aged and elderly Finnish subjects.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Britain's bad summer will see epidemic of vitamin deficiency: expert

November 26, 2012

Britain faces an epidemic of vitamin D deficiency which can cause rickets and is linked to cancer and other diseases because of the poor summer, a leading expert has warned. Prof Norman Ratcliffe, from Swansea University, said the dull summer will lead to high levels of deficiency in the sunshine vitamin.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (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.

Italian prime minister urges UK "in-out" EU referendum

November 27, 2012

The FT reports that Italy's prime minister Mario Monti has publicly urged UK prime minister David Cameron to call a decisive referendum on whether Britain should remain in the EU.
Read article at theparliament.com

Nicolas Sarkozy grilled by French judge over illegal funding claims

November 22, 2012

Nicolas Sarkozy became France’s second post-war president to be grilled by a judge in a corruption probe yesterday, escaping an indictment but still potentially facing charges for allegedly receiving cash-stuffed envelopes from the country’s richest woman.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

 

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