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May 11, 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

May 7, 2011

Omega-3 may reduce risk of Alzheimer’s: Study
Consumption of omega-3 rich foods could reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s by lowering levels of plasma beta-amyloid, according to new research.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

May 7, 2011

Exercise slows muscle wasting from age and heart failure
Exercise can counteract muscle breakdown, increase strength and reduce inflammation caused by aging and heart failure, according to new research in Circulation, an American Heart Association journal. The benefits for heart failure patients are similar to those for anyone who exercises: there's less muscle-wasting, and their bodies become conditioned to handle more exercise. Age of the patients didn't matter, either, researchers found.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

May 4, 2011

Prenatal choline may program healthier babies: study
Increased maternal intake of the nutrient choline could reduce their kid’s chances of developing hypertension and diabetes later in life. In a study led by Marie Caudill, associate professor of nutritional sciences, and graduate student Xinyin Jiang, a group of third-trimester pregnant women consumed 930 milligrams of choline, more than double the recommended 450 milligram daily intake. The result for their babies was 33 per cent lower concentrations of cortisol – a hormone produced in response to stress that also increases blood sugar – compared to those from a control group of women who consumed about 480 milligrams of choline.
Read article at indianexpress.com

May 3, 2011

Jogging 'adds five years or more to life'
Regularly jogging increases life expectancy for men by six years and women by five years, cardiologists have found. As little as an hour a week is enough to deliver the surprising health benefit, according to the medics, who studied the longevity of around 2,000 Danish joggers with that of those who exercised less.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

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Pharma "Business with Disease" News

May 7, 2012

FDA: Celgene Drug Revlimid Increases Risk Of Certain New Cancers
WASHINGTON – The Food and Drug Administration said certain patients treated with Celgene Corp.'s (CELG) cancer drug Revlimid have an increased risk of developing some new types of cancers.
Read article at foxbusiness.com

Comment: Almost half of the substances listed by the US government as ‘carcinogenic’ – i.e. cancer-causing – are pharmaceutical drugs prescribed for various diseases. However, given that one of the key strategies of the Pharmaceutical ‘Business with Disease’ is to expand its markets by causing new diseases with drugs, this should hardly be viewed as surprising. The drugs used in chemotherapy provide a particularly good example of this tactic as they are extremely toxic, with the result that many of them are well known to cause new cancers and new diseases – thus leading to the use of yet more drugs which in turn cause still further side effects. It’s a vicious circle and a license to print money for the pharmaceutical industry. To learn the facts about the drugs used in chemotherapy, click here.  

May 3, 2012

How pain medication ups heart disease risk
After almost 13 years of study and intense debate, researchers have shed light on exactly how a once-popular class of anti-inflammatory drugs leads to cardiovascular risk for people taking it. It has been almost eight years since Vioxx was withdrawn by Merck from the market, provoking an intense controversy about the role inhibitors of the enzyme COX-2 play in causing heart attacks and strokes. Since then, other drugs in the class from Pfizer, Novartis, and Merck have been withdrawn (Bextra); have failed to be approved (Arcoxia, Prexige); or have been retained on the market in the US with a “black box” warning on the label (Celebrex).
Read article at zeenews.india.com

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GMO News

May 9, 2012

Top EU food agency official resigns
The European Food Safety Authority has requested the resignation of senior board member Diána Bánáti after she accepted an "incompatible" position at the International Life Sciences Institute in Brussels. Bánáti's links with ILSI - a non-profit pro-GM research organisation funded partly by the food industry - have been criticised by members of the European Parliament and campaign groups for two years.
Read article at publicserviceeurope.com

Comment: The apparent ease with which Bánáti moved directly from the European Food Safety Authority to the International Life Sciences Institute proves yet again that the oft-cited 'revolving door' system between Brussels EU agencies and industry lobby groups remains alive and well.

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Other Health-related News

May 9, 2012

Skin condition Lupus Erythematosus worsens with low Vitamin D levels
Lupus patients may develop more severe symptoms if their vitamin D levels are low, says an Australian study. Known as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), lupus is an autoimmune disease, which prompts an attack on tissues of the body by its own immune system, affecting more than five million people worldwide.
Read article at health.india.com

May 1, 2012

Pesticide Exposure Found to Lower Intelligence
Pesticides, ubiquitous among not only the food supply but farms and homes worldwide, have been found to be creating lasting changes in overall brain structure — changes that have been linked to lower intelligence levels and decreased cognitive function. Previously linked in scientific research to the massive obesity crisis, pesticides are now known to impact the mind in ways that are still not entirely understood. Despite these findings, they are continually touted as safe by the profit-hungry chemical industry.
Read article at naturalsociety.com

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Political News

May 7, 2012

EU 'expects Greece to respect rescue terms'
The European Commission said on Monday it expects the next Greek government to respect the terms of a financial rescue after the rise of anti-bailout parties at weekend elections. "The Commission hopes and expects that the future government of Greece will respect the engagements that Greece has entered into," commission spokeswoman Pia Ahrenkilde Hansen told a news briefing.
Read AFP news report at yahoo.com

Comment: One of the basic principles of democracy is that no government can bind its successors. As such, the fact that the ‘Brussels EU’ Commission expects the next Greek government to be bound by the same enslaving bailout terms that were forced upon its predecessor provides still further proof that, when these agents of the Cartel speak of “democracy,” what they really mean is dictatorship.      

April 29, 2012

Early "Psychological Warfare" Research and the Rockefeller Foundation
The Rockefeller Foundation was the principle source for funding public opinion and psychological warfare research between the late 1930s and the end of World War Two. With limited government and corporate interest or support of propaganda-related studies, most of the money for such research came from this powerful organization that recognized the importance of ascertaining and steering public opinion in the immediate prewar years.
Read article on the Centre for Research on Globalization website

Comment: To learn more about the history and activities of the Rockefeller family, click 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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