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June 8, 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

June 5, 2012

Eating nuts may help combat diabetes and heart disease
Eating nuts may help combat diabetes and heart disease, research has found. A study showed that those who ate tree nuts, including cashews, walnuts and pistachios, were slimmer and had low BMIs than non consumers.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

June 5, 2012

Watermelon extract shows blood pressure benefits: Human data
Daily supplements of a watermelon extract may help reduce moderately elevated blood pressure in obese middle-aged adults, suggests a new study.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

June 4, 2012

Ginseng fights fatigue in cancer patients, study finds
High doses of the herb American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) over two months reduced cancer-related fatigue in patients more effectively than a placebo, a Mayo Clinic-led study found.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

May 31, 2012

Vitamin C and E topical combo could protect against sunburn, says study
Spanish scientists have concluded that a combination of vitamins C and E, when applied topically, show photo-protection activity against erythema due to their high absorption properties, and could aid in preventing sunburn.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

May 30, 2012

How not to fall down: Pop a Vitamin D capsule
If youre over 65 and you dont want to fall and wind up in the hospital that is, if youre over 65 its a good idea to take a Vitamin D supplement, according to a new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Read article on the Sarasota Herald-Tribune website (Florida, USA)

May 30, 2012

B vitamins may reduce stroke risk: Meta-analysis
Supplements of B vitamins may reduce the risk of stroke by about 12%, according to a new meta-analysis published in Clinical Nutrition.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

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Pharma "Business with Disease" News

June 6, 2012

Low-dose aspirin use ups bleeding risk
In a new study, daily use of low-dose aspirin was found to be associated with an increased risk of major gastrointestinal or cerebral bleeding among nearly 200,000 individuals.
Read article in The Times of India

June 4, 2012

Study detects 'chemobrain' in EEG activity
A Cleveland Clinic study has detected significant changes in the electroencephalogram (EEG) brain activity patterns of patients receiving chemotherapy.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Comment: The first chemotherapy drug was derived from mustard gas, a chemical warfare agent used in World War I as a weapon! Notably, therefore, derivatives of this deadly gas are still being used in cancer patients today as mechlorethamine, cyclophosphamide, chlorambucil and ifosfamide. As such, with chemotherapy drugs being amongst the most toxic substances known to man, it is hardly surprising that their infusion into the body can cause damage to the brain.

June 1, 2012

Diabetes drug increases risk of bladder cancer: study
A new study adds further weight to the argument that people who use the diabetes drug Actos are at higher risk of developing bladder cancer. A group of Montreal researchers is reporting that people with Type 2 diabetes who take the drug are more than 80 per cent more likely to develop bladder cancer than people who dont. And for those who take it over a prolonged period, the risk is higher still.
Read article in the Vancouver Sun (Canada)

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GMO News

May 31, 2012

Meet the Corporate Front Groups Fighting to Make Sure You Can't Know What's in Your Food
Here's a partial lineup of hired guns and organizations behind the anti-labeling advertising blitz soon to hit the California airwaves.
What do a former mouthpiece for tobacco and big oil, a corporate-interest PR flack, and the regional director of a Monsanto-funded tort reform group have in common? Theyre all part of the anti-labeling PR team that will soon unleash a massive advertising and PR campaign in California, designed to scare voters into rejecting the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act.
Read article at alternet.org

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Other Health-related News

June 5, 2012

New study queries pesticide safety levels
Pesticides could be damaging river biodiversity at levels that have been traditionally regarded as environmentally safe by authorities, suggests a new study. Ecotoxciologist Dr Ben Kefford, of University of Technology, Sydney, and colleagues, report their findings online in Environmental Science & Technology. "Pesticides are having an effect at 10 to 100 times lower concentrations than traditionally thought," says Kefford.
Read article on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation website

May 21, 2012

French farmers fighting the taboo of pesticides
Farmers in France are winning court cases on illnesses caused by the use of pesticides. Long a taboo subject within the farming community, they are speaking increasingly openly about this potentially lethal pollution, says Claire Le Nestour.
Read article at euractiv.com

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Political News

June 1, 2012

Japanese protest over planned restart of nuclear reactors
Hundreds of Japanese anti-nuclear protesters gathered outside the prime minister's office on Friday, beating drums and chanting slogans against the planned restart of reactors a year after the world's worst nuclear disaster in 25 years.
Read article on the Chicago Tribune website (USA)

May 31, 2012

Hungarian minister says No to EU 'empire-building'
A Hungarian minister has accused the EU of trying to over-extend its power amid the financial crisis. Gyorgy Matolcsy, the 56-year-old economy minister from the nationalist Fidesz party, said in an op-ed in the business weekly Heti Valasz on Thursday (31 May) that he wants a "Europe of nations" and not a "European empire" and that Hungary should stay out of the euro.
Read article at euobserver.com

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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