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Dr. Rath Health Foundation Newsletter

March 1, 2013

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Maternal omega-3 supplements reduce preterm birth risk: Study

February 26, 2013

Prenatal supplementation with the omega-3 fatty acid DHA may help to cut the risk of preterm and low birth weight babies, says new study data.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

Comment: To read about research into the numerous other health benefits of omega-3 supplements, click here and here.

Taking omega-3 supplements may help prevent skin cancer, new study finds

February 25, 2013

Taking omega-3 fish oils could help to protect against skin cancer, according to researchers at The University of Manchester. The team has just carried out the first clinical trial to examine the impact of the fish oils on the skin immunity of volunteers. Led by Professor Lesley Rhodes, Professor of Experimental Dermatology from the Photobiology Unit Dermatology Centre at the University, the study analysed the effect of taking omega-3 on 79 healthy volunteers.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Comment: Skin cancers can arise from various skin layers and cell types. The exposure of the skin to the environment has a special relevance because of a wide variety of carcinogens that can interact directly with the genetic material of the skin cells and increase the risk for skin cancer. Significantly, therefore, researchers at the Dr. Rath Research Institute have investigated the effects of a specific micronutrient combination on human melanoma and murine melanoma skin cancer cell lines using both in vitro and in vivo approaches. To learn more, click here.

Mediterranean Diet Shown to Ward Off Heart Attack and Stroke

February 25, 2013

About 30 percent of heart attacks, strokes and deaths from heart disease can be prevented in people at high risk if they switch to a Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil, nuts, beans, fish, fruits and vegetables, and even drink wine with meals, a large and rigorous new study has found.
Read article in the New York Times (USA)

Green tea backed for breast cancer benefits

February 25, 2013

Consumption of green tea may reduce the risk of developing breast cancer by modifying the metabolism of oestrogen, according to new research.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

Comment: Research conducted at the Dr. Rath Research Institute has shown that a nutrient synergy combination including vitamin C, the amino acids L-lysine and L-proline and a green tea extract known as Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG) is effective in controlling more than two dozen different cancer cell types in multiple ways. To learn more, click here.


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The drug that's harmed more children than Thalidomide

February 26, 2013

Epilim, one of the registered trade names for sodium valproate which controls electrical activity in the brain to halt seizures, is now being blamed for a medical disaster worse than the Thalidomide scandal of the Sixties — when around 2,000 babies were tragically born with missing or shortened limbs after their mothers took the drug Thalidomide to control morning sickness.
Read article in the Daily Mail (UK)

Merck, Bristol Diabetes Drugs Linked to Pancreatitis Risk

February 25, 2013

Diabetes drugs sold by Merck & Co. and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. may double a user’s risk of developing an inflammation of the pancreas linked to cancer and kidney failure, an analysis of insurance records shows.
Read article at bloomberg.com

Italy Probes Roche & Novartis For Forming A ‘Cartel’

February 20, 2013

The latest chapter in the controversy over the use of over two Roche drugs for treating wet macular degeneration – Avastin and Lucentis – is being written in Italy, where antitrust regulators opened a probe into whether the drugmaker and Novartis, which markets one of the medicines in Europe, formed a cartel.
Read article at pharmalot.com


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Macedonia to jail individuals producing or selling GM Foods

February 23, 2013

While the Serb Government has promised to find and punish individuals and organizations repsonsible for spreading false stories natural milk was poisonous in order for the population to favor the import of GM milk, Macedonia went a step further and enacted laws that not just bans GM foods, but to jail those who use GM seeds to grow their products.
Read news report on the website of the Macedonian International News Agency

The ISAAA "Rose-tinted" GM Survey and What’s Left Out

February 20, 2013

GM Freeze described the annual report of the status of GM crops around the world as "rose-tinted" and said it fails to describe the growing opposition and problems with GM crops. GM crops still only occupy a tiny percentage of global farmland (3.4% of all farmed land) and are only grown by a small minority of farmers (17.3 million out of a total 513 million (3.4%). One fewer country grew GM crops in 2012 compared to 2011 (28 down from 29). Brazil alone accounted for nearly two thirds of the increase in global area in 2012. In the US expansion slowed to less than a 1% increase in 2012. Many key facts are completely ignored or glossed over by the latest International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) report published today.
Read press release at gmfreeze.org (UK)


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We Paid for the Research, So Let’s See It

February 25, 2013

The Obama administration is right to direct federal agencies to make public, without charge, all scientific papers reporting on research financed by the government. In a memorandum issued on Friday, John Holdren, the president’s science adviser, directed federal agencies with more than $100 million in annual research and development expenditures to develop plans for making the published results of almost all the research freely available to everyone within one year of publication.
Read editorial in the New York Times (USA)

New Year – New Hope for Healthcare
Natural Health Increases in Popularity as Conventional Medicine’s Disease-For-Profit Model is Exposed and Abandoned

February 24, 2013

Fifteen years ago, finding “the good” in medical research was very much harder than it is now – but it existed. Today, the conscience of medicine appears to be rising from its ashes. In the 1950s and ’60s, the leading medical journals published superb research showing how even the worst diseases can be prevented and treated with methods that often rely on nutritional medicine, and do not involve synthetic drugs. Those published cures of polio, cancer, and infection (without antibiotics) were never disproven, they just mysteriously became unfashionable. Starting in the 1970s, the spin and industry-funded propaganda announced more and more miracle drugs. By 1978, pharmaceuticals were traded on the stock market and now sickness (not health) became a commodity. Inhibitors, promoters, catalyzers, gene modulators, hormone mimickers, balancers of fantasized chemical imbalances, and poisoners of enzymatic pathways to control symptoms of unknown origins became the standard. Almost everybody got sucked into this high-tech disease-for-profit mythology.
Read article by Helke Ferrie on the Canadians for True Health & Social Justice website

Organic tomatoes really ARE healthier because they contain more vitamin C

February 20, 2013

Organic tomatoes really are healthier than their conventionally grown counterparts, new research suggests.
Read article on the Daily Mail website (UK)

The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food

February 20, 2013

On the evening of April 8, 1999, a long line of Town Cars and taxis pulled up to the Minneapolis headquarters of Pillsbury and discharged 11 men who controlled America’s largest food companies. Nestlé was in attendance, as were Kraft and Nabisco, General Mills and Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola and Mars. Rivals any other day, the C.E.O.’s and company presidents had come together for a rare, private meeting. On the agenda was one item: the emerging obesity epidemic and how to deal with it. While the atmosphere was cordial, the men assembled were hardly friends. Their stature was defined by their skill in fighting one another for what they called “stomach share” — the amount of digestive space that any one company’s brand can grab from the competition.
Read article in the New York Times (USA)

Exposure to Air Pollution Is Associated With Increased Deaths After Heart Attacks

February 20, 2013

Air pollution contributes to an increased number of deaths among patients who have been admitted to hospital with heart attacks, according to a study published online February 20 in the European Heart Journal.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Pesticides May Increase Risk of ADHD in Children

February 20, 2013

If you had any lingering doubts, here's yet another good reason to opt for organic fruits and vegetables when shopping for your family. A team of scientists from the University of Montreal and Harvard University have discovered that exposure to organophosphate pesticides is associated with increased risk of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

India's rice revolution

February 16, 2013

In a village in India's poorest state, Bihar, farmers are growing world record amounts of rice – with no GM, and no herbicide. Is this one solution to world food shortages?
Read article in the Guardian (UK)

Monsanto guilty of chemical poisoning in France

February 13, 2013

A French court on Monday declared U.S. biotech giant Monsanto guilty of chemical poisoning of a French farmer, a judgment that could lend weight to other health claims against pesticides.
Read news report at reuters.com

Kiwi mum pleads with UK PM over cancer battle

January 29, 2013

A New Zealand mother has written an open letter to British Prime Minister David Cameron, pleading with him to intervene in her battle to prevent her son receiving radiotherapy for a brain tumour. Sally Roberts, now living in England, has been fighting to arrange alternative treatment for seven-year-old Neon, who was diagnosed with a malignant tumour in October.
Read article on the website of the New Zealand Herald newspaper

Comment: Just like the mother of young Dominic Feld between 2002 and 2004, Sally Roberts is 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, the strategic goal of the Pharma Cartel is to dictatorially ban all non-patentable natural treatments and 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’.


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.

BP and Gulf states set for trial over oil spill

February 25, 2013

BP has been accused of putting profits before safety on the first day of a trial in New Orleans over liability for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The accusation came from a lawyer acting for the plaintiffs' steering committee, which represents thousands of businesses and individuals. He told US District Judge, Carl Barbier, that BP executives were most focused on cost-cutting. The trial could result in the biggest civil fine in history of up to $17.6bn.
Read article on the BBC News website (UK)

Head of firm that built warships for Hitler to run Vatican bank

February 15, 2013

The Vatican faced embarrassment Friday after appointing as the new head of its bank a German Catholic who is chairman of a company that makes warships.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

Comment: On Monday, 11 February, 2013, in an unexpected announcement, the Vatican Information Service reported Joseph Ratzinger’s resignation as Pope. Judging by the subsequent reaction of the global media, we are seemingly supposed to believe that Ratzinger was driven by an act of God-like heroism in his decision to step down. Has the world been told the truth about the reasons for his resignation? With global awareness growing regarding controversies linked to the Vatican and its bank, it is notable that Ratzinger is apparently to be “hidden from the world” in his retirement years.


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