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March 23, 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

March 15, 2012

Magnesium lowers blood pressure
Researchers from the University of Hertfordshire have found that magnesium supplements may offer small but clinically significant reductions in blood pressure. In a paper published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the researchers also discovered that the size of the effect increased in line with increased dosage.
Read article at medicalxpress.com
Comment: As “nature’s calcium antagonist,” magnesium is essential for an optimum mineral balance in the blood vessel wall cells. An optimum mineral balance is a precondition for the relaxation of the artery walls. However, rather than relying on a single-nutrient approach, the most effective strategy for eradicating high blood pressure naturally is to take advantage of “nutrient synergy”. To learn more about how high blood pressure can be eradicated naturally, click here and here.

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Pharma "Business with Disease" News

March 21, 2012

Pain relievers could be causing high BP
Many common over-the-counter and prescription drugs lead to hypertension, which is a major risk factor for stroke, heart attack, and aneurisms, a new study has revealed.
Read article on the Times of India website

March 20, 2012

Generic Drugs Prove Resistant to Damage Suits
Debbie Schork, a deli worker at a supermarket in Indiana, had to have her hand amputated after an emergency room nurse injected her with an anti-nausea drug, causing gangrene. She sued the manufacturer named in the hospital’s records for failing to warn about the risks of injecting it. Her case was quietly thrown out of court last fall. That result stands in sharp contrast to the highly publicized case of Diana Levine, a professional musician from Vermont. Her hand and forearm were amputated because of gangrene after a physician assistant at a health clinic injected her with the same drug. She sued the drug maker, Wyeth, and won $6.8 million. The financial outcomes were radically different for one reason: Ms. Schork had received the generic version of the drug, known as promethazine, while Ms. Levine had been given the brand name, Phenergan.
Read article in the New York Times (USA)

March 13, 2012

Attorney: Michigan Department of Human Services harasses family of 10-year-old cancer patient
Jacob Stieler, a year after being diagnosed and apparently beating a rare form of bone cancer, is playing basketball for the first time and rushing down mountain ski hills, moments the 10-year-olds parents thought they might not ever see. But that physical strength, and a series of clear blood tests and PET scans, isnt enough to convince the state to let the Marquette County family reject doctor-recommended treatment of his Ewing sarcoma, the familys attorney said Tuesday. The state has filed an appeal of an Upper Peninsula judges dismissal of a medical neglect claim against Jacobs mother and father, Erin and Ken Stieler. The state Department of Human Services is asking the appellate panel to send the case to a trial that could force the 10-year-old to undergo follow-up care that includes six weeks of radiation therapy and six months of chemotherapy.
Read article at mlive.com (Michigan, USA)
Comment: Following a judge having previously dismissed charges of medical abuse against Jacobs parents after they discontinued his chemotherapy treatments, it is clear that the political and medical stakeholders of the pharmaceutical business with disease remain intent upon going to almost any lengths to enforce the carrying out of toxic drug treatments upon him. This is despite his currently being cancer-free and the fact that the intravenous chemicals they want to compel him to endure can cause the development of additional cancers. Increasingly, however, the facts about chemotherapy are becoming more widely known and parents around the world are questioning both the safety and the efficacy of these dangerous drugs. To learn about natural health approaches to the treatment of cancer that have been shown to block all key mechanisms that make it such a deadly disease, click here.

March 12, 2012

Britain's shadow government: unelected, unbalanced and unaccountable
Democracy itself is being undermined by publicly funded agencies crawling with conflicts of interest and devoid of scrutiny
'From any single perspective', Bertrand Russell said, "power always seems to be elsewhere". This article is about one of those elsewheres. It is about the network of unelected committees, boards and commissions, operating below the public radar, through which governments pursue the aims that weren't disclosed in their manifestos. The people they appoint are an index to the interests they serve. To list them is to expose the gulf between what a government claims to be and what it is.
Read article by George Monbiot in The Guardian (UK)
Comment: At the time of writing, the Board of Britains Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) contains retired senior executives from drug companies AstraZeneca and Merck Sharp & Dohme. Similarly, its Executive Board contains a former employee of Glaxo, DuPont and DuPont Pharmaceuticals who is currently an employee of Bristol-Myers Squibb; a former employee of Glaxo Wellcome and GlaxoSmithKline; and a former employee of SmithKline Beecham. Continuing this pattern, the council members on the countrys Medical Research Council (MRC) include representatives of Sanofi Pasteur and Pfizer, whilst its Global Health Group and Translational Research Group both have members from GlaxoSmithKline. Notably therefore, as long ago as 1997, Dr. Rath openly described the drug industry as the biggest obstacle to world health. His words remain just as true today as they were back then. Promisingly however, since 1997, in a strong sign that global awareness of this issue is growing, numerous books have been published describing the devastating impact the drug industry has on people and societies around the world. To learn more, click here.

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GMO News

March 17, 2012

Protesters march outside the Gates Foundation
Approximately 40 protesters marched outside the Gates Foundation this Friday, March 16th in solidarity with Occupy movements all around the country. The protest was led by Agra Watch, urging the foundation to sever its ties with the infamous Monsanto Co.
Read article at occupymonsanto360.org (USA)

March 16, 2012

France restores ban on GMO maize crops
France set a temporary new ban on the cultivation of Monsanto's MON810 genetically modified maize on Friday, after a previous moratorium was annulled by the country's top court in November.
Read news report at reuters.com

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Other Health-related News

March 16, 2012

From confusion to chaos: the poisoned legacy of the THMPD
Poorly written or implemented laws always lead to chaos, especially when they apply across a huge and diverse geographical and political area like the European Union (EU). And once again, the EUs Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive (THMPD) is proving itself to be one of the most flawed pieces of legislation yet devised by the EU which, given the competition, is quite an achievement!
Read article on the website of the Alliance for Natural Health (Europe)
Comment: Due to its fundamentally undemocratic structure with the EU Commission holding all executive power and the EU Parliament serving merely as a fig leaf the dictatorial Brussels EU construct is not reformable. It therefore needs to be publicly rejected by the people, dismantled and replaced by a truly democratic system of representation. A full awareness of the facts about the Brussels EU and the documents that prove its Nazi origins should therefore serve to end, once and for all, the illusion that heartfelt appeals for it to Save our Supplements and protect our right to natural health will ever have any effect that is, apart from perhaps resulting in ironic grins on the faces of the members of the EU Commission and other stakeholders of the Drug Cartel.

January 29, 2012

Pesticides blamed for bee decline
New formulas make colonies more prone to disease, research finds.
Compelling new evidence from the US government's top bee expert that modern pesticides may be a major cause of collapsing bee populations led to calls yesterday for the chemicals to be banned.
Read article in The Independent (UK)

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Political News

March 19, 2012

Secret files reveal 9,000 Nazi war criminals fled to South America after WWII
Nine thousand Nazi war criminals fled to South America after the Second World War, it has been revealed for the first time.
Read article in the Daily Mail (UK)
Comment: As this article shows, large numbers of Nazi war criminals escaped justice and managed to avoid standing trial at the post-war Nuremberg Tribunal. Notably therefore, it is now a proven fact that the European Unions key architects were recruited from among the same technocrats who had previously designed the plans for a post-WWII Europe under the control of the Nazis and the IG Farben chemical/pharmaceutical cartel. To learn more, click here and here.

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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