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January 18, 2013

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NATURAL HEALTH NEWS

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Choline supplementation during pregnancy presents a new approach to schizophrenia prevention

January 15, 2013

Choline, an essential nutrient similar to the B vitamin and found in foods such as liver, muscle meats, fish, nuts and eggs, when given as a dietary supplement in the last two trimesters of pregnancy and in early infancy, is showing a lower rate of physiological schizophrenic risk factors in infants 33 days old. The study breaks new ground both in its potentially therapeutic findings and in its strategy to target markers of schizophrenia long before the illness itself actually appears.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Strawberries, Blueberries May Cut Heart Attack Risk in Women

January 14, 2013

Women who ate at least three servings of blueberries and strawberries per week had fewer heart attacks. Blueberries and strawberries contain high levels of compounds that have cardiovascular benefits.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Fish oil plus sterols and B vitamins may improve heart disease risk factors: Pilot study

January 11, 2013

A mixture of B vitamins, fish oils and plant sterols shows promise in boosting heart health by improving the lipid profile of young people with high levels of cholesterol, according to new research.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

Nutritional supplement may help prevent Alzheimer's, research suggests

January 10, 2013

A nutritional supplement available over-the-counter may offer protection from Alzheimer's disease, a study by the University of Virginia and Northwestern University suggests.  Researchers at Northwestern and U.Va.'s School of Medicine set out to evaluate the effectiveness of chiro-inositol, a compound that occurs naturally in certain foods and is available as a nutritional supplement, in protecting the brain from beta amyloid toxins, which cause Alzheimer's.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

CoQ10 may boost ‘semen parameters’: Study

January 9, 2013

Three months of coenzyme Q10 supplementation may improve the morphology and motility of sperm in infertile men, according to new data.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

PHARMA "BUSINESS WITH DISEASE" NEWS

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Drugmakers suffer decline in trust, report says

January 14, 2013

The overall corporate reputation of pharmaceutical companies declined in 2012 compared to 2011, according to an independent study by patients' organisations. The study - "The corporate reputation of pharma in 2012: the patient perspective" - is funded by PatientView, which represents 600 patient groups.
Read article at euractiv.com

Blood pressure and painkiller mix tied to kidney problems

January 8, 2013

People who take a combination of blood pressure drugs and certain painkillers are at increased risk for serious kidney problems that doctors should watch for, Canadian researchers say.
Read article on the CBC News website (Canada)

GMO NEWS

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Citizens were lied to over GM study

January 14, 2013

Addressing criticisms targeted at a study showing GM maize harmed the health of rats, a campaigner concludes that the public was misled to in order to protect powerful commercial interests.
Read article at publicserviceeurope.com (UK)

Farmers demand an appeal in Monsanto GMO case

January 11, 2013

A group of farmers are in Washington, DC this week to demand that the federal court reconsiders a case against biotech giants Monsanto.
Read article at rt.com (Russia)

OTHER HEALTH-RELATED NEWS

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Fast food linked to child asthma, study finds

January 14, 2013

Children who frequently eat fast food are far likelier to have severe asthma compared to counterparts who tuck into fruit, a large international study published on Monday said.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Western diet may cause brain impairment and neurodegenerative conditions, say researchers

January 11, 2013

Consumption of a high fat, high sugar, Western style diet leads to the long-term impairment of brain functioning and may contribute to the development of neurodegenerative conditions, say scientists reviewing decades of evidence.
Read article at foodnavigator.com

Almost half of the world's food thrown away, report finds

January 10, 2013

Figures from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers show as much as 2bn tonnes of food never makes it on to a plate.
Read article in the Guardian (UK)

Sweet Sodas and Soft Drinks May Raise Your Risk of Depression, Study Finds

January 9, 2013

We know that sugary sodas aren't good for our bodies; now it turns out that they may not be good for our minds, either. A new study of more than 260,000 people has found a link between sweetened soft-drinks and depression -- and diet sodas may be making matters worse.
Read article at yahoo.com

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.

European Commission defends privileged access for 'big business'

January 15, 2013

How can documents that the European Commission has already shared with the business community at large suddenly become confidential when a public interest group asks for their disclosure - asks campaigner.
Read article at publicserviceeurope.com (UK)

Britain will leave the EU if it does not change, Osborne warns as battle with Brussels escalates

January 12, 2013

The European Union must change if Britain is to remain a member, George Osborne warned yesterday. In a stark ultimatum, the Chancellor suggested Britain would quit the EU unless Brussels agreed to major reforms, including the repatriation of a string of powers to the UK.
Read article in the Daily Mail (UK)

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. Due to its fundamentally undemocratic structure – with the EU Commission holding all executive power and the EU Parliament serving merely as a fig leaf – the construct of the ‘Brussels EU’ is not reformable. It therefore needs to be publicly rejected by the people, dismantled and eventually replaced by a truly democratic system of representation: a Europe of the people, by the people and for the people.

 

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