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May 18, 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 15, 2011

Prenatal micronutrient, food supplementation intervention in Bangladesh decreases child death rate
Pregnant women in poor communities in Bangladesh who received multiple micronutrients, including iron and folic acid combined with early food supplementation, had substantially improved survival of their newborns, compared to women in a standard program that included usual food supplementation, according to a study in the May 16 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on Global Health.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

May 14, 2011

Vitamin E may protect against oxidative stress: Study
Daily supplements of vitamin E may protect cells from the detrimental effects of oxidative stress in healthy middle-aged to elderly people, says a new study from China.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

May 11, 2011

UU vitamin research combats stroke risk
Vitamin B2, which is found in dairy products, can help lower high blood pressure, according to research by the University of Ulster.
Read article on the BBC News website (UK)

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Pharma "Business with Disease" News

May 14, 2012

French drugmaker on trial over weight-loss pill
At least 500 deaths thought to be caused by Mediator
French drugmaker Servier and its founder went on trial on Monday accused of misleading patients and authorities about a diabetes drug often prescribed for weight loss that officials blame for at least 500 deaths. The case, one of France's worst health scandals, has put authorities under scrutiny for allowing the sale of Mediator long after the medicine had been pulled in other European countries.
Read news report at reuters.com

May 10, 2012

Why Were Risky, Ineffectual Bone Drugs Approved, Some Are Asking
Like Vioxx, Merck's expensive "super aspirin" that caused thousands of cardiovascular events before being recalled, Merck's Fosamax, the first bisphosphonate bone drug, flew out of the FDA with only a six-month review. And like Vioxx, the true dangers of the drug class (that includes Fosamax, Boniva and Reclast) only surfaced after being "tested" on the guinea pig known as John Q Public. Now, people are asking why the bone drugs were ever approved.
Read article at foodconsumer.org

May 10, 2012

India probes charges of violations by drugs regulator
India's Health Ministry said Thursday it was examining charges that the government's top drug regulatory agency had colluded with pharmaceutical firms to approve drugs without proper clinical trials.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

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GMO News

May 14, 2012

The dangers of GM – Europe must learn the lessons from America
American farmers are increasingly expressing regret over the planting of GM crops, which are now causing major problems, and Europe must take note before it is too late.
Read article on the Public Service Europe website

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Other Health-related News

May 14, 2012

Georgetown physician leads national resveratrol study for Alzheimer's disease
A national, phase II clinical trial examining the effects of resveratrol on individuals with mild to moderate dementia due to Alzheimer's disease has begun as more than two dozen academic institutions recruit volunteers in the coming months. R. Scott Turner, M.D., Ph.D., director of Georgetown University Medical Center's Memory Disorders Program, is the lead investigator for the national study.
Read article at medicalxpress.com
Comment: To read about studies on the health benefits of resveratrol and other natural plant compounds, which include the control of cancer and other common diseases, click here to visit the phytobiologicals.com website.

May 9, 2011

Could Vitamin B12 hold key to reducing diabetes in pregnant women?
Warwick Medical School is about to begin a new phase of research into the effects of Vitamin B12 on pregnant women following an award of 800,000 from the Medical Research Council (MRC). Warwick, in partnership with the University of Southampton and King Edward Memorial Hospital in Pune, India, hopes to recruit 4,500 women in the early stages of pregnancy so they can study whether micro nutrients such as Vitamin B12 reduce the risk of developing gestational diabetes (GDM).
Read article at medicalxpress.com

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Political News

May 15, 2012

European leaders and financial markets braced for Greece exit from euro
Return to drachma nears amid political impasse in Athens and open discussion in Brussels of possible end of single currency
Financial markets are hastily making preparations for a Greek exit from the euro after a day of political and economic turmoil ended with Europe's policy elite admitting for the first time that it may prove impossible to keep the single currency intact.
Read article in The Guardian (UK)

Comment: With the Greek economy now reported to be on the brink of collapse, it will clearly take some time to repair the enormous financial and social damage that has been caused to the country by the chemical and pharmaceutical cartel, its Brussels EU politburo and the enslaving chains of the euro currency. But with a return to their national currency, the drachma, the people of Greece will at least have a chance to recover their independence and dignity via their own endeavours. Meantime, each day longer that they are blackmailed by the Brussels EU elite becomes another obstacle on their road to independence, financial recovery and social peace.

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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