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Dr. Rath Health Foundation Newsletter

February 15, 2013

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Lower Autism Risk With Folic Acid Supplements in Pregnancy

February 12, 2013

Women who took folic acid supplements in early pregnancy almost halved the risk of having a child with autism. Beginning to take folic acid supplements later in pregnancy did not reduce the risk. This is shown in new findings from the ABC Study and Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study published in the Journal of The American Medical Association (JAMA).
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Isoflavone supplements may reduce breast cancer risk

February 7, 2013

Women taking supplements containing isoflavones may have a lower risk of breast cancer, with high content supplements consistently linked with reduced risk, says a new analysis from Canada.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Calcium plus vitamin D may slash hip fracture rates: WHI data

February 6, 2013

Supplements of calcium and vitamin D may reduce the rate of hip fracture by almost 40%, says a new analysis of data from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI).
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Study finds a spoonful of cinnamon improves health

February 6, 2013

Sprinkling a spoonful of cinnamon on breakfast foods not only adds a burst of flavor but also dramatically lowers an individual's blood sugar levels, potentially reducing the chance of developing diabetes, says a new study from Ball State University.
Read article at medicalxpress.com


For more pharma "business with disease" news, click here.
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Commonly used painkiller 'should be banned over heart risk'

February 12, 2013

A painkiller used by at least a million people in Britain a year should be banned because it raises the risk of heart attack and stroke by almost half, say British academics.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

Survey shock for pharma

February 4, 2013

A survey released to tie in with today’s World Cancer Day finds that most people feel pharma companies see cancers as a making-money opportunity rather than as a blight to eradicate.
Read article at pharmafile.com

Comment: The only reason that cancer still remains a death verdict is the billions of dollars drug companies make from selling chemotherapy drugs. As such, this survey provides clear evidence that the people of the world are waking up to the truth about the pharmaceutical business with disease. To learn about natural health approaches that have been scientifically shown to block all key mechanisms that make cancer a deadly disease, click here.


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Label GMOs or bin them

February 13, 2013

GMO Inside is calling on Hershey and Mars to either stop putting Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in their products, or to start labelling the products as containing GMOs.
Read article at confectioneryproduction.com

Indiana soybean farmer sees Monsanto lawsuit reach US supreme court

February 9, 2013

Who controls the rights to the seeds planted in the ground? A 75-year-old farmer takes the agricultural giant to court to find out.
Read article in the Guardian (UK)

Hawaii to pass GMO labeling bill, but with amendment

February 8, 2013

Honolulu – Hawaii might have cause to celebrate, as lawmakers have passed a new measure in the House Committee on Agriculture, requiring labeling on genetically modified food. But will the final bill be everything it was hoped to be?
Read article at digitaljournal.com

Imperialism still live and well in India

February 6, 2013

India has its own problems with genetically modified (GM) crops and health claims, providing further evidence of a worldwide agenda.  But the global GM push is having tragic consequences for the country’s small farmers – and in both cases, India’s bureaucrats have a lot to answer for.
Read article on the Alliance for Natural Health (Europe) website

US farmers may stop planting GMs after poor global yields

February 6, 2013

Some US farmers are considering returning to conventional seed after increased pest resistance and crop failures meant GM crops saw smaller yields globally than their non-GM counterparts.
Read article on the Farmers Weekly website (UK)

The GMO Seed Cartel

February 1, 2013

How biotechnology companies monopolize seed markets, escalate seed prices, and eliminate farmer choice.
Read article at non-gmoreport.com


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Coca-Cola drinking 'linked to New Zealander's death'

February 12, 2013

Drinking large quantities of Coca-Cola was a "substantial factor" in the death of a 30-year-old woman in New Zealand, a coroner has said.
Read article on the BBC News website (UK)

What Really Causes Kidney Stones
(And Why Vitamin C Does Not)

February 11, 2013

A recent widely-publicized study claimed that vitamin C supplements increased the risk of developing kidney stones by nearly a factor of two. The study stated that the stones were most likely formed from calcium oxalate, which can be formed in the presence of vitamin C (ascorbate), but it did not analyze the kidney stones of participants. Instead, it relied on a different study of kidney stones where ascorbate was not tested. This type of poorly organized study does not help the medical profession or the public, but instead causes confusion.
Read news release at orthomolecular.org

Are Tropical Fish in Danger of Getting Kidney Stones from Vitamin C?
They Make So Much More than the RDA

February 6, 2013

Once again, the possibly over-medicated media are trying to scare you off vitamin C supplements. Not to worry: this happens every now and then. In my 37 years in the natural health arena, I have observed that the old "vitamin C causes kidney stones" legend dies mighty hard.
Read commentary by Andrew W. Saul at orthomolecular.org

Traffic fumes linked to lower birth weight

February 6, 2013

Pregnant women who live in areas with significant air pollution risk having babies of low birth weight, the largest study to date suggests. The study, in Environmental Health Perspectives, looked at more than three million births in nine nations.
Read article on the BBC News website (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.

EU Ombudsman's decision deepens ECB unaccountability

February 4, 2013

In a decision published today, following a complaint filed by Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO), the EU Ombudsman concludes that the European Central Bank's (ECB) President Mario Draghi's membership of the lobby Group of Thirty does not violate the ethics rules of the ECB. Corporate Europe Observatory warns that this decision risks consolidating and even deepening the lack of accountability of the ECB. In its complaint, CEO stressed that the Group of Thirty (G30) is not a neutral think tank, as the European Central Bank (ECB) claims, but has served as an important tool for big private banks such as Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase to defend their interests. It played a major role in creating a climate of 'hands-off' regulation that led to the financial disaster in 2008.
Read press release on the Corporate Europe Observatory website

Commission keeps big business in the driving seat: deadline for reform ignored

February 1, 2013

The European Commission promised MEPs in September 2012 that it would rebalance its advisory 'expert groups', putting an end to the dominance of big business interests. DG Enterprise even set a date: 31 January 2013. However, a short investigation by ALTER-EU shows the Commission has missed its deadline, and in some cases groups have become even more industry dominated.
Read blog entry on the Corporate Europe Observatory website


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