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April 12, 2013

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Fish oil cuts heart risk for middle-aged overweight men

April 9, 2013

A daily dose of fish oil may be good for a healthier heart in overweight, middle-aged men, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Vitamin D proven to boost energy—from within the cells

April 4, 2013

Vitamin D is vital for making our muscles work efficiently and boosting energy levels, new research from Newcastle University has shown.  A study led by Dr Akash Sinha has shown that muscle function improves with Vitamin D supplements which are thought to enhance the activity of the mitochondria, the batteries of the cell.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Walnuts linked to 'significant' drop in diabetes risk: Study

April 4, 2013

Frequent consumption of walnuts could help to slash the risk of type 2 diabetes by almost a quarter, according to new research.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

Green tea extracts show promise for people with metabolic syndrome

April 2, 2013

Drinking green tea or taking a supplement containing green tea extracts may improve the body’s antioxidant protection in people with the metabolic syndrome, says a new study.
Read article at nutraingredients.com


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The Pharma Reputation In the US And UK Is... Not So Good

April 8, 2013

Earlier this year, a survey of 600 patient groups around the world found that the overall reputation of the pharmaceutical industry - or more specifically, 29 large drugmakers - had taken a nose dive.
Read article at pharmalive.com

UK medical professionals paid £40m last year by drug companies

April 5, 2013

UK-based doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals were given £40 million by big pharmaceutical companies in just one year, figures suggest.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

H2O dear: The rising problem of drugs in our water supplies

April 3, 2013

Fancy some diclofenac in your water?  No?  How about some nice 17-beta-oestradiol instead?  If you live in the European Union (EU), you may well be drinking these and other substances already – and nothing much is being done about it.  And if you’re not already familiar with these drugs, you might like to know that diclofenac is a popular non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and that the oestradiol in our drinking water originates mainly from contraceptive pills and hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
Read article on the Alliance for Natural Health website (Europe)


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Seeds of dissent: How the biotech industry is gagging the science around genetically modified foods

April 4, 2013

Researchers who have exposed environmental or health-related risks from genetically modified crops have faced harassment, threats and worse.
Read article at ifex.org (Canada)

Genetically modified crops: European farming at risk

March 18, 2013

Environment and agriculture organisations have launched a new campaign to prevent the further spread of genetically modified (GM) crops in Europe. The European Commission is currently considering reviving talks to approve 25 new GM-crops for cultivation in Europe – including crops resistant to the pesticide RoundUp and insecticide-producing varieties of GM maize, soybean and sugarbeet. The groups claim that such a move would drastically change farming in Europe, leading to a big increase in pesticide use, contamination of conventional and organic crops and a further industrialisation of the countryside.
Read article at farminglife.com (UK)


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Exposure to Air Pollution During Pregnancy Linked to Increased Incidence of Specific Pediatric Cancers

April 9, 2013

Increased exposure to traffic-related air pollution during pregnancy was associated with a higher incidence of acute lymphoblastic leukemia and two rare childhood cancers, according to data presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2013, held in Washington, D.C., April 6-10.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Month of birth impacts on immune system development

April 8, 2013

Newborn babies' immune system development and levels of vitamin D have been found to vary according to their month of birth, according to new research.
Read article at medicalxpress.com


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.

Kohl confesses to euro's undemocratic beginnings

April 8, 2013

BERLIN - Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl - the architect of German reunification - admitted he would never have won a referendum on the adoption of the euro in his country and said he acted "like a dictator" to see the common currency introduced.
Read article at euobserver.com

Comment: After World War II, the chemical and pharmaceutical industries systematically groomed politicians for the highest offices of government. Notably, therefore, Helmut Kohl's first employer was BASF. Moreover, between 1959 and 1969, Kohl was a full-time lobbyist for the industry. Subsequently, he became chancellor of Germany for 16 years and the German pharmaceutical and chemical industry became the world’s leading exporter of chemical products, with subsidiaries in over 150 countries – even more than IG Farben ever had.

UK support for EU membership is wafer-thin David Cameron says, ahead of crunch talks with European leaders

April 7, 2013

UK support for EU membership is wafer-thin David Cameron says, ahead of crunch talks with European leaders.
Read article in the Daily Mail (UK)

Nuclear weapons must be eradicated for all our sakes

March 4, 2013

No nation should own nuclear arms – not Iran, not North Korea, and not their critics who take the moral high ground.
Read article by Desmond Tutu in The Guardian (UK)


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