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April 19, 2013

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NATURAL HEALTH NEWS

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Vitamin A could prevent the spread of prostate cancer

April 16, 2013

Women who had sufficient amounts of vitamin D were 32 percent less likely to develop fibroids than women with insufficient vitamin D, according to a study from researchers at the National Institutes of Health.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Beetroot 'can lower blood pressure'

April 16, 2013

Drinking a cup of beetroot juice can lower blood pressure, researchers say. Drinking 250ml (8oz) cut high blood pressure readings by 10mm of mercury (mmHg) in a study of 15 patients, bringing some into the normal range, the journal Hypertension reports. Most marked after three to six hours, the effect was detectable a day later.
Read article on the BBC News website (UK)

Vitamin D May Reduce Risk of Uterine Fibroids

April 15, 2013

Women who had sufficient amounts of vitamin D were 32 percent less likely to develop fibroids than women with insufficient vitamin D, according to a study from researchers at the National Institutes of Health.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

L-Carnitine Significantly Improves Patient Outcomes Following Heart Attack, Study Suggests

April 11, 2013

L-carnitine significantly improves cardiac health in patients after a heart attack, say a multicenter team of investigators in a study published today in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Their findings, based on analysis of key controlled trials, associate L-carnitine with significant reduction in death from all causes and a highly significant reduction in ventricular arrhythmias and anginal attacks following a heart attack, compared with placebo or control.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Cohort study indicates that selenium may be protective against advanced prostate cancer

April 10, 2013

A greater level of toenail selenium was associated with a significant decrease in the risk for advanced prostate cancer, according to data presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2013, held in Washington, D.C., April 6-10.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

PHARMA "BUSINESS WITH DISEASE" NEWS

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Takeda’s Actos Diabetes Drug Tied to Cancer, Jury Is Told

April 16, 2013

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. (4502), Asia’s biggest drugmaker, hid the cancer risks of its Actos drug to protect billions in sales, a jury was told in the first of more than 3,000 lawsuits over the diabetes medication to go to trial.
Read article at bloomberg.com

Ghost In The Attic: Most Medical Journals Lack Ghostwriting Policies

April 11, 2013

For the past few years, the controversy over ghostwriting has festered, creating embarrassing moments for medical journals and, at times, damaging revelations for drugmakers due to instances of undisclosed data. But despite numerous attempts to address the issue and improve transparency, a new study finds that most medical journals have failed to take explicit steps to formulate a policy.
Read article at pharmalive.com

Doctors Not Informed of Harmful Effects of Medicines During Sales Visits

April 10, 2013

The majority of family doctors receive little or no information about harmful effects of medicines when visited by drug company representatives, according to an international study involving Canadian, U.S. and French physicians.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

GMO NEWS

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GM super-pigs and the new threat to our food: How genetically modified produce is becoming a disturbing reality in our lives

April 17, 2013

Despite the deep concerns of the public, genetically modified foods — once the stuff of science fiction — are becoming a disturbing reality in our lives. The big producers, biotech companies and retailers, driven by their own vested commercial interests, keep pushing for the acceptance of these foods.
Read article in the Daily Mail (UK)

Study reveals GMO corn to be highly toxic

April 15, 2013

A leaked study examining genetically-modified corn reveals that the lab-made alternative to organic crops contains a startling level of toxic chemicals.
Read article at rt.com (Russia)

OTHER HEALTH-RELATED NEWS

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New study exposes link between pesticides and childhood brain tumours

April 10, 2013

A new study from the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research has revealed a potential link between professional pesticide treatments in the home and a higher risk of children developing brain tumours.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Majority of colored foods in India illegal

April 5, 2013

Researchers are calling for a review of food colors in India after finding that the majority found in popular products exceed legal limits and almost a fifth of products contain illegal colors.
Read article at confectionerynews.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.

Eight in 10 Greeks want government to pursue Germany over WWII reparation claims

April 17, 2013

Eight in 10 Greeks believe the government should pursue Germany over the outstanding issue of Second World War reparations, according to a new opinion poll.
Read article at ekathimerini.com (Greece)

Most Poles 'do not believe' official cause of Smolensk air crash

April 16, 2013

A parliamentary hearing will be told that 52 per cent of Poles believe that the reasons for the Smolensk air crash in 2010 have still not been 'clarified' and do not believe the official account of the causes.
Read article at theparliament.com

Comment: Lech Kaczynski, the then president of Poland, was killed in a plane crash in Russia in April 2010. Subsequently, in March 2012, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, his brother, spoke out and openly stated that Lech’s death is looking increasingly like an assassination. To learn more about the Smolensk air crash, and who could potentially have benefitted from it, click here.

EU pours millions into groups seeking state control of press

April 14, 2013

The European Union is quietly pouring millions of pounds into initiatives and groups seeking state-backed regulation of the press, including key allies of the controversial Hacked Off campaign.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

Leading German economist calls for dissolution of eurozone to save EU

April 14, 2013

One of Germany's most eminent economists has called for the swift dissolution of the eurozone in its present form, arguing that the vision of a united Europe is in danger of imploding if debt-ridden countries are not shown the door.
Read article in The Guardian (UK)

You know it's bad when even a former EU commissioner calls for a eurozone break-up

April 10, 2013

Former Dutch Internal Market Commissioner Frits Bolkestein is best known for having authored the liberalising EU Services Directive (in its original form before some member states and the EP watered it down significantly) but from today he has another claim to fame - becoming the first former European Commissioner to publicly back a breakup of the euro.
Read blog entry at openeuropeblog.blogspot.co.uk

Comment: Bolkestein has several other “claims to fame” that, we suspect, he would rather be forgotten. In 1996, for example, while working for the pharmaceutical giant Merck, Sharp & Dome (MSD), he became embroiled in a scandal when he tried to persuade Dutch minister Els Borst, in a personal letter, to have a cholesterol-lowering MSD-product, Cozaar, taken into the services covered by the Dutch medical insurance-companies. Notably, therefore, in January 1996, the Journal of the American Medical Association had issued a warning that all cholesterol-lowering medications (statins) used on the market at that time were carcinogenic. Seemingly, however, given his being employed by Merck, Sharp & Dome at the time, this was of little or no concern to Bolkesten.

 

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