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Dr. Rath Health Foundation Newsletter

January 25, 2013

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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.


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Megadoses of vitamin C help common cold, influenza

January 19, 2013

A study in Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics suggests that taking megadoses of vitamin C before and after a person gets a cold or influenza can help prevent the viral infections and relieve symptoms effectively.
Read article at foodconsumer.org

Comment: To read further studies about the use of vitamin C in preventing and treating the common cold, click here.

Research Confirms Herbal Medicines Inhibit Influenza

January 18, 2013

New research from Japan and China have confirmed that certain medicinal herbs and their constituents have the ability to directly inhibit influenza as well as stimulate the body's own immune system in order to counteract the flu virus. The most recent finding is from China's Northwest A&F University. Here researchers determined that two medicinal herbs known for clinical success in influenza treatment, and at least fifty phytochemicals contained in them, can inhibit the growth of the flu virus.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

Comment: A wealth of studies now exist that show the health benefits of phytobiologicals such as green tea extracts, Quercetin, Resveratrol, Curcumin, cruciferous vegetable extracts and others. To learn more, please visit the phytobiologicals.com website.


For more pharma "business with disease" news, click here.
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Study suggests link between regular aspirin use, increased risk of age-related macular degeneration

January 21, 2013

By obs/Bayer Vital GmbH

Regular aspirin use appears to be associated with an increased risk of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is a leading cause of blindness in older people, and it appears to be independent of a history of cardiovascular disease and smoking, according to a report published Online First by JAMA Internal Medicine.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Comment: Additional research suggests that regular use of aspirin also increases the risk of developing Crohn's disease; irregular heart rhythm; erectile dysfunction and hearing loss. In one recent study, even low-dose aspirin was found to be associated with an increased risk of major gastrointestinal or cerebral bleeding.

German doctors shaken by corruption allegations

January 19, 2013

The German Medical Association has investigated nearly 1,000 cases of corrupt doctors over the past few years, according to its president, Frank Ulrich Montgomery. Dr Montgomery told Der Spiegel that more than half of the case involved alleged bribes from an Israeli pharmaceutical company, Ratiopharm.
Read article at bioedge.org (Australia)

Flushing Sound: Drug Disposal In Wisconsin Is Costly

January 16, 2013

As a growing number of governments, big and small, grapple with pharmaceutical waste, they are also struggling to pay for disposal programs. Last year, for instance, Alameda County in California passed an ordinance that requires drugmakers to pay for the disposal of unused and expired prescription medicines. The trade groups for the pharmaceutical industry responded by filing a lawsuit.
Read article at pharmalot.com


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GMO Scandal: The Long Term Effects of Genetically Modified Food on Humans

January 22, 2013

One of the great mysteries surrounding the spread of GMO plants around the world since the first commercial crops were released in the early 1990’s in the USA and Argentina has been the absence of independent scientific studies of possible long-term effects of a diet of GMO plants on humans or even rats. Now it has come to light the real reason. The GMO agribusiness companies like Monsanto, BASF, Pioneer, Syngenta and others prohibit independent research.
Read article on the Centre for Research on Globalization website

Uncovered, the 'toxic' gene hiding in GM crops: Revelation throws new doubt over safety of foods

January 21, 2013

A virus gene that could be poisonous to humans has been missed when GM food crops have been assessed for safety.
Read article in the Daily Mail (UK)


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Europe 'has failed to learn from environmental disasters'
Report says thousands of lives could have been saved and damage to ecosystems avoided if early warnings heeded

January 23, 2013

Europe has failed to learn the lessons from many environmental and health disasters like Chernobyl, leaded petrol and DDT insecticides, and is now ignoring warnings about bee deaths, GM food and nanotechnology, according to an 800-page report by the European Environment Agency.
Read article in the Guardian (UK)

Are vitamin D levels linked to mental health?

January 23, 2013

Low levels of vitamin D may be associated with an increased risk of depression in mid-life, says a new study from University College London in the UK.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Water Not Fit to Drink

January 22, 2013

Unpolluted healthy drinking water is a right not a privilege. That right must be protected and restored to those suffering from shortages of drinking water or forced to consume polluted water. Water suppliers must fully and truthfully report findings of water pollutants even at levels deemed to be safe for human consumption by regulatory bureaucracies. An estimated one billion people lack access to safe, reliable water supplies, and two billion people lack adequate sanitation. In the face of growing populations, climate change, and increasing transboundary water issues, conflict and even warfare over water have been widely predicted. Our goal must be to provide water security for all, especially for the poor everywhere.
Read article on the Institute of Science in Society (ISIS) website (UK)

Comment: As this article describes, the growing list of pharmaceutical drugs identified in global water supplies now includes antibiotics, analgesics and anti-inflammatories, beta-blockers, hormones, statins, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors antiepileptic, diuretics, anti-asthmatics, antidepressants, antineoplastic, antipsychotics, stimulants, sedatives, and anticoagulants.


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 EU Referendum: David Cameron Promises In-Out Vote In 2015

January 23, 2013

Prime Minister David Cameron promised on Wednesday to give Britons a referendum choice on whether to stay in the European Union or leave if he wins an election in 2015, placing a question mark over Britain's membership for years.
Read Reuters news report on the Huffington Post website

Comment: Despite well over half of British voters now wanting to leave the Brussels EU, Cameron still insisted in his speech that he wants Britain to remain in the undemocratic construct. In this respect, it is particularly notable that, in the past, whilst Cameron similarly once pledged to hold a referendum on the dictatorial Lisbon Treaty, he subsequently broke his promise and did not allow the British people to vote on it. As such, anyone blindly assuming that he can be trusted to deliver on this latest “promise” would be best advised not to hold their breath.

New EU report condemned as 'attack' on press freedom

January 23, 2013

A new report which urges tight press regulation has been condemned as an "attack on media freedom". A "high level" EU panel, that includes Latvia's former president and a former German justice minister, was ordered by European commission vice-president for the digital agenda Neelie Kroes last year to report on "media freedom and pluralism". It has concluded that it is time to introduce new rules to rein in the press.
Read article at theparliament.com

Comment: In an ideal world, the mass media would be a completely reliable and impartial source of news and reports, and, in accessing it, citizens could be confident that they were always consulting fully independent providers of information. For the most part, however, and even without the implementation of this report’s draconian recommendations, the reality is that Big Media is already far from being an ally in the campaign for vitamin freedom. To learn more, click here.


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