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May 10, 2013

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Keep up-to-date on the latest health and politics news with our regular updates and analysis of the key stories from around the world.

NATURAL HEALTH NEWS

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Magnesium is just as vital as calcium for kids bone development: Study

May 7, 2013

Magnesium intake may be just as important as calcium is for healthy bone development, and parents should know that, suggest experts.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

Comment: Healthy development and maintenance of bone is dependent not upon any single micronutrient acting alone, but on an optimum daily intake of specific micronutrients acting together in synergy. Significantly, therefore, research carried out by the Dr. Rath Research Institute has shown that the healing time for bone fractures can be reduced by supplementation with an essential nutrient complex containing vitamin C, vitamin B6, and the amino acids lysine and proline. To learn more, click here.

Preterm infants may need 800 IU of vitamin D3 per day

May 5, 2013

Preterm infants may need to be given 800 international units (IU) of vitamin D a day to ensure they develop strong bones, according to a study to be presented Sunday, May 5, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Washington, DC.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Vitamin C May Head Off Lung Problems in Babies Born to Pregnant Smokers

May 4, 2013

Pregnant women are advised not to smoke during pregnancy because it can harm the baby's lungs and lead to wheezing and asthma, among other problems. If a woman absolutely can't kick the habit, taking vitamin C during pregnancy may improve her newborn's lung function and prevent wheezing in the first year of life, according to a study to be presented Saturday, May 4, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Washington, DC.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Comment: Amongst the wide variety of serious health problems that smoking causes, it also dramatically increases the risk for cardiovascular disease. The underlying reason for this is that cigarette smoke contains millions of free radicals, which are aggressive molecules that damage the cells of our blood vessels and other organs and accelerate biological rusting. Free radicals and other toxic substances in cigarette smoke reach the bloodstream via the lungs and can damage the blood vessel pipeline along its entire length of 60,000 miles. In the body’s defense against these aggressive molecules, antioxidants are used up. Among all antioxidants, vitamin C is the first one to be destroyed. With the body’s vitamin reserves thus depleted, cardiovascular disease starts in the blood vessel system — just as in early scurvy. For anybody who smokes, therefore, it is definitely worth the effort to stop.

Pine bark extract shows benefits against metabolic syndrome: Human data

May 3, 2013

Daily supplements of Pycnogenol, an extract from the bark of the French maritime pine, may help reduce health risk factors associated with metabolic syndrome, suggests new data from a human study.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

PHARMA "BUSINESS WITH DISEASE" NEWS

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Hospital bug Clostridium difficile linked to the use of Prozac

May 7, 2013

Taking the antidepressant Prozac increases the risk of infection by a hospital bug, a study has shown.
Read article on the Belfast Telegraph website (Northern Ireland)

US FDA warns pregnant women to not use valproate migraine prevention medicines

May 7, 2013

The US Food and Drug Administration is alerting health care providers and patients that medications including and related to valproate sodium, an epilepsy treatment, can cause decreased IQ scores in children whose mothers took the drugs during pregnancy.
Read article at thepharmaletter.com

Docs Down Under Agree To Greater Disclosure Of Pharma Ties

May 1, 2013

In a move toward acknowledging a need for greater transparency, the Australian Medical Association has endorsed increased disclosure of the financial relationships between physicians and the pharmaceutical industry. The move came as a bill is being debated in Parliament that emulates the requirements found in the Sunshine provision of the Affordable Care Act that goes into effect this year in the US.
Read article at pharmalive.com

GMO NEWS

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GM Crops and Water - A Recipe for Disaster

May 6, 2013

Genetically Modified (GM) crops are widely recognised for their potential to damage both human health and the environment. Evidence is now accumulating of the contamination of streams, rivers, rain, as well as groundwater with GM-associated chemicals including Monsanto’s glyphosate-based herbicide, while genetic elements such as antibiotic resistant genes are emerging in water-borne microbes. Further, GM crops have been shown to be less water efficient, corroborating farmer’s reports of failing GM crops during droughts. Industrial farming in general has been shown to be ill-adapted to extreme weather events such as hurricanes as well as droughts; and GM crops are not expected to do any better.
Read article on the Institute of Science in Society (ISIS) website (UK)

Genetically Modified Foods Are Not Allowed in Peru

April 28, 2013

Peru is mostly known as being the cradle of the great Inca Empire. For thousands of years, quality products have been produced on its soil which gave life and support to its entire people. Peru is home to many indigenous plant species. Last 2011, the government of Peru became the first nation in the Americas to put a ban on  “Genetically Modified Organisms”, that include genetically modified foods. The law was passed and implemented at the end of 2011. The ban is set to last for a decade.
Read article at daynews.com (USA)

OTHER HEALTH-RELATED NEWS

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Children living near toxic waste sites experience higher blood lead levels resulting in lower IQ

May 6, 2013

Children living near toxic waste sites in lower and middle income countries such as India, Philippines and Indonesia may experience higher blood lead levels, resulting in a loss of IQ points and a higher incidence of mental retardation, according to a study presented today by Kevin Chatham-Stephens, MD, Pediatric Environmental Health Fellow at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting on May 6 in Washington, DC.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Study links insecticide use to invertebrate die-offs

May 1, 2013

The world's most widely used insecticide is devastating dragonflies, snails and other water-based species, a groundbreaking Dutch study has revealed. On Monday, the insecticide and two others were banned for two years from use on some crops across the European Union, due to the risk posed to bees and other pollinators, on which many food crops rely. However, much tougher action in the form of a total worldwide ban is needed, according to the scientist who led the new study.
Read article in The Guardian (UK)

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.

Federal Europe will be 'a reality in a few years', says Jose Manuel Barroso

May 7, 2013

A fully fledged federal Europe may seem like "political science fiction" today but will soon become reality for all European Union countries whether inside or outside the euro, Jose Manuel Barroso has said.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

Comment: Barroso’s words here are a clear statement of intent that, on behalf of the Oil and Drug Cartel, the Brussels EU is now actively planning for the final dictatorial takeover of Europe. In light of this, the following key actions must be taken by all concerned European citizens as a matter of priority: Read the book ‘The Nazi Roots of the Brussels EU’ and share it as widely as possible; Write to politicians, at local, national and European levels, rejecting the Brussels EU and demanding they do everything in their power to bring about its dismantling; Demand that national politicians support the creation of laws enshrining the right to referendums in their countries’ constitutions; Support the Petition for a Europe for the People – by the People and bring it to the attention of all truly democratically-motivated politicians, so as to increase pressure on them to protect and promote human rights in a new and democratic Europe.

Britain should quit European Union: former finance minister

May 7, 2013

Britain should leave the European Union because Prime Minister David Cameron's plan to claw back powers from Brussels is doomed, former finance minister Nigel Lawson said on Monday.
Read news report at reuters.com

The Bilderberg Group to meet in The Grove Hotel in Watford

May 7, 2013

A secretive meeting involving some of the most influential figures in Western Europe and North America will take place in Watford next month, the Watford Observer can reveal. The Bilderberg Group will be meeting in The Grove Hotel between June 6 and June 8.
Read article in the Watford Observer (UK)

Comment: Attended by key financial and political stakeholders of the Oil, Chemical, Drug and Banking Cartels, the secret meetings of the so-called “Bilderberg Group” have taken place on an annual basis since 1954. Led by a Steering Committee that reads like a Who’s Who of representatives from multi-billion dollar corporations, the “grandfather” of the group is David Rockefeller, the grandson of John D Rockefeller, creator and guiding force of the pharmaceutical ‘Business With Disease’. In November 2009, in a rare publicly reported demonstration of its influence, the Group played a key role in the appointment of Herman Van Rompuy as the first unelected President of the Brussels EU Council. With British Prime Minister David Cameron currently coming under increased pressure to hold a referendum on his country’s membership of the Brussels EU construct, it is perhaps therefore not coincidental that the clandestine group’s annual meeting will take place in the UK this year.

German euro founder calls for 'catastrophic' currency to be broken up

May 5, 2013

Oskar Lafontaine, the German finance minister who launched the euro, has called for a break-up of the single currency to let southern Europe recover, warning that the current course is "leading to disaster".
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

Comment: With trust in the Brussels EU at a record low and the dictatorial construct descending into a state of crisis, it is notable that Lafontaine’s call for the euro to be broken up comes hot on the heels of similar statements by a prominent German economist, Joachim Starbatty, and the former Brussels EU Commissioner Frits Bolkestein. As such, with unemployment in the euro zone countries having recently reached a record 12%, awareness is growing amongst the people of Europe that financial recovery and social peace will not be possible until the enslaving chains of the euro currency are broken.

Complaint filed against Nestle in Colombian trade unionist's death

May 3, 2013

Nestle was accused of failing to protect Luciano Romero, one of their employees and a Colombian trade union leader. The Trade Union Workers of the Colombia Agrifood System, said that the multinational did not protect the union member who was brutally murdered. The prosecutor of the canton of Vaud, Switzerland has filed a complaint against Nestlé.
Read article at pravda.ru (Russia)

 

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