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March 16, 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

March 14, 2012

Maternal supplementation could aid unborn baby growth
Supplementation with vitamins and minerals could help to boost the growth of unborn babies in developing countries, according to the results of a new study.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

March 12, 2012

Exercise might boost kids' academic ability
Promoting physical activity among young school kids can end up improving their academic performance, a new study suggests.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

March 12, 2012

Omega-3 may reduce risk of irregular heart beat: Harvard study
Increased levels of omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of atrial fibrillation, the most common irregular heart beat (chronic arrhythmia) in adults, by about 30%, says a new study.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

March 12, 2012

Calcium, vitamin D modulate human energy metabolism
There is considerable evidence that calcium and vitamin D intake are influential in modulating energy metabolism in humans, according to a study published online March 2 in Obesity Reviews.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

March 8, 2012

Pine bark extract may ease menopause symptoms: Study
Daily supplements of a French maritime pine bark extract may ease the symptoms of menopause and ease digestive problems, says a new study with Italian university students.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

March 7, 2012

Lutein & zeaxanthin may reduce cataract risk
Increased levels of lutein and zeaxanthin may reduce the risk of cataract by about 40%, suggests new research from Finland.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

March 7, 2012

Strong scientific evidence that eating berries benefits the brain
Strong scientific evidence exists that eating blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and other berry fruits has beneficial effects on the brain and may help prevent age-related memory loss and other changes, scientists report. Their new article on the value of eating berry fruits appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

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Pharma "Business with Disease" News

March 11, 2012

Are asthma inhalers linked to birth defects? Thousands of pregnant women at centre of inquiry into health problems in babies
Thousands of pregnant women taking prescription drugs for asthma, epilepsy, diabetes and depression are at the centre of a major inquiry into birth defects and health problems in babies. Asthma inhalers, man-made insulin, new anti-epileptics and Prozac-style anti-depressants called SSRIs, are being probed in the Europe-wide study of nearly four million births.
Read article in the Daily Mail (UK)

March 9, 2012

Takeda Hid Actos Links To Cancer: Whistleblower
Takeda Pharmaceuticals may wish that Helen Ge was never hired as a consultant. She has now filed two whistleblower lawsuits alleging the drugmaker knowingly hid adverse events about various drugs. One lawsuit involved the Uloric gout treatment, which we recently reported (read here). Yet another concerns the Actos diabetes drug and a failure to report instances of bladder cancer and congestive heart failure.
Read article at pharmalot.com

March 6, 2012

Death magnifies Pradaxa hemorrhage concerns
The death of an elderly man from a massive brain hemorrhage after a routine fall suggests that bleeding complications from Boehringer Ingelheim's Pradaxa blood clot preventer are largely irreversible, according to the Journal of Neurosurgery.
Read news report at reuters.com

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GMO News

March 14, 2012

Fifty-five members of Congress urge FDA to label GE foods
Fifty-five members of Congress have written to FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg in support of a petition urging the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods and food ingredients. The bipartisan letter, signed by 45 US representatives and 10 US senators, supports a legal petition filed by the Center for Food Safety in October 2011, which has gained more than 850,000 signatures.
Read article at foodnavigator-usa.com

March 9, 2012

Backing for GM food has halved since the 1990s with one in three Brits now opposed to it
Public support for GM food has halved since the mid-1990s, a poll commissioned by one of Britain’s most prestigious scientific bodies found. Just 27 per cent of Britons agree that genetically-modified food should be encouraged - a 48 per cent drop on 16 years ago. The poll, commissioned by the British Science Association, also revealed that almost one in three Britons is opposed to the technology in principle.
Read article in the Daily Mail (UK)

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Other Health-related News

March 14, 2012

Supplement use up to 69% of US adults: CRN survey
Supplements use among US adults has increased to a record level of 69%, according to results of a survey commissioned by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN).
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

March 11, 2012

Pesticides in the fruit and vegetables you eat
Washing fruit and vegetables does not remove chemical pesticide residues, tests commissioned by the UK government food watchdogs show. One chemical, which has links to cancer, birth defects and infertility, remained on the skin of apples despite the basic kitchen practice. Others remained both on the outside of potatoes and within the flesh, even after cooking.
Read article at gulfnews.com (United Arab Emirates)

March 9, 2012

Coke and Pepsi to change formula
Coca-Cola and Pepsi are changing their secret formulas in the United States to avoid having to display a warning that they contain cancer-causing chemicals.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

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Political News

March 14, 2012

EU referendum favoured by 60% in UK, many support exit
Nearly two-thirds of Britons would like to loosen ties with the European Union – or leave altogether, according to a survey. The YouGov-Cambridge poll on attitudes towards the EU found that 60 per cent want a national referendum to decide Britain’s future relationship with the EU.
Read article in the Irish Times

March 8, 2012

Inspired by big business: the EU Austerity Treaty
On the 2nd of March 2012, 25 EU member states signed what they called the ‘Stability Treaty’. It is the big business lobby’s dream come true, but social rights campaigners across Europe are calling it an ‘Austerity Treaty’ and warn that it will put enormous pressure on ordinary people’s welfare and living standards.
Read article on the Corporate Europe Observatory website

March 7, 2012

Nuclear contamination - a year after Fukushima, why does Brussels still back nuclear power?
One year after the Fukushima disaster hit Japan, nuclear power remains very firmly on the agenda for the European Commission. Corporate Europe Observatory examines how the industry has been lobbying behind the scenes, promising that nuclear power does not pose a risk.
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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