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June 1, 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 29, 2012

Antioxidant shows promise as treatment for certain features of autism, study finds
A specific antioxidant supplement may be an effective therapy for some features of autism, according to a pilot trial from the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital that involved 31 children with the disorder. The antioxidant, called N-Acetylcysteine, or NAC, lowered irritability in children with autism as well as reducing the children's repetitive behaviors.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

May 29, 2012

Dietary magnesium may lower risk of death from heart disease
Increased intakes of magnesium in the diet may reduce the risk of cardiovascular mortality by about 50%, suggest new results from Japan.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

May 28, 2011

Blueberries hasten muscle recovery: study
London fruit sellers may want to stock up on New Zealand blueberries after a study found athletes who eat them recover faster from exercise. Massey School of Sport and Exercise head Associate Professor Steve Stannard worked with University colleagues and the New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research on the paper, which has just been published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. Dr Stannard says the findings could help Olympians and other athletes return to peak performance faster after strenuous exercise.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

May 25, 2011

Selenium + CoQ10 supplements may slash cardiovascular mortality: RCT
Long-term supplementation with a combination of selenium and co-enzyme Q10 may decrease cardiovascular mortality by about 6%, according to a new study from Sweden with 'results that cannot be ignored'.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

May 23, 2011

DHA omega-3 linked to improved literacy for ADHD children: Study
Increased levels of the omega-3 DHA may be associated with improved literacy in children with learning abilities, according to a new study from Australia.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

April 26, 2011

Eating beetroot may improve running speed: research
Scientists have discovered athletes who eat baked beetroot before a race run put in a faster time. The purple root vegetable contains high levels of chemicals called nitrates, which have been shown to boost exercise performance
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

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Pharma "Business with Disease" News

May 29, 2012

Women often not told about post-cancer infertility
Cancer treatment can sometimes lead to infertility, but young women are far less likely than young men to be informed of this, according to a Swedish study.
Read article at msnbc.com
Comment: Chemotherapy treatments for cancer are extremely toxic. To read shocking extracts from the "patient information leaflets" of these drugs, as published by the drug manufacturers themselves, click here. To support our campaign for a cancer free world, based on Dr. Rath’s scientific breakthrough in the natural control of cancer and more than a decade of pioneering research at our Institute in California, click here.

May 22, 2012

Prostate cancer screening report sparks debate among doctors, survivors
A controversial new report that recommends against routine prostate screenings has sparked a wide debate among doctors, cancer survivors and patients. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued its final report on Monday, recommending against prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening for prostate cancer for men of any age. The reason? Very few men actually need treatment to survive and the side effects from prostate cancer treatment do more harm than good, the task force said.
Read article and watch video news report at news.yahoo.com
Comment: The only beneficiary from the "overdiagnosis" of prostate cancer and its unnecessary treatment is the pharmaceutical ‘Business with Disease’ and its near-trillion dollar per year sales in patented chemical drugs. 

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GMO News

May 27, 2012

European activists link up to draw the line against GM
More than 400 growers, bakers and families from across England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France and Belgium marched against the return of open air GM field testing today. Take the Flour Back linked arms with their European counterparts, notably France’s Volunteer Reapers and walked calmly towards the site, before being stopped by police lines. Kate Bell from Take the Flour Back stated that “In the past, kids, grannies, and everyone in between has decontaminated GM trial sites together. Here at the beginning of a new resistance to this obsolete technology, we see GM hidden behind a fortress. We wanted to do the responsible thing and remove the threat of GM contamination, sadly it wasn’t possible to do that effectively today. However, we stand arm in arm with farmers and growers from around the world, who are prepared to risk their freedom to stop the imposition of GM crops.”
Read press release at taketheflourback.org (UK)

May 24, 2012

Biotech industry - hidden influence in Germany
Conflicts of interest at government authorities and German Research Foundation (DFG)
A new Testbiotech report reveals some, at least partially, hidden networks enabling the biotech industry to influence state authorities and research institutions dealing with genetically engineered plants. The authorities involved include the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), the research institutes of the German ministry of agriculture (BMELV) and a committee at the German Research Foundation (DFG). The report identifies 17 experts with conflicts of interest. Some of the experts are in public positions of major relevance while at the same time holding crucial positions in industrial networks. Most of the experts made wrong or at least insufficient declarations about their personal interests.
Read article at testbiotech.de (Germany)

May 19, 2012

Mexican Farmers Block New Law to Privatize Plants
Progressive small farmer organizations in Mexico scored a victory over transnational corporations that seek to monopolize seed and food patents. When the corporations pushed their bill to modify the Federal Law on Plant Varieties through the Committee on Agriculture and Livestock of the Mexican Chamber of Deputies on March 14, organizations of farmers from across the country sounded the alarm. By organizing quickly, they joined together to pressure legislators and achieved an agreement with the legislative committee to remove the bill from the floor. What’s at stake is free and open access to plant biodiversity in agriculture.
Read article at cipamericas.org (Mexico)

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Other Health-related News

May 29, 2012

Older adults may need more vitamin D to prevent mobility difficulties
Older adults who don't get enough vitamin D – either from diet, supplements or sun exposure – may be at increased risk of developing mobility limitations and disability, according to new research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

May 24, 2012

Low vitamin D in diet increases stroke risk in Japanese-Americans
Japanese-American men who did not eat foods rich in vitamin D had a higher risk of stroke later in life, according to results of a 34-year study reported in Stroke, an American Heart Association journal.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

May 24, 2012

MEP calls for health treatment to switch from 'treatment to prevention'
A conference in Brussels heard that 40 per cent of Europeans aged over 15 have a chronic disease.
Read article at theparliament.com
Comment: For anybody who is still in any doubt over the fact that the near-trillion dollar per year pharmaceutical approach to healthcare has utterly failed either to prevent or cure chronic diseases, this statistic provides the shocking proof.   

May 23, 2012

Children's body fat linked to Vitamin D insufficiency in mothers
Children are more likely to have more body fat during childhood if their mother has low levels of Vitamin D during pregnancy, according to scientists at the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit (MRC LEU), University of Southampton.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

May 23, 2012

European Medicines Agency releases second report on EU herbal Directive
Back in July last year, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) published its first report on experience with the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive (THMPD; 2004/24/EC). It’s a remarkably similar picture 6 months later, with one key difference: the rate at which new traditional use registrations (TURs) are being granted has dropped through the floor.
Read article on the Alliance for Natural Health (Europe) website
Comment: The ‘Brussels EU’ is a dictatorial structure serving global corporate interests that are – once again – threatening the lives of hundreds of millions of people across Europe. Moreover, unless European citizens act now, this structure will remain in place for generations to come and will subjugate the entire world under its control. The dismantling of the dictatorial influence of corporate interests that rules over the ‘Brussels EU’ – and thereby over the people of Europe – is a precondition for largely eliminating today’s most common diseases, including cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Through achieving control over these illnesses, the creation – for our children and all future generations – of a healthier world can be achieved. To learn more, and understand why the dismantling of the ‘Brussels EU’ is a precondition for global natural health freedom, click here.

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Political News

May 29, 2012

Christine Lagarde attack on Greece backfires as she pays no tax
Christine Lagarde, the International Monetary Fund managing director who provoked an angry reaction from the Greek people after telling them to pay their taxes, does not pay tax on her own salary, it has emerged. Ms Lagarde was forced to publish an embarrassing climbdown on her Facebook page over the weekend after being bombarded by hundreds of Greek people who felt insulted by her suggestion that the country’s crisis was partly due to “all these people in Greece who are trying to escape tax”.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

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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