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April 5, 2013

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NATURAL HEALTH NEWS

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Increasing omega-3 intake could slash mortality risk in older adults: Study

April 3, 2013

High consumption of omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids might be associated with a lower risk of dying among older adults by as much as 27%, according to new research.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

Comment: Providing further support to this finding, additional studies show that omega-3 fatty acids can play important roles in the battle against cardiovascular disease, neurological disease, chronic inflammation, cancer and other health problems.

Fish oil supplements show heart rate benefits: Meta-analysis

March 29, 2013

The heart health benefits of omega-3-rich fish oil may be linked to its ability to favorably influence the variability in heart rates, says a meta-analysis of 15 studies.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

‘Far-reaching benefits’: DHA omega-3 may boost memory for healthy young people

March 28, 2013

Supplements of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) may improve memory and reaction times for healthy young people, says a new study that could ‘translate into far-reaching benefits’.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Lutein, zeaxanthin plus omega-3 shows benefits for AMD sufferers

March 27, 2013

A combination of lutein, zeaxanthin and omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids may boost the pigment in the retina and help people with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), says new data from Germany.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Vitamin D benefits breathing in tuberculosis patients

March 26, 2013

Maintaining adequate levels of vitamin D can help people breathe better and may even protect against tuberculosis (TB), according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Comment: A wide range of research and clinical studies now exist that show the health benefits of vitamin D and other micronutrients in fighting tuberculosis. This collection of scientific facts proves that anyone who privately or publicly questions the health value of micronutrients does not serve YOUR health, or the health of the people, but rather the multi-billion dollar investment 'business with disease' based on patented pharmaceutical drugs.

Vitamin D May Lower Diabetes Risk in Obese Children and Adolescents

March 26, 2013

Childhood and adolescent obesity rates in the United States have increased dramatically in the past three decades. Being obese puts individuals at greater risk for developing Type 2 diabetes, a disease in which individuals have too much sugar in their blood. Now, University of Missouri researchers found vitamin D supplements can help obese children and teens control their blood-sugar levels, which may help them stave off the disease.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Study reveals potential immune benefits of vitamin D supplements in healthy individuals

March 20, 2013

Research from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) shows that improving vitamin D status by increasing its level in the blood could have a number of non-skeletal health benefits. The study, published online in PLOS ONE, reveals for the first time that improvement in the vitamin D status of healthy adults significantly impacts genes involved with a number of biologic pathways associated with cancer, cardiovascular disease (CVD), infectious diseases and autoimmune diseases.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

PHARMA "BUSINESS WITH DISEASE" NEWS

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All glucocorticoids linked to increased risk of VTE

April 1, 2013

Use of all glucocorticoids is associated with a two- to threefold increased risk of venous thromboembolism, depending on the type of glucocorticoid, the route of administration, and other factors, according to a report published online April 1 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Read article at clinicalendocrinologynews.com (USA)

French Regulator Investigated Over Servier Scandal

March 22, 2013

The scandal over a Servier Laboratories diabetes pill, which has been blamed for at least 500 deaths in France, has now ensnared the French regulatory agency. The ANSM has come under formal investigation for alleged involuntary manslaughter over concerns the agency neglected to respond to numerous reports that the Mediator drug, which was withdrawn four years ago, was causing serious harm.
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. With some estimates suggesting that the drug may possibly have killed up to 2,000 people, serious questions as to how it was officially approved, and subsidized for 33 years by the French health service, remain unanswered.

GMO NEWS

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Tunis 2013: If we rely on corporate seed, we lose food sovereignty

April 2, 2013

It has become crucial to defend seeds. In the past 20 or 30 years, what was once seen as normal – peasant farmers growing, selecting, saving and exchanging seeds – has come under attack from corporations seeking to control and commodify the very basis of agriculture. This was the subject of the session at the World Social Forum in Tunis on Peasant Seeds jointly organized on March 28, 2013 by La Vía Campesina, GRAIN and the ETC Group.
Read article at grain.org (Spain)

German fields are GMO-free in 2013
Very strong anti-GMO-movement and anti-GMO stance in Germany

March 28, 2013

Because of the very strong anti-GMO-movement and anti-GMO stance in Germany, 87% of Germans are against GMOs in agriculture and food production. In 2012 there were no commercial GM crops grown in Germany, and this will remain the case in 2013.
Read article at stopthecrop.org

GM insects in food, environment: European Ombudsman investigates conflicts-of-interest at EU regulator

March 26, 2013

GeneWatch UK today called for the European Food Standards Authority (EFSA) to suspend the adoption of new rules for the release of genetically modified (GM) animals into the environment while European Ombudsman completes an investigation into the European regulator. The investigation follows a complaint by GeneWatch UK about conflicts-of-interest on the EFSA's Working Group on genetically modified (GM) insects, and EFSA's failure to consult on the risks of allowing GM insects to enter the food chain.
Read press release at genewatch.org (UK)

Monsanto Bullies Small Farmers Over Planting Harvested GMO Seeds

March 24, 2013

Does Monsanto own all future generations of genetically modified seeds that it sells? The Missouri-based agribusiness giant wants farmers to pay a royalty to plant any seed that descended from a patented original.
Read article at corpwatch.org (USA)

Lawsuit filed against EU authorisation of genetically engineered soybeans

March 21, 2013

The European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility (ENSSER), the Society for Ecological Research, the foundation Manfred-Hermsen-Stiftung for Nature Conservation and Environmental Protection, the Foundation on Future Farming, the non-profit organisation Sambucus and Testbiotech are challenging a decision made by the EU Commission to authorise a new genetically engineered Monsanto soybean at the European Court of Justice.
Read press release at testbiotech.org (Germany)

OTHER HEALTH-RELATED NEWS

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The Precautionary Principle and permitting the possible benefits of food

April 3, 2013

The principle that is carefully hidden in the “basement” of the European Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation is the Precautionary Principle. It is not mentioned or referenced anywhere in the Regulation, but it does form the basis for the a priori and indiscriminate prohibition of all nutrition and health claims. In combination with this prohibition, precaution also entails reserving the exclusive power to the European Union’s legislature to authorize and legalize claims by including them in positive lists.
Read blog entry by Bert Schwitters at healthclaimscensored.com

Comment: In an attempt to curtail the spreading of information about natural health therapies, the Brussels EU passed a so-called “Regulation on Nutrition and Health Claims” in 2006. This legislation bans all suggestions or implications that a food or nutrient has beneficial properties – or even that a relationship exists between a food/nutrient and health – unless the claim is specifically authorized by the Brussels EU Commission. Thus, in its desperation to prevent European citizens from knowing the facts about natural therapies, the Brussels EU has resorted to enacting the distinctive hallmark of all political dictatorships – a prohibition on freedom of speech.

Low vitamin D levels common among spinal fusion patients

March 28, 2013

A substantially high number of patients undergoing spinal fusion have a vitamin D deficiency or inadequacy, according to a study published in the March 15 issue of Spine.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

A Disastrous Year for Bees

March 28, 2013

For America’s beekeepers, who have struggled for nearly a decade with a mysterious malady called colony collapse disorder that kills honeybees en masse, this past year was particularly bad.
Watch video on the New York Times website (USA)

Comment: Beekeepers and some researchers say there is growing evidence that a powerful new class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids could be an important factor in colony collapse disorder. To learn more, read this article on the New York Times website.

Two years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster is Japan facing a cancer time bomb?

March 27, 2013

Two years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster local children are showing signs of cancer, prompting cries of a cover-up.
Read article in the Daily Express (UK)

Vitamin D Insufficiency Linked to Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

March 26, 2013

There is a link between vitamin D insufficiency and adverse health outcomes such as gestational diabetes and preeclampsia in mothers-to-be and low birth weight in newborns, suggests a new article.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

You don't 'own' your own genes: Researchers raise alarm about loss of individual 'genomic liberty' due to gene patents

March 26, 2013

Humans don't "own" their own genes, the cellular chemicals that define who they are and what diseases they might be at risk for. Through more than 40,000 patents on DNA molecules, companies have essentially claimed the entire human genome for profit, report two researchers who analyzed the patents on human DNA. Their study, published March 25 in the journal Genome Medicine, raises an alarm about the loss of individual "genomic liberty."
Read article at medicalxpress.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.

Unemployment in Euro Zone Reaches a Record 12%

April 2, 2013

While the euro zone has been transfixed lately by the Cyprus meltdown, another and potentially bigger European crisis has continued to simmer: record-high unemployment.
Read article in the New York Times (USA)

Comment: In some eurozone countries, the unemployment situation is becoming desperate. In Greece and Spain, for example, the overall rate now exceeds 26 percent. Among Greek youth the figure is even higher, at a staggering 58.4 percent. In this situation, the people of Europe should no longer believe any politician who promises freedom from economic pressures by subjecting them to financial conditions imposed by the Brussels EU. Rather than enabling them to preserve the dignity of their countries, and initiate financial recovery, the exact opposite has repeatedly been proven to be the case. Cyprus, Greece, Spain and the other eurozone countries therefore need to break the enslaving chains of the euro currency and re-introduce their own national currencies. Whilst it will not be possible to immediately repair the extensive financial and social damage caused by the chemical and pharmaceutical cartel and its dictatorial Brussels politburo, with their national currencies, at least, the people in these countries will have the chance to preserve their independence and dignity by their own endeavours.

Criminal Act: The European Union’s Financial Looting of Cyprus

March 29, 2013

The bailout imposed on Cyprus by the European Union (EU) is a politically criminal act of financial looting, aimed at destroying the country’s banks and reducing the working class to penury.
Read article on the Centre for Research on Globalization website

Polish referendum could crush euro bid after PM gives way

March 26, 2013

Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk opened the door on Tuesday to a popular vote on joining the euro, with surveys showing most of the country's 38 million population would vote no.
Read news report at reuters.com

The dangerous drift towards world war in Asia

March 24, 2013

Japan's national ideology is pacifist, and this is written into Article 9 of its constitution, which states that "the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes." This peace complex adds a strange twist to events. It inhibits Japan as a muscular China presses its claim on the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands -- a cluster of uninhabited rocks near Taiwan -- and as Chinese warships push deep into Japanese waters.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

EU anti-fraud office accused of cover-up in Dalli affair

March 22, 2013

BRUSSELS - The EU anti-fraud office, Olaf, has been accused of telling a key witness in the "Dalligate" affair to lie and of illegally listening in on people's phones.
Read article at euobserver.com

Comment: In October 2012, Brussels EU Commissioner John Dalli – whose brief included issues such as food safety and pharmaceuticals – resigned in disgrace after being cited in a tobacco-linked fraud probe. Barely a couple of days later, a Swedish tobacco producer alleged it had been offered the opportunity to pay a 60 million euro bribe to a Maltese businessman with links to Dalli as a means of thwarting proposed legislation intended to restrict tobacco sales. Almost simultaneous with this, mysterious thefts took place in Brussels in which laptops and documents were stolen containing evidence supporting the regulations. Now, given the serious questions being raised about the Brussels EU and its relationships with corporate interests, the apparent involvement of its so-called “anti-fraud office” in the Dalligate affair clearly brings the construct’s public credibility to an all-time low.

Olaf accused of 'illegal wire tapping' in its fraud investigations

March 22, 2013

The EU anti-fraud agency Olaf has been accused of "serious irregularities" in the way it carries out its investigations. The agency is said to have engaged in "illegal" wire tapping and taping telephone conversations without prior agreement of the recipient.
Read article at theparliament.com

Comment: The Oil and Drug Cartel’s design for the Brussels EU was closely based upon the blueprint published in 1941 by Arno Sölter, the head of the official Nazi “Central Research Institute for National Economic Order and Greater Sphere Economy.” Perhaps not surprisingly, therefore, the basic strategies being used to enforce the Brussels EU dictatorship – which amount to the creation of a European surveillance state – are directly descended from those used by the Nazis following the adoption of the Cartel’s Enabling Act by the German Parliament in 1933. To learn more, read chapter 5 of our book, “The Nazi Roots of the ‘Brussels EU’”.

Nicolas Sarkozy placed under formal investigation

March 21, 2013

Nicolas Sarkozy has been placed under formal investigation for allegedly taking advantage of the ailing L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt and accepting cash-stuffed brown envelopes from her to illegally fund his 2007 election campaign.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

IMF head Lagarde's flat searched in Bernard Tapie probe

March 20, 2013

French police have searched the Paris apartment of IMF chief Christine Lagarde, as they investigate her role in awarding financial compensation to businessman Bernard Tapie in 2008. As finance minister, she referred his long-running dispute with bank Credit Lyonnais to an arbitration panel, which awarded him 400m euros (£340m) damages. Mr Tapie was a supporter of ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy.
Read article on the BBC News website (UK)

 

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