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February 03, 2012

Latest News Updates

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

February 1, 2012

Vitamin C Prevents Radiation Damage
Nutritional Medicine in Japan
Workers with severe radiation exposure at the Fukushima nuclear plant had major reduction in cancer risk when supplemented with vitamin C and other anti-oxidative nutrients. Sixteen men aged between 32 and 59 years worked 5 to 6 weeks in a radiation contaminated area, collecting contaminated water, measuring radiation levels, operating heavy machinery, and removing debris. Blood samples were obtained to measure whole blood counts and blood chemistry, plasma levels of free DNA, and 47 cancer related gene expressions. Four workers who took intravenous vitamin C (25,000 mg) therapy before they went in, and continuously took anti-oxidative supplements during the working period, had no significant change in both free DNA and overall cancer risk. Three workers that did not have preventive intravenous vitamin C had an increase in calculated cancer risk.
Read news release at orthomolecular.org

January 31, 2012

Maternal omega-3 reduces eczema risk in children: Study
Supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids during pregnancy could cut the risk of babies developing eczema and egg allergies by over a third, say researchers.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

January 31, 2012

Honey could be effective at treating and preventing wound infections
Manuka honey could help clear chronic wound infections and even prevent them from developing in the first place, according to a new study published in Microbiology. The findings provide further evidence for the clinical use of manuka honey to treat bacterial infections in the face of growing antibiotic resistance.
Read article at physorg.com

January 30, 2012

Vitamin D Can Boost Fertility In Men And Women
Going on holiday to sunnier climes could help boost your chances of having a baby, a study has revealed. Researchers discovered that sunlight boosts fertility in men and women by increasing their levels of vitamin D.
Read article on the Huffington Post (UK) website

January 27, 2012

Green tea may reduce functional disability risk: Study
Consuming at least five cups of green tea per day may reduce the risk of functional disabilities like osteoporosis and stroke, suggests new data from Japan.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

January 26, 2012

Aged garlic reduces cold and flu severity: RCT data
Supplements of an aged garlic extract may reduce the number of days a person suffers from cold and ‘flu by 61%, says data from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

January 26, 2012

Study unlocks Pycnogenol’s skin health mechanism
Daily supplements of an extract from French maritime pine bark may boost skin elasticity by 25% and skin hydration by 8%, says a new study.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

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Pharma "Business with Disease" News

February 1, 2012

Indigestion drugs taken by millions linked to hip fractures
Common indigestion drugs taken by millions of people may increase the risk of a hip fracture by a third, a study has found.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

January 31, 2012

Why is “Hot Chemo” an Acceptable Cancer Treatment—But IV Vitamin C is “Too Far Out There”?
Patients liken hot chemotherapy to “being filleted, disemboweled, and then bathed in hot poison.” Best patient care, or merely the biggest moneymaker? According to the New York Times, hot chemotherapy, which couples extensive abdominal surgery with blasts of heated chemotherapy to the abdominal cavity and its organs, was once a niche procedure used mainly against rare cancers of the appendix. Most academic medical centers shunned it. Now it’s being offered to patients to treat more common colorectal or ovarian cancers. Dr. David P. Ryan, clinical director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, says there is little evidence that it really works and “has almost no basis in science.”
Read article on the Alliance for Natural Health (USA) website
Comment: In whatever form it is administered, chemotherapy is extremely toxic. Notably, therefore, what makes its use even worse is the fact that for many types of cancer – including prostate cancer, skin cancer (melanoma), bladder cancer, kidney cancer, pancreatic cancer and others – it is already established that chemotherapy does not prolong the life of cancer patients at all. In short: Patients with these types of cancer who received chemotherapy have essentially been shown to have the same limited life expectancy as those who didn’t. To learn about safe and effective natural health approaches to cancer that have been shown to block ALL key mechanisms that make it a deadly disease, click here.

January 31, 2012

Takeda Hid Harmful Drug Interactions: Consultant
A former safety consultant to Takeda Pharmaceuticals has accused the drugmaker of deliberately failing to inform physicians that some of its medicines can interact poorly with other drugs and cause serious adverse events.
Read article at pharmalot.com

January 30, 2012

Experts want suicide risk warning on ADHD drug
Children who take a common drug for attention deficit disorder should be warned about the risk of suicidal thoughts, U.S. pediatric health advisers said on Monday. Several members of an advisory committee to the Food and Drug Administration asked the agency to change the label for Focalin, an attention deficit medicine made by Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG, to reflect this risk.
Read news report at reuters.com

January 27, 2012

Surprise! James Murdoch Leaves The Glaxo Board
Months after we asked whether James Murdoch should remain on the GlaxoSmithKline board (back story), the embattled scion of the Murdoch media empire has decided not to stand for re-election at the upcoming annual shareholder meeting to be held this May. At least, that is the wording in an official statement released this morning by the drugmaker. His three-year stint as a non-executive director has been under a cloud ever since a scandal erupted over charges that various employees in the Murdoch media empire in the UK hacked into phones belonging to families of murder victims, terror victims, police and politicians.
Read article at pharmalot.com

January 26, 2012

Spain Plans Budget Law as Drug Firms Owed $8.4 Billion by States
Spain pledged to set spending limits for regional governments in a new law tomorrow as the country’s pharmaceutical lobby said the regions owe companies $8.4 billion for drugs.
Read article at bloomberg.com
Comment: Given that Spain had reduced its prescription drugs bill by a record 8.8% during 2011 but still ended up in debt to the Pharma Cartel, this news story illustrates perfectly the way in which indebted European countries are being forced still further into bankruptcy as a result of their national economies being continually drained by the fraudulent “Business with Disease”.

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GMO News

January 25, 2012

Genetically Engineered Crops Will Not Feed The World
The Center for Food Safety Pushes Back Against Gates Foundation “Feed the World” Propaganda
The Center for Food Safety (CFS) pushed back today against longtime biotech crop supporter, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, over its announcement that it has invested nearly $2 billion in a campaign to fund the development of genetically engineered (GE) crops in an attempt to address global hunger. The Gates Foundation has been widely criticized by food security and public interest groups for promoting GE crops in developing countries rather than investing in organic and sustainable local models of agriculture. “The biotech industry has exploited the image of the world’s poor and hungry to advance a form of agriculture that is expensive, input-intensive, and of little or no relevance to developing country farmers,” said Andrew Kimbrell Executive Director for the Center for Food Safety.
Read article at truefoodnow.org (USA)

January 13, 2012

Study: GM mozzies survive even in a lab
Manufacturer of genetically modified mosquitoes are accused of not coming clean with information on the survival rate of the insects.
PETALING JAYA: Oxitec, the manufacturer of genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes, withheld crucial information with regard to the survival rate of the insects, claimed several environmental groups. In a joint press statement, the groups revealed results of a study that showed the GM mosquitoes had a three percent survival rate even in a controlled laboratory setting. “In the open field where thousands of these mosquitoes are released continuously, the number of the surviving insects would be high,” the statement said.
Read article at freemalaysiatoday.com (Malaysia)

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Other Health-related News

January 27, 2012

England’s chief medical officer backs (free) vitamin D supplements
England’s chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies has begun campaigning to the English medical fraternity that certain population groups like under-5s should take vitamin D supplements.
Read article at nutraingredients.com
Comment: Following research showing rising rates of rickets among British children, it is significant that England’s chief medical officer has finally begun recommending that not only youngsters, but also the elderly and pregnant and breastfeeding women, should take daily vitamin D supplements. Notably, she has also specifically stated that lower income groups would have free access to them. However, despite this promising development, it should not be forgotten that vitamin D deficiency is now a worldwide problem affecting all age groups. In the United States, Canada and throughout the EU, for example, deficiencies of the vitamin are now widespread. Elsewhere in the world, the problem is no less serious. Pregnant Arab women have an "extraordinarily high prevalence" of vitamin D deficiency, whilst India is also now home to a growing epidemic of deficiencies in this nutrient. Even Australia, a land with plentiful sunshine and an outdoor lifestyle, now has a “mind-boggling” rate of vitamin D deficiencies, with some research suggesting nearly one third of the country’s adults are deficient in it and around three quarters have levels below those considered optimal for musculoskeletal health.

January 26, 2012

Call for vitamin D infant death probe
Two senior paediatric pathologists say they have discovered vitamin D deficiency in a significant number of children who have died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. The doctors say that vitamin D deficiency and associated diseases such as the bone disease rickets could potentially explain deaths and injuries that are often thought to be suspicious. And they fear that children with such deficiencies may have been taken away from their parents and placed in foster care for no good reason.
Read article on the BBC News website (UK)

January 12, 2012

Banks profit on hunger
European banks, pension funds and insurance companies are increasing global hunger and poverty by speculating on food prices and financing land grabs in poorer countries, according to Farming Money, a new report just released.
Read article on the Corporate Europe Observatory website

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Political News

February 1, 2012

Ireland begins bitter referendum debate
“Fiscal treaty designed to avoid Irish referendum,” headlines the Irish Times. According to Irish law, all new EU treaties must be put to a national plebiscite. However, an anonymous EU official has told the Dublin daily that the fiscal treaty agreed on Monday January 30 “was specifically crafted” to avoid the scenario of the Lisbon treaty referendum of 2009, which was rejected, thus delaying its coming into force. Conceding that the decision to hold a vote could well go to the Irish Supreme Court, the official argued that a referendum has “nothing to do with democracy.”
Read article at presseurop.eu
Comment: Previously, in 2009, to obtain a “Yes” vote from the people of Ireland for the ratification of the dictatorial Lisbon Treaty, the “Brussels EU” resorted to unlawful interference, threats and propaganda. This time around, to ensure the passing of the draconian Fiscal Treaty, it will try to take whatever steps are necessary to avoid giving the Irish people a referendum on their economic future. As such, for anyone who was still naively assuming that the “Brussels EU” construct is a democracy, the above report provides positive proof that, in reality, it is already an outright dictatorship.

February 1, 2012

EU fiscal pact tramples on national sovereignty – Klaus
Prague - A EU fiscal union on the continental level absolutely tramples on the sovereignty of the individual countries and recent statements by some German politicians proposing that Greece have a EU protectorate point to this, Czech President Vaclav Klaus told today´s Pravo daily.
Read article at ceskenoviny.cz (Czech Republic)

January 31, 2012

Dutch minister: Border cameras do not break EU law
The Dutch interior minister has told Brussels his new border cameras will catch illegal immigrants without breaking EU rules. Gerd Leers defended the project - which has already seen military-grade surveillance technology installed on main roads from Belgium and Germany - in a letter sent to the European Commission on Friday (27 January) and seen by EUobserver.
Read article at euobserver.com
Comment: Surveillance cameras are only one of an increasingly large number of high-tech methods being used to monitor citizens and enforce dictatorship in “Brussels EU” countries today. To read more about the types of surveillance being conducted on European citizens, click here to read chapter 5 of “The Nazi Roots of the ‘Brussels EU’”.

January 30, 2012

Merkel to join Sarkozy on campaign trail for French presidential election
Merkel's plan to make joint appearances with Sarkozy is seen as highly unusual but also a sign of things to come in Europe.
Read article at newspano.com
Comment: The future Europe that Merkel and Sarkozy are trying to bring about is a precise copy of plans prepared seven decades ago for a post-WWII Europe under the rule of the IG Farben/Nazi coalition. We have published the original 1941 blueprint for these plans – as designed by the IG Farben/Nazi coalition – online. For anyone who cares about the future of not only Europe, but also the entire world, this blueprint – as well as other related documents – is now a “must read.” This information is particularly relevant for all those politicians who still naively believe that Merkel and Sarkozy are serving the interests of the people of Europe. In reality, there was no democratic control in the “New Europe” proposed by the Cartel/Nazi coalition in 1941 – and there is no democratic control in the “Brussels EU” promoted by the Cartel/Merkel/Sarkozy coalition today. To learn more about the 1941 IG Farben/Nazi blueprint for Europe, click here. To learn more about the Nazi Roots of the Brussels EU, click here.

January 24, 2012

Austerity Treaty: no democracy without referendums
The only way the public is likely to be consulted on the changes to the European Union that are being made in re­sponse to the euro crisis, is if citizens force governments to hold referendums. This urgent battle for democracy must be won.
Read article on the Corporate Europe Observatory website

January 23, 2012

What are bankers doing inside EU summits?
Crucial decisions “to save the Euro” and “to save Greece” were made at the Euro Summits in July and October 2011. While the decision making process was taking place, the press reported several informal negotiations between EU leaders and the banks, mostly represented by the Institute of International Finance (IIF). What was exactly the role of this lobby group in the final decisions? And what did it get from the deal?
Read article on the Corporate Europe Observatory website

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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