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Dr. Rath Health Foundation Newsletter

December 7, 2012

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Mistletoe effective at treating colon cancers, researchers say

December 3, 2012

Mistletoe may not just be good for stealing a kiss during the holiday season. According to researchers in Australia, the festive yet parasitic plant can act as a possible therapy for those with colon cancer.
Read article at globaltvedmonton.com (Canada)

Omega-3 may delay metabolic malady and block mental declines: Study

December 3, 2012

Supplementation with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) could postpone the onset of metabolic disorders and associated declines in cognitive functioning, according to new research.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

Vitamin D tied to women's cognitive performance

November 30, 2012

Two new studies appearing in the Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences show that vitamin D may be a vital component for the cognitive health of women as they age.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

CLA shows anti-inflammatory potential for Crohn’s patients

November 30, 2012

Daily supplements of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) may benefit intestinal health, suggests new data from a study with Crohn’s disease.
Read article at nutraingredients.com


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Statin Drugs Linked To Worsening Osteoarthritis Of The Knee

November 29, 2012

New research flies in the face of a new theory that statin drugs, used to lower cholesterol, may be of value in those suffering from osteoarthritis. To the contrary, statin drugs are likely contributing to the epidemic of knee osteoarthritis in exposed populations.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

Roche still resists releasing full data on Tamiflu to independent reviewers

November 27, 2012

The tale of the drug Tamiflu (oseltamivir) just gets curiouser and curiouser.
Read article at minnpost.com (USA)


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Polish president to decide on fate of Pro GMO Seeds Act

December 3, 2012

Poland was forced to pass a controversial bill into law admitting GMO on account of EU regulations, PM Donald Tusk told reporters on Friday, commenting on the public outcry against the new bill.
Read article at warsawvoice.pl (Poland)

DuPont Sends in Former Cops to Enforce Seed Patents: Commodities

November 28, 2012

DuPont Co., the world’s second- biggest seed company, is sending dozens of former police officers across North America to prevent a practice generations of farmers once took for granted.
Read article at bloomberg.com


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Illicit Drugs in Drinking Water

December 3, 2012

Regulators are denying the risks of widespread contamination of our drinking water with illicit drugs.
Read article on the Institute of Science in Society (ISIS) website (UK)

Dichlorophenol-Containing Pesticides Linked to Food Allergies, Study Finds; Chemical Also Used to Chlorinate Tap Water

December 3, 2012

Food allergies are on the rise, affecting 15 million Americans. And according to a new study published in the December issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), dichlorophenol-containing pesticides could be partially to blame.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

World Bank warns of a ‘new norm’ of high food prices

November 30, 2012

High and volatile food prices are on track to become the ‘new normal’, according to the World Bank, which has urged action to support sustainable agriculture, nutrition programmes and safety nets.
Read article at foodnavigator.com

Tobacco companies ordered to admit they lied over smoking danger

November 28, 2012

Major tobacco companies who spent decades denying they lied to the US public about the dangers of cigarettes must spend their own money on a public advertising campaign saying they did lie, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday.
Read article in the Guardian (UK)

Comment: The very fact that the entire tobacco industry knowingly sells products that are harmful to human health shows that, in today’s world, some industries continue to place profit over life. As such, for anybody who doubts that the pharmaceutical industry is similarly driven by the profits of its shareholders and that it, too, places profits before health, the tobacco industry provides powerful proof that such industries exist.


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.

Opposition mounts to Nobel peace prize going to the EU

December 3, 2012

Opposition is growing towards the decision to award the Nobel peace prize to the EU, in what is proving a controversial result that has caused surprise amid the economic crisis wracking the eurozone. Archbishop Desmond Tutu and two other Nobel peace laureates are the latest to voice criticism of the decision and have written to the peace prize organisers in protest.
Read article at theparliament.com

Citizens coalition or industry frontgroup? Covert lobby for shale gas enters European Parliament

November 25, 2012

On Wednesday 21 November all members of the European Parliament were due in the plenary room of the Strasbourg Parliament headquarters to vote on two reports on shale gas. The day before an exhibition was set up across from the plenary room to convince MEPs that shale gas has no environmental risks and needs no further regulation. What was not visible was that the group co-organising the exhibition and subsequent reception, the Responsible Energy Citizens Coalition (RECC), is a front group for big companies with commercial interest in shale gas development, such as Polish PGNiG.
Read article on the Corporate Europe Observatory website


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