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January 11, 2013

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NATURAL HEALTH NEWS

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Earlier use of omega-3s after a heart attack cuts mortality, claim researchers

January 3, 2013

Prescribing omega-3 supplements within two weeks of a heart attack reduces the risk of death by almost a third, claim UK researchers.
Read article at pulsetoday.co.uk (UK)

Turmeric Extract Puts Drugs For Knee Osteoarthritis To Shame

December 19, 2012

Millions take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) daily for arthritis and related inflammatory conditions, but are completely unaware that far safer, and at least as effective, natural alternative already exist -- and are as easily accessible and inexpensive as the spices found in your kitchen cupboard.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

Critical Need for Iodine Supplements During Pregnancy and While Nursing

December 18, 2012

A viewpoint in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) discusses the issue of iodine deficiency in pregnant women in the U.S. and the potential negative health implications for both mothers and their children from this deficiency.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Cartenoids found to reduce hip fracture risk in lean men

December 16, 2012

Speaking at the IOF Regionals Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting, researchers from the National University of Singapore and the Singapore Ministry of Health, announced a study which links carotenoids to decreased hip fracture risk in elderly, lean Chinese men.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Vitamin D Can Help Infection-Prone Patients Avoid Respiratory Tract Infection

December 13, 2012

Treating infection-prone patients over a 12-month period with high doses of vitamin D reduces their risk of developing respiratory tract infection -- and consequently their antibiotic requirement.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Beetroot shows blood pressure benefits for healthy adults

December 13, 2012

Adding a glass of beetroot juice to the daily diet may help reduce blood pressure in healthy men, suggests new research from Australia.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

Broccoli linked to leukaemia recovery

December 13, 2012

A vegetable famously hated by children contains a compound that may assist the treatment of childhood leukaemia, research suggests.
Read article at herald.ie (Ireland)

CoQ10 and omega-3 show prostate benefits: RCT data

December 12, 2012

Daily supplements of coenzyme Q10 and omega-3 may offer potential prostate benefits by reducing levels of a PSA, linked to prostate cancer risk, says a new study.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Lethal stings from the Australian box jellyfish could be treated with zinc

December 12, 2012

Box jellyfish of the Chironex species are among the most venomous animals in the world, capable of killing humans with their sting. Their venom, though, which kills by rapidly punching holes in human red blood cells, can be slowed down by administering zinc, according to research published December 12 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Angel Yanagihara from the University of Hawaii and colleagues.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

PHARMA "BUSINESS WITH DISEASE" NEWS

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Parkinson's drugs linked to compulsive gambling and shopping not the disease itself: research

January 8, 2013

Compulsive shopping, gambling and cleaning associated with Parkinson's disease is actually caused by the drugs used to treat the disease, researchers have found.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

Indian Court Wants Stricter Clinical Trial Oversight

January 7, 2013

Amid ongoing concern over the conduct of clinical trials in India and patient protection, the Indian Supreme Court has slammed regulators for shoddy oversight that is creating “havoc” and leading to the deaths of many citizens. In sharp remarks, the government was criticized for going into a “deep slumber” and failing to establish mechanisms to stop “rackets” of multinational drugmakers, which are allegedly conducting illegal clinical trials around the country, according to various media reports.
Read article at pharmalot.com

Trial set to begin in Boston over pregnancy drug

January 3, 2013

At first, the Melnick sisters thought it was just a cruel coincidence that two of them were diagnosed with breast cancer.  But when two more sisters were given the same diagnosis, they came to suspect that a drug their mother took in the 1950s while she was pregnant had something to do with it.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Cholesterol Medicine Affects Energy Production in Muscles

January 3, 2013

Up to 75 per cent of patients who take statins to treat elevated cholesterol levels may suffer from muscle pain. Scientists at the Center for Healthy Aging at the University of Copenhagen have now identified a possible mechanism underlying this unfortunate side effect.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Comment: The mechanism identified in this study, depletion of the cellular nutrient coenzyme Q10 by statin drugs, has been known about for some years now. In fact, as long ago as 1990, the drug company Merck actually patented a combination of a statin drug and Q10 as a means of counteracting it. To this day, however, it has never marketed any product containing the combination. To learn the facts about cholesterol drugs, click here. To learn how high cholesterol levels can be eradicated naturally, without drugs, click here.

Drug trials in India 'causing havoc to human life'

January 3, 2013

India's Supreme Court said Thursday that unregulated clinical trials of new drugs were causing "havoc" in the country as it ordered the health ministry to monitor any new applications for tests.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Overmedicating Patients & Speaking For Drugmakers

January 2, 2013

A jury in upstate New York recently found that a doctor’s negligence caused a patient to commit suicide by overmedicating him with psychiatric drugs. As it turns out, the same doctor was also paid more than $200,000 by various drugmakers for more than a decade to promote some of the same psychiatric medicines to other doctors, The Syracuse Post-Standard reports.
Read article at pharmalot.com

Judge orders cancer treatment for young boy

December 22, 2012

A British High Court judge has ordered radiotherapy to begin on a sick seven-year-old boy whose treatment his New Zealand mother has been trying to stop. Sally Roberts, 37, formerly of Auckland, claimed radiotherapy would cause significant side-effects to her son Neon, and had resisted National Health Service Trust (NHS) attempts to treat him. At one point she took the boy into hiding and then after police found them she has fought to avoid court ordered treatment.
Read article at stuff.co.nz (New Zealand)

Comment: Just like Dominic Feld and his mother before them, Sally Roberts and her son are fighting a brave battle against the Pharma Cartel’s outmoded and inhuman approaches to the treatment of cancer. Rather than allowing children to be treated safely and naturally using the Cellular Medicine approach to cancer, the strategic goal of the Pharma Cartel is to dictatorially ban non-patentable natural treatments and all information about them. To help terminate the cancer epidemic for this generation and for all future generations, please support our international initiative for a ‘Cancer Free World’.

British government announces Thalidomide deal

December 20, 2012

The British government has announced a major new €98m funding agreement for victims of the drug Thalidomide in England, to run over ten years.
Read article at rte.ie (Ireland)

Comment: Despite the devastating effect Thalidomide had on its victims, it is notable that the British Government has still never apologised for the role its drug regulations played in contributing to the scandal.

Taking aspirin for 10 years could double the risk of sight loss

December 18, 2012

Taking aspirin for 10 years could more than double the risk of sight loss, according to a new study.
Read article in the Daily Mail (UK)

Merck Must Provide Vioxx Documents Given To Feds

December 17, 2012

The Vioxx saga is not over yet. And a new court ruling may shed further light on the controversy over the Merck painkiller, which was withdrawn in 2004 over links to heart attacks and strokes. Last week, a federal court judge ruled the drugmaker must provide potentially damaging documents to shareholders who filed a long-running securities fraud lawsuit.
Read article at pharmalot.com

Servier Founder Faces Charges In Mediator Scandal

December 12, 2012

In a rare move not seen in the pharmaceutical industry, Jacques Servier, who founded Servier Laboratories, was formally placed under investigation on suspicion of manslaughter in connection with his role in the scandal over the Mediator diabetes drug, which has been blamed for at least 500 deaths in France, Reuters reports.
Read article at pharmalot.com

Comment: Despite warnings dating back as early as 1998, successive French health ministers ignored scientific advice that Mediator was at best useless, and at worst highly dangerous. Notably, therefore, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy – who, in 2004, coerced the marriage between French pharmaceutical dwarf Sanofi and Swiss/German drug giant Aventis/Hoechst – previously worked for Servier as a lawyer. Now suspected to have killed up to 2,000 people, serious questions as to how Mediator was officially approved, and subsidized for 33 years by the French health service, remain unanswered.

GMO NEWS

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UK government's enthusiasm for GM not matched in developing nations

January 4, 2013

Across the world, countries are turning their backs on GM crops; perhaps the coalition in the UK could learn something from them.
Read article in the Guardian (UK)

Poland imposes farming bans on GM maize, potatoes

January 3, 2013

The Polish government has banned cultivation of certain genetically modified (GM) strains of maize and potatoes, according to a government statement on January 2.
Read article on the Warsaw Voice website (Poland)

Genetic Engineering and the GMO Industry: Corporate Hijacking of Food and Agriculture

December 30, 2012

The revolving door between the private sector and government bodies has been well established. Over the past few years in Britain, the media has occasionally shed light on the cosy and highly questionable links between the armaments industry and top people in the Ministry of Defence. In the US, many senior figures from the Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) industry, especially Monsanto, have moved with ease to take up positions with the Food and Drug Administration. Author and researcher William F Engdahl writes about a similar influence in Europe, noting the links between the GMO sector within the European Food Safety Authority.
Read article on the Centre for Research on Globalization website

Illegal imports of genetically engineered maize into the EU?

December 20, 2012

Testbiotech has informed the new Commissioner Tonio Borg about its suspicions that the genetically engineered maize, SmartStax, has been imported into the EU for years without legal authorisation. It is a joint Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences product, which produces six insecticidal proteins and is tolerant to two herbicides. SmartStax was assessed by the European Food Safety Authority EFSA in 2010, but the results of the assessment were controversial and the maize was not authorised.
Read article at testbiotech.org (Germany)

Cancer of Corruption, Seeds of Destruction: The Monsanto GMO Whitewash

December 19, 2012

Because of the power vested in the EU Commission in Brussels, Belgium, with command over a space encompassing 27 nations with more than 500 million citizens and the largest nominal world gross domestic product (GDP) of 18 trillion US dollars, it’s perhaps no surprise in this era of moral promiscuity that powerful private lobby groups such as the tobacco industry, the drug lobby, the agribusiness lobby and countless others spend enormous sums of money and other favors—legal and sometimes illegal—to influence policy decisions of the EU Commission. This revolving door of corrupt ties between powerful private industry lobby groups and the EU Commission was in full view recently with the ruling of the European Food Safety Administration (EFSA) trying to discredit serious scientific tests about the deadly effects of a variety of Monsanto GMO corn.
Read article on the Centre for Research on Globalization website

Roundup Herbicide Linked To Overgrowth of Deadly Bacteria

December 15, 2012

Could Monsanto's glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup be leading to the overgrowth of deadly bacteria in animals and humans consuming genetically-modified food contaminated with it?
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

OTHER HEALTH-RELATED NEWS

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Obese moms risk having babies with low vitamin D

January 7, 2013

Women who are obese at the start of their pregnancy may be passing on insufficient levels of vitamin D to their babies, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Low maternal vitamin D again linked to low birth weights: Study

January 2, 2013

Women deficient in vitamin D early in their pregnancies are twice as likely to deliver babies with lower birth weights, say researchers.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

Impaired melatonin secretion may play a role in premenstrual syndrome

December 19, 2012

A new study by Douglas Mental Health University Institute researchers shows altered body rhythms of the hormone melatonin in Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) women with insomnia. This finding may help explain some of the sleep disruptions experienced by women with PMDD, also known as premenstrual syndrome.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Human and Synthetic Hormones Now Contaminate Fresh Produce

December 18, 2012

Hormones and/or hormone-mimicking chemicals are omnipresent environmental contaminants. Already found in places as varied as our teeth (dental sealant) to our paper products (receipts, money), our meat to our canned foods, new research now indicates that even fresh, whole vegetables and fruits are no longer immune to this growing biological and chemical threat.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

Cheap vitamin D 'would boost health'

December 14, 2012

Greater access to cheap vitamin D supplements would improve the health of at-risk groups, experts say.
Read article on the BBC News website (UK)

'Plethora' of diseases caused by low vitamin D

December 14, 2012

Vitamin D should be added to milk and bread to combat widespread deficiency that is linked to variety of illnesses, doctors say.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

Codex nutrition committee chooses malnutrition

December 14, 2012

In a stunning display of nutritional ignorance, three women ram through a Codex standard that leaves many with sub-optimal nutrition.
Read article on the website of the National Health Federation (USA)

Study Links Pesticides to Bumblebee Destruction…Again

December 13, 2012

In today’s news from the desk of Captain Obvious—scientists have found that pesticides may be contributing to the decline in bumblebees. Yes, apparently we needed another study for this. That study, led by biologists with the University of London, looked at what happened to bees in areas where different crops are sprayed with pesticides. What they found could explain why bumblebee colonies are failing.
Read article at naturalsociety.com

Women 16–49 at risk of multiple pollutants

December 11, 2012

In a new analysis of thousands of U.S. women of childbearing age, Brown University researchers found that most exceeded the median blood level for two or more of three environmental pollutants that could harm brain development of fetuses and babies: lead, mercury, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).
Read press release on the Brown University website (Rhode Island, USA)

POLITICAL NEWS

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.

UK Chilcot Inquiry: “The Iraq War Was Unlawful”. Unanimous Legal Opinion of Foreign Office Lawyers

January 4, 2013

The UK Cameron government is blocking publication of their “official” report on Iraq war until perhaps 2014 or later, according to the UK’s most popular newspaper website. Perhaps this delay is in part because the Blair government was advised before the war by all 27 attorneys in their Foreign Affairs Office that war on Iraq was unlawful. That would mean armed attack on Iraq would be an unlawful War of Aggression, with identical criminal implication on the US armed attack on Iraq.
Read article on the Centre for Research on Globalization website

Wikipedia losing editors, study says

January 4, 2013

Wikipedia, one of the world's biggest websites, is losing many of its English-language editors, crippling its ability to keep pace with its mission as a source of knowledge online, a study says.
Read article at phys.org

Comment: It is notable that the rapidly declining credibility of Wikipedia is seemingly being mirrored by that of its co-founder, Jimmy Wales. Most recently, Wales resorted to banning a critic from his Wikipedia talk page who had raised the issue of his friendship with Tony Blair. In a further authoritarian move, Wales also restricted discussion of his links to the Kazakhstan government, which, in 2011, had sanctioned a foundation called WikiBilim – backed by the country’s sovereign oil wealth fund – that creates material for a Kazakh Wikipedia. To learn more about these issues, visit the wikipediocracy.com website. For the full and unvarnished truth about Wikipedia, visit the Wiki-Rath website.

OPEC sees $1 trillion 2012 net oil revenue: report

December 30, 2012

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries will reap more than $1 trillion in net oil revenue for 2012, the Financial Times reports.
Read article at marketwatch.com

Comment: Just as with the Pharma Cartel, the Oil Cartel produces vast profits. For an example of what else links these two industries, consider the fact that, as this 1974 journal article shows, petroleum and petrochemicals are used as raw materials for drugs, as fuels in the manufacturing process, and are essential in the manufacture of safety prescription containers. With the Pharma Cartel thus dependent upon petroleum and petrochemicals in order to make and deliver its products, it can be seen that the Oil and Drug cartels are closely linked.

Cameron: British EU exit is 'imaginable'

December 10, 2012

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has conceded that withdrawal from the EU is "imaginable," in the latest indication that the Conservative leader is preparing the ground for a radical change in the country's EU status.
Read article at euobserver.com

 

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