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January 13, 2012

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Keep up-to-date on the latest health and politics news with our regular updates and analysis of the key stories from around the world.

Natural Health News

January 9, 2012

Vitamin D again shows anti-diabetic activity
Increased blood levels of vitamin D may reduce the risk of developing diabetes, suggests data from Spain that adds to a growing both of science supporting the anti-diabetic potential of the sunshine vitamin.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

January 6, 2012

Omega-3 may enhance benefits of strength training for the elderly
Supplementing a strength training regime with omega-3-rich fish oil may enhance the benefits of the regime, says a new study with 45 elderly women.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

January 4, 2012

'Silver bullet' supplement could slow brain aging
Professor David Rollo and a group of researchers at McMaster may have found a “silver bullet” when it comes to slowing the aging of the brain. The team's latest paper documents a new dietary supplement that completely maintains learning ability in older mice. “These findings are not just significant, they're remarkable,” says Rollo. The tests were conducted by Vadim Aksenov, a PhD candidate in the Rollo laboratory in McMaster's Department of Biology. A complex nutritional supplement containing 30 ingredients, including vitamins such as B1, C, D and E, along with beta-carotene, ginseng, green tea extract, cod liver oil and other acids and minerals, was used in the test.
Read article at medicalxpress.com
Comment: In finding that a combination of micronutrients is effective in maintaining brain function, this study essentially confirms the nutrient synergy approach to health pioneered by Dr. Rath, Dr. Niedzwiecki and the researchers at the Dr. Rath Research Institute. The concept of nutrient synergy maximizes the health benefits of micronutrients through the discovery they work best in “teams”. Thus, it is not the intake of any one single nutrient that ensures good health, but rather a combination of various different micronutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids and trace elements. The groundbreaking research carried out at the Dr. Rath Research Institute focuses on nutrient synergy as the most effective approach to optimizing cellular metabolism and restoring its balance, and has repeatedly shown that this approach is more effective than using individual nutrients, or their random combination.

January 4, 2012

Micronutrient combination may boost male fertility: Study
A combination of eight micronutrients may boost sperm quality and enhance the chance of conception, suggests new data from Austria.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

January 4, 2012

Exercise cuts bowel cancer risk
Researchers at the University of Western Australia (UWA) and the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) have found people who engage in vigorous physical activity may be protected against types of colorectal cancer.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

January 2, 2012

Gold kiwifruit may slash severity of common cold: Study
Eating a couple of gold kiwifruit every day may reduce the severity of symptoms of the common cold, says new data from New Zealand.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com
Comment: Kiwifruit are a dietary source of vitamin C, a key micronutrient that has previously been shown to be helpful in the treatment of the common cold. To access scientific studies on the use of vitamin C against the common cold, click here.

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Pharma "Business with Disease" News

January 11, 2012

GlaxoSmithKline fined over trials on the babies of Argentinian poor
GlaxoSmithKline, Britain's biggest drug firm, has been fined by an Argentine court over clinical trials of a pneumonia vaccine which was tested on thousands of babies from poor families. The firm failed to get proper consent from the children's parents before injecting Synflorix, one of its bestselling vaccines, according to a judge in Buenos Aires. GSK was also criticised for keeping inadequate records of the children's ages, medical histories and previous jabs.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

January 10, 2012

Deadly peril in an aspirin
Healthy people who take aspirin to prevent heart attacks and strokes are putting themselves in greater danger of life-threatening internal bleeding. They are increasing the risks by as much as a third, scientists are warning.
Read article in the Daily Express (UK)
Comment: Additional research suggests that regular use of aspirin also increases the risk of developing Crohn's disease; irregular heart rhythm; erectile dysfunction; hearing loss; and blindness.

January 6, 2012

Pfizer Must Pay $45 Million in Prempro Cases, Court Rules
Pfizer Inc. must pay more than $45 million in damages to two women who blamed the company's menopause drugs for their breast cancers, an appeals court ruled.
Read article at businessweek.com

January 5, 2012

Parents sue Pfizer over birth defects allegedly caused by Zoloft
A group of parents who claim their children suffered severe birth defects because of Zoloft has filed a lawsuit against the drug's manufacturer.
Read article in the Madison/St. Clair Record (USA)

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GMO News

January 6, 2012

Zimbabwe Government Defends Decision To Ban GMOs
HARARE – Although food security is a topic of concern in Zimbabwe, the government will not allow the production of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) as a way of ensuring sufficiency, says Minister of Agriculture Mechanisation and Irrigation Development Dr Joseph Made. The government will instead concentrate on making unfilled fertilizer, seeds, irrigation and other essential farm inputs to boost food production rather than use cheaper but unsustainable means which have a detrimental impact on the environment, he adds. “Methodical research shows that GMOs contain toxic substances, are less nutritious than non-GMOs and have negative effects on humans and the environment,” he said here Thursday.
Read article on the Zimbabwe Guardian website

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Other Health-related News

January 10, 2012

70 percent of Europeans suffer from low vitamin D levels
A group of experts has prepared a report on vitamin D supplementation for menopausal women after it was revealed that Europeans have suffered an alarming decrease in their levels of this vitamin.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

January 6, 2012

Europeans do not achieve fruit and vegetable consumption recommendations: EUFIC
The majority of European consumers do not attain the fruit and vegetable intake levels recommended by the Wold Health Organisation, according to the European Food Information Council (EUFIC).
Read article at foodnavigator.com
Comment:Far from being limited to Europeans, low fruit and vegetable intake is a worldwide problem. Notably therefore, in the United States, it is estimated that there are not enough fresh fruits and vegetables being produced for Americans to meet even the basic US recommended daily amounts (RDAs) for micronutrient intake. As such, considering the fact that the micronutrient content of our food has fallen substantially over the past few decades, both in the United States and worldwide, it is clear that national nutrition and healthcare policies urgently need to be revised to promote widespread dietary supplementation.

January 5, 2012

Low vitamin D levels linked to depression, psychiatrists report
Low levels of vitamin D have been linked to depression, according to UT Southwestern Medical Center psychiatrists working with the Cooper Center Longitudinal Study.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

January 2, 2012

Osteoporosis to cost €38.5bn in Europe's 'big 5' by 2025
The healthcare costs of rising European osteoporosis rates will reach €38.5bn by 2025 from €30.7bn in 2010, according to a study that reflected on the problem of an increasingly aged population.
Read article at nutraingredients.com
Comment: Preliminary research carried out in the United States has already shown how the widespread use of supplements containing micronutrients such as calcium, vitamin D, lutein, zeaxanthin and omega-3 could improve the health of Americans and save over $24b in healthcare. Ultimately, however, the potential healthcare savings that will accrue from the creation of a new global healthcare system, based on scientific breakthroughs in the areas of vitamin research and cellular health, could amount to literally trillions of dollars. To help promote life-saving information about micronutrients and science-based natural health as the foundation for an affordable system of health care, please support the World Health Alphabetization campaign.

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Political News

January 11, 2012

Doomsday Clock moves one minute closer to midnight
The Doomsday Clock, a symbolic gauge of nuclear danger, has moved one minute closer to midnight because of "inadequate progress" on nuclear and climate issues. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) announced the move - to five minutes before midnight - on Tuesday. The clock last moved one minute back in 2010. BAS said the failure of multiple nations to control the spread of nuclear weapons was a cause for worry.
Read article on the BBC News website (UK)

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.

 

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