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May 17, 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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Omega-3 may reduce the risk of neurodegenerative diseases

May 13, 2013

Increased intakes of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA may counter the alleviate oxidative stress in older people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), says a new study from Malaysia.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Garlic and Ginger Inhibit Drug Resistant Bacteria

May 8, 2013

Recent research has confirmed and quantified that whole extracts of Garlic and Ginger have the ability to stop several species of multi-drug resistant bacteria.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

Sunshine Could Benefit Health and Prolong Life, Study Suggests

May 7, 2013

Exposing skin to sunlight may help to reduce blood pressure, cut the risk of heart attack and stroke - and even prolong life, a study suggests.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

PHARMA "BUSINESS WITH DISEASE" NEWS

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Drugs giants used Communist East Germany for 'illegal' trials

May 12, 2013

Leading Western pharmaceutical companies paid millions of pounds to former Communist East Germany to use more that 50,000 patients in state-run hospitals as unwitting guinea pigs for drug tests in which several people died, it was revealed today.
Read article in the Independent on Sunday (UK)

Victims group alleges thalidomide still distributed in Spain after withdrawal by manufacturer

May 8, 2013

MADRID - Spanish victims of thalidomide on Wednesday published documents they claim proves a German drug company kept distributing the notorious drug in Spain six months after it was taken off the market in other countries.
Read article on the Windsor Star website (Canada)

GMO NEWS

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Monsanto wins landmark patent case in Supreme Court

May 13, 2013

The United States Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of biotech giant Monsanto, closing the door on a patent case that has pitted a smalltime farmer from Indiana against a titan of the agriculture industry. The high court said early Monday that 75-year-old farmer Vernon Bowman of Indiana violated Monsanto’s patent rights when he purchased a mix of seeds from a grain elevator that he later planted on his Midwest farm. That mix included patented Roundup Ready soybean seeds manufactured by Monsanto that are sold under license because they can hold up against their namesake, a nasty pesticide regularly used on farms.
Read article at rt.com

Comment: Court cases like this one are the inevitable consequence of biotech companies like Monsanto manipulating the genetic material of seeds and taking out patents on the results. Based on such patents, fruits and vegetables are increasingly being appropriated as the private property of multinational corporations, thus forming the basis for a multi-billion dollar investment industry. With the vast profits of the pharmaceutical investment industry similarly being based on patents, and multinational corporations having essentially now claimed the entire human genome for profit, the abolition of the patent principle as applied to food, health and life is therefore an international task of the highest priority.

‘March Against Monsanto’ planned for over 30 countries

May 1, 2013

March Against Monsanto has announced that on May 25, tens of thousands of activists around the world will “March Against Monsanto.” Currently, marches are being planned on six continents, in 36 countries, totaling events in over 250 cities, and in the US, events are slated to occur simultaneously at 11 a.m. Pacific in 47 states. Tami Monroe Canal, lead organizer and creator of the now-viral Facebook page, says she was inspired to start the movement to protect her two daughters. “I feel Monsanto threatens their generation’s health, fertility and longevity. I couldn't sit by idly, waiting for someone else to do something.”
Read press release at march-against-monsanto.com

OTHER HEALTH-RELATED NEWS

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Buycott: The App Which Lets You Vote From Your Wallet

May 14, 2013

Former Microsoft programmer, and 2012 congressional candidate, Darcy Burner pitched an idea to a room of progressive-leaning programmers at the annual Netroots Nation gathering in Las Vegas. It was a simple idea: develop an application that would detect if consumers were about to purchase a product made by the billionaire industrial brothers, Charles and David Koch. Burner may have lost her race, but her idea of navigating the murky structure of corporations and conglomerates won. In fact, an application realizing that has just been released. The application is called Buycott, and, as Forbes reports, it was developed by a single 26-year-old programmer from Los Angeles named Ivan Pardo.
Read article at itechpost.com

Antioxidants: The Real Story
Biased Researchers; Parroting Press

May 14, 2013

There are few subjects on which opinions are as divided as nutrition. Nearly everyone agrees: an excellent diet with lots of fruits and vegetables is healthy and will prevent many diseases. Such a diet is chock full of essential nutrients and antioxidants. Then, how come condemnation of supplemental antioxidants gets so much press coverage worldwide?
Read news release at orthomolecular.org

Are we going to let corporations and governments own our food supply?

May 8, 2013

In Europe, a new battle looms over the availability and free exchange of seeds, joining the worldwide struggle against genetically modified (GM) organisms. What’s it all about? To paraphrase a famous saying, “It’s control of the food supply, stupid”.
Read article on the Alliance for Natural Health (Europe) website

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.

The New Sick Man of Europe: the European Union

May 13, 2013

The European Union is the new sick man of Europe. The effort over the past half century to create a more united Europe is now the principal casualty of the euro crisis. The European project now stands in disrepute across much of Europe.
Read article on the Pew Research Center website (USA)

Heat-Trapping Gas Passes Milestone, Raising Fears

May 10, 2013

The level of the most important heat-trapping gas in the atmosphere, carbon dioxide, has passed a long-feared milestone, scientists reported Friday, reaching a concentration not seen on the earth for millions of years.
Read article in the New York Times (USA)

Deutsche Bank, the blindfolded regulator, and the 26 billion euro vanishing trick

May 8, 013

The biggest banks in Europe have little to fear from the EU's new banking regulations. But the public does. Due to loopholes the new rules will not prevent costly bailouts in the future. The risks are made clear in a recent accounting sleight of hand by Deutsche Bank.
Read article on the Corporate Europe Observatory website

Italy court upholds Berlusconi tax fraud conviction

May 8, 2013

An appeals court in Italy has upheld the conviction for tax fraud of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. The court also reinstated a four-year prison sentence and five-year ban from public office he was handed in October. Mr Berlusconi was convicted of artificially inflating prices of film distribution rights bought by his company, Mediaset, to avoid taxes.
Read article on the BBC News website (UK)

Comment: Despite the decision of this court, it currently still seems unlikely that Berlusconi will be jailed as he will exercise his right to appeal and the case may soon expire under a time limit. Condemned by a Milan court in 2012 as a man with a "natural capacity for crime", over the years Berlusconi has been involved in more than a dozen different criminal trials, appeals and other investigations and has faced accusations of fraud, bribery, illegal political financing, false accounting and Mafia connections.

Greece tops EU unemployment rate as eurozone sets new jobless record

April 30, 2013

The unemployment rate in Greece is the highest among European Union countries, according to data released by Eurostat on Tuesday, which showed that joblessness in the eurozone had reached record levels. The Eurostat figures pointed to 27.2 percent of Greece's workforce being unemployed, with 59.1 percent of the under-25 age group seeking work.
Read article at ekathimerini.com

 

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